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Reply #45 on: February 06, 2014, 06:31:27 PM
Doina,

It sure looks good to me.

Nice work.

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Reply #46 on: February 06, 2014, 06:50:43 PM
Wow, all of you are doing so well on the onions/garlic drawing.

It's great to see everyone's progress.

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Reply #47 on: February 06, 2014, 09:28:05 PM
Oh my goodness!!  Ladies!!  Ladies!!  What wonderful pictures.  And...some awesome ones coming up. I'm really impressed with the work!! Wow....the way you are eating up the lessons, Nolan is really going to be handing out tough classes!!! 
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Reply #48 on: February 07, 2014, 01:19:29 AM
 :thankyou:  all so much for the lovely comments  O0

nina and doina great job on the onions and garlic  O0

riya thankyou so much for your lovely comments so glad to hear that you have no migraine and feeling much better  :yippee:  your drawings are an inspiration to me  O0  with all that you have been through and having to draw with your left hand WOW your drawings are fantastic and it is an honour to have you here with us  O0  :hug: :flowers:
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Reply #49 on: February 07, 2014, 03:52:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: Doina. . your still life looks so good. . .Nolan will be pleased!!! O0
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Reply #50 on: February 07, 2014, 11:17:33 AM

Here is my attempt at what I thought was impossible whenI really wondered if this was too big a challenge for me.  What helped my doubts was how painstakingly Nolan explained and demonstrated how to do this drawing!
  :thankyou: , NOLAN!!!  and  :thankyou: to the others who proved it could be done!!! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
  Background filled in now and drawing straightened (2-8-14).
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Reply #51 on: February 07, 2014, 11:26:01 AM
Great Liz! you have a nice background to the nicely shaded onions. :clap: :clap:
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Reply #52 on: February 07, 2014, 11:38:32 AM
Excellent drawing Liz.  Must say your garlic has been around for awhile. Some of it has started to dry out :))
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Reply #53 on: February 07, 2014, 12:41:56 PM
really great drawing on your onions and garlic liz O0  see you can do it  :yippee: :yippee:  knew you could  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #54 on: February 07, 2014, 01:06:33 PM
Nice work on the onions and garlic, Liz.

I can almost smell them from here!

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Reply #55 on: February 07, 2014, 01:11:25 PM
great work guys.

What I am seeing that many can fix is the backgrounds - even mine - make the background tonal value more even and use strokes in the same direction, eg. 45 degrees, then more strokes at a 90 degree angle to that


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Reply #56 on: February 07, 2014, 01:24:40 PM
 :yippee: I have finished (does it count as finished when you keep adding touch ups?) my onion and garlic drawing. 

Feedback welcome  ;D


Doina and Liz I love how you have made the peeling skin on the right look like it is curling.  I really struggled with that bit.  :)

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Reply #57 on: February 07, 2014, 01:35:15 PM
looks great Lisa - use single direction strokes in the background so it doesn't go around the objects in front of it


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Reply #58 on: February 07, 2014, 01:54:41 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan I was wondering how to improve that area.  I will try going back over it and see if it makes a difference at this stage.  Might be too late?

A quick question to artists using pencil... What paper do you use?  So far I have only used standard 80gsm copy paper and I notice on some of the drawings uploaded that my shading seems to have less texture than others.  :confused:

Appreciate any comments.

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Reply #59 on: February 07, 2014, 02:07:46 PM
I have been using for sketches Canson 85gsm=65lb, then for better drawings I used Art Alternatives 110gsm = 75lb,until I found Pentalic Meridian drawing, 147gsm=90lb. I love working on it. Is strong, not to rough but not to flat, and I can use the eraser more than on the others. I also use sometime the "Artist Loft" paper that I purchased for watercolor. For watercolor is the worst, but the back side is good for drawings (B&W or color). Doina
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