My Weekly Themed Sketch and Other Art Works

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  1. snowbear

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    The series wasn't intended to be the normal post, so here's the week's entry.

    This is an idea I've been playing with to use as an ink sample catalog. My current method is to write the name, a flourish or two, and a wash swipe on a small card (about 2" x 3"). I need to scale it down to 2x3, and I might try to make a linoleum block cut for the outline , so I don't have to draw it every time.

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    Ink sample catalog idea
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    I vote for the bears! :) That's a more fun sample to look at.

    Once I started playing with the oil pastels, I had so many different shades of color to keep track of it was difficult to make any decisions. That was a new problem for me, as I never had an issue with deciding what photo oils to use - it just came easily to me, I guess. Oil pastels leave me baffled half the time.

    Anyway, I eventually made a sample page, too - trying to keep all the reds, blues, etc., on one 9x12 sheet. A line, a block of color from light to heavy, with the name underneath it. I put each sheet in a loose photo album with a cellophane sheet cover and tied the album pages together with yarn for a little book. It's been extremely helpful to look at before just grabbing a random shade.
     
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    The bear it will be. This is the third or fourth iteration of Clyde.

    I make a small sample sheet for the acrylics, watercolors and pencils. I'm not as detailed with the value range - I just make 1" x 1" squares with the color name.
     
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    So Gary has Frankenstein's la-bor-a-tory handy, huh?
     
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    Thanks Charlie I'll take a look.

    I've heard nuns used to be rather strict...

     
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    Wow! It's been a while.
    Salt and Pepper shaker set from the snow bear collection. FP ink, dip pen.

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    by Charlie Wrenn, on Flickr
     
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    Great, now I have to find a movie.
     
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    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    Poison: Lamy Safari fountain pen (it looks like a medium point), Lamy blue ink.

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    Poison
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    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    Going back over some of the older posts and I remember another exercise from the early classroom days: paint (or draw) a photograph that has been projected against the wall (film days), unfocused. You get no details, only blobs of color and value (light/dark). Draw what you see. In the digital world, unless you have a projector, I guess you can just shoot a photo that's out-of-focus to the point you can't tell what the subject is.
     
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    Hmmm...I have no problem doing that:sorrow:
     
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    Me neither
     

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