My Weekly Themed Sketch and Other Art Works

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  1. snowbear

    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    The theme was "Your Pet". I sketched three of them.
    Inks, pen a bit of wash. I think the blue is from the scanner bed.

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    by Charlie Wrenn, on Flickr


     
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    davidharmier60 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you take requests how about WWII nose art?

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    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    Never tried, but I will consider it.
     
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    Another two-for-one. These were attempts at Ink-Sample trees, an idea I borrowed from a fantastic artist and photographer, Pira Urosevic. The idea is to draw the tree trunk with a waterproof India or acrylic ink, then add the ink sample for the leaves. I prefer the wash I got with the second one, though the trunk is too funky. Ultimately I've decided on a polar bear (of course) wearing an inked scarf for samples.

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    scan0031.jpg by Charlie Wrenn, on Flickr
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I really like that you work with inks - love the look of that wash. Me, I remain fearful of any medium I can't erase or remove with marlene. :lol:

    Over the last couple of months, I took some basic drawing lessons online - 5, to be exact. I still suck. :icon_mrgreen:
     
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    I want to see some of your work. When I started doing this again, after so many years, I really sucked, too. I am still far away from where I want to be.

    I usually do a light sketch in pencil first, then add the inks. Here's a series (the final was posted on page 1) that shows my usual process.

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    "Oh, it's my little helper!"
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    Setting up the subject
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    The general sketch in pencil
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    Start filling in with ink
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    Finish inking the drawing, then erase the pencil
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    Finished.
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    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    Here's one with washes, though it's not as detailed.

    Pencil layout
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    Inked outline and some shading with black (or dark grey)
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    Red and yellow washes added; just watercolor, but I'm using ink instead of paint. Unfortunaely, I didn't let the black dry, first.
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    Very cool. I admire your quick sketches that still show good detail.

    Ugh...When I am off my phone, I can show you a page from my class sketchbook, if you want. I don't want to hijack your thread with my cave woman scratches! :lol:
     
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    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Looks like a lot of work to me. God bless you.
     
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    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    It's fine. This was intended to be a conversation (visual, as well as verbal), not a monologue.
     
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    Okay, darlin', you asked for it so you got it. Just a few. This was the class on cubes/boxes/rectangles. The point here was to follow through with the leading lines to an imaginary vanishing point (the VP along the top). Ugh.

    Class 2, 4 boxes drawing.jpg


    ...and then, find a cubic object of any type from around the house. This is my cellarette. It's actually a beautiful antique piece. (The shading is all poor because I only used a cheap #2 pencil throughout all the classes.) I drew the leading lines to show that they were parallel and thus straight.

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    My circa 1968 Singer sewing machine:

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    And here are a few from later classes. This chair is to demonstrate that foreground will look larger or longer than background.

    Sewing machine chair.jpg



    These are from the class on ellipses and cylinders. I should be able to draw a better wine glass, since it's such a familiar object. :lol:

    Class 4 ellipses, cylinders.jpg



    Another class, on spherical objects. These three were compulsory to draw, per the instructor.

    Class 5 three drawings.jpg



    Then, any kind of spherical object from around the house - in this case, a little silver pitcher.

    Class 5 pitcher.jpg


    There are lots more, but most of it is to show practice on the above concepts - circles, lines, cubes, blah blah. The instructor dinged me for my constant outlining of objects, but that's my comfort zone. :icon_mrgreen:
     
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