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Reply #30 on: September 08, 2015, 01:37:33 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan.
I saw it was too much contrast on these spots after  I had posted the image.
When I looked at the actual drawing the spots were not as prominent as on the picture, but I corrected them and it looks much better without.
I have noticed that some times when I take a picture of a drawing, it is more obvious it needs correction  :o when looking at the taken picture, than the actual drawing.  :confused:  So for the future I think it can help to use the picture as quality assuranse.

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Reply #31 on: September 08, 2015, 11:09:54 PM
Vidar I have also noticed this and find it with paintings as well  :)
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Reply #32 on: September 09, 2015, 02:28:54 AM
Well done Vidar!   :clap: :clap: :clap:   I'm so pleased to see that you have no fear of working the values and pushing the darks. You are really coming on at a galloping clip!  :heeha:      :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #33 on: September 09, 2015, 03:09:47 AM
Ihave  tried to draw the elephant but  think I overdid the wrinkles.
But I heard he was an extremely old fellow. ;)

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Reply #34 on: September 09, 2015, 11:37:02 AM
Majestic is a better word to describe him  ;D His trunk has had a hard life  :2funny:

You have done such a great job with this he is beautiful  :clap: :clap:
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #35 on: September 09, 2015, 12:19:28 PM
When I gave classes at in-studio, I would always take a photo of the person's painting to show them what it looked like on the camera's screen - For some reason it makes you see the artwork through someone else's eyes.

Great job on the elephant, no problem with the amount of wrinkles at all :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Just one problem - the distant back leg is too long, it needs to end high up on the paper than the closer back leg to indicate that it is further away O0


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Reply #36 on: September 09, 2015, 01:14:23 PM
I love this, what a lovely old fellow! His eye holds the wisdom of the ages. Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #37 on: September 10, 2015, 01:25:16 AM
 :thankyou: to Val and Lisa for your kind words  :)

I agree Nolan, we can not have an old limp elephant walking around here, so he has now had a little surgery. ;D
I have to add that I am really satisfied with all I have learned  in this short time. I did not think I would be able to draw like this ever. :thankyou:


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Reply #38 on: September 10, 2015, 10:29:33 AM
Wow Vidar!

Your drawings are awesome! Think you a are natural, really like the details on your elephant.

Seems like you are on a rocket for a headstart!

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Reply #39 on: September 10, 2015, 12:36:17 PM
there we go :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #40 on: September 11, 2015, 03:29:51 AM
 :yippee:   Good fix Vidar! No more teetering for this fellow!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #41 on: September 12, 2015, 10:05:25 AM
My first still life drawing.
A lot of head scratching to decide what to draw, but these related  items was already in one place so why not draw them.
Used a lot of hours  :sweat: but I’m afraid the result is not in accordance with the effort.  :-\



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Reply #42 on: September 12, 2015, 01:07:26 PM
Hi Vidar, I think you have done a great job of this.  :clap: :clap: One suggestion is to round the bottom of the container or even it up, at the moment it is really round and a lot higher on the right side while the left is straighter and seems to drop down. Also the shadow from the container seems to be on a slightly different angle than the ruler and hammer, and I wonder if the shadow under the ruler where it is closer to the table maybe needs to be a little darker.  :)
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #43 on: September 12, 2015, 01:57:20 PM
 :thankyou: Lisa, no doubt I have to do some changes here.
Here is the photo I took for reference. The shadows are actually pointing in different directions but not as in my drawing.
But it is easy to see for me now, that my drawing is not at all identical to this reference photo. :(

I have to practice more :)


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Reply #44 on: September 12, 2015, 07:10:20 PM
Ahhh! the container is oval not round so maybe it is the top front lip that needs adjusting.  ::) You are right the shadows are different angles. I have not done any stills so many it is the different lightening hitting the objects.

No need for sad faces  :nono: :fight:  ;D you have done a great job with it  O0 I just know I love receiving feedback on things I could possibly do to improve my paintings and the drawings I used to do.  :blush: so I try and comment when I think I can be helpful although many others have way more experience than me  :)

Keep up the great work  :clap:
Aroha! Lisa :-)


 

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