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animal
04-02-2002, 04:04 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

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

Description:

Using the reference image 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.

Remember, you are to only use the reference image below.
The object of this project is to work from one reference photograph 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 or inside the project, and be sure to tell us what you are doing and why.



Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=169)

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.

AriadneArts
04-02-2002, 11:28 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/6306/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9176

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/6306/tn_gorilla_april_animal_proj001.jpg

Here is my first progress entry. Should I try the foliage background, or some other background or leave the Mi Teintes as background? HEEEEEELP! Any comments, suggestions VERY welcome.

AriadneArts
04-02-2002, 11:30 PM
If you begin from the project site, you'll be able to access the big pic. What a #@%*+#@ pain!

MALARKEY
04-03-2002, 12:03 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9176

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/6306/tn_gorilla_april_animal_proj001.jpg
This is great, looking forward to seeing the final :)

TeAnne
04-03-2002, 01:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9176

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/6306/tn_gorilla_april_animal_proj001.jpg

This looks really good :D You could try the greenery if you want to :)

TeAnne
04-04-2002, 05:14 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9216

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6306/tn_gorilla_april_animal_proj002.jpg

Thats looking great now.

AriadneArts
04-04-2002, 10:51 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9210

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/1887/tn_gorilla1.jpg

Ooooo S/He looks mean. Nice work, Teanne. Say, I would sure love to see you do this guy in cp on black paper. Wouldn't that be perfect? Whaddya think? (Easy for me to say, huh?) :D

Danitangel
04-05-2002, 11:08 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/4885/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9312

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/4885/tn_Oil_Pastel_gorilla_progress.jpg

In progress, but just a few finishing touches is all I think it needs. What about the background? Does it look ok or should I add more color?

Purrpl Haze
04-06-2002, 09:45 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9216

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6306/tn_gorilla_april_animal_proj002.jpg

Impressive work, Eileen! His fur is beautifully done, and I kinda like how you've made him smile a little. :)

I thought the progress work was already very good, but wow, what a finale! I'm glad you did the background. I love it! :clap:


Hazel

TeAnne
04-06-2002, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by AriadneArts
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9210

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/1887/tn_gorilla1.jpg

Ooooo S/He looks mean. Nice work, Teanne. Say, I would sure love to see you do this guy in cp on black paper. Wouldn't that be perfect? Whaddya think? (Easy for me to say, huh?) :D

Thanks Ariadne. While I was sketching him, I was thinking how I would love to be doing the cp on black thing. Only prob is, I don't have any time. :(
I'm hating how everything I do lately has to be so quick. :( And if I don't do 'quick ones' nothing at all will be done. :( Work is just taking over my life :crying:

Ceu
04-07-2002, 10:10 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9176

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/6306/tn_gorilla_april_animal_proj001.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

this is great,

Ceu
04-07-2002, 10:19 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9373

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/3640/tn_aprilwetcanvas.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

I forgot to put that I did in watercolors 9"x12"

orchidlover6
04-08-2002, 05:39 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9377

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/2324/tn_DCP_0011.JPG

Love those eyes!

orchidlover6
04-08-2002, 05:41 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9216

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6306/tn_gorilla_april_animal_proj002.jpg

This guy looks old, wise and a don't mess with me kind of gorilla. NIce work.

orchidlover6
04-08-2002, 05:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9283

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6331/tn_gorilla1.jpg

nice job caron. I like this on the black paper and how you did the eye in brown. Really adds something to it.

orchidlover6
04-08-2002, 05:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9210

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/1887/tn_gorilla1.jpg

nice looking fellow you got there teanne! A bit intimidating but nice looking :D

orchidlover6
04-08-2002, 05:48 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9312

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/4885/tn_Oil_Pastel_gorilla_progress.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

AriadneArts
04-08-2002, 09:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9312

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/4885/tn_Oil_Pastel_gorilla_progress.jpg

This is wonderful! VERY gorilla-like. (Mine looks a little too anthropomorphic to me) Love this one. Fine work!

AriadneArts
04-08-2002, 09:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9283

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6331/tn_gorilla1.jpg

VERY nice, Caron! The white on black gives him an added menacing look. Good work!

AriadneArts
04-08-2002, 09:34 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9373

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/3640/tn_aprilwetcanvas.jpg

Very nice, Ceu. I love the spontaneity of it.

