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04-28-2003, 03:46 PM
Hi folks...haven't been around much lately for one reason and another... but have completed one piece which I would like to share. Did indend to do it as WIP but it ran away with me and didn't take photos at right times.

Approx. 12" x 18" Watercolour - Conte a Paris
(Set out with intention of watercolour wash - somewhat undecided now)


detail 1


detail 2



04-28-2003, 03:53 PM
Wow Dave, this is fantabulous!! :clap: :clap:

Are those washes I saw in the close-ups? How long did this take you? Really top-notch work. I like it the way it is, but I bet you'd be able to make it look equally excellent, albeit different, with the washes.

04-28-2003, 04:08 PM
Thanks Mike...your'e too kind

No washes yet....overlaid cross hatching with a fine pen (0.03micron).
Spent 3 hours on pencil sketch to compose....ink version was done in 5 or 6, 2 to 3 hour sessions, about 15 hours I guess. I find it hard to remember as time flies once you are absorbed in the work.
Thinking of leaving it as it is and do another with colour washes.
I usually prefer to do the colour work first and ink afterwards.....picking up the lines on the variations in the wash.

04-28-2003, 04:17 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous!! BRAVO!:clap: :clap:

04-28-2003, 05:36 PM
Dave! This is excellent, I have to keep coming back to it. I love it. Wish I could create such an atmosphere in my work. I'm so glad you shared this one.

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04-28-2003, 06:05 PM
Wow! Very nice, dave. Welcome back.

04-28-2003, 08:58 PM
Whooaaa! ...this is my type of picture!!! I love it!
I think ink is the perfect medium for having lots of little interesting details to draw in the viewer and you have done it superbly.:D :clap: :D

04-28-2003, 10:31 PM
Fantastic work Dave!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for the details as well - I could get lost in there for days!;)

04-29-2003, 12:05 AM
WOW Dave. What a wonderful piece of work. I love all the small details you have incorporated into this. It could take hours to just look at it all and take it all in.....:D

04-29-2003, 03:48 AM
Awesome! I like it very much. The detail of the bridge is specially fantastic. Excellent work Dave.

04-29-2003, 03:54 AM
The composition alone is impressive, but the detail and the washes bring this piece alive. Very good work. I am interested in how long you took to finish it also. If you have not posted this in fantasy, you should. They would love it over there :)

04-29-2003, 10:43 AM
Oh my....you did a beatiful job rendering all the details and values yet keeping the image clean enough to read it properly. I love the smooth arch of the bridge next to the texture of the trees.

04-29-2003, 12:04 PM
:clap: BRAVO!!! :clap:

Like how you kept the pen work light for the background mountains, making them look more distant. Some great detail in this and love the foreground work!! Nice placement of the waterfalls too :) This would certainly stand alone without a watercolor wash. I'm sure you'd do an awesome job with the watercolor too!! :D:)

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04-29-2003, 01:53 PM
Dave, this is AWESOME!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: BRAVO!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

04-29-2003, 04:13 PM
Many thanks BT..... for your kind words

Danny...thanks, I concentrate more on trying to produce some atmosphere in my work these days (used concentrate more on technique in the past).

Monica, dolors and els...many thanks,glad you like it

Thanks Manda...would agree ink is ideal for small detail (wish I could master the dots as you do).

Chris and Sharon...please go on in and look around!....thanks for you encouragement

Thank you sassy..your comments are appreciated, haven't posted in 'Fantasy' before...perhaps this is a good time to start.

Thank you Vantid and Murray.... I did concentrate quite hard on the tonal values during this one...thanks for your kind remarks.

I do appreciate all your comments, coming from such a skilled bunch of folk as yourselves, they mean a lot.:)

Before I start another...which bits don't you like ( I have a thick skin:D)

04-29-2003, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by Dave.t
...which bits don't you like ( I have a thick skin:D)
LOL -- how about "none"? :D

04-30-2003, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by MonicaB

LOL -- how about "none"? :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2003/18803-laugh.gifDittohttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2003/18803-laugh.gif (LOVE that new tinyhead Mon ;)*snickers* )

04-30-2003, 11:06 AM
Thought you might, Jamie! :D

04-30-2003, 02:33 PM
Dave, very nice, I love the detail.


04-30-2003, 05:55 PM
Before I start another...which bits don't you like ( I have a thick skin)

Hmmm....draw us another one and I'll let you know ;)

Sorry, no help here. I like it the way it is. IMO I wouldn't add any color either


04-30-2003, 06:11 PM
Ok guys, I'll start another...... or more probably start thinking about another;)

Just signed up to Murray's 'wash' project...could combine the two perhaps.


04-30-2003, 07:02 PM
:clap: It is a pleasure to see your work!

05-02-2003, 04:10 AM
I never knew drawings like this could be done with a pen, Till I got onto WC.

This must of taken you a lifetime to draw.

05-07-2003, 05:42 PM
Thanks MJ and Phillip.......glad you like it.:)

Took about twenty hours in total...just starting another:D