Watercolors - Page 6




 
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December 7th, 2012  
rcleary171
 
 
And let's not forget the brave nurses who toiled not too from from the front to keep their boys alive.

December 8th, 2012  
rcleary171
 
 
I tried to capture the deep shadows of this subject, a soldier of the US Constabulary in Germany after 1945.

December 8th, 2012  
rcleary171
 
 
Here is a sketch of an exhausted driver of the Red Ball Express. You can't fight the Nazi's unless you've got gas and ammo.

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December 15th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by rcleary171
I tried to capture the deep shadows of this subject, a soldier of the US Constabulary in Germany after 1945.

I am not sure it worked with this one, it just seems a little skeletal for my liking.
December 15th, 2012  
rcleary171
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I am not sure it worked with this one, it just seems a little skeletal for my liking.
I wasn't satisfied either; the subject's face shadowed under the helmet made for a great picture but the execution wasn't right. All part of the learning process. Thanks for your comments Monty.
December 16th, 2012  
vscntkP
 
ENGLISH ONLY.
December 16th, 2012  
senojekips
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcleary171
An English Officer is the subject - even after only six months of painting I can pick out details that I could have done better. It's all part of the learning process.

You artistically talented people give me the sh!ts.

If I had a quarter of your talent I'd be very pleased with myself. For what it's worth I really like your work, the painting above being my choice so far.

I find some of your faces a bit too "drawn" (not above) but hey, that is the type of thing that denotes an artist's style... keep up the good work.
December 16th, 2012  
rcleary171
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
You artistically talented people give me the sh!ts.

If I had a quarter of your talent I'd be very pleased with myself. For what it's worth I really like your work, the painting above being my choice so far.

I find some of your faces a bit too "drawn" (not above) but hey, that is the type of thing that denotes an artist's style... keep up the good work.
Thanks - I'm still looking for that elusive style. I'll keep plugging away.


Here are a few quick studies. (the first taken from a photo on Iwo Jima). The second is without ink in an attempt to avoid the "drawn" look you had mentioned.
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December 16th, 2012  
senojekips
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcleary171
Thanks - I'm still looking for that elusive style. I'll keep plugging away.


Here are a few quick studies. (the first taken from a photo on Iwo Jima). The second is without ink in an attempt to avoid the "drawn" look you had mentioned.
No, no, no,... that was not the "drawn" I was referring to. I was referring to the shape of the face "long and drawn" as against "rounded" or "full"

I like the ink outlining.

Keep it up,...
December 19th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
You artistically talented people give me the sh!ts.

If I had a quarter of your talent I'd be very pleased with myself. For what it's worth I really like your work, the painting above being my choice so far.

I find some of your faces a bit too "drawn" (not above) but hey, that is the type of thing that denotes an artist's style... keep up the good work.
I think this one would be my favourite so far...