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dirk123

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on: February 11, 2015, 03:25:15 PM
« Last Edit: February 11, 2015, 07:55:26 PM by nolan »
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Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 03:39:44 PM
Dirk,

I love your little monkey!  Makes me want to try scratchboard.  Was it fun to do?

aloha

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Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 04:21:33 PM
Dirk, I love it!! I'm drawing mine now..started it last night. I had a piece of black watercolor paper here and used it. I like the grain that is showing up on the drawing. You've done a great job.  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 04:48:09 PM
Nice monkey Dirk  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #4 on: February 11, 2015, 05:39:35 PM
 :heeha: Excellent monkey Dirk! Wonder what has him so puzzled? Looks very deep in thought.  :think:
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Reply #5 on: February 11, 2015, 06:22:43 PM
Very nice work on your Monkey!
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Reply #6 on: February 11, 2015, 07:24:14 PM
Excellent!!!
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Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 07:55:58 PM
This is great!  :smitten:
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Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 07:56:32 PM
you have done a great job Dirk :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
what pencil did you use?


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Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 12:41:14 AM
Way to go Dirk.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 12:43:58 AM
Ok, I didn't look at your title, sleeping monkey, reminds me of myself on long exhausting days
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Reply #11 on: February 12, 2015, 01:13:49 AM
Great job Dirk. :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 02:54:46 AM
Great Monkey Dirk!!  I am working on mine.  Hope mine looks as good as yours!!!

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Reply #13 on: February 12, 2015, 10:12:21 AM
Thanks everybody!

Mea, it is actually a regular pencil drawing, only now with a white pencil on black paper.

Nolan, I used a watercolourpencil.

The paper I used was not ideal, because it had too much grain in it, so I started out with the idea that this was just
a trial before I would give it a serious try, but it turned out better than I expected.
The good thing here is that you don't need so much detail (as Nolan already pointed out in his lesson).

I liked it and will do another 'white on black' soon.

Is the monkey sleeping or worrying about global warming? I guess we will never know. :-\
Dirk


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Reply #14 on: February 12, 2015, 04:44:55 PM
Well I really struggled with this picture.  I think that it might be the paper (I used cardstock).  I had a really hard time getting my pencil to darken on the paper.  I began  trying to use a colored pencil but it seemed to be waxy and then the water color pencil did not want to go over it.  I used a little of both. 

Definitely not my best work.  Will have to try to find some different paper.

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