I've enjoyed viewing everyone's entries for this challenge. I'm still trying to mend my bird houses and babies feet. But, I'm adding one more. Something different (for me that is). This is the flint gun done on 140# CP, the background is a "coffee wash" then drawn with Faber-Castell PTT artist pen black and cold grey. It was fun trying to get the coffee just right. Your comments and critique are always welcome.
Critique and criticism appreciated.
Jean - This is wonderful!! So clever to use the coffee too. I can picture this on someone's wall.
Kim T (Kim513)
Kim - Thank you , I can't beleive how much fun it was.
Thank you Sam, it's good to know that you can tone down a shadow with a warm colour.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Jean, you did such a good job with the coffee wash and the drawing. Ink is very unforgiving but you didn't need to worry about that. You should be proud of this one. I'm wondering what the objects are hanging from.
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Jean, your flintlock gun is so nice. I love the coffee background and the little shrubs. I don't think the base of the gun would be that round but overall it is a lovely sketch.
So Jean, is this done with a dark roast, med. roast, Columbian, French, Breakfast Blend or the Christmas Blend Starbucks is trying to get rid of at the moment? I personally prefer a med/dark roast with a touch of white. ;) This is great and it's fun to see thinking outside of the box.
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
Sam - I loved working with the wash. The objects are hanging from the barrel of the gun I guess I'll have to work on that
Bonnie - Hmmm!!!! Didn't notice that, Thanks.
Catherine - Would you believe Instant?
Jean it looks like your flintlock is an instant success... congratulations. I like the rock and plantlife you added with finesse. the bag and horn are so nicely done, I understand the hanging from the barrell, I've done that with binoculars in my days of hunting, (don't hunt anything anymore only with a camera "ca-lick" your caught on candid camera.....) agree with the stock of the gun... hmmmmm ... BUT ... the coffee is instantly amazing.... I've spilled it all over some papers but I didn't think it was artistic...... the chicks would look good in pen and coffee... very tasty...
Cath, that was a cute critique comment... Coffee, Tea, or Me.......
Bonnie you sure have been the busy bee .... is this curling on the ice? I love that part of winter olympics. I would love to watch you broads on the ice chasing a moving objects and brushing....what fun.
Sam, which background color name did you choose?
Jen, I always have faith that you will return... cant wait to see your February Challenge, I remember the laundry last year that was so fun... chocolate romance... hmmmmm
Sanaa, welcome back, this is very very nicely painted I love the color choices...
Susan, I am saving the best for last... your comments were outstanding about sharing us with your friends, I feel the same about this group, remember, you are just as amazing. we should tell your friend that as well....
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Sanaa, is the erupting volcano a photograph of a three dimenional object or a painting. Tell us about it. What size is it and how was it created. It's very eye catching and dramatic.
Marsha, the colors I used for the background were Senns Brown Madder, Holbein's darkest Venetian Red and Holbein's darkest Blue Violet.
Bonnie, I used the warm color to tone done dark blue since I was seeking flesh tones. The color one uses depends on the color that needs toning down. Often I use the complementary colors to tone down a color.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Jean Love your flintlock drawing. Neat idea to use coffee.
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Bonnie acutely the Dutch made what is now known as a club butt fowler that looked very much like this one in the drawing.
When I was taking watercolor class in college we had to do a painting using only instant coffee as a medium. You can get quite a broad range from almost black to just a trace of color.
Wow bonnie I love to watch curling. Pretty neat.