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Old 04-27-2012, 05:05 PM
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The amaryllis are beautiful. I like how you used the background on/for them.
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Hey,

I just wanted to add. This "repurposing" idea came from JamieWG. She posted here about it and also on her blog "Hudson Valley sketches".

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I'm getting caught up on some threads and went through yours again - very nice idea for the book, and really nice work in here, both variety of subject and execution. I like the village scene especially - tricky to pull off.
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for stoppin' by to take a look!
I go to your posts and blogs often for inspiration & encouragement
in my endeavors.

This sketch is inspired by a photo in the book called "How To Improve Your Photography". I found this old book, published in 1961, in a used book store.
I took it home and the first time I tried to open it fully, the dried, brittle, spine snapped. Then each page began to separate. My daughter took the pages that dealt with f-stops, exposures..etc. So anyway, I can't credit the photographer because the credit pages are gone.

I put in the initial drawing too.

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Lovely image, I enjoy your sketching style.
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Great scene.
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I like the sketch!!!
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Hello!

Here are a couple of quick sketches that I posted first over on the
pen and ink forum, In the monthly project thread.

On these I used a dip pen, for the first time....with Higgin's permanent ink. This ink is very reflective and hard to take pictures of.





I usually take way too much time doing sketches. So on this iris, I gave myself 5 minutes for the ink sketch with the dip pen and 5 minutes for the watercolor...I guess it shows.

Thanks for looking in!

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Marvelous kitty stare. Interesting take on an iris.
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Re: Repurposed pages journal

Really nice work, especially because you were working under a time constraint.

By the way, if you naturally work more slowly than other artists you know, be at peace with it. It's simply a characteristic of your art-making. Thoughts like "I'm not as good because I don't draw quickly like Betty over there" or worse, "I can't be a very good artist. Look how slow I am." can really be distracting. No, actually, worse than distracting. They can sabotage your artistic instincts.

So, be gentle with yourself, especially in matters of time spent on your work. There is already enough rushing around and chaos in our lives. You don't need to bring any more of it into your life.
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Nice work!! Sometimes limiting yourself timewise gives you some interesting results.
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I think that was a good iris for fast work. Two ways of looking at fast work, if you work from life and sketch people in public you need to be fast or they are gone. I say continue to have fun!
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I really like the iris sketch here!
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