ALL MEDIA CHALLENGE 45 - AUGUST 2014

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Turps245 wrote
on 5 Aug 2014 12:37 AM

Thanks Nealey they will need it!

Well today I worked on another sun loving laid back gnome to join his friend. Still in the early stages but beginning to take shape. I have left him wrapped in  wet paper towels and a plastic bag which hopefully will keep him soft enough to work on Saturday as Howard has his surgery on Thursday and I wont make it to the studio.

Still a bit basic but you get the idea. I had a job forming and attaching his hip and legs. I was trying to get one of the girls to pose on the floor but she didn't want to get dirty!! I think I have him almost right.

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on 5 Aug 2014 5:14 AM

Jen, the attitude of this gnome is wonderful. I can't get over how effortless and natural the positions of these gnomes are. Truly charming!

Alex

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Berkenstock wrote
on 5 Aug 2014 1:49 PM

Jen just curious did you find your gnome on one of the nude beaches???  All of the ones I have seen have a pointy hat nabd fully clothed.  I guess al little personal expression of freedom isn't so bad unless your body looks like mine. ;0

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

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Turps245 wrote
on 5 Aug 2014 4:46 PM

Geri, LOL he is a work in progress. I have to finish his arms and face etc before I make him clothes! All newborns come into the world naked you know!

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NealeyPea wrote
on 5 Aug 2014 6:25 PM

Jen, your second sun-loving gnome is going to go well with your first one.  I can picture the pair, daydreaming in your garden!  You may have to beef up his forearms a bit.  But as it's a WIP, I won't comment further.   I'm sure he will keep moist in a plastic bag.  I used to store  my clay works-in-progress for months, until I was inspired again.

Geri, hello and I'm sure Jen's gnome won't be indecent, even if he IS nekkid!!!!

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NealeyPea wrote
on 5 Aug 2014 6:35 PM

"LITTLE GIRL"   9" x 12" water soluble pencil on multimedia paper.

I began the drawing with regular drawing pencils, but the paper was too "toothy" for any detail.  So I plunged in, using water soluble graphite & WC brush, layer upon layer.  New technique for me!

Comments and critiques are welcome.

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Berkenstock wrote
on 6 Aug 2014 12:06 AM

ONE WORD   WOW

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

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Hearadh wrote
on 6 Aug 2014 3:14 AM

Very well done Nealey

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NealeyPea wrote
on 6 Aug 2014 5:58 PM

GERI,

ONE WORD      THANKS!

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mclnda wrote
on 6 Aug 2014 6:27 PM

For a new technique your results are awesome. I can't give you all the credit though.

The model is precious.

But back to technique did it flow once you changed mediums?

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Turps245 wrote
on 6 Aug 2014 6:48 PM

Nealey, what a beautiful drawing! The water soluble were the way to go  as it has let you give her the childish softness so needed. Well done! 

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Hearadh wrote
on 7 Aug 2014 3:15 AM

Hello Nealey ...posted a comment yesterday but it hasn't appeared

Well done.......(maybe it wasn't long enough to register!!!!!)

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Hearadh wrote
on 7 Aug 2014 6:04 AM

sketch of the Summer view from the patio of my daughter's garden...the bridge is ancient and is over a stream. It twists slightly two thirds across it. The garden slopes very steeply down to the waters edge.

The figure on the bridge was put in to show how low the walls are due to the road surface being strengthened  to accommodate cars etc instead of carts/horses!!!!

Brown ink in sketch book, original  8" x 5.5"

 

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Berkenstock wrote
on 7 Aug 2014 8:32 AM

Sarah nice little sketch but I think the pot is too close to center.  It almost splits the drawing in half.

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

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on 7 Aug 2014 9:03 AM

Nealey, you are certainly a gifted portraitist! The effects created by your use of graphite are lovely.

Sarah, this drawing is charming. You are always sensitive to showing depth and distance, and the pot in the foreground does that so effectively.

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