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cyril

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on: January 20, 2018, 01:13:17 AM
Hi All

Here I will be submitting my constructive live  drawings....

I have realised my ovals , proportions  and perspective  are not so good ,will need improvement

Any critical comment for improvement are welcome...

Thanks for viewing!.



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Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 09:22:06 AM
Cyril,

Your drawings look so professionally done.  Like illustrations in a text book.

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Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 02:40:08 PM
Circles and ovals are the hardest thing for me. Seems there is always one little section that always goes skew!  :crazy2:

You're doing very well Cyril. Both of these examples are great.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 04:04:30 PM
Cyril, I think these look really good.  I have a little tool I use for any life drawing including still lifes.  Cut out a one half inch by four inch piece of cardboard and place dark lines at the quarter, half and three quarters mark.  Hold it up vertically or horizontally, aligning the top with the top of what you are drawing and then move your arm back and forth until the very bottom aligns with the bottom of what you are drawing.   You can then see what lands on the half way mark, quarter  mark, etc.  On your drawing paper, decide how large you want your object and put a mark at the top and bottom of that distance.  Then find the one fourth and three fourth marks.  Now you can transfer the information easily from your cardboard stick to your drawing surface. This helps enormously with correct proportion.   I made several of these cardboard sticks of different sizes to use for small still lifes and plein air, outside.  Hope this makes sense.


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Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 05:17:11 PM
Cyril those look good to me.Pictures of the still life would help for constructive remarks.
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Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 06:21:12 PM
Thanks for sharing that, Lynn. 

I will need to read it about 3 or 4 times, then when I can understand it, I will make a couple.

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Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 01:04:16 AM
 :thankyou:  All -  Mea , Val , Lynn , Harwant for your comments.

 :thankyou:  Lynn for the tips , will certainly try this!.  :1hug:

             I have been using the pencil technique to measure the angles , height & width of the objects as described in Nolans Lets draw Course - Day 25. so far  all my Live  drawings have done using the pencil measuring technique. will stick to this technique for sometime.



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Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 09:19:22 AM
Cyril,

Nice work.  It's inspiring to see people practicing on simple things around the house.  I need to do more of that.

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Reply #8 on: January 23, 2018, 01:20:01 AM
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Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 04:49:54 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Cyril, you are doing great, thanks for showing us.   


 :thankyou:  Lynn for that piece of advice.  I too, will have to read it numerous times but I would love to try it.    Patricia



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Reply #10 on: February 06, 2018, 07:01:10 PM
 :thankyou:, Lyn... For some reason I can't make the pencil technique work, so your little strip of cardboard might help me too.  :thankyou: also to Cyril for the reference to Day 25 of the Let's Draw course... I've been meaning to spend more time drawing, and this might just be the nudge I need. Impressed with that chair, by the way, including the shadow. I tend to forget shadows. :clap:


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Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 08:49:26 PM

Linley, you will love the little cardboard trick!  It works so perfectly and I use it along with a sighting stick.  However it is wonderful and very quick to get basic landmarks on your paper when drawing from life.  Sometimes I feel I am cheating but couldn't do without it. If it doesn't make sense I could try and photo one.
Cyril, really impressed with how you get your elipses and the plumblines for symmetry.  Awesome.
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