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C.Bodine

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Reply #285 on: October 11, 2012, 02:52:09 AM
Njnjgirl, you have done a very nice job on your pen and ink wash! You did a light wash of color, which is what Dennis taught in this lesson! O0
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Reply #286 on: October 11, 2012, 09:56:14 AM
 :thankyou: you all.  Oh, the eye, well, yes, I agree,  it does look human, Dennis and I think I made it too dark around it as well.  I will see if I can fix it. I really enjoyed doing this. I tried to correct it but I think there just is too much ink there to change the shape.  This was the best I could do.
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Reply #287 on: October 11, 2012, 12:31:05 PM
It was very nice before, even better now that it's a true giraffe's eye.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #288 on: October 11, 2012, 01:19:11 PM
Njnjgirl--Great change!  I honestly don't know how you all make these changes in watercolor, and especially pen and ink!  I would just have to crumple it and start over.  Awesome.


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Reply #289 on: October 11, 2012, 03:07:56 PM
Pamela and njnjgirl nice jobs on your pen and ink wash.  O0 O0
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Reply #290 on: October 11, 2012, 03:40:07 PM
:thankyou: you all.  Oh, the eye, well, yes, I agree,  it does look human..


I like that the eye looks human...I wonder if anyone has ever done that deliberately when painting animals and made a kind of art theme with it...it really could be a kind of "thing" and makes quite a statement...just my two cents of knowingnothingness.  Great job!
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Reply #291 on: October 11, 2012, 06:15:29 PM
Now the Giraffe looks better  :clap: :clap: :clap: well done  O0

Yes, I saw an elephant painting up for sale on the internet years ago. The only problem with it is that it had a huge human eye. An elephant's eye is surprisingly small for it's size. This artist obviously knew nothing about elephants. If one want to paint animals or birds you should at least do some researching before putting it up for sale  :whistle:
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Reply #292 on: October 11, 2012, 10:07:31 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Nina, Lillian, and rk-mary.  I am happy that change did the trick!
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Reply #293 on: October 12, 2012, 06:40:17 AM
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Hi everyone, these pen and ink washes look so great. It's my next WC session in line for the club, however, I have decided to concentrate on the drawing course and then jump back into the watercolor club courses. After seeing everyone's work though, it sure is tempting to jump back in now!
I'm about a third of the way through the drawing course...will try to hold out.  ::) Nolan is completely occupying my time these days (I am glad he is!) but I sure do miss Dennis too  :)
See you back in the WC forum soon, enjoy!! 
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Reply #294 on: October 12, 2012, 11:28:11 AM
Hey Denise, glad you're enjoying the drawing. I tend to shift back and forth between the two..see you soon.  :wave:
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Reply #295 on: October 16, 2012, 09:17:23 PM
I don't like this one at all. Because I haven't had any waterproof ink or pens in the house, I had to do it backwards - washes first and then the pen, after completely dry. So no paint-along for me this time. By the time I finished, I saw that Dennis, very smartly, replaced the rocky background with the blue of sky. Much better colouring too. Very unsatisfied with my work.

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Reply #296 on: October 16, 2012, 11:00:17 PM
Overall I think you've done a great job.  :clap:  :clap:  The background does detract from the giraffe, too close in colour.
I usually take a look in the PDF at the finished painting and use that as a guide. Doesn't always help me though!  ::)   :2funny:
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Reply #297 on: October 16, 2012, 11:25:03 PM
Your giraffe is beautifully done!  :)
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Reply #298 on: October 16, 2012, 11:39:23 PM
You giraffe is very well done! :clap:
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Reply #299 on: October 16, 2012, 11:48:22 PM
I love your giraffe painting, Mihaela.     :smitten:

Your background may not be like Dennis' finished product, but it looks like you've made it your own.

I think you can be proud of this.

It would be hard to do the process in reverse, so you've done amazingly well.

It's too bad your pen isn't waterproof, a wee more touch of color in the giraffe would bring him more to life.

Keep up the good work.
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