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on: June 30, 2013, 03:45:07 PM
After posting it on facebook as DONE, i put a couple more hours into it. I erased pretty much the sky (a few days ago) after putting in about 6 cross-hatch layers. They ended up way to scratchy and i couldn't blend them at all. So, i put alot of time into the blemishes with pencil and eraser. Hours on the light side of the whole light house...that was the toughest part of all! Had it good and bad and good. Still not sure, but it's over with.  Close enough.
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Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 03:51:18 PM
It is very pretty! you got the light perfect.  :clap: :clap: Doina
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Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 04:07:07 PM
Thanks Doina.
I'm reposting here...slightly more contrast. Yes, I fiddle on photoshop too. (hoping it's more accurate to the original though)
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Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 04:48:05 PM
Nice drawing of the lighthouse, Pat.  Really good work on the windows/glass.

Smile - you did a great job.

aloha

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Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 04:57:15 PM
I like it Pat, very pleasing.
It doesn't have to be exactly like the photograph, that's why we have camera's! The "ART" is painting something that the viewer (and that's not just you) says "Wow, that lighthouse is really nice I wish I could do that"
Thanks for sharing,
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Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 06:30:47 PM
Thanks every one...since i posted it, i fooled some more for a few hours. I'm going nuts again. Loosing it (drawing), as well as myself.
Thinks it's "ok" again. Why why why...
I'll never learn.
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Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 06:33:35 AM
PAT ! :tickedoff: Just found your drawing. The first was very good. Excellent with that bit more contrast. Now I see you messed with it again?!  :fight:   Listen up Sunshine, next time sit on your hands or get some pants with deep pockets to keep them in!  :knuppel2: Boy are you lucky it's hurricane season...... mumble, mumble.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 07:05:51 AM
Scouser, you're absolutely right. It's a balancing act. Is it TOO unrealistic or just enough.?
It's not so much too unrealistic that is the problem. I am sure as we all know that it's more about is it "tasteful"?
Unrealistic is another matter i think.
Val, i got it out today and looked and made a few fast touches and it's much better. It's unbelievable how the eye refreshes itself overnight. I know that though........i just can never leave things on a bad note.
I started another one too. And it's amost done..what a laugh! I spend about 3 hours and truthfully should spend another hour at most refining (but waiting another day for it)
That's a fast drawing. I didn't intend it to be though. I'm so impatient, then i spend 20 hours regretting that impatience and FIXING.
This guy has a dark coat, ok...so i just roughed in crosshatching ..what else can i do? It's fabric. I am almost afraid of being careful on anything anymore. I just used a Primo Elite Grande pencil. ...basically charcoal (but it's really supposed to be a grahite...extremely dark).   Will post when I'm done. Thanks for dealing with me and all my complainging again.
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Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 03:42:28 PM
Great drawing Pat, absolute amazing light and shading,...please just leave it as it is...it is good and i absolutely love it. You are really an amazing artist, what medium you pick, it ends up great...as long as you sit on your hands like Val says  :) . Great work Pat, well done!!! :clap: O0
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Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 03:45:05 PM
Great work Pat. Lighthouses are always a winner with the audiences. Maybe you should give that a try for your next art contest.


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Reply #10 on: July 03, 2013, 04:55:32 PM
Thanks alot Riya for that kind enthusiastic comment! :flowers: I did do a very minor touch up next day after this post of it, and it's a little bit better, so happy with it.
Thanks Imbatman. You're right about lighthouses. I plan to give it to my niece, since she collects statues etc of them. I went to one of my wife's friends' house the other, she has them too...lots of people love lighthouses! I might paint this one using pure black and white paint.
...Just finished another drawing in meantime and a painting (of same image) Will post on Fri.
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Reply #11 on: July 03, 2013, 05:59:23 PM
Pat, you always dazzle my eyes!  Exceptional work.  You've worked long enough on this.  You just can't improve on perfection.  Bravo!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:



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Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 05:17:16 AM
Hi Lillain, thanks. I am contemplating on doing my next painting right now..........of this? Using just black and white paint.
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Reply #13 on: July 04, 2013, 09:09:00 AM
WOW, Pat!  :heeha: That is awesome!  I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing the painting!  O0
Cheers,
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Reply #14 on: July 04, 2013, 10:05:20 AM
Thanks JR...i'm IMPRESSED by the responses on this one! I didn't think it was THAT good!
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