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artdude
04-29-2003, 10:39 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: It's a WASH!! Brush & Ink
Project Leader: artdude
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Pen and Ink
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

I am going out on a limb here and starting an Ink Wash project. There has been some talk about people being a bit timid with trying some ink washes in the Pen & Ink forum. So, I thought I would give them a project to post their own ink wash pieces along with giving us a place to disscuss this method of inking. The entire compositon does not have to be all ink wash but must have some wash content in it. So put those pens away and pick up a brush and have some fun with ink washes!! This is not limited to black and white either, colored inks are most welcome!!! Pick a subject and GO FOR IT!!! Look forward to seeing what you all come up with!!

This is a fairly new thing for me too, so I am a bit nervous at trying the wash technique!! We will all learn a little something about the wash technique with this project and that's a good thing!! So please post whatever you come up with, even if you don't like the outcome.



Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=423)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

seejay
04-29-2003, 10:58 PM
Terrific idea for a project, Murray. Thanks.

Do you want this to be pure ink, or can other media be introduced as well, for example watercolour or pastel???

baquitania
04-29-2003, 11:14 PM
I'm on board, now just have to decide what to do? Been a while since I did one of these, looks like it'll be a challenge... great idea Artdude!!!

Bobby

dolors
04-30-2003, 01:26 AM
I've also joined it. IŽll read the full project text later it's too long Murray and I am still sleepy, but I'll love to participate.

MonicaB
04-30-2003, 08:41 AM
What are you trying to do -- motivate me?!? My goodness! Now I guess I'll have to try doing a wash . . . :D

cnfwriter
04-30-2003, 09:38 AM
Okay, okay... geesh :D

Great idea! I signed up. I'm dying to try some pointers from the new pen, ink, and watercolor book I picked up. Now I have a good excuse. Thanks for the project!! :clap: :clap:

artdude
04-30-2003, 10:59 AM
I'm glad we have some people interested in this already :D:)
Should be a learning experience for most of us.

I would like to keep this an ink wash project, but if all you have is watercolor then I guess that would be fine as long as you introduce ink as well into the painting. I'm not sure how close an ink wash is compared to a watercolor one. If they work in a similar manner then it should be fine. I wanted this project to be a jumping off point for us to learn how to handle a brush and not do so much with our pens. I think we would all benefit knowing how to do work with brushes along with our pens.

:D GET OUT THOSE BRUSHES!!! :D

artdude
04-30-2003, 11:48 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21226

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/3698/tn_blue2.jpg

Many of you have seen this before, but I thought I would upload this ink wash just to start things off for the project :D

Size of original is about 8" X 13"
Used acrylic inks
Rendered on 140lb Canson cold press watercolor paper.
Dry brush wash (did not wet the paper)

The white areas were masked off using a liquid masking solution.
I worked from the bottom up by turning the paper upside down and tilting it some so I had a bead of fresh ink just under my horizontal brush stroke(starting with the dark blue ink and no water). This helps eliminate any strong lines and blends your next stroke more evenly. As I went farther down the paper I added more water to the brush than ink and this gave me the light blue at the top of the painting. I then just added some ink lines to the sky to finish it off.

Hope this has given some of you some ideas to start your own ink wash painting. If you have any questions please ask. I don't have a lot of experience with this but I can tell you what I do know. :D

Will certainly do a new wash painting for this project too :D:)

els
04-30-2003, 12:27 PM
OK, I'm in! Let's see what happens...

DSPIT
04-30-2003, 02:28 PM
Ok Murray, I have asked enough dang questions througout this forum, time to get on with doing something with the info I got. So this will be my first entry into a project. Hmmmmm an idea......hmmm when will I actually get to do it.

Bob

Dave.t
04-30-2003, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by artdude
I'm glad we have some people interested in this already :D:)
Should be a learning experience for most of us.

:D GET OUT THOSE BRUSHES!!! :D

Count me in ...always looking to learn......have watercolours......but intend to stick to ink only for this, which I haven't tried before.

jjsangel
04-30-2003, 10:43 PM
Well I'm going to jump on this one. Not sure what I'm going to do or how soon but I'm going to give it a try. I love looking at all the brush work here soooooo, here goes nothing...:D

artdude
05-02-2003, 04:44 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21316

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_Mary%B4s_Patio01.jpg

I do remember seeing this and you're right. It's a good example of some ink brush work!! LOVE IT!! Now that we have both posted an older piece for this project we will have to be sure to whip up a new one :D:)

Dave.t
05-02-2003, 06:38 PM
first attempt
http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community...?entry_id=21353 (http://)

Been through the pain barrier on this.:crying:.........first attempt with ink and brush.
Palette limited to inks available (my wife's caligraphy inks).

PS link doesn't work....will have to learn how to do it!:(

artdude
05-02-2003, 08:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21353

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/16662/tn_dark-wood-master-web.gif

DAVE!!! You've done an AWESOME job with this!! Especially only having 3 colors to work with!! Just goes to show you what a person can do when they use their imagination. GREAT use of light in this painting!!! :D:)

:clap: :clap: :clap:

seejay
05-02-2003, 10:09 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21316

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_Mary%B4s_Patio01.jpg

I can't remember this one MJ. Beautiful, I like the light.

Cheers

seejay
05-02-2003, 10:10 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21353

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/16662/tn_dark-wood-master-web.gif

Don't bin this one! :clap:

It reminds me of the bush after a fire.

dolors
05-03-2003, 12:38 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21353

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/16662/tn_dark-wood-master-web.gif

Wow! it's an excellent drawing. The light in the foreground gives still more deep to the wonderful trees of the background. I love it.

