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Mysti Vale

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on: June 11, 2017, 06:52:09 PM
I just got the course and am excited to get started.  I will be posting my drawings here.  I am interested in digital drawing along with using physical medium.  I may do some drawings both ways.
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Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 07:44:27 PM
My pre-course "before" tree drawing.  I am looking forward to drawing a much better tree at the end of the course.

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Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 08:22:23 PM
I won't have the pressure sensitive tablet until Tuesday.  I figured what the heck, and went ahead and drew a ten minute digital tree.  As I was drawing, a face seemed to emerge from the trunk.  I went ahead and played that up, because, well, I don't know why.  It just made me giggle a bit.

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Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 04:59:23 AM
Mysti, I don't know anything about digital drawing, however,  I too, can see a face in the ten minute digital tree which you drew. Amazing how we can see things in abstract drawings too.


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Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 06:46:13 AM
Mysti,

Like Patricia, I am clueless about digital drawing, but we'll be happy to see what you can do with it.

I love your sense of whimsy.  Love the face and how you added a swing to the tree.

Keep posting.  You are going to be fun!

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Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 08:04:18 AM
 :heeha: Very imaginative Mysti  :clap: :clap: :clap:    Improving your drawing skills will compliment your abilities in your digital art as well. I think you are really going to enjoy and marvel your creations as you progress.  O0

Look forward to seeing your works. Have fun!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 09:36:10 AM
Thank you so much for the encouragement!  :thankyou:  :smitten:

   

As you can see by my simple trees, I have a long way to go on this drawing journey.  Wow.  There are a lot of different erasers and uses for them.  Who knew?  I expect all of you did, but I always thought the pinks were good enough.  I know better now.   ;D
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Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 02:11:21 PM
No worries Mysti, most of us had little to no experience when we started. As for how long it takes.... don't worry I've been here (PB) almost seven years and I'm still pokey!  ;D   I think you'll find you pick up on some things very quickly, and others... well, don't worry about them you'll get there.  O0

Yes learning new things everyday, makes it very exciting don't you think? Just watch you don't end up like some of us and join the 'artshopaholics' club!  :2funny:

Just keep having fun.  :yippee:
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Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 02:52:21 PM
Oh, my.  Is artshopaholics really a thing? I ordered pencils from Amazon that delivered on Sunday, then  I was at the art shop today getting something to keep my pencils in.  I am doomed. Dun dun dun.  :2funny:

I hope that in seven years I can draw as well as you do.  Love your Morrisey drawing.
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Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 05:38:19 PM
I finished the stroke exercises today.  I found the curves to be the most difficult, and also the most interesting. 

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Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 05:51:59 PM
I wanted to get these pencils organized, so I found these at the art shop.  I would love to hear how others keep their supplies organized.  For example, my x-acto craft knife came with two spare blades, but nothing safe to keep them in.  These are good for the pencils, but they hide the markings that show me what hardness/softness level they are.

Here is the case open with the pencils organized in three separate sections, plus room for the six pack of pencils stored in tin at the end. 

This is the closed case.
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Reply #11 on: June 12, 2017, 06:40:02 PM
Very neat, Mysti.  So beautifully sharpened.

Here are a couple options:

1. Make a thin list of the pencil values in the order they are in the bag, then slip under the pencils as they lay there in the bag.

2. Turn the pencils the opposite way so that the numbers show.

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Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 06:40:49 PM
Good practice!

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Reply #13 on: June 13, 2017, 07:13:29 AM
Very nice arrangement Mysti. I have an old ice cream box which holds my graphite pencils, rubbers, small craft knife, charcoal pencils, small dividers, electric eraser, pencil finder, and a few other odds and ends. Not quite as neat as yours, but still fits in my art backpack nicely.

Very nice work on the stroke exercise.  O0 Doesn't matter much if they are straight or curved lines....after a while I have to break or they all look like me walking after a night at the pub!  :party:      :2funny:
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Reply #14 on: June 13, 2017, 09:25:41 AM
Hi, Mea.  I like your idea of using a thin sheet of paper.  That could work.  I didn't want to turn them around due to the risk of breaking the ends as I take them in and out.

Val, I looked up old ice cream box pictures on google.  I have something similar from my mom that I think she kept sewing supplies in.  It is a cloth covered box with a zippered lid that is little bigger than your ice cream box.  It probably won't fit in your art backpack.

I am looking forward to my next lesson. :)
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