Jen Thanks, upon looking I do see a resemblance to old blue eyes....
Sammy I adore this Santa... Jen hit it on the head with the baffled look on his face.. wow I am impressed with all the media great job.
you have photoshop don't you, it has a card maker installed I believe, at least the Photo elements does... If you did get a mac iphoto has one as well. just google for a free photo card maker.
I love the dark color is that indigo?
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Cathrine is correct as well, looks like he got caught in the middle of the night by someone peeking through a window.... tee hee... We should have a caption contest as well.....
This one could be "Oppps" or ,,, "UH ... I was just taking out the trash"
Marsha, I love your humorous Santa with his skinny hips and skinny trees.
And Sam, your Santa is great, too. I know there are things you want to change, but I like it and am thinking about the jump you make from realism to comic. It makes me realize I should stretch myself more and not just say "I don't do that."
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
This business of printing holiday cards is pretty tricky. Now I understand why professional photographers go nuts about the colors in prints of their art. Photoshop Elements is definitely on the "must-have" list!
Sammy watercolor on rice paper can be tricky but you have handled it well. I love the strands in the paper because its random and you never know whats going to happen. Kind of like pouring paint.
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Thanks to all of you for your kind words about my baffled Santa. That look is party the result of a piece of fiber in the exact spot that his eyes are. I just couldn't do his eyes. Yes, Geri, it is tricky to use watercolor on rice paper that is this textured. The color tends to run along the pieces of fiber and threads. I am learning to use very little water and do a very small section at a time. It is time consuming but not near as much as colored pencil. Marsha, the colors I used for the background are both Daniel Smith - Sodalite Genuine and Dark Turquoise.
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Having been doing a long honeydo list and a lack of inspiration I have been neglecting this challenge
It is good to see a couple of old friends back and two new ones ,Saira and Nadine welcome to all
Marsha has posted so many I will just say I like them all my choice is the skinny santa ,Alex's pastel bear is great , wonderful abstract undersea card from asusanrae ,Geri's old world santa is really nice as is Joyce's bear card and Sam's Nativity scene is outstanding
sorry for my late postings I'm stillworking on her list
hope I didn't miss anyone
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Sammy your Santa is nice looking be happy with it I am!!!!!
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Joyce I love your bear! It's a simple idea but yet the dark sky looks so wintery and frosty!
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Well I am making progress on my painting/card. I don't have the card programme on my Photoshop so will have to add it. Howard is investigating so hopefully I will be able to play with it soon. Here is where I am. There are still things that need resolving. Not sure about the forground but I hope to put wording there so want it simple. Not sure the lamppost works and the writing has proved troublesome! I have decided the Bear is a young one as the elf is a little big! so what do you think? Please comment as making stuff up a little dificult!
before crop 12 x 9 on wallis with various soft pastels and pastel pencils
I haven 't finished still a few details to do.
OH JEN! it is absolutely adorable... the elf is young too and he is trying to get some last minute toys to Santa his little polar bear cub is helping him..... leave the lamp post it adds to the charm of it. don't change a thing..... GREAT JOB!
Jen neat little picture. It will make a nice Christmas card. Good work.
Jen, you managed to incorporate both the bear and the lamp post into this charming Christmas scene. The aerial perspective is excellent. The little elf is so cute and his complementary red and green clothing draws one's attention. The purple shadows definitely give the impression that it's brrrrrrr cold. You created good color harmony by repeating that purple throughout the painting - on the snow, the bear, the trees and the elf's face. Great colors for the bear's shadows. You handled the white on white very well. I absolutely love this and look forward to receiving it as a card for Christmas. You're so good with those pastels.
Jen this is a great Christmas scene! The light even looks like winter light and the elf's rosey cheek adds even more charm. Very nice!