WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Oil Pastels > Oil Pastel Studio
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-01-2017, 01:25 AM
tuscanny's Avatar
tuscanny tuscanny is offline
Moderator
Standerton
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8,963
 
Hails from South Africa
September Chat Thread

Yay it's spring! - for us
I'm looking at a couple of references that I thought would be nice in op. Please join in and have fun.

The rooster is my photo , the iris is from Oedem, the Drakensberg scene from Dewarp and the Lai-Papluogna landscape are from the ril.
__________________
Christel
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-03-2017, 07:12 AM
IsobelW IsobelW is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 148
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: September Chat Thread

I like these pictures, particularly the rooster.
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-03-2017, 10:40 PM
terriks's Avatar
terriks terriks is offline
Senior Member
SE USA
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 286
 
Hails from United States
Re: September Chat Thread

Beautiful landscapes! I would love to have a go at something soon just to keep my fingers flexed, so to speak. Life has gotten busy the last few weeks!

Something tells me that you just *might* paint that iris, Christel. Now, why would I think that??
__________________
Terri

Film photographer with special love for alternative photographic processes - especially ones that get my hands dirty!
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-04-2017, 01:16 AM
tuscanny's Avatar
tuscanny tuscanny is offline
Moderator
Standerton
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8,963
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: September Chat Thread

Isobel - looking forward to seeing your version of the rooster
Terri - mmm..Good guess! You might want to try it too?
__________________
Christel
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-04-2017, 12:15 PM
tuscanny's Avatar
tuscanny tuscanny is offline
Moderator
Standerton
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8,963
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: September Chat Thread

My iris, A4: and the stages the background went through
Boring!
After adding orange and red - too lively!
Added white. More to my taste. I cropped it to 7x11 as all my efforts tore the paper
__________________
Christel
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-05-2017, 09:33 AM
IsobelW IsobelW is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 148
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: September Chat Thread

Beginning the rooster. Used an awl to scratch the feathers, and some cooking oil for blending. I struggled with the colours, and I am not too happy about the eyes. Not sure if I should try save this picture or start again. Advice appreciated.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-05-2017, 01:08 PM
tuscanny's Avatar
tuscanny tuscanny is offline
Moderator
Standerton
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8,963
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: September Chat Thread

You've chosen a difficult subject, Isobel. Very innovative tools that you're using Your scratching back worked well.I'd like to make some suggestions to help you with the rooster.
1. Trace the outline- it's not considered as cheating here. If you don't want to trace then transfer the outline using the grid method. I'm attaching a sketch version with grid added.
2. Lay a thin layer of white down for the feathers. Use a black dermatograph marker (china marker) for the black on the feathers and a pencil for the fine lines
3. The comb can be a thin layer of red adding the detail with pencil
4. The feet are yellow ochre with a touch of burnt sienna adding detail with pencil
5. The background can be made using a combination of light blue and grey
6. The dry grass can be indicated with yellow ochre and light mauve or grey with white added
I do hope this helps you and look forward to seeing your work
__________________
Christel
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-06-2017, 08:43 AM
IsobelW IsobelW is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 148
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: September Chat Thread

Thanks for the advice! I love your flowers, great work.
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-06-2017, 10:34 AM
ntl ntl is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 978
 
Re: September Chat Thread

Wow! I really like your chicken. Good job.
I would not have thought to scratch the feathers in. (out?) I have scratched grass blades, tree limbs, etc, a time or two. You have broadened my "vocabulary". I usually use a nail, but maybe I'll put my nutpick into my brush holder.
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-11-2017, 01:09 AM
tuscanny's Avatar
tuscanny tuscanny is offline
Moderator
Standerton
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8,963
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: September Chat Thread

A3 using solvent for the sky
__________________
Christel
Reply With Quote
  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-12-2017, 05:53 PM
terriks's Avatar
terriks terriks is offline
Senior Member
SE USA
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 286
 
Hails from United States
Re: September Chat Thread

That's a lovely landscape, Christel!

I don't know when I will get back to my ops now. Here in the US it is fall, and hurricane season. A massive hurricane came through our area, the leftovers of Hurricane Irma. At the moment the power is still out at my house. We didn't get the full force of the storm like Florida did, and it's still a mess in my town!

Hopefully things will be back to normal within a few days. September hasn't been a great month so far!
__________________
Terri

Film photographer with special love for alternative photographic processes - especially ones that get my hands dirty!
Reply With Quote
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-13-2017, 04:47 AM
tuscanny's Avatar
tuscanny tuscanny is offline
Moderator
Standerton
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8,963
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: September Chat Thread

Thanks Terri!
Glad to hear you are safe and well!
__________________
Christel
Reply With Quote
  #13   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-18-2017, 07:47 AM
aswinsainarain aswinsainarain is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 41
 
Re: September Chat Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by tuscanny
A3 using solvent for the sky

Ooh. Stunning.
Reply With Quote
  #14   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-18-2017, 11:09 AM
tuscanny's Avatar
tuscanny tuscanny is offline
Moderator
Standerton
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 8,963
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: September Chat Thread

Thanks Aswin!
__________________
Christel
Reply With Quote
  #15   Report Bad Post  
Old 09-22-2017, 11:45 AM
raizes's Avatar
raizes raizes is offline
Veteran Member
Portland
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 791
 
Hails from United States
Re: September Chat Thread

Hey everyone. I went with the mountain scene with canoes, except I decided to leave the canoes and dock out! I was more drawn to the sunlit mountain peaks and wanted to focus on that. So here we have it, and it's a completely different scene...I took the concept of the mountains/lake and made up the rest and somewhere along the way, I imagined a distant waterfall at the head of the lake. Seems to have worked...

9x12 senns on strathmore. Also included some wip pics
Attached Images
    
__________________
Rich Arriagada
My website - http://rapaintings.com
http://thevizitor.blogspot.com/

My Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/richarriagada/
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 PM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.