Pastels and Watercolors (and a few other art media)

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  1. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree! Bear is the best! :icon_cheers: A *fount* of information (see what I did there) and always ready to help us struggling peeps.


     
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    Last night I painted this compilation of all the butterfly ideas
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    I had decided before taking the above photo that I had too much bare background so I went a bit nuts with the squiggles which I immediately hated as being too busy. This morning I decided to paint a green wash over the background and squiggles to try to save it since I really liked how the butterflies came out.
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    Felt like it was good and truly ruined now. So I started over and went for bigger but fewer subjects and my usual splatter background. I like this one a lot but haven’t decided yet if it needs anything else. I’m not touching it for 24 hours just to be sure! I already added that terrible leaf after I was “done”.

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    Thoughts? Suggestions always welcome.
     
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    I guess if you chose to use colored paper, so you wouldn't have to mess with background color, that would likely cause color shifts with the paints. Maybe the inks would be impervious?

    I don't see anything that looks bad here, though. Busy, yes, but that doesn't make it bad. :) Your butterflies are cute as they can be.
     
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    Thanks! They were very fun to paint.
     
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    @terri, you’ve inspired me to do a self-portrait. I figured I’d start small.

    And by small, I mean really small. This is probably less than 2-inches high, LOL.

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    Well done! Going small is actually smarter than the way I did it, using full page standard sketchbook. :lol:

    Looks like ink? Nice work!
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Thanks! The large lines are a Micron Pigma 08, the small lines are a Pilot G2 0.38.

    My wife said, why do you look mad in it? I said I was just reading the news. LOL
     
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    I have taken a break from the painting for a few reasons - not just the solid week of essay scoring, but also because I've got some things on the front burner that need more attention. Which means I need to finally finish the Magritte puzzle that I temporarily abandoned because I'll need to get it out of the way and I'm way too neurotic to just move it somewhere else ;)

    Pros: making better progress on the jacket than I'd hoped, given how it's nearly monochrome and all the pieces are shaped basically the same.

    Cons: I'm missing a piece of the sky on the upper right side and it's pissing me off. I've looked all over the floor and haven't found anything. I have come too far to not finish the rest of the damn thing, but I will not be keeping this puzzle unless the errant little brat miraculously shows up somewhere.

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    Whoa. I love that painting, but that puzzle looks like it's a bear! Those pieces DO all look the same. Would drive me nuts.

    You may have to paint in the final piece. :1247: I know you'd never do that. Just sayin'.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Fauci in five (min).

    I really need to work on proportions.

    Sakura Pigma brush
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    Ignore the bottom left. I sure am going to, LOL.
     
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    That's pretty darn good for 5 minutes! :thumbyo: It takes me 20 minutes just to draw an oval!
     
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    It's either speed or accuracy for me - I can't do both. I don't mind taking the time I need to get where I'm trying to go. It's when I spend a LOT of time and stuff still looks like crap that I get twitchy. :lol:

    Again, for 5 minutes I'd say you did just fine.
     
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