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05-20-2010, 01:55 PM
JRecently bought a new sketch book, a 300 pg flexi sketch. It even takes a light wash. Here's some sketches i did.
05-20-2010, 02:26 PM
Very colorful sketches. Looking forward to seeing more from you.
05-20-2010, 02:38 PM
Reggie, these are great! Colorful, interesting, bold and powerful. 300 pages? That rocks! I can see this is going to be a long, fascinating thread. I love the strong color you got in your watercolors, sometimes it's hard to get strong color because it'll dry lighter than it looked when it was wet.
Nice to see your flower sketches, Reggie! I find them interesting but challenging subjects. And as Robert said, have fun filling up the big sketchbook!
05-21-2010, 01:23 AM
Great start to your new Sketchbook Reggie. Colourful and strong sketches and as the others have said "have fun filling the sketchbook"
05-21-2010, 04:17 PM
Wow, 300 pages is a lot of sketching. What a challenge you've taken on. You've got a great start, however, and it's great that your book will even take some watercolor. that's so often not the case with sketchbooks. Have fun with it! :thumbsup:
05-22-2010, 02:10 AM
Thank you Debby, Robert, John, Viv and Judi! Yes,I do like a lot of color and i am thrilled this will handle light washes! I am sketching more and more lately and filled 2 other books with a mish mosh of sketches and washes and thought I should make it more organized. I will try to do it daily!
05-23-2010, 12:02 PM
Good start, Reggie! Looking forward to seeing all 300 pages filled up.
05-23-2010, 03:09 PM
Here are some more sketches.
05-23-2010, 04:33 PM
Here's one I did plein air in our back yard today.
05-23-2010, 07:32 PM
Cool gold finch! I recognized it at first glance, it's a bird I remember very clearly. I think it was the first bird I actually identified in my childhood. Well done! Of course Milkshake sleeping is so cool. Great pose. Looks very relaxed. Looks like he's in one of those puffy cat beds, and I like the shading on the back of the neck. Interesting view into the living room, very detailed. Bright cheery flowers and bird bath painting too. Well done!
05-23-2010, 09:01 PM
Thanks Robert! Yes, I love goldfinches! We have alot of them at our feeders!
I love cardinals and woodpeckers too!
05-23-2010, 10:00 PM
I like the way you are playing with a variety of media. I am especially drawn to your graphite sketches. "Milkshake Sleeping"--so cute! There is a tenderness about that sketch that really comes across the love you feel for little Milkshake (and what an adorable name!) I also like the drawing of the entrance and the ink-and-watercolor one, which has a sort of joyfulness about it.
05-23-2010, 11:07 PM
Very cool sketches. The goldfinch is very good. Love the kitty sketch. I agree Milkshake is a neat name. Interesting view through the doorway. Your ink and wash is very cheerful, it says spring.
05-24-2010, 01:10 AM
Cool kitty sketch :)
05-24-2010, 06:51 PM
Nice watercolor sketches! I especially like the first page with windows and flower pots. It is bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing!
05-24-2010, 07:55 PM
Hi, Reggie. I am glad you found the Art Journal channel. You will get alot more feedback here than in the Watercolor Studio. You have some more good sketches here. Looking through a doorway is always a neat idea. Good sketch of the goldfinch. Very vibrant colour. That is a nice plein air sketch too. I haven't done one of those yet. Maybe soon.
Keep at it.
05-25-2010, 06:18 AM
Hello Reggie, thank you for sharing your journal here!
I particularly love the African violets and the Goldfinch. Cute little cat too! I hope to see more of your sketches :)
05-25-2010, 08:48 AM
Thank you Ann Marie, Debby and EP! I adopted Milkshake at age 12 wks from the Humane Society and they had named her. Since it was a perfect name I kept it. I do love her so! She is now 5 yrs old!
Thanks Doug and Sandra!
05-25-2010, 08:55 AM
Here are 2 more. Both of these are sketches that i plan to paint.
The first one is of a waterfall in Weston, VT and is in pencil. The second is from a pic in the RIL, no name of the submitter.
05-25-2010, 07:54 PM
The second one already looks like a painting. It looks so cool and inviting.
05-26-2010, 03:11 PM
05-26-2010, 07:55 PM
WOW, amazong pieces, all are so viarable, vibrant and well done.... keep going!!!!!!
05-29-2010, 11:29 AM
Thank you Stacey!
05-29-2010, 03:11 PM
Reggie, these are great. The first one is a wonderful concept for a painting. I like the way you worked it out with some colored pencil to remember hues and mostly working on values. The second does look more polished and really could stand as a painting in itself -- though doing the same subject multiple times will always result in the later series versions looking great.
I like them both and think both your paintings will come out well.
05-29-2010, 07:53 PM
Thanks Robert. I am hoping to do the waterfall as a painting soon. I just finished and posted the taverna as a painting in the Watercolor Gallery. Take a look. Thanks for your comments!
05-30-2010, 09:19 AM
Reggie, so glad I found your thread. 300 pages in your sketchbook, wowa, that'll take some time to fill, but I can see you've made a great start. So colourful, and you're using all sorts of media too, I'll be back to keep up with the new pages. Love the goldie, made me smile, thanks. Bon courage, and well done...
05-30-2010, 09:51 AM
You've made a great start on your 300 page sketchbook.
What's a flexi sketch?
05-30-2010, 12:09 PM
It is the name of a sketch book. you can find it at Cheap Joe's.
06-13-2010, 10:31 AM
Haven't posted in a couple of weeks so here are several pics.
At my Doctor's office. Top: the waiting room , Bottom: the exam room.
Right: sink cabinet
Getting ready to bake blueberry muffins ans eating some cherries too!
One page of sketchbookhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jun-2010/140136-P6121622.JPG
06-13-2010, 10:41 AM
I forgot another!
06-13-2010, 10:51 AM
Reggie I really like these last few pages of sketches. Great variety and good lines. The watercolour page was excellent. Love the kitty.
06-13-2010, 11:30 AM
06-13-2010, 11:51 AM
Mmmm blueberry muffins sound good! Your sketches are great, you've been doing a lot of them. Love the tabby cat, you got that pose perfect. Good proportions overall and good striping. No wonder you wanted to find the Scavenger Hunt, you're doing Scavenger Hunt stuff all over the place with stacks of books, things in the kitchen, furniture, anything around you.
Good tone on the stuff in the doctor's office, you're observing values well and recording them accurately. I like all your colored pencils ones too, you're getting good texture with the colored pencils. The watercolor's great. Well done! Keep going!
06-13-2010, 02:34 PM
Fabulous sketches from life. Yum! Blueberry muffins. Now I want to bake some. :lol: Ah well, I'll have to settle for making candy instead. Kitty is in the regal kitty pose. Well done.
06-14-2010, 12:01 PM
Thanks Robert! I found the Scavenger hunt and have started with #1 last night. Should be fun and take quite a while to do!!!
06-14-2010, 12:13 PM
That's great. Looking forward to seeing it! I don't usually do the items in order, most people don't. Sometimes I don't even have all of them but you can participate with as few or many sketches as you want.
06-15-2010, 06:13 PM
Here's some more sketches these are from the scavenger hunts, # and #2.
06-15-2010, 11:21 PM
I'm impressed that you can draw at the doctor's office. I've been there several times in a short period lately, and it never occurred to me to sketch inside the examining room. Actually, I'm probably too stressed out to sketch there anyway.
Nice scavenger hunt sketches.
06-15-2010, 11:44 PM
Nice scavenger hunt sketches. My favorite it the cup of tea.
06-16-2010, 09:28 AM
Michelle- Thanks! I am a Physician Assistant so I am very comfortable in this environment. It is different to be the patient instead of the one being the examiner.
Thanks Debby! I am a big tea drinker so I had to include that one!
06-16-2010, 03:00 PM
Nice sketches Reggie. Your Scavenger Hunt items look good, nice shoe, and I love your blueberry muffin page.
06-17-2010, 11:29 AM
06-17-2010, 02:50 PM
Reggie, these are great. I love your scavenger hunt sketches. Well done! I guess it does make a big difference being the examiner rather than the patient. I always drew in waiting rooms or examining rooms anyway, it was the only thing that made medical visits tolerable.
06-18-2010, 10:24 AM
Thanks Robert! I know how providers can get busy and get behind so rather than just read magazines sketching is good!
