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rd2ruin
04-05-2004, 11:42 PM
Return of the Pastel Riot. Midway between the hourly sketch and the monthly project lies the Pastel Riot. It's sort of like the WDE, but without all the rushing and a limited number of pics. Interpret one of the following pictures of variable difficulty and post your results, no time limit. First person done posts pictures for next week, or supply me the pictures and I'll write another terrible story around them.

A Mariner's Tale

Argh, you scallywags. Have a seat will ya and listen to my tale. It all started when I asked the admiral where the poop deck was. For some reason I can't refuse the opportunity to say 'poop deck'.

So I was forced to walk the plank, and I washed up on shore (yeah, I know, that's what I said ... this is a pretty severe punishment for saying 'poop deck', but no one ever said Pirates was nice... shiver me timbers). Having only the following to sustain me-self on:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2004/17338-riot4.jpg

Which attracted this rather large bird who insisted on sitting on my shoulder even though he weighs seven pounds. But since my %#*@$*&^ parrot abandoned me when I had to walk the plank, he's the best I could do.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2004/17338-riot2.jpg

Life was hard on the island, always having to keep a keen eye out for roving bands of evil mauraders like this one, shown preparing for the yearly "Evil Mauraders Regatta Pride Day".

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2004/17338-riot3.jpg

I had no choice but to pelt them with the only ammunition I had:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2004/17338-riot5.jpg

but with the rage of bloodthirst in my veins I tell you. So bad they fled to thier Cadillac Escapades and I was left to enjoy the sunset by myself and my big, stupid, candy hoarding bird. Such is the life of a pirate, Argh!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2004/17338-riot1.jpg

Cheers!
- Greg

CarlyHardy
04-06-2004, 12:32 AM
LOL...Greg, it was worth restarting the riot just to read your "mariner's tale"!! Looking forward to seeing the results of the efforts, too.
carly

...looking longingly at the sailboats....thinking I'm nuts for wanting to take on another project....yikes! :D

Khadres
04-06-2004, 02:28 AM
I take it we post entries here, in this thread? Never done nuthin' like this before, ye know!

sundiver
04-06-2004, 07:49 AM
yummy yummy pictures! Are they from the Image Library?
You'd be a good host for a WDE ya know- if it wouldn't damage your reputation as a hotshot debater!:D

Kathryn Wilson
04-06-2004, 11:13 AM
Hi Greg! Finally got in here - it's so nice to see things get taken care of when the Guide's computer connectivity is down!

This is absolutely the best thing that has happened to me this morning - thanks for bringing my smile back! What a great story and great photos.

Everyone enjoy!

Deborah Secor
04-06-2004, 11:31 AM
Oh my, this looks like so much fun! I don't know where I'll find time but somehow I'll eke it out...

Deborah

Dark_Shades
04-06-2004, 12:02 PM
lol Greg, its good seeing you and this back..... like old comfy shoes :)

... now decisions, decisions...... what which one shall I do..... all look good.... a tasty morsel :)

Khadres ... yes, post your entries into this thread..... no limit at one either :)

MarshaSavage
04-07-2004, 08:05 AM
I don't usually participate -- way too much going on. But you brought a smile and a giggle to me when I read your mariner's tale! You do have a gift! This is great reading and each picture just fit!

So -- I think I will try one -- not sure which yet.

Marsha

CBruce
04-07-2004, 11:04 AM
Nothing like a good giggle in the morning. Will have to try one of these. :)

Kathryn Wilson
04-07-2004, 01:32 PM
I'll be in here with something in a day or two - love the photos - need to get started on something!

weckster
04-08-2004, 01:05 AM
I was feeling a little demotivated - then laughed so much when I saw jellies under the heading "Mariner's Tale" that I am desperate to start...aye aye, but which pic to do????

Thanks Greg!

weckster
04-08-2004, 03:21 AM
OK....so I was soooo excited by a pastel riot that I dashed off and did two quickly (I think it's only been two hours since I visited, and I've done a few other things in the meantime....).

The strawberries are incomplete - I was beginning to overwork them, and I haven't got up to the pips yet....C&C required!

The sunset I've done and is OK...tried sgraffito on black again.... the photo a little blander than in RL, and I've touched up the boat since. Think I'll have to sit on this a little bit.

Both done on the same bit of MiTeintes Black that I had prepped for oil pastels - so they must be about 12 x 8.

Had some fun! Now for the other pictures!

sundiver
04-08-2004, 07:28 AM
Erica, great start on both of these! I like the purples on the strawberries. I started the strawberries, too, same size in o.p.- just started and it already looks overworked. I've never tried making strawberries the size of grapefruit brfore! (yeah, yeah, excuses, excuses!)

Kathryn Wilson
04-08-2004, 08:41 AM
Ooooh, Erica - I'm so glad someone tried these in OP's. These are looking good -

Sundiver & Erica - remember, if they get overworked, try scraping them back. I know you are using paper Erica, but it can be done gently. I really see the advantage of using the gesso board now - hey and try heating up a palette knife to melt those OP's too. This is the time to get creative with those OP's!

Dyin
04-08-2004, 10:06 AM
Ha...I'm working on one with OPs too....looks like you get to provide the pics next one, Erica! I like all these strawberries..quite juicy looking and can't wait to see the grapefruit size ones! Hmmmm....are you heating OPs as we speak Kat? :evil:

rd2ruin
04-08-2004, 10:24 AM
Hullo everyone!

Glad to see y'all like the pictures. They come to us from the Internet Morgue File, one of my not so secret repositories for good, quality reference material.

sundiver - You know how impossible it is for me to commit to a WDE two months down the road? I have a hard enough time committing to what I'm having for lunch today :)

Hope to hop in this wknd!

Cheers!
- Greg

Dark_Shades
04-08-2004, 11:56 AM
Nice going Erica...... glad you were inspired...... Im hoping to start at the weekend too :)

weckster
04-08-2004, 05:12 PM
sundiver - looking forward to seeing your strawberries! I find OPs sooooo easy to overwork. I have scraped back on the leaves already (gosh plastic spoons can be handy!). I was using too many greens and it looked really flat.

kat - the saving grace to prepping paper with matt finish is that it's easier to scrape. I haven't used gesso board before....and how do I melt pastels (sounds very scary, but useful for the pips?)

Dyin-go OP's!

Greg - they're great pics. I want to do them all!

Hi DS - Easter weekend too...more time to do it (assuming you get time off).

I'm going to go back and have a look at my strawberries and try to work out how to finish them

Kathryn Wilson
04-08-2004, 05:18 PM
Hi Erica! I'm in the scraping stage too - doing the boats and having problems with the water and reflections - I've taken a big angled palette knife I had laying around and it does a great job of taking op's off. I would think for your strawberries though a small flat edged knife would do it.

I haven't tried this before, but Sennelier's info packet said you could heat up a palette knife to heat the OP's so that they spread around even better - OR - to use the OP's similar to oil in doing palette knife work.

Dark_Shades
04-08-2004, 05:21 PM
Hi DS - Easter weekend too...more time to do it (assuming you get time off).



We sure do! :) ...... got all next week booked off as well :clap: .... lots of time to paint

Dyin
04-08-2004, 05:25 PM
Erica....here's another way to do hot oil pastels...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111810&highlight=tulips

if you have any questions just holler!

weckster
04-08-2004, 05:33 PM
Thanks everybody! (Now I'm not as likely to make the mistake I made in Heart of Glass project - which was trying to fix up my own painting before listening to advise!) Good pastelling!

Dyin
04-08-2004, 06:13 PM
THE GUMDROP THIEF

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Apr-2004/19147-The_Gumdrop_Thief_.jpg

done and signed...far as she can go...thanks, Greg...this was a lot of fun...will see what Erica has for pics next week!
oil pastel 9x12 colorfix

Dark_Shades
04-08-2004, 06:24 PM
Excellent work there Sue, great interuptation :clap:

Dyin
04-08-2004, 06:29 PM
Thanks Dawn...looking forward to seeing what you do!

Kathryn Wilson
04-08-2004, 07:33 PM
Hey, Sue! Terrific job done on him - love the colors you added to spark him up - is he looking at my gum drops - :evil:

Not sure we've decided to do the Riot once a week - let's see how this works out - lots of people are away this weekend, so we may give them another week. How about we start one every two weeks for awhile?? Give everyone a breather inbetween.

How does everybody feel about that?

Dyin
04-08-2004, 07:38 PM
Hey, Sue! Terrific job done on him - love the colors you added to spark him up - is he looking at my gum drops - :evil:

Not sure we've decided to do the Riot once a week - let's see how this works out - lots of people are away this weekend, so we may give them another week. How about we start one every two weeks for awhile?? Give everyone a breather inbetween.

How does everybody feel about that?

thanks, Kat! I'd count those gumdrops if I was you lol! Twice a week is fine with me...DOH! I mean every OTHER week lol!

Deborah Secor
04-08-2004, 08:00 PM
I like the idea of every other week, too. I want to get to my boats..or the gumdrops..but I think Sue has 'done' the bird, as far as I'm concerned. I LOVE what you did with his beak, Sue!

Deborah

Dyin
04-08-2004, 08:52 PM
I like the idea of every other week, too. I want to get to my boats..or the gumdrops..but I think Sue has 'done' the bird, as far as I'm concerned. I LOVE what you did with his beak, Sue!

Deborah

Thanks, Deborah! That was my favorite part to do and why I saved it for last :D

weckster
04-09-2004, 01:56 AM
Dyin - WOW - he's gorgeous (I love pelicans....they look so gangly when they land!). Love the colours - the purples and pinks.

Think I like the idea of every second week too, especially as I have to find some photos for next time *G*. Better ask Greg what I have to do!

Dyin
04-09-2004, 09:47 AM
Thanks Erica...am sure you'll come up with some good photos!

Kathryn Wilson
04-09-2004, 09:59 AM
Here's my entry:

Oil Pastel
Sennelier Oil Pastel Card
9 x 12

Certainly learned a lot of tricks with the palette knife, especially in the reflections. Not excited about it, but I figure every OP I actually get through and not bin it, is a success - :). There are some things I see I would change, but going to go onto something else. I know one thing, boats are not easy!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2004/14941-sailboats-1.jpg

Dyin
04-09-2004, 10:17 AM
It came out lovely though, Kat! So...how big a palette knife, how much op did it take, did you heat it? I think you got great colors going here and would never know you struggled with this. I like it!

Kathryn Wilson
04-09-2004, 10:38 AM
It came out lovely though, Kat! So...how big a palette knife, how much op did it take, did you heat it? I think you got great colors going here and would never know you struggled with this. I like it!

Here's the scoop:

Because the paper is stark white, I first toned it with blue, purple and turquoise and red watercolor ink, letting it run and drip down the paper.

I then laid in the shapes, sky and ocean - still leaving the reflections alone until I had the sails just about completed. The bottom part of the painting was a dark blue (big mistake) - should have left it white or a very light blue. Trying to lay in the reds, yellow and white reflections took a heavy hand - I then took a huge palette knife that has an angled edge, and just like in oil or acrylic painting scraped it across and down over the colors. Not happy with it at that point, I scraped color out of the sky and took it down into the reflections.

Biggest problem was with the actual boats - could not get them right until I just put in shapes with white and grey, again scraping color out and then laying more colors in and repeating process. I felt like I was in oil painting class - :)

I then laid in turquoise strokes over the reflections.

I cropped the image quite a bit to get it where I want it to be in RL.

Thanks for looking!

Dyin
04-09-2004, 10:46 AM
Thanks, Kat....was easy to follow...with time you'll figure what to lay down first, but can't get there without experimenting!

sundiver
04-09-2004, 04:26 PM
Wild, sumptious colors Kat! It looks terrific-whatever you did, scraped back, etc, obviously workd!
Sue, I just love that beak- hard, shiny, luminous, a lovely fellow altogether.

Well, these look like grapefruit painted to look like strawberries, but I'm sick of it so here it is.
It's 8x10; Thought I'd try giant strawberries for a change, using my new Cray-Pas Specialist oil pastels. (more on them in the o.p.brands thread)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2004/6393-big_berries.jpg

Dark_Shades
04-09-2004, 04:41 PM
Ohhhhh those strawberries look so Yum!!!