DSPIT
05-03-2003, 01:29 AM
Well I tried to use some of the things I saw in some of the threads in this forum as to compose something for this project. Although my ability to use light and dark in a black and white atmosphere is decent, I can not for the life of me, make a wash work. This is the best one I did, and this particular one oddly enough and rarely, looks much better than the original does. The original is a little more muddy looking, and darker. But I thought it was worth posting as comments are made, maybe it will help with the next one or someone else.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2003/14949-tree1.JPG

Bob

Dave.t
05-03-2003, 04:13 AM
Nice work Bob....I like the colour and composition.
Your details on the tree are realy interesting and superbly done......... there is so much variety.....also like the ripples.

Well done:clap: :clap:

artdude
05-03-2003, 11:26 AM
Bob, I think you did a good job with this :) It looks illustrative. Can you give us some of the steps you took to render this? Type of ink and paper used? I am hoping this project will be a good learning tool for all of us to get used to doing washes. We all learn from our successes as well as our mistakes :)

PS: Please upload this image through the project so it is sitting as one of the submissions. If you have joined the project then you just need to click on "Upload Your Final Images" link on the project's main page :D:)

:clap: :clap: :clap:

MonicaB
05-03-2003, 11:51 AM
Bob, this is lovely! Yes, please, do provide details. For the scaredy-cats like me, if no one else. :D :( Did you do the penwork first, then the wash over it? Or vice versa, then add details? Inquiring minds. . .

Wyndian
05-03-2003, 05:00 PM
Hi,

I've actually never posted in this forum before, but I saw the project and couldn't resist! I just uploaded 3 images for the project. I did them a few months ago but they fit the project so perfectly I hope it's ok.

Diane
Madigan Bearded Collies & Wyndian Canine Art (http://www.achilles.net/~madigan/)

MonicaB
05-03-2003, 06:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21428

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_TTMonoInk.jpg

Wyndian, these are lovely! You're right -- they are perfect for this project. I love the color you achieved with the combination of sepia and india ink. . .

MonicaB
05-03-2003, 06:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21427

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_BeardieAgility100B.jpg

This one makes me smile -- this dog is having so much fun and it shows!

MonicaB
05-03-2003, 06:37 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21394

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_the_boot_and_te_fruit02.jpg

Another beautiful wash, Arcanjo!

Arcanjo
05-03-2003, 07:00 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21353

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/16662/tn_dark-wood-master-web.gif

This is truly fantastic:clap: :clap:

Arcanjo
05-03-2003, 07:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21425

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_Beardie100B.jpg

Very delicate!all 3 are good but this one because of his simplicity is the one I like the best:) :clap: :clap:

Arcanjo
05-03-2003, 07:07 PM
:D BOB:clap: :clap: :clap:
Do not be modest! :) Your drawing is beautiful!.

Wyndian
05-03-2003, 10:34 PM
Thanks MonicaB and Arcanjo for the nice comments! :)

Arcanjo, the standing Beardie is my favourite too. I think it was the first one I did. I did a bunch of these figuring I'd sell them on ebay, but I decided I liked that one enough to keep it! So I put a black mat on it and bought a simple black metal frame and ta daa, it looks great on my wall :D

Diane
Madigan Bearded Collies & Wyndian Canine Art (http://www.achilles.net/~madigan/)

seejay
05-04-2003, 06:20 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21394

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_the_boot_and_te_fruit02.jpg

I like both your boot scootin' fruit pics, MJ. Maybe #1 is slightly more my favourite.

Cheers

seejay
05-04-2003, 06:24 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21425

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_Beardie100B.jpg

This is a perfect match between subject, medium, and style. Well done indeed.

Miggles
05-04-2003, 07:25 AM
OK:) So I've jumped on board with you... My first Project too.
Now what will I Paint . Hmmmmm.. Tuesday is my next painting time so have time to chew ideas over...Maybe more trees.
Entries so far are really inspirational... and love the dogs. Beautiful work.:clap:

Gilberte
05-04-2003, 01:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21316

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_Mary%B4s_Patio01.jpg

I like the play of light and shadow !

Gilberte
05-04-2003, 01:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21353

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/16662/tn_dark-wood-master-web.gif

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Gilberte
05-04-2003, 01:37 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21428

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_TTMonoInk.jpg

I like the non-fuss work in both of your doggies !

DSPIT
05-04-2003, 02:22 PM
regarding entry>http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_final2.php?userid=14949&proj_id=423 (well that didn't come out exactly right)

Murray, I have added the image in the project file as requested. I didn't know that was the proper thing to do as this was my first post in any project. Be more than happy to oblige and thanx for the heads up. As I looked around in the project files I am starting to understand the process.
In addition, more than happy to share how I went about this and add in my comments about where I am getting frustrated. I am surely no the only one and maybe it will help more than just me. Monica requested it as well so I imagine it will be fuitfull to someone.

Before I do that I wanted say this is a great idea and the posts that have already come up are great, Wyndian's dogs are very nice and clean, I most like the first one, bearded Collie. Arcanjo, love Mary's patio. Dave, denseness of your piece is dark, but alluring to me, I love that stuff, it is something I aspire to be better at. There are so many already.

I started with Strathmore, brisol paper, 100lb. For the detailing I used a Pigma brush pen#1 with archival ink. I had not even known about these until reading it in this forum some where and thought I would give it a go. I usually use a dip pen in black permanent ink. The washes are with fadeproof, higgins inks, diluted.

For this piece, I inked the tree first, the foilage second.Then I did a very wet background wash. Then I used a less diluted wash for the foreground foilage, and the same ink, on a dry brush, not diluted for the little texturing experiment. Total process was about 2 hours, maybe.

