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Reply #120 on: August 18, 2016, 10:46:17 PM
Excellent, Kathy :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #121 on: August 19, 2016, 04:00:04 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Kathy, you did a super job on the elephant and they do have dents in their heads.  Great job for sure.


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Reply #122 on: August 19, 2016, 04:08:15 AM
Excellent, Kathy. O0 Keep practicing. You improve with each drawing.
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Reply #123 on: August 19, 2016, 04:56:01 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Many thanks Mea, Gita, Dennis, and Patricia. You have no idea how much yourhonest encouragement and insight helps.

After I finished my elephant, I was absolutely thrilled with him. Then.... I went and looked at all the other elephants many of you drew in this class. I started to compare mine to the others. A big no no  :o  . I started to question my drawing.  Thankfully, a good nights sleep and the insight of my fellow classmates has given me a fresh perspective.  Again, many thanks.  :thankyou:  :hug:
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Reply #124 on: August 19, 2016, 05:13:06 AM
Yeah, a big mistake. I think we all compare our work to others. The styles and level of skill will run the gamut. But never belittle yourself because someone can do better than you. Use it as a goal to shoot for. Remember, a tennis player gets better by playing people a notch or two better. :)
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Reply #125 on: August 19, 2016, 06:38:47 AM
 :heeha: Super Effe Kathy! The one thing I learned about working with ink is that it is better to go lightly at first. You can always go back and fill in the darker spots and contour with more hatching afterward.

Be proud of this endeavour Kathy, quite a complex fellow.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #126 on: August 19, 2016, 10:08:08 AM
Yeah, a big mistake. I think we all compare our work to others. The styles and level of skill will run the gamut. But never belittle yourself because someone can do better than you. Use it as a goal to shoot for. Remember, a tennis player gets better by playing people a notch or two better. :)

 O0 I completely agree, Steve. and I know this in my heart. It's a wonderful thing to admire the beauty of someone else's talent and style and remain loyal and true to our own. I do love that we have many artists to play and grow with here at Paintbasket.  :smitten:
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Reply #127 on: August 19, 2016, 10:11:43 AM
:heeha: Super Effe Kathy! The one thing I learned about working with ink is that it is better to go lightly at first. You can always go back and fill in the darker spots and contour with more hatching afterward.

Be proud of this endeavour Kathy, quite a complex fellow.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :thankyou: Thank you, Val. I really am quite proud of my elephant.  :yippee: I do see what you mean about waiting to go darker later for contour. I still may draw him again soon as I'd like to see what kind of contours I can enhance the second time around.  O0
Kathy S.


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Reply #128 on: August 20, 2016, 05:15:50 PM
So I did draw the elephant a second time.  It was quite exciting to draw him from the photo with only limited reference to my previous drawing. I did not follow the video this time. Having had the recent experience of doing the lesson with Dennis, I had the tools fresh in my mind. What I noticed this time is that I was seeing for myself where my highlights and shadows needed to go. I really had fun finding the contours of the ear. It's my favorite part of this second drawing.

I sure love these classes!  :yippee:
Kathy S.


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Reply #129 on: August 20, 2016, 08:52:18 PM
Wow great drawing Kathy.
I keep seeing everyone's great work and think i will subscribe to the online classes and get alot more information than i do from my local art class lessons which are  very expensive and something i can't afford. Although teacher is top artist we don't get alot of variety and she seems to only encourage the best students, so i have been looking elsewhere.
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Reply #130 on: August 20, 2016, 09:14:37 PM
Kathy, you are getting fond of elephants! This one is also so good. I cannot compare both since I am online on an iphone at present. I am going for this class next. This sounds so exiting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #131 on: August 21, 2016, 01:59:32 AM
 :yippee:   Well done, nice improvement on the eye and the shadings.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #132 on: August 21, 2016, 02:31:02 PM
Nice job,  Kathy. Going darker on your shading really makes this elephant pop!  O0 O0
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Reply #133 on: August 21, 2016, 04:42:06 PM
Wow great drawing Kathy.
I keep seeing everyone's great work and think i will subscribe to the online classes and get alot more information than i do from my local art class lessons which are  very expensive and something i can't afford. Although teacher is top artist we don't get alot of variety and she seems to only encourage the best students, so i have been looking elsewhere.
TeresaM   

 :thankyou: Thank you, Teresa. I'm having a blast and I highly recommend the membership at onlineartlessons.com. It is such a cost effective way to have unlimited access to all the lessons. Nolan and Dennis have done a superb job of making the lessons affordable, interesting, and fun. I look forward to seeing you over there.  :1hug:
Kathy S.


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Reply #134 on: August 21, 2016, 04:44:33 PM
Kathy, you are getting fond of elephants! This one is also so good. I cannot compare both since I am online on an iphone at present. I am going for this class next. This sounds so exiting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :thankyou: It really is an exciting lesson, Gita. I look forward to seeing your elephant soon.  :yippee:
Kathy S.


 

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