Paint Basket Art Forum

Author Topic: LESSON #9 - Pen and Ink Washes  (Read 54456 times)

Martina

  • Paint
  • *
  • Posts: 213
Reply #60 on: March 08, 2012, 10:19:46 AM
 :thankyou: all for your friendly and encouraging comments on my painting :)
Martina


C.Bodine

  • Canvas
  • *
  • Posts: 2886
Reply #61 on: March 08, 2012, 05:11:31 PM
My attempt at the pen and ink "process". Not sure if I did it correctly. To be honest, it didn't start out as pen and ink.  I did a wc and then decided to try to add the ink.  :-\ Not sure if it is the way it's suppose to look.  Really scary adding it to your completed painting! :sweat:

« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 06:11:12 PM by C.Bodine »
Christina


Lillian

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 5251
Reply #62 on: March 08, 2012, 05:17:44 PM
Wow!  That's beautiful C.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  regardless of how you arrived at putting in the pen and ink.

I really like the depth.  The background is very nice too!
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


Martina

  • Paint
  • *
  • Posts: 213
Reply #63 on: March 08, 2012, 05:20:55 PM
I don't know if it is a correct pen and ink painting, but I really admire the composition, the way the foreground and background harmonize with eachother. ;D

Brilliant :congrats:
Martina


dennis

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 7993
Reply #64 on: March 08, 2012, 07:42:59 PM
Martina, if you want to subdue a line (make it look softer and lighter) don't draw a full line - break it up into shorter lines and use a pen with a thinner nib. Have a look at the lioness pen and ink in the lesson. Hope this helps.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


Martina

  • Paint
  • *
  • Posts: 213
Reply #65 on: March 08, 2012, 08:38:58 PM
Thank you Dennis!  :) Helps a lot!
I looked at the lioness again. The typ of little broken lines as e.g. the outline of the ears an the upper head would fit much better for creating the backgound.
Martina


Dham

  • Pencil
  • *
  • Posts: 26
Reply #66 on: March 08, 2012, 09:34:31 PM
These are little 4x6 of the sketches in the lesson. I learned a lot about paint thickness etc. in doing these. Some of the in was totally obscured by a heavy wash.


C.Bodine

  • Canvas
  • *
  • Posts: 2886
Reply #67 on: March 09, 2012, 01:12:39 AM
Thank you, Lillian and Martina.  I was just about to give up on watercolors! If this one wouldn't have turned out, I was going to pack them away! I like them, but they don't always like me! :)
Christina


Lillian

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 5251
Reply #68 on: March 09, 2012, 01:16:36 AM
Oh my heavens!  C, don't you dare give up on watercolor!!!  You do awesome  paintings!
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


dennis

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 7993
Reply #69 on: March 09, 2012, 02:20:49 AM
Unfortunately the sketched are too small for me to see any detail at all. Post them as 3 individual paintings.
The trick here is to apply very thin washes and not to add heavy pigmented colour as you normally would.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 21367
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #70 on: March 09, 2012, 09:43:35 AM
C.  ....  :nono:  You must not pack in w/c. Your work is brilliant. Besides, that would be a very poor message to send to our younger Bodine  >:D  (feeling guilty yet?)  :whistle:

You pen & wash is superb. Dennis told me the ink can be added before or after the painting. If used before and the ink gets a bit washed out you can go over the ink after the painting is dry. So....you have done another beautiful painting in a new technique, accept it...your w/c work is brilliant...deal with it!  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

�Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!�

- Alvaro Castagnet


C.Bodine

  • Canvas
  • *
  • Posts: 2886
Reply #71 on: March 09, 2012, 01:08:48 PM
Val, it's not the ones you see that is the problem, it's the one you DON'T see that is the problem! ;D I get one right occasionally! :) I suppose if I can get one right occasionally, with more time and practice the mess-ups will become less and the "showable"  :whistle: ones will be the norm. I think wc is wonderful! I know I just have to stick it out! Now, if I can just keep up with both the oil and watercolor lessons!!! :sweat:

Dennis, I do plan on doing the girrafe! I did this one as a gift for my daughter who is struggling with some things.(Working full time, going to college full time, having a 2yr old and medical issues, to name a few!) The Iris represents faith, hope and wisdom. By the way, thank you for being such a great teacher! :)
Christina


Lillian

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 5251
Reply #72 on: March 09, 2012, 02:52:56 PM
C, I have lots of failures in a big file.  Don't throw them away.  Someday, you may be able to fix them up, or as you know, you can try using the back. 

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

What a thoughtful gift for your daughter!   Prayers going up for her today :pray:
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


Rkymtnmary

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1197
Reply #73 on: March 09, 2012, 07:07:16 PM
What scares me is that the ones I do post are NOT the failures!  I'm still recovering from the folds in clothing attempt...my son took a look at it and said "oh, what is that?  A pear in hell?"  LOL...and worse, he was right!  It was just one of those things where once the first problem occurred, all the rest snowballed from there.  I'm going to keep it though to remind me from whence I came... :2funny:

Thank you, Lillian, for making me go to Michael's and get every quill pen and ink colors I could find!   ;)


dennis

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 7993
Reply #74 on: March 09, 2012, 07:18:41 PM
Whether it is sport, performing arts, visual arts, or whatever subject it is that takes skill there is always this big problem:

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

Don't compare yourself to someone else: rather compare where you were to where you are now!
Stay true to your self, your goals, your principles and before you know it you will be an achiever O0
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill