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BarryC

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on: January 30, 2016, 11:53:02 AM
First CP drawing.

Faber-Castell Polychromos. 140# watercolor paper.

This was an exercise on mixing and layering the colors.

I started this on different papers and found the tooth of the paper is even more important than graphite.

This took a LONG time, in comprision to graphite.




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Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 11:57:52 AM
Barry;  You did a beautiful job on this still life.  I have used a lot of scrap paper to decide what color for shadows and highlights. Nice work.
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Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 12:23:36 PM
Barry,

Wow, definitely shows you put the time into this piece.

Those corks are amazingly real.

Great symmetry on the wine glass, but the right bottle looks like it had too much to drink.

The grapes on the left are fantastic - a bit more contrast between the individual ones might make them pop more..

Great reflections on the bottles, but I am not sure what those square-ish reflections are on the wine glass.

Great job overall.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 12:54:23 PM
Way to go, Barry!  :yippee:  I know--CP takes forever, doesn't it?

I'm discovering that laying down the color in one direction, and then the other (perpendicular) direction tends to fill in the tooth of the paper, and then burnishing with OMS (odorless mineral spirits) helps to take away the little white spots that still show up. One of the books I'm studying says that the nice thing about using OMS for burnishing is that it still leaves some tooth in the paper so you can add more color on top, after it dries, something that is difficult to do when you have flattened the paper with a colorless blender.
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Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 02:48:34 PM
Nice job, Barry!

Your drawing is making me thirsty.

Steve W
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Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 03:01:50 PM
Thanks for the replys.

Mea, In regards to the shape of the right hand bottle, my only defense is the left hand bottle ( its empty).

Susan, I do use OMS to blend, but I still may not be putting on enough layers. I loved your marbles!!

I start with a underpainting, then lay on the primary color and any blending color, and then usually some other color, then burnish with OMS. Next i adjust colors with another layer and may use either OMS again or a light colored pencil to burnish. As you can see, I still have some tooth showing throug on the bottles and wine glass (did not do all that for the back ground). So either there is not enough layers or my paper's tooth is too deep.

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Reply #6 on: January 30, 2016, 03:31:25 PM
Thanks for the replys.

Mea, In regards to the shape of the right hand bottle, my only defense is the left hand bottle ( its empty).

Susan, I do use OMS to blend, but I still may not be putting on enough layers. I loved your marbles!!

I start with a underpainting, then lay on the primary color and any blending color, and then usually some other color, then burnish with OMS. Next i adjust colors with another layer and may use either OMS again or a light colored pencil to burnish. As you can see, I still have some tooth showing throug on the bottles and wine glass (did not do all that for the back ground). So either there is not enough layers or my paper's tooth is too deep.

And THAT is why it takes such a long time, right???
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Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 03:38:28 PM
Lovely painting Barry, nice transparency   :clap: :clap: :clap:  i did my first one on WC paper ( no more). 
  Tell me about it it does takes a while to do a pencil coloured painting.  I just finished one (woodpecker) and I think it took at least  20 hours.  I will post it tomorrow.
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Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 04:59:57 PM
I get it, Barry.  That would be my excuse, too.

aloha

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Reply #9 on: January 31, 2016, 01:27:36 PM
great job Barry :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #10 on: February 01, 2016, 01:40:30 PM
Lovely Barry!you are right a few more layers and it will look stunning!
Zayn


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Reply #11 on: February 01, 2016, 05:11:58 PM
Good job Barry!
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Reply #12 on: February 02, 2016, 12:45:38 PM
Great job Barry!  O0 I've had a 'grape' painting sitting on my easel for a few months....  :whistle: I guess I really should get moving on it. I like the colouring of your grapes....so perhaps I'll borrow that to start!  ;)    ;D
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Reply #13 on: February 02, 2016, 05:31:25 PM
Great still life!  Love the window refection in the wine glass. 

Hard to beleive this is your first CP.  Too bad the bottle is already empty.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #14 on: February 03, 2016, 05:58:52 AM
Thanks everyone!

I just received a book about CP drawing, and it appears that I'm using the wrong paper. Ive been using a tooth that is too rough.  I now need to give it another go with the correct paper. I loved Susan's marbles and may try that, or some fruit while I get the layering and mixing down correctly.

I've also been following a teaching that lays down an underpainting first, that is, you first draw all the dark areas, like your shadows, then putting down your light colors. Don't like that. I went back to basics and started to do what Nolan taught, laying down the light and gradually building up your values. That seems to be working with CP as well with the small experiment I did. Now to combine that with the correct paper.


 

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