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Title: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on March 01, 2014, 07:44:51 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

Template:  None for this class - freehand drawing.  I will be using the 300 gsm watercolour paper. Have a cup of water and a medium sized paint brush handy for this lesson.
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: ncwren on March 09, 2014, 01:15:33 PM
 :smitten: Loved the class Dennis-great info on the figure ratios!

Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: jennylynn on March 09, 2014, 01:19:37 PM
Natalie WOW great painting really really well done figures as well  O0 interesting class wasn't it  O0

got into class late so no paintalong tonight, but will do one  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: jillh on March 09, 2014, 01:26:00 PM
Loved the class.  Managed to keep up for a change. 
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: ncwren on March 09, 2014, 01:27:54 PM
Thanks JennyLynn-class was an adventure today!  Can't wait to see yours.
Jill-yours looks great, I wish I would have kept that sunny patch on mine-it really makes a difference.
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Val on March 09, 2014, 01:28:40 PM
It was well worth the struggle to get in. Pastels just might still stand a chance with me!  ;D

Wow... well done Natalie!  :heeha:   I'm going to have a go with my limited colours so no guarantees on this one...could get a bit garish!  :eek: We'll see.   ::)
Title: Re Lesson #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Val on March 09, 2014, 01:29:40 PM
Good job Jill. Nicely done.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on March 09, 2014, 01:36:29 PM
Wow, this was such an interesting class when things settled down.  Poor Nolan, I felt so bad for you, your nerves must have been finished ... just one of those things that happen occasionally.  Nevertheless, the lesson was fantastic, thank you Dennis.
 
Here is my paint a long ... my tree needs some attention for sure.  No time to think about it.   Patricia
 
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on March 09, 2014, 01:37:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Natalie and Jill, you both did a fantastic job.  Good for you.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: nolan on March 09, 2014, 01:38:01 PM
Nothing like a bit of panic and mayhem to keep me on my toes eh ;D

I have added the raw replay to your Unlocked classes list - forward to around 25 minutes in to get to the start of the class
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: jillh on March 09, 2014, 01:44:32 PM
Natalie!  Well done.  I like the darker colors.  I had difficulty with the small details today and always the frustration of working with a small pallet.  I'm putting my order in with Santa now!  A large set of pastels with all the values of the different colors. One can dream!

 :thankyou: Val.
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: jillh on March 09, 2014, 01:48:50 PM
Well done Patricia.  My trees need work too.  Good job on the figures.  I think I might just do this one again and take a little more time.
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: nolan on March 09, 2014, 01:49:58 PM
Please note that we have changed the name of the class to Figures in Pastel from Wood Carriers as we felt that this class name would be more meaningful
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on March 09, 2014, 03:24:08 PM
  :thankyou: Thank you Jill. I was thinking of re-doing the lesson too for I used pastel paper instead of watercolour duh  :idiot2: !!   Also, I didn't notice until I had uploaded the painting onto the forum that I cut half of it off.  Geez, I tell you!
 
 :thankyou:   Nolan for all you do and did to get things back on track.  Never worry for we always have the replays.  Gosh, I could feel your nerves on edge on this side of the world and in my mind I was saying "calm down Nolan, calm down Nolan".  Anyway, as I said, you handled it superbly.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: fruhulda on March 09, 2014, 09:54:34 PM
Guys, kudos to you for keeping up with Dennis and getting such nice results! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Val on March 10, 2014, 05:14:41 AM
Good job Patricia, nicely done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I missed the first 1/2 hour, but according to Nolan's post I didn't miss much at all! That makes you a real wizard Nolan!  :heeha: All of your efforts are much appreciated by one and all.  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on March 10, 2014, 06:39:49 AM
 :thankyou:  Val, I too missed a lot but came in just when Dennis was finishing the body proportion parts. I really enjoyed the lesson.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: fruhulda on March 12, 2014, 09:52:08 AM
So may nice pastel paintings!!


