Challenge 28. February, 2013

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Berkenstock wrote
on 5 Feb 2013 8:51 PM

Very nice Bonnie.  You are right about the grey background.  I think it is a bit dark but passable the Edge of he glass could possibly need a small amount of highlight to hep separate it from the background.  That can be done with a sharp pointed object or a colored pencil if you feel the need to add a highlight.

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Berkenstock wrote
on 5 Feb 2013 8:54 PM

Jen it looks like you have a very good start on your no drawingWink

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Berkenstock wrote
on 5 Feb 2013 8:58 PM

Catherine your kingfisher does not look like a jay at all.  I saw this in the gallery and thought it was a very nice drawing.

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Berkenstock wrote
on 5 Feb 2013 9:01 PM

Marsha you have a nice drawing too.  He mouth looks a little flat but other than that it is great I love the way you handled the pattern in her dress.

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on 5 Feb 2013 11:00 PM

Hi Geri, I'm the person who called Catherine's kingfisher a blue jay by mistake (I had blue jays on the brain). It does indeed look like a kingfisher - a very besutiful one.

Alex

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Berkenstock wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 7:45 AM

Here is my version of the kingfisher.  As usual I screwed around in the foliage until it started to look like mud.  I just can't leave well enough alone.  It is WC on Stonebridge paper 5x7.  Marsha is always using Stonebridge paper so I thought I would try it and it works very well .  Well here it is for what its worth.

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C. Brown wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 8:07 AM

Geri this is really nice! I don't think the foilage looks bad at all and I really love all the textures and shading in the trunk/stump. I've never used Stonebridge water color paper but have used Farbriano 140lb. coldpress watercolor a lot and it's a really nice paper. I have a big sheet of Arches 140lb. rough watercolor paper that I haven't tried yet.

Bonnie your rose and glass looks really nice. I like the color of the leaves a lot and think the background isn't all that bad either.

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Turps245 wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 9:58 AM
Gerri, lovely work on the Kingfisher. I don't think the foliage looks like mud. You have the bird drawn correctly and he looks great and you have good texture on the tree stump. Nice job.

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kmbjbb wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 11:16 AM

Geri - I too like your Kingfisher. In my opinion, it looks like you made the bird the primary focus and let the foliage and background mute down to accentuate the Kingfisher.

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Berkenstock wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 1:02 PM

Thank you Catherine, Kristen and Jen.  It is not too bad of a painting but it has some value issues and some other problems that maybe only I can see but I am kind of proud of the stump.

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Berkenstock wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 1:19 PM

It seems like I am on a bird kick lately.  First it was owls than chicks, Blue Jays' King fisher and now Swans.  This drawing is colored pencil on Mi tites paper 8 1/2 x 11.  The photo is a little better than the actual drawing I hope you like it.

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C. Brown wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 1:48 PM

I love the reflections you've done! You've set the swans in perfectly and they are just the right size for the background area. This is really nice.

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J.V.Schaffer wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 2:00 PM

Geri your WC is well done The bird is good and the stump is great nobody but you is going to pay much attention to the BG

your swans really stand out nice reflections

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Berkenstock wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 2:06 PM

Thank you Jim.

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Turps245 wrote
on 6 Feb 2013 3:18 PM
Gerri, you are on a roll. Beautiful work with you CP's on the swan's. You have captured their gliding grace so well. Nice job on their beaks. Swans are not the easiest to do. Good reflection too. Is that on black paper?

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