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Title: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Maryna on November 29, 2013, 08:43:41 AM
I have tried the rock plane study. This is the one Dennis gave an overview of.

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Ray3 on November 29, 2013, 09:34:59 AM
Very nice job Maryna like the shading and good definition  :clap:  Ray
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Post by: dennis on November 29, 2013, 09:52:23 AM
 :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Maryna on November 29, 2013, 10:08:59 AM
Lesson 4 - Rocks and water

Will give this one another go sometime. (sorry the photo did not come out that good, very poor light)

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: nolan on November 29, 2013, 01:55:17 PM
off to a great start Maryna :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Maryna on December 09, 2013, 04:48:21 AM
Here is my tree studies.

Various trees:


Tree scene:

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Post by: NHC50 on December 09, 2013, 05:40:09 AM
Maryna you are doing a fine job.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Bhavna on December 09, 2013, 05:50:59 AM
Great job Maryan :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on December 09, 2013, 10:13:42 AM
Excellent, Maryna. You are doing a great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 09, 2013, 11:03:16 AM
 :heeha:   You're doing fine Maryna. I haven't looked at the course yet..... I must pay attention to getting my jobs all finished first.
Looking forward to seeing you progress  :clap: :clap: :clap:    :yippee:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: nolan on December 09, 2013, 11:13:45 AM
looking great Maryna :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 02:15:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Maryna, you are doing very well.  Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: doina on December 14, 2013, 11:43:13 AM
here is my first try. I have a long way to go!!!!! Doina

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Post by: scouserl41 on December 14, 2013, 02:35:01 PM
That's a good start, there's perspective and depth in the scene which are hard to do and you got them right.
Keep it up.
Brian
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 14, 2013, 03:18:36 PM
Off to a good start, Doina.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: doina on December 15, 2013, 06:12:42 AM
 :thankyou: Brian  :thankyou: mea for encouraging my efforts, Doina
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: doina on December 15, 2013, 01:13:52 PM
Here is my second landscape attempt. Comments and suggestions welcome, Doina

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Post by: jennylynn on December 15, 2013, 01:28:32 PM
doina great on your second landscape drawing  :yippee: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on December 15, 2013, 02:38:25 PM
Hmmm... seems like drawing is just not as much fun as painting.

I miss the color!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: doina on December 15, 2013, 04:38:32 PM
 :thankyou: mea, now I understand one reason why most people do not make comments! Thanks, Doina
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 16, 2013, 06:16:07 AM
You are doing very well with your pencil drawing I agree pencil is a hard medium to use but taking the time to get your tonal details done will bring drawings to life if you could do a shade more on the cliffs at the back it will bring the front of your drawing to life   What I am saying your front of cliffs are very good it's the foreground that needs the work doing   Your first drawing is great nice perspective   You are doing very well Doina keep it up
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Maryna on December 16, 2013, 08:18:29 AM
good job  :clap: remember drawing is all part of the art process. you can add colour later. the better you draw the better you paint.
I love drawing.  :-)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: doina on December 16, 2013, 11:33:25 AM
 :thankyou: Maryna,  :thankyou: Ray for your comments. I agree with both of you regarding drawing as a form of art. I love it and I will never give it up. My puzzle was the few comments I got after I had over 250 views on first one and over 150 on the second and no comments. I know my drawings are not perfect, some of the shortcomings  I did recognize myself, but I looked for more inputs. Thanks for yours, Doina
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: nolan on December 16, 2013, 01:58:54 PM
I think you have done a great job Doina :clap: :clap: . I am sure Dennis will be around shortly to comment on your drawings O0

Don't be fooled by the amount of views a post gets vs the amount of comments, a ton of those views are the search engines crawling for new content
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on December 16, 2013, 07:06:27 PM
Only just started to be able to play "catch-up" Had other work I had to finish first.
Very nice with your first painting.  :clap: :clap:
Also well with the second one. Just be very careful when drawing/painting a scene with lots of water and where the shore is very distant. Your cliffs are far to much inclined upwards. This changes the whole perspective.


The nearby cliffs should only have a very small upward angle, while the distant mountains are horizontal. Compare yours to the actual picture.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: doina on December 17, 2013, 03:02:20 AM
Thank you, I will do another one soon, Doina
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2013, 01:04:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Doina, I have just seen your posts now.  Haven't had the time to look at all the posts but will catch up shortly.  However, your drawings are EXCELLENT!!  Graphite is exciting and you are doing a very good job.  Carry on and let us see your progression as you go along for it is an encouragement to us as well. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 19, 2013, 07:11:08 PM
 :heeha: Doina, you've done brilliantly for your first few goes! Hopefully I'll feel well enough to get started on my drawings shortly. Good on you  O0 Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 20, 2013, 03:03:40 PM
Doina, I had over one thousand views on my last dog drawing in one day which made me think that there was a mistake with the counter until I saw your sketchings with Nolan's comments about search engines looking for new content.  I did however, receive lovely comments from our PB family and Nolan which in total probably numbered less than a dozen comments as against over a thousand views.  I didn't know that this is how these search engines operate.  Not that I know too much about computers but nevertheless, I was startled but once again, have learned something new.
 
Patricia 
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on December 20, 2013, 07:38:46 PM
Apart from the active members on the forum who are viewing, and not commenting at times, and the search engines, there are still many of the "shy" members (total membership +10000) who regularly browse through the forum.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 21, 2013, 04:44:09 AM
Wow, Dennis, I did not know that our Membership was that high.  Fantastic.  We learn something new every day. Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: doina on December 21, 2013, 05:20:40 AM
What an accomplishment for the site and especially for our teachers! Congratulations  to Dennis and Nolan for the great jobs you're doing. Doina  :thankyou: :thankyou: :clap: :clap: :hug:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 21, 2013, 04:42:37 PM
   :heeha:       COMING SOON  !!!     :2funny:
 
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 21, 2013, 04:44:52 PM
They really are....   :whistle:      I have two postings to put in but can't get a decent picture tonight. Will have to wait until tomorrow. It's been toooooo long! FUN?!       WOW!!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on December 21, 2013, 04:59:37 PM
Why do I also have to wear suspenders? :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 21, 2013, 05:09:56 PM
Just watch out for the S-N-A-P !!!  :eek:     :heeha:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 21, 2013, 06:38:14 PM
Dennis  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   It is catching hey?    Patricia
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Post by: Denise808 on December 21, 2013, 07:13:33 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 22, 2013, 05:47:17 AM
Ok .... here's the first installment of landscape drawing. It was funny to watch as I also have a tendency to talk to myself and the universe in general while I draw and paint. We had quite the conversation Dennis ....  ;D

I wish to report to Nolan that unlike the responses you get from Woody, mine tend to remain silent other than to express their distaste that I do make reference to..... Woody wouldn't have done that..... henceforth I shall be sending my brushes AND pencils to you for retraining.  :knight: Get out your armour, they will put up a fight!

Right then, here we go.....

#1   

#2   

The first one was interesting.... see what I mean...Woody would not have done this.  ;)

Second, it wasn't my fault!  :heeha: Silly wood sticks just wouldn't stop! Just kept going loop-de-loop maniacally!!!  :eyesclosed: Very frightening. Be forewarned.... there be spirits in the wood!  :faint:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: doina on December 22, 2013, 06:09:02 AM
Great scribbles Val! Don't worry about Woody, he's just stubborn like all of them...!Look what a nice rendition is the second drawing. Doina
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 22, 2013, 06:31:29 AM
Thanks much Doina.  :thankyou:   My poor big tree.... if it had kept going much further it would have fallen over!  ;D

It is a tendency I must get control of. I have my outline, all is going along nicely...then this maniac   >:D   takes over and I just can't stop!  :eek:   I sometimes have the same happen when painting. Things just keep getting bigger, and bigger, and BIGGER,  and .....  :heeha:    :2funny:
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Post by: JayJ on December 22, 2013, 08:01:40 AM
Very nice Val!I am impressed by your scribbles!
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Post by: Maryna on December 22, 2013, 09:15:55 AM
wow very nice  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on December 22, 2013, 09:31:30 AM
FANTASTIC VAL!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gosh, I had to enlarge your "scribbles" to have a closer look and your shading is just wonderful.  Good job and it looks like it could be very interesting .   Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 22, 2013, 10:07:06 AM
well done on your scribbles val  :yippee: I like them very much  O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 22, 2013, 10:30:14 AM
Zayn, ta very much. Nice of you to say so.

Ta much Maryna,

Patricia, I have to say this is quite a difference from my recent tree studies. It's almost as if I had forgotten how to sketch! This is just the ticket to get me going again.  :clap:

Many thanks Jenny, I'm really looking forward to having a go at the next one.  :yippee:


Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 22, 2013, 10:32:39 AM
Val,

Your scribbles look better than some of my "real things."

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 22, 2013, 10:37:23 AM
Funny you should say that Mea....  :2funny:    I was getting so put off with myself and my sketching of late. This is going to give me a huge turnabout, and all in a couple of hours alone with Mr. D. !! Who knew?  ;)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Steven on December 22, 2013, 10:38:01 AM

It is a tendency I must get control of. I have my outline, all is going along nicely...then this maniac   >:D   takes over and I just can't stop!  :eek:   I sometimes have the same happen when painting. Things just keep getting bigger, and bigger, and BIGGER,  and .....  :heeha:    :2funny:

 :2funny: :2funny: Just a small shrubbery please! (Monty Python fans forgive me) Nice work Val!   O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: nolan on December 22, 2013, 11:35:33 AM
looks great to me too Val, Woody would be proud of you O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Lillian on December 22, 2013, 02:49:02 PM
Pretty good looking scribbles, Val!   O0


Sending our brushes and pencils to Dennis and Nolan for re-training?  What a novel idea!   ;D
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 23, 2013, 05:44:21 AM
Geez, Val, the dog course has got my pencils 'clicking to go' .... I can hear them rattling in their containers but my big problem for the moment is time management .... so much to do and so little time.  Nevertheless, I am amazed at how fantastic your trees/shading etc. are.  I keep going back and taking another look and another look ....... makes me want to sign up for the course but I have to hold on until I see how the land lies in the New Year.  This business of having to budget makes me sick ..... the joys of being a Pensioner!!!!!    Patricia
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Post by: Germa on December 23, 2013, 05:57:04 AM
Great scribbles Val, looks like you trained your pencils well yourself.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 23, 2013, 05:57:42 AM

 :2funny: :2funny: Just a small shrubbery please! (Monty Python fans forgive me) Nice work Val!   O0

You're forgiven.......  :2funny:
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Post by: Val on December 23, 2013, 05:58:28 AM
 :blush: Ta Nolan.
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Post by: Val on December 23, 2013, 06:05:51 AM
Lillian, believe me there are days!  :crazy2:    Thanks much for your comment.

