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dennis

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on: January 13, 2012, 05:54:24 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future. Thanks.

Download the template we will be using HERE
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Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 09:41:50 AM
Dennis,
I do not know if others are having this problem,  When i print the templet, (sp)  My printer is not printing most of the lines, they show on the screen, but even on max DPI all my machine prints is the darkest lines of the building.
(printing in gray scale)  I suspect the machine is "Reading" the other lines as background.

I'll try on my other printer and IF I still have problems, I'll let you know.  Due to the time difference, both post should be there by your morning. 

even if I cannot print all the lines, there is no need to redo for just one person, I'll "freehand" the other lines in.

Regards
Brian
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Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 10:02:12 AM
I solved the problem

here's how I solved it:  Went to print properties
                                      to Color
                                      "clicked"  Gray scale
                                      "clicked"  Black ink only

When it printed, it printed everything including the wrinkles in the paper and the discoloration at the bottom of the  :D :D :D

All the lines needed for the painting are clear and e-z to see

Hope this helps anyone else who has a problem with printing this image

Have a great day
Brian
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Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 11:46:13 AM
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Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 01:02:44 PM
Well Brian,
I tried your idea with the printer. It did not work. But the color worked for me. I wish I could of used it the way you said, it would be great for black and white pic instead of color. Oh well that is life.  :2funny:
It s acrazy world out there.    :crazy2:
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Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 04:35:17 PM
For the tonal webinar I did my own drawing but could only watch for the latter part - nevertheless not going to let that stop me, I jumped right in and this is what eventuated... critiques please   :squareeyes:



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Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012, 05:46:23 PM
That's what I like to see - someone who is not afraid to jump right in and do the job  :clap: :clap:
Good old fisherman's cottages. Very nicely done. The mere fact of doing it is half the battle won.

If this was to be used as a guide to an actual painting I would modify the horizon line to not be such a straight line - such as adding a distant hill on the left. You have to slow down the viewer's eye. A straight line zips the eye too fast from one side to the other.
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Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 08:31:51 PM
Nice going Erika!  :clap:
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"


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Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 11:16:17 PM
thanks Maryna and thank you Dennis - I will try again and see what happens..    :painting:

I actually wondered about the lonely tree - maybe one could add a couple to that one and flesh out the background that way?   :confused:

And then I thought the horizon line is actually too dark.. the further away things are, the lighter they get, not?  :parachute:

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to use my watercolours..... e^)   :dance:


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Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 12:28:00 AM
The whole idea of the tonal sketch is to flesh out a composition for a subsequent painting. It is here where you can add and  subtract and move things around until you are happy with the result. If your tonal sketch looks OK then it is more likely that the one in colour will also be OK.

The horizon line is not too dark. Remember there are clouds around that throw shadows on the ground.
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Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 06:48:12 AM
Dennis my good man, from class no. 2, is there a pdf to download somewhere?
If not now, when? If not me, who?


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Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 11:02:44 AM
Here are the handouts. They will also be on the replay as soon as it is online.

Cottage
Lesson #2
Template

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Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 11:10:59 AM
Erika you did a fabulous job on your tonal painting...  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 11:27:31 AM
Thanks Dennis and Nolan, I see lesson nr 2 is up (even though it says lesson 1 on the video - we forgive you Nolan  ;D )

Can't wait to get started. Thanks so much for your hard work  :)

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Reply #14 on: January 17, 2012, 12:05:43 PM
Nice work on your tonal painting, Erika.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  You're way ahead of me.

I'm waiting for the replay but I'm getting a nice sneak preview.   :)
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