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animal
06-15-2002, 06:45 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: June/July: Animal Art Project
Project Leader: animal
Relative Difficulty: Easy
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.

I've started a thread in the Wildlife Forum so we can talk about our progress and share information.

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 this 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=220)

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.

tigre255
06-16-2002, 06:22 PM
Here is the first of many post of the swans that I am going to do for my project. This is a windsor yellow wash. 8.5x11 140lbs. Arches paper.

tigre255
06-16-2002, 06:55 PM
this is the second wash of windsor blue. Not sure I like it. Any suggestions.

Elankat
06-16-2002, 08:36 PM
Tigre, you may want to go ahead and upload your progress entries into the studio section of the project.

tigre255
06-16-2002, 08:56 PM
Sorry, didn't know that i was suppost to do that. Thanks. But do I still post here as well. I'm not sure I understand the system. Any help would be totally welcome. This is the first time that I'm trying a project. On top of all that I've also signed up for another one. So I need to know what is expected of me. Thanks

TeAnne
06-16-2002, 09:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/3748/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11866

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/3748/tn_swan3.jpg

eeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaa Looking good. I wanna do the swans too. When I get some time.

Elankat
06-16-2002, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by tigre255
Sorry, didn't know that i was suppost to do that. Thanks. But do I still post here as well. I'm not sure I understand the system. Any help would be totally welcome. This is the first time that I'm trying a project. On top of all that I've also signed up for another one. So I need to know what is expected of me. Thanks

There's nothing wrong with attaching it in this thread, however, a lot of people just make comments through the project system and may not really look through the entire thread. Lots of times, you will get more comments if you upload your progress entry in the studio section and add your comments about the entry.

Then, if you want to make doubly sure that people see it, you can use the project system to comment on your own piece in the thread.

And of course, you should always upload your final entry. :) If you have any questions on the project system, the New Users forum should be able to help you out. :)

gnu
06-17-2002, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by TeAnne
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/3748/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11866

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/3748/tn_swan3.jpg

eeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaa Looking good. I wanna do the swans too. When I get some time.
O boy Te, I second that, I'm starting to get WAAAAY behind :eek: :rolleyes: :D

tigre255
06-18-2002, 10:06 AM
In this stage I added some colored pencil to try and save this painting, since I'm not that good at watercolors yet. I uploaded it in the project forum,but wasn't sure so I'm uploading it here. Still new at this. Sorry.

CRYROLFE
06-19-2002, 12:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11865

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/3748/tn_swan2a.jpg

Hi,
I love your progress! I can't paint a lick, but I want to add some kind of color to my background. I am doing the owl picture and am using ink on paper. Any suggestions?

Crystal

CRYROLFE
06-19-2002, 02:05 PM
Well, here's my first step. I wanted to do a wash of some kind, but can't find my water colors ne where. I never use them. Do u think I can add background color later?

So far I have used graphit pencils to do a scetch and get the positioning right.
I can't really seem to see the foot on the sleepy owl...kinda hidden so I'll have to improvise.

Next step is ink. First come the eyes!

Let me know what u think. The paper is cream, not yellow like in the jpg...had to make it really dark to be able to see the lines.

Crystal

CRYROLFE
06-19-2002, 04:21 PM
Well, now I've added the ink and a little color pencil on the eyes.

I have to leave for awhile, so I'll finish the rest tonight. All of my drawings are done in one day or they're not done since I can' t seem to come back to them.

I can't quite make out the tail so I'll have to make one up...any ideas?

I'm not too happy with the branch yet, but maybe when I add some color.

Now I have to do the feathers....:( This is the part I don't like since it's a little boring to me ... maybe tedious is the word.

Let me know what u think.

Thanks,
Crystal

tigre255
06-19-2002, 04:27 PM
I think you have made great progress. And yes you can add background later. I love pen & ink. I usually do the pointellion when I'm working in pen & ink myself.

But you have done a great job please continue and I can't wait to see the final.

tigre255
06-19-2002, 04:28 PM
Oh yeah I think your branch looks great.

CRYROLFE
06-19-2002, 07:54 PM
Well,
I think that I am finished for now....tired of doing all the feathers....lol.

Let me know what u all think when u have time.

Thanks,
Crystal

tigre255
06-19-2002, 09:03 PM
Their adorable. I wouldn't do anything else to them. Of course that's only my opinion.

AriadneArts
06-20-2002, 06:37 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11935

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/1887/tn_swanbig1.jpg

Just lovely, Te.

TeAnne
06-20-2002, 06:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12026

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/6306/tn_swans_single_file_pastel001.jpg

These Swans look great Eileen :D

TeAnne
06-20-2002, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by AriadneArts
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11935

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/1887/tn_swanbig1.jpg

Just lovely, Te.

