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Val

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on: May 06, 2014, 11:27:53 AM
It's as close to finished as it will get!  :tongue: Learned so much from this one, pleased overall considering.....  ;D

Now I'll go back to the lessons..... I think!   >:D

Dennis, you make towing the line rather difficult, you get my mind exploding  with new ideas......

 


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Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 11:31:58 AM
Nolan, just a note to say,   for your invaluable drawing lessons. None of this would be possible without you!       :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:   


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Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 12:59:31 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Geez Val, that Bedford is EXCELLENT!!!  It makes me want to take the pen and ink course but I have too much on my plate and can hardly cope.  You have really done a fantastic job.




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Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 02:57:27 PM
 O0 Great job Val!
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Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 03:51:55 PM
So well done Val! :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 06:08:52 PM
Wow, Val, this is a great P/I drawing.  So much detail in the truck.

aloha

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Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 06:18:25 PM
Wow Val!I see what u mean now.that is one challenging drawing.....with excellent results though :clap:
Zayn


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Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 07:56:48 PM
Patricia, Natalie, Jill, Mea, and Zayn! Whew, thankyou so much for your enthusiastic comments.  :thankyou: I had quite given up hope on this a couple of times but managed to finish it to this stage at 0300 this morning before we prepared to weigh anchor. So glad I'm done. I will definately stay with some simpler subjects for a while. I can see so much more that could be done.......  :faint:

Mea, I had eyes like that poor squeezebox player in your cartoon!  :2funny:

I did have a few 'minor' accidents with this in my 'bouncy' studio, but fortunately none that destroyed the work too badly.  :eyesclosed: You really must make every stroke count with ink. There is no going back.

 I LOVE IT!!!!!  :yippee:   Thank you once again Dennis!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #8 on: May 06, 2014, 08:59:00 PM
Wow Val that is excellent pen and ink truck.  It must have been a calm sea for you to do the ink. :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 10:45:50 PM
I think you've found your new speciality, Val - this is tremendous! I can't believe all of the detail and the patience you showed in creating this.  Don't switch back to painting too fast - I'd love to see more of this medium from you!
Cheers,
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Reply #10 on: May 07, 2014, 01:13:34 AM
Merci Daniellle, Merci Beaucoup mon ami.  This had to be done in fits and starts. I'm used to that, just part of living and working on a moving platform!  ;D      :boat:


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Reply #11 on: May 07, 2014, 01:22:33 AM
Thanks much Sharon, what a lovely compliment.    :thankyou:    :flowers:   


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Reply #12 on: May 07, 2014, 01:35:28 AM
That's terrific Val, you have done a great job of it. :clap:


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Reply #13 on: May 07, 2014, 06:35:45 PM
 :yippee: :clap:  I'm glad you did not  :surrender:
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Reply #14 on: May 08, 2014, 08:30:09 AM
Dennis there were so many times I just felt I wanted to pack it in. A line would go wrong or look out of place, then my w/c mantra would pop in... 'don't panic, let it dry.' I'd look at it from a different angle, there you see...nothing more than a 'character' line. I learned to work with these lines and what once was a glaring mistake, blended in and became just that... a character line. Believe you me, there are a multitude of them!  ;D

Query! I only have the one nib for my dip pen at the moment, any tips on how to make the lines consistently look lighter as in distant objects in a sea/landscape? Very tricky making fine lines with the india ink... I know.....

practice, practice, practice!  ::)