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Lion Drawing - Madness by Barbara Keith

Madness is a drawing by Barbara Keith which was uploaded on January 13th, 2011.

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that is great to hear, and yes please do stop by often and drop me a line or two when you do. take acre and have a great week end...cheers! Lucien

I can imagine the shock of hear you have that disease, the shock of hearing it makes you really wonder why and yes it would make one very angry. i hope that all is well with you now and that it is in remission. take care and have great week, and when you have minute do stop by and have look at my tigers. Cheers! Lucien

Barbara Keith replied:

Yes, I'm cancer free - for now. And I'm going to stop by and take a peek..

Barbara, Sorry, but the look of the cat close up in the drawing and the title seemed to fit. also it appears you did not like my critique of you drawing. I was not trying to offend, just trying to offer my observation and say it as I saw it . Have great day... cheers! Lucien

Barbara Keith replied:

You know, after I responded - I re-read what I'd written and realized that it might be taken just the way you did. I apologize that the written doesn't take well to "humor".. I didn't find anything wrong with what you said.. I just stated my position wrongly. This piece is part of my "Anger" series, which I did every one of them for the same reason - I was a tad ticked about developing cancer and this was the best way I could find to express it. All the pieces have a title related to "Anger"... And you have a great day too..

So I am imagining the madness was in the drawing of the lions mouth, wide open and the teeth and capturing the textures there and on the tongue? you have done a really great job drawing the expression and the close-up of the mouth. The fur on the nose has a really nice tactual quality to it. The eyes are good but seem to lack that same level of detail, the pupil looks a little off to me or is that the Iris, it seems to need some smoothness, not sure how else to describe it, but the line quality there is similar to that of the fur, I guess is what I am saying and needs to be different, make sense? Anyway, I'm still thinking overall a really well drawn close of the cat roaring.

Barbara Keith replied:

First, he's not roaring, he's snarling. And "madness" had nothing to do with the work.. but had everything to do with health matters that plagued me for 2 years - and this was my way of coping with it. And thank you..

Incredible work! Awesome details!


Barbara Keith replied:

Thanks for always supporting me..

Beautiful work, Barbara! What big teeth you have!! I think that wide open mouth may have been a bit of a challenge, but your work is absolutely spendid.

Barbara Keith replied:

Between the tongue and the nose - I'm not sure which made me crazier.. and thanks!!

nice detailed work!!

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