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 > Pastels > Soft Pastel Studio and Gallery
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-21-2015, 09:42 AM
Nick7's Avatar
Nick7 Nick7 is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,345
 
Garden tower ;)

Hi,

I am sorry for being away lately. Somehow, my "real life" took over. Or maybe I should have said my "other life" because I feel more real when I paint

Anyway, I couldn't resist the June challenge in Animal forum. I would be grateful for any tips and critique. I love those guys since my childhood, but I have never realized how tricky it is to draw or paint them

Beautiful reference by smudged-blue
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1380769

__________________
"Persistence, and practice will get you where you want to be, even though you will go through some 'dark' stages"
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-21-2015, 11:26 AM
Still-trying's Avatar
Still-trying Still-trying is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,113
 
Re: Garden tower ;)

Nick, your painting is moving along...slowly but nicely. (Sorry I couldn't resist the snail reference.). I particularly like the bottom snail. Love the body of the second one.
You are so creative with your subject. Nice job.
__________________
Happy to say "hello". C and C always welcome.

JAY
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Donna T's Avatar
Donna T Donna T is offline
WC! Guide
New York
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,349
 
Hails from United States
Re: Garden tower ;)

I like this so much, Nick! To me, it looks like they are out for a walk along a beach, with the bottom snail on wet sand and foam from the waves just missing them. The bits of reflected blue on the "sand" and their bodies add such a sunny day feeling! Garden or beach - it's really nice!
__________________
Donna
C&C Always Welcome
Donna Timm Fine Art Pastels
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-21-2015, 12:55 PM
Blayne's Avatar
Blayne Blayne is offline
Immortalized
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,202
 
Re: Garden tower ;)

Wow, such beautiful coloring on the snails! The blending of colors on their bodies really captures the wet iridescense of their flesh. They look so real! Actually, beautiful colors in the foreground and background, too. This is really nice!
__________________
Blayne C & C always welcome
"Art and I have an agreement... I won't ask where we are going and art won't ask, "Why me?" (Bob Brendle)
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-21-2015, 01:10 PM
Nick7's Avatar
Nick7 Nick7 is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,345
 
Re: Garden tower ;)

You are too kind

Making their shells tree dimensional was a challenge. I am still not sure about the right part (our right) of the biggest one. I was not able to determine what created the effect in the photo.

Donna, you made me chuckle Too bad one of them had to stay in the reach of the sea! I have been thinking about it and to tell the truth I have no idea how I would paint the foam if I intended too. It would be pretty difficult from this perspective
I liked the original background, but was afraid to use black anywhere as well as white on the left side because I was afraid to draw attention away from them. It's kind of abstract now, not very satisfying probably.

Thank you for taking a look!
__________________
"Persistence, and practice will get you where you want to be, even though you will go through some 'dark' stages"
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-21-2015, 01:13 PM
water girl's Avatar
water girl water girl is offline
Moderator
san diego, ca
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,166
 
Hails from United States
Re: Garden tower ;)

What they said! Nicely done!
__________________
Karen, IAPS/MC, PSA WC Moderator-Pastels

web site , Getting started in soft pastels., What you need to know, Critique Guide Lines
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-21-2015, 06:16 PM
spirothet's Avatar
spirothet spirothet is offline
Veteran Member
Sarasota, Florida
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 623
 
Hails from United States
Re: Garden tower ;)

Hi Nick, I love the stacked snails! I do like the abstract feel of your painting! I really like the textures that you achieved.
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 12:41 PM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.