Have got to stop hitting the post before I'm done!  ;D

Patricia I understand. We just have Lloyd's pension to work with, I look at the bright side...I don't have to worry about keeping a budget....you need money to have a budget!  :heeha:

Thank you Germa... I wish they behaved that well ALL the time!  :2funny:
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Post by: V on December 23, 2013, 04:38:48 PM
Nicely done  :clap: .  Excited to see the next ones.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 24, 2013, 05:25:15 AM
 Very nice work Val love your trees and I am sure the dogs would like them too can I bring them over for walk in your woods?  Lol.  Well done.  Look forward to seeing more of your work.  Ray
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 24, 2013, 05:48:01 AM
Beautiful pencil work Maryna especially the tree work very realistic like it very much look forward to seeing more of your work it looks like a very good course.  Ray
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 24, 2013, 07:37:34 AM
 :thankyou: Vjah, it is amazing how much we have tucked back in the storerooms of our minds. I guess sometimes it just takes a good prod to clear the cobwebs and suddenly the light breaks through, and all these things we 'used' to know how to do resurface.
I can't wait to see what cobwebs Dennis shakes out in the next lesson!  :heeha:
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Post by: Val on December 24, 2013, 07:39:10 AM
 :thankyou: Ta much Ray. I've a way to go before I get to your caliber, but I'm feeling more sure about it with each step.
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Post by: Happychappy on December 24, 2013, 01:36:09 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Val, you are a scream!!  You are so right though!!   Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Maryna on December 28, 2013, 05:10:22 AM
Here is my try on Stanmore Bay

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Post by: dennis on December 28, 2013, 11:21:18 AM
Very nice work, Maryna :clap: :clap: :clap: Keep it up O0


My main worry is that you, as well as some others, have made the angle at the bottom of the cliff too steep.


 As a drawing on its own that is OK. But if you are copying a particular place then you must compare what you are drawing against that being drawn from.


(Kyk en vergelyk is een my my klas gesegdes   
 Look and compare  is one of my class sayings)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on December 28, 2013, 12:47:03 PM
Good job Maryna  :clap: :clap: :clap:   You're doing very well.  O0
I will get started on the water and rocks shortly....as soon as I can stay focused on anything.  :D
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 05, 2014, 03:07:30 PM
I like them Val. I have just started finally. Might have to do the first round again. And again. And maybe again. These look great. You're getting a lot out of a B pencil. This is a great course so far. Just what I am needing. Are your pencils super sharp, or a bit rounded?
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 05, 2014, 03:09:25 PM
Nice Maryna! I'm finding it hard to let go and just sketch with abandon.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on January 05, 2014, 04:00:46 PM
When I start, they are almost needle sharp. That only lasts for the first light go over, then I keep turning the pencil and that tends to keep it sharp enough to complete most of the drawing. I really don't exert much pressure on the pencil. Just layer it over, had to put a bit of pressure on to get the real darks at the end.
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 06, 2014, 07:29:57 AM
Thanks Val. Guess that is what I'm doing. Got it. Layers! It's all about the layers! And why can't a grown woman flick in a few blades of grass??? I can get through the rest and then just crumble when confronted with a few measly blades of grass.  :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on January 06, 2014, 09:57:40 AM
I understand that! It's like I draw the eyes etc., add a few directional hairs....simple, right?   :pullhair: Might be easier to just glue a few of mine there instead!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 06, 2014, 10:46:28 AM
Somehow missed this thread :confused:

Excellent trees - drawn with confidence.  :clap: :clap: :clap: In the second drawing just beef up the right hand tree to a mid value (Between the middle one and the left hand tree). This will add to the colour perspective as well as adding another plane for distance.


Looking forward to seeing the next section.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 08, 2014, 02:39:13 PM
  did my trees mmmm!!   looking forward to doing the water and rocks  O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 08, 2014, 02:42:18 PM
well done on your drwings maryna  :yippee: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 08, 2014, 02:47:29 PM
   well here is my water and rocks from the landscape course, really enjoyed doing this one  O0
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Post by: Lillian on January 08, 2014, 02:56:25 PM
I haven't taken the course, but it sure looks good to me, Jennylynn!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on January 08, 2014, 02:59:47 PM
 O0 Nice work, Maryna!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 08, 2014, 03:00:48 PM
Jennylynn, I get the feeling you rushed this one a bit.
Try to keep the style the same throughout any tree you do. 


In the main tree I can see 4 different styles. See how I have separated the two boughs in the bottom right in my drawing. You have made them into one with a trough. On the left side you have 2 branches that are much too thick - they get thinner and thinner as they get to the edges.

In the right hand tree you have a much too dark diagonal line and the one bough should not have a dark outline.

You are on the right track and soon, very soon, you will get the knack of the leaf scribbles O0  There is nothing wrong with your tonal ranges :clap: 
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 08, 2014, 03:11:40 PM
The second drawing is nicely drawn :clap: :clap: :clap:
Be careful with your atmospheric perspective - dark in front and getting lighter in the distance. You have it other way around here.
The rocks in the foreground should have more detail and darker. In this course don't do any blending with the stump at all. Do all the tonal ranges only with the pencil using differing pressures. I very seldom use the stump (tortillon).
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 08, 2014, 03:15:24 PM
 :thankyou:  dennis will do this again and will definitely take it slower  O0   thankyou for commenting  O0

you are right dennis I did use the stump for blending guess it's back to the drawing board   O0 O0   I promise I will go slower and THINK what I am doing next time round  O0   
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 08, 2014, 04:34:53 PM
 O0 :flowers:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Germa on January 10, 2014, 07:36:19 AM
Lovely work Maryna...

Dennis, I didn't realise it before, but we could speak in south African and Dutch and when we wouldn't speak to fast, we would understand each other perfectly.

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 10, 2014, 09:53:45 AM
Germa, you're correct O0  One of my prescribed books at school was De Kleine Johannes by Fredrick van Eden (in Dutch)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 10, 2014, 03:20:17 PM


Lest you think I will never start drawing I'll post these trees. I have somewhat become friends with the hatching/shading sort of tree. The fir flicks are improving. These are after several attempts. I find the relax/sketch/enjoy style to be more difficult than the exacting/slow-going/realistic style of drawing. But I really aspire to be able to do this.  I will catch on slowly, I'm afraid. :'(
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 10, 2014, 05:18:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sarah, your trees are beautiful.  I am always in awe of the way you shade everything, there is such a softness to it ... I can't explain but it is a very "restful" feeling.  Good job and looking forward to seeing much more from you.  Patricia 
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on January 10, 2014, 06:07:52 PM
Well done Sarah  :clap: :clap: :clap: Quite a difference from the dog method eh? I'm still working on dog #1, and the rocks and water.

I think you're catching on just fine  O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 11, 2014, 03:06:32 AM
my oh my sarah you have done an exceptional job on these trees  :yippee:  love the shading and how the trees are formed  O0  you are doing so well  O0  I started the landscape course and made a complete hash of it, am going to start again and do it much    s l o w e r     :)  like dennis said slowly slowly catchee monkey  :2funny: 
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 11, 2014, 04:23:50 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Fabulous trees!!! I knew they would be worth the wait! Dennis will be very happy.
 
I am sketching, and I will post  :promise: 
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 11, 2014, 06:14:13 AM
Thank you Patricia. The softness was not something I set out to do. Maybe my sketch book? I know it smears very easily. But I'm glad you like it. Thanks Val. This third try went better after we 'talked' in your landscape topic. Thanks for the advice. Now I think I better go back and try the rocks. This is obviously not going to just happen without practice. Thanks Jennylynn. I agree, even though the style seems more relaxed and quick, it is very deceptive. Dennis makes it look so easy, but I think he has had lots more 'in field' experience. I love following a photo, but wouldn't it be nice to confidently go out and draw what is right there before you? Slowly, slowly catchy monkey. Thanks Bev. I'm waiting to see. :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 11, 2014, 07:28:27 AM
First of all, I have to apologize to Dennis for hijacking his imaginary landscape. . . . . for some reason, my pencil had a mind of it's own and would not stop! So, I'm sorry Dennis, please don't be too mad at me.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on January 11, 2014, 07:53:40 AM
Thanks Dennis, drawn with confidence? Oi!!  ::)     ;D

It's slow going at the moment......but it's coming!  ;)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 11, 2014, 10:39:42 AM
Very nice sketches  :clap: :clap: :clap:


One needs both the softness as well as the darker more definite marks in order to depict the atmospheric perspective in a drawing.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 11, 2014, 10:42:12 AM
Slow is relative ;)  Brick by brick a house is built O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 11, 2014, 01:14:21 PM
Thank you Dennis, for looking. I do think a little more definition would be helpful. I think I am missing some of those squiggly, scribbly dark marks within the lighter areas, especially. I am going back to cartridge paper, my sketchbook seems very "soft."
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 11, 2014, 01:16:33 PM
Hello, Miss Runaway Pencil!!! You and Val, both. I like it though, a pretty little spot. I would like to be there with a good book.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 11, 2014, 02:25:25 PM
It does look like a nice spot to stop for awhile and relax, doesn't it.
For all the messing around with my pencil, I still didn't get the shadows right under the rocks. . . . sheesh. . some of them look like they standing on a pile of moss or something. . . . ;D
Anyway, onward and upward and off to the next lesson :yippee:
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Post by: Bev S. on January 11, 2014, 02:31:12 PM
Nice trees Val. . . . . way better than mine!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Mine had to be binned they were so bad, but I did finish the landscape with the rocks & water. . . . .sort of! I have a runaway pencil problem  too. . . . and I hope Dennis doesn't get too mad at me for what I did to his landscape. . .  :faint:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 11, 2014, 02:40:44 PM
Great job Maryna. . .  :clap: :clap: :clap: Hope mine turns out half as good!!!
I am just about to start the next drawing, Stanmore Bay, as I just finished my rocks & water. But, I have to re-do my trees first though, 'cause the first ones were so bad. . . .  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 11, 2014, 02:42:07 PM
Nice Maryna! I'm finding it hard to let go and just sketch with abandon.

Try sketching with a pencil instead. . . . . . . . . . .  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 12, 2014, 05:30:33 AM
Nice Maryna! I'm finding it hard to let go and just sketch with abandon.

Try sketching with a pencil instead. . . . . . . . . . .  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:


Do you see this Maryna?!?!?!? Making fun of me in your lovely landscape topic! :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 12, 2014, 05:50:44 AM
Well, you all could come over to my landscape topic and make fun of me there. . . . . I'm sure there's lots to work with :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 12, 2014, 07:38:12 AM
It's done it again, that darn runaway pencil. . . . . .
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Post by: Val on January 12, 2014, 07:42:00 AM
Well, you all could come over to my landscape topic and make fun of me there. . . . . I'm sure there's lots to work with :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Be careful........   ::)       :whistle:       :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 12, 2014, 07:50:07 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Both sketches are excellent Bev.  Makes me want to take the course for I so enjoy looking at everyone's drawings and your shading is excellent.  Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on January 12, 2014, 07:56:18 AM
Not bad Bev ....... mind that tree on the right .... I'm pretty sure I saw it at Woodstock. Big inspiration for the afro hairdo.  :heeha:

Seriously now, you've done quite well on your trees.   >:D I'll leave further comment to Dennis, I'm having a real struggle here.... :stress:       ;)     :2funny:          :jk:   Are those the vanishing hills back there?   :eek:    :doh:     :-X

If you darken the hills just a bit and shade in the midground you'll be far and away.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Germa on January 12, 2014, 09:17:26 AM
Germa, you're correct O0  One of my prescribed books at school was De Kleine Johannes by Fredrick van Eden (in Dutch)

Great book, isn't it. I've read it several times. First time as a prescribed book too.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 12, 2014, 09:48:59 AM
Sketch looks good  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Unfortunately it does not enlarge so that I can see the actual technique being used. That pencil of yours really got a fright with the tree on the right  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 12, 2014, 10:11:44 AM
Awwww--they look good! I can't get past that tree on the right. My leaf scribble just gets too zigzaggy and looks more like pine needles. I like your crazy tree on the right. "Hello world! I'm a tree and don't you forget it." Muscle tree.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on January 13, 2014, 05:26:53 AM
Wow Bev, now I can really see those trees  :heeha:   Your big tree is great, and the trunk fits the canopy/crown! This one isn't going to fall over! One good puff of wind and mine is likely to!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 13, 2014, 05:27:53 AM
Dennis. . . I re-scanned the drawing and hope this time it's a bit easier to see. I didn't want it to be too big the first time, so of course, I got it too small! ;D  We have, here in Canada, a tree called a "Smoke Bush" and I was attempting to recreate one, as my attempt to follow your tree went all goofy.
Hope my rocks & water sketch wasn't as much of a shock as my goofy tree!!
Alright then, on to Stanmore Bay we go. . . . .
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 13, 2014, 09:51:00 AM
Technique OK. Just needs some cast shadows on the ground  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 13, 2014, 09:52:56 AM
Maryna, what's happened to your other drawings?
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Germa on January 13, 2014, 10:08:07 AM
We have that Smoke Bush too, we call it Pruikenboom, which means wig- or hairpiece tree... the link to a bad hair day wasn't too crazy, I think.  :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 13, 2014, 10:57:36 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, I will add the cast shadows and will remind myself to do that in the future. . I'm terrible for forgetting the shadows!
 :thankyou:  Val. .. . . . Woodstock you say. . . you were there? So was I, but I was just a babe  in arms, you know!!! :2funny:
 :thankyou: Sarah. . .I thought your trees were very lovely. All soft & delicate, just like you! So now you will be on to the rocks & water exercise. . . . . right???
 :thankyou: Patricia. . . I think you should join us in our little landscape group!!There are so many things I remember from painting in watercolours with Dennis, and I just know that learning how to draw landscapes is going to improve my watercolour painting 100%
 
 :2funny: :2funny: That's funny Germa. . . hairpiece tree. . . mine sure looks like the worst fright wig imaginable!! :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on January 13, 2014, 11:27:08 AM

 I was just a babe  in arms, you know!!! :2funny:


 :-X
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 15, 2014, 09:25:34 AM
Oh Val. . . . .  :nana:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: cyril on January 19, 2014, 01:11:52 AM

Started the landscape course. below is the tree drawing.
Appreciated your critic comments.


 regards
 cyril
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on January 19, 2014, 04:09:21 AM
Great job on the trees Cyril.  :clap: :clap: :clap: Banner job on the second one.  O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 19, 2014, 06:02:58 AM
 O0 :clap: Well done Cyril, well done!!!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on January 19, 2014, 07:23:39 AM

I have been playing with this since before Christmas. Just too much to do and too little time. Also it has been too darn cold to go outside, so have been drawing from inside or have taken careful note of trees that interest me while traveling in a car. Some of the drawings are really good, but others are very forgetable. Can anyone explain how to post more than one picture on this? Will add my others on separate comments. :confused:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on January 19, 2014, 07:26:34 AM

Here is number 2. I think I would have been smarter to start with the Dog course, but have been having fun drawing the bare trees. :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on January 19, 2014, 07:28:40 AM

I saw this tree when we drove into Memphis before Xmas. Everytime we have been in town since, I have checked it out. That curve is unbelieveable, but true. ;D
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 19, 2014, 08:19:45 AM
Scribe,

That curved tree came out great.  What a neat shape to draw.

Okay if I print it and draw it on my next bus ride?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 19, 2014, 08:28:47 AM
Scribe,

Wow, you have found your niche - tree drawing.  You have inspired me to try to draw a couple interesting trees that I have seen lately.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 19, 2014, 08:34:45 AM
Cyril,

You - da tree man!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Lillian on January 19, 2014, 09:20:41 AM
Fabulous work, Scribe!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on January 19, 2014, 10:16:23 AM
Thanks you Mea, by my guest and have a go at it. :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 19, 2014, 10:57:42 AM
Hope I do as well as you, Scribe.

mahalo

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on January 19, 2014, 01:01:55 PM
thanks for thekind words Lillian.  :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Tania on January 19, 2014, 03:59:27 PM
Nice tree study, Peggy!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 19, 2014, 05:03:50 PM
Excellent tree studies, Scribe  :clap: :clap: :clap:  This type of sketching is very much more important than you realize O0  Keep it up.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on January 20, 2014, 08:55:43 AM
Thanks Dennis and Tania... :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on January 20, 2014, 12:58:06 PM

I have been working on this cedar tree for a week and am still not happy with it. Am not sure what to do to improve it. :(
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: cyril on January 20, 2014, 07:47:34 PM
 :thankyou: Val , Bev , Mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Maryna on January 20, 2014, 09:03:45 PM
that is some fine looking trees, well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Daisyblue77 on January 21, 2014, 05:06:27 AM
Good job on the trees Cyril.  I really like the large middle tree.  Nice spacing of branches and leaf families.   :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on January 21, 2014, 05:41:17 AM
Nicely done.  :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 21, 2014, 10:44:09 AM
Well done Cyril  :clap: :clap: :clap:  The 3 trees on the right are excellent  O0


Vary the thickness of the shadow lines on the left hand tree. They are all of the same thickness, which seldom occurs  in nature.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Tania on January 22, 2014, 02:10:30 PM
Peggy - was looking back at this and noticed your question about posting more than one picture at a time - you simply have to add multiple embed codes to the same comment box. :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: cyril on January 23, 2014, 10:44:23 AM
 :thankyou: Maryna , Didwaud , scribe and Dennis for your comments.

 Working on a pencil portrait from w/c PDF , will resume to this landscape course once thats finish..
 
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 27, 2014, 12:13:36 PM
 Great job Cyril  :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Tousabella on January 29, 2014, 11:16:51 PM
Oh great...I'm glad you are enrolled!!  I'm really looking forward to seeing your work. Your portrait work was awesome, and I can hardly wait to see your take on Dennis' great pictures coming up!!
Your trees are wonderful.      :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on January 31, 2014, 02:25:55 PM

I have been working on these along with the lessons and am pleased with the way they turned out. I thought about going back and redoing them, but decided against it.
Any constructive comments will be greatly appreciated. :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 31, 2014, 02:38:34 PM
Peggy I find your landscape studies very effective. The trees particularly in the last drawing are so strong. Congratulations! I just saw your cedar tree, and it looks cedar-like. I wouldn't know what to suggest except possibly to study again the way that the limbs are growing. I think it might have to be a Dennis question.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 31, 2014, 03:17:04 PM
Peggy,

Excellent doodles.  You do nice work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: jillh on January 31, 2014, 03:45:21 PM
I agree with Mea.  Three excellent drawings.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on January 31, 2014, 04:57:06 PM
Great job Peggy, keep 'em coming!  :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on January 31, 2014, 06:33:27 PM
Excellent pencil sketching here, Scribe :clap: :clap: :clap:  I can see you even used the scriber :2funny:
My brother would recognize the house immediately O0  You have cottoned on the the techniques very well.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 01:06:46 AM
Good Morning Doina,

I absolutely love your landscape drawings :smitten: , I really think you have done a great job. Landscapes are not the easiest to draw, I know from the last 'Let's Draw' lessons they took a long time  :sweat: .
I love making photo's from the landscapes I see when we go out for walks and some photo's I would love to draw. So when I would join one of the many new and old classes...I would join this, landscape drawing, one. How much I love painting, drawing and just an 'ordinary' pencil, is the thing I loved most and did for as long as I can remember.

Mea sayd she missed the colour, but with just a few pencils you can draw some awesome colours, even they are all kind of gradients of black and gray...your mind will change them to real colours. And I just love how our brain tries to see wich colour it will be, and most of the time it will be right...It does know how yellow or red looks in grays...and your landscapes shows a lot of colour.

Thank you for showing and the boost and encouragement I just needed  :smitten:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 01:11:37 AM
Love your drawings, JennyLynn. You have so much progressed the last year, you are just doing great!!!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 01:16:32 AM
Sarah your trees look just AWESOME!!! I absolutely love the softness of the pencil and the hatching is just great!!!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 01:22:47 AM
WOW Val!!! Your trees look stunning. You have done an amazing job on these, I absolutely love them.  :smitten: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 01:26:19 AM
Wonderful tree drawings Maryna, you have done such a nice work  :smitten: And your landscapes look just awesome, Well Done!!!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 01:29:27 AM
Love the trees, they look just fine to me, well done!!!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 01:35:58 AM
WOW scribe!!! Your trees are just AWESOME!!! This is really your niche  O0 You really will become a great landscape artist, such a wonderful and beautiful work...Well Done and I really hope and looking forward  to see more landscapedrawings. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!! :smitten:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Maryna on February 01, 2014, 05:19:37 AM
Here is my rendition of the Farm drawing.


