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Nickel
10-28-2006, 01:41 PM
Hi and welcome to week 44 of our classical art journey :wave:
Please join us!
Any medium is welcomed.

First off Happy Halloween to the gobblins.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Oct-2006/39040-hhhalloweeee.jpg

And

Tonight, turn back the clocks so we can be on time with
the rest of the world :p

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Oct-2006/39040-skeleton_dancing.gif

Nickel
10-28-2006, 01:58 PM
Reading Speed's book, I was wondering what was going on in the world

Well it was written right before

The Great War of 1914-1918

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Oct-2006/39040-Gassedbig.jpg

Gassed
John Singer Sargent -- American painter
1918
Imperial War Museum
Oil on canvas
Full painting -- 231 x 611.1 cm (91 x 240 1/2 in.)
http://www.jssgallery.org/Paintings/Gassed/Gassed.htm

Poison chlorine gas released from pressurized cylinders using wind
killed and disabled soldiers.

Though gas proved to be unreliable as a weapon, its effects were
a symbol of one horror of war.

In 1918, The British War Memorial Committee and
Britain's Prime Minister Lloyd George commissioned Sargent
to show collaboration between
England and their American allies in the war.

Sargent agreed, but he changed the subject to show
horror from the effect of
a gas attack on soldiers.

Gassed is 20 feet long by 7 1/2 feet wide.

tyree
10-29-2006, 06:16 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2006/65063-the_bath.jpg the bath 1893..mary stevenson cassatt...mech. pencil, graphite..smooth bristol...tyree

tyree
10-29-2006, 06:22 PM
HEY ALL...Just had time for a quick sketch this week..must try to clean my scanner if possible..may have ruined it with colours....:mad: ...Finished up with work today..so am officially on holiday:thumbsup: Got most of my packing done..squished in ..i should say:p ....Thank you Thank you ...for everyones kind well wishes for my trip...i will miss you all!!!! Will drop in tomorrow for a quick note..then im off early tues morning....take good care....susan:heart:

Nickel
10-29-2006, 09:19 PM
You did really good with this drawing Susan. The mother and child both have a nice solid look, sweet feeling to them both. Hope your scanner cleans up good. Have a great trip. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

tyree
10-30-2006, 08:15 PM
thank you nickel..for your always gracious comments...im all packed and ready to go...leaving early morning ...happy drawing and take care everyone...tyree:wave: :wave: :wink2: :heart:

PushingPixels
10-31-2006, 12:49 AM
Yes Nickel I agree.. Tyree this pic is just lovely,
This week I decided to go Eqyptian.. Queen Neferttiti 1365 BC Statue, I added a little background to pull it together.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Oct-2006/44004-nefertiti_sm.jpg
:evil: Happy Halloween!!:evil:

Granby
10-31-2006, 10:54 AM
Happy Halloween All,

Nickel - I very much liked your painting at the end of last week, I'm a big fan of paintings which have an artist mannequin as a main character.

Pixels and Tyree - good work.

Here's my sketch of the week. Another study after Parmagianino - but darn I thought it was a Carracci sketch until I looked it up trying to find a link. (still can't find a link though) The Carracci brothers will have to wait til next week. I'm pretty happy with it. The legs are bit short because I ran out of room at the bottom of the paper. One of these days I'm going to have to figure out how to use a ruler or something. (graphite on paper).

Speaking of rulers: random thing learned this week: Do not try to upsize a complex sketch freehand without checking that the dimensions of the canvas and original are roughly similar. They looked close enough eyeballing it but 9x11<>20x30.

Have a good week all

Nickel
10-31-2006, 04:22 PM
Hi Barb! Lovely Queen! I like espically how you added the background.
She is regal indeed!!!!

Hi Granby, thanks for the kind comment, I like your drawing! Even with the legs, and the the tip about measuring is important. I was thinking once Rose did a demo on how to square up an image, and use a grid to transfer, it's been awhile ago. Anyway, just use the diagonal, if the corners meet of the image and canvas or paper, it will fit. Otherwise, it's chop-chop!!!!

Nickel
10-31-2006, 04:34 PM
Nickel chop-chopping :evil:

Caution, beware of chopper......


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Oct-2006/39040-boo.jpg


Happy Halloween :wave:

Nickel
11-01-2006, 09:41 AM
Lol, good morning, don't it feel weird to be November?
Hope you all made it pass Chuckie..
Have a good day.

Nickel
11-01-2006, 02:47 PM
Here the link to Rose's demo. I don't think she'll mind me sharing this here. I think it's a pretty good demo.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3948370&postcount=75

Granby
11-01-2006, 03:23 PM
Thanks Nickel,
I'll have to see if I can incorporate that diagonal trick into my style. I don't use a grid for anything only because I'm not able to. Every time I've tried a grid my drawing looks like I took some 3d clay figures and squished them flat with a hammer. I've tried a grid at least five or six times - every single time I've ended up erasing the grid and just free-handing it.

One trick I've discovered is if you are just doing a figure: put the midpoint (about the level of the privates) right in the center of the page and you can't hardly go wrong. I forget that sometimes though.

Mony G
11-03-2006, 06:54 AM
Thanks Nickel,
I'll have to see if I can incorporate that diagonal trick into my style. I don't use a grid for anything only because I'm not able to. Every time I've tried a grid my drawing looks like I took some 3d clay figures and squished them flat with a hammer. I've tried a grid at least five or six times - every single time I've ended up erasing the grid and just free-handing it.

One trick I've discovered is if you are just doing a figure: put the midpoint (about the level of the privates) right in the center of the page and you can't hardly go wrong. I forget that sometimes though.

Your drawing is really pleasant to look at although the legs actually are a little short , but this fault isn't as evident as you think !
talking about grids I hate them and I remember my teacher making me use them all the time at the beginning while I could hardly wait starting to draw free-handed, which is the only way I know! ... so now I see I am not the only one ! I try to take some measurements sometimes , though. I always start drawing from the top, taking care to keep into the paper !

Hope to be able to catch up next week, all the best to you guys and ladies !