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danielh68
11-30-2008, 06:28 PM
I talked to a couple of members on the board about doing a traditional media thread and see where it would go. At first, I thought it might be fun to have a theme every other day, which is entirely doable. However, it's also cool just to post anything at random or of a specific interest.

Hopefully, for those who participate, we can have discussions and share ideas, as well as, tips and techniques.

Also, since it's a traditional thread, there's no concrete rule to digital touch-ups. I think they should be allowable, but minimized and mentioned with a possible explaination. In short, the goal is to improve one's traditional skills as an artist and to share your progress with others.

Thanks!

danielh68
11-30-2008, 06:33 PM
"Tree Man"

2.5 hours, acrylic on multi-media paper.

Digital afterthoughts: the white stars in the background and darkened the vignette with an airbrush just a tad.

http://www.danielhelzer.com/sketches2/sketch504.jpg

jpedro
11-30-2008, 10:07 PM
awesome daniel, and crazy fast...

the following is done in mixed media, with Gouache and inked over with a fine liner. i really need a different paper, since this one was way too thin and the structure of the paper gets damaged way too quickly when working with with very thin and watery colors.

http://jpedro.250free.com/justsketches/traditional/poseidon.jpg

closeup of the face:
http://jpedro.250free.com/justsketches/traditional/poseidon%20closeup.jpg

here are some steps:

pencils (http://jpedro.250free.com/justsketches/traditional/pos_pencils.jpg)
wip1 (http://jpedro.250free.com/justsketches/traditional/pos_wip1.jpg)
wip2 (http://jpedro.250free.com/justsketches/traditional/pos_wip2.jpg)
wip3 (http://jpedro.250free.com/justsketches/traditional/pos_wip3.jpg)

shot them with my digicam, and the only digital handling they got afterwards was a sharpen filter.

Vyse-soa
11-30-2008, 10:14 PM
That Treeman :surprised :bowdown:
The picture looks so three dimensional and the colors are incredible, can't stop
looking at it.

danielh68
11-30-2008, 10:49 PM
jpedro - very cool :) We share the same splatter technique. I actually use an old toothbrush for it, in any case, I like the accidental effect it produces. If you are interested dickblick.com has some good multi-media board, here's a link http://www.dickblick.com/zz134/01/ . It's very durable. Although, it has a little tooth to it, which has its advantages and disadvantages. The good thing, if you use your qouche or acrylic in a watercolor fashion the tooth helps create some subtle abstract designs; the bad, its a tad bumpy for detailed pencil work. All in all, I dig your work and hope to see more...awesome stuff!

Vyse-soa - Thanks! I appreciate it :) On this piece, I used a lot of glazing to build up translucent layers which gives the illusion of depth. Having a hair dryer in one hand to dry the paint, also helps speed things up. Thanks again.

soundwaves
12-09-2008, 05:55 AM
Ballpoint pen, marker, and pastel, on watercolor paper...
highlights in photoshophttp://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/62/l_ff55834f781a47f184c500f85685124b.jpg

danielh68
12-10-2008, 04:35 AM
Cool entry sound wav, I like the perspective you got going :)

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Pencil with the exception of the white (digital airbrush)

http://www.danielhelzer.com/sketches2/sketch510.jpg

soundwaves
11-29-2009, 07:31 AM
Ummm , no 2 pencil
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/112/l_5febf691f96b41cd8dd79ae28b18e55e.jpg

danielh68
11-29-2009, 03:53 PM
I totally forgot about this thread :D

Nice work, soundwav! I wish it was a little larger, some areas are a tad hard to see. Looking forward to some updates.

Outlawstar8489
11-29-2009, 04:46 PM
Great idea for a thread and cracking work so far, Il definitely be contributing soon!!

soundwaves
11-29-2009, 06:51 PM
2h lead, watercolor, pen, on arches watercolor paper...
and some dirt, haha :curious:
http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/85/l_f7cd9e8329d14bb0a6370a091de52063.jpg

whom
11-29-2009, 07:36 PM
wow inspirational stuff guys, nice thread indeed. :)

DANKA
12-09-2009, 09:40 AM
I should post something here! nice idea!

NR43
12-09-2009, 11:46 AM
I remember Jan and DaniŽl discussing this in their own sketchbook threads, but I didn't know the thread was actually started.

So I'm subscribing now and will try to post some work here.

naresh
12-09-2009, 11:57 AM
Thats a brilliant idea..here we go..

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/nareshdas/wating.jpg

danielh68
12-09-2009, 02:44 PM
Soundwav and Naresh great posts :)

naresh
12-10-2009, 10:44 AM
here is my today sketch.. ;)

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/nareshdas/clown1.jpg

soundwaves
12-11-2009, 10:19 PM
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/8/l_8872e549d71d4174a15eb27d7a748474.jpg
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/57/l_302f78283bd140c398551a7992813f0e.jpg

soundwaves
12-12-2009, 02:08 AM
http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/5/l_05444b66baf24289a75048aae9482297.jpg

naresh
12-12-2009, 11:01 AM
hey soundway nice design dude...here is mine today..

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/nareshdas/raama.jpg

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