Jumbo chalk drawings

Posted by Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 8 May 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful. Quite surreal and intense in its coloring. I love their concentration. Your image is like a collage itself.

8 May 2010 5:40am

@Bettina: Picture cannot show this , but it seemed to me these girls are first time with chalks in their hands and their drawings are simple 'smiles' only , that 2y/o kid would do ;)

amirreza from tehran, Iran


8 May 2010 5:44am

@amirreza: :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Absolutely concentrated at their work, great processing.

8 May 2010 5:56am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Beautiful youngsters. They seem to relish their tasks here.
This is inspiring...I almost want to get out the chalk, too---
but I will stick to attempting to make art with the camera for now. :-)

8 May 2010 5:57am

jacques robert from Ath, Belgium

Very beautiful picture !
Un superbe portrait rempli d'humanité et de tendresse !

8 May 2010 5:59am

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

Real life, I think...,
they make drawings and sell them.
You saw it, MARIANA. Very nice photo.

Have a nice weekend.


8 May 2010 5:59am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Very beautiful like you used colored chalk to highlight your photo. Very creative.

8 May 2010 6:03am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Lovely processing in this one! The yellows and magentas are just so beautiful!

8 May 2010 6:13am

k@ from Paris, France

Love the pinkinsh (superb transparency) & brownish tones altogether and the girls expressions. Cool processing around the sisters or friends, where was this ? Seems like an outdoors school or a fiesta on a sunday party in a park for everywhere to gather and have picnik.

8 May 2010 6:18am

@k@: thx Karine . Yes, I took this picture in a park , where everyone find a little space for themselves .

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent portrait and reportage work

8 May 2010 6:19am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

interesting work.

8 May 2010 6:27am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait ! Bonne journée

8 May 2010 6:33am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid Mariana, the color processing is of great beauty. Good day.

8 May 2010 6:55am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Astute processing, that overexposed bg (at least I think so), the colored hanging clothes and the strong desaturated chicks. You must have stayed some time with image editing (or I'm - as often - totally wrong).

8 May 2010 7:17am

@NaDu: NO, you are not wrong . I was processing this image for about 30 minutes . Did not like it in sepia as it was my first idea . Did not like too many colors either from original shot . So, that is why I did layer-processing, taking colors of curtains only for that sepia version, and made this sepia version a little bit more alive ! Thanks NaDu :)

Emmeji from France

Joli traitement et belle ambiance !

8 May 2010 7:21am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is a great shot of the two girld Mariana and i realy like your processing.
Have a nice weekend!!

8 May 2010 7:35am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Super. I'm just as engrossed as they are figuring out the processing.
Lovely image

8 May 2010 7:55am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

i like the colortone and your compositions...

8 May 2010 8:44am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

For me it's all about the two kids involved with their pastel drawings. But for boring old me I'm uncertain about the selective colouring of the fabrics ... Ha! but I'm sure you enjoyed mucking about ;;-))))


8 May 2010 8:52am

@Richard T: Yes, for boring old you ( ha ha ) these pinkish curtains are strange , but not for me . I love how they make picture a little bit more alive .

roy from ostend, Belgium

Special is this.

8 May 2010 8:59am

pascal from bollene, France

il y a un tel contraste en les voilures colorées et le presque noir et blanc du reste de la photo....bravo !!!!

8 May 2010 9:34am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Nice portrait. The treatment is different, but it works very well!

8 May 2010 9:38am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

What a concentration... What they are doing seems to be really important.

8 May 2010 9:40am

Majo from Mumbai, India

nice colors, nice potrait

8 May 2010 11:04am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Wonderful portrait, I like the expression of the girls !! Very nice processing Mariana !!

8 May 2010 12:01pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

This is an interesting work full of expressiveness.

8 May 2010 1:14pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Love the amazing colours and tone!

8 May 2010 1:22pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

faces of concentration

8 May 2010 2:26pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

another wow shot, I especially like the way you handled the colors tomes in this one, really lends attention to the subjects as a good photographer should do, Bravo!

8 May 2010 2:49pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine image of these artists at work. I especially like the processing that produced the dark, appealing faces that are very engaging visually. Strong work!

