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  • #16
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    Bob,

    Try very fine lines that run with the curve of the sail. For dark shading make the spacing between the lines very tight. For light shading let the spacing be wider. Add a second and even third layer of lines for very dark shades.

    By following the curve of the sail you add to the idea of the sails being filled with wind and pulling against the points where they are anchored to the mast.

    Susan
    Lora

    Art Designs Studio: https://www.artdesignsstudio.com/
    LSIrish.com: https://www.lsirish.com/
    CarvingPatterns.com: https://www.carvingpatterns.com/

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    • #17
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      Thanks for the plug Wade. I agree that Sue Walter's work is outstanding and I took one of her books off the shelf. Her animals are amazing and I wish that I could master animals. Perhaps one of these days I'll start working on my fur (using Sue's book) so I can get more experience doing animals. We each have our own "thing" that we excel at, Sue's got her animals and I have my people, florals and lighthouses. Another excellent animal/wildlife burner is Orchid Davis who is here in the US and will be teaching at the Pyrography Festival here in Washington state next year. She will be doing one class on fur and one on feathers. I'm teaching two days but I'm hoping that I can get together with her and learn some of her techniques first hand. She has two books (I have both) and is working on a third. Worth getting!
      NedraIce Cream

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      • #18
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        Hi Wade: Thank you, I just came from Nedra's site and wow your right what a wonderful inspiration.
        Kathy

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        • #19
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          Susan....thanks for the tip. I can use all the pointers that I can get. I love the scene in the heart, a nice combination of tranquility and energy.

          Bob
          Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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          • #20
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            Bob,

            When you get a chance to surf the net next look up pen and ink etchings, wood block carving, wood block etchings. All of these use a simple line technique for creating shading tones.

            There are quite a few techniques, perhaps the most known is cross hatching. Even if the etching is not an image that you would chose to burn you can find some great ideas on how an area was done. Albrecht Durer and E. C Echer (sp) are two artists that were very famous for their pen and ink work.

            Susan
            Lora

            Art Designs Studio: https://www.artdesignsstudio.com/
            LSIrish.com: https://www.lsirish.com/
            CarvingPatterns.com: https://www.carvingpatterns.com/

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            • #21
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              Susan....I have long admired the wood cuts/etchings done in earlier times and publications. For example the "Illustrated London News" was a long time favorite, their ship images where often quite awesome. Their artists were quite professional, though not seamen/seafarers, and you can tell the difference in their representation of the waves and sea action. Their ship portraiture was perfect, but their impression was often spoiled by unrealistic water, as is often the failing of painters of all periods who attempt to do sea scapes, if they only sea the sea from the shore. Out upon the sea, your perspective is different, as is the action of the waves in various sea states. The first modern painter to capture this difference was Chris Mayger, a British artist who went to sea on a liner with a film camera to capture accurate images at sea under various conditions. He studied the results and captured the effect well in his work. Geoff Hunt, Geoffrey Hubband, Mark Myers, John Groves, Roy Cross and Derek Gardner are among those who followed in his footsteps.

              Found a great link to ship and sea pictures www.eraoftheclipperships.com for those who enjoy that sort of thing. Inspiring!!!

              Bob
              Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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              • #22
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                Wow Bob awesome site ! Added to favorites , something about those ships just make me want to head to the shore !

                Ash

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