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Reply #45 on: January 01, 2016, 11:25:35 AM
Thanks Patricia and Mea,  O0
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Reply #46 on: January 01, 2016, 01:56:52 PM
Trev, I think you have done an awesome job with your shells :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I can see you battled a bit with the sand, so maybe do a few more practice runs on that.

What I do however suggest you do with this drawing is to darken your background. You can make it darker than mine. As your shells have light edges, by making your background darker, the shells will really pop.

To darken the background at this stage : take a piece of tracing or wax paper, place it on top of your drawing, trace the outlines of the shells, cut out the shape to form a mask. Place the mask over the shells. Then use your rag and start from inside the mask and rub outward onto the exposed paper while carefully holding the mask in place to ensure it doesn't move O0


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Reply #47 on: January 01, 2016, 10:49:43 PM
Thanks Nolan!

These tips really help. I would never have thought about that and Ill definitely give it a bash. With regards to the graphite on paper and then cloth technique. I used a 6b pencil to get graphite onto my paper and then used the cloth on that. Is that fine or would I get more joy using a graphite stick? I get the feeling id be able to get more graphite on my cloth if i used a graphite stick but i didnt have one when I did the class. Ill get one anyway lol...

I really want to get my pencil work to a much higher standard than it is now!

Thanks a stack for all your efforts

Best
Trev


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Reply #48 on: January 02, 2016, 12:43:14 PM
Trev my graphite stick is a 6B so you should exactly the same effect with your 6B pencil. The only reason I use the graphite stick is :
1) It came as part of a pencil set I bought so may as well use it
2) It doesn't need sharpening (I hate sharpening my pencils) ;D


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Reply #49 on: January 02, 2016, 02:24:14 PM
 O0 that makes perfect sense...thanks Nolan
Trev


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Reply #50 on: January 19, 2016, 02:44:28 PM
 :heeha: All these beautiful shells! Incredible work one and all  :congrats:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #51 on: January 20, 2016, 05:58:33 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Val.   Patricia
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Reply #52 on: January 25, 2016, 10:47:43 AM
  Here is my seashell drawing.  Nolan:  Enjoyed the class.  There was a lot of different values and directions.  Thank you.
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Reply #53 on: January 25, 2016, 12:00:02 PM
super drawing everyone.  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #54 on: January 25, 2016, 12:09:45 PM
Great job on the shells, Kathy.  Isn't it amazing what a few smudges can lead to!

aloha

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Reply #55 on: January 25, 2016, 12:30:41 PM
awesome :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #56 on: January 25, 2016, 04:39:49 PM
 :thankyou:  Danielle.




 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Kathy, you have done an awesome job on the shells.  Excellent.   Patricia
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Reply #57 on: January 25, 2016, 04:45:08 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan for another great class.  I can not wait for a new one.    :thankyou:  Danielle, Mea and Patricia for your nice comments.
Kathy


 

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