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NHC50

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on: January 13, 2012, 06:24:58 AM
Pencil stury of a wolf. Would like to know if this looks all right or if I need to do more to it. Thanks
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Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 07:33:30 AM
Nina, I can't tell you "if it's enough", because I can't draw anything! :-\   I can say that I think you have done a beautiful job! :clap:
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Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 09:26:33 AM
Hey, it's looking good. Well done.  :clap: If you are open to some constructive feedback, I'd suggest changing the background lines that look like an extension of the fur. Darken the corners more and cross hatch the other lines until there is no obvious direction lines but more subtle leading of the eye. I think this will isolate and focus the viewers attention on the Wolf.
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Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 11:43:32 AM
Hey Tony, Thanks, I see what you are saying about the background. I have no problem with constructive feedback. That is how I learn. Also that is why I put my work on here. Sometimes you need a fresh I looking at your work. I will work on my background. Thanks to everyone else for your input.
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Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 09:02:01 PM
Nina, this drawing is so good. I love the fur, this must have taken you an extremly long time. I also love the expression in his eyes, that would be a very difficult thing to capture I would imagine.

How long have you been drawing?

I really need to start drawing more, I think that it is  very important to have a solid foundation of drawing for your paintings.

Really well done Nina,  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:


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Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 02:35:43 AM
Nina, it is excellent...well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012, 05:26:28 AM
I absolutely agree about the background. It should be changed, otherwise, it's a fantastic piece, Nina.  :clap:

I don't draw either and it's been said that if you can't draw you can't paint. That's me so I quit.
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Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 06:07:20 AM
Rick!  Don't you dare quit   :knuppel2:

To me, your wolf drawing looks great, Nina.  I can't draw, maybe that's why I feel I've reached a plateau in my painting skills, especially watercolor.

I've ordered the drawing course and see if that helps.   :pray:
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Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 08:55:54 AM
Hey Lillian, I think you will enjoy the drawing course, it helped me. I always knew how to draw. But I did not know how to do the shadings right. The cross hatching, etc. But you do have to practice. The best time for me to draw is when I sit in my front room watching tv and drawing. Thanks for the nice comment.  :gl: on your drawing. And Claude you know you don't want to quit painting. YOU CAN DO IT!!!   O0 :clap:
Nina
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Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012, 02:36:16 PM
great job Nina, well done.  :clap: great to see you are still drawing after the course

What I can see needs adjusting is the nose - the inside edge where the nose becomes the snout is straight (parallel with the bottom edge of the paper). This would happen if the wolf was looking forward. In your case the wolf is look left, so that edge will slope downward left to right. hope that makes sense?


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Reply #10 on: January 16, 2012, 01:51:52 AM
Rick!  Don't you dare quit   :knuppel2:

To me, your wolf drawing looks great, Nina.  I can't draw, maybe that's why I feel I've reached a plateau in my painting skills, especially watercolor.

I've ordered the drawing course and see if that helps.   :pray:
Lillian! I've watched you develop so well. You haven't reached any limit 'cos you are on a learning curve and you have proved how well you've worked. I reckon that once you do the drawing course, you'll grow even more in skill and confidence. I look forward to watching more of your artistic manifestation and, I would like to see how you get on with the drawing stages.
Tony ;)
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Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 01:57:01 AM
I absolutely agree about the background. It should be changed, otherwise, it's a fantastic piece, Nina.  :clap:

I don't draw either and it's been said that if you can't draw you can't paint. That's me so I quit.
Hey, there is no 'quitting' to be done when you have the skills adorned by yourself. Your digital artistic flare and creativity is admirable and inspirational and, it's your forte. You present a facet of artistry like a colour of the spectrum and, we all need variety so, please don't put yourself down as a 'quitter'. Your skill is needed, appreciated  and admired as much as anyone elses.
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Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 02:30:47 AM
Thanks Topdog. No, no, I'm no quitter, I started something that I never should have started in the first place. I knew better but didn't follow my own knowledge about it.
I've always excelled in drafting, architectural and mechanical. The use of T squares, triangles and french curves made it easy for me. I took that same skill and applied it to computers and I excel here, too.
I've never had any 'natural' drawing skills. Freehand drawing was a complete failure. I actually have trouble drawing stick men.
No, I'm no quitter, I was only fooling myself to think I could ever paint in oils, acrylics, watercolors or anything else for that matter that requires a freehand natural ability.
It's something I don't have.

At 64, I've been half way around this world twice. I've been around the block more times then I can count and have fallen off the curb a few times as well.
I know my limitations. Natural freestyle painting is not one of them.
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Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 05:46:28 AM
Hey Rick what ever you decide to do I know that you will do well in it. But please keep in touch with us here on the forum. You have done something that I have never done. That is going around the world twice. I have been as far as Fla. I had me first airplane ride last year when we went to Fla. I am 61 years of age. Do I like planes NO!!!! Now I have to take my second airplane ride back to Fla. My son is graduating. I always said if God wanted me to fly he would of giving me wings. But he didn't.  :2funny:
Thanks for the input of my wolf. I did get the background changed. Now I have to work on the nose. I will put it on when I am done.

Nolan I thought the snout was the nose. or the nose was the snout.  :confused: Maybe when you get a chance you could show me what you are talking about. Because I am not seeing it.  :help:
Nina
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Reply #14 on: January 18, 2012, 01:55:13 PM
here you go Nina :



 

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