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Title: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Warwick on February 08, 2017, 12:27:19 PM
Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!! :clap:

It will include all of my practice drawings and scribbling since day 0! :2funny:

Enjoy them like I do!
 :thankyou:

Ok here we go - Day 0 - Tree in 10 minutes
Honestly I don't know if it's ten minutes.    :confused:
Comments welcomed!

PS: thx Val for the forum posting tips!  I had 4 drawings down already and I knew ppl have been checking them out (of course, 15% of the view counts were from me muhahahaha) but I didn't know where I should post and didn't know how to insert images. 
Title: Warwick's Stroke Exercise
Post by: Warwick on February 08, 2017, 08:41:19 PM
Stroke exercise trial 1 (also testing if the subject line will change)

Question/Poll 1 = how many pieces of paper do you put below the drawing paper?
Question 2 = why are my vertical lines more wiggly than horizontal lines? You probably can't tell from this pic.  Holding the pencil too tight?

Duh  :uglystupid2: question 1 = if you have a glass table, do u still put some pieces of paper below your drawing paper? ;D
Title: Landscape Drawing with a Eraser
Post by: Warwick on February 08, 2017, 08:59:18 PM
Woooo hoooo!  First landscape drawing!  The eraser did wonders to the lighting!   It was so fun.  Probably need to erase more next trial.   :painting:
Comments welcomed!
Question 1 - how to avoid random dark strokes for the sky and the lake?  Use the speared or wedged shape pencil?
Title: Tonal Chart!!!
Post by: Warwick on February 08, 2017, 09:10:21 PM
Yeah!  This was a challenging exercise!  Took a shortcut by printing out instructor Nolan's blank chart.   ;D

The 2H to B side was hard.  Need more practice. 
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 08, 2017, 09:52:38 PM
Good job, Warwick.

Happy to have you on board.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 08, 2017, 09:55:44 PM
Warwick,

Wow, you have jumped right in.  Nice work on this land and seascape. 

Yes, it is fun.  I call it the "Instant Artist" exercise.

Will be fun to watch you go through the course.  Many of us will attest its importance in improving your skills in rapid succession.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 08, 2017, 09:57:41 PM
Warwick,

Yikes, I don't have any answers for your questions.  Did I just flunk the test?

Your wiggles and squiggles look good to me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Warwick on February 08, 2017, 10:14:01 PM
Hello Mea!

Thanks for the encouragement!  Oh you most certainly didn't flunk.  My questions were part of my "open" thought process; maybe I'll figure that out through more practices. 

Sincerely
Warwick
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 08, 2017, 11:14:06 PM
Warwick,

I think you will enjoy being here on Paintbasket.  We love to help each other with encouragement and helpful suggestions.

Nolan and Dennis give great instruction and they love to see us make progress.

Keep your work coming!

aloha

mea
Title: Let's call it a ... SPHERE
Post by: Warwick on February 09, 2017, 01:30:53 AM
;D  I just can't call it a ball.  Don't let me explain  :2funny:.  It sounds more elegant as a sphere.
 8)

Anyway, now that it's uploaded, I think I should have darkened the shadow more...argh...
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Sketchabit on February 09, 2017, 04:54:47 AM
 :bigwelcome: it's a great course! Enjoy the ride !
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Val on February 09, 2017, 05:15:48 AM
 :yippee:   Glad you got everything sorted! Great start!!  O0

Yes, it's always good to have a couple/few sheets under your drawing paper. I usually have 3 or 4. I find it is much easier to attain the soft transitions. Also a spare clean sheet to lay under your hand so you don't smear your drawing while working on various bits.  :eek:

As for your 'one-way' wobbly lines..... I have found that many people find one direction easier than the other. Just takes practice. You are going to hear that a lot around here!  ;D   Then there are folks such as myself....I'm just naturally wobbly, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.  :2funny:

You're off to a rip-roaring start and I see that you are going to progress rapidly! Have fun and I am breathlessly waiting for your next masterpiece!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 09, 2017, 08:48:10 AM
Yes, Warwick, it happens a lot that when we post something, we see it differently.  Once, I made four changes in about 10 minutes, as each new photo revealed another thing I had missed.

You are doing so well.  Best part is that I can see your delight in what you are doing through the humor in your postings.

Keep at it. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Happychappy on February 09, 2017, 05:27:18 PM
Warwick, a very warm  :welcome:  to our PB family.  You are doing really well so far and I think you will be shocked to see how much you will progress as time goes by.  Val rightly said that some of us are now naturally, a bit wobbly of which I am another one ... thanks to the ageing process  :crazy2: .    Anyway, we will be on the sidelines cheering you on to the finish.  Enjoy it as we all did.


Patricia
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Warwick on February 09, 2017, 07:39:25 PM
 :thankyou: thank you Diane, Sketchabit, Val, Patricia, and Mea!!!
I am encouraged! :yippee:
The transfer exercise is going to be a challenge! Probably can't finish all methods tonight... probably none... need a day or two... anyway, stay tuned!
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Val on February 10, 2017, 04:10:23 AM
No worries Warwick, we don't run on punch clocks here!  ;D   Good thing..... if we did... I'd have been fired!  :faint: :2funny:
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Happychappy on February 10, 2017, 05:31:46 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Val, you are a laugh a minute ... you just make my day.    Patricia
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on February 10, 2017, 06:18:38 AM
 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Let's call it a ... SPHERE
Post by: Warwick on February 11, 2017, 01:34:02 AM
Hello Steve!  Thanks for the thumbs up!   
Hello Val!  Ha... yes!  I am glad that we can be snails and tortoises here!!!  :2funny:  I am too excited and I need to slow down!
Now, I said I should have darkened the shadow more for the first sphere...
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...Anyway, now that it's uploaded, I think I should have darkened the shadow more...argh...
However, instead of modifying it I created the Sphere 2.0.  The left sphere is, of course, Sphere 2.0 (as labelled!).  The right is my very first sphere.
Yeah let's :fight: our way to perfection!


Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Happychappy on February 11, 2017, 02:27:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Warwick your improvement is evidenced already.  Keep going.    Patricia
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Warwick on February 13, 2017, 11:28:54 PM
Hello All and thanks Patricia!

I have a question on the Berries.  I watched the video a few times, but I still am not sure if I am using the veins I drew from the transfer technique as the center of the veins or as the edge of the veins' shadows.  I should erase the veins while drawing the final ones, shouldn't I?

Thanks again.
Warwick.
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on February 14, 2017, 06:08:55 AM
Hi Warwick, :)

The lines are more or less guidelines. Pun not intended.  They're there for general placement of the vein. You could use them for the hard edge of the vein. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Warwick on February 14, 2017, 12:24:31 PM
Thanks Steve.  I'll do that.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Tonal Chart!!!
Post by: Warwick on February 16, 2017, 01:51:44 AM
2nd Tone Chart (the one on the bottom).   :excercise: Paving my way to the big project - the berries.  Maybe it is ready to be laminated this time.

Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 16, 2017, 06:13:17 AM
Warwick,

You are taking to this like a duck to water.

Keep it coming.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on February 16, 2017, 10:26:16 AM
 O0 O0
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Happychappy on February 16, 2017, 03:05:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great Warwick.   Patricia
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: nolan on February 24, 2017, 12:18:30 AM
you are progressing beautifully Warwick, keep going :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Warwick on March 03, 2017, 02:15:00 AM
 :heeha: Wow, thank you so much for all of your encouragement!  Teacher Nolan was in the house!  Yeah!  You are awesome, man!  Now even a dude who got Ds in art throughout his elementary school years can draw because of you.

Squeezing time between unending projects at work, non-stop kids, plus various unsolvable problems, finally I have time to finish my first looooong project (nope, it definitely took more than 2 hours Teacher Nolan) :painting:.  Tada, enjoy "The Vine"(aka berries, but they do look like grapes) people!!!   Comments very welcomed.

 :yippee:
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Val on March 03, 2017, 07:15:43 AM
Great job Warwick!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Don't forget to work in those darks. They will give you better separation between the berries and enhance the 3D effect.
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 03, 2017, 09:18:59 AM
Warwick,

I love your sense of humor!!!

Great job on the "grapeberries."

Listen to Val; she is the "Queen of the Dark,"

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 03, 2017, 10:17:07 AM
Phalanges up!  O0 O0
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: Warwick on March 03, 2017, 10:53:10 AM
Great job Warwick!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Don't forget to work in those darks. They will give you better separation between the berries and enhance the 3D effect.

Totally agree w/ u Val and thanks for the comment.  When I compared my drawing with the reference I thought I already shaded the shadows and dark spots too dark.  I wonder if that's because of the printer printing the reference too light, but I thought it's basically me who needed to check the whole drawing for shade consistency. Anyway, after I took a photo of my drawing (it's happening again, all those afterthoughts) I did notice that at least the grape in the lower center was too light. 

Also thanks to Mea and Steve!  Yes I need to keep lighten myself up but darken my drawings  :2funny:
Title: Re: Warwick's homework for Let's Draw Pencil Course!!!
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 03, 2017, 11:15:59 AM
That's good, Warwick, that you make comparisons between the  reference and the drawing.

My experience is that the minute I put the drawing or painting up on the FORUM, I find something wrong with it.

aloha

mea