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Title: How to draw an elephant
Post by: nolan on June 10, 2016, 03:53:05 AM
Here is my drawing from the class:

Post your drawings and questions from the class below
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 10, 2016, 04:44:02 AM
  :heeha: Oh your elephant is fabulous, Nolan! This is another class I will add to my must do list.  :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Val on June 10, 2016, 05:32:19 AM
 :heeha: OH, it's an Effe!!!  ;D   Putting my candlesticks back in the book! Sorry KathyS....I love Effies! I know not a real word but that was my eldest brother's nickname....never forgot a single thing!  :faint:     :2funny:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 10, 2016, 07:32:29 AM
Wow, Nolan.  Bet there's a lot of techniques to learn in this one.  Looks like a must-do lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Happychappy on June 10, 2016, 10:27:42 AM
Oh! My word Nolan, you are doing the most amazing drawings and I am getting more behind than ever. I will just have to let things slide and do my lessons.  This is another MUST drawing. Just love it.   Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 10, 2016, 02:17:05 PM
:heeha: OH, it's an Effe!!!  ;D   Putting my candlesticks back in the book! Sorry KathyS....I love Effies! I know not a real word but that was my eldest brother's nickname....never forgot a single thing!  :faint:     :2funny:

 :knuppel2: Val, Val, Val ..... Your candle sticks are calling to be completed. I'll bet there is something Illuminating for you in that lesson.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: You will see!
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Happychappy on June 14, 2016, 07:32:39 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan for a very interesting and fascinating lesson which I thoroughly enjoyed, as I do all the classes. Comments and critiques are gratefully received.  Thank you.   Patricia


Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on June 14, 2016, 08:19:38 AM
Wonderful job on the elephant, Patricia! O0 O0

You know, this is the first time I saw the quote you have with your signature. If only everyone could live by that thought.
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 14, 2016, 08:29:20 AM
 :heeha: Lovely Patricia!   :smitten: I love this elephant just as he is though darkening the shadow areas could add more depth.  O0
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 14, 2016, 08:38:23 AM
Nice work on the elephant, Patricia.  Yup, more darks would help it pop.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Happychappy on June 14, 2016, 09:46:43 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Steve, Kathy and Mea for your lovely comments.


Yes, Steve, if everyone could live by those thoughts what a wonderful world it would be.


Kathy and Mea, you must know by now that I am scared of the darks, in fact, I used a darker pencil all the way through and thought that it was too dark but it didn't appear so in the photograph.  I shall go back and have another look and see.  Thanks for the suggestions because that is how we grow.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: nolan on June 20, 2016, 02:54:53 PM
awesome job Patricia :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Just those darkest darks :knuppel2: ;D
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Win on June 25, 2016, 11:01:45 PM
Fantastic sketch Patricia  :clap: . I cant wait to get to this class.
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Happychappy on June 27, 2016, 03:08:10 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Nolan and Win for your lovely comments.


Nolan, I promise I will try and go darker but for me, it is difficult.


Win, you will so enjoy this lesson.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Val on June 27, 2016, 12:06:51 PM
I finally got got 1/2 the video to play....only to find I should have tried the background first! Too eager I guess...  Imagine my surprise when it showed up with a completed background and the ghost of the Effe!!!  :doh:   Ah well....I'll have another go soon.   Back to the Kimtau (boat)  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: KathyKuz on July 02, 2016, 02:10:16 PM
Patricia:  Great drawing.  Other than some more darks under the elephant and your good to go.  Beautiful.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Happychappy on July 05, 2016, 04:37:40 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Kathy. I have always had a problem with darks but am trying to improve as time goes on.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 01, 2017, 06:16:48 AM
My drawing of Nolan's elephant, thanks again for all the classes to choose from. :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: KathyKuz on September 01, 2017, 06:56:41 AM
Louisa:  Good drawing of the elephant. I like your tonal values.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Val on September 01, 2017, 07:44:46 AM
 :heeha: Very nicely done Louisa  :clap: :clap: :clap:   

I still have only half an elephant head back on the boat! Maybe having the pastels onboard will give me the push to finish it up.....if I can keep away from them!  :doh:       :2funny:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 01, 2017, 08:19:14 AM
Louisa

So happy you are enjoying your classes.

Nice work on the elephant.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 02, 2017, 05:42:48 AM
Thank you Mea, Val and Kathy. Yes Mea I enjoy every second of it, I just don"t know where to begin, every one I look at is calling me to do it  :blush:
Val I want to see your ellie so you better finish it.
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Happychappy on September 02, 2017, 03:24:33 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely elephant Louisa.  Seeing your output of all the beautiful paintings and drawings, makes me wish that I had more time on my hands but life is so busy. Anyway, it will settle down eventually.


Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: TeresaM on September 02, 2017, 05:25:53 PM
Wow another great drawing. I certainly would get out of his way, very determined look on that elephant  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: nolan on September 03, 2017, 02:39:25 PM
looks great Louisa, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just fix the right leg - the background seems to go into the leg
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 03, 2017, 11:14:07 PM
Oh yes Nolan I see the poor leg half there and half not. I will fix and post again.
Thanks Nolan, Patricia and Teresa, much appreciated. :thankyou:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 11, 2017, 09:54:18 AM
I fixed the leg Nolan, hope it is ok now?
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Win on September 11, 2017, 10:59:16 AM
well done Louisa youve done a great job  :clap: :clap:  Mine is 3/4 finished I forgot I was doing it until I saw yours  :2funny:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 11, 2017, 11:36:32 AM
Thank you Win and now it's your turn. ;)
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: nolan on September 12, 2017, 03:16:11 PM
it is better, but there is still a line joining up with the background. Move the bottom line that forms his knee down so that it staggers like this:

That will separate the two O0
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Win on September 19, 2017, 02:43:31 AM
And here it is my elephant sketch from the class :).... all suggestions for improvement welcome  :painting:   

Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: KathyKuz on September 19, 2017, 05:24:35 AM
Win:  You have done a great drawing .  Good work.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 19, 2017, 06:41:34 AM
Win

Great elephant.  I can almost hear it thundering toward me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Win on September 19, 2017, 10:44:15 AM
 :thankyou: Kathy and Mea
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Jholmes on September 19, 2017, 10:50:25 AM
What a beautiful elephant Win! Your shading is so smooth!
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Happychappy on September 19, 2017, 11:40:17 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Win.    Patricia
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Val on September 19, 2017, 02:07:20 PM
 :heeha: Great Win!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Now I must fit in time to finish my effe.
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Win on September 19, 2017, 02:40:39 PM
 :thankyou: Jholmes, Patricia and Val.  :)

Val with all your new supplies to experiment with !!! The pencil may stay put for awhile  ;)
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: nolan on September 21, 2017, 12:03:29 AM
excellent job Win :congrats:
Title: Re: How to draw an elephant
Post by: Win on September 21, 2017, 05:45:23 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan