Thank you Sandi, Sam and Jen . I enjoy trying to do portraits from old small B&W photos it 's a fun challenge James
Jim C&C welcomed
I am not sure that what I am doing is right...but you sure did something right! This bunny is fantastic and has given me a "poke" to try something like it. I'll proabably try a lot of different media to achieve the effect, since I have too many things, and never enough of waht I actually need. Thank you for the inspiration. Trepidation ( Cape Breton )
Jen C & C's always welcome
Trepidation, welcome aboard. Your self portrait that you posted in the Member Gallery on March 9, 2012 and is also named "Trepidation" is very expressive and full of emotion, I like the limited palette and think it is very well done. Also, I note that you live in a very interesting and beautiful spot on the earth, Nova Scotia. There must be many interesting painting subject there.
We would be delighted to see your artwork. If you create something from the Challenge reference photos, post them in that thread. Anything and everything else you create can be posted in the Chatter thread.
Thank you for your kind words concerning "Happy Hoppy." Our children were here for my hubby's 80th birthday the weekend of March 18, and the oldest loved that bunny and took it home with her. A lot of her friends call her Hoppy since Hoppe (pronounced the same) was her maiden name.
We are looking forward to seeing your work. You may post "Trepidation" in the chatter thread so that our small group can enjoy and comment on it.
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
Trepidation- I love this name, welcome to our little corner here. i am always late to the party but I am trying to catch up. Hope to see your post here soon,
C&C are welcome and appreciated.
I did this last night. Just a quick sketch that is slightly off in proportions. Mum was a tiny little thing just five foot high.
In my sketchbook with 2b pencil
I am totally lost. Someone come and find me and get me back on track. Lori/Trepidation
Jen, isn't it fun to do a drawing or painting of a loved one? I always find myself smiling as the image emerges. This is a good drawing of your Mum. It looks like her. I went back and forth to the reference photo several time. At first, I thought that her body is facing to our left but her feet are facing straight. But the reference photo reveals that you have it right on. Then I thought that Mum's eyes were open and, again, the reference photo showed that you got it right. I like this. Are you thinking about adding color?
Lori, in what way are you lost? Are you confused as to what you would like to create? Are you confused by this forum and it's workings? Are you lost because you can't get yourself to get started? Whatever it is, everyone here would like to help. Just let us know exactly what you need and how we can help.
Concerning the reference photos, you don't have to do them exactly as posted. If a rose is posted, you can do any rose. A swan was posted and you can do a swan of your choosing. Of you can do just a tiny section of a reference photos. Be creative and make it your own.
Looking forward to seeing your work.
Very nicely sketched Jen , I tryed doing a painting of my mother in a similar pose from about the same age but was never happy with it this is a much better likeness James
Jen- Your drawing has very likeness of your Mum's photo. Everything is perfect even her little fingers. The face is spot on. You are getting real good at Portrait.
O.K. Finally I finished my fishing boats. I have been very busy with personal stuffs. A couple of Drs. appointments plus the Colonoscopy last week the result of which is very good, no polyph at all so next appointment is five years. Next week is blood test for my primary care and for one other doctor. I squeezed my painting time in yesterday afternoon, the result of which is not very good but I will post now. then I have to get dressed to go to a wedding of my cousin's son in Tampa.
Fishing Boats at Clearwater Beach.
Acrylic painting with some Oil Pastel -Erengi
Gesso coated watercolor cold press paper 140 lbs.
Size is 9"X11"
I sure like the way you did the beach colors nice painting Sandi . James
Sandi, don't you just love the brilliance of OPs. Very nice beach scene. The sand is well done and so are the boats. The motion and colors of the sea are super.
Well i did this quickie with pastel pencils and nupastels on 9x12 colorfix paper. The head is a bit off looks more snake than bird!
Oh well at least I am doing some art.