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Title: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on April 14, 2014, 06:41:45 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
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: anita on April 18, 2014, 12:41:31 AM
Hi
Here is my attempt at the elephant ... great photo Dennis :)
Another enjoyable lesson
Anita
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on April 18, 2014, 12:48:13 AM
Anita, an excellent rendering of the elephant and the grass :clap: :clap: :clap:


Just tone the whites of the eye down as one very seldom sees them except when they are very angry or frightened. Their eyes are very much smaller than most people think they are.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on April 18, 2014, 03:31:53 AM
Anita, he's beautiful.   :congrats:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on April 18, 2014, 03:58:42 AM
Anita, beautifully done.  :yippee:
Makes me want to do the ink everytime i see those beautiful drawings. But got to finish 2 other courses first.  Very tempting.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: NHC50 on April 18, 2014, 04:12:15 AM
I take it this is a new lesson?  :confused: If so where is the video and photo? I know I have not been on here for awhile.

Anita awesome job on your drawing?   O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: ncwren on April 18, 2014, 04:15:19 AM
Looks great.  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jennylynn on April 18, 2014, 07:11:29 AM
great drawing of the elephant anita O0

nina click on the icon across the top paint basket tv there's a drop down which says instant access online art classes click that then click on pen & ink and it will take you there  O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 18, 2014, 09:22:11 AM
Wow, Anita, that's amazing!!!

All those intricate little lines produced one big elephant.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: NHC50 on April 18, 2014, 12:02:24 PM
Thanks Jennylynn. I did not know that took me to the lesson.  :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on April 18, 2014, 02:24:41 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Ray3 on April 19, 2014, 10:58:46 PM
A remarkable drawing of the elephant  Anita. Well done.  Ray
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Lisafromoto on April 21, 2014, 12:26:35 AM
Anita, beautifully done.  :yippee:
Makes me want to do the ink everytime i see those beautiful drawings. But got to finish 2 other courses first.  Very tempting.

I agree with Danielle Anita, beautiful and makes me want to try but sooo much else to do first  :clap: :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: lynn p. on April 22, 2014, 05:02:36 PM
Anita, that is just stunning!  I would buy it in a heartbeat.  Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: anita on April 24, 2014, 09:58:08 AM
Thank you all ... it was fun to do.  :)
Anita
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Ray3 on April 30, 2014, 06:44:55 AM

My Pen & Ink drawing of the Elephant
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Happychappy on April 30, 2014, 07:01:47 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice Ray.   Patricia
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 30, 2014, 07:15:52 AM
Wow, Ray, your elephant looks really good.

How do you like working with pen and ink?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Ray3 on April 30, 2014, 08:03:54 AM
 :thankyou:  Patricia for your welcoming comment

 :thankyou: Mea. I love using Pen & Ink because it has neither dimension nor colour to assist in creating a visual illusion just dots, lines and black area on white paper, if you have not tried it Mea I would highly recommend it.  Ray
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jennylynn on April 30, 2014, 08:52:19 AM
ray an awesome piece of work   :yippee:  pen and ink is great to work with  O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Ray3 on April 30, 2014, 09:13:20 AM
 :thankyou: Jennylynn. It sure is your comment is very welcome. Ray
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jillh on April 30, 2014, 09:27:08 AM
Another great drawing from you Ray.  It doesn't look like an easy one to do.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: NHC50 on April 30, 2014, 11:11:26 AM
Ray Nice job.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on April 30, 2014, 12:46:16 PM
Great drawing, Ray :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on April 30, 2014, 02:49:52 PM
Nicely done Ray. A stately old gent of the forest. Lovely rendition.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Ray3 on April 30, 2014, 03:27:41 PM
Thank you all for your kindly comments it was a lovely drawing to do   Ray
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: sally13 on April 30, 2014, 03:35:43 PM
Wow. that's a great drawing Ray. I love elephants, he looks magnificent. :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on May 01, 2014, 04:38:41 AM
Awesome pen & ink elephant Ray.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Ray3 on May 01, 2014, 09:03:18 AM
 Thank you Sally and Danielle for your lovely comments
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: cyril on May 31, 2014, 08:25:20 AM

well here's my elephant PnI drawing.


Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 31, 2014, 08:58:40 AM
Wow, Cyril, you are really taking to that p & I medium.  Nice elephant.  Great work on the plantlife, too.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: NHC50 on May 31, 2014, 09:40:17 AM
Very we'll done Cyril.  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on May 31, 2014, 10:59:09 AM
A very beautiful drawing, Cyril :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice careful work O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on May 31, 2014, 12:14:31 PM
 :heeha: Cyril, if I had a marching band, they would be playing for you! This rendition is absolutely brilliant!  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: ncwren on May 31, 2014, 01:42:20 PM
 :clap: Great work Ray and Cyril!!!  :clap: This lesson really has that storybook look to it!  :smitten:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Happychappy on May 31, 2014, 01:48:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Very nice work Cyril.   Patricia
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: cyril on May 31, 2014, 07:05:01 PM
 :thankyou: Mea , Nina ,Dennis , Val , Natalie , Patricia for your comments. :flowers:

  :thankyou: Dennis - for another great lesson.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on June 01, 2014, 08:07:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent pen and ink Cyril.  Wow so much to learn.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: ncwren on June 02, 2014, 01:12:38 PM
Fiddled around with his eye too much-used some white over it and fiddled around too much again.  ::)

 I don't think I ever would have attempted this on my own-great lesson.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on June 02, 2014, 01:22:20 PM
 :clap: :clap:  :clap: :Looks pretty good Nathalie,  great pen n ink.    It must be hard to do the animals in ink, i did the elephant in pencil and it was hard enough.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Happychappy on June 02, 2014, 01:52:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   You are doing so well Natalie.  Lovely to see.   Patricia
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on June 02, 2014, 03:13:38 PM
 :yippee: Way to go Natalie!  :yippee:   Another super drawing of an Effe!! Just love 'em  :smitten:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on June 02, 2014, 07:26:34 PM
Natalie, glad you did it. Well executed :clap: :clap: :clap: . The elephant's eye is actually very small compared to its body, and sometimes not easy to see - sorry for the pun :whistle:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 07, 2014, 05:41:58 AM
There's something very unique and special about Pen 'n' Ink drawings. I love them and, this Elephant tutorial shows how Dennis inspires great art. The results are fabulous.
Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jillh on July 21, 2014, 08:19:12 PM
I love the Elephant.  A most intelligent animal.  Mine looks a little sad so I think I will do another one to keep him company. 
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on July 22, 2014, 12:25:12 AM
Jill. nicely drawn :clap: :clap: :clap: The tusk on the left is still a bit too thin in comparison to the one on the right.
Taper it broader towards the body to suit. O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jillh on July 22, 2014, 04:01:21 AM
I see what you mean.  Will make the correction now.  Thank you for your advice Dennis. 
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on July 22, 2014, 06:22:05 PM
Very nice your elephant Jill.  I do not know how you can correct an ink but anxious to see how you do it. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: ncwren on July 22, 2014, 06:39:51 PM
Nice work Jill   :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jillh on July 22, 2014, 08:21:52 PM
Widened the the left tusk.  Fortunately it is in shadow, so was able to increase the size.  Just added more shadow Danielle.  I think it is a bit better.

 :thankyou: Natalie.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 23, 2014, 08:10:41 AM
Nice elephant, Jill.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jillh on July 23, 2014, 08:18:35 AM
Thanks Mea.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on July 23, 2014, 08:43:49 AM
Looks great Jill.  O0 Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jillh on July 23, 2014, 10:40:00 AM
 :thankyou: Val.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: CarolHorvath on July 23, 2014, 02:55:00 PM
I am beginning to just love PNI projects. Here is the elephant on buff paper. When I uploaded this guy, I noticed he had been in a fight and lost some of his left (our right) tusk--tsk tsk boys will be boys!!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on July 23, 2014, 03:00:37 PM
Beautifull Carol, it does looks like fun to do.  Keep up the good work. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on July 23, 2014, 05:03:52 PM
Jill,  now the elephant is a happy chappy :clap: :clap: :clap:

Carol, you are off to a good start :clap: :clap: :clap: Only problem is that you have overdone the hatching somewhat. Remember that the lighter areas will have very few lines. Rather too few than too much O0 Keep it up- you can only get better.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: ncwren on July 23, 2014, 05:21:20 PM
I like seeing the pni on buff!  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 23, 2014, 06:24:20 PM
Carol,

Good work on the elephant.  PnI looks too difficult for me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jillh on July 23, 2014, 07:31:27 PM
Thank you Dennis for taking a second look.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Abi on August 12, 2014, 08:03:46 AM
And there's my elephant. Really pleased with the result. Thanks Dennis :)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: ncwren on August 12, 2014, 11:27:51 AM
Nice contrast with the grasses and elephant's body!
 :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on August 12, 2014, 04:52:48 PM
Excellent, Abi :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on August 12, 2014, 06:26:07 PM
Well done Abi :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Abi on August 13, 2014, 02:39:35 AM
Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on August 13, 2014, 05:53:02 AM
 (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  Stunning Abi!!  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50136/1507119.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jillh on August 14, 2014, 06:09:38 AM
Great Job Abi!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Maryna on December 03, 2014, 12:35:26 AM
My rendition of the Elephant

Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on December 03, 2014, 07:14:28 AM
Beautifull elephant Maryna.  Well done. :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 03, 2014, 09:03:41 AM
Maryna,

Amazingly nice work on this elephant.

Can you create a bit of distance for the small tree above his ear.  Looks like it's growing out of him.  Maybe just darken the top of the ear a bit.  The other tree seems okay.

Otherwise, it's totally magnificent.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: ncwren on December 03, 2014, 09:11:24 AM
Nice!  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Sherri on January 18, 2015, 08:48:30 PM
My submission for this lesson.

Sherri

Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 18, 2015, 09:13:39 PM
Sherri,

Nice work on the elephant.  Lots of detail!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Maryna on January 18, 2015, 09:40:54 PM
Very well done
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on January 18, 2015, 09:58:43 PM
Very nicely drawn, Sherri :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Sherri on January 19, 2015, 08:14:05 AM
Thanks Mea and Maryna.

Dennis thanks so much.  I loved the lesson.  I find the PNI drawing to be so relaxing and enjoyable.

Sherri
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: ncwren on January 19, 2015, 08:48:26 AM
  Nice!  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on January 19, 2015, 12:22:25 PM
Well done Sherri  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Bellarina on January 19, 2015, 02:23:16 PM
My goodness, so we'll done Sherry.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: jillh on January 19, 2015, 03:08:22 PM
Very well done Sherri  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Marsha A on January 28, 2015, 11:59:59 PM
Oh dear, they are all so real looking. Lovely work each of them.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 04, 2015, 02:05:18 PM

Having such fun with the P&I lessons - loved creating the elephant!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Bellarina on March 04, 2015, 02:24:25 PM
Way to go Sharon  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 04, 2015, 02:26:27 PM
Fabulous elephant, Sharon.  You sure have taken to this p n I thing!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 04, 2015, 02:35:52 PM
Thanks Robin and Mea - and I can't wait to learn how to incorporate watercolors into these paintings!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on March 04, 2015, 02:56:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Sharon
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Liana on March 04, 2015, 03:56:56 PM
 :whistle:   Woot! Woot!  Great Job Sharon!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Sherri on March 04, 2015, 04:55:16 PM
Great job!!!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 04, 2015, 05:02:33 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Liana and Sherri! Finishing up a watercolor painting now than will tackle the next P&I lesson!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: ncwren on March 04, 2015, 05:09:47 PM
Looks great  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 05, 2015, 09:02:19 AM
Thanks Natalie!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on March 05, 2015, 10:04:15 AM
Love 'im!!  :smitten:   Excellent Sharon.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 05, 2015, 11:09:24 AM
Excellent job Sharon! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 05, 2015, 11:19:46 AM
Thanks Val and Mary Lou!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: thebryce on March 25, 2015, 12:37:11 PM
 
I was stuck with a Gforce .03 ballpoint pen and an overly long church sermon.  I had traced out the original and had the black and white print to copy.  Perhaps someday I will get a chance top use my mapping pens; but alas they sit in a cabinet at home.  Doodle time again.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 25, 2015, 06:21:15 PM
The Bryce,

Excellent elephant.  So much detail, but all well drawn.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on March 26, 2015, 01:18:44 AM
He looks a bit put out Bryce.... what did you do?  :nono:      ;)

Well done, great detailing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: thebryce on March 26, 2015, 08:24:59 AM
 :2funny:
Title: Elephant in PNI
Post by: Elize Sauer on July 30, 2015, 01:49:44 AM
I really enjoy this medium!  :smitten: :smitten:


Title: Re: Elephant in PNI
Post by: BarryC on July 30, 2015, 04:25:50 AM
Nicely done Elize! You seem to be enjoying the medium, as you say. But what happen if you lay a line down that is a mistake? How would I get help from my trusty friend the eraser?
Title: Re: Elephant in PNI
Post by: Elize Sauer on July 30, 2015, 05:54:13 AM
 :sweat: :D  Barry, that is a very difficult question to answer because .... there is no answer.  Through trial and error I also came to the conclusion that our trusted friend is not welcome in this medium.  Apparently you have to look for ways to cover your mistakes or would I rather say put in some nice accents where you did not plan to put it  :2funny:

It is really a nice medium and I would say .. go for it! :gl: 

Maybe some of our friends with more experience will also be able to give advice  :help:

Xxx
Title: Re: Elephant in PNI
Post by: Val on July 30, 2015, 06:17:50 AM
Elize, excellent rendition.  O0 Banner job.  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

You have stated the only option when it comes to mistakes in PNI. Work it in if you can, and don't tell anyone!!!    ^-^
Title: Re: Elephant in PNI
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 30, 2015, 08:41:36 AM
Nice work on the elephant, Elize.  I'm not brave enough to venture into pen and ink.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on August 01, 2015, 07:02:30 AM
Sherry, Sheron, Bryce an Elize you  :clap:have made beautiful pen and ink of the elephant.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Marsha A on August 01, 2015, 03:51:07 PM
 :clap:
Very nice work from all three of you! 
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: thebryce on August 06, 2015, 05:18:18 AM
 :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Liana on October 13, 2015, 06:13:23 PM

Thank you Dennis this was another fun lesson  :)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 13, 2015, 07:36:16 PM
Liana,

Wow, great elephant.  Shows a lot of effort.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Liana on October 14, 2015, 07:54:54 AM
 :thankyou: Mea
 :1hug:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Danielle123 on October 14, 2015, 10:46:35 AM
Beautifully done Liana.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Lisafromoto on October 14, 2015, 11:05:36 AM
This looks like a huge amount of effort. Great job  :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Liana on October 14, 2015, 01:19:50 PM
 :thankyou:
Danielle and Lisa
It was all Dennis making this elephant appear... I just had to trust him that I could follow along and capture a good likeness.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: thebryce on October 14, 2015, 04:51:02 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on October 14, 2015, 07:00:16 PM
Excellent, Liana :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Liana on October 14, 2015, 07:48:15 PM
 :thankyou: Bryce

 :thankyou: Dennis 
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on October 17, 2015, 02:40:27 AM
 :yippee: Banner job Liana!  :congrats:    :clap: :clap: :clap:   
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Liana on October 18, 2015, 10:41:43 AM
Val  :thankyou:  :flowers:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 18, 2016, 06:38:59 PM
 :heeha: I have wanted to take this lesson and draw this  elephant since my first day on PB. I finally took the plunge and am so glad I did. Oh how I wish my mom was still alive to share this with her . She adored African elephants and has painted some beauties over the years.

I am planning to do this drawing a second time. There is so much to learn and I had a few areas that I would have liked to adjust but.... It's ink.  :-\. I went too dark on a couple of spots on the head which makes it look dented. I also think my cross hatching is too even in some areas. I'd also like to loosen up the brush area. Any and all insights are most welcome.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 18, 2016, 08:43:06 PM
Kathy,

I admire you so much for trying pen and ink.  It seems so intimidating.

You did well on this.  So many little details.  Wow.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Gita on August 18, 2016, 10:42:43 PM
 :heeha: Kathy, you are too hard with your yourself. According to my opinion your elephant looks absolutely professionally done.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on August 18, 2016, 10:46:17 PM
Excellent, Kathy :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Happychappy on August 19, 2016, 04:00:04 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Kathy, you did a super job on the elephant and they do have dents in their heads.  Great job for sure.


Patricia
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 19, 2016, 04:08:15 AM
Excellent, Kathy. O0 Keep practicing. You improve with each drawing.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 19, 2016, 04:56:01 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Many thanks Mea, Gita, Dennis, and Patricia. You have no idea how much yourhonest encouragement and insight helps.

After I finished my elephant, I was absolutely thrilled with him. Then.... I went and looked at all the other elephants many of you drew in this class. I started to compare mine to the others. A big no no  :o  . I started to question my drawing.  Thankfully, a good nights sleep and the insight of my fellow classmates has given me a fresh perspective.  Again, many thanks.  :thankyou:  :hug:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 19, 2016, 05:13:06 AM
Yeah, a big mistake. I think we all compare our work to others. The styles and level of skill will run the gamut. But never belittle yourself because someone can do better than you. Use it as a goal to shoot for. Remember, a tennis player gets better by playing people a notch or two better. :)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on August 19, 2016, 06:38:47 AM
 :heeha: Super Effe Kathy! The one thing I learned about working with ink is that it is better to go lightly at first. You can always go back and fill in the darker spots and contour with more hatching afterward.

Be proud of this endeavour Kathy, quite a complex fellow.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 19, 2016, 10:08:08 AM
Yeah, a big mistake. I think we all compare our work to others. The styles and level of skill will run the gamut. But never belittle yourself because someone can do better than you. Use it as a goal to shoot for. Remember, a tennis player gets better by playing people a notch or two better. :)

 O0 I completely agree, Steve. and I know this in my heart. It's a wonderful thing to admire the beauty of someone else's talent and style and remain loyal and true to our own. I do love that we have many artists to play and grow with here at Paintbasket.  :smitten:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 19, 2016, 10:11:43 AM
:heeha: Super Effe Kathy! The one thing I learned about working with ink is that it is better to go lightly at first. You can always go back and fill in the darker spots and contour with more hatching afterward.

Be proud of this endeavour Kathy, quite a complex fellow.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :thankyou: Thank you, Val. I really am quite proud of my elephant.  :yippee: I do see what you mean about waiting to go darker later for contour. I still may draw him again soon as I'd like to see what kind of contours I can enhance the second time around.  O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 20, 2016, 05:15:50 PM
So I did draw the elephant a second time.  It was quite exciting to draw him from the photo with only limited reference to my previous drawing. I did not follow the video this time. Having had the recent experience of doing the lesson with Dennis, I had the tools fresh in my mind. What I noticed this time is that I was seeing for myself where my highlights and shadows needed to go. I really had fun finding the contours of the ear. It's my favorite part of this second drawing.

I sure love these classes!  :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: TeresaM on August 20, 2016, 08:52:18 PM
Wow great drawing Kathy.
I keep seeing everyone's great work and think i will subscribe to the online classes and get alot more information than i do from my local art class lessons which are  very expensive and something i can't afford. Although teacher is top artist we don't get alot of variety and she seems to only encourage the best students, so i have been looking elsewhere.
TeresaM   
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Gita on August 20, 2016, 09:14:37 PM
Kathy, you are getting fond of elephants! This one is also so good. I cannot compare both since I am online on an iphone at present. I am going for this class next. This sounds so exiting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Val on August 21, 2016, 01:59:32 AM
 :yippee:   Well done, nice improvement on the eye and the shadings.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 21, 2016, 02:31:02 PM
Nice job,  Kathy. Going darker on your shading really makes this elephant pop!  O0 O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 21, 2016, 04:42:06 PM
Wow great drawing Kathy.
I keep seeing everyone's great work and think i will subscribe to the online classes and get alot more information than i do from my local art class lessons which are  very expensive and something i can't afford. Although teacher is top artist we don't get alot of variety and she seems to only encourage the best students, so i have been looking elsewhere.
TeresaM   

 :thankyou: Thank you, Teresa. I'm having a blast and I highly recommend the membership at onlineartlessons.com. It is such a cost effective way to have unlimited access to all the lessons. Nolan and Dennis have done a superb job of making the lessons affordable, interesting, and fun. I look forward to seeing you over there.  :1hug:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 21, 2016, 04:44:33 PM
Kathy, you are getting fond of elephants! This one is also so good. I cannot compare both since I am online on an iphone at present. I am going for this class next. This sounds so exiting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :thankyou: It really is an exciting lesson, Gita. I look forward to seeing your elephant soon.  :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 21, 2016, 04:49:30 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you Val and Steve. Yes, I am happy with the results of going darker. Too do that I had to leave other areas lighter. It worked out quite well. As I've said many times, the support from all of you gives me the tools and the confidence to grow.  :hug:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #6 - Elephant
Post by: dennis on August 23, 2016, 12:40:26 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Kathy