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Reply #30 on: April 18, 2014, 02:21:24 PM
great stuff guys.

Jennylynn your pencil was too sharp for the size of the portrait - next time blunt off the pencil to get it the correct width. The technique you used though was spot on O0

Danielle, Jennylynn and Dorothy - keep building layers on the white beard you won't lose what you have already done - when you lay the graphite down just ensure you can still make out the previous layer then you are okay. You need to add layers until the darkest tones match or are darker than the skin tone O0


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Reply #31 on: April 19, 2014, 08:52:32 AM
 :thankyou: Lisa, Bev, Pat, Mea. For your comments. :-*
 :thankyou: Nolan I will do the corrections.  It was a fun way of applying graphite.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2014, 08:54:22 AM by Danielle123 »
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Reply #32 on: April 19, 2014, 10:21:57 AM
This one reminds me of an old boyfriend who had a spot where no beard would grow, so he filled it in with black marker. 

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Reply #33 on: April 19, 2014, 05:22:51 PM
Nice mustache, beard Jennylynn,  that must have been a 2 days groth ;D
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Reply #34 on: April 21, 2014, 05:24:58 AM

Here are my class projects. The first  was fairly simple and really came in handy for my portrait. The second was more difficult. I think I rubbed to hard and obscurred some of the underlying layers. I will try this one again. :)
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Reply #35 on: April 21, 2014, 05:46:54 AM
Great work!
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Reply #36 on: April 21, 2014, 06:27:10 AM
Nice work on the beards, Peggy.

aloha

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Reply #37 on: April 21, 2014, 12:23:08 PM
you just need to keep building the layers O0


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Reply #38 on: April 21, 2014, 12:54:32 PM
Wax on. . . Wax off. . . . here is Mr. Wong in all his facial foliage!!!
 
                                             
 
And here is my own challenge. . . a short white beard :o  what was I thinking!
My ref. photo. . . . .
I have wanted to draw this cowboy's portrait since forever, so decided to start with his beard. . . . then realized that I didn't have any BG to show up his beard. . . . so sorry for setting his half a head on the table!!!

 
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Reply #39 on: April 21, 2014, 02:36:27 PM
Great beard Bev,  :clap: I see a bit more dark around the mouth on your cowboy ref pic, the white is still going to stand out fine with a little darkening all around! O0
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Reply #40 on: April 21, 2014, 03:12:44 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job on the beards Bev.   Patricia
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Reply #41 on: April 21, 2014, 05:26:48 PM
Love the beards Bev.
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Reply #42 on: April 21, 2014, 06:19:53 PM
Bev,

Smart one, you.  Taking on a short white beard.  I think it's the best of the three.

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Reply #43 on: April 21, 2014, 06:40:25 PM
Excellent Bev  O0 Good on you for going the extra step.  :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #44 on: April 22, 2014, 12:13:45 PM
Thanks again everyone. . .once more you overwhelm me with you accolades :blush:  But I love reading them so don't stop now!! :2funny:
 
Steven. . . thank you for your keen observations. . . I thought about going a bit darker there but I was afraid it might be too much. . . . .I'm still afraid of the darks, even after all of Nolan's lessons!! I also think he could use a bit more value in his skin. He is quite well tanned in his photo and I don't think I have given him enough "colour" in his face. Do you see that as an issue?
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