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Gaka
02-04-2003, 06:55 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Feathers 'n' Fur
Project Leader: Gaka
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Wildlife
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Welcome to the February Pastel Forum project.

This months project is Australian wildlife, if you have not drawn wildlife before or you are a seasoned wildlife artist, here is your chance to participate in the drawing or painting two of Australia's wildlife icons the Cockatoo and the Kangaroo.

These can be painted in any style of Pastel painting that the artist chooses and any background feature can be added to enhance the overall painting. Painting from reference photo's is prefered but not essential as long as the subject remain the Cockatoo or Kangaroo.



Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=364)

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.

llis
02-04-2003, 06:59 AM
How cool!

Well, I think I'm going to choose to paint the Cockatoo.... now off to find some reference pictures.

If anyone has reference pictures they would like to share, I'll be glad to add them into the project links.

Thanks for doing this Gaka.

Mo.
02-04-2003, 05:33 PM
Me thinks it will have to be a ref pic for me, don't have any kangaroos or Cockatoos that will pose for me :)
Thanks Gaka, this should be a good one.

Gaka
02-04-2003, 11:14 PM
Hi Everyone

I have uploaded some Pics to the project and I will be loading some more Kangaroo and Cockatoo Pics in the next 24hrs to the reference Library in the "At the Zoo" section.

seeya Gaka

Luvy
02-05-2003, 08:45 AM
Ok I haven't officially signed up for this. But an ALL WHITE BIRD? OMG Am I crazy or what. I'm having a terrible time with these feathers and all this white. UGH

Gaka hints would help LOL I even tried making the bird gray first I've tried everything I can think of so far. LOL

Gaka
02-05-2003, 04:15 PM
Hi Luvy

Thank you for dropping by and Starting on a Cockatoo so soon...I put the Kangaroo up for the challenge of painting Fur and the White Cockatoo up as it appears to be an easy subject to paint being white....BUT it is very challenging also! I hope all the participants enjoy the project.

I hope to work on one later (Depending on time!)....I will start the Cockatoo with my dust method on a white, light beige or light colored paper and paint the Cockatoo first and then put the background around it. To get the Feathers and shadow detail etc I will put my sharp pastels and trusty shaper to work.

What colors..I have no idea until I get there and experiment with them.

Seeya Gaka

Brooke
02-05-2003, 04:58 PM
Okay Gaka, fearless teacher and friend, I will try. This will give me a chance to put aside the morning glory I'm constantly failing at and starting over and over. I've never done one of these challenge thingys, so I can't promise, but I'll give it a go. Probably the birdie. Oh, no, what have I done???

Taminka
02-05-2003, 06:13 PM
OK Gaka - this is what I've needed to make me try my wildlife in pastel! I've painted white cockies in watercolour before, so it will be an interesting challenge. What fabulous pics you have provided. I specially love the preening ones.

I don't suppose you have any black cockatoo photos - I have a commission to do and all my pics are too distant to see real feather detail.

Thanks for inspiring us all

Cheers
Minky

Gaka
02-05-2003, 09:57 PM
Hi Brooke, it is better to have attempted something and failed, rather than not attempt anything at all. I am sure you will be fine and learn a lot in the process. I'm proud of you:clap:

Hi Minky, I have a program called ThumbsPlus and I convert the color photos to greyscale and then manipulate it with contrast, light etc...If you have probs or can not do it let me know and I will help out.

Thanks for both participating in the project.

Seeya Gaka

sundiver
02-05-2003, 10:31 PM
Here's a couple of ref pics I found on an image search.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2003/6393-kangaroossunsetpic.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2003/6393-kangface.jpg

I've already whipped mine up..couldn't wait.

Mo.
02-06-2003, 07:16 PM
I've decide on a cockatoo, never painted a white bird before, it's not easy, but so far so good, have posted my WIP for any who wishes to crtique. :) All advise gratefully received.

cheers,
Mo.

