View Full Version : WDE april 3rd 2015 - brick house & our hostess Valri

04-07-2015, 04:04 AM
Hi Everyone,
I am new here and hope that`s excuse enough for what I'm about to post.

The brick house done with senelier pastel on black mi-teintes canson 75 lbs (for me there is not enough grip on the paper for these particular pastels but I couldn't find my heavier stuff) about 40 minutes with a wobbly result but I like the colors on it.


and a fast 20 min. portrait sketch of our hostess with all my apologies. I love faces but am still learning to make something euhmmm... decent


04-07-2015, 05:41 AM
I think that you have done a good job. There is a looseness, and freshness to your work that is appealing.

04-07-2015, 06:13 AM
I like the choice colors in your first.

Are you using ink or graphite in your portrait? It appears ink-like.
Good capturing of proportion :)

04-07-2015, 06:17 AM
Welcome e to WDE Marie. Your brick house I very appealing. Good composition and lovely colours, and the portrait has a happy and lively feel. Well done for 20 mins. Portraits are always a challenge!!!

04-07-2015, 06:30 AM
Very nice! welcome to the WDE:)

04-07-2015, 08:18 AM
welcome !! I like the café scene..very nice ! tyree:wave:

04-07-2015, 10:27 AM
Welcome to WDE ! Hope to see you here on a regular basis !
I really appreciate the warmth of the cafe scene, it's a good crop as well. The portrait is spirited and fun. Sizes ?

04-07-2015, 10:36 AM
thanks everyone

the pastel is 9x12 inches and the portrait sketch is about 5x5 and done with just a black pen.

next time I'll try doing something a bit more sophisticated. The idea of posting something made me a bit nervous.

I do love portraits. looking forward to new challenges. it is much more fun than simply drawing and sketching all alone. I love the idea of different people working on a same subject and getting all different outcomes.

oh, I forgot to mention both were donne upside down.

04-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Welcome! The brick place done in pastel is so bright and cheerful and the ink work of Vain Valri is so lively :)

04-07-2015, 10:42 AM
welcome to the WDE,
I like the way the cafe turned out,
and the quick sketch is lively

04-07-2015, 10:44 AM
Two good'uns!
Welcome to the WDEs! Do stay around.:)

Valri Ary
04-07-2015, 10:45 AM
How nice....I look so young in the sketch! PERFECT.....
And the Brickhouse scene is fantastic. Love the wobbly lines

04-07-2015, 11:11 AM
Your colors are terrific and Valri's eyes are great!

04-07-2015, 11:40 AM
The colors are great!

04-07-2015, 01:32 PM
Welcome along (it's my first week too) :)

The cafe scene is lovely and colourful. I also like your drawing style in the portrait, lots of energy.

04-08-2015, 01:55 AM
Welcome to WDE Marie I like the softness of the pastel nice qick scketch too

04-08-2015, 04:28 AM
Welcome to wde Marie, nice work and I hope to see you here as a regular.

04-08-2015, 04:56 AM
Nice work and welcome... hope to see you again.

Charlie's Mum
04-08-2015, 03:28 PM
Welcome to our WDEs - and make sure to come back each week!:)

The colourful pastel is lovely and the sketch is really lively - good try 'cos portraits (especially small size!) are difficult.

Never be nervous about posting here, we're all friendly and supportive :)