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Old 05-01-2011, 09:40 AM
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Different Strokes - May 2011

Welcome to the May, 2011 edition of Different Strokes.

If you would like to host a Different Strokes, please see the Schedule thread here - it is a sticky near the top of the main forum page.

Please read the guidelines below carefully.

GUIDELINES:On the first of each month a reference photo will be posted in a thread entitled "Different Strokes".

Each member interested in taking the challenge will create a painting using the chosen reference (whole or cropped) and on the 20th of each month participants will upload their interpretation of the reference for discussion within this thread, finished or not.

We all paint from the same reference but sometimes a host may include additional images for help, clarity or guidance.


At the end of the month the thread /discussion will be closed and a new challenge will begin.
Artwork can be any size on any surface but MUST be acrylic. Monthly references will be selected by the guides and moderators (but please note the additional comment above).

**Please note, the single 'reveal' date is chosen so that we do not influence each other with our individual interpretations ...... that's the whole point of it being called 'Different Strokes'!


Here is a link to the larger image in the RIL, by Sundiver:

Thanks for letting me host, I hope you all like this photo as much as I do!

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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

Thank you Kati - I hope we have lots of people 'signing up' for this
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:01 PM
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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

Very different and intriguing photo! I will give it a try.

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Old 05-01-2011, 01:36 PM
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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

Happy Sunday! Love the pose.
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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

Wow, great photo!
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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

fab photo and good scope to have a good play around with it too!
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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

I have already painted my first one!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:22 AM
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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

I think it's a great photo so I'm in this month and have already started it! Wow Trevor you've finished one?
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:36 PM
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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

What a classic pose!

I think we have to credit Johnny Cash for the original pose, anyway I do, and you can tell in seconds from the video why.

I hope this song will help to inspire you all, I know that this young girl had Cash in mind.

Fun stuff, lets do it!


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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

I would like to give it a try, I haven't done any painting for a while so I hope this will give me a kick start back into it.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:24 AM
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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

I would give it a try. Not too good with acrylics though as I am a beginner and been practicing with oils.

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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

I like this photo a lot. I love the attitude and find this inspiring indeed. Thank you so much for hosting. I hope to give it a try if time allows. Am busy with a Pet Portrait diploma course at the moment so time is at a premium. I love the attitude of the girl.

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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

HELP!!!I am technologically handicapped!!! I joined WC last year , but this is my first attempt to take part. Firstly how do I view past entries of challenges. I am a 'new' artist, in the sense that I have only recently decided to dabble seriously with my art and would like an idea of what others have done with the challenges.
Thanx to anyone willing to guide me along the strange route of technology!
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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

I have not painted in a long time, but this picture remids me of one of my childs!

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Re: Different Strokes - May 2011

I like this and will enter a painting next in next months contest

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