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Title: Old Hare's Let's Draw ;)
Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 12:11:39 PM
Hello,

I just wanted to joint the enthusiast of the "Let's Draw Course" with my drawings. I have got to the part where a part of a homework was posting it, so here's a few of my exercises from the first part of the course. Posting them today is like a milestone. Wow, I finally did it!.. I will post them one by one in the following posts.  :thankyou:

And all the best to my fellow students!!!!!!! :thank you:

Pav

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Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 12:13:23 PM
First drawing - fishing ;)

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Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 12:15:28 PM
Second drawing - berries  :o

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Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 12:17:41 PM
Third drawing - rocks :idiot2:

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Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 12:19:09 PM
Fourth drawing - somewhere on Earth... :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

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Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 12:20:41 PM
Fifth drawing - Teddy Bear  :knuppel2:

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Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 12:22:15 PM
Sixth drawing - goldfish :uglystupid2:

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Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 12:24:25 PM
Seventh drawing - old barn  :sweat: :sweat: :help: :confused: :yippee:

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Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 12:27:02 PM
Eight drawing - fern and candles  :idiot2: :o ??? ??? O0 :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :D ;)

To be continued... (I hope... :2funny:)  :thankyou:

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Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 28, 2016, 12:52:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Hey there, Pav. You have been busy. Your drawings are excellent.  I am especially drawn to your rocks that are  somewhere on earth. Your drawing looks so much like the rock formations on Mt Rubidoux in Riverside California. I have climbed those rocks and walked those trails and roads so many times. I feel like I'm there when I look at your drawing.   :smitten:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on August 28, 2016, 01:37:20 PM
Great job on these, Pav. 

Love the shine on the round disc.

Old barn looks great.

Good scumbling on the fish.

Nice crosshatching on the teddy bear.

Hmmm... not sure that there is someplace on earth that looks quite like the rocks that look like Okinawan sweet potatoes.

Rock planes are good, but could use a few darker spots.

The berries look very well done.

But, my favorite is the pencil and eraser land and seascape.  Love that one!!


aloha

mea
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Post by: BarryC on August 28, 2016, 02:24:09 PM
Well done, these look great Pav. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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Post by: Val on August 28, 2016, 05:12:03 PM
Great to see you again Pav!  :heeha:

You have been busy! Each drawing shows improvement from one to the next.  O0 All very well done.

Excellent Pav, you have really taken to drawing like a duck to water!  :boat: (couldn't find a duck).  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Old Hare on August 28, 2016, 05:12:37 PM
 :thank you: to everyone!

The drawing "Somewhere on Earth" is based on a picture from the Manual (p. 85). The picture is not described, but I think it must be somewhere in New Zealand :2funny: Maybe someone knows this place? Maybe it's even in California? :yippee:

I hope to get back to the course soon, working now on the transferring and rescaling (p. 165).

 :thankyou:
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Post by: TeresaM on August 29, 2016, 02:28:53 AM
Well done Pav you have been busy  :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on August 29, 2016, 06:05:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job on your drawings Pav and it is so nice to see that you have kept at it. 


Patricia
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Post by: nolan on August 31, 2016, 02:21:14 AM
Pav you are doing a magnificent job on the course so far,  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: especially on the rocks in "somewhere on earth" :2funny:
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Post by: Qwertyy2016 on September 01, 2016, 09:41:34 AM
love your drawings especaily ( some where on earth) :clap:   beautiful and shows your efforts  :painting:
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Post by: Old Hare on September 05, 2016, 07:39:40 PM
Thank you, Mr. Nolan for your message. I will try to keep going, one step every day...

Two remarks/questions so far:

1. What do you think about clutch pencils? They seem to be more economical plus the graphite can be of different diameters, usually thicker than those in the wooden pencils. If they have advantages, which brand and size of the graphite would you recommend?

2. In transferring images to paper, I would suggest one more technique that I have actually tested - a very practical variation of lightbox: I was using my flat computer screen. After choosing a reference photo/drawing, I was choosing its size on the screen, and then taped a sheet of paper to the screen (three small pieces of blue tape). That approach allowed me to transfer the image of the same size, enlarged of reduced. The size of the screen and the paper is the limit.

In case I needed to transfer a drawing from paper to paper, I taped two pieces of paper to the screen, first with the reference, technical drawing, then on the top of it, a blank page. And I was choosing a program like MS Word to get the white background (lightning) for drawing.

What do you think? Does it make sense?

