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nolan

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on: December 17, 2011, 01:19:08 PM
how to use a proportional divider


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Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 09:53:34 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, really great to see how someone actually uses it.  O0
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Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 02:37:29 AM
Excellent tips here Nolan.  O0  Videos are such an excellent teaching tool.
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Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 05:12:04 AM
 O0  :thankyou:
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Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 12:43:49 PM
You do so much to help us out, Nolan.   :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 02:22:49 PM
A friend made me one of aluminum just this week!  I can hardly wait to use it.   :yippee:
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Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 02:24:16 PM
Nolan, your wife called, "take your feet off the furniture!". :knuppel2:
If not now, when? If not me, who?


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Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 11:30:00 PM
 :2funny:  :2funny:Claude... you crack me up sometimes  :2funny:
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Reply #8 on: March 03, 2012, 08:36:10 AM
Nolan,

Because you are generally using this for a still life, do you have any rough guidelines as to a nice distance (not too close, not too far) to put between yourself and the still life.

Obviously the closer it is the more out of whack a small misjudgement can make things, but then I imagine too far away could start making the sizing dificultt too.

I thought I'd ask, cause your the :smart: one.

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Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 10:23:27 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, these little videos are so helpful :congrats:
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Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 08:37:55 PM
Your distance will vary depending on the size of your drawing paper. What I generally do is sit a comfortable distance away 1 to 3 meters, then choose my ratio on the divider to get as close to the the full width of the paper into the scene (landscape scenario). I then move slightly backwards and forwards to get this fit correct.


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Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 08:37:18 AM
 :thankyou: for the tips there mate O0 (I stumbled upon you reply just now) both the setting of the right ratio for paper size and the moving back and forth to get the right width. I've had a quick look at the notes and found them in the tips section. ::) It just didn't read as clearly to me as explicitly as you just described it. The tip about ratio meaning setting maximum width cleared it up.

I have a fixed couch position in the lounge (which is where I draw), so now I know that I can put my big arsed light box against the wall as a starter and move it closer or further if need be.

I'd abandoned the drawing course at the still life 'cause it kept coming out crap (but to that point it had given me enough tools for doing the stuff I wanted), now I know that I can try again, using the thing properly. :fight:

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Reply #12 on: March 24, 2012, 11:41:35 AM
 :clap: :yippee:


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Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 01:55:17 PM
Good on you batman  :clap: Now you will do wondrous things!  ;D
Cheers, Val

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