Now for whining. The brisol paper did not take well to the wetness. I don't understand how to get a nicer flow of wash, without it being wet. But the paper buckled profusely. Yuk! Now, I could have used a heavier paper, lets say cold press 140lb, but then the ink either bleeds, or, using a dip pen just tears the paper up consistenly. You could try and stretch the brustol paper, but I have not had much success with doing that, maybe I am doing it wrong. I read up on it, it doesn't seem like I am doing it wrong. Now, on this paper, I also did an excersise where I did the washes first and inking second. Using the same methods, but it was kind of a boring looking (by design) and once the buckling started, I gave up. However, not to deter anyone, with this ink on this paper, there was no difference between which thing I did first, ink or wash. That is not going to be true on like a watercolour type of paper. It will deteriorate the paper enough that the pen(excluding brush types) will tear up the paper. Also, on the second exercise, the inexpensive pen brush was already losing it's point and the lines were not as crisp as I had hoped so I got dis interested rather quickly.

This is just how I went about this one, (and the one I discarded).
any ideas, suggestions and comment appreciated. Hope some of the infor is helpful.

Bob

Phillip
05-04-2003, 11:21 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21484

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/progress/21263/tn_InkWash2.jpg

Hi All.

Working on this for the Project.

Just need to do something with the background, Thinking about adding a chair just to the right behind her.

What do you think of her so far,
I made a little mistake, I added a beard:mad:

but hey, some woman do have beards, saw one the other day.:D

Dave.t
05-05-2003, 03:56 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21316

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_Mary%B4s_Patio01.jpg

Lovely flowing strokes as always MJ....nice reflections on the water.:)

Dave.t
05-05-2003, 04:01 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21394

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_the_boot_and_te_fruit02.jpg

I like this too MJ...........strong with good highlights..........is it painted "wet in wet" or are darker areas washed in onto a dried wash.

nancyw
05-05-2003, 10:08 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21226

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/3698/tn_blue2.jpg

I like the simplicity.

artdude
05-05-2003, 12:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21394

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_the_boot_and_te_fruit02.jpg

Nice ink wash Arcanjo!! I like both but, this one is my fave because you seemed to get a bit more darks in it making the highlights really stand out :D:) GREAT JOB!!! :)

:clap: :clap: :clap:

artdude
05-05-2003, 01:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21453

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14803/tn_col_rocksWC.jpg

Very good Monica!!:) I like the way you inked this one. Some nice textures going on here :D:)

PS: GREAT starfish too!!! :D

:clap: :clap: :clap:

artdude
05-05-2003, 01:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21427

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_BeardieAgility100B.jpg

WOW!! Love all three of your wash entries Wyndian!! This one is my fave because of the dark background and the fast action movement of the dog!! Looks like he is having a GREAT time running through that tube :D:)

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Dave.t
05-05-2003, 01:09 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21425

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_Beardie100B.jpg

Wyndian..like all three very much.....but this is my favourite.
Lovely flow in all.....please let us know the size of your pictures..were they done with a large brush?

Dave.t
05-05-2003, 01:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21474

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14803/tn_starfishWC.jpg

Beautiful subtle colours and shading Monica:clap: :clap: :clap:

Would interested to know more about how you did this one.:)

Dave.t
05-05-2003, 01:21 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21226

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/3698/tn_blue2.jpg

Sorry I didn't comment earlier Murray.........beautiful rythym in your work....great colours. Inspired me to join this project.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

artdude
05-05-2003, 01:22 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21464

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14949/tn_tree1.JPG

Originally posted by DSPIT
Murray, I have added the image in the project file as requested. I didn't know that was the proper thing to do as this was my first post in any project. Be more than happy to oblige and thanx for the heads up. As I looked around in the project files I am starting to understand the process.
In addition, more than happy to share how I went about this and add in my comments about where I am getting frustrated. I am surely no the only one and maybe it will help more than just me. Monica requested it as well so I imagine it will be fuitfull to someone.
Bob


THANKS for the walk through for your ink wash entry for this project Bob!! It was VERY informative!! Hope we can all learn a little something from each other as we post to this project. Really liked your entry :D:)

PS: If you want to comment or offer a description on your own submission for the project all you need to do is go to the project's main page and click on
"Browse the Gallery Exhibit (Finished Works)" link near the bottom of the project page. This will bring up a page that lists all project participants (alphabetically) who have final entries submitted. Click on your member name (DSPIT) and a page will load with all your final entries. A small thumb of your submission will be on the left and just under that will be 4 links. Click on the Comment link and a new page will load. On this new page you can offer your comments on your submission.

Hope this hasn't been too confusing for you. I know you'll catch on quick :D:)

Arcanjo
05-05-2003, 03:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21453

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14803/tn_col_rocksWC.jpg

I Like this work Monica. I also like the star but stones are my subject! Love Them.

Arcanjo
05-05-2003, 03:43 PM
:) Tanks Dave T, Thanks Gilberte and Artdude.I am still planning the " special "one. DidnŽt have to do it yet:D

Beijinhos

MonicaB
05-05-2003, 06:47 PM
Thanks, Dave, Murray, and MJ! :D

Dave, my technique for the starfish is called "Not Having A Clue." It's quite unique. I'm thinking of writing a WetCanvas article about it. :D :rolleyes: :D Just kidding, of course.

I do think the "subtle" colors, though, came from being too timid. I added too much water to both the sepia and the india washes. I guess my thinking was that I could put on multiple layers if needed. I did, too. I also used liquid frisket for the white bits. Then, when I took it off, used more of the watered-down sepia to color some of it. I thought the brush marks stood out too much so I used a dip pen to do some stippling for both smoothing out the brush marks and for adding some sand-like texture.

And there you have it. Certainly not bold in either color or brush strokes! Thanks for asking. :D

Wyndian
05-05-2003, 08:53 PM
Wyndian..like all three very much.....but this is my favourite.
Lovely flow in all.....please let us know the size of your pictures..were they done with a large brush?

They're all fairly small, about 4" x 5", on Winsor & Newton hot press watercolour paper. Most of the work was done with a 1" bamboo brush, which forced me to keep things loose. The finer details were done with a smaller brush.

