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Title: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: TonyAvitua on February 28, 2017, 09:03:36 PM
Well, this is my sad looking tree! The sketchbook I have has white sheets, but the image came out looking brown.

Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 28, 2017, 09:25:03 PM
Tony,

The one good thing about doing a BEFORE tree is how good your AFTER tree is going to look.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: TonyAvitua on February 28, 2017, 09:44:11 PM
Thank you for uprighting my tree! Would it be better to scan a sketch instead of taking a picture of it for uploading? I just noticed that I added some shading to the main tree trunk, but forgot to put some on the branches showing through the leaves. Maybe I should have sketched this by looking at a picture instead of from memory.
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 28, 2017, 11:15:02 PM
Tony,

I'm too lazy to scan a picture.   I have not gotten as good a picture from a scan anyway.


I just use my Iphone and email the photo to myself.  Then I take it to Picasa and make it look presentable before adding it to the gallery.


We love experiments, so try a scan and see what you get.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: JayJ on March 01, 2017, 01:02:44 AM
Tony ,actually it is quite a good tree!You will do wonders with the Let's draw course!All the best!
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Happychappy on March 01, 2017, 04:38:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Tony, good job on the tree. Now you will probably find as I do, after taking a photograph of your drawing/painting you will find things that you missed, things that you could improve on and the list just goes on. It happens to me all the time. Anyway, you have done a great job and Mea said it well "The one good thing about doing a BEFORE tree is how good your AFTER tree is going to look."


Patricia


Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Win on March 01, 2017, 05:05:38 AM
 :clap: Good start Tony. Look forward to seeing your progress and your final tree.  :)
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Val on March 01, 2017, 08:10:32 AM
Well done on the tree. You're starting point is better than where I was. Just wait until you see the things you can do as you progress through the course. It's amazing!  :heeha:

I take photos with a camera. Never much luck with phones, scanners and the like. Load it onto the computer, resize and done. Easy is good.  ;)

As Patricia has said, I always see bits I've missed after photographing a piece  :doh: ..... and often times even more after it is uploaded!  :faint:

Looking forward to seeing more of your submissions.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 03, 2017, 10:27:02 AM
Well, this is my sad looking tree! The sketchbook I have has white sheets, but the image came out looking brown.

Not sad at all! Now, mine was so sad Smokey the Bear screamed "Burn it, burn it!"

Very nice job.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: TonyAvitua on March 03, 2017, 10:48:22 AM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments and encouragement. I hope it is all upward from here!
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Warwick on March 03, 2017, 10:54:27 AM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments and encouragement. I hope it is all upward from here!

Yes Tony, it's all upward from here!  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: TonyAvitua on March 06, 2017, 06:57:47 AM
Well, I worked on this for a couple days. My curves ain't curving and my flicks ain't flicking very well!

Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Win on March 06, 2017, 01:14:34 PM
Practice Practice Practice ( you will hear that a lot from Nolan and Dennis :) )and the flicks will flick and the curls will curl.
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Val on March 06, 2017, 01:52:10 PM
 :detective: They look pretty flicky curly to me!  :heeha:    ;D   Good job, yours turned out well ahead of my go.  :tongue:
The more you 'practice', the better and easier it will get. Relax..... you're already better than you think.   O0
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 08, 2017, 09:52:00 AM
I'll second what Win said. Keep practicing and there's no doubt you'll get better!
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: TonyAvitua on March 12, 2017, 02:00:28 PM
After several tries, I finally got something to post! I think I had the most trouble with the trees, which still look more like a saw blade!

Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Val on March 13, 2017, 06:34:13 AM
 :heeha: Great job Tony.  O0   It is difficult to just let go as it were when we first start. I suspect we have been so used to constraining ourselves, that the idea of initially just scribbling across the paper and expecting it to look like something is just totally foreign. That will pass as you practice more (you will hear that a lot!).  ;D

You've got all the basics here, mountains, trees, fisherman in boat, water, shadow and light! Just to give the reflections of the trees a looking more like reflections in water, try randomly and lightly dragging the edge of your rubber horizontally across the tree reflections. Not too many! It's easy to get carried away...just ask me!  :heeha:

Over all, job well done Tony!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: TonyAvitua on March 13, 2017, 12:59:40 PM
Thanks for the feedback Val! Hmmm, that fisherman is not going to catch anything if his line is not in the water! I just noticed I forgot the fishing line!
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Happychappy on March 13, 2017, 01:03:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Tony.  As I said before, after taking a photograph to upload, you will find so many things that you should have done and never did.  I find that all the time.  Anyway, you are doing a good job.


Patricia
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Val on March 13, 2017, 03:20:07 PM
You started me wondering.... so I just had a look at my version.... NO fishing line!!!  :2funny:

 :think: I wonder if Nolan did?  :whistle:
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: TonyAvitua on March 13, 2017, 05:27:19 PM
I thought he had, but I just checked and he didn't either.
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: TonyAvitua on April 02, 2017, 01:29:15 PM
Well, finally got the Draw a Ball (more like a coconut!) exercise done. I thought I had figured out how to make the picture show up right side up, but...



There you go Tony!  O0
Cheers, Val
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: TonyAvitua on April 02, 2017, 05:25:28 PM
Thanks again Val!!
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Val on April 02, 2017, 08:03:44 PM
 :urwelcome:
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 02, 2017, 09:36:01 PM
Hey, Tony, you are off and running.

Keep posting' cause we love to see what you newbies do.  We were all there once, too!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tony's Let's Draw Pencil Course Drawings
Post by: Win on April 02, 2017, 11:31:06 PM
Onwards and upwards Tony  :yippee: