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nolan

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Reply #15 on: July 05, 2011, 03:30:24 AM
I mentioned in the beginning already that I could see your scanner was scanning the drawings too bright. It is an art on it's own to scan and photograph drawings and paintings  :crazy2:  ;D


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Reply #16 on: July 06, 2011, 05:41:30 AM
  :-\Nolan Have uploaded my drawing of the horse :2funny: but have a total black out when it comes to posting to the forum :tickedoff: Think I should go on a PC course!! Thank you Dennis for your comments, I tried to do as you said but my Horse still looks a bit anemic in places, I also struggled with the bridle so it looks a bit thin.


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Reply #17 on: July 06, 2011, 12:07:25 PM

No problem Angela, there you go O0

Your horse looks as good as mine, awesome drawing, well done  :congrats:
If your bridle is slightly thinner than the original, don't worry about it. Nobody will see the reference picture once your drawing is complete, so if you don't tell anybody, nobody will ever know - I certainly didn't notice  O0


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Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 06:48:33 PM
I can still see what you have done and you are going like a Boeing, as they say in the classics  :clap: :clap:
Very well done indeed. I like what I see. Looking forward to some more.
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Reply #19 on: July 16, 2011, 10:47:52 AM
As a newcomer just getting stuck into the pencil course, I'm very pleased to see your drawings and I'm certainly impressed! I can't offer critical comments so I'll leave that to Nolan and Dennis, and I'll learn I hope from what they say. But it's good to see how someone else deals with the course assignments that I know are coming up. Do please keep putting your work on the site. I'd be very interested to see more.   

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Reply #20 on: July 16, 2011, 12:44:23 PM
and we're also looking forward to seeing some of your drawings John  :clap:  :gl2:


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Reply #21 on: July 20, 2011, 02:55:57 AM
 :D Hi Nolan, posted my still life at last to the gallery :clap:, it took me so long that the chocolate in the biscuits started to melt. I know the background is too dark in places, but hey I will keep trying. Will you do the honours for me. Thanks Angela


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Reply #22 on: July 20, 2011, 01:00:55 PM
sure thing, here you go Angela



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Reply #23 on: July 20, 2011, 01:09:25 PM
Great job Angela. You have drawn a stunning still life, well done :clap:

I actually don't think your darks in the background are too dark. You need then dark to create the lovely sunlit effect you have achieved here. If they were lighter the drawing would have looked flat.

I do have one or two suggestions:

1) Extend the background past the cookie jar to the left if you have paper left on that side, it will just give you a better flow to the left.
2) You can also darken the table to the front a bit more, that will give you some contrast to make you cookies stand out more.
3) I am presuming your tea cup was white? It may be the scan that has reduced the amount of shading I see, but you can still add a bit more shading to the cup. Very light, no more than say an H pencil on the right hand side. Even if you are drawing a white object, it will still shade. It's just the contrasts that will be reduced.

I have done a sample below for you so you can see the changes :



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Reply #24 on: July 20, 2011, 08:57:23 PM
Nolan, I see Gibbo is on the way to becoming a fantastic pencil artist :clap: :clap:
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Reply #25 on: July 21, 2011, 03:38:55 AM
 :) Thank you Nolan and Dennis for your comments, your addition to my still life certainly did the trick :smart: By the way it is not a cookie jar, but a tin of coffee beans :blush: thats what took me so long, trying to make it look like like metal :coffee:


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Reply #26 on: July 21, 2011, 02:29:20 PM
 :blush:  :flowers: your tin did come out great so the time spent was well worth it :clap:


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Reply #27 on: July 31, 2011, 04:15:13 AM
Hi nolan and dennis :), long time since I posted anything, didnt have a lovely wheelbarrow to draw, dont have any flowers in my garden :'( so chose the next best thing, my unused greenhouse. Could you do the honours for me :angel:a


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Reply #28 on: July 31, 2011, 11:42:14 AM
here you go Angela


Wow, Angela, now you can really say you are a full blown artist.  :heeha: Your greenhouse is magnificent  :clap:
Love the barbie - it's just begging to be lit  ;D

I wish there was a way we could tinker with your scanner settings so we can see your drawings in their full glory  :-\


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Reply #29 on: July 31, 2011, 12:24:05 PM
Thank you so much :smitten: I really enjoyed the challenge of drawing outdoors, one day maybe Iwill get a new scanner!! Onto the tree and later the flowers : :)


 

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