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Title: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 02, 2012, 11:16:25 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

Download Lesson 9 Template and Instructions (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-9-template-instruction.pdf)

HINT:
Transfer the image to your paper and then do not outline strongly - leave as a very thin light line that can easily erased later on. If you do not happen to have a black waterproof ink pen then don't panic. Have a very dark (4B or 6B) pencil ready with a sharp point on it as a substitute. This way will still make a very acceptable painting.

See you in the class O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 02, 2012, 11:35:05 PM
I have the template!!   :yippee:  I really hope I can watch this one!  :popcorn:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 03, 2012, 09:19:31 PM
I do too.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: This one looks like fun!!!!!. But I think I will paint along. Or a least try too.  :2funny:
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 03, 2012, 11:41:35 PM
Val, I hope to see you in the chat box tomorrow.   :yippee:

Nina, enjoy painting along with Dennis.  See you soon.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: erika on March 04, 2012, 02:34:59 AM
I won't be able to watch the live webinar  :'(  but I've booked so will be patient for the replay ;-) should be very informative and fun I'm sure..
 :yippee: great to be back
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 04, 2012, 08:18:36 AM
I'll try not to go too fast for this one - will see how I can stretch it in the time allotted. The actual painting is the easy part. ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Harald on March 04, 2012, 10:22:05 AM
Looking forward to this one, there will be a completely new experience. Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 04, 2012, 04:21:58 PM
This section of the arts is very exciting as one can use in in many ways, and not many artist use it, unfortunately.
See you at the class. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Martina on March 04, 2012, 05:11:59 PM
The template is ready and I will try to watch live  :) I hope our internet connection won't be too slow (sometimes it is, especially sunday evenings)
I'm looking forward to meet you all! ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 04, 2012, 06:42:52 PM
I know all about S-L-O-W internet Martina. Have all my fingers and toes crossed (ouch!) hope to see you there.   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on March 04, 2012, 09:11:25 PM
Thank you....Thank you, Dennis for such a fun and interesting class. That was fun. Also, thanks for showing your colors for me...now I know where you are with your brush even if I haven't heard you!!
Thanks again...Look forward to next week.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 04, 2012, 09:14:51 PM
Well, missed a lot but it was fun. So many new people! Can't wait to see the herd of giraffes!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 04, 2012, 09:28:20 PM
Well here it is. This was really, really fun. I enjoy working with ink. Man do I have some thoughts what to do with this stuff.  :2funny: It was fun painting along with you Dennis. I made some mistakes, but that is alright .
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 04, 2012, 09:31:43 PM
Nina, you did a fantastic job! I really like your sky.  I can't believe you did that today!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Martina on March 04, 2012, 09:32:47 PM
Too bad, these internet problems. I live in the middle of nowhere in the north east of Germany... My computer couldn't start the video for the first five minutes, but afterwards it worked surprisingly well. Sorry you missed parts of it.
I' m also looking forward to see the herd of giraffes  ;D
By the way, what is the best way to post the picture? I know how to load the picture into my album, but nobody will check all the albums??? Post a link here in this topic?  :confused:

@ Nina Wow, great!!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 04, 2012, 09:33:46 PM
Signed up too late for the download, so tried it freehand  as a "Paint a long"  Sure  have lots to learn, but am determined :sweat:


Nina...How U do tat so good so quick? U practice :yippee:?

regards,
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Harald on March 04, 2012, 09:38:20 PM
My first atemt, I think I`ll try once more. It was really fun. Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 04, 2012, 09:41:28 PM
Brian, how brave of you!!!! :) Looks pretty good for you not to use the template! The next one with the template should be fantastic! O0

Harald, great job! I can't get over all of you doing this so quickly!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 04, 2012, 09:41:51 PM
Harald,

Nice job! I love the expression on the face ;D
Regards
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 04, 2012, 09:42:54 PM
Hey!  Both of you drew and painted along!   :congrats:

Brian, not bad freehand drawing.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on March 04, 2012, 10:36:59 PM
 :clap:     :clap:        :clap:
Wow....great pics, everyone. Guess we all had fun today. That was a great lesson. It's neat how we all start looking at pictures, now, so differently, and trying to figure out if it will fit on a card nicely or on canvas!!  LOLOL
I'm so glad to be a part of this great 'painting' family.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 04, 2012, 10:37:56 PM
Martina,
click on your picture. scroll down to the bbc code, highlight it, then right cick, copy, then come to the forum, go to reply, right click and paste. Your painting will be in there. Then you can make a comment about it.
Hope this helps. Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Martina on March 04, 2012, 10:42:01 PM
Yes, thank you Nina!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 04, 2012, 10:43:07 PM
Thanks Guys for the comment. Brian I was moving fast. When you watch Dennis do it. It looks like he is going slow. But trying to keep up is hard. But I sure did have fun with this one. Brian you did a good job, and Harald good job.  O0 O0 O0
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Bhavna on March 04, 2012, 11:51:25 PM
Excellent job Nina  Harald and Brian O0 O0 O0

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 05, 2012, 12:27:39 AM
Nina!  How did I miss your painting.  It's really nicely done, as I expected.

Hmmm I'm wondering, --  Did you steal Dennis'?   :2funny:

 :congrats: for completing it during the class time.!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 05, 2012, 01:00:05 AM
 :yippee:  :clap: You guys did a terrific job. If I tried painting along with the bits and pieces I get ... Picasso's cubism would look like realism!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: erika on March 05, 2012, 01:23:57 AM
Oh wow, great effort Nina Harald and Brian  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I  tried something else in the pen and wash method and this is the result - it's harder than I thought  :P but I kept glazing and glazing and     glazing you get the drift... :painting:  and eventually had something I might not throw in the bin  :crazy2:


Critique please Dennis and Nolan - thanks for the class, it was magic as always  :idea:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 05, 2012, 01:26:29 AM
Gorgeous Erika  :clap: Lovely contrast of colour. The flower is so crisp and fresh. Well done.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Maria Canino on March 05, 2012, 02:24:08 AM
Martina, 

When you post your pic in your album DO NOT LEAVE THE PAGE... scroll down and you will see a dialog box with a bunch of stuff... look for the "smg" code... it is a 4-digit number.

When ready to post to the Forum, enter the code at the end of your message:

[smg ID=0000]  (enter it exactly as shown with brackets and all.)  Replace the zeros with your four-digit code) and click "submit" - You are done

Let me know how you made out


Maria :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2012, 02:26:51 AM
Your colours, shading, background are very well done - overall a very good painting.

Just one problem - you've made it a normal painting and not a pen(pencil) and ink rendering. Look carefully at the illustrations in the lesson pdf and you will see what I mean. Do the same flower in pen and ink rendering and post for me to look at. Looking forward to it  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 05, 2012, 02:37:42 AM
erika

RE: your glazes..... :envy:

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2012, 02:40:10 AM
Brian: Considering you did not have the template or the reference photo beforehand, and you had to still sketch while I was busy with the lesson - you did extremely well indeed  :urwelcome: :clap: :clap:

Just your colours are a bit too gray. The first layer should be a very light yellow ochre which give a nice sunlit surface. Then if you do not have burnt sienna you can substitute with an orange and a touch of ultramarine blue to make a orange-brown.

You should have the template by now. Do one slowly and with the colours I've mentioned here and post it for me to see.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2012, 02:43:21 AM
Nina: As usual an excellent paint-along  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2012, 02:50:40 AM
Harald: A very nice painting indeed. Also new to watercolours - and then painted along  :clap: :clap:.

As the sun is coming from the top left you must add the shadow along the right side of the neck. Also see if you can lift out some of the colour on the top left of the head profile. This area gets the full impact of the sun and should be lighter due to the reflected light. Take a look at my painting in the lesson.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: erika on March 05, 2012, 03:31:09 AM
Thank you indeed Dennis, will try again  :blush:

Brian, no need to be green sir, as you can see I've done one too many glazes  :whistle: and the penwork discapeared  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: erika on March 05, 2012, 03:34:53 AM
oh and  :thankyou: Val
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2012, 07:33:27 AM
Erica, from your comment it would seem that your glazes were applied too thickly (too much pigment) and that's why the pen lines disappeared. In the replay you will see that I applied several glazes over each other and the pen lines still showed through. It's all about practice!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: erika on March 05, 2012, 08:22:47 AM
I agree Dennis, and that is what I will set out to rectify... will post the pen work soon so you can see the initial sketch.. and maybe do a step by step picture of each step?  Anyway, I'm inspired!  Thanks again  :thankyou:


 :painting: :painting: :painting: :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 05, 2012, 09:08:48 PM
Thanks Dennis.   :flowers:
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: erika on March 05, 2012, 11:11:35 PM
I used a Staedtler pigment liner 0.05..

ok now ready for gently gentle washes this time.. drawing ok Dennis?  (Tracing done from a drawing I found on WetCanvas, so it's not my own picture)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 06, 2012, 12:28:47 AM
Denise, you are quite talented with wc! Your picture looks great! :clap:

We do have a section on here somewhere for posting free reference pictures for any medium. It's on the forum page.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 06, 2012, 01:17:49 AM
Erika, it looks OK to me. Don't forget to add thin washes very loosely (Don't add as if you are painting normally -I hope you catch what I'm trying to tell you). Study the replay very carefully and notice how I add the washes in a very loose manner.

Denise, I looove the broad leaves you added :clap: :clap:  Also you have added the washes in the very loose manner as I showed in the class  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 06, 2012, 02:09:34 AM
Erika, I'm looking forward to seeing your finished painting.

Denise, I love your painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: erika on March 06, 2012, 07:37:22 AM
Lovely Denise, I also enjoy painting along..  :smitten:  Thanks Lillian  :-*

Here she is, but again I think I could've gotten away with less pigment... this is harder than anything I've done in this course  :2funny:


And had a few cauliflowers to hide at the bottom edge  :blush:

Cheap 'encourager' from the $2 store..

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 06, 2012, 08:43:35 AM
Erika! :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow :clap: :clap: What difference. Just compare the two - this is how to do it  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: erika on March 06, 2012, 08:58:58 AM
Oh thank you Dennis!  :sweat: I think I managed to 'click' the 'ink and wash' part especially... you're a great teacher  :thankyou: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 06, 2012, 10:12:11 AM
Dennis, if the ink gets 'washed out' looking, is it possible to redraw the ink on top... or would that spoil the effect?  ???
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 06, 2012, 01:29:52 PM
Erika, this is beautiful! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Dham on March 06, 2012, 01:33:25 PM
 ;D ;D :oops: Thanks C Bodine.  next time I'll look with my eyes open! I am looking forward to going through the pictures posted there!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Dham on March 06, 2012, 01:34:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: Beautiful Erika!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 06, 2012, 01:56:30 PM
Denise and Erika, great job. Denise just put your photos in the forum where it says free reference photos. especially the Magnolia.
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 06, 2012, 02:18:30 PM
Erika, your painting is gorgeous!  Something to be proud of for sure!   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 06, 2012, 02:49:54 PM
Erika, nice touch with the overlapping petal! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 06, 2012, 04:25:34 PM
Val, it's no problem going over the lines again with ink - you're supposed to see the ink lines in this type of painting.
This style, if executed properly, gives a very fresh and novel type of painting. It is also used a lot in book illustrations - specially children's books.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Leana on March 06, 2012, 08:56:44 PM
Oh my word... I have been gone from the forum...almost since the weekend... just did a quick pop-in here and there... I come back to almost a 'book' to go through  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Dennis/Nolan, I can relate to when you came back from your leave and trying to play catching up.

The Paint Basket Forum explodes with the most amazing paintings.  :clap: :clap: :clap: wow.  Guys/gals, all of your paintings are beautiful. Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Harald on March 06, 2012, 09:59:51 PM
Martina

A really nice giraffe with a particular expression.

Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 06, 2012, 10:26:01 PM
Well done, Martina! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 06, 2012, 11:30:23 PM
 :clap: Nicely done Martina, love the expression.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 07, 2012, 03:34:23 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Nicely done, Martina.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Martina on March 08, 2012, 10:19:46 AM
 :thankyou: all for your friendly and encouraging comments on my painting :)
Title: WC Pen and Ink
Post by: C.Bodine on March 08, 2012, 05:11:31 PM
My attempt at the pen and ink "process". Not sure if I did it correctly. To be honest, it didn't start out as pen and ink.  I did a wc and then decided to try to add the ink.  :-\ Not sure if it is the way it's suppose to look.  Really scary adding it to your completed painting! :sweat:

Title: Re: WC Pen and Ink
Post by: Lillian on March 08, 2012, 05:17:44 PM
Wow!  That's beautiful C.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  regardless of how you arrived at putting in the pen and ink.