Dark_Shades
04-09-2004, 04:45 PM
Here's my entry:

Oil Pastel
Sennelier Oil Pastel Card
9 x 12

Certainly learned a lot of tricks with the palette knife, especially in the reflections. Not excited about it, but I figure every OP I actually get through and not bin it, is a success - :). There are some things I see I would change, but going to go onto something else. I know one thing, boats are not easy!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2004/14941-sailboats-1.jpg
Nearly missed this!! ....... Great colours in the top half Kat...... seem somehow diff in the bottom half.... I always think OP's are hard to use

aurora70
04-09-2004, 04:50 PM
I just popped my head in here ...and I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed the mariner's tale...and the pics are great! I have to say Sue that I love the pelican ..I'm a big fan of large birds and I think you really did her justice on that black paper!

Maybe I'll give it a go this weekend myself...fantastic work everyone!

Kathryn Wilson
04-09-2004, 04:53 PM
Wendy - where's the shortcake and whipped cream - these look yummy. We just had our first strawberries this week - these look much better than what we got in the store - :clap:

Dyin
04-09-2004, 04:56 PM
Wendy...they look like California Quinaults...big, fat and juicy...my mouth is watering! I used to get those as bareroots every spring in Alaska and nurse them with cold frames for two heavenly crops in a short season...great job and thanks for the memories!!!
(note to self...put strawberries on grocery list)

Kathryn Wilson
04-09-2004, 04:56 PM
I always think OP's are hard to use

Hi Dawn - yep, you got it, I think they're hard too. Just when you think you got a handle on it, it goes south on ya. I used the same colors in the bottom that I did in the top, but with all the scaping back, lost some of the brilliance of color in trying to achieve that soft look of reflections. So far out of approx. 15 OP's, I've got one keeper. :( But that one keeper gave me hope!

Deborah Secor
04-09-2004, 05:10 PM
Kat, I think the sailboats are YUM! They have the sparkle of color that I saw in the gumdrops--hm, gumdrop boats!

And Wendy, the strawberries really do look good enough to eat. We just got home from lunch and I'm stuffed, yet they still make me want some... the red is so rich I feel like I can smell them.

Okay, I may have to build a fire in my studio and go paint!

Deborah

Dark_Shades
04-10-2004, 05:27 AM
So far out of approx. 15 OP's, I've got one keeper. :( But that one keeper gave me hope!


Awwww Bless

weckster
04-10-2004, 05:23 PM
Here's my entry:
Certainly learned a lot of tricks with the palette knife, especially in the reflections. Not excited about it, but I figure every OP I actually get through and not bin it, is a success - :).



LOVE IT! - Despite what you say, the boats work.
How do you find the Sennelier paper? I've used it a few times (Haven't been as adventurous in colouring it), and I still haven't made up my mind. Keep going back to MiTeintes and prepping them with matt medium.

Well, these look like grapefruit painted to look like strawberries, but I'm sick of it so here it is.
It's 8x10; Thought I'd try giant strawberries for a change, using my new Cray-Pas Specialist oil pastels. (more on them in the o.p.brands thread)


YUM! they're beautiful.

I'll go have a look at the OP brands thread. Are they different from the "Expressionist" series of Cray Pas?

Here are my next two...haven't finished my strawberries yet cause I'm a bit worried about the pips (Have to get the guts up...worried that I'll ruin it all!).
The jellies, like my strawberries, are unfinished. I've really stuffed up the sugar. Don't really know how to deal with it. These two are both soft pastel on black Mi-teintes. again 12 x 8.

Dyin
04-10-2004, 05:48 PM
Erica...wow...I know that bird!!! lol....GREAT job!!! and yummy gumdrops for him to eat too...and strawberries coming for desert...what an ambitious pastellist you are!

weckster
04-10-2004, 06:05 PM
...what an ambitious pastellist you are!

Manic bursts of enthusiasm, I'm afraid :evil:

Kathryn Wilson
04-10-2004, 07:00 PM
Hi Erica! Your pelican and gum drops are looking great - I can understand the hesitation on finishing up those candies, but carry on - you're doing a great job. I wanna know how you're gonna put all that sugar on - :eek:

I have tried doing boats before - they are an art unto themselves and if you don't have the lines just right or the shape of the sails just right, they look like toy sailboats. Me thinks lots of practice doing boats will have to come next - :) . (after deserts that is - :D )

E-J
04-12-2004, 05:56 PM
Thought I'd sneak a peek at the Riot - wow! The oil pastellists are going REALLY strong here - Mo would be proud of you all!

Sue, I like the way you let the paper colour do its work with the feathers on your pelican's body but worked up his beak to be wonderfully smooth.

Kat, super yachts! Can see that the techniques you learnt in your workshop are already benefiting your work. I'm in love with my soft pastels but now and then am seduced by my op's ... I would love to invest in a larger range of colours.

Wendy, your strawberries are mouth-watering - so rich in colour and texture that I'm quite amazed.

Erica, you are the star of this Riot! Can't believe how busy you've been. I look forward to others' thoughts on the sugar and how they might tackle it - looks pretty challenging to me.

Hey, is Greg coming back or has he done a runner ...? :D

rd2ruin
04-12-2004, 11:26 PM
Hey, is Greg coming back or has he done a runner ...? :D

I was out of touch for a few days, preparing some music for open mic nights last weekend. :)

I'm also >this< close to finishing off a couple oil paintings, and have a couple more in the queue... I'll try to sneak one into this thread before the Riot gets handed over for a new one, tho :cool:

Cheers!
- Greg

weckster
04-13-2004, 04:20 AM
I'll try to sneak one into this thread before the Riot gets handed over for a new one, tho :cool:

Cheers!
- Greg


Dyin's dobbed me in for pics for the next one. I have a couple already. But I need to look for some others. Where do you get them from? and how do I post?

I'm still trying on this riot, (still haven't finished the strawberries or those damnable jellies...how can such small insignificant things be sooooo hard to draw :( ....and I haven't even started on the boats....yes, I intend to DO THEM ALL!).

CBruce
04-13-2004, 09:51 AM
Dyin....the Gumdrop Thief....I've met this guy before :) great job. Kat, the sailboats look so colorful. Wendy, I'm on my way to the store to find those big strawberries. I hope I have time to tackle my attempt at the sailboats soon. Where does the time go?

k9artisan
04-13-2004, 04:40 PM
Hullo everyone!

undiver - You know how impossible it is for me to commit to a WDE two months down the road?

What does WDE mean? I am sorry but I am still trying to learn all of this forums shortcuts for words.
Thanks for anyone's help!
~am :confused:

Kathryn Wilson
04-13-2004, 04:47 PM
Hi Amber - WDE = Weekend Drawing Event, which is hosted in the All Media Events Forum on Saturdays - times are posted for different parts of the country and world, as everyone paints from the posts photos for two hours, stops at two hours, and then posts what they have done. Then everyone comments on each other paintings. Unlike the Pastel Riot, this one is open to all mediums, even digital.

It's great fun, you learn to work fast, and have fun commenting all within a short period of time.

E-J
04-13-2004, 05:16 PM
I was out of touch for a few days, preparing some music for open mic nights last weekend. :)

's ok Greg, I was only teasing ... a life outside WetCanvas is a healthy thing ... I should get one :D

This is the closest to pure playtime I think I've ever come with my pastels! In the spirit of using the Riot to break out of my habitual approach, it started out as an attempt to translate the colours in the ref photo into their complementaries ... and ended up with me just goofing around with abstract shapes and whimsical colours! I had fun, which was just what I needed.

Don't laugh - here it is.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Apr-2004/13865-riot_sails.jpg

Thanks for the challenge, Greg! :)

Kathryn Wilson
04-13-2004, 05:21 PM
Isn't it great fun to break out of the box! Now these do look like the gum drops - yummy colors!

Dyin
04-13-2004, 06:14 PM
who's laughing E-J? This is awesome and Mo'd be proud...she tried to get us to do complementaries with the Pastel Riot but most of us fell flat...I've still got my partial one stored somewhere. But you did a great job and it SHOWS you had fun and I like it!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

E-J
04-13-2004, 06:30 PM
Thanks :) I got myself a bit confuzzled about the complementaries ... for instance, what is the complementary of a very dark purple? A very pale yellow?? Or a very DARK ... uh, yellow ... which would be a brown? That sounds horribly wrong. I thought I was beginning to understand basic colour theory but it's all come crashing down around my ears :D

