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stephie20
02-25-2004, 04:59 AM
I started this from a ref i found in the lib....being a bit ambitious i think....it's a black & white photo so i am doing it in just 1 colour....neutrel.....don't know weather that's the right thing to do or not....but i guess thats how you learn...the trouble is all my family thought it was a pencil sketch....do you think it will change when i get the darks in......c&c please


RIL
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billythekid
02-25-2004, 05:09 AM
Keep on going, it's a very nice composition you have started. Perhaps you should introduce one more subtle colour (van-dyk or something similar :confused: ) for the cat itself.

stephie20
02-25-2004, 05:16 AM
Keep on going, it's a very nice composition you have started. Perhaps you should introduce one more subtle colour (van-dyk or something similar :confused: ) for the cat itself.

Thanks for advise..i was thinking about that....but i have limited colours at the moment...i don't have that one...is there something siilar

billythekid
02-25-2004, 05:20 AM
Just choose one of the darker brown colours in your palette.

painterbear
02-25-2004, 05:36 AM
You've done a wonderful job with the cat's reflection in the window. The drawing also looks very good.

You can mix a brown with red and green if you don't have brown and want to use it for the cat.

laudesan
02-25-2004, 08:05 AM
Gosh this is looking beautiful..

I love monochrome paintings.....

I shall be popping back in for your next update.. :)

olliewood0702
02-25-2004, 08:24 AM
I'm with JJ...I LOVE monochrome's too. Can't wait to see more. VERY good drawing!! :)

stephie20
02-25-2004, 08:33 AM
Thanks all.......I might wait and see when i get the other cat in and some darks before i decide weather it needs another colour

Europa
02-25-2004, 09:35 AM
You seem to be well on your way to another great painting Stephie - I love what you have done already - the reflection is great!

Pat

olika
02-25-2004, 02:34 PM
I have never tried a monochrome so I will be watching this with lots of interest! Looks great so far! :D :D

pampe
02-25-2004, 03:00 PM
WONDERFUL reflection!!

This is going to be great!

Nandie
02-25-2004, 03:03 PM
You've got a wonderful start on this. I wouldn't do anything more to the reflection.... it's perfect already. I say go ahead with the monochrome idea.... maybe it's a black and white cat, after all! :cat:

eichhoernchen
02-25-2004, 03:07 PM
Keep going, this is becoming a wonderful piece!

Brian Barnes
02-25-2004, 03:13 PM
This is going to make a great painting! As far as colour goes, why not set this aside for finishing later. Experiment by starting again on another piece of paper. and choose any colour(s) you want for the cat...go wild! It will always be recognizable as a cat! If it looks colourful and you and others love it, then it's a success! You might find you won't have to go back to finish the first one. At the very least it will tell you where you can or cannot go from here. I've had this happen to me before and wished my experiment had been on better paper.

Brian

jkook
02-25-2004, 05:48 PM
Keep going. I have had this in my "too paint" file for a long time . I'm happy to see your rendering. The drawing is great and your reflection is perfect.
Jim

M.A.
02-25-2004, 05:57 PM
OMG I'm looking forward to this one!!! That reflection is perfect! :clap:

Scitzo
02-25-2004, 05:57 PM
As ^^^^, just great, go on!

stephie20
02-25-2004, 08:16 PM
Thanks so much to all for the encouragement and support, i would have probably given up by now......brian thanks for the advice, but i don't think i could do another one,this is way beyond anything i've tried before, and i have'nt the courage yet to do loose style painting.....maybe after this i'll try

Went over the top on the reflection...bit dark, but the cats almost black so hope when thats finished it won't look so bad....And I pick up my new glasses tomorrow (lost the old ones) so i might be able to see what i'm doing.

This is how far I got today......lost most of the drawing on the cat, so a bit slower


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2004/36255-3.jpg

laudesan
02-25-2004, 08:19 PM
**Drool** Oh My Gaaaaawd...

