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on: January 01, 2016, 10:56:10 AM
A friend gave me a lovely leather-bound sketch journal for Christmas.  Today I made my first entry.

My goal will be a simple sketch a day.  Simple is the key word here - if I keep it simple, I am more likely to do it!

In keeping with the spirit of the season, I chose a firecracker for my first sketch.


HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.

aloha

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Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 12:40:47 PM
You have a very thoughtful friend Mea which makes for a very lucky you!

The firecracker is a great idea, just the thing to get one moving! Put that under your seat..... woohoo!!!  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 05:29:24 PM
Day - The firecracker did not seem to light a fire under anyone but our trusty Val.  Thanks, Val.

Day 2 - tangerine - found a home in the dust bin.

Days 3 and 4 are here. 

day 4 - today - are the best people figures I have ever done.  Children playing a game I think we called Ring Around the Rosie.  Is that the right name?

Don't worry, I won't post EVERY day.  Just a few now and then.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 05:09:16 AM
Nice children  drawings  Mea....

BTW - Mea -  Did you change your signature to  "Long"  ? Any reason why u changed from Mea?

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Cyril


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Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 01:59:32 PM
great job Mea, especially on the kids - very well drawn :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Why did tangerine end up in the bin :knuppel2:

We used to call it Ring a Rosies


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Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 02:09:00 PM
Great drawings Mea  :)  Love the kids, so whimsical  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Reply #6 on: January 05, 2016, 03:05:49 PM
Fun sketches and a great new year's resolution!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #7 on: January 05, 2016, 03:12:09 PM
Thanks, Sharon.  Oh, dear, yes, a resolution.  Yikes, I haven't done a sketch yet today.

Thanks, Fiona, I was quite pleased with myself sketching those children.

Heehee, Nolan, it was Sooooo bad.  The sketch book I was given had paper that was not meant for sketching.  So, I tore out the bad tangerine page and am using the rest of the journal as a diary of my art work.

Cyril, I am using LONG for my drawings.  I will continue to use a cursive "mal" for my paintings because it's too hard to do the LONG logo with a brush.  Thanks for asking.

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Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 02:03:29 AM
 :sweat:   This is a full time job keeping up with all of your beautiful works Mea!  :run:    ;D

We used to call it Ring a Rosie as well.  Great job on the kids Mea, nice detailing on the butterfly wings as well.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 06:51:50 PM
Was killing time today while I watched the New England Patriot's lose their chance to play in the Super Bowl.

This is an Okinawan Sweet Potato.  They are a creamy color outside with purple inside.  I drew contour lines on it before I started my drawing.


 I think I did quite well, but if you see something that needs attention, jump in.

aloha

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Reply #10 on: January 24, 2016, 07:15:24 PM
Beautiful. Drawing Mea,  maybe just a tiny bit of tonal value at the bottom for rounding.  The rest is great.  :yippee:
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Reply #11 on: January 25, 2016, 12:31:32 PM
yep, more contrast on the shell to show the rounding O0


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Reply #12 on: January 25, 2016, 12:44:56 PM
Thank you, Danielle and Nolan.  I just added the darker value at the bottom and it does look so much better. I won't bother to repost as it is just a daily practice piece.

 I even remembered to sign it.

aloha

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Reply #13 on: January 26, 2016, 06:13:41 AM
Mea:  Your little practice pieces get better all the time. Practice makes you see things as they really are.  Keep drawing.  I am really enjoying the pencil drawing classes.  I forgot how much work and satisfaction to make something look real with just pencils.
Kathy


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Reply #14 on: January 26, 2016, 06:48:20 AM
Thanks, Kathy.  Finding pleasure in drawing has added a whole new dimension to my life.

Hope it gives you as much pleasure.

aloha

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