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post #1 of Old 02-25-2015, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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What are you working on?

Some of us (like me) love to share works in progress. I also love to hear about what others are working on. So let's talk....what are you all up to?

Feel free to post pictures no matter the level of your experience or talent. It's by getting suggestions for improvement from experience artists that us beginners get better. But I understand the reservations many of us insecure artists have. I get there myself sometimes.

For those that are really great on here...gosh I could name of so many...we newbies to the art world love being inspired by your work.

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post #2 of Old 02-25-2015, 10:03 AM
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Well I do have a WIP thread but will add my latest picture to this one. :-) I haven't worked on it yet today..I am fairly happy so far with it. Time will tell..hopefully it posts ok. I am doing something different than I normally do.





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.hopefully it posts ok. I am doing something different than I normally do.
It posted just fine. I love looking at each step of your work. I'm trying to encourage more people to share their works in progress because I think it would make the forum more interesting.

I'm really curious what is it in this picture that is different from what you normally do?



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It posted just fine. I love looking at each step of your work. I'm trying to encourage more people to share their works in progress because I think it would make the forum more interesting.

I'm really curious what is it in this picture that is different from what you normally do?
Yes!!! I wish more people would. I LOVE WIP threads! I absolutely enjoy watching how something started and how it ended up. Those are fun threads to follow. You can learn so much about how a person works that way too and pick up tips and tricks along the way.

Oh..the different part was that I uploaded it from a different source..from my Flickr account..I haven't done that here before but glad it worked! The drawing is my same old style..



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I'm one of those who don't like posting WIPs because the finished result may end up a total flop. But I don't mind sharing how I work.

I draw on tracing paper and then transfer the drawing to watercolor paper or canvas. I use tracing paper because I can move different elements of the picture around until I'm satisfied with the composition. Tracing paper also lets me flip the picture so I can see mistakes similar to the way holding a drawing to a mirror does.

Right now I'm about to start a watercolor sketch of a male cardinal, if I like how it turns out I'll make an acrylic painting of it as a companion to the female cardinal I painted recently (it's in my album).
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That female cardinal was the best I've seen. What a good idea to make her a mate. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished work.



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I generally take pictures as I go no matter what. For whatever reason stepping back and looking at it through a camera lense helps me better visualize where my problem areas are in a drawing and what I need to fix or work on. Might as well share the process along the way. :-) We are all different though and I know lots of people who don't like to do a WIP thread.



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I do the same. I take photos of my work in progress. I find it helpful in seeing what may need changing. It's like looking at it in a different light. Very helpful.
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Hey chanda95, just now noticed your WIP, very nice!
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Hey chanda95, just now noticed your WIP, very nice!
Thank you! It's been a challenge that's for sure!



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