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sallypike

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on: January 12, 2018, 09:03:32 AM
Again any comments would be helpful



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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 11:56:27 AM
Sally,

You are off to a good start.

I'll share a few of the things that I have learned through lessons and trial/error.

Vertical lines need to be perpendicular (unless the building really is falling down).

Use darker values to add contrast. Ex. The barn opening would be darker in the back corners where the light might not shine as much.   

The grasses in front of the barn also need some contrasting values.

The hills will get lighter as they recede.

You did well - but it's all the little tweaks that really make a drawing stand out.

Keep at it. 

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Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 12:27:40 PM
 :heeha: Great job Sally.  O0   Just needs a few more variations in the values to really make it pop. Getting the aerial perspective comes with practice, and you are well on your way.  :clap: :clap: :clap: Mea has given you some good suggestions.
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Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 02:20:55 PM
Thank you both for your comments - really helpful pointers.  I am beginning to see that getting the contrasting values correct is key. Also, you are so right about the vertical lines.  I will go back and make some tweaks.

 I haven't tried drawing anything for about 45 years - I was put off by my art teacher who told me I couldn't draw. A friend persuaded me to give it another go. I'm so pleased to have found this course - thank you all for your encouraging and contructive comments.


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Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 02:37:41 PM
Sally,

I was never able to draw until I found Nolan's classes.  Now I look at my work and find it hard to believe I did it.   Keep a drawing kit handy and whenever possible.  I have a basic kit with a small sketch book, pencils (at least 4 values), eraser, and sharpener in a tote bag and take it every time I leave the house. You should see slow and steady progress if you continue to practice.

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Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 05:36:46 AM
Hi Sally, I also had that same type of experience in school. I think it is a right shame that some art 'teachers' don't know how to teach art. I suppose it is easier and takes less time to tear someone down than build them up. I am very happy to say that you will not find that to be the case here. Nolan, Dennis, and our community here are the absolute best at picking you up and helping you on your art journey.  O0    :yippee:

I would like to mention that we ask that you not remove photos from your posts/gallery as it leaves 'holes' and makes it difficult to follow a post at times. Plus then you have a record of your progress which truly is quite amazing to see after you've been working and posting for a while.  :thankyou:
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Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 10:42:16 AM
you have done a great job with the drawing Sally :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Yes getting those contrast correct is what drawing is all about. O0


 

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