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Title: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 04, 2019, 08:31:25 PM
Creating on a regular basis is one of the keys to constantly improving as an artist.

Members are challenged to use the keywords of the week below to create an artwork.

The artwork can be in any medium and as elaborate or simple as you choose. Do whatever suits your schedule and time limit for the week as long as you create something.

For example if you have little time this week maybe do a quick pen sketch. If you have more time next week, you may decide to do a full painting and so on.
Here are the words for 2019:

45: birth (this week - week of 4 to 10 November)
46: fever (week of 11 to 17 November)
47: candle (week of 18 to 24 November)
48: needy (week of 25 November to 1 December)
49: play (week of 2 to 8 December)
50: used (week of 9 to 15 December)
51: vain (week of 16 to 22 December)
52: technology (week of 23 to 29 December)

 :gl:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 04, 2019, 08:41:12 PM
Wonderful challenge!! :yippee: :yippee:
Here’s my digital painting for # birth.

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 04, 2019, 09:28:14 PM
As usual beautiful Gita!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 04, 2019, 10:01:10 PM
 :congrats: Gita
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 05, 2019, 02:49:22 AM
I am in.  Love this concept, and weekly challenge is manageable.

 :thankyou: Gita and Nolan!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 05, 2019, 06:28:39 AM
Well done Gita :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 05, 2019, 04:00:46 PM
Lovely Gita  O0
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 05, 2019, 06:08:15 PM
Gita, well done, and so cute! Yes, I thought it was digital.  You are getting so good with that!  So happy that Nolan picked up on this and created this challenge section.

Here is my pen and ink for "birth"..Taken from an old  album cover.

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 05, 2019, 08:05:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 05, 2019, 09:14:13 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, Zyan, Annie, Bill, Win, MaryLou!
Love your idea for # birth and so well sketched, MaryLou! :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 05, 2019, 09:50:31 PM
Great entry Win.Whoops  I meant Mary Lou
Here is mine.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 05, 2019, 10:43:20 PM
I love this, great idea!!! Very well painted!!  :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 05, 2019, 11:02:48 PM
Wow Bill, this is so good!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 06, 2019, 02:51:00 AM
Lovely entries Mary Lou, Bill! :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 06, 2019, 02:58:53 AM
Mary Lou, most beautiful ink.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 06, 2019, 03:00:23 AM
Bill, nice and creative watercolor for birth  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 06, 2019, 03:01:58 AM
Gita, again thank you.  You are creating very nice composition digitally.  The yellow and the green are great together  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 06, 2019, 05:05:26 AM
 :thankyou: Gita, Mary Lou, Annie and Zayn. Thought this an obvious pick so got in before someone else used the idea.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 06, 2019, 08:19:50 AM
Fabulous MaryLou and Bill  :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 06, 2019, 01:23:44 PM
Thank you Win
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 06, 2019, 01:46:14 PM
 :thankyou: Annie!  ;)
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 06, 2019, 08:07:40 PM
great job Bill :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 06, 2019, 09:27:23 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Win, Nolan,
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 07, 2019, 02:53:34 PM
Here is my challenge for the week - Birth. Its done with colour pencils
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 07, 2019, 07:06:22 PM
excellent :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 07, 2019, 10:00:11 PM
 Win,     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 07, 2019, 10:04:56 PM
Lovely digital art entry, Gita. Love the colours.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 07, 2019, 10:11:05 PM
The birth of a musical era caught in pen and ink, Mary Lou  :) O0
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 07, 2019, 10:18:31 PM
Classical birth depiction, Bill.  :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 07, 2019, 10:45:49 PM
Great Win, good choice!

Thank you, Cath!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 07, 2019, 10:53:00 PM
The single green shoot draws one‘s eyes to it, Win.  O0
Lovely contrast of colours.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 07, 2019, 11:01:58 PM
 :thankyou: everyone for your comments.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 08, 2019, 12:49:22 AM
 :thankyou: Cathy
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 08, 2019, 09:03:19 AM
Lovely entry Win!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 08, 2019, 09:38:24 AM
Mine is the Birth of a Galaxy:

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 08, 2019, 10:53:31 AM
 Thats fabulous Nolan  :smitten:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 08, 2019, 11:04:22 AM
Really beautiful Nolan!
original idea! :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 08, 2019, 01:29:48 PM
Beautiful Galaxy Nolan  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I have a question Nolan, when you do sketches (painting, not drawing) do you use a smaller area that your usual 16x20" canvas?

Now... Oh oh, guess what I am working on?   :o
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 08, 2019, 01:33:30 PM
 Thank you Cath.
Lovely idea Win.  Love seeing those green guys poking through early in the spring! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Nolan, just fabulous and glad you joined! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 08, 2019, 02:21:07 PM
A Galaxy beging born is terrific! Nolan, I am thrilled about you joining us!
 O0
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 08, 2019, 05:16:54 PM
 :thankyou:

Annie. This is on a small canvas. Off the top of my head I estimate 6"x4".
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: EmmaLee on November 08, 2019, 08:46:55 PM
I love all of these paintings/drawings that were inspired by the word “birth”. They are all so good!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 08, 2019, 09:43:56 PM
Good one Nolan
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 08, 2019, 11:00:06 PM
Birth of 'my' Galaxie.  I used some metallic paints, silver and gold.  Somehow it did not come out as I was expecting, but it was fun to use something different.

I was wondering why Nolan's painting seemed not to cover the canvas well.  Now I know... mine look the same.  It is very difficult to take a good photo with a black background and bright colors.

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 08, 2019, 11:44:25 PM
Well done Annie. great minds  .....
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 09, 2019, 01:05:59 AM
Thank you Bill, but there is still a big gap between the master and the student.

Do you have comments on how I can improve this painting?  One thing?   I would appreciate any critics, from anyone, on these weekly challenges...
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: dennis on November 09, 2019, 03:12:05 AM
Birth of a Silver Fern Leaf


Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 09, 2019, 03:30:55 AM
Nice composition. This reminds me of  the Golden Ratio
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 09, 2019, 05:42:41 AM
Really beautiful Annie! :clap:


Like Bill says....Great minds... :)
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 09, 2019, 05:46:19 AM
So good to see you Dennis!


On my visit to New Zealand I was fascinated by Koru!Saw it everywhere..


Great entry! :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 09, 2019, 06:03:12 AM
Well done Annie  :clap
Nice to see you on here Denis. Love how ferns unfold like that.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 09, 2019, 07:41:55 AM
Annie, your rendition of the birth of a Galaxy is beautiful. For me, it’s good as it is.

 :yippee: :yippee: Glad that you joined! This is turning out to be a great thread! Your sketch is so intricate.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 09, 2019, 01:05:25 PM
Love the galaxy Annie, I see nothing wrong with it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Dennis, so happy to see on this thread :) , lovely sketch so detailed. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 09, 2019, 02:57:18 PM
Dennis so nice to see you, and what a wonderful role model you are to us  :flowers:

Now, I need to read about Kuro.  We have a fern that sorts of grown that way and it very southed in Spring because it is tender and slighly saute, it is a delicacy.  The head of ours would be about 2 to 3cm in diameter (1").

Thanks for the motivation  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 09, 2019, 09:31:34 PM
Continuing Zuri’s cartoons.


Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 09, 2019, 10:03:22 PM
What a marvelous imagination you have Gita
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 09, 2019, 11:05:28 PM
 ;D ;D love Zuri in her Elvis outfit. Excellent Gita  :smitten:  :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 10, 2019, 11:06:32 AM
Very clever Gita!Nice to have Zuri back! :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 10, 2019, 01:04:45 PM
Gita, very well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 10, 2019, 05:28:34 PM
 :thankyou: Bill, Win,Zyan, Mary-Lou!
I was missing Zuri, too.  :2funny:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 10, 2019, 07:23:09 PM
great entries :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 10, 2019, 08:58:36 PM
Thanks Nolan!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 10, 2019, 09:51:06 PM
My Fever entry.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 10, 2019, 11:15:31 PM

Birth of a Painting.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 11, 2019, 02:32:34 AM
Nice Entry Bill!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 11, 2019, 02:34:20 AM
Great idea Cath!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 11, 2019, 04:37:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Cathy. this a "why didn't I think that?"
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Trace on November 11, 2019, 06:05:13 AM
I just started Dennis's Pastel class the other day & then I had a play around & thought I'd try the Birth challenge in Pastel. I wasn't going to actually post it, but Cath you inspired me ( in fact everyone inspires me)...we're on the same page  :heeha: So here it is
cleaning up under my daughters bed was the birth of my little art journey :)
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 11, 2019, 08:25:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Tracey
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 11, 2019, 11:15:37 AM
Nice entries, Bill, Cathy! Simple and effective! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Trace, good that you made up your mind to show us the birth of your pastel paintings. It’s come out well.  Surely, there will be more for us to enjoy!  :clap::clap: :clap:
I also have all sorts of “births paintings“ from me and my daughter stored up somewhere. This one for e.g. is the birth of my daughter’s creativity when she was two. :). Interesting proportions, isn’t it?

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 11, 2019, 01:03:33 PM
Very good Bill....wait until you see mine....great minds again... ;D :clap: :clap: :clap:


Cath, really creative, well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:


Trace, nice you joined and also had the same creative thought as Cath..great minds think alike!!! (again)  ;D :clap: :clap: :clap:


Gita, so cute, love seeing childrens art and how they see the world. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 11, 2019, 01:14:29 PM
Here is my entry for this weeks word "fever".. I had the same thought as Bill ;D   .  This is free hand, no reference...I am finding sketching to become a bit easier...this is really great practice.


Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 11, 2019, 02:48:54 PM
Lol!Nice Trace!


That’s so good Mary Lou..free hand and no reference!!!!!!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 11, 2019, 06:46:20 PM
some very creative entries :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 11, 2019, 09:06:34 PM
Good subject Cath and Trace   :) :clap:
Things are hotting up( ;)) here with all these fever entries.
 :clap: :clap: Bill and Mary Lou.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: robynann on November 12, 2019, 11:27:27 AM
Wow some great entries!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 12, 2019, 09:53:43 PM
Good one Gita, has she grown up to be a Boxer?    :fight:  :D
Mary Lou,  :clap: :clap: I copied my picture
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 12, 2019, 10:37:55 PM
Good one Gita, has she grown up to be a Boxer?    :fight:  :D

 :2funny: :2funny: Bill, no, not at all!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Maryna on November 14, 2019, 09:27:47 AM
My submission for Fever.


Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 14, 2019, 11:04:32 AM
Fever Tree with a Fever Tree Pixie  :) done with Polychromo pencils.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 14, 2019, 11:09:01 AM
Great drawing of a mosquito Maryna. Love pen and ink drawings  :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 14, 2019, 02:04:09 PM
Creative entries Maryna and Win.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 14, 2019, 06:17:52 PM
Love the idea with the mosquito which has come out well!
Win, I did not know that something like a fever tree existed. Is the Pixie a fantasy figure? So well drawn! Lovely bright colours.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 14, 2019, 07:03:33 PM
very nice
 :smitten: these ones
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 14, 2019, 08:02:58 PM
Thank you for your lovely comments Mary Lou, Gina and Nolan.
Love the idea with the mosquito which has come out well!
Win, I did not know that something like a fever tree existed. Is the Pixie a fantasy figure? So well drawn! Lovely bright colours.
Gina it was named that because people often came down with a fever from Malaria where they grew. Yep just added the mythical pixie for interest 😉.  The colour of the tree is slightly exaggerated but when the setting sun catches the tree it can become quite yellowy green. 😊
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 14, 2019, 09:50:11 PM
WELL done Maryna and Win  :clap: :clap: I just love the ideas coming forth.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 14, 2019, 11:55:11 PM
All great and creative drawings/paintings for Fever  :clap: :clap: :clap:

My favorite is the drawing from Gita's daughter... what a happy drawing  :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 14, 2019, 11:56:42 PM
W46 - Fever
My contribution:  Saturday Night Fever  ::)
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 15, 2019, 12:04:14 AM
 :smitten: love it Annie. 
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 15, 2019, 05:55:25 AM
Well done Annie  :clap: :clap: :clap: "You know how to do it"
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 15, 2019, 09:55:46 AM
Love all the latest contribution for fever!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 15, 2019, 12:16:01 PM
Pen and ink sketch of the evergreen photo with pigment liner of Saturday night #fever. Decided then to make a line wash. Trying to keep up my practice of freehand drawing.



Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 15, 2019, 01:13:09 PM
So well done Annie, I love it!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Excellent Gita, I also love your rendition. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 15, 2019, 01:53:25 PM
I love all the contributions, so creative and different, Well Done!!!Well, ofcourse I had to give this a try too, have to get back, or better start with a habit of daily practice, so here is my little sketch that I made last night.
It is just small, 11cm by 16,5cm on 120 gr/cm drawingpaper. Not really great, it is really soft almost too soft.
I have used my beloved Karismas and a Sakura Pigma Micron 03 black fineliner.
And yes, I do wear purple chequered pyama's and no, even I suffer a lot from 'cold fever' since I have heart problems, I dont sit on the heater. The blanket is enough with a shawl and gardigan, and my feet in a footheater? to keep warm while I am cold and hot at the same time.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 15, 2019, 02:29:27 PM
Annie, your rendition of Saturday night fever ist great!! Actually, I drew mine without knowing that you already had the same subject!

