View Full Version : Photo paint-along for May 09

05-01-2009, 01:43 AM
Here are 4 photos to choose from. 2 cats and 2 folks.:wave: (From RIL)

Use any medium, any size, any style. One month to do it.

Post your art here to let us see it and for comments.

Have fun painting!!:thumbsup:

05-01-2009, 01:45 AM



05-01-2009, 01:46 AM



Looking forward to your paintings and drawings.....

05-01-2009, 07:19 AM
Love them all, especially that big, adorable cat face.

05-05-2009, 08:35 AM

Here's my attempt at an oil painting of the tabby cat's face. He was such a beauty...he reminded me of a cat I once had a few years ago. (Now RIP).

This is my second try. I fiddled with my first try and it ended up in the bucket.

I am leaving this one alone. Its 5 by 7 ins, canvas, alkyd oils.:)

05-05-2009, 10:03 AM
June, sorry you had to have a temper tantrum (aren't they fun) to accomplish this sweet cat face, but it was worth it. :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-05-2009, 10:57 AM
Hi Janet, thanks for the comment on the cat....that is the first temper tantrum I've had in ages. Artistic temperament, right? Funnily, after a tantrum, the work tends to be better. It clears the air, the mind. Luckily, there's no-one around to see the hissy fit!! Appropriate for a cat picture tho?;)

05-05-2009, 11:13 AM
June - cute kitty!

May I join you with an ink sketch-a-long? Unfortunately the kitty has a stuffed cheek look here - maybe he has some catnip stored in there for safekeeping.



05-05-2009, 11:37 AM
Lovely free sketches, EP. I love that one of the kitty in the pot!!

05-05-2009, 01:36 PM
June, very cute photos. I wasn't sure what it was about and how classical we had to be but now that I have seen yours and EP's work, I'll follow suit.

EP, neat sketches. The girl looks like you. :lol: I actually like your cat with a pouty mouth! And good action feel on the kitty reaching for the ball.

June, very luminiscent eyes!! Beautiful!!

Here are my two renditions.

I hardly use markers but have the urge to these few weeks and I haven't used pen to outline stuff for a long long while. In fact, I haven't used pen to draw details for almost 3 months since I picked up my Chinese brush so this is really a nice break.

These two are done on kids' Crayola Marker & Watercolor sketch pad 8 x 10 inch - my favorite size.


I went on to do the girl in bodice and gave her a fuller body. By now, I have given up on watercolor, acrylic and egg tempera following my experiments. I'm sticking with pencils and sticks. So this is a first piece that I am now trying to hone my skills seriously in portraits with color pencils. Prismacolor pencils set of 120.

As you could see, I've been practicing on human anatomy under clothing. :lol:

The first draft here.


The black outlined one here.


And finally cropped for better composition. And color darkened just a tinge in photoshop.


05-05-2009, 07:57 PM
June - thank you!

Sandra - thank you. Well done! Love the expression you gave the girl in the hat.

05-06-2009, 02:18 AM
Lovely work Sandra. I like the 'cartoon' feel of the 2 ladies. It might appear in a newspaper with a caption of some sort!! The lady in a hat looks good. Sweeping flow to her.

We do any style /any medium in these paint alongs. No need to be Greek/academic classical. Do impressionist, post-impressionist, your own style, etc.

05-06-2009, 10:44 AM
Thank you, EP, June, for your comment. Yeah, those two cartoon ladies were really fun to do. I haven't done something like that for a while already. I'll look out for these photos paint along in future.

05-06-2009, 05:34 PM
Here's mine, done spontaneously and loosely on a digital tablet.


05-07-2009, 12:20 PM
Neat colors you gave the kitty!

05-11-2009, 08:03 AM
What wonderful work here. Looking forward to joining in sometime! (When I get some time that is...) :)

05-11-2009, 12:52 PM
EYEPAINT.....Love your four in one drawings. My favorite is also the kitty in the pot.

PENCILPUSHER.....Lovely cat..Is this digital tablet or some medium that makes the painting so soft and liquid?

SANDRA...The girl in bodice came out beautifully and I love the jazzy looking ladies.

I did the ladies on the beach also, but couldn't figure out what the younger one had in her hand (shoes?) so gave her a nutty looking dog instead. I just went for this with pen and ink, no outline, and it worked out pretty well.


05-11-2009, 01:10 PM
Steve, your kitty looks lovely...very ethereal. Magic.

janet, I love the addition of the dog to the ladies on the beach. Could tell a story or put a caption here too!

05-11-2009, 03:25 PM
Thanks June...yes it does need some kind of cartoon line, I'll try to think of one. How's the foot?...Janet :heart: :heart:

05-11-2009, 04:37 PM
PENCILPUSHER.....Lovely cat..Is this digital tablet or some medium that makes the painting so soft and liquid?
It's a Wacom Intuos3 digital pad, all the fun of a paintbrush and no cleaning up afterwards :D

05-12-2009, 12:06 AM
June - this must be the kitty you got paint on yourself doing. He is beautiful. What lovely eye color.

EP - fun sketches

Sandra - your work has alot of character, especially the two figures in marker

Pencil Pusher - nice work on the eyeballs especially

Trafford - great job on the body language and the nutty dog fits right in. Also like the way the camera is dangling.

New breeze
05-21-2009, 09:59 AM

05-22-2009, 02:42 AM
Hi Newbreeze. A lovely portrait. I like the way we are looking up at her and her dark eyes.

New breeze
05-22-2009, 08:37 AM
Thanks june for your appreciation.

05-22-2009, 12:04 PM
Hope its okay if I join in here too.

I chose the cat in the plant pot, media is photoshop and wacom tablet.


05-23-2009, 01:54 AM
New breeze, good to see your work again. You gave her a nice smile there.

Cathryn, the colors of the ball is really eye catching. Makes me want to reach for it too.