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Old 03-01-2010, 09:02 AM
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Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

Rules for the Monthly CP Challenge

1) Use one or more of the ref photos posted at the beginning of the Challenge thread. Feel free to adapt the refs to suit your creativity & imagination. Change the crop, add, subtract, combine them, etc.!
2) State which ref you are using & credit the photographer in your first post.
3) Please list the size of your piece, type of support (stonehenge, watercolor paper, colorfix, etc.), and type of pencils you are using. If you are using watersoluble pencils, please let us know if you are using them wet or dry.
4) Mixed media is ok, but because this is the cp forum, colored pencil should be the dominant medium used in your piece.
5) If you would like help along the way, please post your work as wip's (work in progress) in this thread. This is especially helpful if you're new to cp. It's always easier to change things early on! If there is something specific you want help with, Ask! What's bothering you may not be obvious to everyone else.
6) The Monthly CP Challenge threads will remain open for six months. You may post your work in the appropriate monthly challenge thread as long as it is open, even if a new challenge has begun. The current challenge will be stickied at the top of the forum.
7) There are no experts here! Some participants may have more experience with cp than others, but everyone is here to learn. Feel free to experiment, branch out, and push your boundaries. Of course, the most important thing: Have Fun!


Y'all ready for the wearin' o' th' green in honor of St. Patrick's Day?

As always, larger versions available in the RIL.
Here are the images:

Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, UK by Charlie's Mum
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...hp?photo=88602



Rosie by the pond by stephanie20
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...hp?photo=30762



Clover Blossom by ProfessorGreibowitz
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...hp?photo=47961



Birdhouses by birdhs
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...hp?photo=78545



Glass by She-She
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...hp?photo=84791



Extra If You Want it Challenge:
take any of the ref pics as your starting place, and add in some magic. My imagination can easily see where to add in some of the wee folk-- leprechauns, fairies, sprites... Maybe your imaginations see something else?

Good luck & have fun!
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

You know I've always shied away from Landscapes. That one my Charlie's Mum is a place dear to my heart in the English :ake District. I really must try it!I've been practicing fantasy art so I am sure I can add some magic to it.
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

Looking forward to these challenges.
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

Oh, these are so tempting. Difficult, but tempting, also tempting to try to bring in some magical element even if it's not necessarily traditional. I am getting ideas...
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

I have a Cunning Plan for one of these images.....
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

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I have a Cunning Plan for one of these images.....

hehehehe... can't wait to see, Lin!

Nice to "see" you Robert!
Hope you'll join in too, Kas!

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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

I'm half way done the one I am working on. I did not stick to the actual color and I'm simplifying detail.
I'll post it when I'm done.
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I'm still trying to get February's done and you throw these at me...why do I have to be so slowwwww...argh!
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

Well here it is...

I've never really done a scenery landscape in CPs before. Mainly as it is really hard to get the colours natural enough. That is why this took LOADS of layers and mixing!

I've taken a couple of liberties in the name of art (don't we all? )

It was rather challenging for me to get the aerial perspective as CPs are so bright too. i removed the mdern 'wall' and person on it and some of the shrubbery.

To add some magic..... well see for yourselves.....

Ref: Grisedale by Charlie's Mum

'Grisedale Under Attack'
W & N Extra Smooth Med weight Cartridge paper A4
Derwent Coloursofts
A Couple of FC polys for foliage details and Dragon


this was real challenge for me as it is WELL out of my comfort zone for CPs. I usually stick to animals, buildings, portraits or still life, although I have been doing some fantasy practice too lately.

i may do another one later this month too.

Hope you all like it...

(Just noticed it uploaded. There ARE actually some subtle colours on the dragon esp the wings that haven't showed up in the scan)

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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

There be dragons in this one. Nice job.
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

Here is my try at the Clover Blossom by Professor Greibowitz
It is done on Bergundy Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper 5x7"
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

Rock chick (refuse to use the adjective, 'old'!); I love your landscape- I also adore dragons. I know you've criticised yourself for your picture being "too bright", but when you actually look at nature with your eyes it is very bright. I think it's our photos that don't do it justice.
Waterbaby- lovely clover blossom. It looks so realistic...so many colours in the blossom.
Nice work, both of you.
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

Nice landscape Lin with the addition of the dragon! I don't think it is too bright...the colors are harmonous with nature and great job on the leaves in the foreground tree.

Great work on the clover blossom Kas...your choice of paper makes it stand out beautifully.
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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

Lin! You did a wonderful job! So glad to see you step out of your comfort zone On my monitor, it doesn't look too bright at all. To me, the lightness sets off the dark of the foliage under the dragon really nicely.

Kas-- Cute job! You did the clover blossom really well. Love all the colors you've got happening in there. Did you find you had to fight the redness of your paper to get the greens right or did it help? Curious minds want to know!

Looking forward to seeing some more from folks!

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Re: Monthly CP Challenge - March 2010

Thanks everyone it was fun. Tess I didn't have a problem with green, the white was difficult. I forgot to say I used Derwent Colorsoft Pencils. Lin your landscape looks really good, a lot of work! karen.
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