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Title: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 16, 2012, 08:33:32 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 11 Template and Instructions HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-11-pencils-template-instruction.pdf)

HINT: Rather watch the demo first before rushing out now to buy watercolour pencils. If you already have - then OK.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on March 17, 2012, 12:58:09 AM
Hey Dennis,
This is going to be FUN. Can't hardly wait. I already have watercolor pencils. Hopefully they will work with what you are doing.
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 17, 2012, 01:01:04 PM
So looking forward to this, Dennis (though I can surely say that of them all..lol).  I've dabbled with them before but gave up on them so I can't wait to see the real way to use them.  This will be the first wc class I can't attend live so I'll just pretend I can talk to you on the replay!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Martina on March 17, 2012, 01:17:08 PM
I'm really excited about this lesson and looking forward to sunday  :)
I tried watercolour pencils before I started with watercolour paints. Since then the pencils are waiting to be used again. The template looks like great fun. I love to paint and draw animals!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 17, 2012, 01:21:00 PM
I'm looking forward to the watercolor pencils class as well, Dennis.

I have plenty of them and have tried using them but with little success.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 17, 2012, 05:28:48 PM
I must admit - I had lots of fun putting this lesson together  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 17, 2012, 05:47:55 PM
I have my wc pencils at the ready!   :yippee:  This may be the last chance I get to attempt   ::)  seeing a lesson for a while.   :'(   Will be moving next week.  :boat:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 17, 2012, 06:46:08 PM
Great  :clap: :clap: :clap: Looks like quite a few will be painting along with me  8)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: nolan on March 17, 2012, 09:05:28 PM
the watercolour pencil paintings I saw at Dennis' house yesterday look awesome  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on March 18, 2012, 10:03:00 AM
looking forward to the watercolour pencil lesson, like others i have them but havn't used them,
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 12:39:10 PM
Can't wait! Val, I sure hope you get to the end of this one! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 06:39:15 PM
Thanks C. ..... I have my pencils, water, brushes and my Kudu doe is ready and waiting!  :pray:
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 07:42:23 PM
 :'(  Didn't go so well today....but I really was ready....
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Martina on March 18, 2012, 09:03:22 PM
My desk is looking like yours val, still an albino animal :'(

Can't wait until the replay will be online...
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Harald on March 18, 2012, 09:10:19 PM
It`s really fine to learn somthing new allmost every day. Thenk you. 
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Dham on March 18, 2012, 09:21:43 PM
Great job Harald :clap: :clap:. I like your background. I found the background very difficult. I bought a set of pencils a few years ago but wasn't really sure how to use. This was a great lesson but still not very keen on the pencils. I will try them for bark texture.
Denise
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 09:41:14 PM
Well done you two...  :clap: I didn't really see much of the lesson but you've done a fantastic job. Don't forget this is a new medium to us so the first couple are bound to look a bit rough round the edges. I think you've both done a banner job. I might just jump ahead and have a go at this anyway....I'm still working on the #3 video.   :hang:

Sshhh...don't tell Dennis, it'll be a surprise!  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: wshortstuff on March 18, 2012, 09:42:02 PM
Harold,
That is fantastic.  And so quick. :yippee: :yippee:  Maybe I can do mine soon.  Printer not working.  But I know mine won't be near as good as yours.  Great job, both you and Denise.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on March 18, 2012, 10:01:01 PM
great job you two, sooo quick!!  mine definately won't be as good! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on March 18, 2012, 10:04:25 PM

Well here is my watercolor pencil painting. This was fun. yes I made some mistakes. Forgot to highlight my eyes, so I had to use white actylic paint. the middle section on the nose I outline to dark. tried to use water to lighten it. Did take some off. I like your black pencil better than mine. Yours has a blueish tint to it. Mine is just gray. Thanks Dennis I really enjoyed this. O0 O0 I think I will use watercolor pencil more often.
Nina  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 10:07:10 PM
Nina, your Kudu looks terrific! :clap: I am always amazed by those of you who can paint along!
I don't know if you realize you posted this in the magnolia section, though! ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 18, 2012, 10:07:25 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for another great class!

This is the first time I've attempted to paint along with a class.

I really enjoyed learning how to use the watercolor pencils.  With some practice, I may be able to put these to work.  I've had quite a few pencils, but any time I tried to use them, I wasn't happy with the result.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on March 18, 2012, 10:07:45 PM
oops I put my deer in the magnolia section.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: I must be tired. Maybe nolan can move it for me.
nina
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on March 18, 2012, 10:09:33 PM
Yes C.B. I did. I am  :blush: ing  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 18, 2012, 10:10:08 PM
I see I wasn't alone when painting along with Dennis!

Nice work Harold and Denise!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 10:11:36 PM
Yes, I saw and commented on your Kudu in the other section! Great job, again! As I said in the other post, you guys that can paint along amaze me!!!
Lillian, Denise and Harald, your paintings are all different and look wonderful!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 10:12:30 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 18, 2012, 10:12:54 PM
Nina, I saw your doe in the magnolia thread.  You did an awesome job, as usual!!!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 10:13:16 PM
Post it in the w/c pencil section and you'll get twice as many compliments!  O0   >:D

Beautifully done, great job on the blending.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 10:16:37 PM
This is Nina's Kudu Doe. Isn't she lovely?   >:D

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 18, 2012, 10:53:38 PM
Every time I get home you guys amaze me more and more :) Looks like the PB is starting to produce a bunch of very fast workers. If you all can produce this with watercolour pencils for the first time I would love to see some produced which you have worked on under no pressure at all. Absolutely well done all of you Congrats. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on March 18, 2012, 11:11:24 PM
Thanks Val for moving it for me. You are a sweet heart.  :flowers:
Thanks everybody for the kind words. I had to drink two cups of coffee to stay up with Dennis.   :2funny: :2funny:
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Karen on March 18, 2012, 11:21:30 PM
The deer herd is progressing nicely. Good going guys. Here's my addition
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Maria Canino on March 18, 2012, 11:27:59 PM
Dearest PB Buddies,
You are all producing excellent work lately :clap: :clap: :clap: This doe is a "dear", really :D :D
My plate is full right now :sweat: :sweat: But I hope my pieces turn out as good as yours (y'all)  :D ::) ; later when  I catch up through the replays.  : :)
Kudos to Dennis for being a great tutor O0

Maria  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tousabella on March 19, 2012, 12:25:50 AM
Wow...Everyone did such a great job. They are beautiful. Good job, you guys n gals.

Val...where are you off to next week?  Take care, and I hope you are in touch.  I look forward to your comments and your work, so be safe, and smooth sailing.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 19, 2012, 01:12:20 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Karen well done!  She really looks alert and curious just as Dennis described!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bodine2 on March 19, 2012, 01:59:58 AM
Karen, your colors are just beautiful! :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on March 19, 2012, 02:04:42 AM
OOPS! The previous post under Bodine2 was actually from me, Karen.  I guess my daughter forgot to sign off when she got on earlier and I didn't realize it.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 19, 2012, 02:18:03 AM
Wow  :clap: :clap: :clap: It really looks like the watercolour pencils has done great things for everybody. Amazing the sudden quality of everyone of the paintings posted so far.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 19, 2012, 02:26:48 AM
I had to miss it  :(.  Can't WAIT for the replay!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Leana on March 19, 2012, 07:24:04 AM
 :heeha:  :faint: :yippee: You have all done awesomly (sure I just made my own word up  :2funny:) on the doe... wow... really great work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on March 19, 2012, 08:16:36 AM
great "doe's"  guys  all have their own uniqueness!  how quick you must have worked to paint, no pencil along with dennis,  mine kept buffering last night ( good excuse :2funny:)   well done to you all :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 19, 2012, 12:44:54 PM
 :heeha: Do I know about buffering! Hope you got to see most of it Jennylynn.

Karen, the face of your Kudu is brilliant. Such expression and colouring.  :clap:   :clap:

Thanks Bella, I'll post more on PJ's Adventures...  :boat:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Martina on March 19, 2012, 05:24:12 PM
All your painting look excellent! Very well done  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

My pencils are still ready and wating for the replay  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Helenty on March 21, 2012, 02:05:32 AM
WOW you have all done a great job on your Kudu's ,am looking forward to watching the replay and trying out my pencils that have sat in my cupboard for ages and the only time they get used is for drawing on canvas before i use my paint.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 21, 2012, 08:13:17 AM
Dennis, your tutorials are bringing out great talent in people. I've enjoyed seeing the water colour paintings and reading the threads.
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 21, 2012, 09:05:36 AM
 :thankyou: Tony for your encouraging comments. Just a short while ago in another post I mentioned that the participants were improving by leaps and bounds. It's exciting to see this happening.

This is my passion and is what I live for. I've received so much from other experienced and professional artists who have been my mentors through the years, that I have no option but to pass on what I have learned from them (and still learning from some of them  ;) :clap: :clap:), as well as what I have sorted out for myself.

When in South Africa I had started to put a book together on art to record the vast amount of knowledge acquired through the years- the emigration process put a temporary stop to that. I still have that info but I find that our new-found way of giving lessons over the internet and on video and recording it for posterity, together with the pdfs (becoming a book anyway - albeit in a different format) a much more exciting and rewarding way of paying forward.

Nolan has done a wonderful job on taking some of that information and then expanding on them with new gained knowledge. I am very proud of him - he has turned out an exceptional artist giving me a tremendous run for my money  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Maryna on March 21, 2012, 10:24:30 AM
Wow some real good looking paintings - well done everyone.  :clap: :clap:

Dennis - I think that is the best thing any child can hear and that is when a parent says their are proud of them. Very nice  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on March 21, 2012, 12:33:51 PM
Dennis, you have both been an answer to prayer for me! I knew what I wanted to do (paint) I just didn't know how to reach that goal! Although, I have a long way to go, I can't believe how far I have come!! It's all because of both of your wonderful ways of teaching. (simplisticly) It's more than that, though.  Your love of art and teaching comes through!  I think I would come to your classes just to hear you laugh!  It makes me want to smile. :)  (sorry, that may sound funny) You just have a happy, jolly laugh and it's contagious!  ;D


Our children, no matter what age, need to hear us say we're proud of them! You have plenty to be proud of in Nolan!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 21, 2012, 01:06:26 PM
C, these are my sentiments exactly!  You said it so well!  I'm learning so much here!

 :offtopic:  I may be off topic here, but I have to add --

It's so great to see a father and son team up in such a great way that the whole world can benefit from what they have to offer to all art lovers everywhere.   The love and respect evident between father and son and visa verse presents a positive role model scarcely found in much of our world today. 
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 21, 2012, 02:18:34 PM
Dennis -

I honestly feel in addition to finally feeling that art is not something out of my own personal though deeply desired bounds, that I've acquired two new family members.  The authenticity and genuine desire you both demonstrate screams from each lesson and communication you have with us.  I'd wondere, too, if you had planned to publish once I saw the vast amount of material both in the pdfs and your videos but the more I thought about it, it seems like this platform transcends what just the written word and photographs would bring to the table.  Frankly, I think your approach is positively brilliant - I LOVE books and am a self-proclaimed addict but what you offer us is a living document if you will and it serves those who learn best with both visual AND auditory learning skills.  I am still so far from where I'd love to be and though I doubt I'll ever be accomplished, what you've done is illuminate the path for me and remove those creatures who lurk in my brain that whisper negative messages about my own ability to create.  If anyone had told me in January that I'd be painting a picture for someone else, let alone me, I'd never, ever, EVER have believed it while laughing my head off!  With a chance encounter on Youtube, you've opened up a world that previously evaded me and you've given a gift immeasurable.  You and your wonderful son, Nolan, are my very own "art treasures."   :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: GailBrown on March 21, 2012, 02:49:44 PM
Lovely comment Rkymtnmary, and I very much agree
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on March 21, 2012, 03:00:53 PM
very well put and said rhymtnmary,  and like gail,  i should think everybody else would  totally agree!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 21, 2012, 04:06:23 PM
I wish they lived in the UK 'cos, I'd be calling and joining their group get togethers and, offering to help anyway I could.
I agree with comments here that Dennis & Nolan are treasures and, we are the lucky ones to have come across them and to have learned so much from their fantastic teachings.
To hear Dennis speak of his Son with such pride is a privilege to witness.  :clap:  :yippee:  :hug:


 
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 24, 2012, 09:20:22 PM
Martina, what a good job you did on this!  What paper did you end up using?

You did a nice job on the background as well as the doe.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Martina on March 24, 2012, 09:29:05 PM
Lillian,  :thankyou: very much for your nice comment!
The first try was the only smooth paper I have, but this wasn't a high quality paper  :( All my other ones are cold pressed or NOT. The one I finally used is Fabriano artistico cold pressed. This one is less rough though cold pressed. And after all these trial and error paintings I think I know now how to use the pencil really lightly...  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 24, 2012, 09:36:22 PM
Thanks Martina,

It's amazing what a difference the paper can make.  I was wondering if you had used hot press paper.

I once did a painting on Yupo paper.  It's a synthetic paper.  It's not so easy to do a realistic painting on, I've seen lots of abstract paintings done on it.  I'm not sure if watercolor pencil would work on it, maybe I'll give it a whirl sometime.  Hmmmm, I wonder if Dennis has done anything on Yupo?
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on March 25, 2012, 12:33:51 AM
Martina, I really love your kudu painting! :clap: The colors are wonderful! She looks so sweet! :clap:  :clap:  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 25, 2012, 06:07:38 AM
Nope! Done nothing on Yupo yet.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Martina on March 25, 2012, 09:13:10 AM
 :thankyou: C. for your encouraging comment  ;D

Lillian, I also thought about using a heavy drawing paper. But this might even be too smooth because without any pencil mark the painting would loose its character, I'd suppose. And apart from that the paper would probably buckle. So I am quite happy with this one.
I never heard about synthetic paper.  :confused:
Your are absolutely right about the paper. In one of my watercolour books (can't remember which one), there is an advice about this topic: When you start with watercolour and you have a budget, let's say 100$, then it would be wise to spend 40$ on paper, 35$ on paints and 25$ on brushes. Unfortunately as a beginner it is hard to understand how true this is.  :) I spent a lot of money on (premixed) paints I don't use anymore, and as I think about it on useless brushes as well.  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tousabella on March 25, 2012, 03:17:05 PM
Boy oh boy Martina, I sure know what you mean by "lightly" with the pencils!!  ;D  I'm sure learning how to apply and how much pressure. I only have the 12 pencil kit, and 'trying' to mix some colors together is sure interesting.
Your picture is awesome...I like the ears, and she almost looks like a photograph. Beautiful job.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: wshortstuff on March 25, 2012, 05:34:12 PM
Well, finally got my painting picture ready to upload.  Welcome comments.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 25, 2012, 09:10:48 PM
Superb blending Martina...all that practice didn't hurt a bit!!  ;D
Beautiful rendition.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 25, 2012, 09:11:41 PM
Nice work Shortstuff..  :clap: 
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 25, 2012, 09:14:52 PM
Very well done, Shortstuff.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on March 25, 2012, 09:17:56 PM
 O0 Shortstuff! Looks good!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2012, 12:44:17 AM
Very nicely done Shortstuff  :clap: :clap: :clap: Pity you did not include the whole painting or is this all you did?

I have a small problem with the cheek on the left side of the painting. I looks like it is very swollen. Just bring those trees right up against the proper edge of the cheek and extend that little dark line on the hillside down to the cheek edge as well. This should bring the cheek back into line again. Otherwise you've made a good job of the doe.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2012, 01:08:53 AM
Very nicely done  :clap: :clap: :clap: Looks like most have really enjoyed them selves with the watercolour pencils.

Just check the nose areas carefully against the photograph. There is some very subtle shading there to make it look realistic and 3D. This also applies to most of the other paintings.  I'm pointing you to some advanced techniques that    highly improve the paintings.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bhavna on March 26, 2012, 02:46:19 AM
Here is the new one. i tried to fix the nose part. Dennis Your are the true Master. Thanks for your valuable feedback :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2012, 03:32:24 AM
Bhavna, you forgot add the picture
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bhavna on March 26, 2012, 02:53:08 PM
ooops! here is the pics.

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2012, 05:40:01 PM
Good.    That's much better  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: GailBrown on March 26, 2012, 05:45:22 PM
Here is my attempt.  Congrats to all others previously done.  Obviously a popular class.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 26, 2012, 05:49:04 PM
I like her!  Especially her shading! 
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2012, 05:52:27 PM
Well done, Gail  :clap: :clap: :clap:
It seems to me all have taken very well to the use of watercolour pencils  - you need to use them more often now  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bhavna on March 26, 2012, 06:33:14 PM
Thanks Dennis. I really enjoyed the water color pencil painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 26, 2012, 07:48:20 PM
Well done, Gail!   :clap:

Dennis, I made good use of my watercolor pencils by doing mock-ups of chicks for in my chicken coop mixed media project.  I also used pen and ink on them.  It really helped me get an idea of how to do the chicks.  I liked my little mock-ups so well, I stuck them in my journal.  This is the first time making a journal, but it's a great way to record my initial sketch, my process/progress, trial and error, researching, etc. 

By the way, I signed up for all your up-coming classes.  Can't wait!  :yippee:

Thanks for the great teaching you give us.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2012, 08:14:00 PM
Thanks Lillian. Appreciate it  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: wshortstuff on March 27, 2012, 12:40:59 AM
Thanks for the kind words, everyone.  Dennis, I am going to try and attach a copy with the corrections you suggested.  Please let me know if I need to do more change.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 27, 2012, 12:50:30 AM
There you go! Now the face has the proper perspective  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: wshortstuff on March 27, 2012, 12:57:51 AM
Thanks, Dennis.  There have been so many very good paintings from this class.  That says a lot about the teacher. :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 27, 2012, 09:13:08 PM
OK .... so I skipped from Lesson #2 to Lesson #11 .... punish me, make me paint another one!  >:D
The doe looks nice, the background   :tongue: , and I just have to put in some bushes. Problem I'm having with the background and bushes is the greens I have are all quite brilliant ... tried mixing and blending some colours but honestly, ... its not going well.  :tongue:  Regardless, I really like this medium.   O0
So I'll make do with what I have and post hopefully before we leave tomorrow. It'll be a new adventure in internet!   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Martina on March 27, 2012, 09:25:13 PM
 :gl: with your internet adventure then, val. I'd really like to see your doe  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on March 28, 2012, 02:56:40 PM
 :2funny:  thought i would give you all a laugh by submitting my version of the kudo doe!!  only had a cheap set of watercolour pencils  and a small amount of colours, yes I know excuses excuses ha! ha!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on March 28, 2012, 03:26:44 PM
   forgot to post it!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on March 28, 2012, 03:50:04 PM
I think you've done a fine job Jennylynn, and she is suitably scruffy!  ;D  I have yet to attain the scruffy look.  :2funny:
I still have to add the trees and bushes, and most importantly...is that bit of fluff on her back or is that her tail we can see?   :confused:
Well anyway, here is what I have so far. Never mind the splatter bits...it was a bit windy...could be birds, right Dennis!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on March 28, 2012, 06:54:00 PM
Jennylynn nice job.  O0
Val love the face of your doe. good job.  :yippee:
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on March 28, 2012, 07:49:35 PM
Jennylynn, you did a nice job to have used "cheap set of watercolors".  O0

Val, your doe looks really nice, so far! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 28, 2012, 08:12:40 PM
Jennylyn I'm not worried about the colours because of the small set you've got - that's not the issue. What's important to me is have you grasped the techniques for watercolour pencils? - and I say yes, you have - both you and Val

It is up to all the participants to take this further in order to reinforce what you have learned. I can't say when, but hopefully I will be combining watercolour pencils with the watercolours during some of the future lessons.

VA, that tuft of hair on the shoulders of the kudu doe is one of the characteristics of the species so it should be added.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on March 28, 2012, 09:55:31 PM
Jennylyn and Val, nice job, both of you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dennis, I'm really looking forward to the watercolor classes.   :yippee:

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Gloria on April 01, 2012, 12:10:10 AM
A new adventure for me with the colored pencils.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: C.Bodine on April 01, 2012, 12:27:27 AM
Gloria, you did a wonderful job on your Kudu!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on April 01, 2012, 12:49:02 AM
Gloria, what a great job you did painting the doe!  Really well done!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Gloria on April 01, 2012, 12:57:46 AM
Thanks Lillian and C. It is so exciting to learn all these new things.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on April 01, 2012, 02:40:04 AM
Well done Gloria  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on April 01, 2012, 10:30:18 AM
gloria great job on your doe well done!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Gloria on April 01, 2012, 07:25:56 PM
Thanks Dennis and Jenny. I so love all these classes and am learning a lot.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Gloria on April 01, 2012, 07:27:58 PM
Forgot to mention. Someone asked on the chat room whether there are woodless watercolor pencils. Yes, there are, I saw them on the Dick Blick artist site.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on April 01, 2012, 07:38:24 PM
Well done on the Doe Gloria.  O0
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Gloria on April 01, 2012, 07:57:59 PM
Thanks so much Nina. By the way, you do such incredible paintings.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Karen on April 02, 2012, 02:10:06 AM
I do like the way all these does have different expressions. Yours looks so alert Val and yours looks interested but a bit aloof Gloria. Jennylynn your paints don't seem to have stopped you getting the personality of your kudu down at all.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Helenty on April 02, 2012, 04:26:25 AM
Finished my Kudu and it was fun totry something new.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on April 02, 2012, 06:06:04 AM
Hi Helen. Very good painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: Techniques used very well.

I just have a problem with the strong blue colour in the animal's neck. The colour should be a yellow-ochre-brown.
Suggest you lift most of it out and then blend some orange into it to make it a brownish colour.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Helenty on April 02, 2012, 06:38:37 AM
Thanks Dennis, i will try that and see how it comes up.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on April 02, 2012, 10:48:29 AM
 :congrats: Helen, trying out the watercolor pencils!

Your doe looks real cute!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on April 02, 2012, 03:10:08 PM
This is turning into a most intriguing herd of Kudu !    ;D
Thank you for all of your comments, I must still add the tuft on her back and OH MY GOSH...missed the tufts in the ears!   :doh:    :2funny:
Thank you every one for posting your paintings....how else would I ever know I missed all these bits?   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on April 02, 2012, 03:38:50 PM
Helen your Kudu has a very pretty face. Good job on your painting.  O0
Thanks Gloria for your kind words.
Hey Val maybe your doe wanted to be clean shaved.  :2funny: :2funny:
Happy painting everybody.  :flowers:
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on April 02, 2012, 10:01:16 PM
Now that's a thought Nina ...  :think:      :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ImBatman on June 17, 2012, 04:56:27 AM
Hi everyone

Today I did my Kudu Doe in Watercolour Pencils.

I was a bit dubious as to how it was going to turn out, but the experience wasn't so bad. Let me know what you think.

Batman.

Kudu Doe in Watercolour Pencils!
Kudu Doe in Watercolour Pencils!

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on June 17, 2012, 11:03:30 AM
Nicely done batman.   :clap:  The only thing I would change is to tone down the mountain in the background to show more distance, its having a bit of a competition with the green grass   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on June 17, 2012, 11:44:58 AM
Wow!  Batman, you're really pumping out those paintings!
You've done really nice work with the watercolor pencils on your Kudu Doe.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bhavna on June 17, 2012, 01:41:50 PM
Wow lovely painting Batman
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 17, 2012, 06:37:02 PM
Batman your doe is lovely. I agree with Val on the mountains. Can't say much as to wc pencils. Haven't gotten there and it will be quite a while I think before I finish the drawing course.  You aare really doing great on all your different works.  O0  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ImBatman on June 17, 2012, 08:08:07 PM
Thanks Lillian, Bhavna and Honeysuckle

I know what you mean about the mountains, but I don't want to mess with it, it took me ages to get the look I wanted with all the contours and colour gradings. I was hoping though having the found line between the hill and mountain pushed it back far enough.

To get a bit more colour perspective can I do something with the hillside in the foreground instead? Darkening or lightening? Or maybe darken the mountain a little and add a little yellow to the hills? :help:

I don't really want to mess with it and stuff it up, because I was quite happy in how it turned out otherwise.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 17, 2012, 08:55:03 PM
Imbatman, I like your painting. That is one inquisitive mischievous looking Doe!  Again, you are knocking out these lovely paintings well.
I see your bravery test has been called on! Making changes to paintings is always a very considered commitment. Sometimes it's best to do another copy in order to preserve the original and thus gain skill enhancement through practical application of recommendations.
Keep up the great work. I look forward to your next one ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ImBatman on June 17, 2012, 11:42:00 PM
Thanks Tony

I was thinking that might be a better tack too. Even Dennis seemed to have some issues in the videos while trying to correct stuff in the pencils.

I might do a second one:

1. In case I stuff up the existing
2. More practice
3. Watercolour pencils will probably make it easier to fit in during the working week.

 Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on June 17, 2012, 11:54:26 PM
Batman, I don't know what Dennis will say, but I say you got the watercolor pencil technique down very well and you should just move on.  Don't  :sweat: over it.

You could just lighten the hill a little maybe and you're away.

This is an exercise.  Or do you want it to be a masterpiece?  You can use this technique in a composition of your own.  You've learned something here and I say, PROCEED to the next one!  You did a nice job!

The watercolor pencils are beautiously portable. 

Just hide them under your desk so the boss doesn't see 'em.  :2funny:

Dennis please  :help:

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ImBatman on June 18, 2012, 01:05:58 AM
Lillian

That's what I initially planned. Use after work time this week to play around with some demo reflections and maybe some feathers and do the full exercises on the weekend.

Still got a long way to go to catch up.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 18, 2012, 06:13:19 AM
Lillian, ''...beautiously portable''! Great wording!  O0  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on June 18, 2012, 10:40:58 PM
Batman, I wouldn't worry about being behind ... I'm so far back and now I've added to the workload!!   :D   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ImBatman on June 19, 2012, 10:51:29 AM
I know what you mean Val, this one is number 11 of 23 so far. I figure that now that I am back to work after the week off, I should be able to do a couple of exercises each weekend. So I should have caught up by the end of the year.

I know it's not a race, but...

Best part is the deal that the Paint Basket team gives us = the live event, then the ability to watch it at any later point.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ImBatman on October 03, 2012, 07:01:29 AM
Pmela,

I think it might be worthwhile trying out an enrichment of the background colours.

By making the sky bluer, the mountains purpler, and the grass a bit greener, the doe would probably stand out a bit more. At the moment it seems to meld into the background instead of having that contrast allowing it to stand out...

I think that that could be why you feel it could be better.

I don't think there is too much wrong other than that though.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Pamela Meredith on October 03, 2012, 07:07:07 AM
 :thankyou: imbatman
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on October 03, 2012, 08:51:08 AM
Very nice - you have captured the effect of the pencils very well  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Pamela Meredith on October 03, 2012, 10:24:42 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on October 03, 2012, 01:13:17 PM
Looks good Pamela!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on October 03, 2012, 01:16:42 PM
Excellent, Pamela!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on October 03, 2012, 04:54:40 PM
Well done Pamela.   :clap:   :clap:

You've done a marvellous job on the doe. Even got yours to look a bit scruffy....mine looks like it just had a hot oil treatment at the beauty parlour!   :2funny:  Very prissy....just needs a bow!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Pamela Meredith on October 03, 2012, 10:55:45 PM
 :thankyou: ncwren, Lillian, Val
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: njnjgirl on October 24, 2012, 10:11:54 PM
I really enjoyed this class.  I have used these pencils before and I think they are fun.  I sat with  :coffee: and read this thread and enjoyed everyone's pictures.  Good job all!   O0  Also, I think what you wrote about teaching others Dennis was wonderful. 

So here is my contribution:


Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on October 24, 2012, 11:55:22 PM
Nice Kudu Mary Lou  :clap:  :clap:  This one looks quite inquisitive, great all the different expressions these gals have.  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: njnjgirl on October 27, 2012, 11:06:02 PM
Thank you Val!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on October 28, 2012, 12:31:47 AM
Your kudu doe is adorable, Mary Lou.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: njnjgirl on October 28, 2012, 01:13:09 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian, appreciate that!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on October 28, 2012, 01:16:19 AM
 :oops:  Forgot to mention, it looks like you really took to the w/c pencils. Very nice colourings in this. Well done  O0  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: njnjgirl on October 28, 2012, 11:09:44 AM
 :thankyou: so much Val.  Yes, I like using them. I like pen and ink too. 
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Mihaela on November 04, 2012, 06:39:55 PM
I am already 2 lessons behind, but I've just bought a full set of watercolour pencils (especially for this lesson) and couldn't help but jumping in. Yes, this is the first time I actually did something with the pencils, I tried it before but the pencils were anything but solubile so the result was pathetic. This time, with my new Derwent set - I loved it!!(I actually went outside and did some sketches too!) Thank you, Dennis, for yet another wonderful teaching! :-*
And here is my rendition of the Kudu doe
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on November 04, 2012, 06:50:27 PM
Awesome job on the Kudu Doe, Mihaela!  You've really made her come to life.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on November 04, 2012, 09:41:48 PM
Very charming Mihaela!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on November 04, 2012, 10:19:14 PM
You've really taken to the w/c pencils Mihaela.  :clap: :clap:
I think they will be fantastic for doing some line & wash plein air. If the showers will let up for more than an hour I plan on taking a long walk....  :painting:

Enjoy.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on November 04, 2012, 10:38:26 PM
Batman, Pamela, Mary Lou, Nice job on you paintings.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Denise808 on December 03, 2012, 03:11:21 AM
This is my first time using wc pencils. I got a set of Derwents from Amazon for 1/3 the normal price!
Here is my Kudu doe...enjoyed working on this...Thanks Dennis!
 
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 03, 2012, 03:55:35 AM
The coloring is beautiful!  :confused: That didn't come out right. The colors are beautiful! Better. I had to romp through the whole topic chain as usual. What fun. And you did a great job.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Denise808 on December 03, 2012, 04:08:22 AM
Thanks Sarah :)
And don't worry, I understand your lingo!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on December 03, 2012, 09:10:49 AM
Very good Denise.  :clap: :clap: The w/c pencils are such fun to work with, I haven't had mine out in a while but think it may be time to dust them off again. Seeing your Kudu has put me in the frame of mind to have at them again.
You've done a great job on her ears, shows the contour nicely. Well done.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on December 03, 2012, 12:37:47 PM
Looks great Denise!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: lynn p. on December 03, 2012, 12:39:55 PM
Denise--These colors are so pleasing.  Never tried WC pencils.  It looks like a regular watercolor, well done, mind you!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bhavna on December 03, 2012, 04:10:41 PM
Looks really great  Denise :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Denise808 on December 03, 2012, 05:59:34 PM
Val, Natalie, Lynn and Bhavna THANKS so much!! ;D
 
Lynn, the pencils are fun to work with, somehow it reminds me of being a little kid again. It feels like you have a little more control with it compared to watercolour - but then again, maybe not  ::) . Anyway, hope you get to try it, it's fun... :)
Val, thanks for mentioning the ears as I spent the most time on them :P .
The w/c pencils are such fun to work with, I haven't had mine out in a while but think it may be time to dust them off again. Seeing your Kudu has put me in the frame of mind to have at them again.
Before the mood leaves, go bust out those pencils!!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: polliwag on December 04, 2012, 12:16:53 AM
I haven't used the wc pencils, but it looks very interesting.  I like the colors.  Nice work, Denise. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: thebryce on December 12, 2012, 05:35:20 AM
I am sure I will get to this in the next day or 3. I just wanted to get as good as Ya'all first.  However, experience has taught me I can learn faster by posting my failures.  The crew here is great support.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Denise808 on December 12, 2012, 06:21:12 AM
However, experience has taught me I can learn faster by posting my failures.  The crew here is great support.
I totally agree Bryce! :)
 
Dianne  :thankyou: :)
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on December 12, 2012, 09:50:52 AM
well done to you all on the kudo doe everyone has done a brilliant job  O0   bryce that's how i am learning, by putting my "failures" on the forum agree learn from your mistakes, and yes they are brilliant on this forum  O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on December 12, 2012, 11:57:20 AM
Looking forward to your next masterpiece Bryce.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on December 12, 2012, 04:34:57 PM
Denise, nice work with the pencils and your doe is so cute!  She looks very alert, so natural!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Denise808 on December 12, 2012, 05:58:32 PM
Thank you Lillian - Ms. kudu doe thanks you too  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: njnjgirl on December 14, 2012, 01:17:01 PM
Mihaela and Denise, your Kudos are well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Denise808 on December 14, 2012, 06:03:18 PM
Thank you Mary Lou! You have been rippin through some paintings! And original ones at that!! very cool. 8)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on December 14, 2012, 10:44:01 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: To all of you who did the Kudu doe.  They are beautiful renditions and I just loved the colours, some subtle, some brilliant.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on December 28, 2012, 03:59:59 PM
I've managed to watch the replay of this lesson today as well as the lesson on trees part 1  :yippee:
What a strange looking Kudu animal! I want one! I love those big curious ears and inquisitive face!.
I haven't done the practical 'cos I've too much to catch up on but, I've loved watching this tutorial and gaining tips to use these watercolour pencils with other mixed media.
 :thankyou:  Dennis for another awesome lesson  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 28, 2012, 05:33:57 PM
Why didn't I think of that Tony?  I have this line-up of tutorials, but am trying bit by bit to enlarge my church for Let's Draw. I could still watch these without actually painting for a nice break. I bet Dennis and Nolan aren't looking down at us saying (hmmm guess that might be up at us) saying :knuppel2:  "No watching without working!!!!! You are a genius.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Pebble on May 15, 2013, 01:17:30 PM
This was good fun  :D  I've never used watercolour pencils before, and actually never heard of a kudu before   ???  :idiot2:  so it's been a real learning curve for me. Really enjoyed doing it though and will definitely use watercolour pencils again, I just need to find a suitable picture to do now.