Dyin
04-13-2004, 06:52 PM
E-J, lol...been there! Haven't you got a colorwheel??? I have one and it has analogous harmonies...you can dial your key color and tell that you can use anything that comes up in the windows...so any violet can have yellows, yellow greens and yellow/oranges in it...from the palest tint to the darkest brown. those are your direct and split complements (direct is yellow in any value and the yellow/green and yellow/orange are the split complements).

scoy
04-14-2004, 12:33 AM
I realize that I have not formally introduced myself yet, but I was having so much fun with this exercise that I thought I'd jump right in and post what I have so far! :D

I used an assortment of Cray-Pas oil pastels on Canson (the gold colored). Sorry for the poor image quality from my camera; the colors are a bit duller in the image than my drawing. I'm about halfway finished with the piece, I estimate, although I'm new to oil pastels. I don't really like fighting the tooth on this paper, but it was handy.

Dyin
04-14-2004, 12:45 AM
Hey scoy, welcome to WC! And coooooool....another Oil Pastelist. And boy, did you nail that sugary-ness!!! I can't believe you're new to oil pastels...they sure seem to love you. You've got great variations in the colors here, just can't wait to see what you do with better toothed paper. Geez, those OPs were perfect for catching the guminess too...great job, it shows you're having fun and can't wait to see the rest...look forward to lots more :clap:

scoy
04-14-2004, 01:51 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome! I don't even know what kind of paper is better for OP yet... :o I'm sure I'll find out by browsing round the forum. Yes, this is my third attempt at something in oil pastel (the first two are a garish bird and a dreadful landscape, done for class), so I'm just having fun playing with the colors right now and trying not to make mud. lol I really, really, like the feel of this medium and the joy of laying down lots of color quickly.

The hardest part on this attempt is getting the sugar crystals to really pop out--the technique I'm having the most success with is putting a spot of slightly darker color (darker than the surrounding patch on the candy) and then rolling some white on top, so that part is a bit impasto. You can see it most on the white and red candies on the detail below, I'm more nearly finished with those. I also realized a bit too late that the central orange one is pretty out of proportion (too long), and it's not the only one, but I'm going to finish this anyway.

E-J
04-14-2004, 04:15 AM
E-J, lol...been there! Haven't you got a colorwheel??? I have one and it has analogous harmonies...you can dial your key color and tell that you can use anything that comes up in the windows...so any violet can have yellows, yellow greens and yellow/oranges in it...from the palest tint to the darkest brown. those are your direct and split complements (direct is yellow in any value and the yellow/green and yellow/orange are the split complements).

Sue, I do own a pocket colour wheel but it sounds as if I need to invest in a more elaborate one!

Hello scoy, welcome to the Riot / Pastel forum / oil pastels! You've really captured that sugary texture :clap: Now some of us have to figure out how to do the same in soft pastels ... grrrr!

E-J
04-14-2004, 04:33 AM
By the way, Erica ... not to trivialize your frustration, but 'damnable jellies' has to be my favourite phrase of the week :D

Dyin
04-14-2004, 09:55 AM
scoy...you've inadvertently discovered one of the 'rules' .... having darker darks make lighter lights...good call! Hey, gumdrops are like anything else, not completely one uniform size....don't sweat the little stuff, it looks great! Go to the library and you'll find a thread oil pastel info. Also under the archive thread you'll find a bunch more threads and wips below the techniques for soft pastels
E-J...mine's an old cheapie....Grumbacher Color Compass...it says
an illustrated guide for color mixing and selection, color theory and harmony, includes a color Harmony wheel, color identification chart, flesh color mixing chart, double primaries palette chart
I can barely read the price tag...10.95 USD I think...got it 15 years ago or so lol! it's a 20 page booklet in a sleeve.

Dark_Shades
04-14-2004, 11:50 AM
Still a long way to go ....... but thus so far
..... finding it rather difficult

Dyin
04-14-2004, 12:03 PM
they still look like gumdrops, so you're obviously getting there...maybe try some darker darks?

bogbeast
04-14-2004, 12:15 PM
oh my goodness! the quality of these is just outstanding--every single one!

I just stopped in to look--I have too much lined up to even consider joining in --and I am in awe of what you guys are doing. Great story, too!

