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Johannes Instructor
07-13-2013, 05:19 PM
Using the "connect-islands-technique" create a deciduous tree that has an oval shape using your Sharpie Magnum marker. Do not indicate sky holes.

MKH
07-13-2013, 05:41 PM
Here is my version

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2013/17160-Deciduous_Tree.jpg

Mohamed

gourdalicious
07-13-2013, 05:42 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2013/990382-IMG_0068_564x800.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2013/990382-IMG_0069_574x800.jpg


Done in class, Beryl

ToskaFromAlabama
07-13-2013, 05:59 PM
I only could get "giant" Sharpie.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2013/1146577-homework_tc.jpg

Alta Imp
07-13-2013, 06:39 PM
Maybe too many skyholes...

Painterdee
07-13-2013, 07:04 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2013/222437-image.jpg

image on left started with the solid black oval. The one on right were "connecting islands".

Judart
07-13-2013, 08:18 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2013/982558-marker_tree_for_home_work_by_Judy_W001.jpg

Judart
07-13-2013, 08:22 PM
Connecting Islands as requested from Judy in KY,,,

LadyMadonna
07-13-2013, 09:15 PM
My magnum sharpie art ....looks a little like Japanese sign language too.
Will miss the next two classes so will look forward to the downloads.
Have fun kids !

Johannes Instructor
07-13-2013, 09:33 PM
Here is my version

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2013/17160-Deciduous_Tree.jpg

Mohamed
WOW! That worked. Round off a couple of clumps so the eye doesn't get jarred from the protruded foliage but this is a very good job.

cmedford
07-13-2013, 11:45 PM
Looks really fun! Had to miss the first class because I was traveling. But looking forward to next week.

Wetpaint0938
07-14-2013, 01:24 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/980416-IMG_1744.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/980416-IMG_1746.JPG
My Shapes with Sharpie

Johannes Instructor
07-14-2013, 09:06 AM
From what I can see so far this technique worked!

LADickerman
07-14-2013, 09:57 AM
My connect the islands
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/188330-Decidous_trees_connect_the_island.jpg

And my oval trees
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/188330-Descidous_trees.jpg

Artz54
07-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Here are my trees done with a Magnum and King size Sharpie on bleed proof paper.



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/990522-tree_2_july_2013-001.JPG



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/990522-three_trees_July_13.JPG

nougat
07-14-2013, 01:30 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/15364-2013-07-14_19.28.09.jpg

here's my sharpie oval tree island shape..:)

leahwiedemer
07-14-2013, 01:46 PM
I got an error message when I tried to post my homework. It says I'm only allowed to post images or URLs to other sites after I've made 2 posts or more.
Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks!
Leah

chalet_dor
07-14-2013, 01:57 PM
Enjoying seeing the homework!

Rosemarie
07-14-2013, 01:59 PM
I got an error message when I tried to post my homework. It says I'm only allowed to post images or URLs to other sites after I've made 2 posts or more.
Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks!
Leah

You have done nothng wrong. It is just as the message says: you have to post 2 times before you are allowed to post na images. From what I can see you have now done that and should be able to post your image.:thumbsup:

LynnM
07-14-2013, 02:02 PM
Here's my work. Looks like people are getting the idea, super exercise Jo! I forgot about no sky holes in the negative painting one. I'm going to post my colour ones over in the Watercolour forum, might interest some people.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/97813-Sharpie_exercises_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/97813-Sharpie_exercises_2.jpg

leahwiedemer
07-14-2013, 02:17 PM
ok, thanks. I'll give this another try.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/1122902-sharpie_tree_homework.jpg

LadyMadonna
07-14-2013, 03:24 PM
I finished up the little tree study this morning. I did not like the canvas paper to paint on. I am working on those evergreens but I find them a lot harder.

Johannes Instructor
07-14-2013, 03:37 PM
ok, thanks. I'll give this another try.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/1122902-sharpie_tree_homework.jpg
WOW! Yummy shape. Hard to improve it! Now we are really getting somewhere! As you can see the thick blunt tip of the Sharpie gives you large foliage clumps. I beg you to use you brush with the same freedom next time you paint. Definitely the "Create Islands" technique is a hit!

Johannes Instructor
07-14-2013, 03:39 PM
I finished up the little tree study this morning. I did not like the canvas paper to paint on. I am working on those evergreens but I find them a lot harder.
Donna really well done but let's stick to the homework instructions. The whole idea of the Sharpie is that you don't tighten up worrying about color

LadyMadonna
07-14-2013, 03:52 PM
Whoops ..apologize. Thought it was for the whole study. I dont know how to delete now !

Johannes Instructor
07-14-2013, 04:02 PM
Whoops ..apologize. Thought it was for the whole study. I dont know how to delete now !
Just leave it. It is still a good shape.

LadyMadonna
07-14-2013, 04:34 PM
Only because of you and those connecting islands and ovals .

TexasArt
07-14-2013, 05:32 PM
Class 1 Homework


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#

TexasArt
07-14-2013, 06:03 PM
OOOooops, My last - and by the way, my first ever - attempt at uploading did not go as planned. Sorry
Here is my homework for Class 1 - Thou shalt make abstract shapes- A Tree in an oval using a connect the island technique
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/982766-Thou_Shalt_Make_Abstract_Shapes_-_Tree_within_oval.JPG

MapperGis
07-14-2013, 06:06 PM
My attempt oval tree. Thank you so much. Loishttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/221251-Oval_Tree.jpg

SydneyClarke
07-14-2013, 06:26 PM
Homework Sharpie Tree

totsy
07-14-2013, 09:40 PM
Jo here's Linnette's deciduous tree!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2013/158729-Decid.JPG

marionh
07-15-2013, 08:27 AM
I only have a normal marker so had to use that which gave me quite jagged shapes. I will have to order in the Sharpie from the UK I think. I also used up all the black one:lol: so had to resort to colour.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jul-2013/42113-connece_island_collage
Interesting exercise. I found although I wasn't cloning the shapes so much, I was cloning the trees - my studies were all coming out similar. In the last exercise I tried to make sure I was varying the positions and sizes of my islands.
I'm going to do the exercise again with black acrylic and a wide brush.

I have also tried the exercise with three coloured pastels. This technique definitely stops you worrying about capturing every single leaf:lol:

PS now that I have uploaded the pics, I see the left hand one of the set of three has two similar shapes. How did I miss that!!

mlgk
07-15-2013, 11:14 AM
Had to use dry erase marker. Not as big as the sharpie. Thanks for all the great instructions and your willingness to share .:clap: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jul-2013/161785-tree-island-tech-2

LIgirl
07-15-2013, 03:38 PM
Sorry--I registered at the last minute and didn't have the broad marker!

Betty 43

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jul-2013/156141-DSC01029.JPG

retiredatlast
07-15-2013, 04:27 PM
Here's my submission for week 1 homework assignment ... 1st time trying to upload homework so hope it works!!

Loving this course!

Sandy Greer
(srpainter)

Johannes Instructor
07-15-2013, 06:48 PM
I only have a normal marker so had to use that which gave me quite jagged shapes. I will have to order in the Sharpie from the UK I think. I also used up all the black one:lol: so had to resort to colour.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jul-2013/42113-connece_island_collage
Interesting exercise. I found although I wasn't cloning the shapes so much, I was cloning the trees - my studies were all coming out similar. In the last exercise I tried to make sure I was varying the positions and sizes of my islands.
I'm going to do the exercise again with black acrylic and a wide brush.

I have also tried the exercise with three coloured pastels. This technique definitely stops you worrying about capturing every single leaf:lol:

PS now that I have uploaded the pics, I see the left hand one of the set of three has two similar shapes. How did I miss that!!
The way it works is that the larger the tool the less chance for repeating shapes. The trick is to not be in total control of the strokes you put on the paper. The spontaneous unplanned large Sharpie marks resemble quite closely what is to be done with the paint brush.

lilycache
07-15-2013, 10:11 PM
Hi! I'm a newbie to this website and to Jo's classes. I mostly do botanical illustrations in watercolor on a very part-time basis. But I have also done some watercolor landscapes now and then. After just one session with Jo, I see why those landscapes were massively unsuccessful as paintings. Hoping for better now. As soon as WC will let me, I will post my homework.

lilycache
07-15-2013, 11:09 PM
Here is my homework from Saturday's class. I scanned this multiple times, and for some reason, the only way it would scan perpendicular was if I scanned it upside down. But then it would not save as the rotate view.

Anyway I did this image on Sunday and did several others as well. But this was the best one, in my opinion. I thought the Sharpie was fun to use and very freeing. I am a member of a nature artists guild in the Chicago area, and a lot of what we do leans more towards scientific illustration and "botanical correctness." But even in that kind of precise representation, it comes down to making abstract shapes with a series of marks. This exercise was like coloring way outside the lines for me, and I liked it.

Gofor
07-15-2013, 11:56 PM
Hi Jo

My effort.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jul-2013/1277116-P1020151.JPG

I did not join live broadcast it was 3 o'clock in the morning. But I had no problems watching on Sunday.
Did not have the really big sharpie, But I can see from the exercise that it would work better.
Looking forward to session.

DiAnnZ
07-16-2013, 12:46 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/186167-IMG_20130715_221252_893.jpg

~dannart

Moensja
07-16-2013, 03:07 PM
Hello Johannes,

Sorry I did not see all and I don't have the sharpy marker so I've used a wrong marker and a brush .
Kind Regards Enny.

Tonalist
07-16-2013, 05:12 PM
Jo's right.. doing just one tree is harder than a group of trees..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/975989-Class_one_Islands.jpg

I have done a bunch of these, but only a few were pleasing to my eye..

woody

Johannes Instructor
07-16-2013, 08:09 PM
Jo's right.. doing just one tree is harder than a group of trees..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/975989-Class_one_Islands.jpg

I have done a bunch of these, but only a few were pleasing to my eye..

woody
Very well stated. You actually addressed my next concept in class. Even if you change both sides of a tree it will still be somewhat symmetrical so many artists put trees in a group and make the group an abstract shape.

DesertDesigns
07-16-2013, 08:21 PM
I greatly enjoyed the first session.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/270621-Linda01.jpg

Linda

lilycache
07-17-2013, 12:29 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2013/1301492-TOWNE_SharpieTree_JUL15028.jpgNow I scanned the picture as a jpg. Hope this opens up in the post.

Rosemarie
07-17-2013, 07:22 AM
This is some practise examples of decidious trees (and others too). I don't have the sharpie but a smaller marker, hence smaller sketches.
I find this type of learning very helpful.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2013/2623-DSCN1880korr.jpg

chalet_dor
07-17-2013, 10:06 AM
Very happy I am taking the course..............

Pinklady219
07-17-2013, 12:02 PM
Here is my "Island Tree" that Joe taught us to practice. I do not have a magnum marker so I used watercolors and a flat brush. I love this idea. Such a simple thing to cement a pleasantly shaped tree. Yeah! What else do you have up your sleeve Joe???? :clap:

totsy
07-17-2013, 01:10 PM
Jo, I was not pleased with my previous effort, so here is the first of two more submissions.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2013/158729-that_tree.JPG

totsy
07-17-2013, 01:19 PM
Here's my last submission for this exercise, I promise! The trunk is rather straight, but I like most of the overall shape, so I posted it. i tried to create negative shapes for interest in both submissions.

Linnette


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2013/158729-Connect_the_islands.JPG

rib00
07-17-2013, 04:05 PM
"Island Trees" homework.

Did I get the concept?

Sheri Hammond
07-18-2013, 02:08 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/678462-DSC07940_1.jpg

lildip
07-18-2013, 03:01 PM
After finally getting my large markers, I've enjoyed trying to do all concepts and do believe it's a "freeing" response to putting on paper that which resembles a tree. I haven't yet found out how to take pictures and upload, but everything else I'm learning is so enlightening. This way of teaching your commandments is the best because of the visuals. Hope you continue this type of teaching. lildip

chalet_dor
07-18-2013, 04:15 PM
It is wonderful to see your homework submissions.....thanks : ))

Tonalist
07-18-2013, 10:08 PM
lildip...
Here's a youtube video made by Yorky that tells you how
to Resize your photos if necessary.. (as they can only be a certain size..)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX6ildup3R8

And here's one he made showing how to use the wetcanvas uploader..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9C-3HEVu48

hope these help..

woody

Amigomom123
07-19-2013, 12:02 PM
Hi Johannes -

enjoyed the class very much - I've actually done a lot of your classes including one on-line, but unfortunately can't join the live chat.
Tried to attach the homework; hope I succeeded!

lildip
07-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Woody, thank you for your input. My problem is not having the camera, (or knowledge about it) to put any picture in. I can't even access older picasa pics that I had put on another older laptop that crashed. I had the Geek Squad restore it, but they put all the old photos on a disc, and I can't even figure out how to download them to my newer computer. It says "too many pictures" or something like that. I have a grandson who's very savvy, but he won't be on leave till about October if then, but he'll show me or do it for me, I hope. At 80, my tech knowledge is extremely limited. thanks again, though. I'll save that submission. Lildip

mcbru
07-19-2013, 03:23 PM
My Island Technique homework. Really enlightening Jo, a great tool for us noodlers.:clap:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jul-2013/57396-island_technique_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jul-2013/57396-island_technique_2.jpg

Tonalist
07-19-2013, 03:39 PM
Hey John... Hot enough for you here?...

woody

Tonalist
07-19-2013, 04:09 PM
I just realized.. last saturdays class I opted NOT to pay for no ads..
thinking it wouldn't bother me. The force must of been with me
I guess, as I didn't have any ads at all! cool, huh?

not going to trust it twice though.. :lol:

woody

mcbru
07-19-2013, 04:47 PM
Hey John... Hot enough for you here?...

woody

I don't know Woody, I refuse to leave my air conditioner!!

Yeah it's way too hot!!!:lol: :lol:

Tonalist
07-19-2013, 10:33 PM
I agree ! :lol:

woody

mountaingal
07-20-2013, 01:28 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2013/1306546-Island_tree_procedure_1.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2013/1306546-Island_tree_procedure_2.jpg Here's homework.

chickadeedee
07-20-2013, 10:13 AM
This was a great class and cannot wait till later today. I could not get the right sharpie but this was a wide oil base paint sharpie. I was surprised as to how many different sharpies they have now. Could not find black.

beart
07-20-2013, 11:12 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2013/88528-IMG_1486_3.jpg

jbl
07-20-2013, 11:19 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2013/211439-art_homework1.jpg

larryhamilton
07-22-2013, 09:37 AM
Hi Jo:

I am running about two weeks behind in this course but have started to catch up. Just watched the first two videos and here are a couple of postings for the homework for the first week.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jul-2013/21087-2013-07-Tree-with_SharpieMagnum-1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jul-2013/21087-2013-07-Trees-with_SharpieMagnum-2.jpg

bekelemke
07-27-2013, 02:12 PM
Week 3 TREE-- Beke Lemke

LADickerman
07-27-2013, 05:46 PM
I missed the last half hour of class because of a family thing...what is the homework for this week?

mickisew
07-27-2013, 09:11 PM
There is a new thread for Homework Week 3

Lydiadigby
08-07-2013, 02:39 PM
This was my first online course with Johannes. (Sherry Sherman introduced me.) I can already tell my "eye" is getting better at seeing what's working and what's not. The island-tree thing is a new concept for me - I definitely plan to try it. (I didn't get signed up for the class in time to do it for homework.)

Lydia

Tonalist
08-09-2013, 12:03 PM
So.. I missed last saturdays class and was just catching up on the streaming videos.
In number 2 (of August 3) Jo mentioned a class this saturday (tomorrow) for
evergreen trees. Is this going to happen? I've seen nothing on this board,
and no email yet.. did I cancel my ustream to fast?
I haven't watched number 3 yet and probably won't have time to do so today, so I guess the answer could be in there.

But if anyone knows the answer I'd love to hear it! :thumbsup:

woody

sherrysherman
08-09-2013, 12:35 PM
Jo decided NOT to do an extra class. He was afraid he could not do an adequate job on evergreens in just one class, so he is planning to do a "problem-solving" series on evergreens. And yes, the "answer" is near the end of number 3.


So.. I missed last saturdays class and was just catching up on the streaming videos.
In number 2 (of August 3) Jo mentioned a class this saturday (tomorrow) for
evergreen trees. Is this going to happen? I've seen nothing on this board,
and no email yet.. did I cancel my ustream to fast?
I haven't watched number 3 yet and probably won't have time to do so today, so I guess the answer could be in there.

But if anyone knows the answer I'd love to hear it! :thumbsup:

woody

Tonalist
08-09-2013, 02:51 PM
ahhhhh.. THANK YOU Sherry!
woody

Tonalist
08-09-2013, 04:30 PM
oh.. oh.. never mind!