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on May 15, 2013, 01:40:16 PM
Love the different expressions on these guys. Great job, I found this really fun to do. Look forward to seeing a few more.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on May 15, 2013, 04:41:10 PM
great job on your kudo doe pebble  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Denise808 on May 15, 2013, 08:05:29 PM
Nice Pebble! looking forward to seeing some others when you get to it :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 08, 2013, 02:34:52 AM
This was the most challenging lesson to date by far. It took me all day to complete, but ya know something?  She was worth it. I think she has a sweet little face.  My dad wants this painting, but I'm going to have a hard time letting her go.  :'(  I guess I'll just have to paint another one!  ;D


Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Denise808 on July 08, 2013, 02:59:55 AM
Yes! she was worth it :clap: :clap: :clap:  Adorable, innocent cutie pie face :smitten: and beautiful overall. Congratulations on someone wanting your artwork, what a compliment!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on July 08, 2013, 11:54:33 AM
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Wow, Jani, I am BLOWN AWAY by the absolutely BEAUTIFUL doe you have painted.  No wonder you are reluctant to part with it for it is so well done and yes, it was worth every bit of it!!!  Excellent.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 08, 2013, 01:40:30 PM
Aw shucks!  :blush:  :thankyou: Denise and Patricia!  Your encouraging comments always give me that little "oomph" to keep going!  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 08, 2013, 02:15:52 PM
Jani,   I have never tried water color pencils so I'm not a good judge of the technique, however, I think your painting is beautiful.    :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 08, 2013, 03:17:54 PM
 :thankyou: Didwaud! 

About the technique: I found it difficult to control how much pressure and water it took for the pencils to release pigment. You have to go very slow (at least I had to) so that you don't push the pigment into places it doesn't belong, as it's really difficult to lift out when a mistake is made. I like the fact that I can get fine lines and detail work with the watercolor pencils, which is really good for hair (actually perfect for animal paintings, I think), but I have found that I get really stressed out when I use them. It seems to be that you have to be really accurate with so many different things, and since I'm not yet that experienced with watercolors itself, I don't have the foresight to know what might happen before it actually happens. Does that make sense?  I think I'm going to wait until I have a bit more experience with watercolors under my belt before I use the watercolor pencils again. I have a photo of a rare bird from South America that has really long hair, and I think the watercolor pencils will be the perfect medium for that rendition, but it will have to wait for now.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on July 08, 2013, 03:28:07 PM
Beautifully done Jani. It sounds like you were using the pencils direct on the paper and then adding the water with brush. You can also use a wet/damp brush to take the colour from the pencil and apply it. All depends on the effect you want. Don't pack them away completely, try just some simple little doodles/pictures applying them in different ways. Once you get the hang of them and combine the various techniques you will be really surprised at what you can do.  O0
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: njnjgirl on July 09, 2013, 03:39:37 PM
A cutie,  Jani,  for sure!   :smitten: Great Job.. Lovely  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 09, 2013, 04:05:17 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Mary Lou!  You are too kind.  :1hug:

And Val, I promise not to put away my watercolor pencils.   :promise: I will continue to do some experiments with them so that I can find out what they are (and I am) capable of doing. Thanks again for the encouragement!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on July 11, 2013, 04:45:31 AM
Jani, you have done a banner job :clap: :clap: :clap: Try some more O0
Title: kududove
Post by: cyril on July 30, 2013, 05:39:19 PM
Hi


 :D
tried to replicate and learn the  technique  demo. by dennis ...i liked this technique very much... :D



 :D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on July 30, 2013, 11:51:31 PM
How cute, Cyrl!  Glad you had fun.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I especially like the colors and grasses on the left foreground.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 31, 2013, 12:46:19 AM
Really sweet, Cyril!  She's got a cute little face.  I like your colorings!  :clap: Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Ray3 on July 31, 2013, 06:58:23 AM
Another great painting in using watercolour pencils nice colours  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: njnjgirl on July 31, 2013, 12:48:39 PM
Nice job Cyril.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bhavna on August 01, 2013, 12:26:53 PM
Nice job Cyril :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on August 01, 2013, 02:59:32 PM
You all are doing a fantastic job.  O0 O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 17, 2013, 07:28:20 AM
I agree with Nina, great works goin on here.
Cyril, I love the colours of you art work!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on August 20, 2013, 12:44:52 PM
 O0 Lovely job Cyril.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 02, 2013, 04:04:22 AM
Still playing catch up on lessons, and I finally bought some watercolor pencils so I could try my hand at this medium tonight. It was interesting, but I definitely prefer using paints vs pencils...

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on September 02, 2013, 04:47:20 AM
Sharon, nicely done :clap: :clap: :clap: The body needs just a slight layer of blue over part to give the gray colour. The rump is a bit too dark - it has to be lighter because it is in the sunlight.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 02, 2013, 05:13:13 AM
Cute little critter, Sharon.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on September 02, 2013, 12:19:59 PM
Well done Sharon.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jrhall036 on September 02, 2013, 01:08:46 PM
Look at them cute ears! Great job Sharon!   :clap: :clap: :clap: I love this animal. They have the most innocent faces!  :nosey:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on September 02, 2013, 03:37:20 PM
Real cute, Sharon!  Good job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 02, 2013, 03:53:57 PM
Dennis - good call on adding blue to the body to make it more gray - you're a genius! Added some more orange to his backside, too!  :thankyou: 

And thanks for the compliments everyone - he is a cutie!

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on September 02, 2013, 04:04:30 PM
Good job on the changes, Sharon!


You've got his backside glowing now!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: thebryce on September 02, 2013, 04:32:28 PM
Sacgal/Sharon, you are really moving through the lessons at light speed.  I have been impressed by all of the uploads. Once again you show your ability to follow the master. Good job!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 02, 2013, 04:39:03 PM
Sharon,

Nice improvements.  Wonder if some orange paint would do wonders for my backside?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 02, 2013, 05:00:17 PM
Thanks, Lillian, Bryce and Mea - and I think most everyone's backside would benefit from a little lightening up!!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jrhall036 on September 02, 2013, 06:01:10 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Sharon, you have no idea how funny that sounds to someone who didn't read the entire thread before reading your comment!!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Great job on the revision, too!!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 02, 2013, 07:35:09 PM
That's hysterical, Jani!  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on September 02, 2013, 08:12:37 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 02, 2013, 10:40:45 PM
My husband convinced me to mat and frame this one and it's really adorable! I'm going to give it to a friend as his retirement gift - he's been on an African Safari and his home is filled with animal photos - I think this will fit right in!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on September 02, 2013, 10:45:26 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: You're so right, Sharon!  That's why I joined curves on Friday!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 02, 2013, 10:50:40 PM
PERFECT gift, Sharon.  Lucky man to get that.  Don't you feel good when you have just the right gift for someone.  He'll be thrilled.

aloha


mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jrhall036 on September 02, 2013, 11:04:55 PM
I gave mine to my father for his birthday, and he brags to everyone about it. Art is such a wonderful gift that just keeps on giving!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 02, 2013, 11:08:28 PM
Good for you, Lillian!! And it's amazing how appreciative folks are when I give them one of my paintings - it's truly the perfect/personal gift.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Ray3 on October 02, 2013, 03:39:04 PM
I this is my first try with watercolour pencils hope it's ok



Revised picture with change of landscape

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: cyril on October 02, 2013, 04:19:07 PM
Very nice shadings Ray.....

regards,
Cyril
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: BeaSue on October 02, 2013, 04:40:51 PM
Ray, this is so soft and lovely! Good job.

One thing I wonder about--could the middle area--the green portion below the pink--be strengthened a little? it has a wee bit of a pasted-on quality. I haven't taken this lesson yet, so I'm probably not the best person to comment.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Ray3 on October 02, 2013, 04:50:57 PM
Thank you Cyril for your comment and you to Susan I agree with you on that point about the green I had not noticed it before but it looks like my colours bloomed with adding to much water you can get wonderful effects but I was looking at them as if they were trees but I will try and tone them down   Susan you must try and have ago watercolour pencils are wonderful to use I managed to get hold of some Derwent pencils and they release the pigment very well   Thanks again.  Ray
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: BeaSue on October 02, 2013, 05:23:22 PM
Nice fix, Ray!

