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Tony my gem of the British Isles, listen up!  Susan is right on! 


DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT take the paper off that EXPENSIVE watercolor pad!!!  That's what you put the extra pounds in.  You can eliminate the need for the blue tape.  Trust me, you won't have any problem with the paper warping, that's the whole idea behind a watercolor pad!!!   :uglystupid2: [size=78%] [/size]


Just paint right on the pad and then very CAREFULLY, I say CAREFULLY run your pallet knife around to lift the paper off the pad when you have your painting finished.  I give the pallet knife a gentle help by following it with a GENTLE lift with my finger nail.


[/size]Whew![size=78%][/size][size=78%]  [/size]Too much  :stress: stressing here! 


I think you should let Val drive the Morgan.  Get back on the camel!   :2funny:


Ahhhh Tony, seriously now, at least you're going to paint the Morgan on the very best paper your British pounds can buy.  I save my Arches watercolor pad for serious painting.


Great idea to combine the landscape with the Morgan.  ...can't wait to see it!


Happy  :painting:    :1hug:






 
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Update:


I decided to lay in the tonal values with a Grisaille layer of waterproof Polychromos pencil greys. It's slow, tedious and painstaking but, it may be worth it once I add the colours:


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Here's the makers website:
It's a plus 4 model
http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/mmc/carrange/plus4/plus4morgan.html



 :thankyou:  Brain for your help and the link for the Morgan website. I will take a look at there so long as I'm not tempted to order one for....my self!
(Note for Val, forget buying for my Granddaughter, I'm far more important, as you know!  8) )

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Tony, your lovely Terry Harrison style winter scenes have inspired me to get his book. I found a second-hand one on Amazon.

Re the Arches board: I always paint directly on the top sheet that's on the board (no taping to another board or curling-up problems). Then, when my painting is finished, I gently separate the top sheet from the rest of the board with a palette knife, beginning, of course, at the notch at the top.


Well, I'd never guess that my post would inspire someone to buy Terry Harrison's book!  I'm pleased you've been able to get a second hand one though Susan  O0


Thanks for your experience info on the Arches paper. It was my own fault 'cos, I pried the paper so hard it tore! It also marked the one underneath on the pad! All in all, I made a right 'ol mess!  :blush: :o
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You got all the ellipses perfectly, that's always where I struggle with the motorcycle paintings.
Nice job.
Brian


Ah! Brian, I had a helping hand with the ellipses. I held the picture up to the conservatory door and traced over it with the piece of Arches paper (that's why I took it off the pad). I couldn't see much detail. Only enough to get the outlines of the yellow area and other bits. I drew in the rest free hand. I still need to trace that front wheel though because I'm struggling to get it right free hand. I'll trace the highlights that show despite the wheel not showing, it'll be enough to suggest it.

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Tony my gem of the British Isles, listen up!  Susan is right on! 


DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT take the paper off that EXPENSIVE watercolor pad!!!  That's what you put the extra pounds in.  You can eliminate the need for the blue tape.  Trust me, you won't have any problem with the paper warping, that's the whole idea behind a watercolor pad!!!   :uglystupid2:


Just paint right on the pad and then very CAREFULLY, I say CAREFULLY run your pallet knife around to lift the paper off the pad when you have your painting finished.  I give the pallet knife a gentle help by following it with a GENTLE lift with my finger nail.


Whew![size=78%][/size][size=78%]  [/size]Too much  :stress: stressing here! 


I think you should let Val drive the Morgan.  Get back on the camel!   :2funny:


Ahhhh Tony, seriously now, at least you're going to paint the Morgan on the very best paper your British pounds can buy.  I save my Arches watercolor pad for serious painting.


Great idea to combine the landscape with the Morgan.  ...can't wait to see it!


Happy  :painting:    :1hug:


Lilly babes, I think you are right! No fancy classical car can ever replace the organic 'being as one' with a Camel! What is more beautiful that a Camel's face?! Perhaps Val's face when she goes girl racing and ends up with a face pealing from the open top zoom race!


