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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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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 💦





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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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Re: Scavengers Hunt #602 Sept 10 - 18

Love the digital thumb, Giraffe, Apple, Tongs, Tree ... Great job you guys... Hope to sketch some more before this Hunt ends.
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Inspired by Pine Cones comment about digging art items out from the back of the shelf. I pulled out some soft pastels.

2 Thumb - Image is about 3x4 inches. The colors in real life are close to natural but washed out when I photographed it. I used Art Studio to try to color correct. Either way it was fun. I had forgotten how much fun and how messy pastels can be.



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Individuo — Thanks for your kind words! You did better than I with your watersolubles. That graceful, windswept tree is lovely 💚 Atmospheric and full of life, beautifully shaded! (Seeing what you were able to do makes me want to try again. I have two more Schleich giraffe figurines And water sitting right here )

Joe — Thanks so much for your words of encouragement! I love that you spoke your mind to the government people. Another way of protecting the world I had to laugh at your 620 comment, but those tongs are amazing. Perfect perspective and every line contributes in just the right way. And the thing is, they have a military feel somehow. We could call them The Stealth Tongs. Very effective work. Finger is beautifully textured and shaped and the colors I see give it a nostalgic feel 😌

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Not important, but I finally found a pic of the hungry Schleich giraffe online to show you.....

https://www.amazon.com/Schleich-1438.../dp/B001O2QW64

I tried before but only found non-hungry versions. Amazing the difference a keyword makes to Bing. Schleich sure has a lot of giraffes 😃 Happy dance 🐾
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Re: Scavengers Hunt #602 Sept 10 - 18

Ai, thank you. Hope to see more sketches...maybe one of your jumbo sweet potatoes you had on FB.

Jo, thanks. Nice work on the digi of the thumb. Digital programs are good because you really don't have to search for materials...which may be hard to get to when you are traveling.

Joe, many thanks. Your tongs came out great. Nice curve to the handle. Tongs look like such simple tools until you try to draw them. lol

Individuo, thanks. Great color to your plum and nice shading on your tree.

Pine Cone, thank you. The building I sketched was part of an estate at one time. It passed down to the daughter and then a cousin, both of whom had no heirs. It was then donated to the Audubon Society and they eventually sold it to Suffolk County. Yes, I have a stool that is similar to the one I sketched that Ron is sitting on. They seem a little precarious to sit on but you eventually get to figure out how to balance on it with no problem. That is what I take with me when I travel overseas since it fits in my backpack. I use it in the city a lot too for the same reason. Love the unusual colors in your giraffe. For some reason they always make me smile.
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Ai, thanks. Hope you find time to sketch. Have fun.

Joe, , thanks. Your digital tongs certainly show that quite a bit of time was spent in them. They look like a 3D model.
The thumb is great as well. Yes, the colors in the picture are faded but that happens sometimes with photographs. Anyway, I can put my own thumb next to it to visualize the real colors.
Don't put away those pastels, keep then close to your pencils and digital device.

Pine Cone, thanks, I just got lucky with that tree, there is one on its left that I'm not showing . I really need much practice with trees in any medium.
Yes, absolutely yes, those giraffes must be thirsty after so much eating.
Just in case you haven't tried it before, you can try these things:
-Dip the tip of a pencil in the water and put a mark on the paper.
-Wet the paper and use the pencil on it.
-Load the brush directly on the pencil lead and use it that way
About this last part, I feel like captain obvious, but one never knows.

Joan T, thanks.
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Re: Scavengers Hunt #602 Sept 10 - 18

3 - travel (boats) - watercolors and ink
4 - telephone wires
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Re: Scavengers Hunt #602 Sept 10 - 18

item #2 - travel

safari Kudu

The closest I'll ever come to going on a safari is volunteering on Zooniverse where they have projects that help protect wildlife all over the world, including Africa, and including the beleaguered Kudu antelopes.

I planned to draw the whole Schleich figurine, but knew that this was a hopeless project, so settled for the middle with the stripes. So I added some extra stripes, used gobs of water, and tried not to rip it up.

To say it's hopeless is to be overly optimistic

So for fun, let's call this our Laguna Beach Sunset Kudu

Comments later tonight or tomorrow.



Tools:

Non-virtual .....

Pentel .5mm mechanical pencil

Derwent:
............ Inktense Blocks
............ 2 colors used

Derwent:
............ Watercolour Pencils
............ 3 colors used

Fabriano acquarello watercolour block:
............ Artistico extra 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 detailed below.

Non-virtual water-soluble colors on non-virtual watercolor block.

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 for a couple of adjustments in a vain attempt to get the photo to more closely resemble the actual sketch

No digital color intensification or exaggeration.

Reference located a few inches away.
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Re: Scavengers Hunt #602 Sept 10 - 18

...thanks for the list
....I'm screaming in under the wire again, just got back from hols, did these whist away in my scav ht sketchy. A4 watercolours.
1 tee-shirt
2 bag
3 tablet
4 tree
5 travel
6 torn
7 tac
8 table
9 train
10 tangy
11 tart
12 ticket
13 tag
14 thumb
15 tangle
16 teddy
17 tomato
18 orange
19 thick
20 thin



...so much to catch up on, but will try and comment at some time ...

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