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on: October 31, 2017, 01:16:46 PM
I've been practicing strokes exercise for a couple of weeks now. As I learned with teaching myself guitar, a big part of learning new skills is muscle memory.

Usually, I just practice the stroke exercise on printed out templates, but this time I though it would be fun to try one in my sketchpad without the pre-printed  arrows to follow.

I was a little shaky on this one. I probably drank too much caffeine at lunch.  :tongue:



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Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 04:22:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very neatly done Mark.   Patricia
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Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 06:39:24 PM
Great, Mark.  Your journey has begun.

Off to a good start.  Drawing in all those little boxes is so worthwhile in the end.

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Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 03:20:27 AM
 :heeha: You are going to do so well with drawing. Can't get over how well your lines are spaced. Did you measure them?  :whistle:     :2funny: Seriously now, excellent job on this.  O0      :clap: :clap: :clap:

My eyes are not the best at the moment....but is that a Takamine in your hands?
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Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 12:21:17 PM
The tree shadows gave me a hard time on this one. But onward! During the course, did anyone go back and redo any of their drawings? I feel like I should make another attempt at this one.


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Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 12:30:26 PM
Hi Val, that's a Paul Reed Smith (PRS) acoustic. It plays rather nice.

 :thankyou: for the encouragement everyone. This is going to be a lot of fun!

On my stroke exercise, I drew the grid with a ruler for the person asking. The strokes are hand drawn though. :)


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Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 12:51:11 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mark, you are doing great. Quite a number of people struggled with the reflections and the trees but yours seem to be good.  I must go back and have another look at mine.  I often felt like re-doing my drawings but life is so busy and I just moved on.  Mark if you feel it would benefit you to re-do the lesson, then do it for sure.  You must go with what feel right for you.


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Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 06:19:34 PM
Hi, Mark.  I think you are onto something with the muscle memory.  Your strokes look great!  I am doing every exercise at least twice, once on paper and once on the iPad.  I have done a few exercises more than once if I felt I needed it, or just enjoyed it.  I am looking forward to seeing your next drawing.
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Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 10:02:38 PM
Mark

I think you did well.  I have done this one many times.

I find if you turn the paper sideways, it seems easier to draw a better reflection.  I call this one the EKG monitor (or lie detector) sheet.

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Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 12:49:17 PM
Hi, Mark.  I think you are onto something with the muscle memory.  Your strokes look great!  I am doing every exercise at least twice, once on paper and once on the iPad.  I have done a few exercises more than once if I felt I needed it, or just enjoyed it.  I am looking forward to seeing your next drawing.

I've been doing the stroke exercise a couple of times a week since the beginning of October, until I could get my schedule where I could "officially" follow the daily exercises. I figure that drawing lines are important, and since I've never really drawn before, it couldn't hurt to do them more than once as time permits.


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Reply #10 on: November 02, 2017, 12:50:48 PM
Mark

I think you did well.  I have done this one many times.

I find if you turn the paper sideways, it seems easier to draw a better reflection.  I call this one the EKG monitor (or lie detector) sheet.

aloha

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Good tip Mea! I will give that a try, as I will most likely try drawing it again as practice.


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Reply #11 on: November 02, 2017, 12:53:57 PM
Adding my tonal value exercise. Had a little trouble around the HB area, and was also dealing with a cat who decided to walk into the 6B box and leave paw prints.

Thanks everyone for the comments. I'm looking forward to when I start some of the drawings in the course.



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Reply #12 on: November 02, 2017, 01:20:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Looks good Mark.    Patricia
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Reply #13 on: November 03, 2017, 12:26:36 PM
Shading is definitely challenging! I will be practicing this exercise a few more times...



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Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 12:33:37 PM
Mark,

You are making progress.  Just remember to gradually lighten or darken so there is almost no way to tell where one shading begins and one ends.

Keep practicing.  It pays off big time in the end.

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