August 22, 2021 at 10:38 am #1695173August 24, 2021 at 1:58 pm #1705158August 25, 2021 at 9:58 pm #1708118August 31, 2021 at 8:58 pm #1726481September 1, 2021 at 8:24 pm #1728285September 4, 2021 at 4:25 pm #1732964
As always, torn between using gouache loosely and quickly, (which is usually the way I’ve seen it used most effectively), and my natural tendency to render things and not stop while things have a fresh, loose feel.
Lots of stuff that’s not good in the second gouache study, but I’m trying to stop from over rendering.September 7, 2021 at 10:30 pm #1746889September 8, 2021 at 2:13 am #1747058Hanan YoussefParticipant
Wow!!! Did you do all this without the mentorship?? If so 👏👏👏
Fabulous gesture! And great work ethic! It’s obvious you’ve put sweat into this, and it has PAID!
Amazing!!!!September 9, 2021 at 4:27 pm #1749627
Thanks Hanan. Not sure what you mean by mentorship. Is that something offered by NMA?
Appreciate your comments.September 9, 2021 at 7:05 pm #1749840
Really been struggling. I’ve skipped days because I was embarrassed to post some of my efforts. I don’t think that’s the way to do this challenge, so I’m just going to post no matter how much I cringe. I am just not able to loosen up this time around and my proportions and line quality are terrible. I’ll just keep trying and hope things come together a but more, hopefully soon.
Tried working larger, (18″ x 24″), with Sharpie’s.September 10, 2021 at 12:11 am #1750174David CarterParticipant
It’s all relative you know: specifically if I was posting these ’embarrassing’ efforts I would be mightily proud of my work. We are all students, standing on the shoulders of giants etc. The gesture sketches have life and lovely flowing forms. I think you are right about posting no matter what. It shows the progression. I’m really enjoying your efforts – keep going!
As the French say: courage!
David.September 10, 2021 at 8:30 am #1750782
Thanks David. I think I’m just discouraged with my post surgery rehab. It’s limiting my movements and activities. Without aerobic exercise I find it difficult to get rid of the stress.
Your encouragement really helps.
Have you decided to do another 100 day challenge? I think you should. You showed consistent improvement with your first one. Building on your previous success while it’s fresh in your mind seems like a great way to grow and develop good habits.September 10, 2021 at 7:42 pm #1751932September 14, 2021 at 7:52 pm #1767024September 14, 2021 at 7:57 pm #1767026
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