Thursday’s Drawing – Grand Slam #2


Here we are again and Thursday’s drawing is coming along .  .  . leaving the drawing alone for a week, gave me some time to consider the back line of the trees and how they were going to fit into the overall scene.  I felt like the trees were encroaching on what will become the massive wave/splash and didn’t want to take away from the focal point.

Grand Slam, #2 update – charcoal, graphite and carbon drawing (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  I don’t much like this paper for heavy applications of charcoal, because the texture is limited, so I may have to resort to spraying some fixative on the trees to develop them further.

This week the trees (drawn in charcoal) were knocked back on the right-side, some definition were given to them but for now the trees will be left alone until after the large splash/wave is completed, because I need some perspective of what the viewer will see once the water goes in.  The boulders to the left and bottom of the scene were drawn in with graphite giving them a reflective quality, more values have to be worked on the entire mass of rocks, but again I want to wait until the water is drawn that will allow me to start wrapping the water around the middle rocks.  I may close in the bottom left-hand corner of the rocks so they all connect – again I’ll wait and see but I’m leaning toward this change.

I love drawing rocks and could do this all day without a clue how much time has flown by, ops I see several areas to change with the rocks, but until next week.  I think I’ll let it set for a while – the rocks will just keep on talking.  Click onto the image for a larger view.

Grand Slam, #2

Grand Slam, #2

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Wisteria in St. Saveur, charcoal


Wisteria in St. Saveur B&WToday I felt like doing a charcoal drawing of a quaint building with Wisteria that I’ve had my eye on for a while.  Only today it was drawn with a twist – standing back looking at this B&W building I got the itch to add a bit of color to the drawing so dabs of color were added to the Wisteria using soft pastel.

Wisteria in St. Saveur, a charcoal drawing (12×9) was done on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper, and the Wisteria had swipes of Prismacolor NuPastel soft pastel added for color.  A few areas in the final drawing were cleaned up.  Perhaps one day I’ll paint this scene again with oil pastels, I think the medium would compliment the scene.  Please click onto the images for a larger view.

Wisteria in St. Saveur w text

The reference image was taken in France by Bix, an artist and photographer at pmp – who has an interesting background.  Please read on.

Bix and her partner, Drew own and operate Bandouille, a Monestary at one time dating back to the 17th century.  The magnificent structure and outbuildings are located on 24 acres and from what I’ve seen the whole place would be a painters dream spot w/unlimited spots of inspiration.  So guess what?  Bix being a great artist herself realized that Bandouille would make for an awesome place for artists to come and paint ~ which is exactly what they did with the place by offering, Painting Holidays at the Monestary.  The link will take you to their website for more information on the place, its history and painting excursions offered.

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Congratulations #Authors – One battle won against #Copyright #Infringement – UPDATE…


Mary:

Copyright Infringement – authors, photographers and artists. Good article on one success story and a SAMPLE DMCA TAKE DOWN NOTICE.

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:

To keep you posted after my post about CONFIRMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION yesterday and to let you see that you are NOT ALONE in the battle against it, here are the statistics on the post at the time of writing THIS post:

373 visitors viewed the post published at 20:12 pm last night.

TEN of them re-blogged it, thereby spreading the word FAST.

To see the all responses, look at the comments under the article HERE, however, here is a rough timeline of significant events:

At 21:56 pm, The following comment was received: 

Update: I also sent them a message through Facebook demanding they remove it. They responded:”hi ******, all book grab automatically from many source. we are apologize if your book published in our site. please contact us via http://www.e-bookdownload.net/contact-us/ with your book title list and we will remove it in 1x24hours. thanks” I informed them I…

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5 Day Art Challenge – Summary of 15 Charcoal Drawings


Thanks for last weeks’ challenge  Tim Livingston at The Forester Artist  and Sylvia of Anotherdaytoparadise.   I was happy to be able to finish all 15 pieces in a week and the challenge turned out to be an excellent learning experience making it worth the time and effort.  I’m still finding my way with charcoal, these quick drawings were great for reinforcing form/shapes, value ranges, light/shadow and loose strokes.  The only downside was all the black dust, wish you could have seen my studio – lol!

Here are all 15 drawings by day of the challenge.  What follows after is the title and reference information.  For those references that weren’t mine, I took a lot of liberty with the image to make the drawing my own.

