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Elize Sauer

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on: April 29, 2015, 07:21:43 AM
I've enjoyed the class - feels almost like a pro!! :)


I would really really like some feedback on this first attempt.  I am a !beginner and would like to learn a lot
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Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 12:07:02 PM
Sorry, Elize, I did the welcome, but did not really leave feedback.

I think the best feedback comes from you  -- just go back to Nolan's finished product and study yours and his section by section.

Also, next time before you start a drawing or painting, go to the Forum entries for that lesson and see what others have done and the comments they received.

Hope that helps you. 

aloha

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Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 02:52:24 PM
Mea, is an expert at drawing and I listen carefully to her comments... always right on!

I am a beginner and just started last Fall, with only 2 hours a week available to art.  You are on a very good start, the ball is very well done.   The shadow is one of those difficult things beginners struggle with and you will soon master that, because you will hear about shadows in just about any pictures you post!!!  It will start to sink in when you start to dream about shadows at night  :2funny:   Did we tell you were a bunch of jokers also?

Your ball is round, so the shadow while elongated needs to be oblong at the end of it (to the right).  You did the close shadow under the ball darker and this is correct, but there the ball touches the table, you can make it pitch dark (just to the right side).   Your light is from the left. 

At night, switch off the light, put a little ball over a piece of white paper on the table, then using a flashlight put it closer and further from the ball and you will see how it affect the shadow.  Trace a few of those shadow... I did this and it help a lot to get the theory into practice.

Before you know it you will be drawing like an expect!

Keep posting your work, and keep it so you can go back in 1, 6, 12 months to see how far you have progressed.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #3 on: April 29, 2015, 03:47:50 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Annie, BUT I am not an expert.  I am just learning to carefully follow directions,  even if it takes more than one try!

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Reply #4 on: April 29, 2015, 07:24:18 PM
So we agree... you are getting there.  But you do have a good eye to see problems, and pointing them out.  I have learned a great deal from your, and others', comments in various encourager's sections.

Of course the master artists remains Dennis and Nolan.  :flowers:
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Reply #5 on: April 29, 2015, 09:21:41 PM
Good morning

Thank you for the welcome as well as the encouraging words.  Your feedback is highly appreciated!!!  I have looked again at the ball and I understand what you said about the shadow. 

I enrolled in an art class in our area but whoa! the dear lady went much to fast for me.  My self-image did not receive this very good!  With this lessons of Nolan I can go back as many times as I want to!

Ooooo, I think I'm gonna like it here!!!   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Xxx


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Reply #6 on: April 30, 2015, 06:54:06 AM
Welcome Elize, I am also a fellow South African  ;D

You have done well for your first try. I always try and refer back to the original image to see what I have missed. Practice makes perfect, the more you draw the better you become.
Never doubt yourself.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of your Lets Draw class drawings  ;)

There is so much to learn here, you will enjoy it.
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Reply #7 on: May 01, 2015, 08:45:43 AM
Hi there Maryna,

Nice to hear from you! :D  Jip, practice makes perfect....  I'm really looking forward to learn a lot!!!  Good luck with your projects.  Will look out for your posts :painting: 

Xxx


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Reply #8 on: May 03, 2015, 01:09:16 PM
off to a great start Elize :clap: :clap: :clap:
what you want to do is ensure the shading between the mid tone and the highlight is nice and gradual as well. When you do the tonal chart you will get more practice with that O0
Looking forward to seeing your next drawings


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Reply #9 on: May 04, 2015, 06:10:38 AM
Thank you Nolan! 

I realize that I have to practice a lot.  Luckily I see progress with every attempt! 

Thank you for you time and guidance  :thankyou:

Elize


 

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