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Reply #15 on: July 17, 2015, 07:37:18 PM
Odie,

You are doing well. 

One thing I learned early on is to use a blending stick (tortillion) to blend things like the sky to make it look smooth.  That way you don't see all the individual lines.

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Reply #16 on: July 18, 2015, 10:45:40 PM
 :thankyou: for your tip Mea. At first I thought about blending the sky and the mountains but since Nolan didn't do it in his video I decided against it and tried to keep it looking as much as his. Barry as you can see only half the trees had the issue with the wind. Some funny wind going on that day.

I really enjoyed this project. You really can't mess up a landscape. The stripy look of the sky can be thin clouds, mountains and trees all have their own unique shape, and the stripy water are small waves. The only thing to really worry about is the reflections of the tree and boat and where the highlights on the mountains are placed. Landscapes are very forgiving.

On to Day 3:

Tonal Chart



I'm not very happy with how the darks appear to be one dark tone instead of separate tones. The graphite is so shiny it's hard to see the underlining tone while I was making the chart.


I made an extra chart with all the pencils I have from 4H to 8B.
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Reply #17 on: July 19, 2015, 04:48:32 AM
Those charts are very good. My last row was a series of alternating light and dark tones all the way up from 6h to 6b, no matter how hard i tried and using various pressures. Yours look darn near perfect.

Keep the days rolling. This is also en exortation to myself as I have found myself a bit reluctant to proceed to the still life.


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Reply #18 on: July 19, 2015, 07:48:06 AM
odie,

Wow, those look as good as the reference photo.  Mine always look so streaked.

You are doing so well.

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Reply #19 on: July 19, 2015, 01:18:12 PM
great sunset drawing Odie - just the reflections of the trees on the right hand side - reflections must be vertical

Your tonal charts are the best I have ever seen :faint: :not_worthy:


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Reply #20 on: July 19, 2015, 07:42:53 PM
 :thankyou: all. You guys are too kind but I'm a perfectionist. I'm trying to break myself of that habit.

Nolan the reason the trees reflection on the right side isn't vertical is because the trees weren't vertical. In fact I thought they were vertical when I first drew them and I drew the reflections vertical but as I was sleeping I awoke with the realization that I had drawn the reflections wrong. I'm even dreaming now about drawing.  :2funny: Nolan I'm glad you approve the tonal chart. I was getting upset that the last few dark ones looked to be the same tone.

On to a new Day 4: Shaded Shpere


When drawing up close I have a problem seeing it as a sphere. So what I do is stand back a few meters and look at it from afar. When I do this all the individual strokes melt away and then I'm able to see the sphere. I left my paper on the table and my son tried to pick up the ball. I laughed and he was embarrassed for his mistake until I told him it was the best compliment I could have received. It made my day knowing that the illusion of 3-D-ness occurred at my hands.
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Reply #21 on: July 20, 2015, 01:24:03 AM
Nicely done!


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Reply #22 on: July 20, 2015, 07:30:09 AM
Odie,

Nice work on the ball. 

I leaned back like you said and I could really feel the 3-Dness of it.

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Reply #23 on: July 20, 2015, 01:38:29 PM
great job on the shaded ball :clap: :clap: :clap:
just don't be scared of your darks - you can't have bright highlights without dark shadows O0


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Reply #24 on: July 20, 2015, 08:43:16 PM
 :thankyou: for the nice words, they're quite encouraging. I'm not used to people complimenting me. It's nice.
Nolan I actually thought my sphere was too dark. Your sphere in the manual was so light I thought I messed up. I tend to overshade, at least in my opinion.


I tried my hand at the reflective balls. I'm not too happy with them except the far left one. I find it funny that the left one came out so good when I thought that one would be the hardest one. In fact I saved it for last fearing it would be the hardest and would require more time to finish. Shading spheres are not easy yet it's always one of the first exercises in art.
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Reply #25 on: July 20, 2015, 09:21:44 PM
Cool work on the reflective balls, Odie.  Wonder why I missed that exercise.  I swear I never saw it. (Maybe my subconscious mind did not let me see it)

Keep at it.  You are really progressing.

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Reply #26 on: July 21, 2015, 04:35:02 AM
Very nice Odie, and I agree, the far left is perfect. When I did the ball exercise I did not know about the manual that came with the course, but now I've been thinking about going back to it. Your drawing is certainly motivation enouigh!


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Reply #27 on: July 21, 2015, 05:02:17 AM
Odie Beautifull pencil drawing.  The only things I would say is to make them more round at the botton (3 first ones) and look for your light  source.   Appart  from that it looks great.   :clap:

« Last Edit: July 21, 2015, 05:04:21 AM by Danielle123 »
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Reply #28 on: July 21, 2015, 10:32:10 PM
 :thankyou: all for your encouraging words. Can't wait to see your version of these balls Barry and Mea. I know they'll be great.

Danielle I agree the ball don't look round. Funny thing is I drew the circles using a template (I cheated) and they still didn't come out round. I wonder if it happened when I started shading them. I thought using a template would keep them looking round. Maybe it's an optical illusion caused by the shading. I'm thinking of darkening the outline more and maybe rounding those that can't be fixed with a darker outline. I guess cheaters never win. I'm not sure about the light source I was just copying the photo Nolan placed in the manual. I'm not very good a judging where the light is coming from unless I placed it there. I believe it's coming in from the right though. Thanks for your honest opinion.
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Reply #29 on: July 22, 2015, 01:32:17 PM
Great job Odie!  :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I've used a circle template before as well and yes it is still difficult to keep the roundness when shading. I still can't draw a decent circle freehand!  :crazy2:
Cheers, Val

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