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Title: Riya's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 09, 2012, 08:18:54 AM
I finished my first drawing of the Lets Draw Pencil Course :yippee:
It was real fun and I like my drawing :smitten:
What do you think?
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Oana on August 09, 2012, 09:23:10 AM
Beautiful drawing, Rita!

What a good start  :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 09, 2012, 12:32:13 PM
it looks great Rita, wonderful start to the course :clap:

darken the reflection of the boat a bit more to "settle" it into the water O0
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on August 09, 2012, 12:36:51 PM
One little tweek and you have the perfect drawing!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Keep up the good work.   :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 09, 2012, 12:46:07 PM
 :coffee: :oops: I forgot to put in the shade  :blush: Thanks Nolan, I'll fix it right away.
 :thankyou: so much Lillian, it was almost perfect... :2funny: Next time..
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: SunRai on August 09, 2012, 04:54:38 PM
 :clap:  Great start, Rita!  I like your drawing - you did a good job on it!  Now on to the next one!  Lucky you - but I'll be there soon! ;D
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 09, 2012, 11:36:32 PM
 :thankyou: SunRai, for your nice comment.  :flowers: I can't wait to see your first drawing, I'm sure it would be great O0
you've waited soo long :( , just a few more days SunRai  :1hug:

I almost forgot: First thing this morning....I've adjusted the shadow from the little boat, finaly the fisherman can now really going fishing :yippee: no hanging around anymore :2funny: :dance:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on August 10, 2012, 05:50:17 AM
Now it looks complete, Rita.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  Nice work on your first drawing!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: C.Bodine on August 10, 2012, 12:09:27 PM
Good job, Rita! O0 The shadow made a big improvement.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 11, 2012, 01:04:48 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian and C  for your nice comment :flowers:
 :2funny: I was so excited that I had finished my first drawing :yippee:  that I didn't notice that the poor fisherman was floating in air with his boat. But now he can enjoy his fishingday while the sun rises.  :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 11, 2012, 02:59:09 PM
there you go, now he is settled O0
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 12, 2012, 10:57:17 AM
After two days I've fininshed the christmasballs/reflections from day 4.  :) I'm really happy with them and think that they look fine.
 :confused: Unfortunately the scan made them brownish and took out all the light colour :tickedoff: My camera did a little better but still doesn't show all the light pencilmarks :-\
The only white in the balls are the light spots in the last three balls, all the other white is pencil 2H.
What do you think? :-\ :blush: :)

Nolan, thanks to your lessons about grip, how to hold your pencil, I can draw much longer :yippee: Normaly I just have to stop after 30 / 45 minutes, but now I can work more than 1 1/2 hours in one session :smitten: Now I know how to hold my pencils correct, I've less pain and can hold my pencil much longer  :thankyou:  :thankyou:  :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on August 12, 2012, 11:25:53 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on August 12, 2012, 11:53:25 AM
Wow!  Rita!  You've done a fantastic job on your Christmas balls!  They look very good to me.   :congrats:

I'm so happy for you, that you can draw longer now that you've seen the various ways we can hold our pencil.   :yippee:

I'm  :cheering: you on.

I didn't do this lesson.   :blush:  I thought I would skip it as I went to a class where we spent the whole evening drawing spheres, balls, cones and other shapes under a strong lamp.

Hmmm, it wouldn't hurt me to go back and do this one.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: C.Bodine on August 12, 2012, 02:08:30 PM
Wow, Rita! Fantastic!!! The Christmas balls look great!  You are flying through these lessons!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 12, 2012, 03:56:11 PM
 Wow :blush: Lillian and C, Thank you so much :1hug: I don't know what to say........ :thankyou: :flowers: :thankyou: :flowers: :thankyou: :flowers:
I just loved to do these drawings, it was really a challange to draw all the different kind af reflections.
Your compliment makes me happy  :smitten: and they give me more confidence. This was the first time that little :nono: :tickedoff: voice didn't show up and disparaged what I was drawing. I had so much fun especially when I saw that it wasn't all that bad.

Lillian and C, thank you for this great compliment :cloud9:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on August 12, 2012, 07:07:10 PM
 :yippee:  Rita! You've been very busy while I was away. You are coming along famously, great work...   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Oana on August 12, 2012, 10:36:26 PM
Good job Rita.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Leana on August 12, 2012, 11:44:48 PM
Beautifully done Rita  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 13, 2012, 01:29:36 AM
Val, Oana and Leana, thank you so much for your lovely comments, It's much appreciated.
Your comments makes me really happy  :blush: and telling me that I'm improving more than I thought I ever would. I start to get some more confidence in what I'm doing,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

Val,  :welcome: back, I've already read on 'PJ's adventures' that you had a wonderful trip and made some beautiful photo's.
I'm curious to hear and see some of your adventures, it sounds like you had e great time  :smitten:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 13, 2012, 05:18:53 AM
Rita! Look at you go  :o  :clap:  The shadow was just the ticket Nolan posted for you and, now look at 'ya ringing in the Xmas baubles! Beautiful. I even thought the last one was a photo until I opened it larger in a new tab (Google Chrome).
Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: NHC50 on August 13, 2012, 05:29:11 AM
My goodness Rita you are doing a great job on your drawings. Keep it up.  O0 O0 :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 13, 2012, 06:24:30 AM
Tony and Nina,..............If you just known how much I'm moved by your comments and how happy this is making me... It doesn't happen often, but for the moment I'm dumbfounded. Thank you both so very very much :flowers: :1hug:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: jonscoot on August 13, 2012, 11:02:57 AM
Bravo Rita! Your drawings are superb.  :twothumbs:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 14, 2012, 09:52:17 AM
 :thankyou: Scott for your nice comment :flowers:
I'm so happy with all the great comments.  :smitten: I still can't believe :confused: that everyone liked my drawings and replied so positive :yippee: engouraged  :twothumbs: and complimentary :congrats: 
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 14, 2012, 10:03:41 AM
Two drawings that I forgot, but I'm just started with the berries, so for that drawing, you still have to wait a few days.
For now the treedrawing before the course....I told you I can't draw a tree :2funny:
And the penciltonalchart I made. Unfortunatelly the chart doesn't look so black as I made it after laminating :tickedoff: But I think it still is good and will help me today and tomorrow with my berries.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on August 14, 2012, 10:36:19 AM
Now you are good, girl, real, real good!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:   :congrats:

Your tree sure looks a lot better than my pathetic one did.   :2funny:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on August 14, 2012, 01:14:51 PM
Honestly Rita, your tree is not that bad. Great job on your tonal chart, I think you will find it comes in very handy.   O0
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: polliwag on August 14, 2012, 06:39:07 PM
Rita, your drawings are terrific!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 14, 2012, 11:36:50 PM
I didn't know people did a pencil tonal chart on the course! What a great idea to show the differences in pencil results. Thanks for sharing this Rita.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 15, 2012, 10:17:20 AM
 :urwelcome: Tony, I was fun to make the chart and it helped a lot with my berries.
Lillian, Val and Dianne,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: so much for your lovely and great comments :1hug: :flowers:

Today I was almost the whole time busy with my berries, I can draw already much longer in one session then before. It really helps changing my grip every now and then. My schoulder, wrist and fingers don't hurt as much and the stiffnes after drawing is becoming less. I really enjoy drawing again to the full and now I recieve all these great, beautiful and encouraging comments it's worth everything, this is such a great reward and a great boost :thankyou: :hug:

Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 15, 2012, 10:24:10 AM
Hi :wave: everyone, I just finished my berries :dance:  and I really like them :smitten:
I had only problems with making a nice photo or scan :tickedoff: The first ended-up too dark the second too light  :hammer: But finally I found one photo which resembles the original drawing best.
Hope you like it.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Oana on August 15, 2012, 10:29:18 AM
Very good drawing on the tree, Rita.
And the tonal chart... you're good! :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on August 15, 2012, 10:36:02 AM
RITA...Rita...Rita!!  The berries are superb!   :clap:   :clap:  Shadings are excellent and I love the berry that dropped!   ;D
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 15, 2012, 11:23:45 AM
Beautiful shading on the berries Rita! And, I too like the loose berry. Well done!  O0 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 15, 2012, 11:27:53 AM
Oana, Val and Tony, thank you so much fore your comments. I'm still confused from the former great comments, and now I recieve new wonderful comments from the two of you. :1hug: :flowers:
I don't think I'll ever get used to it :blush:. almost 50 years family and ex-husband told me 'you are no good' and after a while I start to believe them.
My new partner told me that I can do what ever I want, I had to believe in myself. Your compliments, and those from all the others in this great family, show me, that I CAN draw and paint, and that my drawings and paintings look good.
I'm very happy with my new family, with your comments, compliments, support and encouragements.
 :thankyou: :flowers: :thankyou: :flowers: :thankyou: :flowers: :hug:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Bhavna on August 15, 2012, 11:54:57 AM
 :o :o :o :o Its beautiful Rita  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: C.Bodine on August 15, 2012, 12:18:49 PM
Way to go, Rita!  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on August 16, 2012, 05:20:10 AM
Rita, fabulous work on your berries and I like that your ingenuity told you to put in an extra one.   :congrats:

You're not alone in having past voices telling us we can't do anything.  We believed it for a while until we found this wonderful place.   :yippee:

I'm  :cheering: you on, Rita.  :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Oana on August 16, 2012, 06:17:52 AM
Great berries, Rita!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on August 16, 2012, 11:54:51 AM
Rita, from what you have shown us I know you are going to excel. I can't wait for you to reach my point in the course so you can teach me a few things.   :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: NHC50 on August 16, 2012, 12:16:52 PM
Way to go Rita on your berries.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 17, 2012, 05:33:37 PM
Wow Rita, what can I say, that silver ball looks like a photograph.
Your tonal chart if spot on and the berries look good enough to eat - I like the twist you added to it by breaking on off  :clap: Well done, you must be very happy with these drawings  :yippee:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: lynn p. on August 17, 2012, 08:50:44 PM

Amazing Rita.  I just finished the berries and find yours to be absolutely wonderful.  The pencil work is very even and smooth.  Super impressive and I can tell that you are really enjoying it!!! go girl :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 17, 2012, 11:07:29 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: so very, very much :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :hug:
Bhavna, C, Lillian, Oana, Val and Nina, Somehow my big Thank You to all of you got lost, but I really appreciate all your lovely and encouraging comments :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:

Nolan and Lynn, Thank you so much for your lovely comments  :flowers:  :1hug: :flowers:
I'm getting really addicted to drawing, again. I always loved to draw, and I'm convinced that it even kept me alive in the past. But now I really, really LOVE drawing, I love learning all the techniques and practice, practice, practice. I never thought practice could be so addicting, so much fun and the results looking great too.

So, YES Nolan, Im very, very happy with my drawings :yippee: :cheering: :cloud9: :cheering: :yippee:
It's the best medication against the pain and depressions, and after I finished my drawing I have this beautiful piece of art, made by myself. I'm still thrilled by giving myself this course for my birthday, it was the best ever idea I have had in my live. :clap:  :cheering: :cloud9: :cheering: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 18, 2012, 04:44:40 AM
I just finished my Rocks,  :yippee: and I really like them :smitten:
Now I only have to buy some new pencils :sweat: This was a real challenge to get all the planes right, but I loved this exercise. I really loved to draw the play of light on the rocks.

Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: lynn p. on August 18, 2012, 05:23:10 AM
Rita--I Love  your rocks.  You really captured all the little chiseled areas and I know how hard this is from having struggled with it . I especially like all the little rocks you embedded. So glad that this is greatly uplifting for you.  This site really gives one a lift  :angel:.   You are an inspiration to keep going on this class.  I too need different pencils.  I bought some pencils that aren't the same numbers as Nolan suggests and I think I can't get the subtle tonal challenges out of them (the set just skipped some of the numbers like H etc )  I'm always spending money at the ARt store.  I think I have my own basket assigned to me now  :D   Keep it up Rita!!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on August 18, 2012, 06:10:34 AM
Now you're really 'Rockin' Rita'  :2funny:
Super work on the rocks, isn't it amazing once you start drawing how fast you go through your pencils? Just can't get enough! I'm going to need to take stock in the pencil company!   ;D
Can't wait to see the next one.... Rock On Rita!!!   :heeha:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on August 18, 2012, 06:48:43 AM
Hi Rita

I love  :smitten: your rocks and the level of detail you put into them.  I'm afraid I don't have that much patience!

 :clap:

(ooh, these smileys are fun  :D )
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: NHC50 on August 18, 2012, 08:04:49 AM
Rita great job on your rocks. Keep it up.  O0 O0 :clap:
Nina :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 18, 2012, 08:35:00 AM
Lynn, Val, Sharmila and Nina,  :thankyou: so very much for all the lovely and encouraging comments.  :1hug:
It is a real boost to go on and a very great reward for the pleasure I find in drawing. :smitten:

I started with the drawing of Nolan, but switch to the black and white photo, because I loved all the detail in it. And the longer I drew, the more detail I saw. Especially the play of the sun I love and tried to draw that as beautiful as in the photo.
I like the strong light and dark in the photo and made it even stronger in my drawing by put in the dark background.

Thank you  again for your lovely comments.
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on August 18, 2012, 12:04:27 PM
Rita, you really amaze me!   :faint:  I'm speechless! 

You are doing awesome drawings!   :congrats:   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I love the dark background.  It really enhances the rocks and brings out the great detail you've put in the planes.

You truly are an inspiration!   :flowers:



Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 18, 2012, 01:20:07 PM
well done Rita, awesome job, I love the dark background, it makes the rocks stand out even more O0  :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 18, 2012, 03:03:53 PM
Lillian and Nolan, 

Thank you again for your very nice, lovely and encouraging comments. I appreciate it very, very much.  :flowers: :1hug:
I enjoy looking at all the beautiful drawings and paintings, they inspire me, teach me and challenge me to take a try on a new project.

 :smart: Nolan and  :smart: Dennis, you both are great tutors  :twothumbs: and I'm happy that I'm a member of this family. All the great and loving members of PaintBasket, all their lovely, encouraged, helpful and constructive critique and comments on this forum, help me a lot too  :clap: :thankyou:.

I really love it that there is always someone to cheer up, encourage, support you when you are in need of it, or lend his or her shoulder to cry on. But they are at the same time such funny/grazy people who makes you laugh, so you forget about the messed up painting or drawing. From all the places where I've bin for lessons, this is the best place you can be, nowhere else it feels like home.  :hug: :flowers: :clap: :thankyou:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: musika on August 18, 2012, 03:27:41 PM
Word!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on August 18, 2012, 03:52:57 PM
Rita, you are an additional bonus here. I am learning much from you as well.   :clap:   :clap:
 :thankyou:  for being here and sharing with us.   :hug:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 18, 2012, 04:00:21 PM
Ray and Val, thank you for your nice comment, goodnight  :sleep:  My cat is demanding her nightsnack :)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on August 18, 2012, 06:30:23 PM
WOW! :o

You really put your all into your rock drawing Rita! :smitten:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 18, 2012, 11:11:20 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie for your nice comment.
I'm just loving drawing and painting and enjoy all of it to the full.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 20, 2012, 12:12:41 PM
Hi everybody,  :wave: :wave: :wave:
This one was hard :sweat: I started six 6 times all over again, it just didn't look right from the beginning. :tickedoff: :-\ :thumbdown:

But the last time I just did go on and after a while it realy started to look  O0. And now after a whole day on and of hatching...........I finished my cup. :yippee: No  :coffee:  :nono: , I have chosen to hatch a cup af tea,....with a little tray for my teabag.

I just LOVE it. I never thought hatching could be so difficult and so hard to do correct. Especially my little tray was hard to do, but I think :think: it looks oke.  :cloud9:

Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: polliwag on August 20, 2012, 12:35:11 PM
Well now, Rita!  Aren't we gettin' fancy with the mug drawing!   :smart: :envy:

Looks Marvelous!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: C.Bodine on August 20, 2012, 01:26:12 PM
Rita, I am just blown away by your drawing!!!!  :o  Fantastic!  You are just flying through the lessons and doing such a phenomenal job on them!!!!!  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: lynn p. on August 20, 2012, 03:42:27 PM
Amazing drawing Rita.  I love the tea bag and little tray.  You blow me away with the little extras and super persistent approach.  It is clear that you are in this to get the very most you can out of it.  It is a joy for the rest of us. :yippee:
Keep it up Rita.  Eager to see the next one.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on August 20, 2012, 03:54:03 PM
Rita, I just love the way you fancy up your drawings!  You're very creative and you inspire all of us.   :flowers:

I have a little tea bag tray just like that one in Delft Blue with a windmill on it. 
Now where's yours  :confused:   :2funny:  You're not finished with your drawing yet.   :2funny:

I enjoyed visiting the Delft Blue factory when we were in Holland three years ago.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on August 20, 2012, 03:57:53 PM
Rita-really nicely done!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on August 20, 2012, 08:28:07 PM
Super job on the mug Rita.   :clap:   :clap:  I also have a Tbag holder like that. Well done!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on August 21, 2012, 01:49:36 PM
Wow Rita, your mug is awesome!  O0

Bravo :clap: :clap:

You are such an inspiration.  I think I'm going to slow down and take more time to get it everything just right after seeing your work.  Actually I think I'm going to end up doing most of my drawing on the weekends.  The last two days full time at work have been very tiring and the physio really put me through my paces today. Still have a ways to go before I can throw my crutch away  :( Anyway, its been really nice to read all your posts and get inspiration to keep going.

Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 21, 2012, 06:12:06 PM
Your persistence certainly paid off, it's an awesome drawing Rita  :heeha:

Why you battled with the tray is because it is a bowl. You need to get those angles 100% or it will look wonky. Your angles are great - that took very close observation so I am on :cloud9:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 26, 2012, 10:35:36 PM
Thank you Nolan, :flowers: for your encouraging comment, I'm happy that my little tray did come out fine.  :smitten: It was indeed a struggle to get the angles good, and I had to start all over many times, but I'm happy that I did, it looks good and shiny.

Hi everyone :wave: 

I've just finished my teddybear, and I loved it to do. I still find hatching difficult, and I had to start all over again a few times, but I'm happy with the final drawing.  :smitten: The little teddybear with her blanket is handmade by myself. She's only 6,5 cm high and one of the smaller bears I've made. The smallest one was only 3 cm and was a present for a friend.


I loved the idea to put her in front of the hatched teddybear, and draw her just on the right spot, leaning against the foot of her big brother. Hatching her was a little scarry because she is so tiny, but I love how it turned out. :smitten:

Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: lynn p. on August 27, 2012, 02:44:43 AM
 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Rita.  As usually, you show that you are mega multi-talented.  Adorable little stuffed bear that you made and really excellent hatching on your teddies.  Creative thought there.  Keep up the wonderful work
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on August 27, 2012, 04:05:23 AM
Oh my word, Rita, that is sooooooo cute!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I love how you go the extra mile in the drawing course.   :yippee:

You're so creative and it's a real pleasure to have you with us on the forum.  You are a real bright spot here.

You cheer us up and cheer us on.   :cheering:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on August 27, 2012, 05:31:22 AM
What Lillian said Rita-it is inspiring and motivating to watch you rock the drawing course!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on August 27, 2012, 05:59:31 AM
 :blush: :cloud9: Wow!!!  :blush:

Lynn, Lillian and Natalie, Thank you so very, very much, for your loving, appreciative and encouraging comments. I'm very grateful for your support in my coal to improve my drawing skills :flowers: :flowers:

It's really much appreciated and it's a real boost to go on and rewarding the struggle and problems that are  :flight: by.
It was soo much fun, not only to hatchNolan's cute teddybear, but trying to draw that little teddy with her blanky was a challange and fun. She looks so sweet amongst my other bears and I thought she deserved a spot on a drawing. It was the first time I draw one of my bears, normaly I'll make photo's when they are finished. So, maybe I'll give it a go with the others too.

Your great comments give me the courage to try more than I ever thougt I would dare,  :thankyou:  :hug: :thankyou: .
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Rkymtnmary on August 27, 2012, 06:22:25 AM
Standing ovation, Rita...I just love what you did both with your drawing AND your little bear!  Very creative imho! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on August 27, 2012, 07:57:50 AM
Rita, you put me to shame doing all those wheels and charts.   :blush:

I'm so negligent where that's concerned.  I should get right down to the nitty-gritty.

I'm taking a color theory course at the college in October.  Hopefully that will force me to be doing what I should be doing.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on August 27, 2012, 10:16:01 AM
Wow Rita  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Your teddy bears are so cute! I love the way you've added extra stitching detail to big brother.  O0 I guess that being a bear-maker yourself, you know just how to add it in.  Does the little one have a name?

I've still got a little bear kit that I bought in Germany, must have been back in 2005. He's supposed to be about 15cm high and thats already tiny! Only got as far as stitching part of the head and the front then got busy with other things.  I should dig that out again sometime.  Hmm, wish I had more time for my creative side.  So much to do, so little time...  :D

I can't wait to see what you do with the fish.

Btw everyone, I've been walking around the office without my crutches today  :yippee: Still not very agile, and can't manage stairs properly, but I'm getting there.   ;D
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Post by: Riya on August 27, 2012, 11:43:37 AM
 :yippee: :congrats: :cheering: Good for You, Sharmila, just take care and don't  :dance: and  :run: the stairs up and down or you  get :injured: again . I'm really happy for you that you are able to walk without crutches, just don't overdo. :nono:

Thank you, Sharmila for your lovely comment, it's much appreciated  :flowers: :1hug:
No, this little bear still doesn't have a name yet, but because she is so tiny I've thought of Penny, but I'm not sure so...anybody ???? I do have some more kids too, the most for small bears between 5 and 12 cm, and some bigger bears.

For my Dollshouse that I'm putting together, I need to make them smaller than 3 cm, but I supose 4 cm will be fine too. :eek: I've painted some small paintings for my Dollshouse too, but they are still to big, 6 x 9 cm.
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Post by: nolan on August 27, 2012, 12:55:43 PM
 ;D very clever twist to the teddy drawing and it adds a special touch to it too  :smitten:

Great hatching by the way  ;D
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Post by: Val on August 27, 2012, 12:58:31 PM
Super job on the teddy. Love the addition.   :clap:
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Post by: polliwag on August 27, 2012, 01:35:55 PM
Rita, Rita... what a fine job on both your bears! You're so  :smart: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Riya on August 29, 2012, 01:20:57 AM
Nolan, Val and Dianne  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: for your nice comments.  :flowers: I had much fun doing both bears, and I'm starting to get grip on this hatching. So, I'm in for some more :2funny:

I finished my Goldfish but started too small :-\ so I had to fill in all the empty space and scambled and scribbled some plants, some small fish and shells and also did some hatching, I used some of the rocks from Nolan's photos from day 8. I finaly succeeded in hatching light rocks, ....but I'm afraid these are too light :-\ :confused: :smitten:


It was fun, but maybe I make a new one, a little bigger so I can practise this scumble and scribble a little better and more.
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Post by: polliwag on August 29, 2012, 03:31:20 AM
 :yippee: O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
How clever are you!  Quite a little scene going on there.  Looks beautiful!
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Post by: Lillian on August 29, 2012, 03:57:06 AM
Rita, that's so adorable!   :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nicely done!

I love how you are really taking off with the drawing course.

Nolan will be thrilled when he sees this!
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Post by: polliwag on August 29, 2012, 04:04:19 AM
Ok, Lillian. Have you even had a :coffee:  yet?  ..and here we are on pb first thing!  Guess that proves there is no solution to the problem.
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Post by: Riya on August 29, 2012, 04:13:39 AM
 :thankyou: so much, Dianne and Lillian for your lovely comments :flowers: . It was fun scumble all those plants, and go for an other try on the rocks. Hatching on smaller objects looks fine but scumbling on small parts :tickedoff:   very difficult, or I should have sharpened my pencils every few strokes :2funny: :2funny:.

I used the 8 and the stars for the goldfish and plants, and some zigzags. And they do fit perfectly in these scene. The plants where really easy to make this way, no fine details and hours work, just a few minutes scumbling. :smitten:

What time is it at your place, Dianne and Lillian? Here it's 14.10 and I had already lunch, well....breakfast for Dick because he starts his day after noon when I'm already up for 4 hours.  :whistle: :)
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Post by: Val on August 29, 2012, 04:17:54 AM
I've been having difficulty getting my posts to go through. Anyway, we'll see if this one goes.

Excellent job on your 'fishtank' Rita!   ;D  He looks quite at home.

This gets shorter every time I type it!   :2funny:  Well done.   O0
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Post by: NHC50 on August 29, 2012, 04:21:55 AM
Rita Your fish tank is cute. Nice job on your shading. Just think you don't have to feed this fish.  :2funny: :2funny:
Good job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Lillian on August 29, 2012, 04:25:05 AM
To answer your question, Rita, I'm here between doing morning chores.  It's presently 8:22 a.m.

I'm about to start Lesson 31 painting Arum Lilies in watercolor.  I know I will have interruptions but good ones.

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Post by: polliwag on August 29, 2012, 04:34:44 AM
Well, I tried to post to you, Rita, about the time.  Looks like it didn't go through.  It is 7:32 here, and I noticed Lillian confirms she is an hour later than me.  I'll soon be back to eastern time when we go back to Florida in about 10 days.
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Post by: Riya on August 29, 2012, 04:38:33 AM
Val and Nina, thank you so much for your nice comment and praise, :blush: It's very much appreciated and I'm thankfull for that.  :flowers:
Hi Lillian, your day is just started and already you've bin very busy. I hope to start today with the last free painting from Noland Oil and Acrylic course, the little seascape. Now with my notebook next to my easel it will be fun and easier to paint. I made some photo's from my little studio, post them later.