Hey Lillian, It was my fault with the Arches paper!  :blush: :help:  I wanted to see how the sheets came off and was very surprised at how tough that black tape round the edges is! I tried to use a knife but it sliced into the sheet of paper. This was after I'd scratched it by yanking off the cover board in 30 pieces! I marked the next sheet after using the pallete knife to heavily lift/prise off the sheet. It was well stuck down!
Anyway, the quality is lovely. It's nice to work on with my pencils so far.


I'm not doing much of a background on this one Lillian. I decided to make the car the main subject filling the page. I need to practice landscape scenes first. I'm going to do more of those Terry Harrison scenes as soon as I finish this Morgan car.
Thanks for your help and advice Lillian.  :hug: :thankyou:
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 :urwelcome:   It's looking good so far.   O0   


Interesting process.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished piece.   :gl2:
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Yes, thanks much for the link Brian. FABULOUS!!! I'm going to have to paint and sell a lot of paintings to get one of those!  :smitten:

Tony! I'll give you a camel's face!  :nana:

The drawing is coming on famously.  O0 :clap:

Really looking forward to this one!  :heeha: :yippee:
Cheers, Val

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Winter scenes and what you have done so far with car, I really like!! Very nice work Tony.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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I've had a few time delays on this project because I've been changing my work place set up. After smudges and difficulties in drawing/shading areas at particular angles, I decided to think of some changes to introduce to make life easier.
I am testing a 'Lazy Susan' (strange name!). It's a wooden turn table that's big enough to hold a A4 sheet stuck down with masking tape. This table enables me to turn and draw easier. One thing I've had to do is, place a couple of objects underneath to stop it tilting until I find something better like a ring of the right thickness that still allows the table to turn.
I've also started using some Mylar like sheets. One to cover as I draw to stop smudging (I tape this down with low tac tape and constantly move it as I need). The second sheet (A4) I use to cover the entire drawing between sessions. I tape it on the edges with low tac tape. This keeps dust etc off the work in progress. I wrote the words 'Protective Cover' on a piece of tape to stop any confussion with the other sheet and to let me know it's been put in place


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You made a great start with the Morgan :clap: :clap: :clap:

About the watercolour pad - if you look carefully along the edge opposite the folder flap (normally) you should find a small section (20mm to 25mm) that has no glue on it. This open area is specially for inserting a blade between the sheets.
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You made a great start with the Morgan :clap: :clap: :clap:

About the watercolour pad - if you look carefully along the edge opposite the folder flap (normally) you should find a small section (20mm to 25mm) that has no glue on it. This open area is specially for inserting a blade between the sheets.


Thank you Dennis!  I'm enjoying this project. It's gonna take a while 'cos I get a bit lazy, bored and impatient! I have to be self disciplined or, get Sue to kick my ass!   :2funny:
I did find that area on the Arches pad and tried to use a knife to go round and separate a sheet off. I just ended up cutting right thru the sheet in several places!  :blush: :o  I then used a Palette knife from the kitchen draw (Sue's cake knife!) but ended up marking and buckling the sheet and one underneath!  :confused:  Anyway, I did eventually manage to prise a sheet off okay. It's quite a learned lesson with this pad of quality papers that end up non quality after I've had my mitts on it!  ;D [size=78%] [/size]
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I've started a new thread for my Morgan car painting updates and progress, instead of putting it on this one. I want to keep this one for my trials of the Terry Harrison scenes and my own watercolour versions/originals.
The Morgan Classical Car thread link is here: [size=78%]http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=4691.msg78600#msg78600[/size]
« Last Edit: July 27, 2013, 04:58:57 AM by Tony (ASM) »
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Tony, I had a problem at first when using the blocks. I'd score the sheet underneath, so I turned to a butter knife! No sharp edge and it works a treat....no scoring!  O0
Cheers, Val

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Val,
Didn't the butter knife leave a mess on the paper?
Brian
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