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seejay
06-08-2003, 05:18 AM
This one needs more work really, but I'm losing interest, and I don't want to muck up what there is, so I'm putting it away for a later look. If I stand back far enough, I like it.;)

The scan has cut off the edges a little.

Sepia pigmented ink, white gouache, on mi tientes pastel paper. Brush and dip pen.

Cheers

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2003/6409-bottlestogo.jpg

Jakeally
06-08-2003, 06:29 AM
It's lovely Chris..... I really like the combination of paper colour, Sepia and the gouache. They give a lovely depth and warmth to your pictures. The reflections are stunning as usual and you can almost feel the softness of the material. Great job:clap: :clap: :cat:

artdude
06-08-2003, 09:42 AM
:clap: This is AWESOME Chris!!:clap: I don't see anything wrong with it. LOVE the light reflections on the bottles!! I lke it the way it is!! :D:)

MonicaB
06-08-2003, 10:59 AM
Warning -- I'm going to be very boring and predictable here -- this is wonderful! I love it.

BTDogMom
06-08-2003, 11:08 AM
It's stunning!!! Well done - C-J ;)

dolors
06-08-2003, 01:55 PM
Wow Chris, it's really very good! I love the bottles reflections and the darks you have obtained. You are getting better and better with the sepia ink and gouache, I told you before but I have to repeat it.

Katydidit
06-08-2003, 06:28 PM
WOW! I don't think I you need to work on anything.

prairie painter
06-08-2003, 09:13 PM
Just sepia? Great form in the bottles, I love this as-is. Even my sweetie peeking over my shoulder was impressed!

seejay
06-09-2003, 01:16 AM
Thanks everyone!

If I was the kinda boy who blushed easily, I'd be blushing right now. ;)

Hmmm, maybe I am....


Mary:
Just sepia?

Yes. The pastel paper is coloured, and that does most of the work, I think.

Dahzl
06-09-2003, 01:27 AM
Wow!! Absolutely Fantastic Chris!! :clap: :clap: You have captured the reflection in those gorgeous bottles beautifully - to say the least! I echo everyone else here and add my own Stunning!


Cheers Dahzl. :D

Inkling
06-09-2003, 01:50 AM
Yikes! This is excellent! Well done.

rapolina
06-09-2003, 05:31 AM
amazing! :clap: :clap:

ciao, rapolina.

seejay
06-10-2003, 01:30 AM
Thank you very much, Dahzl, Inkling and rapolina!:)

Cheers

orchid black
06-10-2003, 01:35 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. Don't change a thing, and continue to post. I love this.

sassybird
06-10-2003, 01:40 AM
You have very strong areas, and those that you have just decided to not work on any more. My advice is to put it aside where you can see it for a few weeks, or however long it takes you to feel the inspiration again. I do this quite often, and some pieces have remained unfinshed for months, but I do not work on anything serious until the inspiration has built to a pressing level. You have a really good start on this, you find yourself stuck, but you are not committed to finish it right now. :)

seejay
06-10-2003, 02:40 AM
Thanks Orchid and Sassy!

Cheers

mel-ink
06-10-2003, 10:31 AM
Great work as usual, Chris! Those highlights in the bottle are just perfect...makes everything vibrate with life! Good job!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

DSPIT
06-10-2003, 10:37 AM
I agree with Sassy, if your getting bored with it, set it aside for a while. to good to let go. If you feel it is unfinished, it will come in time. If you go back later and like it, then it was allways fine.

Bob

seejay
06-10-2003, 08:18 PM
Thanks Mel and Bob.

I would rather leave it alone than overwork it - underdone is what I prefer. If it really does 'vibrate', then that's great (special thanks for that, Mel:))

Cheers

els
06-11-2003, 01:59 PM
Really excellent!

SilverFeather
06-11-2003, 02:10 PM
Chris,
This is such a beautiful drawing. (I love bottles/glass anyway)
Since I am thinking about getting into something in addition to my pen and Black ink I really am inspired by your use of colors here!
:clap:

SilverFeather "newbie"

seejay
06-11-2003, 10:31 PM
Thanks Eamon and Carol(?)!

I certainly get inspiration from a lot of posts on WetCanvas, so it's nice to know someone gets something from one of my posts.
:cat:

Cheers

Deb McLaren
06-12-2003, 07:15 AM
Absolutely gorgeous!!! It has a very nice feel about it, would love to see more of your stuff! Very inspiring, thanks for sharing.

seejay
06-12-2003, 06:04 PM
Thanks a lot, Deb.


I have posted other ones here, so do a search.;)

Cheers

jjsangel
06-13-2003, 01:01 PM
Very nice piece Chris as usual. You have a way of capturing that transparent look to the glass that lets you actually look thru to the other side. I love the shadowing and highlights on the bottles and I love the look of the toned paper thru the ink. Gives it a lot of depth.

slatter
06-13-2003, 04:40 PM
I agree with others, the reflections are excellent. I also like the monochromatic sepia color.

Jerry

seejay
06-14-2003, 08:13 AM
Thanks Sharon. Drawing/painting the tones etc that I see seems to work fairly well for me when doing glassy things.

Thanks too Jerry.

Cheers

Arcanjo
06-15-2003, 11:53 AM
:D Seejay, This one is also excellent!

MJ

seejay
06-15-2003, 07:04 PM
Thanks MJ.

Nice to see you back, you have been quieter than me around here lately!;)

surreal
06-16-2003, 09:53 PM
Wonderful sense of depth.

seejay
06-16-2003, 11:44 PM
Thanks Nina!

I appreciate all the feedback I get here, thanks everyone.

Cheers