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Reply #555 on: July 13, 2016, 02:46:57 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you, Zilpa. I hope to do more pen and ink soon. It was really fun. I love adding the color wash to it.
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Reply #556 on: November 02, 2016, 07:33:48 PM
Kathy, your giraffe is so well done.  Bravo!

Here is mine:


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Reply #557 on: November 02, 2016, 10:40:05 PM
Annie, nice giraffe.

Love how you did the background.

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Reply #558 on: November 03, 2016, 05:41:59 AM
 :thankyou: Thank you Annie. Your giraffe Looks great.  :clap: The only thing that distracts me a bit is the eye. I'm thinking a little less white at the center. 

I agree with Mea. I love your background. How did you create that texture?
Kathy S.


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Reply #559 on: November 03, 2016, 12:08:11 PM
Thank you Kathy and Mea.

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

I made the background too dark at first and it was distracting.  So I sprinkled croase salt on wet as a way to lift some of the pigment.
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Reply #560 on: November 03, 2016, 12:57:42 PM
Beautiful job, Annie! I really like that salt technique.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #561 on: November 03, 2016, 02:56:04 PM
 :heeha: Salt! Wow! That gives a great texture. Thanks for sharing your technique.  :1hug:
Kathy S.


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Reply #562 on: November 04, 2016, 09:07:19 AM
Well done Annie. Darken that eye and you've got a winner!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Kathy, you can find out more about the salt technique in lesson #46 Abstract, plus a few more fun techniques!  O0
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Reply #563 on: November 04, 2016, 09:59:10 PM
Like this?

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


Mea to the rescue:  Annie, your giraffe has now been uprighted!
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Reply #564 on: November 04, 2016, 11:15:25 PM
 O0 Oh yes, Annie. That eye looks much better.  :clap:
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Reply #565 on: November 04, 2016, 11:49:56 PM

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

 :D OOH!!!!  :D I will look into that lesson sometime soon. Fun!  O0
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Reply #566 on: November 06, 2016, 11:51:26 AM
Mission accomplished Annie! Well done.
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Reply #567 on: November 06, 2016, 01:22:35 PM
 :thankyou:  Val  :flowers:


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Reply #568 on: November 10, 2016, 04:58:16 PM
WC & SALT Exercise.

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

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

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



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Reply #569 on: November 10, 2016, 05:01:16 PM
Annie,

That looks like it was fun to do.

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

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

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