View Full Version : Photo Paint-a-Long - August-September 20

08-01-2010, 05:34 PM
Here are some new photos. The colored photos are from friends of mine - thank you to Deftgirl, Fuzzyniod and Pushin' Pixels.
The black and whites are all from the Commons, copyright free Flickr site- specifically the Nationaal Archief's Photostream.

thanks Sandra and here are the colored ones

08-01-2010, 05:35 PM
Miners returning from work Limburg (Dutch province), the Netherlands 1946
Nationaal Archief's Photostreem - Flickr

Telegram deliverers on bicycle greeting each other in the street (Rotterdam), the Netherlands early 1930's

milkman going door to door in the streets. the Netherlands, 1956

Lamplighter on ladder inspecting streetlight. Maastricht, - the Netherlands, date unknown

Faeces-collector collecting toilet-waste in buckets. Amsterdam, the Netherlands 1953

hippo - 28 september 1961

elephant -19 July 1961

ostrich - february 1951

Photos repost. Please add if more are missing.









08-01-2010, 05:37 PM
three more-

08-01-2010, 05:40 PM
Hope to see you have a go with these - please be free with style and color anything goes......even an abstract ???..... 9that would be a first for me 0....a unusual crop or addition to the scene?......We two whole months ! YES!

08-02-2010, 12:45 AM
Wow, you always choose the cutest photos, Robin! Thank you!! I love the old black and white ones. So comical.

08-02-2010, 08:41 AM
Good challenge, Robin...I'm raring to go :clap:

08-04-2010, 12:05 AM
thanks Sandra , I'm looking forward to enjoying your work!

Janet - I know you'll have something fun for us.

08-04-2010, 12:26 AM
Hi Robin. Those black & white photos are great!! I love the contrast in tones and in the fun subjects.

08-12-2010, 10:10 PM
Here's my first one! Great photos!


08-20-2010, 07:51 AM
Sandra - just wonderful, brings a smile....never seen a hippo with such a winsome personality. Great start to the day.

Here's my first one. yellow ink and red ballpointhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2010/88676-22lamplight_copy.JPG

08-21-2010, 11:55 AM
Great Rhino, Sandra...and like your yellow and red picture, Robin....But what happened to all the other images? Same in some of the other threads :eek:
Can't have a photo Paint-a=long with no photos. :cool:

08-21-2010, 07:01 PM
I love that eye in your animal drawing...Sandra. Love the red and yellow Robin!

It seems there's been a glitch with some of the attachments. Don't know if its being fixed...

We may have to reload the pix that are missing.

08-22-2010, 10:30 AM
The pics appeared again and then disappeared...most strange!

08-22-2010, 11:02 AM
Robin, what a very clever rendition, only yellow and red. You, Janet and June constantly amaze me with your color combos. Yeah, I can't see the photos either. Let me see if I could upload them. I've saved them somewhere.

08-22-2010, 09:29 PM
okay, I moved the photos back up to the opening of the thread.

08-29-2010, 12:15 PM
Had to quick copy the photos before they disappeared again :lol:

Finally slipped one in before the end of month. I've been in a real slump.

"The Miners" in pen and ink and charcoal:


08-29-2010, 08:32 PM
Janet - I LOVE IT.......endearing, exhuberant, earthy......fun!!! Whenever I see your work I think one thing....MORE, I'd like to see more cause it is so enjoyable!

08-30-2010, 06:36 AM
Thank you Mrs Parsnip...you encourage me. I usually don't do men too well, but these guys seemed to come out OK. :)

08-30-2010, 10:11 AM
I agree with MS parsnip. A terrific work...men are difficult I think...these chaps came out great!

09-03-2010, 10:00 AM

A pencil sketch of the ostrich photo...done this morning. 6 by 8 ins.

I may do something more with this image later...I like the idea of a cartoon of it!;)

09-03-2010, 12:31 PM
you got it down good!!! Nice job on the man's body language and facial expression. It is pleasant to run the eyes over his fingers and crossed legs. nice

09-08-2010, 02:29 PM
Really fun to draw from photos. :-) Couldn't resist giving the "man and horse" a 15-minute go:

Pen and eraser tools, ArtRage3


09-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Very good idea making this photo into a cartoon, June :lol:

Magnus, what a strange effect...I rather like it.-:cool:

09-12-2010, 11:56 AM
Janet, love the little dirty faces you give the miners. Very apt to use charcoal! :thumbsup:

June, very good expressions on both sides. Very neat rendition.

Magnus, the horse has great proportions!!

Here are mine.

Gallery Oil Pastel on Fabriano Journal book 6x9 inch



09-13-2010, 11:28 AM
I love sketch books Sandra...neat stuff.

Here is my take on the mushroom, though while drawing it I thought what great condos with observation deck it would make for some tiny animals :lol:


09-15-2010, 01:22 AM
Neat horse, mindbender.
Sandra, I love your chuckling elephant!
Janet, those mushrooms are very good for a fairy-tale.

09-15-2010, 10:11 PM
Mindbender - that is an intriguing image.

Sandra - those are fun sketches. I like the goofy look on the horse. The elephant looks to be having a good laugh too! Interesting expression on the guy pouring the milk.

Janet - oh, I like how you completely filled the page and all the details on the mushrooms are minimal but quite satisfying. Mushrooms at night....looks like they are up to something.

Looking at ya'lls work makes me want to do some. I hope to get to tommorrow.