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Reply #30 on: March 13, 2016, 03:06:33 PM
Hello fellow sketchers I hope you are all well  :)

It seems that I have spent more than a few days reading and studying my lessons. I decided to sit down and draw today. Here is my squirrel from lessons 18-19

I really wanted him/her to be realistic. Once again after the picture is up and looking at it on the monitor I can see I still have some issues with gradual shading. This was a little harder because that is no real shading just "more flicks" where the tone is darker, could it be that my flicks are not irregular enough? I think that may be the issue. I suppose this is why I am studying drawing so that I can be better.
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Reply #31 on: March 13, 2016, 04:55:58 PM
Cute little critter, DeKay.  Well-formed but the outline is too obvious.  I used to have that problem.  The gradual shading will come with a bit more experience.

You are really doing well so far.

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Reply #32 on: March 13, 2016, 05:14:54 PM
 :clap: I think your squirrel looks great, DeKay.  His striped fur stands out nicely. Isn't the grid drawing awesome? I am looking forward to trying it out on another project soon.  :yippee: :yippee:
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Reply #33 on: March 14, 2016, 10:59:03 AM
Beautiful job on the squirrel, DeKay! I love it. :smitten:
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Reply #34 on: March 14, 2016, 11:42:41 AM
looks good, great flick technique, well done. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
You can add more flicks if you want a realistic look, that will fill in the coat some more O0


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Reply #35 on: March 19, 2016, 03:34:04 PM
Hi All,
I finished my horse

Well once again as I look at it posted I think I need a few more "darks" I will continue to work on it. What do you think?
DeKay

I feel a little funny "signing" Mr. Dennis' artwork  :blush:
« Last Edit: March 19, 2016, 03:36:57 PM by DeKay »
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Reply #36 on: March 19, 2016, 04:00:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very neatly done Deb.  I think you are doing such a great job with your drawings.


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Reply #37 on: March 19, 2016, 06:27:25 PM
DeKay

Good work on the horse.  Yes, glad you saw the "dark" all on your own.

It took me a long time to "get" to the dark side -- now I see the value!

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Reply #38 on: March 19, 2016, 08:00:55 PM
 :clap: Your horse is very nice, DeKay. Yes, I agree about adding some dark. Deepening some of your shading will make your lovely drawing even better.  :clap:
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Reply #39 on: March 20, 2016, 01:36:54 AM
 O0 Just needs a few darks to gain more contour. Coming on great!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #40 on: March 20, 2016, 04:54:53 AM
Great horse, DeKay. O0 O0

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Reply #41 on: March 20, 2016, 05:09:53 AM
Thank-you everyone for the encouragement.
I have a new plan, when I feel that I am done with a drawing I am going to take a photo and send it to my PC, and check it out. Then I am going to wait for a day or two and go back and look at it because thing look so different after waiting a spell  :coffee:. I can see that nearly all of my drawings still need work once I think that I have completed them. Do you all let your work "marinade" for a while before calling them complete?
Thanks again for all of your kind responses.
Best,
Dekay
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Reply #42 on: March 20, 2016, 06:03:03 AM
Deb, that's a very good idea but I don't do it as I am too eager to get my art posted so that I can carry on with the next one. However, what I have found, is that when I think I have completed a project, posted it on the forum and then I see glaring mistakes/things I could have improved upon. I do believe that a lot of people find the same thing. Some artists suggest taking your art to a mirror, look at it, turn it upside down etc. which sometimes show up areas that need correcting or improving.   Anyway, you do what works for you as you have to be happy with what you have done.


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Reply #43 on: March 20, 2016, 07:03:10 AM
Good morning, DeKay,

I also notice areas that could use correction after I look at my photo. I find that I'll take my photo and then I'll grab my pencil and make adjustments. I can do this numerous times before I actually post it. Even then, I'll still find areas that could be improved.

Like Patricia, I do not wait for a few days.  I'm excited to get my work on the forum to get feed back. I really like Patricia's idea of looking at the work in a mirror or upside down. I'm going to give that a try.
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Reply #44 on: March 20, 2016, 07:49:40 AM
DeKay

I love the "marinade" idea.

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