View Full Version : WDE Mar 10 - Where's The Fire? + an old one finally finished

03-11-2012, 04:33 PM
i got a set of Beinfang Brush Pens for Christmas and other than play with them, I hadn't actually created anything with them yet... so today was the day. :)

I took scans as I went so you could see the progress...

here's the initial pencil sketch, around 45 minutes.


After a 45 minute hunt for my pens, only to find that a couple had dried up i hadn't used them in so long, i got it inked. there's a few heavy handed lines that i regret now in hind sight... ah well. another 30 minutes.


I almost stopped at this point... watercolor scares me...lol!

this is with the brush pens added... another 45 minutes... so 2 hours total. A few regrets, but for a first crack with those brush pens, I was happy with it. It's done on a 4 X 6 Arches watercolor block.


This is the painting developed from the horse sketch I did in the Feb 10 WDE.
Original sketch here... (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008592)

The painting is 16 X 20 Acrylic on canvas... spent about 9 hours in art class.


I have plans for the statue and persimmons reference in art class too. I'll show you what i'm up to with that one in a few weeks. :)
guess all the images will make this thread tough to open... sorry about that!

Charlie's Mum
03-11-2012, 04:45 PM
We live and learn with pens Mike!
Glad you used them though - I think the lines give a lot of character to the work and the colour is good.

Nice work on the horses to - night-time canter!

03-11-2012, 06:03 PM
I love it! I like the combo of the lines and the watercolor.

03-11-2012, 08:39 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one with art supplies never been used...waiting for that special day. Wow, I love the old truck, Mike!!! It really shows the spirit. Now your horses are magnificent!!! So dreamy and romantic.

03-11-2012, 09:24 PM
Love the truck! I think the sketchy look is perfect for this. I really like the almost fantasy mood of the horses, too. Dreamy!

03-11-2012, 10:05 PM
Wow! I will unabashedly copy how you did your truck! :evil: I'd be happy if mine will turn out half as good.

The horses - yeah, there's a dream-like quality about the whole scene. I like the fierce/determined look in the first one (our left).

03-11-2012, 10:25 PM
Great fire truck. Lovely running horses.

03-12-2012, 08:06 AM
That truck is just wonderful - love the bold linework and textures in the watercolour.
The horses turned out great - just want to stroke that fur.

03-12-2012, 08:11 AM
Great drawing and painting on the truck. Looks good. Horses are wonderful, galloping through the night.

03-12-2012, 08:23 AM
Mike...The firetruck rendered with brush pens is a real success!! You took a new medium and taught it how to act :lol: !
Love the moonlit horse race!

Valri Ary
03-12-2012, 08:26 AM
The horses are amazing! Dreamy, fantasy in the moonlight.

Really like the firetruck. Not sure I know what these pens are though....guess I'll have to google what they are.

03-12-2012, 01:12 PM
those WC brush pens are scary in themselves as they dry so quick, and you can't undo (I think they are permanent) but the colors are fun and bright!
you did a great job with them

the nocturnal horses are fabulous!!

03-12-2012, 03:04 PM
Both are well done.

03-14-2012, 06:13 AM
I am glad you kept going with the truck because it turned out great, I love the watercolour and the strong lines look just right for the subject. The horses are beautiful.

03-14-2012, 07:38 AM
Great job Mike theyre both very good love what you ended up with the moonlight horses

03-14-2012, 09:20 AM
Great job on the truck. The moonlit horses turned out beautifully.

Leya Lakshmanan
03-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Great truck!

03-14-2012, 08:34 PM
Love them both, Mike.

03-14-2012, 10:33 PM
Mike.. I have always enjoyed your paintings.. These are no exception! I love what you did with those pens!!! has a bright light quality to it.