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Reply #30 on: August 04, 2016, 12:22:13 PM
Thanks, Sarlota.  It was a great experience.  Look forward to more.

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Reply #31 on: August 04, 2016, 07:14:38 PM
Most true Dennis... one only starts truly mastering a subject when one is able to explained it in simple terms to lay people.  Very few reach that level.
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Reply #32 on: August 05, 2016, 04:32:43 AM
Brilliant Mea, I have to agree that your class looks a resounding success. Congratulations to you and your students.  :yippee:

I found in helping them I was actually refining my own skills, we all learned from each other. Can't wait to see what the kids have got to teach me.... whew! have they got inquisitive minds!  :D   Now I know how Dennis & Nolan must have felt with all my badgering when I started..... exhilarated!!!   :2funny:
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Reply #33 on: August 05, 2016, 07:41:23 AM
Thanks, Val.  Yes, teaching is a great way to learn.

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Reply #34 on: August 07, 2016, 11:28:16 PM
I am practicing a simple hibiscus to do with my senior citizen class next time.  I used a simple 6-dot system.  One for each petal and one for center.  Then I drew each petal from center, around the dot, then back to center.

I did this one freehand with no reference photo.


Do note that I still have not learned to do shadows.  My leaf is not very good either.  Leaves next!

What else?

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Reply #35 on: August 08, 2016, 03:39:42 AM
Nicely drawn Mea. Just think back to your painting methods...

1./ Choose your light source.

2./ All shadings go darker the further away you go from the light source, lighter the closer you get.

3./ There will only be a cast shadow if the object is laying against, over, or on something else.

Check in the Let's Draw course... the berries lesson.  O0

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Reply #36 on: August 08, 2016, 08:04:55 AM
Thank, Val.  I'll review the berries class today.  Was that in Let's Draw?

Notice that the shadow of my stamen was darker than the one on the yellow hibiscus.  I'm a fast learner!

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Reply #37 on: August 08, 2016, 08:59:20 AM
Very nice, Mea! :) I'm sure your class will love drawing this hibiscus.
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Reply #38 on: August 08, 2016, 02:41:53 PM
 :clap: I like your flower Mea. What is the six dot system? I want to work on more freehand work? Are there any lessons on PS that teach what you are speaking of?
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Reply #39 on: August 08, 2016, 03:05:27 PM
No, Kathy, I made it up to help me make the petals. 

Here is a simple diagram.


Some petals will overlap more than others.  Vary the shapes a bit.

The dots just help you space out the petals evenly.  I was surprised how easy it was once I had the dots in place to guide me.

Hmmm.... now I am going to try the same idea for other flowers.

Maybe when the seniors get their flower drawn, we'll do a simple watercolor wash to color it!  They'd love that.

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Reply #40 on: August 08, 2016, 03:41:04 PM
Yes ma'am! It is in the Let's Draw.... one of the early lessons. (can't remember which exactly, but early on)
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Reply #41 on: August 08, 2016, 06:12:35 PM
Mea, this is so awesome!!! Those smiles say it all - keep up the good work Miss Mea ;)
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Reply #42 on: August 08, 2016, 06:14:35 PM
Thanks, Denise.  I think they'll like the next class (hibiscus) even more!

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Reply #43 on: August 08, 2016, 07:14:26 PM
So cool, Mea. Thanks for sharing your diagram.  :-*
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Reply #44 on: August 09, 2016, 02:14:44 PM
Mea - I just saw this post and to say I'm proud of you is an understatement! My only question to you is...when do you sleep? You're one busy lady - and everything you do is so top notch!!! Your students are really lucky to have such a talented, and generous, teacher!
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