View Full Version : WDE 15 May 2015 - Macaw and Dancer

05-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Macaw is on 6 x 8 140# watercolor paper/cold press
20 minute sketch using HB pencil. Colored with Detent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils, first time using them.... Background is done with pan watercolors...
Total time: 45 minutes

C&C are welcome :cat:


The dancer its done with HB pencil on 6"x9" sketch paper, color added with red pencil...
I don't draw people well so am pleased or looks like a person... Lol
Time spent: 25 minutes


This is my first time posting artwork to this site.... So hope it works..
Ok not sure how to rotate my pictures.... They came up on their sides???

Karen :cat:

05-17-2015, 08:45 PM
Hi Karen, and welcome to the WDEs!
I rotated the images for you. Your computer likely has some image editing software on it. Windows Picture Manager is one example.
Great sketches!

05-17-2015, 08:49 PM
Lovely, colorful Macaw. I like the shine on the beak contrasted with the texture of the feathers.

Nice work on the dancer sketch. I like how you did her hair with just a few strokes.

Glad you decided to join in and post your work this week.


Valri Ary
05-17-2015, 09:03 PM
I love that bird! great colors
and that dancer is so elegant!

05-18-2015, 12:29 AM
Thanks Wendy for rotating my pictures... :clap:
I posted using my tablet and the pictures looked fine until I uploaded them... Lol

Thanks for the comments on my work Anne and Valri...

I don't have much experience with watercolor, but wanted to try the Inktense pencils I got as
a gift...

I'm a self taught artist as my career is not in art but helping animals... :cat:

Really enjoy this site...

Karen :cat:

05-18-2015, 12:40 AM
Lovely works :)

05-18-2015, 04:11 AM
Welcome to the WDE's! Nice work on both. The Macau is my favorite.

05-18-2015, 06:18 AM
welcome ! lovely macaw and I really like the dancer ...tyree:wave:

05-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Great job on both, Karen! Hope we see more from you!

05-18-2015, 01:17 PM
good figure study of the dancer but my favourite is the macaw as you've made him look so cheeky

05-18-2015, 02:47 PM
Both are really well done. Love the vibrant colors on the Macaw.

Charlie's Mum
05-18-2015, 04:55 PM
Welcome to our world Karen!:)

Good macaw and well done with the figure, especially as it's out of your comfort zone!

RE the tablet - you probably took these using portrait format, and as they'll be saved that way, they come up sideways when uploaded - nuisance for you!
You could try re-orienting them before saving to your 'Gallery' - worth a try.
Otherwise, email or upload to your computer and re-orientate there.:)

05-18-2015, 10:09 PM
Nice work on both Karen and welcome!

05-20-2015, 08:10 AM
Welcome, Karen ! I feel you 'animal attraction' in the macaw, he's lush, and I like how the background is 'feathery', like a bird. Figure drawings can be intimidating, but good for you, you tackled it and did well ! Especially nice handling of head, neck and hair !

05-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Very nice! Welcome to the WDE:)

05-21-2015, 02:41 AM
These are super for a first posting. Welcome to WDE. It's a great community and I have learnt so much from being here.