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Reply #30 on: July 05, 2015, 02:12:27 PM
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Reply #31 on: July 05, 2015, 02:23:40 PM
Barry,

Nice looking teddy bear!!!

I'd try printing a few copies of the bear to practice writing the name on them.  Wonder what it might look like to have it in a bright color - like an accent color in the baby's room.

You are well on your way!

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Reply #32 on: July 06, 2015, 12:59:35 PM
great job with the rocks and teddy Barry :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
the rocks are not an easy project, but superb practice for spotting and drawing the different tonal value, which you have done O0

Congrats on the Grandson :party:

I agree with Mea's suggestion with the name, that will give you practice curving the name around the chest of the teddy before you do it for real O0


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Reply #33 on: July 06, 2015, 02:44:03 PM
Great job Barry. Your drawing is coming along nicely.


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Reply #34 on: July 09, 2015, 08:49:08 AM
I love your bear, Barry!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:   It looks like you had no trouble drawing it at all!  It was a challenge for me to try it!
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Reply #35 on: July 10, 2015, 12:48:55 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Not sure i like the scribbling, but it does work for this subject.

Now onto the barn, after which there seems to be a big jumb!



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Reply #36 on: July 10, 2015, 12:53:41 PM
Nice fish, Barry.  I found the scumbling to be such fun.  Comes in handy at times.  Faster than cross-hatching.

Keep at it; you are making good progress.

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Reply #37 on: July 11, 2015, 05:43:29 AM
Well done on the fish Barry. The only thing I'd say would be to keep an eye out on your values. The more variance in your lights and darks, the more dimension you will add to objects.  O0

Good job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #38 on: July 13, 2015, 02:21:22 PM
looks great Barry :clap: :clap: :clap:

I agree with Val - always look for places where you see dark values so you can add them in as well, like you di on the bottom left of the fish as these contrasts are the ones that show depth O0


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Reply #39 on: July 13, 2015, 07:21:44 PM
Funny how each lesson is taking more and more time. I tried to add in items from an earlier lesson.



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Reply #40 on: July 13, 2015, 09:04:41 PM
Barry,

You are doing so well with these lessons.

Don't be afraid of the DARK!  It took me a long time to realize how much better drawings look when you add the darker contrasts. 

Look this one over again and find where you could add some darker values.  As we say, make it "pop."

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Reply #41 on: July 15, 2015, 04:37:12 AM
Thanks for the advice Mea. I was actually thinking it was a bit too dark around the edge and the roof line on the dark side of the barn. It looks like a dark line. Perhaps if I make the darkside of the barn darker to blend in so those dark lines fade would be the right approach? Also the rusted panels should be darker?

Interestingly my wife thought the vegitation on the hills were cows!

Thanks agian Mea, and to all who have made previous comments, as drawing is so new to me the advice is greatly appreciated.



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Reply #42 on: July 15, 2015, 10:15:47 AM
Barry,

When in doubt, always refer to the reference picture when it comes to adding darker values.  Remember darken slowly.  Once it's too dark, then there's not much you can do about it as the darks just do not erase well.

You'll catch on quickly.

I'm excited for you.

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Reply #43 on: July 15, 2015, 12:36:14 PM
Here's a tip for you Barry, always start light and add the value slowly. If you find an area has gone darker than it should....use a putty (kneadable) rubber to gently lift off some of the graphite. This will avoid smudging and if necessary, you can gradually rebuild the dark to the proper value.  O0
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Reply #44 on: July 15, 2015, 01:30:41 PM
You have done a great job with this drawing Barry :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Great textures and the cows ;D

Good drawings do take time, but use that time as your relax / de-stress time O0


 

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