I've really enjoyed seeing everyone else's work. This was a great project idea. Some really lovely pieces. I especially like MonicaB's starfish. And Arcanjo's rhino too! Oh they're all nice! :)

Diane
Madigan Bearded Collies & Wyndian Canine Art (http://www.achilles.net/~madigan/)

Miggles
05-06-2003, 06:47 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21474

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14803/tn_starfishWC.jpg

I do like these Monica. Specially the stones. I started when I saw them as I have 3 rocks on the carpet by the door which I brought back from down south and they as SO alike..all 3!!
The detail on the Starfish is lovely too. Was the starfish your new one?:)

MonicaB
05-06-2003, 07:42 AM
Thanks Diane and Miggles! Miggles to answer your question -- yes, the starfish is new and all ink. I tinted the stones with watercolor, about a year ago, and totally forgot I had done it. :D (The memory is the first to go!)

Miggles
05-06-2003, 07:44 AM
Wow. Ive just browsed the finished entries so far and I am impressed.
Not easy with a brush and the work is so lovely and fine in them..Nice variety, eh.
No time to paint today but I did have a time of clearing and dumping old art while I looked for my Ink Lady..Ive been told to not keep works you'd not like being known as yours if you die..Only keep the best. :eek: Bonfire tomorrow:angel:

dolors
05-06-2003, 05:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21425

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_Beardie100B.jpg

I love this drawing. The washes are perfect.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_TTMonoInk.jpg

Another excellent work. Very good.

dolors
05-06-2003, 05:47 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21474

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14803/tn_starfishWC.jpg

It's very nice Monica. A lot of detail in it.

dolors
05-06-2003, 05:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=21393

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_the_boot_and_te_fruit01.jpg

MJ you are so good with ink washes. I love all your drawings.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_awful01.jpg

This is breathtaking. I like it very much.

dolors
05-06-2003, 05:51 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14949/tn_tree1.JPG

This tree is also very well rendered. Great work.

dolors
05-06-2003, 05:52 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/19948/tn_my_ink_girl.jpg

Beautiful! I like the colours.

dolors
05-06-2003, 05:54 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/3698/tn_blue2.jpg

Also nice colours in this one. Thank you for this project Murray. There are wonderful drawings here.

rapolina
05-07-2003, 06:06 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/3698/tn_blue2.jpg

this is simply wonderful.
:clap: :clap: :clap:

ciao, rapolina.

rapolina
05-07-2003, 06:11 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/16662/tn_dark-wood-master-web.gif

it is like being in a frightening wood tale!
I like it, beautiful and full of suspance.

ciao, rapolina.:cat:

rapolina
05-07-2003, 11:54 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/19948/tn_my_ink_girl.jpg

simply wonderful!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

ciao, rapolina.

Dave.t
05-07-2003, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by MonicaB
Thanks, Dave, Murray, and MJ! :D

Dave, my technique for the starfish is called "Not Having A Clue." It's quite unique. I'm thinking of writing a WetCanvas article about it. :D :rolleyes: :D Just kidding, of course.

:D

I think the starfish is a very well executed picture and love the stones too. ..... your'e too modest Monica.:)
I think perhaps many of us suffer from seeing the faults in our own work.....I know I do.

MonicaB
05-07-2003, 02:40 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_awful01.jpg

MJ, this guy is gorgeous!

MonicaB
05-07-2003, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by Dave.t


I think the starfish is a very well executed picture and love the stones too. ..... your'e too modest Monica.:)


Thanks, Dave! That means a lot. . .

MonicaB
05-07-2003, 02:43 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/7220/tn_reus2.jpg

Dolors, this is lovely. Your cityscapes always are. Love the perspective in this one.

Arcanjo
05-07-2003, 03:42 PM
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Dolors this is very beautiful yet a bit scary because it evoques a profound lonlyness! I like it very much!

Arcanjo
05-07-2003, 03:44 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/17813/tn_Ink1.JPG

I like it Lisik!:)

Arcanjo
05-07-2003, 03:47 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/19948/tn_my_ink_girl.jpg

Very nice colors!!

dolors
05-07-2003, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Arcanjo
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Dolors this is very beautiful yet a bit scary because it evoques a profound lonlyness! I like it very much!

In fact it is so lonely because I'm very bad drawing people in the streets, thank you Monica and MJ for your comments.

Jakeally
05-07-2003, 05:13 PM
Dave, my technique for the starfish is called "Not Having A Clue." It's quite unique. I'm thinking of writing a WetCanvas article about it. Just kidding, of course.
Hehehehehehehehehehe
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
Hiya .....I'm back:D :D See you all tomorrow.
G R E A T PROJECT Murray:clap: :clap: :clap:

DragonladyfromOz
05-07-2003, 08:03 PM
Okay, the big chicken here is going to give it a go...:(
I have been reading and viewing everything going on here and thinking 'wow!' as I really am enjoying looking at all the pics with the different techniques and styles used. To say I am going to be comfortable trying this is NOT true as it is with great trepidation that I am going to attempt this project...:( :( oh well, nothing tried and all that.
Just a few quick questions:
1. Being a 'wash' project, does that mean doing sections like with watercolour washes, or can I get away with 'painting' with the inks like an acrylic? [this is now showing my ignorance of painting :D] I think I am trying to get someone to define 'wash' for me...
2. What is the most effective method - dark to light or the reverse?
If nothing else, this is going to be an experience :evil: , especially as I think the largest brush I own which isn't a hog bristle is like ... 3x0!
Here goes nothing!
Cheers
D'lady / Manda

MonicaB
05-07-2003, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by Jakeally

Hehehehehehehehehehe
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
Hiya .....I'm back:D :D See you all tomorrow.
G R E A T PROJECT Murray:clap: :clap: :clap:

LOL! Great to see you back, Chris. We had to start this project when you were gone, you see, because we knew you and your many washes would outshine us! :D

dolors
05-08-2003, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by DragonladyfromOz
Just a few quick questions:
1. ...
2. What is the most effective method - dark to light or the reverse?

