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Karen

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on: May 01, 2012, 03:38:03 PM
I decided to try to do the shed iand make it older instead of the house but I think I needed to look at it more. freehand line drawing will definitely have to go too - I need a ruler to get to the vanishing points! i'm posting more as a what not to do example! My original canvas was oriented the wrong way and my shed is tiny but still a bit close to the mountain which is now a big hill.


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Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 03:41:48 PM
Karen, as usual you are right there, painting along.   :congrats: 

Your painting is beautiful!  I love the mountains, the sky, clouds and trees.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

You're perspective on the shed may need some work, but you did an awesome job.
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Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 03:58:12 PM
considering you didn't have a ruler, you did a great job - I can see you understand the vanishing points and that was the aim of the class  :yippee:

Why your house doesn't look quite right is because the right hand vanishing point is too close to the house, it needs to move further right O0


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Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 04:10:17 PM
Hi Karen, I like the colors of your shed, esp. the roof.   :clap:  Seems to me that the size and placement of the shed fit well with the composition since the mountain could be quite a distance away.  Only need small adjustments on left side vertical line on wall of shed and straighten overhang roof on far right.  Looks great!


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Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 04:44:35 PM
How is it possible that each class is better than the last when the last one was already the best??? 


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Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 06:18:55 PM
Karen nice job. This is how we learn. You did good staying up with Nolan.  O0 O0
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Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 10:21:18 PM
thanks for the great class Nolan, unfortunately I could only see about an hour of it and then lost connection. I tried for about another 30 minutes to connection but no luck.

Will catch the replay. :)
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Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 07:29:40 AM
Karen , you painting has great colors and a lovely mood.

Perspective is so hard for me, I didn't even attempt the buildings class.


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Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 12:11:46 AM
Karen... really nicely done  :clap: Love the colours and the softness of the style.
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Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 03:57:10 AM
Karen, your painting looks so inviting! I would love to be sitting on the front porch with a cup of coffee, watching the sun rise! :clap:  :clap:
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Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 06:33:35 AM
Nicely done Karen.   :clap:  Before I attempt an actual painting or drawing of buildings, I simply must have a practice session working with perspectives. I suppose eventually it does come naturally.....could take a while for me!

As a follow-along painting with Nolan, you've done exceptionally well. Don't be too quick to give up on the freehand.  O0
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Karen

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Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 08:17:53 PM
Thanks for the comments and encouragement everyone and I have straightened my old house/shed a bit as per advice when i did the foreground. 


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Reply #12 on: October 15, 2012, 11:44:46 AM
 :-\  I know the classes are designed to build upon one another, does that mean if I am not totally comfortable with the execution of a concept, e.g. 2 point perspective, I should stay on that and keep practicing or is it okay to move on to the next class?  I totally get the concept of vanishing points, but hey, understanding thrust does not a rocket scientist make  ;D.  I'm doing okay with my buildings sketching them out - its painting them that begins to make then look off - first time I've every actually thrown away something i started.


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Reply #13 on: October 15, 2012, 12:22:20 PM
obviously there is nothing stopping you from moving on to the next class Sonja. Just remember though that at some point you will need to revisit the ones you battled with to get the concepts right.

If your buildings are okay when sketching out, but lost while painting, then it sounds like you are losing your lines while painting. IS it then not just a case of working a little more carefully when you reach the lines? Or are you working carefully to the lines, but once painted the lines no longer seem correct?


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Reply #14 on: October 15, 2012, 02:35:03 PM
I think it is maybe the shading because when sketched with lines it looks right but once painted, like with boards or 'stone' walls -it looks squirrelly.  going to try a couple more and see how it goes - maybe post them for critique if not so horrible the go in trash like the last one.


 

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