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Val

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on: January 01, 2012, 02:59:20 PM
Sorry I took so long to get it loaded Kelley. Here it is, I still have to put in a lot of trees and bushes. Really should have taken a photo...the light changes so quickly down here as the sun comes up. Will really have to think my way through this one.
Anyhoooo, I know my perspective is a bit off but in my defense, it was a quick sketch.  :run:   :2funny:
Any hints or comments are more than welcome....and expected.   :attacked: FIRE AWAY!!!  :2funny:

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Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 03:08:24 PM
Wow Val, beautiful detail, really nicely done. From what I can see is the left top of the building higher?


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Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 03:21:00 PM
Thanks Anya.... Doesn't appear to be on the drawing. Could just be the angle I took the photo.....or... maybe the boat rocked?!  :heeha:
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Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 03:46:45 PM
It looks great to me, Val.  Like Anya said, lots of detail to your drawing!
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Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 04:03:10 PM
Your drawing is great, Val.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

It should make a nice watercolor painting.  Have you ever done watercolor with pen and ink?
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Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 04:31:18 PM
Hi Lillian. No I haven't tried that yet. I understand that you need a special waterproof ink? Hope to find some of that in Martinique. Have you done any pen & ink watercolour? Is it just an outline in ink that you paint over?
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Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 04:49:11 PM
Hi Val

What I like about this drawing is that your are out and about with a sketch book. If you want to improve your painting then improve your drawing  O0


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Reply #7 on: January 01, 2012, 05:12:47 PM
Well done for a first time building sketch. Shows me you have an eye for accuracy and detail - that will improve as you progress.

As Bruce says: the more you draw the better your painting will be. Actually, in the notes for the 9th you will come across a statement that says this:
If you can draw well, you will be able to paint well!

Also, outdoor sketching, just like you have done now, will improve your eye-hand co-ordination no end :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012, 05:19:36 PM
Looks good from where i am sitting, keep practicing and your drawing skills will get better . I love to draw but don't spend enough time doing it .Pen and ink are great fun and they look good when finished , i hope after learning a bit more about watercolor from Dennis ,i will try to combine these mediums and see what happens.


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Reply #9 on: January 01, 2012, 07:20:39 PM
Val, just noticed you have your sketch pad tilted to the right, that's why I thought it was higher on the left  :crazy2:

How much time did you put into this ?  the detail is awesome. You have inspired me to draw more.


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Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012, 10:07:14 PM
Thank you Val.  I appreciate you posting your hard work! Can you remember your first posting?  The lion?  I must say you have gained a lot of experience and knowledge.  I love seeing your sketches, drawings and w/c.  Your work is refreshing.  You're doing quite a detailed job on this drawing and all free hand I imagine.  You've got quite a steady hand.  Keep plugging away, Val.  Show me the finished drawing with the rest of the bushes alright?

Hmm. as far as hints.  I dunno if this needs anything.  Did you want to darken it?  I can't tell or remember while I'm posting if it was really dark.  Of course it could also be my screen.
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Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 12:58:45 AM
Hi Bruce... Thanks for that bit of encouragement. I know when I drew my first portrait both Dennis & Nolan said that exact same thing. Funny thing is it seems to come in bits and spurts. I'll have a mad desire to just draw for a while, and then poof....I just don't want to draw anymore. Then I'll do the same with painting.
OH NO....I'm a binge artist!  :heeha:   :2funny:
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Reply #12 on: January 02, 2012, 01:12:12 AM
Thanks Dennis, I must say my eye-hand coordination needs a bit of help...still trying to overcome the 'moving studio syndrome'  :2funny: although, sometimes it actually works out better!
Hopefully calmer waters lay ahead.
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Reply #13 on: January 02, 2012, 01:14:41 AM
Helen....If we both lightly (at first) suggest this to Dennis....perhaps it will magically appear in the w/c program!!   >:D
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Reply #14 on: January 02, 2012, 01:22:33 AM
Anya....  :think: Not sure exactly how long it took. I sat outside with my sketchbook and a cup of tea. Sometimes I seem to land in a state of total contentment and will just draw, I will stop to watch a couple of terns squabbling over who gets to sit on the mooring ball behind us, or the frigates just magically floating in the air. Then come back to my tea and start to draw again. This was one of those mornings. I would say I was sitting out for a bit more than an hour, actual drawing time...perhaps 40 minutes. Took me more time starting to put the trees in the background the other day!  :2funny:
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