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Dinosaur Bone
5" x 7"
Mont Marte watercolor pencil
Canson Biggie Junior 90lb watercolor paper (cold press)
From life for the "Bone Challenge" in the Water Media forum on WetCanvas.com

Yesterday I did this cat from the WetCanvas.com Weekend Drawing Event hosted by my friend Bonnie aka artastic who provided all of the Sept. 11-13 2009 WDE photos.

Irresistible Lacey
8" x 10"
Prismacolor Premier colored pencils
Prismacolor Portfolio sketch pad paper, heavy like good Bristol
photo reference by artastic on WC.

I also did a landscape in watercolor from the same event...

Devonian Trail
4" x 6"
Blick Artists' Watercolor
Canson Montval 140lb cold press watercolor block
Photo reference by artastic who went to this park. I kept expecting giant amphibians and mammal-like reptiles from the title. I still might do some weird riff on that title sometime.

Then today I went back to the WDE photos and did the shaggy winter-coat fox reference:

Winter Fox
5" x 7"
Derwent AquaTone woodless watercolor pencils
Canson Biggie Junior cold press 90lb watercolor paper
Photo reference by artastic, same WDE.

I am not happy with the scan on the fox, the light values on the white parts of the face vanished and so I lost half the modeling and subtle markings despite a lot of Gimp fiddling to make those light values show. I didn't want to distort the physical piece by darkening it enough to scan better though.

Had a bad day today and just goofed around with art instead of editing Vaumuru as I'd planned. That was so frustrating. But maybe I'll feel better tomorrow. It's been raining a lot lately and that's why the trees are starting to get yellowed leaves and brown dead leaves, they're overwatered. Maybe that's messing with my arthritis again. It'd be weird if my good season shifted around from the move, but hopefully fall won't be as bad here as spring was in Kansas.
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Sep. 15th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
I love that kitty!
Sep. 15th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm happy with her too, she came out exactly as I wanted her to. A big step for me with Prismacolor drawing -- wanting that "sketch" look but bolder with enough detail to look good.
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