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Old 10-16-2007, 10:20 AM
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Thatched Cottage WIP.

I decided it was time to get my pens out again, so this week have started this one. I love Thatched Cottages and have done them in several other mediums, but not a penworked one before. At the moment I'm concentrating more on the basics, and the extra detail will come later, such as much more work in the stone wall at the front of the cottage, and shadows under the eaves (on the upper part of the second storey windows) etc. etc. The size will probably end up around 8"x6" or maybe a bit more, on Premier Watercolour Paper 216 gsm, done entirely with a 005 Micron Pen.

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P.S. Have just realised I didn't scan this quite straight.

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Looking good.... [actually looking more than good - looking terrific!! ]
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It's going to be lovely, Val!
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The trees looks great and I love that thatched roof. The shadows under the roof are looking good

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Old 10-16-2007, 09:54 PM
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Thanks Robert, Monica and Jess. I'll make sure I get a straight scan next time.

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Re: Thatched Cottage WIP.

Looks excellent Val!!!! Great work. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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This will be a stunner, Val. Looking really good.

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Re: Thatched Cottage WIP.

Interesting old cottage, Val. Is the lower portion protruding and shrubs growing on a flat roof? It is difficult to tell with the wall in front of the building. My mind wants the building to have a flat wall to the building, but the shrubs make me feel otherwise. (great job on the vegetation, btw)
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Well done Val. Liking the contrast a lot. The layout looks good and its all very nicely done.
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Lovely start Val! You always do such nice architectural renderings. This one is another winner!!

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Nice Val, this is really good, the thatch and veg is looking so brilliant already.
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Re: Thatched Cottage WIP.

Thanks so much Elaine, Susan, Bob, Dan, Mel and Paul -- I appreciate your comments very much.

Dan -- It took me a while to work out what you meant, but then the penny dropped. It's a shubbery vine that has been trained to creep across the front wall of the house -- there would be some kind of trellis behind all of that greenery for it to creep along. Shubbery like this is pretty common in Great Britain, especially on the old Thatched Cottages. I actually have a photo of this, sent to me be a friend, so it is quite ridgy-didge, not from my imagination.

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good stuff, val. can't wait to see an update!
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I'm glad the penny dropped, Val. I should have mentioned that I had never seen a vine look like a shrubbery. Of course a trellis would be employed to achieve that effect. That thought hadn't occurred to me. Looks great.
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Interesting idea, that shrubbery - never seen it around these parts..... but sure would look neat....
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