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liz

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on: April 08, 2015, 02:21:04 AM
My first experience with pen and ink.  Maybe I chose a hard subject.  I have been to Israel and seen this gate and read about its history.   I probably should have used a finer pen, but used a Sakura brush pen.  I used some color pencils, too. 
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Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 03:33:00 AM
Nice work, Liz!!

First time with pen and ink - doesn't look it.

Does need some more darks, though, like the recessed areas under the arches would tend to be darker. 

Keep at it, this my become your favorite medium.

Missed you.  We haven't seen enough of you lately.

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Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 03:54:01 AM
Hi MAL,


Too many rocks to draw so I just went for illusion of rock formation.  Actually I erased some of the darker parts because the actual photo showed old, whitened rock face with some light yellow, tan and gray.  I drew in all the dark places I saw in the reference photo.  I started this weeks ago, put it down, worked on it some more a few more times, intent to finish it. I was going to leave it just black and white with ink only.  Maybe I'll do it again but buy fine point pens first.  I hope to do a painting of the Eastern Gate when I get around to it.


Thanks for 'missing' me!  I've been doing some experimenting with acrylics on cardboard, practicing color mixing, washes and glazes and had nothing worthwhile to post, but I still check the forum what you guys are posting.  :)
~Liz


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Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 05:25:05 AM
Liz,

Sounds like you have been trying different things.  I sometimes don't post my "trials" too.

Glad you check in on us on the Forum.  Somebody has to keep an eye on us.

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Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 10:18:56 AM
 :clap: like that you used colored pencils with this.  What an interesting subject to draw.
"Never stop Dreaming" 
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Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 08:07:43 PM
 :thankyou: ROBIN!  :hug: for you and MaryAnne for your encouragement!
~Liz


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Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 08:13:18 PM
Very nice Liz,  on the left  hand side of the protruding wall you should have some shading.  You could do that by doing some fine hatching. This will give you a sence of depth. 


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Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 11:18:44 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle!  I added a thicker fuzzy line along the wall edge and that seems to do the trick.  :)
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Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 01:27:31 PM
Hey Liz!  :wave: Having a bit of a tough go keeping up... I was going to suggest the same as Danielle, bit of light crosshatching for shading. Looks great none the less, hope to see some more from you!  ;)    ;D


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Reply #9 on: April 14, 2015, 09:38:43 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Liz, an amazing drawing of an interesting and historial site.  You have done exceptionally well and it certainly is lovely to see you submitting some work again.  We have all missed you.


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Reply #10 on: April 15, 2015, 04:22:32 PM
 :) Thanks for your kindness, Patricia!  I'm working on my first piece of commissioned art work now- a still life of fruits and veggies.  It seems a real challenge; I'll do a drawing first, then acrylic painting.  I'll post it if I'm successful.
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Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 04:35:50 PM
No, Liz, you will post WHEN you are done.  It WILL BE successful!

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Reply #12 on: April 15, 2015, 05:54:21 PM
OR.... post the steps as you go! Some of us  :yippee: (that would be me) would love to see the steps you use with the acrylics. You may just inspire me to have another go with them when I go home. Nolan has some lovely classes....   :whistle:    ;D


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Reply #13 on: April 15, 2015, 10:30:57 PM
I've been to the Eastern Gate and give you major kudos for attempting to create this in pen & ink - which you've done really, really well! Seriously, this is your first attempt with them medium? Amazing!! Add some shading and you're good to get this framed...
Cheers,
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Reply #14 on: April 16, 2015, 02:17:54 AM
 :thankyou: SHARON!  I added some shading as also suggested by Danielle.  Thank you for your uplifting comments; maybe I will frame it!
-Liz