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Schuee
02-28-2017, 07:03 PM
Hello, everyone and welcome to the March Fur, Feathers and Scales challenge. I hope you have fun choosing and painting from my photos.

You are free to use these any way you like. Each member taking part can create one or many works using the chosen reference/s (whole or cropped). You may use any medium.

ON THE 20TH OF EACH MONTH, PARTICIPANTS WILL UPLOAD THEIR INTERPRETATIONS OF THE REFERENCES FOR COMMENTS.

PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD BEFORE THE 20TH OF MARCH, AS IT IS SO MUCH MORE FUN WHEN EVERYONE UPLOADS AT MORE OR LESS THE SAME TIME.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2017/1989627-IMG_1876.JPG
Rabbit at the Bath & West Show

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2017/1989627-IMG_0174.JPG
Alpacas

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2017/1989627-IMG_0926.JPG
Greylag goose

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2017/1989627-IMG_0896.JPG
Dovecote

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2017/1989627-IMG_7952.JPG
African Owl

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2017/1989627-IMG_7955.JPG
Toad in my gardenhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2017/1989627-IMG_1889.JPG
Sheep at Bath & West Show

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2017/1989627-IMG_7954.JPG
Ziggy

Vivien Maloney
02-28-2017, 07:57 PM
Lovely photos Penny I'll Sticky this for you now. :thumbsup:

khinchowin888
02-28-2017, 08:38 PM
cannot choose which one to paint because all of the animals are so cute. lily

eyepaint
02-28-2017, 11:40 PM
Cute critters!

Schuee
03-01-2017, 03:30 AM
Thank you, I can't make up my mind, either!😊

KreativeK
03-01-2017, 09:26 AM
Fantastic ones, Penny, I see several very interesting possibilities.

SnapV
03-01-2017, 10:14 AM
Very cute! Not sure yet which one I'll choose!

fedetony
03-01-2017, 11:14 AM
Very Nice references Kay :)... Thanks

Schuee
03-01-2017, 12:16 PM
Virginia and fedetony - thank you. (fedetony - the photos are mine, not Kay's) 😁

Plum21
03-01-2017, 01:48 PM
Like the pics Penny but have to choose. Nice lot of texture on the toad and sheep, Alpacas will be a challenge due to lighting but dog is beautiful and the goose, so much choice. Thank you :)

Schuee
03-01-2017, 02:08 PM
Thanks, Wendy - good luck. I thought I might paint a small part of the alpacas' photo, rather than the whole scene, but haven't made up my mind yet. I'm leaning towards the goose!

Triduana
03-01-2017, 02:42 PM
Lovely pictures Penny, thank you! I'm trying to decide between three of them :)

Schuee
03-01-2017, 02:56 PM
😁 thanks, Kay.

Geoff-UK
03-02-2017, 03:14 AM
Thanks for super photos, Penny, ziggy or the owl for me, I think

chammi kaiser
03-02-2017, 03:24 AM
Thank you Penny. I just love the references - such individual characters. Thanks so much for hosting.

Schuee
03-02-2017, 08:19 AM
Thanks, Geoff - you are so good at birds! He is certainly handsome. Ziggy was my whippet - no longer with us, I'm afraid. A lovely boy.

Schuee
03-02-2017, 08:19 AM
You are welcome, Chammi. I'm pleased you like the photos.

KareBear94
03-02-2017, 06:11 PM
Nice choices Penny :)

Schuee
03-02-2017, 06:26 PM
Thanks, KareBear.

It's exciting, waiting for everyone's work. The 20th seems a long way off!

Rainowl
03-03-2017, 04:38 AM
Pen

Seeing the picture of Ziggy brings back lots of dog walking memories

It looks at if he is ready for a walk.

Love the selection.

Schuee
03-03-2017, 06:05 AM
Thanks, Lesley. Yes, memories!

Geoff-UK
03-06-2017, 01:10 PM
Thanks, Geoff - you are so good at birds! He is certainly handsome. Ziggy was my whippet - no longer with us, I'm afraid. A lovely boy.
Ziggy it is then, although I am in the middle of a large project at the mo, I'll try to fit it in.

Schuee
03-06-2017, 01:49 PM
No hassle, Geoff! Only if you have time!😎

bluemoonstar
03-11-2017, 03:21 PM
Nice photos- your Ziggy was a handsome little guy!

eyepaint
03-11-2017, 03:30 PM
Wheee! I'm done! Now to wait a week ....

Schuee
03-11-2017, 04:51 PM
Thank you, Pat. He was a lovely boy, like most whippets. 🐾🐾

Yes, E.P.! I find it exciting each time it draws near to seeing everyone's work, more so this time as I provided the photos. Mine are ready, too!

Vivien Maloney
03-11-2017, 04:56 PM
Oh no, only a week left! I need to get on to mine soon! :eek:

Schuee
03-11-2017, 05:29 PM
😁😆, Viv.

Triduana
03-11-2017, 06:35 PM
A week!! Where's the month Gone!!

My canvas is primed. :)

Schuee
03-12-2017, 09:12 AM
Hasn't it just flown!

KreativeK
03-15-2017, 02:07 PM
Nothing yet has been done to prepare and due date is Monday coming up! Best start today.

Schuee
03-15-2017, 02:24 PM
You need a swift brush, Kay!

Geoff-UK
03-15-2017, 06:19 PM
It was a bit of a rush, but Ziggy is done, just got to wait until the 20th.

Schuee
03-15-2017, 06:22 PM
Excellent, Geoff. Not long now! 😀

KreativeK
03-16-2017, 07:14 PM
Mine is now almost done, yay!

Vivien Maloney
03-17-2017, 01:57 AM
Mine is finished...wheww...whewww!
So Ive scanned it into my files and Im ready to post on Moday! Im always aware that New Zealand sees the light of a new day before every other country in the world....so Ive got mine finished to post on Monday. Huff puff....huff puff! :thumbsup:

Triduana
03-17-2017, 04:59 AM
I really need to finish mine today or tomorrow as I'm busy on Sunday preparing for a commission and I think I'm away next week. I made a start yesterday, quite pleased with it so far.

Plum21
03-17-2017, 05:03 AM
Looks like Kay's got that swift brush.

I'm ready 2nd attempt

Schuee
03-17-2017, 04:48 PM
👍😎 Roll on the 20th!

bluemoonstar
03-18-2017, 01:01 AM
Just sketched it out today- my first weekend off, so maybe it WILL get done!

Schuee
03-18-2017, 11:46 AM
I hope so, Pat.😊

Triduana
03-19-2017, 08:40 PM
I'm sad to say mine won't be finished on time .... again... I had a week off work but we've been house hunting and today I took delivery of a fibreglass animal sculpture to paint for a public art trail, so I've been preparing for that, and tomorrow I'm away for a week! I'll happily share a progress picture though on the 20th!

Vivien Maloney
03-19-2017, 09:13 PM
Hi everyone. Monday 20th March here in New Zealand - actually I'm late as it's now nearly 3.00pm - so here's my entry. Many thanks to Schuee/Penny
for Hosting

30cm x 25cm - PanPastels & pastel pencils on Mi-Teintes pastel paper

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2017/196305-March_Chg_AW.jpg

KreativeK
03-19-2017, 09:56 PM
Wow, that is a very handsome fellow, Viv, done in pan pastels. Those give such a nice soft feel to any subject.

Vivien Maloney
03-19-2017, 11:20 PM
Thank you Kay!

tuscanny
03-19-2017, 11:50 PM
Vvien - gorgeous pastel work!
I did the owl, A4 in oil pastels
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2017/1256189-ops_a4_mar_aws.jpg

Vivien Maloney
03-20-2017, 12:23 AM
Christel - hes lovely! Great job on the owl! Love the way youve rendered his feathers, especially his soft chest feathers.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 02:17 AM
Lovely goose, Viv. I like the softness of the colours.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 02:18 AM
Beautiful owl, Christal. Great eyes and a real feathery feeling.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 02:20 AM
Look forward to seeing your progress, Kay.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 02:26 AM
Here are my attempts

Ziggy - pastel pencils
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/1989627-IMG_4598.JPG

Bunny - pastel and a touch of acrylic
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/1989627-IMG_4538.JPG

Alpaca - watercolour, pastel and acrylic
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/1989627-IMG_4558.JPG

Plum21
03-20-2017, 03:28 AM
Wow Penny you've been busy, they're fabulous Ziggy is gorgeous and his friend. I like the crop of the alpaca and the fabulous colours and texture.

Viv you've got his gentle look and lovely painting.

Christel you've captured wise old owls character, great

I love the 25th each month, what a treat to wake up to :clap:

Plum21
03-20-2017, 03:38 AM
Here's my goose in watercolour 9"x9"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/1981357-20170311_122109_resized.jpg

The colours get lost when I post. It's not quite so wishy washy.

Plum21
03-20-2017, 03:40 AM
Actually looks ok on my phone so it must be the computer

Geoff-UK
03-20-2017, 04:08 AM
Well, Here is my attempt at Ziggy. It's done in Coloured pencil on strathmore paper.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 04:20 AM
Thank you, Wendy. The goose is excellent. The grass is good, too.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 04:21 AM
Ziggy is beautiful, Geoff. You've captured him so well. Thank you!

Schuee
03-20-2017, 04:23 AM
This is Lesley's sheep. She was having problems posting, so have done it for her.I would be grateful if you could show it's from her. Thanks.

Inktense

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/1989627-IMG_4605.JPG

Schuee
03-20-2017, 04:24 AM
Great sheep, Lesley. I like that you've painted the handler. Well done!

Plum21
03-20-2017, 04:36 AM
Lovely Lesley. I loved that sheep but was intimidated by the coat. You did it :clap:

Geoff-UK
03-20-2017, 04:56 AM
It's wonderfull how the different mediums are contrasted here, I particularly like the geese by Vivien and Wendy, the contrast between the smooth pastels, and the dry brush technique of the watercolour. also the contrast between Penny's Pastels, and my Coloured pencils to give a different representation of Ziggy. I think Penny got the colours of Ziggy's coat closer than the coloured pencil, but that is only my opinion. I'm busy preparing to take my paintings to our art society exhibition, lets see how coloured pencil stands up there.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 07:08 AM
Yes, Wendy, Lesley has painted the coat very well.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 07:09 AM
Geoff - Good luck with your art exhibition! I think your use of coloured pencils is excellent.

KreativeK
03-20-2017, 07:38 AM
My take on the bunny rabbit or hare :confused: 8x5.5 watercolor over ink line using Micron 01 pen on Strathmore Visual Journal for mixed media:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/11698-Time_for_Rabbits.jpg

BBL to comment on the posted ones:wave:

Rainowl
03-20-2017, 07:44 AM
I love all the pictures. The pastels of Ziggy are beautiful,when I have more time I will have ago.

The rabbits look as if you can pick them up and cuddle them.

Just wish I had more time to spend on my art


Lesley

Schuee
03-20-2017, 08:16 AM
A gorgeous watercolour rabbit, Kay. Love the colours.

Thanks, Lesley. Never mind, once you retire you will have more time. 😎 Hope you do get to paint Zig.

tuscanny
03-20-2017, 10:08 AM
Penny - wow, all of them are cool!
Geoff - love the dog portrait
Wendy - beautiful goose!
Lesley - well done
Kay - love the colorful background . Well done
Thanks for the lovely comments on my owl.

eyepaint
03-20-2017, 10:29 AM
I'll be back to comment later. For now here are my contributions, 8x5" watercolour and ink.

Owl
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/96240-P1280151.jpg

Ziggy
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/96240-P1280152.jpg

Cheers,

KreativeK
03-20-2017, 10:35 AM
A lot of very fine works were done, congratulations all!

Christel, your owl is quite handsome.
Penny, your version of Ziggy in pastels is super, bunny w/ yellow bg I love, and your fluffy alpaca is fun, too.
Wendy, I'm liking your watercolor goose a lot!
Geoff, now your CP of Ziggy dog is remarkable and know your fellow artists will enjoy seeing this.
Lesley, your Inktense sheep is complete w/ the handler included. Nice!
EP, your style and incredible; owl is very nice and Ziggy is done well, and especially I am liking the unfinished bottom parts of these animals.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 10:54 AM
E.P. - Well done. I love the colours and Ziggy's little face. Thank you.

chammi kaiser
03-20-2017, 11:47 AM
Viv This is a really beautiful pastel of the goose.

ChristelNice little owl painting. I like the eyes a lot.

Penny You have been a very busy girl. Well done. I admire your commitment to your art. All are nice but the Llama gets my vote!

Wendy Such a soft and lovely work.

Geoff Terrific CP of Ziggy.

Kay Love your pen and wash of the bunny.

EP I , too, find your style charming.


I have just arrived home from a long airflight. I have been on the go for two days without sleep so am hitting the hay. Not sure if I will have time to do a sketch as I have a big solo exhibition next month but am enjoying all the terriic work so far.

Fana
03-20-2017, 12:24 PM
You all get up too early, I just got my brain together now!

I've got a watercolour of the goose, 7x9", and a drawing of the owl, 6x7.5":
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/54042-ScanAnimales005a72-7x9.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/54042-ScanAnimales003a72-6x7.5.jpg
I will be back later to look at everybody's work.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 01:20 PM
Another excellent goose, Fana. I like the background, as well.

Very nice pencil owl. I love his expression.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 01:48 PM
I'm pleased you like the Alpaca, Chammi. He was fun to do, mixing all the media. 😎

Schuee
03-20-2017, 01:49 PM
Thanks, Christel. 😎

Deborah Susan Hill
03-20-2017, 01:55 PM
Toad and windfall apples. Nujabi watercolor sketchbook with 100% rough cotton rag, handmade paper. 81/2 X 11 inches Daniel Smith and pearl ex hand mixed watercolor. Pigma micron pen.

Schuee
03-20-2017, 02:50 PM
Lovely to see the toad and Bramleys, Deborah. I am pleased you chose him/her. I love the texture and colours.

eyepaint
03-20-2017, 08:48 PM
Viv - such softness! wow!

Christel - your owl looks so majestic :)

Penny - lovely soulful eyes for Ziggy; cute pose for Bunny; and oh my someone toss that alpaca some trimmers for those hairs in his/her eyes! Thank you :)

Wendy - looks like an illustration in a children's book!

Geoff- Ziggy's coat looks so sleek and soft!

Lesley - great job on that sheep! It's not easy to get proportions right with animals and this looks fantastic :)

Kay - is there a poem under the super-cute bunny? :) Thank you for your comments on my pieces :)

Chammi - awww thank you :)

Fana - your goose looks so curious! great shading on the owl

Deborah - lovely texture in this piece :)

khinchowin888
03-20-2017, 10:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/108446-ziggy_march_2017_resize_pixels_443.jpg
Colour pencils ziggy for March challenge. A4 size.

khinchowin888
03-20-2017, 10:03 PM
Wow... a lot of talented paintings,drawing and creations. my second challenge is watercolour owl.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2017/108446-owl_march_2017_resize_pixels_412.jpg

Schuee
03-21-2017, 07:15 AM
Lovely portrait of Ziggy, Khinchowin. Thank you very much. You have caught his expression and character. The owl is beautiful, too. Great eyes and colouring.

KreativeK
03-21-2017, 11:02 AM
The goose and owl are both very nice, Fana, great work on both!
Deb, a lovely apples and frog scene with strong colors! Your sb paper looks fabulous to work on.
No poem under the bunny, EP, he is all alone...
Khin, love your dog in CPs and owl in wc. Impressive detail in all the right places.

Deborah Susan Hill
03-21-2017, 12:48 PM
I purchased the Sketchbooks at Jerry's artarama store online on sale for around $20 The paper isn't heavily sized and paint tends to stay exactly where you put it so you need to get it right the first time as things don't lift off of it very well. That aside, it has a wonderful rough surface texture and character. It does tend to be fragile however so it doesn't take well to,scrubbing or paper torture of any sort.. I like the character of the surface your mileage may vary depending on how you tend to work.

khinchowin888
03-21-2017, 08:16 PM
Vivien..love your soft feathers and pinky feet.
Christel..well done on the feather structure with green grass background.
Penny...ziggy,bunny and alpaca are so..cute.especially alpaca is adorable.
Wendy...loose and gorgeous goose.
Geoff...well done on ziggy,good luck for art exhibition.
Lesley..sheep and shirt of man are painted lovely.
Kay..always love your loose style.
EP..you painted two handsome owl and zippy.good job.
Deborah...Wow..love everything in your painting on rough cotton handmade paper.
Thanks for kind comment on my March challenge.
Lily

tuscanny
03-22-2017, 12:01 AM
Deborah - well done! I find working on handmade paper very difficult.
Lily - both are gorgeous!
Fana - lovely painting and drawing!
EP - cool! Love your style

Schuee
03-22-2017, 03:53 AM
Thank you, Lily.

