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artdude
07-15-2001, 01:41 PM
New thread for our ink works. We are into the 4th page, so I thought a fresh thread would be a good idea :)

Here is what I am working on right now. It is far from finished but I thought you might like a sneek peek. This is just a partial scan. The drawing has more to it on the left side. I am also going to post a "detail" of this drawing so can get a closer look at the line work. Your comments are most welcome :D


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jul-2001/inkprogress.jpg

artdude
07-15-2001, 01:44 PM
Here is a detail of the drawing above :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jul-2001/inkdetail.jpg

mclaughlin
07-15-2001, 03:50 PM
Hi artdude...

both Lorna and me were speechless. What a great :clap: drawing
your're doing. It looks really natural.
What exactly are you using on this breathtaking piece ?


By the way, many thanks from Lorna. She really appreciates
your encouragement.

Please keep posting the progress.

RuthT
07-15-2001, 05:18 PM
Hi artdude - What a fabulous drawing! Never mind the quick sketches, keep doing these wonderful art works.

I agree that it is time to go to part two ( but the sense of mischief in me wanted to know how many pages the system would support :evil: )

RuthT
07-16-2001, 07:13 AM
Hi mclaughlin - see you had already found it! Thought I'd bring this up to the top so that it would be obvious that there is a part 2.

artdude
07-16-2001, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by mclaughlin
Hi artdude...

both Lorna and me were speechless. What a great :clap: drawing
your're doing. It looks really natural.
What exactly are you using on this breathtaking piece ?

ahhh...thanks :) Don't think I made anyone speechless before.
I am using 110lb acid free paper. The sheets are 11" X14". The pens I am using are "Zig" (brand name), acid free, archival quality and fade proof. The pen sizes are 005 (really fine tip) and 08.


By the way, many thanks from Lorna. She really appreciates
your encouragement.

You're quite welcome Lorna :D

Please keep posting the progress.

I will be sure to post progress pics as I work on this drawing more.

mclaughlin
07-16-2001, 08:53 AM
Hi Ruth,

good idea. I hope for many more parts.

artdude
07-16-2001, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by RuthT
Hi artdude - What a fabulous drawing! Never mind the quick sketches, keep doing these wonderful art works.

THANKS Ruth :) They are time consumming but I like those types of drawings.

I agree that it is time to go to part two ( but the sense of mischief in me wanted to know how many pages the system would support :evil: )

Shame on you :angel: :D

mclaughlin
07-16-2001, 09:29 AM
Hi Artdude,

it's just that...one doesn't see many good ink-drawings anymore.
(At least not around here...)

toddjunck
07-16-2001, 10:12 AM
Forgot that I still had a copy of this one on my computer. This is a tech. pen on vellum, india ink. 8 x 10. Posted this a while ago and forgot about it. It was my Father-in-Law's shop.

ReNae
07-16-2001, 11:01 AM
Wow ladies and gents! These are simply gorgeous!

Artdude....it's coming along nicely!

Todd.....the detail is impeccable!

You guys really make me want to get out my rapidograph! I've been using a ball point pen on boring days! I guess I should upgrade...lol!

Warmth,
ReNae

RuthT
07-16-2001, 12:31 PM
A beautiful drawing toddjunck- the trees alone would make a lovely drawing.

Is this garage in St. Louis? I was working there on an exchange visa for 14 months in the 50s. It is a great city, and the people were very kind to me.

toddjunck
07-16-2001, 12:53 PM
Thanks ReNae and Ruth,

The shop was in East St. Louis, Illinois. This was drawn from a photograph that was taken in the mid to late 1940's. The picture had yellowed badly and my Mother-in-law was going to pay a proffesional artist to reproduce it as a Christmas gift. I convinced her to let me give it a go first. Took some time to complete, but the pay off was watching him go speechless and discreetly wipe a tear fron his eye. Yeah, after that I was hooked on this "Art" thing.

mclaughlin
07-16-2001, 01:02 PM
Hi toddjunck,

WOW :clap: thanks to you this ink-thread is getting better and better. What a incredible piece of art. That poor guy must still be crying.

Do you have more ?

mclaughlin
07-16-2001, 01:06 PM
a few lines in ink and a bit pastel came up with this:

toddjunck
07-16-2001, 01:16 PM
This is the only other ink drawing I have right now. It is actually stipple "DecoColor" paint marker, so each dot is a bubble of paint. Pretty cool effect.

NorahT
07-16-2001, 05:13 PM
artdude- lovely drawing - looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Thank you for the detail - nice to see how you approached the work.

toddjunk - This is a lovely piece to have - both for the drawing itself and also for its family attachment. Maybe we could see some more of your work?

mclaughlin - I really enjoy your sketches - love the pose and love the background on this one.

