by Jude Cowell
Pencil artist Jude Cowell won't deny the remnants of the fashion illustration, layout and design classes she took at the Atlanta College of Art many moons ago when the institution was but a school on Peachtree Street within the High Museum of Art. Settling on first-love pencil drawing after years of creating lines of wire/candle art, felt and paper collage, and a line of hand-sewn evening bags/accessories for ladies and children seemed a happy idea to Jude in 1995 and continues until the present. Favorite brands are Prismacolor oil and Rexel Derwent watercolour pencils, most often applied to black paper, occasionally to white. An attempt is sometimes made to capture a 'snapshot of frozen action' flavor whenever possible. Art as pseudo-photo? From botanical drawings of tropical fish (a peek into their imaginary undersea worlds) which can be found at Dreamyfish Art to Children's Art viewable at Secret Moon Art, you may discover a variety of themes in Jude's pencil art, in spite of yourself! Somewhat racier art fare (for the 17+ers among us) is published at Cosmic Persona Designs, an online gallery of figure studies and other mask-related images of stage and backstage. A few ballerinas and a fairy or two may appear here and there, on this blog or that ... complimentary! Jude can be contacted via email and her downloads are available at Lulu Storefront.