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Reply #15 on: August 29, 2016, 06:05:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job on your drawings Pav and it is so nice to see that you have kept at it. 


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Reply #16 on: August 31, 2016, 02:21:14 AM
Pav you are doing a magnificent job on the course so far,  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: especially on the rocks in "somewhere on earth" :2funny:


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Reply #17 on: September 01, 2016, 09:41:34 AM
love your drawings especaily ( some where on earth) :clap:   beautiful and shows your efforts  :painting:


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Reply #18 on: September 05, 2016, 07:39:40 PM
Thank you, Mr. Nolan for your message. I will try to keep going, one step every day...

Two remarks/questions so far:

1. What do you think about clutch pencils? They seem to be more economical plus the graphite can be of different diameters, usually thicker than those in the wooden pencils. If they have advantages, which brand and size of the graphite would you recommend?

2. In transferring images to paper, I would suggest one more technique that I have actually tested - a very practical variation of lightbox: I was using my flat computer screen. After choosing a reference photo/drawing, I was choosing its size on the screen, and then taped a sheet of paper to the screen (three small pieces of blue tape). That approach allowed me to transfer the image of the same size, enlarged of reduced. The size of the screen and the paper is the limit.

In case I needed to transfer a drawing from paper to paper, I taped two pieces of paper to the screen, first with the reference, technical drawing, then on the top of it, a blank page. And I was choosing a program like MS Word to get the white background (lightning) for drawing.

What do you think? Does it make sense?

 :thank you: and all the best!
Pav


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Reply #19 on: September 05, 2016, 09:54:16 PM
Good suggestion, Pav.  I have traced many times from the computer screen. Love that it is so easy to make the image larger or smaller.   Yes, you are right about being limited to the size of the screen though.  Works for me most of the time as I like to do small paintings.

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Reply #20 on: September 08, 2016, 02:38:27 AM
clutch (mechanical) pencils are great for detail work. I would not use them for all the drawing work O0

yep using your computer screen or tablet as a lightbox also works great for photocopy paper O0


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Reply #21 on: September 18, 2016, 05:46:00 PM
Hello everybody!

Just to follow up on my pencil journey (p.162):

I have got to the chapter about the grid and the ancient tradition of that transferring technique. I thought that if it is so ancient, it may be also based on natural properties of human mind. So we probably work in the grid mode as often as we start to do free drawing. We divide in mind the page in half and then in half etc, both horizontally and vertically, trying to properly locate all main points on paper. So I wanted to see how good my brain is :uglystupid2:
That was a free hand drawing from picture on p. 162. Apparently, there is a vertical distortion that started with drawing  the roof bigger that it really is... I guess this is because we usually want to give a fair share to all components of an object, rather that drawing objects as they are :idiot2: Anyway, I hope stretching this picture vertically didn't hurt it too much... That was also a great exercise to practice all techniques learned so far.

The squirrel will be next :o

Cheers to all fellow students! :gl:
Pav


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Reply #22 on: September 18, 2016, 07:10:14 PM
No problem, Pav.  I like tall slender buildings.

Great work for free hand.

I enjoy your dry humor as much as your art work.

aloha

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Reply #23 on: September 18, 2016, 08:26:38 PM
 :D Wow, Pav! You did a fantastic job on this drawing. Free hand! Amazing!  :clap:
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Reply #24 on: September 19, 2016, 01:13:59 AM
Pav great drawing  :clap:
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Reply #25 on: September 19, 2016, 04:33:31 AM
Great job, Pav! O0 O0 O0

This one was a lot of fun. Although, for mine, I used the calculation method to resize the building.
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Reply #26 on: September 19, 2016, 06:05:16 AM
Looks fine stading alone.  I am not good at free hand, so I am impressed with your drawing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I did the Let's Draw course, but don't recall this image.  I must have skip it accidently... I need to go back.  It is lovely but I will have to do the grid method.  Hum! maybe I should also do free hand, just to compare.
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Reply #27 on: September 19, 2016, 11:13:35 AM
Looks fine stading alone.  I am not good at free hand, so I am impressed with your drawing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I did the Let's Draw course, but don't recall this image.  I must have skip it accidently... I need to go back.  It is lovely but I will have to do the grid method.  Hum! maybe I should also do free hand, just to compare.

I remember this one. It was optional for extra practice. I felt it was too much for me at the time. I'm with you, Annie. It would be nice to go back and try it now.
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Reply #28 on: September 19, 2016, 03:40:46 PM
Excellent job Pav.  O0   I rather like this version, it looks very much like the little old church that used to be down the road from us when we were growing up. Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #29 on: September 19, 2016, 08:16:29 PM
Great work! I love seeing these pics further along in the course! O0

Mez


 

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