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on: December 16, 2013, 01:14:22 PM
OK, folks.  I did it.  I started my Let's Draw class.


Here's my landscape.  I must admit -- it was easier than I thought it would be. 

I know it's not as good as it could be, so please tell me what I should have done to make it look better.

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Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 01:30:34 PM
Mea, your first drawing is just fine :clap: :clap: :clap:

Continue to the next drawing O0 :gl:


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Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 01:40:10 PM
Not a bad attempt mea. Your reflections (especially the ones on the right) should be the reverse to look more realistic. Imagine folding the piece of paper along the water edge. If the top of the tree is to the right of the base of the tree on the land, then it should be the same in the water. E.g. :
    \
      \ | /
____________
      / | \
    /


I hope that gives you the drift.


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Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 02:35:38 PM
Thanks, Batman. 

Definitely will work on doing reflections.

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Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 02:37:53 PM
Thanks, Nolan.

Wish I had taken this course months ago.

Will work on my flicking.

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Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013, 08:13:27 PM
Woo Hoo!! NICE.
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Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 11:14:15 PM
Thanks, Denise.  I'm pretty proud of myself. 

aloha

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Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 01:15:08 AM
Nice drawing Mea!
I think the Batman's tip is something to concern about, next time you draw reflections.

And ehhhm.... where is your tree of day 0?  ;)


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Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 08:13:36 AM
Ah-hem, Germa, my day 0 tree is so bad I don't want anyone to see it.

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Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 09:04:34 AM
Fair enough!  ;)
Gives you lots of room to improve though  :P


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Reply #10 on: December 17, 2013, 09:20:12 PM
Excellent start Mea :clap: !


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Reply #11 on: December 17, 2013, 10:39:31 PM
Thanks, Vjah.  I'm taking baby steps.

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Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 12:32:20 AM
Another excellent drawing Mea reflections are not an easy thing to do its judging where the light is coming from and how it casts that shadow keep at it.  Ray
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Reply #13 on: December 21, 2013, 06:52:55 PM
OK, folks.  I made it to day 4 - the ball.


Must admit it came out better than I thought it would.   Followed Nolan step-by-step (rewind after rewind).

I had once tried to do this drawing with no instruction and it came out terrible.

Amazing the difference a good teacher can make.

Mahalo, Nolan.

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Reply #14 on: December 21, 2013, 09:37:37 PM
Hey, looks great Mea - nice dark shadow .....
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