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05-01-2007, 06:57 PM
I'm trying out a few different things this week. Sepia pen and ink wash, I don't feel it's overly successful, but anyway, good to stretch oneself. It was really tricky since I had to plan out each and every line accurately in my head and just do it in one sweep. None of this feeling round the form to get a sense of the edges.
One pencil one that worked ok. - 20 min
05-01-2007, 08:08 PM
Good efforts Anne, you will work things out to your satisfaction eventually self critiquing is a good thing because you will push yourself further instead of resting on what you have achieved. I always like your soft shadings on your drawings.
James or Jimmy Jim
05-01-2007, 08:31 PM
Good stuff, Anne. I hope I didn't offend you on that other thread. Please don't take me seriously ... ever! :D
05-01-2007, 09:15 PM
Tomorrow, Jim, is your day! Sexy model, I'll have you in mind when I'm drawing! I know you won't sleep much tonight with the anticipation of it all....
05-02-2007, 04:37 AM
I like the first one. In comparison the second one seems a bit bleak ... not bold enough, like you were afraid.
05-02-2007, 06:34 AM
Hi Anne... it's great to see you trying out something different...... and I would like to see you persevere with the pen & ink wash at least for a little while..... it does take a few goes to get into the swing and the feel of it.
I agree with Hip on this one.... you were brave and bold with the first piece and a little more reserved on the second. (But I know what it's like.... I've been there and I go there often..:wink2: )
Now I am one of your greatest fans when it comes to your drawings, they are fantastic and I am in absolute awe of them, and you...... but I have this thing in my head which keeps telling me that it is our duty as artists to keep experimenting and to always keep trying out new things. From irrational thoughts and deeds come new ideas......
I love what you did....:thumbsup:
05-02-2007, 07:42 AM
Wonderful drawings. :)
Perhaps you should try this new approach on better paper? I think I'm seeing those tell-tale gray blurs which tell me this was scanned (or shot) on buckled paper. That means you need heavier weight watercolor paper (or just stretch lighter-weight w/c paper). That would also help with the backruns (on her near arm in the first) -- or 'wring out' your brush (paper towel or fingers) before you go back over any wet area.
Not many people realize this, but in watercolor, of all the materials you need, the paper is the one that's critical. You can paint with a twig, with earth or crushed berries or beetjuice, but it won't work without a decent paper. Oriental styles (calligraphic) work on rice paper, but if you want to use washes, tearing up a decent full sheet of w/c paper is the least expensive way to go that won't frustrate you.
Guess how I know this? :lol:
Look forward to seeing where you go next!
P.S. Illustration board can also work, I'm told. Don't know how the price compares, though.
05-02-2007, 08:51 AM
I Know I Know, Carol!! I am just a cheapskate and know right well my painty ones don't deserve better paper. Anyway I'ts an hours drive to get some and I won't get a chance this week. I think I have a small amount of better paper, and my friends were going to bring WATERCOLOUR for me to try today:D HA !! CLever -I now see how to do those facey things - delightfully tacky arent' they :lol: Watercolour is def not my strong point or choice of medium but seeing what Pauline has done lately has made me think again....
Not that I do think much at the best of times.
05-02-2007, 05:18 PM
It looks like you are having a great time Anne, and in these situations its much easier to not worry about the result, and just make the most of each experience!
Fine work as always, and I'll be looking forward to more... I'm sure Jim will be here at the crack of Dawn! ;)
05-02-2007, 09:09 PM
Back when I was first painting with transparent watercolor (all of 3 years ago now!), there were no art supply stores I could get to. None. So I used to order a package of 5 sheets of 200lb. CP paper from Curry's. They delivered free (and gave us a large discount for American currency!). After "Homeland Security," it was too much of a hassle & they no longer accepted U.S. orders. :( But I expect they still ship to Canadians, no? This Curry's watercolor paper was perfectly adequate; I liked it very much myself. It didn't need stretching -- and no driving for you!
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