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azulparsnip
10-01-2010, 12:20 AM
Hiyah hiyah hihay - not I'm not shivering.....not yet anyway....may be by the time October is thru .
Another month is beginning and we are still enjoying art ....that is the best.
We have some great projects lined up for this next one and two month period. I wonder if you can figure out which of the photos in the paintalong is dedicated to June Walker? And which one do you think is right up Sandra's isle? And Janet - which do you think will get her pen and markers doodlin'. These are the regulars and I bet we have some lurkers but I haven't gotten acquainted with your "hand" yet. Maybe you will come out and play! I hope so.

Have a good time. Make art a regular part of your life. Nobody can do it like you:thumbsup:

gakinme
10-01-2010, 04:25 PM
Exciting projects for the next two month, Robin. Thank you, Janet and you, for hosting those challenges.

I've been very busy at work and mostly did fast sketches these two weeks. I've done a The Other Face Book thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708061) full of criminals (and some good guys too) here.

I've enrolled for an Essential Anatomy course here (http://anatomytools.com/products/currentwshops) to seriously learn to draw and create my own people.

I'm looking forwarding to painting more in color this month.

azulparsnip
10-02-2010, 07:54 PM
Sandra - you are growing alot in the face drawing. They are getting better already.....and that is wonderful that you are taking the workshop classes. How long will that last?

gakinme
10-02-2010, 08:11 PM
Robin, the course is 6 weeks and each week, the video lasts 2-3 hours and there are 4-5 assignments. The teacher is this one and he will video comment on my work. I'm very excited about it. You could look at his work here (http://www.anatomytools.com/artists?artist=andrewcawrse).

Andrew Cawrse
Established worldwide as an authority on artistic anatomy & sculpting products for anatomy education, he also has a distinguished background in movie VFX, with over 9 years at Industrial Light & Magic as a model supervisor & digital concept sculptor. His effects work has been featured in the films Avatar, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Van Helsing, Dreamcatcher, Star Wars Episode I & II, Mission to Mars & Galaxy Quest, & technical consultant on Pirates of The Carribean II. His own work has been shown on the BBC, The History channel, The Discovery Channel and a variety of forensic and educational programming worldwide. His fine art work has been shown in New York by the National Sculpture Society by award & invitation. He is a highly sort after instructor by medical, game, vfx & art professionals.

artbyjune
10-03-2010, 01:23 AM
Hi everyone. Sandra, that sounds like an exciting art course. You are inspiring!! Robin , I am off to look at the paint-along and the composition project!!

azulparsnip
10-04-2010, 07:37 AM
Wow, Sandra - that looks like a good instructor for anatomy. I'm looking forward to see your new anatomy prowess.

I gotta get ready to spend some time with my best buddy. Poor guy has pressure sores on the bottom. Just about all he can do is sit and now that isn't alot of fun. I'm taking my new used laptop with photos on it. He hasn't every used a computer. I hope he is in an adventurous mood.

azulparsnip
10-06-2010, 10:07 PM
Had a fierce headache monday night . After something like that I'm always sooo thankful for the simple things in life. ....and now I'm back struggling for time .......I think I'll go back to being thankful......it's better all round.

brianvds
10-08-2010, 04:39 PM
I have been without web connection for a while. But now I seem to be back. And I have a nice collection of new photos, some of which might be of use for future photo paint-along projects. My camera gave up the ghost some time ago, but it was a blessing in disguise, because I got hold of a cheap second-hand one that is nevertheless a substantial upgrade on the previous model, even though it is far from state-of-the-art. Having loads of photographic fun. And the neat thing about digital photography is that you need not worry about wasting film, so you just shoot and shoot until you end up with something reasonably decent.

Will upload a few of my recent attempts some time, but not right now - I have to make the files smaller, and that will take more work than I feel like doing right now. Just about time to go to bed: I'm going on a nature hike tomorrow, which might well be a source for more photos. We'll have to run a new paint-along every week! ;-)

artbyjune
10-09-2010, 05:35 AM
Sounds like you're enjoying your 'new' camera, Brian. Photo-paint-alongs every WEEK!! Now we are always looking for photos for reference material. Plus... you come from a unique part of the world...so looking forward to your photo catalogue. You can post them in a separate thread in the projects and we can dip into it....if you'd like to do that.

brianvds
10-09-2010, 09:08 AM
Sounds like you're enjoying your 'new' camera, Brian. Photo-paint-alongs every WEEK!! Now we are always looking for photos for reference material. Plus... you come from a unique part of the world...so looking forward to your photo catalogue. You can post them in a separate thread in the projects and we can dip into it....if you'd like to do that.

Well, here's a sneak preview of what I've been up to today. These are not really suitable for painting reference, which is why I put them here instead of in the paint-along thread. And that thread is perhaps a bit too far along now to go add new reference material, but do let me know when the next one starts, then I'll contribute a few reference photos.

Anyway, back to today's adventures. A friend and I went for a hike in Groenkloof Nature reserve, which is only some twenty minutes from where I live. We followed a trail we have not tried before, fairly short and not difficult, but full of fun things to see. E.g. there is this cave next to the trail, supposedly the abode of bats, though I did not see any:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2010/142294-100_1846_small.JPG

The cave seems to be fairly deep, but its ceiling is rather low, so I was nervous to venture into it. And I didn't want to disturb the dozens of rock hyraxes that live there. Here's one in the gloom of the cave; the flash couldn't quite illuminate it:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2010/142294-100_1844_small.JPG

And here's one on a rocky slope just outside the cave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2010/142294-100_1843_small.JPG

They are about the size of a small dog. Believe it or not, their closest living relative is the elephant.

Here's a view across the reserve towards Pretoria's city centre, which is the collection of tall buildings to the left of the picture. The somewhat futuristic building towards the right is my alma mater, the University of South Africa:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2010/142294-100_1851_small.JPG

And then, some way further on, we ran into a small flock of guinea fowl:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2010/142294-100_1859_small.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2010/142294-100_1861_small.JPG

As you can see, they were grazing around an area of burned grass. Not sure how the fire started. Might have been a careless tourist who dropped a cigarette butt, but it might also have been a controlled burn by park authorities. Savanna vegetation is well adapted to periodic fire, and it can actually help to keep the ecosystem healthy, despite the devastated appearance in the short term.

Last but not least, a small herd of zebra that I photographed a week or two ago, on a previous trip there, when we took a longer and much more difficult hiking trail, and I ended up barely alive after several hours in blistering heat and with too little water. The things we do for photography! ;-)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2010/142294-100_1800small.JPG

Anyway, I have some other photos that are more suitable for reference, and will upload some of them for the next paint-along.

azulparsnip
10-10-2010, 12:33 PM
Brian - great photos and very opportune for me because I am currently seeking photos of rock formations to study!!! THANKS - and I've never heard of a hyraxes. Cool

Yes, would you do the paint along in January perhaps?

This is what we did saturday......watched as my daughter replaced a head gasket .....her first ....she is attending Nascar mechanic school (and getting high marks too!!) We had lovely weather too.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Oct-2010/88676-PA090014.JPG

gakinme
10-10-2010, 02:30 PM
Brian, you do have a better camera with close up zoom. Good for you. Please post these photos in January paint along. I do want to draw them, especially animals and rocks!!!!

Robin, is your daughter going to be a mechanic soon? Wow. Neat.

brianvds
10-11-2010, 03:58 AM
Brian - great photos and very opportune for me because I am currently seeking photos of rock formations to study!!!

Well, your lucky day then, because here's another I took around there:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Oct-2010/142294-100_1852_small.JPG

THANKS - and I've never heard of a hyraxes. Cool

As always, Wikipedia is your friend:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyrax

Yes, would you do the paint along in January perhaps?

If I am available (there's a chance I might move to some remote location where there's not web connection!) Just start the thread and ask me to upload photos.

This is what we did saturday......watched as my daughter replaced a head gasket .....her first ....she is attending Nascar mechanic school (and getting high marks too!!) We had lovely weather too.

Cool. Who says women can't be good mechanics?
Incidentally, I like the visual look of this sort of complex machine. A strange thing, because I don't like working with machines. But they make for nice subjects for art.

azulparsnip
10-11-2010, 09:47 PM
Sandra - my daughter is 1/3 of the way thru the 18th month course (1-1/2 year). She has always wanted to do this and she is the happiest I've ever seen her!.

Brian - thanks very much, that photo will be a good study reference. It will probably be a while till I get around to it but when I do I'll post some of the study. Wow that sounds very remoted accomidations!! Will that be for a long time you are stationed there? Yes, I too love to draw machinery and stuff. I have several candle holders big and small that are gears .

well I didn't get much art in today but I'm going for a good night rest now

later gang

gakinme
10-12-2010, 01:00 AM
I had a day off today and I didn't do any art at all. It's like having a really lazy day off reading art books that I bought and going surfing around, sun bathing in the backyard.

brianvds
10-12-2010, 02:23 AM
Brian - thanks very much, that photo will be a good study reference. It will probably be a while till I get around to it but when I do I'll post some of the study. Wow that sounds very remoted accomidations!! Will that be for a long time you are stationed there?

At this point it is impossible to tell. But I'm going to study for a post-grad teaching diploma next year, and will have to go to wherever the jobs are. It might be fun to go work in some underdeveloped area, where it will actually make a real difference to the people. On the other hand we have such a critical shortage of teachers here in South Africa that I might have no difficulty finding work close to where I am at the moment. Only time will tell.

artbyjune
10-12-2010, 02:34 AM
Brian, amazing cave! I love those rock hyraxes but have never seen them excpet on TV. We have guinea fowl in our local zoo and I love their spotty feathers!

Mechanical stuff is something I avoid...unless I have to do it. My main scientific interest would be animal behaviour...not very technical, except perhaps to use cameras and recorders!! I could watch animals all day, which I did in a previous life!

brianvds
10-12-2010, 10:01 AM
Brian, amazing cave! I love those rock hyraxes but have never seen them excpet on TV. We have guinea fowl in our local zoo and I love their spotty feathers!

Mechanical stuff is something I avoid...unless I have to do it. My main scientific interest would be animal behaviour...not very technical, except perhaps to use cameras and recorders!! I could watch animals all day, which I did in a previous life!

It's actually the same with me: I hate working with technology. I just find it visually quite beautiful, and it's nice to know how it works and so on. As long as I'm not the one who has to work with the infernal things. ;-)

azulparsnip
10-13-2010, 09:19 PM
that's great, just recharging your creative cells. Those are special kinda days.

brianvds
10-16-2010, 09:56 AM
Had a few things to go do today, but in between made time for a brief stopover at a local bird reserve. A nice place, with a little restaurant, large pond and lots of waterbirds, as well as small antelopes (I will upload some photos of the birds for future paint-alongs). And all this right in the city too. Anyway, on your way to the hideout from where you can view birds without scaring them, you pass under a thatched roof. Fortunately it is quite high, because this is what loves to build nests under roofs here in Dark Africa:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2010/142294-100_1885.JPG

Yikes! You get much closer to their nests than ten yards or so, and they attack, there and then, no further negotiation. The result is that over the years I have become quite paranoid whenever walking under overhanging roofs, or indeed some trees as well. They seem especially fond of peach trees. When I was a teen I had one very memorable run-in with these vicious little insects when we visited the Sterkfontein caves, I went walking around, passed underneath a peach tree, completely innocent and unaware and minding my own business, when they descended upon my back. I moved out from under that tree with amazing speed, slapping at my back, only to have my hand stung as well! :lol:

When they become too much of a pest, you can fight back by tying some newspaper to a lo-o-o-ng stick, lighting it and then holding the flaming bunch of paper under the nest. But for obvious reasons, this is not a good idea with a thatched roof, so we'll have to see how long it is going to take before some hapless tourist gets the back of his neck set on fire, and what the reserve's authorities are then going to do about it. The season is still young - when they are done, their nest is sometimes the size of a small football and home to dozens of utterly humorless little kamikazes. :D

gakinme
10-16-2010, 04:28 PM
Brian, you are getting better pix by the day. What are these insects called? In Hong Kong, I think I've seen something similar but they are like flying ants and go where it is lit at night. These sting? How long do the sting wound last?

The pose of the top one is pretty mean. Do you mind if I copy it for my cartoons and sketches, please?

brianvds
10-16-2010, 05:07 PM
Brian, you are getting better pix by the day. What are these insects called?

These are paper wasps, so called because they make their nests out of a papery substance which they make out of chewed wood pulp.

In Hong Kong, I think I've seen something similar but they are like flying ants and go where it is lit at night.

Well, thank heavens, our local ones sleep at night and are not attracted to lights. ;-)

These sting? How long do the sting wound last?

The stings are somewhat worse than bee stings. They burn like hell for a few minutes, and if you're allergic they can kill you. Lucky for me I'm not allergic to these stings or bee stings, both of which I have received many of, having grown up in the rural areas. ;-)

Now normal honey bees can sting only once. Wasps can inflict multiple stings. An acquaintance of mine had the worst experience with a wasp. He was driving one hot day, his car's window open and his arm leaning on the window sill. He was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, and a wasp accidentally flew into his shirt sleeve, stinging him in the armpit, and then struggled to get out of his shirt, stinging him as it ran down his side. How he managed not to roll his car into a ditch I have no idea, but he sure brought it to a standstill in record time, and stripped off his shirt even faster. Everyone else on the road must have thought him insane. :D


The pose of the top one is pretty mean. Do you mind if I copy it for my cartoons and sketches, please?

You are welcome. Anything and everything I put on the web is in the public domain and you can use it for any purpose whatever.

The photo is not quite clear; it was all in shade and I had to use maximum zoom to get close enough. For obvious reasons, it was best to use zoom rather than to climb up to their nest with a ladder and try to do a close-up macro shot... :lol:

brianvds
10-18-2010, 11:58 AM
And here's another creepy crawly thingy. I took this photo yesterday:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2010/142294-100_1900smaller.JPG

These are beautiful, but as defense against predators they give off a foul-smelling fluid when handled, so they are best hunted with the camera only... ;-)

azulparsnip
10-18-2010, 10:11 PM
Ohhh, Brian Thanks for posting that one.....that made my evening.....he is a grand fellow......just need a pair of white spats ........too cool

gakinme
10-23-2010, 02:54 AM
Brian, another beautiful insect. Thank you!!!!! I'd love to draw this one too.

I was giving melted wax a try tonight thinking I could color it with my Bombay india ink. The ink sizzled and exploded in hot wax. Quite a volcanic eruption I created. :lol: :lol:

Ink just doesn't mix with wax but now I know how they make those lanterns with colored wax going up and down. My ink formed into globules just like those.

Here's the mess. :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2010/86669-wax1.jpg

And of course it doesn't adhere to the paper. It flakes off since it's sanded paper. I think I have to buy the real stuff afterall.:lol: But I'm not going to. I'll probably be focusing more on acrylics and oil in the next few weeks.

In between, I'm doing anatomy homework. At work, I only sketched a couple of things.

Here's one part of the homework. After I handed in the homework only did I realize I got these wrong. The teacher wanted torsos to show man and women and not head and shoulder studies. LOL. But I like this page so much. I really feel like an illustrator all of a sudden designing people's stance with circles only. :D :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2010/86669-SLiPham_05c.jpg

My doodling at lunch. I enjoy so much making up scenes of my own these days now that I have the facility to make little people on paper convincingly.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2010/86669-doodle_1legged.jpg

gakinme
10-24-2010, 06:40 PM
Here are some of my anatomy exercise last night. Took me a couple of hours to doodle these in. They want us to learn how to flesh out muscles in different ways and so my mind wanders of course. If you see familiar parts of yourself, that's because it's all very natural for anatomy. I was remembering how my middle son drool all over Boris Vallejo's books and in one of them, he said that finally, after laying down the background, he got to do his favorite part. Bums. Hahaha...my son relished that.

For me, it's penises. :evil::D:evil::D As though you don't know yet....:lol::lol::lol:

Part copy and part invented

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/images/24-Oct-2010/86669-anatomy6_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/images/24-Oct-2010/86669-anatomy6_2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/images/24-Oct-2010/86669-anatomy6_4.jpg

Doodles

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/images/24-Oct-2010/86669-anatomy6_3.jpg

Part copy part invented

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/images/24-Oct-2010/86669-anatomy6_8.jpg

The left side is a half hearted copy, the right side and bottom ones are my imagination done with pleasure. :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/images/24-Oct-2010/86669-anatomy6_7.jpg

The exercise is to show things being constrained. I don't really know how to squish muscles together. They'll have to teach me later on but for now, what about and offering of a diamond housed in an intestine, guts, penis, mice, elephant trunk and a fish plus organs from an emissary of olden days? LOL. For those who are interested, here's my teacher's portfolio (http://anatomytools.com/artists/?artist=andrewcawrse) again.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/images/24-Oct-2010/86669-anatomy6_6.jpg

brianvds
10-26-2010, 06:47 AM
Well, looks like Sandra is having lots of visual fun. So am I, actually. I have given up on being serious about art, so now it is just a hobby and I can give myself permission to have fun with it. ;-)

Plus, we had a neat hail storm here:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2010/142294-100_2040.JPG

Such storms never last long, and within minutes the sun was shining again:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2010/142294-100_2041.JPG

Fairly sizable hail stones, but they were quite light and brittle, and damage to the garden was minimal:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2010/142294-100_2042.JPG

I have on occasion had my vegetables utterly destroyed by hail (which is quite common here in summer), but not this time round... ;-)

trafford
10-26-2010, 07:53 PM
Everyone has been doing such interesting, creative things this month....I have to go back and read and look at everything again.

Meanwhile here is a Happy Halloween card for you all.

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brianvds
10-27-2010, 02:47 AM
Everyone has been doing such interesting, creative things this month....I have to go back and read and look at everything again.

Meanwhile here is a Happy Halloween card for you all.

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Thanks! I love your paintings of witches. ;-)

As for Halloween, I am always in two minds about it, because here in the southern hemisphere we of course have our seasons reversed, so for us, this time of year is spring, and thus not really appropriate for Halloween. This is not exactly what one usually associates with witches and zombies and things:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2010/142294-Jacaranda_trees.JPG

I notice that most of our local Wiccans and other pagans celebrate their Halloween during our local autumn, and this is perhaps what everyone should be doing. Same with Christmas: year after year, we are treated to the sad and incongruous scenes of Santas in fake beards and huge red coats sweating in our summer heat, sitting around displays of cold-climate Christmas trees surrounded by fake snow. It's one more reason why the Christmas season depresses me! We almost never get snow here in winter anyway, but at least it gets cool enough to prevent the poor Santas from fainting with heat exhaustion. ;-)

gakinme
10-27-2010, 03:24 AM
Brian, good to have hail if it doesn't damage your house. It's always so fun to see variable weather.

You're not the only one who has to suffer from non-white Christmas. I spent 28 years of my life in Hong Kong and Christmas is always another sunny day. Even in California. But when I lived in Washington, 3 of our Christmases were literally white. The entire lake was white. It was beautiful. Do you have white Easter then?

Beautiful blossoms.

Don't give up on art. You're good at your drawings. Keep it up. I'm still working at being good so that my art one day will be known and will sell. I'll never give up hope.

Janet, a very friendly witch!!

Today, I did my first oil painting with a color shaper.

Based on John Constable's work
Canson Black art board 8x10 inch
Windsor & Newton Water mixable oil paint

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2010/86669-wnop_constable1_med.jpg

brianvds
10-27-2010, 06:36 AM
Brian, good to have hail if it doesn't damage your house. It's always so fun to see variable weather.

Well, it's one thing about Pretoria: we sometimes have quite spectacular summer storms. These can be quite fierce; every year, people get killed by lightning, and it is not unheard of for people and livestock to get killed by hail. But visually, always something to gawk at, like this:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2010/142294-5jan2009_1.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2010/142294-5jan2009_4.JPG

Do you have white Easter then?

No, here in Pretoria snow is so rare you will see it no more than once or twice in a lifetime. Some areas in South Africa do get fairly regular winter snows.

