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    Default The FP Geeks Themed Sketch

    This is the resurrection of of the themed sketch, however we will be working monthly.

    Here is your challenge: at the beginning of each month, a theme will be posted. Anyone whom wants to participate makes one or more sketches of their interpretation of the theme during the month. You can post one, or one each day, or all at once - it's up to you. If you can't post it during the month, that's OK, too. The purpose is to get folks to draw, create and have some fun.

    As far as medium, though pen and ink are encouraged, you can use pencil, watercolor, charcoal, crayon, or digital media. I would encourage you to occasionally get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Think you can't draw -- BS! Anyone can draw, and we want many of you to play along, so please give it a shot.

    There is no right or wrong way to interpret a theme, so think outside the box. Likewise, there are no prizes, other than the self satisfaction you get from creating a work of art. So come on in and enter a sketch or two.

    Since there will be a total solar eclipse in North America, later this month (and I am in North America) the first theme, for August 2017 will be SUN. So let's light up this place.

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    I will try to keep up.
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    No worries. Have fun with it.

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    First entry: My interpretation of this month's theme, a Sundial.

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    Default Re: The FP Geeks Themed Sketch

    Very nice. I have a few in mind and will start on them tonight.

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    OK. With apologies to the First Nations / Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, The Sun.


    pnw sun.jpg by Charlie Wrenn, on Flickr

    Noodler's Black and Noodler's Rattler Red Eel; Dip pen with Speedball B6 nib.
    I love this style of art but am still learning about it. There are differences in the details of the various geographic areas of the region; I've blended a few of them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowbear View Post
    OK. With apologies to the First Nations / Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, The Sun.

    Noodler's Black and Noodler's Rattler Red Eel; Dip pen with Speedball B6 nib.
    I love this style of art but am still learning about it. There are differences in the details of the various geographic areas of the region; I've blended a few of them here.
    Nice!

    I had the same idea as you did here before settling on the Sundial above.
    The sun as depicted by various tribes and cultures around the world is worthy of a study in itself.
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    Default Re: The FP Geeks Themed Sketch

    Yes it is . . . I have another planned, though it is really complex. It is also interesting how some older cultures interpreted a solar eclipse.

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    Ok here is my first input using soft pastel chalks.


    Sunset by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr

    (Royal Talens Rembrandt Soft Pastels)

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    Well, if you don't mind me giving this a go, although I can't promise to be a faithful participant never mind an artistic one!

    My attempt at a "sun in splendour". Note to self: Patience, grasshopper!

    monthdrawaug01.jpg

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    Default Re: The FP Geeks Themed Sketch

    And here is the next one, which I created right before this evening.


    Sun by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr

    (Procreate, Apple Pencil, iPad Pro)

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    Inspired by Ptero's use of pastel chalks, here is my first attempt at working with pastels (Derwent Pastel Crayons and Faber Castell soft Pastel blocks).


    pasatel poppies 3 resized.jpg

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    Today´s scribbling.
    I´m not satisfied how the white drawing ink finally looks, I wanted to create a white halo, but it turned out looking just gray.....


    Sun 2 by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr

    (Rohrer & Klingner Zeichentusche Schwarz, Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus, P.W. Akkerman Oranje Boven, Pelikan 4001 Violett, Pelikan Drawing Ink White)
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    Okay, second entry this month, an interpretation of the Sun inspired by the Land of the Rising Sun.

    Last edited by penwash; August 6th, 2017 at 09:38 AM.
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    Awesome, folks!

    I just got home a couple hours ago from a short trip that started off bad and seemed to last forever. I'll try to sketch a little tonight.

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    Sunset over Tower Bridge, in one of the world's most beautiful cities. I miss London......

    Pigment ink pen and various ink washes + kids' wax crayons.

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    Awesome input Migo

    Here is my next one:


    Sun 3 by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr

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    IMG_0106.jpg by Charlie Wrenn, on Flickr

    Acrylic ink, Speedball B-6 nib, #4 sable watercolor brush

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    Third entry: A Byzantine church inside with a lone Sun -ray penetrating the darkness.

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    Applauding appreciatively from the sidelines!
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