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Title: Asian temple
Post by: Gita on July 22, 2016, 10:18:26 PM
I drew this chinese temple after being inspired by Dennisīs shading lesson 2 in pen and ink.
I cannot decide whether to colour wash it inorder to get more contrast or whether to leave it the way it is.  :-\
Any suggestions?  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 22, 2016, 10:35:27 PM
Gita,

What a fabulous job getting all the little details in.

Personally I'd be afraid to color wash it.  Looks good as is.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Happychappy on July 22, 2016, 10:49:34 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Another great job Gita and I agree with Mea, leave it as it is.   Patricia
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 11:17:07 PM
To wash in colour....  :-\ ....or leave as is? I'm afraid that has to be your call. Tough decision.   :gl2:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 22, 2016, 11:24:51 PM
I love it, Gita.  :idea: If you aren't sure about color wash, what about making a print and try a color wash in that? You could have it both ways.  O0
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 22, 2016, 11:56:49 PM
Nice job, Gita! O0
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Gita on July 23, 2016, 01:09:24 AM
Thanks everybody. Good idea Kathy. I could make a copy of it on good paper and colour it :clap:
Doing those details was like meditation, Mea. By the end of the session I felt like this:   :pullhair:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: dennis on July 23, 2016, 06:09:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Gita on July 23, 2016, 07:30:34 AM
Dennis, thank you. Excuse me if did not start with the homework in the 2nd lesson. I felt like I should try the shading after having freshly lernt how to do it from your video.
I personally think this drawing of mine has too many details. It looks a bit crowded with lines. Maybe I should simplify more.
I am looking forward to the knowledge in the consequent videos.  :D
Title: Second attempt- Asian temple
Post by: Gita on July 23, 2016, 09:08:31 AM
I drew again, a lot simplified and made a colour wash. I would love to hear your opinion and hints for making it better (especially the shading part). Personally, I like this one a lot better. The colours make the drawing look optimistic.
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 23, 2016, 04:10:13 PM
Gita,

It really looks lovely with the color wash. I like it.  Not sure it could withstand a strong wind, though, looks about to topple.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Gita on July 23, 2016, 07:16:38 PM
I understand Mea, the house needs to be stabilized. I shall take care of the architectural corrections  :smiley6600: !
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Val on July 23, 2016, 08:38:58 PM
Both are lovely Gita.  O0   I like the detailing in the pen drawing, I think the colour version doesn't require the extra detail.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 23, 2016, 09:08:28 PM
Positive improvements! Looks good. O0
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Win on July 23, 2016, 11:00:55 PM
I do like the first one with out the colour, but a great effort on them both.  :clap:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Gita on July 24, 2016, 03:59:21 AM
Thanks for your comments Val, Win and Steve. I thought Mea has a point there. So this is my third version. For me this looks more completed.I shall put both versions below so that the comparision is easier.
BEFORE:

AFTER:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 24, 2016, 06:34:19 AM
Gita,

Yup, looks like it's more stable now.  Incredible details.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 25, 2016, 01:13:15 AM
 :D So fun, Gita! I like the final color version and the original pen and ink. You are so talented and adaptable. I find I have to follow the lessons step by step for a while before I will branch out on my own.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Gita on July 25, 2016, 09:31:27 AM
Kathy, I think I am too impatient to wait till I finish all lessons. I shall do some parallel work.  :). Since I love to draw with these fine nibs and ink, I simply cannot resist doing some work on my own and see the results.
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Val on July 25, 2016, 10:57:16 AM
 ;D I understand Gita, I had just drawn some boxes and the little house exercise and immediately went and drew a truck I'd seen! When the passion hits....go for it!  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Gita on July 25, 2016, 11:38:19 AM
I think you have a passion for scooters and trucks, Val....:-)). To tell you the truth Val, the passion is at present so strong  :yippee: :yippee: that I keep on doing this and that, sometimes ink, some pencil drawing and some water colour. I think I have to neglect my beloved acrylic now which I had been doing in the past days. 
By the way I saw these gaint Smileys in one of your post. They are cool!
I went through the watercolour with pastel course. It is so interesting. I hardly can wait to use this technique!
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2016, 09:09:26 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow Gita, your pen and ink work is outstanding. Patricia
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Gita on July 25, 2016, 09:18:34 PM
Thank you Patricia. I am so fond of details. I could endlessly do this. But I am trying to learn to simplify.
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 27, 2016, 07:37:15 PM
I like the final painting,adding more details gave different painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Gita on October 28, 2016, 10:44:08 AM
Thank you Maria, I also find that the details of the final picture make the drawing more interesting. :smitten:
Title: Re: Asian temple
Post by: Aniz Oniro on November 06, 2016, 12:17:54 PM
Yes Gita,specialy when you add buildings behind the temple now become very interesting and gave mistery to it :clap: :clap: