View Full Version : WDE May 21: Yosemite as never before!
05-21-2010, 04:57 PM
A quick pen sketch 7.5" x 10", 15 mins while enjoying some fresh air!
Planning to add inks or w/colours but then scanned sketch ...
...then decided to add outrageous colour for Marianne - a bit of fun, definitely not serious, using Painter Essentials 3. (About another hour/half).
So I still have the sketch to treat a little more seriously! :lol:
05-21-2010, 05:57 PM
I've actually seen it look very much like that there when the sun is setting on the fall foliage so not all that outrageous! Kind of beautiful too.
05-21-2010, 06:36 PM
lovely little conservative little ink sketch... extremely well done...
then BAM!!! :eek:
:D wild colour!!! but it works!
both versions are super Maureen!
05-21-2010, 07:26 PM
05-21-2010, 07:41 PM
Well, I would love to seeing it look this way. Reminds me of th Robin Williams movie about heaven - his wife was an artist. Can't remember the name but this is what heaven looked like in the movie.
05-21-2010, 09:14 PM
Very well done, happy colors
05-21-2010, 09:22 PM
I love it. It looks like it should be in a book. Love the colors. You made it happy looking.
l Heather l
05-21-2010, 10:43 PM
ooooh, Maureen, I love happy art :) and this is very happy! :lol: Love the vibrant colors! Very nice sketch also!
05-21-2010, 11:05 PM
Mod, man! Dig those hues! Seriously, I love your expansive take on an otherwise tame landscape, in it's serene beauty. You have true inate talent for taking the everyday up many notches!
05-21-2010, 11:15 PM
Love! The! Colour!! :) :) :)
lady of colors
05-22-2010, 12:48 AM
Maureen you are awlays so creative ... love the pen sketch and the colours in the painting blew me away
05-22-2010, 07:35 AM
Aw shucks Li - wanted to be outrageous!!!!:lol:
I do thank each of you for the lovely comments - I truly didn't think anyone else would get anything from this!
Now I have to think how to be outrageous!!! ;)
05-22-2010, 08:12 AM
Both are Wonderful. The quiet simplicity of the sketch and the explosive colors of the painting. Can't wait to see the "outrageous" one. Hmmm.
Lake of Trees
05-22-2010, 10:04 AM
How fun! Great, spontaneous colors!
05-22-2010, 10:09 AM
Maureen, your pen sketch is breathtaking. I love the detail and accuracy, the foliage texture and graceful lines. Your digi with outrageous color pops off the page and makes sense in a mad colorful way, because the underlying sketch is so strong it still reads true like pop art. The lighting's not quite consistent -- on the mountain it comes from the right, on the trees it comes from the left, so that also adds to the surreal atmosphere. If the snow on the mountain was a rosy pink it'd be a consistent sunset.
05-22-2010, 10:38 AM
Maureen - Wow!!! Wonderful use of color!!!
05-22-2010, 12:12 PM
An explosion of colour! Ofcourse I like it:wink2: :)
05-22-2010, 12:32 PM
Aw, thanks kiddos! :D
Robert - such a thoughtful comment, thank you! You're right, I made no concessions to reality with lighting! It's all over the place ...... of course, with that sky, the valley should be in shadow!;)
05-22-2010, 02:31 PM
I thought I loved the pencil sketch, then, wow! What color and it works!
I like your sketch and would love to have the opportunity to see that 'outrageous' with my own eyes too Maureen like Li :)
05-23-2010, 01:45 AM
Re: "no concessions to reality." I always love digis and yours comes with a motto for the artistic life: "Make no concessions to reality." Not only is the color fantastic, but you've handled it in a way that looks like water media rather than pixels. An excellent accomplishment! ~ Marianne
05-23-2010, 04:56 AM
breathtaking - love it
05-23-2010, 07:59 AM
Love how you handled the trees and foliage in your drawing, Maureen!
That no concession color explosion is grand! I like how you integrated those colors in the reflection.
05-23-2010, 05:48 PM
Lovely colors Maureen!!!Specially the reflections!!
05-23-2010, 06:09 PM
It's fascinating to see the different interpretations of the Half Dome this week. This jazzy and upbeat rendering is unexpected and refreshing.
05-25-2010, 11:20 AM
wow I love the color of the sky in YOUR world
the sketch is well done and will make a great painting if you decide to get serious! :lol:
05-25-2010, 11:46 AM
Its wonderful!!! Love the reflections of the sky into the water...WOW POW
05-25-2010, 05:11 PM
Maureen, Love that sketch. You are having waaay too much fun digital painting...:lol: :lol: :lol: ~!~Crowie
Maureen, both are lovely. I love Yosemite in the Fall too.
05-28-2010, 12:57 PM
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