Monday, March 01, 2010
This is Duchess. She belongs to Jean from Canada who goes by Justjean in Wetcanvas. We met thru the project trades there. I did this picture for the WDE (Weekend Drawing Event) where a different person posts 16 photos. We have 30 minutes to choose what we want to do. Then after starting our painting/drawing, we are supposed to post what we have done after 2 hours. New photos are posted every Friday.
I don't know how or why the WDE started but it is a great opportunity to use photos that we might normally not see or have. Sometimes they will put a condition of "only for this WDE" on a photo but most are available for us to use freely.
Everyone who posts tries to post photos that will appeal to a variety of people. Some Floral, animal, still life, marine, and landscape. Some artists do just one and do a very detailed drawing/painting. Some do several and some do line type drawings of all of them. It's really fun to see the same photo done in so many different mediums and ways. It's like looking at the photos thru everone else's eyes.
If there is anyone who hasn't been to Wetcanvas, go over and take a look. Something there for just about everyone. It's free to join and you need to join if you want to participate. The first night I found the forum, I was on the site running around trying to see everything. I was there until about 4 am. And I still spend quite a lot of time there. I participate in several of the different areas, but I also just browse some of the others to see all the great work.
Duchess is about 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches on green cardstock with colored pencils.