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    Cacti from my Barcelona sketchbook:
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    A painting of Big Lake in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada:
    Lagomorphosis - Vin's Sketches

    The next kids-type illustration I'm working on. I've been listening to CCR lately.
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    Landscapes:
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    Corner Street Players:
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    Finished up the first painting I did when I came back from the Badlands workshop:
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    Fall in the River Valley:
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    IOW #6, "Botanical Garden of the Future":
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    It's a barn:
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    hi vineris, thanks for taking the time to critique my work!

    i really like your landscapes, you have a great sense of colour and mood. i really love the colours and the minimalism in the painting of the reeds as well as the painting with the purple clouds! Keep up the awesome work!
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    @Bella DC - Thanks! Colours are definitely my favourite thing to do.

    One of these days I'm going to find an illustration method that works. Today doesn't seem to be the day. IOW #6:
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    Just an experiment in lighting and colour. Poison apple:
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    You're a real inspiration! I really dig the illustration work! Keep it up!
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    Some lighting and rendering practice:
    Attachment 1346400
    I used this wonderful reference photo by Jaymasee.

    And a couple of new goes at old CHOWs:

    Harajuku Warrior (dang, I need to fix that skin colour. It looks nice and warm on the Cintiq but kinda technicolor on other monitors.)
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    Titania:
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    Animal sketches from random photos found online:

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    Illustration:
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    Sketch for Hallowe'en CHOW. If I was on Team Vampire:
    Attachment 1352595
    (I'd be a Malkavian. They have more fun.)
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    So here's the story. This year I thought I'd do an acrylic portrait for International Self-Portrait Day. Sat down after lunch, started working, three hours or so later the light was going and dinnertime was nigh. I took the thing out to the kitchen to get a second opinion and Mr. Vin and I agreed that the portrait was shite. Complete and utter crap.

    So after a good dose of swearing and dinner I took another couple hours to do this digital self-portrait, from life for a change (I usually end up doing them from photos because, well, look at the lighting. Atmosphere de fluorescent bulb.)

    Lagomorphosis - Vin's Sketches

    But now I have this problem with acrylics. Then I remembered that there used to be a guy who did these little acrylic portraits for practice using a big brush and limited palette. So I decided to start doing a few for practice and see whether I can improve. They're tiny so they can be done quite quickly, apart from the usual lot of work I still plan to do.

    Here's the results of today's experiments:

    Attachment 1357089 Attachment 1357090

    These took about half an hour each. The first one I used iron oxide black as the cool colour and quinacridone red for the red, the second I switched to Payne's gray and permanent alizarin hue. I'm also using yellow ochre and titanium white. I think I'll stick with Payne's gray as I seem to like it, but I'm not sure I've settled on a red.

    So... the big brush was really hard to control and I'm not really pleased with the results, but hey, I guess when you're at the bottom all roads lead up. The cheering thought is that I can steal photos with impunity because no photographer is going to recognize their subjects in these.
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    More quickie portraits:

    Attachment 1358361 Attachment 1358362

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    Using a slightly smaller brush for these (3/8" flat rather than 1/2" flat). I think the top two used permanent alizarin red while the bottom was cadmium red middle.

    These are slightly better than the last batch, I think.
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