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Reply #210 on: December 10, 2017, 11:30:53 PM
Yes, I agree with Mea. There are many wonky barns about. Actually, if no one had said anything I would have thought that the walls really were slanted in like that... which would be quite an engineering feat, but not an impossibility.


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Reply #211 on: December 11, 2017, 09:56:05 AM
Thanks, Linley!  If anyone asks, I will tell them it was an engineering feat.  LOL.   :2funny:   


No matter how wonky, I really enjoyed drawing this one and learned a lot getting all the textures done.
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Reply #212 on: December 13, 2017, 09:14:26 PM
I finally finished the digital version of the bowl, Koru, and candles.  I found the candles to be the most interesting.   I have been working on this course for five months and have finished two weeks worth, but  I am enjoying every minute I can spend on it. 

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Reply #213 on: December 13, 2017, 11:02:02 PM
Mysti,

Wow, those look great.  I don't understand the whole digital thing, but these sure do look good, especially the candles and candlesticks.

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Reply #214 on: December 14, 2017, 02:35:08 AM
Mea, I don't think you are alone in not understanding digital art... include me in the cub. Mysti, I admire your enterprise, as well as your drawings. :clap:


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Reply #215 on: December 14, 2017, 05:32:36 AM
Thank you mea and Linley.  I enjoy both digital and physical drawing.  One nice thing in digital is the ability to work in layers.  That way you can tweak and try something out on a different layer and if it turns out bad just remove the layer. 

I typically only use one or two layers, but in this one I used way more layers than in anything else.  I put the metal interior of the candlestick on one layer and the bent wood that goes over it on another layer on top of it.  The shaded wall is on its own layer and was drawn dark with three different directions for texture, then the opacity turned down to lighten it up so the shadows show up fine, but you get just a hint of texture.  The bowl and Koru and candles are on the layer with the bent wood on the candlesticks.  The dots to marble the Koru are on their own layer with the opacity turned down just a touch.
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Reply #216 on: December 14, 2017, 08:10:15 AM
Sounds daunting, Mysti.  But your layering seems to work as the total effect is quite stunning.

Keep at it.

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Reply #217 on: December 14, 2017, 08:57:52 AM
Thank you, mea!   :thankyou:
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Reply #218 on: December 14, 2017, 12:23:14 PM
The end result is that I think it's brilliant!  O0   Personally.... I'm not good at all at the digital thing, but love to see what others can do.  :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #219 on: December 14, 2017, 12:26:57 PM
Thank you, Val!   :thankyou:
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Reply #220 on: December 15, 2017, 06:06:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, I too, thought that this was stunning Mysti.  However, I am another one who doesn't know a thing about digital drawing and as you were explaining how you went about it, you could have been speaking a foreign language to me as I understood nothing except the concept of layering. I am from the old school who left the work force when we only had typewriters!!! Anyway, it is lovely what you can do with drawings digitally although I have read that some places do not accept digital drawings. How can they tell whether it is digitally drawn or not by sending in a photograph because your rendition looks exactly like it has been hand drawn to me?  Would be interesting to know.


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Reply #221 on: December 17, 2017, 03:58:35 PM
Hi, Patricia.  Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words and sentiment.  I am using an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil, and in many ways what I am doing is very much like working with regular pencil and paper.  For example, using a transparency to do a tracing or tracing on a transparent layer are the same concept.  I am also drawing every stroke, just like I would with a real pencil.  Because it is digital, I don’t have to do that.  I could use digital fills with patterns or gradients and other tools available digitally that are not available on paper, but to me that would defeat the whole purpose of learning to draw.  I think mine look hand drawn because I am drawing them the same way I would if I drew them on paper.

I am sure many places do not accept digital submissions.  Even here they are not part of the monthly challenges.  I am okay with that.  My art is for me to enjoy.  😉  If someone else likes it, that is fine.  If not, that is fine too.  I will just give them Val’s moose antlers.   :nana: Me, I am just enjoying my creation in both digital and physical media.

I hope that all makes sense.  Perhaps it’s a little bit loco,  :uglystupid2:  but as my husband would agree, that is just me.   :2funny:
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Reply #222 on: December 17, 2017, 05:10:07 PM
Good for you Mysti! :2funny: :2funny:


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Reply #223 on: December 17, 2017, 06:38:16 PM
Thank you, Linley!   :thankyou:
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Reply #224 on: December 18, 2017, 09:58:19 AM
If someone else likes it, that is fine.  If not, that is fine too.  I will just give them Val’s moose antlers.   :nana:

YAY!!!!  :yippee: Another moose  :nana: on the loose!!!    :2funny:

Perhaps it’s a little bit loco,  :uglystupid2:  but as my husband would agree, that is just me.   :2funny:

Your husband must know my Lloyd! He just shrugs and tells people... "It's a Val thing."   :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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