View Full Version : WDE-28 Aug Quickie rhino

08-28-2005, 12:18 PM
A silhouette in watercolour. About 4 by 6 ins. About half an hour. I may do something more later in the week but not promising. This is all I could manage today. I think it feels hot -as I imagine Africa. But my rhino anatomy needs study!! :D


I'll look at the other postings soon!! :wave:

08-28-2005, 12:20 PM
Its much hotter IRL as I used magenta and purple for the rhino, ultramarine for the shadow, yellow and orange for the background.

Doesn't seem to be very colourful on my monitor.

08-28-2005, 12:27 PM
Ooops forgot to post about my home. I was born and raised in Scotland, near Braveheart country...right under William Wallace's monument. As far from the heat of Africa as you can imagine. Snow in winter; not too bad in summer. Autumn colours are best with the leaf fall and purple heathers an so forth.

Very scenic and quiet. I lived in NZ for a few years and that was beautiful scenically too. Now I am in the middle of the city in England. But there are parks for walking the dog so not too bad.

HRH Goldie
08-28-2005, 03:20 PM
Nothing wrong with his/her anatomy from where I am sitting - I love your choice of hot hot colours too they do sing out Africa. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-28-2005, 04:52 PM
oooooh Love the hot rendition of the rhino...and I think you got it spot on, June! Well done!!

08-28-2005, 05:18 PM
Love your use of colors, June! Definitely makes it lot hot!!

08-28-2005, 05:22 PM
Yes, I could feel the heat radiating, too....it feels like what I imagine Africa to be.

08-28-2005, 05:30 PM
that's impressive for only half an hour. That 'hot' background works well!

Flame Lily
08-28-2005, 05:35 PM
Brilliant idea :clap: LOVE those 'sunset' colors - I think you did a marvelous job on the anatomy :clap: and I love where you put the shadows.

08-28-2005, 07:52 PM
:clap: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2005/44366-cheerleader2.gif :clap:

08-28-2005, 08:04 PM
great work for a quickie! i cant see anything wrong with the rhino.

08-29-2005, 03:51 AM
Wow, great warm colours! Good work! :)

08-29-2005, 06:49 AM
I love the colors used as they make me feel the heat of the savannah. Really nice rhino standing there in the hot sun.


08-29-2005, 07:32 AM
Hi, Reese, Connie, Nevbogus, Terri, Flame lily, Mike, Angelcat, Chisaii, Lorna, and Christine.

Now, a day away from it, I think it looks fine!! That silhouette technique seems to work well!!

08-29-2005, 09:33 AM
The colors look great on my monitor June - I love your style! Nice job on the Rhino itself - I think you did well. Thanks for sharing about where you are from and where you live now.

08-29-2005, 02:52 PM
Thanks for sharing something of your 'homes' - from Scotland to NZ and back to England - that's quite a distance :eek:

This little watercolour really is a WoW on my monitor - :clap: :clap: - the blues and magentas work really well with the oranges - much better than browns.

08-29-2005, 03:39 PM
Wow that is hot, I need my sunglasses quick! And suntan lotion! It's beautiful June, just what we need now summer is nearly over. :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-29-2005, 04:05 PM
Beautifully done Hottie Tottie! You rhino rocks June! Well done! :clap:

08-29-2005, 07:24 PM
This is such an effective picture and the colour palette you've used has such atmosphere! Lovely!

08-30-2005, 06:55 AM
I like the atmosphere in this June. The yellow really conveys the summer sun bathing the rhino. Oh that reminds me. Over here in the states we have a company that sells propane gas bottles called Blue Rhino. Y I don't know. Neat pic!

08-30-2005, 07:57 AM
Half and hour! :clap::clap::clap: It has such a great sense of design. Lovely.


08-31-2005, 06:17 AM
Love your style and colour, rhino and background blends nicely.

09-01-2005, 01:37 AM
Your rhino is great June. The colours are fine on my screen, and gives an African feeling. :clap: :clap: