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Old 11-30-2010, 08:04 PM
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I've never posted any of my fledgling art works before.....I've just enjoyed and learned from others here and on other sites. So I've decided to take the plunge. I work mostly with watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil (Inktense & Graphitint). I've recently retired at 64 and have thought about creating some journals that my children and grandchildren might be interested in as keepsakes...plus it looks like something I might enjoy. Never made a journal before....checked out several "how-to" web pages and decided to give it a try. I scrounged up some old books and decided to remove the pages and recover the binding. I bought some material and gave it a try. My pages measure 8 1/4X10 1/4. They are put into the book so that I can do half page sketches or a full page. I included 10 full 140# w/c pages, 8 pages of paper for Copic Marker & 8 pages for pencil sketches...or ink only. Also, the pages can be removed in case I screw up something....really bad! (;-)) I've thrown all modesty to the wind with the first page....me sitting on a bench and sketching...I never could get the face closer to real but.... Anyway, any comments are welcome.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:16 PM
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Congrats for coming out of lurkdom and posting your work. Welcome to Art Journal forum.

The picture you posted doesn't look like a person sketching on the beach. If the picture is your artwork, I have to say, you have an amazing ability. The animals looks so lifelike.
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Welcome to the forum! It is quite a supportive bunch here and we like to see everything from rough sketches and thumbnail ideas to finished works in all manner of media and sketchbooks

I am sure you will enjoy getting into regular sketching and journal entries, look forward to seeing what you come up with
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Hello and welcome!!! I am so eager to see your journal as it sounds very cool the way you've created it with the different papers. Creative even before you draw in it, I'd say. Love the cover. Is it collage or did you draw it?
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:39 PM
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.....sorry for the delay.....wife called me for dinner...I do have my priorities
This picture is of the sketch book opened up ...from the outside.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:41 PM
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Now for the inside:
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:48 PM
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...and so on: These are all pen & Ink, watercolor and some Inktense/Graphitint
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:58 PM
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....Sorry....the picture didn't post on last entry...
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:03 PM
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...these are the ones I used ink, watercolor & Inktense/Graphtint on:
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:07 PM
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...last one for now
...this is a decorative Christmas setup my wife has done for Christmas...I thought I would do a painting of it that would expand across both sides of the page....I will start painting on it tonight. Thanks for any coments...especially those that would help me improve.
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Wow! I like what you've done - it looks fantastic! You have quite a definite illustrative feel to the work you've shown so far and the colours are really great. Looking forward to seeing more
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:25 PM
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Thank you all for responding so quickly and your encouraging comments.
Rainey.....the first 2 photo posts are of the outside cover...1st pix closed book, 2nd pic...opened up. The cover was material I bought at Wal-Mart.

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Awesome drawing/paintings. Very illustrative. I really like how you are working the pen and water color.
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Very nice work, will be great to follow along with your projects.
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