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Reply #75 on: January 08, 2015, 04:11:55 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie

 :thankyou: Dennis

 I did struggle with perspective for sure, will have to practise my geometric shapes.
Liana


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Reply #76 on: January 08, 2015, 11:35:46 PM
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Reply #77 on: January 09, 2015, 09:41:01 AM
 :)  Thanks Val

I moved right to my pen for these practice drawings but.......

My lesson learned from this was that I can still use light pencil lines to make sure I get perspective of the main shapes correct and then use my pen.

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Does this sound correct?   

Thanks

Liana


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Reply #78 on: January 09, 2015, 12:49:24 PM
That's correct Liana.
 For pen and ink work do all your preliminary work with pencil. When you are satisfied with the drawing then you can start using the ink pen. Afterwards you can gently erase all the pencil guide lines.

 When practicing the strokes do them straight with the pen - no pencil guide lines :sweat:
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Reply #79 on: February 25, 2015, 08:24:48 AM

I decided to take advantage of my VIP membership and stick my toe into the proverbial water (aka "ink"!) This was a very fascinating look at a fun medium. I'm so impressed with what others are doing with PNI - glad I tried this class (although these worksheets took me ALL DAY LONG!!) Looking forward to lesson #2! Thanks for a great intro, Dennis!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #80 on: February 25, 2015, 09:44:07 AM
Cool Sharon that you've decided to take up pen and ink.
My daughter is doing the same, but she's interested in Copic markers.
Have to say after looking at some YouTube videos on this, it has surely sparked my interest.
Figures she would choose the one medium I don't have supplies for. 
My studio is set up to do watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastels, scratch board, and pencil drawing.
 I told her yesterday that my studio might as well be a store with all the supplies I've gathered. 
She should pick one of those mediums. But, nope, she chooses Copic markers.
Now guess what mom has to do? Buy Copic markers.  ;D
I support her interest in art, she's always been a good artist.
She has drawn lovely pictures of our pets for gifts to me, which I just adore.
 Besides she's been handling the framing business, since I've retired. 
Its one perk that we have really enjoyed being able to buy supplies for the shop.  ;)
Anyway, can't wait to see your pen and ink drawings, I'm sure you will do great.
Also, if you take to Hawaii, it won't take up much space.  :)
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Reply #81 on: February 25, 2015, 10:22:56 AM
 I could only stand those worksheets for a few minutes at a time-good for you getting them done in one day!  :clap:

I'm glad you are getting your feet inky!  :yippee:
~Natalie

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Reply #82 on: February 25, 2015, 10:31:03 AM
Thanks Robin and Natalie - and Robin, when I begin a new medium I generally buy just a few materials because I keep returning to my true love, watercolors! Plus my counter space for paints, etc is a bit limited (my studio is my daughter's former bedroom and she's yet to clean out her closet and shelving areas!)  But you're a good mom and it's a small price to pay if she's running your business!

Natalie - I had to keep taking breaks just to give my neck a rest!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #83 on: February 25, 2015, 11:30:27 AM
Nicely done Sharon!
Your watercolor paintings are beautiful!
With your talent you are sure to excel at any medium and it already shows in the pen work.   :)

My daughter got me a few starter sets in Copic pens for Christmas she thought I would like them.
Have not used them yet but they may be useful to add color to pen drawings. Just have to get some more lessons in before I attempt that  ;D
Liana


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Reply #84 on: February 25, 2015, 12:24:18 PM
Wow, Sharon, you even make charts look like works of art!!

Nice job.

aloha

mea
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Reply #85 on: February 25, 2015, 01:53:56 PM
Thanks Liana and Mea! I showed my husband what I had been working on all day yesterday and he was impressed - and understood why I had been in my studio for so long!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #86 on: December 11, 2015, 06:36:32 PM
Last of 9 practice sheets.
More practice.
 :thankyou: Dennis, I liked doing this drawing.  First time ever trying to draw with pen and ink! Sometimes the pen in my hand felt a little shaky, but all the practice drawing really prepared me for this lesson/drawing.
~Liz
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Reply #87 on: December 11, 2015, 09:13:38 PM
Liz,

You pen and ink drawings look so precise.  You have done well.  I am intimidated by pen and ink.

aloha

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Reply #88 on: December 11, 2015, 10:08:51 PM
MaryAnne, you should add pen and ink to your repertoire, too!


At first I would have felt intimidated since you can't erase ink as you can graphite pencil, but Dennis is such an excellent teacher that he prepares you with all these monotonous exercises that soon the pen is not so fearsome a tool to work with.  And here is Dennis' secret: use a pencil to lightly outline the main parts, then you will be trouble free. When you're done,  erase any visible pencil marks.  :)


Liz


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Reply #89 on: December 12, 2015, 01:05:34 AM
Excellent. Well done, Liz :clap: :clap: :clap:
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