Here’s a first draft for Justice. It’s far more stylized than the drawing for angelic temperance, but I’ll develop that drawing later. I’m enjoying this formal approach for a change. I think this is the natural progression from the very simple Numbers by Painting pieces I began and abandoned earlier this year. The number symbolism can carry into these large pieces fairly easily and add structure to the composition.


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4 Responses to Justice

  1. pearce says:

    The owl resemblance is entirely intentional. Wisdom. I think it’s pretty cool.

  2. Greg says:

    I have to tell ya bro, it looks like an owl’s face.

  3. Bret Bays says:

    Hmm. Very interesting with the Dress/blade. Is she wearing a harness that holds the scale? This will be interesting to watch develop.

    PS-Would you be a good chap and link my website on the right with all the others? http://www.bretbays.com. That is where my blog has moved and where all new work is being developed etc.


  4. Greg Miles says:

    great minds think alike. i’m doing a justice piece for one of my classes as a final drawing. ha. glad to know we’re on the same page

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