I really like the depth.  The background is very nice too!
Title: Re: WC Pen and Ink
Post by: Martina on March 08, 2012, 05:20:55 PM
I don't know if it is a correct pen and ink painting, but I really admire the composition, the way the foreground and background harmonize with eachother. ;D

Brilliant :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 08, 2012, 07:42:59 PM
Martina, if you want to subdue a line (make it look softer and lighter) don't draw a full line - break it up into shorter lines and use a pen with a thinner nib. Have a look at the lioness pen and ink in the lesson. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Martina on March 08, 2012, 08:38:58 PM
Thank you Dennis!  :) Helps a lot!
I looked at the lioness again. The typ of little broken lines as e.g. the outline of the ears an the upper head would fit much better for creating the backgound.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Dham on March 08, 2012, 09:34:31 PM
These are little 4x6 of the sketches in the lesson. I learned a lot about paint thickness etc. in doing these. Some of the in was totally obscured by a heavy wash.
Title: Re: WC Pen and Ink
Post by: C.Bodine on March 09, 2012, 01:12:39 AM
Thank you, Lillian and Martina.  I was just about to give up on watercolors! If this one wouldn't have turned out, I was going to pack them away! I like them, but they don't always like me! :)
Title: Re: WC Pen and Ink
Post by: Lillian on March 09, 2012, 01:16:36 AM
Oh my heavens!  C, don't you dare give up on watercolor!!!  You do awesome  paintings!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2012, 02:20:49 AM
Unfortunately the sketched are too small for me to see any detail at all. Post them as 3 individual paintings.
The trick here is to apply very thin washes and not to add heavy pigmented colour as you normally would.
Title: Re: WC Pen and Ink
Post by: Val on March 09, 2012, 09:43:35 AM
C.  ....  :nono:  You must not pack in w/c. Your work is brilliant. Besides, that would be a very poor message to send to our younger Bodine  >:D  (feeling guilty yet?)  :whistle:

You pen & wash is superb. Dennis told me the ink can be added before or after the painting. If used before and the ink gets a bit washed out you can go over the ink after the painting is dry. So....you have done another beautiful painting in a new technique, accept it...your w/c work is brilliant...deal with it!  :2funny:
Title: Re: WC Pen and Ink
Post by: C.Bodine on March 09, 2012, 01:08:48 PM
Val, it's not the ones you see that is the problem, it's the one you DON'T see that is the problem! ;D I get one right occasionally! :) I suppose if I can get one right occasionally, with more time and practice the mess-ups will become less and the "showable"  :whistle: ones will be the norm. I think wc is wonderful! I know I just have to stick it out! Now, if I can just keep up with both the oil and watercolor lessons!!! :sweat:

Dennis, I do plan on doing the girrafe! I did this one as a gift for my daughter who is struggling with some things.(Working full time, going to college full time, having a 2yr old and medical issues, to name a few!) The Iris represents faith, hope and wisdom. By the way, thank you for being such a great teacher! :)
Title: Re: WC Pen and Ink
Post by: Lillian on March 09, 2012, 02:52:56 PM
C, I have lots of failures in a big file.  Don't throw them away.  Someday, you may be able to fix them up, or as you know, you can try using the back. 

Yesterday, I was looking around on the internet and saw where someone tore their old ones in pieces and arranged a mixed media collage with them.  To each his own.

What a thoughtful gift for your daughter!   Prayers going up for her today :pray:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 09, 2012, 07:07:16 PM
What scares me is that the ones I do post are NOT the failures!  I'm still recovering from the folds in clothing attempt...my son took a look at it and said "oh, what is that?  A pear in hell?"  LOL...and worse, he was right!  It was just one of those things where once the first problem occurred, all the rest snowballed from there.  I'm going to keep it though to remind me from whence I came... :2funny:

Thank you, Lillian, for making me go to Michael's and get every quill pen and ink colors I could find!   ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2012, 07:18:41 PM
Whether it is sport, performing arts, visual arts, or whatever subject it is that takes skill there is always this big problem:

Everyone forgets about all the stress and strife, the heartache and frustration, the long, long hours of practice, the time and money that had to be spent and perhaps many kilometers one had to ride, to achieve what they are NOW.

Don't compare yourself to someone else: rather compare where you were to where you are now!
Stay true to your self, your goals, your principles and before you know it you will be an achiever O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 09, 2012, 09:46:02 PM
How did I get here?  :2funny:  :2funny: No, I mean my painting? I've been moved. Which is fine with me, of course.  I didn't post it here, because I thought it was for the girrafe lesson and Dennis would want it for the lesson only.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 09, 2012, 09:57:41 PM
Found the answer to my first question.  Sorry, Dennis.   :( I'll try to do better next time! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Dham on March 10, 2012, 04:04:20 PM
C. Beautiful painting. I know your daughter will love it! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I hope her situation improves.
I love the background colours. What colours did you use?
Keep all the paintings. Its great to back and look at them again. When I do it reminds me I have learned something! I also recently purchased a book called Master Disaster five ways to rescue desperate watercolours.  I have many desperate watercolours to practice on :2funny:. It shows how you can really scrub off entire areas and start again or darken areas. There are really good descriptions of composition, colour, and unity.  I figure with my stack of bad paintings how could I possibly make it worse. I may as well try some of these techniques maybe something will come of it. I have also soaked paper in the tub and reused it. It will leave a tone but it can be an nice undertone.
Stick with it I think your paintings are terrific!
Denise
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 10, 2012, 04:43:13 PM
Thank you, Denise.  Sounds like a book I need! :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Helenty on March 12, 2012, 06:08:02 AM
Have finally done my pen and ink painting and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 12, 2012, 06:33:30 AM
Absolutely a nice pen and ink wash. Very nicely rendered. I'm glad you did not try and "paint" it. See how the thin washes applied very lightly gives the drawing a unique characteristic not attainable with ordinary painting. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just the back of the neck is in shade and needs darkening up a bit.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Helenty on March 12, 2012, 07:26:32 AM
Thanks Dennis, i was hoping i had it right and i will darken at the back of the neck, i like this pen and wash will have to try and do some more.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Leana on March 12, 2012, 07:27:16 AM
Beautifully done Helenty ... well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 12, 2012, 09:42:34 AM
Lovely fellow Helen, really shows off the technique well. Good job.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 12, 2012, 11:55:45 AM
Helen, well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 12, 2012, 12:11:03 PM
Wonderful job, Helen!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 12, 2012, 12:24:24 PM
 :clap:  :clap: Love it, Helen
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Dham on March 12, 2012, 11:02:01 PM
Beautiful!! :clap:
Denise
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Harald on March 13, 2012, 09:10:21 AM
Really nice :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Karen on March 13, 2012, 09:54:12 PM
There are some lovely giraffes here. I've been away in Australia and really missing my computer though i've borrowed one from time to time. I couldn't print any templates but I had a pen and watercolour pencils with me so I did fantail birds instead. These are my first bird attempts. It was so hot in Brisbane my washes dried almost instantly - must be interesting painting in hot countries.
Here is Fantail 1
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Bhavna on March 13, 2012, 10:03:20 PM
This is nice Karen  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Karen on March 13, 2012, 10:07:32 PM
Thanks Bhavna - there are some very fast responses around here! This was my second try at the fantail I like it smaller but you lose detail and this one is too far forward on his branch i think.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 13, 2012, 10:30:08 PM
Karen your birds are very nice!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 13, 2012, 11:43:38 PM
Glad you were able to do something in pen and ink. Very good  :clap: :clap: :clap:
See how this makes for nice illustrations. When will you be back on stream again?

I've tried to photograph the fantails but they move around too fast and never seem to sit still at all :tickedoff:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 14, 2012, 01:31:41 AM
Well done Karen.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 14, 2012, 02:01:47 AM
Karen, your paintings are delightful.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Helenty on March 14, 2012, 02:48:26 AM
They look great Karen,thanks to you all who commented on my giraffe ,i appreciate the input.We have fantails and other small birds come in for their daily bath so i will sit out there one morning and see if i canget some birds on my camera.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 15, 2012, 05:10:46 PM
C

Please do not give up!  I have been "starting and stopping" my painting for 27 years! Spent a very successful number of years as a "healer of others"  retired and decided it was time for ME to start really taking care of ME!

What I found was a very powerful tendency to JUDGE my accomplishments in creative areas with an impossible standard of "PERFECTION"...

What BULL  :censored: :censored: :censored: !!.

For me, ALL that matters is that I enjoy the JOURNEY....When I allow myself to do that, the things I produce continue to improve!  Not in an even, straight up hill way, there are dips and valleys in the process. It's like climbing a real mountain.. sometimes we go down a little to be able to climb higher.

YOU are one of the people I admire on this form.  Your persistence and continued improvement motivate me to keep going. I setting here with tears in my eyes, I'm 70 years old and it has taken me this long to get where I am NOW able to tell the "critic" inside to "SHUT UP"  YOU and others on this form help me keep that Critic in it's place!!

Together, WE can and will climb the mountain

Somebody told me that the very "rich" Donald Trump MAY hold the record for the number of personal bankruptcy s ever filed.. That  was told to me to encourage me to KEEP GOING! The message was " there is no such thing as failure, EACH attempt that is less than..., is a LEARNING experience.


MY sense is that MOST of us on this form fight the same dragons,   I believe, that for me, ALL of you help me slay those dragons and If not, at least keep them. in their caves.

Sorry for the     L   o   n   g     rant.  I guess I needed to hear it for myself !!

Brian
 
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 15, 2012, 05:28:46 PM
 :thankyou: Brian, for the voice of encouragement! :) I do get frustrated sometimes, because my work is inconsistent! practice, preactice, preactice!I will keep plucking away at it, though!
I have seen much improvement in your work, as well! Keep it up! O0 We'll all travel this road to perfection together!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 15, 2012, 05:31:21 PM
 :thankyou: !!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 15, 2012, 06:11:24 PM
 :thankyou: from me also, Brian.  Words of encouragement, so well put!   :flowers:

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 15, 2012, 06:18:27 PM
PERFECTION IS UTOPIA ;D

Michael Jordan holds(held?) the record for the greatest number of strike in baseball. But you know what! Nobody ever tells about the number of misses he made. He had infinitely more misses than strikes.

So it is with anything we do in our life. Just remember the strikes in painting and GO FOR IT   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Leana on March 15, 2012, 06:35:20 PM
Karen... love your FanTail birds...

Brian... such wise and true words.  I think we are all guilty of being too critical of our own work.   :thankyou:

Dennis>   :heeha: That  is sooo true.  Of all the successful people, we never hear the negative unaccomplished side... we always only hear of the positive and achievements.  Definitely a huge lesson to learn here.  O0 :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 15, 2012, 06:57:54 PM
I thought Michael Jordan was basketball.   ???  But then what do I know.  :2funny: :2funny:  Brian thanks for your words. Yes we all feel this way. We just have to remember that it takes time. WE WILL GET THERE.
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 15, 2012, 08:33:43 PM
I may have the name wrong  :confused:, but it's the baseball player I'm talking about  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Martina on March 15, 2012, 09:06:27 PM
Seems that everybody fights his own dragons. Thank you Brian for your post!  O0

Obviously it is human nature to focus on the bad things and the mistakes even if there are many more good things. But it is really worth it to concentrate on the positive aspects.  :angel:

My sister in law and her two sons are musicians. Nobody would ever expect a musician to be good or much less to be perfect without practicing.

My key to lock up the dragon in the cave is to enjoy practicing.
In this spirit, I wish you all happy  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 16, 2012, 12:05:16 AM
The late musician, Harry Chapin, known for his storytelling in music, had a song called "Mr. Tanner" which can be easily seen on youtube and as always is the case with music being the universal language, this song's message could have been written for us all....

"But music was his life; it was not his livelihood
And it made him feel so happy and it made him feel so good;
And he sang from his heart and he sang from his soul;
He did not know how well he sang, he only heard the flaws.........."
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: erika on March 18, 2012, 11:42:17 PM
oh great posts in this thread - thanks Brian and everyone..

Teaching piano for 30 years I also had to fend off the gremlins.. concentrating on fixing the 'mistakes' and losing the focus.  I had to remind myself all the time that we "play" piano - and we "practice" to get it right.  How wonderful if we can enjoy the music at the same time!

For making art I've given myself permission to make all the 'mistakes' in the world and still love the process  :painting: - it's like a ritual  ^-^ :dance: :coolsmiley: :yawn: :faint: :deal: :congrats: :pullhair: :doh: :tooth: :cloud9:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 19, 2012, 02:54:07 AM
Quote
How wonderful if we can enjoy the music at the same time!

How true!  I always tell all of my students that they are allowed to make mistakes. This takes away the fear of making mistakes. No one is perfect - we ALL make mistakes.

Sometimes mistakes turn out to be "happy accidents"  :2funny: :2funny: Whatever happens on the paper, remember it is just paper and paint - not silver with gold-leaf overlays  ::) Whatever happens - have fun  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 19, 2012, 01:27:16 PM
Dennis - speaking for myself, I can validate for you that it truly did make a world of difference hearing this from you...it took a bit to sink in after years of telling myself I couldn't even paint my name but each time I look at a "mistake," I don't throw it out quite as fast as I used to.  I'm in the middle of just such an endeavor that was an inch away from the garbage bin but I've been able to rescue it barely because of things you've said and taught.  I don't think it's truly redeemable and I may yet toss it but my point is that your words and philosophy really have made a huge impact on how I think.  Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 19, 2012, 01:40:48 PM
Quote
How wonderful if we can enjoy the music at the same time!

How true!  I always tell all of my students that they are allowed to make mistakes. This takes away the fear of making mistakes. No one is perfect - we ALL make mistakes.

Sometimes mistakes turn out to be "happy accidents"  :2funny: :2funny: Whatever happens on the paper, remember it is just paper and paint - not silver with gold-leaf overlays  ::) Whatever happens - have fun  O0
I am living testament to aforesaid statement. I don't deny it...I embrace it. If it were not for my "MANY" mistakes on this artistic journey of mine, I should never have found Dennis and Nolan, who through lack of better judgement are endeavouring to make an acceptable artiste out of me.  >:D I wish them luck.  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Martina on March 19, 2012, 05:40:20 PM
I thought about the reason for all this fear to make mistakes...

