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Reply #435 on: August 10, 2016, 11:19:24 PM
Steve, you have done a really good job on this drawing.  O0 I like the table cross hatching and all the details much. I just miss a little bit darker shadow at the root on the last onion skin on the right.
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Reply #436 on: August 11, 2016, 02:19:53 AM
An excellent drawing Steve so much work on the background has paid off in showcasing the Onion and Garlic  :clap:
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Reply #437 on: August 11, 2016, 04:40:22 AM
Thanks,  Win and Sarlota.

Sarlota, the cast shadow on the far right is interesting. The reference photo showed it being considerably lighter than the other shadows. These were photographed under a very strong light. Hence the well defined cast shadows. So I assume that the far right shadow is being lightened by light passing through the translucent onion skin. Thanks for pointing it out, though. :)
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Reply #438 on: August 11, 2016, 07:28:58 AM
Wow, Steve. 

The paper thinness of the peelings is incredibly well done.

The shapes are beautifully drawn.

Fabulous job on blending.

Love the smooth black background.

Your hatching is so fine that it is almost undetectable.

Super wow.

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Reply #439 on: August 11, 2016, 09:26:44 AM
Thank you very much, Mea! Yes, the hatching and the blending with only the pencil was very time consuming. Not that I'm complaining; I just didn't realize how long it would take. :)
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Reply #440 on: August 23, 2016, 03:11:56 PM
fantastic job Steve :congrats:

I too miss a little extra contrast on the shadow side of the peeling skin to the right of the onion - that darkness lifts the onion itself up in the same way as the shadows on the table do O0


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Reply #441 on: August 24, 2016, 04:55:37 AM
Thanks for your criticism, Nolan! Now all I have to do is pry the drawing away from my wife to make the adjustment. She decided she liked it well enough to frame and hang in our living room. :)
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Reply #442 on: August 31, 2016, 02:17:23 AM
if it is framed already, then leave it and remember for next time O0 you don't want to upset the boss :-\


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Reply #443 on: September 24, 2017, 08:33:18 PM
After 3 or 4 days of working on it, I've finished my onion. I welcome and look forward to any suggestions, tips, and ideas for improvements!


Thanks guys,


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Reply #444 on: September 24, 2017, 09:02:09 PM
Jon

The shapes are really well drawn.  BUT, like most of us when we started, you seem afraid of the dark.  Go dark, young man!  Check your darkest spot against the reference photo and go from there.

So happy to see you are posting your work.

You are on the right course to better drawing.  Keep at it.

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Reply #445 on: September 24, 2017, 10:00:46 PM
Mea,

Thanks! I had actually thought I'd gone to dark in some spots, but I suppose contrast is the name of the game with pencil drawing.

I think the photo came up a little lighter than the drawing itself, I might try one with my DSLR and see if it's any better.

But, I certainly will try to make my darks darker in my future work!

Thank you so much Mea. It's actually a real pleasure for me to be able to post drawings and get feedback from all of the art veterans on this site!

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Reply #446 on: September 24, 2017, 10:43:28 PM
Jon

You'll find us all willing to help.  We love learning from and sharing with each other.

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Reply #447 on: September 25, 2017, 10:17:58 AM
 O0 You can't have light without the darks!  ;D   You're coming on famously Jon. Keep those scribbles coming!  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #448 on: September 26, 2017, 02:20:16 PM
You will hear those words often... Dont be afraid of the darks  :)... You doing well so far keep going  :clap:
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Reply #449 on: September 26, 2017, 05:07:09 PM
Jon:  You have done a great drawing of the onions.  Your tonal values are good you just need to go darker.  That is what we all need when we start. darker, darker.   :clap: :clap:
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