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on: February 12, 2015, 09:06:10 PM
Here are my first few drawings.  I work at a very slow pace, started in the summer.  I already know that I have to make a big effort to use a broader tonal value range... still very shy of strong shadows.  When I did my pre-test tree, I thought it was not that terrible... I am already smiling at it  :blush:

I took the drawing course because I know that to learn to paint well, I first need to learn to draw.   :)

Cheers, Annie
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Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 10:46:45 PM
Good work, Annie.  So nice to have this record of your progress.  Wait til you get to the spoon.  That was my favorite!!

Keep going - you are on the track to success.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 05:25:02 AM
Nice pencil work Anny,  i am glad you have put your art in the forum.  Your values are ptetty good they show roundness.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 06:56:21 AM
Thank you Mea and Danielle.

I have to admit that Danielle's and Val's encouragement  :blush:  to post my work did its magic!   As well as Mea's restlessness replies pushed me to start being serious about learning to paint.   I am now so keen to learn to paint, even if I only have a couple or so hours available.   It is like doing exercises, need to create an habit and then it becomes part of the routine.  Having a support system (Forum) keeps the motivation... specially now, I am doing the portrait lesson. 

I first skip over it, as I have little to no interest in portraits.  I love studying them, but not trying to do them.  But realized that I was missing on some techniques, and that I really should go thru it.  So I backtrack and I am doing the lesson now.

Many thanks to you and all the PB members who give their time to provide critics and encouragement.  :hug:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 10:47:37 AM
My one comment would be to soften some of the transitions on some of the berries. You're doing a tremendous job Annie.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap: Glad you decided to post.  :yippee:
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Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 04:29:19 PM
What a fun course.  Annie super job!  :clap:
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Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 05:03:30 PM
You're doing nice work, Annie!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
I just started the Drawing Course and hope to do the berries as my next drawing!
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Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015, 07:15:01 PM
Right on Val.  :thankyou:

I see it now... will do the corrections.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #8 on: February 13, 2015, 07:16:49 PM
Isn't it fun Liz?  And we are learning at the same time.   :clap:

 :thankyou: Bellarina  :flowers:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 02:07:44 PM
you are ripping through the course if you ask me :heeha:

Great job so far Annie.
Just add a shadow to the table cast by the teddy bear

Your cross hatching work is great :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 08:21:48 PM
Not really, I started in August... just recently got a replacement camera, and the guts to post them for critics.

Got it, will increase the shadow under teddy.  Thanks.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #11 on: March 18, 2015, 10:13:13 AM
Here is Teddy revised.  I have darken the shadow on the table. Also, I realized that I had omitted the shadow on the table under his left armpit, so did it.

Thank you Nolan.  :flowers:

« Last Edit: March 18, 2015, 10:25:35 AM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 10:24:38 AM
The old barn lesson.  Thank you Dennis  :flowers:

This time I tried to increase the value differential... as I am still afraid of the dark  :)  But I think I only succeeded in making the drawing darker, and still have the same problem.

Also, I really cannot figure out what is the small side roof over the window.  Is this like a bay window?  I thought the video referred to a fruit stand, but I must have misunderstood, because there are bushes in front of it on the original photo.

Cheers, Annie
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Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 11:50:52 AM
Very clean and precise work Annie.
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Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 12:56:18 PM
Annie,

Nice job on the old barn.  Blended beautifully.

Two things jump at me:
  Tops of the trees over the barn seem too loopy.
  I had the same problem on that big side window. Think Nolan said to shade the right side of it.  (Might be wrong on that).

Otherwise, good, good!!

aloha

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