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Kathysutterlin

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Reply #420 on: May 27, 2016, 11:43:40 AM
 :thankyou: Thank you, Patricia and Nolan, for your compliments and strong encouragement. Each lesson is an exciting adventure. To have all of you at PB to teach, encourage, and share is just amazing!  :hug:
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Reply #421 on: May 29, 2016, 06:56:42 AM
Lovely drawing as usual KathyS,  PB sure makes drawing and all other art an adventure. :)
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Reply #422 on: May 29, 2016, 07:25:28 AM
I'm not sure if I should post my drawings from the classes on here or on onlineartlessons page? 

I as usual enjoyed this class , each time  I learn a little more.

The background looked smoother until I uploaded it onto the computer so will have to have a re-look at it. The small garlic clove on its own looks like its not sure what it wants to be :) :)

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Reply #423 on: May 29, 2016, 08:33:58 AM
Win,

You can post your work in both places.

The background looking fine.  Both onion and garlic are well drawn, although the inside of the garlic could use some more darks.


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Reply #424 on: May 29, 2016, 10:13:08 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice job on the onion and garlic, Win. I know what you mean about the little section of garlic on its own. I felt the same way in my drawing. Without the rest of the drawing, it would have been hard to identify.
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Reply #425 on: May 29, 2016, 10:28:08 AM
Win:  You have done a great drawing.  The onions and garlic look good. A little more shading on the inside of the garlic would make it recede into the center.
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Reply #426 on: May 29, 2016, 11:11:07 AM
 :thankyou: Mea  and KathyKuz for your feedback, I see what you mean about the garlic needing more "dark" to give it depth.   

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Reply #427 on: May 31, 2016, 03:29:19 AM
great job, good contrasts in the onion :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #428 on: June 01, 2016, 12:39:25 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan
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Reply #429 on: August 10, 2016, 12:26:24 PM
Here's my try at the onion & garlic still life.

I didn't follow Nolan's class exactly. The major differences is in the background and foreground. All the graphite work was 98% done with hatching....very time consuming. The background is charcoal and some carbon pencil. The remainder is all graphite. Since the garlic is really pale by nature, I used a lot of 5H and 2H pencils. I also used HB and H pencils and in a couple of small spots I tried 9xxB graphite.....which is mostly graphite with some carbon in it.

I drew this on Bristol Board with the smooth texture. I don't really like this paper for graphite work; it's more suited to pen and ink. Doing charcoal on it was a bear. I found that a really smooth paper for graphite work that suits me better is the Arches hot-pressed watercolor paper...the back side.

Anyway, it took a while to do this as I was experimenting a lot. I learned a bunch. Hope you like it. :)


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Reply #430 on: August 10, 2016, 01:10:37 PM
 :heeha: Lovely textures in this Steve, great sheen on the onion skin  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #431 on: August 10, 2016, 01:12:51 PM
Steve:  Excellent drawing of the onions.  Beautiful contrast.  I like the background.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #432 on: August 10, 2016, 01:17:20 PM
 :heeha: Wow Steve! This is beautifully done. I love the contrasts you have created by changing the background. Your cross hatching it so fine and even. It makes a wonderful surface for your garlic and onion. You can be very proud of this.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #433 on: August 10, 2016, 05:14:11 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Steve.  You have done a great job of the onions and garlic.   Patricia
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Reply #434 on: August 10, 2016, 05:19:28 PM
Thank you for the encouragement Val, KathyK, KathyS and Patricia. :) Your opinions rare important to me.
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