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Old 12-01-2005, 10:26 AM
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We're back with two wonderful references for you to choose from!

Join the many artists who will be painting from these references and expand your skills, while seeing how other artists approach the same subjects.

Quick sketches are very welcome, as well as more finished pieces.

Post your work in progress, or your finished piece here. Critiques will not be given unless specifically asked for.



Take a look at these terrific photos we have for you this month!


The first reference is Jordan, photo supplied by terence p (thanks Terry!)
The second reference is Crushed, photo supplied by Hughhill (thanks Hugh!)

Higher resolution images for these photos can be found here:

Jordan: http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...&size=big&cat=

Crushed:http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...ppuser= 25341







I hope you will join us this month!
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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

I saw the first reference a week or so ago and love it too!

I really want to do this but may not have time. I will try during the week in between Xmas and New Years.

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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

wow.....Eileen! These are wonderful references!! It would be difficult to choose. I've not been doing much painting & am finally doing the oil forum MOM so I probably can't fit this in but perhaps a quick study!! Thanks for all you do for the forum!!
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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

I WANT TO PLAY! Those photos are amazing, I love them both, I couldn't have hoped for anything better than these, to suit my tastes...my only problem is that I'm slow, and I will have to wait until next week, to have time.. is there a deadline?? (anyway, I have to do at least one of them, I like them too much!) Alessandra
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:53 AM
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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

Jocelyn, I have to agree - I was so excited to find these two photos in the RIL! I hope you do get a chance to try them.

Hi Cathleen ! Thanks for your kind words, and it's always a pleasure to read your posts. I was tempted to try the MOM this month, I love the paintings there - but nope, too much on my plate already . I'll be lurking there, and hope to see your work! Quick studies are always welcome here as well!


Alessandra, I'm delighted that you want to join in! There is no deadline on these, we would love to see your work, so please take your time, and I'll look forward to hearing more from you.
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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

That first one is just beautiful! I may try my hand at it. To date I've only painted children from afar(in the hopes that my mistakes might not be so apparant). But a close-up might be what I need to get over that little fear. May not be for a few weeks. Too many Christmas presents to work on!!!
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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

I think I'll have a go at the first one too. The second one actually appeals more to me, but I'm trying to build up a portfolio to show as examples of 'commissions', I think the child would fit better in there, and it would sit nicely alongside Dave's (Rimabaud's_Shop) portrait.

Thanks Eileen, this should be fun, I look forward to seeing what others come up with.
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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

Thanks Eileen for 2 beautiful photographs...

I will be doing both later on, but, somehow, the second photo inspired me to do this sketch, with a bit of artistic license; just for fun.....


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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

Hi all! I am a new member who is itching to jump in.
A quick question...
Are we free to work in any medium for this project?
I work primarily in colored pencil, occasionally acrylic. Would either of these be acceptable or are there restrictions?

thanks in advance!

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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

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I was so excited to find these two photos in the RIL!

I misspoke here. Actually, Sharon (Sam of D.E.) brought the Hugh Hill photo to my attention - thanks, Sharon! I hope you will post your sketch here!

ewin, I understand how it can get busy at this time of year. I will look forward to your posting in a few weeks.

Mark, I'm excited that you will be joining in! I think the little girl would make a perfect addition to your portfolio.

Jet, I like your sketch, and artistic license is certainly welcome here. I am pleased to see you taking part!

Hi Jenn! Welcome to the forum! There are no restrictions - any medium or a mixture of media is fine. Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

Hello!
Just spotted this. I love the two photographs and will be back as soon as possible!!! Can't wait to get started!
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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

When I saw the second photo I thought it was just what I was looking for: something to make into an angel. Here is my humble pencil drawing/sketch inspired by the second photo.



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Re: Join us in painting and drawing from the same reference! 12-05

Kool...

I like your style, Belegwen

Keep 'em coming!!
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Beautiful, Belegwen!
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Hi, I've finally finished my never ending self portrait... Just taken photo with my new digital camera!! The colours came a little brighter than real, anyway, here it is
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