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 > Drawing and Sketching > The Classroom
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #46   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-27-2007, 07:46 PM
scrappie's Avatar
scrappie scrappie is offline
Senior Member
Wentzville, Mo.
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 158
 
Hails from United States
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Rock group I did wacthing TV, Still working on the class project.
Reply With Quote
  #47   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-28-2007, 11:48 AM
ElleZee's Avatar
ElleZee ElleZee is offline
Enthusiast
Garson, Manitoba, CANADA
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,941
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Tune in for...... LORI vs. THE ROCK....and not the wrestler!

Boy..oh..boy...am I finding these rocks a challenge. Oh, well...if at first you don't suceed.....

Here is my second rock attempt. Using the refernce photo for this one (in case it was hard to tell ).....argh!!!!....it started out looking like a face in the rock, then after about an hour it looked flat (got carried away with the highlights)....then it started looking like a mess (got carried away with the shading).....now I think it's starting to look like a rock. Pheeeewww...how many do I have left to do on this????



Scrappie - Your TV sketching looks fabulous!!!!! Way to go!! I'm a wee bit envious to say the least.
__________________
Cheers, Lori Z

Last edited by ElleZee : 01-28-2007 at 11:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #48   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 06:24 AM
kennychaffin's Avatar
kennychaffin kennychaffin is offline
A WC! Legend
Denver, CO
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 20,572
 
Hails from United States
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Great job everyone. Here my partially finished rocks from the reference photo. I'll be working on it as time permits, which may or may not be much.



KAC
__________________
Kenny A. Chaffin
Art Gallery - Print Gallery - Writing&Poems
"Strive on with Awareness" - Siddhartha Gautama
Reply With Quote
  #49   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 10:56 AM
RuthT's Avatar
RuthT RuthT is offline
Immortalized
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 4,193
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Frieda: A very ambitious photo to work from, and I think you are meeting the challenge
Tammy: I think this is a lovely, gentle scene. Looks as if it might belong in a child's story book.
Les: Thanks for commenting. You are right, it does need some tweaking. I think I need some more hard lead work on it.
Lori: Got a chuckle out of your "How hard can it be to draw a rock?" Your second attempt is really good, you are inspiring me to go back and work on mine.
Connie: Looking good, and three dimensional to me.
scrappie: Lovely detail in your rocks.
kenny: Looks like a masterly start

How come so many of you are producing lovely "groups" of rocks and I'm still struggling with one Ah well! Back to the drawing board!
p.s. Just noticed I've become "Immortalized", I'd better smarten up!!!
__________________
Ruth
Reply With Quote
  #50   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 11:16 AM
DianeWright's Avatar
DianeWright DianeWright is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 293
 
Hails from United States
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Gosh, everyone is doing fantastic!! I just wanted to pop in here and let everyone know that I've been watching. I'm hoping to get caught up this week, finish getting the next tutorial ready and be able to comment a bit more!

Thanks for everyone commenting on each other's work! That really helps to get other's comments and suggestions!!!

Diane
__________________
visit my website at: www.dianewrightfineart.com
Now offering printing services to graphite artists
Reply With Quote
  #51   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 04:09 PM
tyree's Avatar
tyree tyree is online now
A WC! Legend
florida
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 14,760
 
Hails from United States
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Quote:
Originally Posted by frieda L
an update on my rock exercise... a ong way to go,...I will follow Dianes advise and get my dark pencil into all those cracks... anyway, that is the idea. So far, I am extatic, I never thought I would dare tackle this. Any criticism will be so much appreciated, I am soo hooked, and have sooo much to learn.

Joe, a desert series sounds like fun, I'll go out and find some shrubless piece of desert. Sky, rocks and cacti.
ruth, glad you made it back down... yep, that's a rock.


frieda
frieda...i think this is awesome...tyree
Reply With Quote
  #52   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 05:32 PM
frieda L's Avatar
frieda L frieda L is offline
Senior Member
Todos Santos,Baja California, Mexico
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 497
 
Hails from Mexico
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

scrappie, very very nice
blu ize I think you've got it, its three dimensional..., I am somewhat puzzled by the shadow on the left, but I am sure that once you have the neigbouring rock, it will all make sense. I really like your other one, the turtle-y one.
Ruth, thank you for the comment, and congrats on immortalization!
Kevin, I hope you will have time for this, it looks great so far
tyree, thank you so much, it was a zen exercise...
Diane, cannot wait for the next one, thanks for checking in...

I put two more days into this, don't know whether it shows at all. Somehow my photos always seem harsher than the real, I do not know why... Anyway, I like this enough to leave it as is until after the waterclass. Maybe now I should redo the first few rocks we did...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #53   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 06:38 PM
kennychaffin's Avatar
kennychaffin kennychaffin is offline
A WC! Legend
Denver, CO
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 20,572
 
Hails from United States
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Quote:
Originally Posted by RuthT
....

How come so many of you are producing lovely "groups" of rocks and I'm still struggling with one Ah well! Back to the drawing board!
p.s. Just noticed I've become "Immortalized", I'd better smarten up!!!

Ruth, if you look closely at mine, you'll see there's only one "almost" finish rock.

KAC
__________________
Kenny A. Chaffin
Art Gallery - Print Gallery - Writing&Poems
"Strive on with Awareness" - Siddhartha Gautama
Reply With Quote
  #54   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 07:02 PM
jmfletch's Avatar
jmfletch jmfletch is offline
Lord of the Arts
Punta Gorda Florida
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,015
 
Hails from United States
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Ruth - Now that you are immortal you'll have plenty of time to draw!!!
freida - looking better and better!!

bayside girl - I think you just need to push the darks.

Lori - Thanks for the kind words.

scrappie - Nice work!!...and watching TV besides

KAC - Nice start!

I was having trouble getting the texture the way I wanted so I followed Diane' advice to Judi and went back to Mike Sibley's Chapter on textures. Hope bricks count as rocks.

This was done in a 5.5x8.5 sketch book using H, 2H, HB and 2B clutch pencils and a .5 mm HB mech pencil. About 18-20 hours.

Edited to add: Not sure where that white spot in the upper left came from. It is not on the original.

Joe
Attached Images
 

Last edited by jmfletch : 01-29-2007 at 07:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #55   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 07:23 PM
frieda L's Avatar
frieda L frieda L is offline
Senior Member
Todos Santos,Baja California, Mexico
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 497
 
Hails from Mexico
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Joe!!!!
those bricks sure count as rocks!
and they are
(had to go back and delete two , smilies, it wouldn't post. you deserve more
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #56   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 09:51 PM
RuthT's Avatar
RuthT RuthT is offline
Immortalized
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 4,193
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

I'm fed up with this rock! This is my last attempt at it.


Thank you for trying to ease my discontent Kenny I've started a group of rocks and will see if I have any more success with that.

Lol Joe - if only I could draw like an immortal!
__________________
Ruth
Reply With Quote
  #57   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-29-2007, 10:55 PM
RuthT's Avatar
RuthT RuthT is offline
Immortalized
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 4,193
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

18 plus hours is lot of time Joe, but the results are well worth it.
__________________
Ruth
Reply With Quote
  #58   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-30-2007, 10:08 AM
tyree's Avatar
tyree tyree is online now
A WC! Legend
florida
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 14,760
 
Hails from United States
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

scrappie...wonderful job..looks like its at the beach!!! lori...i so understand what your going thru..great shape and highlights youve done though...kenny...terrific shapes..good start!! joe..a very impressive brick work!!! worth your hours..ruth..congrats on the upgrade! yours has great textures in it..a very nice job id say...tyree
Reply With Quote
  #59   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-30-2007, 10:11 AM
ElleZee's Avatar
ElleZee ElleZee is offline
Enthusiast
Garson, Manitoba, CANADA
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,941
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Quote:
Originally Posted by frieda L
blu ize I think you've got it, its three dimensional..., I am somewhat puzzled by the shadow on the left, but I am sure that once you have the neigbouring rock, it will all make sense. I really like your other one, the turtle-y one.

AH...yes....that dark patch in the upper left (I think that is the one you're referring to) of the rock is the start of my background . Still have a LOT of work to do there.....

Frieda - AWESOME job! This scene is really taking shape nicely.

Joe- Great bricks! Well worth the effort.

Ruth - Excellent work on your rock! I think it looks very 3-D and rock-ish. I think it's safe to assume both of us will have a lot more landscapes with clouds involved then rocks, eh?
__________________
Cheers, Lori Z

Last edited by ElleZee : 01-30-2007 at 10:16 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #60   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-30-2007, 10:12 AM
tyree's Avatar
tyree tyree is online now
A WC! Legend
florida
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 14,760
 
Hails from United States
Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

i started this last nite about 11:30..twice i left to come back and my cat was laying on it then about 2:30 ..i looked down and i had pink all over two of my rocks..tried to erase then tried to add white opaque does make it textury gave up at 3...think i will abandon this one and try again..realistic is hard for me..as you know tyree
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 09:14 PM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.