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Abbietaya

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on: April 05, 2019, 09:54:30 AM
I receive a magazine every now and then , sometime it gives how to or how not to do things. On the cover in a loose painting style using blue-black and blue there was an elephant. So i thought i would do it in charcoal and coloured charcoal pencils (derwent) i tried to make it dusty to have him charging out from the darkness (dawn or dusk)kicking up the dust. The charging is purely imagination as i have never seen an elephant in real life nor have i seen them charge on film other than being a graceful, peaceful , placid beautiful creature.
I must be honest and say i rarely do charcoal, i don’t like the dirty art stuff - bit of a  Wuz really ! Really don’t like any art materials on my hands!   :idiot2:



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Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 03:29:15 AM
The angle of the elephant and the position of the front foot realistically represents the charge. Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Many years ago when Nolan was a youngster we were in Wankie Game Reserve in Zimbabwe (Then Southern Rhodesia) and I was photographing a young tusker who was off to the side of the road, not too far away, when he suddenly decided to charge us. The Land Rover was idling all the time (safety precaution)  but because we were heavily loaded with camping gear the old 2 litre engine struggled to get going. With engine screaming I just managed to keep ahead of the trumpeting elephant. Believe me he was only meters behind me as I roared along the dusty road. Eventually I managed to pull away from him. It was dead quiet in the Land Rover for quite some time after that.  :2funny: :2funny: The Land Rover was ex Police which I refurbished for traveling in rough bush country.
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Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 01:02:18 PM
I like your elephant drawing. The atmosphere does look like dust is kicked up everywhere. Good job!
Wow, Dennis. What a story! I can’t even imagine how scary that must have been!
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Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 01:01:38 AM
Thankyou Emma and Dennis,
Wow, Dennis sounds dangerous and exciting. I do envy you guys being able to see these lovely creatures.
Thank you for your praise Dennis , i have never seen an elephant charging, i think they would bring their ears out fully for intimidation and i expect they trumpet a warning too.  i always imagine lots of dust in the outback where there is only scrub. I did wonder if i got the angle right , really bucked me up ,thank you , you are helping me grow.
I now have a small airbrush , it only has one pressure setting. it is a gravity feed only 5 or 7 ml but it’ll do for me , its not like i’m going to do murals lol. i thought it would help  do better subtle backgrounds for some of my paintings where i want the central figure/s to stand out. Haven’t use it yet though .. wish me luck .. take care.  :smitten: :painting:
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Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 04:51:37 PM
Love your elephant.  Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dennis, how frightening to say the least!
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Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 09:09:02 PM
great job :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I don't like the dust etc on my hands either, it dries out my skin terribly. What you want to is wear surgical gloves. That way your hands stay clean O0


Abbietaya

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Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 11:22:09 PM
Thank you all.
Yes, Nolan just ordered a box..
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Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 12:07:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very well done.




Dennis, I know the fear you all experienced with the trumpeting elephant behind you. My husband, being Canadian, always used to get too close to the elephants, despite me reminding him that they are wild and unpredictable and to back off. Needless to say, it fell on deaf ears until one made a charge for us which taught him a lesson he never forgot. 


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Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 08:54:14 PM
 :o  :run:


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Reply #9 on: April 14, 2019, 07:53:53 PM
Great painting. I like the dusty and dynamic look of this charging elephant.
Wow, Dennis, that’s so scary to drive away from a charging elephant with an old two litre engine! Curious to know how Nolan remembers this incident...🤔
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Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 03:51:35 AM
I was still in kindy at the time but I still remember the elephant yelling at us and then storming with his big ears flapping  :o

and Dennis driving like a madman to get out the way :2funny:



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Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 08:47:21 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:
That’s sooooo funny... I am just imagining Dennis, a man who won a lot of medals and cups driving away from a charging elephant...  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #12 on: May 05, 2019, 08:15:54 PM
 :heeha: What an exciting story! I can just bet things did get a little quiet after that episode!  :-X    Good thing Stirling was up to the challenge!   :2funny:
Great job on the effe!
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Reply #13 on: May 06, 2019, 02:29:08 AM
 :smitten: :painting: