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Val

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on: November 18, 2010, 09:11:30 AM
This fellow liked showing off on our lifelines when we were in the cockpit. Hung around with us for 3 days!
This is the second stage of the picture...forgot to take a picture of the drawing!  ::)

This is the fully painted version...with a few paper repairs and a few places in need of improvement.

Still struggling a bit with working the paint and how wet to make the paper. My paper stretching leaves a lot to be desired!  :(  Some of this one was wet on damp and the rest wet on dry. 140# Bockingford w/c paper.
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Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 01:57:31 PM
very good Val.

I have added a bit more contrast for you to help complete the roundings


here is the original so you can use the back and forward arrows to quickly compare

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Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 06:26:15 PM
 :clap: I like it Val.  I am glad you are still experimenting with wet vs dry.  I wish I could give you tips, but I frankly no very little to nothing about w/c other than saying I like what I see.

Nolan, I didn't realize you could graduate the colors with w/c and layer white on top of black. 
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Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 01:44:05 AM
I have changed the scene on the computer, so it was easy for me to make the changes to give suggestions, but Val will have to lift out areas to lighten. You can do shadings in w/c, just not as easy as we do in oils / acrylics though


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Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 03:08:23 AM
Hey Nolan... funny you should mention the shading, I told Lloyd I still had to do some more shading on the body and I had forgotten the tail.  :banghead:  I do like the lightening effect on the top of the wings. I will have a go at that. There is a darker area in the blue under his left wing tip. Tried lifting it out but didn't work very well, ended up with a bigger dark patch!  ??? Would it help or hinder if I used a glaze wash over the area? Always willing to try new things but don't want to make it worse. Any suggestions?  :help:
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Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 03:15:54 AM
 :oops: Sorry Kelley, almost missed your reply. Thank you for your comment. It's definately a bit trickier than when I used oils a few lifetimes ago!  :2funny:
I love the way Nolan can change things on the computer...about all I can do is cause serious damages! But...I am really good with the eraser part!!  :2funny:
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Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 03:17:56 AM
Let's see what Dennis says, he is the w/c expert

so you also suffer from the EBCAK syndrome Val  :whistle:


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Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 03:30:32 AM
I'm almost afraid to ask.... what is EBCAK syndrome? :confused:
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Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 01:35:17 PM
Error
Between
Chair
And
Keyboard

now i better :eyesclosed: :pray: :attacked: or i'm gonna be  :injured: home  :help:  ;)


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Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 03:58:58 AM
I like that!!!   :tongue:
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Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 03:21:24 PM
Here is the updated picture, I think it may need a bit more shading around the belly, also I don't think the shadow on the tail is quite dark enough.  :-\  Will have another go.  ;D
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Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 05:28:08 PM
 :clap: Good work; I'm liking it Val!  The shading very close to what Nolan did on his PC.  Driving a stick shift is a bit more involved than an automatic.  :whistle:

I'm heading out for a week on vacation.  I am so close to finishing the course.. hard to believe!  Time has gone by so fast, but I feel I've known you all for years.  Happy Thanksgiving!
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Reply #12 on: November 23, 2010, 10:12:38 PM
your seagull will be very proud of his portrait Val, well done O0  :clap:


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Reply #13 on: November 23, 2010, 10:14:24 PM
enjoy your vacation Kelley  8)


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Reply #14 on: November 24, 2010, 02:10:32 AM
Thanks for that Kelley  :2funny: always drove a stick shift! Have a safe & happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy your holiday.

Thankyou Nolan, I still think there needs to be a bit more rounding on the belly, and a bit darker on the tail. What do you think?  :-\
Cheers, Val

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