Sam I like them both. Looks like you put in some thought in what pattern to use where.
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Thank you Fred, Sam , Jen and Geri
Sam I'm with you without looks better to me but if you had just posted the one in color I would have loved it, it is two completly differant things like apples and oranges
Jim C&C welcomed
Geri, I like your intensifying the background colour on the kingfisher but I think the kingfisher is a little light now.
Jim, love your frog romance ptg and I think every romantic interlude deserves a fairy surounded with wonderful flowers. Great challenge theme interpretation.
Oh My!! Sam, I love your zentangle. Your patterns are great and I think these birds are fancy enough to carry off the circle on the left one. I really like your shading that brings out their shapes. I'm with Jim about the colour verses black and white. I think without seeing the other either one is spectacular.
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Jen C & C's always welcome
What you didn't recognize me.
Just something from my sketchbook. I am thinking about doing a self portrait and this was a little study. Here is a bigger view..
WOW! a ton of bustling activity... like I said in the Chatter, I have been super busy. Many concerts and have had to write a couple of reviews. My 49ers lost... booo hooo....
Cath your kingfisher drawing is devine..
Jen your finished martini glass is lovely, elipipses and all. your background is just right. I would like mine with an olive please..
Bonnie: maybe you can serve me with an olive.... I love the background color, its a personal favorite. your greens have a great contrast. I'm just sorry the picture didn't have any ingredients inside the glass.
Geri: both your before and after are nice, maybe a tad darker on the back of the bird... I use STONEHENGE paper... not stonebridge, although that would make a great name for pastel paper... You did a great job on the swans... regarding your new AVATAR..... hmmmmm big brother is watching.... we are being spied upon....
Bonnie: your swans are lovely,,,, I like the india ink... great contrast with the Swans
Jim: I'm glad the frog found someone,,, I bet the fairy is too, now she can go about her business of sprinkling pretty dust on those beautiful iris.
Sam: Your Zen doodle - tango - tangle.... is great, what a fun thing to do .... the shading makes it... the values are great.
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Tried the snow scene, I used some new paper I purchased awhile ago, kind of expensive so save forever and finally thought If I don't try it I'll never know if it's any good. It's called swayeded paper, not sure of the name brand, purchase as loose sheets. I really like it, has a flat surface not like the pastel papers and seems to hold the pastel. The paper comes coloured and this was a baby blue colour and 1/4 of the sheet. It is 7 X 9.
Bonnie, what an opportune time to paint a snow scene. I don't envy those folks in the northeast who are snowed in. I love your rendition of the snow scene with the warm pink sky which is reflected in the snow. You did that big tree very well. The atmosphere looks like a cold winter day. Nice painting.
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Thank you Bonnie and Marsha
Geri instantly recognizable [as an eye]
Bonnie a very cheerful looking snow scene love the colors
Bonnie, I like your winter scene, lovely... I have a small piece of that suade paper, I havn't tried it yet.
your atmosphere in your piece is great,
Fred I like yours as well and the bear was a great added touch.... works for me....
Yay, my laptop is finally back from being repaired! I gave myself two hours today to complete a WC pencil drawing for Jen's challenge, so here it is. "Martini Glass and Olives" is 2-1/2"x 3-1/2 inches on hot-pressed WC paper. As soon as this is posted, I'll comment on the postings in the last couple of days - wow, some beautiful work!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Alex nice job love the olives
I have one of these at 4:00 pm daily
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