Thanks Mary Lou! 

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 15, 2019, 02:32:56 PM
Riya, I like your nice Sketch of yourself. I am sorry to hear about your health problems. Get well, my dear.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 15, 2019, 02:37:08 PM
 :clap:  :clap: Riya.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 15, 2019, 02:44:21 PM
 :thankyou: Gita for your very nice comment and your warm wishes,  :flowers: It is much appreciated.
 :thankyou: so much Win.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 15, 2019, 03:37:25 PM
Gita..very nice sketch with the lovely background! :clap:

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 15, 2019, 03:39:32 PM
 :clap: Riya!


Aww that must be so challenging feeling hot and cold at the same time.Sending good thoughts your way for speedy recovery!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 15, 2019, 04:04:15 PM
 :thankyou: so much,  :flowers:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 15, 2019, 11:09:35 PM
Well done Gita and Riya  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 16, 2019, 05:09:49 AM
 :thankyou: Bill.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: dennis on November 16, 2019, 06:33:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 16, 2019, 07:46:59 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis. It feels just so great being creative again  :yippee: .
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 16, 2019, 12:23:21 PM
Well, with some catching up to do ...
Topic “Birth” : Nolan, I love the your new Galaxy. One can feel new life in the colours &     
                                 explosion
                     Annie, such a different feel with the swirling movement in your Galaxy.
                     Dennis, it is inspiring the way you have depicted the gentle unfurling of       
                                 this lovely plant.
                      Tracey, not everyone’s parent would be inspired towards art, at what they 
                                 find under their child’s bed. Well done.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

And thank you everyone for the kind comments on my quick submission to this topic.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 16, 2019, 12:45:38 PM
... and to continue with catching up with our present weekly challenge FEVER,

Gita, Bill, and Mary Lou classical thought and yet each one so very unique   O0  :clap:

Maryna,  your mosquito is much  too real for my comfort. O0,  :clap:

leading us to Win’s lovely rendition of the Fever Tree with its fever tree fairy.  :clap: :clap:

Annie and Gita, my thoughts also dwelt on Saturday Night Fever, which I am now glad not to have chosen as you have both submitted such good paintings of this subject.  Well done  :clap: :clap:

Riya, one can really sense the jittering and shivering even with warm clothing, blanket, shawl and heater. Good work.  :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 16, 2019, 12:53:35 PM
And finally, here is my submission to this week’s challenge
 :confused:  ::)  :-\   ..trying to think ’out of the box’ ..

Hay-FEVER

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 16, 2019, 01:17:40 PM
Hi  Cathy,  :thankyou: so much for your kind comment on my drawing.

I like your drawing, I am all too familar with hay fever. Great idea that slipped my mind, as a form of fever, so Well Done!
 
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 16, 2019, 01:33:47 PM
 :thankyou: Riya.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 16, 2019, 03:56:22 PM
Great idea for fever Cath  :idea: 
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 16, 2019, 08:08:45 PM
Well done Riya  :clap: :clap: :clap:

You could have join the Saturday Night Fever Club, all welcome.   But you did a much more creative submission... Achoo   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 16, 2019, 08:30:10 PM
 :thankyou: so much Annie,  :2funny:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 16, 2019, 09:10:03 PM
Great idea Cathy!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 16, 2019, 09:38:33 PM
Very original Cathy  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 16, 2019, 11:43:37 PM
 :thankyou: Win -   
Annie , it was more of a :run: time factor that made me opt for the hay stacks.  Thank you .
Bill and Zayn,  :thankyou: to you both for your comments.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 16, 2019, 11:46:29 PM
Kathy, hay fever is very original! Nice drawing. Happy you joined the weekly challenge.  :)

 :thankyou: Bill, Dennis, Zyan

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 16, 2019, 11:48:51 PM
All great and creative drawings/paintings for Fever  :clap: :clap: :clap:

My favorite is the drawing from Gita's daughter... what a happy drawing  :yippee:

Annie, thank you for your comment. Will pass it on to my daughter.  :1hug:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 16, 2019, 11:54:13 PM
 :thankyou:  Gita.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on November 17, 2019, 10:38:16 AM
seems like a few of us had the same fever:

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 17, 2019, 11:14:52 AM
 O0 Awesome painting, Nolan. I love how bright the colours look against the black, and I love the reflextions and sparkles in the ball,  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 17, 2019, 12:13:15 PM
Love your depiction of Saturday Night Fever Nolan.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on November 17, 2019, 12:25:41 PM
Yay, Nolan! Our fever needs the same treatment!
Love the indirect hint with the lights and bright floor!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 17, 2019, 09:51:53 PM
Put this guy in your picture Nolan     :cheering:
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Post by: Cath on November 17, 2019, 10:05:31 PM
 :twothumbs:   Nolen 
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 17, 2019, 10:27:37 PM
Week 47 Candle
Using the texture methods for this fun thing.
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Post by: JayJ on November 18, 2019, 12:03:31 PM
 :clap: :clap: Nolan!



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Post by: JayJ on November 18, 2019, 12:04:18 PM
Good use of textures Bill!
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Post by: Riya on November 18, 2019, 12:15:24 PM
Love your cute candle Bill :smitten: , so happy and colorful :clap: Mine is less colorful, but I had fun with putting my 6B to work after years of only laying around :2funny: .
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Post by: Gita on November 18, 2019, 02:08:34 PM
I like the textured „happy“ candle, Bill!
Riya, nice graphite drawing!
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Post by: Riya on November 18, 2019, 02:26:12 PM
Thank you so much, Gita.
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 18, 2019, 04:19:10 PM
Nolan, you captured Saturday Night Fever with just your light and floor...very artistic!!!!! I admire your creativity. :clap: :clap: :clap:


Bill, a cute candle, good use of texture. :clap: :clap: :clap:


Riya, nice drawing and happy to see your art again!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 18, 2019, 04:34:39 PM
Candle done with colored pencils. 


