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baquitania
11-16-2002, 07:32 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: SND - CASTLES
Project Leader: baquitania
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Cityscape
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Hail and well met good artisans of yon Wet Canvas!

Welcome to this evening's Art Event...

It's quite simple really, tonight we are drawing moats, turrets, parapets, draw bridges, hilltop views of the Bailey, in short CASTLES!

But as always drawing is not thy only choice, thou mayest choose oils, or pastels, or watercolor or even clay if thou is brave and adventurous...

We ask only of thee to work for 2 measures of the sundial, and post this masterpiece into the Progress or Finals section of yonder Art Project.

And then to most happily join thine fellow WC Members in the Cafe, to "chat" and gorge on "virtual" food and drink...

But enough of this, here is a little explanation of the 5 reference links for tonight:

1)Castles.org is very large, you could click away for days, so don't go to crazy, just try to find something in have an hour and use that for now. Then go back and have fun...

2)A Castle for Rent.com is mostly castles of France, but split into modern, medieval, renaissance, etc, click the title links and you will find some great references...

3)Obershawonline.com covers many Japanese Castles, it's also very extensive, and a great bookmark. But for images, click the Castles tab under the banner and just randomly pick a name. You will find a whole different feel to these castles but they're definitely worth looking at.

4)Caledoniancastles.co.uk... Argh lassie, fein scottish cassels farya arrrrgh... ahem I mean some Great Scottish Castles... click away here, the photos are some of the best!

5)Shirofan.com, in my opinion is the better of the two Japanese Castles, exquisite photos, and very easy to navigate. DON'T miss this one!

Well enjoy, I hope to see you in chat after 10pm EST...

Bobby

PS: For anyone wishing to do a serious piece for sale someday, have a look at this link in our own reference library (thanks Mal for finding this, you will have to copy and paste it though into your browser to open the link below...)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showgallery.php?cat=998&thumb=1&si=castle

You'll find 48 Castles, posted by our own WC members, and should be copyright free to use. What can I say, I hope we come back to this one from time to time, since the project is open ended, and will be open all weekend to sign up.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=315)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

guillot
11-16-2002, 07:53 PM
Count me in!

Tina

DanaT
11-16-2002, 08:01 PM
Got a stomach virus so I'll have to take a rest tonight. :(

But I've got my castle picked out and I can't wait to feel better so I can do it! :)

Catch yall later!

sundiver
11-16-2002, 08:27 PM
You were right about that first link...I could spend the whole evening in Tuscany alone!

amo
11-16-2002, 09:30 PM
I got in a bit late, but I'll try to produce something, maybe later this weekend. Can't resist castles!

dupliKate
11-16-2002, 10:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15509

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6393/tn_bardicastle0001.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Beautiful on black paper....I can see quite a few colours and love em. Perspective is my biggest (or one of my biggest) weakness...this looks pretty good...looks like the building would keep standing! Really great mood!
K:D

sundiver
11-16-2002, 10:03 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15506

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1629/tn_digicastle.JPG

Kewl! Now I wanna hear the rest!

dupliKate
11-16-2002, 10:04 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15504

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3278/tn_baq_dark_castle.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).Whooooaaaa! Love the lightening and the red sky....I looked at those Japanese castles for a while, and I think I may go back to get some references for later. Really nice work!

K:D

dupliKate
11-16-2002, 10:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15506

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1629/tn_digicastle.JPG

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).Very cool...and a really neat interpretation of the castle theme! Love it!

K:)

sundiver
11-16-2002, 10:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15508

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3648/tn_nov16potala.jpg

I was waaaay too chicken to try that one! Good for you and well done!

sundiver
11-16-2002, 10:07 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15505

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/7242/tn_Castle_Fenis_Italy_FND_17%2C11.jpg

I can hear the cold wind off those mountains howling around those castle walls!

dupliKate
11-16-2002, 10:09 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15505

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/7242/tn_Castle_Fenis_Italy_FND_17%2C11.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).35 minutes....gee...you slowed down from last weekend (LOL...only kidding ). This is beautiful, the blue paper makes it very romantic. Really lovely work!

K:D

sundiver
11-16-2002, 10:11 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15504

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3278/tn_baq_dark_castle.jpg

Digital oil pastel...really? Me want!
(This is beautiful; love the moody colors.)

baquitania
11-16-2002, 10:21 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1629/tn_digicastle.JPG

This is great, it through me for a loop, I was like, was that there and I missed it? Great originality digi... as always... and thus FND strikes again, giving inspiration from out of nowhere, now I'm happy... :D

Bobby

JamieWG
11-16-2002, 10:23 PM
My daughter Sarah did the project with me and asked me to post her drawing here. :angel:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/Sarahs_Castle.jpg

baquitania
11-16-2002, 10:24 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/7242/tn_Castle_Fenis_Italy_FND_17%2C11.jpg

I love how everyone went soft with pastels... this is really nice gnu, and don't worry about the perspective, these are excersizes anyway... later on, you can go nuts ruling it out and wondering if you got all the windows :D

Thanks for joining tonight :clap:

B.

sundiver
11-16-2002, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by JamieWG
My daughter Sarah did the project with me and asked me to post her drawing here. :angel:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/Sarahs_Castle.jpg

Awesome, Sarah! Keep up the good work!

baquitania
11-16-2002, 10:26 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6393/tn_bardicastle0001.jpg

Great mood to this... really like the highlights... the perspective doesn't even worry me... you got the tones, and a good composition, so the rest is gravy... love all the pastel work tonight :D

B.