Manda I don't know the answer to your first question, I suppose that someone will answer it. Regarding the second one I prefer to work from light to dark, first with more water and less ink and at the end with only ink.
Hope this help you. Have a nice day (or afternoon).

Welcome back Chris. We missed you.

DragonladyfromOz
05-08-2003, 03:15 AM
Ahhhhh - ha! Thanks dolors!
Every little bit helps :D
Cheers
Manda

Oh, and welcome back Chris - did you have fun?

Miggles
05-08-2003, 06:31 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/3698/tn_blue2.jpg

Have spent some time really looking at the full sizes of entries. They are a wonderful collection.. This one is really super. Love the graded controlled wash and the colour is beaut. Using just brushes is a different ballgame isnt it. My instinct is to grab my pen again. Thanks for the chance to extend ourselves.

Miggles
05-08-2003, 06:35 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/16662/tn_dark-wood-master-web.gif

Dave, this is beautiful closeup and big. Lovely blending of the subtle tints of ink. I must get some coloured inks and get down the bottom of our property in our Dell where our fairies live and see if I can capture such a wonderful feeling... quite Fey!

Miggles
05-08-2003, 06:56 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_awful01.jpg

Do these fellas really stamp out fires?? Did you see' The Gods are Crazy"? Hes a wonderful fella. Obvious experience here with brush and ink?? Hes really charging'

Arcanjo
05-08-2003, 07:05 AM
:) Hi Miggles! Nice to meet you.

Yes I saw The Gods are crazy( I and II).
Thanks for the nice compliment;)

Beijinhos



MJ

rapolina
05-08-2003, 08:31 AM
ciao, I'm nearly new in this forum. I loded 2 pieces of mine, that are abstract ones.
As my style is very different from the usual art of this forum, i'd like to have your opinons.
thank you,
rapolina :) .

rapolina
05-08-2003, 10:15 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_rogeria01.jpg

very nice and loose!
i like a lot this rabbit!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

ciao, rapolina.

Arcanjo
05-08-2003, 11:53 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/744/tn_frustrazioneWC.jpg

:clap: :clap: very nice:Turmoil!

artdude
05-08-2003, 12:15 PM
Just wanted to THANK all the people who have contributed to this project. I am quite amazed that we had so many people signing up for this project and all of the WONDERFUL entries so far!! :D:) I am having a hard time keeping up with all of the entries :)

:clap: YOU people are AWESOME!!! :clap:

artdude
05-08-2003, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by DragonladyfromOz

Just a few quick questions:
1. Being a 'wash' project, does that mean doing sections like with watercolor washes, or can I get away with 'painting' with the inks like an acrylic? [this is now showing my ignorance of painting :D] I think I am trying to get someone to define 'wash' for me...
2. What is the most effective method - dark to light or the reverse?
Manda

Hi Manda. I would prefer that you use an ink wash for this project. If you don't have much in regards to colored inks then watercolor would be fine as long as you have some ink work somewhere in the painting. As far as I know, the difference between an ink wash compared to a watercolor is that the watercolor can be worked more after it is dry and the ink is more permanent (someone can correct me if I am wrong about this) :)

The method you use is totally up to you. The reason for this project is to get us used to using a brush instead of a pen for our ink work. Experiment and see what you can come up with. This is a learning experience for most of us :D:)

Jakeally
05-08-2003, 02:04 PM
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MJ....this is just magnificent....WOW.....I love this Rabbit:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Jakeally
05-08-2003, 02:08 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/3698/tn_blue2.jpg

I really like this one Murray..... lovely shades of blue and a really interesting composition:clap: :clap: :clap:

Jakeally
05-08-2003, 02:14 PM
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:music: :music: :music: When you go down to the woods tonight....you're in for a big surprise:music: :music: :music: :D

Very mysterious Dave...... and very well done:clap: :clap:

Dave.t
05-08-2003, 05:48 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_rogeria01.jpg

MJ.......just wonderful........the character you get into all your animal studies is marvelous. Also the washes are perfect, and in the real spirit of the project...you are tempting me to have another go. :)

Arcanjo
05-08-2003, 05:52 PM
:) Dave, Thank you:D Your apreciation is my reward.
) am having much fun with this project.

Beijihos


MJ

Dave.t
05-08-2003, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by artdude


As far as I know, the difference between an ink wash compared to a watercolor is that the watercolor can be worked more after it is dry and the ink is more permanent (someone can correct me if I am wrong about this) :)


Murray I think you are right on this...I have used watercolors, but never ink until this project.
I found that the ink dried a little quicker and was definitely permanent, and corrections were not possible. However it was easier to built up layers with ink....one on another because the lower layer was not affected by new layer (in watercolors glazing over lower layers needs great care as the colour lifts and mixes with the new...creating the dreaded 'mud').

:)

Dave.t
05-08-2003, 06:12 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/7220/tn_reus2.jpg

Nice composition dolors ........good tonal values and balance on your washes.
Well done:)

Dave.t
05-08-2003, 06:19 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/19948/tn_Cello.jpg

Well done Miggles, I think you have achieved a good result with smooth washes. Your excellent drawing skills are evident too.:)

Phillip
05-08-2003, 07:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/19948/tn_Cello.jpg

Great drawing

I really like this.

Phillip
05-08-2003, 07:16 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_awful01.jpg

Well done,

You grabbed the likeness so well.

Can't wait to see more.

Phillip
05-08-2003, 07:23 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_tortinha01.jpg

I love this one
It looks special to me:)

Love the pose & the wash.

Is the wash Ink or Watercolor?

Phillip
05-08-2003, 07:56 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_rogeria01.jpg

Another great likeness I think you're very good at Ink & Wash

Phillip
05-08-2003, 08:22 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_TTMonoInk.jpg

Great technique.

What a lovely dog.

MonicaB
05-08-2003, 08:26 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/19948/tn_Cello.jpg

Miggles, I love this! I don't know how I missed all the others too, which are very good. I guess I keep forgetting to check the project link to see what's been added . . . .