Have a nice  :painting: day, Lillian, and ofcourse everybody else. :painting: :painting: :painting: :)
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Post by: Riya on August 29, 2012, 04:41:49 AM
Hi Dianne, and Val, your posts came trough, I just saw it when I posted my last reply. It seems that we all love to get up early and start the day with PB :2funny: :idiot2: Well, we have to do something usefull  :2funny: :2funny:
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Post by: Val on August 29, 2012, 04:55:03 AM
 ;)
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Post by: ncwren on August 29, 2012, 06:16:45 AM
Wow Rita-I really love how you are making the lessons your own!  :smitten:
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Post by: C.Bodine on August 29, 2012, 06:53:19 AM
Rita, what a creative girl you are!!! :clap:  :clap: Very good!  Wonderful additions. 

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Post by: anki on August 29, 2012, 07:00:28 AM
What a harmonious beautiful drawing!   :congrats: Rita.   :yippee:
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Post by: sharmila.goedhart on August 29, 2012, 07:12:50 AM
Wow Rita!  :clap: :clap:

You are not just doing drawing exercises, you are making works of art:  O0 I love Goldie's friends.  And he has a nice place to live too. :flowers:
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Post by: nolan on August 29, 2012, 01:13:06 PM
that is excellent Rita  :heeha:  :congrats:
You have taken the knowledge and applied it to create your own unique scene  :cloud9:
Just imagine what you are going to be doing after you have all the knowledge from the rest of the course to add to your bag of tricks  :yippee:
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Post by: Riya on August 29, 2012, 03:14:26 PM
Natalie, C, Anki, Sharmila and Nolan,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: all so much for you lovely comments. I'm happy that my drawing turned out this way.  :yippee:

I was afraid, after starting to small, that this little guy would become to dark and the scumbling wouldn't be noticed. It was indeed very hard to practice scumble on this little goldfish. First I thought to start all over, but he looked so lonesome, that I changed my mind and made him this nice place to live.  :heeha:

And I like it to see what is possible just with scumble and scribble, and ofcourse doodle what I do every now and than. Never thought of making drawings, other than Zentangle's or Mandala's, with these little patterns.

 :smart: Nolan, thank you so much for this great drawing course :clap: :clap:, it's much fun and I really do learn so much and try things that I never did before O0 And most of all, I see progres in my drawings, and improvement in my drawingskills. But what I really appreciate is that I'm no longer scared of trying to go my own way, put in something of my self. For the first time in my life I have more self-confidence, all of you, PBfamily, tell me time after time that I can draw, that I can paint and that it looks good too O0 and that's a great gift. Thanks to PaintBasket and it's great, warm loving family :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: SunRai on August 29, 2012, 05:17:18 PM
Rita - I love your fish scene!  The plants and rocks really make it special.  It's nice that you made your own little picture out of it, more than just a practice doing the fish.   :clap:  :clap:

-Pat

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Post by: Riya on August 30, 2012, 05:56:13 AM
Thank you Pat, for your nice comment.  :flowers:

It's because the goldfish ended up so small and there was so much white, empty space left, I just had to fill in. And with scumble and scribble I could make these plants, much more easier and faster than drawing all the plants :) . I also wanted to make some more rocks, just to practice finding planes and values, and now this little guy can hide behind them. You never know when those Neon Tetra's start to chase him  :2funny:

I, myself , was really surprised that it looked so cute, I thought I start again with a bigger goldfish, but for now I'm more than happy with this cute vissie. :smitten: :yippee:
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Post by: jonscoot on August 30, 2012, 03:07:06 PM
Your on a roll now Rita, great drawings!!!  :clap:
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Post by: Riya on September 01, 2012, 11:35:07 PM
Hi Scott :wave:, thanks for your nice comment, it's much appreciated :flowers:
I always liked drawing a lot, but now I've learned all these new skills, I just love it so much and I'm able now to draw longer at one session than before. This course was surtainly the best ever, that I could have joined.  :smart: Dennis and  :smart: Nolan did an amazing job with this, and it's absolute great that they share it with us.  :clap: :clap: :clap: O0

I finished my barn and because I liked the little story from Dennis, about the farmer who might have bin selling vegetables in the past, I decided that this farmer still does. :) To be honest, it is very busy at this barn with the chickens and al the things you can buy. Pumpkins, egg's, apples, cowl, rye, grain, herbal-plants and anything else this farmer has. :2funny:
Hope you all enjoy my little barn, I do and I really loved it to put in all the details and making-up this little story. :smitten:

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Post by: sharmila.goedhart on September 02, 2012, 04:08:02 AM
Hi Rita

You've done it again!  :clap: Lovely scene. :flowers:  I think I would love to visit that farm.   :smitten:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 02, 2012, 05:02:51 AM
Rita, your drawing begged me to go to your gallery and enlarge the photo so I could see more detail there.

And what did I see?  CREATIVITY PLUS!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I love how you put live stock in the distance, even another barn back there, a scarecrow in the field on the right, chickens in the foreground and numerous other items.

You put so much interest into each drawing!  I love your enthusiasm!   :yippee:
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Post by: C.Bodine on September 02, 2012, 05:06:35 AM
LOVE IT!  :clap:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 02, 2012, 05:42:25 AM
And I ALSO love your stories that accompany them, Rita!  :)
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Post by: Riya on September 02, 2012, 07:44:24 AM
Sharmila, Lillian, C and Mary,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: .

Your lovely comments are appreciated and I'm really happy that you liked my little story.  :smitten: :flowers: It was so much fun, I only got a little  :parachute: carried away but everytime there turned up something new, that just had to been drawn. :2funny: :idiot2:

This is something I loved to do when my children where toddlers, starting with a simple small drawing and together with them I made up a (bedtime)story. My drawingskills then where not great, but especially my daughter loved the stories, even more when I start tell them. She loved it because I had different voices for every character on the drawing/story.

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Post by: Lillian on September 02, 2012, 08:27:26 AM
Wonderful memories, Rita!  You're a good mom!   :smitten:

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Post by: lynn p. on September 02, 2012, 08:47:35 AM
Rita, really SPECTACULAR!!  I love the plowed fields, extra foliage, scarecrow and a million other adorable details.  your attention to detail really pays off and how imaginative!  Bravo girl O0 I look forward to each of your drawings.  (NO pressure now  :))
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Post by: ncwren on September 02, 2012, 10:52:13 AM
I really enjoy seeing what you come up with next Rita-I love your work!  :smitten:
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Post by: NHC50 on September 02, 2012, 03:23:29 PM
RITA, THIS IS SOMETHING TO BE VERY PROUD OF. GREAT JOB,  O0 O0
NINA  :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 02, 2012, 03:55:27 PM
Lillian, Lynn, Natalie and Nina,  :thankyou:  :flowers: so much for your engouraging comments. I'm very grateful for that :smitten: :flowers: and appreciate it very much.

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Post by: dennis on September 03, 2012, 12:01:26 PM
Rita, as they say in the classics: "You are going like a Boeing!"  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on September 03, 2012, 12:53:23 PM
that is stunning Rita, just knew you would add a twist to this one - I love it  :congrats:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 08, 2012, 07:18:11 AM
Finaly finished my candles from day 15. Not quite what I had in mind, but it took so long that I almost gave up.
I like the plate and the statue, de candles,...well they are a little bit crooked and deformed.

Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on September 08, 2012, 07:50:00 AM
Good job Rita. Nice to see you tried some of the techniques Nolan showed. I'm still struggling a bit with this one.
Well done.   :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on September 08, 2012, 07:54:44 AM
Ok Rita , now I have to go back and try this one.  You did fantabulous  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Before I read what you thought about your candles, I was drawn to them and think they are one of the best features of the drawing.  Candles are never identical anyway and it makes it look like art.  Way to go O0
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Post by: NHC50 on September 08, 2012, 08:15:08 AM
Rita I think you are doing an awesome job.  O0 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Leana on September 08, 2012, 09:08:40 AM
 :heeha: Rita... I am in awe of your incredible drawings.  They are simply brilliant and love the twists...added extras in them. Truly fabulous.  Love the story about when your children were small and you started drawings and added telling a story...that is truly very special memories.  Well done on an amazing job on these drawings of yours.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 08, 2012, 12:54:54 PM
Val, Lynn, Nina and Leana thank you so much for your lovely comments. :thankyou: :flowers:

Lynn you are right and the candles are oke, but the candlesticks are a little crooked. Funny how flaws in drawings or paintings shows as soon you post them.

Leana, I loved making these littles drawingstories, and would have loved to give some of these to my grandchildren, but unfortunataly I'm not allowed to see them.
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Post by: NHC50 on September 08, 2012, 12:58:50 PM
Rita so sorry to hear that. Life is so short for things like that to happen. I will be praying that this situation will change.
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Lillian on September 08, 2012, 01:03:16 PM
Likewise, Rita!   :hug:

As always, your drawing is fantastic!  I just had to go to your gallery to get a better look.  It shines!  What great contrasts!  I love the texture you put on the table.   I think your candle sticks are fine.  It sure is hard to get them both the same.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on September 09, 2012, 04:02:39 AM
Hi Rita

As usual, your drawing is beautiful.   O0

I haven't had time to start mine yet, things have been a bit hectic.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 09, 2012, 06:38:28 AM
Nina, Lillian and Sharmila, thank you for your lovely and encourage comments.  :flowers:

Nina, and Lillian, you are so right, life is so short and I try now not to think too much of those things. I feel sorry for Joshua, Emma and Benjamin.
Lillian, I loved all the different textures from the drawing course so I just had to put this one in. I only had to take care not to sneeze before I rubbed in on to the drawing. And ofcourse take care not to go over it with my hands or shirt, what unfortunataly did happen a few times :(
Sharmila, it took me almost a week to finish this one, every time a small part and than something else needed my attention. And I had a few bad days so drawing was slowing down, but I also managed to make some other sketches.

I will up-load them, I just had to practise crosshatching and I think it's going better by every new drawing.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 09, 2012, 07:08:27 AM
Some drawings I did after some of the daily lessons, this is so much fun and a great way to practise hatching and shading, tonals and drawing freehanded.
A pear done after I finished the Christmas balls.


This little box I made years ago, and on top a little jar, with some acrylic medium. This still life I made after I had finished the mug.


An other still life I did, with some dried flowers, a pear and a rusty tin. Done after I finished the barn, it took some time, so I not only made the candles this week, but also finished this still life.


And my last drawing I just finished, a onion. Practicing drawing cirkels freehanded, think it's going better.

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Post by: Lillian on September 09, 2012, 08:28:17 AM
 :congrats: Rita!  Good for you doing all that drawing!

You're a real inspiration!   :1hug:
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Post by: ncwren on September 09, 2012, 08:31:00 AM
They all look good!  I especially like your pear and onion.  :)
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Post by: sharmila.goedhart on September 09, 2012, 09:30:13 AM
 :yippee: You're drawing so well Rita. Its clear you really enjoy it. 

I especially like the shading on your onion.  I think you got it just right.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on September 10, 2012, 12:07:01 PM
You certainly are on a roll at the moment Rita  :heeha: :clap:

The Kour still life - what is bother you are the bases of the candles. All else is fine. What you want to do is get the bottom rounding of the base, where it meets the table, round and symmetrical - at the moment they curve upwards to one side.
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Post by: C.Bodine on September 11, 2012, 05:30:28 AM
Wow, Rita!!! Your just breezing along! They look great! O0
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Post by: Leana on September 11, 2012, 05:40:14 AM
 :heeha: Rita... your drawings are certainly amazing... you are on such a roll!!! A great treat for me  ;D
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 11, 2012, 05:50:38 AM
Rita, I looked at these on my phone while we were away in Southport till yesterday. You look to be doing very well and, I particularly liked the last drawing where the outer peeling makes it look so good against them vertical squiggles.
Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 11, 2012, 08:04:19 AM
Lillian, Natalie, Sharmila, Nolan, C, Leana and Tony  :thankyou: :thankyou: :flowers: so much for your nice and encourage comments. Never thought that my simple onion would be favorite, it was so much fun to do. I'm glad that you like the drawings, I absolutely love to draw them.

Nolan, you are right, I can't seem to get the bases right, I've started already three times again with them, but they stay crooked. I'll try to fix them, thank you for your advice. Now making adjustments is my next challenge because of the texture I've made on the table.

 
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Post by: Val on September 11, 2012, 09:44:53 AM
Nolan, you are right, I can't seem to get the bases right, I've started already three times again with them, but they stay crooked. I'll try to fix them, thank you for your advice.
Rita, have you tried drawing your bases with the paper angled a bit? Sometimes it works for me.

 ???  Seems my last post didn't make it. Oh well. Great drawings Rita. The onion is my fav as well!   ;D
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Post by: jonscoot on September 11, 2012, 02:24:46 PM
The onion is my favorite too Rita. Great job  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on September 12, 2012, 01:07:10 PM
just mirror the angles of the oval used in the candles  O0
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Post by: jennylynn on September 12, 2012, 11:48:15 PM
brilliant drawings rita yes the onions my favourite too  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 13, 2012, 03:02:19 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan for your advice and  :thankyou: Jennylynn for your nice comment.  :flowers:
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Post by: lynn p. on September 13, 2012, 03:20:32 AM
Rita.  LOVE your little drawings.  Yes, I think doing some little daily drawings would really get one's drawing in shape like to has yours.  Impressed my dear.  Glad you are having so much fun :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on September 14, 2012, 07:29:29 AM
Hi Rita  :)

I've finally managed to settle  :D my mind enough to start on the still life and now I see why you had a problem with the base of the candle holders because I ran into the same thing  :-\ What helped in the end was to lightly put down lines of the axes of symmetry.  So one long vertical line running up the candle and candle stick, which will help mirror the symmetry, then short lines for the long axis of the ovals at right angles to the main axis. Then your ovals automatically line up but you can still change how 'fat' they are to take into account the changing eye level. I still have to do the second candle holder but I think I've got it now.  Then all the shading will probably keep me busy for the rest of the weekend.  :painting:

Thanks for setting such a great example with your enthusiasm for drawing. You set a very high standard to keep up with  O0

We're taking a long weekend next weekend on a farm in the orange-producing area (Clanwilliam/Citrusdal) north of Cape Town :yippee: That's good motivation to try to push on through the drawing course so I can tackle  :fight: some farm scenes with confidence. Will make sure to take camera along for reference pics.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 14, 2012, 02:47:22 PM
Hi  :wave: Sharmila, thank you for your nice and helpful comment :flowers: . I think I'll take some time for that this weekend.

I just started today with the squirrel, because the Church is not quite my favorite.  :2funny: Somehow the angles don't look right and every time I measure one line on the photo and doubble it on my paper, the second time I measure that same line, just to check, it has a different lenght, as the thirt, fourt and so on, time:tickedoff: . I've started three times all over again, and every line is correct by measuring...but still my Church looks  :hammer: :banghead:

So, for the moment the Church has to wait :coffee: , I'll spend some time on that cute squirrel.  :smitten: I hope you can finish your still live this weekend, I'm looking forward to see it.
And for next weekend I'll wish you allready lots of fun, hope you can take many beautiful photo's and don't eat too many oranges. Enjoy your stay at the farm, I'm sure it's very inspirering and you go back home with loads of new ideas.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 14, 2012, 04:34:23 PM
Rita, struggling with the church?  If I could do it you can!   :)  :gl2:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 15, 2012, 12:09:55 PM
Lillian, thank you for your encouraging comment  :flowers: . I took a look at your church, O0 it looks awesome.

And looking at mine...it looks out of balance, but after measuring again, it just have to be right, maybe it is because you looking up at the church, I don't know. I have drawn some more lines and it starts to look a little better. I think I have to go on till I finaly can start put in al the tones. But for the moment it looks not right, hopefully just an optical illusion.

I'll switch between the church and the squirrel, so it stays fun and I get my church done. Thanks, Lillian sometimes we need someone who :knuppel2: :tickedoff: and :cheering:  :gl2: to us, so we don't give up.

Have a nice sunday.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 15, 2012, 02:36:51 PM
Rita, I think I measured a few thousand measurings on the church. 

It amazed me that the width of a pencil line could end up making a huge difference.

It was a challenge, but I'm here to say it can be done!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 17, 2012, 12:43:06 AM
I felt sorry for the skinny squirrel from Nolan and Dennis, so I send him on holiday to the Netherlands to fatten up. As you can see he likes the  Dutch acorns and fir-cones. When he is fat enough I will send him back.

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Post by: nolan on September 17, 2012, 12:57:10 AM
 :2funny: great addition Rita  :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 17, 2012, 03:25:57 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan for you quick reply, the Dutch squirrel is a drawing I've made some years ago, I used it so I could finaly give her some fur.

I made some adjustments to my candlebases, not much but it looks a little better. Unfortunatally I smudge the speckles on the table. That was a bigger challenge then change the candlebases, not smudging the graphitescrapes.

The first try on the candles

The revised candles
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 17, 2012, 03:48:18 AM
Rita! I love your fattening up Squirrel! Drawn wonderfully too ;)  O0
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: lynn p. on September 17, 2012, 05:41:26 AM
Oh Rita, Rita, Rita--The squirrel drawings are my favorite of yours so far.  Very well done and the squirrel world I am sure thanks you for representing them so well  :2funny: Diversity is a beautiful thing.  Can't quite see what its at their feet, but I assume foliage and nut remnants etc.  You have opened up a whole new vista for those of us in the Drawing class!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on September 17, 2012, 06:15:26 AM
Adorable squirrels Rita!  :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: SunRai on September 17, 2012, 09:32:36 AM
Rita - I just love your whimsical little stories, and the drawings that accompany them!  The Fat Squirrel is just adorable!  I can just imagine you illustrating children's books - you have a wonderful gift!

Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on September 17, 2012, 10:01:56 AM
Rita, you've done it once again  :clap: :clap:

Your squirrels are exquisite  :smitten: :flowers:

You've definitely got the fur down just right.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on September 17, 2012, 12:20:44 PM
the left hand candle base is correct now, just the right hand one needs a bit more tweaking O0
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Leana on September 17, 2012, 12:31:10 PM
Oh Rita  :heeha: I love your 2nd squirrel...it is sooo adorable.  Truly well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 17, 2012, 03:21:01 PM
 :thankyou:  :thankyou: :thankyou: Tony, Lynn, Natalie, Pat, Sharmila and Leana for your wonderful comments :smitten: :flowers: It was so fun to draw these two squirrels, I think it's one of my best drawings till now and not only from the course.

The little fat squirrel was in my sketchbook for years, just as a simple, plain linesketch. So when starting with the squirrel from the course, I just had to draw her, my own squirrel, and now she has nice warm, thick shiny fur. The squirrels her are auburnbrown with dark brown tails, they are really very beautiful.

Thank you again, for your engouraging comments. Nolan, thank you for your comment and advice. I knew there still was something wrong. I'll try to fix the right candle without smudging too much :)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 17, 2012, 03:28:30 PM
I love your squirrels, both of them, Rita.  Really cute and very well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

...cute story too.   :2funny:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: jonscoot on September 18, 2012, 12:57:12 PM
Hi Rita, thought I would stop over and check out your latest drawings. As usual, great work. The squirrels are just outstanding.  :yippee: :clap: O0
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 19, 2012, 03:07:34 PM
Lillian and Scott, thank you so much for your fantastic comments. :) :flowers:

I just love how the squirrels look and it was such a fun to make these two little friends. Normaly I'm absolutely not patient enough, but now I sit and make flicks for hours, just to get that shine on the squirrels.

Lillian, I'm still busy with measuring the church and I think it finaly start to look O0 , but it's :2funny:  that every time I get different measurements. And as you said, that small pencilpoint on the photo makes a great difference in the drawing. But at least I didn't give up...for now...I still have to fill in all the details ...
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on September 20, 2012, 03:02:09 PM
Lovely squirrels Rita .... Love the ears   ;D  and by jove...that little Kiwi fellow looks like he's got the makings for a little pot belly!   :2funny:

Good work on the Koru....still muddling through this one.   :P  Sorry about the tongue..helps me concentrate on my drawing..   :whistle:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 21, 2012, 04:17:45 AM
Thank you Val, :flowers: for your lovely comment on the squirrels and the Koru, I had so much fun drawing the squirrels and the Koru was a challenge.
I just finished the church, after hundreds of measurments I think it looks right, and now I did this one on a scrap paper with a testprint on the backside  :tickedoff:. All the former tries I´ve made on good drawingpaper, and they all looked after a few lines allready terrible, so I decided to use some scrap paper and try it again.
 :2funny: AND NOW THIS ONE TURNS OUT LOOKING RIGHT!!! :envy:


Now I have to copy this drawing to my D&R drawingpaper and transform it to a church build out of sandstone.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on September 21, 2012, 07:54:10 AM
The church looks great Rita.   :clap:  I know what you mean about redrawing...I did the barn in my sketchbook instead of the larger paper. Probably why it turned out a bit squished looking.  ;D  Every attempt to redraw it since then just doesn't look right. So...I might not have a full size one for my brag book!   :D  Nah, I'll get a good one..at some point!   ;D
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on September 21, 2012, 09:01:31 AM
Looks good Rita-look forward to your final version.  :)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 21, 2012, 11:54:22 AM
Hi Rita,
You're progressing well with your church.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  It's looking good.
Lots of measuring ahead of you yet when you do all those stones.  :)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: jonscoot on September 21, 2012, 11:58:10 AM
It's looking good Rita.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 21, 2012, 03:00:05 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Val, Natalie, Lillian and Scott for your nice comments.  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
I can't say I loved doing this, or that it was fun :whistle: :tickedoff: :hammer: but it was something to try. And I did want to finish it, but it's not something I will use often, too much timeconsuming, and the stress... :banghead: :pullhair: . Ofcourse I'm very glad that the church looks good, but for the moment it stays as it is, I have enough of measuring and lines.

Val, I hope too I'll get the church right in one try when redrawing it, I don't want to think about messing up and start all over again, and again...  :sweat: I just do it on the slow way, just like this drawing, every day some bricks and hopefully ad the end of the yaer my church is readdy :2funny:

So, to do something totaly different than straight lines and measuring, I draw the llama from day 10, the teddybear lesson. This was fun, all the crosshatching and scumbling. It took a few hours but I really like how they look. Maybe I'll try the strawhat or shoes too, I just love the scumbling and you can't practise crosshatiching enough, don't you think??

Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 21, 2012, 03:34:35 PM
Ahhhhhhh, your llamas are sooooooo cute, Rita!   :smitten:

I can't say as I blame you on the church project.  You can put it away and when you get the urge to measure, you can take it out and go to it.   :)

I really pushed myself, kicked myself around a few times and finally, it was done and I must say, after all I put into it, I'm quite proud of it.

I agree, I may not enlarge a picture that way again, but it is good to know that we can do it that way if we so wish.

Nolan knows how to challenge us, but I really appreciate that.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 21, 2012, 03:52:34 PM
Thank you Lillian, for your very nice and quick comment.  :smitten: :flowers:

It may sound stupid, but even when not eager to do this drawing, I just couldn't put it away for long. My partner thought I was  :idiot2: doing so, he thought it was useles and no one would use it, but somehow I just wanted to finish it. Your church just looks so great, I just had to go on. Everytime I draw some lines, did some measurings and everytime I sat down and draw again for a hour, or more...sounds like a little hooked.  :D
As you said, it is always good to learn other ways of drawing something, and it was a challenge...and it still is thinking off all the bricks :2funny: a lot of measuring to go...again.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 21, 2012, 04:11:59 PM
Quote
sounds like a little hooked.
    :2funny:

You're saying your are drawn to drawing?   :2funny:  Me too.  Something makes me keep going back to it!

I love a challenge and right now I'm challenging myself I can't blame Nolan this time, I have no one else to blame but me.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on September 21, 2012, 08:01:43 PM
Very cute drawing.  :)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 22, 2012, 12:15:59 AM
Thank you, Lillian and Natalie, for your lovely comment :flowers: :1hug:

 :2funny: Drawn to drawing  :2funny: Lillian, I like that  :2funny:

 :sweat: I am, I'm afraid. It is almost the first thing I'll do starting my day, after go trough new posts, and my day ends with it. There is always a drawing waiting, to start, to go on with or the revised and for now I have to draw a new eye,...or two and a nose so in between I can do some painting. I did start yesterday with the final, hopefully, church and I like to start with the horse, now it is only the question which one first. :coffee:

I just hope there is some time left for feeding the cat, done O0 she's sleeping on my lap, breakfast, lunch, diner, shopping and some chore :2funny:

Have a nice weekend Lillian and Natalie, and lots of fun monday at college, Lillian
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Leana on September 22, 2012, 02:16:58 AM
Rita, what a super job you did on the Lamas  :clap: :clap: :clap:... I  :smitten: them.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 22, 2012, 03:35:08 AM
Thank you Leana for your very nice comment. :flowers:

I'm happy that you like the llama's, it was so much fun to draw them, scumble their curly fur, and give them their sweet faces. I've seen my first babyllama a few years ago on a Christmas market in a town nearby. So sweet and adorable.

Have a nice weekend, Leana.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 22, 2012, 04:41:12 AM
Rita,  :hug:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on September 22, 2012, 06:43:11 AM
Super job on the Llamas Rita.   :clap:   :clap:  I've had to pack everything away for a few days now. I'm helping one of the local upholsterers with a difficult project....my salon cushions!   ;D 
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on September 22, 2012, 12:13:01 PM
your church sketch is perfect - exactly the way you would draw if you were outdoors. Now you have a perfect value study for a more detailed drawing on a larger paper  :clap:

Lama - awesome scumbling, Great that you have done the sketch using a different technique, tells me you are spotting the tonal values correctly  :cloud9:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 24, 2012, 03:57:44 AM
:thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  so very much, for your encouraging comment, Nolan :flowers: . When you look closer at my church drawing, you can see that I had some help with this one. :2funny:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on September 24, 2012, 05:12:13 AM
Hi Rita

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:Great work on the church and the lamas.  The dark one looks like he is smirking  ;)

We've just got back from our long weekend. Got rained out on most of it but Saturday was lovely - we went off to visit an old mission station deep in the Cedarberg wildness.  Stunning drive on steep dirt roads through the mountains. There was an incredible old church in the valley - done with Cape Dutch style gables and a thatch roof. I'm just itching to draw it :heeha:.  Spent most of the weekend messing about with the advanced settings on my camera - think I managed to get a couple of nice shots but the ones on the preset landscape setting were probably better than my manual settings  :-\
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 24, 2012, 11:02:51 AM
Hi  :wave: Sharmila, thank you for your lovely comment.  :flowers: That's what I like of drawing, someone else  will see some little extra's or things look different than you had in your mind. I like this kind of happy surprices, a smirking llama ;D .

