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animal drawings, paintings. anyone?

 
 
Vivien
 
Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2004 11:38 am
do you draw/paint your pets?

I do occasionally, though most of my work is landscape based.

this is a charcoal sketch i did at the local zoo on a freezing February day a couple of years back - the orang utan's were wrapping themselves up in old sheets to keep warm (they were in a heated indoor part behind glass)

This one was so intelligent and watched intently while i drew her, the baby rampaged about and I had to draw a bit more of him each time he returned to the same position.

if you have any drawings/paintings of animals or pets please show them here?


http://www.able2know.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11568/normal_orangutang%20and%20babygreyscale%20copy.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2004 05:19 pm
I love em, not a line wasted. good stuff vivien, I wish I could learn how to post pix. i cant get the damn scanner to work right and I dont have a flash card input yet. too busy and lazy.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2004 05:40 pm
aaaaw, what a beautiful picture of a cute pair!
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colorbook
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2004 05:47 pm
I saw this in the gallery earlier. You've captured the Orangutans quite beautifully!
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Vivien
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2004 10:53 am
farmer please sort this scanner out! I would love to see your work

thanks everyone - but more drawings??? anyone's pets ...?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2004 11:18 am
I have to get some thing that allows me to "stitch" the drawings together . i guess I could post some photos of the smaller ones , as soon as I get over to Staples and buy a USB flash card docker
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kita
 
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Reply Sat 6 Mar, 2004 04:27 pm
WOW, Vivien, that's a beautiful, sensitive drawing! I do a bit too when I get the time, but find that I battle with 'live' sketching. Too much of a control-freak, can't "let go". I find it easier to work from a photo so I know the subject won't move. Laughing
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Vivien
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2004 03:25 pm
thanks Very Happy

I think working from photos has different problems
...working from life you have the problem of them moving and have to wait until they go back to a position again and have maybe several drawings going at once

...but working from a photo it is more of a problem to see the 3 dimensionality or feel the atmospher.

there's no winning! i prefer to draw from life though as i find that particular set of problems the easiest to deal with

I did do drawings of our cats (now sadly deceased) from photos, and a linoprint - but the quick sketches i did from life were much truer to them and their character.
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kita
 
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Reply Wed 10 Mar, 2004 03:55 pm
Know what you mean about catching the character when drawing from life (as opposed to getting every darn hair in place), but I battle to "go loose". I guess it's all practise, practise, practise. Saw your site - gorgeous landscapes! I would love to see your lino. Love the look of the technique, never tried it myself though. One day...
These are acrylics:
http://www.flamingjava.co.za/cats/kiang.jpghttp://www.flamingjava.co.za/cats/anakin.jpg
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Vivien
 
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Reply Thu 11 Mar, 2004 11:20 am
Oh Kita that is lovely! only one image though - I think there should be two? The one i can see is a tabby with a wonderful expressive face Very Happy

It would be boring if we all worked the same way and you have as style of your own so don't knock it.

oh the second one has appeared - lovely
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Thok
 
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Reply Thu 11 Mar, 2004 11:26 am
Very nice pictures! Respect! :-)
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ableaf
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2004 09:34 am
Drawing from photos
Hi,
That's a great drawing!!!

I love to draw too and I'm still learning.
I always wondered if copying from a picture can be considerd a real drawing. It is not really my creation so what is it?
CAn somebody answer this question?

I usually draw from photos that i find in the internet.
I love to draw animals ,especially tigers.

Angela.
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Vivien
 
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Reply Sun 25 Apr, 2004 11:14 am
mmm I think you are right to doubt that it is truly your own. It is a perfectly valid way to work while learning but you would learn much much more from working from a live animal and as a second best, your own photographs.

A lot of the work in composition and lighting has been done for you in somebody elses picture - and copyright would be a problem if you were selling.


Why not post some?
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ableaf
 
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Reply Sun 25 Apr, 2004 01:06 pm
Hi,

Thank you for your reply.
I do understand what you are trying to say. I always thought that drawing something meant visualizing something in your mind and expressing it onto a paper ,I always doubted that my drawings could have been defined as such since I have copied them from a photograph.
I love to draw and I am still learning .
I have a few drawings of tigers but I don't' know how to post them.
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ableaf
 
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Reply Mon 26 Apr, 2004 01:01 pm
My drawings tigers
What do you think? Any input is appreciated.

http://home.nycap.rr.com/angel1111/tigerb.gif


http://home.nycap.rr.com/angel1111/tigers2b.gif


http://home.nycap.rr.com/angel1111/tigersketchb.jpg
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Vivien
 
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Reply Tue 27 Apr, 2004 03:43 pm
very good, particularly the first one. You obviously have talent and should really develop it by working from life.

Aren't tigers beautiful? I much prefer them to lions who seem sort of dog-like in comparison. Foxes always seem to have some cat in them and aren't so doglike. Just me and my thoughts on them!
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ableaf
 
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Reply Wed 28 Apr, 2004 03:11 pm
Thanks
Very Happy I really appreciated your input.
Tigers are my favorite animal and yes they are beautiful.
Their colors and stripes make them special to me.
unfortunely I don't like to use colors in my drawings.

Angela.
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secoh2000
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2004 10:39 am
Here are two pieces of mine, I thought they were pretty good... that is until I saw some of the work on this site and other sites Shocked .

They are both pastel pieces (19.5" x 25.5"), done for my color theory class. One is of my 17yr old outdoor cat, snowball. Snowball took me about 2/3 days to complete. The other is a dreamy type of image of a polar bear that i drew up (actually started/finished it last monday)... of which i titled it "Amongst The Northern Lights".

Wish I could put these up as images, but I use free tripod, and they don't allow that. So the only way to display the images, is to give you the links; of which you'll have to copy and paste into a new window.

"Snowball"
http://flamedramons.tripod.com/Images/snowballoutside.jpg

"Amongst The Northern Lights"
http://flamedramons.tripod.com/Images/AmongstNorthernLights.jpg

Sorry about the image quality, my digital camera can't quite capture the true colors/apperance.
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ableaf
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2004 11:55 am
I am no expert but I like wat i see. I think they are beautiful!!!
Do you have other drawings like these?

Angela.
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secoh2000
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2004 12:30 pm
Thanks Angela, Glad you like them Smile

I just think I could have done a little better... but time constraints for classes and all. Do I have any other images... well... at the moment... no. I just started using pastels this year, and most of the class assignments were with color studys. We had little... shall we say "freedom" these two images i showed you are the exception. I do hope to create some more animal drawings in the future, it's a great stress reliever.

I do have a poster which I had to create for my "Intro To Computer Graphics"... which involves a kangaroo character. It's more cartoonish then real-life, but I think you might find it amusing. I created it using Adobe Illustrator CS. The theme of the poster is for celebrating art in may, cooridinated by my cities first friday committee (whomever they are).

http://flamedramons.tripod.com/Images/kangaroo4.jpg

To tell you the truth, i'm only a psuedo-artist, my major is computer science, and my minor is commercial design. I hope to use these two to get into the computer animation/modelling industry.

Oh yeah, one more thing, would anyone happen to know how much it migh be to get those two pastels framed. I was told that my local gallery would frame them at a student discount; however, i think it will still be in the $200 range... which is a bit much for me.

Jeff
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