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Reply #30 on: November 25, 2015, 05:56:22 AM
I am so excited looking back over their work since July this year. Seems like we've been here longer than that, they have both achieved so much. Rachel is off and running with her portraits from photographs now and who knows where Ryan will get to. It has opened up options and ability that I really didn't know were there. Who knows, maybe I'll be able to pick it up too  :o
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Reply #31 on: November 25, 2015, 11:47:28 AM
they have done very well :cloud9: :congrats:
now it's your turn :whistle: :heeha:


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Reply #32 on: December 04, 2015, 11:00:01 AM

Finally made time to draw the shells... I liked this one.
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Reply #33 on: December 04, 2015, 11:35:52 AM
Ginger,

What color paper did you use?  I see a lovely pink glow in the background?  Or is that a soft sunrise?

Except for the stark light outline around the smaller shell, I'd say you did quite a good job.  See if you can blend in that outline a bit.  I had the same problem and just moved the tops of the shell ribs up a bit.

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Reply #34 on: December 04, 2015, 01:08:07 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nicely done Ginger.    Patricia
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Reply #35 on: December 04, 2015, 03:44:15 PM
Thanks for the comments, I did work on the edge of the smaller shell and it looks better. Thank you.
Ginger


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Reply #36 on: December 05, 2015, 04:41:52 PM
you have done a great job on the Shells everyone.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Reply #37 on: December 06, 2015, 03:25:31 AM
 :thankyou:  Danielle, it is so lovely to see you back.   Patricia
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Reply #38 on: December 06, 2015, 11:54:52 AM
Great job Ginger, especially on the large shell, I can see your mastery of the technique improved as you progressed with the drawing :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #39 on: December 06, 2015, 10:38:00 PM
Thanks Nolan. I am really enjoying the pencil drawing.

Ginger


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Reply #40 on: December 07, 2015, 07:48:09 AM
Nice job Ginger.  O0 O0

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Reply #41 on: December 08, 2015, 02:43:51 AM
Great work Ginger!
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Reply #42 on: January 01, 2016, 05:05:57 AM
Man this was challenging :oops:! Seeing all your shells and comparing them to mine I realise i definitely need more practice with all these techniques. Battled with the sand, battled with the ribs (mine are so squarish and there are way too few of them on the big shell) my foreground shell is a dodgy shape with some very strangely shaped ribs  :whistle:, aaah!

I realised i was in deep trouble when Nolan had completed his final cloth wash on the big shell and it already looked like a really good shell whereas at the same stage i just had this bland grey wash with no depth or any of the character he had established with so much ease. Loved the lesson and will probably try them again. Anyway thanks Nolan,,,

Trev


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Reply #43 on: January 01, 2016, 06:43:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trev, a good try and Nolan will no doubt, be around when time allows, to offer his suggestions. However, if I may suggest and in my humble opinion, I think that your drawing would improve tremendously if you softened the lines/shading but as I said, wait for Nolan and his expert advice. 


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Reply #44 on: January 01, 2016, 11:22:25 AM
Trev

You did well.  I totally agree that this drawing was very challenging, but worthwhile from the skills gained in trying.

Keep at it.  You are showing lots of progress.

aloha

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