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09-01-2017, 01:25 AM
Yay it's spring! - for us:)
I'm looking at a couple of references that I thought would be nice in op. Please join in and have fun.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2017/1256189-84057-07_Lai-Papluogna_lands_novs.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2017/1256189-130612004drakensberg_gardens_dam_dewarp_ril.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2017/1256189-iris_oedem_ril.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2017/1256189-DSC_4721s.jpg
The rooster is my photo , the iris is from Oedem, the Drakensberg scene from Dewarp and the Lai-Papluogna landscape are from the ril.

09-03-2017, 07:12 AM
I like these pictures, particularly the rooster.

09-03-2017, 10:40 PM
Beautiful landscapes! I would love to have a go at something soon just to keep my fingers flexed, so to speak. Life has gotten busy the last few weeks!

Something tells me that you just *might* paint that iris, Christel. Now, why would I think that?? ;)

09-04-2017, 01:16 AM
Isobel - looking forward to seeing your version of the rooster:wave:
Terri - mmm..Good guess! You might want to try it too?

09-04-2017, 12:15 PM
My iris, A4: and the stages the background went through:lol:
After adding orange and red - too lively!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Sep-2017/1256189-DSC_4890b.jpg
Added white. More to my taste. I cropped it to 7x11 as all my efforts tore the paper

09-05-2017, 09:33 AM
Beginning the rooster. Used an awl to scratch the feathers, and some cooking oil for blending. I struggled with the colours, and I am not too happy about the eyes. Not sure if I should try save this picture or start again. Advice appreciated.

09-05-2017, 01:08 PM
You've chosen a difficult subject, Isobel. Very innovative tools that you're using:) Your scratching back worked well.I'd like to make some suggestions to help you with the rooster.
1. Trace the outline- it's not considered as cheating here. If you don't want to trace then transfer the outline using the grid method. I'm attaching a sketch version with grid added.
2. Lay a thin layer of white down for the feathers. Use a black dermatograph marker (china marker) for the black on the feathers and a pencil for the fine lines
3. The comb can be a thin layer of red adding the detail with pencil
4. The feet are yellow ochre with a touch of burnt sienna adding detail with pencil
5. The background can be made using a combination of light blue and grey
6. The dry grass can be indicated with yellow ochre and light mauve or grey with white added
I do hope this helps you and look forward to seeing your work

09-06-2017, 08:43 AM
Thanks for the advice! I love your flowers, great work.

09-06-2017, 10:34 AM
Wow! I really like your chicken. Good job.
I would not have thought to scratch the feathers in. (out?:)) I have scratched grass blades, tree limbs, etc, a time or two. You have broadened my "vocabulary". I usually use a nail, but maybe I'll put my nutpick into my brush holder.

09-11-2017, 01:09 AM
A3 using solvent for the sky

09-12-2017, 05:53 PM
That's a lovely landscape, Christel!

I don't know when I will get back to my ops now. Here in the US it is fall, and hurricane season. A massive hurricane came through our area, the leftovers of Hurricane Irma. At the moment the power is still out at my house. We didn't get the full force of the storm like Florida did, and it's still a mess in my town!

Hopefully things will be back to normal within a few days. September hasn't been a great month so far!

09-13-2017, 04:47 AM
Thanks Terri!
Glad to hear you are safe and well!

09-18-2017, 07:47 AM
A3 using solvent for the sky

Ooh. Stunning.

09-18-2017, 11:09 AM
Thanks Aswin!

09-22-2017, 11:45 AM
Hey everyone. I went with the mountain scene with canoes, except I decided to leave the canoes and dock out! I was more drawn to the sunlit mountain peaks and wanted to focus on that. So here we have it, and it's a completely different scene...I took the concept of the mountains/lake and made up the rest and somewhere along the way, I imagined a distant waterfall at the head of the lake. Seems to have worked...

9x12 senns on strathmore. Also included some wip pics

09-23-2017, 12:02 AM
I love what you did with this landscape. Beautiful!

09-24-2017, 10:52 PM
Loving your WIP step by step shots, Rich. Thanks for sharing.

I am working on one of my dogs right now... this was from the other day when I started it. Did a little more today.


09-25-2017, 01:07 AM
Great start! Love the colors.