View Full Version : Weekly Inspiration Pictures Jan 20 to Jan 27
01-20-2013, 04:40 PM
Well, nobody signed up for this week so you're stuck with what I come up with. :lol:
A 21st birthday celebration. Actually my son (the one with the hat) and my nephew. The nephew just turned 21.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2013/113578-sean-andrew.jpg Sorry about the size.
Blue Frog by mclmd. Thank you.
It's been really cold around here.
I call this one buried berries. :lol:
How about something taken last summer to counter all this cold. Wild Strawberry.
01-20-2013, 06:20 PM
Thanks for posting these Debby. I love the buried berries, lol.
01-22-2013, 03:25 AM
Thanks for posting some new pictures for the week, Debby.
This time I tried doing the watercolor over a quick pencil sketch.
That's much easier than drawing with the watercolor.
I think I'll use this method for my outdoor scenes when the time comes.
01-22-2013, 06:22 PM
Phillip, fabulous job on the wild strawberry.
01-22-2013, 09:38 PM
Great watercolour sketch Philip. Nothing wrong with sketching first in pencil. The flower looks really delicate.
01-23-2013, 06:49 AM
I will do another week, Debs.
01-23-2013, 11:20 AM
I always do a pencil sketch first. I chose to do this one as I need to get to grips with leaves. When I sketch I apply the pencil lightly and any dark mark I remove by dabbing with a blu tak rubber. This is done in coloured pencil in ATC size.
01-23-2013, 03:34 PM
Eileen, thanks for signing up for a week of providing photos. The strawberry flower is awesome.
01-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Eileen, I like the depth your shading gives to your picture.
I always learn so much when more than one of us use the same reference.
01-24-2013, 09:43 PM
Debby Thanks for posting photos for us!
Philip Nicely done! Many watercolorist first do a pencil drawing and often leave it visible.
Eileen: Your colored pencil rendition is so lyrically beautiful.
So, here is my interpretation of the wild strawberry:
graphite and "precise pen"
on sketch book page
page is 11" X 8 1/2"
I always enjoy your critiques and comments!
01-25-2013, 03:25 PM
Steven, great interpretation of the little strawberry flower. Seems to be a popular one this week.
01-25-2013, 05:57 PM
Love your sketch Steven.
01-25-2013, 07:40 PM
Thanks, ladies! I thought it would be fun to continue with the same subject so that we could see our unique creativity. I always look for movement, connecting lines, lights/darks and positive/negative. You're kind to take the time to comment.
01-25-2013, 08:32 PM
Eileen great work on the negative spaces in the grass.
Steven I really like the energy in your sketches.
01-25-2013, 08:42 PM
Phillip, I admire the delicate look of your little flower!
Eileen, beautiful ATC. . . wow, you got all those little branches in so well in that tiny size! Impressive.
Steven, love the combination of pen and graphite. . . which do you use first? Lovely work.
01-26-2013, 07:01 PM
Rainy, to answer your question: Usually I do a faint graphite compositional sketch to get things going by locating key elements and indicating movement within the picture plane. Then some pen work, then some much more aggressive and dramatic graphite and then some more pen again, going back and forth as necessary to achieve the look that I am after (actually not intentionally following a prearranged method at all!).
01-28-2013, 12:18 AM
Steven, your drawing is terrific.
I like the way you always get such energy in them.
02-01-2013, 09:09 PM
Debby, thanks for the photo references. I did a couple of them.
02-02-2013, 04:24 AM
Sandra very nice job on the colourful frog. The two men made me giggle.
02-02-2013, 05:45 AM
Sandra great to see you. Love the frog, the men are so your style, wonderful. Hope you are doing well.
02-02-2013, 12:40 PM
Sandra, great frog. Interesting take on the guys.
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