Phillip
05-08-2003, 08:27 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14803/tn_col_rocksWC.jpg

This is great.

I realy like the subject matter.
Our coastline here is full of pretty rocks from the Reefs just of our coast. I never thought of painting one.

You have inspired me.

Phillip
05-08-2003, 08:30 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14803/tn_starfishWC.jpg

You should be proud of this one, It's beautiful

MonicaB
05-08-2003, 08:49 PM
:o Thank you, Philip! :o

Phillip
05-08-2003, 09:24 PM
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This is great.
I like how you bought the model out, with the background

Arcanjo
05-08-2003, 11:09 PM
;) Thanks so much Phillip, you are very flattering about my entries.
:D Yes, this is all ink.

Beijinhos


MJ

Miggles
05-09-2003, 06:20 AM
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Arcanjo, your Bunny looks so soft and fluffy. Very nice ink wash!

Miggles
05-09-2003, 07:21 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/744/tn_sassi_acquaWC.jpg

Hey Rapolina, your rocks under water are super. Lovely colours you have used too. Are they inks or watercolour?

Jakeally
05-09-2003, 10:01 AM
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[/B]

Li....I am so pleased you have joined us in pen and ink:D and this is a beautifully composed piece:clap: :clap:

Did you enjoy using the ink?

DSPIT
05-09-2003, 10:51 AM
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Very nice lighting and form. I am just so jealous watching all these great posts come in. I just can not seem to grasp this concept. Great job on this.


But I think this one has given me another idea to try something new for myself, what an inspiring group of people.


Bob

lisilk
05-09-2003, 04:37 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_awful01.jpg

Great job on all of your entries. This guy is fabulous. You really gave him weight and character.:clap: :clap:

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_rogeria01.jpg

A few strokes and you've got a bunhead. This is what wash should be. Great !

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_tortinha01.jpg

Very unusual perspective. Well done.

:clap: :clap:

Li

lisilk
05-09-2003, 04:39 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/16662/tn_dark-wood-master-web.gif

WOW ! Excellent, such depth. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Li

lisilk
05-09-2003, 04:41 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/3698/tn_blue2.jpg

Very cool. Simple, abstract, beautiful.:clap:

Li

lisilk
05-09-2003, 04:44 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/7220/tn_reus2.jpg

Don't know how you do it Dolors.:clap: :clap: Marvelous perspective as usual.

Li

lisilk
05-09-2003, 04:46 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/19948/tn_Cello.jpg

Wonderful gestural quality to this. :clap: :clap:

Li

lisilk
05-09-2003, 04:48 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14803/tn_starfishWC.jpg

This is so well executed, so delicate. Perfect !:clap: :clap:

Li

lisilk
05-09-2003, 04:54 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/21263/tn_Dancer3.jpg

Well done but OW ! LOL. :cat:

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/21263/tn_InkWash2.jpg

These two are interesting next to each other. One is dancing for joy, the other seems to have the weight of the world. Wonderful character studies. :clap: :clap:

Li

lisilk
05-09-2003, 04:57 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/744/tn_sassi_acquaWC.jpg

I am enthralled by your abstracts in all of the different projects. This is a completely unique aproach to the project.:clap: :clap:

Li

lisilk
05-09-2003, 05:10 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_BeardieAgility100B.jpg

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_Beardie100B.jpg

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_TTMonoInk.jpg

These are all marvelous. You seem to know your subject well. Your wash technique is great.:clap: :clap: :clap:

Li

lisilk
05-09-2003, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Jakeally
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Li....I am so pleased you have joined us in pen and ink:D and this is a beautifully composed piece:clap: :clap:

Did you enjoy using the ink? [/B]

Thank you Chris, Bob, Arcajo, and phillip for your generous comments. I'm with you Bob, I struggle with the concept too. I tend to be very heavy handed.

Chris... I had to laugh when I read your comments. I guess I enjoyed this as much as I do watercolor. In other words....GRRRRRR. LOL. But I am determined to step out and stay out of my comfort zone so I can continue to grow. I will try more entries when I have time.

Thanks evryone,

Li

Jakeally
05-14-2003, 07:49 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/4535/tn_Ink_Wash.jpg

This is my little effort. My first plein aire in ink. I sat at the table in the garden one morning looking at this glorious view and knew I had to try to paint it.
I got about half way through and the mist suddenly came down and I had to do it from memory:D Great fun

artdude
05-14-2003, 09:04 AM
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Nice to see an entry from you Chris :) Good range of values in this!! :D Like how the sun is just peeking out :) Maybe next time the mist will stay away!!

Arcanjo
05-14-2003, 10:23 AM
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!Nice and simple! I like it! :clap: :clap:

DragonladyfromOz
05-15-2003, 02:57 AM
I finished my homework!!! Now Murray can't dob me in to Sassybird.:evil:

I found this really hard - I could NOT get a handle on the wash aspect of this and ended up doing more of a multi-layered painting. I also made the pretty basic mistake of using CA Grain cartridge instead of proper watercolour paper :rolleyes: ...wrinkle city!

I had a look at all the final entries - geez, they are great. I especially like the rabbit and the rhino. Such quirky expressions.

Cheers all
Manda

DragonladyfromOz
05-15-2003, 03:04 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/15717/tn_InkLily.jpeg

Ooops... forgot to include the thumbnail piccy thing. Sorry!:o
Cheers
Manda

lisilk
05-15-2003, 03:20 AM
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Yikes !!!! You did this with inks ? Gorgeous.:clap: :clap: :clap:

lisilk
05-15-2003, 03:23 AM
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I love this Chris. You are so good at making a big statement with simple movements. Lovely.

