Thursday, April 24, 2008

Illustration Friday - Primitive

For this week's prompt, the Venus of Willendorf was my inspiration. This statuette is a woman with large breasts, belly, and thighs, suggesting fertility. The statuette was created 24,000-22,000 BC. Here is the statuette:

My idea was to start with the statuette and create a real woman in a real situation. Surprisingly, Venus of Willendorf looks right at home on the beach.

Crayola Drawing Chalk and Micron pen on Strathmore 500 Medium paper.


Jeanette said...

Venus is lovely and an inspired thought process.

William Wray has done a couple of new paintings that this reminds me of.

steve said...

Great and inspired work Laurel!

Ms Dragonfly said...

i love that you painted the goddess :)

Laurel Neustadter said...

Thanks, Jeanette, Steve, and Ms. Dragonfly. I enjoyed connecting to an artist who lived over 25,000 years ago.

studio lolo said...

Well you did a perfect job because I got the reference right away!