I do have a set of Derwent Inktense pencils (well--TWO sets! I decided the first one I got didn't have enough colors in the tin), but confess that I haven't used them very much. I think I am a little intimidated by their intensity! I think I just need to do some practice runs, so I will feel more comfortable with them.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on October 02, 2013, 06:14:36 PM
Nice job Ray  O0 O0
Sharon  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on October 02, 2013, 09:49:43 PM
 O0 O0  Good job Sharon and Ray.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on October 02, 2013, 11:36:09 PM
Good on you Ray. The pencils can be a bit tricky at first .... you know what's coming .... practice, practice, practice!  ;D

The inktense do take some getting used to Susan, but with a little practice you'll figure them out and then.... you got it! Practice!! :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on October 03, 2013, 07:50:13 PM
Ray, your painting has a very nice fresh and airy look :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Ray3 on October 03, 2013, 08:21:56 PM
 :thankyou: everyone for your kind comments it's very encouraging   Ray
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 04, 2013, 02:42:17 AM
Nice work with the watercolor pencils, Ray.

I'm experimenting with some Inktense that I've heard so much about.  Sketched some butternut squash plants in my garden today. Sure beats using the little kid's colored pencils when I was a kid.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on January 14, 2014, 12:49:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice Aike.  I love the look of innocence.  You did a good job with the coloured pencils.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on January 14, 2014, 01:28:51 PM
Nicely done Ai Ke, I think if you darken  your Kudu, it will separate him from the background and make it more dimensional. Nice colouring in the grass/flowers.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on January 14, 2014, 05:34:36 PM
Ahhhhh, so cute!  Even though your Kudu is a not very dark, the fact that it is a warm colour against a cool background makes it stand out/come forward and steal the show.


I love those eyes!!!   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on January 14, 2014, 06:40:08 PM
What you have done is correct, Ai Ke. :clap: :clap: :clap:  If you darken up the Kudu Doe then you will have a excellent drawing.  O0  At the moment it is not standing out from the  background. The kudu body in nature is not as light as you have it.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MSWcrane on January 15, 2014, 01:28:56 AM
Aike,  I love it, but do see Dennis point.   :whistle:
Even if you just darken the edges of the animal a bit, rather than the entire animal, it will make it stand out.  Fade the darker edges into the now lighter body color, that should help, without making the animal too dark, in my opinion ... (which may not be worth much :2funny:)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MSWcrane on January 18, 2014, 04:28:10 PM
Wonderful, really pops now!   O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on January 18, 2014, 06:40:32 PM
Much better  :clap: :clap: :clap:   I notice you tend to paint too light - don't be afraid of the darks as contrasts is what makes a drawing come alive.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on January 18, 2014, 07:32:26 PM
Much better  :clap: :clap: :clap:   I notice you tend to paint too light - don't be afraid of the darks as contrasts is what makes a drawing come alive.

Never a truer word spoken. I still have those words ringing in my ears! So you're not alone Ai Ke, just dip in, slosh about and close your eyes! When I got my artist quality paints I actually scared   :eek:   myself the colours were so bright!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on January 18, 2014, 10:11:19 PM
Ai Ke the darkened version of your kudu is "alive" so much better   :clap: :clap: :clap:   Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on January 18, 2014, 11:19:21 PM
There you go, AI Ke, now he's really coming out to meet us with wonderment in his eyes.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on January 21, 2014, 07:30:01 PM
AiKe much better on the second one.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 08, 2014, 11:40:46 AM
AiKe, your Kudu is lovely. I like those eyes in particular. I agree the second version allows it to stand proud of the backdrop.
[/size]Well done. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tousabella on February 10, 2014, 12:57:04 AM
Oh boy!!  It "Pops" now.  Such a great job. Just had a look at your Buck Kudu....Beautiful job.
I really like your gull pictures...wonderful coloring and interpretation .
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Ai Ke on February 15, 2014, 05:39:40 PM
Thank you  :thankyou: Tousabella and all,
I was not really sure whether I believed you  :confused:, so I made double versions and then realized that - of course! :blush: - you were all quite right, and I had to make the Kudu (and the others) darker and more colourful to stand out. Here is the buck, for your convenience!


Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 15, 2014, 05:49:30 PM
Ai Ke,

Your kudo is well done.  Not sure what you should do to make the hair on his back look more realistic, though.

Otherwise, it looks very good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jillh on February 16, 2014, 12:46:20 AM
Well Done Ai Ke,  the coloring is very good.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on February 16, 2014, 12:17:34 PM
Wow he looks magnificent!! Well done AiKe  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on February 17, 2014, 01:53:40 PM
I like this fellow, lovely colourings and love his face markings and horns.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on February 19, 2014, 01:12:43 PM
Hi!

Here is my kudo duo. :) I have never seen a kudo doe before, but I loved to paint it. :painting: It was also very nice to use my water colour pencils. I have not been using them a lot, and it is nice to learn to use them more than I have done so far.  I look forward to receiving some comments. Best regards, Bryndis 

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on February 19, 2014, 05:37:40 PM
Thanks Bryndis O0   Your control over the pencil is very good and the doe well executed :clap: :clap: :clap:
Lovely background and the bush on the left.  O0 A very good start.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MSWcrane on February 19, 2014, 06:46:23 PM
Nice Family of Kudo's you have created   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on February 19, 2014, 09:30:54 PM
Very well done Bryndis, great job with the colourings and blendings.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on February 20, 2014, 12:38:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Ai Ke and Bryndis, you have both done a wonderful job of the Kudu ram and doe.  They are both beautiful. 


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on February 28, 2014, 07:25:59 PM
Thank you very much!

  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: richkay on March 29, 2014, 11:37:50 PM
This is my painting using watercolor pencils.  I bought a 12 pencil set from Walmart.  I think she is a cutie.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 30, 2014, 06:40:00 AM
Kay,

Yes, really cute.  Amazing, you did it with pencils from Walmart.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on March 30, 2014, 07:50:12 AM
Well done, Kay :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on June 12, 2014, 09:30:20 PM
Hi everyone, I see that I have missed some beautifull painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :congrats: to all i missed.

I have attached my version of the watercolour pencil Kudu. 
  i used the faber- castell set.
Thank you Dennis that was interresting. I bought this plastic frame to see how my paintings would look framed.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on June 12, 2014, 09:36:59 PM
You have done a super job, Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on June 12, 2014, 09:41:10 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for the compliment.  I also put it in the proper area.   :crazy2: me.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on June 12, 2014, 10:20:23 PM
Well done all round Danielle  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I really enjoyed doing this one.....even though it went a bit wonky!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on June 12, 2014, 10:51:43 PM
Nifty frame! Looks good!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on June 13, 2014, 05:44:14 PM
Nifty frame! Looks good!  :clap:

Yes, yes, indeed!!! I do agree! O0 O0
Those are the funniest animals with their cute little faces and those huge ears. . . . no sneaking up on those guys!!! ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Lillian on June 13, 2014, 09:05:10 PM
Well, look who's gazing at us out of that frame!  So cute!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on June 14, 2014, 02:45:30 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Bev, Lillian and Natalie for the encouragement. I really like the w/c pencils now that i know how to use them.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on August 15, 2014, 11:34:22 PM
How come no one mentioned the sludge factor?  I didn't care for that at all...I really don't like the pencils for big spaces.

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on August 16, 2014, 12:16:31 AM
Natalie, good for you in doing the painting :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think everyone can learn a lesson from this one re the "sludge factor". When using watercolour pencils don't try to colour in the whole painting as if you are using colour pencils per se. (I think you were actually doing this if I judge correctly) When you wet the applied pencil it darkens up the colour. So, if you want a very light colour, apply the pencil very lightly over the area (no need to cover it up completely with the pencil).

