Larry, the horse piece with the rider is really very cute with all the exaggerated proportions. Good lighting too. The deer looks very alert in your piece.
Jim, your cowboy has great contrasts. The horse looks very real.
Maria, good quick drawing of yours. Reminds me already of gun magazines.
Claude, great concept to the mountains and love how the swirl of colors are so dark and yet so distinguishable.
Here are my efforts today.
Pentalic 70 lbs 5.5x 8 inch hardbound sketchbook
Chinese brush and ink
Walnut ink - quickly abandoned.
Shinhan markers - looks pretty bad
Then cover it with student grade power watercolor and Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 watersoluable crayon
Then one last try -
dollar store oil pastel from China
Colorfix pastel ground
Still on Pentalic sketchbook - So glad it's only $4.99 for 220 pages. I could be so free in experimenting.
The opposite facing page of this piece also has pastel ground on. So I did one with Conte crayon. Spreaded all the colors around with felt and then Terry Ludwig soft pastel intense dark.
So the oil pastel one, I sprayed it with Sennelier oil pastel fixative and the soft pastel one, I sprayed it with Krylon.