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Reply #45 on: June 25, 2017, 11:53:10 AM
Hi, Kathy.  Yes, it is very different.  It can blend, but I found I was over blending, so I just focused on the drawing.  I am still learning the tools. 

The iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil is amazing.  It is what inspired me to find and take the drawing course.  You will love it!   Since it is digital and portable, you can draw just about anywhere and not have to worry about having materials with you. 

Adobe sketchbook was 5 or 6 dollars to add the pro tools on the iPad, and that gave all the pencils as predefined brushes.

Oh I'm so excited to give it a try.  My MacBook is getting tired. When it finally quits, I'm going to get the iPad Pro. Still trying to decide if I want the 10 or 12 inch. I will be sure to add the Adobe stetchbook 😃
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Reply #46 on: June 25, 2017, 11:56:45 AM
 O0 You have the right idea here, Mysti. Keep playing and experimenting with your tonal graduations. You are off to a good start. I like to go back to the sphere every once in a while. It's good practice for all of us.  ;)
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Reply #47 on: June 25, 2017, 02:45:20 PM
 O0 The sphere where I'm concerned, is the most important lesson to learn. It teaches tonal values, blending, well to put it simply.... it covers it all! The more you do, the better your skills will become no matter if it is sketching, drawing, or painting.
It's a great warm up for me.  O0

Just as an aside.... I still am not great at drawing a circle, but the inside of my tape roll makes a pretty good one!  ;)
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Reply #48 on: June 26, 2017, 02:46:19 PM
Kathy, Thank you.  I will keep working on the tones and gradations.  I learn something new every time.

On the iPad size, it really depends on how you will use it.  I considered the larger iPad and tried it out at the store.  I think it would be okay for use mostly at home on a desktop.  It seemed a little unwieldy to hold and draw on.  I carry my iPad with me everywhere, and the 10.5 size just works better for portability too.  It fits in the glove compartment of my car, and also fits fine on a table when I have to stop for food.  It also foots better in the RV.  The larger one sure looked nice though!

Val,
I saw you mention somewhere about using the sphere to warm up with. I can see why. There sure is a lot to making one.  I am going to focus more on blending and try and get the hang of it.  I may wind up using something to get perfect circles.  I remember in elementary school we'd use a string tied to the pencil to make one.  I had to laugh when Nolan said in one of his videos that only mad people can draw a perfect circle.   :D 

I spent the weekend camping at the beach and got lots of great pictures.  I hope one day I can draw some of them and do them justice.

« Last Edit: June 26, 2017, 02:49:29 PM by Mysti Vale »
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Reply #49 on: June 26, 2017, 07:09:10 PM
I had to laugh when Nolan said in one of his videos that only mad people can draw a perfect circle.   :D 

That's very true.... because by the time you practice enough to draw a perfect circle, you are stark raving mad!  :goofy: :2funny:


I spent the weekend camping at the beach and got lots of great pictures.  I hope one day I can draw some of them and do them justice.

You will Mysti, you will.   O0
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Reply #50 on: June 27, 2017, 11:44:27 AM
I decided to give digital blending another go.  Instead of using it at default size, I decreased the size of it to 15mm, which is just a bit larger than the 10mm I have the pencils set to.  I still think it looks over blended like it's made of gluey mashed potatoes, but at least it is not one big smear. 

For the first time, I think my ball has a chance at bouncing.  ;D

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Reply #51 on: June 27, 2017, 03:33:02 PM
 :heeha: Now this is getting good! Just a bit too much reflected light on the right hand lower section. Blending is looking very good. You're really getting the knack for digital.  O0
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Reply #52 on: July 04, 2017, 06:51:59 PM
Thanks!  I am working on the berries now.  It is interesting to draw.  On the paper one, I have been using Nolan's trick of rolling paper into a cone and using it to blend.
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Reply #53 on: July 05, 2017, 08:37:56 AM
The berries were fun. I look forward to seeing yours.  ;)
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Reply #54 on: July 06, 2017, 02:58:19 PM
You are doing a great job so far Mysti - on the pencil and digital side. Good on you for giving both a bash. That way you are not only killing two birds with one stone, but getting double practice in too.

When drawing digitally, don't be afraid to broaden your pencil when shading large areas. That is one of the things you can do which you can't in real life, so use that advantage when it will help you O0


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Reply #55 on: July 06, 2017, 04:15:13 PM
Mysti, I have just read through your whole site and found it so interesting seeing your hand drawn drawings first and then the digital ones. Your last digital sphere is so well done, it amazed me.  I know absolutely nothing about digital stuff, I don't even possess a modern iphone, that's how bad it is. Anyway, as I said, it all looks very interesting.


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Reply #56 on: July 11, 2017, 10:10:43 AM
Thank you so much for the comments and encouragement.  I am only getting a little bit of time each day to work on this, so I wanted to go ahead and upload the progress that I have made.  I will have some time to myself on Saturday morning and hope to get at least one version finished then.

Val,
I see I have too much reflected light in places again on the berries like I had on the ball.  I will work on toning those down from thousand suns to at least shooting stars before I call it final.  ^-^  I think it will help to have it all drawn out and see it as a whole to spot some of those details. 

Kathy,
I am having fun with these!  I even got to play with my knead-able eraser some to make shapes for spot erasing highlights.  Just learning how to use the tools to bring out your vision is such a neat process. 

Nolan,
I am enjoying the double practice.  It is interesting to do it both ways and see the differences.  I will experiment more with the different sizes and see how they work.  I have been reducing to get it to 0.3 mm to be like a technical pencil for the outlines, but haven't been going bigger.  I can't thank you enough for putting this course together.  :thankyou: I have learned so much in a short time.  I believe this will give me a good foundation to build on.

Patricia,
Thank you for the complement on the sphere.   :yippee:  I was just happy to have something that looked like it might bounce.  :)  Regarding digital stuff, I am the opposite.  Very much at home in the digital world, but lost using physical tools like pencil, paper, and eraser. 

Here is my berry progress so far.  I am finding it takes a lot more time to copy something than it did to draw from my head.
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Paper next to original
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Reply #57 on: July 11, 2017, 10:55:37 AM
 :clap: Oh these berries are looking great, Mysti. Isn't drawing so much fun?   Just continue  building your values gradually.
I'm going to be coming to you for digital advice. My iPad Pro will be here in a few days.  :yippee:
Kathy S.


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Reply #58 on: July 11, 2017, 11:13:35 AM
Thank you, Kathy!  Drawing really is a lot of fun.  :)

I will keep an eye out for your questions.  You are going to love the iPad pro!
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Reply #59 on: July 11, 2017, 02:41:22 PM
looking great so far O0


 

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