Sahra Best Foot Forward has pleasing shapes and colors but if you had not said something about shoes I would never had seen them. I'm just not an abstract type of person I guess.
C and C always welcomed
Marsha your line drawing of the child doing the alphabet is neat. It shows a lot of character and tells a story. What more do you need.
The Pump Bird is more to my liking. It is more of an object that I can identify with. Nice job Sarha. By the way what do their eggs look like???
Another little Watercolor study from Alex. Well done as always. When do you start your class??
Denis nice painting of the old schoolhouse. It looks like one of the abandoned ones that are around. The kids playing around it make it interesting and holds your attention .
Liz a couple of nice sketches of the girls. I agree that the one on the right has a hard expression to reproduce. I too like the graphite one the best.
Alex this geranium bud has an oriental feel to it. At least to me. good work Kid.
Karen I like this drawing of the girl playing with the string, & can telephone. I too remember doing this.
To day we had our Wednesday group gathering at the art center. This what I worked on. I call it Forgotten. It is on 9x12 Strathmore Gray Scale .paper and is CP. I know that this isn't the best paper to use with CP but I wanted to do it on gray paper and this is all I had.
Geri, I like this a lot! The colors sure work together well here too.
Kim T (Kim513)
GERI. I love the athletic shoes... I feel like the paper you chose was perfect for the subject, it gives the shoes the texture like the canvas would. I used this paper many times with my colored pencil, remember the grandson playing in the pond, I chose the same paper for the texture.
regarding a question about colored pencil:
As far as blending colored pencil, Sammy is the major expert, but what I did learn is using a light touch and moving in small circular movements, you don't have to fill the tooth with one color, when you add the next color, again with a very light touch, and then again another color all using circular movements and sharp pencils and very very light touch. trust your eyes when looking at the shading and textures of the face. adding what you see and where you see it. when you step back you will see the shading and skin tones.
I will try to do an example.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
Marsha for some reason I thought of you when I posted this. I can't imagine why.
Karen, great job on the sketch. As mentioned you have captured the happiness in her eyes. I also find this photo a daunting challenge. I'm pleased to see you gave it a try.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
I guess its because I'm comfortable like an old shoe...... tee hee thanks
Hi Liz, I downloaded a document on colored pencils. It was from www.northlightshop.com/colored-pencil-essentials-digital-download-t0532. Web Site description - download emagazine presented by the Artist Magazine, includes rules for shading , layering and burnishing. It is on sale for 2.09. Although it is a large document, it does have lots of useful information. Hope you (or anyone else)can make some use of the information.