06-18-2010, 08:19 PM
Reggie, now that you've done quite a few sketches in the flexi-sketch, how do you like it? Can you use both sides of a page, or does the ink show through? I see that you have done a few watercolors. Do they show through to the other side? I'm thinking of getting one for the scavenger hunts when the sketchbook that I'm using runs out. I've never found the "perfect" sketchbook - there is always something that I like about it as well as something that I don't like.
06-18-2010, 09:33 PM
What wonderful, colorful sketches from life. It's really cool to see all the different subjects you have tackled, even before starting on the scavenger hunts. I had to laugh about the sketches in the Dr. office, thinking "wow, Reggie had to wait a loooooonnnnggg time to get so many sketches of the office and the equipment!" :lol:
One of my favorite pages is the one with the blueberry muffin recipe. I like the artwork itself, but also love the way you have laid it out on the page. The combination of sketches and writing is really cool, and I like the way the whole thing fills the page.
06-20-2010, 07:00 PM
i've had no problem with the wc coming through the page as long as i keep it a lite wash. You certainly can't lift color out or scrub it in any way. It it mice because the pages fold back nicely and stay flat, they advertise that and it was one of the things that drew me to it. And yes it is huge and was inexpensive!!!
Try one! This is the square one 8"x8". It only comes in a yellow cover and Cheap Joe's has the cheapest price on it. Good luck! Oh, I use both sides to sketch but the Watercolor washes make it buckle a bit so I don't.
06-20-2010, 08:21 PM
Thank you very much! Believe it or not the Dr's office sketches only took about 15 mins. They weren't very well drawn but the idea got down on paper. I learned from it how to sketch quickly. It was fun! the blueberry recipe is complete except to sprinkle with sugar before baking. They come out nice and crispy and sugary! Try them!
Have a nice night!
06-22-2010, 10:25 AM
Here's Scavengers #3 and #4
06-23-2010, 03:55 PM
Need to start on Scav 5. This is fun!!!
06-23-2010, 04:11 PM
Well done, Reggie! Why not also post them in the Scavenger Hunt thread? I've been reposting in both threads every time I use one of the sketchbooks I've got threads for here.
06-24-2010, 06:29 PM
Great hunt sketches. Glad you are having fun.
06-25-2010, 07:50 PM
Thanks Robert! Maybe I will cross post it.
06-27-2010, 12:36 AM
Great scavenger hunt sketches. Glad you are having fun with them, post them over there too for all to share.
06-27-2010, 04:02 PM
Jacqui-thanks, maybe I'll try that.
06-27-2010, 04:02 PM
Jacqui-thanks, maybe I'll try that.
07-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Here are some more both from the scaventer hunts and yesterday I was making out my grocery list and decided to draw out part of it for fun. Enjoy!
07-01-2010, 03:18 PM
I agree with Robert and Jacqui, why not post them in the Scavenger Hunt thread? The Scavenger Hunts are a lot of fun and it's good to get the feed-back from the other Hunters. A new thread will be starting shortly. Hope to see you there.
07-01-2010, 06:28 PM
hehehehe, lovin' that shopping list! You've got some really interesting little sketches going on here!
07-01-2010, 08:19 PM
I like your grocery shopping list. LOL
07-01-2010, 08:45 PM
Shopping lists and scavenger hunts. Great stuff. Just what an art journal should be full of, Life!
07-02-2010, 01:23 AM
Reggie, that's fun! I like how you started illustrating your grocery list too. These pages are awesome.
07-02-2010, 09:54 AM
Thanks Vivien, Jackie,Michelle, Debby and Robert!
I have a question, should I post all of the scavenger hunts i am doing in the latest hunt thread? I tried posting others in the older numbered threads and they were closed.
07-02-2010, 11:28 AM
Why don't you just start a separate thread for all your older ones - less confusing that way. I noticed that you actually started with Hunt #1. When I did a search, I didn't find them going back quite that far. Then again, I have enough trouble keeping up with the current ones. LOL
07-02-2010, 11:28 PM
Reggie - In answer to your above question; a new Scavenger Hunt-183 has just begun and you could sketch the items and post in Scavenger Hunt 183. Post and number them as you do them. It's good to get the feed-back from other Hunters and you'll find that all comments are very positive. You can also post your Hunt sketches to this Forum in your Sketchbook/Journal. Hope to see you in the Scavenger Hunt thread.
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