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[2587] Artist: Dabbler | Title: Cloudy afternoon | Time: 42m 48s
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Dabbler @ Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 11:40 AM
My first painting here. Hello :)
Dabbler @ Friday, March 7th 2014, 7:18 AM
Errmm does anyone else come to draw on this site at all? I see all the works and yet no people here, ever!
grace @ Friday, March 21st 2014, 12:32 PM
Beautiful sky. Sadly, this site is deserted. I keep hoping people will start drawing here again.
Suntan @ Monday, March 24th 2014, 4:34 PM
Hi! Nicely done!
I've hurt my hand and hope to be back soon.
Hope you'll stick around and draw again. :)
grace @ Sunday, March 30th 2014, 2:26 AM
Sorry to hear about your injury, Sunny. Hope it heals quickly.
Suntan @ Friday, June 13th 2014, 7:19 PM
Hand is better, thanks for asking. Just finished with OT this week and got clearance from Orthopedic, too. :) So good to go. Now I wish I could draw...just tried and Java collapse?? What to do?..I think I have the latest addition. :

[2585] Artist: Xina54 | Title: The Joy of Shi | Time: 34m 57s
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Xina54 @ Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 7:04 AM
Laptops have a lot to answer for. I just don't sit at the desk anymore, so the pen and tablet aren't plugged in and I forget to draw . . .
I'm thrilled some of my old drawings are still here.
Thank you Grace for keeping the site open.
grace @ Saturday, August 4th 2012, 5:17 PM
What fun to see a new drawing from you, Xina. No one ever comes here anymore. But I'll keep it open in case any of the old gang ever want to draw.
Suntan @ Monday, January 7th 2013, 9:19 PM
Hi there....blast from the past! :) I'm looking to doodle...which I hope is soon.
KuteDymples @ Monday, June 3rd 2013, 12:04 PM
Xina! Great doodle...and I am hoping to get a few in myself. I'd love it if this place was alive with wonderful works again. I just hafta say, it's been my all-time favorite places to draw and great artists to boot!

[311] Artist: Suntan | Title: . | Time: 1h 39m
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Suntan @ Friday, January 6th 2012, 9:35 AM
GOLDEN GINKGO AWARD for w/e Dec 8, 2007. Congratulations!

I did not name is not mine but an image borrowed from a fashion class...That it looks nothing like, I might add. lol. In the picture i have, the woman is soft, has a sophisticated air about her, and beautiful. hmmm..may go to the vast waste land of many before her..I'll have to see. ha! :)

Swandieve @ Thursday, November 29th 2007, 12:05 PM
This is reaaaallly gorgeous. I think my favorite of yours!
grace @ Thursday, November 29th 2007, 2:09 PM
When I saw the thumbnail on the Portal page I tried to guess who did this and couldn't. I thought maybe Bakenius but I know he's away in Prague until the 30th (which is why the Golden Ginkgo Award will be late this week. I told him we'd wait for him to return to pick one.) To me it's like a character from one of those exquisitely costumed British period piece productions-Masterpiece Theatre or a Merchant Ivory film. She looks like a tragic 1920's heroine--maybe from a Henry James story or Edith Wharton. And she's got Grace Kelly magical golden hair, too. Love it all.
Swandieve @ Thursday, November 29th 2007, 4:33 PM
i'd pick this as a GGA
Suntan @ Thursday, November 29th 2007, 10:01 PM
OH YOU GUYS!! =D Flattery will get you everywhere!!...or at the very least not a victim of the delete button. hehee.

Seriously, thank you very very much. It such fun to see all your individual thoughts about her. My thought is..of course.. there is plenty i am not happy with. (am I EVER going to be happy about my work???!) I mean look at her neck! Last weekend I watched &quot;MODIGLIANI&quot; with Andy Garcia and I am not over it. Please see it if you can, it's so good. Beautiful, dark, sad (crying!!)...and somehow, I ended up with such a long neck on this. hmmm, i wonder why.
grace @ Friday, November 30th 2007, 12:32 PM
I have my movie finder expert on the lookout for that movie, Suntan, since you mentioned it before. Sounds like something I'd really enjoy, too. Thanks for the heads up.
grace @ Monday, December 10th 2007, 3:16 PM
There is something so special about this picture. It works, as an entire composition, there are elements of it that are technically masterful and places where I think I can see that you were struggling with it. But something transcends the technical aspects and just shines out of it. Congratulations, Suntan. I'm so glad Swan 'broke the rules' to draw attention to this picture and give it the credit it deserves. (yes, I know it was not drawn during last week but I decided to make an exception here. I don't think it's even written anywhere, is it? that the GGA must come from the previous week only, although that has been the tradition. I think that I'd like, in general for that to be what we do for picking the GGA but I also think that if someone wants to honour an earlier work of art that's okay with me. Anyone have thoughts on this?)
Swandieve @ Monday, December 10th 2007, 4:45 PM
I agree, Grace. I've seen excellent pieces of art go by that I thought should have gotten more recognition, because a different one was chosen that week. (I didn't realize i chose outside of my week, incidentally)
grace @ Monday, December 10th 2007, 7:25 PM
No need to feel badly at all, Suzie. I've always asked people to pick from between certain dates as well and would have reminded Swan except that we went away for a couple days on a whim and I didn't get a chance to address it. There isn't really an archive section, as such. It's just that when we, as admin, mark a picture as archived, the site programming doesn't automatically delete it. This site is programmed to delete work after it reaches a certain number (I think it's 1000 pictures) UNLESS it is marked 'archived'. I think we have enough voting with the Jam contest. And the percentage of our membership who bother with that (maybe 10% ?) is so small that I don't think it merits asking Noel to do another big chunk of programming. I know I have been remiss about archiving--I forget all about it sometimes. If anyone wants a picture of theirs or someone else's to be in the permanent Ginkgo Collection I am happy to mark it archived. Just ask in the comments.
Suntan @ Monday, December 10th 2007, 9:18 PM
OOooOOMY!! ...and OOooGosh!! lol...First, thank you, swan, for picking this piece for the GGA! I was delighted and so surprised. I worked myself on this one, I think you can tell, even if not from the piece itself, but also from my time spent on it. As you all know, (i think) I'm not one that is able to spend a hunk of time on a's my patience, you know, as well as my skill level. All is a struggle. So I'm VERY grateful for the recognition from swan and you all. Thank you again, swan. Your explanation of why you chose this was very appreciated. I gained much from reading your reasons. I wish I could find this piece from the original artist and show you just how lovely it REALLY is. I've given the handout back to the art teacher and who knows what hands have it now....those fashion drawing classes have many students in them and it could be on a collage somewhere...but I will try. :)

Secondly, let me say, that should there be further discussion between the admins and the admins decide that swan should go back and choose within the time frame, I would in no way be upset...on the contrary, I would understand fully. Just as I understand, Suzie, that your feelings do not reflect on this piece of work of mine. :)

That all said, this, too, will be figured out...and in the end, I will remain very happy. Thank you. :D

[2008] Artist: emigre | Title: Dog Ghost | Time: 21m 52s
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emigre @ Friday, November 18th 2011, 6:18 PM

(Edited on September 2, 2008, 12:31 pm)
Miss Q @ Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 12:38 PM
Really great drawing!
Suntan @ Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 2:50 PM
Awesome, emi! You can paint anything and make it looks special!! ..and , ooh, yesss, I've seen this dog, also. I don't know about General Patton's dog, but I have see this breed. Great work. :)
gel_o @ Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 5:39 PM
This is so cool emigre! Yes, I would agree with George in that this is a bull terrier for sure. You did an excellent job capturing this one.
TheManInWhite @ Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 6:24 PM
Awesome draw Emi :D I love the way you've accented the muscles with different tones here, and the reflection on the floor is great too :D Excellent draw! :D WOOHOO! :D
flubbles @ Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 6:43 PM
My grandad had a bull terrier just like this when i was a lil kid, i used to vsit his farm every week and it was a vicious little thing used to nip your ankles and chew your wellington boots.His name was jip and it used to have a big round stone ball it used to roll about in the kitchen, and if you didnt roll it for him to fetch he would get grumpy and start barking
sparky7 @ Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 8:06 PM
&quot;Wow&quot;! This is a great picture! That is definitely a &quot;bull terrier&quot;. He looks like the dog that played in a movie about two dogs and a cat, who got lost hundreds of miles away from their home....and they had to find their way back home. It was a great movie....and they all made it back home safe and sound!!
qtgillie @ Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:48 AM
He looks like General Patton's dog! Good job!
emigre @ Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 1:47 PM
Bull terrier yes :) and no i have no dog :) i even think those are a bit scarry ;) merci all :)
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 8:25 PM
This is a wonderful drawing. The coloring and shading throughout showing the dogs muscular portions to it's body is my fav. part of this. The stance too. And the reflection as it stands on the ground is really a nice technique. Beautiful!
STARZSHINE @ Thursday, September 4th 2008, 12:45 AM
spuds! he is missing his black eye. very nice, love the reflection, great draw emi.
KuteDymples @ Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 6:40 PM
Awesome looking dog. I was asked not to long ago to draw one of these. They are interesting looking to say the least.

[2584] Artist: jeritonti | Title: Black Bird in Mist | Time: 26m 30s
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jeritonti @ Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 12:40 PM
First attempt, Black Bird in the mist....
grace @ Monday, October 3rd 2011, 7:14 PM
Lovely first go at using the drawing applets. Sorry I haven't been around much...busy with late summer/fall work outdoors and also had relatives visiting. Will be around a lot more during the late fall and winter months. So, if you need help just give a shout. Welcome!
Suntan @ Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 5:20 PM
Welcome! You will enjoy the apps are great! :)

[2583] Artist: Suntan | Title: Cape Cod, Ma. | Time: 17m 19s
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Suntan @ Sunday, July 24th 2011, 6:31 PM
grace @ Saturday, July 30th 2011, 11:48 AM
If you spend an evening
You'll want to stay
Watching the moonlight
on Cape Cod Bay

You're sure...
You're sure to fall in love
With old Cape Cod

What a gorgeous watercolor!!!! I love this.
Suntan @ Monday, August 1st 2011, 7:18 PM
Everytime I go across that bridge someone breaks out into that song!! lol..there is no escaping it there!

Thanks! I think it looks a bit washed out. Too afraid to put darks into it, just plain chicken. Any suggestions? :)
grace @ Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 12:07 AM
I don't think it seems washed out. There's nice dark blues in the water and red/browns in the shore. I'm envious of how you got it to look like a watercolor. I've tried so often. Never get it right. And there's no animation!

[2581] Artist: KathyH | Title: Room For Two | Time: 7h 41m
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KathyH @ Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 11:27 PM
mcgrans @ Thursday, January 20th 2011, 2:40 PM
So pretty, Kathy. Makes me long for spring.
KathyH @ Monday, January 24th 2011, 6:58 PM
Thanks, yes I am ready for spring too, I'm so tired of this cold weather.
KuteDymples @ Saturday, January 29th 2011, 4:31 PM
Very bright and sunny, makes me feel happy and hoping for spring. Nice Kathy!

[2576] Artist: bakenius | Title: Boy | Time: 37m 7s
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bakenius @ Friday, December 3rd 2010, 6:46 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm so glad to see Ginkgo is still around. It must been ages since I last drew here. I've been really busy with commercial animation work.

But I finally have some time to work out the concept of new picturebook project featuring a boy that lives upon the clouds stealing the weather machince of his father...
grace @ Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 3:36 PM
Hey Leo! I've been wondering what you are up to these days. Glad to hear you're busy with animation. Did you finish your project of the girl from Easter Island? This Cloud Boy story sounds wonderful. Always a treat to see something from you. Ginkgo is pretty slow these days but I'm hoping people will start drifting back here to draw now that I have some time again to spend here myself.
Suntan @ Saturday, November 27th 2010, 12:52 PM
I keep you bookmarked so I can stay on top of what you're doing. I read you were busy with commissions..great to see you. Take care. :)
bakenius @ Saturday, November 27th 2010, 5:35 PM
Hi Grace and Suntan,

Sorry to see it so quiet here. I'm planning to draw more oekaki here the upcoming time. The Easter Island project is still stuck in pre-production since I failed in finding proper funding for it. Yet. I like to see if I can revive the project the coming year. But first I have other interesting stuff to finish up. Like this 'cloud project' an interactive childrens book experience with my artwork for the iPad we hope to launch before the Easter holiday. :)

I'll try to keep you up to date!
KuteDymples @ Thursday, December 9th 2010, 10:11 AM
Delightful! So nice to see something from you here. I have often thought of your Easter Island project and wondered if you had finished it. An interactive childs book? Incredible. And you speak of an ipad...I have been following reviews from them and have been wanting one for quite some time now. I have never talked to another artist about them and just wonder what the art programs are like for them. Nice to see you here, don't be a stranger.
Suntan @ Saturday, January 1st 2011, 2:06 PM
For the iPad!! Sounds like a fantastic venture. Yes, please keep us posted, Bake..I love keeping up to date.
Suntan @ Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 6:49 PM
are you still out there?

[2580] Artist: grace | Title: Oil Spill Blues | Time: 2h 25m
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grace @ Friday, December 3rd 2010, 3:59 PM
Suntan @ Saturday, January 1st 2011, 2:08 PM
Gutted. Perfect title. This is a favorite of mine. I just couldn't collab on it and chance messing what I love about it.
grace @ Monday, January 3rd 2011, 1:26 PM
If you ever want to play with a collab and not worry about being unhappy with the alteration, you can copy the original and paste it as a new layer, just work on the new layer. Both will be saved and separate. Either layer can then be displayed by going in for a retouch and making a layer active or inactive.
Suntan @ Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 3:04 PM
oh god, I hate layers, but interesting thought. shall see. ^^
Suntan @ Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 8:51 PM
having another look. always loved this one.

[2577] Artist: grace | Title: Autumn | Time: 2h 28m
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grace @ Friday, December 3rd 2010, 3:53 PM
The frost is coming
Kissed all the leaves to sleep

Time sketches a few lines
And etches its wishes into our

See how everthing's changing
And see how time is rearranging
The people and the places
Keeping nothing sacred

And just like leaves
In the autumn wind
We're drifting
Suntan @ Saturday, January 1st 2011, 2:09 PM
I thought of Tess the other day. I don't know why..nothing reminded me, she just came.

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