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nolan

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on: June 21, 2011, 02:26:58 PM
Angela has sent me her first drawings to post, so here they are :




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Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 02:49:57 PM
Hey Angela, first off all, :bigwelcome: to the site and the course.

You sure are off to a blazing start, have you done some drawing before?

Both these drawings are bright, so I suspect they were lightened post scan or due to the scanner settings, which means all their mid tone highlights have disappeared. But from the quality of your shading I know they are visible in the original drawings O0

I am 100% happy with your rock drawing I wouldn't change a thing there. You have grasped the concept of the planes and executed them perfectly. Well done :clap:

On your berry drawing, which is also excellent by the way, I have two suggestions on how you can improve the drawing :

1) Be carefull when working around an object, like when drawing the shadow of the stem. Even though you are drawing the shadow of the stem, the shadow is falling on the table. So your strokes must follow the plane of the table, not the stem otherwise it looks like the shadow is curling around the stem. This then has the effect of "fusing" them together and you you effectively lose the distance you are trying to create with the shadow. I hope that makes sense? What you would want to do is smooth the strokes in the shadow so that there are no more visible lines. The table is flat and smooth, so the shadow must be flat and smooth.

2) You can soften the inside edge of the reflected light as shown by the arrow. This will show the reflected light becomes less as the berry curves away from the reflected light. It is a very subtle shading, but I can see you have mastered the shading technique already, so can do it. Remember that two shades next to each other that form a line between them indicated a corner, a shading between them indicates a rounding.

Other than that you have executed the lost and found lines well and that is the secret to successfully drawing the berries.

Looking forward to seeing the next drawings  O0

edit - oops forgot to add the picture
« Last Edit: June 21, 2011, 02:52:19 PM by nolan »


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Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 02:54:25 PM
I agree with Nolan. Drawings are well executed with a touch of feeling. Excited in looking forward to your other assignments.
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Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 03:08:08 AM
Thanks Nolan and Dennis for your comments, much appreciated. I understand what you are saying about the shading. I tried to do some portrait drawing which obviously using shading but soon realised that I needed to go back to basics!!
Not really looking forward to the mug cross hatching ugh!! cant seem to get my hatching right but hey will persevere.
Bye


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Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 04:08:13 AM
just stick to the plane lines and you will be fine O0


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Reply #5 on: June 25, 2011, 01:24:13 PM
HI Angela, I see you have added two more drawings to your gallery :clap:
To add the drawings to a post you copy and paste the BBC Embed code for that drawing into your post where you want the drawing to appear. The BBC embed code is shown after you upload the drawing as well as if you click on the drawing name inside the gallery. The BBC embed code looks something like this
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[smg id=436]I have added your last two drawings for you below




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Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011, 01:41:05 PM
You are really flying now  :yippee:
There is certainly nothing wrong with your cross hatching :clap:
The only place where I can see you can improve the teddy is the area shown below.
If you recall from lesson 13 a shadow fades out the further away it is from the object.
What you can do is use a piece of Blutac or your kneadable eraser to soften the edge of the shadow then this drawing will be prefect  :heeha:

Your fish is just as good as mine  :yippee: I wouldn't change a thing there, superb job  :twothumbs:


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Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 04:07:42 AM
 :D Thanks Nolan, should really say that the teddy was my third attempt :-\ It really just felt a bit alien when doing it, like I should be shading or something.
Will try to post my own next time thanks for the advice.
Angela


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Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 11:51:31 AM
Agree that crosshatching and scumbling takes a bit of getting used to. I am also tend to want to start shading, but once you get into a flow, you are able to complete a cross hatching / scumbling drawing much faster than a shaded drawing. So when you need to capture a scene quickly, like when travelling on holiday, this is the way to do it. O0


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Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 11:16:07 PM
Angela, you are going like a Boeing!  Well done.
Don't worry about how many attempts you have made. It is the practice along the way where the improvements happen. This tells me that you at least have patience and perseverance.
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Reply #10 on: July 03, 2011, 05:52:21 AM
 :tickedoff: Well the silver surfer still cannot post her drawings, I feel really stupid just dont have a clue how to do it after downloading them :-\ tried to follow your instructions but to no avail :'( So please :help:


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Reply #11 on: July 03, 2011, 12:43:51 PM
No problem Angela, here you go :


Great job on the squirrel, did you enjoy doing this one?

Only place I can see where you can still improve slightly is to darken the shadow on the ground a bit more (in the area between his feet), this will help to settle the squirrel on the ground.

Then maybe just few more flick on the left hand side of the tail, but not strictly necessary.

 :flowers: you're doing great, keep it up :clap:


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Reply #12 on: July 03, 2011, 01:40:21 PM
HI Angela. Well done. The only place I see where an improvement can be made is in the tail. Add quite a few more flicks in it. It has quite a bushy tail, where a the moment it shows a bit thin. Other than that you are on the ball!
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Reply #13 on: July 05, 2011, 02:25:29 AM
 :)Thankyou so much Nolan for doing the post, will probably conquer it by the time the course finishes :confused: thank you also for your comments, much appreciated as usual.  O0 I do find, however that my scanner seems to leave out the lighter shaded areas, which made the squirrels tail look very thin (what do they say, a poor workman that blames his tools :whistle:)


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Reply #14 on: July 05, 2011, 02:40:04 AM
You may want to play around with the settings for a while to get the best results as far as the tonal range is concerned. Just keep a record of each set of settings so that you don't get lost and can't find your way back to the original settings if you have to.

I normally mark down all the settings on each test print - this way you are able to judge the best one and then adjust the actual final settings to suit

Maybe your photo editing software can help you as well. Le us know how you fare.
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