 :thank you: and all the best!
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Post by: mea hamo pena on September 05, 2016, 09:54:16 PM
Good suggestion, Pav.  I have traced many times from the computer screen. Love that it is so easy to make the image larger or smaller.   Yes, you are right about being limited to the size of the screen though.  Works for me most of the time as I like to do small paintings.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on September 08, 2016, 02:38:27 AM
clutch (mechanical) pencils are great for detail work. I would not use them for all the drawing work O0

yep using your computer screen or tablet as a lightbox also works great for photocopy paper O0
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Post by: Old Hare on September 18, 2016, 05:46:00 PM
Hello everybody!

Just to follow up on my pencil journey (p.162):

I have got to the chapter about the grid and the ancient tradition of that transferring technique. I thought that if it is so ancient, it may be also based on natural properties of human mind. So we probably work in the grid mode as often as we start to do free drawing. We divide in mind the page in half and then in half etc, both horizontally and vertically, trying to properly locate all main points on paper. So I wanted to see how good my brain is :uglystupid2:
That was a free hand drawing from picture on p. 162. Apparently, there is a vertical distortion that started with drawing  the roof bigger that it really is... I guess this is because we usually want to give a fair share to all components of an object, rather that drawing objects as they are :idiot2: Anyway, I hope stretching this picture vertically didn't hurt it too much... That was also a great exercise to practice all techniques learned so far.

The squirrel will be next :o

Cheers to all fellow students! :gl:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on September 18, 2016, 07:10:14 PM
No problem, Pav.  I like tall slender buildings.

Great work for free hand.

I enjoy your dry humor as much as your art work.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 18, 2016, 08:26:38 PM
 :D Wow, Pav! You did a fantastic job on this drawing. Free hand! Amazing!  :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on September 19, 2016, 01:13:59 AM
Pav great drawing  :clap:
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on September 19, 2016, 04:33:31 AM
Great job, Pav! O0 O0 O0

This one was a lot of fun. Although, for mine, I used the calculation method to resize the building.
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Post by: Annie. on September 19, 2016, 06:05:16 AM
Looks fine stading alone.  I am not good at free hand, so I am impressed with your drawing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I did the Let's Draw course, but don't recall this image.  I must have skip it accidently... I need to go back.  It is lovely but I will have to do the grid method.  Hum! maybe I should also do free hand, just to compare.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 19, 2016, 11:13:35 AM
Looks fine stading alone.  I am not good at free hand, so I am impressed with your drawing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I did the Let's Draw course, but don't recall this image.  I must have skip it accidently... I need to go back.  It is lovely but I will have to do the grid method.  Hum! maybe I should also do free hand, just to compare.

I remember this one. It was optional for extra practice. I felt it was too much for me at the time. I'm with you, Annie. It would be nice to go back and try it now.
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Post by: Val on September 19, 2016, 03:40:46 PM
Excellent job Pav.  O0   I rather like this version, it looks very much like the little old church that used to be down the road from us when we were growing up. Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Mez on September 19, 2016, 08:16:29 PM
Great work! I love seeing these pics further along in the course! O0

Mez
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Post by: Old Hare on September 20, 2016, 04:58:03 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thank you: to everyone!

I am working on the squirrel now... :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:
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Post by: nolan on September 22, 2016, 01:45:08 AM
beautiful church drawing Pav :congrats:
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Post by: Old Hare on September 29, 2016, 12:06:28 PM
 :thank you: Mr. Nolan, I do appreciate your opinion!

Well, it's time to let this squirrel go...

Another squirrel in the Paint Basket ;D

That was an interesting lesson for a few reasons. First, I was to lazy to reach to the box with pencils sharpened to a point. So this drawing was done 100% with chisel point pencils :o
Second, I really didn't like the dead, uniform eye without an iris. I do believe that squirrels have round irises in their eyes, so I have added just a tiny roundness in the middle of the eye to suggest that :o
Third, there was one confusing aspect in the drawing. That class was meant to practice rescaling an image using grid. That implies, that basically we are trying to replicate the original as close as possible (unless there is an important reason not to do it). The confusing part was that after rescaling and technical drawing, Mr. Nolan started to draw his own version of the squirrel. The good part of it was that I had to make my own decision. I have decided that I will read all Mr. Nolan's hints and remarks, but will stick to the original. So my squirrel should look like a grandchild of the squirrel drawn in 1975 ;)
Finally, I personally hate squirrels. Seriously. They eat my sunflowers, they dig in my flowerpots, they ruin my garden  :tickedoff: :tickedoff: :tickedoff: :fight: :fight: :fight: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: Luckily, New Zealand squirrels look more like European gophers ;D Squirrels in New York are grey, really furry and fat, probably because they eat my sunflower seeds :thumbdown: :knuppel2:

Anyway, that squirrel is dead, even though it may look alive. Good for her. :knuppel2:

And looking forward, a horse is next. I love horses. :heeha: :yippee: I don't know if I will draw it now, because I want to go back to oil pastels and draw another painting... :painting: I will probably get back to pencil drawing in April.

All the best to my fellow students! :gl2:
 :thank you:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on September 29, 2016, 12:37:32 PM
Pav,

I don't know which I prefer more -- reading your story behind your artwork or looking at the artwork itself.

Love your commentary.

Good job on the squirrel considering your choice of tools.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on September 29, 2016, 05:49:26 PM
Hee hee! Nice story. New York squirrels are just like you say! My wife hates them. They go after some of her plants and are now stealing the suet and seed my wife puts out for the birds. The Blue Jays usually keep them away, but they've departed for warmer climes. My wife is also not fond of chipmunks. They're pretty destructive also.

Nice drawinng, BTW! O0
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 29, 2016, 08:47:57 PM
 :2funny: Oh Pav, you do put an interesting spin on the creation of your squirrel.  :2funny: As for the squirrel, I like the look and texture you created with chisel point. Very nicely done.  :clap:
I personally have fond memories of squirrels. I grew up in Chicago and we had lots of them. There was one particular squirrel that would come to my grandparents kitchen window everyday. We grandkids would take peanuts out and feed him. In hindsight, I suppose we were probably creating a nuisance for the neighbor's.
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Post by: Val on October 01, 2016, 06:48:44 AM
Great job on your 'much loathed' squirrel Pav.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

It's so kind of you to keep replenishing a virtual banquet for them year after year....     :whistle:        :2funny:
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Post by: TeresaM on October 02, 2016, 03:50:42 AM
Great job  :clap:
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Post by: Old Hare on October 21, 2016, 05:50:42 PM
Hello everyone,

it's time for a horsie:

I hope the horse will fit in the paint basket  :gl:

OK, I have skipped one part of the class here: I haven't transferred the technical drawing using the grid method... :-\ I was recently working so often with this technique that I had really enough :idiot2: So I have used my computer screen as a lightbox  :o
Other than that, I followed instructions the same way I worked on the squirrel  :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2:
I read the instructions, but my reference drawing was the original drawing by Dennis Clark. I have also used only three pencils: 2H, HB and 4B. I guess the original was drawn with additional pencils, but I liked to see what would be the result. Well I hope my drawing is resembling a little bit a horse. It's definitely not a squirrel.... :knuppel2:

All the best to my fellow students!

I will continue the Course to the end!
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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 21, 2016, 06:53:29 PM
Pav,

Great job.  Really good texture on the horse's skin (Hair? Fur?).  Great eye.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 21, 2016, 07:11:24 PM
 :clap: You have done a lovely job on the horse, Pav. He looks soulful, as though he just came back from a satisfying trail ride. The texture of his  hair looks like he would if he'd worked up a bit of a sweat.  :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on October 22, 2016, 03:10:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Pav, you are doing well with your drawings and like everyone has said, I enjoy the commentaries which accompanies your drawings.   


Patricia
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Post by: Win on October 22, 2016, 06:43:33 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Old Hare on October 22, 2016, 12:19:43 PM
Great, great  :thankyou: to everyone!

Be well!
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Post by: Val on October 22, 2016, 11:47:53 PM
Great job Pav.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on October 22, 2016, 11:59:25 PM
Pav, those rocks are from a photo I took in South Africa many moons ago.
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on October 23, 2016, 02:21:31 PM
Great job on the horse, Pav! O0 O0
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Post by: nolan on October 24, 2016, 12:37:58 PM
your horse is fantastic Pav :congrats:
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Post by: Old Hare on October 24, 2016, 06:00:11 PM
 :thankyou: :thank you:
I am going to dig into the final week now  :sweat: :coffee:
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Post by: Old Hare on November 19, 2016, 03:07:47 PM
Hello everyone,

I have finally got to the lesson on free hand drawing in the yard. Our tutor draw his gardening wheelbarow. Speaking/drwaing about mine...
Well, it's fall season... :2funny: Welcome to my yard and the struggle between life and death :knuppel2: Well, it's November :gl:

Anyway, I was happy to start drawing on a bigger format (A3). I couldn't scan it, so it's just a photo with lower quality. Sorry for that.  :-\ Another thing I was happy about was using only 2H, HB and 4B pencils. Sorry for all mistakes, inaccuracies and imperfections. I should probably keep everything simpler and draw quicker  :-X Well, at least I have enjoyed another lesson and accepted my own personality.  :heeha: And I didn't have to rush. :whistle:

Thank you for all your comments. I am looking forward to another lesson. :D

All the best to my fellow students!
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Post by: mea hamo pena on November 19, 2016, 05:57:56 PM
Pav,

You did a good job - just needs more darks to make it pop.

Is that you as a little boy - in wild wonderment at the world around you??


aloha

mea
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Post by: Old Hare on November 20, 2016, 06:32:03 PM
Hello mea,

that statue is a little angel, so I probably don't qualify  :2funny: But, yes, I could press more on darks - first try on that paper, size and texture (Derwent). I will definitely do that with the next exercise, can't wait to get to the drawing of trees. That would be another sad theme - autumn trees without leaves :'( I gues I will have to find something funny in it... :idiot2:

All the best!
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Post by: Danielle123 on November 21, 2016, 12:07:42 PM
great freehand drawing, I agree with Mea you need more darks.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Win on November 21, 2016, 12:22:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: :angel:
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on November 21, 2016, 04:54:02 PM
 O0 O0
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Post by: nolan on November 25, 2016, 12:47:21 AM
 :faint: oh my word that is fantastic - and a LOT of work :congrats:
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Post by: Old Hare on November 25, 2016, 07:06:22 AM
Great thanks! Today I am going to find "an interesting tree" and landscaping for the next class. Needless to say, I am going to a cementary ;) All the best to my fellow students!  O0
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Post by: nolan on November 28, 2016, 09:24:58 PM
 :gl:
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Post by: Happychappy on November 29, 2016, 04:09:19 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Pav, your freehand drawing of your yard is beautiful.   Patricia
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Post by: Old Hare on December 02, 2016, 11:20:25 AM
Hello everyone,

Here is my tree, at least as much as I could fit in :2funny:
I was very happy to practice drawing again on A3 format. And I have tried a few new things: I have transferred technical drawing using another piece of penciled paper and a pen, then I was also using 0.5 mm pencil for details. And finally, I have removed the low contrast from the picture (I cannot scan this format, it's too big for my scanner, so I have to take a photo picture, which quality is much lower...) with a little help of PT Photo Editor :whistle:

What else? 2H-8B pencils, chisel points plus 0.5 mm HB pencil. Woodlawn cemetery. A must to go if you live nearby and are an artist. Needless to say, my next drawing - a landscaping - may be related ;)

All the best to my fellow students,
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Post by: mea hamo pena on December 02, 2016, 11:30:06 AM
PAV, Totally excellent.  So much detail.
Love it.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on December 02, 2016, 12:38:08 PM
Beautifully drawn Pav.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 02, 2016, 03:19:28 PM
 :heeha: This is a wowser, Pav. It is so well done.  :congrats:
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Post by: Old Hare on December 02, 2016, 05:02:01 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Post by: Old Hare on December 03, 2016, 10:04:29 AM
... and just in the meantime...
Evanescence Revived  ;)
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 03, 2016, 10:10:52 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely tree in focus Pav and I also like what you have done to improve your garden drawing,  the little angle is so much more visible.   
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Post by: mea hamo pena on December 03, 2016, 10:07:14 PM
Pav,

This looks like an illustration in an epic old book.

Excellent!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Old Hare on December 10, 2016, 05:54:42 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thank you:
I keep working on landscaping...  :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :faint: :cursing: :banghead: :pray: :peace:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 10, 2016, 08:51:48 PM
 :heeha: Wow Pav. That is a gorgeous drawing. Where did you find the inspiration for it? It is so detailed and well done.  :clap:
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Post by: Old Hare on December 11, 2016, 10:10:01 AM
Hello Kathy,

The garden wheelbarrow is falling apart in my yard. I guess this is her last season... :'( And the tree is growing in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. I could actually publish my reference photos if someone is interested? :-)

All the best,
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Post by: dennis on December 11, 2016, 11:19:44 AM
Hi Pav, great work  :clap: :clap: :clap: Warning: before you publish any reference photos just make sure that they are not copyrighted and that you have read the copyright license.
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Post by: Win on December 11, 2016, 12:03:17 PM
 :clap: :clap: Lovely drawings
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Post by: Old Hare on December 11, 2016, 05:51:27 PM
Hello Mr. Dennis - great  :thankyou: for your deeply respected opinion.  :heeha: :pullhair: :blush:

