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10-02-2013, 03:40 PM
Decided to give this sketchbook a try. . . had it for a while.
(BTW, the lines across the fur on his back is light shining through blinds, but I decided not to add a background as the paper was buckling. Totally forgot the lines would look very strange without the whole of the picture. . . didn't notice it until I scanned. OOPS!)
10-02-2013, 04:32 PM
Nice one :)
Is it gouache or oil pastel?
10-02-2013, 04:42 PM
Thanks, Viv. Its gouache.
10-02-2013, 05:32 PM
Cute kitty. :cat:
10-02-2013, 06:40 PM
Gorgeous kitty, great quote too.
10-03-2013, 03:24 PM
Thanks Jacqui and Debby.
OK. . . . I tired to do a plein air gouache. It sorta sucked so I added some pen over the top but not sure that helped or made it worse! I'm just not great at plein air, but it was also pretty windy so can I use that as my excuse? :angel: Also just FYI this kraft paper buckles a lot, so not the best for gouache.
10-03-2013, 03:33 PM
I think it's a descent sketch. The mountains and sky look great. The tree and it's shadow are good too.
10-03-2013, 03:46 PM
Agree Its fine .... Just too much pen IMO ... It needs to appear and disappear behind the foliage. Easily sorted with a little more gouache.
10-03-2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks Debby and Viv.
10-03-2013, 08:06 PM
Well I just think it is great that you even attempt a plein air painting :) You a braver girl than me. And I like it, esp the clouds and mountains.
10-04-2013, 08:39 PM
Sorry for the bad photo / crop. . . .
10-05-2013, 03:01 PM
10-05-2013, 03:03 PM
I like your sketches! And I even like the challenge of buckling paper for water media. It makes them look so vivid :thumbusp:
10-06-2013, 12:08 AM
Purrr I like the kitty :)
10-08-2013, 05:17 PM
Nice sketches, Rainy!!! I like the color and shading on the pumpkin!
11-01-2013, 04:38 AM
I like the combination of gouache and pen!, and both the kitty and the pumpkin is looking great!
08-28-2015, 02:40 PM
Ink and white/gray pencil sketch
08-28-2015, 06:07 PM
06-28-2017, 01:42 PM
I started this sketchbook years ago and am just getting back into sketching after taking a VERY long break from it.
These were for the scavenger hunt #501 (#1 toothbrush, #2 keys)
06-29-2017, 12:59 PM
those last 2 are nice ones :)
07-04-2017, 10:35 AM
Here is one I did with porfolio oil pastels in same sketchbook.
07-06-2017, 11:54 PM
Rainy, great sketches, especially given the challenge of working with wet media in this sketchbook.
07-07-2017, 12:09 AM
Oil pastels again.
07-09-2017, 12:40 PM
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07-10-2017, 12:17 AM
07-10-2017, 11:40 AM
Love your oil pastel works! I am also impressed by this paper, it seems to hold up well to gouache and oil pastel, no mean feat!
07-10-2017, 01:36 PM
I like the household objects and kitty very much. Is the kitty quote your own? It's such a good one. :)
07-11-2017, 08:13 PM
Thanks... I can't remember where I saw that sentiment at now but it's not original, more like paraphrased.
A few more objects did quickly at lunch, some of my art materials... lines aren't straight but am choosing to believe that gives it character.
Porfolio oil pastels.
07-12-2017, 04:48 AM
Nice kitty, Rainy.
I very much like using kraft paper. I like some tranparencies it allows to watercolours.
Edit - there is something origial in the way you do portraits. I like it
07-12-2017, 09:43 AM
Thank you, Maria. I find the kraft paper very versatile in the mediums it will take as well as allowing that middle ground color so I can use both darks and lights. I'd love to find a gray colored sketchbook that is not textured like the gray-tone strathmore one is.
07-12-2017, 12:07 PM
Look HERE (http://www.frenchpaper.com/paper/by-color/kraft.html)
07-12-2017, 12:09 PM
Everytime I try to post a link I am moderated.
Look for Frenchpaper dot com. They have many colours of kraft
07-16-2017, 12:45 PM
The eraser is particularly well done.
07-18-2017, 03:25 PM
Rainy - been looking through your journal pages - lovely sketches and they look good on the kraft paper too!
I havent been posting in my journals for sometime either. I must try to use them more - I run out of time to make all the art I want too!
07-18-2017, 09:35 PM
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