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Post by: Riya on November 18, 2019, 06:16:34 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou for your kind words, I am happy too being back at creating art again, I really missed it a lot,  :)
 :clap: Very beautiful candle Mary Lou, love the colour :smitten:
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Post by: nolan on November 18, 2019, 07:10:17 PM
beautiful candles :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 18, 2019, 07:54:52 PM
Thank you Riya and Nolan.
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Post by: Win on November 18, 2019, 08:09:45 PM
Bill I love your happy candle, good texture painting practice. O0
Riya graphite is one of my favourite mediums, great candle sketch. :clap:
Mary Lou your candle is so pretty and colourfull, colour pencils can be quite challenging to use, so much layering needed.  :smitten:
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Post by: Riya on November 18, 2019, 08:16:23 PM
 :thankyou: so much Nolan and Win :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: Gita on November 18, 2019, 10:07:25 PM
Your candle is very pretty with the beautiful blue and colourful flowers around, MaryLou!  :clap: :clap:
 
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Post by: JayJ on November 18, 2019, 10:09:42 PM
Lovely candles...Riya, MaryLou!
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Post by: Riya on November 18, 2019, 10:40:04 PM
Thank you, Zayn :flowers:
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 18, 2019, 11:30:11 PM
 :thankyou: Zayn, Ruya, Gita, Mary Lou and Nolan.
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 18, 2019, 11:32:14 PM
Nice soft feel to this Riya.
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 18, 2019, 11:32:54 PM
Lovely flowery base Mary Lou  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Riya on November 19, 2019, 06:17:47 AM
 :thankyou: Bill, I love working in pencil, being graphite or colored. But since I started with 'Let's Draw' back in 2012 my first love is and will always be graphite pencil. I absolutely love  :smitten: what you can create with only one, nice, black pencil.
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Post by: Annie. on November 19, 2019, 02:29:11 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Bill, Rita, and Mary Lou.  All interesting in different ways  O0
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Post by: Riya on November 19, 2019, 03:11:01 PM
 :thankyou: Annie.
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Post by: Annie. on November 19, 2019, 03:31:54 PM
W47 - Candle

Hum, not sure what Dennis will say if he sees this... maybe :idiot2: .   I wanted to do a WC, but did the drawing on canvas instead of watercolor paper.   Only when I started painting did I realized the mistake but decided to carry-on anyway, it is a challenge after all.  So this is a WC on canvas, except for the gold which is acrylic paint.  Don't recommend it  :confused:

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Post by: njnjgirl on November 19, 2019, 06:38:39 PM
Thank you Bill, Gita, Win, Jay, Annie.


Annie, your candle painting is good. Love your window and shutters.   Watercolor on canvas has to be difficult! 
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Post by: nolan on November 19, 2019, 06:51:14 PM
very good painting Annie :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Gita on November 19, 2019, 09:16:10 PM
Annie, if you had said the WC painting on canvas is intentional, I would have said what a great idea it is!
Actually, there was a class here recently about water colours on canvas which I could not attend because it was fully booked!
Your painting looks extremely good!  :clap:  :clap: For me it has an acrylic like look.
I wonder how the painting can be preserved. With wax maybe, like Bea Sue does for her squares?
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 19, 2019, 09:25:13 PM
Really good Annie,  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Win on November 19, 2019, 09:46:18 PM
Well it turned out perfectly Annie  :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 20, 2019, 01:26:22 AM
Thank you all Nolan, Mary Lou, Gita, Bill and Win.  I actually like this one.

Now I haven't thought about how to preserve it.  Wax would be interesting, if I can make it clear (the one we use for encaustic often turns a bit milky). But a spray of vanish should do the trick.
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Post by: Riya on November 20, 2019, 07:13:19 AM
Your painting looks great, Annie :clap: :clap: :clap:

I did a watercolour painting, a small semi-abstract village, on canvas too when I just started painting around 2001. It was intentionally, because I had no idea it shouldn't be possible. It was hard, but like you discovered, it does work.
I still have that painting and even without preserving it with anything, it looks as the day I painted it.
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Post by: JayJ on November 20, 2019, 02:29:42 PM
It looks Lovely Annie!


 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 20, 2019, 03:08:05 PM
Thank you Riya, Thank you Jay  :)
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Post by: Gita on November 20, 2019, 03:47:08 PM
Due to lack of time did a simple study of a burning candle. Used some texture paste, acrylics on tanned paper.
Glad I could do some painting today.

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Post by: Gita on November 20, 2019, 04:20:18 PM
Child learning under the candle light. This is common in every day life in many african countries.
Sketch with pigment ink and acrylic white on tanned paper.

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Post by: Riya on November 20, 2019, 04:26:35 PM
Hi Gita, I really like your candle, but I adore  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: the drawing from the little child learning by candlelight. :clap:
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Post by: nolan on November 20, 2019, 06:58:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: well done Gita.

Here is my candle:

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Post by: njnjgirl on November 20, 2019, 07:29:51 PM
Gita your candle burning looks so real.  The sketch of the child is terrific.  I love it. :clap: :clap: :clap:


Nolan, your candle looks 3 D...love it! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 20, 2019, 08:09:06 PM
Nice Gita  :clap:

Nolan beautiful as always... so nice you are joining in.  It gives me much motivation!  Once a week was a great idea, thanks.  I try to do few little personal plain pencil drawings in between for my eyes only.  Knowing nobody will see those, I can let my sillies out and explore :2funny:
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Post by: Gita on November 20, 2019, 08:45:07 PM
 :thankyou: Riya, Nolan, Mary Lou, Annie!
Nolan, your candle inspires me!
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Post by: JayJ on November 20, 2019, 09:21:35 PM
Lovely mixed media candle Gita!The sketch is beautiful! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Nolan your candle is amazing ..it looks so realistic ! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Riya on November 20, 2019, 09:23:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Great candle, Nolan. I just LOVE how the light lights up the top of the candle from the inside :smitten: , and how bright it is. Your candle is so lifelike, you can almost feel the warmth (inner and flame) of it. 
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 20, 2019, 10:29:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Gita, (an overflowing mind, great ideas)

 :painting: For Nolans piece.
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Post by: Win on November 20, 2019, 11:19:04 PM
Its so interesting to see each persons creativity on a subject.
Love both of yours Gita very creative  :clap:
Great texture and colour on your candle Nolan. Im guessing its acrylic.
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Post by: Trace on November 21, 2019, 02:52:57 AM
Here's my Candle "I see the light in each of us"
I'm still struggling with Values & attempts to refine my skills. :) I get so inspired by all everyones wonderful candles, they are beautiful in each & every way
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Post by: Annie. on November 21, 2019, 05:39:40 AM
Beautiful drawing Trace  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I am intrigue by the details in the hands, beautifully grating the candle.  Could you comment on the left thumb?
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 21, 2019, 05:54:08 AM
Lovely detail in the fingers Tracey
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Post by: Cath on November 21, 2019, 05:55:49 AM
And so is yours Tracey! It is beautiful.

Bill,   Love your happy candle.

Riya,  Your candle gives off a soft glow.

MaryLou. The colour of yours is definitely a focal point

Annie.  I shall definitely try watercolours on canvas now. It is effective

Gita.   Same topic, yet two different flames - a warm one and a cool one.

And ,
Nolen  I had the same idea as you, but yours stands out beautifully having used a better    medium on the black background.

Well done everyone.



