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Title: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: dennis on January 26, 2013, 05:51:14 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson, I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these to this specific Lesson posting only. This will be of benefit to you now as well as in the future. Thanks

There is no template required for this lesson.

PS. I sent a PM to all who bought Lesson #1.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: SunRai on January 26, 2013, 08:33:19 PM
I signed up late, so haven't got a PM yet.  Is that something I'll need before tomorrow?  I signed up for the whole group of classes - this should be fun!  See you tomorrow!
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: ImBatman on January 26, 2013, 08:53:04 PM
Dennis,

I signed up a couple of weeks ago, and no message for me either...

I checked my messages here and my email inbox and found nothing...

 :(

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: dennis on January 26, 2013, 11:40:59 PM
For the most part the lesson will be a discussion and going through the PDF sketches. and a short demo at the end.

PS A PM was sent to all who bought Lesson 1 and I know some have reacted to it.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Harald on January 27, 2013, 01:18:16 AM
Hi.
I see forward to the class this evening. I can`t see I have recived the PM either. If it`s imortent pleas send it once more.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: dennis on January 27, 2013, 01:50:32 AM
I have just resent by normal email to all who bought Lesson 47 (1 of 7)
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: ImBatman on January 27, 2013, 02:04:17 AM
Thanks Dennis. All  O0 and fully booked. Looking forward to the usual great  :smart: !

If I do okay with this series, I have a feeling I already know what my sister will be wanting next Xmas. One painting of my - by then - 4 year old niece!

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Happychappy on January 27, 2013, 04:52:51 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Received my PM in my email.  Many thanks.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: NHC50 on January 27, 2013, 05:25:58 AM
Thanks Dennis I was able to buy the whole series.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: lynn p. on January 27, 2013, 09:39:55 AM
Oh, I paid for this but will have to wait for the video to come out.  It is Mardi Gras season here and the big dog parade (Barkus) is today at the same time as you, Dennis.  The Dogs are dressed up by  their owners and a King and Queen of the dogs is chosen and all dog owners make little floats for the dogs to sit in or pull them in highly decorated wagons.  Quite a sight to see. So you see, I wouldn't usually choose dogs over you( :) ), but this is an exception.  Have fun all!!
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: dennis on January 27, 2013, 03:00:49 PM
Now I'm going to hide away in my kennel :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Who am I to bark about your decision O0 :gl2:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: SunRai on January 27, 2013, 03:47:41 PM
Dennis - out-ranked by a dog! :2funny:  Will you ever recover from that slight?  :D
 
Lynn - I sure hope those dogs put on as good a show as the one you missed!  We learned some algebra, and had a great time in the process.  How could you top that?  ;D   At least you will get the replay.  Get ready to put on your thinking cap!   :sweat:   
 
Dennis - I really  did enjoy this class!  I'm looking forward to watching the replay again, and studying the PDF.  There is a lot of substance to today's class.  Thanks for keeping these old brain cells working!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: lynn p. on January 27, 2013, 04:44:38 PM
Dennis and Sunrai, you guys are too funny :2funny: .  Now I'm scared though!!  Algebra?  Tired Brain??  Oh My!!
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: SunRai on January 27, 2013, 07:37:48 PM
Lynn - Don't be scared!  You know Dennis can make anything look easy, even algebra.  O0 But, I'm glad I'll have the PDF to refer back to.  I can't hold all that info in my brain!  :whistle:   I'm looking forward to trying this one!
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: NHC50 on January 28, 2013, 04:02:05 AM
I had    W=(1xL) 1.618
             L=(Wx1.618) IN MY DREAMS!!  :2funny: :2funny: It kept saying you don't understand me, You don't understand me.  :'( :2funny: :2funny: It was scary Lynn.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 28, 2013, 07:03:10 AM
Dennis has moved into your subconscious world, Nina. That is scary. First I watched Dennis. Then I watched Nolan demonstrate the principles of perspective. Oof! My poor subconscious is a miasma this morning.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: jennylynn on January 28, 2013, 08:34:47 AM
wow what a great class!!   like you nina I also had those  figures in my head ! all night  :2funny: can't wait for the replay and the pdf lot to think about  :idiot2: can't wait for next week's class bring it on  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Val on January 28, 2013, 09:48:35 AM
OK, so I must be a little off the wall then.....after that class I had the first decent night's (well 3 hrs. anyway) sleep since I arrived up here! Great lesson, gave me something else to focus on.   O0   :clap:   :clap:
 :sleep:   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 28, 2013, 11:55:09 AM
Hooray, Val. But three hours? Oof. You are making my life feel very centered and blessed by comparison. Wish I could send some serenity to you. :1hug:  Thanks for the lesson, Dennis! It is starting to make sense.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: dennis on January 28, 2013, 11:57:02 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Happychappy on January 28, 2013, 03:11:40 PM
Gosh, I had so much buffering once again and lost a heck of a lot of the content.  I complained to my husband who contacted our Service Provider so let's hope that things will improve otherwise I will have to just wait for the replays.  Nevertheless, what I did catch was somewhat mind boggling but interesting and set me off to "Google" the golden mean discovered by Fibonacci.  The proportions are found everywhere, in humans and plants alike.  Very interesting so now I can't wait for our next class.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions curioo
Post by: SunRai on January 29, 2013, 10:24:14 AM
Has anyone watched the replay?  I can't seem to get it to run.  I hit play and nothing happens.  :'( The counter says 00:00 00:00, so it doesn't look like anything is there to watch.  I'm just curious if it's just me, or if the rest of you are getting the same thing?   :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: dennis on January 29, 2013, 10:41:13 AM
Pat, I have just tested the replay from my side and it opens up and plays no problem.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Val on January 29, 2013, 10:52:26 AM
I just went and checked and it works fine. The counter comes up zero's at first, just give it a few seconds and it should start to play. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: SunRai on January 29, 2013, 12:13:46 PM
Thanks, Dennis and Val.  I guess I'm having computer issues.  I restarted my computer, and had major problems, had to do a recovery, and now I'm back in business, but none of my replays work  :'(
 
So, when I get over this flu bug, I guess I have to take it in to the repair shop and see what's wrong with it  :tickedoff:
 
I love computers when they work, but when they don't....  :banghead:     :censored:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: SunRai on January 29, 2013, 12:38:25 PM
I'm able to watch them on my NOOK!!  Yay  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Val on February 01, 2013, 08:34:02 AM
There you go! Always look to the obvious...sometimes the solution is right there in your hands!  :heeha:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: NHC50 on February 01, 2013, 10:40:18 AM
Hey I need some help here.
I opened the PDF file. At the top of the file IN blue highlight it says---This file claims compliance with the PDF/A standard and has been opened read only to prevent modification.
Then there is a button that says [enable edit] If you click on the button adobe reader warning comes up and says.
Editing PDF will cause the PDF to no longer comply with PDF/A. Are you sure you wish to continue?
Note: If PDF/A compliance is required when the editing is complete, be sure to use file- save as other- PDF/A.
WHAT IN THE WORLD DOES ALL THIS MEAN??? All I wanted to do was print it out so I can read it without being on the computer. So  :help: :help: :help: :help:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 01, 2013, 10:56:41 AM
Sorry, Nina, I can't help. I brought mine up and printed just now, and it works as normal.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: NHC50 on February 01, 2013, 02:24:33 PM
What a journey I have been on today. I got the PDF printed. So that is one thing off my list. Still don't know what that other stuff was all about. Finally, Finally I think I figured out the golden mean rule. My brain is dead right now with all the info.  :2funny: :2funny:
I even did a face. But there is no way I would put it on here. So you will have to suffer.  :2funny: :2funny: I see I really need to practice.  :D
Nina  :flowers:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Val on February 01, 2013, 03:00:49 PM
Come on Nina, give us a boo. I let you see my 'meltdown' portrait painting... :whistle:    ;D
I'm hoping perhaps these lessons will help me fix him up a bit.  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: ImBatman on February 01, 2013, 04:41:57 PM
Nina, a bit late, but you can ignore that PDF/A stuff. For simple printing of an existing document it is meaningless. It only becomes meaningful if you were to edit it and resave as non-PDF/A compliant. It's about the archivability of the electronic document for future retrieveability of documents.

A PDF/A compliant document has a specific set of things it supports etc that means in 500 years time (HAHAHA) a reader will be able to read a PDF/A compliant document, but a non compliant one may not be able to be.

The relevance to 99.9% of the consumer based population is zero. Today.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: NHC50 on February 01, 2013, 05:45:37 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:  Val. I don't think so. Thanks Batman for explanation.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: May lynn on February 01, 2013, 10:37:48 PM
Dear Dennis;
I am sorry about asking my question in the wrong  place. I have now found #47 portraits form.
I'll be sure to ask them here in the future.
May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Tousabella on March 02, 2013, 08:40:00 PM
I have read the PDF twice and watched the video twice.  My brain is scorched!  :2funny:
Now....depending on the size of the paper....the only thing you are measuring the Golden Mean to is the face....period. I was trying to figure if you added another 1 after you did the face so you could put in the other ear and hair! LOL
The G M is just for the face. So, you would measure where you were going to put it on your paper and go from there.......right?
I thought I had it in my head, then you showed us something else, and it was gone!!!   :2funny: :2funny:
This old beany doesn't absorb as fast as it used to.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: dennis on March 02, 2013, 10:21:22 PM
Bella, the Golden Mean was put in for interest for those who do a lot of portrait painting.

Ignore the GM and use the other measurements until you get to know the system.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Tousabella on March 03, 2013, 01:03:02 PM
Thanks Dennis.  I was wondering where to put the ears!!  lolol
I like the 7...that works.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Lajets on December 08, 2014, 03:00:43 AM
Dennis I have only just accessed this lesson now can you tell me if I will receive the pdf to this lesson plse

Therese
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: dennis on December 08, 2014, 08:22:07 PM
Therese, the pdf is accessed just below the Video in the Resources Box.
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Lajets on December 08, 2014, 09:42:54 PM
Soooo sorry saw reference photo then in the forum people talking about pdf's. I got abit too excited thinking some more info was written thanks Dennis
Title: Re: LESSON #47 - Portraits - Basic Dimensions
Post by: Straynative on June 05, 2017, 09:16:00 AM
Wow! That got quite mathy :smart: ! But some great info in this lesson and i got the just of it and the sevens thing does simplify things really well. Looking forward to doing the eyes lesson!