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loobyteacher
10-02-2010, 03:56 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2010/117957-IMG_1178.JPG

My sketchbook, brand new and ready to go. 100 8.5x11 inches and yes I will use the whole page! I have already been busy, I want to finish about 4 per day. So here goes!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2010/117957-IMG_1179.JPG

I needed a title page,

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2010/117957-IMG_1180.JPG

the next page was spotted by the markers, so it became my writing page. This is a poem I am working on. The next pics are drawings of a couple of gargoyle statues I have. I thought they might be a nice Halloweenish start. :thumbsup:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2010/117957-IMG_1181.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2010/117957-IMG_1182.JPG

I'm sure my sketchbook will go in many directions! It should be a nice example for my students. :wink2:

Beautiful_Butterflies_Studio
10-02-2010, 04:41 AM
Colleen this is a FANTASTIC start - LOVE the Gargoyles, I think they are gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Good luck with writing that poem too!!!!

Gentle Hugs, Stacey

virgo68
10-02-2010, 08:41 AM
Hi Colleen, your sketches look like fun (although that second gargoyle is suitably scarey!) This looks like it will be a great sketchbook and journal, I like looking at other's sketchbooks who include their thoughts and writing with their drawings - I find it fascinating :)

denyalle
10-02-2010, 11:43 AM
Love the gargoyles! Great start!

Vivien Maloney
10-02-2010, 12:57 PM
Great start Colleen. I like the gargoyle drawings and your poem looks as if it will be interesting. I will enjoy seeing your sketchbook develop.

robertsloan2
10-02-2010, 03:14 PM
Colleen, your gargoyle sketches are fantastic. I really like the cat-headed one, the other one's perfectly drawn too. Fascinating poem in progress - so cool you put in the changes and show its development as well as your drawings. Cool intro page too! I'll post this to the Index.

Greeble
10-02-2010, 03:41 PM
good job on the gargoyles!

Epoh
10-02-2010, 04:37 PM
really nice gargoyles!!! I look foward to seeing more :)

GhettoDaveyHavok
10-02-2010, 06:49 PM
Awesome gargoyle statues!!! More, more, more!

DrDebby
10-02-2010, 10:46 PM
Marvelous gargoyles. Nice title page. Keep working on that poem.

Chuckcamo
10-03-2010, 01:02 AM
very cool gargoyle sketches... very Halloweenish... can't wait to see more. :)

WC Lee
10-03-2010, 03:55 AM
cool gargoyles :) hmm that would be a good subject for my next page ....

WYSIWYG
10-03-2010, 07:55 AM
Love the gargoyles! I've got a couple statues of them as well and yours are terrific!

RainySea
10-03-2010, 11:45 AM
cool. . . an orange title and gargoyles! More creepy things for October :) Love it. Welcome.

jaforsyth
10-03-2010, 12:52 PM
Great gargoyles and a great start!

Joan T
10-03-2010, 02:08 PM
Your gargoyles are great!!! The first one looks like the kindly one, and the second one looks like trouble!!! Good start!

christinemlr
10-03-2010, 04:14 PM
LOVE those gargoyles too. I like the ideas going on here to start the challenge.

eyepaint
10-03-2010, 08:15 PM
Those guys look so pensive :)

JTMB
10-04-2010, 12:34 AM
Great gray gargoyle guys...!

Jakesgram
10-04-2010, 01:15 PM
Looks like you are off to a great start! I love the the gargoyles - you are right about them being suitably Halloween-ish! And it IS a great idea to combine your drawings and poetry - they all come from that wonderful creative place inside.

Looking forward to more.

Jean

loobyteacher
10-04-2010, 02:23 PM
My computer wouldn't connect to the internet all weekend! I am working on the computer at work, just so I can post the pages I worked on this weekend. :(
I have really enjoyed working, and I have included some of the images from the WDE in all media events. You all have inspired me to look for themes or try a scavenger hunt! Loads of ideas here!

The first three are from the WDE
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_035.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_036.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_037.jpg

Some of these are from other challenges, but I lost track of where!!:lol:
I guess I will have to hunt them down.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_039.jpg A friend at church http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_040.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_038.jpg

denyalle
10-04-2010, 04:32 PM
That really stinks about your internet not connecting for you, but it was well worth the wait for me to see your sketches. They look great! I really like the chef and the hummingbird :)

DrDebby
10-04-2010, 05:20 PM
Wonderful sketches. Great reflections with the gourds.

virgo68
10-04-2010, 06:12 PM
wow! all so neat, but I really like the teapot and the gourds/pumpkins, those reflectons are great! and the colours! :)

poochemio
10-04-2010, 09:08 PM
I like them all! If I had to choose a fav it would be the hummingbird as I am especially partial to them.
Margo

Greeble
10-04-2010, 09:13 PM
Great sketches! Especially the gourds.
(psst, gourds are from October color pencil challenge)

JTMB
10-05-2010, 01:55 AM
Wonderful pieces, all - but my favs are the reflecting gourds and the hummingbird!

Epoh
10-05-2010, 02:17 AM
these sketches are beautiful! my favs are the chef (wonderful use of minimal color) and the gourds (the colors and reflections are awesome)!

RainySea
10-05-2010, 08:29 AM
I know the feeling about the internet. . . I've had no internet on weekends for a while and go to library every Saturday!

Lovely sketches. . . the gourds are beautiful, great colors and reflections and I really like the portrait of your friend at church.

jaforsyth
10-05-2010, 08:50 AM
Great work on the gourds and that humming bird is very cool! Nice job~

WYSIWYG
10-05-2010, 09:18 AM
Very nice - especially like the chef and the gourds for the colours and reflection which is just awesome!

Joan T
10-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Great sketches from the WDE, but that one of the pumpkins reflected is just wonderful!!!

loobyteacher
10-05-2010, 11:14 PM
Thanks all for the comments! and thanks Greeble for letting me know where I need to post the gourd picture! I will have to get it over there in the color pencil forum!

Well, I got my internet repaired... so here are the latest sketches!:D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2010/117957-IMG_1277.JPG another gargoyle.. I think this is the last of them, http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2010/117957-IMG_1278.JPG a little container for candy corn...oh great now I am hungry for sweets.... sorry guys!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2010/117957-IMG_1279.JPG and finally a bunch of clips to clip my mouth shut so I don't eat all that candy!:evil: :eek:

JTMB
10-05-2010, 11:22 PM
More nice gargoyles and ghouls, Colleen! Great job on the clips. My wife solves the candy-eating problem for me by buying candy that I don't like. :o

virgo68
10-05-2010, 11:24 PM
great sketches - that pile of paperclips is very good and such a quirky idea for a sketch - looks like your observation skills got a work out!

RainySea
10-05-2010, 11:58 PM
what an interesting composition of paper clips, love the lights and darks and you got the shapes so perfect.

DrDebby
10-06-2010, 12:37 AM
Hee hee, sweets. Great drawings. The paper clips are superb.

denyalle
10-06-2010, 10:18 AM
Great sketches, nice job on the paper clips and love the gargoyles :)

Epoh
10-06-2010, 03:04 PM
love the soft quality to the gargoyles, and the pop of red in the first one's eyes...and those clips are wonderful!

poochemio
10-06-2010, 10:10 PM
Oh, I love candy corn too, and gargoyles in general (all things medieval actually), and yes the clips are fab, never thought of using them as a diet aid...

Margo

WC Lee
10-08-2010, 02:58 AM
good job on the clips :)

Chuckcamo
10-09-2010, 01:39 AM
very nice sketches... now I'm hungry too... I need to buy some candy corn!

Beautiful_Butterflies_Studio
10-09-2010, 01:54 AM
Hi Colleen,

FANTASTIC WDE Sketches, just LOVE the Teapot stilllife!!!!!

The Pumpkin Line is stunning while the other two are just BEAUTIFUL and fantastically rendered!!!!

Ohhhhhh, the Gargoyle, the Container, and the Clips are WOW and just STUNNING!!!!!!

Gentle Hugs, Stacey:grouphug:

eyepaint
10-09-2010, 12:10 PM
Great job on the clips! I've drawn them, poorly, and they seem to defy the rules of perspective for me :)

christinemlr
10-10-2010, 04:11 PM
I've really enjoyed looking at all your drawings, and your personality comes shining through them all. I love the beautiful composition and colour of the gourds and am impressed your drawing of the clips -difficult subject done so well.

WYSIWYG
10-11-2010, 06:38 AM
Ohhh... candy corn! NOM! It's the price and distance here that prohibts candy corn carnage - it's only available in import candy shops and costs about $10AUD for a tiny packet but those clips are so fab I think I could use them just as happily!:)

loobyteacher
10-13-2010, 09:52 AM
:lol: It is nice to know that I am not the only one with a candy addiction!! :D

I spent a lot of time yesterday commenting on all the wonderful sketchbooks that everyone is doing:thumbsup: :clap: :thumbsup: It takes quite a while, so I wanted to thank you all for commenting on mine. I am thinking about only uploading once a week on mine, so you all can take a small break from commenting!!:o

Anywho, here are the latest things, I was at an art show all weekend, so I also took notes. After all, the sketchbook is a learning tool!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_215.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_214.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_213.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_212.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_211.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_210.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_209.jpg

I am thinking about airbrushing some clothing..... we will see how that goes

loobyteacher
10-13-2010, 10:44 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_216.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2010/117957-Picture_217.jpg

a couple more, I am teaching the class one point perspective, so there is always a reason to draw more!! :wink2:

Vivien Maloney
10-13-2010, 01:27 PM
Terrific sketches! I agree, it's difficult getting around everyone's sketchbooks to comment as there's so many doing the challenge.

DrDebby
10-13-2010, 04:54 PM
Love the notes and sketches. I agree, the sketch book is a working tool.

Chuckcamo
10-14-2010, 03:30 AM
oh yeah... I like these sketches.... especially that war of the worlds...

WYSIWYG
10-14-2010, 03:55 AM
Fantastic shading on them... what a fun mix but have to agree with Chuckcamo - the war of the worlds one is just plain cool! LOL

loobyteacher
10-14-2010, 07:06 AM
Thank you, yes my students enjoyed the war of the worlds one as well!

rmcbuckeye
10-14-2010, 10:32 AM
Great perspective sketching!!

Beautiful_Butterflies_Studio
10-14-2010, 10:46 PM
Hi Loobyteacher,

FANTASTIC DRAWINGS, each one so full of character and full of life! The rendering is amazing, and the shading was WOW.

LOVE the war of the worlds too!!!!!

Gentle Hugs, Stacey

JTMB
10-15-2010, 12:13 AM
Nice sketches, Colleen! I particularly like the sci-fi scene.

virgo68
10-16-2010, 09:24 PM
Cool stuff Colleen! You've managed to create a lot since I last looked in :)