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Danielle123

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on: May 13, 2014, 06:21:26 AM
 :help: Sketches for my next pastels.  Please let me know if this sketch would be good for my painting. Is the palm tree to much, are the waves to close to the shore.  Your input is valuable to me.  :thankyou:
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Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 07:02:58 AM
Where is the sketch?


Danielle123

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Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 07:10:43 AM
Sorry here it is.   I would make the palm bigger than the sketch. 
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Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 10:03:32 AM
Danielle, the waves look unrealistic and breaking too close to shore.  Those big rocks on the left look too smooth.

Hope that kelps.

aloha

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Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 11:02:55 AM
Check withe the palm tree expert (Mea) where it should be positioned.   8)
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Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 11:36:06 AM
Danielle,

The position for the palm tree might look better on the other side, so you'd have unobstructed ocean on the right.  Good plan on making the tree bigger.  Also, give the trunk a bit of a sway.

I'm sure than when you are done with this, it will look terrific.

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Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 08:31:40 AM
Good job on doing your own sketch!   :clap:

The rocks size and grouping are not organic-more formal garden looking to my eye.
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Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 10:58:45 AM
I may be a bit late here, but here's my tuppence anyway. Dependent on the part of the world you are in, you will indeed see scenes very similar to this one. For instance, Virgin Gorda in BVI's has rocks similar to these in an area called the Baths. We have seen times where the boats had to move as the waves would come crashing in right up to the shore. The placement of the palm is just a measure of personal preference. I would make a few thumbnail sketches and try a couple of different variations. Have fun!

So Danielle, whatever you decide I know will be great.  O0
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Reply #8 on: May 16, 2014, 08:39:25 AM
Come on Danielle-what have you got in the works?

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Reply #9 on: May 20, 2014, 04:08:29 AM
 :thankyou: for all your comments, i started it but have put it a side for a bit.  I will get on it soon.
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Reply #10 on: June 03, 2014, 03:58:22 PM
 :confused:  Dennis/Nolan can you please tell me if you will also give a longer hair dog course in pastel. I have a wedding present to give in August and I was going to do their dog in graphite but the pastel course would interest me a lot. The dog is a mix of golden and german sheperd.   :help:
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Reply #11 on: June 03, 2014, 09:30:35 PM
Danielle, there is a short hair dog coming up very soon. Maybe I do a long hair dog in July  if others are happy for me to do it.
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Reply #12 on: June 04, 2014, 03:32:41 AM
Thank you Dennis, I will take the short hair dog pastel and if you do the long hair dog i will certainly do that class too. 
 :confused:  i have a few pastel pencils but I was wondering if you could give me the #/colour & brand of those that will be used in class, then I can purchase the ones i do not have?  I am anxious to do that class.
 :thankyou: so much Dennis.
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Reply #13 on: June 04, 2014, 05:36:34 AM
Dogs are good (and cats).  :whistle:

Dennis has been using a Stabilo set-they don't have names.
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Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014, 06:45:51 AM
 :thankyou: Natalie for the info, now I will not need to bother Dennis O0  i have some Stabilo and some faber castell that should do the trick.
Danielle
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