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patindaytona

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on: August 10, 2013, 04:36:15 PM
Couple drawing I did recently. The one is of my son Sean, about 20 years ago.
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Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 04:45:25 PM
 :clap: :painting: :clap: They are just beatiful :clap: :clap: Doina
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Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 04:34:55 PM
 :thankyou: Doina
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 #3 on: August 12, 2013, 06:25:15 PM
Pat you are amazing.  How do you turn out such fine work so quickly.  Great drawings :flowers:


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Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 12:39:56 AM
I LOVE these, they are beautifully done.  Your son looks adorable  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 03:34:14 AM
Oh Pat!  What a pleasure to see more of your beautiful work!   :smitten:


You seem so much more relaxed lately and that's great to see too.   :flowers: How great to see you being so productive!


I bet your mind went back to the happy times with your little guy as you were drawing his image. 


Today, mine is going back to this day 51 years ago when my son was born. 


i'd love to draw his baby picture, another thing on my "Want To Do List". :)
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Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 08:50:36 AM
Lillian...i showed my son, he doesn't really care to see it. I think that is just the way kids are..but he'll always be in my mind THAT kid when he was so much younger.
Thanks Pebble and lynn. I started to really do more on the face, but but then decided that if i do..........it'll never be the same.
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 #7 on: August 13, 2013, 10:08:22 AM
Both beautiful Pat! The one of your son really makes my eyes zoom in on him and his adorable expression. The rocks, wood and rest of it add beautiful interest :)
Love the details on the insect/flower drawing .....
Should I be expecting a fish drawing soon? ::)
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Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 11:06:32 AM
Thanks Denise. I am seriously thinking of just taking some time off of everything. I know I'd feel better if i do. I've done alot of drawings and paintings at this point and I feel i need to just slow down now.
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 #9 on: August 13, 2013, 01:50:08 PM
sound good, relax  :)
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Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013, 03:33:23 PM
Really like the one with the wasp (I guess thats what it is, could be a hornet or sometihing like that).  The rain drop look really good. :clap:
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Reply #11 on: August 14, 2013, 03:58:47 AM
Thanks for the nice comments everyone. SOOOO glad you mentioned water drop Zac!!!
I put in about 5 hours i bet on that thing..nearly as much time as the entire rest of the drawing. I erased the whole drop several times and just could not get it right. What happened for the most part was that this particular drop is not normal....it's flattened (as it is in photograph), so the highlight and basic waterdrop instructions don't apply as usual here).   It's also way out of focus in reference photo, so after i softened and dulled down the highlights ALOT......it started to look more like it.
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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