Thompson Falls, Montana - SketchCrawl

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Thompson Falls, Montana - SketchCrawl

Postby ZUPZUP » Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:00 pm

This is my first SketchCrawl, and I have to say that it was an enormous amount of fun to participate in. I was able to round up two other people to sketch with me in this sleepy little Montana town, and I hope to get there works to post up here as well.....so for now here are my contributions. The first images is qouache on a piece of chipboard and the second image is gouache/pastel on paper with pen over the top.

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Postby enrico » Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:19 pm

Beautiful work Zupzup ... I really feel I am seeing some of Montana through these ... I've never been ...
thanks for sharing !

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Postby ZUPZUP » Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:28 pm

Hey thanks Enrico. It was a lot of fun, and I definately plan on participating on the next one!! I'm looking forward to doing a winter SketchCrawl, where the icy cold trys to freeze off a persons fingers, and you have to keep breathing on your paints in order to keep them from freezing.

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Postby Gerald » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:04 pm

Those are great sketches Zupzup :shock:

I like that you took the time to set up some gouache
and pastels to do your sketches. They both turned out
nice.

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Postby ZUPZUP » Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:13 am

Thanks Gerald. I find that my qouache and pastels are about the easiest thing for me to pack around, and allow me the freedom to experiment with color, texture, etc... with a little bit of water, a couple of brushes and a mini pallette, I can be on my way.

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Postby lexidawn » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:58 am

I'm loving the intensity in your skethces ZUPZUP. The gouache looks like it was a brilliant idea. Pretty awesome stuff for your first sketchcrawl!!

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WOW!!

Postby Ice-Cream Monster » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:10 pm

ZUPZUP,

YOur paintings are amazing! :)

Alina :lol:

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Postby klammed » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:59 pm

yeah, really amazing. Those are great! :D

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Postby Pica » Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:34 pm

Wow.

Thanks for sharing these, ZUPZUP.

Pastels always seem so fragile to me but you've given me inspiration to take them out into the field! I may try to do some this weekend.

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Postby ZUPZUP » Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:17 pm

Thanks Alina, Klammed, and Pica for all those very nice comments.

To Pica -- Don't be afraid of those pastels, I like using NuPastels made by Prismacolor, they are a little bit stiffer and not as fragile as some, but it still gives you a nice vibrant line. Dig in and smear those babies around, pastels can be a great way of laying down some color really quickly, and then you can come back over the top with paints, pens, pencils, whatever...good luck!

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Postby Thorsten » Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:37 pm

oh, yes, ZUPZUP, one of them definetly reminds me of the feeling I had, when drove one curve after curve through Montana one long day! Wouldn't there have been those fantastic colours you captured, too, I would have run mad that one day ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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Postby ZUPZUP » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:01 pm

Yes, we have are fair share of curves and lots and lots of gravel roads and mud puddles.


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