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Happychappy

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on: January 23, 2017, 08:38:16 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan for another enjoyable lesson.  I can't seem to get my drawing as dark as yours despite using mostly 6B and 8B's.  Found this one quite challenging but very interesting.  Comments and critiques are gratefully received. Thank you.  Patricia


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Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 09:25:41 AM
Very well done, Patricia.  The first time I saw a protea, I thought it was something other than a flower - so feathery, they are.

I will give this one a go this week.

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Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 09:40:47 AM
 :thankyou:  Mea. Yes, the Protea are indigenous to South Africa and if I remember correctly, they are the National Flower too.  Looking forward to seeing your rendition of the Protea.    Patricia
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Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 11:32:50 AM
Looks beautiful, Patricia.  O0
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Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 12:15:13 PM
 :thankyou:  so much EmmaLee.   Patricia
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Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 06:57:50 PM
Nicely done Patricia.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017, 08:42:03 PM
 :heeha: You are right on these new lessons, Patricia. I think it looks great.  :clap: I'm not sure where it is supposed to be darker but I like it as it is. It almost reminds me of an artichoke in bloom. 
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Reply #7 on: January 23, 2017, 10:05:36 PM
Beautiful Patricia!
We were able to see them live when we visited South Africa ...just the year before I discovered Paint Basket!
Pity... otherwise I would have gone and checked out the studio where it all began! :)
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Reply #8 on: January 24, 2017, 04:26:16 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Danielle, Kathy and Zayn for your lovely comments.


Kathy, I try and keep up because I have such a lot of lessons not yet done and it unsettles me.  As for my drawings never being as dark as Nolan's, you just have to compare his tonal ranges with mine and you will see what I mean but thanks for your encouragement.


Zayn, it was lovely that you were able to see South Africa.  Did you manage to make it to any of the Game Reserves?


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Reply #9 on: January 24, 2017, 06:38:53 AM
Patricia you have done an excellent job  O0   I just managed to downloaded the ref. for this last night!

I like it just as is, but if you find the values are bothering you, you could just lift a tiny bit out with your putty rubber and bring out the highlights more. That should give you the counterchange you're looking for.

Perhaps your Protea is just in the shade!  ;)    ;D
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Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 10:08:30 AM
 :thankyou:  Val and bless you for the advice which is a good idea.  Having said that, my tonal values are much improved to what they were, thanks to you for telling me to use a darker pencil which I was always afraid to try but it certainly has made a vast improvement and I shall be ever grateful for that. Thanks Val.


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Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 04:02:02 PM
Very nicely done Patricia  :clap:
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Reply #12 on: January 24, 2017, 05:38:48 PM
Yes Patricia...we went to Kruger park and another reserve, name escapes me right now!Loved charming old bungalows turned into hotels!
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Reply #13 on: January 25, 2017, 05:09:38 AM
 :thankyou:  Win for your lovely comments.   




Zayn, I am so pleased that you made it to Kruger Park.  Wasn't it wonderful to see the animals in their own habitat? We went there as often as we could for it is a vacation so different from any other one could have. 


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Reply #14 on: January 28, 2017, 06:41:08 PM
Patricia great drawing. I love protea flowers. Great cut flowers  for the vase. We can easily grow them in Australia too.
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