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Old 04-17-2019, 10:25 AM
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

This is my humble contribution... so far... been busy...
#1 left foot


#2 left hand
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

Jo - love how you handle light and shadow in pastels. Beautiful. The hatching on your hand looks like something out of an art book!
Never understood left handed sissors. They look identical to right handed to me.

Pine Cone - *j'ai le cœur triste. Your idea and feelings are definitely right on.
Adjusting contrast so we can see the sketch is a plus as it allows us to see your art. I almost always use white balance to correct for lights changing color.
I have seem porpoises riding bow wake many times. Always returning to port. Most of memories I have are coming into Charleston. That is a very long maneuvering watch. You pick the pilot up a few miles out and then head the up the Cooper River. Virtually every time we pulled into Charleston we had an ‘escort’ at least as far as the outer harbor.

EP - Great set of hand sketches. Can really seem how much midtone paper and white add drama to a drawing.

Ai - Sometimes it is hard to find time. Glad you did.

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Multiple grades of graphite in 8.5x5.5 in sketchbook.
Full disclosure: I started this from life but my model got tired of sitting still so took a photo and finished from the photo.



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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

Thought some might find this article on tips from Leonardo interesting..
https://www.arttutor.com/blog/201903...er-renaissance

The part on toned ground made me think of EP’s recent posts.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

PC - thank you

Ai - cool foot and hand

Joe - thank you. Toned paper really adds pizzaz, hey? Great hand sketch. I can't quite work out what's happening here. It looks like a makeup brush between the fingers and then an emery board held up to the bristles? Yay cool article - take homes are lots of practice and use toned paper

Folks - we don't have a host for the hunt that starts on the 18th (tomorrow). Unless someone sends me a message I'll host the next hunt ... guess I better get my thinking cap on.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

EP, wow on the hands and signing. The color and bits of white make them so interesting to look at. Fun! I'm smiling.

Ai, you did the hand and foot quickly. The shape and feel is great. Happy to see you.

BTW, Joan has been posting on her blog, facebook and instagram of her travel. Very exciting and she seems to be having fun. wetcanvas is hard when traveling.

Joe, the hand and glasses is amazing. Looks soft on the hand and hard on the glass. Lovely....

Thanks for the nice comments all. I will be missing the next couple of days for the paint out. Maybe one of the plein air things will fit the Hunts. I will be sooooo tired. All day painting, then dinner for three days. Whew.

I sketched in the big book out on the porch. First day after the cold and pollen are gone. Still cloudy and cool today. Darkish for the photos.

Number 8, left knee (Gene's and hand challenge)
Number 9, abandoned - for the moment, some brush and wood to burn. Flowers and grass getting out of control around it.



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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

Heya

getting all your #583 hunt drawings by and the are fabulous

Reading the list , lot of options open , well took the shorts way

....just a small glimpse of the finished A4 size paper with a cheap roller pen doodling ...for the afternoon relax.

Looks have to figure out what happens to the resize software wich kills the shot lately




I will try on a other camera and give you a better deeper view .

As i read there is a slot open for the list next @hunt , i do it if you wish so ...

Cheers ...from here where spring gives use a hot easter weekend... WP.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

Jo - thank you. Great job on the knee in particular. Have fun on your plein air

WP - thanks for popping in with your page full of great treats. I like snoopy and the bulldog Certainly you can host the next hunt, please do. I'll put your name on the schedule and I look forward to your hunt list.
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Ai — Great to see your sketches again

Joe — Thanks for understanding. This challenge hand is special. In its gentle grace, it makes me think of angels (because I've been thinking these last few days so much about Notre-Dame [and the Louvre up the river] and all the art that depicted the lovingkindness of various angels... To me, both the hand, and your nuanced depiction of it, bring that gentle lovingkindness to mind). Also, thanks for the article about Leonardo. Awesome! About the porpoises, I'm clueless, yet curious about some stuff. Here goes:

..... Is the bow wake in front or behind?

..... Did you have places to watch from? Or windows? Radar?

..... What do you mean by picking up the pilot?

..... Did you feel that the porpoises were welcoming you as they played in the wake?

..... Did you think the porpoises also escorted you outbound but you just couldn't see them?

..... Are these questions nonsensical?

EP — Thanks for takng another event

Jo — Wonderful sketches, great slice of life in the first. And the beautiful bottom landscape reminds me (not for the first time) of the Leonardo sketches at Joe's link, among others. Your sketch style has much in common with Leonardo's. Have a great time on your paint out!

White Pen — Yay! Great page of treats, as EP said! I like all the fun faces - even the skeleton is smiling Thanks for stepping up to host the next event on such short notice!
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.... Is the bow wake in front or behind? The front, On surface ships they often joke it is the pointy end, but that is not true on subs. I was a bridge phone talker so yes I had a great view. Most number I remember was a pod of 6. Cool part is when one joined by the second jump they were in sync with the others. All leaping together as you can see in other pic.

..... Did you have places to watch from? Or windows? Radar?

Standing on the bridge. (top of the sail see pic below- It is not typical to have so many on bridge)
Men on sides are on planes. The 6 men on top = front 3 are standing in bridge, 2 behind are sitting on top of sail, back one is standing on top of sail. In porpoise picture you can see front of sail And match the 2 photos together



..... What do you mean by picking up the pilot?
Charleston required we have a pilot on board entering and leaving port. A tug boat typically bought him out to us.

If you look up pilot in dictionary, the guy flying a plane is usually 2nd or 3rd definition [Pilot = a person who is qualified and usually licensed to conduct a ship into and out of a port or in specified waters]

..... Did you feel that the porpoises were welcoming you as they played in the wake? YES!!
(Nautical point. A wake is behind vessel the water pushed up in front is a bow wake different from the wake. )

..... Did you think the porpoises also escorted you outbound but you just couldn't see them?
Never really thought about it.

..... Are these questions nonsensical? Nope.


happy to answer questions as they invoke great memories
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Jo - Gene is good model. He sits still for you. Mine doesn’t. Nice work. Fun interpretation of abandoned and nicely sketched.

W.P. - missed your pages. They always bring a smile. I download them so I can enlarge and truly appreciate. Thanks for jumping in on next hunt.

Pine Cone - really love your comments on the hand as it belongs to my angel. 😎. Thanks.

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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

Jo, Joe, WP, Scatty, EP: Awesome sketches...


WP: Glad to see your sketches again. Thanks for doing the next Hunt.


Joe: I have a question for you... below

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Joe — Thanks so much for all the info and the pic!!! Amazing stuff I love that the porpoises were wake jumping in unison 😂 😂 😂 I have a bunch more questions, but I'll limit this to four main ones this time:

..... Ditto Ai's question?

..... As one of the few on the bridge, were you talking to the pilot?

..... I don't understand why you need a pilot. I mean you've been driving around the ocean for who knows how long before you came back to port so you must already have a pilot(s)? I'm confused

..... The men on those wing/plane things... are they crazy? Sorry. I didn't mean to type that out loud, but it looks freaking impossible. The sea is absolutely roiling, and they're standing out there on a narrow, slippery, drenched sliver of metal like they're in the center of a nice, flat, landlocked, DRY desert floor. How can that be? I see they have life jackets, but how does a life jacket keep them from landing in the drink? Is that why they have a bridge phone, so you could spot where they go in and go rescue them? But how would you pick them back up?

I realize I must sound both clueless and flabbergasted, but this is a fascinating world you've brought our way, and I want to know more!
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

Ai & Pine Cone
... Ditto Ai's question? That is not me. This is a photo from Pinterest. No idea what boat that is.

..... As one of the few on the bridge, were you talking to the pilot?
The pilot would join us on the bridge so made polite greetings but invariably if a pilot came aboard the Captain would be on the bridge and they would talk.

..... I don't understand why you need a pilot. I mean you've been driving around the ocean for who knows how long before you came back to port so you must already have a pilot(s)? I'm confused.
Many ports have very narrow channels for deep draft vessels and the pilots are expert in those channels. (Keeps from running aground which is not a good thing and often career ending for the Captain and the Navigator.) While underway the Navigator (a senior officer) is responsible for our course and location. He has a whole staff of enlisted men supporting him.

..... The men on those wing/plane things... are they crazy? Sorry. I didn't mean to type that out loud, but it looks freaking impossible. The sea is absolutely roiling, and they're standing out there on a narrow, slippery, drenched sliver of metal like they're in the center of a nice, flat, landlocked, DRY desert floor. How can that be? I see they have life jackets, but how does a life jacket keep them from landing in the drink?
If you look closely you can see the tethers on a few of them. They all are tethered. If you look at the deck on the left side of photo you can see a silvery strip. That is actually a track and if they had to go on deck there is a hook on the tether that connects to that track so they would not go far if washed overboard.

Is that why they have a bridge phone, so you could spot where they go in and go rescue them? But how would you pick them back up?
Typically on the bridge would be the Officer of the Day (OOD), phone talker and a quartermaster ( think enlisted navigator) out on each plane would be 1 lookout. They are responsible for visually identifying other vessels to the OOD and watching any men on deck. The lookout would be first to report man overboard. The OOD would announce that on what you would call a PA system. From that point everyone on board has specific tasks. The actual process is very detailed.
Virtually any situation you can think of has a set procedure on a sub. The procedures are referred to as ‘Bills’. Every compartment on a sub has ‘Bill’ holders. Lamenated copies are stored there to be used as reference but you practice to the point that everyone can perform by memory and initially actions will begin by memory but within seconds senior man in each space will take charge and have someone pull the ‘bill’ and use it as a checklist.

Hope I answered. If you have other questions I would be happy to answer.
Joe

P.S. As soon as OOD declared man overboard he would order a Williamson Turn. It is a series of rudder commands that basically puts you back on the track you were on but going the other way. This increases odds of spotting the man and should put you close to him in theory.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #583: Apr 10 - 19

Heya


EP thanks for the host of the #583 hunt .
Thanks, everyone for your kind comments.

Love the image of U -boat and joe on the top .

I´m locked in the EU Alps and the next seaport is 4 hours highway ride away...

...the only u-boat stuff we can see there are old empty caves ,@the ex Yugo sea war area at Split s harbor.

I´m quite lucky to get a new list done fast and load it up tonight.

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Joe — Thanks for all the terrific info!!! I''m glad that the folks outside have tethers 😅 and that they have such thoughtful and well-practiced steps to respond in any situation. That makes me happy Every answer raises more questions, but that could go on indefinitely so I better shut up for now until I can think of a way to relate them to art

EP — Thanks for stepping up and hosting a terrific event!
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