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Happychappy

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Reply #30 on: December 02, 2013, 09:07:41 AM
I was SOOOOO excited to take this wonderful course Nolan and thought that I would submit my first drawing of a dog which I had to change slightly as the picture was not my own and I haven't completed watching all the lessons yet but was so eager to start it and implement what I had learned thus far. I have the nose/mouth and tongue lessons still to watch.  I have enjoyed this immensely and all I can say to my fellow forum members is to give it a try for it is so interesting and informative. 
 
Nolan if I may make a suggestion and that is, it would be a help if you could supply the photograph of the dog you are drawing so that we can have something to go by ... unless of course, I am missing the mark as to what you are wanting us to achieve but otherwise as I said, I am ecstatic about this course.
 
Thank you Nolan.
 
Patricia
 
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Reply #31 on: December 02, 2013, 09:23:47 AM
Patricia - this is SOOOOO good! You've inspired me to sign up for the dog drawing class!
Cheers,
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Reply #32 on: December 02, 2013, 09:36:26 AM
 :thankyou:  Sharon thank you so much for your very encouraging comments and even if I say so myself, I was shocked at what I produced.  O.K. it is off in many respects but this is my first try and  I was just so excited to see what I could do with just a few lessons given by Nolan.  I feel like a child again and just had to "show" everyone. 
 
Sharon, I highly recommend taking this course for you will be so glad that you did.  Believe me.    I have learned things I never knew and was flabberghasted/excited/ecstatically happy all rolled up in one.  A very BIG THANK YOU TO NOLAN!!! 
 
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Reply #33 on: December 02, 2013, 09:43:42 AM
Patricia!!!! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: Wow, look at that!!! I am impressed and so happy that you're enjoying this  :smitten: .
 
I have the classes also and will take a look at it today. Your drawing has inspired me to waste no time!  ;)
 
I believe Liz will be showing up with her drawing shortly also  :)
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Reply #34 on: December 02, 2013, 09:56:35 AM
Oh! Denise, I was just so very impressed with the few lessons I saw that I could not wait to finish watching the series as I wanted to implement what I had learned right away!!!  I have to go back now and watch the rest.  You will LOVE IT, guaranteed.  Patricia 
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Reply #35 on: December 02, 2013, 10:07:50 AM
Thank you!
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Reply #36 on: December 02, 2013, 10:29:41 AM
wow very nice  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #37 on: December 02, 2013, 10:46:12 AM
OK Patricia, in your honor I've purchased the dog drawing course! Once I'm done with this wedding cake for the baker I'll put down the paint brush for a bit and pick up a pencil - can't wait to be able to paint Cabo!!
Cheers,
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Reply #38 on: December 02, 2013, 10:51:31 AM
Great job Patricia!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

There is a photo of the dog with the course. I have it printed out ready to start. As Nolan suggested, I printed a draft copy, and the best quality copy to reference from. This is exciting!  :yippee:
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Reply #39 on: December 02, 2013, 10:54:39 AM
 :thankyou:  Maryna, it is a wonderful course.
 
 
Sharon, I am so happy that you purchased the course for you really won't be sorry, I promise.  Oh! Yes, Sharon, you have a resident model in Cabo.  Can't wait to see your drawings once your painting commissions are done.   
 
Patricia
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Reply #40 on: December 02, 2013, 10:59:33 AM
Val, thanks for letting me know but where is the photograph for I looked and never saw it at all? However, as I said, I haven't finished the course yet, still got a few lessons to go.  Another thing, we can't seem to get "Blue Tack" in North America.  I see that it is freely available in the U.K.  I guess we could use some substitute of which there should be many. I thought I saw you mention that you had printed out a copy of Nolan's dog on Liz's posts.  Anyway, I am going to do my other lessons now so will take another 'gander'.  Gosh, haven't used that word in ages!!  Patricia
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Reply #41 on: December 02, 2013, 11:04:13 AM
Looking great so far Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap: Once you have completed the other lessons, you can come back and touch up the nose, etc.

The reference picture is in the Equipment Resources box (below the video)

What I would do with this drawing is shade in the background to define the dog's shape as well  O0


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Reply #42 on: December 02, 2013, 11:05:16 AM
 :thankyou:  Val, I found the reference photograph ... how the heck I missed it, I don't know.  Must be having one of the many "senior" moments which seem to be so common these days!!!  Anyway, thanks once again for your help.  Patricia
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Reply #43 on: December 02, 2013, 11:08:09 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan, I thought about shading the background but now that I have found the reference photograph, I may go back and do that one.  Am on my way to finish watching the series.  Thanks once again for a FANTASTIC course.  Patricia
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Reply #44 on: December 02, 2013, 11:39:33 AM
Val, I understand that, but is it okay to get their permission and then the drawing or painting does not come out looking like their photo?


 

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