Challenge #36 - October 2013

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 12:42 AM

I was watching tv tonight and drawing.   this is a graphite 6 x 9  -    93 lb Bee multi media paper.   I think he is watching a BEE or ME....   4b pencil.

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Hearadh wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 1:16 AM

Sizing up the next meal Marsha?

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on 2 Oct 2013 3:04 AM

Marsha, you're fast! This is an excellent graphite bear - the medium is great for this subject and you've captured the look of the fur so well. I love his ears.

Sarah, an interesting abstract. The shape that looks like a wrought iron lamp immediately suggested "historic" to me and, with the black swaths, suggested the ashes of Guy Fawkes Night and the Gunpowder Treason Plot. Because celebration of the holiday was originally tied to violent anti-Catholic sentiment, the dove seemed to fit as well. Having said all this, interpreting abstracts is clearly not my forte!

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 5:05 AM

Thank you Sarah and Alex.   yea.... like a bunny....    I can't sleep so here is another pencil  same size, same paper  just throught sleepier eyes....   don't dare drink coffee at 3am

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B.J. Bailey wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 6:38 AM

Marsha, I think you are right about his watching something. Nicely done, the bear is great and I like how you put in the foliage.

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B.J. Bailey wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 6:48 AM

Wow Marsha, you should drink coffee more often at 3 a.m. The native dressed for his celebration is wonderful. I especially like his jewelry. He appears as a plains native with the spiky, grass like hair but just guessing. You have captured the serenity of the pose.

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on 2 Oct 2013 8:01 AM

Wow, Marsha. Your pencil drawing of the native is just beautiful. I can understand why you were inspired by the photo ...

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Hearadh wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 8:36 AM

Hello Alex...

it wasn't meant to be looked at as an abstract!   It was what I  actually saw from my window..the Jubilee Beacon (the black holder) was lit up and the fireworks set off around it. The dove was a happy accident.. The blobs at the bottom were peoples heads.

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on 2 Oct 2013 9:04 AM

Oh-oh. My inability to decipher abstracts has expanded to an inability to decipher representational art. I apologize!

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Hearadh wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 11:23 AM

Hello Alex..

.was a bit worried in case you thought I was being nasty to you. After all...my previous two paintings were abstracts!!!!!!!! 

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Hearadh wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 11:27 AM

Hello Marsha,

agree with Bonnie and Alex re. the native....Caffeine...I drink the un-caffeinated when I want to sleep!

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Hearadh wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 11:32 AM

Hello Bonnie and Marsha,

sorry I missed your comments earlier...only excuse(or reason) for doing so was that I had my annual Flu jab this morning and I am not 100% for a few hours afterwards .

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on 2 Oct 2013 7:34 PM

On the lighter side ... This is a quick WC pencil painting for Fred (it's a bear) and Jen (Halloween). The caption is "You'd be hiding in the bushes too if your wife dressed you as a bearrito for Halloween."

 

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 8:05 PM

ALEX     ;       How Cute is this.... "BEARITO".   you are so creative........    great job.    love the shading and everything about it.  

 

 

 

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 2 Oct 2013 8:07 PM

Sarah:  OUCH!   I'm supposed to get mine....   but I hate how they make you feel for the next few days.

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