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Reply #30 on: March 17, 2016, 08:46:16 PM
Robyn,

That that is one nicely cross-hatched teddy bear.  You did very well.

One tiny tweak - look at the sleeve on the right.  Where it meets the arm, just darken that area as the sleeve should cast a shadow on the arm.  Just a tiny bit of dark there will make a difference.

Keep at it - you are making incredible progress.

By the way, I have used this drawing as a new baby gift and it was very well received.  Baby's first piece of art!Or use a jpg of it on a child's gift card.

aloha

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Reply #31 on: March 18, 2016, 04:58:35 AM
Thanks Kathy and Mea. I will look at that area you suggest and touch it up.

Funny you mention a baby gift because I am expecting my first grandchild this September. What a wonderful idea!

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Reply #32 on: March 18, 2016, 08:27:00 AM
Good job, Robyn.  :clap: :clap: Crosshatching is a lot of fun, isn't it?
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Reply #33 on: March 18, 2016, 10:23:39 AM
Yes, Steve, I do enjoy it. I usually do it with a fine tipped pen though, so the pencil was quite different. Huge bonus is, if I make a mistake I can just erase it and try again.  O0

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Reply #34 on: March 20, 2016, 04:22:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Robyn, your teddy bear is beautiful.  Great drawing for sure.   Patricia
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Reply #35 on: March 20, 2016, 08:22:27 PM
beautiful hatching Robyn, teddy looks awesome :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #36 on: March 22, 2016, 01:24:01 PM
Here is my scumbled goldfish (koi). I am not too happy with the way the dorsal fin turned out and parts of the tail. I kind of just gave up on it. Any suggestions?

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Reply #37 on: March 22, 2016, 02:06:53 PM
Overall, it looks good to me. O0 O0

If you don't mind a beginners opinion, the dorsal fin and tail need some more transparency. Pretty much like what you did with the two bottom middle fins. The dark don't extend all the way back on those.
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Reply #38 on: March 22, 2016, 03:09:31 PM
 Hi Robyn. The scumbling lesson is a fun one, isn't it?  :D  Like Steve, I am still a beginner but I'll share my own experience since it is still fresh in my mind. For the fins, I'm thinking to lighten up the dark area temporarily. Then use the technique that Nolan taught to get that feathery edge on the fins by going lightly with the side of your pencil as you let the side of your opposite thumb or finger act as a stopper. No hard edges. When you go back to darken, use flicks with a darker pencil. I'm thinking a little sharper pencil might help but I may be wrong on that.

Your doing beautiful work. It's those details we are all learning together.  :deal:
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Reply #39 on: March 22, 2016, 07:18:36 PM
Robyn,

It's worth a try what KathyS and Steve had to say.

Won't take much to go from good to better.

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Reply #40 on: March 28, 2016, 04:07:31 PM
beautiful drawing Robyn, especially the scumbled shading in the body :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #41 on: April 01, 2016, 02:48:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  You are doing well Robyn, great drawing of the fish.   Patricia
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