Dennis, when will the pdf be downloadable?
Title: Re: LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: fruhulda on March 12, 2014, 09:50:45 PM
 :coffee: A good nights sleep and some coffe and the pdf appears! Thanks.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Danielle123 on March 14, 2014, 03:29:47 PM
Hi everyone , love all your pastel  :painting: :clap: :clap: :clap: , this is a nice medium, i will be enrolling maybe this fall. I want to do the dogs first.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on March 15, 2014, 03:24:39 AM
 :thankyou:  Danielle, you will love the pastels once you get into them.  Just give yourself time with them and practice, practice, practice as Dennis and Nolan always tell us.     Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Danielle123 on March 15, 2014, 04:22:05 AM
 O0, Patricia.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Harwant on March 20, 2014, 05:46:31 PM
 

This was a tough one. I think my pastels of varying softness,some of them are difficult to apply.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 20, 2014, 05:56:30 PM
Harwant,

Your pastel looks good despite your having not-the-best pastels to use.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Harwant on March 20, 2014, 07:22:44 PM
Thanks Mea.These pastels are old and of various brands and sure have different consistency.
Harwant.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on March 20, 2014, 11:06:43 PM
Harwant, and excellent painting indeed :clap: :clap: :clap:






NOTE This post has me worried what had happened to the other painting posted.

Please DON"T make separate topics. ALL posts must be on the be in the original topic started  by me.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Lisafromoto on March 20, 2014, 11:10:27 PM
Very cooling painting  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: ncwren on March 21, 2014, 05:46:51 AM
Beautiful job Harwant!  :smitten: I've read that the different minerals used for pigment colors handle differently-just one of those things I guess.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Val on March 21, 2014, 06:03:29 AM
SCORE!!!  :heeha: I went digging in my art boxes for something for my classes.....and came across a large unopened drawing pad AND it says it's good for pastels!! I had forgotten I picked it up a couple of years ago in Martinique as Dennis had mentioned he would be doing pastels at a later date.
I've just downloaded the pdf for this lesson and going to give it a go. No guarantees on the colours...but what the hey...abstraction applies to pastels as well, right?!  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Danielle123 on March 21, 2014, 04:39:10 PM
Harwant, beautiful painting, nice details.  :yippee: :yippee: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Harwant on March 22, 2014, 04:41:37 AM
  :thankyou: Lisa,Natalie,Danielle ,and Dennis for your kind comments.

Dennis,sorry for starting a new thread,I just mess up the posting process.

Harwant.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on March 22, 2014, 11:19:05 AM
No problem. Just trying to keep the threads as smooth as possible. O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: fruhulda on March 30, 2014, 03:56:27 AM
Finally I finished this assignement! :smart:  But once again I used rough wc paper. Not a good choice. Makes painiting hard. >:(  I also mangaed to create short legged and tall torso figures! :-\  Part of the learning process I gather?
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 30, 2014, 07:59:22 AM
Fruhulda,

I really like this pastel.  You achieved good depth between the grass in the foreground and background.

Excellent. 

As for the people, they are just wearing long jackets in my eyes.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: fruhulda on March 30, 2014, 08:37:15 AM
Thanks, mea. Your nice remarks is like cotton around my heart! :thankyou:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 30, 2014, 11:57:45 AM
Fruhulda,

I have never heard that expression before. "like cotton around my heart"  Do you know its origin?

