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linley.plester

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on: April 28, 2017, 07:03:17 PM

This started out as a pencil sketch en plein air. I'd forgotten my camera so I have no reference photos. Later I developed it more from memory, and then went over the top of the pencil marks with a fine black marker pen. It's on cheap sketch book paper but I hope one day to use it as a reference for a painting or paintings.
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Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 08:33:18 PM
Linley,

YAY, it's good that you have the photo up.

You are getting there.  Sketch looks like you are off to a good start.

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Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 04:38:37 AM
Thanks Mea..... I've been painting all day and have just put up two more gallery entries in postage stamp size. Didn't think to look at Paint to see if I could crop. The crop tool in Windows10 picture gallery will suddenly only crop in 4 directions at once, so if you try to eliminate unnecessary background, you also lose a portion of your painting. Thanks for fixing the owls too. I'll try to fix the Pop Art portrait photos too.


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Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 06:00:19 AM
Good job on the sketch. This should be very useful as a base for a painting. One thing I 'try' to remember is to make a few notes with my sketches regarding colour, light etc.   Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 06:24:09 PM
Oh I love how stylized this is.  Simple, just with a few values.  It really has impact!


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Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 10:50:53 PM
Thankyou to Val and Lyn. Val, I don't know if you noticed by if you enlarge the sketch, the word blue suddenly appears in the middle of it! I'm not sure if this is a note I made to myself while doing the sketch (as you suggested I should do) or if it has transferred from somewhere else. The initial sketch was pretty sketchy :D and not many notes were made because I was being talked at about the state of the economy (and expected to listen). Not conducive to good art work, at least not for me.


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Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 07:09:51 AM
Yes, Linley, I enlarged it and there are several notations as to color and value that are showing up. ("Lt" on the mountains and "light cloud" between the trees on the right, plus a few more than are too hard to read)

It's good to know that you did careful planning before you started drawing!

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Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 03:14:19 PM
 ??? When I looked at this previously, I couldn't for the life of me think of what it reminded me of. I finally got the picture to expand and it just hit me  :doh: ..... The Point!!! Does anyone remember The Point?

The graphics are of a very similar styling. This is even better than I thought....and I thought it was great!  :yippee:

Way to go Linley!  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:               :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 04:35:53 PM
Beautiful drawing  :clap: :clap: :clap: I like the clouds  O0
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Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 07:06:31 PM
Thankyou all.  I'm delighted with your response, but since I've never drawn anything this good before, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's not a fluke.  My painted landscapes are generally a disaster! I'm working on them though (and everything else. Your encouragement means a lot to me.


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Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 08:50:39 PM
Linley,

Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you feel that you have drawn something good!  Sometimes, I pinch myself to be sure the feeling is real.  I never had confidence i  doing art until I took the Let's Draw Course and learned to draw.

Keep at it.  Your work will get better and better. (Well. once in a while we all have a bad one, but it's a learning experience.)

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