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bookscorpion
08-18-2012, 05:55 AM
Welcome to the Weekly Inspirational Pictures Thread :) I'm not sure whether I'm home tomorrow, so I'll post it a day early. If you want to download a bigger version of a photo, click on the link, it will take you to Flickr.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2012/973269-IMG_2768.jpeg

Bryce Canyon original size (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7803555448/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2012/973269-IMG_2799.jpeg

this cute guy also lives at Bryce Canyon
original size (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7803508716/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2012/973269-IMG_3053.jpeg

American Robin
original size (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7803575972/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2012/973269-IMG_3648.jpeg

Arches National Park, sunset
original size (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7803680838/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2012/973269-IMG_3825.jpeg

butterflies (if anyone knows the species, let me know!) at Mesa Verde
original size (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7803631650/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2012/973269-IMG_4539.jpeg

Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire, Nevada
original size (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7803653408/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2012/973269-IMG_2972.jpeg

Capitol Reef, Utah
original size (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7807076462/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

Have fun! :)

Dragoon
08-18-2012, 02:48 PM
Beautiful pictures!
Are these yours? You've taken some really nice vacations!

That bighorn sheep looks hungry enough to eat the photographer, though...I wonder what his story is?
Perhaps there was a drought at the time, or maybe he's an advanced age (look at the size of his horns!), and has tooth trouble, preventing him from eating enough...hmmm...

Thanks for posting!
D.

bookscorpion
08-18-2012, 03:15 PM
The photos are all mine, from a trip to the US (Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona) I took last month.

The bighorn sheep is very old, my guess would be around 15 years. He didn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort, just slow and old.

RainySea
08-18-2012, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the picts, Jennifer.

I did the squirrel with a generic pencil I had on the desk in my ledger book.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2012/132279-squirrel.jpg

CandAlArt
08-18-2012, 07:49 PM
Good squirrel Rainy! Sort of like looking thru a window screen at him... free, while we work indoors, LOL!

DrDebby
08-18-2012, 07:53 PM
Thank you for posting inspiration, Jenny.
Delightful squirrel, Rainy.

toowoomba sketcher
08-19-2012, 05:52 PM
Lovely photos and awesome squirrel rainy.

The second rock photo is kinda like what youe would see in the northern terriotry (at the top of australia), similar rich orange and ochre colours. The aboriginals grind the rocks to use for their body paint.

eyepaint
08-20-2012, 12:59 PM
Oh! Gasp! That robin picture is outstanding!!!

toowoomba sketcher
08-20-2012, 05:49 PM
I couldn't resist drawing the rocks, made a pleasant journey into work this morning.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2012/1068812-mountains.JPG

RainySea
08-20-2012, 08:45 PM
Nice one, Toowoomba. . . is that pen and markers?! If so, what kind of markers are they? Like it!

eyepaint
08-20-2012, 08:57 PM
ink and wc and wash, 5x5"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2012/96240-wit-aug20-01.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2012/96240-wit-aug20-02.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2012/96240-wit-aug20-03.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2012/96240-wit-aug20-04.JPG

Cheers,

DrDebby
08-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Lovely landscape, Toowoomba.

Marvelous group of critters, EP.

toowoomba sketcher
08-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Thanks rainy and debby. I used tombow and pitt coloured pens for the landscape. I couldn't resist drawing the robin as well.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2012/1068812-robin.JPG

bookscorpion
08-21-2012, 06:01 PM
Lovely sketches from everyone :)

Toowoomba, I tried and failed miserably to draw those rocks. Your version is gorgeous, you captured the orange glow very well!

eyepaint
08-21-2012, 06:14 PM
Thanks Debby and Jennifer. Nicely done on the rocks and bird, toowoomba.

DrDebby
08-21-2012, 07:56 PM
Delightful bird, toowoomba.

Joy M.
08-23-2012, 01:49 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2012/227595-IMG_1191.JPG Hello, people.

Some lovely sketches here so far.
I've never posted any artwork before now, but I couldn't pass up the pictures this week. :) I check into this forum fairly regularly to see how the various art journals are developing. I hope it's not too tacky of me to join in when I don't have a journal thread.

I sketched this old fellow using pencil, ink, watercolor, and a wee bit of colored pencil.

Here's to hoping the image will upload properly! ;)

DrDebby
08-23-2012, 03:14 PM
Joy, glad you came out of lurkdom to post this picture. He's a handsome fellow. Feel free to join in anytime.

RainySea
08-23-2012, 10:24 PM
EP, nice work on all the critters!

Toowoomba, beautiful lines on the bird.

Joy, welcome and the ram is just outstanding. Thanks for joining in .

RainySea
08-24-2012, 11:30 PM
Did the rocks/mountain in pen. . . will add some watercolor later

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2012/132279-rocks.jpg

toowoomba sketcher
08-26-2012, 07:30 PM
I couldn't resisit drawing the other rocks too.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Aug-2012/1068812-rocks.JPG

DrDebby
08-27-2012, 05:11 PM
Marvelous rocks. That's what these inspiration pictures are for, so you can't resist. :wink2:

RainySea
08-28-2012, 06:16 PM
Toowoomba, really nicely done drawing of the cliffs. Great lines.

I added some color to mine so just sharing again.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2012/132279-colorocks.jpg

toowoomba sketcher
08-29-2012, 04:03 PM
Thanks debbie and rainy, lovely color in the rocks

Joy M.
08-30-2012, 08:39 AM
Thanks, Debbie and Rainy.

Rainy, I thought your plain ink outlines were lovely, but you really know how to use your color!

Toowoomba, you have something good going with those pen sketches; I particularly like how you manged to suggest so much detail on the rocks without getting too technical with it.

bookscorpion
08-31-2012, 10:48 AM
I'm in awe of all the rock drawings. They are gorgeous!