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nolan

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on: January 21, 2014, 11:27:38 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone stay on topic in this thread. Thank You

Get access to the class HERE

Before the class please print out the templates HERE
« Last Edit: February 27, 2014, 04:43:10 PM by nolan »


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Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 12:40:51 PM
Usually takes a day or two to get the replay up. If you signed up for the lesson you'll receive an email telling you the replay is available.
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Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 01:31:08 PM
Nolan, are the first few free drawing classes basically the same as the drawing course?
Christina


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Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 01:40:06 PM
there is an overlap C because the basics are the basics and can't really be changed ;D


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Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 01:44:34 PM
I did get to see some of the lesson....for some reason you tube just doesn't want to work for me even after I sign in to google. 
Cheers, Val

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Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 02:03:16 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan for the lesson today which I enjoyed as it was a good refresher for me.  Looking forward to getting into the 'meat' of the course.  Thank you once again for your generosity.  Patricia 
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Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 02:33:18 PM
Thank you, Nolan.  O0
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Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 02:34:00 PM
Val, SOOOO SORRY  Hopefully you will get the replay.   :hug:

Nolan, I really enjoyed the class even though it was a repeat of the other class ideas.  Like you said basics are basics and it is where the class needs to start.
You did point out a few things I had not heard in the other class and it was great to redo the beginning lessons.  I found them somewhat easier, but still I am still no wheres near perfect in the strokes.  (I will post those pages later today, need to finish them).  Great Class,   :thankyou:

Here is my first drawing, the ball.  I think perhaps my shadow is not correct, which I noticed as I photographed it.  The shadow should be more straight across the bottom of the ball, I think.  Other than that, over all I am happy with this one. 

Sue   ;-)

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Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 02:38:19 PM
Wow, now I see pressure marks from the 'Strokes' page on my picture.  Guess next time I will use the page that is on the bottom of the stack   :2funny:
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Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 03:22:00 PM
try and get the transition between your tones smoother Sue. Take a look at the lower part of the ball, where the mid tone and dark tones meet, you still have a line.

Looking at the depth of the strokes exercise that have dented your paper, it tells me that you are pressing WAY too hard when you draw. Let the softness of the pencil give you the darkness you need. Pressing hard is only for the final darkest tonal values O0


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Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 04:02:06 PM
Wow, now I see pressure marks from the 'Strokes' page on my picture.  Guess next time I will use the page that is on the bottom of the stack   :2funny:
Damn good effort Sue :clap:
It was an enjoyable class - the biggest tips I received were NOT to press hard and the kneadable rubber usage.
Thanks again Nolan.
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Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 04:16:00 PM
Thanks Nolan, I will work on smoothing out the transitions. 
Good point about pressing too hard.  Will try again on those lines too.
Sue   ;-)

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Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 07:35:11 PM
thanks for the class, I only watched a section of the first hour. I got uncomfortable with one of the 'visitors' on the chat who suddenly seemed to be a 'fan' of me and I left.

Will catch the replay.
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Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 07:52:21 PM
Thank you for the class!  It was a very nice demo.  Sorry we on the chat started to entertain ourselves - if you aren't actually working, it's hard to watch something so repetitive as exercises.  I wish you had done less of that and more of the interesting things.  After a few strokes, we get the idea and want to see it used on actual drawings.

Maryna, if you don't like to follow what's on the chat, just make the video fill up the screen.  That's what I do during the classes so I'm not distracted.

Speaking of distracted, I was actually at work so I only caught the last hour.

 
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Reply #14 on: January 22, 2014, 08:26:22 PM
Alice I specifically only showed the necessary bits instead of doing the full exercise. I couldn't get away with showing less unfortunately otherwise I would end up getting heaps of enquiries on the forum about what to do next.

If you don't understand these basics then you will battle with the interesting stuff later on :-\


 

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