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on: July 19, 2016, 02:53:28 PM
I tried drawing this old village house. I tried shading with cross hatching after the first lesson. It was not easy. Anyway, I finally landed water colouring it.
I would be happy for any opinion or suggestion.  :thankyou:
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Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 05:10:02 PM
Gita

Beautiful work.  If I lived there, I would want to buy this painting.

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Reply #2 on: July 19, 2016, 06:00:55 PM
Gita you've done a lovely line & wash here. The hatched shadings look fine.  O0 You just have to keep your light source direction in mind as you work your way through the shading/hatching. Remember to keep the hatching lighter as you get closer to the light, darker away from the light. Overall, well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I don't know if you will find this helpful or not.... Here is my first attempt at line and wash. This one was drawn with pencil, the shading was added using crosshatching, finally laid the w/c washes over top. Don't try to be too perfect with the hatch lines. Try a few small tests by drawing and shading a box or little building. Just a bit of practice will see you there.  O0 Hope this gives you some ideas.

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Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 08:23:25 PM
 :clap: I love it, Gita! You have a refreshing and unique style to your paintings.  :smitten:
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Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 10:33:46 PM
Val,

I don't recall ever having seen that work of yours before.  You've been hoding out on us!  It's so well done.

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Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 03:37:59 AM
Mea and Kathy thanks for the appreciation.  :D
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Reply #6 on: July 20, 2016, 03:46:19 AM
Val, your suggestions is veeery helpful. :smitten: I am very greatful for this. I did not know the expression "line & wash" before, so I changed the subject of my painting.
 
Your line & wash painting inspires me a lot. I like it! I like the idea of shading with pencil and watercolor wash. I had not given much thoughts to this before.

I shall work on these techniques further on smaller objects like you suggested.  :thankyou:
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Reply #7 on: July 20, 2016, 03:57:57 AM
 :eek: Mea! Me...hold out?!   :nono:   Not at all.  ;)   Actually it is in my gallery under original w/c from 2012. It is buried somewhere on the forum, in the w/c encourager section I would think. Will have a quick look and see...

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=2881.0
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Reply #8 on: July 20, 2016, 04:04:43 AM
You're welcome Gita  :urwelcome:   The thing I liked most about using the pencil, was if it didn't work out quite right after the paint had dried...I could remove the pencil with my ever present rubber! I'd still like to try the pen & ink for line & wash... I think strong contrasts between the paint and the ink would be so exciting!  :heeha:   Perhaps this will be my year to try out more.

Actually....you've started me thinking about trying the line & wash on the boat I've been working on ... look out guys  :eyesclosed: I'm getting that adventurous feeling again!   :yippee:       :2funny:
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Reply #9 on: July 20, 2016, 07:39:12 AM
Ah, 2012 -- that's why.  I did not start painting or join PB until 2013.  Guess I had better check out your earlier gallery to see what other good stuff is in there.

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Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 12:00:25 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gita you have done a superb job on the old village house.  So interesting to view your work.


Val, I think your painting is also so beautiful.  Can't recall having seen it before.   


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Reply #11 on: July 20, 2016, 09:10:44 PM
Val, glad that you have triggered off your adventurous line and wash emotions. O0 Looking forward to your paintings. I shall also go through your Gallery.
You guys have been a long time together!
Off to :excercise: now. Have a nice day!
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Reply #12 on: July 20, 2016, 09:23:33 PM
Patricia, thanks for your comment. At present it is difficult for me to decide what to paint next: pen and ink? Water colour? pencil? This forum is so inspiring that maybe thats why I made a mixed media.

I find pen and ink so relaxing and so uncomplicated in the materials you need. In fact one just needs a pen and paper.
I try to draw right away with ink without a pencil sketch. I find this exiting since I cannot erase and I have to take care!

Have a lovely day! Here in Berlin it is going to be a warm and sunny day.  So I shall hurry and make the best out of it. :wave: :run:
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Reply #13 on: July 21, 2016, 03:37:35 AM
Thanks for your message Gita. If, for the moment, you are happy and comfortable using pen and ink, then continue with it for you don't need any stress in your life with anything that you may deem, complicated. We have to do what is enjoyable, relaxing and makes us happy. Having said that, the time will come when you will want to spread your wings and then you can venture into any other medium which takes your fancy. There is so much on the PB site for you to do which would keep you busy for years, so your choice is wide and varied.  We all look forward to viewing whichever medium you decide to use Gita, so go for it.


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