amo
11-16-2002, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by JamieWG
My daughter Sarah did the project with me and asked me to post her drawing here. :angel:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/Sarahs_Castle.jpg

Way to go Sarah! Cool colours; I love the red on the walls.

baquitania
11-16-2002, 10:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3648/tn_nov16potala.jpg

For some reason, this reminds me of a prison, not that I've ever been :eek: ... I was gonna do acrylic tonight, but got lazy, and did an even lazier watercolor... here was my original travesty before I went digital...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/baq_wc_castle.jpg

And then Mal said, it's not finished, and I said you want me to do more of this? Haven't enough people suffered from my lapse in memory? And she said you got 30 minutes... so I did it, and got this...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/baq_wc_castle_2.jpg

My apologies to everyone for forgetting how to paint :(

Bobby

dupliKate
11-16-2002, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by JamieWG
My daughter Sarah did the project with me and asked me to post her drawing here. :angel:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/Sarahs_Castle.jpg Beautiful castle Sarah! Love the red!

K :D

baquitania
11-16-2002, 10:34 PM
ack... I'm sorry duplicate... I didn't mean to sabotage your image... (crawls away now)

B.

dupliKate
11-16-2002, 10:35 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by baquitania
[B]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3648/tn_nov16potala.jpg

For some reason, this reminds me of a prison, not that I've ever been :eek:

Now that you mention it....hmmm....does kinda have that "penitentiary" look to it.....big wall, little windows LOL

K:D

dupliKate
11-16-2002, 10:38 PM
Bobby....both of your watercolours are beautiful....what are you talking about????? Are you telling us you actually did three entries in two hours??? Two watercolours and a digital......geeez....you should forget how to paint more often (LOL)

K:D

JamieWG
11-16-2002, 10:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15506

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1629/tn_digicastle.JPG

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Very clever!

Jamie

amo
11-16-2002, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by dupliKate
Bobby....both of your watercolours are beautiful

......geeez....you should forget how to paint more often (LOL)

K:D

I'm with you, Kate. I think you stuff's great, Bobby, especially that second watercolour with the blood red sky behind the castle. Very un-wishy-washy, if you know what I mean.:clap:

gnu
11-16-2002, 10:48 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15509

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6393/tn_bardicastle0001.jpg

like the light blue lines sundiver...I thought I was going to do mine more like this..didn't happen, went for reality AGAIN!!!
these castles have lots of elements in common eh?
Love the colourways here..

JamieWG
11-16-2002, 10:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15505

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/7242/tn_Castle_Fenis_Italy_FND_17%2C11.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Gill, I really like the effect you've achieved here. The white mountain peaks stand out so well, and it's nice and loose. Good sketch! In addition, I think you've inspired me to break out the pastels (Conte crayons) that have been sitting in my drawer, still sealed! Maybe I'll try them out at the next drawing event!

Jamie

gnu
11-16-2002, 10:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15504

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3278/tn_baq_dark_castle.jpg

dramatic!! love the light love the colour, love it all>>:clap: :clap:

gnu
11-16-2002, 10:50 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15508

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3648/tn_nov16potala.jpg

Really really nice Kate... as I said in chat, love the pinks and the mountains...the buiding and lights are great...
:clap: :clap: :clap:

gnu
11-16-2002, 10:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15506

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1629/tn_digicastle.JPG

originality is great digi....love the Earth too. what made you come up with this??:clap: :clap:

JamieWG
11-16-2002, 10:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15509

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6393/tn_bardicastle0001.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Sundiver, I do see lots of colors here! I like the rather mysterious feel of this drawing. I think pastel is a really good medium choice for these drawing events, from what I'm seeing. CP may be too slow. Great castle here. Congratulations
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Jamie

gnu
11-16-2002, 10:53 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15510

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/467/tn_eilanbymal.JPG

this is the coolest ref Mal, great progress...it will be super!!:clap: :clap:

JamieWG
11-16-2002, 10:53 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15504

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3278/tn_baq_dark_castle.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

I don't know anything about digital media, but I know I like this result!

Jamie

gnu
11-16-2002, 10:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15511

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/12322/tn_HohenzollernTake1.JPG

this is really good amo...I guess by the shading you're right-handed..'cause it's the opposite direction to mine!!
love the contrasts so far...:clap: :clap:

JamieWG
11-16-2002, 10:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15508

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3648/tn_nov16potala.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

I think it's totally amazing that you were able to do a completed acrylic painting in the 2 hours! Woohoo! Excellent job.

Jamie

gnu
11-16-2002, 10:55 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15512

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/13766/tn_Castle2.jpg

cool reds/purples here Jamie. looking real good :clap: :clap:

gnu
11-16-2002, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by JamieWG
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15505

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/7242/tn_Castle_Fenis_Italy_FND_17%2C11.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Gill, I really like the effect you've achieved here. The white mountain peaks stand out so well, and it's nice and loose. Good sketch! In addition, I think you've inspired me to break out the pastels (Conte crayons) that have been sitting in my drawer, still sealed! Maybe I'll try them out at the next drawing event!

Jamie
WOW that's cool! then you can teach me some stuff with them :D

gnu
11-16-2002, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by JamieWG
My daughter Sarah did the project with me and asked me to post her drawing here. :angel:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/Sarahs_Castle.jpg
Sarah this is awesome!! neat colours...:clap: :clap:

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:12 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15509

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6393/tn_bardicastle0001.jpg

Very nice work. Love the colors, especially the sunlight on castle.

digistyle

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15508

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3648/tn_nov16potala.jpg

I think that this came out well. I really like the mountains! Nice work.

digistyle

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:17 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15505

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/7242/tn_Castle_Fenis_Italy_FND_17%2C11.jpg

I like the looseness here. Seems like you were having fun with this one!

digistyle

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:20 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15504

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3278/tn_baq_dark_castle.jpg

Very dramatic, Bobby! Looks like you're getting comfortable with the new software!

digistyle

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:24 PM
My daughter Sarah did the project with me and asked me to post her drawing here.

Nice work on the castle, Sarah! If you have time, draw a robot for my robot project over at the Fantasy / Sci-Fi forum (shameless plug!).

digistyle

JamieWG
11-16-2002, 11:24 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15513

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/5957/tn_Progress1b.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

WOW, Tina! What an awesome drawing you've done to work from! The mountains are already looking great. I hope you work very hard this weekend because I can't wait to see an update of this one; it's going to be outstanding.

Jamie

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:25 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/12322/tn_HohenzollernTake1.JPG

Lookin' forward to the finished work!

digistyle

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:27 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/467/tn_eilanbymal.JPG

Cool, Mal! Looking forward to the finished product!

digistyle

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:30 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/5957/tn_Progress1b.jpg

Wooo! Very brave to tackle a SND in oils! Looking good!

digistyle

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:33 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/13766/tn_Castle2.jpg

Great start! Looking forward to the completed piece!

digistyle

AriadneArts
11-16-2002, 11:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15514

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6306/tn_Okayama_Castle.jpg

Sorry I'm late, all. I couldn't get my *&^#@!%#+# scanner to work. Finally occurred to shut the whole mess down and start up again. That worked. This is just about 2 hours work.

AriadneArts
11-16-2002, 11:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15509

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6393/tn_bardicastle0001.jpg

Ooooo really nice, SD. Looks like it's bathed in moonlight. Mysterious.....

JamieWG
11-16-2002, 11:44 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6306/tn_Okayama_Castle.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

I love the way you've captured the details of the stonework. Bold and colorful piece!

Jamie

sundiver
11-16-2002, 11:45 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6306/tn_Okayama_Castle.jpg

This is lovely, Eileen. I'd be interested to know how you combined the 2 kinds of pastels.

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:47 PM
Kewl! Now I wanna hear the rest!

Thanks, sundiver. If I come up with the rest, I'll let you know! :D

Very cool...and a really neat interpretation of the castle theme! Love it!

Thanks, Kate! I appreciate the comments.

This is great, it through me for a loop, I was like, was that there and I missed it? Great originality digi... as always... and thus FND strikes again, giving inspiration from out of nowhere, now I'm happy...

LOL! Thanks, Bobby. Glad to do it!

Very clever!

Thanks, Jamie. The clever part is that I didn't have to paint a whole castle! :D LOL

originality is great digi....love the Earth too. what made you come up with this??

Thanks, gnu. I blame it on all that time that I'm spending in the Fantasy / Sci-Fi Forum. They've ruined me! :D

digistyle

digistyle
11-16-2002, 11:50 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6306/tn_Okayama_Castle.jpg

I like this a lot. I like the idea of focusing on one area of the castle. Nice work!

digistyle

AriadneArts
11-16-2002, 11:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15506

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1629/tn_digicastle.JPG

Love your digicastle. Love your creative imagination.

AriadneArts
11-16-2002, 11:58 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15508

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3648/tn_nov16potala.jpg

Beautifully done, Karen.

pencils4me
11-17-2002, 12:00 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/467/tn_eilanbymal.JPG

Well yer Highness.....

This is going to be a castle fit for a Queen;)

look n good so far mal!

TJ

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:00 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/7242/tn_Castle_Fenis_Italy_FND_17%2C11.jpg

Nicely done, Gnu. Nice and loose. I can't get ANYTHING done in 35 minutes...;)

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:03 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3278/tn_baq_dark_castle.jpg

Very striking, Bobby. Love the colors.

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:06 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/13766/tn_Castle2.jpg

This is coming along beautifully. I look forward to seeing it finished.

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:08 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/467/tn_eilanbymal.JPG

This is looking great already, Mal.

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:11 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/12322/tn_HohenzollernTake1.JPG

This is taking shape very nicely. I look forward to the finish.

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:13 AM
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Whoa, this is looking pretty great already. Don't forget to post the finished version. Gonna be lovely, I think.

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by JamieWG
My daughter Sarah did the project with me and asked me to post her drawing here. :angel:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/Sarahs_Castle.jpg

Sarah, this is a fine castle you've painted. Good work!

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:28 AM
Thanks Jamie and Digistyle for your nice comments.


Originally posted by sundiver
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6306/tn_Okayama_Castle.jpg

This is lovely, Eileen. I'd be interested to know how you combined the 2 kinds of pastels.

Thanks, SD. I did only the fish in oil pastels--Sennlier gold metallic. After blocking out the fish in the oil pastel, I used pastel pencils for the line details and then I took a very soft (Unison) yellow to highlight the gold. It was an experiment, and I think it worked, although I would have taken my time to get sharper lines if it wasn't an FND.

amo
11-17-2002, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by gnu
I guess by the shading you're right-handed..'cause it's the opposite direction to mine!!
love the contrasts so far...:clap: :clap:

Yup, I am. And thanks!!

amo
11-17-2002, 12:42 AM
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This is really cool. That ornament on the roof edge looks metallic, even gold (would people put gold on a roof??). And the perspective is excellent.
:clap: :clap: :clap:

guillot
11-17-2002, 03:32 AM
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This is very Beautiful! I love the way you have captured the "fairy Tale" appearance of this particular castle.

Tina

guillot
11-17-2002, 03:35 AM
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I love the perspective on this one. Very lovely work!!