Hi Ruth - how is that elephant coming :)

artdude
07-16-2001, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by toddjunck
Forgot that I still had a copy of this one on my computer. This is a tech. pen on vellum, india ink. 8 x 10. Posted this a while ago and forgot about it. It was my Father-in-Law's shop.


Well ALRIGHT TODD!!! I new you had one hiding somewhere :D I remember seeing this one on your web site. I am in AWE. Thanks for contributing to the Ink Thread :clap:

artdude
07-16-2001, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by toddjunck
This is the only other ink drawing I have right now. It is actually stipple "DecoColor" paint marker, so each dot is a bubble of paint. Pretty cool effect.


ooohhh...awe...can I take it for a spin? :D Another awesome ink by TODD! :clap:

mclaughlin
07-17-2001, 03:28 AM
I just could get in and drive...great work toddjunck.
Are you working on something in the moment ?

mclaughlin
07-17-2001, 03:33 AM
Thank you for your comment. In the moment I'm sketching after Degas and Lautrec...but maybe folks, I shouldn't post so much sketches .

I mean, you guys are working on serious projects.

What do you think. Are you on a sketch - overload ?

Please comment.

NorahT
07-17-2001, 07:24 AM
Overload? --- No way. Keep them coming :)

artdude
07-17-2001, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by mclaughlin
but maybe folks, I shouldn't post so much sketches .

I mean, you guys are working on serious projects.

What do you think. Are you on a sketch - overload ?

Please comment.

Sketching is a good learning tool for artists of all levels. You should keep doing those sketches....the more you do, the better you get!! Sketching is also good for getting your art ideas and designs on paper before you tackle the serious project. Try taking your pad and pen and doing some sketches outdoors. Always look forward to seeing your art work (sketches) :D

mclaughlin
07-17-2001, 08:30 AM
Hi Artdude and Norah,

thank you so much for your encouragement.

I would love to sketch outside, but my time is very limited.
(workwise) When I come home, it's often dark already.
I squeeze every minute out for art. I'm lucky that my wife paints
herself and understand my needs in that department.

I thought about doing old Frankfurt Buildings on the weekend.
Let's see how it works out.

Have a nice day...

mclaughlin
07-17-2001, 02:00 PM
I did that one after an old Poster for the Play "Faust" by Goethe
Ink, CP and Pastel

NorahT
07-17-2001, 06:13 PM
I have posted this in the Garden Fairy Project, but thought I would show it here as it is pen and ink, with ink wash. About 5x5" on Canson 65 lb paper, using a couple of sizes of nibs.
The little girl in the photograph was about 18 months old, but in my drawing she looks older than that. I made three attempts at this drawing in order to try to remedy that, but no luck. (Maybe that is why there is not as much pen work as I would like to see - I ran out of steam!)

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I could make the little girl more baby-faced?

NorahT
07-17-2001, 06:24 PM
Here is the photo it was taken from. Any help would be appreciated.

RuthT
07-17-2001, 09:28 PM
Hi Norah - What a lovely subject! :)

Do you mind if your sister puts her two centsworth in? I was going to post a copy of it with markings of what I mean, but am having trouble with Adobe.

But if you compare the photo and drawing you will see that the ratio of the distance between the end of the hair and the tip of her nose, and the tip of her nose and tip of chin, is different. Children's cheeks are chubby and high up (a tempting target for pinching!) and I think hers should be higher. Look at the shadow of her cheek in the photo, it is not straight.

I'll lend you my little book on drawing children if you like next time I see you - I'll bring it to the bridge tournament. :)

p.s. The rest of it looks great:D

NorahT
07-17-2001, 10:46 PM
Thank you Ruth. I will put the drawing and the photo side by side to compare more accurately, as you have suggested. And yes, I would like to see the book on drawing children :)

See you soon!

mclaughlin
07-18-2001, 02:00 AM
old posters are a great source for learning.
Ink and Pastel.

mclaughlin
07-18-2001, 03:34 AM
the Drawing of the child is wonderful. I think, portraits in Ink are the hardest challenge there is in drawing.
To fill those lines with life is hard, but I think you did it in your drawing.

Have a nice Day

NorahT
07-18-2001, 07:42 AM
Nice work mclaughlin :) I like the colour along with the ink in these two poster pieces.

mclaughlin
07-18-2001, 07:58 AM
Thank you for your nice comment. Tonight I'll get a good sketch-books to draw outside and on the weekend I'll dive into the "real" Life. (I love Cafe-Scenes)
I'm courious what will happen on my paper...

You guys here in the ink - "forum" are really a big inspiration.

Cheerio

RuthT
07-18-2001, 08:07 AM
Hi mclaughlin - I really like mephisto and belle, the colors are great. Those in belle ar softer, and mephisto is striking. Working from posters is a good idea as it helps one to explore a variety of colors and styles.

Have been rather busy these last few days, but am going to work on the elephant today - if I don't shake the ink bottle I won't get on to part 2 !

mclaughlin
07-18-2001, 08:19 AM
Hi Ruth,

thank you for your comments. I'll try watercolor with ink next.
Cafe-Sketches, then later colouring them. I'm sure this will be fun.

Please don't forget your ink-bottle. We need you here in
"ink-town".

I, for myself, will certainly study etchings, sepia and ink-art more closely from now on.

by the way, is my english ok for you guys ?

NorahT
07-18-2001, 10:08 AM
Your english is just fine - we hear you loud and clear :) :) :)

mclaughlin
07-18-2001, 11:05 AM
Thanks a lot, Norah.

Maybe you saw "animal"īs ink-work on drawing/sketching ?
I asked him to post his great Ink-Art here with us.
He agreed.

animal
07-18-2001, 11:06 AM
mclaughlin asked if I would post my pen and inks here so here they are.


<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Mar-2001/dragonfly.JPG" border=0>

mclaughlin
07-18-2001, 11:10 AM
Hi animal,

thanks a lot for posting your wonderful art here.
Very very beautyful .

Keep posting.
Could you post a few details about the paper, ink/pen you use ?
I love the colors.

animal
07-18-2001, 11:12 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2001/ringtailedlemurnew.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2001/squirrelmonkey.JPG

These are my first and second attempts at pen and ink. The first is a ring tailed Lemur and the second is of a squirrel monkey.
:clap:

animal
07-18-2001, 11:31 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2001/greendragonfly.JPG" border=0>

This is another dragonfly.:clap:

animal
07-18-2001, 11:35 AM
Originally posted by mclaughlin
Hi animal,

thanks a lot for posting your wonderful art here.
Very very beautyful .

Keep posting.
Could you post a few details about the paper, ink/pen you use ?
I love the colors.

Thanks Mclaughlin,

I use Pro Art Sketch 9x12 and use pens made by Staedtler. The pen and inks that have colour are done using prismacolour scholar coloured pencils.

NorahT
07-18-2001, 01:34 PM
Very pleased to see you drawings here animal - you do well! It is interesting to see your first pieces and watch your progress as you work on the racoon.

mclaughlin
07-18-2001, 02:17 PM
Hi Norah,

you have a new tinyhead, right ? How nice.

Hi Animal,

your work is really incredible.
They sell Steadtler here too. I will look out for it.
Here we don't have Mailorder-Companies like DickBlick.
I ran around for 2 Hours in Frankfurt to come up with this:

Faber Castell sells now Ink Pens in Sepia, Roetel and Black Ink.
They put together 4 different point-sizes. S,F,M,B in one set.
I bought the Sepia-Set and a Box with 24 Schmincke-Watercolors
for coloring Ink-sketches.

See You

RuthT
07-19-2001, 12:48 PM
Got some more work done on the elephant, but am not sure where to go from here. Should I make some parts darker - should I 'try' to blend in the changes from dark to light? Any advice or critiques welcome.

Whilst I'm here - have my ink in a tiny dish so that I can judge how far the stick goes in, and can prevent blobs of running ink. But it dries up. Can I dilute it with water, or will this ruin the ink?
Now to try uploading image - fingers crossed.

RuthT
07-19-2001, 12:56 PM
couldn't find it lol

mclaughlin
07-19-2001, 02:53 PM
Hi Ruth,

that was a scan of the Faber-Castell Package, sorry. (No sketch of mine)
Here's one with watercolor: Sketch after Lautrec's Portrait of Madame Brady

jheinrich
07-19-2001, 04:09 PM
here's my newest non-satire ink drawing, done from life ...

great thread, good idea.

j*

mclaughlin
07-20-2001, 06:30 AM
Hi Ruth,

your Elephant is wonderful. My wife loves it too.

Have a nice day:clap:

mclaughlin
07-20-2001, 06:33 AM
Originally posted by jheinrich
here's my newest non-satire ink drawing, done from life ...

great thread, good idea.

j*

Hi jheinrich,

your drawing is exactly what I like: Loose, sharp looking and down the point.

artdude
07-20-2001, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by RuthT
couldn't find it lol


Hi Ruth: Your elephant pic is comming along nicely. It's hard to tell how much dark you need without seeing a photo of the subject. More dark values would definately make this pic POP!! :D

NorahT
07-20-2001, 01:56 PM
Hi jheinrich - enjoyed your posting. Shadow behind head is a nice touch. This is indeed a good thread - interesting to see all the different approaches.

jheinrich
07-20-2001, 05:14 PM
thanks mclaughlin & NorahT

here's another from around the same time ...

