Thank you Geri for the comment about the shadows. I will give that a try.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Karen I like the string telephone piece, that ws always a fun game and you captured it well
ALEX: great job with the darks in your little bud it is lovely, I like very much the texture on the stem, well done.
Elizabeth: I like your sketches the graphite especially. It took me a few minutes to realize the expressions in the photo, I think the little girl is hoping to get a bite of whatever the older girl is enjoying. Sometimes when you can understand what is going on in the photo or moment it helps to transcribe that feeling into the art. you did a very good job.
Dengau. I had to log into the forum to see your piece as it didn't come up in the email. but I certainly do like it, kinda reminds me of a Brugal and the activitiy going on. good job.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Bonnie, remember when you burnish you won't be able to add any more color on top as the tooth of the paper will be gone. there are other techniques for adding but to soon to go into that stuff for now. remember sharp sharp pencil, circular movement very very light touch. you can use a clear or a cream to burnish the cream however dulls the colors.
Geri, your "Forgotten" is so good. I feel like you could step into these. They have such bright colors and the grey background is perfect. Very nicely done.
Marsha, thank you for the information, I remember reading that one of the techniques would not allow you to add more color. I need to review and do another sketch to try and remember. Thanks again.
Sarah you inspired me with your rare waterpump bird. My neighbor gave me one of these recently and I thought I would attempt to paint my "Rare Water Pumping Dipping Bird." A VERY RARE BREED...hmmmm... A lesson in gravity in my school day. this is wc pencil on 140lb hot pressed. 9 x 6.5
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
Hello Geri...the Pumpbird was the male of the specie, his mate is a bit more rounded and lays ballbearings!!!! (rust free)
your shoes..well done.........look at mine again...not so different to yours?????
Bonnie, Karen, Nealey, Claudia, Geri, and Marsha, thank you for your comments on my second geranium bud. Geri, my WC class starts in October and I'm very excited about it. Claudia, thank you for your comment about the yellow in the first painting of geranium buds - I liked that, too, and was sorry I didn't replicate it in the second picture.
Karen, a lovely job on your drawing of the young woman with the cup and string. I found that difficult to draw so can really appreciate your artistry.
Geri, I love your colored pencil drawing of the sneakers. You used the texture of the paper in such a smart way. It mimics the texture that actually exists in my granddaughter's shoes.
Beverly, welcome! We are happy to have you join us and look forward to having you post your work.
Marsha, love your humorous pump bird! I especially like the way you suggested his repetitive movement with your use of color and the way you've painted the glass of water and the reflections on the table.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Geri, you're shoes are great, I agree with Alex the texture of the paper looks like the mesh on the shoe. well done!
Marsha, this pumpbird is beautiful, love the reflection too.
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Marsh, your "Rare Waterpump Bird" is terrific, You have got such vivid red and blue colours on your bird and then lovely soft colours for the birds movement and background. This is great.
Marsha, These birds are so much fun - yes, rare, but I've seen them in our area...just not the backyard. Esp. like the highlights and that it makes us smile.
Kim T (Kim513)
Denis, Kim, Nealy, Claudia, Geri, Bonnie, Marsha and Alex thank you for the great comments on the girl with cup game. Kim and Claudia I did add some of her top and finished the hair down her neck. I probably won't paint. This was a fun exercise to see if I could get her expression with pencil. I'm happy with the facial expression bit missed the hands some.
Nealy good luck with your quilt show. I know how time consuming quilting is. I am also a quilter but have not found the time to work on any in a while. Work always interferes with passions.
Geri "forgotten" has amazing texture and great colors. The shoe has the foot mold of a well worn shoe. Great job.
Marsha a fun piece "rare water pumping dipping bird" great colors and movement.
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Hearadh:...the Pumpbird was the male of the specie, his mate is a bit more rounded and lays ballbearings!!!!
Sarha I always wondered where ball bearings came from now I know. I will have to tell my grand kids.
Thank you all for giving such great coments on Forgotten. The texture was not planed just one of those happy accidents I also would like to say to those just starting in CP that my drawing is just that and can not be compared to what Marsha was explaining and what Sam (hope she is doing okay) does I do not put my style in the same class as those who use the pencils to do such fabulous work..
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Rare Water Pumping Dipping Bird has brought back memories. I always wanted one when I was a kid and Mom & Dad didn't see the amazing abilities of the bird. Why we may have been able to supply the neighborhood with ball bearings
Nice job on the glass and movement.(deja vue. I think I read that somewhere before)