Tina

guillot
11-17-2002, 03:36 AM
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WOW! This is really cool. Love the lightning bolts!!! And the beautiful sky.

Tina

guillot
11-17-2002, 03:38 AM
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Super Job!! Love the pastels in this one and the way that you have captured the texture of the castle walls and the sea. Fantastic!!

Tina

guillot
11-17-2002, 03:39 AM
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The mountains in this are marvelous!! Love the castle work too. Very beautiful.

guillot
11-17-2002, 03:41 AM
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Cool! Love the modern approach here.

guillot
11-17-2002, 03:42 AM
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Gotta love the digital work! A unique castle :D

Tina

guillot
11-17-2002, 03:43 AM
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This is very nice too. Wow, all of the lovely pastel work! I'll shoot myself by tomorrow night :D

Tina

JamieWG
11-17-2002, 07:28 AM
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Boy oh boy, Tina, when I saw your first project photo before I went to sleep last night, I was thinking you had yourself a very long term project here. Now I see you may be done before the weekend is out! Very, very impressive work, and I admire your tenacity too! 'Hope you can sleep late this morning!

Jamie

JamieWG
11-17-2002, 07:32 AM
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:clap: :clap: :clap:
I love it! I love everything about this one. Wonderful coloration in the foreground, beautiful rendering of the castle. Nice color choices in the castle itself, and something about the shading of the wall gives it that very old look. Excellent rendering.

Jamie

JamieWG
11-17-2002, 07:48 AM
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Fabulous start on this castle. I love the coloring of the mountains. 'Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Jamie

sundiver
11-17-2002, 08:57 AM
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Very imaginative, very cool!

sundiver
11-17-2002, 08:59 AM
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I'm amazed that you did this in 1 1/2 hours. I'd still be erasing and fussing ovr the perspective! Very nice indeed!

BlackTigr
11-17-2002, 09:47 AM
Beautiful job, everyone. I won't be doing a *ND again until I can get my scanner to work. :( I miss being together with you all.

--BT
(*grumble* Had to miss the *ND on castles, didn't I...*grumble*)

dupliKate
11-17-2002, 10:54 AM
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Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).You really got a convincing amount of detail into that fish......like this a lot....great perspective!

K:)

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 10:58 AM
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Just beautiful. And the foliage is exquisite! Well worth waiting for.

dupliKate
11-17-2002, 10:58 AM
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Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).A castle in the clouds! Will you be adding colour? I'd like to see that...(wish I had an imagination)

K:)

dupliKate
11-17-2002, 11:00 AM
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Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).Oh I love this! Really really well done!

K:)

dupliKate
11-17-2002, 11:02 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/13766/tn_Castle4.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).This is going to be amazing when it's done.....I love the water in particular....it's really interesting to see how people work...what areas they start with first...seeing the layers build up....

K :)

Dark_Shades
11-17-2002, 11:04 AM
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Is it cheating if I add this? First time ever I saw Pastels was about 8 years ago.... on the strength of what I saw I went out and bought some and did 3, this is one of them from 8 years ago...... It looks very much like one of the castles in the references but a diff perspective....... will be back with a new one though :D

dupliKate
11-17-2002, 11:04 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/5957/tn_Progress3a.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).This has got to be the most difficult castle in the world to do......wow....I am soooo impressed...I have this castle as wallpaper on my computer, but would never have the guts to paint it! You are doing great... and working so fast....guess now that you have posted it here you'll have to finish huh?!! Can't wait!!

K:D

dupliKate
11-17-2002, 11:06 AM
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Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).Beautiful sketch to work with.....looking forward to the finished piece!

K:)

dupliKate
11-17-2002, 11:10 AM
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Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).Works for me!! I love it when people put some mood into those clouds with colour! Very pretty place....like the chalky cliffs!

K:)

baquitania
11-17-2002, 11:40 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/5957/tn_Progress3a.jpg

Wow Guillot, this is gonna me amazing... can't wait to see the finish... I think I will take your lead, and do another longer piece, too many great references to choose from, and they deserve more than 2 hours worth of work... thanks for the inspiration! :D

Bobby

baquitania
11-17-2002, 11:41 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/5712/tn_walicastle.jpg

Too Cool Hlee! I love this one, so very "yellow submarine" to me, which is a compliment... can't wait to see it colored.

B.

baquitania
11-17-2002, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by BlackTigr
Beautiful job, everyone. I won't be doing a *ND again until I can get my scanner to work. :( I miss being together with you all.

--BT
(*grumble* Had to miss the *ND on castles, didn't I...*grumble*)

Don't fear BT, you can join today and post when your scanner is working, I made the project open ended... and hey did you see? I used 2 of your pics ;) :D

B.

guillot
11-17-2002, 12:12 PM
Duplikate - Thanks. Geesh, I know. I've been meaning to do this painting for about a year now for a friend. The project is just what I needed to give me that "push". Everytime I've went to start.......I've put it back down.....

details,,,,,details.......details.........ACK


Bobby, thanks! I noticed you used one of my ref pics too :D The other picture I had of this castle from a different angle. I just took a break and thought I would check in. I have a bad back.......just doesn't work for all of this detail stuff, and my friend wants ALL THE DETAILS......YAK.

Thank you for the inspiration to get this one BEHIND ME ;)

Tina I JUST LOVE CASTLES!!!!!!!!!

JamieWG
11-17-2002, 12:23 PM
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Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

I feel like I rushed through the end of this project, but I'll leave it unsprayed so I can continue to tweak it for a couple of days. I'm calling it "finished" as far as the SND project is concerned.

Thank you, Bobby, for hosting such a great drawing event! I never drew castles before and it was an Experience! The references were so hard to choose from. I finally chose one my husband had visited.....and it's his birthday this week....<shhhhhh> ;)

Jamie

amo
11-17-2002, 12:40 PM
Thanks for your compliments, everyone!
And thanks again, Bobby, for starting this. Can we do another castle event sometime, pleeease? :angel:
Right now I'm contemplating doing a series of castles, maybe ones I've been to or something. Like I'm ever actually gonna do it... (I know where you're coming from, Tina)

amo
11-17-2002, 12:42 PM
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Heehee- this is great. Who lives in it, I wonder?

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:49 PM
Thanks for your lovely comments, everyone.

Bobby, another great FND. Thanks. And thanks, especially, for including a Japanese castle link. I've been inside many of these and seen from the outside many of the ones that cannot be toured. Lovely experience.

AriadneArts
11-17-2002, 12:50 PM
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Well done, Jamie!

hlee
11-17-2002, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by baquitania
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/5712/tn_walicastle.jpg

Too Cool Hlee! I love this one, so very "yellow submarine" to me, which is a compliment... can't wait to see it colored.

B.

lolol Thanks Bobby, for the compliment, and for starting the project!! :clap: :clap: :clap: ... thanks to everyone for looking and commenting. I couldn't get on chat until 11:30, so I'm afraid I missed the exciting talk from all you friendly people here. I don't suppose there would be one tonight (i.e. Sunday) for latecomers? :D (Technically it's still SND ... )

guillot
11-17-2002, 12:57 PM
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Wow Jamie. Beautiful job. Love the violets!!!

Tina

hlee
11-17-2002, 12:59 PM
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The painting seems to be coming along wonderfully, mal! Beautiful washes for the mountains, and delicate details for the castle, bridge and trees. Looking forward to see it completed.

:clap: :clap:

digistyle
11-17-2002, 01:11 PM
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Yayyy! Another floating castle! I'm not alone anymore! You gonna color it?

digistyle

digistyle
11-17-2002, 01:13 PM
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Great job on the foliage. It really sets the castle off!

digistyle

digistyle
11-17-2002, 01:16 PM
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I like the way you've worked this. It has a creamy feel to it. The sky alone is worth the price of admission. Good stuff!

digistyle

digistyle
11-17-2002, 01:18 PM
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I reallyl ike the way you've portrayed the sunlight. It works well, especially in contrast to the water.

digistyle

hlee
11-17-2002, 01:53 PM
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Ooh, looks like we'll have visitors soon ...
very imaginative structure, digistyle!
:clap: :clap:

As for Walicastle ... I've only half an hour, if I were to colour it ... but I might risk it. :)

JamieWG
11-17-2002, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by digistyle
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I reallyl ike the way you've portrayed the sunlight. It works well, especially in contrast to the water.

digistyle

Dear Digistyle,
Thank you for this comment because it was a big dilemma for me! As I started working the castle, I realized that doing too much could be my biggest mistake. Any color at all on the castle took away from the sunlight hitting the stone. So, I tried to put in only what was absolutely necessary, finding that point between "too much" and "not enough"! I hope I found the balance.

Tina and Ariadne, thank you for the comments. Tina, the reference pic I used, which was from one of the web sites (the one of the Scottish castles), had tons of purples in it, so this was really fun to play with. Since I love to do sunsets, it took enormous willpower for me to _not_ grab one of those castle sunset/silhouettes that I knew I could knock off in an hour or two. This reference gave me the opportunity to play with color like I love to do in sunsets, while actually having to do a background, and a foreground, and the castle inself, in some kind of detail. LOL!

Jamie

sundiver
11-17-2002, 02:12 PM
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Wonderful..love the sunny highlights.

guillot
11-17-2002, 02:15 PM
Jamie - I guess I had a bit of a leap start, since I've had the castle I'm doing drawn out on the canvas for a year now :o . I remember well that it took me 3 hours to get it drawn onto the canvas in it's proper porportions. Then after that........it just sat there until Bobbys SND for castles. A perfect push.

I just love castles!! They are not as much fun to paint as they are to visit :D

Tina

sundiver
11-17-2002, 02:16 PM
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This has a fantasy-story look to it..sorcers,damsels,etc. Makes you wonder who's in there and what they're up to!

Redsy333
11-17-2002, 02:37 PM
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WOWZERS!!!! :D

JamieWG
11-17-2002, 04:36 PM
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Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Woohoo! Go Tina go! You got a lot for your additional five hours. It's a good thing I'm not there in person or I'd be drooling all over your painting. What size brushes are you using for the castle?

Jamie

JamieWG
11-17-2002, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by guillot
Jamie - I guess I had a bit of a leap start, since I've had the castle I'm doing drawn out on the canvas for a year now :o . I remember well that it took me 3 hours to get it drawn onto the canvas in it's proper porportions. Then after that........it just sat there until Bobbys SND for castles. A perfect push.

I just love castles!! They are not as much fun to paint as they are to visit :D

Tina

Tina, if I had to draw that castle, I'd still be drawing. I need to work a lot on perspective....I really should do another that calls for it. I can understand why you'd spend all that time drawing it and then need to set it aside and wait for a push! Geez, that's a LOT of work.

Tina, have you painted other castles? Are they posted here somewhere?

Jamie Again

greencook
11-17-2002, 05:36 PM
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Eileen,
I really like this piece. The roof ornament and sill have your wonderful detailing offset by those really fluffy looking clouds. There's a very nice sense of space in this piece that I really enjoy.