Mo.
02-06-2003, 07:21 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17716

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/6393/tn_roosinoilpastel.jpg

Sheesh Sundiver that was quick work! :D But my goodness isn't it beautiful! Love the atmosphere and colours you have used, it really sings.!Fantastic! ! :clap:

cheers,
Mo.

Mo.
02-06-2003, 07:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17737

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/2529/tn_cockatoo.jpg

Luvy, you've mastered the white feathers so well, love the expression on this little chaps face. :) and I absolutely love that background drop! Super work! :clap:

cheers,
Mo.

sundiver
02-06-2003, 10:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17745

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/5154/tn_cokatoo_WIP01.jpg

This is going to be gorgeous!

sundiver
02-06-2003, 10:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17737

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/2529/tn_cockatoo.jpg

Nice one, Luvy, and I like the changes you made! :)

Dark_Shades
02-07-2003, 03:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17745

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/5154/tn_cokatoo_WIP01.jpg

all to tech for me Mo ........ but the finishing effect is beautiful ..... this is going to be really wonderful when finished..... looking forward to seeing this one progress

Dark_Shades
02-07-2003, 03:33 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17737

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/2529/tn_cockatoo.jpg

This is so lovely now Luvy.. with the added colours to the bird...... are you pleased with it? ... I think you should be :) ... good one Luvy

Dark_Shades
02-07-2003, 03:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17716

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/6393/tn_roosinoilpastel.jpg

This is great sundiver...... brilliant effect with the limited colours.... looks soft and gentle .... and love the light ... really nice

.... wow all you guys are way ahead of me ..... not even decided on a photo yet :(

gnu
02-08-2003, 11:09 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17737

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/2529/tn_cockatoo.jpg

Hey Luvy, good for you doing all those palm fronds!! boy I know what that's like!! :D
Love the warm tones you've chosen here...and love the tones of the beak/feet too.
I think Like me, you found more colours than white!!!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

gnu
02-08-2003, 11:10 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17716

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/6393/tn_roosinoilpastel.jpg
Kangas in the moonlight!! I love this, sundiver!!
May have to drag out the oil pastels too!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

gnu
02-08-2003, 11:12 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17745

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/5154/tn_cokatoo_WIP01.jpg

Mo, I love this...what a lot of work, sure is going to be worth it, though, this is a stunner...so soft...:clap: :clap:

gnu
02-08-2003, 11:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17811

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/6932/tn_cockatoo.gif

Hi, Guilly! I can see why you like the background!! It's just lovely, neat colour mixes...
can't wait to see the final!
:clap: :clap:

Mikki Petersen
02-09-2003, 01:00 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17716

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/6393/tn_roosinoilpastel.jpg

Sundiver, I love this. Kangaroos by the light of the moon! It is so neat done this way. Very dramatic. Gosh, I could just keep going. I love when somebody does something really unique like this.:clap: :clap: :clap:

Mikki Petersen
02-09-2003, 01:01 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17828

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/7242/tn_pastel_sulphur_crested_cockatoo.jpg

Very nice work. I love the way the crest is fanned out. I also like the mottled background. Really adds interest without taking away fromt he subject.

Mikki Petersen
02-09-2003, 01:04 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17745

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/5154/tn_cokatoo_WIP01.jpg

This is going to be another great one, Mo. I really like the look you are getting with the watercolor underpainting.

Mikki Petersen
02-09-2003, 01:06 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17811

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/6932/tn_cockatoo.gif

Your background is terrifc Guillame. Can't wait to see the final.

gnu
02-09-2003, 02:13 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17830

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/14550/tn_cockatoo-a.jpg

Cool title Impete. :D ...thanks for the comments on mine.. :)
I love his tail esp, nice colours and stripey look to it..
lovely greens
:clap: :clap:

Dark_Shades
02-09-2003, 03:47 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17828

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/7242/tn_pastel_sulphur_crested_cockatoo.jpg

This is really nice..... all lovely complimentary colours........ good one, well done

Dark_Shades
02-09-2003, 03:49 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17830

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/14550/tn_cockatoo-a.jpg

Blimming hell Mikki....... an hour :eek: ... good grief lolol....... its great

Dark_Shades
02-09-2003, 03:52 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17811

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/6932/tn_cockatoo.gif

never seen you in the projects before Guilly ..... ya doing good

Mikki Petersen
02-09-2003, 04:37 AM
Hey Gnu, I liked your bird. It's easy to comment when something is nicely done.

Dawn, yeah, an hour. I've been doing so much reading aabout details and only painting what's important to the whole of the painting so when I finished the Grand Canyon painting, this just fell together. Doesn't that pose just crack you up? Those darn birds can just tie themselves in knots.

Dark_Shades
02-09-2003, 04:46 AM
Originally posted by 1mpete

Dawn, yeah, an hour. I've been doing so much reading aabout details and only painting what's important to the whole of the painting so when I finished the Grand Canyon painting, this just fell together. Doesn't that pose just crack you up? Those darn birds can just tie themselves in knots.

Lolol Mikki ..... Im really impressed........ obviously I need to do some reading :cool: :D

Mo.
02-09-2003, 01:12 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/6932/tn_cockatoo.gif

This is looking real good Guilliame, looking forward to the final.
Interesting background too.

cheers,
Mo.

Mo.
02-09-2003, 01:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17828

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/7242/tn_pastel_sulphur_crested_cockatoo.jpg

This is so lovely, all that detail in such a small painting... Amazing. :)

Cheers,
Mo.

Mo.
02-09-2003, 01:34 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17830

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/14550/tn_cockatoo-a.jpg

Mikki It's fabulous, and so quickly done! WOW!!! Isn't it magic when things just flow? :)
Love the pose you've captured, I have a cockatiel he never ceases to amaze me with his acrobatics.

cheers,
Mo.

Dark_Shades
02-09-2003, 02:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17836

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/5154/tn_cocky_final.jpg

well reading your comments Mo..... can see where you are coming from ... I love the effect of the background.... will have to read up on that again :) .... and the bird as you have said the top half is beautiful...... I wonder if you are a bit like me ..... if you have to leave your painting for any time.... find it hard to get the momentum going.... I for sure do ..... glad you enjoyed it and nice to see you in the projects..... its all good practise :) .... lol and theres me not even started yet..... theres a horse in motion one going on too if you are interested ;) ... joined that one as well lolol .... got as much done there too hee hee

Luvy
02-09-2003, 02:05 PM
I haven't figured out how to get the pictures here to refer to them. But I love what everyone has done. It's really neat to see how each artist's style makes the photo so different. Just love seeing these.

Impete love the name of yours LOL Great job Love that beak Perfecto *S*
Mo I really love the colors in your background. And they way you did the feathers is what I was trying to do LOL But for some reason it wasn't working lol
Gnu you got the feathers the way I wanted them too. Geesh What was I doing wrong?
Sundiver I hate kangeroos now You did a great job on yours. I was having so much trouble with the proportions Those creatures are shaped worse than I am LOL

Taminka
02-09-2003, 03:44 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/14550/tn_cockatoo-a.jpg

Oh Mikki - the expression on his face is priceless!!! -
"Welllll ! Watcha lookin at ?!!!"
You've really captured the essence of the bird. They really are very eccentric creatures.

- And you should hear them when there's a whole flock in a tree getting ready to settle down for the night!!!

Great work Mikki - I'm getting inspired.

Minky

Taminka
02-09-2003, 03:48 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17716

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/6393/tn_roosinoilpastel.jpg

sundiver - just love the light - the effect is stunning.
Interesting to see that it's oil pastel -looks like soft.

Minky

Taminka
02-09-2003, 03:58 PM
Great work Luvy, gnu, Mo and guilliame. White birds are really tricky and you've all done really well.

Minky

gnu
02-09-2003, 06:37 PM
Impete...I had lots of fun with that background!! going in circles is relaxing!!
Dark Shades...thanks :)
Luvy...DARNED feathers!!! I kept forgetting I was using dark paper, had to go over the feather lines about three times ( 6 layers) I got to know them REAL well!!! lol...
Mo..thanks..I don't know why, but I find the small sized easy...go figure ???:rolleyes:
Taminka.thank you...
Gill

sundiver
02-09-2003, 07:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17828

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/7242/tn_pastel_sulphur_crested_cockatoo.jpg

Wow, gnu, only 11/2 hours! Very nice indeed.
...was the black pastel in pencil form?

sundiver
02-09-2003, 07:07 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17830

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/14550/tn_cockatoo-a.jpg

"Yes? Was there something you wanted?" lol What an expression! I felt like I should apologise to it!

sundiver
02-09-2003, 07:09 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17845

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/5309/tn_Dcp01558.jpg

Two great watercolors, momsy! This one's my favourite.

gnu
02-09-2003, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by sundiver
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17828

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/7242/tn_pastel_sulphur_crested_cockatoo.jpg

Wow, gnu, only 11/2 hours! Very nice indeed.
...was the black pastel in pencil form?
I sat in the sun, outside, so my eyes would not be affected by the dust again, so nice to have the block of peaceful time,( 1/2 hour, walk, then the hour's worth)
Yes the black was a pencil,, but as they were all on special, together in the tin, I assumed it was straight pastel pencil...perhaps I'll use it with my oil pastels when I break them out!!:D
that means I have to buy some more of the pencils!!. at least I know I can use them OK...
thanks for the comments

gnu
02-09-2003, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Taminka
- And you should hear them when there's a whole flock in a tree getting ready to settle down for the night!!!
Minky [/B]
O boy, I can testify to this, soulds like a whole LOT of creatures being murdered!!!! LOL :D :D :D

KarenU
02-09-2003, 08:53 PM
You all have done such wonderful work in this month's project! Both cockatoos and kangaroos look outstanding. :D

Every time I look at the cockatoos I get tears in my eyes...I had a beautiful Goffins cockatoo for 16 years, his name was Chicklet. He passed away 2 years ago and I still miss him terribly. If some of you aren't familiar with the cockatoo breed, they are extremely affectionate. Chicklet wanted to spend every waking hour on my shoulder. I think he would have given up eating just to be with a human and get some affection.

Mikki Petersen
02-09-2003, 09:30 PM
Aw, Karen, I truly understand. I had a pair of cockatiels and a conure. I still miss them, especially the conure. People who do not know birds have no idea what fascinating pets they are.

Those of you down under who have the experience of seeing these guys in the wild are so fortunate. I understand they can be loud and destructive, but I would really love to see a whole flock of them!

KarenU
02-09-2003, 09:45 PM
Mikki....a conure! I have a 20 year old conure named Spotty! :D He's a wonderful bird. Doesn't like to be handled much but loves giving kisses...if you keep your hands away from him! :D

Check out this thread about a not too distant mishap with Spotty and to see some pics of him:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45406&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

Gaka
02-10-2003, 05:16 AM
Hi Everyone

Thanks for signing up and participating in this months project.....It is amazing to see all the different styles of Cockatoo paintings. The Cockatoo has certainly inspired artists to face the challenge of painting a subject that at first appears relatively easy...but in fact is very difficult to paint. They are all very well done, great, just brilliant 1mpete, gnu, guilliame, Luvy, Luvy and mo. :clap: :clap:

Thanks Sundiver for the great "Moonlight Roo's" well I think that they have a lovely moonlight atmosphere, Thanks for trying Luvy, They have bumps and bulges, Legs and Arms everywhere and difficult to get right. Both of your efforts are appreciated :clap: :clap:

As for me.......Still sharpening those darn Pastels!!!! :D I have selected my subjects and hope to get painting soon, although I might have to do some night work on them or it will be Christmas before I finish them :D

Seeya Gaka

Mikki Petersen
02-10-2003, 07:29 AM
Karen! The adventures of Spotty are just priceless. I'm so sorry for his injury, but what a great job you did cronicling it. My conure was a blue crested conure named Conan. He loved to be right there with me whatever I was doing, but he too did not like to be held. He was such a little clown, I could watch him for hours! I love birds! They are some of God's most fascinating creatures.

guilliame
02-10-2003, 01:07 PM
Well thanks one and all for viewing and your comments i'm wondering as i used white paper i left too much of the birdie white and maybe introduce some more light colour to make it more feathery:D .
I like what i'm seeing in the posts so i hope you dont mind if i reply collectively instead of individually,it could be one of those threads where you seem to reply to everyone in the world:D .
Luvy great improvement on the 2nd birdie well done.good background too, i particularly like the beak and claw thingies:D ,now if i could somehow transpose them to mine!
Sundiver,nice painting and colours and ditto love the moonlight effect:clap: .
GNU,love the colours and background .
Impete.quick work love the expression.
Mo,looks like another beauty,another quick one but it seems like ages waiting for the final:D
Momsyward,looking good so far,roos are devils to draw and paint!
Everybody take a























1`:clap:

Dark_Shades
02-12-2003, 06:54 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12116/tn_Cocka2.jpg

Just to let you know.... Im here lol ... this is my progress pic... started tonight .... Pastels ... prob cant work on it anymore till the weekend

Mikki Petersen
02-12-2003, 08:54 PM
Great start Dawn. Glad the weekend is almost here so we can see your progress.

Dark_Shades
02-13-2003, 06:33 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/5309/tn_Dcp01558.jpg

I like how the colours of the kangaroo stand out against the others..... very nice

Dark_Shades
02-13-2003, 06:39 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12116/tn_Cocka2.jpg

Oh .. worked on this some more...... as you can tell .... I havent a clue what Im doing :) ..... just noticed.... my first progress pic as changed to this one Ive just posted :O ... ohhhh well not much improvement in either case :D

chookbrown
02-15-2003, 11:31 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17967

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/9218/tn_oldmanemu2.jpg

Ok.. I know it's not a cocky or kanga.. but I love emus and couldn't resist.. hope that's ok Gaka?? :D He does appear on the Aussie coat of arms so I thought that qualified him as an Icon... :D:D

Chooky....

guilliame
02-15-2003, 12:23 PM
Hi Chook, eye eye whats this then,ok i vote it in it's a beaut:D wonderful painting,love the deliacate line work and i think the colours and the paper used make it exceptional:clap: :clap: .
P.S.i was thinking of kookaburra's and koala's as the roos are a pain:D

guilliame
02-15-2003, 12:30 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12116/tn_Cocka2.jpg

Hi DS,lovely birdie,lots of character showing around the eye and beak,looks feathery too:D

Mikki Petersen
02-15-2003, 01:37 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/9218/tn_oldmanemu2.jpg

Chooky, this is a fascinating piece of work. I love the lwispy line style you have used for this and also the subtlety of using the darker duller colors against the black paper. Really an eye-catcher.:clap: :clap: :clap:

Mikki Petersen
02-15-2003, 01:41 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12116/tn_Cocka2.jpg

Hey Dawn, stop knocking yourself. This is looking great. the expression on the bird looks positively coy. I like the way you've done the subtle shading on those "white" feathers. My only thought is there is a lot of undefined background. Maybe add some detail or crop it out. The bird however is great.

Dark_Shades
02-15-2003, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by chookbrown
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=17967

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/9218/tn_oldmanemu2.jpg

Ok.. I know it's not a cocky or kanga.. but I love emus and couldn't resist.. hope that's ok Gaka?? :D He does appear on the Aussie coat of arms so I thought that qualified him as an Icon... :D:D

Chooky....

