Gerri, thanks for trying the cherries. I think you did an excellent job with them. They look like real cherries and I really like the stalk. I liked that the reference was so simple and that people could make them their own. I agree with your wife!
Jen C & C's always welcome
Geri, good job on the cherries. The cherry colour is great and you captured the round shape. The stems are really nice, especially where they join at the top.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Thanks Bonnie and Jen for your nice comments. I just thought the cherries could have been fuller. The one on the right is almost heart shaped. I didn't notice in my beginning sketch.
C and C always welcomed
Jen your gnome is coming along great. I really like what you have done.
Neally hopingyou are doing well after surgery.
Geri great jobon the cherries. I like the shape. They look natural
C&Cs always welcome
Jen great job with the still life.
Hello Jen! Love how your gnome is shaping up and NO I am not bored to death looking at your photos, hahaha! Your still life has great highlights from the window - nice effect.
Geri ~ Nice WC of the cherries - they look edible to me!
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Here is a quick contribution! I scribbled real fast & wasn't wearing my spectacles! Also didn't fix any mistakes or use an eraser.
6" x 6" pencil on paper.
Where is everyone? Well, I'll keep ya company Jen!
Nealey, thanks for joining me I was feeling lonely! I am glad you had a go at the flute player. I really liked him and may still have a go at him. You quick sketch came out really well as you have captured his gesture. I think that sometimes quick sketches work out better than something you put hours into. Maybe try another one sans glasses!!
I set the gnome to dry and will hope for the best. Glad you were not bored! Thanks for the good words on the still life.
Thanks Karen and thanks for doing next months challenge.
i messed around trying to make a bowl from a form made out of styrofome. It may not have been the best thing to mold on! The clay is very fragile so will have to see if it releases from the mold. It looks easy on utube but is a lot trickier to do! Still the only way to learn is try. I will see how it looks on Saturday.
Nealy you picked the 2nd hardest picture to do. Locks being the first. They are both great.
Jen if you put a damp paper towel between your mold and clay it should come out OK. The paper towel won't stick to the Styrofoam and the paper towel can then be pealed from the clay. Clay can then be smoothed out if you wish. Good luck.
Gerri, I think that is the problem I put it directly onto the mold. I will have to see what it is doing on Saturday and maybe scrape it off and try it your way. I have never used a mold so you live and learn!
a different kind of market...
from sketch book a long time ago. Pen and wash
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Sarah, nice little sketch. Where were you when you sketched it? Look like you were sketching from life and making notes.
I was in Madeira Jen and yes I was sketching plein air the market was enormous and full of everykind of fish/fruit/ flowers. The ladies were from the countryside and wore their everyday regional costumes.
The men didn't like to be drawn at all!
Nealey, your quick sketch of the flute player turned out great even without the specs and eraser. What a challenge, and you captured lots of detail with his form, face and hands.
Sarah, it is so good to see your Medeira flower market plein air sketch. The pen and wash worked well with this and your notes and spot of colour are great. It must have been wonderful with all the flowers and fruit and costumes, I can understand that you would want to sketch it. Just wondering if you did a painting from this?