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12-31-2001, 11:25 PM
This is done on 65lb. Canson paper... I'm trying out my Christmas Prismacolors. I like 'em, but it does take some getting used to. I took the gun from my wall, shot it with my digital camera, and went to town. It was an experience to do it all from the beginning too!:D I think that it took me longer to get a shot that I liked than to draw it.
I do think that the next time, I am going to get some heavier stock...
01-01-2002, 02:44 AM
I looked at this earlier too, showed it to a friend and we both admired it.
I have a 38 special that, I thought about drawing.
You may have started something now. *SMILE*
Great drawing, like the natural and the
"right on the money" colors.
01-01-2002, 02:59 AM
awesome!:cool: no words
01-01-2002, 03:09 AM
This is fantabulous! And it matches your cowboy boots. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)
I love how you've done the wood on the handle bit. Wonderful colours. You ROCK! :D
01-01-2002, 10:49 AM
This is way cool. :clap: :clap: :clap:
The wood grain is spot on. And of course your ability to render metal has already been established.
I'd been wondering what you'd been up to lately. Now we all see it was time very well spent. :D
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
01-01-2002, 11:05 AM
I am totally speachless. Amazing!
01-01-2002, 11:34 AM
Ginnette: Thanks to you 'and your friend!':) You know, about your .38, I love a pistol packin' mama!:D I think that you should go for it, seriously, I would love to see how a woman would handle rendering some hardware. I mean, I have a hard time depicting soft stuff, and I (for the most part) see differences between the sexes, (did I really say that?:D) and how they see stuff. So please, do it, I am anxious to see something like that! I kind'a like the colors too, but the blued metal is not burnished enough, I was tired, and I will finish it all again maybe tonight. I see alot of stuff in the that I couldn't see last night...
dnip24: Thanks you, I always appreciate your comments!:D
Well, looky who's here... "humaneth" herself!:D I think that the water in Oz needs fixin'! No, really, thanks for that, you know that I like your opinions, although they're strange!:D (I think I'm funny) Cowboy boots? Hmmm... I have a really old pair, I think that I will, thanks for the idea...
I wish I would've included more of the handle myself, Arlene pointed out in the CP forum that it was cropped wrong, but this really started out as a 10 or 15 minute sketch... Oh well Kitty... You kind'a ROCK! too! (I'm sure glad that you didn't mention that I wear pantyhose on my head...now that would've been embarrassing)
Thank you M! Are you referring to my "hairy clippers"?:D That was in my past, nobody will let me forget those crazy days in the sanitarium!:) I do appreciate it though! What have a I been doin'? Well, aside from slacking off with drawing, I'm supposed to be helping a friend with a project he's expecting me to be doing, I sure hope he doesn't find out what I'm up too! (giggle-giggle!)
Happy New Year to you too! Hey! I got the drawing fever in the past couple of days, I couldn't help it!:p
Manooch: Thank you sir for the nice compliments, it's always good to hear what you have to say.
01-01-2002, 12:30 PM
holy gobsmackers batman... dis be GOOD..."sketch" ... yea right.. sketch... I LOOOVVVEE the handle and agree that more of it should have been in the composition.. how did you DO that! And the only thing I saw too is the metal on the barrel to be burnished a bit more... like I have any SAY in the matter...LOL! Do some more woodgrain stuff... I just love it1
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01-01-2002, 03:41 PM
as aways Randy you do fantastic work...Happy New Year
01-01-2002, 05:11 PM
Really nice and for a biginning with the Prismacolor, FABULOUS! More more more
01-01-2002, 06:51 PM
Jodie: I'm hoping "Gobsmackers" is good!:D I know... Well, actually, I meant it started out as a sketch, a 10 minute one, but I started having fun, then the next thing I knew, I was throwing color into it. I agree completely with you on the cropping of the handle and the burnishing, that's something that I can't really finish out, I think, 'cause this Canson paper doesn't hold up to my heavy pencil and burnishing, and I know I'm supposed to layer more, and burnish a little lighter, and I am trying to learn how. I just am so intense with a pencil, and pretty much anything that I do, it's bad in some things, and good in others, whatever they are...:) Actually, you do have a say in the matter, and I take your criticsim very serious, 'cause you along with a couple of others inspired me to draw again, the little girls by the tree was what made me look at art again in a different light. I also went and bought Lee Hammond's book and learned quite a bit. Really, I learned a lot here. So when you say "more woodgrain stuff", I will, just for you!:D ( I have to admit I like woodgrain myself...:))
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, it is appreciated!
Shelley: Thank you, I always, 'always' appreciate your comments, you know that! I sure hope to comment on your next piece, and I've been looking for it, maybe you'll accomodate me soon?:) Thanks again, and Happy New Year to you too!:D
Earlene: Thank you also for those kind words of encouragement! It's people like you that give people like me that don't have the confidence yet, to do more. Thank you!
01-01-2002, 07:40 PM
Hey, I got prisma colors for Christmas too! :clap:
I might have to look you up when I finally get around to opening the box :D did you get a big box with lots of colors? Mine has 96 but I have no clue what I'm supposed to do with them yet (still testing out the acrylics, as you know)
Sometimes I think my world was easier when it was only 5 or 6 shades of graphite... nah! :cat:
01-01-2002, 10:31 PM
Words fail me!! This is an(other) incredible drawing!.......................long pause while I try and think what to say here. This is REALLY good Randy. Amazing work! I'm going back for another look!
01-02-2002, 07:00 PM
I think my Prismacolors are defective. No matter how hard I shake 'em, nothing like this ever drops out!:mad:
Seriously, this is very good. The textures are great. I'm going to have to try some still lifes. This looks like it was fun.
01-02-2002, 07:08 PM
This is fabulous. I started with prsimacolours last summer, but I only got a few things done, (one of them being my tiny head), but haven't been able to get to them since September or October (the big Christmas rush for commissions of graphite portraits), but after seeing this stunning bit of work I am anxious to get them back out again!
01-02-2002, 08:02 PM
Wingnut: Thanks! I'm starting to like the Prismacolors kind'a now, they seem a little more 'natural' as I get into 'em. I'm glad that you got some for Christmas, I like Christmas's like that!:) I didn't get the big set, I really got some added to some I bought a couple of weeks ago, in other words, I wasn't as good all year as you probably were! I pretty much only use a few colors anyway, so far.
Oh yeah, you might want to ask somebody that knows what to do with 'em:D, rather than me, the people in Colored Pencil could probably help you, I'm just starting out myself.:) Thanks again!
Kate: That's quite a compliment, thank you very much! I'm kind'a wondering what you thought after the second look though!:D I really appreciate that, really.
Digi: You cracked me up! That was a good one! Thanks for the nice stuff you said. I like still lifes, kind'a, it depends on what it is, I guess. I'm more into stuff like this than flowers probably...
I'm thinking about doing more of 'em, 'cause they sit still longer,, and you don't have to pay 'em anything!:) Thanks again!
Hey! I want to see the pic of your tiny head...
Erin: Sounds like you're a busy person, and with good reason, I love your stuff, but haven't had a good chance today to comment on 'em. I 'magine the transition between the two wouldn't be too awful hard for you, and maybe color's a way to increase your income! Thank you for the good words, I do appreciate that, 'specially coming from somebody that puts out work like yours.
01-02-2002, 09:57 PM
Hey you lil Bucco..you been holding out on us! All the good words have been used up so all I can say is Wowsa, Wowsa, Wowsa.
If you took to these prismacolors(I don't even know what they are) this quickly..you could become a Texas U2 pilot in about 3 hours. I love Christmas presents also. Can you give me some tips on how to use coal?? (I really wanted a bag of CHARCOAL!!) but guess Santa is getting a little hard of hearing.
BTW..you cannot 'shoot' a gun with a camera..even in Texas.:D
01-03-2002, 12:55 PM
THUNK .... (s'cuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor) ... This is so terrific!! The colors and details are really first rate. It's pics like this that keep me striving to improve. Keep'em coming!!
01-03-2002, 01:39 PM
oh well, after two pages of "fantabulous" comments what can I possibly add except that I loved it, too?:) not asking you how you do what you do, either, guess you donīt know it yourself:)...you must be one PATIENT person, to do all those details..phew...anyway, thanks for showing us mortals what can be done with those pencils:) WANT MORE!!!! PLEEEASE!:)
01-03-2002, 10:53 PM
Dear Gluteus, Thanks, I like it when you do impressions! I don't know what Prismacolors are either, and I am a U-2 pilot, maybe you don't remember my real name, I used to go by Gary Powers? oops! I just gave away my age there, didn't I? Thank you though, I do appreciate that!:D I got charcoal too, do you think that the drugs I gave Santa had any effect on our presents, it didn't seem to last year when I got the 300 cont box of wheel weights...! Oh well, he is old, you know how old people are, don't you Max?:D
"BTW..you cannot 'shoot' a gun with a camera..even in Texas" Everybody catches my mistakes but me!:confused:
Thank you for that Jeff! It's pictures like that, that keep me striving to improve too!:D I see a whole lot wrong with it, and my next one will (hopefully) be better, and the next one, and...:) I'm learning with every one. I wanted to say that I'm glad that your daughter loved your drawing, I knew she would too, I'm glad you got your well deserved hugs!:D Thanks for stopping!
Alyona!, I'm actually not THAT patient, but you're close, I am a patient!:D I do appreciate your comments on this, but I think that it's more fun to see you progress than me. get you some of those pencils, and see what you can do. It's different, but fun!:)
01-04-2002, 08:08 AM
Hi Randy, This is a very nice drawing - I really like the colours and treatment given to this ........sorry for being so slow to comment :p I try to get in here sometimes.
01-04-2002, 08:33 AM
Very nicely done... The colors are right on... I'd love to see some details blown up. Any chance of posting details? -- the trigger guard, handle, screwheads?
01-04-2002, 11:38 AM
Hi Mayet: Thank you for your comments, don't ever worry 'bout being slow to comment, I know I can't get to everybody, even if I wanted too!:D Thanks for dropping by!:)
PhilWms: Thank you, I do appreciate that!:) Well to be perfectly honest, enlarging it only makes it look worse!:D Way bad! I think I know why you want to see the detail, 'cause I was at your site yesterday and used your Detail Blowup option, and had to do that before I really believed that it wasn't a photograph! You're just so detailed oriented. Your 'boat' was really very good! I was very much impressed, to say the least, my stuff doesn't stand up to that kind of scrutiny!:D (Nice site too!) I am kind'a in the process of 'trying to' fix stuff in it... Thanks for saying the good stuff!:)
01-04-2002, 11:55 AM
hmmm... that's hard to believe that your work wouldn't stand up to a closer look.
BTW, I'm not so much detail oriented. Rather I find it necessary to show details so that viewers of my work understand that they are digital paintings. The only way to see them properly is large and that is just not possible on today's internet -- it's coming though :D
01-04-2002, 11:18 PM
Applause, applause from another pistol-packin mama ;) :) :D
My dad just got his dream gun for Christmas, a replica of the gun Quigly uses...might have to snap some photos of it now!
Very nicely done!
:) :) :)
01-04-2002, 11:23 PM
Randy, so this is where else you hang out! Wow your pistol is terrific! Looks like those colored pencils are working for you.
01-06-2002, 10:34 AM
Phil: Well, one reason I think that my stuff wouldn't be very good for a closer look is that I think I kind'a used the wrong paper, and I like doing some stuff closer to realism, and I think I would've done a much more better job on better paper, if that makes sense.
I know what you mean when you say that you have to show 'em that they are digital paintings, 'cause in the ones that you do, you HAVE TO, 'cause otherwise, they'd think that they were photographs!:D I know you didn't mean it that way:) I do think that if you used some 'noise' (slightly blurred to simulate film grain) in your stuff, it would really be hard to tell, I'm not suggesting it, I'm just saying that if you did, people WOULD think that it was a photo!:) Thank you for taking the time to say stuff...:)
God! There's more of you pistol-packin' mama's out there?! Maybe we need to take a poll!:D You can bet I'll be courteous to ALL of the women I come in contact with NOW, and ALWAYS say THANK YOU!:D
I'm not familiar with Quigley's gun, from Quigley Down Under, maybe? I would like to see his gun, or a reference!:) I am curious now... Ivy! I want to THANK YOU!:D for stopping and commenting on this, it's always appreciated!
Hi Kathy! Yeah, I hang out here most, it's my home base, I'm more at home with sketching than with sculpting. Thank you for the good words about the pistol... Oops! I mean THANK YOU! (I don't want to make a 'possible pistol-pakin' mama mad at me!:D) Well, actually, I hope to at some point in time get used to the CP's, I like 'em, but I have a lot to learn with 'em, but that's the fun part!
01-06-2002, 11:19 AM
Yes, from the movie Quigley Down Under, it's called a Quigley Sharps Rifle, caliber .45-120. It's a very large, very heavy rifle that just looking at it and the size of the bullets is intimidating! It's for touching things wayyyyyyyyy out there...lol. I will try to get some photos of it to share. It's wayyyyyyy cool.
:) :) :)
J. D. Hillberry
01-06-2002, 12:13 PM
I really like this. I agree with everyone here. Great detail! I have a question though. I got a new digital camera and I was wondering the best way to use it for reference photos. Do you print out your reference photos or just look at you monitor to do your rendering?
Keep up the amazing work!
01-06-2002, 12:42 PM
Ivy: I went and did a search for the rifle, and couldn't find a really good image, but will try some more. I would still like to see some pic of it if it's convenient for you sometime. I did however find some groovy pics of other stuff while looking, so thanks for bringing that up, otherwise, I wouldn't have had so much fun!:) I have seen it in other movies, but as far as remembering what it did look like, I am too old for that now!"D Thank you!:D
J.D.: I actually do it the best way I can, and that depends on what the subject is. If I took the pic outside, (I use a Nikon 990) of course I would just look at it on the screen, if I took the picture of something that I can see in front of me also for the details, (gun for example) I do it that way, 'cause then I get the real reference and the image in the correct composition too. I'm not THAT experienced with this method, considering that I have only been using it a short while, but it definitely helps me anyway. I think that even printing it would also work, of course, but, I like this way fine so far. I do however like to draw where I live, and that is in front of my computer!:) This method might not be for everybody... I have a 20" Sony monitor with the resoultion set to 1280x1024, so that gives me an image that is hardly with a discernable dot too.
I would like to comment though on you and your website. You may not know it, (and I'm sure you don't) but I went to your website after looking through searches one day about a month ago, and your artwork jumpstarted me into getting back into mine. I read the stuff that you'd said about how you got into yours, and then went on to your links and got even more excited. I bought the Lee Hammond book, and although I have been doing art for many years, it started me up again with a lot more excitement than I've had in years. Y'all definitely opened my eyes to a whole new way of doing art! I didn't even know what a tortillion was!:D I had always used my fingers... WC also has played a large part of this.
Thank you for your compliments, but most of all, Thank You! for the extra kick that your work provided me.
J. D. Hillberry
01-06-2002, 01:50 PM
It makes me so happy to hear that my work inspired you. So far, that aspect of my art career has been the most rewarding. It is wonderful to hear that my techniques and inspiration have prompted so many fellow artists to expand their own artistic vision. One of the reasons this web site is so popular is that we all get to feed off each others creativity. Thank you so much for your kind words and your digital camera tips!
01-06-2002, 02:19 PM
I appologize, I have not read the whole thread so forgive me if I reitterate points
I don't know much about prismacolors though the sight of this is a marvel; the technical accuracy seems dead on
the sparing use of color and the environment treated in black and white not only spotlights the subject but also gives the piece a cold feel that resembles the gun in quality
the framing of this compositionally is charged; the subject or its shadow comes into contact with 3 sides and the diagonal lines of the background resolve the top of the piece and well as balancing the heavy horizontal
the shadow pulls the asymetry of your otherwise central/centered focus of the body of the gun
I like that we see the action and not the reaction part of the gun, leads to an emotional intrest and not just intrest due to fantastic composition and rendering
01-07-2002, 12:19 PM
J.D.: I agree completely with you, I think that the spread of wealth here at WC is one of the greatest things on the web and also follow check out your website. I hope that I was of some help o the digicam tip! :) Thank you!
ZOTMA: Don't apologize, it's not Belladonna's length, but it is still a pretty long read!:) I don't know much about Prismacolors either, but I think that I will become addicted to them real soon. I really appreciate your views, 'specially the "we see the action and not the reaction" part, I liked that! It looks all choppy in the scan, but actually, it's alot smoother in the real world, so it's a keeper, I guess. Thank you very much for your detailed analogies, it is much appreciated...
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