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Reply #210 on: March 31, 2016, 09:00:38 AM
Oops! I need to read more carefully. :blush: So the stippling technique should help the viewer identify this as a trail. However, if it's a paved trail, I hope someone can tell us how to make it identifiable as a trail and not a road.
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Reply #211 on: March 31, 2016, 10:03:20 AM
KathyS,

These techniques might help you to find those contrasts.

Look at any place where you know there e is very little likelihood there will be much light - like between rocks.  Make that furthest in spot as dark as possible them lighter as you come out.

Look at any spot where you have a contrast (like a spot on a rock).  Vary the contrast on the spot - as it will most likely catch the light at different levels, thereby casting shadows on itself.  If it's all one color, it'll look more like a polka dot. (I hate polka dots! - my grandmother made me a polka dot dress when I was a fat kid - hated them ever since.)

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Reply #212 on: March 31, 2016, 10:13:26 AM
 :thankyou: mea! I will go back and work on that shading. I see now what you mean. I'll re-post again when I finish the adjustments.

 :thankyou: Steve. Yes, it is a paved walking trail. The lighter edge of the road  is from dirt that falls from the rocky hills. The pavement is pretty smooth and even as it was re-paved about a year ago. I will post the photo later. Don't have access to it now. I'm at work.  I would love to know how to make it look more like pavement. Actually, there were a couple of people walking in the photo but I chose not to include them.
Kathy S.


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Reply #213 on: March 31, 2016, 02:01:56 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Kathy, I saw your picture in the gallery this morning but never had time to comment. I think you have done a superb job. I was amazed at your stone work on the buildings, stairs and bridge/walkway. Gosh, you have progressed so much.  Patricia
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Reply #214 on: March 31, 2016, 02:21:55 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia! Your encouragement means so much. This was a delightful challenge. It was exciting because I know Mt Rubidoux so well. My fur kids and I have spent a multitude of hours on just about every trail, rock, and structure there. Someone who saw my drawing on Facebook has asked if I would do a Riverside drawing of my choice for her. WOW! That would be my first commision.  :D
Kathy S.


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Reply #215 on: March 31, 2016, 04:50:15 PM
 :heeha: Congratulations on the commission!  :yippee:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #216 on: March 31, 2016, 05:58:30 PM
Wthat is a lovely drawing Kathy.   I would omit that circle and chain.  It bring the eye there and it is not necessary.   Like Mea said you need some darks to show the light areas  example the bushes could use some more darks in the shaded parts,  also it would give rounding.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #217 on: March 31, 2016, 07:50:27 PM
Steve - Here is the photo I was working from. I did not draw every rock or bush. I also omitted the people so it does not follow exactly. So now, what to do about the road. In my eye, it is pretty close but I know I have so much to learn yet. Ideas? I've posted the two side by side for easier comparison.

 :thankyou: Thank you, Danielle. You and mea both picked up on the same things.  I will go back and remove the ring and chain. I certainly don't want that to be where the eye is drawn. I'm also going to get that shading too!

Thank you all for the direction to work on improvement.


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Reply #218 on: March 31, 2016, 09:56:41 PM
 :thankyou: PB friends for your experience and willingness to help and teach. I am learning so much from you when you give your insights and suggestions.

My first feeling when I finished this drawing was that it felt too busy. Danielle and mea, you both honed right in on the problem. It was that rock pillar with the ring and chain that threw off the balance of  the composition. I feel that the drawing flows so much better.

I did re-shade the rocks and bushes. Is it enough?

Again  :thankyou: bunches!  :smitten: :hug: :smitten:
Kathy S.


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Reply #219 on: March 31, 2016, 10:11:55 PM
Oh, yes, KathyS, this is so much easier to look at now.

Super news that it has led to your first commission.

My gosh you are a rising stir in the PB firmament.

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Reply #220 on: April 01, 2016, 02:04:46 PM
Congrats on the commission! It must feel nice.

Thanks for posting the picture. That pavement is really smooth. Maybe there's no way to improve it.
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Reply #221 on: April 01, 2016, 02:44:21 PM
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Kathy, what wonderful news .... your first commission!!!   You go girl!!!  Am soooooo excited for you. 


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Reply #222 on: April 01, 2016, 03:03:46 PM
Kathy this is so so beautiful!
Congratulations on your commission!
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Reply #223 on: April 01, 2016, 06:38:44 PM
Beautiful Kathy and congrats on getting the commission!
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Reply #224 on: April 02, 2016, 04:29:25 AM
What a difference it makes without that chain.  Awsome and congrat on your commission.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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