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jjsangel
06-13-2003, 11:31 AM
Cross posted in CP as usual. This is Watercolor Pencil, P&I and a touch of Prisma's on watercolor paper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jun-2003/17737-SecretGarden.jpg

MonicaB
06-13-2003, 12:11 PM
Pretty, pretty, pretty! :D

Oldthumbs
06-13-2003, 12:47 PM
Very, very nice. Your style is certainly your own. I'm starting to think that I would recognize it even if I didn't see your name on it. :)

jjsangel
06-13-2003, 12:52 PM
Thanks Monica.

Wow Oldthumbs, what a nice thing to say. Thank you very much.:)

SilverFeather
06-13-2003, 01:04 PM
This is beautiful and has a magical feel that I love.
I have been feeling a need for color in my pen and inks and didn't know if I should use colored inks or what.
You have inspired me to try more than one medium in one drawing!

I have used colored pencil some but never like the rough texture I get with them. Maybe it's the paper, maybe the technique. I'll have to visit you guys at the CP forum.

Peace,
Carol

jjsangel
06-13-2003, 01:26 PM
Thanks so much Carol. I'm so glad to be an inspiration to you. I used watercolored pencils for all of the background. Just colored them in lightly layering then took a wet brush and washed them in. I did the grapes mostly one at a time. I colored in a little green on one and then a little purple or magenta (or light purple and dark purple) and blended them together lightly with water. After all of the coloring was done I did the ink work. Then went back and did some shading on her face with regular Prisma's. Give it a try. You will love it..:D I don't usually do this on watercolor paper because of the texture. And I don't usually use
Prisma's on watercolor paper at all because of the texture. I
usually use bristol board since I don't use a whole lot of water so
it doesn't hurt the paper. You could also do it with washes of ink for the background. I don't use ink because I am afraid I will get to dark. I can't wait to see what you do.

Jakeally
06-13-2003, 03:23 PM
YooooHooooo.......you know I like this one cause I already told you:D :clap: :clap:

artdude
06-13-2003, 03:57 PM
I like everything about this :) AWESOME job on the grapes, vines, bricks, leaves and face :clap: :clap: :clap:

slatter
06-13-2003, 04:27 PM
I particularly like the leaves. Nice work!

Jerry

jjsangel
06-13-2003, 08:25 PM
YoooooooooooooHooooooooooooo. lol Thanks again Chris.:D

WoW Murray. Thank you so much for such great comments..:)

Thanks a lot Jerry...:)

Inkling
06-14-2003, 01:34 AM
The bricks are very well done and I love the color combination of the grapes.:clap:

seejay
06-14-2003, 08:58 AM
Nice.

jjsangel
06-14-2003, 09:46 AM
Thanks a lot inkling and seejay... I appreciate it..:D

Elankat
06-14-2003, 12:18 PM
I particularly love the leaves in this one, Sharon.


Carol, good pencils, the right paper, and super sharp points make all the difference in the world. Lots of layers helps too. Colored pencils can actually achieve glassy smooth results when the materials and techniques are right. :)

Omman542
06-14-2003, 01:42 PM
Sharon, Sharon, Sharon.... Okay, now that I put my eyes back in my head I can type.... I tell you I honestly felt my body kind of jolt and my eyes although, they didn't fall out certainly popped! Ask my cat, she's my witness... :) This is beautiful! It is full of color, no, no bursting with color! I love the texture of the bricks and it really makes me wish I could see what it is that sweet face is looking at. In short, I love it! :clap: :clap: :clap: Really love your style Girl! Go Sharon, Go Sharon! It's ya birthday, Go Sharon! Okay, okay, I know I need to put the breaks on so I'm gonna stop, really I am... :D

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mel-ink
06-14-2003, 08:49 PM
Simply gorgeous Sharon! Thanks for sharing your technique as well...may have to try that sometime!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

jjsangel
06-14-2003, 10:55 PM
Thanks LeAnne...:)

Omman....roflmao...You had better put them eyeballs back in girl... they may come in handy....hehe.. I am so glad you liked it that much. Makes my day...:D

Thanks a lot mel.. You should give it a try...:D

rapolina
06-16-2003, 09:01 AM
I like your imagination and style! :clap: :clap:

ciao, rapolina.

jjsangel
06-16-2003, 09:17 AM
Thanks so much rapolina...:D

DSPIT
06-16-2003, 10:46 AM
Sharon, the way you do faces especially is a style of your own. Pretty recognizable at this point. The tip you gave on the wc pencils for adding a washed background sounds interesting. I will have to try it. Color in my inks have been a real sore spot for me. I just can not seem to find something that suites me. I will have to try this soon.
Lot of good deep dimension on this piece.

Bob

ajlec2000
06-16-2003, 12:03 PM
I like your style and appreciate it even more with your description of your technique.
Thanks for sharing.

jjsangel
06-16-2003, 10:52 PM
Hey Bob, thanks for all the nice comments. You really should give it a try. I works great with the ink work. I think you would like it. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Thanks AJ. You're welcome.

drwells
06-16-2003, 11:18 PM
Oh Sharon!!! You make magic!!! Awesome! All my CPs do is sit in their case. Color just scares the snot out of me! LOL You make it look so easy.

Danny

jjsangel
06-16-2003, 11:25 PM
Hey Danny, what a nice thing to say (except for the snot part..hehehe..lol) You shouldn't be afraid of color. I'm sure you could add color to your stuff with the "watercolor" pencils. They are so easy. I was afraid of them at first but they are so easy to use especially for backgrounds to ink work cause there is no wax and the ink goes over them so well. You should give it a try on some practice pieces. I think you would love it.

surreal
06-17-2003, 07:41 PM
Very imaginative composition.
:)

jjsangel
06-17-2003, 10:04 PM
Thanks surreal...:D

orchid black
06-19-2003, 02:15 AM
You have such a practiced eye for CP! Beautiful in every way.

jjsangel
06-19-2003, 07:43 PM
Thanks for the compliment Orchid..:)

Dahzl
06-20-2003, 01:37 AM
Absolutely Stunning Sharon !! :clap: :clap: Those beautiful grapes and leaves are something else!! Lovely composition and colors - magic!



Cheers Dahzl :D

jjsangel
06-20-2003, 11:23 PM
Thank you so very much Dahzl..I appreciate it..

amanda
06-22-2003, 05:18 AM
This would be a great illustration for a childnre's book. I really like it and it's a fascinating piece.

jjsangel
06-22-2003, 09:46 PM
Thank you so much amanda..:)

sassybird
06-23-2003, 02:07 PM
Have I told you lately how much I love your fanciful work:D This piece is great!

jjsangel
06-23-2003, 06:59 PM
No you haven't....LOL....Thank you so very much. I value your opinion a lot..