I did not have something I could use to make the white grasses like Dennis did.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on February 01, 2014, 05:56:44 AM
Thanks for the kind comments everyone.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 01, 2014, 05:58:11 AM
Really nice Maryna!!! You have a handle now on going out to sketch landscapes. Good for you.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 01, 2014, 08:43:55 AM
Nice, Maryna!  You've done such fine detail work on this farmscape.  Great tree shapes in the foreground.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 08:49:15 AM
Looking Great Maryna, love all the details and your trees are just awesome!!!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on February 01, 2014, 01:39:23 PM

Here is the final drawing. This course was fun and I am working on some local scenery. Unfortunately - plein aire is going to have to wait until it warms up a little. Maybe by the end of themonth. :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 01, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
Whoa, gorgeous!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 01, 2014, 08:49:52 PM
Nice drawing, scribe.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on February 01, 2014, 09:37:56 PM
Maryna, Excellent. Good use of the techniques :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: ImBatman on February 01, 2014, 10:06:52 PM
Peggy

You have done a really great job on the course drawings.

Congrats on finishing.
I'll start mine one day...  :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 11:36:51 PM
WOW...You really made a Grand Finale :heeha: ...your mountain/landscape looks AWESOME!!! :clap: I absolutely love it, great shading and love the dark/light on your mountains.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on February 02, 2014, 10:47:41 AM
Thanks for the kind comments. This was a lot of fun. Now all I have to do is start the Dog course, but I still want to continue with Nolan's live classes.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on February 02, 2014, 03:30:15 PM
 :congrats: Maryna. Lovely drawing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on February 02, 2014, 03:32:34 PM
Brilliant Peggy  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: liz on February 02, 2014, 06:24:03 PM
GREAT DRAWINGS!  You've inspired me to try trees; they sure are interesting shapes and forms!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
~Liz
P.S.  Which course are you taking or finished?
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: scribe on February 03, 2014, 06:36:47 AM
 :thankyou: Liz and Val. I appreciate the feedback.

Liz, I have the Dog Drawing course, but haven't started it. I have been enjoying the free classes. I hope to continue with the drawing classes, do some of the Dog course and finish my watercolor ones. Too much to do and to little time. think we could figure how to add more hours to the day. :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on May 26, 2014, 03:02:29 AM
I finally started the Landscape Course and I like it a lot. My drawings may be not that spectaculair, but it was a great practise for my hands... and I am happy with them



Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: nolan on May 26, 2014, 02:19:58 PM
they look great to me Riya :clap: :clap: :clap: , just be careful of outlining the families. Rather have a lost line than a hard line O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on May 26, 2014, 03:15:10 PM
Thank you so much Nolan, I see what you mean,  :) Even it was only a practise in my sketchbook, I had a lot of fun and I will give these trees a second, and hopefully, better try. Never thought that it would end up like this, it was just the next day, this morning, that I saw that it wasn't that bad at all. It is not the best paper in my sketchbook, but a lot better then normal printer/typingpaper.

But next drawing will be on my Daler and Rowney Drawing Paper, I love my sketchbook for sketches because of the colour of the paper, but final drawings I just have to make on good white drawingpaper :) .
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: doina on May 26, 2014, 03:36:15 PM
Great work Riya :clap: :clap: :clap: I'll have to go back to this lesson and do it again. You just inspired me, and push me back to draw this again!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on May 26, 2014, 04:03:21 PM
I think you've done a fine job Riya,  O0   and your big tree isn't falling over!  :eyesclosed: I got a bit carried away with mine   :whistle:      :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Danielle123 on May 26, 2014, 04:16:13 PM
I saw some nice tree and landscape here,  sorry I mist them all. :-\   I did not see them until this last post from Riya since i started in late Feb. 
But let me tell you all you did a great job. 
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: sally13 on May 26, 2014, 05:42:40 PM
Great job Riya,  :clap: I think I might start the landscape classes soon.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on May 26, 2014, 06:07:22 PM
Riya, a very good start to the Pencil Landscape Course :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on May 26, 2014, 11:02:48 PM
Doina, Val, Danielle, Sallie and Dennis,  :flowers: thank you all so very much for the wonderful comments on my first drawings after all this time, these encouraging comments are just what I needed, I don't had used my pencils for such a long time, it was a bit scarry to show my first drawing. But I am so happy with how this sketch turned out, better then expected :sweat:

Doina and Val, just had a look at both your galleries, looks great :yippee: :clap: O0 , (and your trees look just great Val, your big tree is just really tired from staying straight till you are finally happy with your drawing  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: ), and I really got inspired to pick up my brushes again, I did sign up for the Watercolour club too, something I wanted for such a long time but just couldn't afford...but now, Thanks to  :smart: Dennis and  :smart: Nolan, I am able to follow a few clubs, at least this month a few  :blush: It feels just great to be able to follow and paint finally all the gorgeous paintings I have seen.

Danielle  :welcome: to Paint Basket, you surely will love it here, I do and I missed this bunch of great friends a lot. Thank you for your nice comment, and to be honest...even I have not seen all the works that are made...have to catch up a lot after being away too long. But I love it and get so much inspiration and energy from looking at all the paintings and drawings.

Thank you so much Sally for your nice comment :flowers: , you will love the landscape drawing classes...I do and I am so looking forward to start the next lesson...but first a second try on these lovely trees. Dennis made drawing trees so easy  :sweat:

 :thankyou: so much Dennis for your wonderful comment, your lessons are just great and it really did help me to get back on track. I always loved drawing and I love landscapes, so whats better then combining these two,  ...I still hope that one day I will be able to draw as great with left, and right ofcourse, as once before, but with your classes, all the encouragements and support...I know I will succeed O0

Have a wonderful day my friends, I am of to make breakfast :coffee: :hug:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on May 27, 2014, 03:02:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Riya,  you are just such a great inspiration and your trees drawings are fantastic.  Lovely to have you back with us.    Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on May 27, 2014, 03:19:55 AM
Thank you so very much :flowers: , Patricia I had a lot of fun drawing again and especially starting this awesome course  :smitten: Thank you so much for your lovely welcome, I have missed all of you a lot, missed being creative and just missed some colour in my life (even it is some shades of a black pencil ;) ).
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on May 27, 2014, 06:02:10 AM
 :eek: Good gosh Bev.... is that what happened to me?!  :o          :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: NHC50 on May 28, 2014, 05:28:09 AM
I have not been on this thread for awhile. I must say everyone is doing a fantastic job. O0  O0 Riya it is good to see you back. You did a fine job on your trees.  :clap: Scribe awesome trees.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: sally13 on May 31, 2014, 09:37:23 PM
Here are my practice trees and my treed landscape.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 31, 2014, 09:47:14 PM
Sally,

Great work on the trees.  I can see that I need a lot of practice to get mine looking that good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on May 31, 2014, 10:37:34 PM

Well done, Sally :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on June 01, 2014, 02:14:45 AM
Nicely done Sally  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on June 01, 2014, 02:24:39 AM
Great job on the trees Sally, they look awesome!!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on June 01, 2014, 02:47:34 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Super job on the trees Sally.   Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 01, 2014, 03:11:42 AM
Well, it's been a long while ( almost 2 years ) trying to heal from back issues.  I can finally do a little and wanted to get back into drawing, painting and everything.

 Although I'm not a 100 % yet, I'm in therapy and it is helping immensely.  I see an osteopath once a week.  The pain level has gone down from 100 % to about 10 %.   Finally able to get out of bed and am now going for 3-5 min. walks.

Anyway, I have signed up for the Landscape Drawing Course and can't wait to get started.

Thank you Dennis for the great offer and awesome teachings.   :smitten:



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Post by: mea hamo pena on June 01, 2014, 07:41:06 AM
Didwaud,

Glad to hear you are improving and getting back to art.

Look forward to seeing your landscapes.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 02, 2014, 03:25:09 AM
 :thankyou:  Mea for your well wishes.  They are so appreciated.    :smitten:
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Post by: nolan on June 02, 2014, 01:48:52 PM
great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 02, 2014, 02:22:41 PM
Beautifull trees Sally.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: sally13 on June 02, 2014, 03:20:20 PM
 :thankyou: all for your encouraging comments.
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Post by: NHC50 on June 04, 2014, 04:09:44 AM
Way to go Sally.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: sally13 on June 09, 2014, 10:19:35 PM
This is my lesson 3 of the landscape course.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on June 09, 2014, 10:35:49 PM
Of to a good start, Sally, building your resume as a Landscape Architect!!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 10, 2014, 03:46:38 AM
Good landscape Sally,  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on June 10, 2014, 11:36:10 PM
Well done Sally!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on June 15, 2014, 12:59:56 PM
looks great Sally, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: sally13 on June 25, 2014, 06:20:17 PM
Here is my Stanmore bay.
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 25, 2014, 06:51:56 PM
That is very nice Sally, nicely done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on June 26, 2014, 12:52:23 PM
lovely :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: liz on July 11, 2014, 09:35:08 AM
After finishing my seascape drawing yesterday, I decided to find out how to draw clouds with graphite pencils.  I learned that it's a good idea to know before hand where to place and how to shape clouds.  I was used to painting them in randomly. So I need more drawing practice.  Anyway, I followed Dennis in this landscape tutorial.  The foreground of grasses is a lot sharper than in the photo with the effects of the pointed thingy, scribe?


I should have used another of my sketch books.  So happens I picked up an old art booklet,
 and if you look closely you may see where a book worm ate a tiny hole through all of the pages!  :(
~Liz
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Post by: jennylynn on July 11, 2014, 10:43:04 PM
hey liz great drawing of the landscape  O0  impressed with our clouds  :yippee:  I started this course but never finished  ???  will have to restart it so many things to catch up on  :help: 
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Post by: dennis on July 12, 2014, 08:58:49 PM
Well done, Liz :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Paulaj on July 23, 2014, 04:22:38 AM
Up until this point my drawing capabilities consisted of stick figures and tracing my patterns onto the canvas.  I think it is time for a few drawing classes. 
Here is my Tree Landscape offering.
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Post by: Paulaj on July 23, 2014, 04:45:18 AM
Sorry everyone,  I need to figure out why my photo are posting so fuzzy.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on July 23, 2014, 08:05:24 AM
Paula,

You were wise to start the drawings lessons.  It made a huge difference for me.

Keep at it.  I always carry a sketchbook and pencils with me now.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Danielle123 on July 23, 2014, 09:33:46 AM
Looks pretty nice eventhough the picture is blurry.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on July 23, 2014, 09:35:08 AM
Very nicely done despite the blurring.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on July 23, 2014, 12:37:55 PM
well done, off to a great start :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Paulaj on July 24, 2014, 05:39:35 AM
Thank you Val, Danielle, Mea and Nolan   :)
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Post by: liz on July 25, 2014, 06:35:16 PM


 :thankyou: Dennis, you're a patient teacher!  Although I've painted trees before, I can't say that I have 'studied' them as you are demonstrating how to draw them correctly.  While the shapes seem to be similar in size in the photo,  I get the idea anyhow, about form, and will do better when I do the next part when I add in the branches.  I have to use paper that will erase better, too. 

The tree with branches and landscape scene.  I put the little tree in the wrong spot and moved it back so you may see asome erasures.  And added a road/path. Oops, I see a line I didn't fix!


Practicing 'flicks' and leaves.
 
I worked on this three times.  Doing the rocks was a challenge for my astigmatism; I'll quit for now since I'm starting to miscount the rocks in the foreground! If you haven't done this yet, WORK BIG so you can see what you're doing!
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Post by: Sherri on August 04, 2014, 12:12:49 PM
Have completed the Intro to Landscape Pencil Course.  Attached are my drawings.  I am going to try them again especially the Water and Rocks.  I had so much trouble with the rocks.  I had trouble with just putting in shapes to get the appearance of leaves etc.  Never done anything like this before.  Dennis makes it look so easy and mine just looks like scribbling!!   :tickedoff: Any advise would be greatly appreciated.





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Post by: ncwren on August 04, 2014, 03:13:03 PM
Dennis has some moves!  :2funny:   Sometimes I think there have been camera tricks.  ;)

I think you are doing great Sherri!  O0
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Post by: dennis on August 04, 2014, 07:08:19 PM
Liz and Sherri, you both are off to a very good start :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sherri on August 04, 2014, 08:28:54 PM
Thanks Dennis

Natalie - I agree with you.  Dennis has some sort of camera tricks going on!!!  I watch him and just can't quite figure out what he is doing!!   :hang:

Sherri
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Post by: dennis on August 04, 2014, 11:21:23 PM
 :2funny: no camera tricks.  Just let me know which parts are not quite clear to you. O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on August 05, 2014, 03:07:27 AM
Very well done Liz and Sherri,  keep up the good work. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: liz on August 05, 2014, 07:46:28 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and others for your feedback. I am enjoying drawing and hopefully it will help me to do better at painting!   :)
 -  Liz
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Post by: liz on August 20, 2014, 06:47:27 PM


 :thankyou: for the interesting lesson, DENNIS!  Here's my try at Stanmore Bay!
~Liz
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Post by: jennylynn on August 21, 2014, 12:04:15 AM
hey liz !!  great drawing of Stanmore bay  :yippee:  love the cliffs and sea  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on August 21, 2014, 05:57:51 AM
Lovely work Liz!  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on August 21, 2014, 01:17:21 PM
great job Liz :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: liz on August 21, 2014, 02:35:59 PM
 :thankyou: JENNYLYNN, NATALIE, AND NOLAN for your encouragement!  My husband remarked where would I be with my art if I hadn't had a 40 year hiatus, and waited until I retired to pick up painting again.  Not to mention learning how to draw with graphite pencils ONLY when I took the Drawing Dogs class last Dec. 2013 with NOLAN.  And now learning landscape drawing with DENNIS!  PAINT BASKET AND ALL OF YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING IN MY LIFE!!!   :hug:
~Liz


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Post by: nolan on August 24, 2014, 01:59:15 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: dennis on August 24, 2014, 02:59:18 PM
 :thankyou: :flowers:
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Post by: liz on September 01, 2014, 05:34:55 PM


Last of my Landscape Drawings.  Enjoyed this lesson; first building I ever drew.  It seemed I drew the scene as a miniature, like half the size it should have been, and I should have worked larger and also made the tree on the right a lot bigger, taller and twiggy branches less like pitchforks.  ::)
~Liz
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Post by: mea hamo pena on September 01, 2014, 05:42:33 PM
It's a nice drawing, Liz.  The house could go down easily if those were the dreaded Albizia trees.

aloha

mea
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Post by: liz on September 01, 2014, 05:49:37 PM
Mary Anne, you're right about trees that fall on homes! And you remember all the folks who couldn't vote because of those trees blocking the roads on primary election day!  Oh, a lot of people may not know that Big Island Hawaii was struck by a recent hurricane!
~Liz
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Post by: dennis on September 01, 2014, 06:39:56 PM
Liz, very nice drawing  :clap: :clap: :clap:   The actual tree on the right is a very old and massive Blue Gum tree. For the size of the trunk you tree should be much taller than you have it - the techniques are good though O0
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Post by: liz on September 01, 2014, 10:27:21 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis,  thank you for your comments!  I will try to do the drawing over again and get the gum tree right!



-Liz
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Post by: liz on September 02, 2014, 02:32:06 PM


DENNIS-  I worked on the blue gum tree.  Tried to make him look majestic and honorable!  I hope it's an improvement over the other one.
~Liz
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Post by: Sherri on September 02, 2014, 03:34:10 PM
Liz. You are doing great. Blue gum tree looks great. Sherri
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Post by: Bellarina on September 03, 2014, 09:13:25 AM
Very nice drawing Liz
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Post by: ncwren on September 03, 2014, 09:26:51 AM
Great work Liz  :clap:
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Post by: Fiona on September 03, 2014, 10:13:03 AM
Lovely drawing Liz   :)

Cheers
Fi
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Post by: dennis on September 03, 2014, 01:50:37 PM
I'm happy with the change, Liz :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: liz on September 04, 2014, 01:26:55 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Everyone!  I appreciate your support!   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Fiona, Natalie, Bellarina and Sherri!
-Liz
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 04, 2014, 06:40:53 PM
Dennis though I would do some of the drawing landscape,  nice informative course.  Here are 2 of them. 
 
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Post by: liz on December 04, 2014, 06:49:10 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Nice drawings, Danielle!  Dennis is such a great teacher!  I may like drawing more than painting now!
~Liz
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 05, 2014, 09:08:18 AM
 :thankyou: Liz,  for the encouragement.  Yes all mediums have there own enjoyment. 

 :clap: :clap: :clap: To all the lanscape drawing everyone.
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Post by: ncwren on December 05, 2014, 09:41:02 AM
Danielle you give your work such a soft, feminine touch!  :smitten:
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Post by: dennis on December 06, 2014, 11:16:35 PM
Great drawings, Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 08, 2014, 08:44:14 AM
Thank you Dennis for taking the time to comment it is much appreciated and also for the informative lesson.

 :thankyou: Natalie for your nice comment.   
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 17, 2014, 12:58:17 PM
Here is the last  more of the landscape series,  clouds and rivers.  My clouds are not so great.    :thankyou: Dennis for an other great course, i am learning so much from you and Nolan.   :-*
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Post by: jillh on December 17, 2014, 04:30:17 PM
Danielle your landscape drawing are excellent.
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Post by: ncwren on December 17, 2014, 05:16:16 PM
Very nice  :clap:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on December 17, 2014, 07:21:12 PM
Danielle,

Nice work on the landscape, Danielle.  The center mountain looks a bit too cone shaped - maybe combine it with the little one to the left?

A cloud bank over a mountain range is realistic.  Seen them many times here.

You are doing so well.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 18, 2014, 11:51:00 AM
 :thankyou: Jill, Natalie and Mea.
Mea  :thankyou: For the suggestion i will make a bit bumpier.
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Post by: liz on December 18, 2014, 11:55:04 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Great drawing, Danielle!
-Liz
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 18, 2014, 11:57:23 AM
 :thankyou: Liz
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Post by: dennis on December 18, 2014, 12:33:19 PM
Great work, Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 18, 2014, 07:38:56 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for the comment.
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Post by: Bellarina on December 19, 2014, 06:33:33 AM
Splendid job
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 19, 2014, 09:01:21 AM
 :thankyou: Robin
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Post by: Val on December 30, 2014, 04:30:44 PM
Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sherri on January 03, 2015, 02:49:15 PM
Great drawing Danielle!!!  Sherri
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 03, 2015, 07:35:36 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Sherri
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 10, 2015, 01:29:34 PM
All of a sudden I start enjoying pencil drawing. Sure I can do much better than this one but I'm getting there :) :)
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Post by: Sherri on January 10, 2015, 02:01:49 PM
Louisa - you are doing great with your pencil drawing.  I know what you mean about "all of a sudden" you like pencil drawing.  I love it now!!!!  Never thought I would. 

Sherri
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Post by: mea hamo pena on January 10, 2015, 02:16:14 PM
Oh, yes, lov'in it.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Bellarina on January 10, 2015, 02:31:42 PM
Awesome work Louisa  :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on January 10, 2015, 07:38:55 PM
 :clap:
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Post by: dennis on January 10, 2015, 08:03:00 PM
Louisa,  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 10, 2015, 10:41:37 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:Sherri. Bellarina and Natalie. A special thanks to Dennis for such a superb lesson. I am going to do all of them.
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 11, 2015, 09:18:45 AM
The pencil drawing classes are pure magic. :)
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Post by: Val on January 11, 2015, 10:50:26 AM
Louisa, you're drawing just keeps getting better and better in leaps and bounds!  :heeha:   Beautiful work, keep at it!!!  :knuppel2:      :2funny:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 11, 2015, 11:06:55 AM
Val coming from you is a BIG compliment, thank you very much. :flowers:
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Post by: ncwren on January 11, 2015, 11:31:00 AM
Looks great.  :clap:
You are going to be bursting at the seams with all of the great work you are doing.  O0
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 11, 2015, 11:54:02 AM
Natalie everybody is so good to me and I'm starting to feel very proud of myself, 3 years ago I could hardly draw a stock man. Thank you so much!!!!!! :flowers:
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Post by: liz on January 11, 2015, 04:08:33 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Louisa, you look like you're a 'natural' at graphite drawing!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
I never drew anything until I joined Paint Basket, starting with Drawing Dogs, which was an exciting, fun course!

~Liz
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 11, 2015, 07:18:49 PM
Very nicely done Louisa.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 12, 2015, 01:21:35 AM
The last of the introduction to landscape. :smiley6600:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 12, 2015, 01:23:07 AM
 :thankyou:Liz and Danielle :1hug:
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Post by: Bellarina on January 12, 2015, 05:00:20 AM
Beautifull drawings Louisa, full throttle ahead.  :yippee:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 12, 2015, 05:05:53 AM
 :thankyou:Bellarina I appreciate it. :flowers:
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 12, 2015, 05:41:39 AM
An other nice one Louisa.   :clap:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 12, 2015, 07:43:11 AM
 :thankyou:Danielle, one of these days I will be just as good as all my new friends on Paintbasket. :1hug:
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Post by: dennis on January 12, 2015, 05:27:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 12, 2015, 06:58:39 PM
You are doing pretty good as of now Louisa.
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Post by: Lisa gale on January 13, 2015, 04:50:32 PM

my landscapes
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 13, 2015, 05:04:16 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Very nice  drawings Lisa,   You could add a bit more darks in them,  don't be afraid, I use to, now i try to always use my darks and lights.  Hope you don't mind my saying so.   
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Post by: Lisa gale on January 13, 2015, 06:41:18 PM
Thank you Danielle for your suggestion.  I really appreciate your help.   I'm a little timid with the pencil classes  I could hide a lot of things with my pastels but the pencils there is no hiding lol. I know theses classes are really going to help me improve but it's a little scary to see where I am starting from.  More contrast on the next ones :). Got it!
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 13, 2015, 07:41:39 PM
 O0
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Post by: Bellarina on January 13, 2015, 10:15:01 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on January 19, 2015, 02:19:48 PM
Louisa, your last drawing has good depth to it.... I feel I could stroll right down along the rivers edge.
Great job.  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on January 19, 2015, 02:34:04 PM
Oooh Lisa is hiding things in her pastel!  :eek: :2funny:

Nice work!  :clap:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on January 19, 2015, 03:39:03 PM
Nice work, Lisa.

Danielle is right about the darks - took me a while to get brave enough to go darker and darker - now I really see the difference.

Stick with the drawing - you are on the right path.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Lisa gale on January 22, 2015, 07:23:08 PM
Thank you ladies,  Natalie your a hoot!   Mea it is very scary to go dark but I determined to get over that fear.  Ha it just sounded like I was planning to go to the darkside.  I may have to wait a little bit, I seem to be having problems with my surgery and applying much pressure  when I draw but that should clear up in a few weeks.  I am going to continue to do a few lessons because at this point I am going insane sitting at home so I can still learn the lesson  while I am waiting to heal.
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Post by: Val on January 23, 2015, 03:54:05 AM
Do you have any softer leads? They will allow you to go darker with less pressure.  :)
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Post by: Lisa gale on January 24, 2015, 12:35:53 PM
Hi Val,  I got these at hobby lobby and I have noticed a few hard spots where I have to change the spot I am using on the pencil or resharpen the pencil, so I don't think these are soft enough. Do you have a suggestion on a soft brand?
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Post by: ncwren on January 24, 2015, 04:13:47 PM
Nolan suggested Tombows-and I love mine. No hard edge surprises.
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Post by: Bellarina on January 24, 2015, 05:58:56 PM
Love my Tombows too
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Post by: Val on January 25, 2015, 06:40:27 AM
I've been looking for Tombows....haven't found any yet.  :detective:
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Post by: ncwren on January 25, 2015, 09:06:27 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00135DJQ8/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1422205542&sr=8-1&dpPl=1&dpID=41UKq4BcRqL&ref=plSrch&pi=AC_SX200_QL40 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00135DJQ8/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1422205542&sr=8-1&dpPl=1&dpID=41UKq4BcRqL&ref=plSrch&pi=AC_SX200_QL40)
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Post by: pencil point on February 10, 2015, 08:44:26 PM
I would like to start this course but I can't find anything to print out for the rock, clouds, tree roots or tree study.  When I put the video on pause my screen goes black until I start the video back up so working from the video isn't really an option for me. Help please :pullhair:
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Post by: Val on February 11, 2015, 02:18:26 AM
Thanks for the link Natalie, will look into it.  :thankyou:
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Post by: pencil point on February 13, 2015, 11:13:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: I was finally able to find some reference pictures in the Lets Draw classes.  Here is my drawing of rocks. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by: mea hamo pena on March 12, 2015, 11:32:46 PM
I went back to Dennis's Intro to Landscapes and did some tree studies tonight.  I understand it better now and feel pretty good about these trees even though I know I can do them better tomorrow.


Practicing drawing is so worthwhile.

Thanks, Dennis.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Bellarina on March 13, 2015, 05:55:04 AM
Good for you Mea, practice practice and practice. 
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Post by: mea hamo pena on March 13, 2015, 11:33:58 PM
More practice in the Intro to Landscapes Class.  This one is Rocks and Water.


I am generally satisfied that I could do it and know what to do better next time.  Definitely have to improve my feeble little waterfall at bottom left.  Oh, so sad.

Practice, practice, practice!

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on March 13, 2015, 11:52:07 PM
A great start, Mea :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: latti on March 14, 2015, 12:58:16 AM
So beautiful mea  :smitten:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 14, 2015, 08:57:00 AM
Thanks, Ann-Mari.  This is a fun one to do.

Dennis - I can see that the big  tree is too rigid and I already mentioned the poor waterfall, but overall, I am so pleased.  I could never have done this well a year ago, so I can really see progress.  Best part, I can spot what's wrong so I can improve next time. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 14, 2015, 02:25:49 PM
I just had to re-do what I posted last night.  I knew I could do better.  Even my waterfall looks more like one this time.


I wanted more than a good start, Dennis.  I wanted a better middle of the journey.  I know some day I will get to the destination.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: ncwren on March 14, 2015, 03:04:53 PM
 :heeha: The waterfall is perfect!  :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on March 15, 2015, 04:43:51 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mea, your landscape drawing looks excellent.  I still have to do that one ... in fact, I am so far behind in EVERYTHING that I doubt I will ever catch up.  However, I love seeing everyone else's work and it is so gratifying to see the progress being made.  It is exciting for sure.




Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bellarina on March 15, 2015, 05:54:05 AM
You are progressing nicely Mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 15, 2015, 07:38:28 AM
Thanks, Natalie, Patricia and Robin.

I really am trying to draw something everyday now.  I am just marveling at how I am improving. Before starting PB, I could not draw ANYTHING and not have it look like it was done by a third grader.

Your encouragement and the Clarks teaching have made such a difference.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on March 15, 2015, 08:29:22 AM
Yes, Mea, you have come along way.  I saw the difference when you posted your flowers in the Advanced Flower Course.  I was truly amazed, for as you will remember, I posted that it would seem that you reached your "maturity" in the watercolours,  your paintings were that good. Exciting stuff for sure. Carry on girl!!!


Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on March 15, 2015, 08:39:46 AM
Mea, you have come a long way ... via Hawaii no less  ::) ... and excelled with your works due to your outstanding diligence.  O0   Well done my
Hula Friend, well done!!!  :1hug:    :yippee:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 15, 2015, 10:47:21 AM
Thanks, Val.  The best part is that I am not the only one.  There are so many others with the same happy story after having found Paintbasket!

Just wish we were not all scattered over the globe.  Would be so fun to get together often to paint and visit.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 15, 2015, 10:48:38 AM
Thanks, Patricia.  I think it's my school teacher background - I am good at following directions!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on June 29, 2015, 02:27:29 AM
Lovely drawing Mea!


Bryndis
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 29, 2015, 03:14:43 AM
Thanks, Bryndis.  Lucky you found it as I posted that three months ago.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Danielle123 on July 07, 2015, 06:57:59 PM
Nice landscape Mea.  :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: BarryC on July 08, 2015, 03:43:35 AM
Very nice mea! That gives me the itch to go out and try it. But will hold back and finish the course. I assume you are framing theses?
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on July 09, 2015, 06:01:24 AM
Hi!

Here is my study of rocks and water... ;)


Bryndis
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on July 09, 2015, 06:04:14 AM
And here is my version of Stanmore bay. :)





Bryndis
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on July 09, 2015, 06:07:11 AM
And here is my drawing of the farmhouse. ;)




Bryndis

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: liz on July 09, 2015, 08:30:37 AM
Bryndis- Very nice!  I especially like your contrasts in the shadow areas.  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
-Liz

-Liz
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on July 09, 2015, 09:41:29 AM
 Thank you Liz! :smitten:

Bryndis
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Danielle123 on July 10, 2015, 11:34:51 AM
Lovely pencil work Brindis.  May I suggest one little thing, on the big tree On the right can you add some folliage on top of the tree trunk.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: ncwren on July 10, 2015, 01:19:36 PM
Nice job on the lessons Bryndis.  :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on July 14, 2015, 08:57:07 AM
Thank you all for all Your comments on my drawing!

 :thankyou:


Bryndis
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on July 14, 2015, 08:58:53 AM
Hi!
I like to draw and paint landscapes. :-*  Here is my drawing of rivers and clouds. ;)



Bryndis


Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on July 14, 2015, 10:18:22 AM
Bryndis, I seem to have missed this thread. You are doing very well. The one with the farm house and trees has been very well done :clap: :clap: :clap:  Keep it up O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on July 14, 2015, 10:27:43 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Bryndis, Excellent work, your shading is beautiful.  Lovely to see.   Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on July 14, 2015, 12:23:37 PM
Thank you Dennis and Patricia! I appreciate your comments very much. :smitten: :thankyou:


Bryndis
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: ncwren on July 15, 2015, 10:18:12 AM
Looks great Bryndis!  Open
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: BarryC on July 15, 2015, 11:23:16 AM
That is an excellent piece of work. Hope you did this on good paper as it looks ready to be framed.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on July 15, 2015, 12:37:51 PM
 :heeha: Great job Bryndis!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Danielle123 on July 16, 2015, 02:49:48 PM
Beautifull solf looking drawing Brindis.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on July 20, 2015, 12:46:28 AM
Bryndis beautifully done.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Bellarina on July 20, 2015, 12:55:36 AM
Excellent  :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: AJM on August 26, 2015, 12:54:57 PM
I haven't started the landscape yet - just the first 3 trees. I was a bit cautious at the start, but following the guidance seems to work!!!