8 May 2010 2:56pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What could be more fun for a couple of girls than a box full of chalk! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

8 May 2010 3:10pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice

8 May 2010 3:36pm

Michel [Une photo, vite..] from France

Wonderful, the scene and the treatment !

8 May 2010 3:41pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice capture :)

8 May 2010 3:55pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It's amazing the expression of children when they are very interested alo! They are oblivious to what is happening around them. Wonderful photograph of this moment frozen. Excellent POV Mariana. Have a nice w-e!

8 May 2010 4:02pm

Srujan Chennupati from Bangaluru, India

I love the picture, the moment and the composition. But, to be frank, I don't like the processing.

8 May 2010 4:04pm

@Srujan Chennupati: That is fine . We all like it different way . I am right back to you to see your work .

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Excellent portrait!

8 May 2010 4:28pm

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

beautiful portrait of children working (painting) . Nice processing too

8 May 2010 4:52pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente retrato, me gusta el procesado color muy bueno!!

8 May 2010 5:18pm

Chris B from Olburgen, Netherlands


8 May 2010 5:30pm

Metti from shiraz, Iran

Excellent shot.. 5*****

8 May 2010 6:06pm

rian from mobile, United States

looks like they're having serious fun here.. :) great catch.. :)

8 May 2010 6:08pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very nicely worked image Mariana

8 May 2010 6:37pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

great subject matter and portrait:)) good job!!

8 May 2010 6:47pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent portrait and as always a great editing

8 May 2010 7:00pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Love your colour processing very well done. They are so applied in their stain that they seem not to have seen you.

8 May 2010 7:07pm

philippe from moselle, France

excellent portrait.....

8 May 2010 7:11pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very beautiful picture tone was is still beautiful. I wish you a good Sunday Mariana

8 May 2010 7:57pm

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Great frame.

8 May 2010 8:01pm

trilliana from Munich, Germany

why are they don't look happy? anyway, the framing and tone processing is amazing. the cyan/yello contrast underlines the bored faces of the girls.

8 May 2010 8:07pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great and lovely portrait

8 May 2010 9:10pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the tone of this shot are wonderful ,i like it !!
kiss !

8 May 2010 9:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A photo and processing I can only dream of. Brilliant work, Mariana!

8 May 2010 9:20pm

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

Cool capture and really nice processing. well done :)

8 May 2010 9:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous capture of such wonderful concentration!! Outstanding processing.

8 May 2010 9:55pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great colors. Where did you take this. The light is fantastic and the background cloth works as a great background.

8 May 2010 9:58pm

jelb from France

A nice portrait with original color effect..Bravo!

8 May 2010 10:16pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

if only god concentrated as much
on his chalks as these two, he might
have made fewer errors in the creation.

8 May 2010 10:26pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful capture, love the processing !

8 May 2010 10:28pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Total commitment, well captured! I'm amazed about the richness of ethicities in your home!

9 May 2010 12:44am

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

I like the intensity the girls have in their work. The delicate colors and nature of the fabric above are very beautiful. The world outside has a lot going on too!

9 May 2010 1:04am

JD from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

great capture! its almost 3d looking, and love the colour tone here, great job!

9 May 2010 1:57am

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

very nice and interesting capture !

9 May 2010 2:51am

@Amir Taheri Kondar: thanks Amir :)

Julie from Easton, United States

What a nice quiet moment caught here! Nice!

9 May 2010 3:05am

macgo from Spain


9 May 2010 4:00pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Yes yes yes... these curtains just HAVE to be slightly pinkish, it is perfect!!! I fully agree with you in your replies above... Good these girls had the chance to try chalk drawing... (or drawing at all, who knows)... A 5***** picture, Mariana... Wish you a wonderful sunday! :)

9 May 2010 4:34pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great scene, nice compo, nice colors and well processed.

9 May 2010 7:34pm

elena from torino, Italy


9 May 2010 10:47pm

sewa mobil from Indonesia

love it!!! thanks

10 May 2010 5:11am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

two lovely girls ! beautiful tones, great work Mariana !

10 May 2010 3:06pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Almost not noticeable the way you used color in this one as your subjects command the attention... very subtle.

10 May 2010 7:39pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image, you have catched a great moment and the B & W is great.

11 May 2010 1:17pm

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