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Title: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on November 29, 2013, 01:54:01 PM
Post your dog drawing course questions here

Get access to the classes HERE (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/online-art-class.php?class=how-to-draw-dogs-410)

If you have a question during a drawing, feel free to post your semi-completed drawing along with the question. It is often easier to help you when we can see what your drawing looks like at that stage.

Have fun and  :gl:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on November 30, 2013, 07:09:31 PM
Aloha Everyone,
Well, I'm excited!  Never drew an animal before and in fact, never really drew- period.   ::)

I'm ready to draw my 4 grand dogs!  What do I need besides recycled paper, drawing pencils and a kneaded eraser? Actually I have a brand new Strathmore Bristol pad, and DickBlick.com is where I shop from, no Michael's here. 
~Liz


 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on November 30, 2013, 07:13:56 PM
If you bought the course, just go to your unlocked classes and Nolan will explain everything you need in the first video. You are going to love this!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on November 30, 2013, 09:54:19 PM
I have unlocked your course for you Liz O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 01, 2013, 09:28:02 AM
Thanks Nolan!  And thank you, Val!!  I'm good to go!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 01, 2013, 02:44:11 PM


HOKU, my newest granddog is on the far left celebrating his doggy mom's 4th birthday.  His mom is in the middle with the red bow and the others are his remaining Havanese siblings.  Hoku went to spend Thanksgiving with his dog family at the home of the dog breeder while his human family (my daughter and her family) went to Disneyland for their Thanksgiving!  It's unbelievable that they all posed for their picture!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 01, 2013, 02:51:41 PM
Liz, this is a must do painting, drawing .... a must do! They are so fantastic, and look at the different faces and personalities! Incredible! I love this!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: C.Bodine on December 01, 2013, 03:01:46 PM
Absolutely adorable!!! Can't help, but smile!!! :)  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 01, 2013, 03:06:26 PM
I just LOVED the photo also!  I have never, ever painted animals before.  In fact the dog course is the first class I'm taking to LEARN HOW TO DRAW!  I'll try one dog at a time, maybe a nose or dog's eye or something like that first!
Val, YOU surprise me/us and I'll bet you can do this one!   :)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tania on December 01, 2013, 03:48:55 PM
I agree with Val - Liz,  this is adorable! :smitten:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 01, 2013, 04:49:26 PM
I'll let you know after I get through Nolan's dog! I'd sure love to try it if the photographer doesn't mind.  :heeha:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: lynn p. on December 01, 2013, 05:11:36 PM
Yes Elizabeth you MUST do this one day.  So incredible.  They look so proud!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 01, 2013, 05:53:33 PM
It really is an INCREDIBLE photo!  The dogs seem to be better behaved than some humans.  Goes to show you the importance of good training beginning at a young age!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 01, 2013, 05:59:24 PM
OK, this is way up there on the cute scale...   O0 and I'm not a fan of small dogs!  Well done, and paint it you must! ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 01, 2013, 06:38:04 PM
Liz,

That is such a cute photo.  How did anyone get the dogs to sit for that?

I'm sending it to my sister.  She loves dogs.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 01, 2013, 09:35:36 PM
Mea, when I find out I will be sure to let you know!  :)   
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2013, 10:05:51 PM
do the full course first, then please tackle this drawing, it will be amazing  :heeha:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2013, 10:06:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 01, 2013, 10:12:43 PM
O.K., Boss!  We'll see how far I will go with drawing dogs!   :)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 01, 2013, 10:16:48 PM


Here is HOKU, a 6 mo. old Havanese.  He's on the far left of his UNBELIEVABLE FAMILY PORTRAIT I just posted.  He looked like a fur ball before he went to the groomer and got a 'Baby cut'!  Can't imagine drawing all that fur!   :sweat:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 01, 2013, 10:23:37 PM
I'm so excited for you to draw all these cuties Liz! What an incentive to start the dog drawing class. I purchased it also - will probably take a look at it tomorrow. Purchased a few other things and have no idea what my next project is yet  :)  Have a great week!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2013, 10:24:58 PM
Retta sent me this question :

Hi Nolan;
I'm enjoying watching the video to get the 'hang' of it and the neat technique you are using. I'm curious tho, seeing you scratching all the graphite, do you sharpen all of your pencils in a chisel shape, or just the HB?  I would think about two on the go would do….seeins how fast the scraping goes. Very interesting.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2013, 10:25:56 PM
I have two sets of pencils. One is round, the other chisel point  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 01, 2013, 10:48:30 PM
I'm going to really try, Denise!  I know I can't do people so I should try animals.  If they don't come out looking right, I won't feel as bad as I know they won't feel bad, either!  ::)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 01, 2013, 11:17:29 PM
ha ha, I know what you mean! I just finished my "African Man" wc lesson and truly feel bad for the African Man even though I don't even know him! LOL
 
I did not do him justice as he seems to be such a wise and gentle man from the photo. I like your idea of sticking to animals!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 02, 2013, 04:18:17 AM
hi liz just seen this post, the pic of the dogs is certainly adorable  O0   so this will be your project after the dog drawing course then  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 04:45:12 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Liz, this is just the cutest picture I have seen in a long time.  I would love to see someone paint it.  Val, we are waiting   O0  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 02, 2013, 07:20:41 AM
I want to finish Nolan's dog first. I have the photo printed and as soon as I get a few hours break I will get started on it. It may take me a while so don't hold your breath please ....  :o    :faint:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 02, 2013, 08:36:19 AM
My daughter said that the dog breeder's children were propping up the dogs, but I can't see them in the photo!  It is still an amazing photo, though! 


And she said the woman would like to have a print or painting, unless of course whatever is produced is altered to be unrecognized from the original.  I think Dennis posted something about using someone's photograph... Maybe check on this again.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 02, 2013, 09:06:06 AM
You can use someone elses photo as long as you have their permission.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 09:07:41 AM
I was SOOOOO excited to take this wonderful course Nolan and thought that I would submit my first drawing of a dog which I had to change slightly as the picture was not my own and I haven't completed watching all the lessons yet but was so eager to start it and implement what I had learned thus far. I have the nose/mouth and tongue lessons still to watch.  I have enjoyed this immensely and all I can say to my fellow forum members is to give it a try for it is so interesting and informative. 
 
Nolan if I may make a suggestion and that is, it would be a help if you could supply the photograph of the dog you are drawing so that we can have something to go by ... unless of course, I am missing the mark as to what you are wanting us to achieve but otherwise as I said, I am ecstatic about this course.
 
Thank you Nolan.
 
Patricia
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 02, 2013, 09:23:47 AM
Patricia - this is SOOOOO good! You've inspired me to sign up for the dog drawing class!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 09:36:26 AM
 :thankyou:  Sharon thank you so much for your very encouraging comments and even if I say so myself, I was shocked at what I produced.  O.K. it is off in many respects but this is my first try and  I was just so excited to see what I could do with just a few lessons given by Nolan.  I feel like a child again and just had to "show" everyone. 
 
Sharon, I highly recommend taking this course for you will be so glad that you did.  Believe me.    I have learned things I never knew and was flabberghasted/excited/ecstatically happy all rolled up in one.  A very BIG THANK YOU TO NOLAN!!! 
 
Patricia   
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 02, 2013, 09:43:42 AM
Patricia!!!! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: Wow, look at that!!! I am impressed and so happy that you're enjoying this  :smitten: .
 
I have the classes also and will take a look at it today. Your drawing has inspired me to waste no time!  ;)
 
I believe Liz will be showing up with her drawing shortly also  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 09:56:35 AM
Oh! Denise, I was just so very impressed with the few lessons I saw that I could not wait to finish watching the series as I wanted to implement what I had learned right away!!!  I have to go back now and watch the rest.  You will LOVE IT, guaranteed.  Patricia 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 02, 2013, 10:07:50 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 02, 2013, 10:29:41 AM
wow very nice  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 02, 2013, 10:46:12 AM
OK Patricia, in your honor I've purchased the dog drawing course! Once I'm done with this wedding cake for the baker I'll put down the paint brush for a bit and pick up a pencil - can't wait to be able to paint Cabo!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 02, 2013, 10:51:31 AM
Great job Patricia!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

There is a photo of the dog with the course. I have it printed out ready to start. As Nolan suggested, I printed a draft copy, and the best quality copy to reference from. This is exciting!  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 10:54:39 AM
 :thankyou:  Maryna, it is a wonderful course.
 
 
Sharon, I am so happy that you purchased the course for you really won't be sorry, I promise.  Oh! Yes, Sharon, you have a resident model in Cabo.  Can't wait to see your drawings once your painting commissions are done.   
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 10:59:33 AM
Val, thanks for letting me know but where is the photograph for I looked and never saw it at all? However, as I said, I haven't finished the course yet, still got a few lessons to go.  Another thing, we can't seem to get "Blue Tack" in North America.  I see that it is freely available in the U.K.  I guess we could use some substitute of which there should be many. I thought I saw you mention that you had printed out a copy of Nolan's dog on Liz's posts.  Anyway, I am going to do my other lessons now so will take another 'gander'.  Gosh, haven't used that word in ages!!  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 02, 2013, 11:04:13 AM
Looking great so far Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap: Once you have completed the other lessons, you can come back and touch up the nose, etc.

The reference picture is in the Equipment Resources box (below the video)

What I would do with this drawing is shade in the background to define the dog's shape as well  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 11:05:16 AM
 :thankyou:  Val, I found the reference photograph ... how the heck I missed it, I don't know.  Must be having one of the many "senior" moments which seem to be so common these days!!!  Anyway, thanks once again for your help.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 11:08:09 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan, I thought about shading the background but now that I have found the reference photograph, I may go back and do that one.  Am on my way to finish watching the series.  Thanks once again for a FANTASTIC course.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 02, 2013, 11:39:33 AM
Val, I understand that, but is it okay to get their permission and then the drawing or painting does not come out looking like their photo?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 02, 2013, 11:43:45 AM
Patricia, you've done GREAT!   :clap: And you've got me excited now!  I'm going to sharpen and chisel point some pencils!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 02, 2013, 11:52:27 AM
This could be a start of a craze supplying portraits of our doggy friends Liz they are adorable cannot wait to see your drawing of them Nolan's course is fantastic it must be the best on the web and cheap as chips. Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 02, 2013, 11:56:25 AM
Way to go Patricia,  O0 O0  I have this lesson too, I have to get started on it.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 02, 2013, 12:17:02 PM
You're right, Ray!  With 4 beautiful grand dogs, I will be collecting their photos and will try to draw/paint the dogs.  But first I have to go through the drawing course as Nolan recommended!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 12:33:09 PM
Liz & Nina, I am warning you, once you start, you won't be able to put it down.  I have one and a half more segments to watch in order to complete the course and I am just LOVING it.  Now that I have found the reference picture, I want to go back and do it for the picture I drew is not the reference picture.  Looking so forward to seeing your drawings.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 02, 2013, 02:09:46 PM
Dear Lady Patricia, dear, dear, Lady. . . . . .woo  hoo!!  WOOT!!! yahoo!!! Top notch dog drawing Patricia, and because of you dear Lady. . . . . . I am off to sign up for the DOG DRAWING LESSONS :yippee: :yippee: :clap:
 
Look out pooches of Canada, America and the far flung territories I am gonna' learn how to draw y'all!!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 02, 2013, 02:17:10 PM
I have two sets of pencils. One is round, the other chisel point  O0

Only 2 sets of pencils Nolan. . . . sheesh. . . . I must have at least 3 or 4 different sets and am always looking for another type. . . . . .I may  have a problem. . . .  :D ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Alice L Lemke on December 02, 2013, 02:19:18 PM
I was really tempted to get this course, but talked myself out of it.  You have talked me back in!

Regarding the "Blue Tack," in USA they don't put the blue in, so it's just a gray putty that is used to stick up stuff on the wall. 3M makes some, and there are other manufacturers too, - just look around. It's like a sticky kneaded eraser.

Alice
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 02, 2013, 02:31:50 PM
patricia you have done so well  O0   I signed up for this course today and also the landscape course  :yippee:   isn't this exciting and we've got next years pencil course to look forward to as well hurray  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on December 02, 2013, 02:39:27 PM
Well, Nolan did not say how many pencils are in a set, does he?    ;D ;D ??? ??? :-\ :-\ Doina
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 04:33:14 PM
Dear, dear Bev, thanks so much for your lovely comments about my first drawing of the dog.  You have no idea how excited I am that you are signing up for this course. It is really going to seem like old times with the "gang" being back together ... we just have to wait for Sarah now and then it will be complete.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
 
 
Alice, you are such an  :angel:  always there to help in any way you can.  I really appreciate you.   Bless you and thanks for that information about the Blue Tack.  I will be out and about tomorrow searching for something similar.  So pleased that you have signed up for the course too.
 
 
Jennylynn  :thankyou:  for your compliments and I am thrilled that you too have signed up for this course and yes, it is just so exciting to be able to learn everything we can. I think next year is going to be a bumper year for us in every way and I am looking forward to it.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 02, 2013, 06:45:19 PM
Once you have permission to use a photo as a reference, you can 'base' your drawing/painting on that photo. It doesn't have to be identical. Your work will have some differences unless you are into super realism.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 02, 2013, 06:46:28 PM
Yup, you'll find the info in the first video.  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 02, 2013, 06:56:38 PM
GOT IT, Val!  I guess that's 'artistic license', right?  Actually I did only one painting where I asked permission to use the photo.  It is the old historic bridge in my gallery shot by a local professional photographer.  It looks almost exactly the same except for the top of the bridge where I decided not to paint in the graffiti. Thanks so much for your support and patience in clarifying stuff for me.   :flowers: FYI, my pencils have been chiseled and I'm starting my lessons!  :hug:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: JayJ on December 02, 2013, 07:25:28 PM
Great drawing Patricia!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 02, 2013, 08:06:45 PM
and the best part is that there is still two more weeks to go Patricia. What you have at the moment is only week 1 of the course  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 02, 2013, 08:09:10 PM
 :gl: Liz, can't wait to see your drawings
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 03, 2013, 04:06:49 AM
Good on you Liz, you're ahead of me already! Still putting in some long days getting PJ ready to sail. She's been sitting far too long!  :tongue:

 :gl2: and I look forward to seeing your drawings  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 03, 2013, 04:33:32 AM
 :thankyou:  Thank you Zayn for your comments.  I must say I am sooooo excited about this course as I have always wanted to learn to draw dogs.






Nolan I am nearly at the end of watching the lessons but time constraints are getting in the way!!!  I am shocked to read that this is not the end and that there are two more weeks attached to this course  ..... all this excitement is just too much for this old girl    :faint: .


Wow, what excellent value and  :thankyou:  and Dennis for making this possible for us all.  I am one "happy chappy" for sure.




Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 03, 2013, 05:41:10 AM
Well, Nolan did not say how many pencils are in a set, does he?    ;D ;D ??? ??? :-\ :-\ Doina

Ahhh I never thought of that. . . . . very clever of you Doina, very clever indeed!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: patindaytona on December 03, 2013, 11:55:30 AM
Very nice photo Liz! They're all looking at the camera too, not to mention behaving and sitting together..great shot!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 03, 2013, 12:39:09 PM
 :urwelcome:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 03, 2013, 01:43:48 PM
I have just finished watching the first 8 lessons of Drawing Dogs and I just LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!!!  Because I am a beginner, I so enjoyed the format as everything was spelt out and explained so clearly and explicitly. Nolan, I take my  :urwelcome:  to you for creating such a wonderful teaching video. 
 
My daughter has a 200+lb Boerboel and I can't wait to draw him once I am finished with all the lessons.
 
Thank you once again Nolan.  Patricia 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 03, 2013, 06:10:28 PM


Since Patricia got us excited about the Drawing Dog Course, I decided to jump in, too and give it a try after watching just the first segment.  Now I need to watch the rest to draw a dog properly!  THANKS, NOLAN!  YOU'RE THE MAN!  :flowers:
~LIZ
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 03, 2013, 06:44:13 PM
WooHoo Liz!!! Looks great! I just made a trip to Haw'n Graphics today to complete my pencil set. Will be joining you and Patricia soon :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: C.Bodine on December 03, 2013, 06:56:22 PM
Liz, this looks wonderful! You are on your way!!! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 03, 2013, 07:18:45 PM
Thanks, Gals!


FYI the graphite shavings won't work well on bond paper.
I really suggest a drawing pad with some bite in it (or you can just use the side of your chisel pencil to LIGHTLY  fill in the large areas.) 


Having EXTRA pencils will help a lot, too!  And make long chisel points, not short ones.  Follow exactly how Nolan does his pencils!  Hope that's helpful!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 03, 2013, 07:20:00 PM
Yes, helpful, as I'll be chiseling tonight, thanks!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 04, 2013, 01:05:23 AM
Wow Liz your setting the standard high well done lovely drawing this course is something I have always wanted to do Nolan's patience is fantastic in the detail which I think you have captured it's all in the detail  :clap:  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 04, 2013, 06:54:54 AM
my oh my liz a really well done drawing  :yippee:  you and patricia are doing so well  O0   by the way thanks for the tips  O0  hoping to start mine very soon  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 04, 2013, 07:11:53 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic drawing Liz, you did an awesome job but then with Nolan's expert tuition and patience, who wouldn't be able to draw well?  I am so pleased to read that you too, couldn't wait to watch the rest of the lessons but wanted to get going on what you had learned in just the beginning segments of the course.  What is it about this course that is so impelling for us to implement immediately what we have just seen instead of waiting to view the whole course?   Anyway, as I said in another post, I just LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it and can't wait for next week's segment to open.  I enjoyed everything about Nolan's course which I guess was suited exactly to my needs.  I actually want to go back and draw the reference photo now.  Looking forward to seeing everyone else's drawings too.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 04, 2013, 07:51:05 AM
Here's  a couple more suggestions:
When you sharpen or chisel your pencils, SAVE your graphite shavings.  I found a tiny strainer that could sift out the fine shavings, made a 'funnel',  and saved what I could in a little bottle cap.  That will save you a little time scraping. I don't know what Nolan would say about this,  but it was easier choosing pencils to use by using light, medium, and dark pencils and varying the pressure as needed than to choose from 6 pencils, at least in the beginning of learning how to draw, for me at least.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 04, 2013, 12:35:59 PM
Here's  a couple more suggestions:
When you sharpen or chisel your pencils, SAVE your graphite shavings.  I found a tiny strainer that could sift out the fine shavings, made a 'funnel',  and saved what I could in a little bottle cap.  That will save you a little time scraping.

Great idea

I don't know what Nolan would say about this,  but it was easier choosing pencils to use by using light, medium, and dark pencils and varying the pressure as needed than to choose from 6 pencils, at least in the beginning of learning how to draw, for me at least.

That could work just fine Liz - you will see I generally use 3 or four pencil most of the time anyway. I buy my pencils in sets which usually contain 6 or so, that is why I lay them out. I would suggest the 2H, HB and say 2B for the 3 pencils and then a 6B or 9B which you use right at the end for the few darkest darks O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 04, 2013, 12:38:38 PM
thank you Patricia. I am ecstatic that you are enjoying the course - makes all the hard work worth while :cloud9:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 04, 2013, 03:04:23 PM
And Nolan .... your hard work is much appreciated and valued by us all, as is your Dad's.  You two are a fantastic team, your leadership qualities are outstanding and we are the happy and grateful recipients of your talents which you share and impart so freely.  Thanks once again for everything you continue to do for us and we look forward to a great year ahead.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 04, 2013, 03:28:00 PM
 :thankyou: Thanks, Nolan for suggesting which pencils to use.  I found pencils from art supplies left at my home from Emily and the other grandkids; those were the ones I 'chiseled'.  Lucky for me, my daughter recently gave me a whole set of drawing pencils which makes my second set!  :)  I'm off to watch how to do EYES!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 04, 2013, 03:32:15 PM
Patricia, if you run out of dog pictures I have dogs you can 'borrow'.   :2funny:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: lynn p. on December 04, 2013, 06:56:01 PM
Boy Patricia, That drawing really sells the course for sure! Amazing soft texture in the fur and such expressive eyes.  It seems you've had an aha! moment with your drawing but we all knew you were megatalented!!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: lynn p. on December 04, 2013, 06:57:49 PM
Liz, He is so appealing and cute!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 06:56:01 AM
This is my drawing from the reference photograph which I missed initially.  I am off in a lot of areas but with practice I will get better.  Your comments and critiques are always happily received. Thank you, Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 07:14:47 AM
 :2funny:  Thank you Liz for the offer of dog models but I am not short of those for my eldest daughter has a house with two dogs, normally three but one died of old age and the other is also on his last legs being older than her children and then there is this over two hundred pounds Boerboel (South African breed) who is like a lion, waiting to be sketched but thanks for the offer which I will keep in mind. 
 
 :thankyou:  Lynn for your beautiful comments about my first drawing and the great comment that you knew I was "megatalented". Oh! Boy, if only I was!!!  I get my inspiration from our wonderful tutors and all you fantastic artists whom I aspire to try and be, even remotely as good.  Gosh! I just feel so very blessed to have all of you in my life and I cannot express my happiness and gratitude for all the help, encouragement, advice, suggestions which you give me.  How fortunate am I!!!  God bless you all. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 05, 2013, 07:57:20 AM
Patricia WOW you have blown me away with your drawing very well executed    :clap: :clap: well done.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 08:55:22 AM
Oh! Ray,  :thankyou:  so much for your very sweet comments which I appreciate immensely.  I have a very long way to go because I started so late in life but I am enjoying every minute of it.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 05, 2013, 09:41:07 AM
Well done, Pat.  Looks great.  You will be ahead of us on the next lessons!!  These really look like fun and I'm so enjoying the course.
Good for you!!    :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 05, 2013, 09:52:08 AM
PATRICIA, I can really relate to your immense joy of finding a wonderful pasttime and activity "so late in life" and "enjoying every minute of it".  I think discovering ART AND PAINT BASKET is the BEST THING for the many retired folks like us!  ART keeps me out of my husband's hair so he can pursue some of his own interests after retiring as a meteorologist for 42 years.  He supports my art and is my constant critic, which bugs me sometimes, but he pays for all of my art supplies so I can't complain.

The best thing for me though is that PAINT BASKET is a place where I've found FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD who share a common interest with me.  There are fOLKS on the forum at all hours of the day which is pretty awesome and Nolan and Dennis are always nearby to oversee all of our activities.  Sometimes I stay away from my art, but when I return I can go back to the forum and find friends who are like FAMILY still there ready to 'connect' again!   :hug:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 05, 2013, 10:04:13 AM
Nolan and Val,
I was curious about threads like this one.  When a topic is no longer relevant, like the question was answered for that particular person (me), should it or could it be erased like how I clean up old emails?  I know only the person who started the topic or administrator can remove it, right?  Should I even be asking this question?  Thanks.
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 05, 2013, 10:04:15 AM
Patricia,  :yippee:. And I thought your first one was adorable! This is just so well done with the shadings, blending, details, well - everything looks perfect! I couldn't imagine what could make it better....

I just love the look in his eyes, you have really brought doggie to life Patricia  :smitten:  Congratulations :congrats:
and, this is just the beginning! Love it. Looking forward to seeing all your other doggie drawings and It makes me so happy to know how much you're enjoying this series of classes - it makes me smile  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 10:43:28 AM
 :thankyou:  Retta for your lovely comments and I am so very pleased that you are enjoying the course as much as I am.  I am SO EXCITED about it that I can hardly contain myself.  Looking forward to seeing everyone's drawing and there is no time limit which is so nice.
 
Oh! Liz, I agree with you whole heartedly, the Paint Basket is the best thing that has happened in my life for years and as you say, you can return at any time and find all your friends from around the world ready to help and encourage you.  Yes, I am sorry that I started so late in life but circumstances didn't allow me any time for myself but as they say, you are never too old to learn.  I tend to agree but it does take a little longer to absorb and retain things.   :2funny:  Anyway, it is wonderful that you have the support and backing of your husband which does make life easier.  Thanks once again for your encouragement.
 
 :thankyou:   Sweet Denise. With all the lovely comments I have had, the tears are welling up in my eyes and I feel rather emotional but as Lynn said in one of her posts, it would seem that I had an "aha" moment and all I can say is that when I viewed just the first few segments of Nolan's course, I felt as though my spirit within me jumped and I knew that this course was for me. The way Nolan has conducted the lessons fits my needs perfectly and I would recommend this course to anyone and everyone for he teaches you right from the bare basics.  By taking this course, you will progress and do so well that you will even shock yourself. Can't wait for the next lessons.   
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 05, 2013, 12:03:29 PM
wow patricia your dog is very well done, I love it  :yippee:  the detail of his eyes, nose well everything awesome  :yippee: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 05, 2013, 12:06:46 PM
Wow, amazing job Patricia :congrats:

I have only one place where I feel you can fiddle - use your kneadable eraser to soften the lines on the tongue.  Small change, so well done O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 05, 2013, 12:11:31 PM
Only me and Dennis can remove a topic. The problem is that for us to try and keep track of what is not relevant anymore is an impossible task because we will never know unless we are told that the problem has been solved, etc. The only thing I can suggest is if your post is one that has become irrelevant and will not benefit from staying available on the forum, you can add a post to it saying something like "thank you please delete thread"
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 01:33:40 PM
 :thankyou:  So much Jennylynn for your kind comments which I always appreciate.




 :thankyou:  Nolan for your positive comments and suggestions which I shall do.


Patricia   
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 05, 2013, 04:26:27 PM
Brilliant Patricia  O0 You have done a banner job on your dog. Such a happy fellow. You are going to do so incredibly well with this course. I can feel it!  :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 05, 2013, 05:31:15 PM
O.K. THANKS, NOLAN!


It's good to know what to do in the future, anyway!  I mean, removing a thread, and not a TOPIC.  Do you remember some time ago, there was a gal who had a grievance and soon afterwards every trace of her being on the forum 'disappeared'.  I guess then that she must have removed all of her threads.


You are a GOOD AND PATIENT man, Nolan, and would you know that this my 3rd Christmas that you've put up with me!
 :hug:

~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 05, 2013, 10:58:28 PM
3rd Xmas too little I would say - another 50 to go  :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 06, 2013, 01:13:23 AM
Working on dog's nose.  Ain't a piece of cake!  But keep at it guys!
~Liz


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 06, 2013, 03:34:52 AM
 :eek: What?  :heeha: Time really flies along on PB!  :flight:   Has it really been that long? Seems like yesterday! Crikey... I'll be getting the boot out of kindergarten shortly!  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 06, 2013, 03:36:45 AM
 :2funny: Looks like one of the jungle rodents! Cute.  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 06, 2013, 06:06:22 AM
Wow, Lady P, you have done a super job on little doggie #1 !! :twothumbs: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
You have now set the bar to new heights. . . .I 'm not sure I'm up to leaping such a distance, but I'm going to try!! I have been listening to Nolan and I have my little Doggie sketched out but so far that is the extend of my actual pencil work! Hopefully today will allow me to put pencil to paper.
Where are Sarah and Jennylynn and Denise and, and, and, ??????
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 06, 2013, 08:35:51 AM
When my husband saw it he thought it looked like a chestnut.
It takes some doing to shade from dark to light from the inside to the outside of the nostril.  He's wondering why I keep looking at his nose!  I think I should go find a dog!   :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 06, 2013, 08:50:44 AM
Just to let you know that when I found PB Emily and I were starting to do art together.  That was summer 2011.


 After that she really forged ahead of me, having success with drawing, water color pencils, pastels and painting. See her art on my gallery. She was doing art in school, too!  I miss doing art with her.  Since then she's gone into jewelry making for herself and gifts for friends.  She even learned bread- making last summer, and with being on the school volleyball team, her days are filled.  She is 12 going on 16, my youngest granddaughter.  Makes me a little Sad. Only got my old man for company now.  And art...
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 06, 2013, 09:04:50 AM
My pencils were driving me crazy yesterday.  I had too many pencils in front of me and I had to keep looking at what number was on the pencil and try it out first.  I think I have to separate the ones with points from the chisel ones.  But most importantly keep from using only one or two pencils down to a stub, making them unrecognizable.  In other words, stop drawing and sharpen pencils as needed!  Maybe that's why I had trouble with the nose!


Nolan, how do I find the Pencil Finder I bought?


-Liz.               
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 06, 2013, 09:45:22 AM
Hey Liz, I had the same thing happen when I started the "Let's Draw" course. I ended up wrapping masking tape around the very ends of my pencils and writing the pencil number on it as large as I could and several times around. I keep the chisles separate...

Drawing is challenging enough without having to struggle with just picking out the right pencil!  ;D  Going to check out your drawing now  ;)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 06, 2013, 09:55:48 AM
I'm here :wave:

Bev, I also have my doggie sketched out and hoping to start shading today!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 06, 2013, 09:59:26 AM
haha, cute Liz. The top one actually looks pretty good to me!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 06, 2013, 12:01:35 PM
  well this is my first attempt of the light hair dog, made a few mistakes ???   but this course is so very very good Nolan explains everything in detail  :yippee:   which believe me, I need  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 06, 2013, 12:35:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jennylynn, your shading is superb and the fur very realistic. I think you have done an excellent job. I would however, darken the eyes a tad. It could be the photograph which makes the eyes look like the dog is blind but as I said, I think you have done the most marvellous job. However, wait for Nolan's or the more experienced artists to give their advice and suggestions. Nevertheless, you have done very well and I look forward to seeing your other dog drawings.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 06, 2013, 12:48:36 PM
 :thankyou:  patricia you are always so encouraging  O0   I agree the eyes could be a bit darker, patricia I always value your advice, and you are an experienced artist  O0
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 06, 2013, 12:50:21 PM
 :thankyou:  Val for your encouraging comments and having such faith in me. I hope I won't disappoint you.
 
 :thankyou:  Bev for your lovely comments too.  If your Arctic Pup sketch is anything to go by, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about and you are more than up to the task.  Looking forward to seeing your finished dog which no doubt will blow us away!!! 
Denise I am so looking forward to your drawing too.  Isn't it exciting???
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 06, 2013, 12:50:46 PM
lol I also think the top one is pretty good too  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 06, 2013, 12:57:51 PM
Bless you Jennylynn.  I honestly wished I was an experienced artist but am very far from it.  I had my first art lesson in 2012 when I joined a Senior group and completed two watercolour paintings in 3 months!!!!  That is when I took a serious look at the Paint Basket and have never looked back.  THANK YOU for your encouragement and inspiration which means so much to me.   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 06, 2013, 01:01:46 PM
Me too!  Liz, I actually found the nose quite difficult and Nolan made it look so easy.  Good idea to keep practicing.
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 06, 2013, 01:24:19 PM
You'll always have me Liz  :1hug:
So....cheer up and smile!  :goofy: Oh dear, now look what you've done. You've made her cry  :'(   I promise Liz... no more funny faces...  after this one!   :nana:    :wave:    ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 06, 2013, 01:24:59 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Liz

Your top dog nose actually looks great to me  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 06, 2013, 01:27:53 PM
when we start the pencil classes next year I will show a little trick I use to instantly recognise which pencil is which. You will also see another trick in the next set of lessons  O0

Liz you should have been able to instantly download your pencil finder, plus received an email with download info as well. Let me know if you didn't receive the email and I will PM you your download info
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 06, 2013, 01:35:19 PM
 :heeha: Yay Jenny!  :yippee: What a wonderful drawing.  O0 I think the eyes (iris) may need a bit of adjusting. HIS right eye seems to be looking in the opposite direction from HIS left eye. The nose is just a wee bit elongated.

Great job for a first go.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm afraid I'm still waiting to get started. Have been working steady on boat's equipment, 4 winches stripped, cleaned and serviced today....3 more to go  :tongue:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 06, 2013, 01:36:36 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 06, 2013, 03:29:12 PM
Nolan, I have a question. I went in to the lesson to download the picture for reference. I right click on it, then clicked on print just like I do for the the watercolor lessons. When it printed it was so large that all I got was the eye and half the nose. How do I make it small to get the whole face?
Thanks

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 06, 2013, 03:29:40 PM
Thanks, folks!  I find thinking about what I'm doing is harder than just doing.  I'll work on the mouth part for a little while.  And take Denise's advice to find a way to identify my pencils faster and be better organized!   :)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 06, 2013, 03:42:14 PM
Thanks, Val!  You have been there for me from the very beginning, that's why I call you 'Mother Hen' because you look over the brood, keep us together and give Dennis and Nolan and PB all your support.  You are indeed a precious friend!
 :hug:


But I still wish my grandchildren didn't grow up so fast.  My oldest grandson is 5'11'' and 16; I stand underneath his chin!  Actually only the 10 yr. old is shorter than me!  Should I  :'( or be  :) ?  I'll get some tea and work on my dog's face. . .

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 06, 2013, 03:44:09 PM
What!! 4 wenches stripped, cleaned and serviced!!  :o  Save the last 3 for me!! Oh, wait a sec did you say winches?  Rosana Dana Tana sez, "Never Mind"!  :2funny:  >:D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 06, 2013, 03:48:58 PM
Oh, and on subject...  sweet poochie you drew  :clap: to add to the other comments, I would also darken his lil snout a bit too
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 06, 2013, 03:56:58 PM
I'm so happy to see your dog, Jennylynn!   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
The more we practice, the better we'll get at drawing dogs! I like how you were able to set the eyes right; that was so important to do, and you did such nice shading of the fur!  I really like this sweet looking dog Nolan chose for a reference photo.


I think I'll go back to watch the first segment again where he patiently explains how to draw the dog.  Nolan gave so much detailed instruction in that lesson that I plan to take notes when I see it again!  :)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 06, 2013, 05:25:55 PM
I saved it to my computer and it printed fine. Have you tried that?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 06, 2013, 05:28:50 PM
Be happy for them Liz, they're healthy, happy and whole. You can't wish for more than that.  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 06, 2013, 05:33:27 PM
 ;D Will have to keep an eye on you Steven. Behave or Jenny will set her dog on you.

Still can't get over your dog Jenny, he's just fabulous! Just makes you want to smile.  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 06, 2013, 05:48:25 PM
Excellent job Jennylynn :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think what is making him look squint is the dark rounding inside the left eye and the highlight area in the right eye which makes those areas look like iris' Dump them and just highlight each in the same place to solve the problem.

I also see that your initial drawing lines are very hard and have scored the paper. When transferring try to press as soft as possible.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 06, 2013, 05:50:55 PM
the watercolour templates are in pdf format. The reference pics for this course are images so that you can open them up in your photo editing software to zoom in and out.

When you click print you should either have a preview option or a "fit to page" option which you can tick
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 06, 2013, 06:49:58 PM
Thanks Nolan,
I see what I did wrong. Senior moment.  :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 06, 2013, 07:03:49 PM
You're right, Val!  I have a lot to thank God for!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 06, 2013, 10:10:36 PM
Jennylynn,

Great job on the light-haired dog.  Such a sweet face.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 07, 2013, 01:05:36 AM
 :thankyou:   all for your comments much appreciated, Nolan will b drawing my doggie again, yes the transfer lines I did much  too hard, and the eyes look cross eyed  :2funny:   but a lesson learnt  O0 I know he can be corrected, but it'll be good practice  O0
 
just a note, val I would set my doggie on steven but cause of him being cross eyed he'd miss him  :2funny:  so watch out steven val's pretty good with her  :knuppel2:  lol  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 07, 2013, 05:42:27 AM
What!! 4 wenches stripped, cleaned and serviced!!  :o  Save the last 3 for me!! Oh, wait a sec did you say winches?  Rosana Dana Tana sez, "Never Mind"!  :2funny: >:D
Now Steven  :nono:  you are going to get accused of being sexist!!!Worse than that, you going to get accused of being part of the Sarah-Roxy(Bev)-Val-Denise gang!!!!! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
 
Great dog Jennylynn . . . .you are in your usual top form I see. . . .I better get my pencils sharpened up and get going on my doggie or I'm gonna be left in the dust!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 07, 2013, 06:23:14 AM

I better get my pencils sharpened up and get going on my doggie or I'm gonna be left  in the graphite dust!!

 ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 07, 2013, 11:38:35 AM
just a note, val I would set my doggie on steven but cause of him being cross eyed he'd miss him  :2funny: 

 :2funny: that's funny!!

Still looks great though Jennylynn, still a cutie pie...

