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Reply #30 on: September 20, 2016, 04:58:03 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thank you: to everyone!

I am working on the squirrel now... :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:
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Reply #31 on: September 22, 2016, 01:45:08 AM
beautiful church drawing Pav :congrats:


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Reply #32 on: September 29, 2016, 12:06:28 PM
 :thank you: Mr. Nolan, I do appreciate your opinion!

Well, it's time to let this squirrel go...

Another squirrel in the Paint Basket ;D

That was an interesting lesson for a few reasons. First, I was to lazy to reach to the box with pencils sharpened to a point. So this drawing was done 100% with chisel point pencils :o
Second, I really didn't like the dead, uniform eye without an iris. I do believe that squirrels have round irises in their eyes, so I have added just a tiny roundness in the middle of the eye to suggest that :o
Third, there was one confusing aspect in the drawing. That class was meant to practice rescaling an image using grid. That implies, that basically we are trying to replicate the original as close as possible (unless there is an important reason not to do it). The confusing part was that after rescaling and technical drawing, Mr. Nolan started to draw his own version of the squirrel. The good part of it was that I had to make my own decision. I have decided that I will read all Mr. Nolan's hints and remarks, but will stick to the original. So my squirrel should look like a grandchild of the squirrel drawn in 1975 ;)
Finally, I personally hate squirrels. Seriously. They eat my sunflowers, they dig in my flowerpots, they ruin my garden  :tickedoff: :tickedoff: :tickedoff: :fight: :fight: :fight: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: Luckily, New Zealand squirrels look more like European gophers ;D Squirrels in New York are grey, really furry and fat, probably because they eat my sunflower seeds :thumbdown: :knuppel2:

Anyway, that squirrel is dead, even though it may look alive. Good for her. :knuppel2:

And looking forward, a horse is next. I love horses. :heeha: :yippee: I don't know if I will draw it now, because I want to go back to oil pastels and draw another painting... :painting: I will probably get back to pencil drawing in April.

All the best to my fellow students! :gl2:
 :thank you:
Pav


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Reply #33 on: September 29, 2016, 12:37:32 PM
Pav,

I don't know which I prefer more -- reading your story behind your artwork or looking at the artwork itself.

Love your commentary.

Good job on the squirrel considering your choice of tools.

aloha

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Reply #34 on: September 29, 2016, 05:49:26 PM
Hee hee! Nice story. New York squirrels are just like you say! My wife hates them. They go after some of her plants and are now stealing the suet and seed my wife puts out for the birds. The Blue Jays usually keep them away, but they've departed for warmer climes. My wife is also not fond of chipmunks. They're pretty destructive also.

Nice drawinng, BTW! O0
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Reply #35 on: September 29, 2016, 08:47:57 PM
 :2funny: Oh Pav, you do put an interesting spin on the creation of your squirrel.  :2funny: As for the squirrel, I like the look and texture you created with chisel point. Very nicely done.  :clap:
I personally have fond memories of squirrels. I grew up in Chicago and we had lots of them. There was one particular squirrel that would come to my grandparents kitchen window everyday. We grandkids would take peanuts out and feed him. In hindsight, I suppose we were probably creating a nuisance for the neighbor's.
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Reply #36 on: October 01, 2016, 06:48:44 AM
Great job on your 'much loathed' squirrel Pav.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

It's so kind of you to keep replenishing a virtual banquet for them year after year....     :whistle:        :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #37 on: October 02, 2016, 03:50:42 AM
Great job  :clap:
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Reply #38 on: October 21, 2016, 05:50:42 PM
Hello everyone,

it's time for a horsie:

I hope the horse will fit in the paint basket  :gl:

OK, I have skipped one part of the class here: I haven't transferred the technical drawing using the grid method... :-\ I was recently working so often with this technique that I had really enough :idiot2: So I have used my computer screen as a lightbox  :o
Other than that, I followed instructions the same way I worked on the squirrel  :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2:
I read the instructions, but my reference drawing was the original drawing by Dennis Clark. I have also used only three pencils: 2H, HB and 4B. I guess the original was drawn with additional pencils, but I liked to see what would be the result. Well I hope my drawing is resembling a little bit a horse. It's definitely not a squirrel.... :knuppel2:

All the best to my fellow students!

I will continue the Course to the end!
Pav


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Reply #39 on: October 21, 2016, 06:53:29 PM
Pav,

Great job.  Really good texture on the horse's skin (Hair? Fur?).  Great eye.

aloha

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Reply #40 on: October 21, 2016, 07:11:24 PM
 :clap: You have done a lovely job on the horse, Pav. He looks soulful, as though he just came back from a satisfying trail ride. The texture of his  hair looks like he would if he'd worked up a bit of a sweat.  :clap:
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Reply #41 on: October 22, 2016, 03:10:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Pav, you are doing well with your drawings and like everyone has said, I enjoy the commentaries which accompanies your drawings.   


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Reply #42 on: October 22, 2016, 06:43:33 AM
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Reply #43 on: October 22, 2016, 12:19:43 PM
Great, great  :thankyou: to everyone!

Be well!
Pav


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Reply #44 on: October 22, 2016, 11:47:53 PM
Great job Pav.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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