AriadneArts
04-08-2002, 09:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9313

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/5126/tn_gorilla.jpg

Wonderful beginning! I look forward to seeing it finished.

animal
04-08-2002, 10:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/61/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9464

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/61/tn_gorillaprogress1.JPG

Comments and Critiques Welcome. Still In Progress.

Ceu
04-08-2002, 11:39 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9216

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6306/tn_gorilla_april_animal_proj002.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Wonderful :)

Naphsica
04-09-2002, 12:51 AM
What do you think? Any comments welcome.

Naphsica

orchidlover6
04-09-2002, 01:01 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9445

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6626/tn_gorilla.jpg

here's my entry it's 6 x 4" on sketchpaper with 2B, 6B and 4B woodless pencil. Approximately 1 hour to finish.

Ceu
04-09-2002, 02:57 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9445

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6626/tn_gorilla.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).
wonderful expression, love it:)

Caron
04-09-2002, 11:04 AM
Thank you Orchid and AriadneArts. I appreciate your comments. Ive really taken a liking to this white on black technique and thought it perfect to depict this guy! Yes, I forgot to mention that I did use pencil for the colouration of his eye..:)

orchidlover6
04-09-2002, 11:14 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9475

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/3640/tn_gorilla3wetc.jpg

this is wonderful. his fur looks so soft where it should and coarser in the places it should. Love his expression

Caron
04-09-2002, 11:16 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9210

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/1887/tn_gorilla1.jpg

Ooo, he is intense TeAnne!!!

Caron
04-09-2002, 11:18 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9377

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/2324/tn_DCP_0011.JPG


This is a different kind of rendition. I find it very pleasing..:). He has character and personality!!!

Caron
04-09-2002, 11:20 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9216

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6306/tn_gorilla_april_animal_proj002.jpg

Very nice Eileen! Boy, does he look like the leader!! Very proud and confident!!

Caron
04-09-2002, 11:22 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9445

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6626/tn_gorilla.jpg

I like your rendition Orchid! Someones surprised!! You have really captured an expression on his face that says a story..:) I also like the suggestion of his location in the BG

Caron
04-09-2002, 11:24 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9475

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/3640/tn_gorilla3wetc.jpg


I really felt I was looking him the face! Really very good! I like the softness that you gave to him too with the pastels.

Caron
04-09-2002, 11:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9474

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/7824/tn_gorilla2.jpg

The darkened BG does make him pop more and a greater focus on his face. I really like how you presented him..:) A lot of work shows in this!

Caron
04-09-2002, 11:35 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9313

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/5126/tn_gorilla.jpg


He is looking good so far! I like that you have captured the leathery look of his skin! Anxiously awaiting to see the progress!! Very good..:)

Caron
04-09-2002, 11:37 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9464

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/progress/61/tn_gorillaprogress1.JPG

Your off to a fine start animal..:)

Danitangel
04-09-2002, 01:43 PM
I've tried to enter my final image twice, and all I get is a box with a red X. I'm useing the same format as my progress pic's. Can anyone help?

AriadneArts
04-09-2002, 06:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9512

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6306/tn_Gorilla_ink003.jpg

Here's my entry #2 in technical pen & ink.

Danitangel, I've had the red X problem a few times, even though I did not exceed the 500 pixels wide x 600 pixels tall, and when I diminished my dimensions by a couple of pixels, it went in. Go figure. The program seems kind of temperamental. Anyway, this one went in fine, but I consistently size UNDER the max pixels allowed now. Hope it helps.

Danitangel
04-09-2002, 07:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9521

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/4885/tn_Gorilla_final_Entry.jpg

Thanks Eileen reducing just a 1/2" worked!

birdlady
04-11-2002, 10:18 AM
thank you AriadneArts and Caron,
I have another update I am going to post but my digital camera ate my batterys again..grrrrrr.
costing me a fortune!!! it should be up later today.

Laurie

birdlady
04-11-2002, 12:47 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9512

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6306/tn_Gorilla_ink003.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

oooooooo like this AriadneArts. pen and ink is not my favorite but geeeeeeee u did a great job with it. is that pointeliss(SP) style? really like the face on him...:D

Laurie

birdlady
04-11-2002, 12:55 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9283

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6331/tn_gorilla1.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

oh gosh Caron dont want to meet him in a dark jungle. sure like the way u have him though.