Well done and have a great day! :)

MALARKEY
11-17-2002, 06:11 PM
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great looking castle and I'm really enjoying seeing your progress pictures :D

MALARKEY
11-17-2002, 06:16 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/13766/tn_Castle4.jpg

You're doing great Jamie... I'm doing this castle too... I have loved it ever since I saw commercials on BBC that had this in a sunset. :)

MALARKEY
11-17-2002, 06:27 PM
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It's so nice to see your sketch, I'll be looking forward to seeing the final version!

MALARKEY
11-17-2002, 06:33 PM
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This came out beautiful :D

obviously I looked in the progress pictures first ..lol... :o

MALARKEY
11-17-2002, 06:41 PM
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giggles... this was such a surprise ;) I like it a lot digi, enjoyed the chat last night too !

guillot
11-17-2002, 06:52 PM
Hi Malarkey! And thank you! I'll need bi-focals after this.

Hi Jamie :D

I'm using a #1 round, with just a speck of paint on it per each stroke :mad: On the more spacious areas I'm using a #2 and #4 flat bristle. A very slow process!! And, I'll have to wait for it to dry after I get through with the initial painting to come back and tweak some areas. How can you not get hung up on details, such as the ones on this castle???? As a matter of fact, this is the castle that Walt Disney modeled Cinderellas after!! I've done one castle before, but sold it, and I didn't get a picture of it before I sold it. It was when I first started painting: a scottish castle.

Well, back to the brush :D

Tina

JamieWG
11-17-2002, 08:26 PM
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Tina, are you doing the grays as a grisaille, then going over it with that sandy-yellowish color?

#1 brushes, huh? No wonder you're starting to feel like it's time for bifocals! I use very small brushes a lot too. Somehow it doesn't seem fair to pay so much money for a 000 brush with hardly any hairs on it!

Your update is looking great. Keep 'em coming.

Jamie

guillot
11-17-2002, 08:52 PM
Hi Jamie......No, not a grisaille. This castle IS white and gray brick-like stones, and has some yellow-ish sandy columns in it here and there. The tower tops are a blue-grey. It's a beautiful castle, just like in fairy books. The very front entrance is in a reddish brick-like stone, which I think really sets off the whole castle.

Yeah..........the dreaded #1 brush. Itsy bitsy loads of paint here and there. I have everything from a 1 up, but found that this size works best without going over edges here and there. But, I'm getting to where I can use the #2 flat!

Thanks for the encouragement :D. I'm so, so pooped for today!!

Bobby.......Thanks for the push!! Glad you made it open ended :rolleyes:

Tina

Pilan
11-17-2002, 09:25 PM
question about the castle project........ it was not really clear on how long we can take to start and complete this project. also, the reference photos are for us to choose and paint one????? i use oils and may take a while to dry, however i can use my crappy digital to take a shot of it when i am finished instead of waiting for it to dry and scan it. This is an exciting project to do. the limit looks to be 16 and more signed up. Help, i am not really understanding the rules of this project.

Pilan

guillot
11-17-2002, 09:35 PM
Hi Pilan. I'll try to help you. You can sign up for the project under "Art Projects" (top left pull down menu, click on Art Projects) or you can go to the beginning of this thread, first post has a link to sign up. Normally, these SND's and FND's (fridays and saturdays) are for two hours, but posting after two hours is still allowed. This particular one is openended, meaning take your time, and is also open to any medium. The instructions will tell you all of this when you click on the project thread.

I'm doing mine in oils too ;)

Hope that helps.

Tina

Pilan
11-17-2002, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by guillot
Hi Pilan. I'll try to help you. You can sign up for the project under "Art Projects" (top left pull down menu, click on Art Projects) or you can go to the beginning of this thread, first post has a link to sign up. Normally, these SND's and FND's (fridays and saturdays) are for two hours, but posting after two hours is still allowed. This particular one is openended, meaning take your time, and is also open to any medium. The instructions will tell you all of this when you click on the project thread.

I'm doing mine in oils too ;)

Hope that helps.

Tina

super, i think the language was a wee bit more than i could understand. :eek:

cool , i am excited. i already signed up. thanks Tina

ArtWench
11-18-2002, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by baquitania

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/baq_wc_castle.jpg

And then Mal said, it's not finished, and I said you want me to do more of this? Haven't enough people suffered from my lapse in memory? And she said you got 30 minutes... so I did it, and got this...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2002/baq_wc_castle_2.jpg

My apologies to everyone for forgetting how to paint :(

Bobby

Bobby.... Call me crazy but I love the watercolor version! It speaks to me somehow. Don't underestimate your talent. You got it!

Redsy333
11-18-2002, 08:00 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/12322/tn_HohenzollernTake2-2.jpg

This is very nice!!! I want to go tooooooooo:D I love castles
well done!!

amo
11-18-2002, 01:03 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/467/tn_EDmal.JPG

Oooooh, nice! :clap: :clap: :clap:

amo
11-18-2002, 01:15 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1887/tn_germtalecastle.gif

And ooooooh again! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Could you elaborate on the technique, TeAnne? I don't know what you mean by "relief and burlapped". Oh, is this digital? Are those tools in Photoshop, or something? It sure looks cool.

amo
11-18-2002, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by Redsy333
This is very nice!!! I want to go tooooooooo:D I love castles
well done!!

