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stuff from the last days

Post by Guest » Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:22 pm

Hi,
first post here.
spring has finally hit town and I spend some time outdoors sketching. Random stuff. figure sketches are stolen at a climbing place. I missed the 2nd sketchcrawl by a day, looking forward to the next one.

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Post by Guest » Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:27 pm

I don't get it with, I though I was logged ... Anyway, gotta go.
:)
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Post by enrico » Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:57 pm

wow, beautiful sketches !!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
such great contrast ... between thin lines and blacks ...
thanks for sharing !
Where was this ?

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Post by beet » Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:10 am

Hi Enrico
I did these in the south-west of France, town's name is Bordeaux
I'm currently sticking to the black/white combo because I still blow most of my watercolors experimentations, but thanks anyway ;)

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Post by germanobanano » Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:32 pm

I really like your style.clean, accurate and fresh at the same time. post more!

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Post by janbow » Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:22 pm

lovely Beet, first time i've seen drawings on the web which look like the ones in old serious books re drawing 80-odd years ago... very nice technique! what pens do you use?

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Post by beet » Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:35 pm

all, Thanks for the encouraging comments.
Janbow : not sure I get it, I'm afraid. but cheers anyway :) I suspect that each medium is bringing back a different layer of "influences" than, say, digital tools or even paints would. This kind of line works is probably related to the bandes dessinees ( comic books ) I was reading as a kid. and all the classic illustrations, if that's you were refering to.
Tools are a crap ball pen ( not even a brand on it ;) I started to use by accident last week when I forgot my usual gear, and the other is a cool Pentel brushpen GFKP - ( permanent china ink ).

watercolor I think I did the weekend of the of the second SC, but I had no idea of the thing - then. I have learned that trying to dry watercolors under heavy snow ain't can be gory. This one survived.
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Post by janbow » Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:33 am

well i'm still very impressed. especially since i hate ballpens.
it's the way you use line for shadow that I was thinking of. Also i have a pentel brush pen (dupuy and berberian's book about lisbon inspired me to get it - have you seen that?) but have always failed miserably with it. but your trees are great.

nice snow too! :)

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Post by dan » Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:15 pm

daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang. Nice work. :)

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Post by beet » Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:50 pm

another one I tweaked yesterday with white gouache on blossoms. Sketchbook's paper is actually kinda yellowish, so i though I might give it a try.
Janbow, I see what you mean now, like on the church one, kinda Gustave Dore and these etching illustrator techniques ? ... I guess It came from the nature of the tool I was stuck with :) I'm starting to love this, adapting and getting surprised by every new medium ( for me ).
I know Dupuy and B, but I'll have to look at that very book.
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Post by enrico » Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:07 pm

sweeeeeet !!!!! :shock:

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Post by beet » Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:47 pm

a quicky of la base sous-marine, huge concrete thing build in the second world war to host piles of U-Boat. submarines. thickest walls and roof ever - exactly the same thing as in Indiana Jones I. The foreground ducks miraculously popped by at the end of the drawing - to add a litlte cheesy touch.

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Post by beet » Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:07 pm

some of this morning's effort. pencils.
the grave is in the foreground garden of the church... such a classic motif with the tree in full bloom behind, from that angle.
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Post by dan » Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:23 pm

very nice line work. You have a very poetic sense to your location sketching.

Wonderful work! (and i know how you feel about not being able to draw outside because of the weather, i live in michigan. :))
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Post by beet » Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:01 pm

Dan, cheers. Weather's will be pretty nice from now on here.

Yesterday's. I feel it lacks contrast, the tiny street really makes a "Petra-like" effect. Sketchbook's paper too thin to wash on top, unfortunatly. pencil, no ice.

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