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valhalla31

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on: March 08, 2016, 09:49:31 AM

Here is my 10 minute tree. I think I may have cheated and taken a bit longer because I forgot to set the timer.

I am 50 years old and haven't done anything artsy since high school. I went to a wine and canvas event one night and it brought back all the joy I used to get from creating as a teenager. So I have started taking a few online classes and here I am.
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Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 09:51:55 AM

Here is my landscape. This is the second one I drew. The first one was all finished before I realized my horizon line was totally crooked. I must have had the pad of paper tilted while I drew. I will have to watch out for that in the future.
Robyn


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Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 09:53:14 AM

....and my shaded ball. I have a lot of trouble with cast shadows. I can never seem to get them just right.
Robyn


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Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 10:06:42 AM
Valhalla,

Nice work on the shaded ball.  I hear you on the cast shadows - me, too!

Check the top right quadrant - could use a bit more blending - too much of a line between dark and light.

Keep at it.  Making good progress.

aloha

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Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 10:09:19 AM
Valhalla,

Good work on this.  Isn't this a fun one to do!!  Love it - gives you the instant-artist feel.

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Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 10:11:11 AM
Happy you joined us here at Paintbasket, Valhalla.Hope you enjoy this magical spot as much as we do.

aloha

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Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 10:30:18 AM
Welcome to PB Robyn.  Love your 10minute tree.  Shows you still have it😀  You are going to do well on this course.  It is such fun and a wonderful stepping stone to all that Dennis and Nolan offer.  Looking forward to watching your progress.
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Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 10:54:04 AM
 :welcome:  Robyn to the PB family and so nice to see your drawings.  As Jill mentioned, this is such a good stepping stone to what is on offer here. You will do so well and I am looking forward to seeing your progress.


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Reply #8 on: March 08, 2016, 01:08:48 PM
You are off to a great start, Robyn!  :welcome:  to the Paint Basket! I see loads of potential in these drawings! Look forward to watching your progress.  :)
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Reply #9 on: March 08, 2016, 02:42:43 PM
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Welcome to PB, Robyn. You are going to love it here. This is a wonderful group of kind and supportive artists. I look forward to watching your work as you post. I'm about 3/4 of the way through the "Let's Draw" course. I have learned so much and love each lesson. We are all learning and growing together. :hug:
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Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 05:58:18 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

Robyn
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Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 12:25:51 PM
:bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket family Robyn :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

You are off to an awesome start - including your not quite ten minute tree ;D

You are going to do well on the course :heeha:


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Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 01:41:07 PM
 :bigwelcome: Hi Robyn  :wave:   You are off to a cracker start!!!  :heeha:   No worries about you, if you do run into any queries just sing out and someone will be about to lend a hand. Looking forward to seeing your progression through the course.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: March 10, 2016, 04:33:19 PM
Here are my berries. I continue to struggle with cast shadows. I fiddled and fiddled with this and then just decided to post it for some feedback.

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Reply #14 on: March 10, 2016, 04:43:51 PM
Robyn,

Looks good for the most part, but I think the leaves could use more darks.

aloha

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