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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Mother Earth - A Digital Print on: February 18, 2008 04:49:18 PM
Wow, this is so powerful! I absolutely Love it! Great message, you should definately see about getting this produced for all to see! So many people underestimate the importance of our unborn babies and their mommas' too!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Jeep Painting on: February 18, 2008 04:44:41 PM
Very cool on your major. I sometimes feel like I'm leading a double-life as I'm majoring in engineering yet I have such a fondness for art and all things creative.

I am so glad that I could help you! Good luck and I DEFINATELY want to see any more renditions of the piece that you happen to do!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bored At Work - Office Space Wallet on: February 17, 2008 08:45:18 PM
Gee, you've got me beat. The best I have ever come up with is a post-it house.

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4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A few eye masks left over from Valentine gifts on: February 17, 2008 08:38:07 PM
I just had a quick thought of inspiration. I'm not sure how big you are on aromatherapy If i were you, I would add a drop of lavender oil to the masks for that "extra" touch. Lavender is associated with calming. I have a first hand experience with the power of lavender when I had a crazy mare that was not willing to simmer down so that I could take a look at a wound of her's. I went in and got some lavender oil and rubbed it on my hands. I took a big whiff, she took a big whiff and we both calmed down long enough to get her fixed up and back out. Needless to say I didn't keep the horse much longer as she was certifiably crazy, but the lavender definately works  Smiley just a quick suggestion! Obviously the oil will come out in the wash but it will have the same effect like "new car smell" ha!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Jeep Painting on: February 17, 2008 08:22:57 PM
My goodness this is such a happy picture! I absolutely love the colors. If I may throw in my few cents to help you,

Things that occur in nature (trees, rocks, flowers) are never symmetrical. The hardest part of drawing nature is breaking our minds out of the mindset of making it look "just right". In fact, the moment you quit trying so hard to draw the rocks is the very same moment they start actually looking like rocks. It is a mystery of art that I have found.

As far as your perspective is concerned, I'm not sure how familiar you are with perspective lines but they would be something I would recommend you did some of your own research on. It's a pretty easy concept to grasp as far as lines in a drawing in relation to one another but the hardest part is learning to draw things as they appear and not as we think we see them (as mentioned by Seegmonster).

Heres a few quick pointers I may suggest about this piece specifically:

The actual bodies of all the jeeps are amazing in their detail and precision. However, the left jeep (yellowish-greenish) has a bit of a mix-up with its front tires. Without totally redrawing the picture, I would suggest you try to elevate the bumper slightly on the end with the tire on the rock. That will make your jeep bumped appear to go downhill from the tire to the middle jeep. Hope that makes sense?

The magenta jeep appears to have both front tires on rocks. Which leads me to believe that part of the under carriage could be visible. Coudl you try to include some underbody action in your drawing? I wish I knew the parts of a jeep well enough to suggest...but show some of the jeep's "innerds".

Watercolors are by far the trickiest of mediums because not only are you dealing with color, you're dealing with water. The easiest way to paint with watercolor is let the color and water do all the work, you just point it in the right direction. The more you try to manipulate and color it, the more manipulated and restricted your paintings will be.


Now, I'm no expert or professional..just a mere hobbyist. I think this is a FABULOUS job! Its so cute that you all have matching Jeeps. Great job! Hope my jibber-jabber makes sense in the least form.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: *sLiGhTly MuTATed FLUFFY-FLOOFY- PUNK ROCK Valentine TUtU (WEAR ONE)*IMG FAT on: February 14, 2008 04:58:49 PM
Quite honestly, it reminds me of a bag of skittles.

and I LOOOOOOOVE skittles!

Very nice!!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: First sewn dress. Brown & flowery. (A bit IMG fat) on: February 14, 2008 04:56:14 PM
I love the fabric! Very nice for your first!! Great job on the construction!
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