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Old 09-14-2019, 10:28 AM
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Re: Scavengers Hunt #602 Sept 10 - 18

6- Fruit (plum)
Ink, about 6 x 6 cm or 2-3/8" x 2-3/8"
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Re: Scavengers Hunt #602 Sept 10 - 18

Thanks everyone.
Individuo, you made me smile today, too. I love the bright plum! I’m with you on colored pencil, no patience.
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Joan — Beautiful castle/tower 😌 I love the detailing against the serene walls. Is it somebody's home? Your sketch of the precarious artist is wonderful as well. I want to see what he's drawing. Beautifully observed in every respect! I tried one of those chairs once. I was sure I was going to tip over. Have you tried them? Do you like them?

Jo — Wonderful hand - I'm jealous of your long thumbnail 😃 How goes your journey 👣 Stay safe!

Individuo — About the letter lists, I'm glad I'm not the only one who's done that 😊 Nice plum, well-defined with light

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Pine Cone - You mentioned frail humans, but when we did deep dives after yard work we worried more about frail equipment. You do your checks but in your mind is the fact that everything, including the hull, was built by the lowest bidder.
Joe — Ah sheesh 😨 Did those thoughts make a difference when you became a contractor yourself?
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item #1 - thin

hungry giraffe 💚

Challenge(esque): any medium not part of your normal art efforts.


I love giraffes 😍 My sketch is about 3.25" (about 8.25 cm) from tip of muzzle to base of neck. The actual model is slightly longer.

I hate all the non-virtual watersoluble stuff I got years ago.

No I don't. I just couldn't understand why I was never able to get a result I could enjoy. They ended up being my nemesis, and then they ended up in the back of the heap.

The convo on the last event helped me understand why I have so much trouble with these watersolubles. (The whole blending thing.)

So I decided to dig them out and try again. First, I did the fun part of sketching the giraffe. Last, I barely dipped my toe in the pool, so maybe it doesn't count as the challenge, but I did use about three NANOdrops of water 💦





Tools:

Non-virtual .....

Pentel .5mm mechanical pencil

Caran d'Ache :
......... Neocolor II
......... Water-soluble colour wax pastels
......... 5 colors used

Caran d'Ache :
......... Classicolor
......... Water-soluble colour pencils
......... 9 colors used

Fabriano acquarello watercolour block :
......... Artistico traditional white
......... hot pressed
......... 140 lbs


Process:

Art Studio Pro app for the crop, border, downsize and export.

Art Studio Pro app also for the adjustments mentioned below.

Freehand. No drafting tools or tracing, digital or otherwise.

No grid or smoothing or symmetry or cloning, digital or otherwise.

No digital filters or effects except a couple of adjustments to try to correct the lousy blue-cast iPad photo and make it look more like my actual sketch.

No digital color intensification or exaggeration.

Reference located a few inches away.

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Jo, thanks.

Pine Cone, thanks. Very nice and colorful giraffe. Water or just Nanodrops() still counts as a challenge, because those pencils are unusual for you anyway. Besides, the second picture (real size on my screen) shows that the water might be too cold for a swim. It's great as it is.

7- Tree. (water soluble graphite)
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Re: Scavengers Hunt #602 Sept 10 - 18

Jo -digi thumb is very good. The plus of digi is it travels easily.

Individuo - not Too Timely on The T’s. The pen work on the plum is Tantalizing. The soft Texture of the tree is appealing. You handle the water soluble graphite well.

Pine Cone - to answer your contracting question..Yes. But it was more a constant keeping in mind that what we installed would be in service for probably 20 years being used by submariners to accomplish their mission. (And more to the point I never took a shortcut and often argued with the government reps about cost versus quality.

Your giraffe is super. Love the colors. You used a medium not part of your norm so it definitely counts. Hope you keep the non-virtual art tools out and keep dabbling as you are much better than you say.

#1 tongs - lots of blending in Procreate. More experimenting than anything. The quality of the drawing does not reflect the time spent. Used technical pen, brush pen and soft air brush brushes. Used all draw, blend and erase options.

The digital work you see online is unbelievably detiailed. Pine Cone’s posts always are artistic with a finished quality. I achieved neither but learned a lot. Had intended to have a background and shadows but quit once it looked like the tongs or I would be posting it in Hunt 620.



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