Tnx Eileen :D

AriadneArts
06-20-2002, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by TeAnne
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12026

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/6306/tn_swans_single_file_pastel001.jpg

These Swans look great Eileen :D

BUMP! :D Thanks, Te.

AriadneArts
06-20-2002, 06:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/3748/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11942

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/3748/tn_swan4.jpg

This is looking really great. Looking forward to seeing the final.

AriadneArts
06-20-2002, 06:48 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12008

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/2949/tn_BARRED_OWLS-SIG.jpg

This is SPLENDID! Color's just right as far as I'm concerned! WELL DONE!

tigre255
06-20-2002, 07:10 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/2949/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12000

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/2949/tn_BARRED_OWLS_-_STEP_2.jpg

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

:clap: :clap: :clap:

In my eyes it looks finished

orchidlover6
06-21-2002, 01:11 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12026

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/6306/tn_swans_single_file_pastel001.jpg

really like the deep blue of your water and the reflections.

orchidlover6
06-21-2002, 01:12 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11935

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/1887/tn_swanbig1.jpg

I did this one in b/w too but in charcoal.

orchidlover6
06-21-2002, 01:13 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12008

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/2949/tn_BARRED_OWLS-SIG.jpg

You captured the adorable expression on the owl on the right splendidly.

orchidlover6
06-21-2002, 01:14 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12033

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/6626/tn_swans.jpg

here's mine - only had time for a 20 doodle - sketched out with a 2b pencil then did it in charcoal on strathmore 140# rough watercolor paper.

it felt so good to have a stick of charcoal back in my hands.

would like to do the birds later.

TeAnne
06-21-2002, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by orchidlover6
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12033

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/6626/tn_swans.jpg

here's mine - only had time for a 20 doodle - sketched out with a 2b pencil then did it in charcoal on strathmore 140# rough watercolor paper.

it felt so good to have a stick of charcoal back in my hands.

would like to do the birds later.
Yummy Orchid :D I love your B/W :D tnx for the comment :cat:

AriadneArts
06-21-2002, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by orchidlover6
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12033

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/6626/tn_swans.jpg

here's mine - only had time for a 20 doodle - sketched out with a 2b pencil then did it in charcoal on strathmore 140# rough watercolor paper.

it felt so good to have a stick of charcoal back in my hands.

would like to do the birds later.

Very nice, Orchid. In fact, grrrrrreat for 20 mins. I'd have about one head and neck partially done in that time. :D

AriadneArts
06-21-2002, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by orchidlover6
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12026

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/6306/tn_swans_single_file_pastel001.jpg

really like the deep blue of your water and the reflections.

Thanks, Orchid.:) :D ;)

animal
06-22-2002, 10:43 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12047

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/tn_WetCanvasSwans_8__250x.JPG

This is looking good so far.:cool:

AriadneArts
06-22-2002, 10:57 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12047

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/tn_WetCanvasSwans_8__250x.JPG

What you've done so far is excellent. Love the water. I look forward to the finished work.

tigre255
06-22-2002, 02:06 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12047

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/tn_WetCanvasSwans_8__250x.JPG

Very nice. Much better than mine. Can't wait to see the finished painting.

Nicky
06-23-2002, 12:06 PM
Thank you ALL!

I like acrylics.
I used them as transparent watercolor washes
for the water, and now, use them as opaque colors
for the rendering for the birds, all in the same painting.
I hope it works.

One other thing,
I don't know how to use the links, to reply to other
postings. Help!

AriadneArts
06-23-2002, 12:19 PM
Nicky, it's easy. Go to the Project's main page. Click on "Browse the Progress Entries" or "Browse the Gallery". A menu will come up of all the entrants. Click on a name, thumbnails will come up of this artists entries. Click on the thumbnail, the pic is enlarged. Under the pic is a line reading "comments" Click on that, write your post as usual. When you click "Submit reply" you'll be brought to this thread. That's all there is to it.

Nicky
06-23-2002, 04:09 PM
AriadneArts

Thank you Eileen.
I'll try this later.

Right now I am making a Wedding Album Cover,
I am looking for a heart to scan with the bride and groom.
Rush...Rush...Rush
Maybe this could be a future project.

Nick

Nicky
06-24-2002, 09:43 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12026

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/6306/tn_swans_single_file_pastel001.jpg

AriadneArts

I like the color of the water, peaceful and cool.
Very nice

Nicky
06-24-2002, 11:41 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11935

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/1887/tn_swanbig1.jpg

TeAnne

This is nice

I never used Waterpencils and Water.

AriadneArts
06-24-2002, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by Nicky
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12026

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/6306/tn_swans_single_file_pastel001.jpg

AriadneArts

I like the color of the water, peaceful and cool.
Very nice

Thank you, Nicky.

