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Title: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 09, 2015, 10:48:58 AM
Thank you for an interesting class Nolan.  Here is my submission for the Giraffe.  Comments and critiques are most welcome.  Thank you.  Patricia




Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2015, 10:55:04 AM
You are back on track Patricia,  that was quick.   You did an awsome job of the giraff, i want to pet her.   :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 09, 2015, 11:08:02 AM
 :thankyou:  Danielle for your lovely comments.  Yes, the Giraffes are gentle looking animals.  I have just mentioned in another post that I finally have some "me" time and am putting good use to it.  How long it will last, I don't know but I am have a wonderful time while it does.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2015, 11:17:45 AM
 O0
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 09, 2015, 11:59:24 AM
Patricia,

I love your giraffe.  He looks so playful with that quirky little smile.   I can see this would be a big seller for a pediatrician's office, kid's room, library children's room, etc. 

It says, "You are safe here with me.  I am your friend."

I LOVE this.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 09, 2015, 12:31:41 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea, they are beautiful animals and really don't harm any other animal unless attacked and then they have one heck of a kick.  I love their huge eyes. 


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: sally13 on April 09, 2015, 02:20:04 PM
Gorgeous Patricia, really well done. I will have to try this one one day.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 09, 2015, 02:21:36 PM
I'm not a drawer but dang this is good, Patricia!
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Tousabella on April 09, 2015, 03:57:19 PM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!     :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 09, 2015, 04:27:27 PM
 :thankyou: Sally, Sharon and Retta for your super comments.  Sally you should have a go at this for it is so interesting to do.  Sharon I am not really a drawer either but Nolan makes it so easy to follow and once you take one of his classes you will be hooked,  guaranteed.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: AJFear on April 09, 2015, 07:07:20 PM
Wow! This great, very talented  :)
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Maryna on April 09, 2015, 11:44:28 PM
 :clap: Love, love, love, stunning
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 10, 2015, 04:23:54 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much AJ and Maryna.   It was a fun lesson for sure.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Neil Nicholson on April 10, 2015, 04:25:26 AM
Excellent Pat, really well done. :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: NHC50 on April 10, 2015, 04:33:37 AM
Patricia you show off.  :2funny: you did a beautiful job. Nolan would be very proud of you. Just as I am.  :1hug:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: ncwren on April 10, 2015, 06:55:53 AM
So darn cute!  :smitten:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: dennis on April 10, 2015, 08:33:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2015, 09:02:43 AM
Patricia - Love your giraffe.  I can't wait to try it!!  Think that will be the next thing I do!!!

Sherri
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 10, 2015, 10:15:20 AM
 :thankyou: So much Neil, Nina, Natalie, Dennis and Sherri for taking the time to view my drawing and your lovely comments. Nina you are a scream.  Sherri you will really enjoy this lesson.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Val on April 11, 2015, 12:51:29 PM
 O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 11, 2015, 01:46:39 PM
 :thankyou:  So much Val.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Minny1 on April 12, 2015, 09:25:51 AM
Cute giraffe Pat.Enjoy your "Me time."Great job.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 12, 2015, 10:17:45 AM
 :thankyou:  Nancy and I am enjoying my "me" time for sure.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: nolan on April 12, 2015, 12:35:02 PM
 :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 12, 2015, 03:45:12 PM
 :thankyou:  for your lovely comments Nolan .... what can I say except that all credit goes to you for being an exceptional teacher  :flowers:


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Bellarina on April 13, 2015, 01:08:19 AM
You should be very proud of this drawing Patricia.  Outstanding job! :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 13, 2015, 04:15:38 AM
 :thankyou:  Robin for always being so encouraging.  I appreciate it immensely.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: liz on April 13, 2015, 08:45:15 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Great drawing as usual, Patricia!  I love those graceful long-necked creatures!


I can't decide what I like better now, drawing or painting!  I still remember fondly the wonderful time we had drawing dogs! The last thing I did though was try out pen and ink which I did post.
-Liz
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 13, 2015, 11:48:07 AM
Liz, it is so lovely hearing from you and  :thankyou:  for your lovely comments. 


Yes, I too, will never forget the fun time we had and how we all enjoyed doing the dog course.  We all seemed to be so focused on what we were doing. It was an exciting time for sure and I would recommend everyone to take the course for it was a good foundation too. 


I understand the dilemma about painting or drawing and how I look at it is that the one strengthens the other and vice versa.  They go hand in glove kind of thing. Besides, it makes a nice change to have a break from the one and have the other one to fall back on.  Just my thinking.


Hope we can see some more of your work. 


Patricia   
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: liz on April 14, 2015, 12:49:49 AM
 :) You're right of course.  A friend gave me 200 plus pieces of cardboard which I gesso and paint on.  I am trying water color techniques color mixing, glazing etc. using acrylic paints, doing vignettes mostly.  Nothing looking good enough to post except my Eastern Gate ink drawing last week. 
-Liz
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Ray3 on April 14, 2015, 09:01:40 AM
Sorry for the late input Patricia but I can see that your animal portrait of the Giraffe is beautifully done and judging by the other comments that have been made, you certainly are making a name for yourself, the Giraffe's face as a calming effect soft and gentle, well done Patricia on a good job done.  Ray
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 14, 2015, 01:29:49 PM
 :thankyou:  Ray for taking the time to view and comment on my giraffe. I appreciate your encouragement.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 14, 2015, 01:32:44 PM
Liz,I haven't seen your ink drawing yet but will go right along now and take a look.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: latti on April 15, 2015, 01:41:40 PM
Wow  :heeha: really good job! :D I love it  :smitten:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 15, 2015, 02:25:40 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Ann-Mari for taking the time to view my giraffe and for your lovely comments.  Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: JayJ on April 15, 2015, 03:00:51 PM
Beuatiful drawing  Patricia!love those eyes!
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 17, 2015, 03:36:17 PM
 :thankyou: So much for your lovely comments Zayn.  I am always attracted to eyes whether they be in animals or humans. You can tell so much by looking into someone's eyes and I think they are truly the window to one's soul.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Bellarina on April 18, 2015, 12:38:08 AM
Amen to that Patricia.  :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 18, 2015, 12:38:46 PM
Robin, I am pleased that you think so too.  I have thought this for many years.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on April 24, 2015, 12:00:19 PM
It's wonderful to get something finished.  Hopefully you like my rendition of Georgie Giraffe.  This was a great lesson.  Thank you Nolan.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 24, 2015, 05:55:24 PM
Jill,

This giraffe is so soft and endearing.  INCREDIBLE job on the fur.  So beautifully blended.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on April 24, 2015, 05:56:40 PM
Thank you Mea!  Learned a lot doing this one :)
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2015, 08:33:24 PM
Jill love your giraffe!!! 

Sherri
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on April 24, 2015, 08:52:58 PM
Thank you Sherri.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Bev S. on April 25, 2015, 12:53:01 AM
Two perfectly rendered Giraffe's, Ladies. . . . .  :clap: :clap: O0 O0
 
@Lady Patricia. . .You put Nolan on cloud 9. . . .congratulations!!!
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Bellarina on April 25, 2015, 01:13:21 AM
Outstanding job Jill.  :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on April 25, 2015, 06:14:54 AM
Thank you Robin.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: ncwren on April 25, 2015, 07:53:58 AM
Beautiful and refined work Jill.  :smitten:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on April 25, 2015, 12:17:14 PM
Thanks for looking and commenting Natalie.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Val on April 27, 2015, 05:33:17 AM
Brilliant Jill  :congrats:   With submissions like these, Nolan will never get down from  :cloud9: .....  ??? hope he doesn't get vertigo!  :envy:     ;D
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on April 27, 2015, 07:15:14 AM
Gee! Thanks Val  for the encouraging comment and for a good Monday morning chuckle.    Nolan certainly knows how to challenge us.  What an awesome teacher he is! 
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: nolan on April 27, 2015, 01:32:01 PM
incredible :heeha: :congrats: :cloud9: :not_worthy:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 27, 2015, 04:00:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful giraffe Jill. 


 :thankyou:  Bev for the lovely comments.  I miss you, I don't see much of your work anymore. Having said that, I understand how crazy and busy life can be.   




Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on April 27, 2015, 04:28:20 PM
Nolan it's amazing what one can learn in only 25 months.  Thank you to you and Dennis.  I've had so much enjoyment following your lessons.  I too am on  :cloud9:

Thank you Patricia.  It was a great lesson wasn't it?
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on April 28, 2015, 03:10:39 AM
Oh! Yes, Jill, I really enjoyed the lesson but then I enjoy everything on offer and having fantastic tutors is just the ultimate learning experience.




Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Ray3 on May 06, 2015, 10:21:34 AM
I saw this lesson and I just had to have a go at it so here it is


Ray
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: nolan on May 06, 2015, 12:42:47 PM
excellent job Ray :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Danielle123 on May 06, 2015, 02:31:08 PM
Jill as always an excellent drawing of the giraff.  :yippee:


Ray you to did an excellent of the giraff.  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on May 06, 2015, 02:39:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Ray, what a good job on the Giraffe.  Your shading is so smooth and soft looking.  Great job. 




Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 06, 2015, 05:46:49 PM
Ray3,

Such a nice job on the giraffe.  Would love to have him in the nearest zoo.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Bellarina on May 07, 2015, 02:39:33 AM
Outstanding job Ray  :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Ray3 on May 07, 2015, 04:55:50 AM
I would like to  :thankyou: Nolan, Patricia, Danielle, Mea and Bellarina for your encouraging comments. Ray
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on May 07, 2015, 07:30:05 AM
Excellent drawing Ray! 
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Ray3 on May 08, 2015, 12:03:16 PM
 :thankyou: Jill much appreciated Ray
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: sally13 on May 08, 2015, 03:03:24 PM
Great job on the giraffe drawings guys. Jill i must say Im especially impressed with your giraffe. It looks like a photo. Super work. :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sherri on May 08, 2015, 04:01:42 PM
Awesome Ray - You did a great job -  someday I hope to get to this one!! 
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on May 08, 2015, 08:16:48 PM
Sally you are very kind.  Thank you for your lovely comment.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Elize Sauer on May 08, 2015, 10:26:24 PM
Very nice!  I like it!
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: ncwren on May 13, 2015, 05:49:44 PM
Great job Ray.  :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: NHC50 on May 17, 2015, 06:42:06 PM
Awesome job Ray.  O0 O0 O0


Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sherri on June 02, 2015, 01:53:50 PM
My submission for this lesson.  Suggestions for improvement are welcome!!

Sherri

Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on June 02, 2015, 04:18:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful drawing Sherri. His eyes are so soft, like pools of water.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Danielle123 on June 02, 2015, 04:25:14 PM
looks pretty awsome Sherri, see how great you are at drawing to.  and more.   :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sherri on June 02, 2015, 04:40:15 PM
Thanks Patricia and Danielle!!   :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: ncwren on June 02, 2015, 07:09:06 PM
Perfection description of the eyes Patricia-looks great Sherri!  :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 03, 2015, 02:51:58 AM
Sherri,

Great giraffe drawing.  Yes, his eyes are so well done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2015, 07:32:41 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Natalie
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: jillh on June 03, 2015, 07:37:33 AM
Beautifully done Sherri!
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2015, 12:11:57 PM
Thanks Jill - he was a fun little guy!!

Sherri
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Val on June 03, 2015, 06:22:41 PM
Lovely fellow Sherri, just love their eyes.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sherri on June 04, 2015, 09:59:59 AM
Thanks Val. Their eyes are so sweet
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: nolan on June 07, 2015, 01:08:49 PM
great job Sherri - good contrasts :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Sherri on June 08, 2015, 06:15:35 AM
Thanks Nolan!!  I have come so far in pencil drawing that I can't even believe it!!!  Thanks for all of the great lessons!!
 :cloud9: :cloud9:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: dnaleri3 on October 10, 2015, 02:40:16 PM
This was a challenge for sure. Thank you Nolan again for a great lesson.




Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 10, 2015, 05:08:10 PM
Nice giraffe, Kris.  Hmmm... the ear on the left looks somewhat transparent.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: dnaleri3 on October 10, 2015, 05:29:12 PM
Hello Mea. Thank you so much for your input. You are right it does..our work is never finished.  I shall work on that ear a bit more.
Kris
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Danielle123 on October 10, 2015, 05:29:24 PM
Nice drawing Chris, i agree with Mea, I thought the same thing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Lisafromoto on October 10, 2015, 11:31:59 PM
Looking good Kris.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: nolan on October 11, 2015, 12:27:17 PM
beautiful Kris, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just a spot by the mouth - the line of the mouth matches the gap between two spots so forms a continuous line - break that line to separate the mouth and the cheek like this:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: dnaleri3 on October 12, 2015, 04:40:26 AM

Thank you so much Nolan for seeing that. I knew I was not happy with the mouth but did not see the problem. I also tried to fix the ear a bit Mea so it did not appear so transparent. Thank you both and thanks to all who commented. I so appreciate it.
Kris
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: C.Bodine on October 12, 2015, 06:05:04 AM
 :clap: This looks great, Kris!
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 12, 2015, 07:14:04 AM
Kris,

Your giraffe looks much better now.  It is amazing how we all see little things that others miss.  Most often they are just quick fixes that can make a world of difference in the quality of the piece.

So lucky we have this site!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: KathyKuz on October 12, 2015, 11:09:26 AM
Patricia;  Your giraffe is so cute. Good work.  Kathy
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Liana on October 12, 2015, 02:05:52 PM
 :clap:  well done!!
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: nolan on October 13, 2015, 11:52:28 AM
Gerry looks like a photo now :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: dnaleri3 on October 13, 2015, 06:35:14 PM
 :thankyou:  Everyone. 
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: KathyKuz on February 06, 2016, 12:02:27 PM
  Here is my drawing of the giraffe.  He was a lot of fun. Comments welcome
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 06, 2016, 01:03:21 PM
KathyK

This is fine regarding its shape, but it could use more darker tones to really show it off.  His ears seem to fade out; they need more.  Compare yours with the reference.

Most of us were afraid to go to dark when we started out.  Now we know the difference the darker values can make.

Go for it.  This good - make it fantastic!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: KathyKuz on February 06, 2016, 02:13:34 PM
Thanks Mea: I ordered the pencils that you and Nolan uses.  They have not come yet.  I can not wait.  I will try to get darker.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 06, 2016, 02:31:51 PM
That's great, KathyK.  Hope you enjoy using them as much as I do.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Val on February 06, 2016, 02:42:09 PM
Very well done KathyK!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   A few more well placed darks and he'll be coming right out of the page.  O0   Great job.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on February 06, 2016, 04:20:52 PM
 :thankyou:  Kathy for your comments on my giraffe ... I have only now seen your post and my apologies for the time lapse in saying "thank you".


I absolutely love your giraffe's eyes.  As others have suggested, a little darker would really make it pop.  Wait for your new pencils to arrive and then see the difference.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: KathyKuz on February 07, 2016, 06:01:48 AM
Thank you Val and Patricia for all your encouraging comments.
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: nolan on February 09, 2016, 01:09:19 PM
super job Kathy :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Win on July 08, 2017, 01:50:21 AM
Here is my Giraffe drawing.  Im not very good with animal drawings so thought I best make a start to learn and practice.


Not sure why the lines above the eyes are so prominent, they dont appear to be so bad on the actual drawing  :-\
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Happychappy on July 08, 2017, 04:23:43 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Win, a very good drawing. Your tonal ranges and shadings are always excellent.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Win on July 08, 2017, 08:13:58 AM
Thanks Patricia, I always hear Nolans voice in my ear about tonal values  :)
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Val on July 08, 2017, 09:23:54 AM
 :heeha: Lovely, well done Win! Love the expression, and oh those adoring eyes. Good work with your values.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: Win on July 08, 2017, 10:49:41 AM
Thank You Val  :)
Title: Re: How to draw a Giraffe
Post by: nolan on July 09, 2017, 02:45:36 PM
your giraffe is very pretty Win :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

If the lines above the eye bother then gentle tap over them with your kneaded eraser O0