It's a lovely expression.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: fruhulda on March 30, 2014, 08:47:27 PM
It is probably a swedish expression.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on March 31, 2014, 04:44:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely painting Fruhulda.  You did a great job. The man in my painting looked like he had Anorexia Nervosa.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: fruhulda on March 31, 2014, 04:55:20 AM
Thank you Patricia.  I think Dennis said that you can put meat on the figures. Did you forget that?
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on March 31, 2014, 10:57:27 AM
Fruhulda, knowing me, I probably didn't even hear Dennis saying that.  I get so engrossed with the job at hand that I don't hear/see anything around me.  Art has a way of doing that to me.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: thebryce on April 08, 2014, 10:30:35 AM
I missed this lesson but will pick it up later. Good job everyone!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 01, 2014, 09:48:19 PM
I found this on a lot harder and now I have figure how to watch and paint with you got myself a tablet
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 01, 2014, 11:05:30 PM
Good start on your figures in pastel, Pamela.  Yes, painting while watching the video is not easy.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on June 01, 2014, 11:17:02 PM
Nicely done, Pamela. You're getting the feel of the pastels now :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 01, 2014, 11:23:59 PM
 :thankyou: Mea  :thankyou: Dennis
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Danielle123 on June 02, 2014, 04:28:17 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautifuly done Pamela, it is a lot painting along side Dennis is it not.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: ncwren on June 02, 2014, 05:16:51 AM
Pamela you have been doing a great job-I don't know how you remembered all the details without painting along.  This one looks great!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on June 02, 2014, 01:50:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice Pamela.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 02, 2014, 11:35:21 PM
 :thankyou: Daniella  :thankyou: Ncwren  :thankyou: Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 07, 2014, 12:42:01 PM
Hola everybody,

This lesson was a surprise. I started as usual and then Dennis brought up the brush and water, plus human figures on sketch. Well, it was very enjoyable and learned a LOT!!!   :thankyou:Dennis!!! Please comment!!
The boy seems a little bit flat on his belly!!

Cheers

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: ncwren on July 07, 2014, 02:29:13 PM
Looks great Juan!  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 07, 2014, 04:58:00 PM
Juan,

Looks good, but you need to feed the boy some extra food to fatten him up.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Danielle123 on July 07, 2014, 05:30:53 PM
Juan, you are pretty busy painting.   Beautifull painting. :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 07, 2014, 06:37:32 PM
 :thankyou:Natalie, Mea and Danielle.

Mea, looks like his been walking a lot along with that woman!!!! :2funny:

Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: jillh on July 07, 2014, 07:41:03 PM
Well done Juan Carlos! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: sally13 on October 12, 2014, 08:06:22 PM
This was a wonderful lesson, what a great method for drawing people. I think I am getting used to the pastel sticks a bit more now because I was quite comfortable drawing these figures. Comments for improvement welcome.

I am going to continue doing a paintalong a day for the next week and a half as I am going away into the outback camping for a month and I am hoping to take pastels with me with a bit more knowledge on how to use them.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on October 12, 2014, 10:53:28 PM
Great painting, Sally :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: ncwren on October 14, 2014, 07:02:53 AM
Nice work Sally.  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 07, 2014, 12:30:57 PM
Starting to feel more comfortable with pastels - loved that we could use a paintbrush and water! I've still a long ways to go so please send me any edit suggestions so i can keep learning!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 07, 2014, 12:55:24 PM
Sharon,

Love the brilliance of the colors!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 07, 2014, 02:48:56 PM
Thanks Mea!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Juan Carlos on November 07, 2014, 05:00:02 PM
Well done Sally and Sharon. I am glad that both of you are getting along with pastels and one can tell how much you are putting an effort looking at your excellent work.  :clap:

Is it my idea or some of us are drawing the hips of the boy very skinny?  ;D

Pura vida
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Tania on November 07, 2014, 05:14:12 PM
This one looks really fun! You've both done a good job on it Sharonand Sally!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: ncwren on November 08, 2014, 08:35:59 AM
Nice job Sharon  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 08, 2014, 04:20:45 PM
 :thankyou: Juan Carlos, Tania and Natalie!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Selen on February 09, 2015, 11:58:05 AM
Dear Friends,

I had skipped this class because I did not have a brush. Now I have brush and I had a go. I used Canson Mi Teintes which is 160gr. I used very little water and drained the water with a kitchen roll. However my paper went out of shape after applying the water. I liked this technique and want to use it again. What should I do to stop paper losing its shape? I would be grateful if you comment.

Love

Selen
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Selen on February 09, 2015, 12:08:21 PM
I looked at your paintings and saw I am the only one with paper problem  :) what am I going to do with thw watercolor classes in the future ?  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 09, 2015, 01:20:26 PM
Selen,

Lovely pastel.  Those people look happy to be walking in your painting.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: sally13 on February 09, 2015, 02:01:51 PM
Very good Selen, maybe a little foliage over the front of the tree would be good. This was a good lesson wasnt it. :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Val on February 09, 2015, 04:12:46 PM
What I have done in the past with buckled paper is lay it on a smooth flat surface, carefully lay a sheet of paper over it and place some heavy books or whatever is handy for a day or two....and voila! flat paper.  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Juan Carlos on February 10, 2015, 07:42:10 AM
Very nice work Selen!!

I guess it all depends on how much water the brush is soaked in. Even when you water the pastel sticks, the paper deforms a little.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Danielle123 on February 10, 2015, 09:47:03 AM
Nice painting Selen,  :clap: I agree with Sally you should add some leaf over the tree trunk here and there, it will look more natural. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: ncwren on February 10, 2015, 11:26:46 AM
Sounds like the paper is good quality-maybe not as much water next time.
 :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Selen on February 10, 2015, 02:38:29 PM
  :thankyou: for your comments.
Val my heaviest books are waiting on that painting  :)
Mea what a nice tought ! Actually the scenes in the classes are so nice, I want to be in them too ...
Sally, Juan ,Danielle,Natalie, thank you for your advices. I will keep in mind.
 :hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Bellarina on February 10, 2015, 03:15:19 PM
Lovely painting Selen
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on February 10, 2015, 03:19:02 PM
Lovely painting, Selena :clap: :clap: :clap: You must use the very minimum of water n the brush - must be just enough to blend the dust. O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Val on February 11, 2015, 01:58:27 AM
You must use the very minimum of water n the brush - must be just enough to blend the dust. O0

 :heeha: AHA!!!! That's the ticket....I must be the only person in history to be able to get caulies with pastel!  :doh:    :2funny:

I'll have another go at this next time the pastels come out.  ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Lisa gale on February 19, 2015, 10:48:47 AM
Mine did the the same thing the first time, it was a disaster. I don't think I posted it , 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Tousabella on February 19, 2015, 06:47:44 PM
Great paintings, guys!!  You did an excellent job.   :flowers:      :flowers:        :flowers:

Val, you're a Hoot!!   :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Craftycreations on April 06, 2015, 10:39:44 AM
I can't find the templates for some of the lessons including this one - could someone point me in the right direction - I have found the pictures of the painting, body graph  and pastel colour sheet etc but not the actual template
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on April 06, 2015, 10:49:59 AM
There is no template for this lesson.
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=5757.0 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=5757.0)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 09, 2015, 10:21:34 AM

Well I enjoyed doing this one but I'm not happy with the result. Too many things which could be improved I think!

Never mind, I will try again another day  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 09, 2015, 10:44:00 AM
Carey,

Trying is winning.  Good on you. 

Other than the overzealous tree trunk, the rest of the painting looks good.  Your girls are well done.

You are making good progress.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 09, 2015, 10:50:59 AM
 :thankyou: Mea

The tree is where it all went wrong lol.  I fixed it as best I could but am still not happy with it.

However, I did think that my figures weren't too bad......and that was the point of the exercise lol  ::)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 09, 2015, 11:23:10 AM
Carey,

If the figures were the focus of the lesson, you nailed it!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 09, 2015, 11:37:30 AM
 :thankyou: Mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on May 09, 2015, 11:58:57 AM
Excellent apart from the tree trunk :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just tone it down and add some leaves over parts. The branches are much too think - they get very much thinner towards the tips O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 09, 2015, 12:24:31 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis. I will try to fix the tree again but I have a feeling a brand new attempt might be easier  :D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on May 09, 2015, 12:44:03 PM
By all means do another  one, but first try to fix this one - practice in fixing up any future drawings. Even professionals need to fix parts of their own paintings at times.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Tousabella on May 09, 2015, 12:46:17 PM
Carey...great job on your figures.  If you can just 'tone down' your tree, it will be perfect.  You are 'getting the hang' of the pastels....aren't they fun?
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 09, 2015, 01:14:00 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Tousabella.

I couldn't resist having a go at attempting to to fix my tree.....However, daylight has now gone here, so I will wait until the morning to take another photo and post again.

Dennis - perhaps the art of being able to 'fix' is part of being an artist  >:(

Tousabella - I am totally enjoying using pastels as a medium. Fun and frustration can be found, all at the same time lol  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 10, 2015, 12:34:46 AM
I think my attempt to fix the tree has improved my picture?

Any further suggestions for improvements will be gratefully received  O0

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 10, 2015, 07:30:04 AM
Carey,

Yes, that's much better now. 

Main thing is that you learned not to make a tree in that manner again, so you can move on.

If you practice trees for a while, you will feel more comfortable with them.  I still struggle with trees, but am determined to master them.  Wish they were all alike - so many different shapes to learn.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 10, 2015, 07:48:06 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.  This tree definitely got the better of me! Practice, practice, practice on trees required  O0  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Bellarina on May 10, 2015, 09:00:56 AM
The things we learn along the way.  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 10, 2015, 09:30:10 AM
Yes Bellarina.....I'm learning something new every day  O0  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Tousabella on May 10, 2015, 09:38:33 AM
Very good!!!  Yeah....Practice, practice.  LOL   I have trouble 'fixin' too, but as we go along, I can "see" what I have to add or take away.  It's so much fun!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 10, 2015, 09:43:46 AM
Agreed Tousabella  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on May 11, 2015, 01:57:24 AM
Look at the difference now :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Careyburn on May 11, 2015, 03:12:43 AM
Thank you Dennis  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Vidar on December 31, 2015, 02:08:38 AM
Here is the result of my attempt (struggle)  to draw the figures.
I should have put the persons more to the right in the picture, but they moved faster than me  ;)

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 31, 2015, 07:35:55 AM
Vidar,


Nice work on this.

You really did capture their brisk pace.  I really sense their movement.

Maybe add some leaves to cover some more of the trunk at the top.  Either that, or a strong wind sheered them all off!!!!

The distant mountains appear to be all the same tone.  Try varying to give some more distance.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Val on January 01, 2016, 06:16:16 AM
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Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Lin1945 on January 01, 2016, 01:38:14 PM
great job on the figures Val.. also on the grass in the foreground
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: dennis on January 01, 2016, 05:06:37 PM
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Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Vidar on January 02, 2016, 08:14:42 AM
 :thankyou: to all for the feedback :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Lisa gale on January 10, 2016, 11:54:41 AM
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Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Vidar on January 19, 2016, 08:40:11 AM
 :thankyou: Lisa
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Juan Carlos on February 03, 2016, 05:46:05 PM
Vidar,

Your figures are very well proportioned and the tree with very nice detail. COngrats.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Vidar on February 04, 2016, 03:38:28 AM
 :thankyou: Juan
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Danielle123 on February 05, 2016, 06:26:25 AM
Lovely Vidar, your little people are well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Lajets on March 19, 2017, 02:33:51 AM

Ok so this is my attempt for this lesson.  I was a little stressed as it wasn't working out the more I tried to correct it the worst it got. I was wondering having the paper 160 gsm does that make it more awkward when using water to it

Any way thanks Dennis
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Val on March 19, 2017, 10:35:08 AM
Very nicely done  O0    I would just suggest a few more leaves across the front of the tree. Great job on the people.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Win on March 20, 2017, 07:30:37 AM
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Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Lajets on March 20, 2017, 09:06:42 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Val and Win  I was so ready to conveniently miss place it as using the paintbrush just wasn't working and I don't wont to just blame the brush this was my 3rd attempt and the other two made it in the bin I'll fix the leaves and leave it alone lesson 9 here I come
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Lajets on March 20, 2017, 09:49:19 PM

My final attempt possibly still more leave but its over for me with this one
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #8 - Figures in Pastel
Post by: Juan Carlos on April 02, 2017, 05:25:25 PM
Good work Lajets.

I would go a little more darker on the foreground to contrast the grass where the people are walking by. Just a thought.

 :painting: O0