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azulparsnip
10-02-2013, 10:27 AM
Greetings and welcome -

Here we have photos to paint however you like,
AND

you have our attention and comaderie.

I hope we all are able to enjoy this opportunity.

This is the link to where these photos came from - MorgueFile free photoshttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/88676-rooms.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/88676-flowerbuddha.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/88676-hippo.gif

azulparsnip
10-02-2013, 10:29 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/88676-land1.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/88676-Russianobel.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/88676-swirling.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/88676-watery.gif

jacquip
10-02-2013, 06:38 PM
These are great Robin, thanks so much for your work collecting them. I love the mushrooms and the hippo esp. Now to start to paint...

jacquip
10-02-2013, 09:59 PM
I'm back... lol. Been having a busy and productive art morning. Did a quick and hopefully loose watercolour painting of the mushrooms. They were calling to me.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/185124-sketch_j_sml.jpg

brianvds
10-02-2013, 11:23 PM
Nice photos! I am absolutely determined to make time this month to work on at least one of them. And here's one from my own collection:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2013/142294-2013_iris.JPG

I'll upload a few more if I have time.

gakinme
10-03-2013, 06:49 PM
Jacqui, good swirls of light color to the mushroom. Delicately done.

Brian, what an unusual flower. Very pretty.






Prismacolor pencil, Neocolor 2 and fountain pen in 6x8 inch Japanese sketchbook.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Oct-2013/86669-landscape_oct_2013a.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Oct-2013/86669-landscape_oct_2013b.jpg

Holbein oil pastel and Mungyo oil pastel

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Oct-2013/86669-hippos04.jpg

jacquip
10-03-2013, 08:02 PM
Thank you Sandra. I really like the stroke work on the first landscape you did. You have really broken the image down into the important details. A great skill. Cute hippo :)

brianvds
10-04-2013, 12:49 PM
Brian, what an unusual flower. Very pretty.


It's a wild iris (Dietes grandiflora). According to my plant book, it's indigenous to South Africa. I didn't know that! No doubt I should be ashamed of myself - I live here and studied botany, and managed to learn almost nothing about plants. :-)

brianvds
10-05-2013, 03:33 AM
As promised, here are two more reference pics, from my morning walk. Both somewhat quirky urban subjects.

This one encapsulates middle class paranoia over our huge crime rates:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2013/142294-2013_security.JPG

And a water meter. I have always liked this industrial-looking kind of thing, full of mysterious bumps and curves but clearly functional rather than decorative:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2013/142294-2013_water_meter.JPG

trafford
10-07-2013, 07:52 AM
Welcome back Jacqui...like your soft touch mushrooms.

Nice sketches Sandra. You always jump right into a project with good results.

Brian, thanks for the extra pictures. That flower is beautiful. but I also like the strength of the other pics.

.....and Robin thanks for the project. Your pictures are neat too. :heart:

tyree
10-07-2013, 12:18 PM
brian....do you have a lot of graffiti artists in your city? this brick wall looks like something from Banksy......tyree

brianvds
10-09-2013, 10:21 AM
brian....do you have a lot of graffiti artists in your city? this brick wall looks like something from Banksy......tyree

Hehe, no, that's just the logo/advertisement of the private security company protecting the house. Lots of middle class people here subscribe to private security companies. We have high crime rates here and people are seriously paranoid about it, not always without some good reason either.

So everywhere you go, you see these things. Even on churches. :-)

brianvds
10-09-2013, 10:23 AM
Well, I spent three hours drawing this thing, only to find the photo doesn't do my masterpieces justice! But here it is anyway:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2013/142294-2013_mushrooms.JPG

Edit: Just noticed something weird/interesting/whatever. I printed the reference pic in black and white, and it hugely darkened the whole thing. Don't know if that's just an effect of the printing or what. But it sure lost a lot of detail in the printing and I spent much time going over and over areas to get them darker. Now that I look at the original picture it looks amazingly bright and filled with light.

artbyjune
10-12-2013, 09:02 AM
Brian and Jacqui I Love the mushrooms in watercolour and pencil. Also Sandra, you managed to do quite a few: landscapes and that super hippo.

I saved the hippo to do...but when I will do him...not sure.

gakinme
10-12-2013, 02:28 PM
Brian, your mushrooms look good. It has very good balance of values. I'm going to try your photos too. Thanks for the references.

gakinme
10-13-2013, 12:40 AM
Here are some sketches with Mungyo oil pastel and Caran D'Ache Neopastel.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2013/86669-doodle102.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2013/86669-doodle103.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2013/86669-doodle104.jpg

brianvds
10-13-2013, 03:13 AM
Sandra: Nice sketches. I have thus far been too scared to take on the complex water meter. I will if I have time. I think my next project will be the Buddha sculpture.

artbyjune
10-13-2013, 06:42 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2013/106623-backpaker1a6k.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2013/106623-gonefishing1a6k.jpg

small study, 6 by 8 ins., watercolour. One of the figures in the swirling dancers photo.
:wave:

artbyjune
10-13-2013, 06:43 AM
Sandra, I love your take on that widget mechanical thing!!

azulparsnip
10-15-2013, 11:37 PM
Brian - your mushrooms are GREAT - the textures are perfect….amazing work!!! Thanks for posting the photos, they add some subject matter difference that is good to have. I too love drawing mechanical stuff.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2013/88676-buddha.gif
Jacqui - hi ho - good to know you have some time for fun sketching. The quick watercolor mushrooms are fun….the look like they are in motion. nice detail on the stems….perfect colors too, subtile hues , nice forms ….really good for a quickie!!

Sandra - I thought you would do the hippo…….Interesting expression on that "guy". The colored houses are fun stuff…..but my favorite is the hill side…… the spacing here says sooo much.

Here is a go on the buddha…….egg tempera and ball point pen….just messing around in my art journal.

azulparsnip
10-15-2013, 11:41 PM
Oh , didn't notice page 2

Sandra - lovely work on colored paper. I have some I've been meaning to use....must get it outta the closet.

June - good studies - It is so interesting how an image will just "get next to you" and drawing and drawing it brings such reward.

gakinme
10-16-2013, 12:35 AM
Brian, I'd love to see your take on the Buddhist statue.

Thanks for comments, everyone.

June, your watercolor figures look effortless!

Robin, thanks for liking the hillside piece. It's an attempt at gradation of value and seriously, I should have done it in Chinese brush and sumi ink.

Your statue looks so avant guarde!

brianvds
10-31-2013, 10:09 AM
And here it is at long last: the Buddhist sculpture:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Oct-2013/142294-2013_buddhist_sculpture.JPG

HB mechanical pencil on printer paper, 18cm x 12cm.

gakinme
10-31-2013, 04:09 PM
Brian, the patience you have and the details!! Very nicely done. It has the perferct worn chipped look.

brianvds
11-01-2013, 11:30 AM
Brian, the patience you have and the details!! Very nicely done. It has the perferct worn chipped look.

I worked on it on and off over a period of a week or so. In total, perhaps three or four hours - by classical standards, a mere quick sketch. :-)

azulparsnip
11-01-2013, 04:44 PM
Brian - YOU CRACK ME UP!!!!! This buddha is AWESOME!!! You said in the Cafe that it was "an Utter failure and I hate it like all my other work!!! You are A RIOT!!!!

You stuff is really good - you're still life is wonderful



you are an encouragement to me……. and now you are my favorite COMMEDIAN!!!:clap: :clap:

azulparsnip
11-01-2013, 04:45 PM
ALL I can away is I wish I had done one of the mushrooms and a couple other photos…….

love you guys

peace,

and healing & prayer to you Sandra

brianvds
11-01-2013, 11:31 PM
Brian - YOU CRACK ME UP!!!!! This buddha is AWESOME!!! You said in the Cafe that it was "an Utter failure and I hate it like all my other work!!! You are A RIOT!!!!

You stuff is really good - you're still life is wonderful



you are an encouragement to me……. and now you are my favorite COMMEDIAN!!!:clap: :clap:

Well, that's kind of you to say. But the thing is grossly out of proportion, as they always are, so I'm not yet getting too excited. :-)

azulparsnip
12-15-2013, 12:11 PM
I misplaced this beginning and found it recently….so here it is WIP http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2013/88676-wipbuddha.gif

trafford
01-22-2014, 03:54 PM
Back working in October. I am far behind

Dancing Girls in Acrylic:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2014/42757-dancing_girls.jpg

brianvds
01-22-2014, 09:38 PM
Nice! I look forward to seeing you catch up on November, December and January! :D

trafford
01-30-2014, 07:58 AM
Never caught up....Hopeful for some progress in 2014 :eek: