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Judylh

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Reply #15 on: December 11, 2014, 09:46:14 AM
 :thankyou: Brian Natalie and Val!

OHH sounds like fun times Val! Look forward to seeing your "go" at this beauty once you "get your paper"  :2funny: then again everything happens for a reason right! you got the scratchboard AND another another trip to art shop ... how exciting!  :yippee:!


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Reply #16 on: December 11, 2014, 10:42:36 AM
very well done Judy...beautiful painting!
Zayn


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Reply #17 on: December 11, 2014, 07:16:57 PM
 :thankyou: JayJ!


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Reply #18 on: December 21, 2014, 09:15:14 AM
My first on-line lesson i couldnt join the class even after 30, 60 min..i didnt get what a problem but next class in a week  couldnt open on time again( hope be able to get today.. i wonder why i cant see the picture posted here by Judylh :-O
omg i didnt expect such a difficult lesson! i  cant paint long on large-scale paper. I  used A3 format and it's hard for me. and i never find easy ways  - i needed a goat on the picture.  i found some suitable photo in internet, somehow construct the goat and it destroy the composititon. i'm puzzled with the light...
for long i hesitated and couldnt decide where to put a tree, to put or not. at last i painted completely wrong tree( i tried to correct it but didnt manage.
the case is i paint with hard dry pastel which so hard that usualy destroy any paper. acording instruction the chalks should be watered.  i can use it only with rough craft-paper but not a lot layers. i paint with strokes and spread with another chalk. to fix pastel on paper i spray water over painting, sometimes each layer. so i'm not able to do such tidy work as shown in lesson. for example i cant do anything with sky. but i can add green if water chalk. frankly speaking i prefer this chalks because they dont let me be lost in details)
i would like to know my mistakes and if i can correct and improve my picture, wich i did so hard.

~Marina

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Reply #19 on: December 21, 2014, 10:05:45 AM
Wow...impressive post!
I really like your painting. You should push the dark areas in the foreground darker along with the shadows on the goat.  O0
~Natalie

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Reply #20 on: December 21, 2014, 10:52:36 AM
Wow...impressive post!
I really like your painting. You should push the dark areas in the foreground darker along with the shadows on the goat.  O0

i'm impressed with lesson too much )) i cant get where to put light and shadows with goat right way. does it make shadow to my side and all dark in foreground where i put a line of light?!
~Marina

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Reply #21 on: December 21, 2014, 11:08:54 AM
Mari,

I admire that you keep trying and have the courage to post things even when they go bad.

It's good that you can see for yourself when something is not right.  That's how you will improve.

Keep at it - you are improving all the time.

aloha

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Reply #22 on: December 21, 2014, 01:32:04 PM
Mari,

I admire that you keep trying and have the courage to post things even when they go bad.

It's good that you can see for yourself when something is not right.  That's how you will improve.

Keep at it - you are improving all the time.

aloha

mea

Mea you know how to bear up)) i didnt suspect that do so bad) but it's good someone can tell the truth) but if i could guess what wrong myself i wouldn't have need to post.
~Marina

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Reply #23 on: December 22, 2014, 09:30:49 AM
Marina sometimes it helps to find the darkest darks (like those shadows cast on the goat from the rocks) and put those in.

Your painting is NOT bad at all!  :promise:
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Reply #24 on: December 22, 2014, 11:56:59 AM
Marina I give you  O0 for trying to do this. I do agree about putting your darks in. That might help. I think [this is my thoughts] The horns look to big. I would make them smaller, because the goat is farther away. Just keep going. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. So what if you have to start over. I have done that many times.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #25 on: December 22, 2014, 04:52:09 PM
Marina-I have more time to address your post better-at least I hope to.
1. There are no more live classes-you take them when it is convenient for you.
2. I can't see Judy's pictures either-She may have deleted them from her album.
3. Have you started with lesson 1? It may be easier to go in order-Dennis has this way for a reason.
4. I like the addition of the goat personally, but again you may just want to initially follow the lesson as is.
5. The pastels you have pictured look very hard and if they are tearing the paper they may even be for sidewalk use-hard to tell.

When I started in watercolors I started with lesson 1. I always watched the videos first.  Then I would work along with the lesson and pause it as needed to. When I was done with the lesson I would scroll through the other work and read what Dennis said to others to correct and check my work. Then I would post my work. Several lessons later I now just work along with the videos without watching first. I still note any corrections to others before I upload my pictures. I hope this helps.  :gl:
~Natalie

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Reply #26 on: December 22, 2014, 05:52:30 PM
Hi Marina. Welcome to the Paint Basket :welcome:
As a point of interest. When you do the lessons it would be best to keep to the actual subject without any major change as this changed the whole reason for the lesson.
Unfortunately I can't comment on any painting/lesson that has been changed.
I suggest you follow Natalie's point  #3 in the previous post. This way you will pick up the techniques and experience much quicker.
From what I see you have the makings of being a good artist :clap:
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #27 on: December 22, 2014, 06:22:18 PM
Hi Marina,

Welcome and congrats for your first pastel!!! I hadn't painted with pastels until I joined the Paint Basket family and I followed the advice to start from lesson 1 and so on. It is much more revealing on how you can pick up the technique by following the sequence from the "easiest" to the much complicated ones, then, you will see how much you improve.

Keep up!!!
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Reply #28 on: December 23, 2014, 03:24:39 AM
Natalie  :thankyou: so much for your precious help!!  that exactly what i needed but didnt know where to ask.
It's so simple - start from the first lesson! but i really  didnt get it - i saw class plan and was sure can start from any lesson, but have to do current live-class for tutor check it  :run: .
and there is own national-professional bad habbit to create difficulties and then heroically overcome them  ;D

Dennis thank yor for the feedback, i've suspected you say like that) too hard lesson. good news no need to catch up with you and i can start from the start. so i will try to learn watercolor on holidays :hammer: i was much impressed  :clap: and  shoked watching last lesson  :hang:

Juan Carlos thank you for encourage. big task demands big work)
« Last Edit: December 23, 2014, 05:22:09 PM by dennis »
~Marina

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Reply #29 on: March 06, 2015, 06:27:29 AM
Dennis this was a hard lesson to follow-excellent teaching, but you make it look so easy!  :surrender:
~Natalie

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