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Reply #30 on: February 19, 2016, 03:51:10 PM
Patricia,

The BEST pencils I have found are TOMBOW Homo-Graph MONO hi-precision drafting pencils.  Bought several sets on Amazon for around $10.  There are 12 pencils in the easy-to-carry-on-the-bus case from 4H to 6B.

I've tried other kinds but these are fabulous to work with.

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Ooh! I'm going on Amazon tonight and ordering some of these! :D
Kathy S.


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Reply #31 on: February 19, 2016, 03:55:31 PM
Kathy, mea, and Patricia,
 :smitten: I love the water lilies. They are all beautiful with your own personal style.  :smitten:
Wow, the more I poke around the forum and look at the work everyone is doing, the more I want to draw. I think I need to retire (I wish) so I can put more time into it.
Kathy S.


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Reply #32 on: February 19, 2016, 04:15:55 PM
 :thankyou:  Kathy for your sweet comments. I have been retired for a number of years but seem to be busier than ever helping my children out where I can. I am so behind in all my PB work so I decided that I would devote a couple of hours every afternoon to doing art and I started this week. I am pleased to say that I am slowly catching up and it feels wonderful.  Kathy, you just have to take some "me time" for you deserve it and if a few things are left to slide for a short while, so what!  Life is too short not to enjoy it.


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Reply #33 on: February 19, 2016, 06:26:42 PM
:thankyou:  Kathy for your sweet comments. I have been retired for a number of years but seem to be busier than ever helping my children out where I can. I am so behind in all my PB work so I decided that I would devote a couple of hours every afternoon to doing art and I started this week. I am pleased to say that I am slowly catching up and it feels wonderful.  Kathy, you just have to take some "me time" for you deserve it and if a few things are left to slide for a short while, so what!  Life is too short not to enjoy it.


Patricia

Yes Patricia, I fully agree with you. I'm so glad you have found your afternoon "me time". Your joy and contentment shows in your work.
I have been setting aside a couple of hours in the evenings after work and on the weekends to draw. This week it has been difficult to get that drawing time. The weekend is here so I intend to enjoy plenty of creative time.  :thankyou:  for your words of wisdom and encouragement.  :flowers:
Kathy S.


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Reply #34 on: February 20, 2016, 04:24:12 AM
Kathy, I actually "feel" your eagerness and love of art and it is so inspiring and quite infectious too. It is very therapeutic in many ways and something that you can do forever.


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Reply #35 on: February 22, 2016, 12:29:59 PM
Kathy,Mea and Patricia i love your water lily
Maria


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Reply #36 on: February 22, 2016, 12:38:53 PM
So this is my water lily,any comments are welcome
Nolan i loved this lesson
Maria


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Reply #37 on: February 22, 2016, 12:48:53 PM
Maria,

Lovely waterlily drawing.  Maybe a few more dark areas to show off the lighter flower?  I made just the opposite mistake and too many darker areas.

Lucky for you, easier to add darker pencil and erase it.

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Reply #38 on: February 22, 2016, 12:55:09 PM
i was afraid to do it too dark
Maria


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Reply #39 on: February 22, 2016, 02:30:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A very good job Maria.  Yes, I too, am afraid of the darks.    Patricia
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Reply #40 on: February 22, 2016, 04:27:14 PM
Excellent so far Maria, I would add some darker values around the flower (lily pads) to bring the flower out more. Lift out the highlights in the flower if you can, or add just a few deeper values in the darker areas.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #41 on: February 22, 2016, 04:29:33 PM
Just as an after thought.... I am stuck into this one and it's going to take me a while. You are doing a banner job  O0
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Reply #42 on: February 22, 2016, 05:08:15 PM
Maria: Your water lilies are lovely.  Lift out some highlights in the flower and darken the water and this will be great.
Kathy


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Reply #43 on: February 23, 2016, 09:19:34 AM
 :thankyou:Patricia ,Val Kathy on my free day i will do it , :thankyou:for your time :flowers:
Maria


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Reply #44 on: February 23, 2016, 01:09:13 PM
beautiful Maria, I can see you enjoyed the lesson :clap: :clap: :clap:
now just darken the lily pad under the flower for that extra touch of contrast O0


 

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