Art Attic forum: Art Challenges #2 (March)

 
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ImageSharon
Feb 12, 2011 2:20 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Here's our second challenge, due by the middle of March.

You can create your art work in any medium using this picture as your base. You may paint it, draw it, sculpt it, mix your media, abstract it....anything you want to do. We only ask that you retain the subject as is in the original photo.

Pollyk has the Iris Cubit and her amazing photos are beautiful. I've borrowed this photo from her, and I think you'll enjoy working with it. I also think it will adapt well with any medium.

Thumb of 2011-02-12/Sharran/2f9384
Imagesheryl
Feb 12, 2011 5:51 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Wow - from a gardener's perspective, that's stunning.

From an artist perspective .... well.... wow again!

Guess I better finish the first one.
Imagepastime
Feb 13, 2011 8:36 AM CST
Name: Diana
Northern Illinois boonies
Sharon, you're killing me! That's going to be a hard one on the puter. I should dust off my paints and brushes for this one. It's been a long time since I opened that cabinet. Maybe some mousy ate my brushes.
Imagesheryl
Feb 13, 2011 9:50 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Diana, are you using Photoshop? You could do something cool with the gradient tool....?
ImageSharon
Feb 13, 2011 11:47 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Open that cabinet, Diana!!!
Imagepastime
Feb 14, 2011 7:33 AM CST
Name: Diana
Northern Illinois boonies
Sheryl, I use Adobe Illustrator. It's kind of like CAD, but different. I'll probably use the gradient mesh tool with lots of rows and columns. It makes a nice look if I can find the right colors. I better go download the picture first.

Sharron I bet all my acrylics are hard as rocks. I used to draw flowers on bird houses and Anna would sell them when she had her floral shop. That was a while back!
Imagesheryl
Feb 14, 2011 7:42 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Mmm - I wish I knew how to use Illustrator.
Imagepastime
Feb 14, 2011 8:12 AM CST
Name: Diana
Northern Illinois boonies
It's a tough one to learn. I learned the basics through engaged learning, but then took a semester of Illustrator at our local college. Steady hands, and practice, practice and practice more. The fun part is adding color to all the shapes. I look at some of the colors on the prairie flowers I drew when I first started and cringe. I'm in the process of redoing some of them, but not too many. The past is the past. This is one I updated last week. Downy Gentian.

I'm getting off the subject of this thread, so Iris, get ready!

Thumb of 2011-02-14/pastime/9fc986
Imagesheryl
Feb 14, 2011 8:23 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
So delicate.
ImageSharon
Feb 14, 2011 11:16 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Beautiful, Diana.
ImageSofonisba
Feb 14, 2011 9:34 PM CST
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
What a beautiful iris. I want to participate, but am swamped with drawing other stuff! I would want to quilt this, and since I don't quilt, it would be a learning experience!

Diana, I'd love to learn Illustrator.

ImageSharon
Feb 14, 2011 10:12 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Just save these that you want to use, and do them when you have time, Harper.

We just thought that deadlines might push the creative urge to the front faster.

Wouldn't the iris be a great quilt? I can see it as a batik wall hanging too.
Imagepastime
Feb 15, 2011 7:19 AM CST
Name: Diana
Northern Illinois boonies
There was a quilt exhibit at work one year. I was amazed at the designs. Not your usual patchwork quilts. The Iris would fall right into the category of quilts that were exhibited.
AlohaHoya
Feb 16, 2011 11:25 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
GREAT subject, Sharon..... love the challenges!!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagesheryl
Feb 21, 2011 1:01 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Has anyone started theirs? I'm lagging on this one, life got in the way again, darn it.
Imagearejay59
Feb 21, 2011 2:36 PM CST
Name: Arejay aka Robin Brann
Maine
4th Annual Iris Sale going on now!
I started!!
AlohaHoya
Feb 21, 2011 3:03 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I am SO far behind I think I am ahead of it all... Confused
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagesheryl
Feb 21, 2011 6:23 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Good for you, Robin! What medium are you working in?

Well, Carol - you have your choice of which one you wanna do - we won't make you do *all* of them, lol... no pressure...
Imagearejay59
Feb 21, 2011 6:31 PM CST
Name: Arejay aka Robin Brann
Maine
4th Annual Iris Sale going on now!
Oh I cant tell yet!! Im almost done.
Imagesheryl
Feb 21, 2011 6:40 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Cool - I love surprises!

Hey ya'll - along with the new stuff around here, I started a 'chat' forum, so anyone can go yap there without feeling like they're off topic.

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