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    I liked the eye shape in the last drawing, but didn't get it right so I tried again. I tried to map it out with a brush pen, which is what that scrawl at the bottom of the page is.

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    This time I used my "straight to ink" method, without the pencil guides. I like it better, but I am prone to errors. Note the ear on the opposite side of the head is in front of the mane.
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    I tried to fix it, but these are just sketches. They don't "fix" well. I also noticed the bridle doesn't cross the bridge of the horse's face. I fixed that too, but didn't take a picture.
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    By the end of the night, I was down to just chicken scratching with charcoal and ink.

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    I like the rough forms, so I'll probably revisit these soon.
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    I think I shared this in a different thread, but I had the unicorn printed on glass by Fracture. It came out very nicely.

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    Working on Baymax. I'm going to add his wings and Hiro hanging on for dear life. I need to rework virtually everything.
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    I haven't broken out the watercolors in quite a while. I've always been intrigued by the Japanese style of "painting" fog in their paintings of mountains, cliffs, etc. This is my first attempt! Of course, I could not even come close without a youtube "instructor".....

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    Very nice Cougar
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    Yes, I especially like the foreground where it looks like an upslope breeze is blowing wisps of fog through the vegetation.

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    Thanks, guys. Yeah, I was surprised how well that turned out. Gotta keep working at it!
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    Well, with my watercolors, I was shooting for a sunset sky. What turned out was a bit more like the skies and scenes of the California wildfires, lol!

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    Fooling around tonight.

    (Interesting, I can't post images.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Fooling around tonight.

    (Interesting, I can't post images.)
    Good to see you back, in any case. I hope things are improving after the fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Fooling around tonight.

    (Interesting, I can't post images.)
    I interpreted the second line, coming after the first, very differently from what you probably intended!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I interpreted the second line, coming after the first, very differently from what you probably intended!
    Whoops. Yeah...
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    Odd, I can post images in firefox on my chromebook, but not in chrome.

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    Another watercolor, trying to get that fog in the mountains thing going on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar View Post
    Another watercolor, trying to get that fog in the mountains thing going on.....
    Nice. It looks like the foreground ridge is a burned forest. Is that a reminder of this last summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    Nice. It looks like the foreground ridge is a burned forest. Is that a reminder of this last summer?
    Ha! Unintentional. I'm still struggling to get the right water-to-paint proportion. Too much paint and not enough water tends to start behaving like finger paints. Ugh! Then of course there's mixing the colors.....
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    Well, here's the latest....

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    Nicely done! Watercolors I assume? Never mind, just re-read some of your older posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Nicely done!
    Thanks, Schlaugh. Hard-to-please Mrs. Cougar thought the trees on the right were little better than a kid's attempt, lol. Oh well, I'm a beginner after all.... Here's another I thought came out pretty good.... except the foreground water isn't quite right. Always something!

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    I love the watercolors! It's a method I just don't grok, so I just have to admire your work. Very nice.
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    I recently created a cover for a notebook/sketchpad. I had them printed by Redbubble. They are way too expensive to do again or offer for sale. I'm glad I have one for myself, but need to find a cheaper source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I love the watercolors! It's a method I just don't grok, so I just have to admire your work. Very nice.
    Thanks, Solfe. I've tried painting a landscape myself. This basically results in a disaster. There is definitely a technique, or several techniques, and there are many experienced watercolorists on youtube demonstrating them. Some techniques are tricks -- one guy scrunches up saran (plastic) wrap, then flattens it out, lightly drags paint over it, then lays it over the paper and presses down on it, resulting in a sort of rocky texture.

    I just ran into the video below, which is watercolor content appropriate for Cosmoquest....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I recently created a cover for a notebook/sketchpad.
    Very well designed!
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    Not exactly art but I recently made a background for The Wife’s new business iPad. She likes flamingos, so I took one of the stock backgrounds and composited a flamingo head into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    ...I recently made a background for The Wife’s new business iPad....
    Good mixture of color. With pink, of course. Reminds me of visiting Lake Nakuru when I lived in Kenya. Millions of flamingos typically hung out there....

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    Another one.... Down by the lake....

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    Misty! You're in North Idaho, I think. Lake Coeur d'Alene? Pondereille?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Misty! You're in North Idaho, I think. Lake Coeur d'Alene? Pondereille?
    Yeah, I really like the misty look. This technique uses a spray bottle! and tilting the painting to let the paint run.

    Actually, we're temporarily living in a riverfront cottage in Heron, Montana, (while our house overlooking Lake Pend Oreille (about 25 miles away) is undergoing a serious remodel). This painting is also a fair depiction of our view across the Clark Fork River , which empties into Pend Oreille. Lots of low clouds around these parts - here's a shot of the Clark Fork River, which is a pretty big river!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar View Post
    Yeah, I really like the misty look. This technique uses a spray bottle! and tilting the painting to let the paint run.

    Actually, we're temporarily living in a riverfront cottage in Heron, Montana, (while our house overlooking Lake Pend Oreille (about 25 miles away) is undergoing a serious remodel). This painting is also a fair depiction of our view across the Clark Fork River , which empties into Pend Oreille. Lots of low clouds around these parts - here's a shot of the Clark Fork River, which is a pretty big river!

    Absolutely gorgeous view - and so different from any landscape view within thousands of kilometres of me.

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