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Post by: Trace on November 21, 2019, 06:48:26 AM
 :thankyou: Annie, Bill & Cath. Yes Annie the Left thumb didn't work at all. I tried turning the page as I couldn't seem to get a flow with my stroke. I work on a cramped small space with not much room for manoeuvring.
Also I feel like the hands look as though they have been gardening all day.
Reference pic: Pixabay
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Post by: Riya on November 21, 2019, 07:53:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow Tracy, I absolutely love your candle :flowers: . Your detailwork is amazing. Looking at your Daily Drawings I see you improve with every new drawing. :yippee: It is so great to see how you grow with every drawing so, WELL DONE!!! O0 BTW, I LOVE your Droplets drawing, looks awesome :clap: .
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Post by: JayJ on November 21, 2019, 11:12:41 AM
Really nice drawing Tracey! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Win on November 21, 2019, 11:49:42 AM
Lovely Trace.  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Win on November 21, 2019, 11:56:32 AM
My candle done in Graphite and using the kneaded eraser and normal eraser.
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Post by: Riya on November 21, 2019, 11:58:27 AM
Awesome dripping candle Win :clap: . It looks great :clap: .
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Post by: Gita on November 21, 2019, 12:47:53 PM
Thank you everybody!

Nolan, your candle painting has a 3D look to it. So masterly!

Trace, your drawing shows great details. The finger nails are fantastic!
One think worth mentioning is about the shadow area around the candle. The edges of the shadow are sharp. Was this intentional?
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Post by: Gita on November 21, 2019, 12:48:43 PM
Win, very well done!
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 21, 2019, 02:51:18 PM
Trace, you are making leaps in your sketching.  Those hands are so well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Win, good job with your candle and creatively done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 21, 2019, 05:27:13 PM
Trace, here is an alternative explanation.  The subject got a left thumb re-attachment (or transplant) and is holding the candle in gratitude.  The hands are very nicely drawn, love the details.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 21, 2019, 05:29:26 PM
Win,
Nice candle, I really like the way you draw the texture of it   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on November 21, 2019, 06:50:46 PM
great job Tracey and Win :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Tracey your contrasts are coming along nicely. I think this is your best drawing yet :heeha:
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Post by: Win on November 21, 2019, 09:10:48 PM
 :thankyou: Riya, Gita, Mary Lou, Annie and Nolan for your comments  :)
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 21, 2019, 10:28:23 PM
Well done Win :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Trace on November 21, 2019, 10:41:53 PM
Wonderful candle Win, I love the wispy flame & the flow of the drips. & Gita & Nolan your candles are so good. It would be beaut to see all the candles lined up, there's so much variety :)
Haha Annie, yes in the light of a new day, the thumb transplant wasn't so good, so it's had a new transplant today & I've popped it in the Pencil encourager section :)
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Post by: Mysti Vale on November 22, 2019, 05:21:55 AM
I enjoyed drawing candles in the Let’s Draw course.  This one was fun too.


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Post by: Gita on November 22, 2019, 07:52:45 AM
Very nice candle Mysti. Like the violett colour, which is rare in candles.
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 22, 2019, 01:12:59 PM
Very pretty candle !  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 22, 2019, 03:51:30 PM
Beautiful contrast of colour  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good you had fun doing it  :clap:
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Post by: Riya on November 22, 2019, 04:34:25 PM
Very nice candle Mysti, I like it :smitten:

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Post by: JayJ on November 22, 2019, 08:57:32 PM
Beautiful candles...Win, Trace! :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Win on November 22, 2019, 09:40:12 PM
Thankyou for your comments Bill, Trace, Mysti and Zayne  :)
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 22, 2019, 09:45:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Mysti
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Post by: Gita on November 23, 2019, 06:44:04 PM
Could not help myself adding a digital candle. Took me some time to paint the candle realistically. Hope you like my idea of the elves pouring happiness upon the Christmas candle.

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Post by: Bill76434 on November 23, 2019, 10:27:55 PM
 :smitten: Love it Gita
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Post by: Riya on November 23, 2019, 10:37:05 PM
This looks great :smitten:
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 23, 2019, 11:02:32 PM
Very creative Gita and so pretty!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Mysti Vale on November 24, 2019, 03:15:52 AM
Thank you so much Bill, Win, Riya, Annie, Mary Lou, and Gita.

Gita, I love the elves and the candle.  Nicely done.
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Post by: Gita on November 24, 2019, 03:37:03 AM
Thank you Bill, Riya,Mary Lou, Mysti.
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Post by: Win on November 24, 2019, 08:40:57 AM
Very pretty Gita  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on November 24, 2019, 05:56:46 PM
great job Mysti and Gita :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on November 24, 2019, 05:58:35 PM
This week's challenge word is:

NEEDY

have fun :gl:
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 24, 2019, 09:54:39 PM
A quick sketch
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Post by: Win on November 25, 2019, 09:57:36 AM
My Needy submission. Tried pen and ink, still a lot to learn with this medium.  :)
  code   
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Post by: Win on November 25, 2019, 10:24:26 AM
I like your quick sketch Bill. Im not good with sketching the human form.
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Post by: Cath on November 25, 2019, 12:00:10 PM
 :clap:   :clap: quick work Bill  :)

Did you use charcoal?
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Post by: Cath on November 25, 2019, 12:02:31 PM
 :clap: :clap: O0 well depicted, Win .

I also loved your candle entry.  :clap:
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Post by: Cath on November 25, 2019, 12:08:33 PM
Candles: 
 :clap: :clap: Mysti & Gita.
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Post by: Gita on November 25, 2019, 12:56:17 PM
Bill, your quick sketch is effective!
Win, I am inspired that you used the word “needy” in a different way! Nice idea to copy! O0
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 25, 2019, 02:04:05 PM
Effective sketch Bill :clap: :clap: :clap:


Nice work on the sneakers Win  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 25, 2019, 02:12:36 PM
Nice sketches Bill and Win, both express and convey 'needy' well.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Win on November 25, 2019, 02:33:24 PM

Win, I am inspired that you used the word “needy” in a different way! Nice idea to copy!  O0
Thank you Gita, it always breaks my heart to see someone with old worn shoes, people donate clothes but seem to forget shoes.
Thankyou  Cath, Annie and Mary Lou
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Post by: nolan on November 25, 2019, 06:16:13 PM
two great submissions :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Win on November 25, 2019, 06:30:34 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 25, 2019, 10:16:59 PM
 :thankyou: Win, 
 :thankyou: Cath,  I used a 4B pencil
 :thankyou: Mary Lou. Yours is a good one, Nice touch the frayed trousers and battered shoes.
 :thankyou: Gita
 :thankyou:Nolan
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 25, 2019, 10:48:34 PM
Thank you Bill, but you have confused me with Win, but I agree with you. I have not submitted mine yet.
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Post by: Cath on November 25, 2019, 10:52:07 PM
Thanks, for that information Bill.