My sketch is still just sitting on the table, will try to beat Bev and let her have all the graphite dust  ;D  But don't worry Bev, you know what you can wipe it off with  ::)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 07, 2013, 11:59:35 AM
 :sweat: Tough crowd!  *tosses Jennylynn's poochie a pork chop*  that should keep him busy  :angel: nothing to see here... move along... :whistle:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 07, 2013, 01:57:46 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 07, 2013, 01:58:53 PM
easy to happen - many computers are set so you can't see the file extension any way O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 08, 2013, 02:03:33 AM
Okay. . . . I see the funny bunch is in fine form once again!!!
Poor Nolan. . . . having to put up with all these smart-alecks. It's a good thing some of us keep our heads down and just do our work. . . .  :2funny: 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 08, 2013, 02:07:26 AM
Me too!  Liz, I actually found the nose quite difficult and Nolan made it look so easy.  Good idea to keep practicing.
Patricia

Ahem. . .er. . . guess what peeps. . . .Nolan makes everything look easy!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 08, 2013, 03:50:21 AM
 :eek:     :faint:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 08, 2013, 01:50:49 PM
  well redone light hair dog  O0   perhaps I have done him too dark this time?
but he's definitely not cross eyed this time  :2funny:  watch out steven  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 08, 2013, 02:10:04 PM
Wow Jenny. . . . a second one. . . . .way to go Jenny!!! :yippee:
I'm still working away on my first one. . . . this was a lot harder than it looked!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 08, 2013, 03:26:30 PM
Jennylynn, you are doing great. I think the only thing I might suggest is where the shadow begins is that you might soften the hard edge.  :clap:
PS you way ahead of me. I haven' t even started.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 08, 2013, 03:31:07 PM
Patricia you showing off!!  :2funny: Girl this is Beautiful. We'll done.  O0  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 08, 2013, 03:45:53 PM
 :thankyou:  Nina.  I have to confess, I was "showing off" a little bit  :blush: :blush: :blush:  for I was just so very excited that I could actually replicate, albeit moderately, to what I saw Nolan teach without even having watched the full 8 segments of the first part of this course.  I felt like a kid again and just HAD to show all my friends.  (Going into my second child-hood I guess).  Anyway, thanks a ton once again for all the lovely comments and encouragement.  It means so much to me.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 08, 2013, 03:50:10 PM
Jennylynn, GREAT!!!  You have the eyes done much better and as you say, Steven better watch out, pooch has perfect vision now!!!  Patricia  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 08, 2013, 04:31:06 PM
ANOTHER VERY NICE DRAWING, JENNYLYNN!  It has such a clean look to it, drawn with a deft hand!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 08, 2013, 04:33:11 PM
*readies another pork chop just in case* :whistle:

I love your rework, not too dark at all!  Has just the right amount of definition IMO. :clap:

Niiice doggie!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 08, 2013, 04:47:47 PM
Looks like everyone is having a great time with the dog drawing, I love the warm expression in the eyes on your poochie *readies a pork chop*  one thing I would suggest, since there are no lines in nature, darken the edge of the tongue so there is not an outline...  can do something similar with the nose  :)  Well done! O0  *flips the pooch a chop*  good dog!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 08, 2013, 04:54:20 PM
 :thankyou:  Steven, I will have a go at it.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 08, 2013, 04:57:01 PM
Another good looking pooch!  Stellar job! :clap:  Same observation I had on a couple of this doggie's kennel mates, shade into the edge of the tongue instead of having a solid line to delineate it, I'm going to have to sign up for this class after I finish the 10 I have open! :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 08, 2013, 05:09:38 PM
Wow, what an improvement Jennylynn! Beautiful eyes! (and nose and mouth and fur ..... ).
Started working on my doggies nose -- at the moment it's more of a piggy nose  ???
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 08, 2013, 05:15:08 PM
Beautiful Jenny.  :clap: :clap: :clap: I agree, if you soften the dark edges he'll be perfect.  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 09, 2013, 04:05:47 AM
Steven, sign up for the class and you will not be sorry.  We look forward to your doggie drawings.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 09, 2013, 09:35:05 AM
Patricia, looks like Steven has his plate full!  At least he can critique our drawings!  My eyes are getting crossed, making my astigmatism worse!  It's because I've been looking at eyes of too many doggie and kitty pictures.  I stopped looking at people's noses for now.   ::)
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 09, 2013, 09:43:24 AM
I don't know how soon Nolan will see this, but I'm making an order to Dick Blick Art supplies in the next day or two and wondered if I should buy an electric eraser.  I haven't found Blu Tac, but saw a sticky putty used for putting stuff on the wall.  I could just get that.  The gray kneaded eraser doesn't seem to do whiskers well at all for me.
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 09, 2013, 11:00:46 AM
If you are going to buy an electric eraser, I do recommend trying a couple of different brands if possible. Some are not very good. Look for one that is comfortable to hold, not too heavy, and doesn't have much vibration. You don't want a wobbly eraser tip either. When I had the chance I tried out about 7 different brands.

The kneaded eraser does take a bit of practice. Again I found certain brands better than others.

Ok.... I'm done.  :-X    ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 09, 2013, 11:07:43 AM
don't bother with the electric eraser, but do get the "sticky putty" here are some alternative names from Wikipedia :

Similar products of various colours are made by many manufacturers, including:
  They are also sold under the generic names "adhesive putty" and "mounting putty".
The generic trademark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_trademark) or common name for mounting putty varies by region:
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 09, 2013, 11:12:07 AM
wonderful job Jennylynn, you can be very proud of this drawing :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Look how the eye sparkles now, the nose is the right shape and that tongue looks like a photo :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on December 09, 2013, 11:16:17 AM
AWESOME!!!!! You did a brilliant job.  You are so talented, Patricia.

You make me want to jump in and do this course right this minute.  However I signed up for the Lets Draw course too and need to get that done first.  "All I want for Christmas is  30 hours in the day so I can paint and draw to my hearts content!" 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 09, 2013, 12:43:56 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Jill.  Gosh, you feel the same way as I do .... not enough hours in the day!!!  I can't leave the art alone.  I was just thinking this morning, wouldn't it be lovely to just be able to paint and draw all day and not bother about another thing???  Unfortunately, we don't have that luxury but nevertheless, I am thankful for the time I do manage to have.   Many thanks again for your lovely message.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 09, 2013, 03:09:40 PM


Thanks Val and Nolan!!!  I really didn't want to get the electric eraser because I dislike having to buy batteries all the time! 


As it turned out, I happened to stop in at K-Mart and found SCOTCH BRAND sticky putty there.  They told me I had $5 rewards credit that would expire in 2 days, so I used my credit and got the putty and a slice of pizza FREE!  It was my lucky day!!!

I found some packing foam from the box our new computer came in and made myself a pencil holder, wrapping the cut edges on the bottom and back with masking tape and made indentations by pressing a pencil into the foam.  This may help keep my pencils in order for now.


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 09, 2013, 04:18:04 PM
Clever idea with the packing foam Liz! I'll get me some of that mounting putty too. Although, elefantsnot sounds pretty tempting .....
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 09, 2013, 04:52:54 PM
Sounds like a good day for you Liz   O0

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 09, 2013, 06:16:04 PM
Liz, I purchased the Scotch Removable Mounting putty and to my mind, it is not that good.  However, you might have better luck with it than me.  Very innovative idea for your pencils with the foam. I have those toe dividers for painting your toe nails which I purchased at the Dollar Store and I use them for my paint brushes.  Just glued four of them to a strip of plastic and they work well too. I shall use them for my pencils now.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 09, 2013, 06:21:09 PM
Liz, I thought that even though Steven has his plate full, by signing up and having even more on his plate will keep him out of mischief and also keep Jennylynn's dog off of him.    :2funny: :2funny:   Yes, he can critique our drawings for sure.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 09, 2013, 06:50:13 PM
Truer words have never been spoken...  I "discovered" E-Bay shopping now also...  who has time to paint or draw?! ::) 

I did manage to find that roll of linen on E-Bay that I was looking for, Fredrix 111 dp  fine Belgian linen, 45"x135" (~3.75') for only $120.  pfft the dp means double primed so I don't get to cook any rabbit glue for this roll. (I hear it's a stinky mess to do)

Oh, and I won a set of 12 Grummies tonight too!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: lynn p. on December 09, 2013, 08:01:05 PM
Wow Steven, you hit the ebay jackpot.  You'll love the grummies!!!


Great job Liz.  I know what you mean.  When you are drawing body parts, all the other aspects of a person, or dog in this case just disappear.  I'd be careful though, might make you look rather eccentric!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 09, 2013, 09:05:04 PM
Will be buying my doggy course within the next 2 weeks. :yippee:

I am just very curios now, what is the "prestik" for?  :confused: Also didn't know one get an electric eraser. Is that for lazy people?  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 09, 2013, 09:12:04 PM
My goodness.....what an inventive group!!  I'm amongst genius'!!!   :smart:    :dance:


I do have a question....do you have to keep the soft putty eraser in a container when not in use?  I have it wrapped at the moment in a sandwich bag as we hadn't used it yet in the drawing course. I just wore the heck out of my white eraser!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ImBatman on December 09, 2013, 10:16:40 PM
Bella,

Have to? Not really. Keeping it in a container would help it from accumulating excess dust, shavings, eraser crumbs, cornflakes etc though...

Batman.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ImBatman on December 09, 2013, 10:35:43 PM
Liz,

Nice thinking with the styrofoam pencil arranger - free tools are good tools!

Batman.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 09, 2013, 11:19:42 PM
What are grummies? 


Steven, I learned to stretch my canvases years ago.  Now I rather do it the easy way and buy ready to use canvases that are already primed twice.  If you buy 10 or 20 of one size it is even cheaper.


Lynn, and I guess anybody who drops everything to hunt for a sticky white putty to erase pencil marks has to be a little eccentric!   ;) 
~Liz



Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 09, 2013, 11:26:17 PM
Oh, sorry Liz, Grummies are Grumbacher pastels.  I've been buying a few different brands to see what I like for that medium.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 09, 2013, 11:40:40 PM
Hmmm, I use 2 sets of pencils... and for ID purposes one set is the over sized pencils (fit better in my phat fingers), although I use a spear point on those and a chisel point on the normal sized set.  Further, the over-sized only are in even B's 2, 4, 6, & 8.

I still run into the problem of trying to figure out if I grabbed a 4B or a 6B though, and the shiny spot where it shows the type is about blinding to these rheumy old eyes, so I have to put them back in order after each use, not my normal chaos approach.  I suppose I should just color code them and be done with it!  ;) 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 10, 2013, 12:16:11 AM
Thanks, Steven!  I never would have guessed it!   :blush:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 04:54:37 AM
Me neither Liz, I was thinking "what the heck is Steven talking about".  I feel quite inferior when the artists speak about the old Masters and about equipment used.  I guess I will eventually learn and understanding everything.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 10, 2013, 05:06:20 AM
Sheesh. . . I thought he said he won 12 gummies and I thought that was rather a cheap prize. . . 12 gummy candies!!! :(
 
Liz. . . that's a great idea you have of using that little block of Styrofoam (?) to hold your pencils !
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 05:09:32 AM
Batman, I agree, I get excited when I can make things instead of buying.  After all, everything we see was once a thought in someone's mind.  Quite profound hey?


Maryna, Prestik is used as an eraser and yes, you can purchase electric erasers ... well, they are battery operated.  You would probably find them in a proper art store in South Africa.  I too, had never seen them until I purchased one in a Store in the States.  It looks like a cylinder with an eraser on the end which rotates at a very high speed when you put it on.   I enjoy mine although I don't use it that much. So pleased to hear that you will be purchasing the course, it is so interesting and well worth the money although with the exchange rate, my heart goes out to you guys in S.A.  Hope this information helps.


Patricia


   
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 10, 2013, 05:46:40 AM
Thanks Patricia.  Never knew one can use Prestik to erase, I use either my normal soft eraser or my putty one... so we learn something new every day  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 08:26:37 AM
Here is my rendition of the short hair dog drawing.  I struggled with this because I am experiencing printer problems and couldn't get a clear picture so I am off in a stack of areas.  Lost lines for the eyes, nose, mouth ........ and I have just quit struggling.  Anyhow, your comments and critiques are welcome.  Thanks.
 
Patricia
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 08:28:02 AM
We sure do Maryna.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 10, 2013, 09:01:37 AM
 :heeha: Patricia, would never have guessed you had problems! He looks a treat.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 10, 2013, 09:10:45 AM
WOW!!!! Patricia you did great. I just started the first drawing. You keep this up you will have people knocking down your door for you to do portraits of their dogs.   MONEY coming to you girl .       O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 10, 2013, 09:22:53 AM
Wow, Pat!!  You are truckin right along!!  Good job. Maybe darken the 'darks' a little, but it is a bang up job. Proud of ya!!!
Pretty soon you'll be twiddlin your thumbs between lessons!!   :2funny:


You are doing so very great.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 10, 2013, 09:26:31 AM
Thanks, Bman.  I'll just keep it in the baggie.  Your new addition to "Nature" is awesome.  Wonderful painting.


Maryna, so glad you can join the "group" of doggie drawers!!!  Look forward to seeing your pics.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 10, 2013, 09:30:14 AM
Oh my gosh, now look at that. Absolutely beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap: well done
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 09:30:51 AM
 :thankyou:  Val, you are such an encourager, thanks for your always valued comments.
 
 :thankyou:  Nina for your lovely comments too. I am afraid that I lack confidence and your message made me smile.  Thanks so much.
 
 :thankyou:  Retta for your lovely comments too.  Yes, I thought of darkening him up a little but the picture itself is quite dark. I think the settings on my camera aren't right. I may stand myself to a new camera for Christmas for the one I have is old and not doing a good job anymore. Gosh, everything is giving in for I am having printer problems too.  I hope I am not next!!!!   :2funny:
 
Bless you all for the encouragement which I appreciate so much.   
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 09:35:33 AM
 :thankyou:  So much Maryna. I really do appreciate all the lovely comments especially when I have had a struggle.  You will LOVE this course as I do and I am going to be sad when it comes to an end but then we can look forward to next year's lessons which I hope will be done in the same format, for I really enjoy the way Nolan has done these lessons, especially for beginners like me. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 10, 2013, 10:04:34 AM
Bella, Batman and Maryna-


Glad you're all interested in the drawing dogs course.   :clap: [size=78%]  Patricia is already starting on the second dog and leaving us behind in the dust!   Which is O.K. Though.  Slowly but surely, stroke by stroke we'll get there with some happy results!  [/size] :)
-Liz




Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 10, 2013, 10:13:07 AM
WOW!  I love the great job of shading and agree with Nina about you doing dog portraits for profit!   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 10, 2013, 10:22:19 AM
Steven, for people visually challenged like us, keeping the pencils in order is so necessary or we spend too much time looking for the pencil we need.  I like the idea of using one set of oversized pencils!  :)


-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 10, 2013, 10:47:47 AM
patricia I think you have found your niche O0 this dog drawing is great, once again you have mastered it  :yippee: really well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: :hug: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 10, 2013, 11:12:50 AM
Here is my attempt I am afraid there is some shadows from the camera I might have to take
a picture in the daytime hope you like   I may have said before but thanks Nolan for a brilliant course.  Ray


This is the revised picture taken outside no modification the the drawing
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 10, 2013, 11:25:09 AM
Wow!  Nice job Ray, you nailed this one, right down to adding some length to his snout with the shadowing.  :clap: 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 10, 2013, 11:30:50 AM
Another well done dog for the kennels here at PB,  if you had not mentioned that you struggled I would not have guessed it.  :clap: :clap: You really captured the "you are not gonna get this chew toy" expression. :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 10, 2013, 11:56:00 AM
what can I say except  :congrats: :not_worthy:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 10, 2013, 12:01:02 PM
Liz, there are various brands available, so just try a few until you find the best one.

Sounds good Maryna :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 12:18:16 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Nolan, Liz, Jennylynn and Steven for commenting on my short hair dog drawing. You are all so kind and supportive which is very comforting.  Thank you all so very much for you would never know how much I appreciate it.  God bless you all.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 12:22:27 PM
Wow Ray, Great drawing of your first dog.  A very nice job.  Your dog's nose is excellently drawn and I want to have another look at it.  Yes, isn't it a BRILLIANT course?  I am just loving it and find I get so engrossed in it that nothing else phases me.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 10, 2013, 01:12:36 PM
great drawing of your first dog ray really well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 10, 2013, 01:15:36 PM
 :thankyou: Steven, Patricia and Jenny for your kind remarks  Nolan's tonal training is now paying off   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 10, 2013, 01:19:27 PM
Patricia Patricia you have really excelled yourself this time brilliantly done just love it love it love it   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 02:13:09 PM
 :thankyou:  Oh! Ray, you are so very kind as are all of my fellow forum members.  Thank you for taking the time to comment so encouragingly.  I really appreciate it immensely.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 10, 2013, 02:52:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: SUPERB JOB, RAY!  You have a good eye and hand for shading!  What a beautiful and happy dog!


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 10, 2013, 03:12:32 PM
excellent job Ray, you can be very proud of this one :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

it would be nice if you can add a better photo for your records once the sun is up O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 10, 2013, 03:17:05 PM
Hey Liz - did your putty work? I just went to City Mill on Nimitz and got this. It works really well  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 10, 2013, 03:23:40 PM
 :thankyou:  all for your lovely comments, will soften the shadow line,
 
Nolan  :thankyou:   I am pleased with this drawing, surprising what you can do, with patience and going much slower, really thinking what you are doing, and of course not forgetting the most important things an excellent teacher and a great community  :yippee:
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 10, 2013, 03:24:58 PM
 :yippee: Wow Patricia, this is stupendous!! "Stupendous" is not in my normal vocabulary  ;D  but this doggy really is :yippee:

Your talents are revealing themselves .....  :smitten:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 10, 2013, 03:29:18 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastical Ray!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2013, 04:38:24 PM
 :thankyou:  Thank you and bless you Denise.   :1hug:   I so appreciate all the encouragement.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 10, 2013, 06:26:23 PM
If the Danes had not hunted all their elephants to extinction I would have gone with snot!  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 10, 2013, 06:53:33 PM
 :heeha: Banner job Ray! He's brilliant.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 10, 2013, 07:05:23 PM

Here's my light haired doggie. I had to finally stop trying to fix his right eye  :pullhair:

Awesome class Nolan, thank you!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 10, 2013, 07:08:57 PM
Nice doggie, nice doggie.

You did a great job on this, Denise.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 10, 2013, 07:27:54 PM
Thanks, Denise!  The putty I bought 'seems' to work, but doesn't do whiskers.  I'll go get your Dap brand from City Mill!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 10, 2013, 07:33:07 PM
WOW, DENISE!  You did a super job with your doggie!  It looks like you're cut out for doing portraits!  Very realistic!
Did you do the whiskers and reflections with the Blue Tac from City Mill?
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 10, 2013, 07:35:02 PM
I really like your shading of the fur Denise.. well done! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 10, 2013, 07:44:03 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Mea, Liz and Stephen  :) much appreciated -

Liz, since I was almost done with the drawing when I got the blue stik most of the highlights and whiskers were done with my kneadable eraser. I did some touch ups with the blue stik.

The kneadable eraser itself seemed to work fine, but now that I have the blue stik, I can tell how much better it is at lifting the graphite and giving you a brighter white from the clean paper. Nice to have both as sometimes things don't need to be so bright. The Blue Stick was about $2.50  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 10, 2013, 07:46:45 PM
If the Danes had not hunted all their elephants to extinction I would have gone with snot!  :2funny:

"elefantsnot" that is! ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 10, 2013, 08:24:23 PM
Nolan.....do you make an "imaginary" border on your drawing paper?  Just curious. Thanks.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 10, 2013, 08:51:00 PM
very nice  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 11, 2013, 12:48:32 AM
 :thankyou: Maryna, Val, Denise, Liz and Nolan for your comments I have revised the picture took it again outside in the daylight which gives it a better picture it seems artificial light gives the picture a dark glow I am looking forward to drawing the short haired dog I am trying to catch up to Patricia. If someone has not done the course yet I would highly recommend it just to get the tonal lessons under your belt.   Ray.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 11, 2013, 03:06:18 AM
Yes, I succumbed to peer pressure...  actually, I wanted to get the holiday pricing in and am inclined to continue drawing prior to paint for the time being...  comments and critique welcome  :)


Oh, and will repost when I see the sun again for a clearer shot
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 03:48:32 AM
Well, after everyone else is finished, here I come with my 'lil poochie. . . but better late than never :2funny:
Hope you all like him, his name is "Doggie One"
I see I'm going to have to work on the sizing thing. . . . boy is this picture big!!!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 03:54:47 AM
Ahh I see we nagged you into joining us, Steven!! Woot!!! We do that a lot, but usually the results are spectacular and we have such fun doing the nagging.
Really nice job on Dog One. . . and, you certainly managed to position him on the page much better than I did. . lol! Are you ready to tackle Dog Two? 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 04:00:25 AM
Nice dog, Ray!! Well done :clap: :clap:
As for catching up to Lady Patricia, forgeddaboudit she is just a smokin' :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 04:00:41 AM
Excellent job Boxy ....   Bev, :oops: no not Boxy Bev,  Roxy... no Bev!  >:D    ::)

Only one thing I see for a quick fix. His lip seems to be a bit off kilter. Outer edge could use a little bit of a lift. That's it.....a lip-lift! Voila!!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 04:02:59 AM
Fabulous Denise.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 04:05:59 AM
Thank you Val. . . .
Struggling with my name change are we??? :2funny: Oh well, you will soon forget you ever knew me as Foxy Roxy. . . . . .
About poor Dog One's lip. . . . . that pouched out part is where he keeps his spare doggie treats.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 04:07:24 AM
As for catching up to Lady Patricia, forgeddaboudit she is just a smokin' :2funny:

Our Patty is 'smokin'?  :o Must be high speed octane...I can smell the wood of those pencils a-burnin' !!!  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 04:12:15 AM
Looks a banner job Steven.  O0    :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 04:14:32 AM
Wow and wow wow . . . .Patricia you are just fantastic at this doggie drawing stuff!!! Just look at you turn these drawings out. . .I think you have found you passion M'Lady!!!!!
Thank you for starting the ball rolling and for getting me interested. . . it's a brilliant course (as someone mentioned) and I love the way Nolan teaches. I can't get enough of this. . . help, I'm addicted! :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 04:21:00 AM
Way to go Denise !! :clap: :clap: O0 Great job on your 1st doggie!
 
Okay then. . . .on to doggie #2. . .yikes!!! We can do it, I know we can! :yippee: 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 11, 2013, 05:01:31 AM
Well done Denise it may not look good in your eyes but it's alright in our eyes
You have done a wonderful job keep it up    Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 11, 2013, 05:03:46 AM
See Steven nothing to it well done you have a wonderful picture of the dog there, be proud of it    Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 11, 2013, 05:06:01 AM
That's what happens when you have a big dog  they also need plenty of exercise
Excellent job you have done on it the shading is spot on   Well done Bev.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 05:36:42 AM
Thank you Ray, you are too kind! But I love it :blush:
You  are so right about exercise, and even if you have a small dog they need the exercise too. . .some people forget about them needing to get out in the fresh air and get nice long walks. There is a woman here who has a sort of stroller thing that she put her little dog in and takes him for a walk that way. . . .what?? It's true, I see her just about every day. . . . .
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 11, 2013, 05:37:54 AM
Beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 11, 2013, 06:14:32 AM
Bev,

Great job on Doggie One.  Your eyes and nose look really good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 11, 2013, 06:22:49 AM
Steven,

Eyes, nose, and tongue look good, but the camera lighting must have swallowed the fur.

Yes, a shot in daylight will be better.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: CBusche on December 11, 2013, 06:57:07 AM
Hi Steven.  I just got the dog course too  :yippee:   I'm happy to be joining everyone. 


Your dog looks great!  I agree that maybe a better shot would show the fur a bit clearer.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 06:59:25 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   Steven so pleased you finally decided to sign up for the Dog's Drawing ... I guess just to make us happy and to keep us quiet.  You nevertheless, did a great job and am looking forward to the next two drawings.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: CBusche on December 11, 2013, 06:59:40 AM
Wow Bev. Your dog looks so real!  You really captured the fur.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 07:02:55 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Bev, your Doggie No. 1 is superb.  Very well done and a pleasure to view.  Now for the next one ..... can't wait to see them all.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 07:05:26 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   Denise great job on your dog.  I am so excited to see all the drawings coming in.  Also thanks for the info about the Blue Tack which I hope we will be able to get here.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 07:10:36 AM
 :thankyou:   Bev for your lovely comments.  Geez, talk about addiction, I am totally addicted to this course and I am dreading when it comes to an end.  I too, just love the way Nolan teaches this course and I am so pleased to hear that you love it too.  He also just gets "through" to me and this is why I think I am enjoying it so much. His style appeals to me tremendously.  Anyway, I am just so very pleased that I signed up for it because I want to go back and re-view everyone of the segments, in fact, I wonder if we can get DVD's for this course?   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 07:12:18 AM
Bev and Val  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   Just love the humour, it is like old times.  Yaaaaaay!!!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 07:14:38 AM
Steeeeeven!!!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 07:44:33 AM
YAY, STEVEN!  You've got a nice-looking dog there!  Well done!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Now work on the next one!!!
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 08:22:46 AM
A pencil holder is a great thing to have and works, too, IF you put the pencils back in their right slot!   :D
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 09:05:54 AM
Bev and Liz  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 11, 2013, 09:25:13 AM
Great job Liz.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 11, 2013, 09:30:39 AM
Ray nice job on your pooch.  :clap: :clap:

Patricia is not smokin, that girl is on fire.  :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 10:41:32 AM


I'm learning a lot, how to use drawing pencils, use different values, draw dog fur, had trouble with mouth and teeth.
Have to get some of Denise's putty. . . 


THANKS, NOLAN for teaching me how to draw; I never drew anything before, yeah, REALLY.  Goes to show you some people can do acrylics and OILS and stay with only landscapes and seascapes, mostly, (me) because they can't draw people, dogs, and other what have you.  Yay, I CAN DRAW A HALF WAY DECENT DOG (ALMOST ANYWAY)!
THANKS, NINA AND OTHERS FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRODDING THE OTHERS ON WITH THE COURSE!  :flowers:

12-15-13  Here is the dog's nose repaired.  Too much graphite made it difficult to get a white white.




Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 10:48:21 AM
You can say that again, Nina!  And she's got everybody drawing dogs!!!  :yippee:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 11, 2013, 11:29:06 AM
I really like your contouring on the dog's dark lips. Dog lips are such strange little things. Well done!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 11, 2013, 11:30:27 AM
Little poochie looks great. :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 11, 2013, 11:33:55 AM
bev your doggie no 1 is excellent well worth the wait  O0  you have done him so well  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 11, 2013, 11:47:39 AM
Liz another Awesome drawing.  O0 O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 11, 2013, 11:50:24 AM
liz what a great drawing on your second dog, never drew before, a double WOW then  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 11, 2013, 11:55:37 AM
Bev your shading is nicely done.  O0 I do agree with Val about the Lip lift. But of course we all have sags. That goes with age. :2funny: :2funny:
 
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 11, 2013, 12:00:37 PM
OK I will say it again. Patricia is not smokin, she is on fire!!!!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Couldn't resist Liz.  ;)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 11, 2013, 12:02:21 PM
aaah! steven so you decided to join us then oh goodie  :yippee:   by the way your doggie1 looks a real treat to me  O0  done a good job on his eyes nose and hey his mouth looks pretty good too  :yippee: really well done  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 11, 2013, 12:05:00 PM
looks awesome from here Steven, well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:

The contrast in the fur may be a tad low, let's see what the day time photo says O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 11, 2013, 12:08:00 PM
well done on your first doggie denise, excellent job really well done  :yippee: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 11, 2013, 12:10:08 PM
steven you fit in so well  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 11, 2013, 12:10:34 PM
wonderful Denise, nothing wrong with the eyes at all :clap: :clap: :clap:

if I had to be very critical I would say that the eye just need a tad more contrast (darker darks), but I can see that the photo shows the left side of the face lighter than it really is, so I suspect that is the problem and not the actual contrasts on the drawing O0 well done!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 11, 2013, 12:21:29 PM
We will be releasing the course on DVD next year O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 11, 2013, 12:24:56 PM
Wow, never drawn before :heeha: that's amazing Liz :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

there is something bothering me about his nose though, can you take a close up of that so I can take a closer look please?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 11, 2013, 12:30:28 PM
Beautiful Bev :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: excellent shading work
I think what is bothering Val is just that the contrasts in the left hand mouth area are lower than mine. the shadings are all there, but the contrasts are lower.

Where I would like you to adjust are the nostrils. Watch that video again to see where the lost and found lines are. Most of the edges in the nostril are lost. If they are all found then you lose the depth in that area O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 11, 2013, 12:40:56 PM
I often will, other times I don't. It all depends on the scene and the effect I want to get.

If you do want the drawing to stop in a neat edge you can:
1) draw a light pencil line to mark the edge for yourself then carefully only draw to that edge
2) hold a ruler on the outside of the edge so that your pencil hits the ruler and can't go past the line
3) mask the edge with paper (you see me do it for the dog in week 3) or if you are using thicker drawing paper you can even mask it with masking tape, then remove with the hairdryer later.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 11, 2013, 12:43:02 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, Jennylynn, Sarah, Liz, Patricia, CBushe, Mea, Maryna, Ray, Val, and Bev!   Whew, what a nice support group for my new addiction!   O0 We are having lots of fun here... wonder what the rest of the world is up to?


Still light on the fur me thinks, but to my eye the low contrast on the fur is off set by the other body parts...  who would have thought I would have been worryin' the detail on the glisten of doggie slobber on black gums?

Waiting for the rest of the lessons to open.... or is there some trick to that?

Oh, and btw Nolan, kudos for your banner series of lessons!  :thankyou: and well done! O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 11, 2013, 12:50:04 PM
Wow!  Your fur is glistening!  :clap: I started mine with the tongue 1/2 off the page and barely got it back on with the rework,  I went with 11x14 and liked being able to spread out..

No delays now, get doggie 2 into the kennel  :knuppel2:  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 11, 2013, 12:50:26 PM
much better photo and I still think you have done an awesome job but need to increase the contrasts on the fur - it just adds extra depth to the drawing and is quick and easy to do O0

The reason for this is that you now have lights and darks, but no mid tones. the fur area is the mid tone "glue" in between that "ties" everything together. Hope that made sense? :-\
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 11, 2013, 12:52:27 PM
oh yes. You get a new set of lesson every week, giving you a week to complete each drawing. Keep an eye on your emails for the notification on when the next set opens  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 11, 2013, 12:53:38 PM
Nicely done Liz!  :clap: *digs into his bag for a pork chop*
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 12:53:57 PM
Oh! Steven a much better picture.  Lovely job.  Who cares what the rest of the world is doing when we are having such fun drawing!!!  The next lesson opens up in a week after receiving your first lesson as far as I know. I am open to correction and I haven't checked to see if the third lesson has opened for me yet but I am thinking it will be next week. Perhaps Nolan can clarify that for you.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 12:55:44 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan, great news.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 12:59:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Hey Liz, your drawing is FANTASTIC!!!  You have done a lovely, lovely job and isn't it just so exciting that Nolan can teach us so well???   Now for the next one and then the course is finished  :'( :'( :'(   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 11, 2013, 01:04:03 PM
Noted and noted, thanks for comments Nolan, it makes perfect sense to darken, and I can see the improvement it lends by holding up some of the other people's drawing next to mine for evaluation. 

I guess I will have some time to add mid tones while I wait for the second part to open up  :painting:  Looking forward  to adding to the kennel!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 01:07:42 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Nina and Liz, you girls are hilarious and just so special too.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 11, 2013, 01:11:29 PM
Lol, that scares me and thanks!  :1hug:  I'm enjoying the group dynamics here, thanks for letting me play  ;)

The Loctite product has a real tacky feel as I work it and seemed inferior when I was trying to do the whiskers on dog 1, might be that I had just over done the graphite beyond the point of no return.  I'm still working on that heavy hand on shading.  I had to laugh when Nolan said when he was starting out he tried to do everything with a HB... *guilty* :whistle:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 11, 2013, 01:28:34 PM
Your new picture is a lot more better was it taken in Daylight because it makes a lot of difference well done. Patricia please slow down  :uglystupid2: your are given us a headache with your clicking of your pencils  :D :D I must say we are all enjoying this course  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2013, 02:11:18 PM
Hey Ray, don't you think clicking pencils are better than clicking knitting needles?  I do.  :2funny: :2funny:  I am having the time of my life as you know.  Just hope I haven't caused Nolan a headache with all the work he has to do when he should be taking a break over Christmas.   :crazy2:     Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 02:58:53 PM
I don't suppose you'd be releasing downloads as well, would you?  :pray:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 03:02:00 PM
E's lovely Liz.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 03:06:11 PM
*guilty* :whistle:

 :nono: No, and you won't do it again will you? 'course not, e's a bit of alright!  O0 ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 03:49:09 PM


Hi Nolan, thank you for giving me extra help with my drawing! 


My printer is very basic and I worked with the small, dark reference photo, but also with the computer photo.  I put in nostrils where I barely could see them.  I think I could have done better if I sharpened my pencils when they got dull.  :blush: 


So this is a REMINDER TO EVERYONE to keep your pencils in good order then they will work better for you! 


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 03:50:58 PM
Bev your shading is nicely done.  O0 I do agree with Val about the Lip lift. But of course we all have sags. That goes with age. :2funny: :2funny:
 
Nina  :flowers:

 I just wish my saggy chops could be fixed as easily as my poochie's can. . . . LOL!!

 :thankyou: Nina, Mea, Carol, Patricia, Sarah, Jennylynn, and Steven  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

Nolan, thank you also,  for the supportive comments and for that helpful note about his nose! I had a terrible time with that nose and almost wore the paper right through to my table! Back to remedial nose drawing for me  :(

Steven you are worse than Val with your  :knuppel2: !!  >:D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 03:59:25 PM
Bev, my dog needs a nose job, too.  I just starting drawing and I'm not sure what lost and found lines are.  I guess Nolan or Val can explain these concepts better.
 
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 04:04:40 PM
who would have thought I would have been worryin' the detail on the glisten of doggie slobber on black gums?


 :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 04:07:04 PM
Steven, can you imagine using only an HB LIGHT pencil and making it go darker and darker, OR an 8B dark pencil that will shade lighter and lighter?!  Well, there must be more than a couple of people who have done this.  That's what I call doing it the hard way.   ::)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 11, 2013, 04:16:36 PM
Liz. . . .I have to go back and listen to that part of the first Doggie lesson again, 'cause I'm a bit fuzzy about lost and found lines myself. I think. . . . I think that a found line is like a crisp line and a lost line is one that softens, or “looses” it's edge. Perhaps someone with more experience will pop in and correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 04:22:04 PM
I have to say this about Patricia: 


She has gotten many PB folks fired up drawing dogs.  I haven't had so much fun and determination to learn something new!  WITH A GREAT TEACHER LIKE NOLAN,  PLUS GREAT MOTIVATORS LIKE PATRICIA,  I have already gotten more than my money's worth of art principles and techniques that will keep me drawing for a long time!    :flowers:


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 04:27:30 PM
Bev, I vaguely recall Nolan talking about it in the Landscape class some time ago.  I definitely need a review.  It  sounds like a crisp edge or fuzzing out the edge that you mentioned.

~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 05:30:09 PM
REMINDER TO EVERYONE to keep your pencils in good order then they will work better for you! 
~Liz

 O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 11, 2013, 05:36:45 PM
Bev you have it right  :heeha:     :faint:    (some things you just can't resist!)   >:D    :2funny:

Lost lines have very soft edges and fade away to nothing. Found lines are definitive, pronounced lines.  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 11, 2013, 06:33:37 PM
Liz, that looks so well done! Congratulations on a great job  :) Looking forward to Nolan's suggestion on the nose ...

If it's quicker for me to mail you some of my blue stik, let me know, pm me with your addy and I'll pop it in the mail right away  :) ...
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 11, 2013, 07:01:58 PM
Beautiful Doggie One Bev! Well worth the wait  ;)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 11, 2013, 07:11:31 PM
Glad you succumbed Steven  ;) though I'm not surprised  ::)
Doggie's a cutie pie, he sure has lots of company joining this kennel! Funny, they all look like him .....
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 11, 2013, 07:30:06 PM
  :thankyou: Nolan! Relieved to know you think the eye is ok! Happy to see you have created such a popular class  :congrats:

:thankyou: Val!

 :thankyou: Bev! I'm actually a little paralyzed right now. I really want to continue on to doggy II but am also really missing WC at the same time, maybe I should alternate? -- what to do, what to do???   ??? So much of a good thing!

 :thankyou: Ray!

 :thankyou: Maryna!

 :thankyou: Patricia, hope you find some good sticky stuff .....

 :thankyou: Jennylynn!





Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Alice L Lemke on December 11, 2013, 09:17:57 PM
Angie says "Well done, Uncle Steve.  Much better." That's high praise from her. Do what Nolan recommends to make him look like a dog rather than an alien juggling, which is what your bro thought.  He was looking at it from an extreme angle on the computer screen. 

Keep up the good work! Isn't it fun?

Allie
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 09:55:18 PM
Denise-


Thanks so much for your kind offer.  Looks like you want me to finish the drawing course with a putty that works better than the one I bought!  :flowers:  And besides the whiskers, I better learn how to do dog noses, too!   :thankyou:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 11, 2013, 10:06:14 PM
looking good
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 11, 2013, 10:10:15 PM
Denise, I saw your dog photos so you definitely have an advantage studying dog features and anatomy!  When the course is done maybe you can try to do dog paintings in water color, like I hope to do mine in acrylic and water soluble oil paint.  Maybe try water color pencils, too!   :)
~Liz




Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 11, 2013, 10:29:58 PM
Hi Liz, the mini dachshund, Daisy, was my parents dog. She passed a little over a year ago. They have another mini d. now named Coco  :)

The other one is "Mosey" (Moses), who I adopted from the Humane Society a few years ago. Named him Moses as I could tell he was really old  ::). Sadly though, he had a seizure the night I took him home and died the next day. He was in my arms as he left though, so at least he was loved and cared for as he passed.

I love animals and I love painting/drawing so eventually I'd like to somehow create art for the purpose of easing the suffering of animals. It's all a vague idea right now, but it would be a dream come true.  :cloud9:

By the way, I'm collecting items for the Oahu SPCA through mid Jan. I'll pm you with details in case you have some items to donate  :) Happy Painting!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 12, 2013, 12:19:49 AM
Ahhh, the comments are not complete until the family weighs in.   :2funny:  Took the day off but tell my lil brother the alien juggler will morph tomorrow!

And thanks Denise, I think it's a strong gene pool for them to all look so similar.  ;)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 12, 2013, 03:03:03 AM
Thanks Val. . . whew I remembered it correctly. . . . but you said it so much better!!
 
 :thankyou: Denise, your little poochie is pretty darn good too, you know!!
I have to draw a new nose today. . . it will be good practice and since this is supposed to be about LEARNING to draw dogs, I'm off to learn.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 12, 2013, 04:16:07 AM
 :urwelcome: de nada.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 12, 2013, 05:22:27 AM
Liz, I had to laugh at your comment, for I too, while having heard of lost and found lines, I wasn't sure myself of what they really meant and when the artists speak of depth and all the other terminology in a painting, I don't know what the heck they are talking about.  Anyway, I was on the right path thinking that lost lines are really LOST and not there.  So I was pretty close.


Thanks Val for interpreting it for us. I shall always remember it now. 


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 12, 2013, 05:30:22 AM
 "Funny, they all look like him" (Don't know how to insert the actual quote but this will have to suffice)

Denise, the doggie's Dad was a travelling man!! :2funny: :2funny:


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 12, 2013, 05:35:38 AM
Oh! Denise, How sad to have your dog die in your arms but at least he was in your loving care and that is some consolation.  I adore animals too and can't stand to hear/see cruelty to any one of them.  Thank the Lord for people like you.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 12, 2013, 05:57:53 AM
Liz, I too, could not see where the dog's nostrils were supposed to be because my printer was giving me horrible copies.  Must tell you however, I won't mention the name of my printer for fear of repercussions but this is the second one of the same make I have had.  The first printer after some use, gave me a message that some parts had worn out and it just "died" so we got rid of it and got another one, which I have been using for a few years and then all of a sudden it "died" too. To cut a long story short, it appears that the manufacturers quote a certain amount of copies to be made by each printer and when the allotted number is reached, your printer "dies". Well, I was so frustrated and so I did an internet search on which I learned about the copy counter and then came across a site which allows you to download the software for free to re-set the counter, which I did and now my printer is working again.   I was so pleased for I really enjoy the printer I have.  I understand that goods are so well made today and would probably last forever but in order to keep people in jobs and the economy going, the manufacturers have to do this but I just think of the poor people struggling to make ends meet and rely on their products for good service.  Anyway, if this helps anyone, then I am happy.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 12, 2013, 06:04:21 AM
Oh! Liz, you are so kind and  :thankyou:  for such lovely remarks about me.  I was just so very excited about the course and couldn't wait to share my excitement and enthusiasm with all my wonderful PB family, who mean and have done so much for me and apart from the fantastic lessons learned, this is my reward.  Bless you.  Patricia   
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 12, 2013, 06:18:59 AM
Sooo, Nolan. . . . . .  I did the nose again. It looks better to me this time, but what do I know? It looked good to me the first time!! ;D
Nose One. . . . .         
 
Nose Two in all it's glory. . . . . . . .
                                   
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 12, 2013, 07:24:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Bev.  Once the course is finished I intend going back and drawing eyes, noses, mouths for practice which I think is a darned good idea.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 12, 2013, 07:56:12 AM
 :2funny: BAH Ha ha!!!  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 12, 2013, 09:19:09 AM
Denise, it's so sad to lose our pets! I still remember the joy of having our two dogs in Salt Lake, running them, taking them to play on the mountain behind the elementary school, bringing the Labrador up to the learning center at St. Philomema's, where I was principal. She was so gentle and all the kids loved her!


Well, tell me what kind of donations you're collecting so I can clear out some of the children's things from my condo.  Here's something funny: my daughter is cleaning up and she brings stuff back to my place, especially some things she thinks I want to keep because Emily has now outgrown them.  I had about 3 dozen puzzles, gave away a few and still have the best ones.  Nobody does puzzles here anymore and now the puzzle table is in my art corner.  Some are collector puzzles and two are beautiful Christmas scenes.
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 12, 2013, 09:32:48 AM
A good nose is important for a great drawing or painting!  Bev, it looks to me that you 've already mastered this part already!   :flowers:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 12, 2013, 09:35:11 AM
 :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 12, 2013, 10:12:42 AM
Great job, Ray. Pup looks like it's gonna jump right in your lap.  Love the shading and expression..  You captured the picture.
Look forward to your next one!      O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 12, 2013, 10:32:41 AM
Great job, Ray. Pup looks like it's gonna jump right in your lap.  Love the shading and expression..  You captured the picture.
Look forward to your next one!      O0

Thank you very Retta for your kind remarks very much appreciated. Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 12, 2013, 12:31:48 PM
I'm not sure who termed the phrase Patricia, but "built-in obsolescence" has been one of my pet peeves for years.  Most people write off my rants about products mysteriously turning into bricks or paper weights   :crazy2: but I am convinced there is an engineering staff in final production of most electronic devices dedicated to ensuring you buy another widget in x amount of time.   :tongue:

That there is actually a counter in printers doing just as I suspected both vindicates me  :smart: and scares me  :o to no end! 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 12, 2013, 01:07:48 PM
yep the positioning of the nostrils is the problem :-\

I have added a lightened image of the nose into the Resources box for the short hair dog's nose class. That will help to spot everything better  O0

See if that will help to get the positioning correct Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 12, 2013, 01:18:41 PM
Unfortunately that is unlikely Val :-\ . At the moment we are able to add the classes to our Youtube channel, make them hidden and then use our software to control access to those that have paid. To offer downloads we would need our videos to run through and be stored on our own server. This will escalate the costs of our bandwidth and storage dramatically meaning the cost of the classes will have to increase to accommodate that.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 12, 2013, 01:26:20 PM
there you go  :clap: :clap: :clap:

here is a video that will remind you what lost and found lines are:

Paint Basket Art TV - Episode 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT5gD5Ja504#ws)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 12, 2013, 01:43:58 PM
Steven, You  just have to Google "re-setting counters for printers" and you will come up with a plethora of information.  So your thoughts and suspicions are spot on.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 12, 2013, 02:05:45 PM
Thank you Nolan, no worries. I just get a bit put off with the access to the internet I get. Never you mind, I shall get through, the lessons are worth the struggle  O0    :tickedoff:   Besides....the internet is somewhat improved over what I had in Grenada!  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 12, 2013, 02:08:03 PM
 :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 12, 2013, 03:35:09 PM
 :thankyou: , NOLAN!  I thought it was the NOSTRILS because I had to 'guess' at it!  I'm sure I'll do noses right and with more practice they'll start looking better!  YAY!!! 
~Liz


(Added on to this comment)
As it turns out my dog's nostrils turned out beautiful.  I noticed that with his snout pointed downward, his nostrils are more oval or almond shaped rather than round.  They are more defined now that I could see a lightened image.
THANK YOU AGAIN, NOLAN!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 12, 2013, 09:42:51 PM
Hi, I'm using Faber Castell pencils for the course which is fine, but the lead seems too narrow for chisel points. Any recommendations for fatter lead? Thanks  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 12, 2013, 09:48:23 PM
My mom and I used to do puzzles together a long time ago. These days we just don't have the attention span we used to  :crazy2:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 12, 2013, 09:54:54 PM
Denise, Faber-Castell 9000 JUMBO Pencils have a bigger graphite tip for shading and are extra break resistant.  I may have to get some because  my pencil tips break off easily when whittling them down or pressing too hard.  If you order now from dickblick.com you can get 20% off a $99 order, but HI customers have to pay for shipping.  2013-2014 Catalog page 334
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 12, 2013, 09:57:59 PM
What kind of stuff are you collecting for the Oahu SPCA, Denise?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 12, 2013, 10:45:12 PM
I sent you an email a little while ago
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 13, 2013, 04:47:35 AM
Thanks, Nolan. . .that was just the little reminder I needed!
And thanks for posting doggie #2's nose in a different light ;D . . . that makes it so much easier to see what's what. I have a wolf on my drawing board and his nose is in the same position. . .I've been wondering how I was going to figure out that nose!!! Yay, now I know :yippee: :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 13, 2013, 05:52:34 AM
 :thankyou:   Thanks Nolan for posting that video about lost and found lines.  Really informative as I hadn't seen it before.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 13, 2013, 06:02:30 AM
Yesterday I managed to purchase some Lepage "Fun-Tak" mounting putty from Wal-Mart, the manufacturers are Henkel and it is blue, I tried it on whiskers and it worked pretty well, in fact, much better than the other mounting putty I had purchased.  I am sure it must have something to the "blue" that they put in the putty that makes it work so much better.  Anyway, I was happy with the purchase and just thought that I would let you all know. The cost was just over $4 Cdn for 56 g.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 13, 2013, 09:26:36 AM
Well here it is!!!!
 
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 13, 2013, 09:52:11 AM
 :yippee: :twothumbs: :clap: :clap: He's beautiful, Nina!!! Just beautiful wOOT !!! :1hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 13, 2013, 10:14:18 AM
I think the BEST was saved for last, as they say.  You did a SUPER JOB, Nina!!!    :clap: :clap: :clap:
The black matting makes your drawing stand out!
-Liz


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 13, 2013, 10:16:00 AM
my oh my!! nina this is fantastic you have done such a great job  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 13, 2013, 11:22:00 AM
He's the alpha male of the pack!  well done Nina! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 13, 2013, 11:53:22 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent job Nina.  Good for you.  He is the replica of the original and yes the black mat really shows him off beautifully.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 13, 2013, 12:02:19 PM
 Wonderful job Nina excellent shading and tonal detail yes the black background shows it off.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 13, 2013, 12:23:37 PM
Nina, what can I say?  :-* :-* One for each cheek.   :heeha: Brilliant!!!  :yippee:       :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 13, 2013, 01:08:46 PM
Wow....I don't know what drug you're taking for your back, but whatever it is.....keep it up!!!   LOLOLOL
This is absolutely gorgeous!!!  It's better than the picture!!   What a wonderful job....can hardly wait for the next one!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 13, 2013, 01:11:59 PM
Thanks....in my 'pre' picture, I was going to far. Guess I'm programmed with w/c tape!! LOL 
Will try again.
I have a light sketch book, so will use the ruler line......not the masking tape! 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Zach on December 13, 2013, 02:17:28 PM
Dog looks great Denise :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 13, 2013, 06:33:06 PM
awe, thanks Zach, nice to see you back again
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 13, 2013, 06:58:52 PM
Wow....I don't know what drug you're taking for your back, but whatever it is.....keep it up!!!   LOLOLOL

 :2funny: and can you slip me some too??  ::)

Nina, gorgeous, beautiful, awesome doggie!  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 14, 2013, 03:45:41 AM
Wow....I don't know what drug you're taking for your back, but whatever it is.....keep it up!!!   LOLOLOL

I'll get next in line for some of that!  :D Maybe a puff or two off your tank as well Bella  :whistle:   
 :painting:    :think:    :heeha:    :painting: ^-^      :police:     :eek:     :run:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 14, 2013, 04:56:33 AM
So this is what has happened to the drawing bunch since I've been away. . . . .resorting to pills and puffing. . . well, I never :o !! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 14, 2013, 06:51:58 AM
Hi Nolan. . . . would you take a look at my start to Dog #2. . .  for some reason, I'm having trouble making my mind & my pencil coordinate! I've watched you do the zigzag motion and I can do it on scrap paper but I don't seem to be able to do that on poor old doggie. Should I scrap this and start again?
 
Thanks, Bev.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 14, 2013, 06:59:47 AM
Awwwww! Cute little coy eye! Dogs are suddenly busting out everywhere!!! And they're all so wonderful. Love your white dog Bev and I learned something about lost edges, too!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 14, 2013, 07:04:07 AM
Nice, Nina! O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 14, 2013, 07:05:17 AM
I am so jealous of all of you and your wonderful doggies. Nice Denise!!! :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on December 14, 2013, 07:07:13 AM
I am not Nolan, but you're doing great! Keep coordinating your movements, you dog is turning out great.  :hug: Doina
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 14, 2013, 07:10:56 AM
Pretty pups, Patricia!!!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 14, 2013, 07:13:09 AM
Woohoo! Well done Jennylynn!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 14, 2013, 09:21:50 AM
Lovely to hear from you Sarah and  :thankyou:  for your nice comments,  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 14, 2013, 09:48:21 AM
Wonderful work here Jennylynn your second drawing is very realistic as was your first but the second being a tad darker in its shading is given it a better perspective I can see you are enjoying the course like the rest of us that are doing it keep it up you are turning out beautiful drawings   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 14, 2013, 10:04:32 AM
Do not scrap this part of your drawing the eye is really good and your cross hatching has shown up the short hairs of the dog and has given it a 3 D effect giving the cheek a pronounce effect    Carry on with the drawing and you will see it start to come together    Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 14, 2013, 10:06:43 AM
OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!! Bella, Denise, Val I think you all have already had to much of you know what.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  The strongest thing I take is an aspirin, and some willow bark tea.
Now back to the real world.    :thankyou:  Bev, Liz, Jennylynn, Steven, Patricia, Ray3, Sarah, And my three Amigos. For your very kind words. You make me  :blush: :blush: and feel warm and fuzzy inside.
I had not picked up a pencil for months. Now to tell you a secret. DON'T tell Nolan    :knuppel2: . But I did not do it like he did. I tried the graphite scraping. But it just [at this time] did not work for me. So I did it the old fashion way. I started with the 2H and gradually fill it all in, then darkened as I went. I did like the idea of the brush to use to soften the pencil, instead of a tortillons for the big areas. I will keep practicing the graphite scraping till I get real good at it. On to the next doggie. God Bless each of you.  :hug:
 
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 14, 2013, 10:08:35 AM
Bev you are doing fine. KEEP GOING!!!!  O0
Nina   :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 14, 2013, 11:01:08 AM
 :thankyou:   ray I truly appreciate your comments  O0  I am enjoying this course, as well as everybody else O0   also  :thankyou:  sarah
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 14, 2013, 12:46:34 PM
As long as you keep your pencil light, you can recover from anything, although I don't see anything that needs major revision yet...  what I decided in the Let's Draw!  course and now for the dogs, try to follow the technique as demonstrated...  for most there is a "cheat" (another way to achieve the same effect) but it's not about having the best looking poochie, it's about incorporating new methods, and that means practice..  if it's new to you, then keep at it...  if it's a fail at the end of the day, it's still a win IMO, because you have a new tool in your box! :smart:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 14, 2013, 02:40:58 PM
He's a great looking pup so far, don't scrap it. Push on, push on!  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 14, 2013, 02:46:33 PM
 :heeha: It's the willow bark tea!!! That lets me out...I'll never find a willow down here.  :-\
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 14, 2013, 02:48:52 PM
Are sure you are not barking up the wrong tea Val  ::).    :yippee:   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 14, 2013, 02:54:01 PM
 :eek:     :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 14, 2013, 03:56:36 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 14, 2013, 04:53:02 PM
Bev, this is going to be one heck of a good lookin pooch.  You are doing a splendid job.  Carry on girl!!!


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 14, 2013, 11:43:15 PM
Actually, when you zoom in on the photo on the left side you may see the top of someone's head and on the far right somebody's body part.  At any rate, the dogs were cooperative long enough to get photographed!   :twothumbs:
~Liz 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 15, 2013, 05:10:35 AM
  well here is my second doggie  O0   quite pleased with this one comments and critique always welcome  O0   Boy this course is good  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 15, 2013, 05:12:16 AM
I agree with the others carry on girl, this is gonna make a good looking pooch  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on December 15, 2013, 05:20:10 AM
Great drawing Jennylynn  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 15, 2013, 05:31:48 AM
 :twothumbs: :clap: :clap: Great job, Jennylynn!! Nice looking doggie :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 15, 2013, 05:42:37 AM
Very well done Jenny. Has that come on take it...I dare ya look.  ^-^

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 15, 2013, 05:49:59 AM
Thanks everyone for your encouragement, I guess I'm just a tad impatient and it is at that ugly stage after all ;D
 
Thank you Steven, for your sensible comments. . . .I have to remind myself that  this is not a race and that I am seriously trying to "Learn How to Draw Dogs" . . . . so, back to Nolan on my computer and back to my pencils, to which I have given a stern talking about following the commands from the superior brain. . .  .unfortunately, the contrary hand is in-between the brain and the pencil. . . .  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 15, 2013, 07:35:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: EXCELLENT Jennylynn, You have drawn him so very well.  Congratulations.  Oh! Yes, this course is just so interesting .... I am ADDICTED!!!!   Hope that Nolan's drawing course next year is based on this format. 


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 15, 2013, 07:46:04 AM
 :twothumbs:   You did a terrific job, Jennylynn!  I really like how you did the shading on the chest and extended foot.  You pictured it just the way it should look!   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 15, 2013, 08:08:21 AM
 :cheering: :congrats:  Jennylynn. Truly amazing drawing   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 15, 2013, 08:21:00 AM
wow, beautiful.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 15, 2013, 08:25:16 AM
Jennylynn,

I sent a message about an hour ago to say what a great job you did on this dog, but I do not see it here.

I especially like how you did the fur falling over the left eye, so realistic.   His nose is amazing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 15, 2013, 09:07:44 AM
How very wonderful!!  Jenn, he's lovely and looks like you could reach out and touch 'im!!  Great job.  I'm just starting...had a gazillion things to do, but did watch the replay twice and will begin soon.
You are amazing, young lady!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 15, 2013, 09:19:29 AM
WOW!! Now that is well done!  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 15, 2013, 09:22:20 AM
...would never had seen it - and still had to search a while to figure it out  ;)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Alice L Lemke on December 15, 2013, 09:29:55 AM
Beautiful job! You are really catching on quick.  Ask Nolan how to get the eyes to appear to be looking in the same direction, with the same emotion.  Eyes are what people (and animals) look at first and so they have to be right and your little guy looks like he is blind.  His fur is lovely.

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 15, 2013, 10:52:08 AM
Jennylynn, You are doing a fantastic job on your drawing lessons. Look how far you have come. I like your fur, the nose is well done also. The ring has great texture. I am not sure about the right eye. But I will leave that up to Nolan.  :congrats:  girl.
 
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 15, 2013, 12:30:28 PM
 :thankyou:   everyone for all your wonderful comments  O0  the right eye was the one I seemed to have the trouble with  ???  the more I tried to get it right lol the worse it got, so decided to leave as is, mind you, you should have seen it when I first done it  :2funny:    but will wait to see what Nolan has to say about it  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 15, 2013, 04:04:43 PM


The poor dog went 'under the knife' and got a nose job.  I think it looks a lot better than the previous one posted earlier.
See 12-12-13  BEFORE photo. 


What do you think, Nolan?  I could not get good whites on my drawing because I was to heavy handed with the graphite.  And I sure had a tough time with whiskers!  Too many whiskers will turn a dog into a cat!  :heeha:  So I had to pluck whiskers out, too!!!


Sure wish I could draw like Jennylynn!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 15, 2013, 04:07:50 PM
Looks good, Liz.  Good that you gave it a second chance.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 15, 2013, 04:15:14 PM
Thanks, Mary Ann!  You made my day!!!   :1hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 15, 2013, 04:20:24 PM
 :)   I told my daughter I couldn't see anyone besides dogs! I looked and looked, then I saw the 'hidden' little people in the photo!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 15, 2013, 10:59:52 PM
What a difference a little change can make huh?  Looks really great Liz! Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 15, 2013, 11:46:28 PM
Wonderful transformation Liz well done. Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 16, 2013, 01:33:43 AM
hey liz great redo on your second dogs nose  O0   really well done good looking dog  :yippee: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 16, 2013, 06:01:37 AM
Here is my drawing of the short hair dog very time consuming but well worth the effort I am sure you agree


Photo taken in a very wet condition here in the UK
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 16, 2013, 07:31:41 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Ray, our very own "ray of sunshine", your dog is OUTSTANDING!!!!  You have done a brilliant job. Gosh, I am in awe of what you guys and gals are producing from taking this course. The standard of drawing is just so high and it makes me feel like I never want the course to end!!!  I am delighted and excited.  Nolan has really 'got through' to us and it must be his mode of teaching  :smart: .  It certainly has been an enjoyable and interesting course.   Now onto the next and sadly  :'(  the last dog drawing.     Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 16, 2013, 07:38:34 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great re-do on his nose Liz.  I have just posted in Ray's segment, that the standard of drawing from taking Nolan's dog course, is so very high and I am blown away by the quality of work being produced by everyone.  I am so proud of you all.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 16, 2013, 07:39:59 AM
 O0 O0 Great job on Digger Doggie #2, Ray!!
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 16, 2013, 07:43:02 AM
 O0 O0 O0 Nice nose job there, Liz. . . . .when are you going to set up your own surgery? I need to send my Doggie to you for some nose rebuilding!!! :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mb882 on December 16, 2013, 08:13:33 AM
gorgeous WOW 
very natural details really nice  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 16, 2013, 08:15:40 AM
Mel thank you very much for your comments.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mb882 on December 16, 2013, 08:22:33 AM
Hi Liz, the mini dachshund, Daisy, was my parents dog. She passed a little over a year ago. They have another mini d. now named Coco  :)

The other one is "Mosey" (Moses), who I adopted from the Humane Society a few years ago. Named him Moses as I could tell he was really old  ::). Sadly though, he had a seizure the night I took him home and died the next day. He was in my arms as he left though, so at least he was loved and cared for as he passed.

I love animals and I love painting/drawing so eventually I'd like to somehow create art for the purpose of easing the suffering of animals. It's all a vague idea right now, but it would be a dream come true.  :cloud9:

By the way, I'm collecting items for the Oahu SPCA through mid Jan. I'll pm you with details in case you have some items to donate  :) Happy Painting!

another natural gorgeous drawing  :clap:
and yes I believe your dream will come true

"Nothing is impossible. the word itself says I am possible" Audrey Hepburn  :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 16, 2013, 08:23:43 AM
Great dog drawing, Ray.

The nose is so real!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mb882 on December 16, 2013, 08:30:58 AM
Here is my drawing of the short hair dog very time consuming but well worth the effort I am sure you agree


Photo taken in a very wet condition here in the UK

agree completely  :clap: 
really nice life-like drawing Ray  :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 16, 2013, 08:33:12 AM
 :) You'll be taking your chances on me, Bev!  ::) 
 :thankyou:  Everyone for your encouragement!  I guess I'm ready to learn how to do the next long hair dog!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 16, 2013, 08:41:33 AM
You nailed it, Ray!!!   :twothumbs:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 16, 2013, 09:02:11 AM


"Draw this one, Mom!"
"You gotta be kidding!  I'm having a hard time with noses!"
My family has a lot of interest in my recent dog drawings.  My son has a sense of humor, doesn't he?  I mean, there are  4 other dogs in the family waiting for their 'portraits'!


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 16, 2013, 09:41:08 AM
 :twothumbs: Go for it Liz. . . . he/she's a real cutie!!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 16, 2013, 10:17:47 AM
Oh, you can do it, Liz.  What a cutie!!

aloha,

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 16, 2013, 10:52:34 AM
What a beauty.  You can do it Liz.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 16, 2013, 11:33:27 AM
I don't think so.   ::)   I think my son was just trying to 'challenge' me.   ;D  I'm moving on with Nolan to a long haired dog which my son has 2 of, probably harder to draw and paint than this one fella with short hair and clear features!  He's waiting for me to try his dogs actually.
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 16, 2013, 01:26:49 PM
wow ray you certainly conquered this little doggie well done  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 16, 2013, 01:33:36 PM
what can I say  :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 16, 2013, 01:35:36 PM
I use regular pencils for my chisel points O0

Patricia, if you have family still in South Africa, ask them to send you some Prestik - it works the best of all the brands that I have used
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 16, 2013, 01:39:58 PM
there is absolutely nothing wrong with your stroke Bev - continue like this and your dog is going to look like a photo :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 16, 2013, 01:45:10 PM
brilliant job Jennylynn :congrats: :not_worthy:

Just make the reflections on the right hand eye more prominent. If you compare with mine you will see my reflections are broader. As your are a tad thinner they seem to disappear - a very small change indeed O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 16, 2013, 01:47:27 PM
Excellent job Nina - and it doesn't matter if you didn't do it my way - as long as the job gets done right :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 16, 2013, 01:51:14 PM
excellent job Liz, he looks great now after the nose job ;D :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What I suggest you do is just continue to lift out the reflections in the eyes with your Blutac. They can go all the way back to as close to white as possible, then add the edging around those highlights to sharpen them O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 16, 2013, 02:15:27 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan!  I'll work on WHITE reflections on eyes!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 16, 2013, 02:22:16 PM
Nolan, do you mean regular size pencils, and NOT the JUMBO F-C drawing pencils? The jumbo ones cost $1 more each.


I noticed that the chisel points break off easily on the higher B pencils.  My darkest pencil is the shortest of all!


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 16, 2013, 02:26:54 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan will do the reflection in the right eye  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 16, 2013, 04:27:06 PM


Reflections in eyes-


Used some of Denise's Blu Stic putty to get to the whites in the eyes.  Have to have a steady hand!  The reflections came out better than the dull eyes before.  I like that it gives more 'life' to the dog.
 
How do you determine where to put them and what shape they should be if a photo doesn't show the reflections too clear?


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 16, 2013, 07:44:32 PM
BEAUTIFUL eye reflections! Glad the blue stik worked :)
Good question about how to do the eye reflections, curious to find out myself.....

Oh, and that new puppy pic?  :faint: -- too much cuteness for me, I can't take it!  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 16, 2013, 08:04:18 PM
Very, very nice Ray!! Your work is awesome, you must be thrilled!  :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 16, 2013, 08:44:59 PM
Wow that is so beautiful , well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on December 16, 2013, 08:46:21 PM
awesome, very good  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 16, 2013, 11:19:10 PM
Liz,

Your dog face is so well done.  Great job on getting depth into his eyes.  Realistic nose.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 17, 2013, 12:21:35 AM
You have left me speechless  :thankyou: so much all of you for your wonderful comments they really mean a lot to me  :'(  :smitten: :hug: :thankyou:    Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 17, 2013, 04:41:25 AM
Whew. . . Thank you Nolan!!  :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 17, 2013, 04:46:08 AM
Way to go Liz. . . !!! O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 17, 2013, 06:10:05 AM
Ray you did an awesome job.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 17, 2013, 06:11:42 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, You are a good teacher.  :1hug:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 17, 2013, 06:46:11 AM
It's the little details that gives the picture that personality well done on a suburb drawing Liz cannot wait to see the bull dog she lovely   :twothumbs: :congrats:   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 17, 2013, 09:40:30 AM
 :cheering: Keep pushing the pencil, Bev!  Slowing but surely a miracle will happen before your eyes!  It has for me, Patricia and the others who are learning how to draw dogs with Nolan's painstaking instructional videos.
-Liz

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 17, 2013, 12:47:01 PM
amazing the difference the reflections in the eyes make eh :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

All you do if the eyes are not alive in your drawing is enhance the reflections that you do see, or even use your artists license to add your own O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 17, 2013, 12:52:54 PM
I don't use the jumbo pencils no.

the tips of the softer pencils can break off easily when you are actually carving the points, it just takes practice and patience.
You can try to expose less of a length of lead on the soften pencils as well when carving them.
If they break off while drawing then you are pressing too hard. The hardest I would ever press is only slightly more than normal writing pressure which should not be hard enough to snap the lead.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 17, 2013, 01:54:39 PM
Wowser dowser. . Ray. . .you put Nolan on cloud 9!!!! Way to go Ray!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 17, 2013, 04:28:35 PM
GOT IT, NOLAN!  You made me see how important the reflections in the eyes are.  I guess they 'make the dog' so to speak! 
~Liz

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 17, 2013, 04:36:24 PM
I don't use the jumbo pencils no.

the tips of the softer pencils can break off easily when you are actually carving the points, it just takes practice and patience.
You can try to expose less of a length of lead on the soften pencils as well when carving them.
If they break off while drawing then you are pressing too hard. The hardest I would ever press is only slightly more than normal writing pressure which should not be hard enough to snap the lead.


Practice and Patience- Carve shorter length of lead on softer pencils- Don't Press Too Hard!
GREAT ADVICE!!!
I'll try all of that!!!  Thanks, Nolan!!!   :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 17, 2013, 06:29:03 PM
 :thankyou: Sarah!  :thankyou:

and thank you very much Mel - nice to know someone believes my dream will come true  :smitten:

Here is my short hair dog.....

...with improved nostrils
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on December 17, 2013, 09:17:14 PM
Great drawing Ray! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on December 17, 2013, 09:28:23 PM
Wow, great dog drawing! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on December 17, 2013, 09:46:32 PM
Hi Denise. Great dog drawings.  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on December 17, 2013, 09:48:16 PM
Wow! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on December 17, 2013, 09:49:36 PM
 :clap: :flowers: .
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on December 17, 2013, 09:51:56 PM
Great drawing! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 17, 2013, 10:44:39 PM
Denise,

Nice job on your short-haired dog.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 17, 2013, 11:42:29 PM
Well done on your short hair Doggie Denise is it your camera it seems to be very light but other than that you have caught the expression on the dogs face very well.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 17, 2013, 11:44:59 PM
TERRIFIC DRAWING, DENISE!   :twothumbs:  I just knew you would produce a nice doggie!  You're very patient and good with details, that's why!  So tell me, how did you do those whiskers?!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 18, 2013, 12:43:53 AM
Awe Denise. . . he looks like he is just can't wait to run away and play with you! Good job, well done!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 18, 2013, 12:47:12 AM
Thanks, Vjah!
Just out of curiosity, what does the fox say???
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on December 18, 2013, 03:17:45 AM
Its a song  ;D . But, the fox goes yow-wow-wow, ack-ack-ackawoo-ack, and YAAGGAGHHGHHHHHHAHHHH!!!!!.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ImBatman on December 18, 2013, 03:38:18 AM
Very nice work so far on your dogs Denise.

Batman.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 18, 2013, 04:35:45 AM
 :heeha: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 18, 2013, 05:12:35 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Denise, a nice job on your dog and yes the whiskers are excellently done.  The picture is a tad pale like mine was which I think is the fault of our cameras.  My settings are all off but then my camera is old. Need a new one.  I am busy with the last dog but life is getting in the way and I can't seem to finish it.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 18, 2013, 05:13:43 AM
 :thankyou:  Vjah, much appreciated.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 18, 2013, 05:54:22 AM
Hi Patricia cannot wait to see the long haired dog drawing the sad thing is after these drawings have been done what next the past three weeks have been awesome what do you think we can get Nolan to do next?  Any suggestion? I am sure bribes can be arranged   Lol    Ray. 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 18, 2013, 09:37:14 AM
 :)Thank you Vjah and Mea!  :)

Ray, thank you so much, you a such a kind on-line voice. I'm so happy you think I caught the expression as that's what is most important for me  :). Yes, the pic shows up a different shade in general and seems duller. I just use my I-phone for the photos and I think the lighting from the time of day really makes a difference (and I haven't figured out what time of day is best!). Patricia and I need cameras for Christmas.....please let Santa know!

 :thankyou: Liz! So you think the whiskers look ok? Felt like I was working blind half the time because I couldn't really see the lifted off whisker part. I did my best to draw the thin line under the white part and I guess it showed up a little. Hard to get that sharp, thin line though. I also like the other method Nolan used doing it the opposite way -- draw the whisker first then pull off the graphite after. Takes some effort to refill the dark parts though. The BT seems very soft huh? Seems to me it would be perfect if it held it's shape a little more - maybe the fridge??

 :thankyou: Bev! Going to go run and play with doggie now  8). Although, I just noticed he needs a nostril adjustment  :D

 :thankyou: Batman!

 :thankyou: Patricia! - Oh, it must be torturous to be kept from your dog drawing  ::) Well, I guess it could make the class last a little longer ;) Can't wait to see your "last" one....
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 18, 2013, 09:45:11 AM
I think I can do my son's dog, MALU!  He looks a lot like this one with LOTS of long hair.

I should do better the second time around AFTER I get through some of the coming family holiday events.  So keep drawing, Everyone!  Have a blessed Christmas and Great New Year 2014 with Paint Basket!



I enjoyed the drawing course very much; don't remember when I had so much fun and great camaraderie!!! 
 :hug:  and  :thankyou:  and   :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 18, 2013, 09:51:29 AM
Awe, BEAUTIFUL Liz!! He looks so eager to be pet - look at all that furry hair (with a nice lookin nose too!), I want to just hug him.

I'll be looking for Malu early next year then - Congratulations on finishing the doggie course!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Germa on December 18, 2013, 11:29:07 AM
Wow..
just WOW!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Germa on December 18, 2013, 11:32:28 AM
Great drawing Denise!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Germa on December 18, 2013, 11:42:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
So very well done Patricia, lovely, really lovely dog paintings drawings.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 18, 2013, 02:14:55 PM
Beautiful Denise, I like your technique O0

I would however suggest still working on the tip of the nose. Use the lightened image to get the placing of the nostrils correct. The face is tilted so the nostrils can't form a horizontal line, the one will be higher than the other. O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 18, 2013, 02:15:46 PM
WOW Liz I cannot believe you have finished before Patricia but it's not a race and you have done a wonderful job on the long hair dog the shading and tonal detail is very good Liz the only point I can see is the left eye it needs to be taken back a bit on the light reflection to the white of the paper just like you have done on the right eye that's the only thing I can see hope this helps but other than that it is a great drawing and you should go ahead and draw your dogs  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 18, 2013, 02:21:32 PM
well done Liz :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: nice free flowing drawing this, yet it has captured the dog's personality perfectly. He is instantly recognisable :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think what is bothering Ray about the left eye is the white around the eye, just darken the upper eyelid some more O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 18, 2013, 02:27:36 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, a FANTASTIC drawing of the long haired dog.  Just awesome!!  I am right behind you for I am almost finished and hope to post it tomorrow when I can take a photograph in the light.  I have had family birthdays and it is just such a busy time generally. 


Yes, this course has been such fun.  I  too, have enjoyed the camaraderie and the liveliness which it seemed to infuse in all of us.  I am sad that it is now coming to an end. 



Thank you so much Liz for the Christmas wishes and I too, wish you and yours, a wonderful, blessed Christmas and a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year too. 


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 18, 2013, 02:32:06 PM
at least we still have lots more drawing to come next year O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 18, 2013, 02:35:12 PM
 :thankyou:  So much Ray for your message.  Well, I am so sad about the course coming to an end.  However, what I really would love to learn to do, is to draw the Big Five, in fact all wild animals and even domestic cats too.  I am sure that there are other members who are also interested in this.  However, I am eager to learn anything and everything and will go with the flow and most popular votes.  I am very easy to please. What are your suggestions?


 :thankyou:  Germa for your lovely comments which really encourages me.




Patricia

 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 18, 2013, 03:16:47 PM
love your doggie no 2 liz great expression!!  love it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 18, 2013, 03:28:15 PM
I do see that the left lid needs a little darkening, Ray and Nolan.  How could I have missed that?


I appreciate all of the help I've gotten to learn the basics of how to draw dogs.  It's so important to pay attention to the details that could make a drawing/painting better, and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to learn from scratch, how to draw correctly.


I learned so much that could apply to other art that I might do.  Some of the practical pointers I learned are important, too, like taking one's  time chiseling pencil points so the lead doesn't keep breaking and the pencil gets shorter and shorter, and not pressing down hard with the pencil and breaking off the lead, and also selecting the right pencil to use, etc.!  By this 3rd dog I have improved in handling my pencils by being less tense!  I actually ENJOYED drawing this dog best of the three!
 :thankyou:


Everyone for your comments!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 18, 2013, 03:38:01 PM
I'm interested in drawing and painting wild animals, also, Patricia!  In fact, I've been wanting to tackle an elephant, wolf, and a tiger, somewhat in that order.  I have a special liking for Big Cats.  I have a friend who does great tigers, but also all marine life- dolphins, turtles, fish-  Would be interesting to see what Nolan comes up with!   :)
~Liz


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 18, 2013, 03:56:11 PM
Liz that's the same way I feel. I love the big cats. Maybe Nolan will take the hint.  ;)

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 18, 2013, 04:00:18 PM
...what I really would love to learn to do, is to draw the Big Five, in fact all wild animals and even domestic cats too. 

Ditto .....  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 18, 2013, 04:08:28 PM
Hi Liz, Thanks for your message.  In the "Let's Draw" course there was an elephant, horse, squirrel and a tiger drawn so I doubt whether Nolan will tackle them right off the bat but I too, am certainly very interested in the domestic cats, wild cats e.g. lions, cheetahs, leopards, black panthers and also bears, wolves and such.  I don't know what the content of Nolan's course will be next year but no doubt, if it is anything like the dog's course we have just done, then we really have a treat in store for us. My "suspenders" are killing me .... can't wait to see/hear what he has planned. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 18, 2013, 04:11:21 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan - ahh, yes I see what you mean about the nostrils. I will use the lightened photo and fix it  :)

 :thankyou: Germa!

Jennylynn, I will steal the compliment to Liz on doggie no 2 for myself  ::)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 18, 2013, 04:13:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely to see that both you, Nina and Denise are also interested in the big cats too.  Perhaps Nolan will look into this for us.  I was hoping that Dennis would do this in watercolours but sadly it wasn't covered.  Perhaps pastels will.  We can hope. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 18, 2013, 04:51:57 PM
Liz, you are so right, we have gained a lot from this course.  I have been wanting to learn shading techniques for the longest time and when I saw Nolan's course, I knew that this is what I had been waiting for and I am ever so happy that I did it.  As I said before and I can't say it enough times but I would recommend this course to everyone and especially beginners for it would give them a wonderful foundation on which to build. 
 
I have finally finished my long haired dog, I could actually fiddle for another week on the drawing but time is of the essence and I need to post it.  I would like to go back and re-do the entire course again. However, I found this one the most challenging but oh! so interesting too.
 
Patricia     
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 18, 2013, 07:07:13 PM
 :)  to have done the course and  :'( to get to the end of it, but it sure was worth it  :sweat: !!!


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dennis on December 18, 2013, 07:26:40 PM
It is the runner who actually crosses the line who has run the race. Give up one meter from the finishing line and you have lost the race. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:


I'm not able to comment on every single post on the forum but, from what I've seen, all you guys and gals have done a fantastical job. Wow! what artists you all have  become :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :flowers: .... and some of you were dead scared of the pencil in the beginning. :2funny:


PS   "Great art starts with a great drawing and a great drawing comes with the practice!" Vladimir London, Drawing Academy.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 18, 2013, 10:55:38 PM
Aloha Dennis!  THANK YOU SO MUCH for commenting on my completing the Drawing Dog course!  It has indeed been an accomplishment for me as someone who has NEVER EVER drawn before!  I am more amazed at my 'hidden ability to draw' than my own family, who had never seen me do any kind of pencil drawing until just recently!  My children have 4 dogs between them so I'll be honing my skills on them, hoping to do acrylic or oil portraits of them eventually!


 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  DENNIS, NOLAN, AND PAINT BASKET for enriching my mundane life with ART!!!  I just made my 73rd birthday this past Dec. 15 and feel like I've just embarked upon a new stage of life, pursuing a new hobby of learning to draw!  God bless you real special for all that you do for me and the others in the PB family!   :hug:
I also want to wish you A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND PROSPEROUS 2014!!!
~Liz




Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 18, 2013, 11:45:44 PM
 I like your suggestions Patricia the big five would be a wonderful course or any of the wild animals what I would like is human portraits I know Dennis has done one in watercolour and I have been looking at but to do portraits in graphite would be awesome   There is a course done by someone else but the chap did not put it all together he just did an eye a nose a mouth ear and hairline but not the whole thing    But has you say I am sure Nolan has something planned for the new year and Dennis is doing pastels which I am looking forward too
But the course we have just completed was awesome in its content and Liz hit it on the head saying that the tiny details is what makes the picture come alive   Anyway here's to next year take care Patricia you are an example to us all in your work and in your attitude    Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 19, 2013, 12:29:03 AM
Just a suggestion Guys we do not want to waste the wonderful and awesome work that Nolan has done for us

How about if we put up a photo of our own dog and we could draw them just a thought

Here is my Molly she is a labradoodle. 4 yrs old

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 19, 2013, 04:39:54 AM
Pretty dog Ray.  :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2013, 06:12:43 AM
Well folks, this is the last of my dog's for this course.  Your comments and critiques are always welcomed and well received.  Thank you for taking the time to view it.  Patricia
 
 
 
 
 
P.S. Isn't it amazing how photographs show up things you don't see in the actual drawing.  On the right side of the dog's head I see a distinct line going down from his ear which I have softened and corrected by drawing wisps of hair covering it.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2013, 06:31:26 AM
Thank you Ray for your message.  Yes, I too, am very interested in doing portraits and you are right, in graphite they would be gorgeous but I have also seen the most stunning portraits done in pastels.  Dennis did a portrait course in watercolours this year and we started off with the eye/nose/mouth etc. and then went onto the full portrait so perhaps you should take a look at it especially if there is a Christmas sale this year.   
 
 :thankyou:  too Ray, for those kind words about me and like you, I just so enjoyed and loved every minute of our dog's course. If this course is anything to go by, then we are in for a real treat next year.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on December 19, 2013, 07:09:51 AM
Now there is a "happy chappy!"  Super drawing, Patricia.
Love your all your dogs!  Great job!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2013, 07:26:13 AM
 :thankyou:  Jill, much appreciated, I enjoyed drawing them.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2013, 07:27:45 AM
Cute dog Ray, nice idea.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 19, 2013, 07:27:54 AM
Wow Lady P! Now that's a doggie Portrait to be mighty proud of!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: O0 O0 O0
You have aced this one Patricia, well, well done!! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
 
I'm still working on my Digger dog #2. . . may be working on him for quite awhile yet!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 19, 2013, 07:36:31 AM
Happy Belated Birthday, Liz. . . isn't it wonderful to be at this age and to be discovering all these neat things in life . . . yahoo,  I've never been happier :bday: :1hug:
 
Congratulations on a super finish to the doggies. . . .you have done a marvellous job of our long haired pup and as Nolan said he (the dog. .  although Nolan is also instantly recognizable too) is instantly recognizable! Now off you go to draw more and more doggies and make sure you post them for us to see!! 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 19, 2013, 07:41:59 AM
Ah yaess. . . nostrils are good, very good in fact!
You are doing such a fine, fine job of our pups, it makes me feel a tad embarrassed. . . .I'm still working on Digger Dog #2 and please don't hold your breath, for it's going to be awhile before he will be done. . . . . I know it's not a race to the finish line, but you would think I could get a simple pencil to move just a bit faster! :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2013, 07:57:41 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Bev for your encouraging comments.  I am just so sad this course has come to an end for I really relished every minute of it.  Looking so forward to seeing your drawings which no doubt, will blow me away, if your Arctic pup is anything to go by.  Patricia.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 19, 2013, 08:06:49 AM
Once again Patricia you have left the best for the last   Fantastic drawing just Awesome the shading and tonal work is really terrific I cannot fault it   Thank you for your comments yes I will be looking at the pastel drawing but I still think graphite would be better   I have still to do my drawing yet but will be nowhere as good as yours  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 19, 2013, 09:35:31 AM
Take your time Bev, I know it will be worth the wait. And don't worry, I won't hold my breath - I think we both learned a while ago that's not a good idea. Waiting, waiting, waiting for the napkin ..... well, you know what I mean  ::)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 19, 2013, 09:40:46 AM
:bday: Liz!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 19, 2013, 09:47:27 AM
Hello Molly! Cutie Pie!
I like your idea Ray  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2013, 11:19:27 AM
 :thankyou: Ray, our "own Ray of sunshine", for your kind comments but don't underestimate yourself for your drawings just amazed all of us and even put Nolan on Cloud 9 ... so that just proves how good yours were. Looking forward to seeing your last dog but there is no hurry for this is a busy time in all of our lives, I am sure.  Nevertheless, I will be checking in from time to time.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2013, 11:23:55 AM
Hey Liz, A very  :bday:  albeit belated.  Seventy three years young and yes, it is exciting to find new interests and talents that were latent.  Exciting stuff.  I am not too far behind you in age so I understand exactly what you are saying.  Life is good.  May the next year hold everything that your heart desires.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2013, 11:25:06 AM
 :2funny: :2funny:  Denise & Bev.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 19, 2013, 06:32:22 PM
amazing  :congrats: :not_worthy:
I am stunned by the drawings being produced here, well done guys


ps - I have bookmarked the thread for ideas for the pencil classes  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 19, 2013, 06:35:31 PM
great idea - by doing other dogs the lessons will really sink in
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 19, 2013, 07:02:49 PM
Well look at you!! Coming on like a house on fire  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: lynn p. on December 19, 2013, 07:49:37 PM
Wonderful drawing of your little short-haired friend.  He looks great!!!  So sorry about your dog.  Hurts my heart.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on December 19, 2013, 08:27:37 PM
Beautiful dog Patricia,  :clap: .
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 19, 2013, 09:32:49 PM
 :yippee: Patricia, your third doggie is just perfect. I can't imagine how it could be any better! He (or she) looks so vibrant with it's beautiful shiny coat of fur and sweet expression. So very well done  :smitten:

I'm hoping to see more dog drawings from you. Or anything that has fur .....  ;) or hide or scales or feathers or shells or .....   ;)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 19, 2013, 09:45:30 PM
Well look at you!! Coming on like a house on fire  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Val, now THAT'S something I never heard used to describe me. All this art stuff is firing me up!!! it's great, I could use some passion! in my life  ;D

Thank you Lynn. Thank you too for mentioning Mosey - I still think of him often  :smitten:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 19, 2013, 10:05:41 PM
Liz,

Sorry I missed your birthday.  I have been swamped with my volunteer stuff lately.

By the way, the work that you and Denise, plus all the other PB-ers are doing with dog drawings is terrific. 

I thought your last dog drawing was actually a photograph which is why I did not stop to comment on it.  Had to go back and look closely when I saw peoples' comments.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 19, 2013, 10:10:48 PM
Nice dog drawing, Patricia.

He seems to have such a contented look.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 19, 2013, 11:30:09 PM
 :congrats:   
HAPPY DOG WANTS TO PLAY!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: Well, we're done with our 3 dogs! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:


Have some sparkling cider :drunk:  with  :santa:  and think about what to draw next. . .

~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 19, 2013, 11:40:42 PM
 :thankyou: , GALS!!!  THEY SAY YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS, BUT THAT IS A MISNOMER, ISN'T IT?!


I MEAN AT MY AGE, I LEARNED HOW TO DRAW!!!   ::)   THANKS TO NOLAN, A GREAT AND PATIENT TEACHER!!!  :flowers:


~LIZ
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 20, 2013, 01:22:56 AM
Take your time Bev, I know it will be worth the wait. And don't worry, I won't hold my breath - I think we both learned a while ago that's not a good idea. Waiting, waiting, waiting for the napkin ..... well, you know what I mean  ::)
Ah yes. . . we definitely do not want you turning that horrid shade of blue, it's not good for anyone's health! ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 20, 2013, 05:13:56 AM
Liz, I'll bet in person Nolan is a patient teacher. But seriously....could you imagine the way we rewind, replay, rewind, fastforward, replay.... if we had him here in person, he'd be going about like a dizzy, demented little chipmunk!  :eek:

Nolan be thankful you are safely far away where we can't push your rewind button!  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 20, 2013, 07:13:01 AM
Liz, I'll bet in person Nolan is a patient teacher. But seriously....could you imagine the way we rewind, replay, rewind, fastforward, replay.... if we had him here in person, he'd be going about like a dizzy, demented little chipmunk!  :eek:

Nolan be thankful you are safely far away where we can't push your rewind button!  ;D

Val, you gave me my big chuckle of the day!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 20, 2013, 07:25:53 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan for your wonderful compliments about us all.  Well, we have an excellent  :smart:  who has illustrated and explained, point by point, exactly what we are to do and we follow by example. So accolades and  :urwelcome: off to you for being so patient with us and as the old saying goes, "what you put in, you get out" which tells you that you have done an excellent job.  Thanks a million.
 
 
 :thankyou:  Vjah, Mea and Liz for all your lovely comments.  Yes, Liz, I am always thinking about drawing/painting and am nervous about pastels but with Dennis' expert tuition, I will conquer it.
 
 
 :thankyou:  Denise for always being so encouraging too. 
 
Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 20, 2013, 08:36:16 AM
VAL, You are so right about what we do when we watch the videos!  Just picture us doing this also:


PAUSE-PRACTICE- RESTART-PAUSE AGAIN- PRACTICE. . . Besides REWIND AND FAST FORWARD!


Yes, if we were in class with Nolan the poor man would have to do everything in SLOW MOTION A COUPLE TIMES OR MORE, PLUS STOP FOR OUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS, TOO!    :heeha:   
But there's no doubt that he really is a GREAT TEACHER!!!
 :thankyou: , NOLAN, YOU'RE THE MAN!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:


-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dennis on December 20, 2013, 11:04:06 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 20, 2013, 11:25:30 AM
liz  :bday:  belated  :bday:  to you  hope you had a fantastic day  :yippee: :hug: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 20, 2013, 11:29:47 AM
patricia my oh my this doggie no 3 is beautiful so well done  :yippee: you have certainly aced this course patricia and I know you will definitely conquer the pastels course with dennis next year  :yippee: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 20, 2013, 11:32:50 AM
love your idea ray brilliant  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 20, 2013, 11:43:17 AM
Thanks Jennylynn!


Well, I did my usual exercise at the YMCA which was treadmill day.  It rained later in the day so my husband and I had to cancel our picnic/sunset watching date.  We had Chinese dinner and I had lobster with black beans.  It was delicious, better than the lobster I had 7 yrs. ago at Red Lobster with a friend who had a Christmas gift certificate!  And THAT lobster was GOOD!   :)  But actually I really like crab any day!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 20, 2013, 12:59:53 PM
Very impressive girl. Hey could you do mine for me. I'm behind.  :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 20, 2013, 01:58:46 PM
I like the 3rd pup,  :clap: looking forward to that lesson opening for me!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 20, 2013, 02:07:38 PM
mmm, lobster...  I had company the past few days and we did a Lobster Newberg using Maine claw meat from Costco,  I miss living on the coast where I had great seafood markets to go to...  tough to beat Seattle, I used to dive at one of the abandoned piers for dungeness crab with my NOAA corps friends and then do a big feed.  Was one of our winter traditions!

Nice job on the poochie #3 Liz! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: lynn p. on December 20, 2013, 02:08:42 PM
Wow Patricia, what an interesting drawing.  The eyes are three dimensional an really shine.  I love the range of values and the wispy hairs. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 20, 2013, 02:09:55 PM
I'm going to have to live vicariously through all you guys since I have no dog.  It's like children with me, play with them and then send them home at the end of the day! ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on December 20, 2013, 02:11:14 PM
Great dogs Patricia. Beautiful drawings, congratulations! Doina  :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 20, 2013, 02:37:47 PM
 :crazy2:
 ;D
 :crazy2:
 ;D


something like that?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 20, 2013, 02:46:14 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Jennylynn, Nina, Steven, Lynn and Doina so very much.  You are all extremely kind with your comments about my dog drawings.  Quite frankly, I feel that everyone's drawings have been outstanding and of a very high standard which Nolan mentioned as well.   I therefore think that 
 
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
is in order for each and every one of you too.  I am looking forward to seeing your next drawings and know that I shall be pleasantly shocked at what you guys and gals do. 
 
Keep up the fantastic artwork.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 20, 2013, 04:05:31 PM
 :heeha:   EXACTLY!!!   :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 20, 2013, 06:07:16 PM
BIG FEED AND WINTER TRADITIONS-  I know no such thing.  But I do like seafood Newburg though I think Steven's sounds like it's out of this world!  Sure envy folks who can get fresh lobsters and dungeness crab.  Restaurant price: single lobster tail $18.00,  crab dish $36 for a 2 pound crab!   ::)
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 21, 2013, 12:17:52 AM
This dog has a couple fleas, comments?

Umm, anyone else see a skull in the left eye?  Accident I tell ya!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 21, 2013, 12:19:52 AM
I agree, it's tough to justify seafood when you live off the coast, sometimes I just Jones for it.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 21, 2013, 12:26:00 AM
I agree, it's tough to justify seafood when you live off the coast, sometimes I just Jones for it.


What do you mean by the last part?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 21, 2013, 12:30:00 AM
ahhh, term from the 80's, Jonesin' for something is to want it badly
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 21, 2013, 12:36:51 AM
You're kidding!  I do see it!  :heeha:
-Liz


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 21, 2013, 12:39:24 AM
That's a new one for me!  Thanks!
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 21, 2013, 12:48:23 AM
 :clap: :clap: Nicely done Steven. . .and I do see the skull, although I never would have if you hadn't mentioned it!! LOL! Don't see any fleas though.  . . .
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 21, 2013, 12:51:01 AM
Very impressive girl. Hey could you do mine for me. I'm behind.  :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:

Good idea Nina. . .perhaps Patricia could do mine too. . . . I'm still working on digger #2 LOL! :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 21, 2013, 12:53:30 AM
 
Drawing is like the first kiss. It carries within it the deepest emotion and the challenge of the first step. It is the first cry after birth. (Ala Bashir (http://artquotes.robertgenn.com/auth_search.php?authid=5980))
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 21, 2013, 01:48:50 AM
hey steven great job on your doggie  O0  fleas naahh!  but like the others I also see the skull but only cus you mentioned it  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 21, 2013, 01:50:58 AM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 21, 2013, 04:31:57 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Steven, a very nice try.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 21, 2013, 04:38:54 AM
 :2funny: :2funny:  As much as I would love to help you gals by drawing it for you, you can do it, probably better than what I can and I am waiting with my 'suspenders' getting tighter and tighter!!!  No rush      :run:   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 21, 2013, 08:03:35 AM
Nice job on the dog, Steven.

Yours is the first dog drawing where I have noticed the dog tag.  Gotta go back now and see if the others had it.

Keep at it; you are doing well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 21, 2013, 08:29:41 AM
I like the quote!  For someone who just discovered the joy of drawing, it's like "being on top of the world" and "there's nothing I can't do" feeling!"   :flowers:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 21, 2013, 12:08:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:Good job Steven! Such a coy look in doggies face :) 
Movin on to the long hair now .....  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 21, 2013, 12:29:45 PM
Good on you Steven, nice go.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 21, 2013, 02:16:14 PM
nice techniques used Steven, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:


its just the shape of the face that seems off. was the photo taken at angle?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 21, 2013, 04:33:25 PM
Nice pick up on the angle Nolan, when I do the late night shots I have to go at an angle to reduce the bounce back glare, and thanks for the comments, I'll probably redraw the left eye and the end of the nose while I wait for dog # 3 lessons to open for me,  and will repost with natural lighting. 

I'm enjoying the class Nolan, thanks for your efforts  O0  :clap:

Thank you everyone for your comments! :1hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 21, 2013, 05:38:50 PM
thought so O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Alice L Lemke on December 21, 2013, 08:24:59 PM
I second Patricia's comment - this was a tough assignment for somebody without a lot of drawing experience, so I'll give you lots of credit for trying. 

Your niece says she would not want to adopt this dog.(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/2funny.gif)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 23, 2013, 10:39:43 AM
Finally, finally, finally. . . . . .
Everyone, please meet "Digger"
He would really like to play with you. . . . .
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 23, 2013, 10:50:27 AM
 Beautifully done Bev the short hair looks like velvet fantastic keep it up.   :clap: :clap: :clap:   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 23, 2013, 11:25:08 AM
 :heeha: what can I say but  :congrats: :not_worthy:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 23, 2013, 11:53:43 AM
Very nice!  :clap: :clap: I really like your negative space workings, you really nailed that technique!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 23, 2013, 12:14:49 PM
WOOOOOOOW!!!!  Bev, absolutely FANTASTIC :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:   I knew I would be blown away by your drawing.  After your Arctic Pup, I knew that this would be a winner.  Congratulations!!! Excellently done!!    Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 23, 2013, 12:43:53 PM
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 23, 2013, 12:55:18 PM
 :think:     :coolsmiley:     :-\     :detective:     :think:    Wellllll .... it's um ......  a

:yippee:    BANNER   JOB   !!!      :tooth:





Way to go Bev!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 23, 2013, 12:59:45 PM
Now here's a cheeky looking fellow! Great job Steven, you are coming on famously.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 23, 2013, 01:16:17 PM
Thanks Val!  Just my bad luck he is up next to Bev's pup, I need to darken this fellow to attain her fur look, and the left eye is still a bit off.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 23, 2013, 02:27:31 PM
Oh my goodness gracious. . . . you are all way way too kind :blush: :blush: :blush: !
 :thankyou: Ray,  :thankyou: Steven,  :thankyou: Patricia, and  :thankyou: Val. . . . .  :hug: Group hugs!!!
I thought I would never get this pup finished, but he was a fantastic learning experience,  :thankyou: Nolan for a tremendous class . . .there was just sooo much information in this section and thank you so much for your words of encouragement & support.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 23, 2013, 02:41:00 PM
Thanks Val!  Just my bad luck he is up next to Bev's pup, I need to darken this fellow to attain her fur look, and the left eye is still a bit off.
Something someone told me when I was working my way though the "Let's Draw Course". . . . ."You can't have the bright lights without the darkest darks" something to that effect. . . can't recall the chaps name right off, started with an N though. . . . lol!!
 
Your pup is looking just fine Steven, fiddle with his left eye a bit, lay in some darker values and you're away to the races. BTW, this was a very difficult drawing, I found, and more erasing was done than drawing!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 23, 2013, 03:54:54 PM
   :clap: :clap: :clap: Steven, so much better and you are steam boatin' now. 


Bev, you are right, I found this one quite difficult myself but still interesting.


Patricia




Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 23, 2013, 03:55:12 PM
Steven nice job.  :clap: Just add some darks around the left eye. It will keep it from falling out.

Nina :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on December 23, 2013, 04:26:05 PM
Wow Bev, really great drawing!  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 23, 2013, 05:14:01 PM
Guilty!  :2funny:  I've always been better with my advice then my execution!

 I'd best follow Nina's advice though, can't have the Beatle's Walrus song being reenacted here!  (yellow matter custard...) :'(

and yes Patricia I agree, it looks deceptively easier then some other drawings too... I have been struggling with the erasing for whites part, it will come! :fight:

Thanks for the input ladies! :1hug:

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 23, 2013, 06:06:59 PM
Lovely looking do, Bev.  You've mastered doggart.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 23, 2013, 07:07:23 PM
WOW!!,  :faint: amazing work Bev! But then again, I expected no less  ::)
 :yippee: I knew it would be worth the wait  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 24, 2013, 12:16:48 AM
WOW, such nice work, Bev!!!   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 24, 2013, 12:24:09 AM
Steven, I learned so much doing this second dog.  Not only had to work on the eye reflections, but before that my poor dog had to have a nose job, if you recall!  In the first place I tried to figure out where his other front paw was, then what was going on with the chest area, among other things.  Just a few minor adjustments will do the trick!
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 24, 2013, 02:31:18 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Thank you, Vjah, Mea, Denise and Liz. . . you all say the nicest things! :blush:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 24, 2013, 07:05:52 AM
Cannot let go of the Dog Drawing Course and here is one I have just completed.  The picture was from "Paint my Photo" taken by Lucy Swinburne of her Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy.  Your comments and critiques are welcome.  Thanks.  Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 24, 2013, 07:42:27 AM
Wow, Patricia, that dog drawing looks really good.  The nose is especially good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 24, 2013, 07:47:07 AM
 :congrats:   Excellent work Patricia!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   You've done an excellent job of capturing the expressive face on this fellow. Nice shadings of the fur and folds in the skin. Love those velvet ears. Well done.  O0

My only feeling is you could go darker to lift him off the page. 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 24, 2013, 07:51:12 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Mea and Val for your lovely comments on my puppy drawing.  Once again, I could not see the printout too clearly and of course, drawing in the night time doesn't help either but I just felt like I needed something to calm me down after all the last minute Christmas rush.  Looking forward to a fantastic   :painting:  and drawing year.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 24, 2013, 08:21:28 AM
I LOVE IT!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:  So precious and life-like!  You do beautiful work!!!   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:  I drew another dog at night also, but I think day time photos come out better.  Take another! 
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 24, 2013, 09:49:00 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: wow, Lady Patricia. . . look at you. . .taking what you have learned and running with it!! Kudos to you and thumbs up! O0 :clap: :clap: Your puppy looks great Patricia,  tremendous work! I do agree with Val though, darkening him up a bit will really make him pop. . . . or perhaps, it's just a matter of another photo in a different light. Which ever, great job, well done.
 
Christmas blessings and best wishes for a New Year filled with great things and good health, all year through!  :1hug:  Bev or Roxy or Crazy Lady, I answer to all of the above :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 24, 2013, 10:28:26 AM
 :yippee: So glad you couldn't "let go" of the doggie course Patricia. I love this drawing - really well done with those adorable forehead wrinkles and love those eyes. Great job on the areas where the legs bend also, nice shape and shading - it's clear what position he or she is in. For some reason I have difficulty with that ...

And wow, even though your printout wasn't clear, look what you've accomplished! :yippee: congratulations  :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 24, 2013, 10:32:44 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Liz and Bev for your encouraging comments.  You gals really lift me up and bless you for that.  Yes, you are right another photo in a different light or better still a NEW CAMERA!!!  (I feel like a bad workman blaming his tools but I honestly need a new camera!!).
 
Thanks so much Bev for your Christmas and New Year wishes and I wish the same for you and your family and there is nothing, absolutely nothing crazy about you .... you are just a fun loving, comical and great lady who had me going hysterical with laughter many, many times. 
 
Everything of the very best to you both.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 24, 2013, 10:37:52 AM
 :thankyou:  Denise for your lovely comments.  As I said, I just loved this course and I didn't want it to end so am carrying on drawing on my own until our lessons start next year.  It is good practice and besides I am an avid animal lover and dog's in particular.  Thanks once again Denise, I appreciate the encouragement you always give so generously.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 24, 2013, 12:03:41 PM
Thanks Liz!  The long hair course opened for me now so I'll post all three dogs when I finish the long hair.  I probably post too fast on most my items, I should just sit on them for a few days and look at them fresh then correct and post...
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 24, 2013, 12:09:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: I like this hound!  After a couple more of these we need to place a pet portraiture ad in Hollywood!  Or as a PB group project start a reality show, Pet Portraits for the Rich and Famous!  :painting:  (Lord knows there is a reality show for everything else these days)  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 24, 2013, 12:40:37 PM
 :thankyou:  Steven for your message and comments, I appreciate every one of them.  We should be so lucky to have the "rich and famous" commission us to draw their pets!!  We can dream.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 24, 2013, 12:44:23 PM
What the heck Steven, even if you sit on them, there will be things you will see after you post them that you could have, should have, would have done.  Besides, if you sit on them you won't see anything!!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   Be bold brother, post them!!!
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: JayJ on December 25, 2013, 01:28:58 PM
Just caught up with this thread....u are doing amazing !
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 25, 2013, 03:19:18 PM
 :thankyou:  Thank you so much Zayn for your encouraging comments and I have to say that Nolan must get the credit for sure.  His course was outstanding to say the least.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 25, 2013, 03:49:38 PM
Aloha, Ray, What are you suggesting- should we add our dogs' pictures in this thread or start our own thread?  Or where can we put all of the dog pictures for others to use?  I have great dog photos I can post so Patricia can keep drawing!  :)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 25, 2013, 05:30:18 PM
Patricia beautiful job.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 25, 2013, 08:33:10 PM
Digger is beautifully done!!! Congratulations.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 25, 2013, 08:36:59 PM
Very handsome guy Patricia. Well done!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 25, 2013, 09:43:52 PM
Liz, you can go to the free reference photos section and create a new topic for dog pictures.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 25, 2013, 10:17:15 PM
now that is what I like to see, the after drawings  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 25, 2013, 10:29:29 PM
great job Steven, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
once you have the left eye sorted he will be great. the nostrils are also not quite in the correct place, but the eye is more important O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 26, 2013, 05:47:35 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Nina, Sarah and Nolan.  Gosh, I can't get drawing dogs out of my system.  Thanks Nolan for getting me addicted!!!! 




Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 26, 2013, 05:51:08 AM
Great idea Val. 


Liz you can post your pictures in the Free Photo Section on our site as Val suggested and yes, I would be delighted because I am scared to take pictures off the internet for fear of being sued for the clothes on my back!!!! 


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on December 26, 2013, 06:03:37 AM
Patricia, I just made a quick scan of your doggie thread. 
Your dog drawings look to me to be very well executed.   :congrats:


I stopped long enough to see that you're begging Nolan to keep going with more animals.   :)   ...looks like you really have the drawing bug and you intend to put Nolan through his paces in the coming year.


I'm so glad you're enjoying using your pencils.  May you draw to your heart's content in 2014.   :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 26, 2013, 07:54:01 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian and bless you for your lovely comments.  Yes, I do enjoy drawing animals and dogs in particular and let's hope that 2014 is as good and lively as 2013 has been for us in drawing/pastels/painting ... anything arty for it is a wonderful pastime.   Hope you had a good Christmas and that Santa was good to you.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 26, 2013, 11:04:00 AM
Nostrils still not quite there.  I felt compelled to finish this poochie prior to moving on to the 3rd lesson set.

Thanks for the comments and encouragements Nolan and Patricia!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 26, 2013, 02:53:45 PM
THANKS VAL AND PATRICIA, I'll get together our family dogs and post them and also any that are not copyrighted.
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 26, 2013, 04:00:58 PM


First dog drawing without Nolan at my side!  My son's dog Malu, a Border Collie/Labrador mix.
Doing a side profile was a challenge!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 26, 2013, 04:58:55 PM
Nice job Liz!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tania on December 26, 2013, 05:04:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Congratulations! You did a fine job on this!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on December 26, 2013, 05:17:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: great drawing Liz  :flowers: :flowers: Doina
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 26, 2013, 05:30:28 PM
Wow Liz!!! I'm so happy for you, look at that! Malu is beautifully done. You must feel such an accomplishment  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 26, 2013, 05:36:18 PM
 :clap:  :clap:  :clap: I admire your determination Steven. It has certainly paid off! Doggie looks awesome, I think it's safe to move one to #3 .....  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 26, 2013, 05:54:07 PM
You are doing so well with your dogs, Liz! Malu is beautiful! I'm a little afraid to try a black dog.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 26, 2013, 05:57:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely gorgeous Liz.  You did a fine job.  Strange to say, I was looking at pictures of Black Labradors today but I did another dog which I will post after taking a picture in daylight.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 26, 2013, 05:59:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Steven, a great job!!!  You sell yourself short!!!  This is a beauty.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 26, 2013, 06:00:03 PM
Thanks Liz, that will be great.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 26, 2013, 06:29:34 PM
Liz,

You did a beautiful job drawing malu.

Looks like a great job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 26, 2013, 06:33:16 PM
Nice work on the dog, Steven.  Sure looks challenging.

I spent two hours on my boss's nostrils when I did the trout painting - but dog nostrils look so much more difficult.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 26, 2013, 06:53:30 PM
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, EVERYONE!


SARAH, you can do it!  You can draw a black dog using the darkest and softest lead pencils.  Having good drawing paper helps grab the color better when you have to press down hard for the dark places.  Go for it!


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 26, 2013, 07:41:33 PM
Excellent work Steven. Great textures.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 26, 2013, 07:44:41 PM
Super job on Malu Liz  :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 26, 2013, 08:24:01 PM
I feel like it's time for a testimonial...  the crazy thing is it's almost like pulling a thought out of the ether. One minute the drawing is a mass of lines and the next it's transformed,  I got enough contrast and suddenly this dog had some structure to him, shoot, my niece might even save it from the pound now!

Great lesson Nolan!  :smart:

As always, thanks my PB friends for the support! O0

Good call on the contrast Bev  ;)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 27, 2013, 12:44:42 AM
Hi Guys I am so pleased that you like the idea and you are right about copyright but if we use pictures of our own dogs and give consent we will not be breaching the copyright law so if you can post them on the Free Reference site it would be great if Nolan and Dennis is happy about this    Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 27, 2013, 12:50:20 AM
Steven well done on your dog drawings they are very good it is wonderful about art from a small amount of lead or from a tube or block of paint something of beauty can be formed on paper or canvas I think this is a small miracle and now you are part of that process.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 27, 2013, 01:02:18 AM
 :thankyou: Ray!

I agree Ray, Nolan talked about feeling like a magician while doing a lesson for the poochie #3, I couldn't agree more.  It is definitely a bit of a moment when a drawing/painting starts taking form.  I had often heard that artists wait to see where a painting is going to take them, now I start to get it...
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 27, 2013, 01:19:21 AM
I am finding Pooche #3 very hard Nolan says the eyes are the hardest and then the rest will follow I am still working on the eyes and it's been a week now anyway look forward to seeing your last Poochie   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 27, 2013, 05:39:29 AM
Here's the latest dog I have done, the picture was taken from Paint my Photo by Cindy Koshen of Shiloh, her dog.  My apologies for the "blueness" which could be the result of it not being quite day light yet and/or this old camera. However, Santa was good to me and I received a gift of a new camera but the battery has to be charged before I can use it.  This little dog's eyes look sad which makes my heart sore looking at it and as I said before, it is amazing the "mistakes" one sees after taking a picture .... things you don't see when you are or have drawn it.  However, your comments/critiques are always happily received.   Thanks,  Patricia
 
 
 
 
This is the "touch up" of Shiloh which original can be found at http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/shiloh-1 (http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/shiloh-1) photo taken by Cindy Koshen (I am sorry but it looks like one has to sign in ... I don't know what I am doing incorrectly, Val could you help me please ... thanks!)
 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 27, 2013, 05:47:16 AM
Patricia the result of an excellent drawing is in the eyes and you have captured this dogs personality wonderfully perhaps if the actual picture could be done along side of yours we could then see if it corresponds to the actual but you should be proud of what you have done here.  Well done.   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 27, 2013, 06:26:12 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on December 27, 2013, 06:35:46 AM
Hi Patricia - Superb drawings of dogs....   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on December 27, 2013, 06:45:03 AM
Hi Ray - These are all excellent drawings :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 27, 2013, 06:55:55 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Ray, Cyril and Val as always for your encouragement.


Yes, Ray, I should post the original next to my drawing.  Will do so with my next when I use my new camera for the quality and clarity will no doubt be so much better.  However, if you would like to see the original it is on Paint My Photo under Shiloh (the dog's name) and the photographer Cindy Koshen.  When next you are on the site, take a look but I shall definitely post original and my drawing next time for I never downloaded the picture but just printed a copy directly off from the actual site.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 27, 2013, 07:43:36 AM
Patricia,

Wow, you have really mastered the doggart.

One thing I noticed -- my eye was immediately drawn to his left eye.  There seems to be too much reflection there.

Otherwise, fabulous.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 27, 2013, 07:57:18 AM
 :thankyou:  Mea, his/her eyes were very "watery" in the original.  I will try and post the original picture for you to see but will have to wait for my husband as I am not too sure how to do it.  Computers and I don't get along too well!!  Thanks for your observation and comments which I really appreciate Mea for that is what teaches us.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 27, 2013, 09:49:57 AM
See DOG PHOTOS  in Reference Photos.

I hope to draw Pixie next and I'm assuming that any pets posted here may be drawn by any member of Paint Basket.  Please try to post ONLY FREE PHOTOS on my thread to make it simpler for me when I'm looking for photos to use.  Or specify otherwise.  Thanks!

-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 27, 2013, 10:57:18 AM
 :thankyou: Ms. Sarah. . . .thank you very much!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 27, 2013, 11:55:20 AM
Well executed, Patricia, even with twinkles in the eyes!  Seems like you're really cut out to do dogs!  You can start doing friends' pets and hire yourself out to make some pocket money!  :)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 27, 2013, 11:59:01 AM
The magical moment will come, Ray!  Dog 3 will be beautiful, guys!  :clap: :clap: :clap: (In advance!)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 27, 2013, 01:02:52 PM
Too keep things easy, all of the photos should be posted in the dog photo section of the free reference photos. It will help keep Liz's thread straight and tidy for her drawings.   O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 27, 2013, 01:05:39 PM
I think his left eye is just a bit too spotty. If you either combined one or two, or just took a couple out that may solve the problem.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Zach on December 27, 2013, 01:24:34 PM
Short haired dog looks GREAT Denise!! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 27, 2013, 02:20:21 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Liz and Val, Oh! Liz,  I really enjoy drawing animals but would never be that confident to charge for the drawing.  No way.  I find it the most wonderful pastime and once I pick up a pencil, I just want to sit at it and forget about everything else going on around me. 


Val, just checked the photograph and I think if I darkened the eye on the left, it would solve the problem. Mea was of the same opinion as you.  I will give it a go and repost it with the original but it is night time here so I will wait for the morning when it is light.


Thanks for always being there to help us.  You are so appreciated as are all our other members too.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 27, 2013, 02:21:01 PM
He's a cutey Patricia!  :clap: :clap: His face is perfect except I see one hard line horizontal under the left eye that changes the entire structure of the left side of his nose, it starts at the bridge of the nose and goes unbroken to about the middle of the left eye.  Also the softening detail when you get off the face is great except for the high light line running straight down below the mouth makes him look like he has a square edge to the right.  That Beagle? breed always melts your heart with a look!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 27, 2013, 02:28:04 PM
There is just so much time you can spend looking at a dog snout in any one sitting...  :2funny:  I like your rework Denise!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 27, 2013, 02:31:32 PM
I like your #2 pooch Ray, he's got almost liquid eyes doesn't he? :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 27, 2013, 02:32:57 PM
 :thankyou: Steven, yes, I see what you are saying about the horizontal line uner the left eye which I will soften. However, have a look at the original when I post it in the morning.  Thanks for your help and advice.  I really appreciate it immensely.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 27, 2013, 05:54:27 PM
Patricia, it makes me so happy that you are enjoying this so much! I'm so glad you have found a talent that makes you happy. Everyone who sees your work will also enjoy and appreciate your new found gift!

This latest doggie is also so well done. When I first saw Shiloh, I thought he? had a "dreamy" look and not sad. This must be one of the most challenging things when drawing anything with eyes - to get a true likeness.

Looking forward to more  :smitten:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 27, 2013, 06:00:52 PM
 :thankyou: Zach!

Thanks Steven  :) poor doggy couldn't even breath in the original drawing!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 28, 2013, 03:38:33 AM
 :thankyou:  Denise, thanks so much for your message.  I feel very blessed to have found something I enjoy so much. In my younger day when I had the time, I sketched about 6 portraits and that was the total of my drawing experience.  Yes, it is very difficult to get a likeness and as Nolan says the eyes are very important.  I can understand that for they are the windows to our souls.  I have just taken a look at the doggie free photos and when I saw Mosey's picture, I thought immediately that this doggie was sick.  What a shame.  Anyway, we have some beautiful pictures to draw with thanks to all who contributed their pictures.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 28, 2013, 05:48:04 AM
Hi Patricia I am very please that you have found something you love doing and I can understand your feelings it's something that you find hard to write about but once you put pencil to paper it becomes a labour of love your drawings are something to be proud of and they are wonderful to look at dogs and cats are a fantastic subject to draw and as you say it's through their eyes that you get there personality   I hope that Dennis or Nolan can do a similar course in pastels.   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on December 28, 2013, 08:00:22 AM
Patricia, I love your beagle!  They have such a lovingly, kind of sad expression which you captured exquisitely.   :clap:


Personally, we've had beagles and I have a feeling this doggie isn't sick, do you really think so?  Check if he's wagging his tail, that will tell the story.   ;D



Their big glassy eyes capture the light and really shine.  You probably stayed true to the photo.


I'm so glad you're enjoying the pencils! 


Don't forget, we can always use our artist's licence, just be careful not to make those eyes look human! :D


Maybe Nolan can chip in with some good advice here.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 28, 2013, 04:37:21 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Ray and Lillian for your lovely messages.


Ray, I too, am hoping that Dennis and Nolan will do something similar in their lessons next year.  I am also very interested in both pencil and pastel portraits.  So let's keep hoping.


Lillian, it is strange that you should mention being careful not to make the dog's eyes look human for that is the exact thought that entered my mind when I looked at what I had drawn ... the dog's eyes looked like human eyes but I have darkened them.  I was wanting to post the changes today but actually went to Mississauga to visit family. However, tomorrow I will post them once I have taken a photograph of the original and my rendition. Sorry, if I misled you about the dog being sick, I was meaning "Mosey" Denise's rescue dog which died in her arms the day after she got him.  Sad.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on December 28, 2013, 11:32:23 PM
hi All,

here's my attempt  to draw the light hair doggie.....

Any critic comments most welcome....


regards,
cyril
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 29, 2013, 12:04:55 AM
 :clap: :clap: Welcome to the kennels Cyril!  Good start, nice nose, good gum line, crazy dog eyes... yup, that's the guy! :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 29, 2013, 12:46:05 AM
VERY NICE, Cyril!   O0 :clap: Good for you!!!  I would recognize that dog anywhere!!!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 29, 2013, 03:03:50 AM
Well done Cyril!  :heeha:   You my friend have reached a new plateau with this one.  O0 Excellent job Cyril.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 29, 2013, 04:25:39 AM
awesome job Cyril very well done and very well drawn  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 29, 2013, 04:28:45 AM
bev, can't get used to calling you that lol,  your digger drawings is brilliant absolutely love it  :yippee: :yippee: :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 29, 2013, 05:48:35 AM
Thank you Jennylynn. . . it's funny, I still think of myself as Roxy when I get on here LOL!!
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 29, 2013, 07:09:28 AM
Your white dog reads very well as 'white dog.' Love his little nose. Well done Cyril!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 29, 2013, 07:14:07 AM
 :yippee: Roxy Roller! .....  Old bit of a rock song just passed through the memory .... made me think of you, go figure!  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on December 29, 2013, 08:18:06 AM
a beautiful, well done drawing. What a nice white dog, great, doina :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on December 29, 2013, 08:28:09 AM
 :thankyou:  Steven , Liz , Val ,Jennylynn , Sarah , Doina.........you "all" always been very encouraging.
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 29, 2013, 08:37:02 AM
Awesome Bev.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 29, 2013, 08:40:30 AM
Very impressive Liz.  :clap:  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 29, 2013, 09:03:32 AM
 Fantastic job Liz certainly without Nolan at your side you have done a super job on Malu very realistic  well done.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 09:44:06 AM
Liz, here's my take on Pixie which I hope I have done her proud.  I am off in a lot of places, never drew in her dog tag and decided at the last minute to put her lead on her back.  However, I really enjoyed drawing her although all that hair had me tearing mine out.  Comments and critiques are welcomed as always.  Patricia
 
 
 
 
PS. I am wondering whether I should have posted the original picture here as well.  What are everyone's thoughts.  The photo of Pixie is in the Free Photo Section and I thought to save space, I would not post it but am open to everyone's opinion.  Thanks, Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 09:49:40 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Cyril, VERY WELL DONE!!!  Awesome job.   Looking forward to seeing the others. Patricia 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 29, 2013, 09:55:47 AM
You did a SUPER job on Pixie, Patricia!  Really nice how her fur curls and flows!  She looks her precious self and I will email this to my daughter.  She will be so proud to know how Pixie is a 'model" for our Drawing Dog artists on Paint Basket!    :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
-Liz
P.S.  There's one last family dog to post, a Maltese/Poodle.  You'll enjoy the challenge of this little fella!

