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Katee
02-11-2001, 05:52 PM
As suggested by Darrell, have brought this over for you to have a look at.
With a lot of help from Darrell and Teanne in how to stitch 2 and 3 scans together, I am finally able to upload my latest drawing.
It is from a magazine supplement (same source as the elephants)
Is done on Cotman 140lb paper 20x16in, in charcoal.
As always, comments and critiques welcomed.

Thanks for looking

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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animal
02-11-2001, 07:51 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gifKatee(Karen),
I like the way you have used the charcoal for the fur http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Barbara
02-12-2001, 06:20 AM
Karen:
Nice texture. I especially like the foot on the left, the one with the nails gripping the snow.
Barb

Roan
02-12-2001, 11:52 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Lovely!

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Katee
02-12-2001, 07:08 PM
Thanks Animal, Barbara and Roan for the comments.

I am enjoying working with charcoal at the moment, even though I hate the mess it can make, I feel its worth it if my drawings turn out like this. I don't really know how I am doing it, cos I can't manage it in pencil http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif

Take care

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

EquusAlba
02-14-2001, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by KaTee:
Thanks Animal, Barbara and Roan for the comments.

I am enjoying working with charcoal at the moment, even though I hate the mess it can make, I feel its worth it if my drawings turn out like this. I don't really know how I am doing it, cos I can't manage it in pencil http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif



I know just what you mean! I love to sketch in charcoal or hard pastel, but most graphite drives me crazy. About the only exception is the way I'm gradually thinking I might like water-soluble graphite pencils. I had some fun with an owl I recently did for my mother-in-law as the basis for some stationery.

Still, it's the charcoal that gives the better responsiveness to blending, IMHO, and no graphite shine. I also think it's harder to overwork the paper with charcoal than graphite. So, I'd say there are good reasons why charcoal works for you when graphite doesn't - they are different media after all ...

Judith



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Katee
02-14-2001, 07:41 PM
Judith,

Thanks for explaining why I'm having more success with charcoal, hadn't really thought of it like that.

Just lately, am getting tempted to try out pastels as well, just a bit confused by the different ones available, and which ones to start off with.

Take care

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

bbbilly1326
02-18-2001, 05:54 PM
This is really beautiful, very understated. I like the way you've left a lot of the white paper as part of the drawing. Looks just like he might look in the snow.
Regards,

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Bill
Self-taught/all-ways learning

Katee
02-18-2001, 06:27 PM
Bill
Welcome to wetcanvas!
Thanks for your comments, I think this is my favourite of all my work upto now.

I too am self taught, and have learned everything I know from everyone here at wetcanvas, they are a great bunch of people.

Have you posted any of your work yet?

Take care

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

tammy
02-21-2001, 08:22 PM
OHhh. I like him. Fur looks so thick and furry.

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Katee
02-22-2001, 07:11 PM
Thanks Tammy

I enjoyed doing this one, but unfortunately, I am now having a bit of a block, as I am putting off starting another, in case it doesn't turn out as well.

Will have to pluck up the courage soon.

Take care

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif