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Title: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on January 07, 2018, 02:56:24 AM

My Lets Draw  course Berries drawing. Its not perfect but I sure learned a lot from doing it. Comments welcome.
                                                                                                       Thanks   Carrots & Onions   8)
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 07, 2018, 06:02:09 AM
Carrot,

Nice work on the berries.  You are off to a great start.  Nice highlights on the berries, but could use more darks on the leaves (like in the deepest parts of the veins).

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on January 07, 2018, 09:11:44 AM
 I was never happy with the veins on my leaves.  After I posted it I had time to actually
read some posts in this forum. I saw one in which Nolan  suggests lay down light graphite on the entire leaf then erase out the highlights then add the darks. I gave myself a mental head slap, my veins would of looked so much more natural.  :thankyou: Carrot
                             
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 07, 2018, 05:30:06 PM
Carrot,

That's what learning is all about!!  Nolan is the "smudge" master.  One of the best lessons I ever learned.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on January 08, 2018, 12:04:22 AM
Well done Carro!  You still managed to show some good dimension in the leaves, the extra darks will just enhance it that much more.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on January 08, 2018, 12:14:01 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Carro, you are off to a very good start.  Patricia
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on January 08, 2018, 12:50:50 AM
you have done a great job Donnie :clap: :clap: :clap:

I especially like the leaves and the cast shadows, they have/give fabulous depth.

I feel that you can still continue to shade the berries to increase the contrast between the highlight and the shadow side O0
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on January 10, 2018, 02:56:36 AM
Thanks will do.
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on January 17, 2018, 02:32:51 PM
   Lot's of fits and starts on this. Sometimes you just need to take what you've learned, and move on to the next thing. I did learn a lot doing this drawing. 8)
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on January 17, 2018, 02:58:08 PM
Oh my stars & garters! I'll say you learned a lot!!!  :faint:    This looks amazing!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on January 17, 2018, 03:50:39 PM
Thank you  :). Now it's on to cross hatching. :sweat:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 17, 2018, 04:15:48 PM
Donnie,

Nice job on the rock planes.  Such smooth transitions in your values.

Oh, cross-hatching will be fun.  I love the little teddy bear.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on January 17, 2018, 04:18:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  My goodness, you have done a superb job on the rocks.  I foresee that you are going to do so well in the drawing course.


Patricia
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: dennis on January 19, 2018, 09:11:21 AM
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: TeresaM on January 19, 2018, 11:13:41 AM
Great drawing  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on January 21, 2018, 09:18:07 PM
Looking great, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on February 01, 2018, 03:45:30 AM
My cross hatched cup.  I've really struggled with cross hatching this week. any suggestions, or critiques welcome :sweat:.   This was done with .5 mechanical pencil, my own cup.  Oh I've been posting on the Pencil Drawing Classes , just realized I should of been posting here. ;D  C&O
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 01, 2018, 04:41:27 AM
Yes, Don, cross-hatching is quite the challenge.  I try to avoid it if at all possible, but it still is important to know how to do.

For some reason, your darkest darks look like they are painted on, rather than drawn with very close-together hatch lines.  Or maybe I am just optically-deluded again.

I found this cartoon a few years ago that takes a light-hearted approach to cross-hatching.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on February 01, 2018, 05:15:22 AM
Thanks I needed that cartoon  :). Yes on  the  drawings  blacks,  some of the lines are right on top of each other.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on February 06, 2018, 08:48:45 PM
I am happy with your cross hatched cup Donnie :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

You have the shadings all nicely in place O0

The shadow cast by the cup should however be darkest next to the cup and lighter as it moves away from the cup to get good depth in that area so just remember that for next time O0
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on February 08, 2018, 02:07:00 PM
Thanks for all the comments and support, I sure learned a lot this pass couple of months.  I remember trying to draw as a young teenager there was no one that could show me the simplest  of things.  Now  days anyone with a internet connection can find excellent instruction and support.   Happy Camper C&O
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 08, 2018, 03:30:29 PM
Thanks, Don.

That's what we are here for.  We love art and love helping people with their art.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on March 10, 2018, 05:32:42 PM

Took a long time to do this one, must done the just the snout a dozen times. Please leave comments. :)
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 10, 2018, 08:33:57 PM
Donnie,

You did well on one of my favorite drawing lessons. 

Do look at the original and see where you could have gone darker to give it more rounding, or maybe it's just the photo.

Your eyes came out better than mine - which were crossed!  Poor bear!  I actually left it like that as it gave him extra character.

aloha

mea



Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on March 11, 2018, 12:33:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nicely done Donnie.   Patricia
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on March 11, 2018, 02:08:28 AM
Oops.  Just noticed the first picture was very shaky.  New pic above.  Thanks for the feedback on the previous picture, and please re-evaluate the new one. Thanks again. C&0s :whistle:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on March 11, 2018, 02:46:52 AM

Teddy with suggested added dark's.  :thankyou: Teddy looks better.
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 11, 2018, 03:25:11 AM
Oh, yes, Donnie, teddy looks much better now.

Really, as you just saw, DARK makes all the difference.

Stick with it, you are on the right path.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: TeresaM on March 11, 2018, 08:49:39 PM
Donnie your teddy has lots of character. Well done  :clap:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on March 11, 2018, 09:05:25 PM
Really big improvement on the teddy. Can you see how much more depth you have now?

Well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on March 12, 2018, 12:13:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Donnie, a huge difference, your teddy is beautiful. Amazing how the lights and darks affect the drawing. I was always too afraid to go dark and Nolan kept telling me to go darker and finally after I listened, I am so much happier with my drawings as they have much more dimension to them.  Just wished that I had the nerve to go darker at the outset for when I compare my earlier drawings to current ones, I am totally amazed at the difference and I am so much happier now.


Patricia
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: Carrots & Onions on March 12, 2018, 07:39:32 PM
Thank you all, for advice and comments  on Teddy.   If you look at Teddy's left foot where it overlaps
his arm, I erased, put in a thin highlight to better delineate his foot from his arm.  There was no depth between his
foot and arm before I did this. It might of been better to darken the area of the arm where it meets the foot, but I think it looks good. I do think that by adding the suggested dark's the highlight does a better job.    Any thoughts? :thankyou:
Title: Re: Donnie's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on March 13, 2018, 08:52:18 PM
you have to be careful to add those little "halo's" to separate objects. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. The trick is to make the line as thin as possible so that it is visible but not obvious.

I usually try to rather get a small change in tonal value between the two objects if there is distance between the two in order to separate them. If the objects are touching each other then I don't mind that you can't see where they meet as this is called a lost line O0