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on: March 02, 2016, 05:51:54 AM
First thank you all for your kind assistance here on the forum.
I believe I have my first photo uploaded, Berries
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The leaves look pretty good to me but the round berries look kind of flat, perhaps I need more gradient to my shading. I did not "smudge" the graphite as Nolan's instructions did not say to, but that might help the berries look more round no? Rather than dwell on this first attempt too long I think I will move on and perhaps try the berries again later and see if I can do better after some more lessons.
Again I appreciate ALL of your comments.
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DeKay (my name is Deb and my last name begins with K so I am DK and DK=dekay  :D)
« Last Edit: March 02, 2016, 11:58:24 AM by DeKay »
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Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 08:35:25 AM
Hello DeKay,

They look great!  I just finished my berries a little while ago.  One of the suggestions I received, which helped me, I think can help you... that is to blend the darker lines along the left side of the berries into the lighter shade.  I ended up cheating and using the blend pencil  :whistle:  but you can do this by using the harder pencil to blend in

You did great!
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Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 08:54:21 AM
Deb,

So happy you got the berries posted.  Good job.  Chris gave you good advice on the blending,

Looking forward to your next drawing.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 09:59:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Good Morning Deb,

I'm so glad you got your berries posted. You did a very nice job with them. You have already stated exactly what you can do to make them more round. The graduated shading will add so much dimension. Soften the outline of the berries to give them a more natural look. Your leaves and their shadows are perfect!  O0
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Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 11:22:38 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A good job Deb on your berries. You will be amazed at the progress you will make as time goes by.


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Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 12:52:47 PM
Good job, and agree with the gradient for tne berries.


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Reply #6 on: March 03, 2016, 06:58:46 AM
Hi Deb!  :wave:    Great beginning, don't be afraid to go with your feelings as you work through the course. If you feel it needs a bit of blending go for it. I'm always trying to move through one gradient to the next by changing up pressure and pencils. Probably why it takes me a month or more to do a drawing!  :doh:

Try blending/smoothing along the edges of your shadings on the berries and you'll see a humongous difference. (love that word humongous!  :2funny: )

Super job... keep them coming!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: March 03, 2016, 02:44:49 PM
I have been busy with my second drawing
. I finally just had to take the photo and upload it so that I would quit tweaking. If I ever do create a masterpiece it will be done next century I take so long with things. I enjoyed this exercise, "planes" but it looks like rocks to me JUST KIDDING  :2funny:

I think my desk lamp is even putting in the correct light source on the photo, just an accident for sure. Please all criticism accepted I want to get better.

Thanks again for your support.
Best,
DeKay
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Reply #8 on: March 03, 2016, 02:49:34 PM
You are on the right track, Dekay! Good job!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: March 03, 2016, 03:09:12 PM
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Hi Dekay,

Your rocks are fabulous. All your tweaking really paid off. No criticism from me! I think they are perfect!

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Reply #10 on: March 03, 2016, 03:55:40 PM
Great Job on the shading! :clap::clap::clap: I'm happy to see you doing so well in this course.

I'm too much of a newbie to offer criticism. I leave that to the more experienced artists.
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Reply #11 on: March 03, 2016, 04:24:25 PM
Wow, DeKay.  Those rock planes look fabulous.

I had such an awful time with them when I did it.

Keep at it.  You are doing great.

aloha

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Reply #12 on: March 04, 2016, 04:13:06 AM
The only thing I can add to this would be a few more darks in some of the planes. It will differentiate them and make them  really pop!
Very well done Deb.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: March 04, 2016, 05:53:00 AM
Fantastic job!


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Reply #14 on: March 04, 2016, 08:35:40 PM
Your rocks look great Deb!
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