PRAYER TO THE MYSTERY
graphite & soft charcoal pencil ~ 6" x 8"
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Well today I made a clay version of Fred's bear. His head looks a bit big and he has no back feet. I will work a bit more on him but this is where I got to today.
I think the photo distorted his head a bit.
Bonnie, your bear on dark paper is beautiful. It's the perfect piece for the dark paper because so much of the background (behind the leaves) and the bear's coat are all dark. I love the way you've drawn this and the fur over the bear's left eye (our left) is a perfect illustration of the use of the dark paper.
Nealey, your drawings are always superb and the native American is no exception. The lost lines are beautiful, as is the texture of the drawing.
Jen, this little bear is so clever. I love his (or her) expresive face and the fur is so wonderfully portrayed. Holly really started something when she suggested we each create a bear in honor of Fred and his bears!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Bonnie Your cp of the bear is fantastic. I love the way you used the paper. HIs fir, expression and foilage is superb.
Nealy Wonderful drawing of the Native American
Jen you clay bear is so cute.
A quick wc pensil to celebrate Freds adventurous bears. "up" to the celebration.
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Nice Cezanne, Sarah
Comment and critique are welcome
Fred nice country lane, looks like it is in the style of Vangoh
Alex, Jen and Karen ~ Thank you for your comments on my Native American. I enjoyed drawing this one. It is a great photo.
Jen ~ Your bear sculpture is coming along well. With the larger head, you can just call her a cub! Maybe slap some more fat on her tummy!
Karen ~ Up, Up and Away In Our Beautiful Balloons! Cute CP fantasy bears.
i love dirt roads and paths. hope this fits in my latest path.
Thank you Nealey, Alex and Karen for your comments.
Nealey, you have a lovely drawing of the Native. I like the use of the graphite and charcoal, it has a nice softness to it. And as Alex mentioned the lost edges are very nice.
Jen, your bear is coming along nicely. Looks like fun and wish I was there to give it a try. He has such a cute expression and nicely cupped ears.
Karen, your celebrating bears are wonderful. They give us a big smile, so fun and colourful with the balloons.
Curtis, I love dirt roads and paths also. You have done a wonderful job on this one. I really like your colours.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Very nice Curtis
C and C always welcomed
Nealey love your NA drawing. It has great contrast. Good job
Bonnie a wise choice using black paper. Painting black objects is very tricky and you have handled it very well.
Jen your little bear is a cutie.
At the pottery barn at the art center they have a wall of faces. Tomorrow that is my project. I will post it when it is done.
hope you fire this little bear. I also hope you have no area thicker than half an inch.. it could explode otherwise. It looks like terracotta clay?
I made a compostbin kiln in my garden to fire small pieces like that......fill it with sawdust or small wood chips (metal bin of course which has a funnel and if it hasn't pierced holes already you would have to make a few around the base). Place dried work in the centre on sawdust, surround and cover with more sawdust place lid on top after setting the sawdust alight. Takes a long time to fire but it does work. Remember our predecessors just placed the objects in their fires!!!!!!
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