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Hi everyone -

I decided to give the Gettin’ Sketchy lighthouse a try, but I did it with Watercolor Pencils (because I needed a landscape with that media for the fair). It took me about 8 hours to complete. It is 5x7 on 300# hot press watercolor paper. Now the WC pencils will go into hibernation.

Fair update for those who are interested: All 24 framed photographs, and 14 scrapbook layouts are done, labeled and safely packed in a couple of bankers boxes ready to go.

Fine Arts is what I’m still working on. There are 42 possible drawings/paintings in the fair booklet that just came out this week. As of today, 32 entries are done, I hope to finish 5 more in the in the next 3 weeks, and there are 5 that are a new category and I won’t have time to even think about working on for this year.

Terri Robichon

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Oh goodness graciousness!! I can’t even :smiling_face_with_tear:. So beautiful :star_struck:

Sonia no r

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I might redo it with watercolor pencils, I kind of dislike (a lot) how sloppy it turned out. Even if I was so excited while painting it, hoping that when the paint dried it magically became all sharp and pretty lol

Sonia

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Lovely ink/watercolor and great style

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I like both, but you did a really good job on the colored one. I don’t use colored pencils very much, so I can’t really help except to agree with Terri. Get the Prismacolor Premier. They are very good pencils.
Patricia.

Hi friends -

Here’s an 8x8 pencil drawing that I just finished. Paper is Stonehenge White. For the background and center of the flower I used several layers of Staedtler Mars Lumograph Black Drawing Pencil - 6B. It took about 15 hours, and I used my own photo for the reference.

Terri Robichon

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Terri, I am impressed with this flower, the water droplets look so wet. Is this one for the fair?
Jim

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Hi Jim -

Yup, for the fair. Now my 5 graphite drawings are done. Trying to finish my last watercolor painting this week.

Terri W2Rs

Your dewy flower is so pretty. The background is saturated and very satisfying. Just by looking at it I wouldn’t have thought it was done with a graphite pencil, even knowing that black mars lumograph was used. I love your dedication to always doing your best.

Sonia no r

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I have not done much lately. Getting ready ti travel has been taking my time and energy. I’ve done just a couple of quick 15-20 minutes sketches while watching my cat outside. Too hot to stay longer than that :hot_face:
Sometimes I sketch the ambience video I have playing on my tv from youtube. Also practicing some loomis method.



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My hydrangeas are about to join the duck. I’ve been getting so mant interruptions while working on it that I lost track every time. I had to brush off the pastels and retrace half of the drawing which left the colors dull on the first portion I had completed. I actually won’t abandon the drawing but will take really long to finish

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Hi Sonia -

Even getting in a little sketching time now and then is a good thing. What it the LOOMIS method?

Terri with 2 R’s

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Hi Sonia -

I always have 2 or 3 (or more) partially completed drawings / paintings sitting around. Sometimes for a couple weeks, but often for months. The hydrangeas are really special so I know you won’t abandon them. They’ll be waiting for you whenever life gives you a little more time for your artwork. Until then, hang in there. I know everyday tasks can be challenging at times.

Terri Robichon

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The proportions of drawing the head/face.

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Thanks for clarification. Obviously there are a lot of lessons still to be watched.

Terri Robichon

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Dear friend Terri W2r,

I came across the head proportions lesson and decided to give it a try. I think it would be helpful along with the grid method when doing a portrait. Eventually I’d like to draw my grandparents along with their five children, my mother included.
I hope by practicing this method, I can produce a decent graphite family portrait.
I so admire your painting and drawing skills, including your portraits, and hope to produce one at least half as good ad yours.

P.S I think I’m finally fully awake

Sonia no r

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Hi Sonia @Meme5
By the way, you are a very good artist and can do anything you set your mind to. I’ve seen your work and I’m being completely honest here. We all struggle because it is artWORK, as Matt likes to say. You just don’t see all the stuff I don’t finish or that I throw away.

Terri with 2Rs

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Hi everyone,

I haven’t been in the forum in years (???). This evening, it happened that I fell over this increadible post! Haven’t read everything, but am stunned by (of?) your fantastic art journeys.

Hope to do art again, as I am still struggling with the broken hand a neighbor did to me a couple of months ago. At least, I did some sketching inbetween, nothing to show around.

I do so much enjoy this post.

Very much impressed,
Buddy

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I love this thread because not only do we see what people are working on, we also chat and are getting to know each other better.

Terri w2Rs

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WOW Terri - this is beautiful!
Patricia.

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