KreativeK
03-22-2017, 11:27 AM
Thanks for that info, Deborah! As a direct painter, this would work perfectly as usually I lay down one wash that is the final one.

Fana
03-22-2017, 04:13 PM
Thank you for the nice remarks about my goose and owl.

Vivien, I like your pastel goose.
Christel, the owl in oil pastel looks very good.
Wendy, that watercolour goose looks excellent, wish I could do the grass like you do.
Kay, your rabbit looks touchably nice and soft.

Plum21
03-22-2017, 04:57 PM
Thank you all for the comments, Wow all the entries are so good and different.

Fana I like your goose and owl and you've included the background, I did first time and it was hideous. The grass is just flicking with a rigger brush and I used wax from a candle as a resist on the feathers.

Love the Ziggy ones, really nice to honour him for Penny in this way. Geoff your pencil one is lovely and EPs in ink and Khinchowin in pencil as well. Great.

Kay your bunny is lush so nice with the ink.
Deborah your toad is so colourful. I'm in awe of the intensity you achieved with watercolour.

eyepaint
03-22-2017, 10:11 PM
Lily/khinchowin888 - ziggy is so soft and the owl looks studious :) Thank you for your comments on my work

Geoff-UK
03-23-2017, 02:27 PM
Having a go at the owl, but March may not last long enough.

Schuee
03-23-2017, 02:37 PM
😎😀 Geoff

KreativeK
03-23-2017, 08:59 PM
We will wait for you, Geoff.

bluemoonstar
03-23-2017, 10:26 PM
Here is my rather hastily done rabbit pastel, 5x7.... hey, at least I got one done this month! It looked better several steps ago, but, oh well, this is how it looks now.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2017/93432-rabbit-pastel-web.jpg
Viv - what a lovely goose! I admire your skill with pastel!
Christel - beautiful little owl- he's so vibrant against that green background. I really like the way you handled the upper portion of the background.
Penny - all 3 are beauties, especially like the soft eyes on Ziggy - he has a beautiful expression.
Wendy - I do like your goose! Nice brushstrokes - it reminds me of a storybook - it has such a lively feel to it.
Geoff - that is a beautiful portrait of Ziggy.
Lesley - now that is a happy sheep! I like all the color you got into his coat.
Kay - Beautiful background, and you handled the rabbit's coloring so nicely. I love it.
EP - they are both nice loose renderings - nice color choices. Ziggy's pink ears made me smile!
Fana - very sweet watercolor of the goose, and I like the simplicity of the owl drawing.
Deborah - this is such a stunning piece! Love the mixed media on that fabulous paper. Your colors are gorgeous.
Lily - beautiful portrait of Ziggy! Your owl has lovely eyes, too.

Wow, so many nice pieces - Of course, we had plenty of great photos to chose from!

Schuee
03-24-2017, 08:31 AM
Such a dear bunny, Pat. I really like the style and effect of his fur. Pretty colouring, too.

KreativeK
03-24-2017, 09:30 AM
Pat, that's such a great pastel! Your bunny has lots of charm.

SnapV
03-24-2017, 02:04 PM
Beautiful work everyone! :) I might come back later to comment individually if I have the time!

I am swamped this month but I finally succeeded in finishing my entry. It's the owl done in Pitt Brush Pen on Canson XL Recycled Bristol paper 9x12. (sorry for the poor lighting on the photo...)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2017/1986145-SnapV_Owl_Animal_Challenge_March_2017_red.jpg

JoyK
03-24-2017, 08:56 PM
I wasn't able to participate this month, as I just finished another version of the grasshopper from Feb. While I would love to comment on everyone's work, I chose a few standouts.

Penny - Your talent with the pastel is obvious!
Wendy - The face on the duck is perfect, and the grass was handled really well as a BG that did not compete with the main subject. Watercolor is so easy to overwork, and your restraint paid off.
Geoff - Praise is something you likely gets heaps of daily, but what impressed me the most was the life behind Ziggy's eyes. I truly felt as if we were making eye contact, and that is very rare with an animal portrait.
Kay - You bold handling and fresh strokes on the bunny were really pleasing.

eyepaint
03-24-2017, 11:31 PM
Pat - love the texture on the bunny (and around the bunny). And thank you for commenting on the pink ears :)

Virginie - what a distinguished little hooter

chammi kaiser
03-25-2017, 03:29 AM
Congrats everyone on all the excellent contributions to this month's challenge. I have thoroughly enjoyed them.