 Each individual piece is on my drawing gallery above

(allows you to see a better close-up of details)

Day 1

Day 1: The Glass, Tall, Ghost Bottle

Day 2

Day 2: The Drip, The Hats, The Cup

Day 3

Day 3: Flowers for You, Single, Basket Full

Day 4

Day 4: My Daisy, Time to Wander, Spent

Day 5

Day 5: Summer Breeze, Abandoned, Catching Rays

Day 1:  Glass Reflections (reference:  my own setup)

Day 1:  Tall (reference:  Viacheslav, pmp)

Day 1:  Ghost Bottle (reference:  Viacheslav, pmp)

Day 2:  The Drip (reference:  Viacheslav, pmp)

Day 2:  The Hats (reference:  Sarah Finn, pmp)

Day 2:  The Cup (reference:  my own setup)

Day 3:  Flowers for You (reference:  Manneheim and Annie Bennett, both pmp)

Day 3:  The Single (reference:  Viacheslav, pmp)

Day 3:  A Basket Full (reference:  Maria Barcells, pmp)

Day 4:  My Daisy (reference:  Susanne Helmkuhn, pmp)

Day 4:  Time to Wander (reference:  my own imagination)

Day 4:  Spent (reference:  Charlie Capuano, pmp)

Day 5:  Summer Breeze (reference:  Gwen Card, pmp)

Day 5:  Abandoned (reference:  my own image)

Day 5:  Catching Rays (reference:  Serge Schmit, pmp)

 

 

 

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5 Day Art Challenge – Day 5


Day 5

Day 5

I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges.

#1 I was tagged to do a 3-pieces of art a day for 5-days, Art Challenge, by Tim Livingston at The Forester Artist.  Tim is an incredible artist, you will enjoy what you find at his blog.  I decided to accept the challenge.

#2 Next I was tagged to participate in a 5-day B&W challenge, by posting one new B&W each day.  Sylvia of Anotherdaytoparadise. I’m accepting this challenge by combining with Tim’s 3-pieces of art a day for 5 days.  Sylvia has the most incredible photography that I think you’ll appreciate the awesome subjects she captures with her lens.

Day 5 - my three drawings today concentrated on windows.  Each piece was done in charcoal measuring 5×7.  I imposed up to a one-hour limit for each drawing in the challenge(s)  – my personal objective is to see the subject more as forms and values than anything else, so I expect perspective and technicals to be off.   Click onto the image for a larger view.

I would love to see Mark Winter at Chicane Pictures join in on the challenge, he has a great blog at Chicane Pictures.  Mark is an award-winning New Zealand cartoonist, designer and film maker.  He has a fascinating background, exceptional artistic talent and many of characters (human and otherwise) you may be very familiar with.  I really enjoy his blog and I think you will too.

Thank you for checking in ~ yeah, I made it!  I will also post a summary on Monday, the titles and a bit about each of the 15 drawings.  Click onto the drawings for a larger view.

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5 Day Art Challenge – Day 4


Day 4

Day 4

I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges.

#1 I was tagged to do a 3-pieces of art a day for 5-days, Art Challenge, by Tim Livingston at The Forester Artist.  Tim is an incredible artist, you will enjoy what you find at his blog.  I decided to accept the challenge.

#2 Next I was tagged to participate in a 5-day B&W challenge, by posting one new B&W each day.  Sylvia of Anotherdaytoparadise. I’m accepting this challenge by combining with Tim’s 3-pieces of art a day for 5 days.  Sylvia has the most incredible photography that I think you’ll appreciate the awesome subjects she captures with her lens.

Day 4 - my three drawings today concentrated on flowers and a landscape scene.  Each piece was done in charcoal measuring 5×7.  I imposed up to a one-hour limit for each drawing in the challenge(s)  – my personal objective is to see the subject more as forms and values than anything else, so I expect perspective and technicals to be off.   Click onto the image for a larger view.

I would love to see Don join in on the challenge, he has a great blog at Candid Impressions.  Not only is Don a fantastic artist, but he challenges his blogging followers with thought-provoking questions and just good all round conversation?  I think you’ll really enjoy visiting his blog.

Thank you for checking in ~ hey did you notice that my time frame keeps creeping up, lol!

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Thursday Drawing – Grand Slam #1


Today I was finally able to start on my new Thursdays Drawing, as revealed earlier last week in a sketch.

Grand Slam – #1 (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.  I finally decided to use three types of medium:  charcoal for the trees in the background, beginning of the water coming in to shore, and part of the big splash; carbon to deepen the darks in the trees and water; graphite to do the rocks on the left side and middle of the drawing, and some of the wavelettes.  Fixative was applied to the splash to keep it clean while I work the other areas, as the splash will be the last part of the drawing to be worked on.

