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Old 07-06-2008, 04:40 AM
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Hi
It's been many years since I have drawn anything.Finding this great site has helped inspire me to try something new.I have recently been trying my hand at some pen and watercolour pictures.This one is of a little old church down the road.
I'm here to learn.What do you think ?
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:02 AM
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Hello Aaron,
Welcome to the Watercolor Forum!

It doesn't look like you've forgotten how to draw even if it has been a while.

Your scene is very nicely drawn and tinted with the watercolors. Did you use pen and ink or is the drawing done in pencil? It's hard to tell just seeing it on my screen.

I like the diagonal lines in the roadway. They direct the viewer's attention toward the little church quite nicely.

It’s a big help for those who are looking at your painting if you include some info about it such as its size; the type of paper and watercolor paints you used; the reference source; etc. We’re a curious bunch here.

I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

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Old 07-06-2008, 05:03 AM
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Nice scene, perhaps darker colours would improve the effect.

Also look at the perspective on the building. The left side should slope down to a vanishing point on the left.

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Old 07-06-2008, 10:05 AM
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Keep 'um coming, Aaron, making art is so enjoyable.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:51 AM
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It's absolutely lovely. . . and serene! Your drawing skills are enviable! That deciduous tree has exquisite branch work. Your washes are delicate, perfect for a high key ink and wash. You almost seem shy of the watercolor, and I think as you do more of these you will find yourself using stronger/darker color mixes. I look forward to seeing more -- you are most definitely on the right track!!
I, too, would like to know the size and also the type of paper you've used.
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Great job. Your perspective is almost spot on. Yorky pointed out the one little thing. Over all a really solid piece. Keep up the good work.
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aft1-

Finding this site and having a year long once-a-week commitment to
a year long painting/drawing course ( $ down helps)!.... brought me out of a too long "Artistic retreat" too!
( not to memtion out of the wood-work )...

Nice delicate,light touch in this !

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Old 07-07-2008, 06:50 AM
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Hi all

thanks for all the advice and encouragement.Its great.

I also thought my drawing could do with a bit more colour.I guess I will judge this better after doing some more.

I have only been using cheap paints and paper (Mont Marte) so I have room to improve in this area aswell I think.

The drawing is 15cm x 21cm (6" x 8").I first use pencil, then a Faber-castell Pitt artist pen in sepia and then add some watercolour.Watercolour is something I've never tried before.Wish I had tried it years ago.

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Aaron, this is so full of promise, just as a church/mission would be to those going there. Just as a spiritual experience, thus is watercolor. I do like your combination of media. Personally would prefer to see darker values; you have more of a drawing sketch and maybe you'll venture to use full watercolors on it.

There are so many great tutorials here on the site that am sure you will find.

Welcome! And hope to see more of your work!
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Previous comments are sufficient. Very good restart. We have many here who like to paint ink and wash. Nice choce for a picture.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:45 AM
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Aaron,

Agree with ^^^ comments and hope you will continue to paint your ink drawings and show them to us here.

Check out some of Yorky's work with pen and ink and watercolor. I think you'll enjoy seeing them.

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Great "restart".
Very expressive line.

The perspective defect indicated does not annoy me at all. From long distance most lines that should converge to a vnishing point look indeed parallel.

Why not adding some shadows on the right side of the building, to give it a more solid effect?

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