Schuee
03-25-2017, 04:33 AM
He is lovely, Virginie. Love the colours. Great expression. I don't know about brush pens and will look them up.

Schuee
03-25-2017, 04:34 AM
Thank you, Joy.

Deborah Susan Hill
03-25-2017, 04:46 PM
Nujabi watercolor sketch book. 100% cotton hand made paper. Rabbit rendered in hand mixed Pearl Ex watercolor paint and pigma micron pen. Another scribble!

Schuee
03-25-2017, 05:12 PM
He's lovely, Deborah. I like the palette and the ink and watercolour. He has a very nice expression. I do like the affect the cotton paper gives.

Deborah Susan Hill
03-25-2017, 07:33 PM
Thank you so much! This was a fast, loose sketch. It took around twenty minutes start to finish. The paint took almost as long to mix up... but that is just part of the fun! The gold color is Aztec gold pigment with some micro glitter mixed in. This whole journal has metallic and gold pigments used in it just for fun!

Deborah Susan Hill
03-26-2017, 01:19 AM
Grey goose, Nujabi sketchbook. Hand mixed Pearl Ex pigment watercolor paint and pigma micron pen. Another scribble!

khinchowin888
03-26-2017, 04:34 AM
Deborah...love all 3 paintings, different animals,different background,different colour,amazing.

Deborah Susan Hill
03-26-2017, 07:11 PM
Deborah...love all 3 paintings, different animals,different background,different colour,amazing.
Thank you so much Khin!

I appreciate your kind comments regarding my sketches. I reall loved your owl painting as it has a nice sense of the softness of the feathers! If I were going to improve on it a bit I would do more studies of the feet of predator birds. They are creatures of the foot as are horses and hounds and they rely mostly on their feet for their survival. Study the morphology of the bones and the curvature of the talons as well as the lizard like scaling of these animals who are hereditary dinosaurs! They are as fierce now as they were when they ruled the earth, though smaller!

It is great horned owl mating season in the woods on my small farm and their mating calls echo throughout the forest on my property. They are magnificent creatures and what I call flying cats as they are very successful apex predators! I know people who trained them to hunt rabbits for the stew pot. Alas it is hard to get a falconer's licence here in the USA or I would have an aviary of hunting birds here! As always, Deb Hill

khinchowin888
03-26-2017, 10:05 PM
Deborah.. . i love the foot of animals and birds,they look simple but very tricky to paint or draw.need to learn a lot , studying is never enough.i just saw real owl once last a few years ago in market.you are lucky to see these creature closer.

chammi kaiser
03-27-2017, 03:37 PM
Just when I thought the end was nigh and Deborah produces this wonderful painting of the goose. Terrific textures Deborah.

Schuee
03-27-2017, 04:30 PM
That is lovely, Deborah. I do like the colours and the "shimmering" effect. Excellent background to this great goose.

bluemoonstar
03-27-2017, 07:36 PM
Wonderful goose, Deborah - great texture in those feathers!

Geoff-UK
03-29-2017, 11:10 AM
Here's the Owl as promised, a bit of a rushed job i'm afraid, no time for background.

Coloured pencil on scrapbook paper.

KreativeK
03-29-2017, 11:44 AM
Deb, great grey goose with that wonderful foreground and bg surrounding it.
Geoff, yours always grabs me, too, with or without a bg.

Schuee
03-29-2017, 12:22 PM
You made it, Geoff! He's lovely. I like his eyes and feathering.

Geoff-UK
03-29-2017, 12:25 PM
thanks for all your kind comments

Vivien Maloney
03-29-2017, 04:29 PM
Sorry I've been too busy to comment, but I have looked at all your entries and they are wonderful! Great job everyone!
I'm going to begin making the Gallery today - so if anyone has an entry still to post, could you get it in today please, so I can add it to the March Challenge Gallery.:thumbsup:

Schuee
03-29-2017, 04:55 PM
Looking forward to the gallery.

Thank you everyone for taking part this month. It's been great seeing all your work.

Also, looking forward to the new set of photos for April.

PamSav
03-29-2017, 05:03 PM
Hi, hope I'm not too late to join the party. There are so many wonderful pieces of art already uploaded for this challange. You are all so talented.

This is my first image posting on WC! I went with a coloured pencil study of the Owl. I used mainly polychromos pencils, with a couple of prismacolours added in, on sienna Clairefontaine Pastelmat. C&C is welcome as I've only just started using coloured pencils in this way.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2017/62866-eagle-owl.jpg

Schuee
03-29-2017, 05:12 PM
Welcome to the challenge, Pam. He is lovely. Excellent feathering and I like the eyes and colouring.

Vivien Maloney
03-29-2017, 10:11 PM
PamSav - Welcome to Wet Canvas & the Animal & Wildlife Forum monthly Challenge!:wave:

No you aren't too late, I'm just making the Gallery of Entries now, and will post it tomorrow.
A wonderful close-up of the Owl! He has lovely, fluffy feathers and great work on his eyes too!
I hope you enjoyed entering our Challenge and looking forward to seeing more of you artwork. The Gallery of Entries will be posted tomorrow. Our next Challenge will begin soon at the beginning of April 2017.

Deborah Susan Hill
03-29-2017, 11:53 PM
The two latest entries are wonderful! They captured the character of that Owl wonderfully! Congratulations on doing wonderful representational wildlife paintings! Those Owls are exquisite! As always, Deb!

chammi kaiser
03-30-2017, 02:54 AM
Wonderful last two entries. Both the owls are really terrific.

Looking forward to the gallery Viv.

PamSav
03-30-2017, 11:46 AM
Thank you :)

JoyK
03-30-2017, 11:56 AM
Pam, the crop of the owl was perfect in composition and negative space. You rendered the feathers well, with good value changes that look very natural. I look forward to seeing more of your work, as your talents are obvious!

Plum21
03-30-2017, 02:01 PM
Thanks Viv looking forward to the next challenge.

Pat I like your pastel rabbit. He's very snuggly.

Virginie fearsome claws on your owl but you've given him a wise old expression.

Deborah quite different feel to your rabbit, the pigma pen makes it a strong painting. Goose is lovely and colourful and thank you for the info on the owls.

Geoff Old owl doesn't look rushed at all. Great

Pam nice crop of the owl love the way you've done his eyes and feathers. I know nothing of pastels so am in awe of you all.

Vivien Maloney
03-30-2017, 04:27 PM
Here's your March Gallery. Wonderful work from everyone and many thanks to Schuee/Penny for Hosting!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2017/196305-AW_March_Challenge.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2017/196305-Page_2_A__W.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2017/196305-Page_3_A_W.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2017/196305-Page_4_A__W.jpg

Deborah Susan Hill
03-30-2017, 07:14 PM
Here's a late one! Better late than never! Owl bet you've done better! Once again in the Nujabi sketchbook with pigma micron pen and hand mixed metallic and irridescent micro glitter paint. Could be worse, but half a loaf is better than none! As always, Deb!

bluemoonstar
03-30-2017, 07:40 PM
Thanks for making up the gallery, Viv - love seeing the many wonderful renderings!

JoyK
03-31-2017, 12:24 PM
Great gallery, as usual! Thanks, Vivien.

Schuee
03-31-2017, 02:44 PM
I love the owl, Deborah, great colours and textures.

Very good to see all the work together. Thank you, Viv.

Looking forward to April's challenge.

Deborah Susan Hill
03-31-2017, 04:13 PM
Everybody did such wonderful work this month! Bravo for a job well done and special thanks to Viv for doing such a great job on the gallery! I look forward to the April challenge! Another month gone by. How time flies!

Triduana
04-01-2017, 07:14 AM
Wow, fantastic gallery, I really enjoyed lookng through it! Great work everyone :clap:

So sorry I have nothing to show (again!) I was less than an hour into painting the bunny, and having fun with canvas and acrylic, and I got a phone call about a commission so had to put the bunny to one side ... I will finish it though!

chammi kaiser
04-01-2017, 11:00 AM
Thank you so much for running this month's challenge Penny. The images were great and certainly inspired lots of paintings and drawings.

Viv. A wonderful gallery as usual. I know I speak for all of us in telling you how much we appreciate your effort.