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Old 11-06-2011, 09:08 PM
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Re: November Challenge

Thank you, Jo, Marcus, Lisa, Don, for your comments.

Don, your photos are really inspiring and I couldn't stop at a few this time.

This one I did on Stillman & Alpha spiral 9x12 inch 100 lb sketchbook because I wanted to use General's sketch and wash pencil wanting to emulate Woody's work and wash. This sketchbook assures me I could at least put some water on without too much buckling.

I couldn't hold it back anymore and had to draw some sort of monster using one of your backdrops, Don.

So I put the Southwest desert scorpion in, Hadrurus arizonensis.

First layer - General's Sketch and wash
Second layer - I wanted more color then just neutral colors. Took my Yarka Professional watercolor out and splash it everywhere.



Third layer - Conte a Paris carre crayon
Fourth layer - Holbein yellow gouache for highlight
Fifth layer - Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils
Sixth layer - the yellow highlight is still not solid enough. So I dug out the Stabilo 3 in 1 woody watersoluable crayons which are near oil pastel with a point and opaque.




Seventh layer - photoshop. What would I do without photoshop.

Voila. Quite happy with it.

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Quite a painting, Sandra. Scorpions are really something all their own, aren't they? I love the textures in the last piece, as well as the color. Great work!
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Sandra, how can you manage to do so many! They are all beautiful. The scorpion I love. My son would go crazy over it!
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Woody--
I love your drawing. Being gray scale it has so much depth and prospective. Amazing.
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I was thinking about adding an indian to this scene as well. I'm glad someone did it. It's a great drawing!

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Sccatdaddy, I have a challenge going on in the fantasy forum and is all about Native Indians. There is a link on my signature, maybe you would like to go post your beautiful drawing there!
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Sandra, if that scorpion crawls into my boot during the night and I put my foot in there with him......you WILL hear from my lawyer!!! and probably from me, I imagine I can scream loud enough that you'd hear........plug your ears, profanity is my specialty!!!!!!!! Really nice work, bug and all........

Donald, go ahead and post your version with the Indian. I'm sure everyone would enjoy seeing it. I know I'd sure be interested in seeing your perspective. I've always liked seeing all the ideas that come different peoples thoughts when using the same focal point.

Maria, I looked at the fantasy forum and I'm impressed. It would be an honor to post there......and thank you for the invitation. Consider it a done deal.
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if I had half a mind, I'd be about 2 light years ahead of where I am. I saw that little tab that says "post quick reply" so, I did. But I wasn't done yet!!!!

Don, good to see you are back among us.

Woody, last night I was doing some research and visited a site featuring some of Charlie Russell's art. He had a couple in grayscale that were referred to as a "wash". Would that be WSG? Just between you and me, you are much better at it than he was.
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Re: November Challenge

Hi everyone!

I finally got around to painting one of these excellent references. Hope to get one or two more before the end of the month.

Sandra - I just love your use of color in all your images this challenge. The scorpion images are great also!

Maria - Your second mountain scene and the bowl are wonderfully graphic in feel. The first mountain scene is well done also.

Max - Your watercolor has a nice expressive feel to it. Mount Humphrey has really good perspective and depth.

Jim - Wonderful graphite piece.

Woody - Great texture and modeling in your graphite piece.

Here is the one I did tonight. This is the Sedona red rocks in gouache, on an Arches 7 x 10 block.

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John that's awesome. I really like the way you modeled the buttes and rocks with the shadows. I've never tried gouache but it looks like an interesting medium. That brings up a question. Do you say goo-wash like the city slicker Brits or do you say g-wash like an old cowboy . As Deb says, inquiring minds want to know. ~Don
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Definitely have the forum-appropriate twang in my pronunciation of the word, Don...!
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Skatdaddy,- I'm not sure how long water soluble graphite has been around but probably not since Charles Russel's era. I would guess he used diluted ink or
black watercolor, maybe even diluted oil paint.

John
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John, great piece! Really nice, I mean it.

I gotta get around to painting one of these excellent references soon.. ya'll are puttin' me to shame.

But right now I got some unruly colts and a couple of pesky mules that are keeping me busy....
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JTMB BEAUTIFUL! If I have the time I think will try that one in pastel colors .... But I love the"fall" colors feeling to it.

OK Here is my interpretation of one of the pictures....


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