Fred, this is a favorite! I agree with Sam that you did a very good job on the tree, which most of us find difficult, and the sky is exquisite (as usual). Your bear shows movement and personality.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Bonnie, Yes zantangle valantines I love them! Wonderful work on all of them. I have no problem if we get deluged in Zantagles as long as we are all having fun and creating beautiful artworks on our theme of the month! Maybe I will zentangle my Mum amd Dad!!
Jen C & C's always welcome
Fred, I agree I did not think this an easy reference but you have done a great job with the tree and the lovely light which is what attracted me to it. The bear fits right in and makes it truly yours. Love it!
Sammy, Jim, Alex and Catherine, many thanks on your comments on my sketch. I may start over as their faces are about one inch around. May do more of a close up. I think I am too pooped tonight but we'll see. Thank you all for jumping in and participating in the challenge. Hope Marsha is feeling okay. I wonder where Joyce and Sandi are too. Have fun.
Jen Congratulation on your line up of great challenge pictures. yea, too bad you weren't able to use those chocolate hearts... oh well.
I won't be around to much this month as It is Black History Month and Jazz Appreciation month which combined will make me crazy at the club this month...
Jim, I love the cats, I put my cat as my avatar, she is a tortie named Zena. I especially like your cat with her paw up and getting ready to give it a lick and a wink....
Sam your keets are beautiful... great colors...
Bonnie: It looks like Shiela's Pen Tango pieces are going to be a great hit, your hearts are terrific. great job.
Fred, I simply love the Old Frozen Tree with the bear quite a twist and quite good, good luck with the pastels. I'm enjoying them too.
Jen the sketch of your parents captures their moment, I attempted the same one. will post next.
Alex : I was so glad to see you back, I used the paper for last month's challenge. fell totally in love with it.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
Jen here is my attempt at the black and white picture of your cute parents. what a fun picture.
HB pencil on 6x9 multimedia sketch paper. There is a huge difference between working on drawing paper and working on multimedia sketch paper. I can see one place above the eye area that needs a little graphite taken out. I may try to take care of that later today. After so much graphite is layed onto the paper you start losing your option to lighten cleanly.
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
Marsha you're drawing looks great. I like how you did the design on the dress. Very nice!
Marsha, this is a very good pencil interpretation of the photo of Jen's parents - I like the fact that you "zoomed in" on them and think it gave more room for detail on the faces. OK, have to say it ... The dress! How wonderful! The pattern is subtly more distinct in places, a great touch.
Catherine, your comment about the difference between drawing paper and multimemedia paper is intriguing. Haven't used multimedia paper, so am wondering what difference youre noticing. This is a lovely drawing of the blue jay. The texture of the feathers and tree stump are beautifully done.
Does it look like a Bluejay?? It's supposed to be the Kingfisher from this months Challenge! lol
Thanks for your very nice comments Alex and Marsha
Marsha your drawing of Jens parents is super you have captured thier likeness very well .
Caterine beautiful sketch I don't understand paper differances so I can't comment on that but the bird turned out great
I see Fred jumped in again with a nice pastel always good to see a bear or two
Jim C&C welcomed
Fred is that "red sky in the morning, Bears take warning"? You're doing great with the pastels. I've never used them before.
Catherine, that settles it! Definitely have not had enough coffee today. Yes, it is a kingfisher, not a blue jay!