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Reply #30 on: January 11, 2013, 11:37:20 AM
I do like that style Tony...the cross hatching. I don't mean to critisize your work Tony in a bad way. I know that i myself really can't take critisism well at all. I'd rather think I know it all and if not, then learn my way.
On the trees...what i meant was they are parallel to each other. Make on slightly different, either the angle, or even a few bumps along it's trunk to show their is variation between the two. It would be real easy to change that if you wanted to Tony. Even a slight angle (which make things so interesting)instead of big differences, really makes it look great. IT'S YOUR WORK...i'm just suggesting ideas for you. I know what you mean about impatience and regretting. I follow you on that very well Tony.
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Reply #31 on: January 11, 2013, 12:02:59 PM
Pat! You make me laugh! Please, I want to reassure 'ya that I absolutely welcome critique. I can't improve without it. I'm one of those people that needs a kick in the ass! I thrive on bluntness! If something is crap, I want people to say so because, if they don't, and I've signed off a serious picture only to find out later a person harboured a thought critique, but didn't offer it up then, it doesn't help me get any better! Once I sign a picture off, it's then not open for critique. It either hangs on the wall, goes in a cupboard or, if it was part of the learning curse done on scrap paper, then it goes in the recycle bin!
One of the things I force myself to do is, call it a day and move on to the next mission! Like this picture, I got the photocopy out and drew a flying carpet with Lillian arriving on the lake to a barrage of fire from Harpoon Val on her gun-boat!, while you were fishing in the distance and, other members had set up easel on the embankment! I may post it if it's acceptable. So far it's pretty crap!
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Reply #32 on: January 11, 2013, 12:09:13 PM
I may even add a flying carpet and a few Camels?   8)    :)

Tony, I think I recall somewhere/sometime that Nolan showed us some help as to how/when you're not sure of those last minute decisions as to what else to add to a drawing or painting.

He drew the sketch, (I think it was a person, can't recall exactly), on a piece of clear velum and placed it over the piece.  That way, you can see what it would look like in the end.

I thought it was a good idea.  ...amazed I still have some cache in the old memory bank.   :2funny:


Lillian, thank you for that! It's a great idea  :clap:  I will use my A4 paper covers to trial that idea. I can then throw them away if it's no good. They have a large area to use over and over so, yeah, it's a fabulous way.
Thanks sweet cheeks  :1hug: :flowers:
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Reply #33 on: January 11, 2013, 12:30:59 PM
 :urwelcome: Babyface!   :1hug:
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Reply #34 on: January 11, 2013, 04:34:48 PM
Tony, make sure it's a big fish, ok? ;D
I usually feel..i don't overlook anything, then when i get critique, it's like, I SAW THAT ALREADY! BUT I WANTED IT THIS WAY...so Tony....don't..
No, it's ok. But like i said, i usually don't overlook anything, it's just that in the end, sometimes i revert things because they have to mesh with the rest of the painting, so it looks like i' left something out, but usually not. That's how it works sometimes.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #35 on: January 13, 2013, 02:45:54 PM
LOL! Pat, the Fish got away!  ;D


I've been trialling the Crayola Blendable (Pro) Pencils. Although they are really good and ideal for many situations, for my personal direction, they don't fit what I want. So, I'm shifting from the cartridge paper over to Watercolour (Hot pressed) smooth paper and, I'm going to use water colour paints. I'm going to see if I can use the Copic markers with them too. I'll use the blendable pencils for occasional transitional blending if needed.
For now, I'm continuing with the drawing using the ink pen until I can get better at the techniques in the PB (Paint Basket) Drawing course and, the specific ones needed in this 'illustrative' technique of line/cross hatching use. A few more weeks then I'm over to watercolour paints used on top of these ink pen drawings.
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Reply #36 on: January 13, 2013, 03:04:51 PM
Nice one Tony, nice one :whistle: ;D
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #37 on: January 14, 2013, 08:09:40 AM
 :2funny: , Tony.. just  :2funny: !
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Reply #38 on: January 14, 2013, 08:56:46 AM
Tony nice job. I don't need to tell you what is wrong. Others have all ready done that. LOL
Ps. I agree with them though.
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Reply #39 on: June 07, 2013, 06:31:30 AM
I just had a reread of this thread to clarify the cast shadow colouring again. I laughed at the posts too!  ;D
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Reply #40 on: June 26, 2013, 10:33:06 AM
Fun With A Pencil (1939)

http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/Andrew%20Loomis%20-%20Fun%20WIth%20a%20Pencil.pdf

Loomis video
Loomis Study Series - Fun with a Pencil part 1


Mr. Loomis wrote five books.  'Fun With A Pencil' was his first one.  He wrote is as there wasn't anything like this available.

The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14264


 

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