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Gita

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on: September 30, 2017, 02:18:10 AM
This baby kangaroo was so appealing. I drew this with graphite pencils and charcoal for the background. I am learning from Nolan's "let's draw" course at present. That must have been at least a million flicks in this drawing!   :whistle: :D
Nolan, can I do anything better? Anybody else with a comment is welcome.
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Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 08:52:07 AM
Gita,

It's lovely - such a proud face.

The bottom right corner really could use some darker tones as the animal seems to fade out.

Isn't the "Let's Draw" course amazing!   I could never have made the progress I have without it.  I was a complete NON-DRAWER when I started four years ago.

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Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 09:51:30 AM
Thanks Mea. Good idea. On a second look, the kangaroo has to be brought out more to the front. I shall try to shade the background a bit more around the kangaroo.O0
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Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 04:42:06 PM
 :heeha: Love this Joey Gita! If you darken the detail of the Joey it will bring him forward. Love !   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 07:21:24 AM
Thank you so much Val, it's so wonderful to have your's and Mea's continuous support.  :1hug: I have revised this sweet little guy ( I have to give him a name yet). The first photo seems to have had a filter while taking the photo. This photo shows the real paper colour. Looks duller but looks a lot better in real.


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Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 09:54:38 AM
He is standing out a bit better, I still think the values between him and the background are still a bit too close.

You could either lift out some of the graphite in the background to lighten it, or go much darker leaving the Joey light. Or vise versa. Or, don't you hate that, leave as is and he is well camouflaged!   :doh:      :stress:
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Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 11:50:09 AM
Yay, Val, that's like Skippy the bush kangaroo in the middle of an adventure!  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #7 on: October 01, 2017, 12:43:28 PM
 :yippee:   Oh how I do love an adventure!   :detective:       :2funny:
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Reply #8 on: October 01, 2017, 03:31:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful drawing of the baby Kangaroo Gita.  Patricia
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Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 03:09:20 AM
Thank you Patricia.
I have made him curious to come out of the bush.  :2funny:

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Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 03:14:53 AM
Wow!  Skippy looks wonderful, Gita.
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Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 03:16:58 AM
 :thankyou: Mysti! Let´s call him Joey, Skippy´s cousin. I don´t know if I get in to copyright problems by calling him Skippy since I have put him up on my website.
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Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 03:45:28 AM
Joey it is!  His face and eyes are what really draw me into this one.
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Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 04:33:45 AM
You little Joey looks great, Gita!
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Reply #14 on: October 02, 2017, 12:28:40 PM
 :yippee:   Positively delightful!!! Put down the pencils.   :heeha:   Just look how bright his eyes are, brilliant finish.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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