I think one reason is the time spend at school. The experience of being corrected for every mistake is still lasting. You can't paint, you have no gift to draw, your pronounciation of that word is wrong and so on. No wonder...
I decided, my time at school is long long ago and I can feel free to make as many mistakes as I want to. YES!

Let's paint and


  :painting: - it's like a ritual  ^-^ :dance: :coolsmiley: :yawn: :faint: :deal: :congrats: :pullhair: :doh: :tooth: :cloud9:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 19, 2012, 07:51:36 PM
Please DON"T throw away your ruined paintings  :heeha:

I've just added to my TO DO list the following: "How to rescue a ruined painting"

Sometime in the near future (May) I will show you what you can do to the old paintings you are thinking of throwing away. I have some very good ideas.  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 19, 2012, 08:09:05 PM
I promise.  I won't... :'(
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 19, 2012, 08:48:07 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 19, 2012, 09:28:22 PM
Don't throw away are bad paintings!!!  :pullhair: Oh no It is to late. I used them to start a fire.   :'( It is too late for them I can't get them back.  :'(  :2funny: :2funny:
At least they served a purpose. they kept me warm.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 19, 2012, 09:38:33 PM
Dennis, I'm really looking forward to that!   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 20, 2012, 07:29:02 AM
I've got a pretty good UFO collection....so...no more paper airplanes  :flight:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 22, 2012, 12:49:56 PM
At last!!

The pen and ink wash I call

 "IF the tabaco company had picked ME in stead a Joe Whatshis name!!!! They would be making Millions, I say, Millions!!!"

Drum roll,  trumpet fan fare, Curtains parting.....



Dennis makes the  background washes look so E-Z !  But I get to try again today with the magnolia   :painting:

Hope to get caught up here on the form later this week
Regards to all
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 22, 2012, 01:17:39 PM
Brian, I am very impressed with your painting! :clap: O0 I think it is your best, so far! Very good! :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 22, 2012, 02:09:19 PM
Great job, Brian!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 22, 2012, 03:14:20 PM
Good work Brian!  I agree with C. you're getting better at this!    :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on March 22, 2012, 04:42:48 PM
Hey Bri...good job.   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 22, 2012, 06:21:43 PM
Wonderful, Brian  :clap: :clap: :clap: You have a lovely touch in this one.

You must do more similar ones to reinforce what you have here. BTW your background is also great.
This is the style seen in illustrations in lots of children's books.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 22, 2012, 08:43:34 PM
Well done Brian! I love the expression ... that is one happy giraffe!  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Harald on March 23, 2012, 04:18:12 PM
Very nice and what`s wrong with the background?? I think it`s fine.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on March 23, 2012, 07:39:39 PM
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 23, 2012, 08:03:44 PM
You have done a super job with the background and I like the colour of the giraffe. Overall very well done. Keep it up, you are doing well  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 23, 2012, 10:08:52 PM
Tousabella

Nice Job!!  and the background adds nicely!!

And Thank you ALL for the feed back
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 24, 2012, 12:11:56 AM
You did a very nice job painting the giraffe, Tousabella!  I like the colors.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on March 24, 2012, 02:02:08 AM
 :thankyou:  Everybody...I had a ball doing this..look forward to making some cards, and some free hand pics.
Thanks, Dennis....you are a #1 tutor!! 
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 24, 2012, 02:03:56 AM
 :clap:  :clap:  Tousabella!!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Helenty on March 24, 2012, 02:43:42 AM
Wonderful work Brian and Tousabella they look really good.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Martina on March 24, 2012, 12:02:01 PM
 O0  O0 , Tousabella, very well done  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on March 24, 2012, 02:58:05 PM
Bella you are a star!  :clap:  Beautiful work.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 27, 2012, 09:40:29 PM
I decided to do my background a little differently.  It is going to a friend who collects giraffes and the blue background wouldn't work.  I tried to give the impression of foliage in the background.


Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 27, 2012, 10:27:47 PM
C, he's so cute!!!  He's got real character!  Well done!   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Bhavna on March 27, 2012, 10:33:37 PM
Wow C. Love you back ground very Weldon  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 27, 2012, 10:40:48 PM
Cute C.B.    O0
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 28, 2012, 12:01:54 AM
Great job, C....I bet your friend is going to love it!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 28, 2012, 12:53:14 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: He is really giving you the "glad eye"
I really like this one as it is so different yet very well drawn and painted.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
The background fits is very well as the giraffe are high level feeders (top browsers).
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 28, 2012, 01:30:20 AM
Thanks to all! He is a happy little guy, isn't he? That wasn't intentional, but seeing as how he is going to a teenage girl, it will work out okay!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 28, 2012, 02:15:50 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 28, 2012, 03:06:44 AM
C,
Wow,  outstanding!!!

But he is way too wholesome to sell tobacco products!! :clap: :clap: :yippee:

Your friend is very lucky!
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 28, 2012, 03:19:07 AM
Brian, isn't that "Camel"? :2funny:  :2funny:  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Martina on March 28, 2012, 06:12:29 AM
Very nice indeed your giraffe C., I love the expression! And the backgroud fits very well  ;D  O0  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on March 28, 2012, 12:00:12 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Brian
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 28, 2012, 12:30:58 PM
C.. now you have to paint a camel and Brian can copy and paste in a new post!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 28, 2012, 01:48:46 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Gloria on March 29, 2012, 09:27:29 PM
My attempt at the girafffe. Think the ink was not completely dry but I tried to make the best of it.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on March 29, 2012, 09:53:48 PM
Gloria, I think you did very well on the giraffe! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Gloria on March 29, 2012, 10:11:45 PM
Thanks C. I am trying to catch up.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 30, 2012, 12:37:23 AM
Very nice  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just be careful of over-painting - by that I mean you have added too much pigment to the painting.

It's a pen and ink wash - wash meaning a very thin light colour wash with very little pigment. Study my paintings very carefully and you will see what I mean. The ink markings must be clearly visible.

Quite a few have fallen into this trap of trying to "paint" the giraffe instead of adding a "wash".
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Gloria on March 30, 2012, 02:05:23 AM
Thanks Dennis. I had a problem with my ink and it started to bleed. I have to be more careful next time.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on March 30, 2012, 02:10:39 AM
He looks good just the same, Gloria.   :clap:  Better luck next time.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Gloria on March 30, 2012, 03:36:08 AM
Thanks for the encouragement Lillian.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on March 31, 2012, 01:31:07 AM
Nice job, Gloria, I like the pen work
Regards'
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Gloria on March 31, 2012, 02:34:21 AM
Thank you Brian. I like this medium.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Harald on April 01, 2012, 07:46:45 PM
My second attemt on the Giraffe, ink is a new experience.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Gloria on April 01, 2012, 07:55:49 PM
Very nice indeed. I like the background.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on April 01, 2012, 10:12:39 PM
Wow!  He sure pops off the page, Harold.  Well done! 

Just one thing though, I think Dennis uses less pigment in the paint, more water, a lighter wash.

We'll see what the  :smart: says but I'm sure he'll be impressed.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on April 01, 2012, 10:17:50 PM
Your background, again!, is wow!!!

Someday, I discover how ya do dat!!!! :yippee:

Really nice job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Regards
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Bhavna on April 02, 2012, 12:54:40 AM
Here is my pen and ink wash. After painting I dropped some water so I used sponge to give some texture in background to fix my mistake :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on April 02, 2012, 01:33:10 AM
Harald, great job! :clap:
Bhavna,  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on April 02, 2012, 02:06:44 AM
Bhvana -

Now THAT was resourceful and surely quick thinking!  She's adorable!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on April 02, 2012, 02:27:28 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Harald - I like the cheeky look he has.

Bhavna - very nicely done and you fixed up the background like pro.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on April 02, 2012, 10:53:24 AM
Bhavna   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on April 02, 2012, 03:00:39 PM
 :clap: Well done Harald.   :clap:  Excellent recovery Bhavna   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on April 02, 2012, 03:32:46 PM
Bhavna,

What mistake? I don't see no mistake ::) ::)

Well done!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on April 12, 2012, 10:32:54 PM
I'm moving on!  I enjoyed doing this one.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Gloria on April 12, 2012, 11:30:33 PM
Lillian you should be proud. That giraffe is amazing.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on April 13, 2012, 12:30:03 AM
Well done Lillian - looks good  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Bhavna on April 13, 2012, 12:36:06 AM
Awesome Lillian :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on April 13, 2012, 12:41:03 AM
 :thankyou: Gloria, Dennis and Bhavna. 

I really enjoyed this Dennis and I found it a lot easier than those dramatic clouds.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on April 13, 2012, 12:46:27 AM
 ;D Yes, ART, just like life, has its up and downs. On the up (top) you can see where you came from and where you are heading off to, while in the downs the only way you can go is up  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on April 13, 2012, 12:53:37 AM
Dennis, I much prefer the "UPs"!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on April 13, 2012, 03:25:23 AM
SOO sophisticated,  :clap: :clap: :clap: I like!

 such  amazingly smooth washes!

Wow
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: pnewcomer1 on April 13, 2012, 10:01:09 AM
Lillian,
Love the painting very well done.  :painting: :clap: :clap:
Penny
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on April 13, 2012, 11:31:36 AM
Wow.... Stupendous work on the giraffe  :clap:   :clap:
Lillian, if you get much higher I'll have to get out a stepladder just to have a conversation!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on April 13, 2012, 12:06:10 PM
Brian, Penny, Val,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:   :blush:

My cheaper grade paper worked not too badly for the pen & ink and light washes.  It can't take a lot of water that's why I think the dramatic clouds had too much drama!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on April 13, 2012, 12:47:05 PM
Lillian nice job on your painting. Val  :2funny: Everybody is doing a fantastic job.  O0
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on April 16, 2012, 06:13:55 PM
Dennis...I would like to try the goldfish in the drawing course to pen n ink wash.....do I need different sized nibs for a pen? Would permanent markers work? The fins are what I'm concerned about. I don't want them to look too distinct...just soft lines. Hmmmm.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on April 16, 2012, 07:23:05 PM
The other day I found a very nice permanent marker pen made by Mitsubishi Pencil Co Ltd. It is called a uniPIN fine Line - water and fade proof: pigment ink. It has a 0.8 mm tip and draws very well. Maybe you can find something similar at your local Stationery or art shops.

Any of the drawings in the Pencil Course will make fine studies for Pen and Ink Wash.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on April 16, 2012, 07:41:16 PM
Lillian, your work is always impressive!   O0

Good luck with the fish, Tousabella.  Looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on April 16, 2012, 08:40:33 PM
Thanks Dennis...I'll have a look at our stationery store. The pic would look so neat in the bathroom area, and I'd like to try and two fish in one scene. 
I'll give it a whirl.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on April 16, 2012, 09:46:17 PM
 :thankyou: Nina and C.  You're always encouraging.   :)

Tousabella, that's a neat idea!  I'm looking forward to seeing your goldfish.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on April 17, 2012, 12:31:52 PM
Having seen all of these giraffes, I think I'd like to try a pen and ink wash. Dennis, should the ink lines be solid or would a looser 'sketch' type of line work as well? Just trying to piece the puzzle together before I attempt one. This is so great being able to see all your works guys. You've no idea how it helps me along.  Keep 'em coming!   O0
  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on April 17, 2012, 12:35:20 PM
Val!  You're here!   :yippee:

Dennis said to do the outline of the giraffe in broken lines because it has hair.

Happy  :painting:  I can't wait 'til I see your giraffe!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on April 17, 2012, 12:52:56 PM
Thanks Lillian, all the little hints really help. Might try doing something a little different .......
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on April 17, 2012, 01:02:42 PM
Hmmm.. mystery....Can't wait to see it, Val!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on April 27, 2012, 01:27:45 PM
 >:D
Title: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: eftpower1 on May 02, 2012, 05:20:19 PM

This is  pen and ink for my 15 yr old daughter, it;s from a photo from the web she found I :Nolanized"

After the pen work, I painted the fox 1st. used Cad yellow as a very lt. wash over the lighter sections and then added Cad orange as a series of very light washes to deepen the color as needed.  The back ground is : for ground Cobalt blue  The upper back ground stated as a wash of Ultra blue with the left over Cad Yellow, then some Ultra blue then Burnt sienna.  If I was to do over I would darken a very very little bit the area on the Foxe's
 right to emphasize the "middle distance" a bit more

The eyes what  Dennis calls a "Lucky Accident"..... I forgot to add the color to the eye balls  :2funny:

Am very glad i "forgot"
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: jennylynn on May 02, 2012, 06:07:53 PM
brian I am really  :smitten:  with your fox really good!!  your daughter must be well pleased i certainly would be!! well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: NHC50 on May 02, 2012, 06:24:17 PM
 Brian your fox is cute.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 02, 2012, 06:48:35 PM
Congratulations on a lovely painting Brian!  :clap: :clap:  Your Daughter will love it.  O0
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: Bhavna on May 02, 2012, 07:29:10 PM
Lovely painting Brian :)
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: Maryna on May 02, 2012, 07:47:13 PM
 :clap: very nice, just love it.