Laurie

birdlady
04-11-2002, 01:00 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9445

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6626/tn_gorilla.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).


awwwwww Orchid..he looks like hes as scared of me as I am of him. first impressions are sometimes scary for both. I do like him and how u rendered him.

Laurie

orchidlover6
04-11-2002, 03:16 PM
birdlady said
awwwwww Orchid..he looks like hes as scared of me as I am of him. first impressions are sometimes scary for both. I do like him and how u rendered him. Thanks for looking, and yes first impressions are sometimes scary for all concerned.

gnu
04-12-2002, 03:51 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9605

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6479/tn_gorilla.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).
Brilliant Geoff, love the expression. You either have a very INspiring or UNinspiring workplace!! :D :clap: :clap:

Geoff
04-12-2002, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by gnu
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9605

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6479/tn_gorilla.jpg


Brilliant Geoff, love the expression. You either have a very INspiring or UNinspiring workplace:D :clap: :clap:

Hey, t'wasn't a self-portrait !!!:D :D LOL
Thanks...I shall not answer !!:angel:

Geoff
04-12-2002, 07:04 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9445

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6626/tn_gorilla.jpg

Grumpy one Orchid, wouldn't he sit still ??

Geoff
04-12-2002, 07:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9522

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/4885/tn_Gorilla_Detail.jpg

Wow, you got up a bit close to this one.

birdlady
04-12-2002, 09:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9632

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/5126/tn_gorilla3.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

this is my finished piece. If u see anything to improve it please feel free to say. This has been a fun project and I think Everyone! has done a wonderful job with each of us interpreting in our own way...
:)


Laurie

Purrpl Haze
04-13-2002, 07:33 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9522

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/4885/tn_Gorilla_Detail.jpg

Now this is what one may call an intimate portrait! :D Excellent job, Danitangel! It's picture perfect. :)

Hazel

Purrpl Haze
04-13-2002, 07:50 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9632

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/5126/tn_gorilla3.jpg

Hi Birdlady,

This is soooooo well done! It seems to me there's no more room for improvement here. ;) :D

Hazel

orchidlover6
04-13-2002, 11:02 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9605

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6479/tn_gorilla.jpg

fantastic - is this your boss? :D :evil:

jageo
04-15-2002, 03:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9283

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/6331/tn_gorilla1.jpg

neat choice of paper and pencil. I like his eyes being the only colour

Jackmorgan
04-15-2002, 07:44 PM
this is the first time I tried a project here and I'm not sure where to post . I'm wandering around lost....:rolleyes: If this is not right, I hope someone will tell me where to post my start to the gorilla project. I just made a quick sketch so far. I was going to do him in grey pastel on sabertooth paper and after spending an hour looking for the paper, decided to draw him on bristol with a pencil....wish the good fairy would come along and clean my studio space.......
donna

orchidlover6
04-15-2002, 11:41 PM
moochkiss -
click on the down arrow under Community (top upper left of screen)
go to 'art projects'
Scroll down a bit and go to "my projects"
Find April: Animal Art Project
Click on [Add] [Browse/Edit]
Then upload your image.
You can go back and comment on your image to get into this thread or wait until someone else comments.

Hope this helps you.

and btw nice sketch and welcome to wetcanvas.

birdlady
04-16-2002, 09:54 AM
TY Purrpl Haze..sometimes u dont know for sure when to quit.

Laurie

Jackmorgan
04-16-2002, 10:56 AM
'Preciate it orchid lady6. I had a feeling I wasn't doing it right but this is such a good idea, I wanted to take part in it and thought I might as well get started. THis place is addictive.....

orchidlover6
04-16-2002, 11:43 AM
you got that right moochkiss.

brushstrokes
04-05-2003, 06:03 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=9632

[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/169/completed/5126/tn_gorilla3.jpg[/IMG!
I truly love your gorilla. Such wonderful work. I hope I can be as talented as you someday.

birdlady
04-06-2003, 10:17 AM
thank you Brushstrokes :)
with time, patience and practice practice practice it will come. Be gentle with yourself and just let it flow.


Laurie