This is going to be to die for !!!!!!!!!

stephie20
02-25-2004, 08:24 PM
Thanks JJ....I cant believe i've got this far.....but i'm not going to give up

M.A.
02-25-2004, 09:27 PM
Coming along nicely!!!! :clap:

hopefulbucky
02-25-2004, 09:32 PM
Very ambitious project. But it is absolutely awesome. Your reflection is great, love the cat's eyes. Will be checking in to see how it is coming.

sweetbabydill
02-25-2004, 10:58 PM
This is looking good.
I can't wait to see finished painting!!!
Carolyn

rosiemcc
02-26-2004, 01:28 PM
I'll be following the progress. Looking really good.

madmum
02-26-2004, 02:47 PM
Stephie this looks wonderful so far, I love the composition and the reflection is perfect!

Ruth

Nandie
02-26-2004, 02:55 PM
**Just poking my head in**

Looking great.... keep going! :)

aquarius
02-26-2004, 03:42 PM
You got a great start already, the 'reflection cat' is so beautifully rendered !

Really like the monochrome approach.

Looking forward to finish.


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----Carola-----

ks1017
02-26-2004, 05:18 PM
I'm so glad you let me know you were using a photo I submitted to the reference library. I always loved the photo but didn't feel like drawing it myself, and I think watercolor is an excellent medium for it. I think you're doing an absolutely wonderful painting of it, and you've captured the mood very well. I can't wait to see what it looks like in the end!

al22
02-26-2004, 05:32 PM
Looking good............these are the kind I usually overdo..... remember to leave a bit for the viewer to fill in....mho.......

.......al

stephie20
02-26-2004, 05:36 PM
Thanks everyone for kind words and support.....and to kerri for the photo in lib....who could resist it
Latest progress....Didn't get much done today......hope to finish it tomorrow.......there goes that housework again......can't get all the pic on the scanner..and it's better than my camera...perhaps someone could explain to me how to do it in 2 parts and put together ( in easy terms please)
on PSP 8.

Oh i forgot....Whatman 140lb, WN Artist, and such an assortment of brushes you wouldn't believe.



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2004/36255-File0007.jpg

Charles Perera
02-26-2004, 05:49 PM
Stefie,

That was a lovely start with the reflexion on the glass pane. You have done a beautiful painting, sober and attractive.

Charles

Olga
02-27-2004, 09:07 AM
This is looking wonderful, Stephie...

Looks to me that you need a BIG injection of self confidence!!!!

Fun composition and wonderful job on the reflection and the fur. Your values are spot on, too!

Olga

cara_d
02-28-2004, 03:23 PM
This is very nice. What size is it?

aquarius
02-28-2004, 03:35 PM
Absolutely beautiful, good values and you rendered
that fur excellent .... :clap:


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---Carola-----

stephie20
02-28-2004, 09:39 PM
Well here it is Finished...I think...came out a little dark in the scan, and i had to join it...tried to lighten a bit...not sure weather i need to darken the window frame a little.........and the whiskers are a little to thick..have'nt mastered masking fluid yet, can't seem to get it fine enough
C&C very welcome....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2004/36255-final.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2004/36255-File0003.jpg


Charles ...Many thanks
Olga........your right but i'm getting better since i've been here
Cara ....It's about 14 x 12
Aquarious ...thank you...I'm not sure I even know what values are yet...i just paint what i see.i've got so much to learn

M.A.
02-28-2004, 09:41 PM
Oh my but this is beautiful! Your kitty turned out perfect! Those little nits you mentioned, don't worry, you've really done an outstanding job on this. Congrats! This is wonderful! :clap:

stephie20
02-28-2004, 09:49 PM
Oh my but this is beautiful! Your kitty turned out perfect! Those little nits you mentioned, don't worry, you've really done an outstanding job on this. Congrats! This is wonderful! :clap:

Thanks very much for all your support

ks1017
02-28-2004, 11:13 PM
That's just awesome. You did a perfect job on it.

stephie20
02-29-2004, 04:37 AM
That's just awesome. You did a perfect job on it.

Thanks kerri .....and for the use of a wonderful photo

ripvanblair
02-29-2004, 04:45 AM
This is tremendous, what a concept, what a talent!!--------very well done-------Alan

painterbear
02-29-2004, 05:19 AM
Oh my but this is beautiful! Your kitty turned out perfect! Those little nits you mentioned, don't worry, you've really done an outstanding job on this. Congrats! This is wonderful! :clap:


Totally agree with Mary-Ann, your monochrome kitty is wonderful. I am really impressed with how you did its fur.

Masking fluid is very hard to make fine lines with—the only thing I have found that works fairly well is the Masquepen. They are made there in England. If you don't have one, its worth getting for fine details like the whiskers on the cat.

stephie20
02-29-2004, 12:22 PM
Alan........Many thanks and much appreciated
Sylvia.........Thanks very much ........and what is a masquepen i've never heard of one.....seen them mentioned here.

idcrisis55
02-29-2004, 02:21 PM
Stephanie, you did outstanding with the cat and its reflections. I really enjoyed seeing this WIP and hope to see a lot more from you.

Ann

painterbear
02-29-2004, 02:42 PM
Alan........Many thanks and much appreciated
Sylvia.........Thanks very much ........and what is a masquepen i've never heard of one.....seen them mentioned here.

Stephie,

Some very clever inventor there in England came up with a plastic bottle of masking fluid with a needlenose tip for applying the masking fluid. What makes it so nice is that there is a top with a fine piece of metal that goes down into the tip and keeps it from clogging whenever you close it.

The point is cut at a slant so it is quite easy to get fine, thin lines of masking fluid whenever you want one. I would imagine most art stores in England would carry them. I ordered mine through the Daniel Smith catalog here in the States. It is called Masquepen with Fine Point Applicator by the Cruddas Innovations Company U.K. Ask in the Daily Wash where one of the Brits who come there got theirs.

stephie20
02-29-2004, 07:18 PM
Ann........many thanks ..i really enjoyed doing it

Sylvia.......thanks for info..have looked on web and will be ordering some of that

Lulu
02-29-2004, 07:58 PM
This is just amazing! What colour did you use Stephie? You might have already said, but I've missed it if you have.

olliewood0702
02-29-2004, 08:09 PM
YUP...JJ is right it's "TO DIE FOR!!" You did an awesome job on this and I just LOVE his reflection. I might have darkened the window pane just a little but this certainly works too. Congratulations on a wonderful painting.(Adorable kitty too.) :D ;) :clap: :clap:

stephie20
02-29-2004, 08:14 PM
This is just amazing! What colour did you use Stephie? You might have already said, but I've missed it if you have.

Thanks very much Lulu.....I used neutrel..WN...

stephie20
02-29-2004, 08:15 PM
YUP...JJ is right it's "TO DIE FOR!!" You did an awesome job on this and I just LOVE his reflection. I might have darkened the window pane just a little but this certainly works too. Congratulations on a wonderful painting.(Adorable kitty too.) :D ;) :clap: :clap:

You really are kind........I am thinking i might still do that....

stlkicn
02-29-2004, 09:22 PM
Holy CAT!


Awesome!


my girls love it and so do I.

stlkicn

Alan Cross
02-29-2004, 09:38 PM
Great finsh on this one it came out great.
Alan :)

stephie20
03-01-2004, 06:16 PM
Thanks very much stlkicn...
Alan...I must say I am very pleased with it...i've never before achieved so much...and so much still to learn

cmwynn
03-01-2004, 06:32 PM
It is outstanding. Thanks so much for showing the steps. I learned so much watching how you did this.
Connie

genna
03-01-2004, 06:42 PM
Stephanie, I can't believe I missed this!!!!! I truly apologize! IT'S WONDERFUL!!! And all monochrome tones, this is such a masterpiece! :clap: :clap: :clap:

stephie20
03-01-2004, 07:27 PM
It is outstanding. Thanks so much for showing the steps. I learned so much watching how you did this.
Connie

Many thanks Connie........you've really made my day.......never thought anyone would be saying that to me

stephie20
03-01-2004, 07:30 PM
Stephanie, I can't believe I missed this!!!!! I truly apologize! IT'S WONDERFUL!!! And all monochrome tones, this is such a masterpiece! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thats ok Genna(lol).......i know you've been really busy....and started another already.........Thanks for your comments much appreciated

Grainne
03-01-2004, 08:27 PM
Wow! Stephanie, I think all the superlatives have already been said, but let me echo them! This is truly wonderful!

Grainne

PS Is that W&N Neutral Tint? I love using that too.

Sandy1
03-01-2004, 11:02 PM
I missed the finish of this. It is beautiful . What an expression on the cats face. :clap: :clap: :clap:

stephie20
03-02-2004, 05:59 PM
Thanks Grainne for your kind words.......yes it was WN, first time I used it

Sandy......thanks for looking and comments.....you've been very busy yourself