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Old 01-16-2020, 09:15 AM
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Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Welcome to Hunt #618!!

10 years ago lneustadter aka Laurel posted this list To the day. Hope you enjoy.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602687

If you've participated in at least one Scavenger Hunt and have time to host one we would really appreciate it. You can sign up by posting your name on the current hosting schedule in the Art From Life forum here: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366347,

Here are the rules for the hunt:

*All items on the list must be sketched from life - not imagination or photo reference.

*Each object you draw can count for only one item on the list, no matter how many shapes/parts/colors that object contains. This was agreed on by unanimous vote among the participants.

*You may place multiple objects together in a drawing or painting, and may count these objects as separate items, but no single object can count for more than one item.

*All items posted must be numbered. Count them as you go. The first item you post will be #1 regardless of its place on the list. Do them in whatever order you wish, but count them in the order in which you sketch them, from 1 to 26.

Do as many or as few of the items as you like. You don't have to finish the entire list to participate. The Scavenger Hunt "week" will last for 9 days, with the next hunt starting on the 9th day.

Please tell us your size, surface, medium, and the amount of time it took you for each sketch. We love hearing about your subjects and setups. Photos of your subjects are welcome.

*** If you have some hunt sketches completed but little time to read/comment, please post your sketches anyways. Commenting is appreciated but not necessary. ***


"The List" for Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

tree
animal
human
sink
tub
toy
leafy vegetable
treat
breakfast
shelf
inside of drawer
table
chair
overhead light or fan
outdoor scene
car
something you see while sitting inside your car
public place
bed*
computer wires/cables/plugs/hubs
apple
clothing
shoe
glass
mess
door or doorway

Challenge: Do one item as a continuous line drawing. Do not pick up your pen or pencil once you start drawing.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Thanks for the new list
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Thanks for the new list Joe.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Thanks, Joe. Fun to see the old timers.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

I am impressed that you all were there 10 years ago! Can't help but wonder what drawing will be like 10 years from now.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Ned - I did mention this is addictive right!



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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Our local market just expand their parking lot by demolishing the one long fence. Voila ..the market fence opens up to a giant parking space plus a giant pile of industrial junk yard. So today Tone parked our pick up truck there and walked a short distance to get Lily from her school while I sketched from the back of our pick-up truck.

#1 outdoor scene -- done with a brush pen and watercolor




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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Ai, what a wonderful find for sketching! You definitely caught the feel of junk.
Probably not so great for the scenery at the market. :-(

Good inside sketching morning. Cloudy and rainy. Warm though for winter.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Ai, I like that, and thank you for showing the brush pen alone before coloring... I'm still surprised that a drawing of a scene like this can be so interesting to look at. Or an old shoe or an old run-down building... somehow the drawing can be more interesting than a photograph would be or even the real world!
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Ai - love the colours on the junk yard. I'm intrigued by the sketchbook with the coils but only in certain places. What is it?
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

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Ai - love the colours on the junk yard. I'm intrigued by the sketchbook with the coils but only in certain places. What is it?

EP: Nothing really... I think it is a not-so expensive one from a house brand of a stationary chain in Thailand. May be that is why they do less coil, to save their cost? For me I did not like expensive sketchbook, as I would feel more compel to sketch my best. I think I feel more relaxed sketching with a less expensive sketchbook as long as the thickness of the paper is OK with my watercolor.


Everyone: Thanks for your kind comment.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

I sketched a pair of tennis shoes with a pair of socks sitting on a chair yesterday... but it's kind of embarrassing. I probably need to get over it and post it so that a year or two from now I won't be the only one to see improvement.... we'll see.

This is the sketch I made today and fits "outdoor scene" ( also sitting in my car ). I drive by this view on my way to a place I like to walk, and have been meaning to stop and try to sketch it. It's the Coast Guard station at Bodega Bay in Sonoma County, Northern California.

This is the first time I've tried to sketch and use ink wash all in one go. Besides the fact that I like the view, the reason I wanted to try this was to think about composition, and that was a success ( I mean, I did think about it! )... I made a few thumbnail sketches first and thought about different possibilities. I ended up trying to move the far shore closer, removing a building, and making it look like high tide. It didn't work out all that well, but I'm glad I tried it. Also I wish I'd spent time on the tree instead of scribbling it in... it's a neat tree and I didn't catch its character. I learned that I need to focus on the important parts more, even if the sketch wasn't complete it would have been better to get that part better... In life, the tree and clouds had a kind of rhythm that made the whole feeling, and it's going to be a long time before I can capture something like that in a sketch.

Also... I couldn't look at the tones and lights and use my brush at the same time. For now, no more of this... back to trying to improve my sketching first ( like I've been doing for the past month ) and I'm going to play with brushes and ink wash separately until I'm more comfortable using the brush and know what it will do. To help that, I might try to do some sketches using only wash and no pen.

Sorry for being long-winded! Here it is.

Outdoor scene:



And here's a digi-snap out my car window:


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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Ai -No doubt about it. You made junk attractive and interesting. 👍🏽

Ned - For a supposed beginner you are posting some really nice work. Read all you caveats but looking at the photo and your sketch. I think you did a nice pen and ink sketch with a little artistic license which we all do. Scribbling can make some nice trees. Checkout this lesson in pen and ink forum. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304494
BTW I liked the tree.


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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Thank you very much for those encouraging words.
( I just happened to read through that tutorial two or three days ago! Those trees near the end of the tutorial look amazing and full of light... it's kind of incredible that an ink drawing can do that! )
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #618 - Jan 16-24

Yes, Ned ... I love your sketch... no need to aim for perfection (is there such thing?) Just enjoy sketching time, and post the results. We all have to start somewhere, right.
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