Drawings by Jean Vincent

CONTE CRAYON COMMENTS BOARD

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SITES WITH INTERESTING
CONTE CRAYON DRAWINGS

Claude Monet - Man with a Big Cigar, c. 1855-56
Black and red Conte Crayon, with touches of pastel, on blue-gray wove paper, laid down on cream wove paper, laid down on blue wove paper, 597 x 384 mm. At the Art Institute of Chicago.
Source: Wikimedia

NOTES:

The sites with drawings using all or mostly "sketching" Conte Crayons (earth colors, white, and black) and those using all or primarily the "colorful" Conte Crayons are listed separately.

2) Initials

McG = posted by Brian McGurgan
Vin = posted by Jean Vincent


SITES WITH DRAWINGS DONE WITH
THE "SKETCHING" TYPE OF CONTE CRAYONS

Click here for links to sites that
have drawings done either with the
"colorful" Conte crayons or both kinds


(Note: Drawings are listed in order of when they were found, earliest at the top)

DOUBLE PORTRAIT DRAWING by John Vanderlyn

"Probably Conte crayon"

Portrait of Mrs. Daniel Strobel, Jr. (Anna Church Strobel) and Her Son George, ca. 1799

To me this is interesting because, if the drawing was done with Conte crayons, it was one of the earliest (as they were invented in 1795).

(Vin)


SEVERAL DRAWINGS by Heinrich Schwemminger (Vienna - 1803-1884)

There are several drawings on this page, most of which are by Heinrich Schwemminger. They were drawn with Conte crayons along with other materials (chalk, graphite, watercolor).

Just a few of the drawings were done using graphite only.

(Vin)


DRAWINGS by Kell Alexander Black

There are some interesting drawings here done with Conte crayons and pastel and also Conte crayons and charcoal.

(Vin)


Chateau Cote St. Andre, 1882
Watercolor over black Conte crayon
by Johan Bartold Jongkind

CONTE CRAYON DRAWING by Louis-Léopold Boilly (French, about 1820)

Three Young Artists in a Studio

"Black chalk with white chalk heightening and stumping on beige paper," but other drawings by Boilly have been referred to as Conte crayon drawings, and I am guessing that they are all what we now think of as "Conte crayon" drawings. Let me know if you know that this is not a good assumption.

(Vin)


DRAWING by Charles Sheeler with Conte Crayons

Interior with Stove, 1932

(Vin)


WILDLIFE CONTE DRAWINGS by Pablo Dominguez
Two Drawings

Pablo Dominguez -Charcoal/Conte - Wildlife Art

The two small thumbnail pictures at the top of the page (side by side) are both Conte drawings. You can see a bigger picture if you click on the small one, but I wish it were bigger still. They're very nice.

(Vin)


CONTE DRAWING by Jason Gathorne-Hardy

STUDY OF SOW'S HEAD II

At Redfern Gallery
Study of Sow's Head II. Conte crayon on paper

(Vin)


Portrait of Edmond Aman-Jean by Georges Seurat, Conte Crayons
Source: Wikimedia


CONTE CRAYON DRAWING by Norman Rockwell

A Norman Rockwell drawing with Conte Crayons:
Teenager Studying (1960)

(Vin)


DRAWINGS by SEURAT, ANGRAND, and MILLET

On the Metropolitan Museum of Art site, there are drawings made with Conte crayons by:

Georges-Pierre Seurat
Charles Angrand
Jean-Francois Millet

CLICK ON SMALL PICTURES to get to LARGER PICTURES -- Then, TO SEE EVEN BIGGER PICTURES, click on the the word ENLARGE.

(Vin)


CONTE CRAYON DRAWINGS - NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

I love the drawings shown on the National Portrait Gallery site. I'm going to put links below to three of them. Two were done with Conte crayons, and the third with "pastels" (see explanation below).

PORTRAIT OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
by Harrison Fisher
Sanguine conté crayon and white paint on paperboard, 1927

PORTRAIT OF ZELDA FITZGERALD
by Harrison Fisher
Sanguine conté crayon on paperboard, 1927

PORTRAIT OF BEAUFORD DELANEY
by Georgia O'Keeffe
This is beautiful. It looks like it was done with Conté "sketching" crayons, though it was done with "pastels." I think that a similar effect could be achieved with the Conté crayons.

(Vin)


JEAN MARC EHANNO'S CONTE CRAYON DRAWINGS

Jean Marc Ehanno's website contains several modern works in black and gray Conté crayon. Also, take a look at his pastel paintings by following the links on the upper left-hand side of the page. The pastel paintings are similar but incorporate small amounts of muted color.

(McG)

Watercolor over Conte Crayon, 1925
by Paul Signac
Source: Wikimedia


SITES WITH DRAWINGS DONE WITH
THE "COLORFUL" TYPE OF CONTE CRAYONS
(or both "sketching" and "colorful")

Click here for sites with drawings
done only with sketching crayons

(Note: Drawings are listed in order of when they were found, earliest at the top)

CONTE CRAYON DRAWING David Macri on his blog called "Macri's Art."

"Mt. Frosty"

(Vin)


ALASKA NATIVE ARTISTS USING CONTE CRAYONS

I came across some beautiful drawings - very mysterious, very interesting - done with the "colorful" kind of Conte Crayons used in a subtle, yet dramatic, way.

They are on the Alaska Native Artists site ('Native Art by Native Artists").

I found pictures done with Conte crayons on two different pages. Click on the pictures to see them in a larger size. On this page all the pictures except the last one were done with Conte Crayons. http://www.alaskanativeartists.com/new_page_5.htm

On this page, the picture by Wanda Culp entitled "Aak'w Tribe" was done with Conte crayons on black paper. http://www.alaskanativeartists.com/new_page_4.htm

These are inspiring pictures - So quiet yet dramatic.

(Vin)


ROBERT COX, AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTIST

There are many small pictures of his works on this page, all of which, which clicked on, lead to a somewhat larger version. The Artist Statement is on the left-hand side of the page, beginning about 2/3 of the way down the page. He says that Conte crayon is his medium of choice, so I am assuming (though it doesn't say, as far as I can see) that the drawings shown are all made with Conte crayons. He writes that "a signature of my conte crayon drawings are the addition of Kente cloth strips." If I understand what he says after that, he doesn't actually paste on the cloth strips, but draws them on (they aren't really on there, in other words, but he makes it looks as if they are). The "cloth strips" are only shown on some of the drawings, so possibly the other drawings shown are not Conte drawings? I enjoyed looking at these pictures.

(Vin)


STANISLAV SZUKALSKI

There are three Conte crayon drawings of Mr. Szukalski's shown on this page. They're all very "odd" looking, yet very carefully done and rather fascinating. I like the drawings of people best; perhaps the other drawing would look better at its actual size (16" x 20"). Prepare yourself for a unique way of depicting people (one is actually supposed to be a "Centaur"). The commentary on the left side of the page is interesting, too.

(Vin)


'35 Chevy Truck, 2005 by Jean Vincent
Conte Crayons

SAMPLE CONTE DRAWINGS BY JEAN VINCENT

I've just added a page of some of my own Conte Crayon drawings. All of these were drawn on regular construction paper (the kind children use for their projects). - Jean

(Vin)


JEAN'S E-CARDS AND E-NOTECARDS

Several of my e-cards and e-notecards are of drawings I've made with the "colorful" Conte crayons. They are on pages one, two, and three, and also are on the page that has only drawings of old vehicles. All the cards are free to send and there are no ads at all.

(Vin)


OTHER CONTE CRAYONS PAGES

CONTE VIDEO - SAMPLES OF CONTE
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WHERE TO BUY CONTE CRAYONS

WHERE TO BUY INDIVIDUAL CONTE CRAYONS

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