For today, the initial layers of the trees were worked out – I expect it will probably take several more layers to get good value structures and more definition.  This drawing will most likely take several weeks to complete – today’s work took one hour.

Thank you for checking back, see you next week Thursday as work will resume on the trees and initial layers of rock will be put down.  Click onto the image for a larger view.

Grand Slam #1

Grand Slam #1

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5-Day Art Challenge – Day 3


Day 3

Day 3

#1 I was tagged to do a 3-pieces of art a day for 5-days, Art Challenge, by Tim Livingston at The Forester Artist.  Tim is an incredible artist, you will enjoy what you find at his blog.  I decided to accept the challenge.

#2 Next I was tagged to participate in a 5-day B&W challenge, by posting one new B&W each day.  Sylvia of Anotherdaytoparadise. I’m accepting this challenge by combining with Tim’s 3-pieces of art a day for 5 days.  Sylvia has the most incredible photography that I think you’ll appreciate the awesome subjects she captures with her lens.

Day 3 - the three drawings today concentrated on flowers, working those values and light.  Each piece was done in charcoal measuring 5×8.  I imposed up to an hour limit for each drawing in the challenge(s) mainly because the subject is not something I’m used to drawing (especially with charcoal).   My personal objective is to see the subject more as forms and values than anything else, so I expect perspective and technicals to be off.   Click onto the image for a larger view.

I would love to see Nutsfortreasure join in on the challenge, she has a great blog at Folsom Mill Studio.  Did I tell you that she is an awesome photographer and artist?  Her dedication to photography and art is clear by her collection of work – both are incredible.

Thank you for checking in ~ hey did you notice that my time frame keeps creeping up, lol!

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5-Day Art Challenge – Day 2


Day 2

Day 2

I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges.

#1 I was tagged to do a 3-pieces of art a day for 5-days, Art Challenge, by Tim Livingston at The Forester Artist.  Tim is an incredible artist, you will enjoy what you find at his blog.  I decided to accept the challenge.

#2 Next I was tagged to participate in a 5-day B&W challenge, by posting one new B&W each day.  Sylvia of Anotherdaytoparadise. I’m accepting this challenge by combining with Tim’s 3-pieces of art a day for 5 days.  Sylvia has the most incredible photography that I think you’ll appreciate the awesome subjects she captures with her lens.

Day 2 - my three drawings today concentrated on similar values, light and reflections.  Each piece was done in charcoal measuring 5×7.  Don’t laugh at my results now – as I don’t draw or paint fast, today I imposed up to a half-hour limit for each drawing in the challenge(s)  – my personal objective is to see the subject more as forms and values than anything else, so I expect perspective and technicals to be off.   Click onto the image for a larger view.

I would love to see brushespapers join in on the challenge.  Her blog is, brushespapers she’s an incredible artist specializing in Chinese painting, stays disciplined to her artistry by painting and drawing everyday – her collection is awesome.

Thank you for checking in ~

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5-Day Art Challenge – Day 1


Day 1 of 3-Pieces in 5-Days Art Challenge

Day 1 of 3-Pieces in 5-Days Art Challenge

I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges.

#1 I was tagged to do a 3-pieces of art a day for 5-days, Art Challenge, by Tim Livingston at The Forester Artist.  Tim is an incredible artist, you will enjoy what you find at his blog.  I decided to accept the challenge.

#2 Next I was tagged to participate in a 5-day B&W challenge, by posting one new B&W each day.  Sylvia of Anotherdaytoparadise. I’m accepting this challenge by combining with Tim’s 3-pieces of art a day for 5 days.  Sylvia has the most incredible photography that I think you’ll appreciate the awesome subjects she captures with her lens.

Day 1 - my three drawings today concentrated on reflected glass.  Each piece was done in charcoal and white soft pastel.  Don’t laugh at my results now – as I don’t draw or paint fast, but I will be imposing a 15-minute time frame for each drawing in the challenge(s)  – my personal objective is to see the subject more as forms and values than anything else, so I expect perspective and technicals to be off.   Click onto the image for a larger view.

I would love to see Tiffany join in on the challenge.  She is the crazy bag lady at bulanlifestyle  an incredible artist, who stays disciplined to her craft by drawing everyday – her collection is awesome.

Thank you for checking in ~

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