I'm glad you had have a nice weekend, even with rain. Sounds like you had have a real adventures weekend, driving on steep dirt roads through mountains, finding old chuches in the valley, making photo's of beautiful landscapes. Great, now you have mmiljions of ideas for new drawings, love to see the photo of that church. And ofcourse I'm very curious to all the other great photo's you have made.

Here it is cold, rainy and stormy weather, I'm always concerned that the big tree in the front garden, does not live trough the next storm, but till now we only find many branches in the garden after the storm.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Denise808 on September 24, 2012, 02:04:58 PM
Rita your animals are just way too CUTE!! All your drawings look so good and the animals look content and peaceful. Look forward to seeing more  :)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 24, 2012, 02:43:49 PM
Thank you so much, Denise, for your lovely comment :flowers:
You will see, before you know you'll be able to do so by yourself, You made already a good start with your first drawing. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 30, 2012, 12:59:43 PM
Not much painting her, I have some heavy musclepain from trying to push our car out of the clay, after a great 60s festival.

But drawing wasn't such a problem and I still wanted to practise crosshatching again...and I just like it, it is keeping my mind of all kind of things like my stiff body. Lucky for me I got some help from 4 man, but  it took almost 10 minutes to get the car free.


Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: jonscoot on September 30, 2012, 01:07:47 PM
Super great job on the pears Rita.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: musika on September 30, 2012, 01:10:17 PM
Rita, that is amazing!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on September 30, 2012, 01:31:29 PM
Master crosshatcher!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on September 30, 2012, 01:56:34 PM
Excellent work Rita   :clap:   :clap:  You're getting very good with the detailing.   :congrats:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 30, 2012, 03:45:23 PM
Unbelievable!!! Very nice work.   :smitten:  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 You are amazing and you don't let anything hold you back! 

Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 30, 2012, 03:53:47 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Scott, Ray, Natalie, Val and Lillian for all your wonderful and encouraging comments :flowers: :smitten: :1hug:  It is very much appreciated, I really loved it to do this drawing and it is so much more fun than that church. Nolan and Dennis put in so much great photo's for us to use, enough to get really the hang of this hatching and scumbling. :clap: :clap:

:2funny: I had to start all over again with the chuch :tickedoff: I was almost finished to find out,  I FORGOT TO PUT IN ALL THE STONES :2funny: :2funny:
I didn't crosshatch but put in tonals, just like the first exercise of the church, so after drawing the church for the ...th time I needed something else and hopefully I do the right thing with my next try, and last  :fight: on the church.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on September 30, 2012, 03:57:40 PM
Rita, it has to be fun! 

So, if it's not, why not just leave it alone?   :oops:  Nolan will be after me with the  :knuppel2: now.

I think you get the hang of this method of enlarging and I think that was the point of the exercise.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on September 30, 2012, 04:03:38 PM
 Hi Lillian, my partner is telling me the same, :idiot2: :tickedoff: he was surprised seeing me again busy with the church, but you know...I'm a little stubborn and I just want to get it right, and I'm sure I will succeed :2funny: :yippee: . So I just do some lines and stones of the church and go on with one of the other Let's Draw drawings.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Denise808 on September 30, 2012, 05:45:31 PM
Wow Rita! I love the pears! I really like how you placed the detailed leaf on the top left. The background also is so pretty...
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: lynn p. on September 30, 2012, 06:10:33 PM
Rita--Who ever thought cross hatching could be so delicate and beautiful.  Wonderful drawing as usual  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 01, 2012, 08:34:26 AM
Hi :wave: Lynn, thank you so much for your lovely comment :flowers:
Well that is exactly what I thought ;) and I really never thought I would love it so much and that it would be so much fun, but I do  :smitten: I'm now busy with the bread, from the same lesson and in between I try to get my church right  :2funny:, hopefully I will ever be able to finish that.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: lynn p. on October 01, 2012, 09:44:01 AM
Rita-I hate to admit it but I just gave up on that church.  I had laid out about 15 coordinates and knew that it would take me 5 more hours.  Honestly, I'm glad to know abt this method because I think I will use it to double check key points in a drawing but will NEVER use it to lay out the entire thing, especially when there are so many curves.  I admire your persistance. :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on October 01, 2012, 10:02:18 AM
Wow Rita your latest drawing knocked my socks off :heeha:  When I finally managed to see it, that is - first the icon was broken, then when I reloaded this page I got an error that the website had exceeded its resources. And here was, dying to know what everyone was raving about :2funny:.  Must have been a lot of traffic to this page  :D

Your work is absolutely incredible, especially if you have not been feeling well. I've been going through a bad patch as well lately.  You continue to inspire me to keep on going.   :flowers: I've been enjoying doing the squirrel - I just have to do his legs now and adjust the contrasts  :painting:

I've abandoned enlarging the church by coordinate method, because it was frustrating me and giving me neckache, and I don't have much time to spend on my drawing anyway. I don't see myself using this method unless its something very simple, or if I have a technical drawing table with the rulers and T-square so that you can measure off your points really quickly and easily. I did a bit of technical drawing when I was in high school and quite enjoyed it then, so maybe its just a question of having the right equipment for the task.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on October 01, 2012, 10:44:40 AM
I have a feeling the Rita will persist!  :fight:  ;)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on October 01, 2012, 11:37:15 AM
Wow Rita, that is great cross hatching, lovely contrasts and details  :congrats:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: NHC50 on October 01, 2012, 12:09:06 PM
Rita Awesome job on your pears. They also make a good pear crisp.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: C.Bodine on October 01, 2012, 12:28:17 PM
Beautiful work!!!!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 01, 2012, 03:13:01 PM
Thank you so much, Nolan, Nina and C for your wonderful comments :flowers: . I just love it this crosshatching, I never thought it could be so addicting. I'm already busy with the next one, and it is almost finished. Because of the musclepain I still can't paint, but crosshatching is no problem and I think the photo's from the lessons are a great challenge.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 02, 2012, 01:04:32 AM
My bread is finished :yippee:. Not beeing able to paint made me yesterday almost the whole day left crosshatching. I just finished and I just love it :smitten: .
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on October 02, 2012, 03:27:56 AM
Rita, you've really got the crosshatching bug.   :D  It's so much fun, huh?   :yippee:

Nice work, girl!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on October 02, 2012, 04:36:02 AM
 :clap: Rita!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: lynn p. on October 02, 2012, 04:54:27 AM
Rita--This is my favorite of your drawings thus far.  I would frame this and hang in my kitchen, but then I'd just want to eat hot bread and butter all day, so maybe not.  I love this :1hug:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 02, 2012, 05:09:33 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian, Natalie and Lynn for your lovely comments :flowers:
 
 :wave: Lillian, Yes I think I am really addicted to crosshatching, it is so much fun and relaxing and drawing is still my favorite thing to do, always was and now with my new skills it will definitively stay my favorite.
  :flowers: Natalie
 :1hug: Lynn,  :heeha: hot bread and butter  :licklips: :eyesclosed: I better don't look at this drawing too long :2funny:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: NHC50 on October 02, 2012, 08:26:56 AM
Rita you rock girl. Awesome job on the bread.  O0 O0 I bet it taste good as it looks. Hot bread, butter and don't forget the honey.  :yippee:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on October 02, 2012, 08:39:22 AM
Rita you are flying.  :yippee:  You make me long to break my gluten-free diet and try some of that hot crusty bread.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on October 02, 2012, 01:12:22 PM
Excellent job on the bread Rita.  :clap:  :clap:  I truly appreciate this drawing as I used to manage a bakery many years ago. Don't miss the 0400 starts to fire the ovens and proofer!  :yawn:   ;D
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on October 02, 2012, 02:10:32 PM
Gee Whizz Rita, I am just gonna send my drawing work over to you to do for me  :congrats: :not_worthy:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 02, 2012, 03:19:13 PM
 :cloud9: Nina, Sharmila, Val and Nolan: Thank you so much for all your lovely and encouraging compliments :flowers:. I'm really thrilled by all these great and wonderful comments :blush: :1hug: and I just don't know what to say,...THANK YOU,  :flowers: :hug: :sweat:

Nolan,   :nono:  unfortunate you really have to wait, I've still got a 'few' drawings left to do it is already hard  :confused: to choose from the once I have, what will be the next drawing. I have already drawn the outline from the horse well that is 2 outlinedrawings, one big horse and the other is small, the cutlery and the church and the last one needs now to get texture. :confused:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Denise808 on October 02, 2012, 03:44:14 PM
Dang Rita, you are off and flying!!  :flight:
I'm sooo happy for you -- you get to enjoy drawing and get results that everyone else can also enjoy, what a gift!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 02, 2012, 10:36:25 PM
 :thankyou: Denise for your lovely comment. :flowers:

 That is the greatest gift:
you get to enjoy drawing and get results that everyone else can also enjoy!

Thanks to PB and all of you I feel more confident, and I see that there is so much progress in my drawings as in my paintings. This is absolute the best place to be :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :cheering: :yippee: for PaintBasket,  :smart: Nolan and  :smart: Dennis. :yippee: :cheering:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on October 03, 2012, 11:23:01 AM
Nolan,   :nono:  unfortunate you really have to wait, I've still got a 'few' drawings left to do it is already hard  :confused: to choose from the once I have

 :'(
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Leana on October 03, 2012, 12:18:46 PM
Rita I am in absolute awe  :heeha: ... your pears are incredible and your bread rolls even more so...really well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: ... I am  :envy: ...need to do more practicing  :whistle: ... you are truly on a roll and should really be proud of your handy work  ;)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: sharmila.goedhart on October 03, 2012, 12:59:43 PM
... you are truly on a roll

On a bread roll?  :P

 :D

I agree I am feeling very  :envy: of the real talent we have here in this class. Must  :sweat: harder.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 03, 2012, 03:40:37 PM
  ;) Oké Nolan, You win, I can't see a man cry.  :2funny: They look so silly :2funny:

 :2funny: breadroll :2funny: :2funny:
Leana and Sharmila :1hug: :flowers: :smitten: , thank you both for your great and wonderful compliments, please don't feel :envy: it is making me :blush: and I don't know what to say,  :thankyou: :flowers:
Both of you are progressing with every drawing that I see. And they look great, it is always a pleasure to see your new drawings and I'm looking forward to your next ones.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 03, 2012, 03:43:58 PM
OUTSTANDING, Rita!!! 
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Northbound on October 06, 2012, 06:33:31 AM
Seriously blown away by the reflective ball.  Wow
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 07, 2012, 05:40:01 AM
Mary and Northbound,  :welcome: to Paintbasket, thank you so much for your wonderful comments :flowers:. Sorry for my late reply but because of a bad cold, I just didn't have the energy to do something. But it is going a lilttle  O0

And I had enough energy to finaly finish the church :yippee: And after a few day off drawing and painting it just did look much easier :sweat:


I'm so happy and glad that I did not gave up, I think it looks very nice :smitten: , but this is the only time that I will use this way of drawing.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on October 07, 2012, 06:20:12 AM
This is brilliant Rita   :clap:  Awesome job on the church. The stonework is fantastic.  O0
Oh....that wouldn't be Woody I spy there would it?  ;D
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 07, 2012, 06:54:35 AM
Thanks, Val for your lovely comment :flowers:
 :2funny: I'm afraid Woody has lost his head while trying to help with my darks, he feels ashamed and hides in the bushes, I really need some new pencils and Woody could need some sharpening.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Northbound on October 07, 2012, 08:04:57 AM
The church drawing is beautiful!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Lillian on October 07, 2012, 10:11:33 AM
WooooooWeeeeeeWOW!   :smitten:  Awesome!  Beautifully done!!!

Could anything make it any better?  Only the expert can tell.  My eye says it's perfect!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: ncwren on October 07, 2012, 01:59:50 PM
WOW WOW WOW!!!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 07, 2012, 11:31:18 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Faith, Lillian and Natalie for your wonderful comments :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
I am so happy that I finished the church, this was a real challenge. And looking at it I am glad I did. Filling in all the details was so much fun and doing it step by step was the best way.
To make it a little personal I put the frame around it, I think it just makes the drawing complete, like a real frame.
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Post by: jonscoot on October 08, 2012, 03:21:41 AM
  :wave: Rita another perfect drawing :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on October 08, 2012, 05:04:12 AM
Wowie and Zowie (as my son would say)!  I can't believe this one.  So great Rita.  As Val said, the stone work is gorgeous!!! :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: polliwag on October 08, 2012, 05:09:15 AM
Rita, ask your mom if you can come out and cross hatch with me! :congrats: :congrats:
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Post by: sharmila.goedhart on October 08, 2012, 07:13:09 AM
Rita, I am  :smitten:

:congrats:

I love the way you have captured the light on the brickwork.  Absolutely beautiful.
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Post by: lynn p. on October 08, 2012, 10:09:07 AM
Oh My Goodness Rita, I just realized that you drew that frame into the picture, no?  At first I thought it was an actually frame.  Brilliant!
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Post by: Denise808 on October 08, 2012, 10:44:55 AM
Wow, that's unreal Rita!! Whenever I see one of your pics, I think of the patience you have with them -- really working the details and adding your unique touch.
It reminds me to slow down and take my time because sometimes I tend to just want to learn a lesson, finish it and move on to the next. By seeing your work, it reminds me to slow down, enjoy, and really learn the technique well. It will be worth it. Thanks Rita for being such an inspiration!
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Post by: polliwag on October 08, 2012, 10:49:12 AM
The pears, the bread, the church.....AWESOME!
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Post by: nolan on October 08, 2012, 12:27:06 PM
superb  :heeha: :clap:
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Post by: Riya on October 08, 2012, 02:21:05 PM
Scott, Lynn, Dianne, Sharmila, Denise and Nolan,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: For your great comments, this makes all the work and  :tickedoff: :pullhair: well worth.  :1hug: :flowers:

Dianne, Mom said I'm not aloud to come outside,   :'( I have to cross hatch in bed, till my cold is over. :'( So, no crosshatching, no new pencils and new paints,  :tickedoff: cold.

Lynn, Yes the frame is drawn and it took a while to get it right. Especially the reflection of the light on the frame wasn't easy.
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Post by: CBusche on October 08, 2012, 02:52:40 PM
Hi Rita.  Your progress through this drawing course is so inspiring.  I really want to take the course and draw along with everyone.  Things are a little tight right now though.  One day.

Can't wait to see your next drawing.  :)
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Post by: Riya on October 08, 2012, 03:10:51 PM
Thank you for your nice comment, Carol, and  :welcome: to Paintbasket.
I know what you mean, I have the same with watercolour. I would love to take that course also, but I'm still looking for some sponsors. ;)For now I still have some drawinglessons to do, I'm a bit slow these days and I joined the Oil and Acrylic Painting Club. But maybe one day I can join the watercolourclasses too.
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Post by: polliwag on October 08, 2012, 03:57:44 PM
I showed your "framed" drawing of the church to my husband... he was very impressed too! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: O0 O0 O0
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Post by: Riya on October 08, 2012, 04:07:17 PM
Hi :wave: Dianne,  :flowers: a big :thankyou: for you and your husband, it is much appreciated and I am really happy that you liked it.
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Post by: polliwag on October 08, 2012, 04:09:11 PM
...and a BIG  YOUR WELCOME! :)
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Post by: Riya on October 17, 2012, 02:02:36 PM
I finaly had the energy to start and finish my horse drawing. I am happy with my first horse ever. Using the grid of 1cm² and made the drawing twice as big than the photo in the lesson. A little small for all the fine details, but i think they look  O0.

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Post by: musika on October 17, 2012, 02:05:41 PM
Rita! That is stunning.  :clap:
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Post by: Riya on October 17, 2012, 02:11:16 PM
Hi Ray  :wave:, thank you for your great comment. Your quick reply is stunning :2funny: This was fun to do and a great challenge, i never have drawn a horse before but the grid is a great help.
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 17, 2012, 02:52:33 PM
That was my exact thought, Ray, Stunning!!
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Post by: Riya on October 17, 2012, 03:18:08 PM
Thank you Christine for your wonderful comment :flowers: , i never thought i would be able to draw a horse.  :smitten:

I have some photo's from horses but always thougt they where too difficult to draw or even paint. I admire people that are able to do so, but never had the urge to try myself. Who know's, maybe i start painting horses, cows i have done as my own cat, that is...only her little head between the flowers and once with wings.
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Post by: polliwag on October 17, 2012, 04:03:43 PM
Oh Rita! I just want to pet him!  Beautiful!
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Post by: Northbound on October 17, 2012, 07:13:07 PM
Absolutely beautiful!
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Post by: sharmila.goedhart on October 18, 2012, 12:12:02 AM
Another thoroughbred for the PB stable.   :smitten:
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Post by: Lillian on October 18, 2012, 05:13:16 AM
Rita, your horse drawing is beautiful.  As usual you add a little touch of your own. 
I love the background.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by: lynn p. on October 18, 2012, 05:27:24 AM
Rita--That is stunning.  How did you get that smooth tonal value in the background?? Awesome as usual :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 18, 2012, 07:04:07 AM
Rita! Wow! your drawing looks awesome  O0 The distant little cheeky tree gives it depth too! Your pencil strokes look very good and flowing. Just awesome! You are galloping through! Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on October 18, 2012, 07:07:58 AM
Rita I always love to see what extras you are going to add-no disappointment here.  :yippee:  Stunning horse is appropriate!
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 18, 2012, 07:19:18 AM
Mary and Northbound,  :welcome: to Paintbasket, thank you so much for your wonderful comments :flowers:. Sorry for my late reply but because of a bad cold, I just didn't have the energy to do something. But it is going a lilttle  O0

And I had enough energy to finaly finish the church :yippee: And after a few day off drawing and painting it just did look much easier :sweat:


I'm so happy and glad that I did not gave up, I think it looks very nice :smitten: , but this is the only time that I will use this way of drawing.

Gosh! I missed this one Rita!
Another stunner! Like Val said, the stonework looks great and the drawing is fabulous!  :clap: :clap:
I looked for Woody but, he'd run off!  :2funny:
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Post by: Denise808 on October 18, 2012, 11:15:13 AM
GEEZ Rita!!  :yippee:

and I just saw your horse drawing...GEEZ!! :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Val on October 18, 2012, 02:35:40 PM
Rita, I can but echo the previous comments. Brilliant.  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 18, 2012, 03:30:28 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Dianne, Faith, Sharmila, Lillian, Lynn, Tony, Natalie, Denise and Val for all these lovely,wonderful, fantastic and encouraging comments :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:

I never expected so much lovely comments on my horse drawing, it is just overwhelming :blush: :smitten: :cloud9:
I didn't think that the drawing would look so great, i love animals but drawing, or painting is something else. I was a little unsure because i thought the head was not right. But looking at my drawing on the computer it seems alright.
All these lovely commenst are so encouraging and help me to progress every time a little more, Thank you all for that :smitten: :flowers: :clap:

Lynn, for the background i used the 2H pencil and after put down two layers of colour, i just rubbed my finger over it, to soften the lines.

Tony,  :2funny: No woody at the church, he is still hiding ibehind the left front bushes, after loosing his head trying to help me with colouring, but somehow it looks like he is still leaning against the wall  :2funny:

I liked the background on the photo, so i thought it would look also nice in the drawing. The white of the paper was not quite the nicest place for the horse to be, nothing to look at, or to smell. I think he likes it to have his home meadow to enjoy. Now this handsome guy needs a great  name.

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Post by: Tania on October 18, 2012, 06:35:44 PM
You are doing a fabulous job!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Love the stone church!  :smitten:
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Post by: Riya on October 23, 2012, 03:35:39 AM
Hi  :wave: Tania, sorry for my late reply, but thank you so much for your lovely comment. :flowers:
The church was really a challenge and i am glad that it turned out as it did. This last week i was busy with a new drawing, again i practised crosshatching, and this is the result:

 
I really liked the photo included in the Let's Draw course, and it was an other real challenge :smitten: . I only have drawn once a metal and shiny piece before, the christmas spheres, and i think this ones does look good. I am really happy with the final look, now i have to try some glasswork.
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Post by: ncwren on October 23, 2012, 03:46:49 AM
Outstanding Rita!  :clap:
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Post by: Riya on October 23, 2012, 03:54:09 AM
Thank you so much :flowers: , Natalie, for your wonderful and very quick comment. This was so much fun even it took me the whole week to get this finished :) .
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on October 23, 2012, 06:24:33 AM
Excellent work Rita  :clap:  :clap: Your patience knows no bounds!  ;D
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 23, 2012, 06:29:59 AM
 :clap:  :clap:  Very realitic! Great job!
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Post by: NHC50 on October 23, 2012, 07:46:56 AM
 8) 8) job Rita.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Tania on October 23, 2012, 12:14:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: The silver has been well polished!  O0 You did very well on this! The effort you put into it definitely shows!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 23, 2012, 12:25:01 PM
A big :thankyou: Val, Christina, Nina and Tania for your lovely and wonderful comments :flowers: :1hug:
After the silver sphere i really wanted to try drawing metal and shiny items, and when i saw this photo i just couldn't resist.
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Post by: Denise808 on October 23, 2012, 02:01:27 PM
Wow Rita, that's some really fine hatching work. Can't even see hatchings unless you really look for them. Cool!
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Post by: Riya on October 24, 2012, 01:11:37 AM
 :thankyou: Denise, for your lovely comment :smitten: :flowers:
 Yeah, i like it too, and when busy i just keep seeing spots that are too light, so more hatching. It was difficult to stop :2funny: , before you know it looks like i coloured planes instead of making thousands of crosshatchings. And i have to watch my pencilpoints too, they really have to stay very sharp, when blunt you start to colour. So, now my pencils are really starting to become very small stumbs, almost too small to hold, draw and sharpen.  :think: Have to look for those pencilholders :coffee:

Just saw your birdie :smitten: CUTE!!
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Post by: sharmila.goedhart on October 24, 2012, 01:52:00 AM
Beautiful reflections, Rita! As usual you are an inspiration :flowers:
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Post by: Leana on October 24, 2012, 09:18:27 AM
Oh Rita  :heeha: I am gobsmacked  :faint: Double WOW... your drawings are superb Rita.  Love your church and the textures, your horse... well certainly looks like one that has character...high spirited...and your silverware...oh my word...incredible! You are truly exceeding in your drawing course.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 24, 2012, 11:02:59 AM
I see what you mean about your drawing Rita! It's awesome! You have done a great job of using skilful  hatching techniques.
Well done  O0 :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on October 24, 2012, 12:21:01 PM
two more beautiful drawings Rita  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just shows what you can do when you are not scared of the darks  O0

On the horse you can still darken the neck where it meets the head (in the corner) - remember the head casts a shadow on the neck, so that shadow actually makes the appear forward creating more depth / distance in the drawing O0
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Post by: Riya on October 30, 2012, 01:37:12 PM
Thank you Nolan, Sharmila, Leana and Tony for your great and wonderful comments, still have to darken the horse.
Just finished the bird, loved the object itwas real fun draw all the spots on the wings.

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Post by: Val on October 30, 2012, 02:22:08 PM
Nice detailing Rita. Great face.  :clap:  :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on October 30, 2012, 02:50:43 PM
 :smitten: Another great one Rita!
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Post by: Denise808 on October 30, 2012, 07:07:20 PM
Ahh, really nice birdie Rita! I admire the extra mile that you go on all your artwork. I'm working on my patience  ;)
All your drawings have such a fine quality to it, so impressive  :)
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Post by: Tania on October 30, 2012, 07:10:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: Great job, Rita!
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Post by: Maryna on October 30, 2012, 10:15:37 PM
Oh gosh Rita, you are on a roll your drawing is excellent, love the cutlery and bird  ;)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on October 31, 2012, 12:05:36 AM
Thank you Val, Natalie, Denise, Tania and Maryna for all your lovely and encouraging comments :flowers: :hug: :flowers:.
I always liked drawing with graphite, but since i did the Let's Draw course, still busy with it, and my skills are improved tremendously, i really love it. Even more than colourpencildrawings...and that i do love a lot.
All your great, wonderful, lovely and encouraging comments are just the push that i need to go further and put on the standard much higher. Photo's or drawings i thougt were way out of my reach, too difficult, not possible with my lack of skills, are now the challange i need. And on busy days, or when i have to much pain and stay in bed, i still can draw. It sooths and lessens the pain a lot and at the end i have a great drawing and feel much better, a.k great. O0 :smitten: It is really relaxing  :2funny:, frustrating  :tickedoff: every now and then, and a great way to spend time.
And i think i'm not the only one i see so many great drawings, so much of you that improve and still progressing with every new drawing, Lets'Draw is just the best drawing course and Paint Basket world best community :clap: :clap: :clap:


Here you go, Nolan. Darken and extended the shadow on the horses neck. You are right, it looks much better now. The first shadow was way to small. Thanks for the great lessons and helpful advice. :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on October 31, 2012, 01:04:51 PM
 :heeha: awesome job on the horse, can you see the difference?

beatuful job on the bird as well - you are a natural Rita  :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: C.Bodine on October 31, 2012, 02:16:23 PM
Whatelse is there to say, Rita?  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on October 31, 2012, 06:06:11 PM
I say, "WOW!"  I love your drawings, Rita.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Northbound on October 31, 2012, 07:20:58 PM
All of your work is amazing.   :clap:
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Post by: Tania on November 01, 2012, 07:37:45 AM
Awesome horse! It was good before but the longer shadows on the neck look much more natural!  :clap: :clap: :clap: You have a really nice touch with the pencil drawings!  :)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on November 01, 2012, 09:06:58 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, Christina, Lillian, Faith and Tania for your absolute wonderful comments. It is so much appriciated, and i am really happy that my skills are so much improved since the start of the course.

