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Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:03 am
by balzaccom
And here is Vic Falls:

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And the link:https://photos.app.goo.gl/HjKq7iwhhAFm5Foq9

Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:43 am
by Harlen
Paul, your art is deep and meaningful! Thanks for sharing. ;)
And also really fine! We love sunset in the Southwest, and I don't feel the need to analyze it.

Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:32 pm
by markskor
Matthes Lake - sketch of the day...(in progress)
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Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:10 pm
by Wandering Daisy
Good likeness! I love your style too.
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Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:49 pm
by austex
Mark. Take a bow. Very nice. Upon seeing Mark's "work in progress" my eyes were drawn to the reflection. WD's picture confirms it to these art uneducated eyes.

Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:24 pm
by markskor
Thanks all!!!!!
matthes crest 3 (3).jpg

Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:57 pm
by Harlen
austex wrote:
Mark. Take a bow. Very nice.
I like it too. I especially like the way you've managed to hide all the wind. It is a beautiful place, and you've captured it.

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Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:13 am
by balzaccom
This may be more than anyone here wants to know....but I was inspired by Marskor's attempt to show his process. Very cool. So I decided to try and do the same thing. Mine is a little less focused on drawing, and more on painting on layers of colors...if you look carefully, you can just barely see where I have sketched in a few outlines of forms...

Here's where I start--just a very light sketch, and then filling in the lightest areas of the painting.

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Doesn't look like much. Then add in additional layers


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And then I start adding in the details and the "things" This is where I also start focusing on getting the colors accurate--


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Then the darker areas get the attention

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And finally, the last touches, details, corrections, etc.

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The Stanislaus River in Fall....

Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:17 am
by rlown
Very cool! You do really nice tree work.

Re: sketchbook 2019

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:08 pm
by markskor
Balz...nice work but...for whatever reason, cannot see it it anymore... (was there for a while but not now just the (-)...?).
Anyway, also liked the trees.

Let's talk about your first "light", background, application stage...not the blue water but the browns - the first colors put down. Instead of going/painting "dry on dry" here, try wetting the paper areas where the ground will be, (the paint will bleed and stop itself, only into the wet, especially if carefully tilted) and painting (charging?) paint into this wet area with very light colors (more than one...browns and yellows)...letting them mix on the paper and then allow them to dry.
After all is dry you can then multi-layer over this background area - whatever way you want, but the first subtle underpainting will add a lot to the forest floor.
Keep up the great work.
mark