Patrice

mclaughlin
07-21-2001, 02:00 AM
Very strong features jheinrich. I really like it. You emntioned "from around the same time". Are you still doing ink ?

mclaughlin
07-21-2001, 02:06 AM
Dear Artdude and Ruth,

I'm addressing you because you started the ink-threads .
As I could see, the threads have a lot of visitors and more and more artists posting their ink-work here. What do you think about a ink-project ?

Maybe it could help to get artists to consider ink as one or THE one medium to work with.

Please comment.

Have a nice day
heimo

artdude
07-21-2001, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by mclaughlin
Dear Artdude and Ruth,

I'm addressing you because you started the ink-threads .
As I could see, the threads have a lot of visitors and more and more artists posting their ink-work here. What do you think about a ink-project ?
Maybe it could help to get artists to consider ink as one or THE one medium to work with.
Please comment.
Have a nice day
heimo


hmmmm....an ink project sounds like a good idea mclaughlin :) It would definately be worth looking into. Do you have any specific ideas in mind?

RuthT
07-21-2001, 08:35 AM
Hi mclaughlin - Good idea. I did think early on that I should have gone that route, but on reflection I did not have the expertise or time to organize and manage it. If we decide to go ahead I am all for it.

Am off to an all-day bridge tournament, so will look for other replies tomorrow. Will think of possible guidelines whilst they are dealing the cards :)

mclaughlin
07-21-2001, 11:15 AM
Hi Artdude and Ruth,

thanks for your replies. My first thought was to get to know as many as possible artists who work in ink, or kind of a gallery.
I wait for your ideas.

Bye for now
ML

jheinrich
07-22-2001, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by mclaughlin
Very strong features jheinrich. I really like it. You emntioned "from around the same time". Are you still doing ink ?

thanks!

yes, these are from the same day, about two weeks ago ... mostly I do satires, though, can't post 'em here, no butt icon :D

They look nothing like these though, technically ...


j*

macped
07-31-2001, 09:59 PM
Hi all Iam new to this groups and just love all the wonderful
drawing and I also injoy working in pen/ink . this is one of my older one hope you like it
macped

artdude
08-01-2001, 07:30 AM
Originally posted by macped
Hi all Iam new to this groups and just love all the wonderful
drawing and I also injoy working in pen/ink . this is one of my older one hope you like it
macped


Hi Mac: GREAT ink work!! Nice wildlife action drawing. What do you use for your ink works? Would love to see more of your work :D

dupliKate
08-01-2001, 12:02 PM
Great thread! I am so desparate to be included that I am scanning in a page from my sketch book, where I drew my own hand holding the bottle of ink..out of desparation for something to draw. Don't even remember what some of the other things on the page are!

The scan isn't the greatest...but hey! I want to participate too!

K:D

macped
08-01-2001, 01:42 PM
Hi artdude.
happy to meet you. this is one of four I have done
the pens I used are pigment liner by staedtler sizes 01-08
on bristol I also love color pencials and have just posted
a cat picture their you can also find some of my designs at
http://www.artwanted.com/art/mercy looking forward to hearing from all on the groups
much love mac:D

artdude
08-01-2001, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by dupliKate
Great thread! I am so desparate to be included that I am scanning in a page from my sketch book, where I drew my own hand holding the bottle of ink..out of desparation for something to draw. Don't even remember what some of the other things on the page are!

The scan isn't the greatest...but hey! I want to participate too!



Hi Kate....and participate you did :D Quick sketches and doodles are a great way to get used to the pen and inks. Scan another page and post away :)

RuthT
08-04-2001, 05:45 PM
Hi macped - Yes I do like your drawing! I like the variety of techniques and the wide range of dark and light and in between you have achieved.

Are you aware that there is now a new pen and ink forum? Just keep going down the list below 'drawing and sketching' to 'pen and ink' if you are interested :)

RuthT
08-04-2001, 05:53 PM
Hi dupliKate - Welcome to the pen and inkers :)

I am a beginner in this medium and will be posting some more of my work as soon as I get my scanner and my mouse fixed.

Are you aware that there is now a new pen and ink forum? Just keep going down the list below the 'drawing and sketching' to 'pen and ink' if you are interested.

genearthur
07-15-2008, 11:40 AM
:wave:

macped
07-15-2008, 04:14 PM
Hi genearthue.
I don't understand what you'r talking about since I have not been to this forum in a year. so please refresh my memory.

genearthur
07-15-2008, 09:32 PM
:wave: Just a friendly post and acknowledgement. I was poking around looking at some older posts and thought I'd give a nod as I read them... I haven't been in the forum very long and enjoy the company...There are lots of fine pieces and artists in the forum and wanted to say so and say HI! Thank you!:thumbsup: