Girl in a Field of Blue Flowers- Drawing by Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

Watercolor , ink and pastel on Canton Paper
This work has 2011 views to date 24/6/10


Finally, I have finished my drawing of Nikki, and I have to say I am wrapt. I hope Nikki is also.
Now for those who don’t know my technique, first I design the composition on photoshop using my models, or muses who send me their faces. Then after that I sketch up the drawing onto a large scale A1 or larger piece of paper. Tape it to the easel and away I go.

First it starts with graphite, then ink, then watercolour, then pastels, then conte and a touch of pastel here and there and VOILA! I might enter this in a competition which I have been invited to go into in Fitzroy, not sure if to enter this one or other Lady in Landscape.

Please let me know what you think of this drawing in comparison to my digital mock up…some say why do a drawing at all when the digital is just as good. But I hope I have added some artistic freedom to the piece and its not exactly the same.

If you would like to be a muse let me know. Thanks for looking . Billy

FINISHED DRAWING – date 12.4.08

Going to enter this works in the Works on Paper Mornington REgional Gallery this year

Belinda Nye, BillyLee, Billy,

Printmaker and Painter on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

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  • bellebuckley
    bellebuckleyabout 7 years ago

    wow this is so good i love thoes eyes great work billy!

  • bellebuckley
    bellebuckleyabout 7 years ago

    had to come back for another look , its just so pretty , beautiful colours , ;)

  • Oh you are so nice, I keep looking at it also, I can’t believe how well it came out. I would like to think Hugh my Pastel teacher for guiding me with my pastels the last few weeks.

    Also, wow, this is intense and get this , no photoshop enhancement, it actually looks like this….for a while I was gosh, I can’t do it, I can’t do it….and you just keep working on it and one day you say, wow, its done..but without my pastel teacher Hugh, well I would be stuck.

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • jack01
    jack01about 7 years ago

    that is so beautifully done

  • Laurie McClave
    Laurie McClaveabout 7 years ago

    So beautiful Billy! what a strong image….

  • ToniaComposto
    ToniaCompostoabout 7 years ago

    Oh wow Billy!!!

  • Marinella  Owens
    Marinella Owensabout 7 years ago

    And this is realy realy beautiful!!!!

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethabout 7 years ago


  • I havn’t had a Wow before, so your comment as brief as it was made my day!

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Mariam Muradian
    Mariam Muradianabout 7 years ago

    It definitely is a piece that draws you back again and again!
    I cannot stop looking at it either, Billy!
    Your art gets more and more stunning as each day goes by!!!!
    Much Love,

  • Leanne Inwood
    Leanne Inwoodabout 7 years ago

    realy nice Billy. you certainly are on a roll

  • whisperingruth
    whisperingruthabout 7 years ago

    I agree with you BillyLee……..totally amazing…….you should be proud…….top notch Sweetie!

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