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animal
11-21-2004, 08:57 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Animal Art Project.
Project Leader: animal
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Wildlife
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

It has been a while since we last had our animal art project.

This one will run from November 21st till the 1st of January.

Since it has been a while since our last project, four images have been included for you to choose from.

You can still post anytime as you complete the images.

Using the reference images provided, produce your work of art.

Do show your progress images and tell us what techniques you are using to complete your work. If you like, you can do both images!

You can work in watercolors, oils, pastel, acrylics, or perhaps you want to draw or sculpt. Any medium you choose will be good for us to discuss.

I've started a thread in the Wildlife Forum so we can talk about our progress and share information.

Remember, you are to only use the reference images below.

The object of this project is to work from the reference photographs and for all of us to see how we all accomplish this task and to share our knowledge.

Be sure to post progress pics in the special thread, and be sure to tell us what you are doing and why.

Have Fun!


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=794)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

RobinZ
11-21-2004, 09:08 AM
Yeah!!! I am going to try the horse in watercolor. I took a watercolor class and it's a little, um, different from colored pencil! So I need lots of practice and this project is perfect timing. I have to tell you, my first project was the pets and kids one and it gave me the confidence to keep going! I'd be typing for lawyers instead of drawing people's dogs if it weren't for that first project!!

Anyway, does anyone know what kind of horse that is? I don't know anything about horses (city girl) except the ones that haul tourists around Independence Hall. :D

weckster
11-25-2004, 05:31 AM
Hey there you two! Thought I'd try these out - If it's ok I'll do the other two images too..

Printmakerguy
11-27-2004, 04:07 PM
Looks like an interesting project, hope you dont mind a printmaker in your midst. Decided to tackle the Canada Goose, Posted some progress images.... Let me know what you think.

-Andrew

weckster
11-29-2004, 05:17 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=42420

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/794/progress/36273/tn_Rubbing.jpg

It's fantastic seeing the process here! I love your duck - I've floundered with lino - my own primitive attempts are nothing compared with your wonderful pics (BTW - do you still have ATCs to trade?)

Printmakerguy
11-29-2004, 10:12 PM
Thanks. He was a fun one to do.

Lino can be tough- It takes some learning! I encourage you not to give up, though... It is fun.

I have some ATC's, I traded TONS of them last time, though... I have a new series on the way- YOu can see the proofs on this thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2953724) in the printmaking forum. They will be availible sometime next month when I get off the ship!

weckster
11-30-2004, 02:56 AM
Thanks. He was a fun one to do.

Lino can be tough- It takes some learning! I encourage you not to give up, though... It is fun.

I have some ATC's, I traded TONS of them last time, though... I have a new series on the way- YOu can see the proofs on this thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2953724) in the printmaking forum. They will be availible sometime next month when I get off the ship!
Cool! Just had a look at the new ones - Fantastic!
I forgot you were on the ship - remember reading it. Hope your trip/work is OK

weckster
12-07-2004, 03:50 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=42650

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/794/progress/2791/tn_wiphorse2.jpg

Great eyes! Looking forward to seeing him finished! :)

Drawman
12-09-2004, 07:30 AM
Erica,

Thanks, trying to figure out how to make it seem like a white horse and not so "cartoony", need to think of a background to cause that...since I am just having fun I could use some suggestions...

weckster
12-09-2004, 01:52 PM
Erica,

Thanks, trying to figure out how to make it seem like a white horse and not so "cartoony", need to think of a background to cause that...since I am just having fun I could use some suggestions...

...hmmmm....I'm not so good at that either. Perhaps dark foliage like the trees on the left in the original photo?

artbyjune
12-09-2004, 01:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=42388

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/794/completed/37194/tn_041126-Horse.jpg

This is really nice and so freshly handled. I love it, Weckster. I think I'll try this project out....

artbyjune
12-09-2004, 02:00 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=42561

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/794/progress/36273/tn_goose.jpg

I enjoyed seeing how you went about achieving this delightful print of the goose. :wave:

weckster
12-10-2004, 05:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=42388


This is really nice and so freshly handled. I love it, Weckster. I think I'll try this project out....

It's rather fun! I really hadn't drawn animals till I did this! Not sure where animal's got to :) Must be really concentrating on his painting :evil:

aquila
12-29-2004, 01:18 PM
I kind of dropped in at the last minute (yesterday in fact). I only found this project then. (I still don't have the navagation of WC quite figured out). Anyway, I'd really like to learn to paint fur so I joined up in an effort to try and learn. I see we have a variety of mediums here. My medium of choice is watercolor. I can never remember if the general preference is to "upload" or use "attachments" so feel free to "educate" me as I try to share my WIP.

weckster
12-31-2004, 02:29 AM
I kind of dropped in at the last minute (yesterday in fact). I only found this project then. (I still don't have the navagation of WC quite figured out). Anyway, I'd really like to learn to paint fur so I joined up in an effort to try and learn. I see we have a variety of mediums here. My medium of choice is watercolor. I can never remember if the general preference is to "upload" or use "attachments" so feel free to "educate" me as I try to share my WIP.

Hi aquila! Great finished product! I'm trying to learn to do fur in watercolour too. The only way I've tried is with drybrushing... may need some practice to get a handle on it! I like your lamb :)

aquila
12-31-2004, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the kind comment Weckster. I actually prefer your own "fresher" style. I tend to try too hard, to the point of "overworking" my objective. I have not participated in very many "Projects". In fact this is the first project that I've participated in before it was actually already over with.

I guess I was hoping that the project leader was also participating to illustrate their own way of going about, working with photos and handling the fur texture. Maybe that comes later or maybe our project leader had something unexpected come up in the meantime or maybe... I just misunderstood the whole project concept. In any case, I got a little practice trying something that I wanted to learn and I got to admire your paintings. Thank you for sharing.

weckster
01-02-2005, 08:10 AM
Hi aquila...I really don't know what happened to animal. Perhaps he's sick or busy, or something similar. Usually the team lead does comment, so it is a bit unusual. I got stuck straight in when I saw it. It's been a tad lonely for the few of us here :crying: !!! But ahhh.....it balances out the madness of hte main ATC project which is HUGE! Glad to have you around. I've only been here this year, but it 's been a great stimulation to painting.

Thanks for the kind comment Weckster. I actually prefer your own "fresher" style. I tend to try too hard, to the point of "overworking" my objective. I have not participated in very many "Projects". In fact this is the first project that I've participated in before it was actually already over with.

I guess I was hoping that the project leader was also participating to illustrate their own way of going about, working with photos and handling the fur texture. Maybe that comes later or maybe our project leader had something unexpected come up in the meantime or maybe... I just misunderstood the whole project concept. In any case, I got a little practice trying something that I wanted to learn and I got to admire your paintings. Thank you for sharing.

Amlin
04-25-2005, 08:49 AM
My first project! Yay! :D

I've taken a shot at the grey horse. Need to practise with my new pet media, acrylics.