Remember seeing this Chook..... thought it brilliant then, and think so now..... its your work that has got my interest in Cp's .... love it :clap:

chookbrown
02-15-2003, 02:49 PM
Hey thanks Guilliame, Mikki and Dawn.. :D:D:D

Redsy333
02-15-2003, 09:34 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/9218/tn_oldmanemu2.jpg

Very nice!!!:D
Love that ugly eye its giving too!!:D lol
Excellent work ;)

Redsy333
02-15-2003, 09:55 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/5154/tn_cocky_final.jpg

Love this!Great Job :D

Redsy333
02-15-2003, 10:00 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/6393/tn_roosinoilpastel.jpg

I love the colors you used for this!
Great job:D

Taminka
02-16-2003, 11:46 AM
Hi folks,
Have taken some time away from my flower pics to try join in this project. There are so many great paintings already. Boy those white feathers are tough! Have posted my first stage, - it has still a long way to go, but I hope to have it finished tomorrow. I'm having great fun with those cheeky faces.

Minky

Mikki Petersen
02-16-2003, 02:17 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12740/tn_True_love.jpg

Minky, this is such a sweet composition and you have done a great job of combining the two separate references to achieve a realistic painting. Can't wait to see what comes next. Good work so far!

Mo.
02-16-2003, 07:11 PM
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Oh WOW!!!. Those feathers are so luminous, Chooky, you say you used pastel and CP's? I received a big box of Karisma CP's for Xmas, not used them yet, please let me know how you combined them with pastel, I'm very interested in the technique you have used.
this is gorgeous.

Cheers,
Mo.

Mo.
02-16-2003, 07:21 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12116/tn_Cocka2.jpg

I know you are not one for backgrounds, but this one is coming on a treat! The cocky is looking good too, keep going! :)

Cheers,
Mo.

Mo.
02-16-2003, 07:24 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12381/tn_k2.jpg

These creatures are so endearing... Redsy girl, this is gonna be gorgeous, Love it!! :) Super so far get it finished quick! :)

Cheers,
Mo.

Mo.
02-16-2003, 07:28 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12740/tn_True_love.jpg

Minky! Are into self torture? It's bad enough doing one white bird, but two? ;) My you are doing so well I love what you have done so far, hurry up and post the final! I know it will be magic!

Cheers,
Mo.

Dark_Shades
02-17-2003, 02:26 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12381/tn_k2.jpg

Aw, like he's nose and fluffy ears..... nice one

Dark_Shades
02-17-2003, 02:28 AM
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I really like this....... like the pose..... its so cute!! - you sure these arent 'love birds' lol

chookbrown
02-17-2003, 08:37 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/2529/tn_bird.jpg

Really nice job Luvy!!!! I know cockies and this one is great!!

chook :D:D:D

chookbrown
02-17-2003, 08:38 AM
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This is wonderful Minky!!! Love these lil cuties!! You've really captured thier cheeky nature too.

Chooky :D:D:D

chookbrown
02-17-2003, 08:40 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/progress/12116/tn_Cocka2.jpg

Great work Dawn!!!! He looks wonderful!!!

Chooky :D:D:D

chookbrown
02-17-2003, 08:42 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/6393/tn_roosinoilpastel.jpg

This is really great!!! Love your use of light and color on these kangas...

Chooky :D:D:D

chookbrown
02-17-2003, 08:44 AM
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Love this lil guy Redsy!!!! He is saying that he wants you to finish him though so he can join his friends in the Gallery!!!! ;)

Nice work on the fur hun it looks soft as it is in real life.

Chooky :D:D:D

guilliame
02-17-2003, 02:56 PM
Hi Redsy.nice teddy,i love the way you have painted the fur, looks soft and cuddly but not being familiar with these oz animals they all seem to have nasty looking claws:D .
ok now go finish the wood grain in the branch:D

rd2ruin
02-22-2003, 02:03 AM
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I really like the atmosphere of this one. Great job!

Cheers!
- Greg

rd2ruin
02-22-2003, 02:08 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/364/completed/9218/tn_oldmanemu2.jpg

This is ridiculously detailed with the little hairs (or feathers, whatever emus have on thier heads). Now could you come over and draw the hair on my cats? :D

Fantastic! Love the dark paper too!

- Greg

chookbrown
02-22-2003, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by rd2ruin
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This is ridiculously detailed with the little hairs (or feathers, whatever emus have on thier heads). Now could you come over and draw the hair on my cats? :D

Fantastic! Love the dark paper too!

- Greg

Um, yep... hehehe.. that would be me.. there's a word or two for it.. LOL... thanks but I had enough trouble with my last piece which was a stupid dog so ...hmmm dunno about cats at the mo.. trying to draw things without hair or fur or feathers..LOL..

Yep, Greg that black Letramax board is in the matboard section and it is a great black surface to work on. It is acid free I believe.

Colleen :D:D:D

Redsy333
02-22-2003, 10:14 PM
Oh my apology Gaka....I just now reread your info and just realized that I didnt follow the criteria for the project. I thought it was for all wildlife of Oz...lol so sorry!!! :D Ill fixer right up!
Again sorry for my reckless ignorance;) Just to busy doing to many other things.

Gaka
02-24-2003, 07:58 AM
Hi Everyone

Thanks for everyone participating and it's interesting to see how many people worked on the Cocktaoos compared to the Kangaroo. Just an outstanding effort by all participants :clap:

I drew some Cockatoo's and when I seen most people were doing them, I decided to do a Kangaroo which I have drawn, unfortunately daylight hours are short for me and I do not like to painting under Flourescent lighting. So progress is slow!

No worries Redsy :)

Seeya's Gaka

Brooke
02-24-2003, 02:25 PM
Hey Gaka and everyone, I'm in on this too. I've got two cockatoos in love on my board (Cockatwo?), but I'm stoopid enough not to remember how to post a wip, and I'm kinda afraid of what you might think if I did!!! Silly, I know - but I am. Anyway, I've ordered a set of 60 of Terry's pastels, and I've sworn I'm not doing another thing to the lovebirds until the pastels arrive. Everyone else is doing (or has done) a wonderful job and I'm quite envious.
:) :) :)
:confused: :confused: :confused:

crazyartist2000
10-16-2003, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by Gaka

A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Feathers 'n' Fur
Project Leader: Gaka
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Wildlife
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Welcome to the February Pastel Forum project.

This months project is Australian wildlife, if you have not drawn wildlife before or you are a seasoned wildlife artist, here is your chance to participate in the drawing or painting two of Australia's wildlife icons the Cockatoo and the Kangaroo.

These can be painted in any style of Pastel painting that the artist chooses and any background feature can be added to enhance the overall painting. Painting from reference photo's is prefered but not essential as long as the subject remain the Cockatoo or Kangaroo.



Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=364)

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.


Hmmm...Februalry Project...guess I will just try one of the cockatoos on my own.
Really absorbed your WIP's you sent me to. I'll see if it pays off:D

crazyartist2000
10-25-2003, 07:04 AM
finally started my cockatoo last night. I uploaded it to "My Projects" but I don't know how to put it in here:o :confused:

I love evryone's paintings in here!!

hello-o-o-o is anybody out there??

crazyartist2000
10-25-2003, 07:07 AM
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This one is my favourite. Birdies in lo-o-ove.

crazyartist2000
10-25-2003, 08:45 AM
still don't know how to do the link thing like you did so here is my Birdy :evil:

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 12:32 PM
Nice work! I really like the soft background on this. Aren't these guys fun to work on...they are such clowns!

crazyartist2000
10-25-2003, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by 1mpete
Nice work! I really like the soft background on this. Aren't these guys fun to work on...they are such clowns!

I love cockatoos..too bad they are so noisy!!
This was a fun project...now I need to decide which one to sign up for next :confused:

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 06:10 PM
There are plenty to choose from and each offers a different kind of challenge to stretch yourself. Have fun and keep posting.