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ababbler

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on: January 28, 2014, 10:32:35 AM
Hello all,

I'm in the early stages of the Let's Draw Course (day 3) and I thought I would post some pics to see how I'm doing.

Here is my erased landscape


And here's my tonal chart


I think the paper I used was too thin and cheap. I really had to work on the dark values to get them as dark as I wanted. It's like the paper hardly had any tooth. I got some better paper so I'll probably redo the tonal chart.

I know I need to work on keeping my fingerprints off of my drawings. :uglystupid2:

I did a couple of stroke exercise sheet too, but they weren't around when I was scanning these in.


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Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 10:38:01 AM
Looks like you are off to a good start with your drawing course, Aaron.  Took me a month to find the time to get to Day #9.  Looks like you'll catch up to me by the end of the week.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 01:43:11 PM
Well done Aaron! Off to a  :flight: flying start!  :yippee:       :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 07:29:56 AM
Thanks, Mea and Val!

Here's my second try at the ball.


It's so-so, but at least it's better then the first one.

I'm looking forward to the berries!

~Aaron


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Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 12:09:18 PM
:bigwelcome: to the course and Paint Basket

You are off to a great start on the course. You are going to do well :clap: :clap: :clap:
 :gl: with the rest of the course


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Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 09:24:09 AM
Thanks Nolan!

I finally did my berries drawing.



I didn't do too well on the berries....need more practice with spheres. I also took the liberty of changing the shadows of the lower berries to what seemed a more realistic position to me. I think they could use some more feathering though.

I just noticed that my watermark was automatically applied after I resized the image in Lightroom.(bottom left) ;D I'll have to remember to turn that off next time.

~Aaron
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Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 10:34:29 AM
Good work Aaron. You are off to a flying start.
Jill
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Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 11:38:10 AM
Hi Aaron

I am up to day 4 today of the Lets Draw course and loving it.  I am hoping the berries are soon. 

Yours look great,  :clap:  I haven't done them yet,  :blush: , but I am wondering about the right hand leaf beside the berries.  It seems to get lost in the shadow.  Is it supposed to?  I feel maybe the bottom line needs defining.   :confused:
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 11:55:04 AM
Your berry drawing is spot on Aaron, leave as is, well done :clap: :yippee: :clap:


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Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 02:46:50 PM
Hi Aaron

I am up to day 4 today of the Lets Draw course and loving it.  I am hoping the berries are soon. 

Yours look great,  :clap:  I haven't done them yet,  :blush: , but I am wondering about the right hand leaf beside the berries.  It seems to get lost in the shadow.  Is it supposed to?  I feel maybe the bottom line needs defining.   :confused:

I see what you mean. On the example drawing there isn't a shadow on the bottom part of the leaf at all, but it seemed to me that there should be. (I could be wrong of course, and I don't recommend following my example :)) The bottom edge kinda got lost a little too much in the shadow I created. It would be easy to fix I think.

Your just two days away from the berries. Have fun!

~Aaron


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Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 02:52:11 PM
Your berry drawing is spot on Aaron, leave as is, well done :clap: :yippee: :clap:

Good to know Nolan! And just so you know....I'm not looking for just praise from you and anyone else. If you tell me of something I did wrong I won't be offended at you.

~Aaron


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Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 10:09:48 PM
Thanks Aaron.  Feel free to comment on my upcoming berries  ;D

Couldn't do day 4 today instead spent the day in hospital with my teenage son waiting for him to have an operation to remove three plates from his collarbone after a bad break a few months before Christmas.  So I used the time to redo the landscape with an eraser seeing how I couldn't do any lessons so wasn't a complete waste of artistic time  8) unfortunately they ran out of time so we were sent home to go back another day  :tickedoff:  and I never got time to go art supply shopping   :knuppel2:  :2funny:
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #12 on: February 11, 2014, 11:50:01 PM
I will Aaron, don't worry.  O0


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Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 06:40:24 AM
Wow, Aaron! You are flying through those lessons! Looking really good!
Christina


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Reply #14 on: February 12, 2014, 10:49:11 AM
Thanks Aaron.  Feel free to comment on my upcoming berries  ;D


Your welcome.

 
Wow, Aaron! You are flying through those lessons! Looking really good!

Thanks Christina! It's a lot of fun.


 

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