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Reply #30 on: July 26, 2015, 03:51:01 PM
Awesome job, especially on the reflective ball, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

It is just the two right hand balls that are slightly off round:
right hand one - round the bottom a bit where the shadow starts
second from right - the area from 4 o'clock to 6 o'clock needs to curve more

what you can do is turn the page 180 degrees so you are looking at the scene upside down, you may find getting those roundings correct then will be easier as the curves then follow the natural curve of you hand / wrist O0


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Reply #31 on: August 04, 2015, 12:12:14 PM
Day 6: Berries


I'm finally back! After too many weeks attending to family members at the hospital I've returned to my berries. I've learned that when I traced the paper I pressed too hard and grooves appeared when I started to shade in the shadows. I was quite upset with myself. Next time I'll try to be lighter. This is a problem I've improved upon but still need help with. As a child a developed a callous on my finger from pressing too hard. I no longer have that problem but I'm still pressing too hard on the paper. Do you think if I traced it with a stump it would avoid the groves on the paper and still transfer the graphite? I have a problem with white paper. Every time I see that it's white I quickly cover it up with graphite. So my berries are darker than the berries in the manual. I'm thinking in investing in harder pencils so I'm not so tempted to make all my drawings so dark. Yet I like them and I think they turned out fine yet different. Although my tones are darker than the original I think I still have the same tonal range, only they are leaning more towards the dark side (of the force, :2funny:, couldn't help myself). Let me know what you all think.
Odie


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Reply #32 on: August 04, 2015, 01:02:09 PM
Odie,

Your berries look fine to me.  Don't look too dark.

I use an orange colored pencil, the tip od which I have made quite rounded to do my tracing. Two advantages, I can clearly see where I have already traced and the rounded tip is less likely to make grooves.  Disadvantage is that sometimes I cannot see very fine details on the original because the wide orange line hides them a bit.

Keep going.  You are on the right track.

aloha

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Reply #33 on: August 04, 2015, 03:20:18 PM
Odie those are great berrys and I too do not think the drawing is too dark. I love how you captured  the curl on that bottom leaf.

If I was pressed to find something to improve, perhaps thinning of the veines of the leaves would look more natural. Just a great job!


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Reply #34 on: August 05, 2015, 01:49:32 PM
I agree, the berries are not too dark, the full range of tonal values are there so with the great shading work and the range of contrasts, you have a beautiful drawing, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #35 on: August 06, 2015, 02:59:03 AM
 :heeha: Beautiful rendition Odie! Very well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #36 on: August 07, 2015, 07:46:08 AM
Day 8: Rocks


The illusion of the planes look better from afar than they do up close. When I'm standing next to them I feel like I didn't quite capture the planes but when I get up and see them from a few feet away and at angle it appears to me like I did capture the illusion of planes. The two little rocks on the left makes me think my rocks have fangs  :2funny:

People are already telling me I'm a better artist. One person told me a should teach others how to draw at a community center or at a private school. I don't think I'm at that level yet but it's nice to hear all the same.

Happy  :painting:
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Reply #37 on: August 07, 2015, 08:17:15 AM
Odie,

Yes, you drew the rocks well.  Love the fangs.  Such smooth blending of the planes.

Nice work, very nice work.

aloha

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Reply #38 on: August 07, 2015, 09:57:59 AM
Just catching up on your drawings Yodi.  All very well done.  It's great that your friends are noticing your progress as well.  Keep up the good work.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #39 on: August 07, 2015, 10:37:51 AM
Fantastic drawing, you aced that lesson - you rock............ Sorry I could not help myself on that last bit, it has been a long week.


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Reply #40 on: August 08, 2015, 01:23:25 PM
:Odie well done  :clap:
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Reply #41 on: August 08, 2015, 03:26:05 PM
 :thankyou: all for your kind words. I see Barry I'm not the only one that like to make cheesy puns  :2funny:



Day 8: Additional Rock Exercises


I decided to do the extra exercises to help cement the technique. I like the attention to detail the project required although by the last set of rocks I was ready to pull my hair out. Way too many little rocks and shadows. I tried the shade the shadows according to their planes but some were hard to see. I ended up just cutting out some of the rocks and adding "vegetation" to fill in the space.

Happy  :painting: all
Odie


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Reply #42 on: August 08, 2015, 06:10:07 PM
well done,  the only thing is your dark lines they should not show,  with tonal value you will not need them.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #43 on: August 08, 2015, 07:21:59 PM
Odie,

Gee, I could barely keep up with the lessons - lucky you to have time to do the "extra credit" stuff.

It's fun watching your enthusiasm and progress.

aloha

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Reply #44 on: August 09, 2015, 05:35:53 AM
You're doing great with your drawing of rocks, tonal exercise making a big difference! Thanks for posting!
Bob


 

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