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Reply #30 on: March 04, 2012, 06:26:51 PM
Your colours, shading, background are very well done - overall a very good painting.

Just one problem - you've made it a normal painting and not a pen(pencil) and ink rendering. Look carefully at the illustrations in the lesson pdf and you will see what I mean. Do the same flower in pen and ink rendering and post for me to look at. Looking forward to it  O0
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Reply #31 on: March 04, 2012, 06:37:42 PM
erika

RE: your glazes..... :envy:

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Reply #32 on: March 04, 2012, 06:40:10 PM
Brian: Considering you did not have the template or the reference photo beforehand, and you had to still sketch while I was busy with the lesson - you did extremely well indeed  :urwelcome: :clap: :clap:

Just your colours are a bit too gray. The first layer should be a very light yellow ochre which give a nice sunlit surface. Then if you do not have burnt sienna you can substitute with an orange and a touch of ultramarine blue to make a orange-brown.

You should have the template by now. Do one slowly and with the colours I've mentioned here and post it for me to see.  O0
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Reply #33 on: March 04, 2012, 06:43:21 PM
Nina: As usual an excellent paint-along  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #34 on: March 04, 2012, 06:50:40 PM
Harald: A very nice painting indeed. Also new to watercolours - and then painted along  :clap: :clap:.

As the sun is coming from the top left you must add the shadow along the right side of the neck. Also see if you can lift out some of the colour on the top left of the head profile. This area gets the full impact of the sun and should be lighter due to the reflected light. Take a look at my painting in the lesson.
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Reply #35 on: March 04, 2012, 07:31:09 PM
Thank you indeed Dennis, will try again  :blush:

Brian, no need to be green sir, as you can see I've done one too many glazes  :whistle: and the penwork discapeared  :2funny:


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Reply #36 on: March 04, 2012, 07:34:53 PM
oh and  :thankyou: Val


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Reply #37 on: March 04, 2012, 11:33:27 PM
Erica, from your comment it would seem that your glazes were applied too thickly (too much pigment) and that's why the pen lines disappeared. In the replay you will see that I applied several glazes over each other and the pen lines still showed through. It's all about practice!
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Reply #38 on: March 05, 2012, 12:22:47 AM
I agree Dennis, and that is what I will set out to rectify... will post the pen work soon so you can see the initial sketch.. and maybe do a step by step picture of each step?  Anyway, I'm inspired!  Thanks again  :thankyou:


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Reply #39 on: March 05, 2012, 01:08:48 PM
Thanks Dennis.   :flowers:
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Reply #40 on: March 05, 2012, 03:11:35 PM
I used a Staedtler pigment liner 0.05..

ok now ready for gently gentle washes this time.. drawing ok Dennis?  (Tracing done from a drawing I found on WetCanvas, so it's not my own picture)


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Reply #41 on: March 05, 2012, 04:28:47 PM
Denise, you are quite talented with wc! Your picture looks great! :clap:

We do have a section on here somewhere for posting free reference pictures for any medium. It's on the forum page.
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Reply #42 on: March 05, 2012, 05:17:49 PM
Erika, it looks OK to me. Don't forget to add thin washes very loosely (Don't add as if you are painting normally -I hope you catch what I'm trying to tell you). Study the replay very carefully and notice how I add the washes in a very loose manner.

Denise, I looove the broad leaves you added :clap: :clap:  Also you have added the washes in the very loose manner as I showed in the class  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #43 on: March 05, 2012, 06:09:34 PM
Erika, I'm looking forward to seeing your finished painting.

Denise, I love your painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #44 on: March 05, 2012, 11:37:22 PM
Lovely Denise, I also enjoy painting along..  :smitten:  Thanks Lillian  :-*

Here she is, but again I think I could've gotten away with less pigment... this is harder than anything I've done in this course  :2funny:


And had a few cauliflowers to hide at the bottom edge  :blush:

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