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Pencil Drawing (Graphite / Grey) => Lets Draw Pencil Course => Topic started by: slanwar on April 27, 2017, 03:42:14 AM

Title: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on April 27, 2017, 03:42:14 AM

My first drawing and I decided not to trace.
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 27, 2017, 04:46:44 AM
slanwar,

Wow, pretty good for a beginner or have you had some experience?

Just be careful not to make things look like they are outlined - check that top middle berry.

Looking forward to more of your work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on April 27, 2017, 08:53:02 AM
 :heeha: Wow, your first drawing and a freehand to boot!!! Well done you!  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:

The shadings on the berries need to be softened to take away the striped effect. By softening the values you will also gain more spherical 3D effect. Blending to get the correct variations does take a bit of practice, but you are well on the way.
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Maryna on April 27, 2017, 11:52:36 AM
Well done! Careful for the outlines.

I have to say this. Your profile pic of the dog looks just like my beautiful Chloe.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on April 27, 2017, 03:06:37 PM
slanwar,

Wow, pretty good for a beginner or have you had some experience?

Just be careful not to make things look like they are outlined - check that top middle berry.

Looking forward to more of your work.

aloha

mea

Thank you. I don't have any experience and when I was a kid I used to draw but my dad was against because he didn't see any future for me, well my dad was an artist himself (oil paint, drawing, etc) and he had a lot of difficulties to pay bills, now with 1 kid in college and the other one already done college I found some time to learn drawing.
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on April 27, 2017, 03:09:58 PM
:heeha: Wow, your first drawing and a freehand to boot!!! Well done you!  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:

The shadings on the berries need to be softened to take away the striped effect. By softening the values you will also gain more spherical 3D effect. Blending to get the correct variations does take a bit of practice, but you are well on the way.

Thank you. I think I'm going to draw circles and blend them in to a spheres until  they look good.
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 27, 2017, 03:41:01 PM
slanwar

Good for you.  Happy to hear that you are making time for art in your life.  You will find Paintbasketeers a willing audience to view your work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on May 02, 2017, 04:25:37 AM
Just finished the fish, I didn't trace the drawing. Is past midnight here in New Jersey and my dog wants to go outside  :o

Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 02, 2017, 05:01:07 AM
Luiz,

You did a great job on the scumbled fish.

Free hand?  You are brave!!

You can take the dog out now!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on May 02, 2017, 01:29:37 PM
I'm guessing your dog has the same look on his/her face as your fish! Getting worried!!!  :-\     :2funny:

Excellent job on the fish, welcome to the pond!  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on May 04, 2017, 05:26:16 PM
Just finished the barn and I did it a bit too fast because I was on my lunch time - work  :whistle: I used the "best pencil in the world" #2 HB  ;) and a mechanic pencil 0.5 HB, also I used a tissue and my finger, I should bring a blending stump to my office.

Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 04, 2017, 05:48:09 PM
Excellent, Stan.  You are making good use of your time by drawing.  Barn details are so neatly drawn. Nice clouds and fields, too.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on May 04, 2017, 10:34:14 PM
Good to see you're accomplishing something while at work...  :whistle:      :2funny:    Good on you!   :yippee:

Nicely done, complete little scene. The only thing I would suggest is to work in some darker values to give more contrast and depth.    O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: linley.plester on May 05, 2017, 01:31:25 AM
Drawing during a lunchbreak sounds like a really good way to relax unwind and refresh your mind, eve if you are rushed. The only problem with such right brain activity is that sometimes you lose awareness of time and the boss isn't please when you are late back from lunch. ;)
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on May 08, 2017, 02:22:44 AM
Just finish the squirrel, used HB and 2B pencils on a printer paper 8.5x11

Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 08, 2017, 05:29:06 AM
You did great job,nice delicate  shading  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 08, 2017, 05:32:58 AM
Nice drawing,    good spending  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: time!!!!
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 08, 2017, 05:34:13 AM
Fantastic drawing :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 08, 2017, 07:40:21 AM
Stan,

I like the sketchy look you have there.  Nice sense of style.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on May 09, 2017, 01:05:22 AM
You did great job,nice delicate  shading  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks I "had" to use the Panpastel Sofft Applicator I just got  :)
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on May 09, 2017, 01:10:19 AM
Stan,

I like the sketchy look you have there.  Nice sense of style.

aloha

mea

Thanks, I tried to have the lines flow I did them fast and end up working.
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on May 10, 2017, 09:27:58 PM
8.5 x 11 printer paper, used HB and 3B pencils (can't find my 2B or 4B and my lab looks suspicious)

Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: slanwar on May 12, 2017, 05:43:38 PM
Because I cut down most of the trees from my yard they cursed me and I have trouble drawing trees..... I'm planting a few of them to see if the curse goes away  :whistle:

Canson 9x12 90gr, 2H, HB and 2B pencils

Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 13, 2017, 10:46:14 AM
Luis

Your tree is pretty good 

I found that practice by really studying the shape of the tree before starting to sketch really helps

If I try to do one from memory, it usually does not come out very good.

Aloha

Mea
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on May 28, 2017, 12:26:48 AM
Luis, I think your tree is pretty good and I honestly don't think that the trees you cut down have cursed you for you have done a good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on May 28, 2017, 12:27:32 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Luis, Great job on your horse.   Patricia
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on May 28, 2017, 12:29:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Another great job Luis.  Your fish has a shimmer to it which is charming.   Patricia
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on May 28, 2017, 11:44:08 AM
Good job Luis, I'm pretty sure this one is a relation of Treebeard! Tall and proud as all trees should be.  O0

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Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on May 28, 2017, 11:45:50 AM
Very nicely done Luis, can see the shine on his coat.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Slanwar's Lets Draw course
Post by: dennis on May 28, 2017, 08:56:16 PM
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