As with Dennis/Nolan's advice - I sign and date all my pictures... you never know, when I am famous they might be worth something!!

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on August 26, 2015, 01:43:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done Adrian, this was such a fun lesson. I got totally carried away with the big tree, it's ready to topple!  :2funny:



Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 26, 2015, 06:40:22 PM
Adrian,

I like the one at the top right.  It reminds me of a bonsai.

aloha
mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: AJM on August 29, 2015, 11:27:40 AM
Thanks Mea - it is surprising the different types of tree with small changes in technique.

I had a go at the Tree Landscape as well... personally, I think the tree on the left is far away the best. quite pleased wit that one.

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: AJM on August 29, 2015, 11:30:06 AM
I also extended to the Trees and Water last night as well, although I think I was getting a bit tired - the river/water at he back looks higher than the ground on the left...

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 29, 2015, 12:56:49 PM
Tony,

(later photo) I believe if you darken the water in the front, it will minimize the uphill look.    Check the shadows on the tree on the left.  You have shadows on both sides of the tree.  Where is the sun coming from?

(earlier photo) I like the big tree on the left, too.  But, I wood lighten and thin out that big limb to the right of center.  Maybe branch it out a bit on the way up.  It's an eye grabber as it is now.

You are doing well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on August 29, 2015, 02:51:09 PM
Mea is correct, it's all a matter of values. The water farthest back should have very little to no shading as it is part of the background. Your values will increase as you work your way forward in the picture, with your strongest darks in the foreground. Pay close attention to your light source, look for places where you can add more darks/shadows. You cannot have light without darks.

Remember to vary your values, make them work for you and your drawings and paintings will leap off the page! As Nolan says, it will give you that 'WOW' factor!  O0

You are doing so well Tony, keep practicing and keep those drawings coming!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Lisafromoto on August 30, 2015, 03:25:09 AM
 :confused: :confused: she says in a whisper "I thought his name was Adrian, what am I missing?"  :confused:  :blush:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 30, 2015, 07:41:49 AM
Lisa, you are correct - ADRIAN!

So sorry, Adrian.

Wonder who the Tony is that must have been on my mind???

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: AJM on August 30, 2015, 11:09:24 AM
Thanks for the advice...more darks  8)

...BTW, I have been called a lot worse  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on September 11, 2015, 10:18:27 AM
My hands finally did what they always loved to do but forgot...I just finished my lesson 4 from the intro to Landscape drawing course, Water and Rocks. And even it did take some time, I am on slow motion mode because remembering takes long. And since I'm diagnosed a few months ago with Rheumatoid Arthritis, as if the Fibromyalgia wasn't enough, I have a hard time doing the simpelest things...but I won't give up!!!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: musika on September 11, 2015, 10:49:57 AM
Wonder who the Tony is that must have been on my mind???

That would be Tony (ASM) aka "Yorkie" by Val.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on September 11, 2015, 03:09:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Riya, a VERY BIG WELCOME BACK to our PB family. It is so lovely to see you drawing and being active again.  Sorry to hear about your rheumatoid arthritis/fibromyalgia after all you have been through but it is also so encouraging to see that you have taken up the pencils and done a beautiful landscape. It is very well done indeed. Keep going Riya for it matters not how long it takes you, the main thing is you are trying. Great to have you back with us.


Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on September 11, 2015, 03:56:15 PM
Thank you so very much Patricia, for your warmhearted welcome and very kind comment :smitten: , I am so happy that things start to come back. Live is hard and it was scary to just not being able to draw. I knew I could draw but my hands did not seem to remember.
I hope that this was the last thing that keeps me away from what I loved doing the most for my whole life. I so have enough from being thrown right back again and when I look at how all of you are grown so much, there is so much talent...and I have seen so many absolutely stunning paintings and drawings.. my work looks like kiddystuf  :( It will take some time, but I will find my moo back, and my niche...have lost that too...but I think I made a great new start..the rest will follow.
 :1hug:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on September 11, 2015, 04:25:07 PM
Great work, Riya. Looks like you are back on form :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on September 11, 2015, 09:01:30 PM
 :congrats:   Riya, looks to me your hands have not forgotten much.  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:      Sorry to hear of the Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on September 11, 2015, 10:06:40 PM
 :thankyou: so much Dennis, for the great comment, that was worth all those weeks from practising how to use the pencil again. I had luck that I allready had done the line drawing and a small part from the shading, so I copied it and just practised, practised and pracised even more til it did feel 'normal' again. Let's Draw was a great help, and looking at all my drawings  O0   now things slowly start to get normal again...I even made a small  :painting: . Nothing great, just something for fun...will upload it later today.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Riya on September 11, 2015, 10:18:00 PM
 :thankyou: so much Val for your lovely comment,  :smitten: Yes, RA makes daily life even more challenging then it allready was with the FMS, but I will get 'used' to this as I have to the FMS, it only will take more time. I am glad that my hands finally start to work normal, hopefully my brain too  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Vidar on September 25, 2015, 12:43:53 AM
I have tried to do some of the landscape lessons by Dennis, and an african tree   :sweat:

River and clouds
Cliffs


Tree
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on September 25, 2015, 02:34:54 AM

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 25, 2015, 03:01:45 AM
Very good, Vidar.  I especially like the lonely tree.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Vidar on September 25, 2015, 04:21:57 AM
 :thankyou: Val and
 :thankyou: Mea 

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: cyril on September 25, 2015, 04:34:44 PM
Excellent Vidar  :clap:

regards
cyril
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: liz on September 25, 2015, 11:31:11 PM
Nice work, Vidar!


I learned how to draw with graphite pencils from Dennis and Nolan Clark.  I never drew anything before, but learned how to draw dogs and landscapes, even a teddy bear from the Let's Draw Course!  Keep drawing and you will amaze everyone with your art work!   :)
~Liz
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Vidar on September 26, 2015, 04:40:49 AM
 :thankyou: Cyril and Liz.
It is really encouraging to see how well you folks are doing when I look at your work.
Hope I can follow in your steps in the future  :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on September 26, 2015, 05:45:55 AM
Look how far you have come already Vidar.

Hope I can follow in your steps in the future  :)

You already are.  O0      :congrats:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Danielle123 on September 26, 2015, 03:46:59 PM
All 3 drawings are great.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Lisafromoto on September 26, 2015, 07:20:09 PM
 :congrats: wow Vidar, you are doing such a great job, well done!  :yippee: :yippee: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Vidar on September 27, 2015, 06:49:29 AM
 :thankyou: Lisa and Danielle.

Here is my work on the Farmhouse lesson  :)

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Lisafromoto on September 27, 2015, 02:26:44 PM
Another great effort Vidar!  :congrats:

I just wonder if the little tree behind the shed in between the two bigger ones is supposed be leaning over like that?  :confused: I kind of felt I needed to tilt my head  :2funny: I wonder if three little birds flying somewhere would liven up the scene.  :blush:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Vidar on September 28, 2015, 12:37:58 AM
 :thankyou: Lisa.
I may have misjudged the reference photo a bit, I wonder if there is more than one tree in the background.
I thought it was one tree in the back which does not look perfectly straight, and tried to draw that  :D
Agree about some birds would do good in the picture :)


Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Danielle123 on September 28, 2015, 05:06:07 AM
Nice drawing again Vidar,  the trees does not have to be exeactly like the picture but it looks a bit like an ice cream cone shape.   The thing I would add is some leaves on top of the trunk of the main wright hand side tree, we se to much trunk for that very full leaf tree.   I would also darken the part of the left tree touching the barn      Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Vidar on September 28, 2015, 08:53:56 AM
 :thankyou: for the feedback Danielle.
This painting was closer to my waste basket  :tickedoff: than to be put on paint basket, but I thought I would get good feedback if I posted it.
I have tried to correct after yours and Lisa’s suggestions.
I cannot say I am satisfied with the end result, but this version is a little bit better.

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Lisafromoto on September 28, 2015, 10:10:45 AM
 :tickedoff: DO NOT  put this in the waste basket!!  :fight: :fight:  8) It is looking great now and it looked really good before but we know you like feedback.  :hug: O0 I love how you have adjusted that middle tree well done and adding the extra foliage makes a big difference  :yippee: :yippee:  :clap: :congrats:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Class Mac on October 21, 2015, 08:42:55 PM
Away from cars, clothes and lighthouses, Ryan is continuing on with landscapes and today had a go at How to Draw Trees. We're working upwards from the bottom of the list in pencil drawing  :)

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 21, 2015, 10:56:25 PM
Ryan,

Drawing trees is so important, even if it is a pain. 

You will look back a year from now and say, wow, my trees weren't half as good as the ones I can draw now.

Keep at it.  You are making so much progress.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Class Mac on October 30, 2015, 01:02:33 AM
Ryan continued with the landscapes today. He said Nolans technique with the clouds in the lighthouse scene was a lot easier than this one ;)

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on October 30, 2015, 06:15:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Ryan, you are doing so well and it is lovely to see.    Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: KathyKuz on October 30, 2015, 10:35:49 AM
Vidar:  It is looking good after some tweeking.  It work now. Kathy
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: KathyKuz on October 30, 2015, 10:38:15 AM
Ryan:  Your drawing looks good. Kathy
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on November 03, 2015, 11:58:59 AM
You're doing great Ryan, keep them coming.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: KathyKuz on November 11, 2015, 01:35:37 PM
  Here is my drawing for the water and rocks class. Dennis thank you for a great class. Kathy
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: GPeachy on November 14, 2015, 05:50:04 AM
Here is my first attempt for trees. 
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 14, 2015, 06:58:15 AM
Ginger,

It's good that you are practicing with trees.  They are challenging and yet so often needed in paintings.

I struggle to get them to look realistic.

Keep at it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on November 14, 2015, 09:35:23 AM
Ginger, very good for a first try :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: GPeachy on November 14, 2015, 10:06:47 AM
Thanks, I have been working on the water and rocks and I am having difficulty with bushes and rocks running together. I need to revisit it and take my time. Dennis, you sir are a master at getting pencil on paper is a snap. After reviewing others work on this, I can see that the shadows mostly help to identify the rocks and bushes as individual. I am going to watch again and then try.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on November 14, 2015, 07:21:19 PM
Thanks, Ginger. The big secret is to have all the middle tones as well as some darks and the light tones. The middle tones make up the bulk of the drawing. O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: KathyKuz on November 16, 2015, 06:32:24 AM
  Here is my drawing of the cliffs.  Any comments welcome.   :thankyou: Dennis for a great class.  Kathy
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: JayJ on November 16, 2015, 07:24:08 AM
Looks peaceful..nice drawing Kathy!
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 16, 2015, 08:27:54 AM
Kathy,

Good work on the drawing.

Is that water or flat ground at the base of the cliff?  Needs a clearer definition, I think.

I'm not sure if you were around when I went through my period of seeing shapes in people's drawings.

I see a superhero shape dangling at the top left of the figure - his arms are up as though he is tangled in the tree.

And then there's a head of a bear cub atop the grass in the middle of the picture.

Thanks for the mental challenge - was fun finding the shapes.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: KathyKuz on November 16, 2015, 09:26:56 AM
Mea: The foreground is water.  Sometimes my scanner does not pick up the middle tones.  Thanks for the insightful visions.  You always challenge me. Kathy
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: KathyKuz on November 16, 2015, 10:54:41 AM
  Here is my revised drawing of the cliffs. Kathy
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 16, 2015, 11:50:01 AM
Shooks, Kathy, you hid my superhero!!!

I can see the water in the foreground now.

Good job on this.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: GPeachy on November 17, 2015, 11:18:29 AM
Hi everyone. I am working on second attempt at rocks and bushes and I am pretty frustrated. So much so, I have not even finished to post a pic. Is there a way to send a picture of this in and have some comments? Or should I post like it is?   :confused:

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: GPeachy on November 17, 2015, 11:57:02 AM
Okay, decided to finish and post anyway. When I look at it, I feel like I am going to fall over.... :2funny:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: KathyKuz on November 17, 2015, 12:32:18 PM
Ginger:  The rocks along the front need to be straight with the bottom of the page and the evergreens could be a little straighter. Kathy
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 17, 2015, 04:09:20 PM
Ginger,

Yes, the trees on the right are a bit tipsy - or they could be blowing in the wind.  Except it must be a worldwind because the tree on the left is blowing the opposite way.

Sit down, look at the reference picture one section at a time and redo anything that looks different.

It'll look sober in no time.

aloha

mea



Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: GPeachy on November 17, 2015, 04:13:25 PM
Here is something I thought to do to strengthen the right side. I was not sure if I should have tried to erase the trees and start over or not.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Straynative on January 01, 2016, 11:45:57 AM
Farmhouse try. My big foreground tree did not come out as attempted...Had a blast though! :)

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 01, 2016, 12:16:41 PM
Trev,

Some good elements in this drawing.  Look at the great depth you achieved with the door and windows.  Good roof.  Fence is well done.

Yup - trees need work - I still struggle with trees.

the edge of the grasses seems to need better blending as it looks like too much of a line along the border.

Keep at it - you are doing good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Straynative on January 01, 2016, 10:51:50 PM
Hi Mea

The line is a bit too liney, I agree totally. I really really want to be able to do nice trees! Im going to practice some more

 :)

Best
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on March 20, 2016, 01:55:09 PM
I am sorry that I could not find the farmhouse lesson so I am posting here. Feel free to move it to the right place. Thank you.

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 20, 2016, 02:42:44 PM
Nice work on this, Kris.

Love the fullness of the trees.  Just curios about the dark shadow behind the tree on the right.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Kathysutterlin on March 20, 2016, 04:20:22 PM
 :clap: your farm house drawing is very nice. I love all the fine detail. :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Danielle123 on March 22, 2016, 11:50:05 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  I like the soft look of you trees.  Well done Kris.   
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: KathyKuz on March 23, 2016, 08:50:40 AM
Kris:  Very nice drawing.  I really like the trees.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2016, 11:24:12 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent drawing both Trev and Kris.    Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: cyril on March 30, 2016, 09:09:37 AM
not sure if this is right thread to place these landscapes.... the 2nd landscape  is my own imagination :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 30, 2016, 10:25:38 AM
Cyril,

Nice work on the lesson landscape.

You have a vivid imagination on the other landscape!!  Seems like you did it on Good Friday.  The central tree looks like Christ hanging on the cross.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: liz on March 30, 2016, 11:17:58 PM
 :) Nice to see the landscape drawings!  Keep up the good work!  I really enjoyed Dennis' lessons!  And I really liked drawing dogs with Nolan, too!  I never drew with pencils at all until I happened upon Paint Basket 5 years ago!
  :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan and all the PB folks who support one another's art work on this forum!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
-Liz from Blue Hawaii
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: KathyKuz on March 31, 2016, 06:19:58 AM
Cyril:  Nice landscape drawings.  Pencil work is so much fun.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: cyril on March 31, 2016, 07:45:44 AM
 :thankyou:  Mea , Liz and Kathy.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on April 04, 2017, 02:07:30 PM
Just started the landscape course , any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated since I am still struggling with this  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on April 04, 2017, 02:11:25 PM
  :help: please & thanks  :D
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 04, 2017, 05:59:06 PM
Diane,

Good first attempts.

The more you look at a tree, then draw it, the better you get.

I find that lights and dark with a believable shape make a good tree.

Oh, yes and a good textured bark (unless it's a tree with a smooth bark).

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: liz on April 04, 2017, 11:58:04 PM
 DIANE, It is as MEA said.  Looking at different trees and lots of drawing practice will help your trees look better and better.   Your sunlit and shadow areas are defined more correctly in your large single tree.  -Liz
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on April 05, 2017, 05:07:49 AM
Thank you for your comments Mea & Liz. Guess I am impatient and expect better from myself. I will keep at it !  :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on April 05, 2017, 10:09:18 AM
Very good first go Diane.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just remember to take your time (no punch clocks!).  O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on April 05, 2017, 11:38:19 AM
Very good point val   :) bad habit of mine  :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on June 22, 2017, 11:35:34 AM
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on June 23, 2017, 05:13:39 PM
Lovely tonal ranges :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on June 23, 2017, 05:48:40 PM
Thank you Dennis  :) that means a lot coming from you. I really enjoyed drawing this and watching it evolve.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on June 23, 2017, 07:10:07 PM
 :heeha: Nicely done Diane.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on June 24, 2017, 02:01:54 AM
Thank you val  :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 24, 2017, 04:54:13 AM
 O0 Nice work on the landscape pieces, Diane. I especially like the tree. I struggled when I did that one.  You inspire me to go back to that lesson.  ;)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on June 24, 2017, 09:12:42 AM
Thank you Kathy, still working away at them.
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 12, 2017, 12:14:17 PM
Any comments are very welcomed , trees getting a bit better but had a lot of trouble with large one
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 12, 2017, 03:19:54 PM
Just catching up on the landscape course , comments welcome
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 12, 2017, 10:42:27 PM
Diane,

Good to see you continuing with drawing practice.  It is so important.

One think I have learned is to blend in the outlined look of shapes - such as you have on some of the rocks.  It makes a big difference.  Otherwise, you are doing well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 12, 2017, 10:47:49 PM
Hang in there on the trees, Diane.  I had the same problem.  Now I practice them a lot - look at a tree and draw what you see.  I keep doing it and my trees look better and better.

Like how you put in different-shaped trees here. Don't forget their cast shadows on the ground.

You are building a really solid foundation here.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: dennis on July 12, 2017, 11:26:16 PM
Diane, The house and trees drawing is very well executed  :clap: :clap: :clap:
The second practice piece has a straight line for the stream that worries me. It should not be straight, but irregular to simulate the natural edge of a stream  O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 13, 2017, 04:13:46 AM
Mea & Dennis,
Thank you for your comments, it helps me see things and figure out little glitches that aren't right. I was trying to figure out what was wrong in the rocks drawing, I redid that stream so many times trying to get the natural curve but yes Dennis you are right it is way to straight and unatural. Also I think I need to remove the "hill" effect on that side. My printer broke so I have been judging things by eye which I guess in the end is a better thing anyways.  :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 14, 2017, 02:57:26 PM
Is this better ?
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 14, 2017, 03:07:26 PM
Yes, Diane.  You have the idea now.  really gives one's work a more professional look.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 14, 2017, 03:34:10 PM
Oh good thank you mea after you stare at it so long become not sure  :o still debating whether the shoreline is to straight ?
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Happychappy on July 14, 2017, 04:00:41 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Diane, you are doing very well, just love your house and especially the tree directly in front of the house.  Excellent.


Patricia
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 14, 2017, 04:23:26 PM
Oh thank you so much Patricia I amazed myself that I drew that tree  :blush:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Mysti Vale on July 14, 2017, 06:54:46 PM
Hi, Diane.  Your drawing is excellent!   :clap:  :clap:

For the shoreline, I think it may be up by your tree where it still looks a little straight. I am no expert, but want to share this idea with you. Perhaps you could let your gorgeous old  tree's roots affect the land.  It could have caught a lot of sand over the years and lifted the ground a little.  It could also have caught enough sand to add a little curve into the river by punching into the shoreline just a bit.



 
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 14, 2017, 07:54:02 PM
Diane

I like Mysti's idea.  It might just be the solution that will look most natural.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 15, 2017, 08:38:18 AM
Hi mysti vale! Thank you for your great advice I will try that  :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on July 15, 2017, 08:39:38 AM
Good job leveling the hill, the shoreline on that side just needs to be a little bit more irregular.  O0
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 15, 2017, 08:46:22 AM
Thank you val , I am going to fix it up once I am done work   :coffee: , I think I had in my head I didn't want to make the opening by the tree to wide but now I am seeing it's the complete opposite  :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 16, 2017, 01:48:22 PM
Any comments welcomed  :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 16, 2017, 11:04:01 PM
Diane,

You are improving with every landscape.   Now take the techniques and apply them to the landscapes in your community.  That will help you internalize what you have learned.  Plus you will have easily recognizable drawings to give or sell to others.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 17, 2017, 02:57:03 AM
Thank you mea I felt I didn't struggle as much with this one . That is great advice ! It is something I have tossed around for the future , we have an artsy trendy market here to possibly sell at. Don't think I am quite ready for that quite yet  :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Val on July 17, 2017, 03:21:01 AM
You never know until you give it a go!  ;)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 17, 2017, 03:41:55 AM
Very true cal !  :)
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 17, 2017, 03:45:39 AM
Sorry cal  :2funny: typo meant val
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 17, 2017, 06:36:10 AM
Diane, your landscapes are looking great.  :clap:
Title: Re: Intro to Landscapes Course
Post by: Sketchabit on July 17, 2017, 07:15:18 AM
 :thankyou: Kathy appreciate that