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Qwertyy2016

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on: September 01, 2016, 09:37:31 AM
hi everyone how is it going? I apologize for being very late to post my drawings and sharing the fun of the course here are my drawings for the second week. I hope i have improved even a bit. I appriciate your comments and feedbacks
planes

crosshatching

cross hatching vs shading

scumbling

textures in an old farm


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Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 11:09:24 AM
 :yippee: Hi Qwerty! Wow, Your producing some nice drawings.  :clap: I really like that you did your coffee cup in both cross hatching and shading. I think you've captured each lesson well. The only thing I could offer in suggestions would be to go darker in some of your shadow areas. The spaces between the rocks and the shadowed areas of the barn for example. The drawings are excellent as they are. The darkening would just make them more dramatic.  :congrats:
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Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 03:50:14 PM
Hi you are doing a good job.  :clap:

I have been a member of PB for a little while and have been drawing without any lessons and finding it hard at times, so yesterday i joined the VIP membership so have unlocked all these lessons  :yippee: too. I wish i had done this earlier.

So keep up the good work and don't stress about postings we all do them in our own time. 
TeresaM
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Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 04:54:24 PM
Barrelling along at breakneck speed!  :run:    It is ok to take your time ...... I'm getting tired just looking!  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 09:38:11 PM
Qwerty,

Nice work on the Let's Draw course.  Your progress is very good.  I am particularly fond of the scumbled goldfish.  I actually featured it in the Paintbasket E-Newsletter this issue. I used the one that Old Hare (Pav) had submitted.  Scumbling is a very useful skill.

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Reply #5 on: September 03, 2016, 06:05:24 PM
Thank u all for your wonderful support  :thankyou:  :blush:indeed kathysutterlin i feel that my darken shaded areas should more darker but i dont know why even though i sharprn mu pencils i dont get a dark 6b tone perhaps the quality of the pencil ? I even somtimes cheat and use a 8b pencil but maybe i am pressing not to hard enough or the quality? Im not sure


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Reply #6 on: September 03, 2016, 06:40:51 PM
Hi Qwerty!

Overall, nice work!

What kind of pencils are you using? That could be a problem. Only you can tell if you are not applying enough pressure. If you are pressing so hard that you get graphite sheen, then you are pressing too hard. You  want to stop and switch to a darker pencil before that point.

Did you try to make the tonal chart that was part of one of the lessons? Did yours look fairly similar to Nolan's?

Get ahold of a sketch book. Practice geometrical shapes...ovals circles, cylinders, cones, etc. You'll be surprised how much doing these repetitive tasks will improve your drawing. It's all a matter of practice and experience. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and don't look back. You'll get there! :)
Steve W


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Reply #7 on: September 04, 2016, 04:39:32 AM
To repeat Steve's question, did you do the tonal chart?

I  remember when I started off last year that there was very little difference in my chart with the cheap penciles I was using. I then switched and it was night and day.

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Reply #8 on: September 04, 2016, 07:15:11 AM
Hi,   Yes i did the tonal chart i would show it but i am not at home right now but the type of pencils i used are pro art i order them from amazon last year here is the link  https://www.amazon.com/Pro-18-Piece-Sketch-Draw-Pencil/dp/B000HTBBO8


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Reply #9 on: September 04, 2016, 07:44:18 AM
Qwerty,

I have tried many types of pencil but find the Tombow mono high precision drafting pencil to be the smoothest to work with.

https://www.amazon.com/Tombow-Professional-Highest-Quality-Drafting/dp/B017N15DKU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1473003509&sr=8-2&keywords=tombow+high+drafting+pencils

They are $17.99 (12-pack assorted from 4H to 6B) with Amazon Prime, but I buy them at the local office supply store for under $15.

aloha

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Reply #10 on: September 04, 2016, 11:17:48 AM
Ha! The first set I used were also the Pro Art set that Amazon sells. They're not the best. Some of the darkest I've used are General's Kimberly line, Derwent and Conte a Paris. Staedtler and Faber-Castell are also good brands. I mix and match mine, but usually go with the General pencil for the darks. General also makes a 9xxB pencil which is super dark, but I'd stay away from that one until you finish the course as  that pencil contains some carbon and I think Nolan might want you to stay strictly with graphite for now. Nolan, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, if you are in the U.S., you can buy your art supplies for a lot less at Dick Blick's.

Steve W


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Reply #11 on: September 05, 2016, 03:58:20 AM
steve your right it seems that the quality of the pencils used reflected on my drawngs, i went back to the tonal chart which (honostly don't depend on ) and looked
the 6b darkness now one i see it doesn't look satesfying to me . thank u for our recomendations of the types to use but unfortuanitly am not in the USA to find cheap stuff , perhaps i will go with tombow mono combo pack just like mea hamo pena suggested  :thankyou: all


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Reply #12 on: September 05, 2016, 06:50:52 AM
Tombow is my favorite pencil too. Very smooth.   :)
Kathy S.


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Reply #13 on: September 05, 2016, 10:53:32 AM
Cool. Sounds like a plan. Have fun drawing. I'm looking forward to your next one.
Steve W


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Reply #14 on: September 08, 2016, 02:34:29 AM
you are doing a super job so far Qwerty :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I can also highly recommend the Tombow Mono pencil O0


 

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