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nolan

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on: July 19, 2011, 04:24:46 PM
Liz has sent me this pencil drawing done by her grand daughter for comment :



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Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 04:31:53 PM
Hi Liz's grand daughter  ;D

I think you have done a great job here, well done. With a bit more practice you will soon be drawing awesome portraits. O0

Okay, I can see you have added shadings to show the rounding of the face and that is well done. What you can do is to look for extra contrasts so you can add even more shadings into the face. In other words get the full range of colours from light to dark. That will give you even more depth.

I see you say it's difficult to fix anything around the mouth due to too much erasing, so take this advice as a reminder for your next portrait  ;)
The edges of the mouth are never sharp, they always fade away. The model would have to have very bold lipstick on before you will need to edge the mouth with a line. O0

Lastly add a shading to the neck - even though this is not part of the face per se, the shading on the neck helps to "push" the face forward which will also give you extra depth in the drawing.

All in all a great drawing, looking forward to seeing your next one  :)


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Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 03:31:48 PM
My daughter, Lisa, has taken up drawing people and animals only recently. I told her how she would benefit by joining us on Paint Basket, which she may do soon. Thank you for commenting on her sketch! :)


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Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 04:07:26 PM
Very interesting to create a drawing where the eyes are closed!  Well done!
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
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Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 10:24:47 PM
Great job and keep posting!


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Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 11:59:50 PM
:bigwelcome: to the site ptw64. Tell us a bit more about the type of art you are into?


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Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 09:58:29 AM
Daughter Lisa.  She joined PB and tried to post, but didn't get through last night.  My son's 3 children do fine pen and ink designs; their mom is a multi-talented person. :) :)


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Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 01:02:58 PM
Oh dear, did I get the relationship wrong Liz, you want me to edit the title of the post?

Glad your daughter has also joined :clap:  :yippee:

Now we just need to get her to say hello  :whistle:


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Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 01:21:43 AM
Hi everyone, thank you for your comments and suggestions.  I have done five pencil drawings over the past eight months.  The first four were drawings of random animals I found in books or magazines.  This was my first attempt at drawing a person.  This is all very new to me as art has never been something I took interest in since I was a child.  Nolan, I look forward to finding the time to start another drawing using the suggestions you made!


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Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 02:45:20 AM
Hi Lisa...  :welcome: That's a great start to portraits.  O0 Have never tried drawing eyes closed...very interesting. I do hope you enjoy your 'art' time as much as the rest of us, look forward to seeing your efforts...please feel free to add your comments and/or suggestions on my drawings. Always good to hear fresh ideas.  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011, 01:12:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: :bigwelcome: lllau  :clap: :clap:

We can't wait to see your next drawing O0


 

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