Themed Art Challenge

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  1. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey, I did one! "Furry friends" was the November-December challenge. I don't do critters, so this really was a challenge.

    Here is my effort. Neopastel oil pastels, on Arches oil paper, with some Mungyos and Senneliers in there. The background is oil pastel over "hard" soft pastel (Nupastel), just because I was playing around and ended up liking the way it blended. I used a scraping tool to dig in on the right side and scrape back lines, for some texture.

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    Not really sure if I even like this one, but the hubby has been really taken with it. In that regard, I'll call it good. :lol:


     
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    Darn I forgot and missed it! Very cute cat Terri.
     
  3. snowbear

    snowbear Oh Hai I iz Bear! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Don't feel bad - so have I. It hink I'm still trying to juggle too much, especially this month.

    At least I'm off next week so I can try to get something done - I have new paints.
     
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    snowbear Oh Hai I iz Bear! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Quick sketch and pastels. I really don't like it, and I may redo it in a larger format, and actually take the time to smooth out the color instead of leaving it look like chicken-scratch crayon. 5.5" x 8.5", oil pastel on Canson 98 lb. mixed media paper.

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    It's a cute sketch of a panda bear! You can't go wrong.

    Sorry for the file size, I have a new phone and can't find the resize in the photo editor. Grrr....

    Anyway, these clay shapers are quick and easy ways to smooth out oil pastels when you want to.

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  6. snowbear

    snowbear Oh Hai I iz Bear! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For the next theme, let's play with value instead of color: Monochromatic. Since we have lost almost half of January, and February is a couple days short, Lets run this from now through March.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    I forgot to upload! I started playing around with art on the iPad. This is my first real attempt. I’ll show my self-portrait in the other thread.

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    Sooooo cute!! You did this on your ipad? Wow. Very nice.
     
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    nice works!
     

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