And  :thankyou: for the warning - I think there shouldn't be any problem with my picture from my yard ;) and I guess there shouldn't be a problem with a picture taken by me at Woodlawn Cemetery :peace: Just in case someone is interested. Everybody, let me know ;)

All the best :wave:
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Post by: Old Hare on December 11, 2016, 05:53:15 PM
 :thankyou: Win  :peace:
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Post by: JayJ on December 12, 2016, 08:01:45 AM
Lovely drawing!
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Post by: Old Hare on December 12, 2016, 04:08:37 PM
 :thank you: JayJ
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Post by: nolan on December 15, 2016, 02:03:24 AM
what a tree :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
pity you didn't get to post a before tree
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Post by: Old Hare on December 15, 2016, 10:06:27 AM
 :thank you: Mr. Nolan, I deeply appreciate your opinion. Great work on every piece of video you make :congrats:

I was always drawing/painting a little, so to publish my first tree (before the course) I would have to go to my crib :2funny: But I feel the difference and progress anyway... ;)
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Post by: Old Hare on December 16, 2016, 08:31:44 PM
Hello everyone,

finally, the Final Journey:
I was happy again to practice transferring techniques, draw trees (I lost the track... ;)), but most of all, I was enjoying that the composition was ready on the reference photo and I didn't have to modify a single object. Well, if you looking for interesting views, you should go to Woodlawn. Even if that would be the Final Journey. :2funny:

Sorry for an imperfect picture. Again, I could not scan A3 format.  :o Hope the theme will not upset anyone before Christmas  ;) Well, now it can get only better.  :yippee: :promise:

Stay warm, I can't wait what's next in the course :eek:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 16, 2016, 08:45:02 PM
 :congrats:
Wow Pav, This drawing is loaded with interesting plants, buildings, and various detail. Great job on the perspective. I think this is a grand final drawing.  :yippee:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on December 16, 2016, 10:02:37 PM
Nice work, Pav.  It has an original style to it.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Happychappy on December 17, 2016, 04:46:20 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Outstanding drawing Pav.    Patricia
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 17, 2016, 05:00:55 AM
Great job, Pavel!  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Old Hare on December 17, 2016, 05:06:56 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thank you:

 :wave:
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 18, 2016, 05:01:14 AM
 :clap: :clap: Lovely Pav  :clap:
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Post by: Old Hare on December 18, 2016, 03:58:24 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle and  :gl: with Semifinals!!!!
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 18, 2016, 07:00:12 PM
 :thankyou: Pav.
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Post by: Old Hare on December 30, 2016, 06:31:43 PM
 :thankyou: for the bonus class on flowers  :thankyou:
I wish I had the time and patience and zeal to draw a rose, but I started with the assigned fuchsia:
And back to A4 format which allowed me to scan the drawing :) Another nice thing was a continuous simplification: I have drawn this picture mostly with one pencil - HB  ;D Extra dark was added with a little touch of 3B, and details (sharp lines) with mechanical 0.5 mm HB pencil. Both regular pencils were chisel pointed. From now on these are my favorite, probably because of my laziness - I'd rather use one kind of pencil in various ways, than many pencils with various points.  :2funny:
Anyway, that was the final practical exercise in the Let's Draw Course. Thank you very much, and for all rose lovers I have this:  :flowers:
I will stay with PB, including monthly challenges :hug: And I will have a dilemma - should I continue with pencils or go back to oil pastels? ???  :confused: :tickedoff: I guess I will try to figure it out tomorrow, the last day of 2016...  :painting:

Happy New Year to all my fellow artists on Paint Basket!!!  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Old Hare's Let's Draw ;)
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 30, 2016, 10:12:05 PM
Pav,

Nice job on the fuschia.

Pav, there should be no need to decide pencils or pastels.  Pencil practice can fit into your daily routine for warm up, killing time, etc.  Now that you have the Let's Draw foundation, you can pick a pencil class whenever the subject or the skill taught in it is useful to you. The rest of the time you can concentrate on pastels for finished paintings. Although, I am now starting to get requests for my pencil sketches!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Old Hare's Let's Draw ;)
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 31, 2016, 05:58:10 AM
Pav, nice job on the fuchsias!  :clap: :clap: :clap:  And congratulations on completing the course. What Mea says is true....no need to give up either.