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Gita

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on: July 18, 2016, 08:09:24 AM
This is a church on the grounds of the Castle of Kopenick in Berlin. I was here on a warm sunny day, the river Spree was beautiful. I drew this yesterday. I love to draw freehand with pen and ink with W/C. I still have´nt learnt shading techniques. The reason why you do not see any shading with pen and ink. Would appreciate any opinion.   :painting:
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Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 09:46:24 AM
Gita,

Lovely rendering of that beautiful building.  Glad you figured out how to post it.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 12:00:20 PM
I like this, Gita. I am afraid I cannot offer suggestions about shading in pen and ink. When I do shading in watercolor, though, I always determine the light source/direction first. Because I like dramatic colors when I paint (watercolor), I tend to overemphasize the lights and darks, but you may prefer something more natural. Have you done any of the pen and ink classes? You'll get some good advice there.
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Reply #3 on: July 18, 2016, 01:02:29 PM
Yes Mea, I still stumbled a little bit, but now I think it will be no problem. Thanks for your help. :smiley6600:
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Reply #4 on: July 18, 2016, 01:05:04 PM
Hi Susan,
yes I shall do the PnI course to come further. I tried doing the shades with water colours instead. I am fond of drawing, so that the courses will help me to improve faster.  :)
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Reply #5 on: July 18, 2016, 01:38:53 PM
 :heeha: Gita, this is great.  :clap: I love pen and ink and really want to start playing with it. One method of shading in ink is with crosshatching or stippling. I don't know much about it, really. I'm thinking you could also shade with the watercolors. So fun. I'm inspired.  :yippee:
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Reply #6 on: July 18, 2016, 01:50:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gita, a lovely pen and ink drawing of the Church on Castle grounds.  You seem to be quite an accomplished artist already and I look forward to seeing more of your work for sure.  Also, so pleased you managed to post it.


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Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 03:08:24 PM
Gita,, if you go to the Pen and Ink menu you will find quite a few lesson on pen and ink work which shows you how to shade in this medium.

On the Home Page click the CLASSES and select PEN & INK  in the dropdown.
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Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016, 03:29:44 PM
Lovely scene Gita.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I see Dennis has beaten me to it!  :run: B'y but he's a quick one!    ;D

The Pen & Ink classes are excellent. The first couple will give you a multitude of techniques you can apply in your line & washes. I think you'll find the 'shading' with ink is not as difficult as you may think.  O0

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Reply #9 on: July 18, 2016, 10:12:06 PM
Kathy, Thank you for the suggestion, So I´m looking forward to your future pieces. :D

Patricia, it feels good to hear from you that my artistic work has achieved some good level. I sometimes think I have so much more to learn.  :sweat:  But it is soooo much fun! :yippee:

Dennis, I saw the first class PnI yesterday. Will watch further lessons. It´s good to know to have access to great tutioning from you. Looking forward to shade this piece after the course :)

Val, thanks for making me feel that it is easy to learn. That motivates me and takes away my fears.  :smiley6600:

 :flowers: thank you All and until the next PnI piece!
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Reply #10 on: July 19, 2016, 05:58:36 AM
Gita, I was able to locate your painting thanks to Annie's instructions.
My comment is based in the word: "AMAZING"
 
What I like the most is that you did not try to render it as a true copy of the original photo; the resulting piece reflects your own feelings towards the subject.  I loved it.
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Reply #11 on: July 19, 2016, 08:05:34 AM
Thank you Patricia for your admiration of my work.  :cloud9:I think art pieces are more interesting if its not an exact photo copy of a photograph.

There is more to discover in an artwork where the artist has his individual touch to it. Also it is more fun to make your own changes to it which are sometimes accidental.  :D
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Reply #12 on: November 22, 2016, 11:59:13 AM
Gita i like your castle drawing,its realy good,with a shadings i have also problems soi am coming back to Dennis lessons
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Reply #13 on: November 27, 2016, 04:06:12 AM
Thanks Maria, it is interesting for me also to see my P& I drawing which I drew before joining PB!
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Reply #14 on: November 28, 2016, 06:02:10 AM
Good job, Gita!  :clap: :clap:
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