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 29, 2013, 09:56:49 AM
Pixie is wonderful Patricia!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 10:04:13 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Liz and Sarah for your lovely comments. Wow, Liz, your photos of your family pets are just too adorable.  Never imagined just how beautiful.  I am still waiting to draw my daughter's Boerboel but she can't seem to find a decent picture which is taking its time to arrive. He currently has an ear infection and the one ear is sticking out so she can't take another photo until the swelling goes down.  However, we have such adorable dogs to draw and one of my problems, is choosing which one to draw next, my other problem is HOUSEWORK!!!!  I normally draw in the night and with advancing age, my eye sight is getting poorer but that seems the only time I can do anything for myself these days.  Patricia 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on December 29, 2013, 10:10:30 AM
What a cutie! Do you want comments?? Here are mine: Excellent, beautiful, realistic, PERFECT!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: Doina
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 10:16:32 AM
Oh! Doina, you are special.  Thanks so much for your lovely comments which made me laugh.  Bless you and I appreciate them so much.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on December 29, 2013, 10:25:53 AM
Oh, wow, Patricia!  So cute and so very well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on December 29, 2013, 10:31:57 AM
Excellent dog drawings, Bev!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on December 29, 2013, 10:41:19 AM
I had a few chuckles as I read through Liz's Drawing Dogs thread.   ;D


Liz, you amaze me!  You are doing so well with your drawings!   :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 10:44:08 AM
Thanks a ton Lillian, I have really enjoyed the 'How to draw dogs' course as you no doubt can tell.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 29, 2013, 10:51:27 AM
Lady P. . . .oh my, oh my. . . . . you have taken to drawing dogs with a positive flurry of artistry! So very very well done. I am impressed!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  More please, we want to see more!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 29, 2013, 10:55:05 AM
:yippee: Roxy Roller! .....  Old bit of a rock song just passed through the memory .... made me think of you, go figure!  :2funny:
Now, that's a moldy oldy, if there ever was one! Are you suggesting. . . . . . . . ??? hummmmmm??? :2funny:
 :thankyou:  Nina. . . still working away on Doggy # 3 "Dolly Dog". . . . .all that hair!!!!!
 :thankyou: Lillian. . .nice to hear from you again! Glad you could drop by and enjoy the puppies.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 11:07:50 AM
 :thankyou:  Bev (Roxy) for your always lovely comments.  More will be coming when I get this darned housework done!!!  Am still waiting patiently for your other portraits .... my suspenders are getting a little tight.  However, there is still a little wiggle room but I don't know for how long!!!!   :2funny:  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 29, 2013, 11:08:43 AM
Excellent detail in the fur  O0 Very nicely done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 29, 2013, 11:17:13 AM
:yippee: Roxy Roller! .....  Old bit of a rock song just passed through the memory .... made me think of you, go figure!  :2funny:
Now, that's a moldy oldy, if there ever was one! Are you suggesting. . . . . . . . ??? hummmmmm??? :2funny:

 :whistle: Whatever do you mean?   >:D   Did I mention what a delightful job you're doing with the dogs?  :angel: 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 29, 2013, 11:40:10 AM
liz a beautiful drawing done of malu  very very nicely done hope your going to frame it  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 29, 2013, 11:45:46 AM
patricia this dog drawing is definitely your niche pixie is extremely well done love the fur eyes in fact everything  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 29, 2013, 12:41:43 PM
You do stop to sleep right?  :2funny: I love the touch ups on the beagle!  :clap: I see what you meant by "wait for the repost" on the chest division, it looks better in context of the original picture, it's hard to represent the true form in that area without continuing the leg in the drawing, good job.   O0
It's fine the way it is, but the nose's value looks to be about the same as the darkest fur;  if you darkened the nose the contrast would improve with the white hairs around the nose.  :painting:

Pixie is perfect!  :clap: :clap: 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on December 29, 2013, 12:45:27 PM
Patricia, the likeness of Shiloh is so spot on now, same expression!  :yippee:

And Pixie? my goodness, that fur is so silky, wavy and shiny. Such a friendly, content expression - love it!  :smitten:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 12:49:03 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Jennylynn, Val and Steven for your encouraging comments.  Yes, I do get to sleep Steven albeit much later than normal for I get so focussed and engrossed in what I am doing, that I forget about the time and don't even hear the clock ticking!!!!  Thanks for the critiques and I will darken the nose for sure.  Your help and advice is much appreciated.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 03:20:26 PM
 :thankyou:  Denise for your always encouraging comments.  Like portrait sketching it is not always easy to capture the exact same expression but practice makes perfect as Dennis always tells us and I am getting a lot of practice for sure.  Let's hope I will be perfect some day!!!!   :2funny: :2funny:   Patricia 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 29, 2013, 03:54:40 PM
  :thankyou: Thanks, Gang!  My son loved the drawing of his dog, Malu!


It's a miracle what I'm able to do with a pencil after just a few weeks.  Even my husband says so!  He never saw me draw before.  I feel like my drawing hand is getting looser and I am seeing how value/tonal contrasts make all the difference in a picture.  I hope to try the Havanese dogs when the postman brings me drawing pads I ordered.  Look forward to seeing your dogs, too!  :)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on December 29, 2013, 04:03:08 PM
Patricia! I think you are doing a wonderful job on your little dogs! Each one is better than the last.  Awesome!!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on December 29, 2013, 04:12:55 PM
Patricia, you can't improve on perfection!!!   :1hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 04:27:56 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Jillh and Lillian, bless you both for your kindness about my drawings.  I am so pleased that you appreciate them for it encourages me for sure.  Thank you.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 04:32:42 PM
Liz, I was so pleased to have read your message for now you know how I feel about the drawing of the dogs.  I also feel it is a miracle what I am able to make my pencils do after just a few short weeks and as I have said many times before "thanks go to Nolan for the most brilliant course without which, I would never have known".  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2013, 04:38:27 PM
Folks, I am sorry but I have had to remove my Beagle drawing as I wasn't aware that I could not post the original picture from Paint my Photo until I read a copyright post by Batman in which he stated that we are not allowed to post the original photograph so I have had to remove it.  However, I shall re-post just my drawing of the dog after taking a new photograph in the daylight.  My apologies for the incovenience.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 29, 2013, 05:08:01 PM
AMEN, PATRICIA!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: FOR NOLAN!!!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 29, 2013, 11:39:16 PM
Great job on the white pooch Cyril well done on starting this course 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 30, 2013, 02:02:50 AM
Patricia, you can post a link to the photo.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 30, 2013, 04:05:09 AM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 30, 2013, 04:07:30 AM
 :thankyou:  Val for that info.  My problem is I don't read the small print.  Anyway, I removed it to be on the safe side.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 30, 2013, 06:22:27 AM
Hi Lillian as soon as I saw Jake I had to draw him I hope it's to your liking if not I will remove it but thank your daughter for having such a lovely Goldendoodle.  Ray



The photo is in the reference folder
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 30, 2013, 06:26:24 AM
Hi Patricia I have just seen Pixie wonderful job you have done you really have a natural talent for capturing the detail of your subject well done on another successful drawing
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on December 30, 2013, 07:05:24 AM
Ray, you've done a real fine job drawing Jake.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


I will indeed thank my daughter.


Please don't remove it.  Show off the nice work you've done!



Jake has outgrown this puppy stage.  He's a big boy now, but he's still real cute and part of the family.  Whenever I visit, I get a paw handshake and a hug.  He presses his head and long neck against me.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 30, 2013, 09:23:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Very nice, Ray!  Don't we cherish our family dogs- paw shakes and hugs!  When Malu was a pup I got dog licks all over and sometimes he got carried away and jumped up to kiss me, nearly knocking me over.  Now he's learned to sit or lie down for his petting!
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on December 30, 2013, 10:17:29 AM
Excellent job on Jake, Ray. The shading makes his 'smile' and personality shine right through.  You did a wonderful picture.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 30, 2013, 10:36:45 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian, Liz and Retta for your kind comments Our dogs are wonderful companions and I believe the way our dogs are brought up is in the way the owner brings them up and dogs know if they like a person when they meet us by the greeting they give us   when you get down on your knees to their size they love it the hard bit is getting back up at our age  lol    Anyway I hope the others start drawing the photos  I want to do more before Dennis and Nolan start their new series of drawings in the new year   Anyway once again thank you for your warm support over the months and look forward to the future and seeing other artists coming along in the forum    :hug:   O0 :drunk:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 30, 2013, 11:59:59 AM
Jake is adorable! Kudos Ray.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 30, 2013, 12:10:45 PM
Great drawing Ray, you've done an excellent job capturing him.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 30, 2013, 12:28:32 PM


I see that the dark contrast I dropped into the fur didn't blend as well as I had liked... and I could blend the top of the head a bit, and.. and.. he's close...  comments please  :)

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 30, 2013, 12:29:38 PM
Great job Ray! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 30, 2013, 12:46:01 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Wow Ray, you have done an EXCELLENT job on Jake.  So neat and crisp.  Just adorable. 

Patricia 

(Sorry the bold type face won't "unbold" but the computer must know that I am impressed with your drawing and that the fact needed to be stressed by the bold type face).   
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 30, 2013, 12:53:21 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely, lovely job Steven.  Hey Steven, do you sleep? ???   You are churning the drawings out like a machine now.  So pleased to see that you are not "sitting" on them any longer.   :2funny:    However, it is so nice to see that you have drawn doggie number three and done a darn good job of it too.  I am so proud of you and all of our doggie drawers for that matter as I feel that we have all done very well, actually better than what I ever anticipated.  Thanks to Nolan!!!!   Great job and now just take a look at the free photo section there are a lot more dogs to draw .... no excuses!!!!  We want to see MORE please!!!


Patricia
 
Steven,
Just a post script.  Someone, has inserted a "huh" smiley face in my message to you.  This is the second message of mine to be tampered with today.  A person obviously lacking integrity for interfering with another's posts.  I guess they have nothing better to do.  I have been experiencing this for quite some time now but have never said anything.  Just makes me mad that people can be so low for the question I posed here is supposed to be a joke between you and I in response to what you said to me in one of my posts.   
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 30, 2013, 01:00:27 PM
 :thankyou:  Ray and bless you for those kind comments.  I have just left you a message on Jake.  Blew my mind, it was so well done!!!  I think that we have all excelled in the drawing of our beloved dogs.  I am doing one of Hoku and wow, I have had such a problem drawing her, in fact, I am wondering whether I should even have the cheek to post it, it is really not my best.  I could not get a clear print out on my printer despite having printed about 6 copies and I am just off in so many places but don't feel like re-doing it.  My next drawing is a tie between Molly and Jake but when I look at all those curls and waves in the fur, I get sea sick!!!!  Perhaps I need a break!!!


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 30, 2013, 01:20:00 PM
 Thank you Sarah, Val, Steven  and Patricia nice of you to be so BOLD.   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 30, 2013, 01:51:13 PM
Ray, I had to get my point across!!!   :2funny:   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 30, 2013, 03:09:17 PM
Another wonderful drawing Steven perhaps take the picture with less light if you can sometimes a bright light on the drawing can give the result you have but you have captured the expression in the eyes very well.   Well done.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 30, 2013, 03:26:12 PM
well steven great job on your doggies, well done  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on December 30, 2013, 03:33:50 PM
ray the drawing of jake is adorable really well done  :yippee: :yippee: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on December 30, 2013, 03:58:29 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia , Ray for your kind comments and support.....
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 30, 2013, 05:52:18 PM
Thanks for the heads up Patricia, wonder how someone can hack us here...  and thanks for the kind words!  Heh, and no, sitting on them has many disadvantages.  As to production... not sure where I'm going to turn now.  I might do the oil portrait classes that I opened, but first do one of the great dog pics that everyone is posting! 

 :thankyou: Ray I took about 10 shots and still was not satisfied, I was getting reflection from the darker graphite spots.  I don't have much more than a point and shoot digital, I might have to invest in something better now.  The dog does actually look better in person.  You are up next on dog 3, can't wait to see it!  No rush though I saw what you were working on in the interim.  O0

 :thankyou: Jennylynn!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 30, 2013, 06:30:34 PM
 :cheering: WOWEE, Steven, you captured the friendliness and affable character of DOG 3!  Wonder why it seems like I've seen him around someplace!  Whoever owns this dog must enjoy him very much!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on December 30, 2013, 09:39:50 PM
I tried Hoku myself and I'm convinced that a white dog is near impossible to draw with graphite pencils on white paper!
Maybe Dennis or Nolan can shed some light on this.  I think it makes more sense to use white and light color pastels to do white and light colors of fur and use black or dark color paper for the background.  The other way to do Hoku is to cover the white paper with graphite then use the kneadable eraser for drawing in the big white fur areas. Anyway, I quit.  I'll try another dog.
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 31, 2013, 04:03:20 AM
Liz, don't quit  :'(   I have been 'trying' to work on the white (#1) dog while I've been ill. I think he's going to look more like he's rolled around in the dust bin by the time he's done!  :2funny:   Doesn't matter, it's the learning experience that counts. Let me tell you by the time I finished scraping and blowing that graphite around....oooooh the state of my white sheets! I hereby decree that this course should come with a warning!
(and Lloyd was worried about me and pastels!)  :2funny:
:nono:     Do NOT try this in bed!!!   :nono:



Come on Liz, don't leave me and my dog stuck out here in the coal bin all on our own  :'( I'm still at the stage of drawing in the rest of his fur.

You can do this Liz, otherwise you'll just have to prove me wrong...show me what you've got. Send me a message if you don't want to post on the forum.
Show me yours and I'll show you mine!  >:D

My apologies Patricia, I now turn this thread back to you.  :wave:


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 31, 2013, 04:16:20 AM
Woo hoo Steven. . . . great finish with doggie # 3! This one was and is, truly difficult. . . so many changes in the direction of the fur and the direction of the light and changes of value. . .whew. . .I'm wondering if I'm ever going to get it finished!!!
Your doggie is very well done and has that "let's go play" expression that we are all striving for! Do you think you might add a bit of darker value to the left eye and to the fur as it disappears into the area around the ear? It seems a little light to me, since the sun is shining on the right side, we see the left side as much darker, do you agree?  Good job though!!
 
PS: about the  ???  smiley face. . . .if you put a series of  question marks in at the end of a sentence, the computer will sometimes, depending on how many??? you use, automatically change them to a  ??? . No hackers, no evil little people, just a computer second guessing real people!!! where would we be without them. . . . computers, that is :2funny: 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 31, 2013, 04:29:02 AM
 :thankyou:  Bev for teaching me something new.  I did not know that the computer would put the "huh" smiley face after too many question marks and you have settled me down for I was really ticked off about it which I felt was an affront just thinking that someone would tamper with another's messages.  This has happened to many of my messages in the past.  So thank you for that, I shall keep an eye out in the future and be cognisant of this fact. Patricia
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Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 31, 2013, 04:38:21 AM
Oh! Val, no need to apologise to me for I so enjoy your posts and get a kick out of reading them for very often I scream with laughter at what you have written.  You have a sense of humour which appeals to me and I love to laugh. 

Liz, I understand exactly what you are saying.  However, I will post Hoku with all the good, bad and ugly mistakes I have made but like you, I just feel it is like an uphill battle trying to even get a likeness  and I too, am going to go onto the next one. 

Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Germa on December 31, 2013, 05:24:45 AM
Your doggie drawings look great Steven!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 31, 2013, 06:11:32 AM
This is my try with Hoku ... with all the good, bad and ugly mistakes for I found her very challenging to draw. Liz, my apologies but I did try.  Thanks for posting the photo, she is a real cutey but Oh! so hard to replicate.  Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on December 31, 2013, 06:32:54 AM
Patricia, I don't think you did a bad job. The only thing I would say, is the left eye is wrong. Use your artist license. Just because you can't see it. Doesn't mean it's not there? It looks like the little guy lost and eye. Just give it some life. Then you will have it. Don't get discouraged. I am proud if you.  O0 :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on December 31, 2013, 07:38:15 AM
Patricia you have done another wonderful drawing I think the problem is with the shadow over the left eye and the photo does not let you see the eye in detail so you have done the eye as you see on the photo but well done on the rest of your shading and tonal work   I had a problem with Jake being in the sunshine I should have done a darken background with graphite scraps on the back of the paper this may help in future with other light haired dogs

But anyway you have done a sterling job Pat.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 31, 2013, 07:51:59 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Nina and Ray for your comments.  Nina, it is amazing but the photograph shows us things I can't see on the actual drawing and when I saw the photo, I could see the left eye was horrible but I have darkened it a little and it looks better.  Thanks for your continued help and encouragement which I do so appreciate.


Ray, your drawing of Jake is just FANTASTIC. I think you have done a superb job and I could not fault one thing with it.  I would love to try him but as I said, I would also like to draw Molly.  I will flip a coin.  I just worry about the curly fur.  Anyway, won't have much time today or tonight.


Wishing you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR and may all your dreams come true.


Patricia



Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on December 31, 2013, 09:51:02 AM
A pretty good looking kennel here, Steven.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 31, 2013, 11:00:38 AM
 :thankyou: Bev for the info!  Patricia's demon's are put to rest!  Also, thanks for the input, I did a final "fix" and somehow the fur above the right eye went Grocho Marx on me, I was really just intending to strengthen that dark fold to the right of the eye and my pencil went wild on me! ::) I totally agree with you on the values between the sun side and darker side, always good to get another opinion for reinforcement! :1hug:

 :thankyou: Germa and Lillian!  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 31, 2013, 11:08:18 AM
Excellent rendering Patricia! :clap: :clap: A little too much contrast in a picture can really make for a lot more work for the artist and you did a great job with it! O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on December 31, 2013, 11:25:35 AM
 :thankyou:  Steven for your always constructive comments which I appreciate since I am learning new things every day.  As Liz said in another post, who said old dogs could not be taught new tricks? Anyway, I just love you all for helping me along my journey into this wonderful world of art.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on December 31, 2013, 01:53:44 PM
Oh Steven. . .I can commiserate with you so completely . . it's like someone else has my pencil and just takes a great swipe across the paper. . . no where near what I wanted to put down!!! Talk about evil little gremlins!!!
I had to erase all of doggie # 3's right ear & all that hair . . . just when I thought I was almost done. aacckkk. . .
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on December 31, 2013, 03:40:33 PM
All in the name of progress I say! O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 01, 2014, 11:27:45 AM
Way to go Cyril!!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: One done, only 2 more to go. . . . .yay!!! :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 01, 2014, 07:39:14 PM
That's one pretty pup, Cyril!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2014, 05:36:09 AM
Here's my take on Molly.  Those curls drove me crazy, my patience ran out.  Nevertheless I enjoyed the exercise.  As always, comments and critiques are most welcome.  Ray, I hope you find this drawing acceptable for your precious Molly. 
 
Patricia
 
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 02, 2014, 08:47:10 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Patricia, you're doing a SUPER JOB on all of your dogs!  Even if you think they're not perfect, the main thing is that you've captured their expressions and they are recognizable!  You do their faces and fur very well.  I had some real challenges with him and I think it was because I didn't refer to the color reference photo but used only the B/W Value picture which frustrated me.


Val, thanks for your encouragement that that there are lessons that need to be learned with each new project! I'll try Hoku again since Patricia has proven that it's possible to do a white dog on white paper!  I hope to use the drawing as a sketch before trying to do a small painting on him.


-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 02, 2014, 09:40:49 AM
Okay everyone. . . . .  get ready to meet Dolly. . . . .
I just gotta say, Nolan. . .could you have found a more difficult subject for us to draw? I think NOT!!!
I cried, I swore, I erased, then I cried some more and I never did get her mane right. . . . . .  :pullhair: aarrgghhhh!!! But, I must say through it all, I did learn quite a bit and I am rather chuffed with old Dolly!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 02, 2014, 09:56:39 AM
dolly is perfect  :yippee: it was worth all the crying swearing and erasing  O0  and what's wrong with the mane? perfect well done bev  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 02, 2014, 10:02:55 AM
patricia great jobs on your dog drawings of hoku and molly really well done you have definitely captured both of their expressions this really is your niche patricia really well done  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 02, 2014, 10:08:38 AM
Well done!   :clap: :clap:  No fleas on this pooch!  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 02, 2014, 10:10:05 AM
Great job Patricia! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on January 02, 2014, 11:01:20 AM
Beautiful!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Doina
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2014, 11:18:52 AM
 :thankyou:  Liz for your wonderful comments which are always appreciated.  Hoku was a challenge for me, which most art is, but my word, if I can do it, then anyone can.  You are more than up to the task Liz.  So go for it girl!!!
 
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn, you are always so generous with your comments.  Bless you.
 
 :thankyou:  Steven for your encouragement.
 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2014, 11:22:07 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Bev, you have every right to be chuffed with old Dolly who is superbly done.  Guess the cursing, crying, erasing etc. paid off for you did a magnificent job.  Congratulations. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 02, 2014, 11:27:19 AM
Dolly sure looks excited to see everyone! Great job Bev, her mane looks fine.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on January 02, 2014, 11:29:13 AM
How can Ray not be please with your rendition?!? It is absolutely adorable, and is very much like the picture. Congratulations  :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 02, 2014, 11:42:27 AM
It was worth waiting for Dolly!  She looks eager to meet all of us, too!!! Beautiful work!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Drawing Hoku has me stumped yet!



~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dennis on January 02, 2014, 11:53:08 AM
Superb drawing of Dolly :clap: :clap: :clap:


It does my heart good to see so many producing such excellent pencil work :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on January 02, 2014, 12:13:19 PM
 O0 Great Job Bev!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2014, 12:36:00 PM
Doina, you are just so precious and  :thankyou:  for your lovely comments.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on January 02, 2014, 12:36:46 PM
Bev, you did an awesome job!!  Looks like she's just waiting for you to say "Go" to fetch a ball! Her alert face is wonderful, and it shows in her eyes.
Really a good picture. Good for you!!  WhoooHoo.  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 02, 2014, 01:59:59 PM
WOW Patricia sorry I have not got back to you sooner regarding your excellent drawing of Molly but you have done a suburb job   Jill my wife cannot get over how you captured the likeness of her perfection personified  :cloud9:

Thank you so much in doing an amazing drawing Patricia   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Do not tell anyone but your my favorite   Lol.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 02, 2014, 02:09:56 PM
Brilliant work on Dolly you must be proud of your work on this one Bev really fantastic tonal work in the long hair
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on January 02, 2014, 02:52:47 PM
Patricia awesome job on Molly.  :yippee:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on January 02, 2014, 02:54:04 PM
Great job Bev on your dog.  :clap:  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2014, 03:55:47 PM
 :thankyou:  Ray for those lovely comments and I am so pleased that Jill liked my drawing of Molly.  Thanks for the compliment and I won't tell anyone!




 :thankyou:  Nina for your lovely comments too.  I really appreciate everyone's input for that is the way I learn.


I have just finished the drawing of Jake which I will post in the morning when it is daylight and now I think I am all "dogged" out for awhile.  I so enjoyed it.




Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 02, 2014, 06:16:24 PM
Patricia, your Molly looks so sweet!  Very nicely done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 02, 2014, 06:29:07 PM
My oh my!!!  Dolly is so realistic!!!  Excellent work, Bev!   :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on January 02, 2014, 07:37:10 PM
Dolly is perfectly beautiful!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 03, 2014, 01:53:37 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  My gracious, what wonderful compliments  :blush: thank you all so very much!
 
I must now get to work on my next "doggie" . . . which will be a surprise for all of you. This big guy will take into account every lesson Nolan taught us and I'm sure I will be wishing I could stop & start & replay him a hundred times.  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 03, 2014, 01:57:23 AM
Wow Patricia, I can't believe I missed Miss Molly. . . . how did I manage that! She is soo cute and I think you did a great job on all those curls. . .they are hard to do!!!  O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 03, 2014, 04:57:16 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian, yes, Molly has got such a sweet face.  I am an animal lover, particularly partial to dogs and just want to hug and squeeze them all.




 :thankyou:  Bev for your lovely comments too.  Yes, those curls are something else.  One has to have a lot of patience for them and they are hard to do.  They seem to be my nemesis for I had a mop of curly hair. My family used to call me Shirley Temple and as a teenager, all the hair styles were straight and I had this curly hair which I hated!!  They have come back to haunt me in the drawing of the curly haired dogs!!   :2funny:


Patricia 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 03, 2014, 05:17:44 AM
Bev, I can't wait to see your next surprise.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 03, 2014, 06:01:19 AM
Here is my take on Jake.  Hope you like it Lillian.  Comments and critiques always welcome and happily received.
 
Steven I am cognisant of the outlining of the tongue which you drew my attention to in one of my other drawings and I tried to soften it so hope I have got it/getting it right.
 
I think I am all "curly haired dogged out" for the time being.  Would like to do a black Lab which should be quite a challenge. Can't seem to let go of the drawing of the dogs. :idiot2:
 
Patricia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 03, 2014, 06:28:33 AM
Like him???  I LOVE him!!!   :smitten: So you're curly haired dogged out, are you?   :2funny:


You captured him perfectly, Patricia!   :congrats:   


I should be doing something with something here, but I'm really enjoying a break   :blush: Besides we're in a deep freeze here, all I want to do is hibernate!!!   :cold:    :thumbdown:



Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 03, 2014, 06:33:36 AM
Oh Patricia. . . Jake is just a darling. . . . you really got your teeth into the dog drawing course didn't you!! Pun intended!!How many doggies have you done so far? Perhaps you should do a collage of all the puppies so we could see them all in one spot. . . . being as we are a lazy lot and don't want to scroll through your topic to find all the little gems. . . . . :2funny:
 
I'm going to have to find an easier puppy to draw while I work on my big guy. . . he has more fur than all the three doggies put together. . . . .  :eek: :faint:   Oh dear what ever have I gotten myself into now!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 03, 2014, 07:11:04 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian, I am so pleased that you like Jake.  He has the most beautiful eyes and I just love him. You are not alone for we are in a deep freeze here too ... just stayed in doors and sketched for it snowed all day and I don't like driving in snowy conditions ... too scared of spinning my car as I have done three times and it scares the living daylights out of me.  We have brilliant sunshine today which lifts my spirits for sure.  I am a sunshine kid!!!!
 
 
 :thankyou:   Bev, Jake is a darling with those gorgeous eyes which just melts your heart.  I have sketched 10 dogs in total, counting the ones on the course.  If you want to see them all instead of scrolling through my thread, just go into my gallery for they are all there because not being computer literate, I wouldn't know how to assemble them in any sort of collage.   Perhaps Ray (Musika) will come to the rescue and suggest how we can do it.
 
Oh! my word, your big guy has more hair than all three doggies put together ..... Bev, you were really looking for something to do hey?  Never fear for you are up to the task and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.  Exciting stuff. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 03, 2014, 07:33:42 AM
patricia you have done jake to a tee, those eyes  O0  you just want to cuddle him  :yippee:  I have looked through all your dog portraits wow patricia they are so excellently done  :yippee: you are so proficient  O0 you have certainly double aced this dog course, you truly have been an inspiration to us all  O0 
sorry to hear you are snowed in over there we are the opposite flooded out in a lot of places in the u.k. we are lucky our property is safe but a lot of the roads around here are flooded, but we are lucky compared to a lot of people who have been without power and flooded all over xmas  :(
well patricia looking so forward to your next doggie drawing  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 03, 2014, 07:50:17 AM
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn for your, as always, lovely comments.  I am so pleased that I have been an inspiration to you for that really makes me happy.  Yes, being snowed in makes one want to hibernate which is what I did, I just sketched all day/night.  I just love it.  Yes, you are fortunate not to be flooded and you can consider yourselves lucky for there were thousands of people around here without electricity during the Christmas break. Figures, when you really need the electricity!!!  Anyway, the sun is shining today and I am one happy chappy.  Thanks once again for your lovely comments Jennylynn.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 03, 2014, 10:00:21 AM
Very, very nice!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 03, 2014, 10:12:45 AM
Patricia, I had pictured you snowed in with your drawing pad and graphite pencils, drawing away like the Energizer Bunny!  What fun!!!   :2funny:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 03, 2014, 11:48:43 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   Hey Liz, you weren't too far wrong!! Who wants to go out in freezing weather sinking in snow???  Certainly not me!!  Much better to sit and do something you enjoy like sketching.  Thanks for thinking of me, want to swap places?    Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 03, 2014, 12:51:29 PM
I think you nailed this one Patricia!  :clap: :clap:  After doing the dog #3 myself I see where the tongue is a devil to get right, hard to get the right separation.  There is nothing wrong with having no line at all if the values of the fur and tongue are the same since it will only happen for part of the tongue, on this one you have done a great job! Such an expressive look too!  O0

Can't wait to see your black lab!  I see a lot of graphite powder brushing in your future!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 03, 2014, 03:07:18 PM
 :thankyou:  Steven.  Since bringing the outlining of the tongue to my attention, I am very aware of it now and I thank you for that.  So pleased that you liked Jake.  Haven't started a black lab yet for I am busy doing the monthly drawing challenge .... work first and play after    :)


Patricia 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 03, 2014, 07:09:33 PM


I am working on the dogs in the 'UNBELIEVABLE FAMILY PHOTO' (Dec. 15, 2013). This is Hoku's sister from the same litter, about 7 months old.  I guess I'm getting a lot of practice drawing dogs!  :D


Doesn't the poor puppy look like she's having a 'bad hair day'?  ::)  I was thinking of not posting it, but it is hilarious!  :2funny:   I used colored pencils on gray toned paper.
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on January 03, 2014, 08:18:24 PM
Oh!  How cute is she?  Great job Liz.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 03, 2014, 09:38:51 PM
Sweet looking mop of hair! :clap: It's almost like cheating not having to draw eyes! :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 03, 2014, 09:48:54 PM
I'm starting slooow this year, today I sharpened 3 sets of pencils, and clean up the chaos that is my dining room table (had to make sure the table was still there after turning it into a drawing station a couple months ago).  I picked up a couple anatomy for artists books on the cheap from Amazon, so I'm drawing bones and muscle groups for a time as I work my way through the portrait lessons... then of course there's the monthly challenges!

And glad my encouragement has helped Patricia :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 03, 2014, 10:14:48 PM
 Patricia WOW girl you have done another amazing drawing in Jake  with the curls I agree they take a lot of time and patience but you have got their,  well done the lessons have certainly paid off where your concerned   Just imagine doing the same course but in pastels   :smitten:  anyway great work on your dogs 12 is it   You have really come into your own with this course   Keep it up you are going places   :smart:   :gl:   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 03, 2014, 10:21:17 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian , Bev.....

Here's the second drawing ...

Any critic comments most welcome....


Regards,
cyril

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 03, 2014, 11:17:11 PM
 :thankyou: Jill and Steven!  Hoku's brother's drawing will have no visible eyes.  I wonder how these pups can see anything at all with all the hair in their eyes!  Time for 'puppy cut' like Hoku's!
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 03, 2014, 11:33:15 PM
Liz you have done a beautiful drawing here especially doing it in coloured pencils well done and also taking the initiative doing it on toned paper it brings out the features of the dog wonderfully.  :clap: :clap:   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 03, 2014, 11:34:34 PM
Another great picture Cyril well done  :clap: :clap:  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 03, 2014, 11:47:31 PM
Thanks, Ray.  I got frustrated trying to work on white paper and bought a pad of Strathmore Toned Gray, then took out my grandchildren's color pencils.  I pressed really hard with the white and it showed up on the gray paper!


You can see the Havanese pups in the 'FAMILY' picture (12-15-13) Hoku on the left and his siblings on the far right, 3 from a litter of 6, 7 months old.  The others were sold.  Hoku just got groomed with his 'Baby Cut'.  Try drawing them, too!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 03, 2014, 11:50:58 PM
 O0 Beautiful work and you captured the personality of the dog very well!  One more to go!  :clap:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 03, 2014, 11:54:15 PM
Just posted a wild dog for you, no teeth, no tongue to draw.  Free photo- See Free Reference Photos. Happy drawing, Patricia!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: V on January 03, 2014, 11:56:22 PM
 :clap: Excellent rendering of the dog O0 .
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 04, 2014, 03:12:09 AM
 :thankyou: Ms. Sarah. . . sure wish you had been in class with us, but judging by your portrait of Little Miss Maggie, you are not in need of any lessons!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 04, 2014, 03:15:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Ohhh Cyril. . . .he is just perfect! his eyes are perfect, his little nose is perfect, I'm sure you have put Nolan on cloud 9! and that is a very, very good thing to do to Nolan!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 04, 2014, 03:19:59 AM
Way to go Liz. . . nice job on the little "mop" ! what a great idea to expand into CP's and what a great job you have done!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 04, 2014, 03:30:00 AM
great job on hoku's sister  O0  great thinking on using the toned paper and coloured pencils  :yippee:  well liz you are sure getting enough practice well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 04, 2014, 03:31:42 AM
well Cyril another great doggie portrait  O0  really well done  :yippee: looking forward to doggie 3  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 05:05:58 AM
You know, you guys and gals are so special.  I just love you all.


 :thankyou:  Steven, yes your encouragement certainly has and does help me.  Gosh, you are starting to sketch from bare bones!!!  My word, I thought I was intense about sketching but you take the honours!!! I understand what you are saying about your diningroom table.  I have containers in cupboards and art paraphernalia all over the place, I need to have a studio where everything would be kept together but am not that lucky yet.


 :thankyou:  Ray and bless you for always been so supportive of my efforts and also so very encouraging too. I appreciate it immensely.  I have drawn 10 dogs to date but am thinking of doing a black Lab next.  That should be quite a challenge.  Talk about challenge, I would love to do these dogs in pastels but to tell you the truth, I am so nervous of doing pastels for what I have done to date, which is very little, is good for the garbage can only. Having said that, I have every confidence in Dennis' teaching ability and know that I will progress under his tutorship.


 :thankyou:  Liz, I saw the picture of the wild dog on the forum and just smiled when I saw your name under it. You are fantastic and so industrious to find all these free photos Liz.  Bless you and thank you for the "no teeth, no tongue" to draw.  You are always thinking Liz and as I said, you are all so special. 


Patricia



Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 05:16:41 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Liz, how sweet is that!!  Hoku's sister is done so beautifully and it just makes me smile looking at her.  She is adorable with all that long hair and you did a fine job with the coloured pencils on toned paper.  Just love it.  We are really getting a lot of practice on the drawing of the dogs but it is such fun isn't it?


Patricia   
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 05:19:31 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Woooooow!  Cyril, a fantastic drawing of doggie number two.  You have done an excellent job and I reiterate what Bev said, "it is perfect".  Good for you. 


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 04, 2014, 07:22:24 AM
 :thankyou: Ray , Liz , Vjah , Jennylynn , Patricia..
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 04, 2014, 08:36:14 AM
It iIS fun, Patricia.   :clap: I'm working on Hoku's brother now with pastel and color pencils.  We'll see how that turns out!  Did you see that handsome wolf yet?  Notice the distinctive eye shape which is unlike what we've done so far.  Have MORE fun!   :)
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 04, 2014, 08:53:08 AM
So Patricia, are you under a pile of blankets doing your drawing?  The only winter (and autumn) I've experienced are in the Pinterest pictures I've collected from the U.S. and all over the world.  Rarely it will get to 62 here for an early morning and I'm bundled up with booties on, too!  my skin and lips would dry up and bones might ache.  But I would like to see a snow fall and fresh snow just for one day!  At the YMCA yesterday a truckful of snow was delivered into the parking lot for the holiday break kids to climb and play in!  What fun they had!
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 04, 2014, 09:03:41 AM
THANK YOU, Bev  and Jennylynn for your comments!  I want to finish up the dogs soon and move on to the water class in acrylics.  Don't know when that will be though.  Anyway, the new year has only begun!   :)
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 04, 2014, 09:26:18 AM
Same thing happened with my dog, too! You may recall he had to have a nose job and eye reflections, thanks to Nolan's suggestions also.  BTW, thanks for the whiskers info.  You did a very neat and superb job with whiskers which I find a challenge especially with poor vision.  I like it best when it's dark underneath and the kneaded putty can just draw in the white whiskers part, but it's not as 'clean' looking as your way.
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 09:53:35 AM
Liz believe me, snow is beautiful to look at but living in it is another story.  I saw on the weather channel that we are in for another snow storm starting over night continuing all day tomorrow so guess what I will be doing?   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 04, 2014, 10:48:18 AM
 :) Making the best of your circumstances, no doubt!!! :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 04, 2014, 02:05:34 PM
I see you're enjoying the dog drawing course, Denise.   O0


I really like what you've done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 04, 2014, 02:10:44 PM
Oh, Liz, you're doing such awesome work!  Hoku's sister is just sooooo adorable!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 04, 2014, 02:22:46 PM
Wow!  What a beautiful drawing!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 02:47:21 PM
Liz, you hit the nail on the head.  Guess what I did this afternoon?  I sketched the wolf.  Those eyes just had that "draw me" look and I could not resist.  I will take a photo in the morning when it is light and post it.  I am off in a lot of places as per usual but really enjoyed it.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 02:53:08 PM
Hi Liz, Yes, I did see the gorgeous wolf.  I wrote about him in one of my messages to you ... in fact, I sketched him this afternoon and it was weird for while I was busy doing his eyes, I felt as if I was sketching a lion for they have the same eyes even though they are from different families.  Strange! I will post it in the morning when it is daylight.
 
Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dennis on January 04, 2014, 05:08:02 PM
Tremendous jump in quality from dog #1 to dog#2. Keep it up :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 06:05:09 PM
This is my "wolf" drawing.  Didn't know where to post it but decided it was close enough to a dog. Took this picture in the night with my new camera, perhaps I should have waited for day light. Anyway, your comments/critiques are welcome and the original was posted by Liz.  Thanks Liz.  Patricia
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 04, 2014, 06:24:50 PM
I knew when you saw him you would draw him! I love it!  He is sooo handsome!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


A wolf is a wild dog, in the same species with dogs.  I read that some people have wolf dogs for pets, but often their temperaments can be unpredictable; they're difficult to domesticate because of their wild nature.  Yeah, why is a tiger a cat and not a dog?  :confused:
~Liz


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bhavna on January 04, 2014, 06:27:26 PM
you really did great job with you dog's drawing.I love them..Keep it up :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on January 04, 2014, 06:30:09 PM
Magnificent!!!!!!   You are going to make a fortune if you ever decide to draw dogs for a living.  Those Eyes reflect just what he is thinking. 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on January 04, 2014, 06:31:05 PM
Wow Patricia, is beautiful! Don't worry about the camera. This is well done in any color! Love it! Congratulations. Doina  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 06:32:37 PM
 :thankyou:  Liz for first of all, posting such a lovely photograph and secondly, I am pleased that you like the drawing.  I enjoyed doing him.  I was drawn to his eyes.  Yes, I suppose a dog would be his closest relative much the same as a zebra/donkey/horse, cat/lion/cheetah/leopard etc.  Interesting. 
 
 
 :thankyou:  Bhavna, I have really enjoyed drawing the dogs but they will all come to an end when we start pastel lessons shortly. 
 
Patricia 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 06:37:13 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Jill and Doina for your lovely comments.  Your message must have come through as I posted my previous one.  Doina, I seem to have so much trouble with cameras and taking photographs. Nevertheless I am pleased that you liked it.
 
Jill, I am never confident enough to accept a commission of any sort for sketching.  I just enjoy drawing for the pure love of it but thanks for those lovely thoughts. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scouserl41 on January 04, 2014, 06:39:04 PM
Patricia that's fantastic! I swear I could feel it's warm breath in my face.
You should be selling those to pet stores,
Amazing,
Brian
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 04, 2014, 06:44:07 PM
 :thankyou:  and bless you Brian for your lovely comments.  As I said in an earlier message to Jill, I could never sell my artwork for I am not confident enough and I just enjoy it purely for the love of drawing.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: BeaSue on January 04, 2014, 06:58:54 PM
Patricia, your wolf/dog is magnificent!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 04, 2014, 07:09:32 PM
 :thankyou:  Lillian , Dennis.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 04, 2014, 09:44:48 PM
Nice wet nose!  He looks v happy.  :clap:  I like the way you suggested more hair in the ears, and the eyes are great!  O0

Well done!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 05, 2014, 03:05:34 AM
Superb job on the Cannis Lupus, Patricia!!!

"Canis is a genus containing seven to 10 extant species, including the domestic dog, wolves, coyotes, and jackals, and many extinct species"

See, he fits right in here with the doggies!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 05, 2014, 04:51:46 AM
 :thankyou:  Susan, I am so pleased that you like him.


 :thankyou:  Steven.  This morning I was taking another look at my wolf and his wet nose was very prevalent ..... I then thought hmmmm, wet nose, healthy wolf but it was his beautiful eyes which attracted me.   


 :thankyou: Bev for your comments on the Cannis Lupus which to me sounds like it should be the botanical name for a flower!!  I never paid much attention to the biological terms used for the different species within the taxonomic groups.  I just called everything by its name i.e. a spade is a spade not a shovel  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: but thanks for that interesting note.  I have a weird sense of humour for I can see the expression on everyone's face when I ask them their opinion of my Cannis Lupus.  I want to scream with laughter.  Anyway, thanks my friend for your comments which are always valued.  Bev, I get such a kick out of you and you have made me scream with laughter countless times.  Thank you for being you, don't ever change! 


Patricia



Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 05, 2014, 05:11:05 AM
 :2funny: We learn so much on Paintbasket, don't we??? !!!   O0


Patricia, I don't really think you ever put those pencils down.  I'm so glad you are enjoying yourself so much.   :1hug:


You've done a fabulous job on Sir Cannus Lupus.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Somehow the name reminds me of a flower.   :confused:


I love the blue-green colour as a result of taking the photo at that time of day, or rather night.


I think you should enlarge this photo and hang it proudly to enjoy it every day in your home. 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 05, 2014, 05:48:26 AM
Oh! Lillian, we do indeed learn a lot here at the Paint Basket but besides that, we have such fun.  I just love this place and everyone in it.   :thankyou:  for your sweet comments on Sir Cannis Lupis (it also reminds me of a flower rather than a wolf!!) .  Yes, I am enjoying myself so much and could happily sketch all day but that is not possible. I took the photograph at night thought that I would test my new camera out.  As for framing Sir Cannis Lupis, I don't think so, he will just go into my file with all his other genus'.    :2funny:


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 05, 2014, 09:58:09 AM
You're gonna hide that pretty drawing???  Well be sure to re-visit it now and then and show off your "file" to your family and friends.  You can be very proud of what you're doing!


I started back working on Val's reptile.  I need a break once in a while. 


The Challenge is very challenging!   :sweat:   I'm thinking I should have started out with graphite, but oh well, there's no turning back now.  I looked up iguanas on wikipedia and learned that we don't have to keep our dogs away from them, they are herbivores!  ...just another thing I learned from being on Paintbasket.


Me too, Patricia, I love this place and everyone in it.   :smitten:   :hug:

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Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 05, 2014, 11:14:20 AM
Lillian, Herbivores or not, they give me the darned creeps and I couldn't wait to get the thing finished.  My skin was crawling.  They look like pre-historic monsters to me too and I am such a scaredy cat.  Frightened of my own shadow!!  Anyway, thanks for that bit of information, we are certainly learning a lot on all subjects here and while I hate reptiles, I love to learn about animals. Having been born and raised in South Africa and especially from the area where I come from which was sub-tropical, we had monkeys in our backyard where in Canada we have the squirrels and everything else. I feed everything here and have a flock of birds every morning, a feral cat, squirrels, raccoons, skunks and opossums all visiting for their daily meals. Costs me a fortune in peanuts, bird seed etc.


Anyway, I have no doubt that your Iguana will be fantastic for you are quite the mistress with coloured pencils which got me started on them but after extended use, my wrists were sore although I still enjoy them occasionally.  Can't wait for you to finish it Lillian.


Patricia




Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Zach on January 05, 2014, 11:50:02 AM
The wolf looks great Patricia :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 05, 2014, 02:11:59 PM
Here's Hoku's brother (see UNBELIEVABLE FAMILY PHOTO 12-15-13)
I think he's the cutest of all; I wonder what he's seeing!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 05, 2014, 02:15:15 PM
 :thankyou:  kindly Zach, much appreciated.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 05, 2014, 02:18:12 PM
Oh my gosh Liz!  What a beauty!!!  He is adorable.  I absolutely LOVE the way you have done him, his little paws are so well done too.  Good job  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 05, 2014, 04:12:56 PM
These little dustmops are just so beautiful, seems their expressions either have you laughing....or they're looking terribly put out.  ;D Super job Liz.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 05, 2014, 05:14:26 PM
Liz, he's soooo cute!!!    :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done!


You're wondering WHAT he's seeing???  I'm wondering IF he's seeing!   :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 05, 2014, 06:10:51 PM
Lillian  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 05, 2014, 06:36:26 PM
Lillian, go back and look at his picture (12-15).  It doesn't look like he can see anything, but he certainly had an idea of what was going on- taking his family photo and sharing in his mom's treat on the table!   :yippee:


Puppies are so much fun besides being so cute!  I really miss not having pets now that I live in a pet 'non-friendly' condo!   :(
~Liz

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 05, 2014, 09:29:43 PM
hi Patricia, your wolf drawing is grt8....
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 05, 2014, 09:33:33 PM
wow Liz.......superb drawing.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 05, 2014, 10:01:47 PM
Thanks, Everyone! I forgot to say that I used black pastel lightly underneath the color pencils.
~Liz :strong:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 06, 2014, 02:00:08 AM
wow liz another great drawing O0  using different media too, very effective  :yippee:  you and patricia are really getting very proficient in your drawings of these dogs  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 06, 2014, 02:05:44 AM
WOW patricia this is sooo very good  O0  you have captured the worlf perfectly you should be very proud of yourself magnifico  :yippee: :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2014, 04:07:03 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Cyril and Jennylynn for your comments which I always appreciate.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 06, 2014, 07:38:31 AM
Beautifully done Patricia.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 06, 2014, 10:05:29 AM
  well this is my drawing of doggie 3 can see where I could have done much better !!  for some reason found this doggie much harder to do  ???
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dennis on January 06, 2014, 10:58:55 AM
Very well done, Jennylynn :clap: :clap: :clap: 


The left eye does not look quite right. Also check out the nostrils - the left one is too large - looks like too much shadow has been added. Either that, or the right hand one is too small.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 06, 2014, 11:18:51 AM
 :thankyou: dennis for commenting which is very much appreciated, I messed with that left nostril far too much  ???  and now it is on the screen can see it is much too big  O0  also as you have so rightly pointed out  the left eye will have to be corrected  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2014, 12:04:50 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Sarah.  I wanted to draw your doggie but looking at that curly fur makes me tired but I will definitely try it at some point.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2014, 12:08:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Despite the small discrepancies with the nostril and left eye, you did the most FANTASTIC job Jennylynn.  I looked at it and said "Wooooow"  It is excellent.  What pencils are you using to be able to get your darks so dark?  I am busy with a black Lab but can't get him/her dark enough and am also struggling to get a likeness.  Doubt whether I will post it but will see.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 06, 2014, 12:33:43 PM
 :thankyou: patricia  for your always uplifting comments O0  the dark pencil that I use is a woodless 6b pencil seems so much darker than your normal pencil, my son bought me an artists set and these were included, they are really good.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2014, 02:06:36 PM
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn, I have seen the woodless pencils but didn't know too much about them. However, I always admire the constrast of the white paper and your darkest darks.  I find that graphite leaves a heck of a shine and no matter what number pencil I use, I can't get it jet black.  I have purchased a Prismacolor Ebony pencil, hoping it would do the job but no such luck. I also have the Kimberly 9xxB but once again, doesn't work like I want it to. Anyway, I love your drawing of doggie number 3.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 06, 2014, 02:31:04 PM
Well, you finally got Number 3 Dog done and he is doggone strikingly handsome, Jennylynn!   :yippee:


The B pencils do the trick, the highest numbers make a black dog black.  I also used 6B and an 8B for the darkest black.
~Liz 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 06, 2014, 02:54:05 PM
Well done Jenny!  O0   You, as the tv ads used to say, have come a long way baby!  :yippee: If you were here I'd have to hug you! We'll have to settle for a cyber hug.....  :1hug:      ;D

I figure I'm roughly half way through the first dog! Have an outline for the water and rocks landscape...now there's that challenge painting........   :whistle:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 06, 2014, 04:39:11 PM
Oh my word, Jennylynn, he's gorgeous!   :congrats:  He's on the run, coming right out of the page!  Wow-ee!


It takes a keen eye like Dennis has to spot a little problem or two.  ...should be easy fixes.   O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 06, 2014, 06:33:10 PM
Malu is lovely Liz.  :clap: I'm still working my way through the 1st dog! I had to give up on the videos, the net just isn't cooperating. Artist license is taking over as my printer isn't producing very good copy. Almost done, will finish it when I get back from Guat. City.

I look forward to seeing Malu's portrait when I get back.....no pressure!  :sweat:       ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 06, 2014, 06:57:44 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan and Dennis, Val, Patricia and others-  to tell you the truth, when I signed up for Drawing Dogs I had in mind that I would learn how to draw.  JUST DRAW.  That meant I would develop drawing skills and for me, start with dogs.  It took some discipline to replicate Nolan's drawings by following each lesson carefully.  Now I realize how it makes sense to complete a course like this because the background of knowledge and experience one gains can be applied in similar drawings of other dogs and furry animals.  Then as Nolan and Dennis would say, then we will be able to launch out with what we know and even use our creativity in our animal compositions.  So I give all the credit to them and mostly for encouraging me in a new interest- pencil drawing.  And I keep hearing some of you say that having drawing skills will produce better art.  Well, I hope so!  Love to all,  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dennis on January 06, 2014, 08:26:54 PM



Quote
... because the background of knowledge and experience one gains can be applied ...

Here is an excerpt from the upcoming PDF on Pastels:


Storage becomes knowledge;
Knowledge becomes understanding;
Understanding becomes vision!
(Where there is no vision, the people perish.   Proverbs 29:18a)

Understanding the why and the what of techniques, and the why and what of what you are doing,
are the two most important ingredients of art.

Exactly 2 hours after this original post I get this in my email:


Without faith, no one would take a chance on anything. But faith has to be built on some greater knowledge, some understanding of ingredients, things that actually interact and work with one another and methodology that has, if not provable, likely results.   (Robert Genn  Twice-Weekly Newsletter)
 


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 07, 2014, 02:30:22 AM
It doesn't matter how many different ways you say it, the result will invariably be the same. Knowledge is power.

Thank you

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 07, 2014, 03:53:57 AM
 :thankyou:  liz val and Lillian for your comments as always very much appreciated  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 07, 2014, 04:18:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: Way to go Jennylynn. . you did it!! Doggie #3 is gorgeous and she was hard to do!!! I struggled and struggled with all that hair!!
Are you going on to do some of the pups in the ref. photos? I want to draw Mosey, 'cause he was just sooo darn cute and then I have a Wolf on my drawing board but he is really, really difficult, and I've already ripped him up once, and Patricia has already posted a Wolf and a darn good one too, so perhaps I shouldn't. Did you sign up for Dennis' landscape classes? I have started, but again, . . . . . . .too many things get in the way of drawing! :2funny: 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 07, 2014, 04:41:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Interesting and very true.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2014, 05:19:17 AM
How very true, Dennis!  :thankyou:   Without you and Nolan, I and many others would have been stalled in our knowledge, understanding and the how-too's of making art.   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:


You help our faith to grow and so wonderfully give us the tools, now it's up us to use them.   :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 07, 2014, 05:28:04 AM
Bev, my friend, don't let the drawing of my wolf stop you from drawing yours.  I keep reminding you of your Arctic Pup which was top class in my estimation and besides all that, if I can draw a wolf then ANYONE can.  So please don't disappoint us, show us because perhaps we can learn something from you and as I always say, it encourages us to see our fellow members excelling at whatever they are doing because we aspire to be as good as what they are.  I am busy with a black Lab and also on my second one .... I am having the struggle of my life with this darned drawing but I am soldiering on and this time, I will post it for when I complete it you may be able to give me some ideas as to why or what I am doing wrong that I cannot seem to get a likeness.  Perhaps I am all "dogged" out and need a break.  Come on pastel lessons!!  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 07, 2014, 08:40:42 AM
Well done Jennylynn ....despite some minor issue .... overall its a  superb  drawing.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 07, 2014, 09:53:57 AM
What Dennis and Robert Genn said makes good sense.


There is definitely a relationship between FAITH-KNOWLEDGE-RESULTS! 


If you read Robert's newsletter he told about a friend he helped set up with everything he needed to do a masterwork.  But the man lacked knowledge and the skills, so he produced a sad and unappealing piece of work!
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 07, 2014, 11:38:14 AM
 :thankyou: bev yes I also signed up for the landscape classes so want to get that under my belt before the classes begin  O0 like you there's so many things that I want to get done but life as they say gets in the way  :( 

Cyril  :thankyou:  for your comment and ongoing support really appreciate it  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 12:49:30 PM
Well done Jenny :clap: :clap: :clap:

It does take practice spotting the smaller tonal differences, but that is part of the practice process and will come with time O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 12:50:32 PM
that is what the free reference section is for. Thanks for posting guys :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 12:53:20 PM
well done Ray, the "After" drawings are the important ones.

i would continue to add some mid tones in as well, eg see that the area to the right of the nose is darker than the left. Adding these mid tones will add even more depth O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 07, 2014, 12:55:42 PM
Phew!!  I had a heck of a job with this one for whatever reason.  Just couldn't get a thing right, the eyes bugged me because they turned out looking like a human's eyes, the nose ... Oh! just everything and I am done struggling with the drawing.  I think I am all "dogged" out now. The original can be seen on the Free Photo section and it is Judie's (Fencepost) dog Dorie.  My apologies Judie but I really tried.  Your comments/critiques are always valued and welcome.  Thank you,  Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 12:57:43 PM
well done Steven, dog 3 is looking great so far :clap: :clap: :clap:

Move over to a darker pencil now and continue to build up the dark areas O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 01:06:40 PM
you sure have been drawing up a storm Patricia and produced some beautiful portraits. You can be very proud of these drawings :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 01:11:00 PM
you can be very proud of Dolly Bev :congrats: especially the fact that you have spotted the small tonal differences, which is hard to do :clap: :clap: :clap:

Two places though that I feel you can adjust :
the left eye seems too large at the top, just adjust the curve of the upper eyelid
left nostril: it is too light inside the nostril so the looking in effect is lost. Adjust to look like the right hand side and your drawing will be perfect O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 07, 2014, 01:13:27 PM
Bless you and  :thankyou:  Nolan for tweaking my interest in the drawing of dogs and teaching me how to go about it.  I have really enjoyed every minute of it, my drawings are testament to just how much I enjoyed it and the honours must go to you for your course was outstanding to say the least.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 01:15:16 PM
 :congrats: if the first two look like this, then #3 is going to be a stunner :heeha: no pressure though ;D :whistle:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 01:18:46 PM
you are doing well Liz :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 07, 2014, 03:09:14 PM
 :thankyou: THANKS TO YOU, NOLAN!  You got me started on dogs.  Now it's anyone's guess how long I'll be drawing dogs! :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2014, 03:15:10 PM
Patricia, you amaze me how you've accomplished so much so well in such a short time!!!


I can well see how you would be dog tired of drawing dogs!  But you've done a fine job on this one.


Of all your doggie drawings, my favourite???  --  Pixie !!!  I think she is the star of the show!!!   :smitten:

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 07, 2014, 03:19:39 PM
Will do Nolan!  Thanks for the comments. :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 07, 2014, 03:25:38 PM
 :thankyou:  Lillian, I really appreciate your comments on my drawings and yes, Trixie is sweet, I also like Jake and Molly ... Oh! geez, I love all the dogs but found the black Lab the most difficult because as I said, I think I have had enough of dogs now .... until the next one!!!!   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 07, 2014, 03:38:38 PM
Well done!  :clap: :clap:  The human eyes is completely understandable, labs are part human, just ask one... :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2014, 03:40:22 PM
Ok, Patricia, so where's Trixie???   :confused:   ...you hiding that one?  I only see a Pixie! 


...a work in progress?  Stop teasing me!   :D


...until the next one...
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 07, 2014, 04:12:11 PM
Oh! Geez Lillian, Another typographical error!  My apologies but I sometimes don't read over what I have typed and when I look back on older posts I sometimes shudder at the mistakes I have made.  I have just been looking at the photographs of Kuma and Jordi and boy, I had to get out of there for I could feel that I wanted to draw them too and I need a break.


 :thankyou:  Steven,  So you are also a Lab lover and I can see why. They have such lovely natures. However,  I struggled like heck with this one.  I couldn't get the eyes right which was so frustrating and you were right about the graphite flying all over. Anyway, I am now having a rest and will concentrate on the monthly challenges before our pastel lessons start.  Looking forward to that as I know 'feathers' about pastels but am eager to learn.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2014, 04:22:41 PM
Type-o's, Patricia?  I just had to razz you a little!  ::)


I make lots of them!  I have to check and double check what I write here before I post, so don't feel bad.   I use the 'Modify' button quite a lot!   ;D   


Enjoy your break!   :coffee:    :1hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 07, 2014, 05:21:20 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: for you Patricia!!!
 :thankyou: for being FRONT RUNNER for all of us dog drawing folks!  It's been FUN and you deserve a break after drawing non-stop these past weeks!   :hug: ~Liz 


(Are you done being snowed in? We had temp. in mid 60's a couple of days which was pretty cool for me!)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Fencepost on January 08, 2014, 12:11:43 AM
Oh, Patricia! I love your Dorie drawing!  :clap:

Welcome to the club of frustrated artists who attempt to capture a black lab...a solid black creature with a slick coat and dark eyes. They are nearly impossible to photograph, even worse to paint or draw. Stephen is correct...they are part human (they would argue that it is us who are only part human).

You would laugh if you could see the attempts I have made trying to paint this girl. :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

You have done much better than any of my efforts. :smitten:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 08, 2014, 01:55:29 AM
 :thankyou: so much Nolan, I am quite proud of Dolly and in fact I wish I could get her back now & do some more work on her but I gave her to our Veterinarians as a TY for all the things they have done for our animals.
 
A great big thank you for a tremendous course, Nolan, I learned so much and as always was sad to see it come to an end. :'( However, you have left us with  heaps of wonderful resource material at our fingertips and believe me, I have gone back and reviewed already!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 08, 2014, 02:04:26 AM
I just gotta say . . .what Nolan said. . . !!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
and,
okay Patricia it's on with the Wolfe. . . .the first one hit the bin so the second one is starting to take shape on my drawing board.  Yikes. . . all that fur!  :help: don't hold your breath waiting for this one!!!
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 08, 2014, 05:19:49 AM
Oh! Lillian, I make so many mistakes with typing/grammar, you name it, I do it.  I guess it is all part and parcel of being up in age when one would think things should be getting better but alas, it is the other way around!!


Liz, you are just the sweetest gal for your encouragement and yes, drawing dogs have been such fun and I have enjoyed it but time to move on.  I am more than done with the snow/cold/ice. I just want to crawl into my bed with a good book, snuggle into the blankets/duvet and hibernate until it warms up.  It is supposed to warm up starting on Friday and I try and cheer myself up by thinking that with each passing day, we are one more day closer to Summer.   Yaay!!!


Oh! Judie, I am so pleased that you liked my drawing of Dorie.  It was the hardest of all the dogs to do and you are right, it was the solid black coat/sheen on the black coat/dark eyes.  Crumbs, just everything. I really struggled with Dorie.  However, it makes me happy to know that you thought it was O.K.   :flowers:


 :thankyou:   Bev, I always appreciate your comments and boy, I can't wait to see your wolf which is going to be OUTSTANDING I know.  I am so excited, can't wait.  Your Arctic pup is etched into my memory forever as I thought it was exceptional and no doubt, the wolf will be too.  The wolf had the most beautiful eyes.  I am always drawn to the eyes of people and animals. Anyway, I will be watching out for it.  No rush!


Thank you everyone, I love you all.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 08, 2014, 08:32:11 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan don't know why but I really struggled with doggie 3 gonna do the landscape course next then have another go  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 08, 2014, 12:54:24 PM
 :gl:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 08, 2014, 02:33:56 PM
I really like how dark you got #3!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 08, 2014, 02:51:59 PM
 :thankyou:  steven used the 6b woodless pencil for the darks, find them much better to get the really darkest dark.  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 08, 2014, 02:53:13 PM
Me too Steven, for the life of me, I can't get my drawings dark, dark.  Well, I will be going across the River to the States on Friday and I shall look for woodless pencils and hopefully, that will get my drawings darker than ever.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 09, 2014, 03:01:49 AM
I wish to thank you all for your kind comments and to Nolan for putting together a wonderful course and Nolan I will put in the changes you suggest    But here is Doggie number 3 it has taken me a long time but I have hopefully got their. Hope you like any comments would be gratefully received


Revised drawing

Cheers guys.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 09, 2014, 03:33:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: Yay, Ray!!! You did it. . . a fine , fine example of our doggie # 3 Nolan will be pleased, I'm sure.
If I might make a suggestion; you may want to soften or "break" that very straight very dark line down the right side of the dog's face. I know that area is very, very dark, but I find my eye being drawn to the straightness of the line there. Just my 2 pennies worth. . . .  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 09, 2014, 03:42:46 AM
Jennylynn, I have 2 of the woodless pencils and they are nice to handle in some ways, but I don't find they go any darker than patient layering of the other pencils I have. If I want a absolutely flat black I would go with a charcoal base then graphite over top. . . . . can't go the other way, charcoal won't go over graphite.
Steven. . . do you think the woodless are darker? Did you do a comparison chart? I might just do one, as I have several brands. . . . . take each brand's 6B for example and do a swatch. . . .might prove interesting and I may have to eat my words. . . . .hummm??? :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 09, 2014, 04:47:45 AM
Thanks Bev for that information and I am looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks about the swatches/woodless pencils etc.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 09, 2014, 04:52:24 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Ray, a FANTASTIC drawing of doggie number 3.  Wasn't it so interesting to do?  You did an awesome job and about the line down the right side, I never saw mine until after I posted the photograph but went in and covered it up/softened it which was much better.  Anyway, as I said, you did a great job and I could almost feel the love of each pencil stroke you made while drawing doggie. Sad when these lessons come to an end hey?  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 09, 2014, 06:24:38 AM
 :thankyou: Bev I can see it now that you have pointed it out I did not see on the big picture
 :thankyou: Patricia it is a great pity that its all over, at the beginning of this drawing I found it very hard to get into it but a friend told me something that helped me and I wish to pass it on if it would help anyone else    When doing a big drawing and you know it's going to take some time all ways finish what you are drawing on a high note in other words when you are feeling tired and you have drawn an eye or any other feature of a drawing and you are pleased with it stop drawing and this way you are looking forward to carrying on another time    Anyway it worked for me   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 09, 2014, 06:29:54 AM
Magnifico Ray!!  :heeha: Just a touch of softening on those hard lines and you're away!  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 09, 2014, 06:34:41 AM
 :thankyou: Val I have revised the problem hopefully it's ok now.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 09, 2014, 07:00:13 AM
 :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 09, 2014, 07:08:59 AM
Patricia your Dorie is beautifully done you have made it look very velvety and you could stroke her well done you have been doing a magnificent job on your doggie drawings it is sad the the course as come to an end and Nolan has done a great job in getting all of us to reach a high level and now that we are on our own we are coming out of our comfort zone   Do you feel that way?   I know I do   But anyway you are really doing some great drawings    Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 09, 2014, 07:11:20 AM
Jennylynn the depth of darkness you have got with your pencils is brilliant fab drawing I love it.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 09, 2014, 07:12:30 AM
Ok? Just OK?! You've done a brilliant job with the lab. I've always wanted to draw the black panther, another hard to draw fellow...mesmerising. All that black! Oi! Come on, clap hands...great job Patricia.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 09, 2014, 07:50:32 AM
Great finish to the kennel Ray!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 09, 2014, 07:52:07 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very good advice Ray, thanks for that bit of wisdom which is always beneficial and yes, we can all learn by the experience of others.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 09, 2014, 08:06:06 AM
 :thankyou:  So very much Ray for always being there to cheer me on.  I really appreciate you.  Thank you and yes, I do feel out of my comfort zone.  I picked up my paintbrushes for the first time in a month and felt out of my depth, floundering like a real newbie ... I was actually shocked and then Dennis' words start ringing in my ears "practice, practice, practice" but I have been more focussed on the dogs and drawing than anything else.  Now with the starting of pastels, I am wondering whether my watercolours will go further into the background when I have spent almost two years trying to learn it.  Scary because I love to paint.  Oh! Well, time will tell.
 
 :thankyou:  Val for also always being there when I needed you and cheering me on when I thought I could do no more.  Words just cannot express my gratitude to you and all my Paint Basket family, except to say that I love you all and without whom nothing of this would have been possible for me.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 09, 2014, 09:45:55 AM
ray doggie 3 is very very well done love it  O0  also thankyou for those words of wisdom too, must remember that when I restart the landscape course  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 09, 2014, 12:11:17 PM
well done Ray, nice technique again :clap: :clap: :clap:

I do feel you can continue to add more contrasts / darken the lower mane some more O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 09, 2014, 02:27:55 PM
 :thankyou: for your comments and Nolan cheers mate i understand what you mean I will try and put it right  it's not just tonal that counts but the contrast   Thank you.  Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 11, 2014, 10:41:10 AM
Hi Patricia. . . I can't find the exact place where we were talking about 6B pencils, but here is my little test of the 4 different 6B pencils I happened to have hanging around.  I tried really hard to keep an even pressure on each pencil with no bias toward my favourite. They are in no particular order, just the way I happened to pick them up. I thought I had a Staedtler Mars, but they only go as far as a 4B. . . oh well.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 11, 2014, 11:49:32 AM
which pencil did you prefer?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 11, 2014, 11:51:53 AM
Bev you are an  :angel:  bless you and thank you for taking the time to do this little test.  Gosh, I feel so very fortunate. We were all discussing this subject on Jennylynn's dog drawing site. I somehow get the feeling that I will still not be able to get my drawings as dark as hers, it could also be the paper I am using.  There are so many things which come into play when doing art.


Now looking at your chart of the 6B Graphite pencils, it would seem that the Faber-Castell looks the best for it is the darkest and the application looks smooth.  Now I could be wrong but what is your feelings and what is your preference? 


I went across the River to the States yesterday, stopped off at Hobby Lobby and purchased some woodless graphite extra soft 6B pencils and tried them out on top of the graphite laid down on my black Lab drawing.  It did make a difference but not a significant difference.  I also purchased soft black carbon drawing pencils both being manufactured by General but have yet to try those. I would love to draw Liz' side view of the wolf which she has just posted.  Have a look at it.  It is gorgeous but I have to finish the painting challenge first.  I am almost done.


I am going to Pennsylvania on Friday/Saturday next week and will look for a proper Art store and speak to someone in the business to see what their recommendations are. I will take a photocopy of Jennylynn's third dog and mine to show them the difference and see what they can suggest. I will let you know.


Many thanks Bev, I really appreciate it and besides, it is helpful to everyone else who may be struggling with the same problem.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 11, 2014, 12:27:35 PM
Patricia, happy shopping at the Art Store!   :yippee: Don't forget your purse!  ;D


Bev,  :congrats:    :thankyou: for sharing the test!




Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 11, 2014, 12:57:04 PM
 :thankyou:  for the test of the pencils bev  O0  the make of the woodless pencils which my son bought for me was royal.  have never heard of this make before ???   
patricia hope you get some luck at the art store and you are able to find what you want.  I personally like the woodless pencil for the dark compared to the derwent graphite 6b one but we all have our own opinions, which is how it should be  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 11, 2014, 01:59:04 PM
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn, I don't even know if we can get the "Royal" make over here in North America and I do feel it best to speak to someone who is in the art business and not a general craft store as I have been doing.  However, we may just find something that suits our needs and yes, it is all personal preference for sure.
 
Oh! Lillian, I won't forget my purse, in fact, I have my American dollars tucked away already.  Went into the bank today to get American dollars for fear that the Canadian dollar may weaken further before next weekend which makes it tough on us but what the heck, we only live once.
 
Patricia
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 11, 2014, 02:19:03 PM
which pencil did you prefer?
My personal preference Nolan, is for the Faber-Castells. They don't seem to have any or, for sure not as many, of those annoying little gritty "chips" in them. I feel that I can get the deepest dark I need with my F-C"s. by layering the pencils and using the 6B at the end. Next would  be the Staedtler Mars which I couldn't test, because I don't have the 6B, but for an all around pencil, they are splendid! The General's is a very soft pencil, more like charcoal, very prone to smudging. I don't use it at all, and don't know why or how I have it.  :o
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: May lynn on January 11, 2014, 05:23:46 PM
Dear  Bev. S

I purchased a Prismacolor Premier in medium tone but, I noticed they also sold a 12 piece set
in dark  tone which seem to go to 8 B ( at Micheal's)

Our local/online "Opus' has an Arts-Arch sketch pencil set of 12 pieces from 6H -8B
I have been using it for the Let's Draw course I started this month.  (I am trying to get ready for Nolan's new
drawing course) 

The 8B is very dark.   When doing the teddy I was able to get an iris and a pupil that are distinguishable
from each other. That is not easy since one starts with a very dark outer ring of the iris and on to
a darker pupil.

I hope this helps!!!

May lynn
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 11, 2014, 05:50:10 PM
 :thankyou:  May Lynn for that information which certainly does help and I will have a look at them when next I go shopping.  Thank you.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 11, 2014, 10:53:18 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan..

 pl find my #3 dog.  any critic comments most welcome.

 


  thanks
  cyril
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 12, 2014, 01:21:26 AM
WOW  :heeha:   Awesome looking dog Cyril  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 12, 2014, 03:20:32 AM
 :twothumbs: Super job on doggie #3, Cyril!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 12, 2014, 03:35:50 AM
Ohhh May Lynn. . . . . you lucky person you. . .an Opus Art supply drool, drool, drool   ;D  When we lived in Vancouver, I used to go to the Opus store and spend hours just wandering around. . . sigh. nothing like that around this part of Canada.  :'(
Thanks for all the useful info on the other pencils, it's always nice to know what the manufacturers are putting out there.  I had a whole set of Derwent premier sketching pencils from 9H right through to 9B, and you could get as black as black with a 9B!!!However, I don't care for the Derwents , they have too many scratchy bits, I find.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 12, 2014, 03:40:21 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Cyril doggie No.3 is OUTSTANDING.  Gosh, you have done such a good job.  I just love it.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 12, 2014, 04:55:06 AM
Well done Cyril your doggie 3 is fantastic you have left your best to last   :clap:   Ray
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 12, 2014, 05:40:07 AM
Very nice Cyril, I love the eyes, and your contrasts.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on January 12, 2014, 07:03:06 AM
Awesome job Cyril.  His eyes are so alive and his coat beautifully done.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 12, 2014, 11:28:20 AM
 :sweat: Well this experiment has finally reached a conclusion!  :yippee: I learned a lot from this moggie  :smart: . Half way through I found I did much better controlling the graphite 'dust' by using one of my old sable oil brushes in lieu of a bristle brush.  O0 Gained even more control by shaving the graphite into a small container and dipping the brush. As you can see on the coat...very uneven at the start and couldn't get it to smooth no matter what I tried. So,  problem #1 solved  :clap: . Found usin the chisel point just didn't work for me, so I'll be sticking with my round pointy pencils.  :clap: Lastly, I decided I will not use graphite or graphite dust while recouperating in bed, unless I find some very dark coloured sheets!  :2funny:

Here comes Moggie............

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 12, 2014, 12:04:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nicely done Val.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 12, 2014, 12:17:45 PM
Beautiful work, Val!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 12, 2014, 12:22:29 PM
Thank you Patricia and Lillian.
I'm not so sure he would be known to be a white dog, looks a bit more like a border collie mix!  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 12, 2014, 12:27:12 PM
Gorgeous, Cyril!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 12, 2014, 01:01:17 PM
Hello Moggie. You are quite lovely! I love how the center line of your tongue and your nose contour so deeply into your tongue and nose instead of sitting on top.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 12, 2014, 01:40:55 PM
Ta much Sarah. I was a bit concerned about those lines. For a while his tonge looked more convex instead of concave!  :doh:   I feel reassured.  :sweat:

I suppose it was just the lighting, but his whiskers don't seem to standing out very well. The whiskers look much better on the drawing. Strange how these things work. Oh well, I'll go have a look at the next one.......
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: May lynn on January 12, 2014, 06:47:03 PM
Dear Bev S.

Oh, how I wished I lived near to an OPUS  store but, I don't.  I live on Van. Island and approx. 3 1/2 hrs. away
7 hr. round trip.  Therefore, I shop online on their sales, if one buy over $150.00 Cnd. they give free shipping.
Also, once or twice a year $75.00 will get you free shipping.  I watch for those special or ask friends that are going to Victoria to pick things up for me. If I am in a pinch I`ll shop locally but, it may cost one and half to two time what I can pay at Michael`s with a coupon.  One thing about Opus is they have specialty item that `artist's` are looking
for. My all time  favorite are the floating frames for oil paintings.  Last but, not least they are CANADIAN and therefore, take Canadian dollar.  You may want to give them a try!    :painting:   

May lynn 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 12, 2014, 09:06:43 PM
 :thankyou:  Val , Bev , Patricia, Ray , Sarah , jillh , Lillian for your kind comments.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 12, 2014, 09:14:25 PM
Superb  drawing Val.  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on January 12, 2014, 10:08:16 PM
Excellent work, Val.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 13, 2014, 12:48:51 AM
Moggie is beautiful!   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
What's the secret to doing those nice whiskers other than a steady hand?
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: sally13 on January 13, 2014, 12:54:05 AM
Fantastic job Val, I love it. He has a lovely soft look about him....or her. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 13, 2014, 12:56:01 AM
Wow, Cyril! Congratulations for finishing the course!   :clap: :clap: :clap: You've done some fabulous work, especially with this last one with such nice flowing, long hair!  I posted a couple more dogs you can draw!  :)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 13, 2014, 09:28:59 AM
wow ray your doggie 3 is so well done  :yippee:  fantastic job  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dennis on January 13, 2014, 09:56:12 AM
Very nice, Val  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 13, 2014, 10:25:51 AM
very nicely done val  :yippee:   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 13, 2014, 11:43:29 AM
Thank you very much Cyril. I hope my next turns out as well as yours did.

Too kind Jill, thank you.

Liz, I have found when I'm not certain of what I am doing.... I just close my eyes and go for it!  :heeha:

Thanks much Sally, I had a very difficult time with the graphite and bristle brush at first.

Thank you  Dennis, I appreciate your support.

 :sweat: Such a relief to sign this one Jenny. Can you imagine? Me, afraid of a bit of stick and paper?!  :eek:    ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 13, 2014, 12:15:09 PM
 :congrats: :not_worthy:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 13, 2014, 12:22:04 PM
the Faber Castell pencils are also my favourite
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: C.Bodine on January 13, 2014, 12:22:42 PM
You are really doing well, Val!!! :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 13, 2014, 12:24:04 PM
what can I say, you are the dog master Cyril :congrats: :not_worthy:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on January 13, 2014, 01:00:14 PM
Nice addition to the kennels Val! :clap: :clap:

I would have to agree with you on the "no graphite in bed " ruling... :heeha:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on January 13, 2014, 02:54:39 PM
Well Val great job. Pat yourself on the back.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on January 13, 2014, 03:00:18 PM
Cyril awesome drawings. I have not been on here for awhile. Everyone is doing a fantastic job.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: sally13 on January 13, 2014, 03:11:07 PM
Beautiful drawings, so well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 13, 2014, 03:47:40 PM
Thank you Nolan, I take it that's a passing grade then?   ::)    ;D

I have to admit I've already broken my no graphite in bed rule  :whistle: I've traced out #2 this afternoon. Now that I'm looking at it, I must say I'm feeling a bit intimidated by it.  :sweat: None the less, I'll have a go tomorrow.

Geez, and these guys think MY challenges are tough!  :eek:      :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 13, 2014, 04:02:01 PM
Ta much C., I hope this next one doesn't take as long.....It'll be Christmas again before I get through!  :heeha:

Oh dear, Steven.... I've already broken the rule  :whistle:   at least these sheets aren't pure white! (anymore)  :2funny:

Well Val great job. Pat yourself on the back.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:

Funny you should say that Nina, I may have to do just that! .... I've now got my big art board on the bed with my computer on it, my drawing pads, box of drawing paraphenalia, tray for drinks and sundry, and .... no room for Lloyd!  :eek:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cyril on January 13, 2014, 07:57:02 PM
 :thankyou:  so much @ Liz ,Jennylynn, Nolan , Nina and Sally.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 14, 2014, 01:36:47 AM
the Faber Castell pencils are also my favourite
Also their coloured pencils. . . . yummy!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 15, 2014, 07:15:59 PM

well i must say that i so enjoyed doing this drawing that i am now drawing my own dog(Bonnie). she is a golden retriever and my best friend. great course :) :) :). wow!!!! nolan u r this best teacher!!!!!!!.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tousabella on January 15, 2014, 07:27:58 PM
Brony....EXCELLENT  It's a winner...  Maybe you could darken your shadows a little more, but this is right on. Wonderful job!!
Looking forward to seeing your drawing of your own precious friend.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 15, 2014, 07:37:30 PM
thank u bella. i had been thinking that myself.  i do think i could go a bit darker in the shadows :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 15, 2014, 09:36:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Great job, Brony!  Enjoy drawing the next dog with short hair!  :)
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 15, 2014, 10:19:53 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 16, 2014, 12:46:12 AM
Fantastic job on your first doggie drawing shading is really good on the mouth and the eyes just a small point the nose looks a bit out check the original drawing and see if you can bring it back in line but other than that keep up the good work and look forward to doggie 2.   Ray.   :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 16, 2014, 01:02:43 AM
 O0 Good work! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 16, 2014, 01:53:19 AM
great work on your doggie 1 brony  :yippee:  looking forward to the next  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 16, 2014, 05:51:48 AM
 :heeha: Excellent Brony. He looks wonderfully white.  O0 I think I went a little too dark...so I just changed his breed to match!  :2funny:

Very well done.  :confused: :confused: :confused:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 16, 2014, 07:37:08 AM
Well done!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: MSWcrane on January 16, 2014, 11:12:45 AM
Good Dog, Good Dog, Sit, Stay   O0 :clap: :clap:  Love it!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: sally13 on January 16, 2014, 02:07:16 PM
Great first dog, Its great that you are enjoying it so much . It wont be long and you will be opening a kennels.  :2funny:  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 16, 2014, 02:19:54 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice Brony, you did very well on your first dog drawing.  Looking forward to seeing more.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 16, 2014, 02:45:07 PM
you are off to a flying start Brony :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just check the size and positioning of the nostrils for me, one is bigger than the other so will need to be adjusted O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 16, 2014, 05:34:17 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: to all for your  encouraging feedback. i am right into drawing my dog. she seems to b comming along nicely
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 16, 2014, 05:36:27 PM
oh i will do that nolan. i can see that now.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: lynn p. on January 16, 2014, 06:39:36 PM
Oh Brony, that is just the greatest drawing.  It's perfect!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 20, 2014, 07:12:45 PM
hi all i thought i would atempt drawing my dog Bonnie as a subject. would love any feedback. i think i have worked her too much!!!!!. had so much fun though because she means so much to me :) :) :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 20, 2014, 07:25:37 PM
Wow, Brony.  Glad you put one next to the other.  Amazing look-alike.  Good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 20, 2014, 08:16:34 PM
:thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: this is a post of just her..
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 20, 2014, 08:33:53 PM
stunning :cloud9:

just wish the photo was bigger :-\ :'(
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Maryna on January 20, 2014, 09:02:46 PM
oh very nice  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 20, 2014, 09:27:19 PM
thanku Nolan why do u think the pic won't enlarge?. i have obviouusly done someting wrong. they normally enlarge. i would like to let u see more detail of her so i can get your opinion.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 21, 2014, 01:01:25 AM
Yes, it's fun to draw our family pets!   O0
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 21, 2014, 04:38:23 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Absolutely gorgeous and you have captured Bonnie's likeness perfectly Brony.  She is a real beauty.  I have been trying to get a good picture of my daughters 219+ pound Boerboel (South African breed) but every time I take my camera out he wants to chew it.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Daisyblue77 on January 21, 2014, 04:49:31 AM
What a beautiful drawing.  Awesome likeness.  Congrats !! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 21, 2014, 01:29:29 PM
Brilliant Brony  :heeha:      :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 21, 2014, 07:00:05 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:to all the beautiful comments. patrica i have to let u know that the most difficult part was trying to get bonnie to look to the camera, ha ha. i must have snapped her 100 times to try and get her looking to the camera. i tyieded so hard to get one with a smile on her dile , yet to no avail!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: polliwag on January 21, 2014, 09:23:03 PM
Love your drawing of your dog, Brony
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 22, 2014, 02:19:14 PM
Brony, I hear you, for I am having that trouble too, he just won't look at the camera. His breed having been bred primarily as guard dogs, have what they call the "Boerboel stare" ... very intimidating but what a gentle giant this dog is.  Hope to get a decent 'full face' shot of him soon.  Patricia 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lillian on January 22, 2014, 05:16:01 PM
Nice pooch, Brony!  Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 22, 2014, 08:28:51 PM
the image won't enlarge because that is the size it was uploaded at :-\
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 23, 2014, 09:18:01 PM

I'm still drawing dogs!  With this Siberian Husky pup I was practicing doing the insides of his ears and his beautiful eyes.  He looks like he fell in a mud puddle and needs a bath. . .
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 23, 2014, 10:37:21 PM
Liz,

You did a fantastic job on the Siberian husky.  The eyes are beautiful.  The pink inside the ears looks so real.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 24, 2014, 04:42:39 AM
liz you a have done an excellent job on the husky  :yippee:  been so busy the last couple of weeks havn't had time for drawing  :'(   but hopefully will be able to get back to it soon  O0 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 24, 2014, 04:46:51 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: FANTASTIC Liz,  you did a great job and my word, you have come a long way.  I have been so wanting to get back to drawing dogs but life gets in the way.  I wish I could just sit and do art all day.  I have three or four pictures of the dogs I want to draw waiting in my file and the Siberian Husky is one of them but just can't find the time right now. Strange to say, I had thoughts of doing the Siberian Husky in pastels once I had learned how to use them and then see that that is exactly what you have done (well, it looks like pastels to me but hard to tell from a picture).   I think his blue eyes and white fur just lends itself to pastels.    Anyway, it is so very encouraging to see you going ahead in leaps and bounds, doing eye opening work.  Makes my heart happy and so excited for you Liz. Carry on my friend for you are excelling and keep posting for us to see. It is very motivating.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 24, 2014, 11:06:51 AM
I agree, you have done a great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
You can just keep adding white in the highlight areas to get rid of the "mud puddle" if you want, but I think he looks great as is O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 24, 2014, 04:40:06 PM
 :thankyou: NOLAN, I'll try to do what you suggested.  And thanks Mea, Jennylynn and Patricia for your kind comments and encouragement.  I'm stuck on dogs and pencil drawing for now, but hope to do some painting soon (probably a dog or two) and then go on to the classes I bought on Lakes, Rivers and Waterfalls.  Kinda torn between drawing or painting!  :whistle:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 24, 2014, 06:53:21 PM
can i change Nolan?.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 24, 2014, 07:01:15 PM
Hi nolan, can i change the size of the image , say with taking another pic
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: brony on January 24, 2014, 07:12:23 PM
hi liz, Your dog looks sensational!!!!. i have to admit that when i was drawing my dogs, i think i spent more time shaving chisel points, to the point that my pencils r somewhat shorter now,.Ha Ha. but seriously following Nolans techniques r the true answer to being able to apply the chisel point, is the best. I felt that it supplied so much flexibility in everything, with touch and shading. I also do my drawing to relaxation music.. i found that it relaxing my eye and me!! well done!! :) :) :) :) :) :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Ray3 on January 25, 2014, 09:07:16 AM
Well done Liz you have put your mark on this drawing if you had not put the original by your drawing anyone would have thought that was the dogs fur    Keep it that way it's your finished work and you must leave it that way well done in keeping the doggies course going you are building up a great portfolio   Fantastic work   Love it.  Ray.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 25, 2014, 02:47:40 PM
no you can't edit an uploaded photo as far as I know, but you can upload a new one then go edit your post to change the embed code O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 27, 2014, 12:43:17 PM

Spent my time posting this wolf this morning.  Couldn't get onto live pencil class.  Same as the other day so I watched the replay and did the pencil exercises, except the ball.
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 27, 2014, 12:46:03 PM
great job on the drawing of the wolf liz  O0  this is certainly your niche as well as patricia's  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 27, 2014, 02:23:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Fantastic wolf Liz.  I was just looking at my dog file and was so tempted to start drawing Kuma but then looked at the wolf and the Siberian Husky and then put my file away because once I get started, I can't stop.  Anyway, you have done a wonderful job once again.  Lovely to see you continuing with the drawings.  Encourages me for sure.
 
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn for your lovely comment about both Liz and I and the drawing of the dogs.  I do appreciate your kindness as I am sure Liz does too. Thanks so much for your support.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 27, 2014, 02:34:02 PM
Thanks Ray and Jennylynn  :)  I  appreciate your comments esp. since I was bummed out not knowing why I couldn't see the 2nd pencil drawing class today!   :thumbdown:


RAY, I put up the wolf's photo in Reference Photos for you to draw 1-10-14.  I've been practicing to get ready for the last 2 family pets; one Patricia drew already- the Yorkshire terrier and the other the Havanese puppy who is a white ball of fur.  I learned from doing the wolf that it's best to isolate the tones than try to work a whole area at a time, i.e. I left the big light areas alone and worked on gray to darker tones first, even the face features light to dark.  Does this make sense to you?  It is near impossible to add white strokes back over gray or black! 


So JENNYLYNN AND RAY, hopefully somebody will see our threads and learn from our experiences, as well as thoroughly enjoy drawing dogs!   :clap:



~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 27, 2014, 04:21:16 PM
Liz, the pencil course part 2 is tomorrow! You haven't missed it!!!  :yippee:

I love your wolf  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on January 27, 2014, 06:58:12 PM
I love your wolf!  Really good!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 27, 2014, 08:04:28 PM
 :thankyou: VAL AND JILL!  I love large dogs, especially!  We raised 2 large dogs, a part Lab and part pit bull, both brought home as puppies by our oldest daughter and when I was young I had dogs, too!  Now I live in a non-dog friendly condo, so I guess drawing dogs fills the void of not having a pet anymore.  But I can enjoy my kids' dogs.  I'll probably draw a few more. . .  Actually I really want to get back into painting which is on the back burner on low heat- not even on 'Simmer' right now.
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 27, 2014, 11:06:06 PM
Nice wolf, Liz.  Great eyes.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 28, 2014, 05:52:09 AM
My word Liz, they say that I am the motivator but you sure take the cake.  I did this drawing last night and finished it off this morning.  Amazing how I struggled with it which shows that you have to keep at what you are doing.  As the old saying goes, "if you don't use it, you lose it".  Nevertheless, your comments and critiques are always gratefully received.  Thank you,  Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 28, 2014, 06:00:54 AM
Well done Patricia. This little fellow has such a sad little face. I'm sure he'll perk up when he sees his portrait!  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 28, 2014, 06:23:55 AM
 :thankyou:  Val, yes he does have a sad face but the most beautiful blue eyes.  I think this picture lends itself perfectly to pastels which Liz did and it is absolutely stunning.  Take a look if you haven't already done so. Anyway, thanks for your comments Val, as always I appreciate them.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on January 28, 2014, 07:03:42 AM
Once again, an excellent drawing.  Your dogs are amazing. 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on January 28, 2014, 07:29:23 AM
well patricia another brilliant dog drawing really well done  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 28, 2014, 07:41:27 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Jill and Jennylynn for your lovely comments about my drawing.  I love doing art and wish I could just draw all the time but unfortunately don't have that pleasure.  Life gets in the way!!  I guess we all have the same problem hey?  Thanks once again for your encouragement.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 28, 2014, 08:58:32 AM
Patricia,

Nice job on this dog.  The eyes are saying, why am I sitting here with this lady looking at me all this time!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 28, 2014, 09:29:48 AM
Patricia, you have a good hand with your pencils.  I did my pup with colored pencils, though I wish I had a set of pastel pencils, then I think I could have gotten the white fur looking white.  I hope to do Hoku soon and I'm going to try very little and very light graphite to get him looking white and not gray!  We have to work on our whites, but overall we got the Husky baby's likeness!   :clap:
 BTW, being retired, I just do minimum on drawing days and put off till tomorrow what should have been done yesterday!  :2funny:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 28, 2014, 11:11:53 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   Liz, I hear you.  I am the same, I put everything off, art comes first!!!  Well, I try but it doesn't always work!!  I thought that your drawing of the Husky was in pastels, they look so much like pastels.  Anyway, the very minimal experience I have had with pastel thus far, it is very reminiscent of coloured pencils to me.  Yes, we must work on the white fur.  Thanks for the laugh.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on January 28, 2014, 01:17:54 PM
Nice job Patricia.   :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 28, 2014, 03:29:32 PM
:2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   Liz, I hear you.  I am the same, I put everything off, art comes first!!!  Well, I try but it doesn't always work!!  I thought that your drawing of the Husky was in pastels, they look so much like pastels.  Anyway, the very minimal experience I have had with pastel thus far, it is very reminiscent of coloured pencils to me.  Yes, we must work on the white fur.  Thanks for the laugh.  Patricia
Speaking about white fur. . . . . . I thought I might post my little cat here as he was done in both colored pencils & pastels but I figured the dogs would set up such a howling that we couldn't hear ourselves think!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 28, 2014, 03:54:04 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Mea and Nina for your lovely comments which I always value and appreciate.
 
Bev, your beautiful little kitten would be so welcomed here.  I now have time to scout around looking at all the posts.  I was rushed today and couldn't even make the pencil class.  Things will be calmer next week for I have family birthdays and just so much going on.  However, I did have a quick look at it in the gallery and would now like to take my time with the viewing.  Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on January 29, 2014, 05:48:36 AM
Beautiful wolf drawing, Patricia. . . he looks sad in a way, but watchful too. Good job :clap: :clap: :clap: 
I wonder if I will ever get my wolf off the drawing board. . . . . .so much art, so little time!!!
 
I think Steven was right I better keep my cat out of the kennel. . . . .!!! :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: lynn p. on January 29, 2014, 05:53:23 AM
Patricia, He is just gorgeous and soft.  You know, this would look great with your new pencils also! :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 29, 2014, 07:27:19 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Bev and Lynn for your supportive comments and yes, Lynn, I would love to try the dogs with the pastel pencils.  There is so much that I want to do and just no darned time!!!  I guess that is everyone's complaint.  Anyway, I will be trying everything out and with what little experience I have had so far, I think I am going to love the Pastel pencils because of the better control and also the dust problem which affects my breathing.  I sprayed fixative on a colour chart I made last evening and I had to run out the room, covering my nose for my chest closes.  So I am going to have to be careful in future. I couldn't go outside to spray for we are all frozen here.  I put out some warm milk for the feral cat that comes here to eat twice a day and the poor thing couldn't drink half the warmed milk as it froze on him in less than a minute. 
 
Bev, you do so well with animal drawings but we don't see enough.  I loved your cat drawing and as I always tell you, your Arctic Pup was outstanding and will remain in my memory forever. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 29, 2014, 08:37:24 AM
Hi Patricia, you sure are tough, braving freezing temperatures and the poor kitty with frozen milk, WOW!  We've had a cold front passing through and I've had to wear leg warmers and booties with temperatures about 60!  If not, I can feel the cold in my bones. Normally I'm a shorts and tank top person.


 If you have respiratory problems and can't handle dust and aerosol sprays you can try spraying your art by placing it flat or upright in a large box with sides.  Do this in a well ventilated space like I use the lanai outside my apartment.  Hold your breath each spray, step away after each rotation of your picture, allowing the fumes to dissipate.  I suppose using a face mask would help also.  But this works for me.
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 29, 2014, 12:06:55 PM
great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 29, 2014, 12:07:58 PM
beautiful Liz :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 29, 2014, 12:34:34 PM
 :thankyou:  Thank you Liz for those suggestions and I will try it next time.  Oh! Boy, I have never felt cold like this in my entire life.  I was born and raised in South Africa and the town where I come has very much like Florida weather.  So experiencing such extreme cold is just very difficult for me. Nevertheless, I am bundled up and hibernating as much as I possibly can. 


 :thankyou:  Nolan for your lovely comments.




Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on January 29, 2014, 02:48:33 PM
Patricia I feel for you.  Having lived in Iceland and the some of the northern states and having experienced frostbite temps,  I  feel very fortunate to now live in Florida, where 40 degrees is freezing and we only see those temps about 4 times a year.   So my advice is, to become a snowbird and fly south for the winter.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 29, 2014, 04:34:43 PM
Snow birds have been arriving in Hawaii   :flight: and taking up a roost in condos and attending our ukulele group.  Some will stay 6 months, from winter through spring.  One couple got plain tired shoveling snow and bought a home here, :surrender:  never to return to cold temps anymore! 
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 29, 2014, 05:51:43 PM
Jill and Liz, I could quite easily become a 'snow bird' but unless I win the lottery, it is out of the question.  Anyhow, I would probably miss my children and grandchildren so much that I wouldn't be happy .... so what the heck, I will just grin and bear it for this too shall pass.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on February 06, 2014, 04:35:36 AM
Sooo, he's not really a dog. . .but he is a canine!!! Actually a Canis Lupus to be precise. . . . .
   
Comments & Criticisms welcome!
Seeing him here, I am not happy with a whole lot of things! He is really going back to the drawing board :( 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on February 06, 2014, 05:31:19 AM
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Bev your Canis Lupus is FANTASTIC!!!  Oh! My word, you are a hard lady to please for I think you have done a wonderful job on the wolf.  The detail in his right ear, his eyes, just everything is gorgeous. I would be so happy if I could do as good a job as you.  I think you are just awesome with your drawings and you are too hard on yourself.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 06, 2014, 05:49:35 AM
Gorgeous, Bev!!!! This one goes right to the framer. I don't want to meet those eyes on the trail!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on February 06, 2014, 06:40:26 AM
bev I agree with patricia you are far too hard on yourself  O0  this wolf is gorgeous really very well done  :yippee: :yippee: :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on February 06, 2014, 10:50:27 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia. . .you are making me blush  :blush:  with your accolades!
 :thankyou: Sarah. . .he does have "those" eyes, doesn't he. . . .hope he isn't eyeing me for supper!!
 :thankyou: Jennylynn. . . he took forever to do and I thought I wanted to do a dark background around him, but hubby won't let me. . .says he's perfect the way he is! Hubby makes me blush too :blush: !
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on February 06, 2014, 11:42:00 AM
he looks great Bev. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: but it would be nice if you could load a larger pic so we can zoom in to have a closer look
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on February 06, 2014, 03:09:00 PM
VERY IMPRESSIVE, BEV!  :clap:   :clap:   :clap:  Dog-wolf-same general family, anyway!  You captured his expression and it's AMAZING how you show even the hairs in his left ear!!!
I better work on a couple more dogs! I learned how to draw with them!!!  (THANKS AGAIN, NOLAN!)  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 06, 2014, 06:59:17 PM
The canis looks great to me, Bev.  What are you planning to do to it?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on February 07, 2014, 04:08:56 AM
 :thankyou: Liz and :thankyou: Mea. . . .he just needs a bit of tweaking. You may not have noticed but I have the ref. photo enlarged and pinned up on my wall beside my drawing and every time I walk past I notice little things that could be improved.
Nolan, thank you for the support. . .I thought for a minute you were joking about enlarging him, then I understood. . . lol! :2funny: I need to make some of the little "w's" less like solders in a row and break up some of the  sharp lines in his fur. Also I'm not quite satisfied with his mouth & chin.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on February 07, 2014, 09:07:40 AM
Hi Bev,  thought I would share my point of view about 'tweaking':
After I correct Nolan's suggestions for improvement and/or after he's made positive comments on a drawing, I MOVE ON.  I practice and do the 'tweaks' on the next drawing.  I have a bedroom wall of paintings where I can see "I should have done this or that" but I've left them.  I thought I was finished when the last brush was cleaned after many hours or weeks of working on them.  So I take what I've learned and apply it to the next painting or drawing as soon as possible.  I know, RIGHT, I'm just a hobbyist, an artist in the making. . . My 2 cents.   :flowers:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on February 07, 2014, 10:43:02 AM
Oh Liz if only I could do that!!
I just have to go back to the original and do the changes or I cannot sleep! Sometimes I can leave the first one and start again from scratch to re-do the whole thing if it's really out of whack, but for the small tweaks and fiddles, I'm obsessed. . . . . :2funny: Every time I look at that Wolfe, his fur at the bottom of his neck just leaps out at me screaming mistake, mistake!!!  :help: I need therapy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on February 07, 2014, 06:31:38 PM
Funny story here, Bev!   ;) My husband, the only person who lives with me, lives through all of my art experiences, even pays for my supplies.  :clap:  Well, he is my worse critic, but he's getting better now because either my work is improving OR he doesn't want to prove himself inept with a pencil or brush in his hand.  ::)  One day I said rather nicely to him, "Would you like to TRY to draw a dog?"  ???  Now most of the time he won't say another word when I say "I'm done with this."  Well, at least he's a lot kinder!  Try not to take your art or critics too seriously, then you won't need therapy! 
HEY, ART  IS THERAPY!!!
 :heeha: ~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on February 14, 2014, 10:13:51 AM
Please meet the new rendition of the Grey Wolfe. I'm still not sure I've got it right. . . .anybody got any criticisms, please bring it on!
I've lightened the darks spot in his fur at the front 'cause my eyes were drawn to that spot and I don't want that. I gave him his missing whiskers. What else do I need to do to this guy before he goes to the framer? 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 14, 2014, 11:04:23 AM
Nice wolf, Bev S.   His right eye looks a bit off - not sure how to correct it, though.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on February 14, 2014, 11:45:16 AM
I would continue the fur further past the back of his ears. To where the neck starts, then fade away
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on February 14, 2014, 01:19:25 PM
Nice wolf Bev.  I think he needs a little more value added to the top of the nose.  It appears to flat to me.  Check the original closely against your drawing.  Perhaps darkening the right eye may do the trick.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on February 14, 2014, 02:35:52 PM
 :thankyou: everyone! Goodness, thank you so much for all the help!
Mea. . . we are seeing the face in such a sharp profile that his right (our left) eye is mostly hidden from our view. I struggled with that for days and I may have to have another look, in the ref. photo you can just barely make out the bottom edge of his iris. . . . tricky!!
Nolan. . . . I'm not quite sure I know what you mean. . . . are you saying to make the top of his head a bit more obvious as the fur goes between the ears and down to the back of the neck? There is so much sun shining on his fur that it's almost invisible but I think I should use some artist licence and darken it just a tad. . . ??I tried to stay true to the ref. photo but I don't think it translates that well. . . needs a bit of help ;)
Jill. . . . .you are right, he needs a nose job. . . . :2funny: Just a mini one though ;D
Thanks again everyone for the assistance, Wolfie will go back to the drawing board for a bit of tweaking!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on February 17, 2014, 02:01:15 PM
It's a woluf, it's a woluf!!!! Talk about a wolf in sheep's clothing!  ::)   Like we'll ever believe you when you say 'I don't think I can do this' who are you kidding?  :2funny:   Super work Roxy-Bev, rock on!  :yippee:

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on February 17, 2014, 02:09:36 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Mistress Val. . . .so kind of you to say! :blush:  Mr. Wolf has be tweaked and fiddled with and now he is in the framing department and hubby (head and only person in the department) will not let him back out for any more fiddling!!!
 
I've missed you. . .have you been having tons and tons of fun? Are you going to be in Nolan's Glass Class? I can't wait for that one. . . I'm sure he has something really really difficult all lined up for us to try and draw!!!. There's no way it would be a simple set of  S&P shakers. . . . Not our Nolan :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on February 17, 2014, 02:45:17 PM
Salt & pepper shakers? Not unless it's highly and artistically cut crystal ones.  ;D   I'm hoping the internet will be kind. I've only just managed to get half the bowl of my spoon done!  :heeha:   Please don't ask about the 2nd woofit... he'll need a restart. I guess he got taken to a sheep shearer instead of a dog groomer.  :whistle:        :2funny:    Oi !!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on February 19, 2014, 02:42:14 AM
Well Val, half a bowl is better than none. . .  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Mariep on February 23, 2014, 08:51:24 PM
Liz, what a awesom pic....cn not wait to see you drawing!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on February 25, 2014, 05:52:25 PM
Aloha Marie, the family portrait was too big a challenge,  ::)  but I did draw each dog separately on my thread.  I didn't post mama dog because she came out looking like grandma instead!  I sure miss the fun of drawing along with everyone from the dogs up until Nolan's onion and garlic, then the vintage silver spoon.  Now I'm trying to PAINT the family dogs!  :painting: Painting Hoku, then  :painting: Pixie,  :painting: then Malu and Kuma, 4 family dogs!
I may not see you guys for a while because I paint a lot slower than I can draw dogs!   :heeha: 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on February 25, 2014, 10:17:35 PM
 :gl:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on February 26, 2014, 04:52:28 PM
Oh! Liz, I have just seen your post and thought that I hadn't seen you on the forum lately.  Hurry and paint the little dogs so we can all see and then come on and join us in the drawing and pastel lessons.  We are having such fun.  Miss you Liz.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on February 27, 2014, 09:19:33 AM
Patricia, I won't ever forget the fun we had drawing dogs and now returning to painting I am fumbling around.  Too bad we're not all painting dogs together, especially a white dog like Hoku first, then a black one like Malu!  Such a challenge!  Today the art store has a store wide clearance and I plan to buy a bunch of drawing pencils and maybe small square canvases for dog portraits! Take care!   :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2014, 11:10:18 AM
Liz, lovely to hear from you and yes, the dog drawing course was such fun and I shall not forget it either.  I still want to draw some more dogs but can't seem to get to it as I am doing the pastel course and drawing course and life gets in the way. There just doesn't seem to be enough time to do everything.  Anyway, please come back and join us for we miss you.  I am like a mother hen with all her chicks when someone is missing, I feel it.  Take care,


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on March 01, 2014, 08:18:51 PM


This is Hoku, my daughter's 7 months old Havanese puppy.  I have one last dog yet to draw.  Patricia beat me to it.  Well, actually I never got around to doing Pixie, my older daughter's Yorkshire Terrier.  She's waiting in line for her dog portrait!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 01, 2014, 10:42:33 PM
Liz,

You did a wonderful job on Hoku.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on March 01, 2014, 11:45:20 PM
Nice expression Liz!  Well done :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on March 02, 2014, 01:01:43 AM
well liz you did it  :yippee:  you drew hoku  and what a fantastic job you have done of him  O0 the expression in his face is brilliant, now come on liz one more to do of the" family"   O0  :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2014, 04:15:41 AM
Oh! Liz, I am sorry that I beat you to it in drawing your dog family but they were just so very cute, I could not resist the temptation.  You have done Hoku brilliantly.  I looked at your sketch and just smiled broadly.  I just want to pick her up and love her with that cute expression.  You have done an excellent job Liz.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on March 03, 2014, 05:16:20 AM
I do hope you are framing and hanging these. Such fun and lovely subjects. Whether they be drawings or paintings, you're doing a brilliant job. Well done Liz.  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on March 03, 2014, 08:48:29 AM
   :thankyou: Don't be sorry, Pat!  You did a wonderful job with Pixie that I can refer to it while I do her drawing, like how we used the templates Nolan provided us!  So, THANK YOU! 


I'll be posting my progress with Hoku's painting under oil and acrylic for comments and suggestions for foreground and background colors, so watch for it!


   :thankyou:   Thank you, Val for always supporting my work!  I have a brag binder with all of my dog and pencil drawings.  I'm thinking of getting another binder with index to collect pictures of trees, landscapes with rivers and lakes, etc. I'll cut them out from the Sunset magazines my husband subscribed for me.  He is my worst critic but best supporter!


 :thankyou:  Mea, Steven, and Jennylynn, too!!! I just saw your comments!!!  You guys are the Greatest Encouragers!
 :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on March 03, 2014, 12:01:57 PM
Beautiful job Liz. I would suggest that you make the cast shadow darker against the body and fade away as you have. That will make the dog stand up off the paper even more
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on March 03, 2014, 03:07:11 PM
I'll do that Nolan!   :thankyou:   In the drawing I marked only the general shape of the shadow, but I should have done what you said to do- go darker nearest to the dog, then fade out. 





Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on March 03, 2014, 04:04:46 PM
Love your little Hoku, Liz.  Well done!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on March 05, 2014, 05:25:53 AM
Liz I am honoured that you think so highly of my drawing of Pixie and to feel that it is good enough to use as a template.  You really uplift and encourage me.  Bless you for that and as I said, I am truly honoured.  Thank you.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on March 05, 2014, 07:40:20 AM
Hi Pat, I really want to do Pixie because I think it will be fun painting all that loose fur all over and more colors than the other family dogs, BUT I may take a break and do something else after this.  I still haven't started the course I bought last Christmas on Rivers, streams, waterfalls?!  I've collected dozens of reference photos and taken a lot if sunset photos, too.  My other two grown kids have birthdays coming up in April and May so I'll try to paint their dogs for them, too.  -Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on March 05, 2014, 07:47:58 AM
 :thankyou:  Jill, for your encouragement which I really appreciate!   :painting: Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Denise808 on March 05, 2014, 09:26:14 AM
Liz, Hoku is well drawn! That expression is priceless!  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on March 05, 2014, 12:24:36 PM
HEY, DENISE!!!   :welcome:   so nice to see you back!!!  Yup, most of the folks have left me, but I'm still here doing dogs for a while.  My son and daughter hope that I can get to painting their pets!!!  ::)
 :hug: ~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on March 06, 2014, 06:04:36 AM
Your daughter's puppy is nicely done.  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on March 10, 2014, 09:46:14 AM
Amazing how you can take a blank page, smudged graphite, a few pencils and an eraser and turn it into a drawing of a dog.  Loved doing this! 

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on March 10, 2014, 11:12:28 AM
yeah, it never ceases to amaze me as well. You have done a great job Jill. Looking forward to seeing your two other diggy dogs :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on March 10, 2014, 11:48:17 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely great Jill.  You will love this course for everyone who took it enjoyed it immensely, especially me.  In fact, I was so sad when it ended.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on March 10, 2014, 11:50:26 AM
Liz, like me, the drawing of dogs gets into your blood.  I still love doing them.  Take your time and just enjoy what you are doing for it is a great hobby.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Steven on March 10, 2014, 12:55:40 PM
Nicely done Jill! :clap: :clap:  But what is anything really but a few well placed smudges?  Your smudges just happen to be all in the right places. ;)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on March 10, 2014, 01:13:34 PM
Excellent Jill, I thoroughly enjoyed this one as well.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on March 10, 2014, 02:44:55 PM
Thank you Val!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on March 18, 2014, 07:33:27 AM
Jill your dog is magnificient, love the fur, you are a true artist  :clap: :clap: :clap:
i am about to draw one (white dog) from the lets draw course exercise and i was not to sure how to go about but now that i saw your comments (smudging and erasing) i will try that.  :thankyou: 
Realy beautiful dog.   Guess i will have to take that course too which i was planning on.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scribe on April 10, 2014, 12:24:57 PM

This course has just been sitting on my computer. I put off doing this and then started the face drawing - just not enough hours in the day.

This one is bittersweet. It looks like our first dog - Princess. She was an absolute sweetie. I could vaccum before I went to bed and would have to do it again when I got up. She shed like crazy. In spite of that we still miss her.

This really was fun to draw, but took me an entire day trying to get the tonal values correct. Hope it is OK. :)

peggy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on April 10, 2014, 12:35:37 PM
Great drawing of the dog Peggy. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 10, 2014, 12:42:25 PM
Nice work on the dog drawing, Peggy.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on April 10, 2014, 01:26:11 PM
Brilliant Peggy  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50136/1507119.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/) Excellent work. I loved drawing this one... must get on with the rest....  :whistle:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on April 10, 2014, 04:49:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Peggy, a magnificent job on the first dog.  Looking forward to seeing the rest.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scribe on April 11, 2014, 05:12:07 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Val Patrica and Danielle.

Great drwing Jill- very well done.

Peggy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: doina on April 11, 2014, 05:57:02 AM
Great drawing Peggy!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :clap: :clap: :clap: This class I have to tackle. I hope there would be more than 24 hours a day! I have less time now that I am retired, than when I was working!!! Where time flies?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on April 11, 2014, 07:08:32 AM
great drawing on the dog drawings jill and peggy  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scribe on April 11, 2014, 09:48:47 AM
 :thankyou: Jill  :thankyou: Doina  :flowers:

Peggy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on April 12, 2014, 01:45:15 PM
 :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9: what more can I say, except : at least now you have a nice reminder of Princess :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scribe on May 29, 2014, 04:58:02 PM

I finally finished this - had to wait until I got back. Missed the drawing. I tried to do it while we were away, but found I just collapsed into bed at night after hiking all day. :( Started the long hair dog today. :) Hope to finish it this weekend.

Peggy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on May 29, 2014, 05:02:51 PM
Nicely done Peggy!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scribe on May 29, 2014, 05:07:37 PM
  :thankyou: Jill

Peggy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 29, 2014, 05:13:29 PM
Nice job on the dog drawing, Peggy.

Where did you go hiking?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scribe on May 29, 2014, 05:23:30 PM
 :thankyou: Mea.

We visited the southwest - OK, NM,UT, CO, AZ. We visited lots of National Parks. Spent time hiking and sightseeing. We did Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon. Yours truely pooped out after a mile, so turned around and hiked back up out of the canyon. Did it at my own speed so I didn't get wiped out. :) My husband did another half mile and turned around. He on the other hand did it at his speed and was exhausted. ;D We don't do long hikes anymore - to many years and too much mileage, but we do as much as we can. Had a great time, took lots of photos, but was just too tired at night to do any drawing.

Peggy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 29, 2014, 05:43:57 PM
Sounds like you had a fabulous trip - Hope we get to see some of those photos turned into paintings or drawings.  Maybe even send one to Val for a future challenge.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on May 29, 2014, 05:56:48 PM
Beautifull dog Peggy,  very well drawn. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Elizabeth on May 29, 2014, 10:03:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Congratulations on a lovely drawing Peggy!. Realy well done!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: sally13 on May 29, 2014, 10:45:13 PM
Great job Peggy, he looks wonderful :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on May 30, 2014, 03:04:18 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent drawing Peggy.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scribe on May 30, 2014, 04:50:36 AM
 :thankyou: Happychappy  :thankyou: Sally13  :thankyou:Elizabeth  :thankyou: Danielle123

Peggy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on May 30, 2014, 05:28:48 AM
Very nice work Peggy.  O0   Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on May 30, 2014, 06:15:57 AM
I just want to say to all of you that have done the dog course has done an awesome job. Be very proud of your work.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on May 30, 2014, 11:49:08 AM
 :thankyou:  Nina, it was the most enjoyable course imagineable.  We all had such fun.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on May 30, 2014, 03:49:04 PM
looks just like mine :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on May 30, 2014, 06:27:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: So happy to see Jill and Peggy drawing dogs!  Like Patricia said, we who have done the course earlier enjoyed it so so much that it was kinda sad when we finished our dogs!  WHAT GREAT FUN WE HAD trying to get noses drawn right, etc.  Nolan is the greatest teacher ever especially for me since I never drew anything before in my life. 


When you're done, check out the REFERENCE PHOTOS for more dogs to draw and draw some more until you're confident that you can draw all the dogs in your family and neighborhood!   YAY!!!
  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bev S. on May 31, 2014, 02:43:04 AM
 :congrats: Peggy. . . well done!!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on May 31, 2014, 03:52:46 AM
Liz, I agree with you wholeheartedly, Nolan is a fantastic teacher, I just love the way he teaches step by step and yes, we all had so much fun doing the dog course and I for one, was so sad when it ended for I wished we could have carried on forever.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scribe on May 31, 2014, 04:16:20 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan  :thankyou: Val  :thankyou: Nina  :thankyou:Liz  :thankyou: Bev

This is a very supportive group and I am greatly appreciative. Thank you everyone.

Peggy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: scribe on June 01, 2014, 11:31:49 AM

Here is my version of the dog. I am not sure that I have the tonal values on the mane quite right. Am I still too light? This one was a challenge - I was constantly stopping the video to work and even went back to view earlier ones. Will gladly make corrections if someone will tell me where I am off. :( :help:

Peggy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 01, 2014, 12:17:02 PM
Wow, Peggy.  So lifelike -- thought it was a photo.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on June 01, 2014, 02:41:11 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Peggy, you are doing so well.  Your long haired dog is gorgeous.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on June 01, 2014, 03:01:25 PM
Fabulous work Peggy.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on June 01, 2014, 04:55:49 PM
Great job!   O0 Your dog's hair looks so silky soft.  His friendly expression is saying, "Play with me!"  Have fun with the rest of the dogs!
~Liz


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on June 01, 2014, 06:09:06 PM
Peggy this dog is excellent. Not able to tell you if he is to light as i don't see the photo. :clap: :clap: :clap: He reminds me of the dog we used to have.  Nice memories.   
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on June 02, 2014, 01:42:36 PM
excellent job :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
leave him as is :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on June 04, 2014, 04:07:24 AM
Peggy this drawing is beautiful.   :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Fencepost on June 11, 2014, 06:45:09 AM
Love it! Don't change a thing!  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 08, 2014, 08:02:39 PM
My submission for the Light Hair Dog Lesson.

Sherri

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 08, 2014, 10:23:35 PM
Sherri,

Great nose on this dog. 

The top of the eyes look a bit to pointy - need more rounding, I think.

Good work, otherwise.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: CarolHorvath on August 09, 2014, 03:49:49 AM
Very nice Sherri!! I'm doing this one next. Did you use Nolan's technique of pencil scrapes?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 09, 2014, 06:34:12 AM
Yes I did.  He used a brush to spread them. I really liked this technique. Sherri
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on August 09, 2014, 07:07:11 AM
 :clap: nice work Sherri
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on August 10, 2014, 12:22:00 PM
excellent job Sherri :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 11, 2014, 07:39:15 PM
Now for my Short Haired Dog  Sherri


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 11, 2014, 09:37:54 PM
Nice short-haired dog, Sherri.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on August 12, 2014, 03:16:04 AM
 ??? Very strange...my comment on your white dog seems to have gone poof!!  :confused:

Oh well, now I get to tell you all about it again!  ;D  No, it was too long winded so suffice it to say I think you did a fabulous job on the white dog and an excellent job on the short haired dog.  O0   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on August 12, 2014, 03:32:07 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Sherri, excellent rendition of the dogs.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on August 12, 2014, 04:19:37 AM
Sherri you did a great drawing of both your dogs.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on August 12, 2014, 06:02:41 AM
Nice work Sherri.  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 12, 2014, 08:09:44 AM
 :thankyou: everyone for your feedback and great complements

Val - now you have me wondering what your comment was on the white dog!!   ??? ??? ::) 

Sherri
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on August 12, 2014, 07:17:01 PM
beautiful work Sherri :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Mariep on August 12, 2014, 09:33:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Love the drawings Sherri!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on August 13, 2014, 05:10:34 AM
Val - now you have me wondering what your comment was on the white dog!!   ??? ??? ::) 


   :confused:    Me too!!!  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50394/1508564.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   What an affliction....perfect memory....not so great recall.  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 13, 2014, 09:36:45 PM
Thanks Mariep

Val - I suffer from the same issue!!   :eek: :twothumbs:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on August 14, 2014, 08:57:36 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: You're doing great, Sherri!  Waiting to see the long-hair dog now!
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 20, 2014, 12:25:09 PM
My Long Haired Dog.  I thought he was harder than the other 2 and I am not as happy with him.  Suggestions for improvement would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on August 20, 2014, 12:44:11 PM
I like the drawing as is to be honest.  :clap: :clap: :clap: It looks like he has just had a bath.
The difference between yours and mine is the physical amount of lines. Your dog has less lines, hence the difference in the look. By adding more lines / hair it will then look smoother.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on August 20, 2014, 02:01:25 PM
Lovely work-looks great to me!  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on August 20, 2014, 02:29:15 PM
You dog looks so cuddly.  Nice job
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on August 20, 2014, 03:41:55 PM
 O0 Looks like a happy and friendly dog!


~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Daisyblue77 on August 20, 2014, 04:20:17 PM
Hi Sherri .... I agree with Nolan.  I really like it just the way it is also.  It's awesome. 

The dog looks happy and relaxed.  Great drawing !! :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 20, 2014, 05:38:15 PM
I tried to put all I learned in this course together by drawing my daughter's dog, PD.  I call him my Grandpup and he knows exactly who am I talking about.  I have included the picture that I drew from.  Suggestions for improvement are greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Sherri




Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 20, 2014, 05:42:55 PM
Thanks all for the wonderful comments on my long-haired dog. 

Nolan - I knew mine didn't look like yours but just wasn't sure why.  Now I know but I am leaving him just as he is!!

I have cats and want to try to draw one.  Does anyone know if there is much difference in the way the fur is drawn??

Thanks
Sherri
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on August 20, 2014, 11:32:01 PM
He's splendid
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jennylynn on August 21, 2014, 12:02:03 AM
looks good to me sherri well done  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on August 21, 2014, 05:59:39 AM
 :clap: grandpup looks great
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 21, 2014, 12:37:44 PM
Sherri,

Nice drawing of the grand pup.  He's so cute (looks like he knows it).

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on August 21, 2014, 01:16:51 PM
Grandpup looks great, especially the face :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What you will need to do however is either add a mid tone type shading to the background or use your artists license to darken the body as it doesn't currently stand out enough from the background O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 21, 2014, 01:56:27 PM
Thanks Nolan. Will decide which way to go.

All thanks for the complements. PD is such a sweet dog.

Sherri
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on August 21, 2014, 02:11:09 PM
Sherri 2 beautifull Dogs,   :clap: :clap: :clap:  on the little dog I would add a bit of shadded fur on top of its back leg.  ((Bottom chest to belly, covering the back paw).   Look at your picture i may not be explaining properly.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on August 21, 2014, 02:41:17 PM
Sherri, when you get done with the class and all your family's pets, there are lots of dog pictures in FREE REFERENCE PHOTOS so you can keep drawing dogs to your heart's content!   :2funny: (Ask Patricia about the fun she had, too!)  :2funny:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on August 25, 2014, 01:52:25 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sherri, lovely drawing of all the dogs.  Yes, Liz and I can attest to what a wonderful time we had in learning to draw dogs.  It was fantastic and I would recommend it anytime for whoever is interested.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Sherri on August 26, 2014, 05:55:55 PM
Thanks all.  I have really enjoyed drawing the dogs.  I  will go to the reference pictures and try some more.

Sherri
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tammy on October 06, 2014, 07:18:06 AM
Here are my versions of light hair and short hair dogs  :)

I really enjoyed drawing the dogs -- looking forward to exploring the Long Hair Dog classes  :)

any feedback would be greatly appreciated  :painting:


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on October 06, 2014, 08:53:42 AM
You're off to a great start, Tammy!  Watch out now, drawing dogs will be addictive- ask Patricia!   :2funny:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on October 06, 2014, 09:15:36 AM
Tammy I like them. Way to go.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Stevieb1960 on October 06, 2014, 10:25:41 AM
Beautiful drawings Tammy very impressive  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on October 06, 2014, 11:03:18 AM
two wonderful drawings Tammy, you can be very proud of them :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tammy on October 06, 2014, 11:28:32 AM
Thank you Liz, Nina, Stevie, and Nolan for such kind words!  :)  :thankyou: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 06, 2014, 12:33:00 PM
Tammy,

Great work on the dog drawings. Really good.  The eye on the left on the white dog looks too pointed.  Should be a bit more rounded on top?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tammy on October 06, 2014, 03:59:39 PM
good point! Thank you Mea for the feedback!!  :) :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on October 06, 2014, 04:55:25 PM
Awesome work Tammy!  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Alan Dixon on October 06, 2014, 05:11:27 PM
Here is my first drawing based on the How to draw dogs lesson
I really enjoyed this course and learned a number of tricks. Who Knew that you can use paint brushes as part of a pencil drawing

I have been unable to find Blu-tack in any stores here in Alberta.
I'm sure that there is such a product under another name in North America.
Anyone know what it is called???
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on October 06, 2014, 07:16:03 PM
Nice work Alan  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 07, 2014, 02:43:24 AM
Alan,

You are a fast learner. Nice work on the dog.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on October 07, 2014, 03:46:05 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Alan, I am so pleased that you are taking the Dog Lessons for you will be so shocked by your progress and yes, the techniques are eye opening aren't they?     Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: cdvdsn on October 07, 2014, 10:56:10 AM
Hi Alan,

I live in Canada too (Ontario).  Staples (or any office supply store) will carry Reusable Adhesive Putty.  It's used for sticking up posters to walls, etc.  Micheal's craft stores have this stuff as well.  The glue company UHU makes reusable putty as well (called UHU® tac Adhesive Putty).  Some kinds are white and some are blue.  Good luck! (nice drawing, by the way).

Cathy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on October 07, 2014, 11:36:35 AM
looks great Alan :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Don't be scare of your darks O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on October 07, 2014, 01:28:04 PM
Hi Allen, I forgot to address your question about the reusable erasers which Wal Mart sell as well.  Staples sells the reusable adhesive which is blue in colour.  Wal Mart sell the Lepage brand  "mounting putty" named "Fun Tak" and it is white in colour.  Scotch also has their own brand called "Removable Mounting Putty" and quite frankly I found the Lepage brand from Wal Mart to be the best but it is just personal preference.  Hope this helps you.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Alan Dixon on October 11, 2014, 02:38:35 PM
This is from lesson 2 Short Hair Dogs
I'm learning so much from this class. Before the only thing I could draw was my breath and lately even that hasn't been easy.
Thanks Nolan
Alan
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on October 11, 2014, 04:25:08 PM
Looks great!  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on October 11, 2014, 10:43:47 PM
Nice dog, Alan!  Keep drawing!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on October 12, 2014, 12:17:42 PM
great job Alan :clap: :clap: :clap:
You can still darken the eyes some more, that will allow a brighter highlight / reflection making the dog look more alive O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on October 13, 2014, 08:17:56 AM
Wonderful picture of the dog. Well done! :clap:

Kris
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tania on October 15, 2014, 02:53:02 PM
Very nice drawing, Alan! Bravo!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Judylh on November 01, 2014, 09:59:13 AM
Here is my light haired dog! Really enjoyed this class! Thanks Nolan!

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on November 01, 2014, 12:36:34 PM
wonderful job Judy :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Just soften the dark area where the nose meets the bridge of the nose on the right hand side. I know mine is dark there, but your nose is lighter, so you can soften that line too O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on November 01, 2014, 01:06:59 PM
Great job Judy  :clap: :clap: :clap: I love this fellow, something about the face...  ;D   
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on November 01, 2014, 03:14:32 PM
Go Judy!
 :cheering:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Judylh on November 01, 2014, 08:53:13 PM
 :thankyou: everyone so appreciate all your support and feedback! I see what you mean Nolan thank you I will soften that dark area where the nose meets the bridge of the nose!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tania on November 04, 2014, 12:58:25 PM
Very nice! O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 21, 2014, 09:32:13 AM

My attempt at the Light Haired Dog.

Comments and advise are always most appreciated  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on November 21, 2014, 12:57:06 PM
I don't know what you could improve here Liana, it's perfect :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 21, 2014, 01:41:23 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan,   So much fun drawing along with you, the instruction was excellent.  Love all the little comments that keep it light and fun.  Pixie dust really does work in a drawing  ;)
 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 21, 2014, 07:19:25 PM
Lians,

Your white-haired dog is beautifully done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on November 22, 2014, 01:53:31 AM
Liana, he is perfect.  Nice job
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 22, 2014, 09:33:00 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Mea and Bellarina    :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on November 22, 2014, 12:37:50 PM
Beautiful Liana.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Fencepost on November 22, 2014, 04:59:45 PM
Perfect-ly lovely!  :twothumbs:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on November 22, 2014, 06:10:20 PM
Liana  you did a veru nice drawing of the dog.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 23, 2014, 10:50:37 AM
 :cloud9:  Thank you!!!  Val, Judie and Danielle for your comments! I feel so wonderfully encouraged by my PB family.
     :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 24, 2014, 07:18:08 PM

Here is the Short Haired Dog  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 24, 2014, 10:11:20 PM
Liana,

Nice fur on the dog.

Dog's left eye seems a bit off.

Otherwise, good job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on November 25, 2014, 02:20:27 AM
Nice work Liana.  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on November 25, 2014, 12:14:10 PM
great technique, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on November 26, 2014, 07:39:16 PM
An other beautifull drawing of a dog.   :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 27, 2014, 06:51:14 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  :thankyou:
All comments are received with much appreciation!!       :hug:

Working on the long hair dog. I think it will be the most challenging of the three dogs.
 :pullhair:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 27, 2014, 09:44:35 PM

Here is the long haired dog.

I used Strathmore Drawing Paper medium surface 9" x 12"
Thought it was a good time to try out my first sheet instead of printer paper.
Kinda makes me feel  :smart:

 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on November 28, 2014, 08:01:10 AM
Well done Liana  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on November 28, 2014, 08:24:45 AM
Outstanding Liana!!!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 28, 2014, 10:38:51 AM
Woof, woof, Liana.

You did very well on this.  Super job on the fur.  Incredible nose.  Great teeth.

Maybe shade around the eyes just a bit -- kinda got deer-in-the-headlights syndrome.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on November 28, 2014, 10:55:11 AM
That must be one dynamite bone you're holding!   ;D   Fabulous job Liana  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 29, 2014, 08:43:19 AM
 :thankyou:  Natalie, Bellarina, Mea, and Val.    :flowers:

I am so happy to be taking these lessons! Having fun and learning so much.

 :smitten:     
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on November 30, 2014, 01:04:04 PM
great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
just the eyes are too light, darken up leaving the reflections O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: NHC50 on November 30, 2014, 01:42:27 PM
Way to go Liana.  O0 O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 30, 2014, 02:43:32 PM
 O0   Thank you Nolan, will do my best to make that adjustment  8)    :D

 :thankyou: Nina
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 30, 2014, 04:05:50 PM


I darkened the eyes a bit, do you think it is enough?

Love that you all push me towards improvement!!    :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on November 30, 2014, 05:46:29 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow Liana, your long haired dog is excellent.  Fantastic job.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on November 30, 2014, 07:19:08 PM
Excellent Liana,  lovely dog.  :clap: :clap: :clap:  He reminds  me of my dog Mika,  miss her.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on December 01, 2014, 07:38:32 AM
 :flowers: :flowers:   Thank you Patricia and Danielle

Dogs really hold a special place in my heart  :smitten:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2014, 12:37:28 PM
the eyes are great now :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on December 01, 2014, 07:10:10 PM
Love it Liana
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on December 01, 2014, 07:39:44 PM
 :cloud9:   
 :thankyou: Nolan
 :thankyou: Bellarina
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on January 14, 2015, 10:09:21 AM
Hi!
Here is my light haired dog.  ;) A very nice class. I learned a lot.  :smart: ;)




Bryndis
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on January 14, 2015, 12:17:56 PM
Beautiful drawing on the dog.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 14, 2015, 12:49:30 PM
beautiful. If your first dog turns out this good, I can't wait to see the rest :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on January 14, 2015, 03:13:01 PM
Well done Bryndis.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on January 15, 2015, 02:29:31 AM
Thank you all for nice and inspiring comments. :thankyou:



Bryndis

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 21, 2015, 08:52:40 AM
Brilliant Bryndis  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on January 22, 2015, 04:09:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent first dog drawing Bryndis.  You are going to LOVE this course as we all did. 


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on January 25, 2015, 02:46:17 AM
I started this way back in September and did the eyes and nose. I got frustrated because it wasn't coming out well. I saw it my little sketch book and thought I would finish it.  Some things are too light , some too dark .  I'm interested to see if there will be improvement in the next dog when I do it all at one time. 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on January 25, 2015, 06:39:05 AM
Hard to see much from the photo (bad lighting?) Lisa, but looks pretty good from what I can see. Possibly post a new photo?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on January 25, 2015, 02:37:20 PM
your white dog looks great to me Lisa, glad you finished it :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on January 25, 2015, 04:26:18 PM
Lovely job with your white dog drawing.  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on January 25, 2015, 04:47:02 PM
Hi Val,  it may actually look better in the dark.  lol.  I only have one hand at the moment and it was pretty funny trying to get my hubby to hold the painting so I could get any photo.  I'll see if he will give me a hand a repost.

Thank you Nolan and Bellarina

Nolan. I have been doing a lot of pastels with Dennis and I am really enjoying getting to work with you on the pencil classes.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on January 25, 2015, 05:06:57 PM
Lisa, did you finish this one handed?
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on January 27, 2015, 06:36:34 PM
Yes I did.   It's been quite a challenge.  But it I helping me keep my sanity.  I am. 4 weeks post op and I've only been out of the house 4 times.  The weather has been so bad snow and ice that I have been afraid I'd slip and ruin all my progress.  Also I can't drive so I'm really stuck!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on January 27, 2015, 06:55:37 PM
Good thing you've got your classes. Hope you are on the mend soon.  :1hug:
(Your dog looks great)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on January 28, 2015, 05:52:59 AM
Hoping you heal soon.  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on January 28, 2015, 06:21:42 AM
Wishing you a quick recovery.   You dog is very nice from what I can see.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Annie. on January 28, 2015, 07:06:44 AM
Lovely dog Lisa.   :clap:

I hope that your BP friends on the forum can decrease your cabin fever.  Wish you prompt recovery, less snow/ice, and happy drawing.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on January 28, 2015, 01:26:13 PM
Thank you everyone,  Actually I am having fun looking around the website and getting to see some wonderful work from all of you.  I took the light dog with my ipad and I think I figured out that it is causing the bluish tinge on the photo because I uploaded the short hair dog to day and the same thing happened.  So I tried my iphone on the short hair dog and it looks much better.

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 28, 2015, 01:47:11 PM
Lisa Gale,

Nice work on the dog drawing.  You did really well.

The spots on the muzzle of his nose look so real.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dbald8 on January 28, 2015, 02:36:55 PM
Lisa, you did a fantastic job on this dog. You got the various textures done well.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on January 28, 2015, 03:42:53 PM
Lisa,  you did a super job the this pooch.  Well done! 
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: sally13 on January 28, 2015, 03:49:33 PM
Great job Lisa.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on January 28, 2015, 04:11:50 PM
Fantastic job Lisa.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on January 28, 2015, 07:50:01 PM
Pretty dog Lisa.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on January 28, 2015, 11:05:03 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice work, Lisa!  You will enjoy drawing the rest of the dogs!  :cheering:
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on January 29, 2015, 07:54:08 AM

Short hair dogs:


Here is my drawing. ;) 




Bryndis
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on January 29, 2015, 08:33:12 AM
Bryndis, your dog drawing is very good.  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 29, 2015, 08:41:15 AM
Woof, woof, Bryndis.  Nice work on the dog.  All the features are well done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on January 29, 2015, 02:42:26 PM
Nice work Bryndis!  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on January 29, 2015, 07:51:27 PM
Beautifull furry doggy :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: sally13 on January 29, 2015, 08:18:31 PM
Well done  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on January 31, 2015, 09:03:16 AM
Thank you Natalie, Robin,Danielle,Annie,Mea,Diane,Jill, Sally and Liz.  Thank you for the kind words and encouragement.  I am having a lot of fun doing theses classes and i appreciate you taking the time to look at them.  Btw my new pencils arrived and they are so much better than the ones I was using.  Just in time for me to do the long haired dog!   Looks like snow again Sunday so it will be a good time to start that one
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Annie. on January 31, 2015, 08:43:49 PM
what a positive mind... which that terrible dump of snow melts fast
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on February 03, 2015, 01:30:53 PM
Hi!

Thank you for your encouraging comments on my drawing.  :thankyou:



Bryndis
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on February 03, 2015, 05:42:02 PM
We got a lot more than I expected right around a foot Annie. And I don't think it's going anywhere soon.  I have to admit I had a little PB withdrawal when the server was down but otherwise we are fairing pretty well up here
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Annie. on February 04, 2015, 08:01:50 AM
Yes Lisa, we all have a bit of withdrawal symptoms.  Amazing how the world literally shrink and walk in your room when you can stay connected.

Cheer up, the days are getting longer already, Feb is a short month... and soon Spring and chirping birds will wake you up.

 :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dbald8 on February 05, 2015, 09:03:10 PM
Bryndis, you did a great job on your dog. I especially like the way you did his eyes and mouth.
I also like the way you did a close-up drawing.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on February 10, 2015, 01:08:16 PM
these short hair dogs are as good as mine Bryndis and Lisa :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on February 10, 2015, 05:40:49 PM
So thoroughly enjoyed this lesson. It actually looks like a dog! Thank you so much Nolan.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 10, 2015, 06:12:32 PM
Kris,

Great job on the dog drawing.  Love those eyes looking up at me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on February 10, 2015, 07:03:03 PM
Such a great drawing, well done
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on February 11, 2015, 02:16:23 AM
Beautiful work Kris  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I loved this lesson, such fun watching his face appear.  ;D
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on February 11, 2015, 05:33:47 AM
Thank you Mea, Bellarina and Val. Yes it was exciting to see it develop into a happy dog.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on February 11, 2015, 06:06:41 AM
Lovely doggy Kris  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on February 11, 2015, 12:04:21 PM
 Great job Kris!  :twothumbs:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on February 11, 2015, 12:04:33 PM
looks perfect Kris :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on February 11, 2015, 03:48:23 PM
 :thankyou: Dannielle, Natalie and Nolan. Nolan, you make it so fun, educational and easily understandable.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on February 12, 2015, 12:41:41 PM
Nolan, you make it so fun, educational and easily understandable.

 :cloud9:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 13, 2015, 09:22:01 AM
Light hair dog
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on February 13, 2015, 09:35:33 AM
So fluffy and soft looking Louisa
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 13, 2015, 10:04:38 AM
Thank you Robin. :flowers: :hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on February 14, 2015, 06:52:11 AM
Louisa, what a cute puppy!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on February 14, 2015, 06:54:14 AM
Long haired dog.     

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 14, 2015, 07:20:07 AM
Lisa Gale,

Your long-haired dog is great.  Mouth, nose, eyes, all well done.

He looks so happy.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on February 14, 2015, 08:16:41 AM
Just love your long haired dog Lisa.  I always think they're smiling when they pant.  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: BDEddy on February 14, 2015, 09:01:33 AM
Nice drawing of the long haired dag, good job.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 14, 2015, 10:09:32 AM
Lisa your long hair dog looks so real, beautiful. :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 15, 2015, 07:56:26 AM
Short hair dogs.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on February 15, 2015, 08:03:48 AM
Louisa, awesome drawing.  Eyes are excellent   :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 15, 2015, 09:12:18 AM
Louisa,

Dog drawing looks good.  I think we need to use those three little works again, "need more darks."

 Gotta make it POP.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on February 15, 2015, 09:29:55 AM
Thank you ladies for the kind comments

Louisa.  i love the spots on your short hair dogs nose.   


Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 15, 2015, 10:55:02 AM
Thank you Robin, Mea and Lisa. Mea I will try my best to press harder, but a better idea is that you come and visit and you can show me what to do. Hehehehe. That will actually be very nice. :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 15, 2015, 12:04:13 PM
Better idea, Louisa, hop on a plane and come here where there is no snow.  I have a guest cottage in my backyard - just waiting for family and friends.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on February 15, 2015, 01:46:21 PM
Louisa - great job so far. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Add more contrast to the light hair dog by rubbing more graphite on the right hand side of his face
Short hair dog - I initially thought there was a problem with the angle on the right hand side of the nose, but I see now, the problem is on the top highlight area of the nose - the highlight comes down a bit too far on the right hand side, so just move it up a notch.
Then add more contrast on the body to the left of the face, this dark area lifts the face up away for the body

Lisa - I just love your long hair dog, especially the scraggly hairs around the edges :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 17, 2015, 12:03:01 AM
[Limit reached]Long hair dog. :-\
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 17, 2015, 01:17:41 AM
[Limit reached]Nolan I tried to darken the dog, hope it is OK now.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 17, 2015, 01:19:40 AM
[Limit reached]Fixed the nose?? :-\
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on February 17, 2015, 05:43:40 AM
 :clap: Louisa, they are all looking great. Love your doggies. Such a fun class.
Kris
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on February 17, 2015, 05:48:38 AM
 O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 17, 2015, 07:37:25 AM
Thanks Kris and Robin. :flowers: :1hug:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 17, 2015, 08:06:53 AM
Woof, woof, Louisa.

You are doing well with dogs.  Maybe that is your niche.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on February 17, 2015, 08:33:08 AM
Louisa-they look great!!!
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on February 17, 2015, 11:51:58 AM
much better now Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap:

On you long hair dog, just look at the edge of the face on the right hand side. The line where the face end and the body starts is too straight. Look carefully at mine and you will see there are little "indentations" to that line which identify the silhouette of the face (eye, cheek, etc.)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on February 26, 2015, 12:11:03 AM
Hi!

Here is my drawing of the long hair dog.  ;)



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Bryndis
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 26, 2015, 01:21:30 AM
Bryndis your drawing of the long hair dog is beautiful. :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 26, 2015, 01:23:11 AM
Thanks Nolan, I missed this one, I will fix  it. Mea and Natalie thank you for the very nice comments. :thankyou: :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 26, 2015, 09:27:54 AM
Bryndis,

Your long-haired dog is beautifully done.  He looks bright and bouncy.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dirk123 on February 26, 2015, 12:01:23 PM
Beautiful Bryndis. :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on February 26, 2015, 12:18:16 PM
Absolutely beautiful Bryndis :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on February 26, 2015, 01:41:20 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on February 26, 2015, 04:12:59 PM
Excellent drawing!  Bryndis.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: BDEddy on February 26, 2015, 11:16:40 PM
Really nice drawing Bryndis!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tania on February 27, 2015, 07:02:44 AM
Fabulous drawing of the long haired dog, Bryndis!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on February 27, 2015, 08:15:37 AM
 :thankyou: everybody! I am glad that you liked my drawing. :-* I had a good teacher and I tried my best. :blush:

Bryndis
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on February 27, 2015, 09:03:52 AM
 O0 Way to go!  Beautiful! Wasn't too long ago when I was going through these dog drawing lessons!   :)
-Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on February 27, 2015, 09:21:15 AM
You've done a fantastic job with this.  :smitten:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on February 28, 2015, 01:56:12 PM
[Limit reached]Here is my short haired dog. This was harder and took much longer but so much fun. Still have a hard time with lifting out white hairs on the nozzle.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on February 28, 2015, 02:11:53 PM
 :)  very nice Kris  O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 28, 2015, 02:37:01 PM
Kris,

Great job on the short-haired dog. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on February 28, 2015, 02:40:51 PM
 :thankyou: Liana and Mea!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Lisa gale on March 01, 2015, 05:07:25 AM
 :clap:great job Kris
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on March 01, 2015, 08:15:55 AM
Nicely done Kris
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on March 01, 2015, 10:03:58 AM
Thank you so much Bellarina and Lisa.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on March 01, 2015, 11:40:12 AM
it may have taken a while, but the end result sure was worth the effort, awesome work :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on March 02, 2015, 03:38:16 PM
Thank you so much, Nolan. Means a lot to me. It was such an in depth lesson...really learned a lot.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Tania on March 02, 2015, 09:09:25 PM
Looks great, Kris!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on March 03, 2015, 10:45:51 AM
Thank you Tania.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 04, 2015, 09:12:22 AM
Your doggie looks very nice Kris. :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on March 06, 2015, 07:03:56 AM
Beautiful rendition Kris.  O0 Your drawings are coming on famously  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on March 06, 2015, 09:24:15 PM
Awesome doggie.  Well done.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on March 10, 2015, 03:49:28 PM
 :thankyou: Jill, Val. And Louisa.. Sorry I did not reply sooner but I was out in Sacramento visiting my daughter. Fun place to go.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on March 10, 2015, 06:23:09 PM
Very nice doggy Khris.   :flowers:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: liz on March 10, 2015, 08:13:18 PM
Nice drawing!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: I LOVED the dog drawing course!
~Liz
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on March 27, 2015, 05:24:48 AM
[Limit reached]I finally finished the long hair dog! That was an adventure and took me quite awhile. I used regular copy paper so could not use the scraping technique for the white hairs like Nolan did so had to make do. I think I faded out with the mane portion so will have to watch those videos again. But I am very happy with this attempt. Thank you again Nolan!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Bellarina on March 27, 2015, 06:05:38 AM
Considering this was done on copy paper, then I think you did any exellent job.
The dogs left eye seems a little off though.  I will wait to see how you do on good drawing paper.
The dog really needs those whiskers.  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: ncwren on March 27, 2015, 07:00:51 AM
Nice depth!  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 27, 2015, 07:38:22 AM
Kris

BEAUTIFULLY DONE!  Fur, eyes, tongue, nose - all is well executed.

Be proud!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on March 29, 2015, 01:56:42 PM
absolutely beautiful, looks like a photo :congrats: :cloud9:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Danielle123 on March 29, 2015, 06:59:56 PM
Excellent Chris.   :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on March 30, 2015, 02:25:33 PM
 :thankyou:  everyone. I really appreciate your sweet comments and support. I agree Belllarina, I have since then tried to alter the left eye a bit but became afraid I might tear the paper. I will try the sketch book next time. Thank you all so much.
Kris
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: jillh on March 31, 2015, 09:51:34 AM
Kris your dog is fabulous!  Well done!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: dnaleri3 on April 01, 2015, 03:57:22 AM
Aww, thank you Jill.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: BarryC on November 02, 2015, 07:03:29 PM
Starting the dog course. Much more fun than the rose.

Ya, the nose needs a lot of work.


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Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Liana on November 02, 2015, 08:37:57 PM
Barry  O0
the dog drawing classes were some of my favourites too
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 02, 2015, 09:15:19 PM
Barry,

The dog looks happy.  Not sure about the eyes.  Doc's left eye seems misshapen.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on November 03, 2015, 05:13:19 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Gosh, I missed commenting on a stack of dogs but they are all very well done.


Barry, you will LOVE this course and I agree with Mea about the eyes and the nose needs tweaking but otherwise a fantastic start to my all time favourite course. Looking forward to seeing your progress.




Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on November 03, 2015, 12:09:20 PM
great start Barry :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What you want to do is take some baking / parchment paper, draw your original outlines onto it, then lay it over the drawing. That way you will see where the drawing has strayed from your original lines and will be able to fine tune from there O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on November 05, 2015, 12:08:34 AM
Great start Barry!  :clap: :clap: :clap:    Loved doing this one, great fun  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: LadyJustice on November 05, 2015, 01:56:50 PM
Hey guys!  This is my first crack at drawing with all of those different pencils!  I have been dabbling in watercolor for a while, but my inability to draw holds me back a lot.  This course has been so much fun so far!  I feel like I have learned a ton already and am excited to see what Week 2 brings!

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Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on November 05, 2015, 03:36:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:   LadyJustice, first of all, a very warm  :welcome:  to our PB family.  I am absolutely blown away by your drawing of the dog which wasn't the easiest one to start with.  You really did an awesome job and can be very proud of your drawing.  You will most certainly enjoy the course and while having fun, you will learn a stack too as you have already found out. I am looking so forward to viewing more of your work.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: LadyJustice on November 05, 2015, 07:02:47 PM
Hi HappyChappy/Patricia!

Thank you so much for the kind words!  This is a whole new world for me, and I am very excited!  Growing up, my sister was always the "artistic one", so I never really did anything with it, but as it turns out, if you follow the instructors lessons here, you can actually create something that is recognizable as a dog!  I see so many mistakes in it, but I'm also really proud of it! haha 

It's really nice of you to post so many encouraging words on these boards.  Thank you very much for taking your time to do that! :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on November 06, 2015, 02:52:46 PM
LadyJustice it is my pleasure to give credit where it is due and your dog was really very well done. Amazing how we don't think that we have any art in us until we scratch a little and then find it. I only started a few years ago and I am so sorry now that I left it so late in life but then I never had the time when I was younger and raising a family. Now with grandchildren, I still don't have much free time.  Anyway, you are doing absolutely great and as I said in an earlier post, I am so looking forward to seeing more of your work.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 06, 2015, 02:55:41 PM
Lady Justice,

Looks like you are off to a good start.

YES, learning to draw is absolutely key to success.  The Let's Draw course on Paintbasket literally turned me up-side-down.  I can draw now!!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on November 08, 2015, 12:27:50 PM
well if that is how your first drawing looks, then I can't wait to see what they are going to look like in a year :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: BarryC on November 30, 2015, 04:44:40 PM
Here is my take on this project. I have a dog that looks very much like this and perhaps he will be next on the dog list. Once finished I looked it over and was disappointed that it did not look exactly like the model dog - then I realized I drew this and it looks like a dog! That is something I could not have done 5 or 6 months ago!

Thanks everyone for the past comments, as always there were extreamly helpful.


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Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on November 30, 2015, 05:27:01 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: A great drawing Barry ... aren't you proud of yourself for drawing so well after just 5 or 6 months?  You should be as you have come a long way. Lovely to see.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 30, 2015, 06:23:49 PM
Yes, Barry, it definitely a dog!!!  And nicely done, at that.

Love his straggly hair.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: JayJ on November 30, 2015, 08:39:41 PM
Lovely drawing Barry!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2015, 12:04:43 PM
beautiful job Barry :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

the difference between your drawing and mine is that my highlights are lighter than yours, and that may be because of the photo as I can see that paper in the background isn't white O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Annie. on December 02, 2015, 08:05:19 AM
Beautiful dog  :clap:

What a progress you have made since your first ball in June :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: KathyKuz on December 04, 2015, 01:37:16 PM
Barry:  Great dog drawing.  :clap: :clap:  Kathy
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on December 16, 2015, 09:25:08 AM
Excellent Barry  O0   You are fastbecoming a superstar!!!  :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on August 18, 2017, 10:19:20 AM
[Limit reached] My first dog drawn with Staedtler Mars.
Harald
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 18, 2017, 12:14:45 PM
Nice work, Harald.

How do you like the Staedler Lumograph pencils?  I bought some and am anxious to see how they compare to my treasured Tombow pencils.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on August 19, 2017, 02:19:09 AM
Well done Harald, good job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on August 19, 2017, 03:13:25 AM
[Limit reached] Hi mea. I do not know the Tombow pencils, I looked it up on the net but they are not easy to get here. I use Faber castell, Derwent Craphic or Staedtler Mars Lumograph, all of them fine i think. Staedtler Mars seems to me to be darker and easier to get more contrasts?
Harald
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on August 19, 2017, 03:16:07 AM
Hi Val. Thank you for nice comment.
Harald
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: EmmaLee on August 19, 2017, 04:09:26 AM
Wonderful drawing, Herald. Nice shine in the eyes.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 19, 2017, 07:06:41 AM
Thanks, Harald.

I did a side-by-side comparison of Staedler and Tombow last night.  Will post it later.  Am off to Honolulu right now to hang an exhibit for the Association of Hawaii Artists.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Win on August 19, 2017, 02:46:17 PM
Nice first go of a Dog Harold  :clap:.  If you just give him an upper lip to his mouth it would help to not make his tongue seem to be coming out from under is nose.  but otherwise a fab drawing.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on August 23, 2017, 11:45:21 AM
[Limit reached]First try on a short hair dog. I have used Steadtler Mars Lumigraph.
Harald
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Mysti Vale on August 23, 2017, 01:00:14 PM
Beautiful!   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on August 24, 2017, 02:07:22 PM
your dogs are coming along nicely Harald, I am very happy with your technique :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

On the short hair dog you can add more flicks to fill up the hair, especially around the eye area. Compare the gaps between the flicks on your drawing vs on mine and you will see what I mean O0
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on August 24, 2017, 04:23:16 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Harald, you are doing well with the dog course.   Lovely to see.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on August 26, 2017, 01:47:59 AM
 :heeha:   Well done Harald! I just picked up a few Tombows and a couple of dark Lumographs to try out. Then I must have another go at some dogs. You inspire me to keep going Harald!  O0      :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: KathyKuz on August 26, 2017, 05:36:44 AM
Harold:  Nice job drawing the dog.  Keep going.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on August 28, 2017, 12:48:08 AM
Hi all. Many thanks for inspiring comments and advice to improvements. If I can inspire others I can assure you that it goes both
ways.
Harald
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on August 28, 2017, 12:57:37 AM
[Limit reached] Here comes the first attempt of the third dog. It is drawn with Caran d Ache. It is new pencils for me and the best I have tried so far.
Harald
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Mysti Vale on August 28, 2017, 01:33:03 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on August 28, 2017, 02:36:52 AM
Harald it looks GOOD.  :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on August 28, 2017, 03:16:06 AM
Thank you Mysti and Louisa. ::)

Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on August 29, 2017, 08:10:57 AM
Harald, I look forward to seeing your version once the photo problem has been resolved.  :)
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on August 30, 2017, 06:31:42 AM
Harald, I think you will have to upload your photo of the last dog you drew as it seems some photographs have been lost and are not able to be retrieved. Looking forward to seeing your drawing.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: TeresaM on September 02, 2017, 05:28:24 PM
Harald i did see your drawings before they went  missing and they are great.  :clap:  You are  getting better and better keep up the good work.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on September 03, 2017, 02:40:37 PM
Harald can I ask that you add your dogs back into your gallery again, then edit you old posts to add the new smg code in so that I can see your third dog please
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on October 30, 2017, 10:57:28 PM
[Limit reached]My first dog.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on October 30, 2017, 10:59:43 PM
[Limit reached]The second one.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Harald on October 30, 2017, 11:01:34 PM
[Limit reached]The third one.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Val on October 31, 2017, 01:22:35 AM
 :heeha: WOW Harald! All three look fabulous!!! Well done you!  :congrats:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: KathyKuz on October 31, 2017, 05:15:51 AM
Harold:  Great drawing of the dogs.  Each one is better than the next. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: linley.plester on October 31, 2017, 05:51:21 AM
Love the eagerness in the eyes.
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Happychappy on October 31, 2017, 06:33:21 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Harald, you are doing a superb job on your dogs.  Isn't it a wonderful course???  I just loved it as did so many others.  Carry on the wonderful work.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 31, 2017, 08:08:13 AM
Woof, woof, Harold.  You are really doing a great job on dogs.

The eyes of the middle good are so good.  He keeps watching me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on October 31, 2017, 11:32:11 PM
Harald I agree with everybody else, your drawings of the dogs are excellent. :clap:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Win on November 02, 2017, 10:15:01 AM
 :clap: :clap: great job Harold
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: nolan on November 05, 2017, 01:33:25 PM
you have done a great job Harald. I really like these drawings of yours :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: musika on November 05, 2017, 02:03:04 PM
Good work, Harald!
Title: Re: How to Draw Dogs Course
Post by: Mysti Vale on November 05, 2017, 05:44:42 PM
Love your dog drawings, Harald.  Wonderful!   :clap: