ALL MEDIA CHALLENGE 42 - APRIL, 2014

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Hearadh wrote
on 17 Apr 2014 11:59 AM

Hello to:-

Thunk...delicate rendering...have you noticed the top wing looks like a masked face

Karen..agree again with Jen

ED... nice to see you back

Nealey...sensitive portrait

sorry to be so succinct but haven't much time to spare at the moment.

 

Sarah

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karend84 wrote
on 17 Apr 2014 5:02 PM

Liz thanks for joining in.  I hope we can see you more now rust your back from Florida.  Great job on the girl in the meadow.  

Sarah your butterfly is beautiful.   

Karen

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NealeyPea wrote
on 17 Apr 2014 5:37 PM

Karen & Jen & Sarah ~ thanks for your good comments on "Bob".  I'm real glad I put smiles on your faces!  He was fun to do.  I liked the light source coming from below - which reminded me of cowboys sitting around a fire. That, and reading another Robert B. Parker novel is what influenced me.  And no, I don't think Bob looks sinister either!

ED ~ Good to see you posting again.  It's always nice to try different mediums & surfaces!  Nice work on your acrylic landscape.

Our computer is pretty much FRIED.  Plus, we've been running Windows XP & it's obsolete now.  If I'm AFK for a week or so, it's because we're looking for a replacement.  HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

Comments and critiques are welcome.

Nealey

 

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NealeyPea wrote
on 17 Apr 2014 5:50 PM

Sarah, didn't mean to ignore your WC.  Your post just popped up in my Email - another example of broken CPU.Sad The soft colours  are effective, love your background again!  You do them so well!

If I missed anyone else's post, SORRY it's noT me - it's TECHNOLOGY!!

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Kerthunkeh wrote
on 18 Apr 2014 5:45 AM

Hearadh -

 

I had only noticed that the top wing looked like a mask until you had pointed it out.  This is in part accidental, as I had rendered the ink when the paper was still wet due to impatience.  Thus, I had little control over where the ink went when I wetted it further.  I shiould have waited for the watercolour pencil to dry out first.  It is still quite amusing.  I am tempted to add two little nostrils, for a teenage mutant ninja turtle to suddenly appear.

Secondly,  I may be able to do some drawing or painting on Sunday, however, it is Easter Sunday.  I may find a couple of hours in the afternoon, though I am currently practicing fundamentals of perspective, and may do some abstract experimental 1-point perspective drawings instead.  I'm also working on rendering the basic shapes in perspective, as I've only ever done it freehand really.  I am hoping this will lead me onto far more complex drawings, and a better skill in hatching.

Maybe I'll squeeze one more in, but I doubt it, as my biggest project of my life ( my final major project of my last year of university) is due.

I love the oil on canvas of the woods, with the light breaking through between the trees.

Furthermore,  I've managed to find a photoshop on one of the laptops at university again, so hopefully, I should have a bigger butterfly.  

 

 

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Turps245 wrote
on 19 Apr 2014 10:39 PM

Thunk, Glad you found Photoshop and we could see your enlarged butterfly and all the details. Now I can see the mask too what a screech!

 

I haven't done much at the studio other than spring cleaning my locker and making more room for my clay supplies. I have too much stuff! Today all I did was this quick and rather strange looking sketch.  Her neck is too long and looks like her head is falling off!! :) I was helping another granddaughter of one of the ladies play with clay too, in the process clay ended up on my sketch!  Not my best. I may try again when I am not so distracted.

In my sketchbook regular pencil and not completed.

Happy Easter to All!

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karend84 wrote
on 20 Apr 2014 11:48 AM

Jen great attempt at the lady lamp.  This one is difficult.  All the shapes are elongated.  

 

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karend84 wrote
on 20 Apr 2014 11:56 AM

Happy Easter to all. I Have been working all weekend and have to work today.  I started this underpainting at class on Thursday and worked on some more at home.  Really had a hard time working out the composition.  I re worked the underpainting a few times.  I think I'm happy with it now and starting adding the sky today.  We'll see how it progresses.  

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karend84 wrote
on 20 Apr 2014 11:57 AM

Sorry forgot the attachment

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Turps245 wrote
on 20 Apr 2014 2:24 PM

Karen, I can see where this would take some planning and the dreaded perspective! Good start on the sky. What is the subject?  I am sure you will do a brilliant job! 

Thanks for the encouraging words on my odd drawing. I didn't stretch her body enough and her head is too big, neck and shoulder is out of wack too! I tried to do the negative spaces but as I said too distracted. I just wanted to have done some art that day! Still it keeps the hand in! 


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Hearadh wrote
on 20 Apr 2014 2:30 PM

Karen..   good start, looking forward to seeing what you choose as your focal poiny.

 

Jen...you obviously know what to do next so no need to comment!!!!

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karend84 wrote
on 20 Apr 2014 3:14 PM

Thank you Jen and Sarah.  This is the pic of the Mountain village from my house in Tamaqua.  Hard to see it at this point

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Berkenstock wrote
on 20 Apr 2014 6:00 PM

Here is my late Easter Greeting.  I wanted to post this this A.M. but never got around to it till now.  Ink & WC on 7x10 Lanaquarelle hot press.  I had trouble with the transition area from foreground to background and I am not real happy with the leaves but very happy with the rabbit drawing.  Hope you all enjoy.

Sorry it won't let me post my picture I will try later

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

 Geri

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Kerthunkeh wrote
on 20 Apr 2014 6:20 PM

Here is my graphite sketch of the lamp. It is a3 size and I used derwent soft grade pencils. Using a 9b was like charcoal. First time I used them. Very fond of them. Broke 2 leads though due to applying too much pressure when using them sideways. I am very fond of this sketch. Took me an hour to get right shape and an hour and half to do the tonal rendering. 

 

 

 

 

I have accentuated some of the curves and made the left leg bulkier deliberately. Found the base difficult to look good so I decided to suggest it instead. Let me know what you think.

 

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Berkenstock wrote
on 20 Apr 2014 9:50 PM

It finally let me post

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