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Reply #15 on: January 27, 2014, 09:14:42 PM
More drawings during my bus ride to Honolulu.


The one at the top is a rock in Waimea Bay that people like to jump from.

The other is our famous landmark, Diamond Head.

Nolan, I think the Waimea Rock shows I can do a better job on drawing rocks when the subject is something that is familiar to me.


All suggestions for improvement are gratefully accepted.

My fellow bus riders now like to watch me work on these.  I'm making new friends.

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Reply #16 on: January 28, 2014, 12:37:21 AM
Nice way to occupy yourself on the bus!   :clap:  Your palms are starting to be your signature item!
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Reply #17 on: January 28, 2014, 09:06:29 AM
Steven,

Once I learned to flick my lines, I became a monster.  All I want to do is palms!  I still need to make more believable trunks on those trees, though.

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Reply #18 on: February 03, 2014, 07:20:36 PM
Did some more drawing today while riding the bus. 

This is Hanauma Bay in Hawaii.  It's is a beautiful nature preserve with incredibly colorful reef fish.


What can I do better?

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Reply #19 on: February 04, 2014, 06:09:32 AM
Mea - just keep drawing. What you have done is impressive - is it in a journal? don't forget to date these sketches. That way you can go back and see how far you have come. Riding the bus gives you time to draw with no interuptions. Must be nice.
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Reply #20 on: February 04, 2014, 08:44:36 AM
Mea,  I love your sketchers.  Please tell me where u are going on the bus and how long the ride is.  I love the idea of using this time to practice your drawing.  Keep the sketches coming!
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Reply #21 on: February 04, 2014, 06:00:26 PM
Jill h,

It's 5:30 in the morning and I am heading from my house on the North Shore of Oahu to Honolulu.  Depending on traffic, the trip can take about hour or more.  Then in the afternoon, I do the return trip which usually takes an hour and a half.  Drawing is a great way to spend that time.  Teaches me good balance and control as it is a winding road with a few bumps.

I do this about two days a week - one to my art class on the outskirts of Waikiki, and the other to a one-day-a-week volunteer job for charity in Honolulu.

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Reply #22 on: February 04, 2014, 09:57:41 PM
Yes, Peggy, I put a date on everything. I keep two different sketch books.  One is small (6" x 8") enough to carry with me on the bus.  The other is an *" x 10" pad that I use for my Paintbasket lessons.

It's fun to go back to my very first drawings and see how much I have progressed.

It's encouragement from you and the other PB-ers that keeps me trying harder.

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Reply #23 on: February 06, 2014, 06:29:12 AM
I went snorkelling in Hanauma lots of fun. Thanks for bringing that memory back.
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Reply #24 on: February 06, 2014, 06:52:26 PM
Glad it brought back good memories, Brian.  Hanauma Bay is indeed a unique place.

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Reply #25 on: February 17, 2014, 05:57:51 AM
Mea, this is a great scene. The one thing to keep in mind is to 'lighten' as you recede into the distance.  Other than that.... fantastic!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #26 on: February 17, 2014, 07:20:25 AM
Thanks, Val. 

Thanks for the tip - make it lighter in the distance - make it lighter in the distance - make it lighter in the distance.  OK, now that I said it three times, I should remember.

I'm gearing up to do that scene (Hanauma Bay) in oil. 

I'm sure that in your Caribbean travels, you see so many gorgeous places.  Don't you wish you had more time to paint them all!?!

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Reply #27 on: February 17, 2014, 02:06:25 PM
That is my dilemma Mea, I start on one thing...turn around, and oh I must sketch that, or ooooh I must paint that, and oh my jolly goodness I just HAVE to try that!  ;D   I think that's why I have soooo many UFO's!!  :heeha:
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Reply #28 on: February 19, 2014, 11:08:01 PM
Here's my latest remake of my nene.  I did it while riding the bus today.   


Started out as a pencil sketch on the way to town, then added pastels to it on the way home.  (Bought a cheap set of 36 colors at a local office supply store)

Trying to control pastels on a moving bus is really tough.  Don't think I'll try that again.

All suggestions will be gratefully accepted.  I know this is not my best work, but it's better than I thought it would be.

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Reply #29 on: February 20, 2014, 01:14:13 AM
I like the way you take advantage of what would otherwise be time lost Mea..  :clap: O0

Pencils and pastels work like what Nolan did on the onion with a stylus, where he etched a line then rubbed over it and the pencil left a white line since the graphite passed over the dent.  If you press too hard with the pencil the pastel won't fall in the pencil indentations.  That can be used for a nice texture to create a feathers effect, it makes it interesting, I can see the pencil indents under the pastel and it keeps the bird from being flat! O0
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