Saturday, April 26, 2008

Day 2 of 21

©Kathleen Rietz
Yuck, I'm not liking the rough watercolor paper. Not happy with this, but posting it. It was supposed to be part of a triptych for "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil", but this is the only one even worth posting. Yech!

Day 2 of the 21 Day Challenge to create every day.

This is better...
©Kathleen Rietz
Trying a new angle..

16 comments:

  1. I missed your illos, Kate!! Thy are so so sweet ^^

    Hugs! I´ll come soon :)

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  2. I Love them both Kate!

    I think the little girl is adorable. Why don't you like it? I know cold press can be very frustrating sometimes.. but I do like this.

    The perspective is a tough one, and you did a great job. Love that sketch!

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  3. I like them both also. The little girl is great! Sometimes the shock of a different 'look' to your own work can make you not like it regardless of how well it actually turned out! I have the same feelings about the cold-press stuff I've done. Maybe it's because I work so small and the cold-press texture interferes with things at smaller scales....

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  4. I am thoroughly enjoying the first days of your journey. I can feel you STRETCH as an artist already! Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise! Great perspective and composition of the swinging feller, btw. :)

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  5. both of these are wonderful, and bravo to you for trying some new things, it's hard to venture out of our comfort zones, but you're doing it, and really well too!!

    a : )

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  6. an admirable challenge!
    I love the loose watercolor-

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  7. wow, your sketch is clean! I wouldn't be able to draw without eraser many time and get all the positionally right!

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  8. I actually like the texture of the watercolour paper!
    That dramatic angle in the swing picture looks fantastic! You've done a brilliant job.

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  9. Hi Kate...

    these are awesome...I love them both....what fun and I think you should do all three of those cute little hear no evil, see no evil, etc...very cute!!!!

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  10. What a fun challenge! I love everything that you have created so far. The girl is adorable.

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  11. I like the perspective drawing, but I think your being too hard on the full color little girl, it looks terrific.

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  12. kate, i think they are both great. tried some rough watercolor yesterday too. not totally happy with that one, but i still want to try more.

    The sketch of the boy on the swing is really wonderful. Not an easy perspective to capture but you nailed it. Love the toes-ies. :)
    teri

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  13. I understand the problem with the paper. I had that ssue and I use hot press paper now. But I LOVE the little girl! She is GREAT!!!

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  14. I love the swing picture, very interesting it is so full of life..

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  15. Great job stepping out of the ole comfort zone. I like both images a lot, but I know what you mean with the rough paper. I didn't much care for it when I tried it either.

    Your style is very refined, so it makes sense that it would fight with that paper. But who knows, having tried something new, you might find yet another avenue of expression... or not, it's fun playing though, eh?

    Anywho, it still turned out waaaaaaay cute! Also love the feets on the little swinging boy. Great forced perspective.

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  16. Wow Kate, I have missed so much of what you've been up to! All of the sketches you've been doing on a daily basis are wonderful. You really capture posturing and expressions very well, and your animals are the cutest! I won't take the time to comment on all of them, but please know I did go through each and every one and I applaud you for a job (and challenge) well done!
    And congrats on whatever 'secret' project you're working on ;)

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