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: Some of my works since starting in Color Pencils - Very new at this


clydeine
12-31-2011, 11:06 PM
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/clydeine/th_Restingfinished.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/clydeine/?action=view&current=Restingfinished.jpg)
Resting

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off season

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/clydeine/th_BlackLabFinished-1.jpg?t=1314460356 (http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/clydeine/?action=view&current=BlackLabFinished-1.jpg)

lily

These are a few I have done all on Watercolor paper with Prismacolor. Lily and Resting are hanging in my house and Off Season went to my brothers house. I am currently working on a child angel for a friend.

critiques and comments apprecitated

Artemis
01-04-2012, 07:34 PM
Much better than any of mine even the newest stuff i haven't posted. I was never great with realism when it came to colored pencils. But these are fantastic!

clydeine
01-04-2012, 09:08 PM
Well I cant do impressionistic art, it takes to much clever thinking I think for me. I like realistic still life the best, then american folk art. These are not perfect for sure, I tend to be a little heavy handed at times with the color pencil and I think working on watercolor paper it's hard because the tooth is so large. I am now working on bristol board, but I hear museum board is also great. You might try looking at Wetcanvas.com, it's another site for artists and there are some great stuff there and lots of tips. It moves faster than this particular forum with posts.

Artemis
01-04-2012, 09:55 PM
Thanks I'll take a look there. I look around and feel sorta amateurish here, looks like lots of very good artists. And even people claiming they are new seem really good must be lots of raw talent. I just do it because I love it. Working with acrylics lately having fun playing with them and learning new tricks.

clydeine
01-04-2012, 10:12 PM
Thanks I'll take a look there. I look around and feel sorta amateurish here, looks like lots of very good artists. And even people claiming they are new seem really good must be lots of raw talent. I just do it because I love it. Working with acrylics lately having fun playing with them and learning new tricks.


I have drawn and painted off and on since I was 5 years old. There are a lot of artist of varying degrees and a lot of information on the net. I doubt your work is amateurish. I find that most of the artist are very complimentry and encouraging in your work and if you ask for critiques you will get them in the nicest ways. In my opinion the value of art is one in the doing of it and two in the feeling it gives another person. Like the painting "resting" I love that because it reminds me of my husband who is always in blue jeans and boots. At times I look at other pieces of art and even turn my head sideways and say.. I dont get it.. but others think it is marvelous. So, who am I to judge. I am self taught and have many many things to learn. I read everything I can on the net in WetCanvas and in various sites to learn what I can. For instance. I had no idea until recently about reflective light. My drawings lack, what I now see as the midtones. I can reproduce something if the composition is there, but I have yet to learn about how to put a composition together. I am just learning a layer color. There is one painting in WetCanvas in the Colored Pencil forum that is not done and has 14 layers so far. It's an amazing piece. Dont be discouraged, we all do things differently and the bottom line is are you enjoying what you are doing.. if so.. keep it up.. with time comes skill. Though I have been asked to do art for others, I rarely do, most of my stuff I do I give away or keep for our house. Anyway, you just keep on trucking. In time it will come together and remember there is a wealth of information on the net.

Artemis
01-04-2012, 10:29 PM
Yeah first place I went looking for info after i got my acrylics together to get started trying my hand at that was google finding out what I could. So far dispite the mess it creates aside from doing my scarabocchio it is one of the most enjoyable art experiences of late.

clydeine
01-04-2012, 10:55 PM
Yeah first place I went looking for info after i got my acrylics together to get started trying my hand at that was google finding out what I could. So far dispite the mess it creates aside from doing my scarabocchio it is one of the most enjoyable art experiences of late.

I have done it all.. I worked in acrylics when I was in High School and liked the fact you could thin them to watercolor thinnes and cover up mistakes. I then moved on to watercolor and then found colored pencil kwhich I love. The control is so much better, but the various tricks of watercolor do not exist in colored pencils. I would say colored pencils are my favorite and what is facinating is you can "burnish" them with solvent to fill in the teeth so there is not the color of the paper showing through like applying color with a brush in watercolor. It's a facinating medium.

George924
10-09-2012, 03:54 PM
Great works Clydeine...you know I always love your work!!!