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C.Bodine

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Reply #75 on: March 09, 2012, 09:46:02 PM
How did I get here?  :2funny:  :2funny: No, I mean my painting? I've been moved. Which is fine with me, of course.  I didn't post it here, because I thought it was for the girrafe lesson and Dennis would want it for the lesson only.
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Reply #76 on: March 09, 2012, 09:57:41 PM
Found the answer to my first question.  Sorry, Dennis.   :( I'll try to do better next time! O0
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Reply #77 on: March 10, 2012, 04:04:20 PM
C. Beautiful painting. I know your daughter will love it! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I hope her situation improves.
I love the background colours. What colours did you use?
Keep all the paintings. Its great to back and look at them again. When I do it reminds me I have learned something! I also recently purchased a book called Master Disaster five ways to rescue desperate watercolours.  I have many desperate watercolours to practice on :2funny:. It shows how you can really scrub off entire areas and start again or darken areas. There are really good descriptions of composition, colour, and unity.  I figure with my stack of bad paintings how could I possibly make it worse. I may as well try some of these techniques maybe something will come of it. I have also soaked paper in the tub and reused it. It will leave a tone but it can be an nice undertone.
Stick with it I think your paintings are terrific!
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C.Bodine

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Reply #78 on: March 10, 2012, 04:43:13 PM
Thank you, Denise.  Sounds like a book I need! :)
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Reply #79 on: March 12, 2012, 06:08:02 AM
Have finally done my pen and ink painting and really enjoyed it.


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Reply #80 on: March 12, 2012, 06:33:30 AM
Absolutely a nice pen and ink wash. Very nicely rendered. I'm glad you did not try and "paint" it. See how the thin washes applied very lightly gives the drawing a unique characteristic not attainable with ordinary painting. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just the back of the neck is in shade and needs darkening up a bit.
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Helenty

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Reply #81 on: March 12, 2012, 07:26:32 AM
Thanks Dennis, i was hoping i had it right and i will darken at the back of the neck, i like this pen and wash will have to try and do some more.


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Reply #82 on: March 12, 2012, 07:27:16 AM
Beautifully done Helenty ... well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #83 on: March 12, 2012, 09:42:34 AM
Lovely fellow Helen, really shows off the technique well. Good job.  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #84 on: March 12, 2012, 11:55:45 AM
Helen, well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #85 on: March 12, 2012, 12:11:03 PM
Wonderful job, Helen!  :)


C.Bodine

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Reply #86 on: March 12, 2012, 12:24:24 PM
 :clap:  :clap: Love it, Helen
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Reply #87 on: March 12, 2012, 11:02:01 PM
Beautiful!! :clap:
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Reply #88 on: March 13, 2012, 09:10:21 AM
Really nice :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #89 on: March 13, 2012, 09:54:12 PM
There are some lovely giraffes here. I've been away in Australia and really missing my computer though i've borrowed one from time to time. I couldn't print any templates but I had a pen and watercolour pencils with me so I did fantail birds instead. These are my first bird attempts. It was so hot in Brisbane my washes dried almost instantly - must be interesting painting in hot countries.
Here is Fantail 1


 

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