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Coloured Pencil => Coloured Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: Mysti Vale on August 09, 2017, 07:08:06 PM

Title: Dog
Post by: Mysti Vale on August 09, 2017, 07:08:06 PM
I got a bit excited when I saw a beautiful dog in the August challenge.   :yippee:  I decided to take a break from the class tonight and draw this dog instead.  It is nowhere near good enough for a real entry in the challenge, so I am posting it here instead.

I found I did not have the right colors, and that white pencil does not show up well on sketch paper.  Other than those two issues, I had a lot of fun drawing this dog.

Title: Re: Dog
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 09, 2017, 08:53:45 PM
Main thing, Mysti, is that you enjoyed the experience and learned from it.

Not bad, though.  Shows lots of promise.  I think a dark-toned paper would have enhanced it.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: Dog
Post by: Mysti Vale on August 10, 2017, 01:45:24 AM
 :thankyou: mea.  I had a lot of fun with it.  I will look for some dark sketch paper.
Title: Re: Dog
Post by: Happychappy on August 10, 2017, 04:14:33 AM
Mysti, I think you did a good job and with a little tweaking it is perfectly good to submit to the challenge.  If I may suggest, just darken the darks so that there is more tonal ranges and you will have a beautiful drawing. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Dog
Post by: Mysti Vale on August 10, 2017, 05:44:30 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia!  I really appreciate the encouragement. 

I think I need to get some better pencils in order to do this one right.  I tried making it darker where the shading is around the ear, but it just didn't work out.  These cheap color pencils don't seem to work the same way as the good graphite set I have. 

If I make it to the store this weekend and find the dark paper and good pencils, I will give this one a go again.
Title: Re: Dog
Post by: Happychappy on August 10, 2017, 01:03:33 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good for you Mysti, don't give up for you have the talent.   Patricia
Title: Re: Dog
Post by: KathyKuz on October 18, 2017, 08:06:46 AM
Misti:  I like your dog.  He just needs a little more darks to bring out the shapes.  Good job.