 Quote :
“ .. Mary Lou. Yours is a good one, Nice touch the frayed trousers and battered shoes“.

Did you perhaps mean Win, Bill?
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Post by: JayJ on November 26, 2019, 03:50:30 AM
Love your digital candle Gita ...really beautiful!!
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Post by: JayJ on November 26, 2019, 03:51:14 AM
Great submissions Bill, Win!
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 26, 2019, 01:31:13 PM
Here is my "needy" little bird done with colored pencils.


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Post by: Annie. on November 26, 2019, 02:56:59 PM
Very good choice of subject Mary Lou.  I am impressed with your work with pencils (I haven't learn that skill yet)   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: JayJ on November 26, 2019, 04:53:29 PM
That’s so cute Mary Lou!love the drawing!
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Post by: Win on November 26, 2019, 06:19:21 PM
So cute Mary Lou. They sure are  needy the first few weeks. Love the colours of the nest
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Post by: nolan on November 26, 2019, 06:40:57 PM
top cute Mary Lou :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on November 26, 2019, 07:56:48 PM
Sweet little bird! Great drawing Mary-Lou!
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Post by: Gita on November 26, 2019, 09:19:46 PM
The number of homeless people in Berlin has increased a lot. Many not only need money but also warmth, and a place to sleep in winter now. Food and clothing are taken care of from some organisations.

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Post by: Bill76434 on November 26, 2019, 09:43:29 PM
 OK, I admit I am an :idiot2: sorry for the mix up WIN.  :)
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 26, 2019, 09:47:22 PM
 :smitten: your chick in nest Mary Lou. 
Gita, again a great thought provoking sketch  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 26, 2019, 10:40:51 PM
Gita, again well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 26, 2019, 11:16:10 PM
Thank you Annie, Jay, Win, Nolan, Gita and Bill. 


Gita, your sketch is well done.   This is a big problem here too.  Very sad. 
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Post by: Cath on November 26, 2019, 11:21:37 PM
 :clap: MaryLou - it sure is a needy little chick perked up there unprotected.
Love the colours you have used.
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 26, 2019, 11:32:34 PM
Thank you Cath!
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Post by: Cath on November 26, 2019, 11:47:00 PM
 O0 Good sketch Gita.
Yes, I have seen news reports about the sad situation there.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 27, 2019, 06:24:06 AM
Wow, folks, these are all so well thought out.  The "needy" topic makes me think how lucky we are. It's one thing to have  to save up to buy the newest painting gadget, but far worse to know that you can never save up enough for a roof over your head.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Win on November 27, 2019, 10:13:42 AM
Thought provoking Gita. Its so sad. I see more and more homeless people nowdays in the UK as well.
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Post by: Gita on November 27, 2019, 11:34:40 AM
Thank you, Annie, Bill, Mary Lou, Cath, Mea, Win.

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Post by: JayJ on November 27, 2019, 04:24:49 PM
Great sketch Gita!...so sad!
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Post by: Cath on November 27, 2019, 05:54:06 PM
After too many ideas  :pullhair:, inspiration came in the form of writing a poem  :idea:  and the matching picture followed - not without mishaps, though  :painting:
Graphite, teinted with coloured pencils, & the snow is white water-colour.


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Post by: nolan on November 27, 2019, 06:09:40 PM
beautiful Cath & Gita :clap: :clap: :clap:

I will probably miss this week's challenge as I am under the pump trying to get a new course out for us. I will play catch up as soon as it's done O0
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Post by: Cath on November 27, 2019, 06:15:12 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan.       
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Post by: Gita on November 27, 2019, 08:22:19 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan!
Cath, your drawing is so cute and the snow looks great, too!  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Cath on November 27, 2019, 09:37:57 PM
 :thankyou: Gita
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 27, 2019, 10:09:34 PM
Wonderful Cathy, very poignant
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Post by: Win on November 27, 2019, 11:13:14 PM
 :clap:  :clap: Cath
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Post by: Trace on November 28, 2019, 12:13:32 AM
Oh gosh, how wonderful to catch up on so many wonderful art. my work has been crazy busy atm, & i've been missing seeing so inspiring art that speaks to me.
Mysti Vale - beautiful colours
Gita - your candle art would make wonderful Christmas Cards. & here too, we are seeing more & more homeless, from many walks of life - your timely picture & Bills a reminder to "Give comfort" to those on the streets & their pets.
Bill -  I love how your Sketch captures the rawness of the moment
Win - wow looks like you handle the pen really well -
Mary Lou -  wow again, I love it, & so beautifully drawn
Cath - the little girl looks vulnerable & in need of a blanket.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Thanks for all your inspirations - I so Need them! & not needy,  :crazy2: requests from work 
I hope I might squeeze in some time to do a Needy drawing soon :)

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Post by: Gita on November 28, 2019, 07:25:33 AM
Thank Trace, so well put compliments for the artists who took part.

Oh yes, the candle will make a happy Christmas card. Even though maybe it’s time for sending some provoking Christmas cards. What do you think? Maybe not that appropriate.😕 🤔

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 28, 2019, 04:01:13 PM
 :thankyou:   Bill
 :thankyou:   Win
 :thankyou:   Tracey.  She gets rescued, with food, love, and a warm bed.

Maybe a double card, Gita, - one part with the candle and another part reminding the recipient of the homeless.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 28, 2019, 11:17:27 PM

I will probably miss this week's challenge as I am under the pump trying to get a new course out for us. I will play catch up as soon as it's done O0
Any hints about the new course, Nolen ?  ::)
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 29, 2019, 02:53:02 AM
Such beautiful drawing Cath!
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Post by: Gita on November 29, 2019, 05:23:17 AM
Thanks Cath! I like the idea of artwork having a message to it. Unfortunately, socially unpleasant themes might not be pleasing to the eye and surely thought provoking.

I have decided to keep this year’ s Christmas happy and untouched and will take the candle as as a card. It would otherwise sadden the mind of the recipient.

Btw, the Slogan on the cardboard is the song sung by Boney M „Ma Baker“. One of the few disco songs which have a meaning to it.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 29, 2019, 05:37:57 PM
Gita,
I think you can keep it upbeat and provokating at the same time.   If you remover the 'Put your Hand up...' and put the "Merry Christmas" poster in its place.  I think it would make for a nice card... the needy presenting his good cheers to those who remembers him.  Still, love the candle!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 29, 2019, 08:19:15 PM
Great sketch Bill  :clap: :clap: .
I Love the shoes Win. I must try pen and ink again one of these days. Your sketch looks great :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 29, 2019, 08:21:23 PM
Oh :smitten: I love your little bird sketch, it is so cute :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 29, 2019, 08:29:49 PM
WOW... :clap: Love your sketch Gita, you really have captured the problem a lot of people have to face these days. :( Mary Lou, how adorable is your little girl, I just want to  :1hug: her,  :smitten: .
I absolutely love what all of you have done. Mine is ready  :yippee: but I have to wait for uploading, no working batteries in my camera :'( .
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on November 29, 2019, 08:57:54 PM
W48 - needed:
A quick pencil sketch:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on November 29, 2019, 09:36:05 PM
Good thinking Annie  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 29, 2019, 10:05:59 PM
WOW... :clap: Love your sketch :( Mary Lou, how adorable is your little girl, I just want to  :1hug: her,

I think you mean Cathy. Bill always gets me and Mary Lou mixed up as well.  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on November 29, 2019, 10:08:25 PM
Interesting depiction for needy Annie. Poverty is everywhere.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 29, 2019, 10:12:00 PM
 :clap:  your drawing says a lot, Annie.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on November 29, 2019, 10:19:55 PM
Thank you Win :flowers: .
Sorry Cathy for mixing up names, stupid loss of short memory :blush: . I had your name in mind, so I wouldnt forget, but my fingers decided to do different :2funny: . But the girl stays adorable,  :smitten: .
Annie, I love your drawing :smitten: , something I am needy for too...a lot :2funny:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on November 29, 2019, 10:34:12 PM
 :thankyou:  Riya. 
No problem with the mix-up.  :) It can happen.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on November 30, 2019, 01:20:59 PM
Great drawing Annie!!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on November 30, 2019, 03:59:02 PM
Thank you Mea, Trace and Riya.


Cath, your little cute is so cute and sad at the same time.  Very nicely sketched.


Gita, I like that you give meaning to your art.


Annie, your drawing is  true for so many people.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on December 01, 2019, 01:55:56 AM
 :thankyou: MaryLou.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2019, 06:51:24 PM
well done Annie :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cath I would but then everybody would get barking mad at me :crazy2:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on December 01, 2019, 08:50:04 PM
Nolen, I would hate that to happen .  O0
It is enough that I have been ‘barking‘ harshly all week.  :-\
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on December 01, 2019, 09:30:17 PM
Week 49. The game of Marbles
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on December 01, 2019, 09:43:48 PM
Nice Drawing Annie!

Bill, great start!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on December 01, 2019, 10:10:35 PM
One of my favourite games when I was young one Bill. As Gita says Great start to this weeks Challenge.   O0
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on December 02, 2019, 12:20:34 AM
 :) That brings back memories, Bill. 
     You’ve got the ball rolling for this week  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on December 02, 2019, 01:03:15 AM
Nice painting Bill 👋👋
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on December 02, 2019, 08:19:53 AM
Lovely Painting Bill! :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on December 02, 2019, 04:06:47 PM
Nice WC Bill, and great kick off for the week  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on December 02, 2019, 07:15:26 PM
fabulous painting Bill :congrats:

Cath I hope you get better soon :flowers:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on December 02, 2019, 07:26:02 PM
Here is my submission for "play" ....my perspective is a bit wonky.... :crazy2:


Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on December 02, 2019, 07:44:54 PM
so cute, You can hear them giggling and enjoying themselves :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on December 02, 2019, 09:47:17 PM
 :clap: too cute, MaryLou

Cath I hope you get better soon :flowers:
Thank you, Nolen.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on December 02, 2019, 09:50:20 PM
 :thankyou: Everyone.  I think your comments are'Marble-ous'  :blush:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on December 02, 2019, 09:51:16 PM
A wonderful scene Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on December 02, 2019, 11:16:00 PM
So sweet Mary Lou! Nice choice!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on December 02, 2019, 11:18:29 PM
Thank you Nolan, Cath Bill and Gita . I appreciate it, based on photo of my granddaughters.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on December 02, 2019, 11:56:45 PM
Lovely Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: dennis on December 03, 2019, 12:00:13 AM
Very cute  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on December 03, 2019, 02:36:54 AM
So cute Mary Lou! :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on December 03, 2019, 09:24:36 AM
Lovely painting Mary Lou. Love the colours  :clap:.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on December 03, 2019, 12:53:05 PM
Thank you Annie, Dennis, Jay and Win :thankyou:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on December 03, 2019, 06:37:23 PM
# Play. Fast sketch with colour pencils.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on December 03, 2019, 07:06:26 PM
 :) cute little sketch, Gita.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on December 03, 2019, 08:08:06 PM
Nice sketch Gita! :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on December 03, 2019, 08:19:44 PM
Nice to see you use pencils Gita.  Sure looks like serious play  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on December 03, 2019, 08:21:05 PM
W49
My submission for play
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on December 03, 2019, 09:00:52 PM
very nice Gita :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: (maybe make the cast shadow of the figure darker, this will add more height.
How creative is that Annie, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on December 03, 2019, 09:49:20 PM
Very cute Gita  :smitten:
Love your playtime Annie  :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on December 03, 2019, 09:53:20 PM
Im terrible at sketching figures but thought I must Challenge myself.
So here is my play sketch, its taken from a photo of my Grandson.

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on December 03, 2019, 10:02:03 PM
Very creative Annie! :clap:


If this is terrible ...wonder what good! :)
lovely submission Win! :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on December 03, 2019, 10:07:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Gita
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Annie
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Win
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on December 03, 2019, 10:09:55 PM
Hihihi!  Thank you Nolan, Win, Jay and Bill  :flowers:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on December 03, 2019, 10:26:24 PM
 :clap: Annie.  Is that a notice to hinting that the weekly challenges should happen again       sometime next year?

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on December 03, 2019, 10:32:25 PM
 :clap:  :clap: You have captured his movement there, Win,,and the fun he is having.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on December 03, 2019, 10:36:10 PM
 :thankyou: Cath, Jay, Annie, Nolan, Bill!
Annie, like your idea! :clap:
Win, very good pencil sketch of your grandson!  :clap:

Nolan, thank you for your suggestion to darken the cast shadow. This is the result.  :)

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on December 03, 2019, 11:49:21 PM
Thanks for your lovely comments Annie, Cath and Gita.  :thankyou:   :)

Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on December 04, 2019, 12:32:27 AM
:clap: Annie.  Is that a notice to hinting that the weekly challenges should happen again       sometime next year?

It is on my wish list for Santa  ;)
p.s. I am on the good list.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on December 04, 2019, 02:50:25 AM
Win,
We all know that Dennis is a fabulous teacher and that his critics and comments come with knowledge, expertise, practice, and much wisdom. 

Still, there is a comment he made to me that is engrained in my forehead and which I have appreciated more and more as time goes by.  He simply advised that I post my work, weither I thought it was good or bad, and NOT to critic it myself but let others do so.  This was a sure way to get an objective critic that would help me improved my skills.  One of the best advice, which by the way I had extrapolated to other areas of my life.  And I am all the better for it.

