Maggie Toole, Circulism, colored pencil portraiture

Maggie Toole, Circulism, colored pencil portraiture

January 9, 2012 | life drawing | 2 Comments

Maggie Toole
Using colored pencils, I draw no lines at all…only varied, overlapped and intertwined circles. Building seemingly transparent layers, incorporating all color.

As in pointillism, the distant viewer’s eye fuses these into realistic shades of human flesh, hair and life.
Maggie Toole


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    January 10, 2012

    Nice technique, the effect pulls the viewer into the piece.

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    January 13, 2012

    This is a cool technique. The circular strokes add a nice “texture” to the drawing as well.

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