Do some practicing on a separate piece of paper to get the feel of applying the water.
Some very realistic paintings can be made using this technique - like all else, it takes practice :sweat:

Natalie, please do another one for me O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on August 16, 2014, 03:48:44 AM
 :whistle:  That was my second one... :2funny:

I'll do a third
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: CarolHorvath on August 16, 2014, 04:53:55 AM
Dennis, good stuff. thanks. Nice pic Natalie
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 16, 2014, 05:28:07 AM
Natalie,

I like your critter.  If you call it 'sludge," I call it character.  He's got style!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on August 16, 2014, 08:41:19 AM
Natalie. . .I found watercolour pencils hard to work with too. . . .made a terrible mess, way more sludge than you did  :2funny:   Yours looks fine, fine, fine compared to mine!! Good luck on the next one, can't wait to see what you do  :gl2:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on August 16, 2014, 12:07:00 PM
Sludge factor?  :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on August 16, 2014, 06:28:49 PM
The only sludge in this one is intentional!  O0
Thanks Dennis-I was using very light pressure, but coloring it all the way in the previous painting(s).  Huge difference with your advice, and much nicer to paint with.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 16, 2014, 06:33:45 PM
Natalie,

The coloring is much more subtle now.  Lovely. 

Looking back at the first one next to this one and I would say the first one was more brassy looking.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on August 16, 2014, 08:38:41 PM
The first couple of ones I did were very garish Mea-I blamed the pencils.  Just too much color at once.  Looking at it on my monitor I see where I  could still go a whole lot darker.


Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 16, 2014, 09:20:58 PM
Natalie,

I find that the farther I push my laptop screen back, the darker everything gets.  Not quite sure just how far back I should press before I distort everyone's tonal values.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on August 16, 2014, 11:48:11 PM
Verry nice Natalie it is nice and soft looking.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on August 17, 2014, 02:08:00 AM
Big difference, Natalie :clap: :clap: :clap:   Don't forget that at times we do need the "sludge"  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on August 17, 2014, 02:29:54 AM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on August 17, 2014, 12:07:05 PM
 :doh:   Went farther back in the thread.... sludge factor.... I remember that now.....  :tickedoff:    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on August 19, 2014, 07:54:58 PM
:doh:    I remember that now.....  :tickedoff:    :2funny:

Ah yes, of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. . . . . . . . . .  :2funny: :2funny:
 
Natalie. . . . Nice little Kudzu? No, that's a nasty invasive weed. . . .it's a KUDU!!! Right? 
See Val, I can remember stuff  :nana:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on August 19, 2014, 09:26:53 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Kedde on September 25, 2014, 08:10:07 PM
Found my set of 18 Caran D'ache I bought in 1986 or 87 Which I used once back then. The metal box is a bit rusty now, it had been stored in the barn for twenty years :)

And I'm off for a two and a half day Watercolour course.

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on September 25, 2014, 10:44:02 PM
Nice work Kedde-enjoy your course!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on September 26, 2014, 02:17:35 AM
Very nice Kedde, that was a fun lesson.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 26, 2014, 11:24:18 AM
Kedde,

This is a fun painting - or is it really a drawing if done with watercolor pencils?  Whatever - it's a fun piece.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Kedde on September 28, 2014, 04:58:52 AM
 :thankyou: all, last Day of my course just checkinh in. Mea, hope you enjoy Portugal.
Title: Importent:general question
Post by: judith on September 29, 2014, 08:05:40 PM
hello Nolan,

My name is Judith, i'm a new member.
I have a technical question:
The length of the video is about 2 hours .
It is hard for me to listen to a lecture that is about 2 hours ,
and i would like to listen to the lecture itself without, for instance listen to questions that are asked by some other users
because i am getting confused with an all of this data (at least for me), and i want to concentrate just in the techniques  .
Did you have any text reference tutorials of the videos just to learn the techniques ?
because  i don't want to miss a thing you say in your tutorials.

Thank you for your regard,
Judith   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sherri on October 31, 2014, 04:18:52 AM
My rendition of the Kudu Doe.  I think that I need to get some new watercolor pencils.  I have Staedtler but they have a white coating on them and they are hard to use.  They seem very hard to use even when wet.  Is this the pencil or am I doing something wrong.

Thanks Sherri

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 31, 2014, 04:53:27 AM
Sherri,

Kudos on the kudu.  Cute little fellow.

I know nothing about colored pencils so am no help on that topic.  Sorry.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Ai Ke on November 01, 2014, 12:11:07 PM
Maybe try sharpening them (get the first layer off) before giving up on them?
Staedtler should not be a bad brand, at least, I like their erasers!   :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on November 02, 2014, 06:08:33 PM
Sherri, you still did well with the painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Only fault is that the hair in the rump is not green but brown.

Unfortunately I can't comment on the watercolour pencils you are using as I have never used that make before.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sherri on November 02, 2014, 06:24:08 PM
Thanks Dennis - I will try to fix his rump!!! 

Thanks Mea - he sure is cute isn't he?!?!

Ai Ke - I have tried sharpening them with sharpener and with knife!!  They are just hard to use.  I thought that Staedtler would be a good brand too.

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: CarolHorvath on November 03, 2014, 02:12:09 AM
Sherri, some of the inktense pencils are too intense and what I do is wet my brush and rub it against the pencil tip until I'm satisfied with the color. Of course, we all do our own thing..good luck with them. Staedtle is usually a very good brand.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sherri on November 03, 2014, 04:04:46 AM
thanks carol
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on November 03, 2014, 11:06:26 PM
Nice painting of the doe, please post the revision.   Myself i use faber castel and had no problem, but never tried the steadler.   Good luck.   Maybe you should return them if they are not doing what they are supposed to do.  Maybe contact the company.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sherri on November 04, 2014, 12:28:54 AM
Thanks Danielle - I think that I might contact the company.  They have some type of white coating on them.  It is suppose to keep them from breaking but I think it hinders their use!!

I will repost after I fix the little guys tail!!

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jillh on November 13, 2014, 08:38:38 PM
Enjoyed working with watercolor pencils.  Amazing what on can do with only 12 colors.  Santa are u listening?  I would love a bigger set please.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: sally13 on November 13, 2014, 08:53:52 PM
This is really lovely Jill, you are such a good artist. :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 13, 2014, 09:48:31 PM
Cute critter, Jill.   Hope  Santa gets you more pencils.  You sure know how to use them.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on November 14, 2014, 12:23:11 AM
The fur coloring looks perfect!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on November 14, 2014, 02:59:07 AM
A very lovely painting, Jill :clap: :clap: :clap: Just the hair in the ears need to be more delicately done O0
Post Santa a set of hearing aids :2funny: :2funny: Bet he is not expecting presents ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Bellarina on November 14, 2014, 12:42:36 PM
Beautiful Jill,  hope santa brings you your wishes
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jillh on November 16, 2014, 05:33:41 PM
Thank you Sally, Mea, Natalie, Dennis and Bella for your very kind and encouraging comments.
Dennis,  :2funny: I wonder if Santa needs a hearing aid.  Sometimes I think he just has selective hearing.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on November 17, 2014, 07:58:28 PM
Jill, I have hearing aids and I'm a past master at adjusting to "selective" hearing -   especially in a class situation :whistle: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on November 20, 2014, 05:51:52 AM
Awsome Jill, the fur is lovely.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jillh on November 20, 2014, 03:15:33 PM
Bwaahaha  :2funny: : Dennis.
Thank you Danielle.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 07, 2015, 05:56:44 AM
I have just reviewed 20 pages of Kudu-mania before starting my version of the kudu doe.

I found all of your paintings delightful and look forward to an enjoyable lesson.

Hope to post mine tomorrow.  I will be using a 24-set of Prismacolor Premier.  No kidding, it says the parent company is Rubbermade!

I'm off to visit Dennis on the laptop screen.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 07, 2015, 08:30:25 AM
I loved this lesson.  I am so happy with my kudu, even if he's not perfect.  Closer than I ever thought it'd be!


I did not have a dark enough green for those long stems.  I think I did a great job on the tuft on his back end.  I am so pleased that I took the time to look at all the other great versions of this that others did.  I learned from everyone of them.

Dennis - this was such a fun class.  I am sold on the WC pencils and will get a better set with more colors.  Thank you so much for offering this lesson.

As always, I welcome suggestions for improvement.

aloha

mea
 
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on January 07, 2015, 09:08:21 AM
Very well done, Mea :clap: :clap: :clap: I just hav a problem with the right side of the  body. The lines are too straight and have flattened out the body. There should be a curling towards the bottom left to indicate the rounding of the body. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on January 07, 2015, 02:56:59 PM
Nice work Mea-I don't think it is an easy lesson.  :clap:

*interesting about *Rubbermaid!
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Sherri on January 07, 2015, 04:34:40 PM
Way to go Mea. This little guy is so cute
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 07, 2015, 05:13:00 PM
Dennis - oh, yes, I see that now.  I should not have finished it late last night, but I couldn't stop myself.  Will try to fix it.  Thanks.

