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azbutterfly

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on: February 01, 2013, 11:30:22 AM
 :painting: Greetings to all. I'm here to set up my thread for my Lets Draw work. I'm excited to learn how to draw better than my drawings of looking like a 5 year old can draw. I can "cheat" with drawing from someone taught me by using a picture and then scribble on the back and trace.  :whistle: LOL Hopefully with practice I can learn to do good. It has to be better than my tree. It looks like broccoli. LOL
:painting: Greetings from Arizona


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Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 11:48:14 AM
Hi AZ . . . .so glad you are starting out on the Let's Draw journey! It's just magical!!
I am at the end and don't want it to be the last day, :'( I'd like it to go on and on. . . .it's that kind of a course.
The very first thing you will learn is that it's not, remember NOT, cheating to trace the outline of something on to your paper and go from there! Nolan will teach you all sorts of ways to transfer images to your paper, tracing is only one of the ways.
 
Okay, lecture over. . .  welcome to the wonderful world of the Let's Draw Gang. . .  we have lot's of fun and tease each other unmercfully. . .  hope you are up for some of that!  :2funny:
 
Don't be shy to show us your drawings, you will probably think they are worse than they really are so just get them out here and let us see them. There are some really talented artists here who will give you lots of help, but if you don't show us your drawings, they can't help you. Me. . . . I just run around being silly. . . .  ask Sarah!
 
PS: my tree looked like a bunch of spaghetti. . . . . so broccoli is an improvement :2funny:
 
PSS: What's your name, or what can we call you?
 
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azbutterfly

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Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 12:06:39 PM
Well Lillan already wanted to call me Madame Butterfly.  :2funny: My name is Lauralee. You can call me what you want.  :uglystupid2: I'm a little goofy as well. I did my realistic eye a few minutes ago from a YouTube video I found. I didn't use nothing to help. It's all freehand and it looks pretty good. I needed to draw something while waiting. LOL
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Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 12:52:04 PM
Great, LauraL great! Keep on drawin'!!!
Do you want to post you eye for us to see LOL, LOL, I just crack myself sometimes!!! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 01:37:01 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:  Okay, I  :2funny: don't even :2funny: know how to come :2funny: back to that one. Post your eye so we can see. :faint:  We try not to encourage her Lauralee. If you do post your eye here in your Let's Draw topic, you will already know how to post photos when class starts. There are instructions in one of the forum topics. If you have any trouble just hollar  :help:
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Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 03:16:54 PM
Come on Lauralee... give us a boo then. Would love to 'ave a look see, wouldn't we?  :clap:   :clap:  Come on....oh all right, I'll make the goofy face if you show us.  :goofy:  Eye've got my I on you...  ;D
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Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 03:54:48 PM
 :bigwelcome: to PaintBasket Lauralee. As you can see there is nothing wrong with any of us.....  :crazy2: :idiot2:
But we love and support one another with all sorts of things.  :hug:
So welcome to the family and I'm sure before too long you will be as hooked to the forum as we all are.  :yippee:
 :gl2:  with your drawing and you will find our tutors very helpful. I've been drawing since 1989 and this course has taught me bundles.


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Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 05:18:21 PM
 :2funny: I'm from Arizona hence my username. I still haven't received my email, but I took a photo of the realistic eye I drew from the YouTube video. I'll post it for you. I didn't spend much time at all on it, maybe 5 - 10 minutes max while I viewed the video.

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:painting: Greetings from Arizona


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Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 05:32:26 PM
Wow! You conquered photo posting with no problem at all! Well.maybe one little problem. But I'll lie down when I look at it. ;)  Five to ten minutes??? I can't get my pencil and paper ready in five to ten minutes.  :tickedoff: WE'VE GOT ANOTHER SPEEDY ONE HERE!!!!! :run:  Well done. You are ready! Now if that darn email would just come.
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azbutterfly

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Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 05:35:40 PM
Yes Sarah, I took a pic with my iPad and posted it with it so its too big and lays sideways.  :2funny:
:painting: Greetings from Arizona


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Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 05:40:36 PM
 :wave:   Lauralee, huh?  That's a very pretty name!  I think I'll call you that.  :)   I was just being silly!  As you can see, I'm not alone.  We're just a very happy bunch here, having fun and learning lots.

You did very well on the eye.  You'll do fantastic work in the drawing course, I just know it.

We give constructive feedback here, so be prepared.  It's all given in a friendly manner and with the aim of being of help. 

Having said that, I hope you don't mind if I tell you one thing you could do to improve your eye drawing.  The iris should be perfectly round.  I see yours has a 'U' shape.  Other than that, I think your eye looks very well done.

 P.S. I'm not the expert here!  I've been wrong before.  I always let Nolan or Dennis have the last word.  We are so blessed learn from them.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in the drawing course.  I amazed myself and I've been so impressed with the progress of everyone who has been working through it. 
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Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 06:42:52 PM
Looks great Mrs. Butterfly :clap:
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Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 09:46:23 PM
 ??? Still no email. I guess I won't be able to start until Monday. See you all later.
:painting: Greetings from Arizona


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Reply #13 on: February 02, 2013, 07:17:18 AM
Lauralee, I think if you go to the PBTV and then your unlocked classes, you will find the drawing course there. Just click on it and you should be good to go. I may be a little off here, but I think that was one of the changes made.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #14 on: February 02, 2013, 07:21:38 AM
I thought so too, Val. In fact I started my class before the first email, and that was before Nolan's changes. You might even have a couple classes waiting for you by now. :yippee:
Sarah


 

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