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Kathysutterlin

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Reply #15 on: March 10, 2016, 09:10:18 PM
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Hi Robyn.  I like your cast shadows and the shading of your berries is beautiful.  I agree with mea. Some deeper tone in the leaves.  :)
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Reply #16 on: March 11, 2016, 05:53:04 AM
Thank you Kathy and Mea. I do agree with you about the darker values on the leaves but, if I follow the example picture those leaves are quite light. I am assuming they are getting a lot of bright sunlight on them which is making them so washed out?? I will try darkening them a little.

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Reply #17 on: March 11, 2016, 02:26:30 PM
Here is my rock pile. This was a difficult lesson and the eraser became my best friend. 8)
I am using graphite transfer paper to transfer the outline and I am finding that it is hard to get a very light line and the line doesn't erase as advertised. Hence the dark contour line on the very top rock, which I don't like very much. I need to remember to trace with a very light touch.

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Reply #18 on: March 11, 2016, 02:34:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: Great job on the rocks, Robyn. I agree this was a tough lesson and you nailed it.  :yippee: :yippee:
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Reply #19 on: March 11, 2016, 03:42:41 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Robyn, your rocks are excellently done.  Great job.   Patricia
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Reply #20 on: March 13, 2016, 11:52:11 AM
beautiful shading work on the berries Robyn :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just the extra contrast in the 3 top leaves. Your cast shadows are great O0

Rocks - excellent spotting of the different tonal values, you have great depth in this drawing, well done :congrats:


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Reply #21 on: March 13, 2016, 02:49:40 PM
Robyn,
Your work thus far is quite nice. Your shadings give everything a nice contoured shape. I am still working on gradual shading in my drawings hopefully I will also catch on to what you seem to have grasped already. I am looking forward to more of you drawings.
Best,
Dekay
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Reply #22 on: March 14, 2016, 11:03:54 AM
You're really off to a great start, Robyn. Congratulations on joining the group. O0 O0
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Reply #23 on: March 15, 2016, 04:27:18 AM
Here is my crosshatch mug. I really have to find a better way to photograph these or use a different paper because the shadows cast by the wavy paper are distracting. I am standing the pad of paper on my easel, maybe I will trying laying it flat next time.

Robyn


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Reply #24 on: March 15, 2016, 08:46:27 AM
Robyn

Nice work on the cup. 

The right side of the oval at the top needs a bit more rounding on the inside of the rim.  Actually, it might be round under that dark drip of coffee.  Blend that tiny section in and you may have the rounding you need.  Love the way you have a nice slope on the left side of the inside top.

I've had the same problem with the sketch pad.   Maybe try large elastic bands to the far sides of the pad to try to hold the page more flat.  If they are far enough to the sides, they should be easy enough to crop out of the photo.

Also use some sort of small wedge to prop the pad up on the side that sags under its own weight.  Yes, last resort, lay it flat but be mindful of how your shadow might be cast over it.

Keep at it.  You are making great progress.

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Reply #25 on: March 15, 2016, 11:06:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: Nice job on the coffee cup, Robyn. Now that you've learned the cross hatching, you'll love the teddy bear. Looking forward to seeing it soon.  :)
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Reply #26 on: March 15, 2016, 11:54:36 AM
great cross hatching, very happy with your technique. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Looking forward to seeing your Teddy bear :heeha:


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Reply #27 on: March 16, 2016, 07:49:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Robyn, you are doing well, cross hatching is not that easy and you did a fine job.  Looking forward to seeing your Teddy Bear.


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Reply #28 on: March 17, 2016, 06:24:45 PM
I managed to finish my teddy bear tonight after my son's hockey game.

Robyn


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Reply #29 on: March 17, 2016, 06:47:39 PM
 :congrats: Wow Robyn, your teddy bear turned out really nice! Great job!  :clap:
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