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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter All Media On-Going Sketching Thread Part 12

Welcome to the All Media On-Going Sketching Thread where everything goes.

Thanks to Tyree, the moderator, for giving us sketchers this avenue to post our daily sketches of any medium and any subject be it from life, imaginary, or copy of photos or masters' works or any combination. They could be watercolor, acrylic, pastels, line and wash, pen and ink, colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, watersoluable pencils, watersoluable oil pastel, watersoluable crayons, liquid pencil, collages, mixed media and anything under the sun that could make a mark, even sculptures and clay and 3-dimensional pieces.

If you are a beginner, this is the best place to start and get your feet wet. We especially welcome experienced members to post their beautiful sketches so that beginners have something to aspire to.

This is a gentle section to hang your art and therefore we do not do critques. We do encourage you to say something you like about the art that appears just before your post or a few more if you have the time so as to encourage the members who post. Likewise, we would do the same for you.

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All Media On-Going Sketching Thread Part 9
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Alright, everyone, it's the start of the new year.

Happy 2012!! I wish everyone here a good and successful artistic year and health and safety for everyone of us!

As with the custom, we get to post our favorite pieces from the last thread so that we could start it colorful.

I'm going to limit myself or it'll be another 30 pages before I finish.

Watercolor



Colored pencil



Watercolor and oil pastel



Pastel pencil



Good old graphite



Soft Pastel



Acrylics



And I invite everyone to write down their Artistic New Year Resolutions.

I really have a lot on my mind but I could narrow it down easily:

1. To draw more from imagination;
2. To develop more comics style;
3. Start incorporating the Asian element more as I promised myself when I first started this journey;
4. To perfect using colored pencils because it is by far now the most portable and clean medium I've encountered and I could just about use any paper without investing in watercolor paper. (I have to use up all my multiple sets of colored pencil);
5. To perfect using oil pastel so that it can approximate the depth of oil paint since I don't like the smell of oil paint;
6. Do not buy any more new art supplies unless I'm out of similar item or I couldn't find a substitute with my existing materials.

Tell me yours!
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Re: All Media On-Going Sketching Thread Part 12

I did a few of Jay Sean and forgot to post them.

Koh I Noor Progresso woodless colored pencil
Academie Heavyweight sketchbook 80 lb 8.5 x 11 inch

each is around 3x4 inch big





pencil

half page



Last night I saw in the Jerry's Art catalog this watersoluable graphite set.

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discou...e-graphite.htm

So expensive.

But I'm interested to see if one day, they would enhance the product to have palettes almost like Derwent Graphitint but when it washes, it stays like the graphitint colors and not just a plain watercolor clarity. That kind of silvery sheen would be very interesting.

So I took out my Lyra Watersoluable graphite crayon 6B and used it like a palette. Then I remembered the brush strokes is so annoyingly glaring.

If I have to do this again, the background would be achieved with General's Graphite powder rather than wet media.

Here's ARTGRAF's video of the product.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I72Vro5G_9o

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Sandra you've got so much talent with so many different kinds of media it's awesome.

My favorites of last year:



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Thank you, Matt. I'd say that fiery skull is extremely impressive.

Here's what I did last night on Stillman & Birn Alpha 11x14 inch double spread.

Daniel Smith Watercolor
Caran D'Ache Luminance colored pencil

Swamp thing from some comics but I added a victim. I do like drawing voluptuous victims more and more.

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Here are the final work of my watercolor class. Not sure if I really like watercolor enough. It's so difficult.




This one is the community effort where everyone in the class had a go at it.


This one is my self portrait.


Here's one I did quickly with Daniel Smith watercolor on Stillman & Birn Delta sketchbook spiral bound.
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Re: All Media On-Going Sketching Thread Part 12

Sandra, those are great resolutions, and boy have you been busy! SO many good drawings.

By far my biggest resolution is to draw from imagination. I really lack at that. I feel like I need to cross that threshold, and lose myself in it! (any recommendations on this are much appreciated )
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Thank you, Maria, for your comments.


I think the key to more imagination is borrow more mangas, magazines, picture books from the library and concoct one and one together. That's what I always do. The classics have a lot of great backgrounds to put any characters in.

Anyway, I did a couple more tonight.



The first one, I did the Uniball line first and then Portfolio oil pastels. But I realize the lines are too narrow and so I went over it without any problem with Chinese brush and Chinese ink. So now, I don't even have to do first draft in ink. I could do it at the end of oil pastels.


Fabriano Artist Journal 6x9 inch



The next one is Lyra Watersoluable graphite crayon with wash and Portfolio watersoluable oil pastel and then went through Photoshop.



I was testing out yet again the annoying Derivian Liquid Pencil sepia non-rewettable and it's still as annoying as before.






Joe, we x-posted.

That is one neat cartoon. The bulldog is not going to let the kid pass!!! Yikes.
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a great start to this new year.....thank you sandra,,,,for all your work on this thread...and your many exciting pieces....tyree
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Wow...so many magnificent works...


Wishing everyone a very happy new year 2012...to Robert Sir, Sandra, Jake, Joe, Rainy, AGT and many others who are here...

My new year resolution is to work harder on my art and improve......I have begun my practice with a plein air work....


Plein Air in Kalakhetra
Pen n ink on Classmate sketchbook
34cm X 27cm
(loved the little board on the right saying "garden maintained by AIRCEL"....the irony is the garden is full of weeds...)



Plein Air in Kalakhetra
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34cm X 27cm
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Thank you, Susan, for stickying the thread and your comments.

Tirtha, Happy New Year to you too. You are getting so good at your color work!! And your plein air looks so atmospheric!! You really capture your surroundings very well. You should produce a book of places of interest for your city one day.

Today, I did a cute little girl piece dedicated to Eddy/kluge, an illustrator in Australia, because it was him who inspired me at the possiblities of drawing girls cuter. If not for him, I wouldn't have practiced so much on figure work. And since he likes to put his subjects in bars, I did one too.

Here is one of his posts.

Academie Heavyweight 80 lb spiral sketchbook 8.5 x 11 inch - I seem to do the best imaginative piece in this book because I do it with abandon since it's so cheap a sketchbook.

First layer - blue pencil composition using my mannikin and my old shoes that I don't fit in anymore.

On the web, I think I found a photo of Eddy and so I put him in the background a few times.

I had thought of using watercolor or gouache but I don't really like watermedia and oil pastel would be too clunky. So colored pencils it would be.




It looked a bit bare on the floor.

Second layer - Prismacolor Artstix and all combinations of my colored pencils



Colors are a bit wishy washy. In the end, have to take out my oil pastels.

Third layer - Portfolio oil pastel - the softest there is.
Fourth layer - Chinese ink and Chinese brush



Photoshop to darken just a bit more.

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This is for the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge JANUARY - Dragons!.

Of all creatures, dragons is the hardest for me because there is no live creatures photos to follow.

I took some inspiration from Boris Vallejo's claw, Luis Royo's girl and dragon but my own new composition.


"The guardian"

Stillman & Birn Delta white spiral bound 180 lb rough texture watercolor sketchbook 9x12 inch


I sketched it nicely and the moment I put Daniel Smith watercolor on it, GASP, I could hardly see my lines? I had to look for my claws all over again.



I put color pencil all over but the rough texture just wasn't conducive to a smooth application. Thinner wash didn't help either.

Mungyo oil pastel and Sennelier oil pastel to the rescue.



I don't need photoshop this time because the colors scanned quite true.
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Love, love, love all the drawings! You people are busy bees!

I am a huge scifi and fantasy fan, and also study metaphysics. There is a lot of talk about ascension lately, and I made a little cartoon out of it. Just a silly drawing. I may color it lately if I have the time!

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I want to learn to do portraits this year... I want to do more abstracts as well - different kinds of abstracts. Continue exploring colored pencils and oil pastels, venturing into oil painting and watercolors.

Think this one is finished.
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