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Roll for May!

Ok, it’s not officially May yet, but given that there seem to be some unexpected gaps in my updates, doing something a bit early seems like a good idea!

so here’s the results of the May roll:

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So number 6 – Black and White watercolours

Theme: a bug and a cane (what???)

something to think about 🙂

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Finished April Painting!

I have finished it a while ago, but haven’t got around to posting it yet, so here goes:

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ta da!

I can’t say I like it very much, in fact I strongly disliked it after I finished it. But since then it sort of grew on me. And (probably more importantly) it was fun to paint it – picking out all the earthy browns and greens and doing the wide strokes.

It is not my usual more realistic sort of detailed painting, I don’t feel like doing though for a while, because it feels less like expression and more like work…And I have enough of that anyway 🙂

My favourite bits of this painting are the Moon and the fire – it is probably not clear on the photo, but they are sort of more 3D in the real life in comparison to all the other stuff in the picture, which for me means that they are the focus of it, what really matters – the Moon and the fire. 

I guess I grew to like this picture because it was satisfying to paint emotion rather than objects, it felt more about, the sense of longing, the loneliness, the waiting of the huntress by the fire and less about exact position of her legs, or where her arms went or if the shadows are falling in all the right places.

I spent several years during my childhood in the art school and I have all those notions of what way things should be done and right and wrong…Which is great and all, but I think I stand a better chance of painting more often and getting better at it if I have more fun…which I do 🙂

Looking forward to rolling again for May! 🙂

 

PS: there we couple of links in my lost post which I came across when working on my sketch, I think I should find them again and save them.

tutorial for drawing an elven ranger with a bow: http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/2004/1/1/how-to-draw-an-elven-archer.htm

sitting figure and other useful sketches: https://sites.google.com/site/juliannemazza/life.drawing

 

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oops

I have just lost my nice and detailed post about April sketch 😦

boo 😦 Well I have no motivation to actually re-write it, so I’ve just posted the picture.

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Sketches for April painting

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Status update: ideas for painting

Hi again 🙂

So I did some thinking about what sort of image I want to paint using footprint, arrow and eye. My imagination is still pretty rusty at this point, so I was having difficulty of moving beyond the obvious interpretation (someone looking at a footprint in the sand in a certain direction…yawn 🙂 ).

Fortunately, after chatting with my husband we came up with a rather neat idea: a picture of a ranger, a hunter (or huntress 🙂 ) following a trail. More exciting..

However hugely outside my comfort zone. You see, I draw flowers and landscapes. Sometimes cats. I’m pretty good at flowers and landscapes…people? Oh not so much. But pushing me outside my comfort zone was entire point of this exercise.

So..

Painting for MARCH: a huntress (an archer – arrows!) following a trail.

I will post a sketch once it’s ready 🙂

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