Over the years I had postings I thought were bad but were celebrated by others; while others I thought were great... well, they were definitively not so.  I can PM you two recent ones if you don't beleive me.

The portrait of your grand-son running on the beach may not be perfect (this is just a quick challenge anyway), a bit of shadows in the face would improve it I think... but it is good and can only get better with practice.

Please give it a trial and try not to critic your work and definitively not use qualificant such as terrible.  I know it is difficult to do.

We all love seeing your work and what you, and others, come up with.

Yay... let's have fun playing!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on December 04, 2019, 08:10:47 AM
❤️ Annie.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on December 04, 2019, 01:54:05 PM
Gita, fun little guy playing with his toys..cute sketch.   :clap: :clap:


Annie, yours is clever and so true!!! Well done. :clap: :clap:


Win, great movement in your sketch ...feel his excitement. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on December 04, 2019, 06:31:49 PM
cute sketch Win. Good on you for challenging yourself :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Much better now Gita :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on December 04, 2019, 10:13:56 PM
 :thankyou: Mary lou and Nolan for your comments.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 06, 2019, 12:51:49 PM
I'm a little late for week 48- Needy, did suffer from stomach troubles :( so not much online. But here is my little drawing from my cat Yana :smitten: .
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 06, 2019, 12:56:58 PM
And my Play part.I have some old cheap, Reeves goache. But I never used it so I had to try some. At the end, I really disliked it a lot, too rough and it eats my brushes I'm afraid.
I only made the little landscape and when I saw the new word for this week, I just put in the hand.
So here is my 'Play with Goache'.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 06, 2019, 12:59:10 PM
WOW!!! I LOVE :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: all the entries. Those cute little playing kids...so adorable. I have to take a closer look at all of them, but I am impressed by all your work, well done everybody :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on December 06, 2019, 03:47:55 PM
Nice entries Riya! :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on December 06, 2019, 03:55:43 PM
Good thought Riya  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 06, 2019, 06:20:54 PM
 :thankyou: Zayn and Annie for your nice comments. These where fun to make and made me feel much better :nosey: . Still not 100% but doing just fine...sort of. :2funny:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on December 06, 2019, 09:40:47 PM
Well done Riya good two entries. Great to see you catching up  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 06, 2019, 10:18:12 PM
 :thankyou: Bill.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on December 06, 2019, 10:38:35 PM
 Hey Riya, your cat is sure spoilt   :2funny: :2funny:
Actually I love gouache colours. The colours are so brilliant. Your idea is very good. The sketch of the hand has come out well!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Annie. on December 06, 2019, 10:52:53 PM
I will miss you guys for the next couple of weeks, likely no internet connection and no time to do art.  But keep doing the weekly challenges... because I will catch up on your submissions when I return.   

I was hoping to see what the Dec Monthly Challenge would be before leaving.  Maybe there is none this month and I miss the notice.

In any case, keep drawing/painting  :hug:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on December 07, 2019, 12:28:52 AM
Great you catching up Riya. Love your two submissions. Cute little kitten peeking out from under the door as well.  :)
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 07, 2019, 07:07:37 AM
 :thankyou: Gita, for your nice comment. I hope that with a better brand of gouache I will love it more. I do love the colours, I made a nice small colourchart and I really like how the colours blend and how the paint reacts. But what I really dislike is the roughness of this brand. At least I hope it is because of this cheaper brand. When going over it with the black fineliner, it really scratches and makes my pen get blocked. It feels like there is sand inside it, but that would be the overload of fillers I presume.
I would love to try some much beter gouache, but with a very tiny budget, I dont have a income myself but get some pocketmoney, I have to watch what I do. And for this moment I love watercolours and I need to refill my pans and I would love to try a few new colours. So I hope to be able to buy some pans next week, and maybe I can look if they have some good but affordable gouach too.
What brand do you use, or what brand do you think is great but still affordable for a small budget?
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 07, 2019, 07:15:17 AM
 :wave: Annie :1hug: . We will miss you :( . I hope you will be back soon, but in case your internet connection stays out till after Christmas, have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.Take care of yourself :1hug: .
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 07, 2019, 10:51:15 AM
 :thankyou: Win. I had to smile at 'the kitten under the door'...that's a little mouse waiting for the one in Yana's bowl to come back with some food,  :) .
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Win on December 07, 2019, 10:57:54 AM
:thankyou: Win. I had to smile at 'the kitten under the door'...that's a little mouse waiting for the one in Yana's bowl to come back with some food,  :) .
:2funny: a large one
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on December 07, 2019, 06:18:33 PM
Nice entries Riya and happy to see you joining in on the fun. 


Annie, we will miss you..hurry back!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Gita on December 08, 2019, 03:23:09 PM
Hello Riya, I bought Caran d'Ache set of 15 pans of gouache long ago and I think they are worth the money. They last long and the colours are really brilliant. In Amazon this costs around 38 $. It’s worthwhile to buy this.
Hope to have helped you with this.  :flowers:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on December 08, 2019, 06:30:00 PM
great entries Riya :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 08, 2019, 07:41:44 PM
 :thankyou: so much Gita. It was very helpfull :nosey: .

I found at a Dutch website a set of 15 colours for €23,-, so I bookmarked that page for a later date. For now I want to see if I can get a few Artist watercolours. It will be only one or with a little luck, two colours a time, because I have only this tiny, tiny month budget/pocketmoney from €25.-
But even with maybe 1 great Artist colour tube a month, I will end up with 12 great colours this time next year. :clap: :smitten: :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Riya on December 08, 2019, 07:43:04 PM
 :thankyou: so much Nolan. I had a great time with these. :smitten:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on December 09, 2019, 04:21:59 PM
This weeks word "used"  ...made me think of a used car:




This is watercolor pencils and colored pencils.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Cath on December 09, 2019, 05:15:32 PM
You‘ve chosen a colour that draws one‘s attention to the ‘used’ car, MaryLou.
 :clap: First in the running, this week.
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: nolan on December 09, 2019, 06:56:32 PM
the most iconic car :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: JayJ on December 09, 2019, 09:23:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: Mary Lou!
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on December 09, 2019, 10:12:26 PM
Well done Mary Lou
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: Bill76434 on December 09, 2019, 10:35:58 PM
Playing around with perceptive led to this picture. I USED UP all the space.
A fun thing.  :coffee:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on December 09, 2019, 11:29:34 PM
Thank you Cath, Nolan, Jay and Bill :thankyou:
Title: Re: Weekly Creativity Challenge 2019
Post by: njnjgirl on December 09, 2019, 11:30:54 PM
Fun painting Bill, like your take on "used". :clap: :clap: :clap: