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ottwork
10-09-2006, 02:30 PM
Two things I can't resist...a good elephant pic and quinacridone magenta! My college's mascot is a mighty pachyderm, and the colors are crimson and white, so I guess that's why! Anyhow - here's my contribution - at about 5x7 inches, watercolor on Moleskine watercolor sketchbook. Right at 2 hours, I think. I forget to watch the time :lol: .

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2006/64088-WDEElephant.jpg

ExpressiveAngie
10-09-2006, 03:10 PM
Hiya Diahn! so nice to see you and your pretty pink elephant :clap: Love the background as much as the might one.

connievanwinssen
10-09-2006, 03:23 PM
love it!:)

Valri Ary
10-09-2006, 03:43 PM
PINKIE!!!! Love it. Good penline work too.

silverflagon
10-09-2006, 05:53 PM
Love the painting and the line work Diahn. :clap: :clap:

ottwork
10-09-2006, 06:11 PM
Thanks Angie, Connie and Steph!

Meimei
10-09-2006, 07:05 PM
Great! Love the crop and especially his trunk coming down from the picture plane. Cool. Why don't I think of things like that?

Rundun
10-09-2006, 07:17 PM
Very well done,nice pink elephant.Imelda

stevenbg
10-09-2006, 07:48 PM
Diahn,
Lovely rendition of this popular fellow.
I especially like the pen work.
Don't you just love those Moleskine sketchbooks? (I do).

Chloe_1
10-10-2006, 12:29 AM
Very nice sketch and colors..Yes, agreed Steven..love those moleskin;-)))

janeTuesday
10-10-2006, 01:37 AM
Once again, I adore your work! Colours, composition, pen detail. Keep it coming :)

jane :cat:

SAndypp
10-10-2006, 03:11 AM
Beautifull rendition, love the movement in this and his eyes. Big congrats from my part :)

Dewi
10-10-2006, 04:06 AM
Hi Diahn, very lovely and it has playful eyes and I like it.

*Deirdre*
10-10-2006, 04:11 AM
I cant see any pink elephants! :eek: Posts no 1-5 are no longer there - for me, in the main forum...but I've just scrolled down the replies...and I can see a BEOOOTIFUL Pink Elephant!

ottwork
10-10-2006, 10:46 AM
VALRI - How did I miss you in my first reply??? :eek: I don't know - anyhow - thank you, thank you thank you!

Thanks, too - Meimei, Imelda, Steve, Chloe, Jane, SAndy, and Dewi!! It's funny - the pen work came late in this one - I had intended for it to be a traditional watercolor, but I never could get happy with it, so I started playing with the pen and bam - there it was :)

Dee - what is up with your 'puter, girl? All the posts are there for me! Weird! Glad the reply section is working, anyway - thanks for the comment (and your persistence!) :wink2:

ottwork
10-10-2006, 10:48 AM
Well - couldn't edit to add anything - don't know why, exactly...but Steve - yes, I do love the Moleskine - I'm really starting to enjoy the watercolor sketchbook - it's taken me a while to get into it, but I'm almost through another regular sketchbook, and I guess I felt like I could branch out!

Charlie's Mum
10-10-2006, 02:06 PM
So vital! Love this pink and purple 'phant!!!!!!!!
I do really like your approach Diahn - the penwork and the colour - not to mention the crop!

Must look for these moleskine w/c books - it's tempting me!

Nice work my friend!

Southafricannovice
10-10-2006, 04:38 PM
Beatifully done!:clap:

ottwork
10-10-2006, 07:19 PM
Thanks a bunch, Maureen - that means the world to me!

Thank you Stephan, and thanks for the photos!

SpriteLight
10-12-2006, 07:33 AM
Love the colors and the inking on this - good job!

idcrisis55
10-12-2006, 08:54 AM
I like the line work and that magenta was a wonderful touch. Nice job!

Ann