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Ai Ke

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on: November 13, 2013, 07:38:07 AM
Hello all!  :hug:

With a nose like one of Dennis' cauliflowers, I am doing my first posting from my bed  :envy:   :'( for the first week of drawing lessons. Unfortunately the weather is dreary like me, so the photo's have come out rather flat & colorless, but hey what can I do?

Anyway, I am enjoying this so much and find that the practices are already helping me to get more control of my pencils, so I will continue and cannot wait what it will look like once I am done. The fish I saw posted looks rather daunting now, but who knows, I keep being surprised at the results already! Just like it is not me making these - spooky! >:D
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May you find beauty & passion in your life,

AiKe


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Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 12:02:40 PM
:bigwelcome: to the PB family and the course Aike :yippee:

You are off to a great start, lovely shadings on the berries, etc.
Your rocks have great depth so that tells me you are spotting the differences in tonal values well already.

That means you will probably ace this course too.

By the time you get to the fish, it will be a breeze, you will see O0

PS - get better soon  :flowers:


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Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 12:40:17 PM
 :bigwelcome:   Hello Ai Ke  :wave: and welcome to PB! Your drawings so far are excellent! Nolan is absolutely right, when you get to the fish it will be a breeze.
Sorry to hear of your troubles, hope you recover quickly and completely.  :1hug:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 01:13:56 PM
get well soon ai ke and  :welcome:  to pb, your drawings are really well done looking forward to seeing more  :yippee:
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Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 06:25:39 PM
Nice work Ai Ke! Have fun with the rest of the course!!
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Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 06:07:12 AM
A very warm  :welcome:  to the Paint Basket Ai Ke and you are doing a superb job.  Carry on.  It is lovely to see. 


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Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 06:17:30 AM
 :welcome:  to Paintbasket,AiKe

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your drawings.  You're doing very well!
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Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 06:23:29 AM
 :welcome:  :welcome: AiKe to paint basket. I think you are doing a fantastic job. O0 keep it up.

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Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 02:49:14 PM
Have just been looking at your drawings.  You are doing some really good work.
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Ai Ke

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Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 02:55:04 PM
Thank you for all the encouragement!!  :thankyou:  I was getting a bit annoyed by my own slow pace at doing the course  :idiot2: and getting back on the site, reading the replies, posting my last effort (realized I forgot to take a picture of the barn), and starting with Dennis on the Cosmos watercolour lesson, really improved my motivation and energy! See you back next weekend!  :yippee:
May you find beauty & passion in your life,

AiKe


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Reply #10 on: January 04, 2014, 03:50:38 PM
No punchclocks here.... just go at your own pace.  O0
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Reply #11 on: January 04, 2014, 04:39:24 PM
Great job with your drawings Ai Ke. Its fun when you get surprised with what you can do isn't it.  :welcome: to PB. I will look forward to seeing your future works. Sally


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Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 09:52:03 AM
Verry nice work keep it up :clap:
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Ai Ke

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Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 11:45:20 AM
 :thankyou: all!

I have followed the remainder of the course and now at the self-drawing piece, but I realize I cannot do perspective. Since it is winter and icecold here, I wanted to do an inside drawing of a chair and plant... the plant is fine, the chair keeps being crooked, with seat curving up or down and never being quite right!  :crazy2:
I am trying with the angle tool and measuring... I'll just keep on going till it is right  :fight:
Happy to have your tips if you know about messy perspectives!
 :surrender:

In the meantime, here the animals, that I loved doing!  :smitten:

May you find beauty & passion in your life,

AiKe


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Reply #14 on: March 03, 2014, 11:52:17 AM
Great drawings Ai Ke, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just revisit the horse' eye, it's not quite right yet.

As far as the chair is concerned - chairs are notoriously difficult to freehand as everything is at it's own angle. What I suggest is to take a photo of the chair. Then practice drawing it from the photo. Once you are confident you are able to spot the angle, go back to the real chair and give it another go O0


 

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