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    Default KPinAK's Sketchbook & WIPs

    I just bought a bundle of online art classes by various instructors. I thought this thread might be a good way for me to keep track of which courses I take (or at least start) and examples of what I learn from them.

    So far I've started a brush lettering course. I see a "Quirky Bird" course that looks fun. A portrait class that I was already considering taking is in the bundle, so I pretty HAVE to take that one. So I expect I'll be posting a wide variety of things.
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    My first attempt at brush lettering after working my way through most of a Molly McCean online class. I need more practice! She demonstrated with brush pens. I think it would be cool to figure out how to do this with watercolor and a paintbrush.
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    Oh wow pretty cool for first attempt! I just recently have been inspired by some artists that I follow on Instagram to start up lettering. I just got done ordering supplies today for it.
    I look forward to seeing what you share here!

    PS - are you using brush pens for your lettering or nib pen?
    That quuirky bird course sounds fun! XD

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    Thanks! All Ive tried so far with brush lettering is a Faber Castell PITT pen with "B" brush nib.
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    I watched all the Quirky Bird videos & started sketching some. Big departure from my usual style :-). I have inktensed/gessoed backgrounds drying to making some in color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KPinAK View Post
    I watched all the Quirky Bird videos & started sketching some. Big departure from my usual style :-). I have inktensed/gessoed backgrounds drying to making some in color.
    Oh those are quirky!!! I love them! They seem fun!

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    I made the multilayered background, clear gesso'd it & sketched out 9 Quirky bird's per the tutorial. I've only colored in 4 though. I think I'll save the others for sometime when I'm arting with friends, perhaps with varying art interests, and maybe we can do as a group project.

    (Note to self: Next time, use hot press wc paper instead of cold press (smoother). Try minwax instead of gesso (smoother) Reference Tamara Laporte or try sanding the gesso. Markering over liquid chalk may work also) )
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    IMG_9598.JPGI've started the Colored Pencil Course now. It was in the Art Bundle of online art classes I bout a few weeks ago. It's by Matt Fussell of Thevirtualinstructor.com. I've taken a lot of his other material and I think he's great. Being a Yankee though (me), I have to listen to him at 1.5x speed :-). I found a bookmarklet that allows me to adjust the speed of vimeos.

    I've watched 4 of the 22 modules so far. I did a part of the first practical application & sketched out the apples for the second. I think I'll watch ahead a bit when I can & work in the exercises when I can.

    And just for s&g, me immediately pre-op for my first cataract surgery. Not happy about the "now we'll put your eye to sleep" part. Actual surgery was nothing compared to the anesthetic "application"
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    Very nice and motivating thread! Thanks for sharing your art.
    I hope your surgery went well!

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    In Feb I took a 5-day abstract acrylics workshop with Bob Burridge. He encouraged us to pick one subject then paint it 100 times with different colors, brush stokes, shapes, shading, & other techniques. I decided to try that with 5x7" pears. Ive been working on it here & there since February. It's such a switch from ATCs & the detail & medium (watercolor) I usually use on those that it's hard to do both in the same day. That was my main art focus this weekend. Here's a photo of my pear-covered acrylics work space :-)

    PS does anyone know how to view thumbnails larger? Whenever I click on someone's thumbnail in a thread posting then try to enlarge it, it just closes.
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    My mom wants a 24x36" painting for her new place. She wants a flower vase in shades of blue, so I'm practicing 5x7" size...

    I may try some Rapa bottles while I'm working in this larger size & in acrylics.
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    I didn't care for the flower vases in shades of blue...
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    And working on some Rapa bottles. Not sure I'll have them done to give to her in person this weekend...
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    woohoo! Got the bottles to Rapa this weekend!
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    Some collaborative art Rapa, Art_Junkie, a couple AFA friends & I made this weekend. So fun--and HILARIOUS!
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