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.

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

Venus is lovely and an inspired thought process.

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

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!