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Val

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on: February 27, 2012, 07:43:44 AM
 :help:  Ok so .... I'm in a bit of a quandary. I have wanted to take the drawing course for the past year. After seeing all these incredible drawings I can see no other choice than to refinance my pennies to acquire said course. My dilemma being ... I really wanted to take the online program, but, (I simply cannot say no to my watercolours) due to diminishing penny rolls and horrendous cost of lousy internet, I think working from the manual would be my best bet.
What I would like to know is if anyone is working from the manual only, and how they are making out with it. I could really use some honest feedback. Thanks.
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Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 08:23:31 AM
I first initially only worked from the manual and that is really great. I did however later obtained the download/online version and that really really helped allot more.
I think the manual is really great, all the techniques and everything is explained really well.  ;)
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Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 08:29:06 AM
Thanks for that Maryna. I've tried to work from books before and just didn't feel I was getting all I should out of it. I would so like the online but....
I may hold off until Guatemala, we'll be there for 5 months and I'm told their cellular network is better. So difficult when I see all these wonderful drawings. I used to be such a patient person....  :whistle:
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Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 08:57:19 AM
Val, patience definitely seems to be one of your virtues!! :) I'm not sure how long I would keep  :fight: the frustration of stinky internet service! You just keep  :twoguns: through! Hang in there!

I know nothing about the drawing course. I really want to take it and plan on it one day, but I keep buying EVERY wc AND oil lesson!!! I really need to make a decision on which I want to do! There are things I love about both. I know that without being able to draw, I can't go very far, so I need the drawing course! decisions, decisions.......
Christina


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Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 09:16:10 AM
Val you can buy the online course, download it on your computer. And watch it anytime without being hookup to the internet. Nolan leads you through how to do this. The first time you have to have good internet to download it. Then you can print out the pdf and have it anytime.
hope this helps.
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Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 09:32:10 AM
I only have the manual and am really satisfied. Of course being a male I don't need as much explaining as a girl.  :run:
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Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 09:41:35 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Claude
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Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 09:46:23 AM
Careful now Claude, you just might get some  :knuppel2: :fight:
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Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 09:49:25 AM
Claude ...  :knuppel2: yes, you better  :run:  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Val, to be honest... I have 3 great drawing books...also with loads of detailed info... however, I really struggle to work through them.  If I was in your shoes ... wait till you get to Guatemala ... get the online course, then download it as Nina suggested... or download it earlier if you can get a good connection.  But this is just my humble opinion.  Personally, I would do much better with the online course... so I am saving up for that one too.  :)
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Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 10:14:00 AM
Val

For me the DVDs was the only way to go.

At times, when there is crappy TV on, I will just stick one in and rewatch one of Nolans demos, whereas if it had been the online one, I probably wouldn't have bothered.

Plus, my computer room is a little pokey place not set up for doing arty stuff really.

Each to their own, and your budget will obviously dictate. And I am not reliant on the occasions my ISP has been unavailable - which seems to have been a little too much while Queensland has been suffering all the rain we've copped lately.

But in the end - the main thing is the course it self and doing it. It as better than not, but the videos are an essential I feel.

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Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 12:06:49 PM
I bought the DVD's.  They're great!  But being me, I had to have it all!  So I purchased the downloadable manual.  It's excellent!  I think it pairs well with the DVD's.

It's hard to wring out the purse and find enough $$$ for our art work but I find I am getting quality teaching here on Paintbasket and it's well worth putting the money out for it.

I've barely started the drawing course, finding it hard to get the time right now with the college project and I'm so hungry to learn all that's offered on Paintbasket, Taking in all the classes Dennis and Nolan have to offer is my priority even if I can't keep up with the exercises.

I want to do more of the first step in the drawing course, filling in those blocks with the various pencil strokes, cross hatching, etc.  I have one page filled in.  I find it quite relaxing.  I just wish I could make it look as even as Nolan's but like anything else, it takes  practice.

I'm loving what I see everyone doing.  The drawings are very well done.
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Reply #11 on: February 27, 2012, 01:01:44 PM
Lillian, the manual is included with the DVD set - on DVD 5 if I recall correctly - you put that in your computer and then open the manuals from there.  O0

So there was no need to purchase the manual separately - please let me know if you want me to refund the money you paid for the manual or if I must credit you towards something else?


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Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 01:10:28 PM
Claude really plays with fire!  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #13 on: February 27, 2012, 02:25:55 PM
That's quite alright Nolan.

My Disk 5 of the Lets Draw course has Days 23 to 28 and a Landscape title.

I don't see the manual there.

I like the Let's Draw Manual as I can print out what I want to from it.
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Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 03:02:58 PM
Hey Claude !! Watch'a yourself buddy :fight: 

As they used to say in New York " Manual - Schmanual"....  Paper is paper;  it does not talk to you, it does not entertain you, it just sits there collecting dust.

And... Let's not disregard the importance of capturing Nolan in video FOR LIFE!!! A Manual is OK... Nolan?  Priceless!!   ::)

I agree that you better wait 'till you can download the course,  and then you can access it at your leisure... :coffee:

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