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on: July 17, 2017, 05:11:01 PM
Hey Y'all,
I have started the Let's Draw Course!  So far it's been fun but I think it will definitely take more than 28 days to complete.  I have finished the landscape scene but am planning to do it again.  I didn't watch the video all the way through the first time!   ???  There are things I will do differently the second time around.
I have posted Landscape-Take 1 anyway.  As well as my sphere (from the free beginner course) and my beginning tree.  :)
I'm looking forward to the next classes and any constructive criticism!  I could use all the help I can get!
Thank you!
Sphere
Tree
Landscape - take 1
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 06:36:34 PM by jsutterlin »
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Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 09:18:21 AM
 :wave: Hey JS! You're up and running and shouldn't have anymore troubles. Just give me a shout if you have any queries.    :bigwelcome:


Your sphere is good for a first go, you will find the more you practice this exercise the smoother your transitions will become.  O0

There's quite the interesting face in that tree!  ;D   All the necessary bits are there, just wait and see what happens when you draw a tree again at the end of the lessons!

Great work on the eraser drawing. It's a great way to make a quick sketch. Just mind the leaning soldiers  ;)

You are off to an excellent start.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 10:15:25 AM
 :bigwelcome: Yay Jessica! It is very exciting to have you on the forum. You will meet many helpful and encouraging people here.  :) ;) 8)

You are off to a great start. I am going to enjoy sharing this artistic journey with you.  :1hug:

For those who don't know Jess yet, she is my lovely daughter-in-law.  :smitten:
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Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 10:44:12 AM
Hi, Jess!   :wave:  Nice to have someone taking the course with me.  You are off to a great start.  It is definitely more than 28 days for me, as I started over a month ago and am now on week 2 of the course.   :2funny: 

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Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 11:28:38 AM
Thanks Val!  So, by the end of the Landscape scene, I already knew that I would be re-doing it, so I finished it too quickly.  It looks like the earth is sloping!!  I hope to start Take 2 in the next day or two.  ;)

Love you Kathy!   :smitten:

Hello Mysti!  I actually looked at your forum the other day and found it very helpful!  I love seeing the hand drawing and digital drawing comparison. 

 :thankyou:
Jess


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Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 12:44:41 PM
 :welcome:  Jessica to our Paint Basket family. It is so lovely to have you join us.


You have got off to a good start and as Val said, wait until you finish the course, you will be amazed at your progress. 


Val, I too, see a face in Jessica's tree, two huge eyes, a longish nose and smiling mouth. 


Don't mind us Jessica, there are a few of us members who "see" faces and things in the drawings of others.


Looking forward to seeing your progress as time goes on.


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Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 02:16:49 PM
 :welcome: Jessica, A great start on your drawings  :clap:   Im sure you are going to enjoy the lessons, especially when you realise you can accomplish more than you thought you ever could. Have fun  , looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 04:17:04 PM
Jessica,

Welcome to the Paint Basket family.  So happy to have you join us.

I'm sure your mother-in-law will tell you the key to successful drawing is to not be afraid of the dark!  Dark against light makes things pop.

Keep at it.  Wait til you compare your year ! tree against your practice tree.  You should see a world of difference.

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Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 06:26:40 PM
:bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket family Jessica, it's great to have you join us :clap: :clap: :clap:

You are off to a good start, I especially like your erased landscape :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 09:25:20 PM
Thank you all for your encouragement! 

Patricia & Val - I'm not sure I see the face, but now that you have mentioned it, I will keep an eye on trees and see what faces I can find!

Mea - Thank you for the tip.  I'll do my best to remember that!

Win - Thank you!  So far, I am!

Val - Kathy explained what leaning soldiers meant!  On this second go around, I tried to give the trees a bit more diversity but it was harder to do the tree reflection!  The reflection got a bit wonky on me.  I'll just keep practicing.

Here is Landscape - Take 2

On to the next class!
Jess
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Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 01:26:46 AM
Hi, Jess. 

I can see the improvement you have made just in one go.  You are doing great!   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
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Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 06:12:59 AM
 :clap: Hey Jess this looks great. Can't wait to see the next drawing.  :yippee:
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Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 08:29:08 AM
Jess,

You are making great progress.

I have practiced this scene several times and found that if you hold the paper sideways and do it like the results of a polygraph or EKG, you can get the trees and their reflections to look more alike.  Hope that made sense.

I always refer to this exercise as "instant artist" because it was the first drawing I ever did that looked artworthy.

I am enjoying watching you delve into this wonderful hobby.

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Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 11:44:03 AM
Thanks Kathy, it's always handy to have a translator onboard!  :2funny:

Your second go looks great Jess.  O0   Good job knocking those leaning soldiers out of alignment!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #14 on: July 23, 2017, 08:01:11 PM
Thank you Mea!  I understand what you're talking about and will keep that in mind.  I may try this one again in the future!

I finished the Day 3 classes and here is my tonal chart.  I have to say I struggled with this one.  I had to do some erasing in order for the lights to graduate properly into the darks.  I know Nolan did that in the free pencil intro class, but it seems like if you are going to use this as a chart by which to find a shade, the chart should have the shade that the pencil actually produces.  Does that make sense?  I had issues with some of the "lighter pencils" shading darker than the "darker pencils".  Specifically my HB pencil shaded darker than B and B darker than 2B.  You can still see where HB is darker than B.  It looks more like a 2B!  I didn't press hard or do anything different.  It must just be the pencils I'm using?
Thanks in advance for your help!

Jess


 

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