I started yesterday with the still life, but i didn't really choose a easy one.

Some of my perfumebottles i collect:

The greyscalephoto:

And my final drawing:

Not the best photo, it is already to dark, but i think it does show all the details. I will try to make a better photo tomorrow.
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Post by: Denise808 on November 01, 2012, 09:27:28 AM
your drawing looks prettier than the picture!
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Post by: ncwren on November 01, 2012, 10:35:51 AM
 :smitten: love your bottles Rita!  Drawing is great too!  ;)
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Post by: Bhavna on November 01, 2012, 10:40:52 AM
Lovely Drawings Rita
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Post by: polliwag on November 01, 2012, 10:41:12 AM
Great, Rita! :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tania on November 01, 2012, 01:15:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: Awesome job on this still life, Rita!  :)
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Post by: Northbound on November 01, 2012, 01:39:27 PM
Wow!   :clap:
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Post by: sharmila.goedhart on November 01, 2012, 02:54:04 PM
As usual, brilliant drawings.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I love the way you've done the crystal tops. That must take some close observation! :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Val on November 04, 2012, 04:29:21 AM
Very well done Rita. You've done an excellent job on the bottles and even captured the facets of the square bottle beautifully.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

There's nothing you can't draw now.  O0
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Post by: lynn p. on November 04, 2012, 04:32:35 AM
Rita--What a gorgeous drawing this is (and you should paint it too because it would be stunning).  You have really captured the facets and light reflections.  Awesome :gl2:
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Post by: Riya on November 04, 2012, 03:22:55 PM
 :blush: :flowers: Thank you, Denise, Natalie, Bhavna, Dianne, Tania, Faith, Sharmilla, Val and Lynn, for the wonderful and encouraging comments. This was a real challenge but one i loved to do.
Sharmilla, yeah, it needed a lot of observation and concentration to get every facet of the crystal tops :eek:  and i even count them :2funny: . Sometimes the difference in tone was very little and i only could see if it was  O0  after i finished and saw the whole drawing from a distance.
Val, i started with the square bottle because i thought that one was the easiest :nono: , well it wasn't, all the detail on the square bottle was hard :tickedoff: but i just love the final drawing.
 
Lynn, i really would love to paint this one :smitten: , especially the square bottle, the colours change with every movement of the head, or from what angle you look at it. I made once a 'few' photo's of this bottle, and every one has different colours, it is so beautiful.
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Post by: nolan on November 05, 2012, 12:57:08 PM
Rita this was a very difficult drawing to tackle and you have aced it  :heeha: I can see all the planes and the translucency is awesome, well done  :congrats:
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Post by: NHC50 on November 05, 2012, 02:46:34 PM
Rita you are doing a wonderful job on your drawings.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Lillian on November 05, 2012, 03:02:50 PM
Those are very pretty perfume bottles.  They made a nice arrangement for your glass drawing.

Well done, Rita!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on November 05, 2012, 03:27:01 PM
Wow Rita.....you are doing great job...keep it up O0
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Post by: Riya on November 05, 2012, 04:02:12 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan,Nina, Lillian and Bhavna for your wonderful comments :1hug: :flowers:
It was a real challenge and i never thought the final drawing would look so good. I didn't think i could draw this, but since Let's Draw i have much more confidence so i just wanted to give it a change, never expect that it would end up like this. Thank you all for the great comments and the engouragment, these really help a lot. :flowers:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on November 06, 2012, 05:41:49 AM
I just couln't resist, i had to draw this cute puppy from the reference photo's. It is my first dog drawing and i had real fun doing this. It took less time than the cat, just a little more than three hours.
 
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Post by: ncwren on November 06, 2012, 05:51:33 AM
Awww.....he turned out really adorable!  :smitten: Love how you did his wagging tail.
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Post by: sharmila.goedhart on November 06, 2012, 06:32:12 AM
So cute!   :flowers:  Well done!
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Post by: Northbound on November 06, 2012, 08:58:19 AM
Nicely done.   :) :clap:
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Post by: polliwag on November 06, 2012, 09:53:55 AM
So cute, Rita!  Looks like he's waiting for you to reach down and pet him.. really adorabe!
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Leana on November 06, 2012, 10:16:48 AM
Rita, I am  :-X speechless.  What a wonderful and superb drawing of the glass decanters...  :clap: :clap: :clap: simply magnificent...I am in awe  :heeha:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: nolan on November 07, 2012, 11:19:17 AM
Yay, somebody eventually drew Wauzi   :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :cloud9:

He was our dog in South Africa, which we sadly had to leave behind, the best dog we ever had and still miss him terribly  :'(

I added him to the course hoping he would be immortalized eventually, thank you Rita  :-*

Another stunning drawing  :congrats:
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Post by: Riya on November 07, 2012, 11:40:14 AM
Thank you, Natalie, Sharmila, Faith, Dianne, Leana and Nolan, for you fantstic and lovely comments. It was such a fun to draw this cute dog with his wagging tail. His long fluffy fur was a challenge but his cute little face i just couln't resist.
 
Nolan i hope i did Wauzi right. I'm sorry to hear that you couln't bring Wauzi with you when you moved to New Zealand, i know how it feels to leave your beloved pet behind. I just loved the photo, he really has the cutes face i have ever seen.
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Post by: nolan on November 07, 2012, 12:15:24 PM
you have captured him perfectly, even down to the expression on his face  :clap:
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Post by: Denise808 on November 07, 2012, 04:11:34 PM
Oh Wauzi, Cutie Pie!!! so sweet...
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Post by: polliwag on November 08, 2012, 02:27:49 PM
So, Nolan...did you leave Wauzi in good hands?  Is he still "with us"?? :(
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 08, 2012, 05:36:08 PM
Aww Rita, I want to adopt your doggie!!  Admiring all your drawings.  You are very talented my friend!
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Post by: Lillian on November 08, 2012, 06:08:28 PM
Rita, you made Nolan's day!   :thankyou:   His sweet dog lives on. 

Super great job on the drawing!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on November 09, 2012, 12:59:28 AM
Nolan, Denise, Dianne, njnjgirl and Lillian, Thank you so much for your wonderful, great compliments. I never thought that drawing Wauzi would be so welcome, it makes it so special and feels great. You look at a beautiful photo that just asks to be drawn, not really thinking that there could be a, sad, story behind this photo, so 'closeby'.
It made me extremely happy that i, without realising, fulfiled Nolan's wish to see his cute dog drawn. And now i read that i even was able to capture him perfectly, i'm just very gratefull that i improved my skills so much.
It made me think about my wish to paint better, i'm not great at it but i like it and i really want to improve and see some progression. But drawing i have always done and since i'm a member of PaintBasket i improved a lot and i see so much progression. Maybe i should concentrate more on drawing, especially graphitedrawings. Somehow it seems to by 'my thing', and that for someone who just loves colour.
I am very thankful and happy that my drawing made someone so happy, that is the greatest gift i ever recieved. Man, it makes me very emotional and i feel so...overwhelmed, never thougt a drawing could do that.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Denise808 on November 09, 2012, 02:33:54 PM
 :wave:
Remember Rita, it's not just a drawing, it's your drawing...what a gift  :)
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: njnjgirl on November 12, 2012, 06:02:52 AM
I hope you framed it!
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Riya on November 12, 2012, 04:37:40 PM
Denise and Mary Lou, thank you so much for your lovely and warm words, it is making me all warm and happy. The drawing isn't framed yet, it is up for a surprise. But i'm sure it won't take long before it is framed and hanging on a perfect spot. Everytime i see the drawing i'm happy that i took the challenge, this little puppy looks so sweet. I really felt so sorry and sad when i heard that Nolan had to leave his beloved Wauzi behind. I'm just so glad that i draw this cute dog, it was fun and the rewarding was more than i ever could have dreamed of.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: Kelley on November 12, 2012, 06:58:52 PM
I don't know if you've found your exact niche Rita, but this is certainly one of them.  Your are is quite amazing.
Title: Re: Rita's Drawings
Post by: V on November 13, 2012, 07:41:35 AM
 :heeha:  awesome drawing Rita! I love it  :clap: .
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on November 13, 2012, 08:31:16 AM
I just couln't resist, i had to draw this cute puppy from the reference photo's. It is my first dog drawing and i had real fun doing this. It took less time than the cat, just a little more than three hours.
 


Rita! You're drawing is very good and, captures a interesting moment in the Dogs posture. Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Riya on November 13, 2012, 03:37:55 PM
Kelley, Vjah and Tony, thank you so much for your wonderful and lovely comments :flowers:
 
I don't know if you've found your exact niche Rita, but this is certainly one of them.  Your are is quite amazing.
Kelley, I think you are right. I never thought when i drew the first squirrels, that it would be the start of drawing a lot of animals. I just love doing so, and i have seen my skills improve very much in a very short time. I really like this animaldrawing, and just finished two cute kittens in: Pencil&Pastel Encourage Sessions, Two little 'big' friends. And i am allready looking for the next animal to draw.
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Post by: NHC50 on November 13, 2012, 05:16:32 PM
Well done on the dog drawing Rita.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Red1 on November 13, 2012, 07:08:35 PM
Rita,
Very nice dog drawing.  The stance and facial expression captures his anticipation of something good, like a treat maybe.
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Post by: Kelley on November 13, 2012, 09:09:54 PM
You've done a remarkable on each, Rita.   :clap: :clap: I recommend and encourage you to keep at it.  O0 I can hardly wait to see your next.
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Post by: Val on November 16, 2012, 04:22:17 PM
 :congrats:
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Post by: Riya on November 17, 2012, 02:21:56 AM
Thank you Nina, Red1, Kelley and Val for you great comments. It was a challenge to draw the fluffyness from Wauzi, and i just adored his face and expression.
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Post by: nolan on November 17, 2012, 02:10:16 PM
yes Wauzi was literally just popped over the wall as the neighbor just loved Wauzi
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Post by: Val on November 17, 2012, 02:20:08 PM
I'm so glad he has a home with someone he knows and that loves him.   ;D :'( Don't mind the nit behind the hanky...just one of those I'm so happy I could just cry situations......
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Post by: Riya on November 19, 2012, 05:05:19 AM
Hi Val, i do agree with you, Nolan i am happy that Wauzi still lives at his wellknown place, that will have made it for both of you a little easier. Knowing that Wauzi is with someone he already is familiar with, at a place that he always knew, does feel good.

I just finished my gardendrawing...and im not really happy with it. My garden doesn't have nice views, or cute corners, only this pot wit a death cherrytree and some leafs. I put the little angle, from under a bush, closer so it looked a little more atractive.
It was, almost, freezing cold and started to rain, so after the linedrawing which took an hour, measured with my pencil, i took some photos for the details and went inside. But it took almost an hour before my fingers waren't painful and stiff anymore.

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Post by: lynn p. on November 19, 2012, 05:18:25 AM
Rita--I like this drawing.  This is what you call combat drawing.  Nolan, see what you made this poor woman do  ;D ;D  Hope you hands feel better. Rita, I think you are not happy mainly because you have set such a high bar for yourself.  The only thing I see is a need for a few more darks on the angel.  Good for you for persisting in drawing.  I have been a drawing drop out lately.
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Post by: Tania on November 19, 2012, 05:19:34 AM
I like it!  :) Darkening the shadow of the angel's wing a bit more would make her stand out but all in all it looks great!  :clap: :clap: :clap: 
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Post by: Riya on November 19, 2012, 05:35:47 AM
 :2funny: The two of you are quick, thank you  Lynn and Tania for your great comments and your advice. I darkened the shadow and shadings on the angle a little, and i think it looks better. I replaced the photo, so the adjustments you see in the first post.
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Post by: ncwren on November 19, 2012, 07:40:00 AM
Well your drawing shows a lovely little spot in a garden-it's wonderful Rita!  :yippee:
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 19, 2012, 09:45:52 AM
What a lovely garden drawing. You have found a very special spot to sketch.
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Post by: V on November 19, 2012, 02:16:06 PM
 :clap: Lovely drawing, Rita! I love fairies. Thats on my next list to draw as soon as I get better drawing people.
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Post by: Denise808 on November 19, 2012, 03:38:00 PM
Lovely, magical Rita!
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Post by: Val on November 19, 2012, 07:23:48 PM
Well done Rita  :clap: :clap: I think you've done a fantastic job. Nice shadings and textures.   O0
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 20, 2012, 09:26:05 AM
Very intricate drawing Rita.  I love it  :smitten:
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Post by: Riya on November 20, 2012, 12:00:32 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Natalie, Saraharch, Vjah, Denise, Val andMary Lou for all the great, lovely and encouraging comments. The longer i look at my drawing, the more i like it. It was so totaly different than the cute dog and cats, no much crosshatching and flicks here. The little angle had a forgotten spot under the busches, after the birds eat everything i had put on the little bowl and it turned in to a little birdbath, and muskitoplace. But when i saw it, filled with the autumnleafs i just had to put it next to the flowerpot. And it looks really nice, and maybe i will place some old lantarns next to it. But my first little cute corner is a fact :yippee: , now i need to do some more.
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Post by: nolan on November 21, 2012, 02:15:55 PM
Rita, pencil drawing is your forte, absolutely beautiful  :heeha:

What I can suggest is that you darken the pot on the left hand side a shade or two to show that there is are two sides there O0
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Post by: Riya on November 21, 2012, 04:45:56 PM
Thank you Nolan, for your very nice and encouraging comment. Yes, i absolute love drawing, i always did. But since i joined the Let's Draw course my skills are so much improved and i'm no longer afraid of trying to draw something. That little naging voice, that i'm not able to draw, is gone. My selfconfidence has improved also, with every drawing and lesson from the course. So,  :thankyou:  Nolan for this great course that not only teaches how to draw, but also teaches not to be afraid to step out of your comfortzone and look at things as challenges. And challenges are there to defeat.
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Post by: Red1 on November 21, 2012, 05:06:55 PM
Very nice details.  Well done.
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Post by: nolan on November 22, 2012, 11:07:06 AM
my skills are so much improved and i'm no longer afraid of trying to draw something..... That little naging voice, that i'm not able to draw, is gone. My selfconfidence has improved also..... not to be afraid to step out of your comfortzone and look at things as challenges. And challenges are there to defeat.

 :cloud9:
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Post by: Lillian on November 23, 2012, 07:00:08 AM
Only a few minutes to pop in and look around today.
Rita, I saw your drawing!  It's gorgeous!!!  You've really come a long way!   :congrats:
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Post by: Riya on December 02, 2012, 02:36:22 AM
Thank you Red1, Nolan and Lillian for your lovely comments.
 
I'm almost done with the course and just finished my landscape. I had planned to draw an old shed with an old tree leaning at it, but due to too cold, freezing weather and rain, i used a photo from a park nearby. I hope i can paint this one of these days, or someday in the future. But for now i made this drawing. It took me a few days but i'm quit happy with it.
 
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Post by: NHC50 on December 02, 2012, 06:38:19 AM
This is nice Rita. But I think where you talent lies is in Portraits. you do beautiful work on them.
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 02, 2012, 06:44:51 AM
Makes me ;D . Maggie says she would like to walk there.  :nosey: (Hmmm. Looks kinda like her now that so much fur got shaved for surgery.) I would think it would take you several days to draw.
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Post by: C.Bodine on December 02, 2012, 06:55:04 AM
Rita, I just can't keep up with you! I am just amazed at how wonderful your drawing are! Very talented!
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Post by: gil on December 02, 2012, 11:00:25 AM
wow Rita that one is amazing, :heeha:   I really love the depth feeling, from the drawing. :D 

ps- I used your advice about the cross hatching and it's works just fine. :thankyou:
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Post by: Denise808 on December 02, 2012, 11:23:01 AM
So pretty Rita  :clap:
Always look forward to seeing your artwork... :)
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Post by: Tania on December 03, 2012, 07:04:08 AM
Well done, Rita!  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on December 06, 2012, 12:36:17 PM
Great job as always Rita  :clap:
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Post by: Red1 on December 08, 2012, 09:53:57 AM
Very nice landscape Rita.  I love all the different trees and foliage.  Nice composition with the little footbridge and the grasses in the front.  Well done.
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Post by: CBusche on December 08, 2012, 11:33:32 AM
Great job Rita!!!!!  You're a real artist.
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Post by: Riya on March 02, 2013, 04:50:02 PM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my last drawing. I am very sorry that it took so long before i replied on this topic, but things where very hard for me the last 4 months. It starts to get better and i really hope it stays.
The last week i finaly started some drawing, the tree. I still have to do the fuchsia, but for the moment i only will post my before and two new trees, hope you like them.
 
My before tree
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Post by: Tousabella on March 02, 2013, 05:26:52 PM
Rita.... Love the trees!!  The detail is awesome, and I love the stump. Wow...lady, you are getting 'right up there'.
Congrats.   :clap:      :flowers:
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 02, 2013, 05:40:25 PM
Rita I love your two new trees! Beautiful. And aren't you the smart one doing foliage on a textured paper and letting the texture work for you. The stump detail is wonderful, too. I'm so glad to see you back and challenging us.
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Post by: Dorothyofoz on March 02, 2013, 05:52:27 PM
Rita your trees are lovely You did a great job with them.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: jennylynn on March 03, 2013, 01:50:49 AM
wow rita love your trees  :yippee:   been through your pencil drawings wow amazing :yippee:   you truly are an inspiration O0
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Post by: cazza52 on March 03, 2013, 03:03:42 AM
Rita your trees are fantastic! You are doing so well. Congratulations. I am still in the early stages, but aspire to your level of work.

Regards,

Carol
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Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2013, 05:34:17 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Rita, your trees are really excellent.  You have shaded them so well.  I particularly like the tree stump. Wonderful work, thanks for inspiring us all.  Patricia
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Post by: NHC50 on March 03, 2013, 06:09:04 AM
Well Rita I think you have improved from your first tree. Love the detail. Great job!! O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Bhavna on March 03, 2013, 07:04:08 AM
Lovely tree Rita :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Riya on March 03, 2013, 08:27:46 AM
Retta, Sarah, Dorothy, JennyLynn, Carol, Patricia, Nina and Bhavna thank you so very much for your wonderful and encouraging comments :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :hug: .
 
I am happy that i finaly did this drawing. I really missed it but still have to force myself to doing something, or else i just slip away in this aweful negative spiral. Once drawing i feel relaxed again and seeing the finished drawings did feel great.
 
However every now and then i took a peek at your drawings and i must say...WOW LADIES!!!  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap: You are all doing só great it is so inspirational to see al those great drawings, it really pushed me back to my drawingtools and with that i am sure i'll be back 100% in no time.
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 03, 2013, 09:13:52 AM
Wow! Rita, your drawings are wonderful. I wondered when I expanded the tree whether you'd used the grain of the paper to create texture. What a great idea!  :clap: :clap:  Your work is lovely and, I've just opened that page with your colour pencil drawing of the jug again. I'm just trying to catch up on the posts on it as well as others.
Well done  O0 :clap:
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Post by: Riya on March 04, 2013, 12:45:31 AM
Thank you Tony, most of the time i use this paper for my colourpencils, i'm not so fond of it when it comes to graphite. But with the foliage of the trees it just seemd the right paper and it helped so much to get the feeling of leafs. It was only that i didn't have the smoother paper on hand, so i had to do with what was there right there and then.
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Post by: Val on March 04, 2013, 04:34:14 AM
 :clap:   :clap:  Excellent work Rita. The improvement from your first tree is awesome! Look at that tree stump!  :heeha:  Absolutley brilliant.  :congrats:
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Post by: polliwag on March 04, 2013, 04:41:42 AM
Rita, RITA, RITA!!!  What all the others said!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Denise808 on March 04, 2013, 09:24:49 AM
 :yippee: Well Rita, you have not lost your touch, that's for sure! Beautiful, gorgeous, lovely trees :yippee:
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Post by: nolan on March 04, 2013, 11:25:44 AM
that is the kind of progress that makes every bit of my work worth while - it looks like two different people's drawings - one amateur, one professional  :cloud9:
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Post by: CBusche on March 04, 2013, 01:48:15 PM
What a huge difference between before and after  :clap: :clap: :clap: .  You've really improved.  Congratulations!!!!
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Post by: cazza52 on March 04, 2013, 01:51:22 PM
Wow Rita! What an accolade from Nolan! Very well done.

Carol2
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Post by: Lillian on March 04, 2013, 07:11:05 PM
I always enjoy seeing what you do, Rita.  These are no exception.  Very nice work!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Riya on March 04, 2013, 11:28:38 PM
..... :faint: ....... :blush: ....... :heeha:  WOW Nolan!!!!..... :cloud9:  I really don't know what to say.... :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: .
I Never thought i would be able to draw like this, i know i always wished for and dreamed of, but i thought that that was something out of my reach, even i always loved drawing and my teachers at school saw something in my skills. My lack of selfconfidence was the biggest problem, but with your course there changed so much....
 
Your way of teaching us how to draw, no not just how to...but drawing great just look at all the beautiful drawings from all the classmates, is just awesome. You are taking time to explane everything, the lessons are very clear and easy to follow. You always be there with your honest, encouraging and very helpful comments, you push us way beyond our skills. You see more capacity in our skills than we do ourself, that is what all of us keep going and trying more and more.
 
And look  :heeha:  at how many of us did make huge progressions and produce some awesome drawings, like that gorgeous elephant of JennyLynn, and so many more. I think most of us thought at the beginning of the course, that we never would be able to draw that good, and still we all did, that's to you and your great drawingcourse. So,  :urwelcome: thank you so very much, you're absolutely the best teacher :smart: someone can get :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :flowers: :smitten:
 
Val, Dianne, Denise, Carol, Carol2 and Lillian, thank you so very, very much for all your wonderful, lovely and very encouraging comments. It really does mean a lot to me, and it feels just great being back in this loving  :hug: ,  8) , :crazy2:  family.  :smitten: :flowers: :cheering:
 
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Post by: jennylynn on March 05, 2013, 09:54:41 AM
rita it's great to have you back, and i so agree with what you said without dennis & nolans great teachings where would we all be? 
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 05, 2013, 10:08:51 AM
Good to see you back Rita, I missed you!  Well, the trees are certainly beautiful and full of wonderful detail.Fantastic job!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: O0
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Post by: nolan on March 05, 2013, 10:39:26 AM
gee thank you Rita  :blush: :flowers: way more praise than what I deserve because you are the one with the pencil in your hand, not me  O0
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Post by: Denise808 on March 05, 2013, 04:20:23 PM
So glad you are back in better spirits Rita!! :smitten: I knew you would...sometimes healers themselves need time to heal ;) . And, what a compliment from Nolan!! :yippee: With that kind of reinforcement there's no limit to what you can do Rita!! So glad you are back :1hug: Our PBasket is full again :)
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Post by: hbdrawing on September 30, 2016, 11:42:37 AM
Wow.
I think I've just seen the perfect berry.  :o
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Post by: Riya on October 17, 2016, 04:03:34 AM
Sorry hb for this very late reply, illness kept me away from the computer, paints and papers. Thank you so very much for your wonderful reply, it is much appreciated, and will help me a lot picking up pencils and brushes again after being ill for the biggest part of this year due to two strokes.
Have a wonderful day,
Riya
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Post by: Val on October 17, 2016, 11:31:29 AM
Riya, I wondered why I hadn't heard back from you lately. Never mind, I hope you are feeling much better now. Do what you can, when you can.  :1hug:     :flowers:
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Post by: Riya on October 17, 2016, 04:25:08 PM
Hi Val, Thanks for your reply, I loved the note you send me a few weeks ago and I did ansenswered, I hope you did receive it. I appreciated it so much, and it was your little note that made me start painting again, so...thanks for the encouragement,
Love and hugs, Riya
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Post by: Happychappy on October 17, 2016, 04:34:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Riya  :welcome:  back.  So sorry to hear of your two strokes.  You have really had a tough time with illness but you are strong and will conquer it all.  Looking forward to seeing some more of your artwork soon.


Patricia
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Post by: Val on October 18, 2016, 12:54:45 PM
Riya, I am just so pleased to see your creative soul coming to the fore again. I've missed you.  :1hug:

For anyone who has not seen Riya's early works from a few years ago I highly recommend you go and peruse through her gallery. I love to start at the oldest first and come forward. Her pencil work is amazing and so inspirational whether it is portraits, landscapes, or still life. Watercolour and acrylic work is beautiful.  O0 Treat yourself and go have a BOO!  ;D
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 19, 2016, 09:50:32 AM
Rita your trees are fantastic,i like details and great shading and like others :welcome: back
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Post by: Riya on November 01, 2016, 12:17:05 PM
Sorry for the late reply, I had some bad days, but am up again. Thank you so much Val :flowers: for your wonderful, uplifting, encouraging and complimental words, it is much appreciated and it makes me feel just awesome. Thank you so much for that, I needed that. :1hug:

Aniz,  :thankyou: so much for your kind words on my trees, I loved drawing them, trees are always challenging and I still have some awesome pictures that I one day will draw.

Well, time to pick up the pencils and paints again, first I just have to see what is up into the montly challenges, would be great to find something that is just perfect for me to do.
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Post by: Happychappy on November 02, 2016, 04:22:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Riya, good to see you up and running again.  Yes, get those pencils, brushes and paints out so that we can see some more of your beautiful work.


Patricia
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Post by: Val on November 02, 2016, 01:37:30 PM
I look forward to seeing whatever you decide to do.  :yippee: Can't wait to see what comes next  :heeha: