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Old 01-22-2020, 03:49 PM
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Ned, nice sink sketch with all the ducks. About the border, I don't know exactly what you mean. If you mean the border of the sink, then yes it can of course change perspective, but in this case the border matches the rest of the items. For example, in your sketch the bottom of the toothbrushes support is at the same height as the top of the bottles in the box, and in the photograph the top of the toothbrushes is at the same height as the top of the bottles in the box. If you mean the border of the whole sketch, then I doubt it can change the angle (take this with a lot of salt) but it might change the distance.
I am not sure I have explained myself very well there. Anyway, it was meant as an observation and not as criticism, and your perspective looks good even if it is at a higher angle that you might have intended.

Ai, hi!, happy birthday! Have fun with the piano.

Joe, beautiful and very fun chair with the animal! Your shading is smooth even with a .5 mechanical pencil, I aplaude you. It looks like a child size chair, or is it a very big stuffed animal?

A quick one.
1- car - ink. The car was parked next to mine, and don't get fooled by my sketch, it was in pristine condition.
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Old 01-22-2020, 06:53 PM
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

NedL - great job on the sink. I like the ducky items. :-) This happens to me, I think I'm looking straight and I get above the sketch in my drawing. I do it in landscape painting, too. Something in perspective lines. Don't worry about it, enjoy and practice. We wouldn't know if you didn't tell us.

Joe, Spanish is fun.. I love the little nurse animal. And in a chair as a bonus! Nice work.

Individuo, such a great car. You did a super drawing. Cars are so hard for me. You see lots of those and other small cars I bet. When we were in Chile there were many. We would park in a lot and when we came back to get our car there would be cars all around it. They would pick them up and move them to get to ours. We had a small Dodge station wagon and it dwarfed many of the cars. We thought our car was small. Ha.

Ai, happy birthday and we will be waiting to hear your playing. :-)

I sketched in the big book again. It barely fit between me and the steering wheel in the little car. I didn't want to move the car out into the rain to get in the passenger side. I sketched the view from the dining room as it is rainy and cloudy today. Micron 02 pen.



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Old 01-22-2020, 09:27 PM
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

individuo -- The border around the whole sketch, but I could easily be wrong. No big deal, it just seemed strange... Jo's right, I might have let my viewpoint rise up I like that car and the drawing probably has a lot more character than the new pristine car did!!

Jo -- oh wow I love that view from your dining room. There's a lake behind the trees? I don't think of Texas as a place with many lakes, but now that I think of it there is a lot of water in South Texas. I've been to West Texas more often.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Buenos Dias!

Individuo - The car is super. Cars are tough to draw.
I envy anyone who can draw direct in ink. You can look at my sketch today and see lots of stray lines that would really standard out in ink. I use eraser as much as pencil in the contour drawing.
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As to the chair it is scaled to the bear. Neither is large.


Jo, is that the same spot as the wedding? Like how you did the trees. I lean towards the scribble method. Also bear is not a nurse, I left out the hat details. Nice work on center console.

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Forgot to say I like the bear in the chair! My daughter had a little rocking chair like that and it's sitting in our living room with a bear in it too...
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Ah, Joe, that is such a cute bear. Yes it is the wedding spot. We don't know who they were, it is a pretty spot for a wedding. For the others there was a wedding there last Saturday. My photo is pretty bad. The bride had a lovely long white lacy dress.

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Here is a picture to give better scale. The light color tile is 6 in. The darker time is 12 in.


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Old 01-23-2020, 05:04 PM
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Jo, thanks. Funny story with people picking up cars , that's not possible with today's cars, they are much bigger now. The beautiful view from your dining room rings a bell or two . Great work on the interior of the car too.

Ned, thanks! Have you been practicing washes? How is it going?

Joe, gracias! Sí, hablo algo de inglés (yes, I speak some English). Cute bears in the chairs, smaller than I thought. The smaller one looks suitable for a pastel painting
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Thank you all for my belated birthday wish. I'm glad to be here...you guys are my rocks and my everyday blessing.

I have posted the next Hunt#619 here but you all still have time with this Hunt.
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Joe - Oh, I had the scale of the bear all wrong. My daughter's little rocking chair is maybe 2 feet tall. She was able to sit in it when she was little.

Individuo - a little... I just practiced trying to fill in areas smoothly -- not drawing just painting blobs and lines and areas. A few things:
  • It works better with a light touch and working quickly
  • It works better if the brush is a little drier
  • If the brush has too much liquid, the ink "granulates" ( I'm not sure that's the right word... it makes tiny dark speckles instead of a smooth tone )
  • I was holding the brush too tightly
  • It's difficult to smoothly fill in a large area

I might try some more this evening. Also, one evening I spent about an hour trying to make a sky like in this one, and never got anything even remotely close

I was looking at old scavenger hunts and Joan T did some ink wash in Oct 2018 that look a lot like what I want to learn. I'm wondering if sometimes it might help to wet the paper first like watercolor people do "wet in wet". I haven't tried it yet.

I did a sketch at the beach yesterday... tired tonight, might be the first day I don't sketch something ( my daughter says "it's great to sketch every day but don't make it pressure or be hard on yourself if you miss a day, because then it will be harder to start again".. she's 40 years younger than me but sometimes wiser ) If I paint some blobs into the sketchbook there will be something in there from today... also, a couple months ago the idea of filling a sketchbook being a goal sounded like a good goal but not very likely to happen. Now I can't believe how fast it's filling up, and there's not much doubt that I'm going to fill it. Wish I'd put dates on the first ones, they were about a year ago I think, all in pencil. The exercises I did from "right side of the brain" were before that on a scratch pad, and I didn't keep them all. It's just recently that something changed.. I think it was trying to use ink, which I would have said was impossible and crazy and I could never draw something in ink!!!

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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Hola!

Individuo - Not much to post from lessons today was mostly review of greetings.

Ai - Thanks for new list. Think we all share in feelings for our little group.

Ned - Have one of those too.

You are new so not aware that my wife collects stuffed animals, mostly bears, and dolls. There are some of each in every room.
Changing media can have a big impact on your art and the frequency you create. My first love was pastels then came color pencils. Through it all I always did a little graphite which is my current go to media but trying to get back into pastels.

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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Thanks, Joe for the list. I fully intended to sketch at least one more day. Sigh, the best of intentions. I like all the photos.
See all y'all next Hunt. Hasta luego....
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