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Watercolour Encourager Sessions / Re: Plein Air w/c
« Last post by Gita on January 20, 2018, 08:58:04 PM »
Missed this post, Val. Nice composition.  O0
Anything Arty / Re: Mea Tries Digital Art
« Last post by Zilpa on January 20, 2018, 08:57:13 PM »
If David Hockney can start it in his eighties and be the success he is, why not us? There is hope for us yet. It is something to keep in mind when I can’t lug my wood around anymore. :2funny:
Anything Arty / Re: Encaustic Art
« Last post by Zilpa on January 20, 2018, 08:52:47 PM »
 :thankyou: Val, Mea and Annie. That was the finished product lol. Yes Annie I agree, I much prefer wood, but I had to try it. I am working on another project of an old cottage in town here. I captured it with my phone on the dog walk yesterday at sunrise. I need to get out more and find new subjects as I have a huge board waiting for me. It is approx. 76” x 48”. I am a bit overwhelmed by the thought of it, but then I normally am until I make the first burn.
Acrylic Painting Encourager Sessions / Re: Industrial Reef
« Last post by Tezza1258 on January 20, 2018, 07:55:21 PM »
 :thankyou: Val
Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions / Re: Live drawings
« Last post by mea hamo pena on January 20, 2018, 06:21:12 PM »
Thanks for sharing that, Lynn. 

I will need to read it about 3 or 4 times, then when I can understand it, I will make a couple.


Anything Arty / Creativity
« Last post by Bill76434 on January 20, 2018, 05:52:39 PM »
This video has been around since 2013 so some of you may have seen it, if so definitely worth another viewing.
Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions / Re: Live drawings
« Last post by Harwant on January 20, 2018, 05:17:11 PM »
Cyril those look good to me.Pictures of the still life would help for constructive remarks.
« Last post by Gita on January 20, 2018, 04:18:17 PM »
Thanks Mea, Val. I gave my best as a novice pastellist.Eventhough I think the boat is a bit too centred.
Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions / Re: Live drawings
« Last post by lynn p. on January 20, 2018, 04:04:30 PM »
Cyril, I think these look really good.  I have a little tool I use for any life drawing including still lifes.  Cut out a one half inch by four inch piece of cardboard and place dark lines at the quarter, half and three quarters mark.  Hold it up vertically or horizontally, aligning the top with the top of what you are drawing and then move your arm back and forth until the very bottom aligns with the bottom of what you are drawing.   You can then see what lands on the half way mark, quarter  mark, etc.  On your drawing paper, decide how large you want your object and put a mark at the top and bottom of that distance.  Then find the one fourth and three fourth marks.  Now you can transfer the information easily from your cardboard stick to your drawing surface. This helps enormously with correct proportion.   I made several of these cardboard sticks of different sizes to use for small still lifes and plein air, outside.  Hope this makes sense.
Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions / Re: Live drawings
« Last post by Val on January 20, 2018, 02:40:08 PM »
Circles and ovals are the hardest thing for me. Seems there is always one little section that always goes skew!  :crazy2:

You're doing very well Cyril. Both of these examples are great.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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