Jen- That's O.K. at least you have tried but please don't give up. This is why it's called a challenge. I don't do flower well so now I am starting with the Rose. Am at the preparation stage-printing out the picture to use as an example. Initially I wanted to do the Oregon Mountain but that can wait. Also thanks a lot Jen for campaigning for me and try to get people to paint.
How are you doing guys? You can also show your WIP (Work In Progress) so we all can see the steps that you are taking. Fred- where are you? You have been so quiet. You used to be the one that posts first. Used to be either you or Cindy.
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Here is a rose. I wasn't happy with it so it is now a combination of.... Colored Pencil prisma, and Watercolor. 6x9 stonehenge white
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Marsha. Wow your rose rocks!!! Lovely 3D effect, love the colour of it, and the bg is gorgeous and fits with the rose perfectly. Looks like you found the perfect combination!
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Well Sorry i have to follow that Beautiful rose with this crazy cat! I worked on this again tonight and it looks a bit better. It isn't quite right still. the legs, feet, face well all of it is a bit off! But it at least looks a bit cat like. Howard said it looks like it's been in a fight! Anyway pencils in my sketchbook. 9x12
the light spot underneath the shelf is actually shine from the pencil. It was really dark and full of lead!
Marsha, I'm trying to think of the right word to describe what I think of your work. What comes to mind is style, personality, expressive, spontaneous, creative, original, delicate, beautiful. I guess you can tell I like it. The background is gorgeous - so loose and free and spontaneous. It's great as is. As far as critique, I want to say crop it on the right so that the rose isn't so centered but then I hate for you to crop away any of that background. The rose is very well done. You might be able to get a little darker in a few places especially in the center and the vees even though you don't see those darks in the reference photo. If you have Tuscan Red or Black Cherry you could touch those areas very lightly for the darks - just bearly touch the paper with the pencil.
I'm sorry that you didn't start creating art years ago. You would be a famous artist now. We would be going to see your collections in museums. Who knows, we may yet.
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Jen, well, cats do get in fights! Why not draw it? I think you did a good job with a tough pose. Maybe his leg on our left tapers up and looks too thin at the top of that line. If you darken the bg the cat will stand out more. I love the whiskers. I think it would be neat if you kept it all graphite but used colored pencil for the green eyes and made the pupils real dark. Cool!
Jen, the dark, dark bg will make the fur look lighter. I guess you can tell that I'm having another sleepless night.
Marsha- i really like your rose it is very pretty it has great color..i like how you made the background blue and green. those happen to be my fav colors. very pretty. you didi that really fast. it has only been like 3days.. Wow..Great.
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Jen- the cat looks good to me. i have tried animals before and with not much success so i kinda stil to people. just lovely
Wow! Marsha! You are No. 1 in posting. Love...love.. your Rose, background is dreamy with nice colors. The petals curves and curl and highlighted in the right place.The green in the back of the rose make it stand out. Lovely salmon-pinkish of the flower goes well with green. I know you can do flowers well. Three cheers.
Jen- You started your cat real well and Howard is right-Cotton was on self defense mode. I think he didn't trust me with something dark in my hand. He was in shelter for sometime so may be he had to learn how to fight. You got his attitude correctly. Follow Sammy direction and you will have a beautiful Cotton.
I woke up and you guys were running the train through the night. Wow! I think this is the artists' habit.
Okay, here is Cotton again with green eyes and darker shading. it still doesn't look as dark as it actually is although I took this photo on the patio this morning. It was a dreary overcast day though. I fluffed him up a bit too, something cats do when allarmed.
Jen- Yeh! You did it! Cotton looks real good and just like Cotton in real life. He is saying with green eyes and all-"Don't mess with me!". I especially like his sparkling eyes. His left (our right) looks distinguished because of the contrast background. His other side shows up well too because you highlighted it well. Well done.