Li

Arcanjo
05-15-2003, 05:03 AM
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WOW This is spectacular! What kind of ink did you use? Very dramatic


MJ

Miggles
05-15-2003, 06:48 AM
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Chris this is really beautiful! Fancy having this view to enjoy every day! Lucky you:) There really is something magic about greyscale eh... Like the old photos we had before colourfilm came.



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Manda, your ink work is lovely. What amazing inks! Do tell us about them..

MonicaB
05-15-2003, 08:18 AM
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Don't know how I missed this one, Chris. It's lovely. I have been thinking of doing a mountain range in either sepia or blue. . .

MonicaB
05-15-2003, 08:19 AM
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Wow, this is gorgeous! How many and what kinds of ink did you use?

Jakeally
05-15-2003, 08:25 AM
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Manda...this is stunning:clap: :clap: :clap:

rapolina
05-15-2003, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by Miggles
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Are they inks or watercolour?

ciao Miggles!
i used indian ink and watercolors. it was interesting, this is the very first watercolor with ink i ever did. i think i'll go on with others

thank you, rapolina.

artdude
05-15-2003, 10:15 AM
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MANDA!!!! This is :clap: AWESOME!!!! :clap:
What a vibrant painting!! You definitely get a passing grade for your homework :D:)

DragonladyfromOz
05-15-2003, 10:32 AM
Wow - thanks Murray, Chris, Monica, Miggles, Arcanjo and lisilk! I thought I had really stuffed it up ... I feel rather chuffed now:D heheheee.
A passing grade, huh? That'll be a first!:evil:
For those who asked, the inks used were Artists' Pigmented Ink by Art Spectrum. They are supposedly lightfast and water resistant. I used many layers [mainly because I watered them down too much to begin with :rolleyes: ] and combined the following colours:
violet, magenta, blue, green, yellow and sepia.
I also used masking fluid for the white bits but then had to use a very pale wash of the surrounding colours to 'dull' those areas down a little as they were really WHITE!
Thanks so much for the comments, I may now try this again....some day!
:p
Cheers
Manda

els
05-15-2003, 10:32 AM
WOW, you guys are busy... Have to do sth for the project soon...

Phillip
05-16-2003, 09:02 AM
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This is awsome.

Love it.

you've captured the tones & details very good.

seejay
05-17-2003, 08:30 AM
I have just caught up with all the postings so far ( I hope to get one done myself soon. Been a bit of a slacker!;)).

Well done everyone!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers

Dave.t
05-17-2003, 05:41 PM
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Stunning work Manda
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dave.t
05-17-2003, 05:45 PM
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Nice range of tones Chris......and a glorious view you have there.

rapolina
05-20-2003, 08:17 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/21263/tn_Dancer3.jpg

very full of movement!
i like how it is vibrant, and the lines behind her knee suggest she's really dancing.

ciao, rapolina.

rapolina
05-20-2003, 09:35 AM
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nice!
IMHO, pen&ink drawing have more vitality with a bit of colored wash.

i like this project!:)

ciao, rapolina.

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 03:22 PM
I've signed up. Murray, I'm going to upload a few I've done in the past month or so just to get me started, but I will do some brand new just for this project. Looks like fun.

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 03:38 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/16662/tn_dark-wood-master-web.gif

You've achieved marvelous depth in this one. Great use of values. Well done.

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 03:42 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14803/tn_col_rocksWC.jpg

Lovely rendering of stones. Well done.

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 03:44 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_BeardieAgility100B.jpg

I like all three of your Bearded Collies, but I LOVE this one. So dynamic! Beautifully done.

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 03:46 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/3698/tn_blue2.jpg

This is lovely, Murray. Wonderful gradation in this.

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 03:48 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14949/tn_tree1.JPG

Lovely. I like the juxta of sharp pen work and soft washes. Great colors too.

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 03:51 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_awful01.jpg

This one is marvelous. Love the loose but effective pen work. I also love the POV. Well done.

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 03:53 PM
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Excellent work. But then, I've come to expect nothing less from you, especially in the architecture department. :D

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 03:59 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/19948/tn_Cello.jpg

Ooooo I really like this one. Simple and crisp. Nice work.

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 04:01 PM
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Chris, this is beautiful. Wonderful use of values in your washes. Were you on this side of the pond for your holiday?

AriadneArts
05-20-2003, 04:08 PM
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Just stunning! :clap:

Jakeally
05-21-2003, 05:09 AM
Originally posted by AriadneArts
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Chris, this is beautiful. Wonderful use of values in your washes. Were you on this side of the pond for your holiday?
Thank you Eileen.....its great to have you in the project:D

No....we went to the Sierra Navadas in Southern Spain....and it was terrific:D

Jakeally
05-21-2003, 05:16 AM
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Hey....thats my card:D I am taking very great care of it Eileen and it is as beautiful as ever. Lovely, lovely work:clap: :clap:

Jakeally
05-21-2003, 05:22 AM
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Oooooooh!... This is just gorgeous..... I love the light washes and his expression is priceless:D :clap:

rapolina
05-21-2003, 05:38 AM
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very nice and full of expression!
sumi-e is veri interesting!


ciao, rapolina.

rapolina
05-21-2003, 05:39 AM
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it's very beautiful and japanese!
are you an expert in this kind od art?

ciao, rapolina.:cat:

kare
05-21-2003, 09:17 PM
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Wonderful perspective here.. love the greens- creates a rainforest feel!

kare
05-21-2003, 09:18 PM
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beautiful, vibrant and uplifting!

kare
05-21-2003, 09:19 PM
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love this view also. brilliant composition and placing of objects.

kare
05-21-2003, 09:20 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14949/tn_tree1.JPG

this piece speaks to me. colours remind me of the ocean. love the twists and knots in the trunk.

kare
05-22-2003, 12:22 AM
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think you have put a great effort into this piece, right down to the little bird in the corner!

very nice

kare
05-22-2003, 12:23 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/14571/tn_BeardieAgility100B.jpg

WORLDS MOST ADORABLE DOG!! i just want to cuddle him! :)

Rosic
05-22-2003, 10:14 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/12667/tn_tortinha01.jpg

I love this one... anyone who has ever done any figure drawing can appreciate the difficulty of rendering this pose. And this is so nicely done... SUPERB!
Rosic:clap:

Arcanjo
05-22-2003, 10:17 AM
:D WoW Rosic! Thank you so much!:D

kare
05-22-2003, 07:24 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/18486/tn_ink_wash_WOMAN_2003.jpg

I shouldn't have loaded this into this project as i am not very good at ink, let alone figure.. i hope nobody minds...?

prairie painter
05-25-2003, 10:33 PM
I'm going to wait until my kids are back in school to read through all these posts!
I just added a couple of doodles to this project, and I do appreciate those who encouraged me to.
You got my favorite kind of artwork in this thread!

rapolina
05-26-2003, 04:55 AM
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beautiful and interesting story!
it should be very challanging drawing and hoping it stay there to be copied. it is a very good interpretation.

ciao, rapolina.:cat:

Dave.t
05-26-2003, 10:19 AM
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Nice washes and a very intriguing image...I like it:clap:

Dave.t
05-26-2003, 10:33 AM
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Glad you posted it as I think this piece has potential..would add more washes in background and perhaps some light brush work on the model.
Stick with it ciarrai.....ink washes are not easy:)

artdude
05-26-2003, 12:44 PM
Just finished going through the project entries and you should all give yourselves a big pat on the back. A wonderful variety of ink wash works from everyone!! Thanks for making this project a HUGE success!!!!! :D:):D:)

rapolina
05-27-2003, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by artdude
Just finished going through the project entries and you should all give yourselves a big pat on the back. A wonderful variety of ink wash works from everyone!! Thanks for making this project a HUGE success!!!!! :D:):D:)

you're not saying the project is cosing, aren't you??:confused: :( :confused: :( .. it's so funny and interesting...

ciao, rapolina.:cat:

artdude
05-27-2003, 08:55 AM
Originally posted by rapolina


you're not saying the project is cosing, aren't you??:confused: :( :confused: :( .. it's so funny and interesting...

ciao, rapolina.:cat:

Hi rapolina. This project will ALWAYS be open :D:)

rapolina
06-25-2003, 08:29 AM
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sorry for signilling my new entry, but it's a long time nobody works on this project, so i'd want to put it in your attention, as it's a very interesting and creative one.

ciao, rapolina :) :) :)

Dave.t
06-25-2003, 12:19 PM
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great work all round rapolina...nice washes...flowing pen work...beautiful result:)

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Jakeally
06-25-2003, 01:26 PM
Very beautiful Rapolina...... excellent pen work:clap:
I keep meaning to do another one for this project but the gardening keeps getting in the way:D

rapolina
07-02-2003, 11:25 AM
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you're right to be pleased with your result! it's really very beautiful and rich of emotions.
please, show us moire!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

ciao, rapolina.:)

Alan Cross
11-04-2003, 08:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/423/completed/13186/tn_Field_Flowers.jpg

Well you can tell I am a watercolor painter....but this time I used ink lol....it was fun and the colors are quite intense...
Alan :)

Ann King
11-04-2003, 11:31 PM
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I love this one! When can we try something like this in class? I hope I can see it at the show. Ann

dolors
11-05-2003, 01:26 AM
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It is so vibrant, I love the bright colours you used. I've never used colored inks only sepia or black. Very nice Alan.

Alan Cross
11-05-2003, 11:25 AM
Thanks Ann and Dolors it was fun to do I got the inks to work in abstract fun to play with
Alan :)

swatiananda
02-03-2008, 12:48 PM
I love this idea and wish more people had done ink washes to demo what can be done in the abstract. I would love to show my sumi here, but it looks like i will have to start a "new challange" instead. See you there.

Bergere
02-03-2008, 04:41 PM
Bob, this is lovely! Yes, please, do provide details. For the scaredy-cats like me, if no one else. :D :( Did you do the penwork first, then the wash over it? Or vice versa, then add details? Inquiring minds. . .

I do layers... Pen & Ink... then watercolor pencil wash... more ink and so on. Like my Motorcycle painting.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Feb-2008/79603-robertmotorcyclesmallforfamily.jpg
Not sure what others do though.

Look forward to what others do... me..I'm too scared I would make a mess with a pure ink wash. Would end up looking like some blob or some thing.:rolleyes:

Steff
02-03-2008, 07:42 PM
before I had the courage to try watercolors, I was playing with ink washes. I started out with India ink and three colors of Higgins colored inks: yellow, blue and red. The first picture was done with these. The next one, I added purple ink also.

MonicaB
02-03-2008, 09:05 PM
Wow, great to see this old project dredged up from the vault! :D Bergere, I remember that motorcycle, very cool. And Steff -- wow! Where've you been hiding these jewels?!

objectivistartist
02-03-2008, 10:51 PM
Yeah Steff - those are very impressive.... did ye dilute them or run them wet on a plate, or what? And - how big are those?

Steff
02-04-2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks Monica. I never thought of posting these here before because they were done with a brush and not with a pen.

Robert, Let me see if I can answer your questions.
The bird on the rocks is an 11" X 15". It was one of the first times where I attempted to mix colored inks with India ink. I quickly learned that petroleum based India ink doesn't like to mix with other inks. I used a round plastic pallet with several wells in it to mix my desired colors. If India ink was in the mix, I would force it into suspension long enough to get it on my paint brush.

The Painting of the pelicans, which I call "Pelican Party", is 15" x 22". With this painting, I did not mix the colors in advance. Instead, I either used the ink straight from the bottle, or if I wanted lighter shades, I would load my brush with water, then dip into the ink. I came up with different colors by layering diluted colors on top of each other. I also used a separate brush for the India ink so the colored inks could remain clean looking.

Steff