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Reply #45 on: January 25, 2014, 09:55:49 PM
OK, Nolan. For the exercise I will not turn the paper if doesnt get to difficult.  :smart:


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Reply #46 on: January 26, 2014, 02:42:16 PM
These darn spheres or balls are the hardest dang things to draw!!!!
Here's my 2nd attempt and it's worse than the first one. . . .please don't shoot me Nolan. . .  :'(
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Reply #47 on: January 26, 2014, 02:53:29 PM
 ;D shoot you? I'd never do that :o well maybe if you steal my pencil I might ::)

are you gradually going from your 2H to your 6B pencil while shading the ball?
are you overlapping each layer, ie. take the light too far out, then start the dark too far out and gradually bring it closer.
If you are then it comes down to controlling the pressure you are applying.

Drawing a ball is not as easy as it looks, that is why it is such a classic object to start a course with. It requires full control over your pencils.

Practice, practice, practice, you can do it O0


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Reply #48 on: January 26, 2014, 05:21:22 PM
Look into my eyes......     you can do this Roxy.    :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:       :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #49 on: January 27, 2014, 07:52:44 AM
Thanks Val, I really need the cheering squad more than ever . . . . .this darn ball! You would think that it would be easy to do. . . NOT!!! I understand the mechanics, I watch the video (over & over) and then my pencils just go where the devil leads them. . . . .grrrr :banghead:
Okay, rant over, off to do Ball Exercise # 3. . . .maybe it the old "third time's a charm" eh?
 
My darling hubby said I needed training wheels for my ball exercises. . . . . . .very funny!!!!!
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Reply #50 on: January 27, 2014, 12:29:28 PM
    well been practising all week  O0  here is my shaded ball, still trying to get the pencil tones right  :-\   tried to get the ball as round as possible freehand  :)  although have done the lets draw course still havn't got it absolutely  right  :( 
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Reply #51 on: January 27, 2014, 01:18:58 PM
Not to worry Jenny, more important to get the values/shading correct. Getting it round will come with practice. The more circles you practice the easier it will get.  O0   Great job on this one.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #52 on: January 27, 2014, 09:06:45 PM
Way to go guys. Here is mine.
I never realized the values build in concentric circles around the highlight before. It made it easier to do! I should have shaded the reflected light a little bit.
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Reply #53 on: January 27, 2014, 10:58:27 PM
Good job on the ball, Sarah.

Great try, Jennylynn.

I like wonky, Bev S.

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Reply #54 on: January 28, 2014, 02:45:56 AM
 :heeha:   Beautiful Sarah, you might be right about toning down the reflected light a bit. Looks awesome  O0

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Reply #55 on: January 28, 2014, 04:47:45 AM
 I won't be able to watch the live classes on Tuesdays from now on, because conflict of schedules. Thanks to Nolan, we have the replays available. I count on them now. Doina
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Reply #56 on: January 28, 2014, 06:06:50 AM
Nice one, Ms. Sarah :clap: :clap: :clap:
Yours is good too, Jennylynn  :clap: :clap: :clap:
 :thankyou: Mea, you are so sweet!
 
It's so nice to see people sending in their homework no matter how good or in my case how bad it is. When Nolan can see what we are doing - which he could in real life - he can give us help and support/encouragement. He can't help us if we don't show him what we are doing. . . . . . .
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Reply #57 on: January 28, 2014, 07:03:20 AM
Excellent shading everyone  :clap: :clap: :clap: .
 
Nolan, please excuse me from the class today.  I have booked it but cannot make it this afternoon. I will catch the replay and thank you once again for your generosity.   Patricia
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Reply #58 on: January 28, 2014, 07:28:00 AM
   well here is my 2nd shaded ball bit lighter this time  O0  and perhaps a little more rounder  O0
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Reply #59 on: January 28, 2014, 10:20:31 AM
Another nice one, Jennylynn!!
I'm working on attempt #6 and still don't have one I'm willing to show anybody!
See you in class later!
 
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