Nicky
06-25-2002, 04:07 PM
Help!

I posted the final entree and in the progress
page for this project, The picture was not posted,
just only the notes.
What did I do?

H E L P

AriadneArts
06-25-2002, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Nicky
Help!

I posted the final entree and in the progress
page for this project, The picture was not posted,
just only the notes.
What did I do?

H E L P

Nicky, try again. Sometimes the WC uploader gets "temperamental." You can delete the two tries by going into "Browse the Gallery" and "Browse the Progress". When you get the list of names, click on yours. When the thumbnails come up, you'll see a line underneath the "comments" line that says "delete". Click on that. Then reload your pics the usual way, but resize them about 10 pixels smaller each way than they are. As long as that is under the 600 x 500, it should be okay. Good luck!

Nicky
06-25-2002, 05:47 PM
AriadneArts

Thank you.

I managed to post the final entree,
in the progress studio. I hope you like it.
Thank you again.

Nick

AriadneArts
06-25-2002, 06:11 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12193

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/tn_WetCanvasSwans_8__Submit_250_3_Finished_copy.JPG

Nicky, this is just gorgeous. Your handling of the water is superb! I also love the colors in the swans and the way you handled the shading. Wonderful work!

Now, enter this into the FINAL gallery if you want to get credit for completion of this project. Enter it the same was as you did in the progress studio.

Nicky
06-25-2002, 06:57 PM
AdriadneArts

Thank you for your comments Eileen.
I entered my painting in the Final Gallery
as you suggested,

Thank you

Nick

tigre255
06-25-2002, 07:03 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12028

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/3748/tn_swan4.jpg

This is the final I hope I entered it right.

AriadneArts
06-25-2002, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by Nicky
AdriadneArts

Thank you for your comments Eileen.
I entered my painting in the Final Gallery
as you suggested,

Thank you

Nick

You're very welcome, Nicky. It's a wonderful painting.

AriadneArts
06-25-2002, 11:59 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12028

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/3748/tn_swan4.jpg

Very nice, tigre. What is the medium? Is it watercolor?

Sadgylee
06-26-2002, 10:00 AM
CRYROLFE, you did an excellent job!!! Love it. How do you get the eyes to line up? lol I always have one slightly off! hahaha


:cat:

tigre255
06-26-2002, 11:01 AM
Thank you for your comments. AriadneArts. It is watercolours on Arches 140lbs, 8.5x11 paper.

animal
06-26-2002, 12:08 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12193

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/tn_WetCanvasSwans_8__Submit_250_3_Finished_copy.JPG

Nicky I really liked how this turned out... I especially like how you did the lights and darks on the swans and the water...:)

Nicky
06-26-2002, 10:03 PM
Tigre255

You got it right.


I received your e-mail regarding id 46583, I am unable to access WetCanvas is my system.
Is there's some glitch in my computer?

This is the only WebSite acts like that.
Two weeks ago, I lost it... and then, showed again.
It worked for three weeks,
then I was down for two days ago.

Tonight reappears .

What does this mean?

Does anybody have an answer?

Nicky
06-26-2002, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by animal
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12193

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/tn_WetCanvasSwans_8__Submit_250_3_Finished_copy.JPG

Nicky I really liked how this turned out... I especially like how you did the lights and darks on the swans and the water...:)


Thank you Animal.
This was a good project.

Mybubblewall
06-26-2002, 11:58 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12196

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/8343/tn_WetCanvasSwans_8__Submit_250_3_Finished_copy.JPG

Incredible work!! So very realistic.. had to look twice..actually three times. Bravo! :clap: :clap:

Nicky
06-27-2002, 10:56 PM
Mybubblewall

Thank you very much,
I enjoyed painting the swans.

Nick

hlee
07-02-2002, 09:04 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12193

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/tn_WetCanvasSwans_8__Submit_250_3_Finished_copy.JPG

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

Excellently done! .... colours well-layered, the shadows and water ripples + "transparency" played out nicely .... :clap:

Nicky
07-03-2002, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by hlee
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12193

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/progress/8343/tn_WetCanvasSwans_8__Submit_250_3_Finished_copy.JPG

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

Excellently done! .... colours well-layered, the shadows and water ripples + "transparency" played out nicely .... :clap:


hlee
Thank you, very much, for your comments.

animal
07-05-2002, 09:55 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12418

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/5712/tn_owl.jpg

Hlee,
I think you did a great job on this. What medium did you use?;)

animal
07-05-2002, 09:57 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11935

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/220/completed/1887/tn_swanbig1.jpg

Teanne,
These are cool. I especially like how you did the swan`s faces.:p