Libby

E-J
04-14-2004, 04:03 PM
E-J...mine's an old cheapie....Grumbacher Color Compass...it says an illustrated guide for color mixing and selection, color theory and harmony, includes a color Harmony wheel, color identification chart, flesh color mixing chart, double primaries palette chart
I can barely read the price tag...10.95 USD I think...got it 15 years ago or so lol! it's a 20 page booklet in a sleeve.

I've taken a closer look at all the small print on my little colour wheel and it has a LOT more information than I'd realised! Use of complementary colours is explained as combining a shade, tint or tone of one colour and the colour opposite on the wheel - which seems to mean that in the case of my dark violet, the yellow could be EITHER at its most saturated OR lightened, greyed or darkened - any of these would count as the complementary. So this answers my question!

Honestly, I carry this thing around with me - you'd think I'd have the sense to read it and not just go oooh and aaaah at the pretty colours :D

Dawn, terrific sweeties! What's the secret to getting the 'sugar' effect?

rd2ruin
04-14-2004, 04:28 PM
I've taken a closer look at all the small print on my little colour wheel and it has a LOT more information than I'd realised!

I heard those color wheel thingies are useful, I should prolly look into one. That it has words and stuff on it makes it even a better bargin at the whole $1 I can get one for. :rolleyes:

Sometime I just git in my own way of learning things LOL

Cheers!
- Greg

Dyin
04-14-2004, 04:35 PM
Honestly, I carry this thing around with me - you'd think I'd have the sense to read it and not just go oooh and aaaah at the pretty colours :D



You're talkin to someone who can forget what they're doing when they see a pretty oil slick in a puddle... :p

weckster
04-16-2004, 01:34 AM
It's been days since i've been here - and no painting too! HELLOOOOO everyone.

scoy and DS - Love both your jellies. I'm STILL struggling with mine DS (and they're still damnable E-J :D ). The OP's have worked really well, scoy. The sugar effect is fantastic! D-S - the colours you've used have really helped wtih the form of the jellies. Methinks I have lots to learn here.

And E-J - how did you make orange water work so well!

(Isn't it fun seeing how everyone works?)

Dark_Shades
04-17-2004, 07:56 AM
lol well heres my final version of these 'damnable jellies' ..... good quote lol .... or 'American Hard Gums' ... 'Fruit Pastels' the English version lolol
..... dont know if this any improvement

Dyin
04-17-2004, 09:41 AM
American hard gums, eh? lol....they look just right, Dawn, so not to worry!

Kathryn Wilson
04-17-2004, 09:43 AM
lol well heres my final version of these 'damnable jellies' ..... good quote lol .... or 'American Hard Gums' ... 'Fruit Pastels' the English version lolol
..... dont know if this any improvement

I would say they look very sugary to me - yummy, gummy colors too.

E-J
04-17-2004, 01:43 PM
lol well heres my final version of these 'damnable jellies' ..... good quote lol .... or 'American Hard Gums' ... 'Fruit Pastels' the English version lolol ..... dont know if this any improvement

Fruit pastels ... I see what you did there Dawn, ha ha :D

You've given your sweeties that slightly translucent look - and the sugar is very convincing! No point in my attempting that ref pic now. I will slink off and paint something else.

weckster
04-17-2004, 05:12 PM
lol well heres my final version of these 'damnable jellies' ..... good quote lol .... or 'American Hard Gums' ... 'Fruit Pastels' the English version lolol
..... dont know if this any improvement
Looking great!..Fruit pastels, or fruit pastilles (I think the latter is a brand name in Oz). Yummy anyways

rd2ruin
04-19-2004, 01:47 PM
Does this count? I didn't have time to make my own Riot LOL, but did have time to borow one of the images for oils, as in paint :p

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Apr-2004/17338-tn_DSC00133.JPG

I guess when the host shows up in the wrong medium, it's time to start a new project :D

Cheers!
- Greg

Dyin
04-19-2004, 03:14 PM
ahh, throw a couple strokes of pastel in there and voila...oil UNDERPAINTING...snork! Good one...for an oyl.... :evil: :D

Kathryn Wilson
04-25-2004, 02:17 PM
Bumping this back up to the top so that anyone who is in the middle of doing one of the photos, can find it. It will eventually drop off the first page.