Geisha in Black and White by Lenora Brown

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I had to challenge myself to see if I could do it. Once I started drawing geishas, I was in a flow of them. Then I bought a new sketch book that I intended for all of my drawings to only be ink in it. When another geisha came to mind to draw, the question, how came to mind. Or rather, how without color?
Winner of Black and White Graphics Challenge in the Ethnic Art Group 3/21/2011
Featured In:
Inspired Art Group
Ethnic Art Group
Feminine Drawings and Paintings Group

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Lenora has been a Counselor/Family Worker for over 20 years. Currently, she has found have an inordinate amount of time working in the geriatric community. Using the time constructively, Lenora was crocheting with some of the ladies, as she use to with her mother who taught her the craft. In so doing, one of the ladies mentioned how she would have liked to have a portrait drawn. Lenora took on the task and was inspired to continue. The illustrations here are mostly inspired by her childhood.

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  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfabout 4 years ago

    Very nice detail work and composition!

  • Thank you :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago

    January 12th, 2010
    Please see ongoing Challenges
    ♥ Mary

  • Thank you Mary. It is always a pleasure to see this banner.

    – Lenora Brown

  • MarjorieB
    MarjorieBabout 4 years ago

    I love how the floor, mat, and screen all use the rectangular/woven patterns, and her clothing and accessories are filled with circles and various floral forms. Beautiful work.

  • Oh Marjorie, thank you for all of your observations. I am glad you like it. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™about 4 years ago

    Excellent work, congratulations!

  • Thank you :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasabout 4 years ago

    Bravo on your FEATURE!

  • Thank you so much. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • LizzieBrayden
    LizzieBraydenabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you.. I do like seeing this banner. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • zian
    zianabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you.. I am honored.

    – Lenora Brown

  • Michele Markley
    Michele Markleyalmost 4 years ago

    March 21, 2011

  • Thank you…Thank you…Thank you… I commented in the forums section. I was so surprised to see this. I am so grateful for the votes. Oh and by the way, thank you! :)

    – Lenora Brown

    BLYTHARTover 2 years ago

    This looks even better when enlarged.

  • Thank you Dave. Hmm, when I enlarge it, it shows how I neglected photoshop. Thanks Dave! (lol).

    – Lenora Brown

  • Moon Black
    Moon Blackalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you Moon :)

    – Lenora Brown

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