Don't give up on art. You're good at your drawings. Keep it up. I'm still working at being good so that my art one day will be known and will sell. I'll never give up hope.

Neither will I, but I find that not taking art too seriously is very liberating. I may or may not eventually get some sort of supplementary income from it, but for the moment I am going to just have a bit of fun.

Today, I did my first oil painting with a color shaper.
Based on John Constable's work
Canson Black art board 8x10 inch
Windsor & Newton Water mixable oil paint

Looks like a rather tricky tool to work with, somewhere between a brush and a palette knife. Some years ago, when I played around far more experimentally than I do now, I did a painting or two with palette knife and thick acrylic paint. The results were a bit too messy to my liking, although I think part of the problem was simply my limited drawings skills (which were far more limited at that point than they are now):

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2010/142294-HORNBILL33.JPG

I am now going to rediscover ballpoint pen and coloured pencil, which isn't a "real" art medium, but which happens to be one of my favourites. This is what I talked about when I said that not taking art too seriously can be very liberating.

gakinme
10-27-2010, 09:26 AM
Brian, what spectacular clouds. Please take more photos of clouds. I miss the thunderstorm clouds at dusk in Washington and Singapore.

Oh, you don't like messy things? I actually love messy things. The more messy the more I like it. I like that concept there in your piece.

I've been doodling with black gel pen these few days too. It is an art medium. Have you seen the pen work of this guy yet? Incredible pieces. I'm going to buy that book soon.

http://www.frankensteinillustrated.com/pages/gallery.html

Pen is an art medium. Only that people tend to buy art in color. The pen artist and pencil artist starve most of the time.

Colored pencil is now a juried medium in a lot of competitions and catching attention. They could be extremely realistic looking. Definitely real art for me too.

But the king is still oil paint which I will finally dabble in. I'm now also going to try encaustics wax painting soon.

Here's my latest pen piece.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2010/86669-pen_fish1.jpg


The underside actually has an oil pastel sketch that was pretty awful but the photoshop picked it up.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2010/86669-pen_fish1a2.jpg

azulparsnip
10-27-2010, 07:54 PM
Hi Ya'll -

Brian those are some awe inspiring sky scapes.....quite respectable hail. I'll never forget the first time I was in the truck with my girls age 4 and 6 and we had to stop for a hail storm.....I said...."man, this is some kinda hail" They were real quiet for a moment and then said "Mom, we never heard you cuss before!" Ha, ha, ha.....that is the way southerners with a strong accent say hell..........they say all for oil, and far for fire......so what the hail, eh.

Sandra - Yeah!! glad to see your exercises and homework......especially like the stretch and pull.....and the form drawing with ovals and such are inspiring. You are already learning alot. Please keep sharing with us when you can. Yep you and penises- yep. It is neat to see how important your imagination is in these exercises. Your instructor wants you to have these techniques at your command and using them to form the images of your imagination is powerful.... super teaching

I got a superb set of gel pens from JetPens last week....pilot set of 12....it is mystical how they inspire me to just be me and the energy that flows out when I do just that is peaceful and healing.

trafford
10-31-2010, 01:20 PM
Sorry Brian, I couldn't resist.....Insect Girl with Spats:

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brianvds
10-31-2010, 04:21 PM
Sorry Brian, I couldn't resist.....Insect Girl with Spats:



Hehehe, I like it. But of course, if she is really an insect girl, she should have six legs. Just as Spider-man should have eight. Makes one wonder why Peter Parker doesn't get weird looks when he walks down the street... ;-)

azulparsnip
10-31-2010, 05:50 PM
Janet - Bravo! Your imagination is in good working order:thumbsup: She would look increasingly swank with a few more legs perhaps.

I got some of my art buddies work up finally and am enjoying it alot. Have a look see....art by Trafford, my daughter - deftgurl and last but definitely not least - our June Walker----woooooohoooo, oh and the little mirror abstract is by yours truely with fimohttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Oct-2010/88676-PA280033.JPG

gakinme
11-01-2010, 12:00 AM
Janet, I like insect girl. This one is quite hip!

Robin, that is so neat to have pieces done by your online friends all on your wall!!