Sherri and Natalie, Thanks.  I had dreams of the little guy all night.  What a cute and bright-looking animal.  I may frame him as my painting mascot.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on January 07, 2015, 10:27:51 PM
Very nice Mea,  that was a fun lesson. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 08, 2015, 01:20:49 AM
Thanks, Danielle. 

I'm introducing my friends to animal they had never heard of.  We can learn so much through art - geography, flora, fauna, etc.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on January 08, 2015, 02:27:49 AM
That is a great way to introduce you friends to that cute animal,  i too am learning so many new names of plants, trees animals an all.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: ncwren on January 08, 2015, 02:08:42 PM
...and clouds and parts of the plants..... :whistle: ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Tousabella on January 08, 2015, 10:16:01 PM
 :o  You are so right, Natalie!  LOL
Mea....you did an excellent job. After you make her "round", it will make a great art buddy.  Good job.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 08, 2015, 10:39:38 PM
Yup, Retta, I plumped her up and she's hanging in my kitchen.  I love her.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 24, 2015, 11:03:57 AM
Kudu doe in watercolour pencils and I quite enjoyed this one, thank you Dennis for another brilliant class.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on May 25, 2015, 06:37:01 AM
Well done, Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just recheck the area on the right of the nose - does not look quite right O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 25, 2015, 04:20:25 PM
Thank you Dennis, I can see now, I was too excited to post the painting. I will try to fix the poor doe's nose. Thank you again. :thankyou: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on May 25, 2015, 06:33:58 PM
Good job Louisa. Isn't it funny how we always see things 'after' we post it?  ;D    Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 25, 2015, 07:41:30 PM
Thanks Val. :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Class Mac on August 08, 2015, 06:44:51 AM
Ryan decided to give this one a try. He found the class more enjoyable than the sketching ones they have been doing ;) I did hear him muttering something about his own colours not being dark enough, and the black of the nose spread before he could get to dry it. Hopefully he will start using some colour in his own pictures now!

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 08, 2015, 06:57:27 AM
Good job, Ryan!  Wasn't this a fun painting.  I love this critter.

This is one on my favorite paintings, even though  I am not a fan of WC pencils.

You are making great progress.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: jillh on August 08, 2015, 02:31:06 PM
Very well done Ryan!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on August 08, 2015, 08:55:12 PM
Good job Louisa    :clap:

Good job Ryan   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on August 08, 2015, 11:19:56 PM
Well done Ryan!  :yippee:   You did a great job with your colouring and blending.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 27, 2016, 03:50:53 AM
I spent a lovely weekend painting.  :painting: This kudu doe was fun. Now I have a much better idea of what I can do with my watercolor pencils. More ways to play and have fun. Yippie!  :yippee:

Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 27, 2016, 11:02:19 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  So beautiful Kathy. You did a great job.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on June 27, 2016, 07:57:14 PM
Nicely done Kathy!  personally... i loved painting the ears!!! They were great fun.  Hmmm, my computer keyboard seems to be acting up again. :(
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 28, 2016, 12:39:27 PM
 :thankyou: Val
 :thankyou: Patricia
It was a fun class. Now that I look at it again, I think the body could use more work.  The neck doesn't blend into the body well. Yes, Val, the ears were my favorite part to do too!  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on June 28, 2016, 04:54:58 PM
Nice job, Kathy. O0 I would try to add some more definition to the head/snout so it doesn't look so flat. Alternatively, you could redo it with a 3/4 profile so the boundary between the snout and main part of head is more prominent. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 28, 2016, 05:09:24 PM
Nice job, Kathy. O0 I would try to add some more definition to the head/snout so it doesn't look so flat. Alternatively, you could redo it with a 3/4 profile so the boundary between the snout and main part of head is more prominent. :)

Great suggestions Steve.   :thankyou: Though I don't plan to redo the entire painting, I am going to go back and make some modifications. I agree about the snout looking flat.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on June 28, 2016, 05:41:10 PM
well done Kathy, that was a fun one to do was it not!  bravo
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 28, 2016, 06:21:00 PM
  :thankyou: Thank you Danielle! Yes, lots of fun. I am looking forward to doing more with the watercolor pencils. Still need to get the feel of them as a penciled paint but I think I have the general idea.  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Riya on October 17, 2016, 01:13:36 PM
After being away from painting with watercolours too long, mostly because of being ill for the most part of this year due to two strokes in March and May, I finally started painting again. And because of the pencils I just had to start with this cute Kudu Doe. I had a great time, even I am not really happy with the final result, I know I can do better, but for today this is the best I can, and that is just ok.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 17, 2016, 02:43:44 PM
Riya,

So happy to have you back.  Sorry to hear that you have been ill. 

Your kudu is well done.  He is bright and lively looking.

I did this painting, also, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Stay healthy!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on October 17, 2016, 07:59:49 PM
OK?!!! Riya, your Kudu is much more than ok!  O0 Love how you did the bushy bit on her back, nice contouring on the ears as well.  O0 Good textures on her coat..... all in all....  great job kiddo!  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: dennis on October 17, 2016, 09:25:22 PM
Well done, Riya :clap: :clap: :clap: Glad to have you back and hope you are feeling much better now :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Fiona on October 17, 2016, 10:01:47 PM
Well done Riya, your Kudu is charming. Glad you are back with us  :)  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Riya on October 18, 2016, 12:17:46 AM
Mea, Val, Dennis and Fiona, thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my Kudu :flowers: .

Mea, I am so glad I am recovered enough to start painting again and enjoying daily life with all the tiny hickups I still have to face. But being creative makes the difference, and will surely keep me healthy.

Val, Thank you so much for the encouragement, we are our own most worsted? critiques and being a perfectionist, still, makes it sometimes difficult. I have to fight against my own high expectations. But you are so right, my kudu looks just great (but I am happy you can't see the part that isn't on the photo :2funny: )

Dennis thank you so much for your kindness. I do feel much better then a few months ago, without being able to use my hands, not understanding anything, and unable to make normal sentenses. Loosing my abillity to speak made me feel so lonely, but with a lot of help and my persistence to write and speak normal again, I recover faster then they expected. I still have problems, but I know I will overcome does too. I have faced more problems the last three-four years then all the 55 before, and how bad things looked every time, I still was able to come back, thanks to art and all the wonderful kind artsy friends I have here and in some other communities.
The only thing changes is I dont paint as much right now, but I do love journaling and mixed media, and abstrcts. But I wanted to paint something cute, and watercolour is something I just started to use again...for making my own hand designed papers. Never thought that would be so much fun and I enjoyed it a lot. Playing with watercolours is just so much fun...and I ended up with a bunch of happy, fibrant right into your face papers.
 I will try to paint on weekly basis to get back into painting again, I still have some unfinished paintings and a few favourite classes to do, like the mixing greens, birds, and the pen and ink classes...have to give does a try too.

Fiona, thank you so much for your kind wors, I am happy to be back at painting again. And being back here again too. I did miss it a lot, and I only hope and pray that I will have a few months, or years, without to much problems that keep me away again from my friends, and from painting, drawing or what ever I love to dod, like making small quilts by hand.

Have a wonderful week, thanks for the happy boost you gave me  :smitten: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on October 18, 2016, 12:47:56 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Riya, your Kudu doe is beautifully done.  You are such a good artist and it is wonderful to see you back painting.  Keep at it.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Annie. on January 05, 2017, 06:33:56 PM
What a fun class!    Thank you Dennis  :thankyou:

Here is my doe:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Danielle123 on January 05, 2017, 07:50:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: Well done Ryia and Annie.   :clap:
Annie one little thing it is the white spot (line) between the eye, you may want to shade parts of itor put little hairs here and there.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on January 05, 2017, 08:13:55 PM
Beautiful job, Annie!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Kathysutterlin on January 05, 2017, 08:35:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Love your Kudo, Annie.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Val on January 05, 2017, 10:12:31 PM
Love this lesson! Great job Annie, isn't it crazy how all the Kudu's have so many expressions?!  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Annie. on January 06, 2017, 12:22:20 AM
I see Danielle.  I will do it.  Thank you for helping me.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Annie. on January 06, 2017, 12:23:58 AM
 :thankyou: Steve!
 :thankyou: Kathy!
 :thankyou: Val!

I see a few little things that I need to improve.
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: KathyKuz on February 22, 2017, 12:31:16 AM
Riya and Annie:  You both have done beautiful on the kudu doe. Love their expressions.   :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #11 - Watercolour Pencils
Post by: Annie. on February 22, 2017, 03:06:58 AM
 :)