Challenge #38 - December 2013

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Berkenstock wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 12:03 AM

I messed around and did not get anything done for December.  I hurried one tonight and it shows but I wanted to post so I can get going on January. 

This is 5x7 mechanical pencil on pastel paper. 

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

 Geri

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C. Brown wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 4:48 AM

Geri I like the shapes and proportions in your bird drawing even if it was hurried. When you say pastel paper do you mean you used pastel for a background or is it a paper for pastels?

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B.J. Bailey wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 7:40 AM

Geri, I understand about not getting anything done in December. I had looked at this pair as well and you did a good job with the mechanical pencil. I especially like their eyes and the turn of the head.

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jcurry wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 8:13 AM

Very nice drawing!

Jan

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 8:28 AM

Geri:   AWWWWWWW  how cute... I love the look the one on the right is giving to the one on the left...  good job.   

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on 2 Jan 2014 8:54 AM

Geri, this is a very nice quick, graphite drawing.  I love these birds and what a better way to start the New Year than with a pair of cuddling birds.  They are well drawn with good body proportions.  Nice.

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on 2 Jan 2014 8:59 AM

Geri, very nice pencil drawing even if hurried!

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karend84 wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 9:14 AM

Geri nice pencil drawing.  Good values and shapes

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Berkenstock wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 2:26 PM

You all were tooooo kind in your comments about my drawing.  It probably would not made it past the trash if I would have had something else to post.

To answer your question about the paper Lo Ann fabrics had these little 5x7 pads of paper for $1 each clearance.  They have no brand name just acrylic, WC or pastel.  The pastel is a light gray color and works pretty good for graphite and ink.  I would not think that it would be archival.

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NealeyPea wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 7:54 PM

After C. Pissarro's THE FOUR SEASONS; WINTER.  6' x 9" watercolor.  I'm not real proud of this dreary little piece but was a challenge & I'm done with it ~ time to move on.Super Angry

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NealeyPea wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 8:09 PM

Hi Geri!  You did a good quick sketch of the cockatoos, I believe they are.  I was also "drawn" to this photo - LOL.  I have had 3 parrots and a pair of Cockatiels as pets in the past.

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on 2 Jan 2014 8:25 PM

Nealey, I'm sorry that you're not pleased with The Four Seasons: Winter.  I looked up that piece by Pissarro and must say that I'm impressed with your version.  You got all those building in place, the snow looks good and your piece is more golden than Pissarro's.  I particularly like the golden sky.  Put it aside for a few days and I believe that when you come back to it, you will be most pleased.  It's very nice.

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NealeyPea wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 8:51 PM

Sam thanks for your encouragement.  The unfinished piece just sat around tooo long & I began to get an "attitude" with it!! 

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B.J. Bailey wrote
on 2 Jan 2014 10:18 PM

Nealey, this looks good to me.  I really like the left side with the tree out in front. It is a little different but there would be with the watercolour. A very nice winter scene after C. Pissarro's.

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Joyce Lydia wrote
on 3 Jan 2014 6:54 AM

Geri your birds are wonderful, I 'm going to do them too and then you can see how GOOD yours are.

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