Thanks, Redsy! Hey, let's go together- as soon as someone figures out a way to make lots of money with our art, with very little time & effort spent, so we can pay for the plane tickets. :D

amo
11-18-2002, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by Pilan


super, i think the language was a wee bit more than i could understand. :eek:

Yeah, I had some trouble with it, too, especially the sundial bit. I mean, I painted and painted, but the sundial with my desk lamp shining on it kept pointing to the same hour... What was I supposed to do- Northern Hemisphere, on a November evening...? :cat:

guillot
11-18-2002, 08:12 PM
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WOOOOOOOO....Pretty :D

Tina

guillot
11-18-2002, 08:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1887/tn_germtalecastle.gif

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Really cool textural affect!! Great Job T!!


Tina

Redsy333
11-18-2002, 10:05 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1887/tn_germtalecastle.gif

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I love the angle on this!
Great job Te:D

Redsy333
11-18-2002, 10:17 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1629/tn_digicastle.JPG

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Oh If they ever do get to live in space I hope its intertwined with history like this:D:D:D
I love it;)

Redsy333
11-18-2002, 10:37 PM
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I love the reflection on the water!!!
WEll done:D:D:D

Redsy333
11-18-2002, 10:49 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6306/tn_Okayama_Castle.jpg

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Very Unique:D Love the detailed etching on the building!!!

Redsy333
11-18-2002, 11:04 PM
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Smashing good job!!
:D:D:D

Redsy333
11-18-2002, 11:07 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3278/tn_baq_dark_castle.jpg

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I have no clue as to what all that technical stuff means on your comment area...but it kicks butt:D This is Awsome!!!!!!:D:D:D

Redsy333
11-18-2002, 11:11 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6393/tn_bardicastle0001.jpg

Beautiful!!!!:D

alyona100
11-19-2002, 01:17 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1887/tn_germtalecastle.gif

Breathtaking...love the texture and the mood and just about everything..

alyona100
11-19-2002, 01:21 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/3648/tn_nov16potala.jpg

Formidable! Love your palette...

JamieWG
11-19-2002, 09:12 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/5655/tn_magburg_schloss.JPG

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Alyona,

Well, what can I say besides....WOW! I love the warm foreground colors. You've given such a feeling for the sheer mass of the castle. Great job in record time!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Jamie

TeAnne
11-19-2002, 09:51 AM
Originally posted by amo
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1887/tn_germtalecastle.gif

And ooooooh again! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Could you elaborate on the technique, TeAnne? I don't know what you mean by "relief and burlapped". Oh, is this digital? Are those tools in Photoshop, or something? It sure looks cool.

Thank you everyone. :) I don't get much time anymore. Though the digital is just as time consuming.

amo, I took the pic to CorelDraw, lightened it, embossed it, in a relief and used a burlap sack tool for the texture, then darkened it again. I think thats all I did. lolol
Thanks again.

Everyone's work is really outstanding. :clap: :clap:

JamieWG
11-19-2002, 03:39 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/progress/5957/tn_Progress6a.jpg

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Tina, every time I look at this, I feel overwhelmed. You certainly do like a challenge don't you?! 'Bet you wish you were back to painting hair just about now. ;) Are you really going to be able to let go of this one and give it away when you're done?

What great advice from Tim too!

Jamie

amo
11-19-2002, 05:58 PM
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Fabulous, Alyona! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just a question: I don't know where Magburg is- or do you mean Marburg, or Magdeburg?

Anyway, great colours on the walls of that castle, and the trees in front. It's got that great combination of looseness and detail that makes watercolour so beautiful. I like it lots!

Pilan
11-19-2002, 07:03 PM
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All of you are sooo good and the castles are wonderful. I am feeling a bit stupid. My oil is drying right now. I have to take it slow because I feel like I dont know anything :crying: but hopefully I will prevail. I dont know why but I seem to sketch like I am a bird in the air. I have this birdeye view of something that should be eye level. I got to looking at everyones castle and then I looked at some of my other paintings and drawings and they are all like I am looking down on the picture at an angle. Maybe this means my head is just a bit in the clouds :eek:
Just hope I can post it after I finishe it.

Pilan

sundiver
11-19-2002, 07:28 PM
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a lovely watercolor :) Love the way you did the background.

sundiver
11-19-2002, 07:30 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/1887/tn_germtalecastle.gif

The texture effect is a nice touch!

sundiver
11-19-2002, 07:31 PM
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This is beautiful!

guillot
11-19-2002, 10:22 PM
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Pilan.........this is a very nice beginning!! What colors are you planning to use, and what medium? This will be beautiful!!
Tina

guillot
11-19-2002, 10:39 PM
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Thank you so much Jamie for your undying support on this!! It is a lot of work. Oils take much time and much patience. Found that I needed to go back and refine the shapes in the arches. The symmetry is neccessary here to pull off the overall frontage of the main castle! I've put 5 more hours in to this. This is going to be a long process, and I apologize for that folks. But, if it wasn't for this project........the drawn out canvas would still be sitting in the corner staring at me.

Sorry Bobby for the long drawn out process (but I loves ya man) !!

Tina

PS: Sorry for the dark pic! Not good lighting in the house without the flash which leaves little indescrepancies because of light flashing on wet paint.

alyona100
11-20-2002, 01:23 AM
Ooops, I of course meant Margurg - silly typing mistake:) Thank you Amo and Jamie and Sundiver! Have to run, today is my daughters b´day, she has just proclaimed herself a teenager (13)!!

baquitania
11-20-2002, 06:49 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/467/tn_EDmal.JPG


Very Nice Mal, I was waiting for you to finish before I said anything... I love the water (yer best trait as always)... this would make a great greeting card... ack I can't believe I said that :eep: Now where's TJ's ? hmmmmmm...

B.

baquitania
11-20-2002, 06:52 AM
Sorry Bobby for the long drawn out process...

Tina

____________________________________

no worries Tina... I'm really looking forward to your finish... makes me almost wish I did oils more... shush, don't tell Cheryl :D :eep:

I'm sure the regular updates would make a great article in the end...

B.

baquitania
11-20-2002, 06:54 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/5655/tn_magburg_schloss.JPG

really quite beautiful, I love the foliage building up to the architecture... congrats on this aylona... and belated happy to your "teen" :D

Bobby

amo
11-20-2002, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by alyona100
Ooops, I of course meant Margurg - silly typing mistake:) Thank you Amo and Jamie and Sundiver! Have to run, today is my daughters b´day, she has just proclaimed herself a teenager (13)!!

:D I think the "g" on your keyboard must be stuck!:D

Congratulations on having been a mom for 13 years! I think you deserve the congrats more than your daughter... ;)

Pilan
11-20-2002, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by guillot
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Pilan.........this is a very nice beginning!! What colors are you planning to use, and what medium? This will be beautiful!!
Tina

Tina thank you for asking. I feel a bit embarassed by it but know I needed to jump in and do it right since I committed to the project. I am using oils and painting on canvas pad. I have started painting the mountains first and blocking out some dark areas in the castle and foreground, but not to much because i dont want to loose my sketch lines. I am already sailing high enough in the air with this sketch. Right now the oil is drying and then probably start laying in the castle colors and my thoughts are to blur the edges of the castle and the mountains. I have never done this ON PURPOSE before but will try and see if I can achieve it in oils. I have done this in watercolor/acrylic mixture of a Kansas landscape but not in oil,,,,, :o so i will give it the big ho hum and go for it.
I just got home from an appt. did you finish your painting yet? I will go look now.

Pilan

guillot
11-24-2002, 11:02 AM
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Sorry it took me so long. I've really enjoyed painting this!! Thanks again Bobby for the push.

Tina

And, here is a closeup of the castle:

sundiver
11-24-2002, 11:21 AM
Omigosh, Tina, it's gorgeous!

JamieWG
11-24-2002, 11:24 AM
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Absolutely stunning, Tina. What a huge accomplishment! Are you really going to give it away? Go have that drink now! Celebrate, celebrate...

Love,
Jamie

amo
11-24-2002, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by guillot
Sorry it took me so long.

Yeah, Tina, you're right to apologize. How come you couldn't paint a highly finished oil painting with millions of tiny details in under two hours? :D

Great job. I especially like that mist over the mountains in the background. :clap: :clap: :clap:

guillot
11-24-2002, 05:31 PM
Thanks Sundiver, ((Jamie)), and amo for the comments. I don't know if I'll be able to just give it away after all of that Jamie! LOL My husband said that "it's not going anywhere".

amo - would be nice to be able to do all of that in 2 hours time!!! That's why I did this project, Bobby kept the time frame open-ended. I knew there was NO WAY to do this in two hours. Instead, I have 30 hours into this painting. Whew!! and man am I glad I'm finished with it!!!

Thanks everyone!!

Tina

amo
11-25-2002, 11:45 AM
You do realize I was kidding, right? ;)

guillot
11-25-2002, 11:58 AM
Absolutely!! :D

amo
11-25-2002, 12:30 PM
You know, back in my ignorant days, before I could draw & paint, I would have thought it perfectly possible to do a painting like yours in a couple of hours! Scary thought. Underlines the value of educating people about art, doesn't it!

guillot
11-25-2002, 12:34 PM
I could see 2 hours, MAYBE, if it was a paint by number!! LOL I would have thought the same a few years ago before I knew better too!

Now everything takes so much thought :( :)

Tina

Geoff
12-06-2002, 11:21 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/13766/tn_Castle5.jpg

Great colours on the water, looks just like the heather when it's out in flower.

JamieWG
12-06-2002, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by Geoff
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/13766/tn_Castle5.jpg

Great colours on the water, looks just like the heather when it's out in flower.

Dear Geoff,

Thank you so much for that! That's exactly what my husband said when I gave it to him for his birthday! It made him think of the heather in Scotland.

Then my parents saw it and said they couldn't understand why I made the water purple. :crying: 'Glad you like it.

Jamie

Topaze-Skye
12-06-2002, 09:46 PM
Oh wow what beautiful work. A special mention for little Sarah's I just couldn't tear myself away from this one. Love the work all of it, and the subject

Well done: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Pilan
01-09-2003, 07:20 PM
i must have posted somewhere before but cant find it now :eek: .

anyhow, ahemmm, its been a long time since I posted my sketch and have been working on it off and on. I at first wanted a menacing castle with bats flying around it. Then I changed the mood somewhat. Although I loved the bats flying around idea I then saw a picture of a mountain enclosed in fog. yes, I have been trying my hand at fog and its really hard right now. However, I have somewhat gotten a decent piece of work for a castle with fog. Since I do not have a decent digital camera i have to wait until the painting is dry before I lay it on the scanner. so there you know what happened to my finished work. I will post sometimes next week.
I could use some help on fog too. so you foggy people get ready to help me next week :D

Pilan


Originally posted by guillot
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Cool! Love the modern approach here.

ArtWench
05-25-2003, 11:59 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/4220/tn_cottoncastle.gif

This is really striking. I love the use of color and the detail work in the castle

Yokovich
03-19-2004, 10:27 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/315/completed/6393/tn_bardicastle0001.jpg

clicked on this and just loved its look!!

sundiver
03-20-2004, 08:19 PM
lol, celestia, forgot all about this!
This SND is an example of the drawing events we used to have- in project format so we wouldn't flood any forums, and using internet sites to find images.

And now- taDA! We have our own forum!