Brian, you know what, your profile pic looks so friendly, such a warm person  ;)
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: Lillian on May 02, 2012, 08:36:40 PM
Brian keep  :painting:  You're getting better and better!
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: pnewcomer1 on May 02, 2012, 08:37:42 PM
Very nice Brian  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Penny
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: Rkymtnmary on May 03, 2012, 05:44:45 AM
What a darling little fox!  Just love the expression on his/her face...bless the "happy accidents!"
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: Leana on May 03, 2012, 07:22:22 AM
Brian... great job on your fox... I absolutely  :smitten: it and I know your daughter will too  ;) 
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: C.Bodine on May 03, 2012, 11:55:23 AM
Fantastic job, Brian! You can be proud of that little guy! :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: The REAL neighborhood watch
Post by: Val on May 03, 2012, 02:07:28 PM
This is one clever fox.....not a hint of mischief showing on that little face!  Wonderful painting Brian.  O0   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on June 13, 2012, 01:07:06 AM
Hi everyone,

I have completed the pen and ink wash exercise. It was quite fun.

I can tell you, having done most of Paint Basket's "Let's Draw" course helped immensely with this one!

Unfortunately the yellow ochre (palest wash doesn't show up very much in the scan unfortunately, but this was the best scan I could get.

Let me know what you think.

Batman.

Geoff the giraffe
Geoff the giraffe
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on June 13, 2012, 01:15:17 AM
Brilliant  :clap: :clap: :clap: This is what the pen and ink wash is all about. You have captured the essence of it completely. There is noting wrong with your colours. Glad to see the colours as a wash and not thickly painted in.

This could be your forte  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on June 13, 2012, 01:15:36 AM
Bravo Batman!!! You did a great job!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 13, 2012, 01:17:38 AM
Batman and Lillian, your Giraffes are really good. You make me want to try pen and ink.  Maybe after I finish the drawing course. I am having fun.  I already have a whole set of ink and several pen nibs and holders. Still unopened, hoping they are not drying up. 
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on June 13, 2012, 01:24:05 AM
Be careful that the nibs don't go rusty. They need a lot of ink flowing over them  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 13, 2012, 01:39:19 AM
Batman - I think Geoff is AWESOME!  Outstanding!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on June 13, 2012, 03:20:37 AM
Excellent work, Batman!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:   :congrats: 

Your giraffe is perfect to a 'T'.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on June 13, 2012, 03:56:18 AM
Wow,

Thanks for the responses so quickly everyone, I only finished a couple of hours ago.

All the praise is nice too. This is probably the one I have felt best about so far. But I guess that is progress for you isn't it?

I wimped out and used a fine-liner style pen. I have got an unused nib style and ink but want to practice a bit before I go and mix the two.

Batman.

ps. Honeysuckle73 - make sure you give it a go. At Christmas time last year I had bugger all experience in painting and was at stick figure stage with my drawing. With the drawing course - plus the online painting classes here since - Geoff is the result of my progress so far (even with being a bit slack in the keeping at it.)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: pnewcomer1 on June 13, 2012, 10:08:04 AM
very nice Batman, you've done a beautiful job, it looks great.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Penny
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on June 13, 2012, 12:15:36 PM
Thanks Penny.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on June 13, 2012, 02:21:19 PM
Batman, I like your giraffe. Very nicely done. I think you are doing a good job on your watercolor lessons.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on June 13, 2012, 02:58:15 PM
Batman.

great job!

and your comment about your progress is spot on! and my sense is ALL of us are growing by leaps and bounds, ...a result of master teaching, fantastic delivery system, and this  :hug: amazing supportive group of peers :smitten:

It is such a trip watching everybody grow  :flowers:
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on June 13, 2012, 06:03:52 PM
:thankyou: Nina and Brian

Brian, that support is part of what helps us progress.

Constructive criticism is important of course, but it is amazing what confidence and encouragement to continuea a little pat on the back can provide.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on June 13, 2012, 09:00:10 PM
Very nicely done batman.   :clap:   :clap:  Still having a few trials with the videos but really looking forward to reaching the pen and ink. I did find the ink....no pen...so will probably try a bit of very sharp bamboo.
I hope you'll do more pen and ink, you have really done a banner job grasping the concept.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on June 13, 2012, 09:21:51 PM
A sharp bamboo or equivalent gives a wonderful character to the drawing  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on June 13, 2012, 09:37:34 PM
Dennis, if nothing else, I have to say that character in my paintings does seem to be the one thing I can accomplish!   :2funny: 
While sitting out and doing some drawing, my tulip painting was spied by a passerby. The comment I heard was, "What character painted this?"    :2funny:   'nuff said.   :D
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on June 13, 2012, 09:40:06 PM
Val you could always go with my old favourite do it everything tool - the toothpick - extremely useful little things.

Just tape one to the end of a standard biro and voila - one nib!!!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
ps thanks Val.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jennylynn on June 13, 2012, 09:44:44 PM
batman  awesome pen and ink wash on geoff the giraffe  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on June 13, 2012, 09:47:23 PM
I've used toothpicks with masking fluid...works well.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on June 13, 2012, 10:00:01 PM
Thanks jennylynn.

Val - I'm not surprised. I used one to sign my first painting. Wasn't confident with a brush and wanted something solid, so I went back to my favourite little tool. Better stop talking about that though, this thread is about pen and ink wash lesson.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 14, 2012, 06:34:15 PM
Hi everyone,

I have completed the pen and ink wash exercise. It was quite fun.

I can tell you, having done most of Paint Basket's "Let's Draw" course helped immensely with this one!

Unfortunately the yellow ochre (palest wash doesn't show up very much in the scan unfortunately, but this was the best scan I could get.

Let me know what you think.

Batman.

Geoff the giraffe
Geoff the giraffe

I spotted this on the forum front page earlier today. I also viewed Imbatman's flower painting. Then, I lost the link to this so, I used the search function with the word 'Giraffe'. Bingo! I got here.
Iambatman, you have done a lovely job of your paintings and, it was worth hunting them back down just so I could post a comment.
Congratualtions! You are developing into a great Artist.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on June 14, 2012, 07:52:07 PM
Tony,

Someone actually seeking out something I produce? :blush: Maybe I will make it after all :twothumbs::

:thankyou: for the compliment.

Batman.

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on June 16, 2012, 10:04:44 PM
Batman

As I just heard Geoff the giraffe, say  " head and shoulders" above the masses!!

U doin IT! :congrats:
 brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on June 16, 2012, 11:25:50 PM
Thanks Brian.

I have decided that I won't bother with the cheap dip pen set I bought (made in China junk.) I have instead placed an order for a Joseph Gillott Drawing Nib Set.

It seems I'm okay at the pen and ink stuff, so to learn to use a dip pen, then as well do it properly with decent tools. It wasn't too expensive anyway.

Batman.
ps BTW "head and shoulders"  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: anita on July 14, 2012, 04:54:50 PM
Great lesson, I hope we get to do more pen and ink in the future :)


Anita
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on July 14, 2012, 04:56:36 PM
Anita, great job!  You can see his fur! great details!!!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on July 14, 2012, 05:13:14 PM
Nice work with the pen and great job with the shading, Anita.  I love his eye and the cute smile too.   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on July 15, 2012, 09:38:18 AM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on July 15, 2012, 11:34:05 AM
Nice one Anita.

Code: [Select]
I hope we get to do more pen and ink in the future
Nothing to stop you...  ;)

Batman
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: anita on July 15, 2012, 12:34:06 PM
Thanks Batman

I did try to have a go myself - I work for a children's hospital and we have a statue of the tin man which the kids love that I thought might be a nice subject to apply pen and wash but it was hard without Dennis' guidance on how and where to apply the ink  ;D


I'll keep practising anyway   :sweat:

Anita
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on July 15, 2012, 12:47:53 PM
Beautiful work on the giraffe Anita.   :clap:   :clap:
You have done very well on the Tin Man as well. Keep practicing, the potential here looks exceedingly bright!   :idea:    8)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on July 15, 2012, 07:55:54 PM
Anita,

Both are impressive!

Blown away by the FUR!!!

And 'Mr T's" background is extremely well done, the way the value on the stone wall fades left to right and how the dark value of the wall emphasis  'Mr T's" right arm adds something very special to the whole painting.

I can see the painting being used as a print to give to the children, maybe as a "thank-you for visiting our hospital"
Don't forget to sign it!!!!

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on July 15, 2012, 10:06:26 PM
Awesome job on your pen and ink washes tin man, Anita!  I really like it!   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on July 16, 2012, 03:35:26 PM
Anita, your Tin Man painting is fantastic!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jennylynn on July 19, 2012, 03:07:59 PM
just come across the giraffe from batman & anita well done both of you  :clap: :clap:  and anita your tin man is exquisite!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on July 19, 2012, 06:15:35 PM
Batman and Anita,  missed these postings till now (probably done during on of my fugue states), They are all three very well done.  Can't wait till I finish the drawing to start the watercolor.  Hope I can do half as well.  Again   :congrats: to both of you.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on July 19, 2012, 07:49:05 PM
Thanks jennylynn and Honeysuckle.

Good luck with yours Honeysuckle. Just remember what Dennis says in the tutorial - don't 'paint' the colours on the giraffe, they are intended as washes. You shouldn't go far wrong if you do that.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Maryna on July 25, 2012, 06:36:00 PM
Ok finally did mine, after looking at all the others I am to shy to post mine, but here it goes.

Took the pic with my phone, so quality is not that good.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: pnewcomer1 on July 25, 2012, 07:54:13 PM
Very nice Maryna, your girraff is adorable  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Penny
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on July 25, 2012, 08:28:24 PM
Nice  :painting: Maryna.  O0

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on July 25, 2012, 10:51:24 PM
Nothing to be shy about, Maryna! You did a very nice job on your painting!! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on July 25, 2012, 11:10:00 PM
No need to be shy, your giraffe is well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for getting up the courage to post your nice painting.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on July 26, 2012, 04:59:15 AM
Well done Maryna  :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent. You captured the effect of the pen and wash very well indeed. Absolutely do not need to be shy about this painting  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on July 27, 2012, 10:04:03 PM
Very well done Maryna, excellent colouring.   :clap:

Just a quick question Dennis.  How prevalent should the ink be in relation to the washes?
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on July 28, 2012, 01:09:27 AM
There's really no rule on that at all. It all depends on the subject and the effect you want to portray. There can also be thick as well as thin lines in the painting. Thinner lines for delicate subjects or areas, and thick for boldness.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on July 28, 2012, 02:28:36 AM
 :help: I want to take all of these classes!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on July 28, 2012, 11:56:11 AM
Thanks for that Dennis.   O0  Now I just need to find a pen to use my India Ink with.....

Polliwag, I know exactly how you feel... :D   So difficult when you have to choose.   :eyesclosed:  Makes one go ga-ga    :goofy:       :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on July 30, 2012, 03:22:04 AM
Maryna

Delightful!!


If ya take a tour through our little Zoo, you will see your pet definitely hold it's own with the rest of the herd. :clap: :clap:

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on August 02, 2012, 02:38:33 AM
 Val, your such a  :clown:   :clap: :clap: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on August 02, 2012, 02:41:27 AM
Maryna.... VERY NICE! :) :) :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on August 10, 2012, 01:45:09 AM
Dennis; 
I have been asked by my daughter to pen n wash a flamingo, but I'm having trouble with the water. (he's wading). Just a little shading with a pencil and a few wiggly lines?  Nice background of green reeds, so I can just put them out of focus, but I was a lil stuck with showing the water. Shadows instead of reflections.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you,
Retta
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on August 10, 2012, 01:52:44 PM
Retta, please show us a photo.  I'd love to see what you've done and Nolan will be able to help you.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on August 11, 2012, 02:54:30 AM
Yes, I would like to see it too! :) :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on August 12, 2012, 03:09:51 AM
Bella, post a picture as it stands now so that I can see exactly what you still need to do and how.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on August 13, 2012, 12:47:09 AM
Bella, this is your painting?  It looks like a photo!

The picture is very small.  Can you give us a larger one?  It's very difficult to see any detail but it's a beautiful colour.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on August 13, 2012, 08:33:31 PM
This is the photo....I haven't gotten to the water yet til I know what and how it's supposed to be.  I'll go ahead and draw it in, then post that. Hmmmmm.  I got confused... seem's to be that way most of the time!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on September 08, 2012, 01:12:19 AM
Adding mine to the mix.

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on September 08, 2012, 01:49:48 AM
I can't fault it, Natalie  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on September 08, 2012, 01:53:27 AM
How cute!  Really well done, Natalie!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: SunRai on September 08, 2012, 02:03:39 AM
So cute, Natalie!  Nicely done  :clap:

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on September 08, 2012, 03:51:48 AM
Well done, Natalie! You can see the hair on him! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: lynn p. on September 08, 2012, 04:09:08 AM
Love this Natalie.  So fun O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 08, 2012, 04:39:01 AM
What a great job on your giraffe, Natalie.  He looks so REAL!  And I love the delicacy of your greenery...awesome!!! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on September 08, 2012, 12:03:16 PM
 :think:   :-\   :idea:  All of the above!   ;D  Great job Natalie.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on September 08, 2012, 03:01:15 PM
 :thankyou:

Dennis gave us an adorable subject to paint!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jm7445 on September 09, 2012, 09:43:47 PM
Well done Natalie  :yippee:, I only wish I should do so well!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on September 10, 2012, 12:55:36 PM
Nice job Pamela!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on September 10, 2012, 02:05:57 PM
Pamela, I love the background! You have done a great job on the whole painting! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on September 10, 2012, 07:09:00 PM
Super job on the washes and excellent pen work Pamela   :clap:   :clap:  Every time I see this fellow I want to add a driving cap!   :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on September 10, 2012, 11:10:08 PM
 :thankyou: ncwren, C. Bodine and Val
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on September 11, 2012, 12:16:40 AM
 :thankyou: Rita
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: lynn p. on September 11, 2012, 03:10:13 AM
Great Job Pamela.  Love it ! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on September 11, 2012, 06:23:30 AM
 :thankyou: Lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on September 11, 2012, 01:02:03 PM
Well I have not been on here for awhile. I must say Anita, Maryna, Natalie and Pamela you all did a great, great job.  O0 O0 :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on September 11, 2012, 09:55:01 PM
 :thankyou: Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on September 12, 2012, 01:05:11 AM
Pamela, I think you've done a very nice job using pen and ink.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Your guy looks kind of coy and real cute!   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on September 12, 2012, 10:48:26 AM
Pamela, very good  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on September 12, 2012, 12:08:25 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: njnjgirl on October 10, 2012, 11:12:22 PM
Wow, long thread  :coffee: but enjoyed reading the encouraging words and everyone's giraffes are great.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Here is my giraffe.
  . He looks smug  :2funny:  I had a little trouble with the background. When I took an art class this past spring my teacher used to say "there are no mistakes in art".  Looking forward your class on fixing a bad painting, Dennis. 

I am really enjoying these watercolor classes Dennis.  Thank you!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on October 10, 2012, 11:15:13 PM
Very nicely done   :clap:   :clap:  Your soft washes add just a hint of colour. I like the way your colours blend on the branch.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on October 11, 2012, 12:05:15 AM
Val is right-it's a lovely light wash!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on October 11, 2012, 12:26:54 AM
Njnjgirl you have caught the essence of the pen and ink wash very nicely  :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
I just have one problem: You have made the eye look like a human eye. Study the original photograph and my painting very carefully and change yours to suit.  O0 Then you will have a good painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on October 11, 2012, 02:52:09 AM
Njnjgirl, you have done a very nice job on your pen and ink wash! You did a light wash of color, which is what Dennis taught in this lesson! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: njnjgirl on October 11, 2012, 09:56:14 AM
 :thankyou: you all.  Oh, the eye, well, yes, I agree,  it does look human, Dennis and I think I made it too dark around it as well.  I will see if I can fix it. I really enjoyed doing this. I tried to correct it but I think there just is too much ink there to change the shape.  This was the best I could do.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on October 11, 2012, 12:31:05 PM
It was very nice before, even better now that it's a true giraffe's eye.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: lynn p. on October 11, 2012, 01:19:11 PM
Njnjgirl--Great change!  I honestly don't know how you all make these changes in watercolor, and especially pen and ink!  I would just have to crumple it and start over.  Awesome.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on October 11, 2012, 03:07:56 PM
Pamela and njnjgirl nice jobs on your pen and ink wash.  O0 O0
NIna  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 11, 2012, 03:40:07 PM
:thankyou: you all.  Oh, the eye, well, yes, I agree,  it does look human..


I like that the eye looks human...I wonder if anyone has ever done that deliberately when painting animals and made a kind of art theme with it...it really could be a kind of "thing" and makes quite a statement...just my two cents of knowingnothingness.  Great job!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on October 11, 2012, 06:15:29 PM
Now the Giraffe looks better  :clap: :clap: :clap: well done  O0

Yes, I saw an elephant painting up for sale on the internet years ago. The only problem with it is that it had a huge human eye. An elephant's eye is surprisingly small for it's size. This artist obviously knew nothing about elephants. If one want to paint animals or birds you should at least do some researching before putting it up for sale  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: njnjgirl on October 11, 2012, 10:07:31 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Nina, Lillian, and rk-mary.  I am happy that change did the trick!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on October 12, 2012, 06:40:17 AM
 :wave:
Hi everyone, these pen and ink washes look so great. It's my next WC session in line for the club, however, I have decided to concentrate on the drawing course and then jump back into the watercolor club courses. After seeing everyone's work though, it sure is tempting to jump back in now!
I'm about a third of the way through the drawing course...will try to hold out.  ::) Nolan is completely occupying my time these days (I am glad he is!) but I sure do miss Dennis too  :)
See you back in the WC forum soon, enjoy!! 
:peace:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on October 12, 2012, 11:28:11 AM
Hey Denise, glad you're enjoying the drawing. I tend to shift back and forth between the two..see you soon.  :wave:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Mihaela on October 16, 2012, 09:17:23 PM
I don't like this one at all. Because I haven't had any waterproof ink or pens in the house, I had to do it backwards - washes first and then the pen, after completely dry. So no paint-along for me this time. By the time I finished, I saw that Dennis, very smartly, replaced the rocky background with the blue of sky. Much better colouring too. Very unsatisfied with my work.

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on October 16, 2012, 11:00:17 PM
Overall I think you've done a great job.  :clap:  :clap:  The background does detract from the giraffe, too close in colour.
I usually take a look in the PDF at the finished painting and use that as a guide. Doesn't always help me though!  ::)   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on October 16, 2012, 11:25:03 PM
Your giraffe is beautifully done!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on October 16, 2012, 11:39:23 PM
You giraffe is very well done! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on October 16, 2012, 11:48:22 PM
I love your giraffe painting, Mihaela.     :smitten:

Your background may not be like Dennis' finished product, but it looks like you've made it your own.

I think you can be proud of this.

It would be hard to do the process in reverse, so you've done amazingly well.

It's too bad your pen isn't waterproof, a wee more touch of color in the giraffe would bring him more to life.

Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Karen on October 17, 2012, 12:10:35 AM
Lovely expression on the giraffe and very resourceful painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on October 17, 2012, 02:02:56 AM
That looks really well done Mihaela! The giraffe looks regal and happy  :twothumbs:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Mihaela on October 17, 2012, 06:26:01 AM
Thanks all. It is my fault, really, I didn't pay attention in class sort of speak. Now I hear I could've used a very sof pencil instead of ink ...and I have plenty of those! I know it needs more colour, I didn't do it because I alreay put the ink on. Maybe next time :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on October 17, 2012, 02:41:09 PM
Thanks all. It is my fault, really, I didn't pay attention in class sort of speak. Now I hear I could've used a very sof pencil instead of ink
I did not know that.  :o  I found some india ink, have some nibs but no holder.  :crazy2: However, I do have the ruling pen. OK, another one to try. I will remember the pencil in case I'm no good with the dip!  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: njnjgirl on October 17, 2012, 04:35:55 PM
Mihaela, your giraffe is great.  I really like how you shaded him.  BTW,  something caught my eye next to the giraffe in your background.  About a 1/4 of the way down, on the right hand side, there are two eyes, a nose, mouth and a neck.  Looks like a little alien... :2funny   It kind of jumped out at me, isn't that funny.   
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on October 17, 2012, 05:20:33 PM
Njnjgirl, that "alien" in Mihaela's painting jumped out at me too and just below it is a hand clasping something dark.  Strange!!  Mihaela, your giraffe is BEAUTIFUL.    :clap:   As I haven't done any pen/watercolour lessons what is the pen called and where does one purchase them?  I went into our local art store and they don't carry anything like that.  Guess, I will have to go over to the States to get it.  I remember as a child we used to have "dipping" pens which we had to dip into Indian ink and then write ... is that the same kind of thing?  Sorry about all the questions but I am a complete newbie to the whole painting world.  Just love it and can't seem to say that enough times!!!     :smitten:    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Mihaela on October 17, 2012, 07:02:35 PM
OMG, Njnjgirl, you are right!! I haven't seen it! Too funny... Patricia, the pen I used is no good for this lesson. A dipping pen with waterproof ink is what Dennis used. I guess there are normal pens that are waterproof, I just don't have one. Otherwise I would have done a proper job if I would've had one, but then... no aliens in my painting :)) Silver lining in everything, heh?:))
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on October 18, 2012, 10:04:15 PM
Patricia, I have a bottle of India Ink, states on the label that it is waterproof. A dipping pen would be excellent. I have only practiced a bit back in Grenada. I used a sharpened piece of bamboo. Actually worked quite well. Then I found my old ruling pen which I use for masking. Going to give that a go. I used to use that with India Ink back in school.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on October 19, 2012, 07:03:01 AM
That face was checking you out that you painted the giraffe correctly  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Well done  O0
Title: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: Red1 on October 28, 2012, 03:57:24 AM
I wanted to try to do a pen and wash so I tried the Giraffe.  Here is my finished version.  I still have problems doing background washes.  They are never smooth.  Any suggestions?  :confused:

Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: Maryna on October 28, 2012, 09:33:59 AM
 :clap: :clap: love it!
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: njnjgirl on October 28, 2012, 10:57:09 AM
Your giraffe is very good.  The background looks great to me.  I don't think you can get a much better result with watercolor, although I am by no means an expert.   O0  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: Lillian on October 28, 2012, 11:46:42 AM
Your giraffe is looking proud and pretty, Red 1.  Nice job!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

No problem with the background there.   O0
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: Val on October 28, 2012, 12:30:28 PM
 :wave:  Hi Red1. Your giraffe is excellent, and the background wash has beautiful texture. Looks like a sky with light clouds floating by. Super job  O0
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: C.Bodine on October 28, 2012, 02:17:37 PM
Red1, there is nothing wrong with the background not being smooth.  Like Val said, it gives the impression of clouds. You have done very well on the giraffe!  The markings you have made have created a hair-like affect.  He looks like he is happily chewing something from that branch! :)  O0
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: NHC50 on October 28, 2012, 02:22:09 PM
Red, There is nothing wrong with your background. It does look like soft clouds floating through the sky. I like it. Good job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: ncwren on October 28, 2012, 03:13:22 PM
Really nice red1!  :smitten:

Background looks great.  O0
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: lynn p. on October 29, 2012, 12:16:49 AM
Red--That is one great painting.  I actually love the sky and especially the cobalt like color--it complements the gifaffe so well and great spots on the giraffe. :flowers:
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: Red1 on October 29, 2012, 04:16:24 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments.  My wash kept trying to leak out into the sky.  You can see a few places, like around his horns, where I tried to fix it.   :eek:
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: valweb on October 29, 2012, 09:06:12 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Well done....he has so much character with such a naughty face.   I love it.... :clap:
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: Val on October 29, 2012, 11:59:20 PM
Seems I only posted half of my earlier post.  ???

My comment was, the only thing I could see to improve would be to darken the pen work to make the marks more visible. Did I say that right?  ::)

Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: Tania on October 30, 2012, 01:26:36 PM
 O0 Super job on this - background is great! More realistic than a flat wash :) Well done! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Pen and Wash Giraffe
Post by: jennylynn on October 31, 2012, 10:08:15 AM
red 1 fantastic job on your giraffe, love the background too like the others have said looks like clouds floating by real good effect well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on November 01, 2012, 05:34:05 PM
Hi Red1,
Your giraffe looks great! The background looks very nice as all have said. I really like the nice crisp look this has -
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on November 01, 2012, 06:29:46 PM
Such a lovely face! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on November 05, 2012, 12:36:05 AM
"Why, anybody can do a "Flat wash".... it takes skill to create those clouds!!!" :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

 :blush: :blush: I still can not seem to get a flat wash.......And you noticed NOBODY had any suggestions on how to do it , either :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Your background is wonderful and in fact, " happy accidents"  seem to be the norm..  We get closer to being able to do real flat washes with practice,  but they do not seem to be that important because of how well most of our " happy accidents" turn out.    ( at least that's what I tell ME) ;D

You are doing nice, nice work!!
Brian


Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Red1 on November 05, 2012, 02:42:56 AM
Thanks all.  I really appreciate your support.  I have been mostly concentrating on the "Lets Draw" lessons so haven't done much watercolor lately.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on November 20, 2012, 01:54:53 AM
I just posted something here but seems it has disappeared. Hope I didn't put it in the wrong place :( ...anyway, here is my addition to our giraffe collection... :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on November 20, 2012, 02:11:14 AM
Very nice pen and ink study  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on November 20, 2012, 02:15:03 AM
Wow that was quick!, thank you Dennis, I enjoyed the class  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: eftpower1 on November 20, 2012, 02:16:56 AM
Denise,

Nice Job!,  I like the eye!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on November 20, 2012, 02:26:16 AM
Thanks Brian, I was a little concerned that I made it too "human" like. Plus Mr G looks like he needs more sleep with that dark circle under his eye...
But anyway, I really enjoyed this class  :)  thanks for the nice comment Brian.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on November 20, 2012, 02:31:30 AM
He is a cutie!  Nice work, Denise!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on November 20, 2012, 03:02:18 AM
Very well done Denise. The eye makes him more real. Great work  O0    :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 20, 2012, 03:23:51 AM
Really nice washes. Can't wait to get this far. He is a sweet little guy! Nice work, Denise. Now shhhhhh. :sleep: i think he might be sleeping.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on November 20, 2012, 03:49:39 AM
aww, thanks Dianne and Val!
Sarah, yes, he's sleeping - he needs lots of it . . .  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on November 20, 2012, 05:21:01 AM
Lovely job Denise!!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on November 20, 2012, 10:27:28 PM
Lovely painting Red1 and Denise  :clap: :clap:   Also, thank you Mihaela and Val for the info on Indian Ink and dipping pens.  Forgot to look for them while in the States.  Guess I will get them here in Canada but haven't had a chance to go shopping for Art stuff.  My apologies for the delay in saying "thank you" but I sometimes forget to read other posts apart from what we are currently working on.  I will get the hang of it eventually.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on November 28, 2012, 01:24:16 PM
This is my attempt at the giraffe.  My camera makes all the pictures look "yellowish".  I inherited it from my daughter so will have to check with her what the problem is.  However, I enjoyed doing the lesson which is one I purchased on the sale to try and catch up with the lessons I have missed.  Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on November 28, 2012, 01:29:53 PM
You've done a banner job on the giraffe .... just a bit jaundiced looking  :whistle: ;D   It really is annoying when the photos don't come out right. Regardless of colour, you have done fantastic. The detail is excellent, and the shadings look very good. Superb job on the eye.  O0
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on November 28, 2012, 02:25:28 PM
Great expression on the giraffe!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 28, 2012, 02:57:12 PM
Very sweet!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on November 28, 2012, 05:05:00 PM
Great character in his face! I think the way you did the shadowing accomplishes this  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on November 28, 2012, 06:27:45 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Val, Natalie, Sarah and Denise for your lovely and very encouraging comments.  I really enjoyed the pen and ink lesson and it brought back memories to my early school days when we were learning to write with pen and ink. Yes, I know that it dates me but what the heck Iam what I am!!!   ;D   I am now onto my next lesson but have to take care of the grandchildren this afternoon so won't get that started until tomorrow.   Thanks once again, Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on December 01, 2012, 12:06:25 AM
 :clap: :clap: Nice job on the giraffe, Patricia!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on December 01, 2012, 04:15:12 PM
 :thankyou:  Thank you Tania, much appreciated.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on December 01, 2012, 07:05:20 PM
Patricia, don't worry too much about the colour (maybe a white balance setting needs adjusting if it is a digital camera) but you have captured the technique perfectly.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2012, 01:29:51 PM
 :thankyou:   Thank you Dennis.  I am so enjoying everything about the PB and when I paint, it transports me into another dimension other than reality, the only problem is that I want to stay there!!!!   :2funny:   It has got so bad that I am now even dreaming of painting .... yes, it is addictive for sure.     O0   With regard to my camera, it is supposed to balance the white automatically.  When I complete my next painting I will take the photograph in a different location and see whether that makes any difference.   Thanks once again for your comments.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on December 02, 2012, 05:05:31 PM
Just had to go and do this one! The net keeps dropping out so will post fast..  :run:

Finished this one around 5 this morning. Didn't put in the branch....will do that later. It's great having PB around when I get up at midnight...nice and quiet to paint.  ;D


Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on December 02, 2012, 05:42:54 PM
Beautiful giraffe Val!!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 02, 2012, 05:50:49 PM
Awe. I really like him. Nice sky. Beautiful warm skin tones. Fur? Pelt? Coat! We'll call it coat tones. Quirky little personality. Love him. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on December 02, 2012, 07:27:04 PM
Val, that is VERY nicely done!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on December 02, 2012, 07:34:23 PM
Nice job, Val.. colors look really rich!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on December 03, 2012, 12:05:31 PM
 :clap:  Your Giraffe painting is lovely Val.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on December 03, 2012, 02:58:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautifully done, Val!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on December 03, 2012, 05:00:14 PM
Poor guy got cut off at the neck!  :hang:   I had to use a larger paper than planned.  ;D

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on December 03, 2012, 05:10:15 PM
That's easy explain away Val. There was heavy fog around and he simply so tall he has his head in the clouds! :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on December 03, 2012, 06:49:21 PM
Val, I really like the colors. I think you did an excellent job on the shadings. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: SunRai on December 03, 2012, 07:12:23 PM
You've been busy, Val!!  This little guy so precious!  Another nice painting you've done!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on December 03, 2012, 07:45:00 PM
Thank you Guys, I really like the pen & wash. Definately going to try a few of these.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: thebryce on December 26, 2012, 07:44:42 PM
My paintings are not quite proficient enough to send out as gifts but after watching the pen and ink course I went out and made 6  awesome full sized inked drawings for Christmas. Everyone thinks I am some amazing painter when all I did was shade the wash just right.  LoL!  I love these washes. I wish I knew about the technique years ago.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on December 26, 2012, 11:51:50 PM
Ahhh, you mean you've given them away and didn't let us in on the beauty???   :'(

How about showing us what you can do?   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: thebryce on December 27, 2012, 12:27:32 AM
Lol! I will upload a few of these washes but my cell phone is not cooperating. I need access to my computer first.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on December 27, 2012, 09:35:35 PM
Have just seen your Giraffe. Val, it's awesome  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on December 27, 2012, 11:14:07 PM
Missed Val's Giraffe!!!  Just went back for a look and I'm with Dennis.   :congrats:   Nice work!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on January 01, 2013, 04:24:03 PM
Thank you much Dennis and Lillian. I really had fun doing this guy, I'm definately in for more of the line and wash paintings.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: lynn p. on January 01, 2013, 05:51:01 PM
Val--Don't know how I missed him!!!   He is SO well done and looks rather regal.  Beautiful painting job Val :)
Title: Lesson 9 Pen and Ink Wash
Post by: Zilpa on January 18, 2013, 08:23:45 AM
I call this one Lofty.
I had a lot of fun with this one now I want to do some of my own

Note from Dennis: Please add your posts to the relevant lesson and not as separate posts. I had to merge this one.
Thanks.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on January 18, 2013, 08:42:22 AM
Nice painting Zilpa  :clap: :clap: :clap: Something worries me about the eye - looks too human.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on January 18, 2013, 11:16:54 AM
Nice work Zilpa. I know what Dennis means though. The thought I had was that it kind of looked... stoned or dopey if you like.  :eek:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Zilpa on January 18, 2013, 12:22:21 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Batman, maybe Koalas are not the only ones getting stoned. :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 18, 2013, 05:17:57 PM
I think Lofty is quite lovely! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on January 18, 2013, 07:50:47 PM
He does have a nice grin on his face.  >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Zilpa on January 19, 2013, 06:42:17 AM
Thank you Sarah and Natalie, I think he is quiet cute too.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on January 19, 2013, 03:23:40 PM
Zilpa, I think your giraffe has spotted a nice green tree to munch on.   :2funny:   He's a cutie, well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on January 19, 2013, 05:34:12 PM
Lofty sure has character Zilpa! Nice job on the technique too :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Zilpa on January 20, 2013, 01:23:29 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian and Denise he was fun to do.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jennylynn on January 21, 2013, 09:22:19 AM
zilpa love your giraffe he sure has character  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: njnjgirl on January 21, 2013, 10:28:36 PM
Lofty is nice Zilpa.....I had the same "human eye" on my giraffe......... :2funny:   Love his expression and nice job with the background
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Zilpa on January 22, 2013, 11:28:59 PM
 :thankyou: Jenny and Njnjgirl I am glad you like it.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on January 23, 2013, 01:46:42 AM
Zilpa, I like Lofty a lot! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Zilpa on January 23, 2013, 11:23:04 AM
 :thankyou: Dianne. :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: globe4 on April 20, 2013, 10:53:48 PM
My giraffe, the sky wash didn't work so well though coz we have 20% air humidity at home and the paint was drying in no time :(

My husband tried to draw it in Photophop for fun
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on April 20, 2013, 11:11:12 PM
Beautiful, majestic giraffe!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: globe4 on April 20, 2013, 11:26:02 PM
Thank you, Denise  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on April 21, 2013, 12:35:45 AM
Well done Tanya  :clap: :clap: :clap:   oh...just so he doesn't feel left out...here ya go hubby  :clap:     ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 21, 2013, 12:44:31 AM
They are both very cute. :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on April 21, 2013, 05:01:26 PM
Beautiful job with the pen and ink!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on April 28, 2013, 11:33:19 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely Giraffe Tanya, it was a fun exercise.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on April 28, 2013, 01:00:19 PM
Both look good!  The joint effort must have been fun!! :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: globe4 on April 28, 2013, 01:41:39 PM
Thanks for you nice comments  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Pebble on May 05, 2013, 10:30:59 AM
Here is my 1st ever attempt at pen and ink washes.  I was really out of my comfort zone as drawing is certainly not my strong point  :(  (As soon as I have more time I'll do the drawing course)  I'm not quite sure what happened to his eye he looks like he's had a night on the tiles   :2funny:  I really enjoyed the challenge though and will give it another go   :)

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on May 05, 2013, 10:43:21 AM
Hi pebble, very nice for a very first painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Looking forward to seeing the second one with the eye a bit lighter  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sarah (arch) on May 05, 2013, 01:51:19 PM
I really shouldn't say this. Especially since the expert has already been here to comment. But I'll risk it. My FAVORITE part of your painting is the eye!  :attacked: Okay, I've said it. It is stylistic, an interpretation of 'eyeness'. I would give you one warning about taking the drawing class. I also took it to help my watercolor. It is a good drawing class--an excellent one, in fact. I so appreciate the variety of skills and styles it introduced me to. It has one inherent danger, however. Do you see me posting my wonderfully drawn watercolors on this site? Oh no! Because I can't let go of my pencils long enough to paint! I am drawing all the time. Some day this will balance out, right? I really like your giraffe.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: doina on May 05, 2013, 02:19:37 PM
I agree with you Sarah. I took few classes at local Community College  :smart: and for a while I did not wanted to go back to watercolor. One day I went on my own with colored pencils! It did it! :pullhair: I came back to watercolor :); but soon I will take the drawing class on this site. It attracts me very much; it is like a magnet every day I visit the site. Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on May 05, 2013, 02:54:50 PM
Very nice, Pebble!  A first painting like this.... you should be proud!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jennylynn on May 05, 2013, 03:45:03 PM
very nice painting pebble really well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on May 05, 2013, 04:36:42 PM
This is nice Pebble, I like it a lot!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on May 06, 2013, 11:54:39 AM
First painting....and it's Pen and Wash!  :heeha: Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I wouldn't worry overmuch about his 'night on the tiles.' He can go in the same class as my 'drunken lion' !  :2funny:
Perhaps they were on the same pub crawl?!  ???
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Pebble on May 06, 2013, 12:24:37 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Val.   Thank you all so much once again for your comments and encouragement - I love being a part of this group.   :hug: :smitten: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on May 07, 2013, 11:04:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Pebble, your giraffe is so cute.  Love him.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on May 10, 2013, 03:15:49 PM
I think you did a great job Pebble!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jrhall036 on June 21, 2013, 06:24:28 PM
Here's my very hairy giraffe!   ;D  I almost had a heart attack while doing this painting.  I was almost done, and I dropped a paintbrush full of paint (the dark shadow color!) on my painting!   :o  Then I had to scramble around and try to get the paint off before it dried and ruined everything.  :eyesclosed:  Oh, well. I tried to hide the damage. Did I succeed?


Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on June 21, 2013, 06:31:40 PM
Jani, your giraffe is great!  Not a smidge of evidence did I see concerning the dropped brush!!
 
Sarah, are you still here.. not seeing you much lately!  ... Roxy either... You must both be holed up somewhere with those pencils!! :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on June 21, 2013, 08:21:02 PM
An excellent painting, Jani :clap: :clap: :clap: You have captured the essence of the pen and ink wash O0 There is absolutely nothing to show that you spilled the paint - you recovered like a pro ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on June 21, 2013, 08:22:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jani, Your Giraffe is excellent - no sign of any mishaps, you covered up superbly.


Yes, Dianne, I too was thinking that we haven't heard much from Sarah or Roxy and was wondering where they were. 


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jrhall036 on June 21, 2013, 11:31:12 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Dianne, Dennis, and Patricia.  Y'all are my inspiration to keep going.   :hug:

I can't hardly wait to get my brush working on the Magnolia painting.  Maybe tomorrow afternoon?????

Thank you for traveling along this journey with me! 
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on June 22, 2013, 01:59:42 AM
This looks great Jani! I'm looking for the fix and can't find it. Your sky is beautiful too :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 22, 2013, 02:19:25 AM
I love the giraffe, Jani!!  Kind of whimsical!

Is the splotch hidden under the branch?

Great work!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jrhall036 on June 22, 2013, 03:51:53 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Denise and Mea!

Mea, actually the brush landed on the left to middle side of the painting, but paint splattered everywhere, including under the leaves. By the time I got the big spot lifted out and covered, the spots under the leaves had dried, and they wouldn't lift out completely.  So I had to cover it with really loose strokes of green, yellow, and burnt sienna paint.  It's not a perfect fix, by any means, but it's better than tossing out the entire painting.  I would have been heartbroken!  :'(

 
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 22, 2013, 05:05:07 AM
Jani,

If you hadn't told us about the spill on the giraffe painting, we'd probably never have known.

You've got a great painting with a great story.

Be proud!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on June 22, 2013, 12:04:22 PM
Jani, I think your painting looks great.  O0 O0  Pebble very nice job being your first one.  :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on June 22, 2013, 01:43:42 PM
Jani - love the giraffe! He has such character.  ;D  Good job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jrhall036 on June 25, 2013, 10:06:13 PM
My goodness!  I can't believe I missed your comments, Mea, Nina, and Tania!   :thankyou: so much!  I think this is my favorite lesson thus far!   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: BeaSue on June 25, 2013, 10:47:19 PM
Jani,  I have lived in Africa, and I must say that never have I seen a giraffe as compelling as yours! Well done!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: njnjgirl on June 26, 2013, 10:07:08 AM
Pebble and Jani, well done on your giraffes! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 02, 2013, 12:38:43 AM
This was fast and fun to do! Now I want to go visit the giraffes at our zoo - and create more pieces like this!

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on July 02, 2013, 01:44:08 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sacgal, what a beauty your giraffe is.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 02, 2013, 03:03:41 AM
Thanks, Patricia - I really impressed my husband with this one! Sharon
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jrhall036 on July 02, 2013, 03:04:18 AM
Excellent job, Sharon!   :clap: :clap: :clap: This was one of my favorite lessons, too.  You've done a superb job with it.  Congrats!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on July 02, 2013, 02:30:16 PM
Banner job Sharon  :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely pen work, great colouring and blending.  O0 Well done.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: BeaSue on July 02, 2013, 03:38:32 PM
Great job, Sharon!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 02, 2013, 05:42:13 PM
Thanks, Jani, Val and Susan.  Next project - the peony!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ImBatman on July 02, 2013, 05:46:55 PM
Very nice Sharon.

One little however is that I would have liked to see the eye being a bit darker. It would only take some more cross hatches with your pen to really make that eye stand out.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on July 02, 2013, 11:47:13 PM
Looks great Sharon! and that peony is fun too :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on July 03, 2013, 12:12:26 AM
I haven't visited the Pen and Ink Washes thread for some time, at least not long enough to leave a comment.


Tanya & hubby, Pebble, Jani and Sharon, it looks like you've had as much fun with this one as I did.


Each one is a little different and 'hubby' had a whole different approach.  All well done!   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 03, 2013, 10:02:48 PM
Thanks Denise & Lillian...and thanks for the suggestion, Batman - always looking for ideas to improve!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: doina on July 21, 2013, 01:44:41 PM
Here is my rendition on "Pen and ink washes" lesson. Here is my Giraffe. Please comment, critique. Doina

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jrhall036 on July 21, 2013, 02:17:56 PM
Doina, your giraffe is just precious!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I really like the pen and ink washes. You can do 'em quick, and everyone loves them. You could excel in this medium, too, since your drawings are SOOOO good!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: doina on July 21, 2013, 09:01:41 PM
Thank you Iani, is my first ink and wash painting and I do enjoy it. I may adventure more into this kind of watercolor. Thanks again, Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on July 21, 2013, 09:04:13 PM
Colourings are great Doina  O0   I would just make the shadow areas a little darker to give him the 3D effect and make him pop right off the page.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on July 21, 2013, 09:31:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Doina, He has such a cute face.  Very well done, Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on July 22, 2013, 03:50:07 AM
I see Sharon and Doina had great fun with my giraffe :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on July 22, 2013, 08:03:20 AM
Very nice Doina!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: lynn p. on July 22, 2013, 11:38:09 AM
Sharon and Doina, Bravo  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: njnjgirl on July 22, 2013, 12:38:54 PM
Love the giraffes, Sharon and Doina! O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on July 23, 2013, 12:34:57 AM
This lesson was so much fun!  Nice work on the giraffes, Sharon and Doina!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: doina on July 24, 2013, 12:43:01 AM
 :thankyou: Val,  :thankyou: Patricia,  :thankyou: Dennis,  :thankyou: Denise,  :thankyou: Lynn,  :thankyou: njgirl,  :thankyou: Lillian. I am a little late thanking everyone, but a lost the time with the work in my 2 flower gardens. I am so excited all my fancy gladiolas came out gorgeous. Today last to come in bloom: the green one and the "crazy" one (a mixture of yellow, orange and light green). The other ones are : blue, indigo and black. Maybe I'll have the courage later on to paint one of them. Thanks for your support and encouragement. Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 10:20:32 PM
I'm just starting to catch up at last!
Sharon and Doina, you have both done splendid jobs of your Giraffes. The Pen and wash is a awesome lesson and you have done it credit with your works of lovely art. Well done :clap: :clap: [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: doina on July 25, 2013, 01:33:33 AM
 :thankyou: Tony for your appreciation. Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Ray3 on July 30, 2013, 11:06:34 AM
I did this pen and ink drawing and then when it came to do the wash I realised that I had not done the drawing on watercolour paper so I am not sure if I have cheated and use pastels I have never used pastels before so I am sorry about this

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on July 30, 2013, 12:49:36 PM
This is neat Ray.  O0 I'm not supposed to touch pastels due to prior catastrophies  :whistle: . I do have some but they are safely tucked away.  :sweat:    ;D
I think you've done a good job for a first go at pastels. The browns took away all your hatchings on the neck though. I think a do over in w/c may be the ticket  O0

Well done, and good on you for stepping out and experimenting a bit.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jrhall036 on July 30, 2013, 01:38:29 PM
Nice first try, Ray!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I think this exercise looks especially good with the pen and ink because you can actually create the look of animal hair with them. That technique will come in very handy in later paintings.  Plus, pen and ink with w/c washes are just so much fun to do!  Give 'em a try!  I know you'll like them!   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Ray3 on July 30, 2013, 05:24:41 PM
Thank you Val and jrhall036 for you kind remarks I will certainly redo this drawing and use the correct paper and then do the wash watch this space and I do agree with you pen and ink washes are really interesting and fun to do  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on July 30, 2013, 08:33:05 PM
Ray, a great start to pen n wash. I like the colors, but think a do over in pen and water color will work well. You are doing great bounds in your painting, and enjoy seeing your work. Keep up the good work with the brushes!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: doina on July 30, 2013, 09:46:42 PM
Ray good start. You've tried with pastels!! You're courageous! It is a good start. maybe you'll want to ad a bit more pen and ink work and maybe the browns on the face could be a little more greyish? Keep that brush busy. You do a good job.  :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Ray3 on July 31, 2013, 06:52:47 AM
Thanks again Retta & Doina there is so much to learn whether its pen and ink or pastels its the watercolour I should stick with but your comments are very encouraging  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Ray3 on August 01, 2013, 08:28:48 AM
Hi again this is my revised pen & ink wash this time using watercolours hope you like

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on August 01, 2013, 09:28:14 AM
Well done, Doodleman :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: doina on August 01, 2013, 10:56:31 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: This is great Ray! Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on August 01, 2013, 11:26:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Ray, an excellent job of the giraffe.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Bhavna on August 01, 2013, 12:24:14 PM
great work Ray :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jrhall036 on August 01, 2013, 01:12:59 PM
Wonderful, truly!   :clap: :clap: :clap: Wasn't working with pen and ink washes fun to do, Ray?  Hmm.  :idea: I might just do another giraffe like this today, using a different reference pic.  Really great job, Ray!!!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on August 01, 2013, 02:56:28 PM
Great job Sharon, Doina, Ray.  O0 O0 :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Ray3 on August 01, 2013, 05:30:28 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis

 :thankyou: Doina

 :thankyou: Happychappy

 :thankyou: jrhall036

 :thankyou: Nina

 :thankyou: Bhavna


Your comments are very encouraging but I am still having problems with clouds but I will get their, thanks
Ray
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on August 01, 2013, 06:48:12 PM
 :congrats:   Well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: BeaSue on August 01, 2013, 07:23:02 PM
What a cool giraffe, Ray! He looks a little cheeky, doesn't s/he?
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tousabella on August 01, 2013, 07:41:26 PM
Wow .... you got the hang of it!!  It's great. This class was so much fun, and you have certainly got the best of the lesson.  Good work, Ray!!   :clap:     :clap:      :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on August 02, 2013, 10:49:58 AM
We'll have to call you 'Super Ray'! He draws, he paints, he does pastel .....  ;D Great work Ray, nicely done.  O0
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 17, 2013, 07:26:20 AM
Val! You are right, Ray is multi-talented  :clap:
Ray, I like how you used pastels and it reminded me of a thread I'm goin to start (or check if it's been covered).
It's admirable that you went back and did the watercolour pen & ink wash version!  O0


Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on January 18, 2014, 06:36:57 PM
Well done Ai Ke  :clap: :clap: :clap:  I recommend you darken up the colour of the spots as very few giraffe are as light as this. I also would like to see the ink markings - yours "disappear" in the painting. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on January 18, 2014, 07:29:19 PM
I get a real kick out of the various expressions on all these giraffes  ;D    You've done a very nice job Ai Ke, darken it down as Dennis suggested and you'll see him really come to life!  O0      :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on January 18, 2014, 10:07:17 PM
Yes, Val, isn't it amazing how they all have their own "personality" as such. 
 
Ai Ke a nice job but as Dennis says, the markings should be much darker on the giraffe.  The older the giraffes are, the darker their spots are but even then, the young giraffe's spots are pretty dark too.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on January 19, 2014, 12:59:10 AM
Ai Ke, your giraffe is real cute!   :clap: :clap: :clap: Getting more darks in is an easy fix.


Getting darks in my watercolour paintings was a real challenge for me at first too.  Don't be afraid to put on lots of colour, it lightens when it dries, a hard thing to get used to.


When you mix up a puddle of paint, you can always test it on a scrap piece of watercolour paper to see if it's just right.


Keep on  :painting: :painting: :painting: and you'll soon find it easier to do.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on January 23, 2014, 12:34:10 AM
I had fun with this but would love to do it again and take my time a bit more! Very enjoyable lesson!  ;D


Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Lillian on January 23, 2014, 01:00:56 AM
Excellent, Tania!!!    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on January 23, 2014, 01:15:48 AM
 :heeha: Excellent work Tania  :clap: :clap: :clap: Great job on the eye  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on January 23, 2014, 04:02:17 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian and Val!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on January 23, 2014, 04:04:34 AM
Top class, Tania  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on January 23, 2014, 06:35:15 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on January 23, 2014, 12:00:07 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Fantastic Tania.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: polliwag on January 23, 2014, 02:50:55 PM
This is beautiful, Tania!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on January 24, 2014, 01:58:46 AM
 :thankyou:, Patricia and Dianne
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: richkay on March 12, 2014, 07:51:15 PM
The picture turned out darker than the painting.
I am going to try to do a pen and ink wash of my daughter's grey and white dog.  I am using Fotosketcher to find all the tiny dark spots in the fur. One class a week is not keeping me busy enough.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Denise808 on March 13, 2014, 02:34:15 AM
Just catching up with these giraffes, they all look so great and reminded me how interesting this technique was!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 13, 2014, 03:43:32 AM
Kay,

Great work on the giraffe.  Looks like a fun painting to do.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on March 13, 2014, 02:58:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Kay, your giraffe is very well done.  The sky has a softness to it which is in direct contrast with the darkness of George the giraffe!  Gives it a lovely feel.  Excellent work.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on March 14, 2014, 06:06:26 AM
Richkay, Excellent painting :clap: :clap: :clap:  Some giraffes do have dark markings O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Zilpa on March 30, 2014, 11:32:26 PM
Go for it Richkay, that's the whole idea do a lesson on one particular method then try it out on your own subject matter. That way before you know it you have a collection of your own works. Well done by the way love the giraffe.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on March 31, 2014, 03:54:46 PM
Beautiful giraf everyone,  this is an interesting medium. :twothumbs: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson 9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on June 12, 2014, 01:01:57 AM
Pen and ink wash - girafe.  My first ever ink wash.

Thank you Dennis that was most enjoyable.  I did it with my  illustration pen "fade proof. Next time i will use something more permanent. It blured a bit. 
Title: Re: Water colour class - Danielle
Post by: sally13 on June 12, 2014, 01:03:38 AM
He looks terrific Danielle, I cant believe how busy you are. Great work :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water colour class - Danielle
Post by: Danielle123 on June 12, 2014, 01:09:59 AM
Thank you Sally,   :thankyou: for the compliment.  This after noon was rainny so i though i would do some painting.
Title: Re: Lesson 9 - Water colour class - Danielle
Post by: ncwren on June 12, 2014, 01:15:25 AM
Good decision Danielle.  Turned out great!  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson 9 - Pen and Ink washes
Post by: Danielle123 on June 12, 2014, 01:21:12 AM
 :thankyou: Natalie this was so much fun, I have to try my own drawing.
Title: Re: Lesson 9 - Water colour class - Danielle
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 12, 2014, 02:53:44 AM
Danielle,

I love your WC giraffe.  Kind of has a bit of whimsy to it.  Love his eye. 

This is really good - it makes me smile.
aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on June 12, 2014, 05:52:47 AM
Danielle, still an excellent painting :clap: :clap: :clap:

Please remember to post your paintings in the relevant Lesson and not separate O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on June 12, 2014, 12:19:28 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for the encouragement. It was a very informative class.  Sorry for putting it in the wrong place.
 :thankyou: Mea for the nice comment.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on June 12, 2014, 10:18:28 PM
Excellent job Danielle even if the ink did blur a bit.  :heeha:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on June 13, 2014, 02:51:34 AM
 :thankyou: Val,  for yoour comment. 
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: cyril on June 18, 2014, 06:57:31 AM
here's my try to pen n ink wash. i did not have the printout , had to do free hand.

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: cyril on June 18, 2014, 08:43:58 AM
Sorry thats typo...the title in forum should be giraffe  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on June 18, 2014, 09:33:55 AM
Cyril, an extremely neat painting and well drawn freehand :clap: :clap: :clap:
Not to worry  - the direct translation from Afrikaans is "camel Horse" (Kameelperd) O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on June 18, 2014, 11:33:31 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: An other great pen and ink painting Cyril.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on June 18, 2014, 11:40:30 AM
Cyril I think you did a fine job on your painting.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on June 18, 2014, 01:08:52 PM
Very Nice painting.  :thumbdown:


Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on June 18, 2014, 02:16:39 PM
Awesome job Cyril-I love that you have been drawing freehand!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: cyril on June 18, 2014, 03:22:09 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis , Danielle , Nina , Natalie , Bryndis for lovely comments.  much appreciated.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on July 05, 2014, 07:02:47 PM
Very well done Cyril, your drawing skills are advancing exponentially.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Ai Ke on July 06, 2014, 06:05:33 PM
Just saw your album, you are amazing with pen & ink!  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kedde on September 20, 2014, 11:33:28 AM
I used my brand new sketch book for this Pen and Ink, it's 1/4 of the size of our normal painting we do here, but I will have him with me every time I go out to sketch.

Before the colour wash I took a picture of the ink drawing and the sketch book on the desk, all most closed with the colour on, Dennis in the background saying goodbye.
(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/guitarrega/GirafBW.jpg) (http://s957.photobucket.com/user/guitarrega/media/GirafBW.jpg.html)
(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/guitarrega/GirafSketchbook.jpg) (http://s957.photobucket.com/user/guitarrega/media/GirafSketchbook.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on September 20, 2014, 03:41:03 PM
I love it Kedde! Brilliant idea!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on September 20, 2014, 06:57:46 PM
Nice girafe Kedde,  that was a fun one.   You are pretty busy painting!!! 
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kedde on September 21, 2014, 03:46:28 PM
Thanks Natalie and Danielle.

I just enjoy getting back to my old hobby, I just found the very first water colour I made around 1985 :uglystupid2:, I think PB taught me a lesson or two :)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on September 22, 2014, 07:10:18 AM
Looks great, Kedde :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: jillh on October 16, 2014, 08:59:07 PM
Loved doing this.  Used hot press paper.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on October 16, 2014, 09:06:09 PM
I enjoyed doing this one, too! Nicely done, Jill!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: C.Bodine on October 16, 2014, 09:29:34 PM
He looks great, Jill! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on October 16, 2014, 10:52:02 PM
Love your Giraff Jill,  well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on October 17, 2014, 12:34:53 AM
Looks great!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 17, 2014, 12:42:37 AM
Jill,

I love this one.  Handsome critter.  Great face.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on October 18, 2014, 05:30:23 PM
Beautifully done Jill.  O0   I love line and wash, planning on doing a lot of these. I want to try doing street scenes and animals.

Great job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sherri on October 23, 2014, 10:42:39 PM
My submission for Lesson 9. First time I have ever done anything with ink.  Loved it but think I could improve on it next try.

Sherri

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dbald8 on October 23, 2014, 11:03:03 PM
I like this Giraffe, he looks so friendly. Nice job for your first ink and watercolor. Every painting gives you more confidence and you learn from them.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on October 24, 2014, 01:02:22 AM
Nice work  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on October 24, 2014, 01:23:02 AM
Well done Sherri.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 24, 2014, 01:28:14 AM
Sherri,

It's so good.  Hard to believe it was your first p n I.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on October 24, 2014, 01:31:03 AM
Looks really good, Sherri!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sherri on October 24, 2014, 08:27:55 AM
Thanks Tania, Mea, Danielle, Natalie, and Diane.  I really appreciate your encouragement.  I really enjoyed this lesson.  I think that I could do the PNI better after the first experience.  Might try this one again!!! 

So many lessons and not enough time!!!   :heeha: :D :o

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on October 25, 2014, 03:40:43 AM
Sherri, excellent for a first try :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sherri on October 25, 2014, 01:09:15 PM
Thanks Dennis. 

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Judylh on October 25, 2014, 06:51:50 PM
Here is my giraffe! This was fun and inspired me to play with PNI! Will be posting those shortly in the PNI forums!

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sherri on October 25, 2014, 10:23:13 PM
Way to go Judy!!  Your giraffe is great!!  I loved this lesson too!

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on October 25, 2014, 11:00:09 PM
Looks very good, Judy :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Judylh on October 26, 2014, 11:53:30 AM
 :thankyou: Sherri and Dennis!

When I did this I only had pencils so now that I have pens and ink I am looking forward to doing this lesson again at some point!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sherri on October 26, 2014, 12:04:03 PM
Judy,  I did not have any pens but found a fine tip sharpie around the house!!  That is what I used.  Wasn't sure how it would work but it did pretty good.

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 26, 2014, 12:14:35 PM
Judyhl,

Your giraffe is super excellent.  What a fun look his face has.  What is he thinking?

Sherri,

Your giraffe is very good, too.  He is more serious than Judy's.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sherri on October 26, 2014, 01:20:23 PM
Thanks Mea - My Dad says it looks like he has a smirk on his face!!   :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on November 02, 2014, 01:52:04 PM
Well done Sherri & Judy.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: NHC50 on November 02, 2014, 02:36:31 PM
Danielle, Kedde, Jill, Sherri, Judy You all did a fantastic job on your pen and ink washes. WAY TO GO!!!!   :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Judylh on November 02, 2014, 02:39:52 PM
 :thankyou: Val Mea and Nina!

Just love how every giraffe's expression is so unique just like all of us as we each explore and discover our Uniquely Individuated expressions through art!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Tania on November 02, 2014, 04:13:37 PM
Great job on your PNI giraffe, Judy!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sue W on January 29, 2015, 08:58:30 AM

This is where the Giraffe goes, right?  :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Bellarina on January 29, 2015, 09:14:44 AM
Yes Sue.  Looking good.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on January 29, 2015, 09:25:14 AM
Excellent, Sue
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sue W on January 29, 2015, 10:00:58 AM
 :thankyou: again Dennis and Robin! Now I'd better head off to bed; it's 2am here in California! :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on January 29, 2015, 01:24:50 PM
Sue this is a great painting of the giraff,  nice and dark shows the fur nicely.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Judith, nicely done and soft looking your giraff.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: ncwren on January 29, 2015, 01:53:20 PM
Cute cute cute...still one of my favorite lessons!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 29, 2015, 04:57:30 PM
Sue W,

Great giraffe.  Fur came out really good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on January 30, 2015, 07:24:49 PM
Excellent Sue!  O0 Wonderful colourings and great ink work.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sue W on January 31, 2015, 11:46:05 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Thank you all for your encouraging comments.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 31, 2015, 02:56:43 PM
Sue - you captured the giraffe beautifully!!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 30, 2016, 11:52:03 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for yet another marvelous class. I've been wanting to do the pen and ink classes. This class gave me a wonderful taste of pen and ink along with color. So much fun. So much to learn. So many classes to enjoy.

There are few areas in the facial winkles I would have liked to fix but ink is not erasable. Overall, I'm happy with it though.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 31, 2016, 05:33:21 AM
Kathy,

I love your critter.  You did a great job on this first pen and ink.  You are braver than me - I haven't tried it yet.,

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on May 31, 2016, 07:23:49 AM
Have commented on OAL O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on May 31, 2016, 10:35:00 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Kathy another great painting to add to your repertoire.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: TennMom on May 31, 2016, 01:17:48 PM
He is so cute, Kathy.  Love your giraffe.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on May 31, 2016, 02:28:24 PM
 :heeha:   Very nicely done Kathy. I left the branch out on my giraffe...I was such a chickenpoop! Was always afraid I'd spoil what I considered a fairly good painting. I used to agonize over adding any extras...like people!  :faint: made me feel faint!  :2funny:

Job well done my love.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 31, 2016, 07:22:59 PM
Awe,  :thankyou: for the kind words and encouragement, Val. I know just what you mean. I had a pit in my stomach as I picked up my PERMANENT ink to put in a branch after completing my giraffe.  :faint:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 31, 2016, 07:26:04 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you, Linda! HE was lots of fun to do.  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on June 03, 2016, 12:45:24 PM
Nice giraffe, Kathy! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Win on June 03, 2016, 03:08:31 PM
Nicely done on the giraffe Kathy, Pen and Ink is rather daunting , getting it correct straight away  :eek: scary stuff.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 03, 2016, 04:29:40 PM
Nicely done on the giraffe Kathy, Pen and Ink is rather daunting , getting it correct straight away  :eek: scary stuff.

 :thankyou: Win. Yes, the pen and ink is kind of scary. No opportunity to erase. EEK!  :goofy:
I've watched Dennis's intro to pen and ink and now I'm viewing the pen and ink elephant. I really want to give it a try very soon.  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 03, 2016, 04:51:46 PM
 :thankyou: Steve! It was fun to branch out into a bit of pen and ink with the watercolor!  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Zilpa on July 13, 2016, 12:08:20 PM
Nice work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 13, 2016, 02:46:57 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you, Zilpa. I hope to do more pen and ink soon. It was really fun. I love adding the color wash to it.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Annie. on November 02, 2016, 07:33:48 PM
Kathy, your giraffe is so well done.  Bravo!

Here is mine:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 02, 2016, 10:40:05 PM
Annie, nice giraffe.

Love how you did the background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 03, 2016, 05:41:59 AM
 :thankyou: Thank you Annie. Your giraffe Looks great.  :clap: The only thing that distracts me a bit is the eye. I'm thinking a little less white at the center. 

I agree with Mea. I love your background. How did you create that texture?
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Annie. on November 03, 2016, 12:08:11 PM
Thank you Kathy and Mea.

Yes the eye bothers me.  It is in the shadow on the image.  I will loose the eyelashes if I put ink... but just now realized I can put a dark wash instead.

I made the background too dark at first and it was distracting.  So I sprinkled croase salt on wet as a way to lift some of the pigment.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on November 03, 2016, 12:57:42 PM
Beautiful job, Annie! I really like that salt technique.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 03, 2016, 02:56:04 PM
 :heeha: Salt! Wow! That gives a great texture. Thanks for sharing your technique.  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on November 04, 2016, 09:07:19 AM
Well done Annie. Darken that eye and you've got a winner!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Kathy, you can find out more about the salt technique in lesson #46 Abstract, plus a few more fun techniques!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Annie. on November 04, 2016, 09:59:10 PM
Like this?

Sorry for orientation, I tried everything except standing on my head.  I will try to fix this later.


Mea to the rescue:  Annie, your giraffe has now been uprighted!
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 04, 2016, 11:15:25 PM
 O0 Oh yes, Annie. That eye looks much better.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 04, 2016, 11:49:56 PM

Kathy, you can find out more about the salt technique in lesson #46 Abstract, plus a few more fun techniques!  O0

 :D OOH!!!!  :D I will look into that lesson sometime soon. Fun!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on November 06, 2016, 11:51:26 AM
Mission accomplished Annie! Well done.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Annie. on November 06, 2016, 01:22:35 PM
 :thankyou:  Val  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Annie. on November 10, 2016, 04:58:16 PM
WC & SALT Exercise.

Here is an exercise with different salts.  It is difficult to photograph but it still give the idea.

The 'less wet' means the surface is only damp, i.e. no shine.
The 'more wet' means it still has shinny water on the paper. 

Obviously the more water, the more the salt absorbs both water and pigments.   Different salts (table, sea, casher) have different size crystals and absorbs water differently.

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 10, 2016, 05:01:16 PM
Annie,

That looks like it was fun to do.

Hmmm, I am going to try that, but with a different twist. 

I'll post what I find in the next newsletter if it comes out good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 10, 2016, 08:36:11 PM
 :heeha: I love this exercise, Annie.  :thankyou: for sharing the technique and the results.  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Annie. on November 11, 2016, 02:21:56 PM
You are welcome Kathy.  Don't tell anyone, but it is a creative way to hide cauliflowers from a simple background.  Just spray with water and springle salt, but no pepper 😉 .

Mea, I cannot wait to see what I may have inspired you to do... 😨

Just realize this should not be in the P&I forum.  Should the latest few posts be moved, before we are found off topic?
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: KathyKuz on November 18, 2016, 01:42:30 AM
Kathy and Annie:  Great giraffe pen and Ink.  love them.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Annie. on November 18, 2016, 01:43:52 AM
Thank you so much Kathy.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 18, 2016, 04:09:34 AM
 :thankyou:
 Thank you, Kathy K. I must say that pen and ink is a lot of fun.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 24, 2016, 07:16:56 AM
Here's my giraffe.  I thought he'd be hungry by now, so let him eat the treetop.

I really enjoyed this one.  Thanks, Dennis.


Ooops, it will be matted to 8 x 10, but was done on an 11 x 14 piece of hemp paper, so my signature will be much lower when matted.

I plan on doing a lot more so welcome your critique on my need to improve pni skills.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 24, 2016, 07:42:39 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mea, I just knew you would love the P and I. Your giraffe is quite handsome. I love all the texture you created with his hair.  :smitten: Well done! I'm looking forward to the next one you do. P and I is a lovely medium. I would like to get back to it too. Hopefully soon.
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: dennis on December 24, 2016, 08:59:59 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 24, 2016, 03:23:59 PM
Thanks, KathyS and Dennis.

Hope to do a couple small sketches today for Christmas gifts.

More to come.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Happychappy on December 24, 2016, 03:30:21 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A great job on your Giraffe Mea.  It looks like you are going to do well in pen and ink as you have done in all the other mediums.  Motivating for us all.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Val on December 24, 2016, 07:59:55 PM
 :yippee:   Well done Mea!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Danielle123 on December 24, 2016, 10:16:14 PM
nice pen and ink of the giraffe Mea  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 25, 2016, 02:33:00 AM
Thank you, Val, Patricia, and Danielle.

Am going to the gallery right now to post a Golden Plover (Kolea in Hawaiian).  It is a little 4 x 6 '' postcard.  Will create a new FORUM topic for all my non-lesson pni/wash pieces.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 25, 2016, 06:19:38 PM
Beautiful job on the giraffe,  Mea!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: Annie. on December 26, 2016, 03:26:54 AM
 :clap: :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: KathyKuz on February 22, 2017, 12:39:05 AM
Mea:  I think your giraffe is so cute.  He has a great expression.  Well done. :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 22, 2017, 01:14:06 AM
Thanks, Steve, Annie, and Kathy K.  I am so amazed as to how much I have taken to ink drawing.

Loving it.

aloha

mea