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Abbietaya

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on: February 25, 2017, 03:25:56 AM
This was homework set for me by the administrator of the art class i enrolled in last march. Yes, the same artclass where the art tutor told me to stick to drawing cartoons.

I found this difficult, many times i threw it to one side, only to pick up and try again.

I am very please with my finished piece and i can see my improvement which has given me a burst. Its not  perfect by any means but its another step forward.

Its an old sea faring man , hence the title.

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Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 04:12:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very well done Abbie.  You have really captured his "weathered" look and tired eyes.  Great job. What does your former tutor who was so nasty to you have to say now????


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Abbietaya

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Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 05:02:56 AM
I would love to see his face if nadia (the administrator )ever shows him.   :2funny:

I really found this a challenge but i get a real buzz ( can't discribed it any other way) when i realise i have made another step forward.. usual , after a few hours when i take another look.

Take care snd thankyou for your encouragemrnt it means alot


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Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 05:06:28 AM
Very nice.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 07:08:45 AM
 :heeha: This is wonderful Abbie. I can see a few areas which need some attention, more little reminders/tweaks. Watch to make sure the iris is round. You will learn how to use your tonal values to give stronger contour and depth. (you are already doing quite well there)

I would like to compliment you on your many successes. You have shown that you have a good understanding of light and shadow, and by having that you are giving his face contour and depth. As you learn to exploit the darks/lights, this will improve over time, as you practice by doing more drawings.

I see a latent talent within you that when brought to the fore will shine brightly. In my much earlier years I allowed an art 'teacher' to almost shut me down completely. I am so glad you had the heart to continue, it will pay off dividends. You are very talented, and just need a guiding hand to set you on the right path. You will have that here with Nolan and Dennis, that I will guarantee.

I don't know if you are taking Nolan's pencil portrait course, but I'd say you are a prime candidate and well on your way already.  :congrats:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 08:24:05 AM
Abbie,

Good for you to go back and take this on.  You did a great job.

It seems your set back with the former teacher has really propelled you forward.

I agree with all that Val has said.  Keep at it.  You are going to soar!

aloha

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Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 09:43:57 AM
Thank you everyone for your kind comment and guidance. Yes, i admit i do have a problem when it comes to drawing iris's especially the left eye! I am left handed so cockeyed well that's my excuse :-\ i will keep trying, i might surprise myself one day and get them right! I will buy the course you have suggested but although Dennis and Nolan are very reasonble with their pricing i will still have to save as i am living on a disability pension so very low income .  Thsnk again, take care all


 

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