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Reply #75 on: February 21, 2017, 09:04:31 AM
  :thankyou: Steve & mea  for telling me these things , it helps me to be more aware of what I am doing wrong . It's funny though what i think is easy, isn't & what I  think is hard, isn't. Shows where my skills are at & what I need to improve upon , guess I'm backwards   ::)
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Reply #76 on: February 22, 2017, 12:01:06 PM
We all had to learn the art of shading darker  ;D   this will be a fine horse once you have applied the few suggestions you have received , well done on your drawings so far.  :clap:
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Reply #77 on: February 22, 2017, 01:39:29 PM
 :thankyou: win I appreciate that  :)
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Reply #78 on: February 22, 2017, 01:41:56 PM
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Reply #79 on: February 22, 2017, 01:44:48 PM
Please let me know what you think of this ? This is my 1st official still life  & 1st time I have done anything so dark , I was a little nervous with this one. 
I would like to know if it can be improved upon  :thankyou:
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Reply #80 on: February 22, 2017, 09:19:29 PM
Diane,

Speaking as a tea drinker, I think it's a great composition for a still life.

Speaking as an artist, you still need to go DARKER!  Especially on the insides of the teapot and vase? (Cruet? Pitcher?)

Overall, you are doing such a great job.  I think I can safely speak for other PBers in that we are really enjoying your progress.

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Reply #81 on: February 23, 2017, 04:31:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Diane, you are doing well and I understand perfectly, about the fear of going darker for I am still a little timid but am getting better. Val gave me a wonderful idea and that is to use a darker pencil e.g. if you are told to use a 6B use an 8B instead for this definitely does help. 


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Reply #82 on: February 23, 2017, 04:48:17 AM
Pretty good job, Diane! Just a couple of questions. Does  the pitcher have an unusual shape to its opening? Or is it a perspective problem? The strings on the teabags confuse me. Do the  bags have double strings or is one supposed to be a shadow? If shadow, they fall improperly based on where the light originates.:)
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Reply #83 on: February 23, 2017, 10:55:24 AM
Yes Steve it is an antique creamer n I had a lot of trouble with it , it's has a very wide mouth to it and inside has a very narrow neck . It was hard to give the depth it desperately needs. The extra strings are a shadow n I think I did them to dark so it threw off the original string .

Yes Patricia !!! I stress about it being to dark and maybe that's one of the issues is my pencils never thought of that , the highest I have is 6B and I always start of light and try and build from there because starting so dark looks so awlful maybe just something I need to just dive into  :thankyou:

 :thankyou: mea! Looks like maybe I need to purchase some darker pencils  or press harder . I have been going along pretty good on this course and have really enjoyed it but this one has stumped me and now that I look at picture I don't like the arrangement of items , it's boring haha and that's not me !  :2funny:
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Reply #84 on: February 23, 2017, 12:35:13 PM
Diane,

I agree that the best was is to start out light and be sure that you have everything right before bring in the darks.  It's better to do layer upon layer than going dark all at once.

Keep at it.  You are doing so well.

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Reply #85 on: February 23, 2017, 01:13:54 PM
 :thankyou: mea that's means a lot coming from an experienced artist as yourself  :painting: I have seen your work absolutely beautiful !!!!
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Reply #86 on: February 23, 2017, 03:49:08 PM
Diane, thanks for the compliment but I am only a few lessons ahead of you!!

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Reply #87 on: February 23, 2017, 04:44:15 PM
 :heeha:
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Reply #88 on: February 24, 2017, 12:22:14 AM
Diane you are doing great :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
What I want you to concentrate on now is getting more contrast into your shadings. For example the neck of your horse and the shading of the tea pots above - all need more contrasts between the dark and the light tonal values. If you add more contrast you will see that they will look rounder. Maybe practice shading a sphere or two O0


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Reply #89 on: February 24, 2017, 10:08:19 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan I am going to do just that  O0 actually watched that sphere video again to refresh , I will get it eventually
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