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Reply #45 on: February 15, 2018, 03:16:21 PM
Thank you EmmaLee, it had me reminiscing about all those lovely bakeries in the french islands!  :licklips:     :coffee:       :2funny:
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Reply #46 on: February 15, 2018, 03:20:40 PM
Dennis, I am so happy we have our cat, watching all the silly boats (monohulls) rolling and twisting about almost made me feel ill, and that's saying something!   :envy:   I'd much rather put up with a bit of bouncing about.   :tooth:
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Reply #47 on: February 15, 2018, 04:43:32 PM
The minute I saw Emma mention chocolate, I quickly had to find your message, Val.

YUM!!!  I am in bonbon heaven.

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Reply #48 on: February 17, 2018, 02:11:56 AM
 :clap: :urwelcome: to your drawings/ sketching, Val, especially under such circumstances!!   
Maybe all of us who tweek a lot, use an eraser more than the pencil, and try to be more than exact, should do a lesson in a similar environment!! It would be a make or break situation, methinks!!  :heeha:
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Reply #49 on: February 17, 2018, 05:21:51 AM
It would be challenging to say the least!  :D     ;D   

Trying to see if this will upload for me. Another 12 hour marathon, still more to do on it, just started putting in some darks for the shadows when I had to pack it in. My little Zero (pen type) rubber has been working overtime cleaning up all the 'non-intentional' pencil lines...   :whistle: certainly gives new meaning to the term 'freehanding'!  :2funny:    Sitting in rain and gale force conditions yet again.... still...  :boat:     The internet keeps going a bit wonky so we'll see what happens.


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Reply #50 on: February 17, 2018, 07:12:37 AM
Cool, Val.  I love mushrooms!

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Reply #51 on: February 17, 2018, 07:28:22 AM
Ta much Mea, I love mushrooms as well. Looking forward to getting back to the Rio so I can get my fresh mushrooms at the Saturday morning market.

I'm thinking I might try turning this into a pencil line & wash.... I think it would look pretty cool.  :coolsmiley:      ;D
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Reply #52 on: February 17, 2018, 07:35:04 AM
Yes, Val, pencil line and wash would be great.  Gives me an idea.  I could do some too in water soluable pencil.

Hmmm...maybe I will make some marinated mushrooms today.  Love them.

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Reply #53 on: February 17, 2018, 07:58:19 AM
I would love some.... rarely see them here if ever.  :'(    You enjoy them   :licklips: ....    I'll just paint them   :painting:       :2funny:
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Reply #54 on: February 17, 2018, 05:21:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Your mushrooms look great Val. I know that I always remark about how dark you get your shading.  What pencil are you using to get the shading so black if you don't mind me asking?  Even though I have improved with my darks, I still feel I could actually go darker but can't seem to achieve it.


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Reply #55 on: February 18, 2018, 05:49:11 AM
All of my sketchbook studies are done with a " uni KURU TOGA o.7 " mechanical pencil. I can't remember what lead is in it, but I think it is a 2B. I have a couple of these pencils, you can buy the refills in different hard/softness leads which I really like. I also have a 0.5 size.... I know it's on this boat somewhere!  :whistle:     :2funny:    What I really like is as you are writing/drawing, it has a mechanism that turns the lead, thereby keeping it sharp! To get the darks like those in my drawings, I just layer over top with very light pressure until it is as dark as I want it to be. Much easier than carrying numerous pencils about, and should I ever break the lead... not an issue, lots more by clicking the top.   :cloud9:

Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.7 mm - UNI-BALL 1858549
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Reply #56 on: February 18, 2018, 07:08:22 AM
 :thankyou: Val for the information about your mechanical pencil together with the picture of it and for your method of getting your darks so dark.  As you know, I have always admired your shading.  I have a Uniball mechanical pencil in my stash so will try it next time I do drawings. The secret in getting your darks so dark is layering lightly which I do do but perhaps not enough. So thanks again for your help.


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Reply #57 on: February 18, 2018, 08:18:47 AM
Thanks for sharing the info on mechanical pencils.  Yes, I have that one, too.  I don't know how to fill any of them so when they run out of lead I buy a new one.

Two lessons learned:
1. Learn how to refill the darned things.
2. Use layering technique rather than press so hard and break the point.

You made my day, Val!

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Reply #58 on: February 18, 2018, 12:23:59 PM
You are most welcome Patricia.

Mea, you do crack me up at times!  :2funny:    If you have the same model as mine (as in the photo), just pull out the rubber at the top and pop your new leads in. As our darling friend has said many times..... E-Z P-Z!!!   ;)   You can also get replacement rubbers.  Much more cost effective than keep buying whole new pencils!   :cost:
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