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Title: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on March 31, 2019, 03:28:54 AM
Hi, I'm still slowly working out this tech stuff, sorry if I bombard the site with my very amatuer art. But I'd be most happy if anyone feels the need to give any critics, as I am fumbling in a joyful way, with playing with a treasure trove find.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 31, 2019, 04:18:56 AM
Trace

Doesn't look like fumbling to me.  Looks like you are making great progress.

Just remember the key to success is "dark against light."  Anything you think is your darkest, see if you can kick it up a notch!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on March 31, 2019, 09:48:20 PM
I don't see fumbling either. What I see is an big improvement already between the first berry drawing and your mug and rock drawing.
Your contrast and shading work is already improving dramatically :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

PS - I have moved this post to the Lets Draw section for you O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on April 02, 2019, 07:04:50 PM
 :heeha:   Wow Trace! These are great  O0    No fumbling in my books.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on April 04, 2019, 05:43:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trace, you are doing very well.  Just love your rocks as they are very well done. Keep up the good work.  Patricia
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on April 07, 2019, 04:50:24 AM
Hi, I really enjoyed drawing the fish. I'm struggling with confidence, but i soldiered on! Started timid, then went overconfident & rash, then had fun erasing, (felt like I drew "Goldie" mx  4 times today), but I felt really happy that I gave myself time & freedom to see where I overwork & when I should leave things alone. It was a great lesson, Thank you Nolan  :)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 07, 2019, 05:57:55 AM
Nice job, Trace.  That is one of my favorite lessons.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on April 07, 2019, 09:11:52 PM
very good scumbling, nice shadings, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
As you progress your confidence will grow O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on April 11, 2019, 08:25:44 PM
Thank you so much everyone, I now can see a bit more clearer, that I have improved. I really appreciated your feedbacks and suggestions for creating more contrasts with dark & Light  :1hug:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on April 13, 2019, 12:32:38 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trace, your fish is excellent.  Carry on the good work.   Patricia
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: EmmaLee on April 13, 2019, 08:47:01 PM
Your fish looks wonderful! Great job!
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on April 16, 2019, 06:24:29 PM
 :heeha:    Great work on your ´Goldie´fish!  :clap: :clap: :clap:     You are really coming on famously now.   :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on April 17, 2019, 01:09:33 AM
Hi, if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can make some corrections, I would so appreciate your feedback :). I think my window is NQR. and there seems to be some other proportional things, but I'm not quite sure what it is that's a bit off. And I still find my drawings Heavy n Dark. I tried what Mena suggested and really work a bit more on my tones & values, but I'm not sure if that came through.
I put the cloud in, as i've been wanting to try & do a cloud for some weeks, & then that bit in the sky just spoke... "Do it...try a cloud here" Haha. Anyways , it looked weird, A dark looming cloud over such a lovely landscape, but then we are Soooo desperate here for rain atm, I decided to try rain falling for the farmer of the Barn.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 17, 2019, 02:05:30 AM
Trace,

I think you did a good job.  I, too, could not get that window right no matter how hard I tried.

Nolan has a great trick for drawing clouds.  See the lighthouse lesson.  https://paintbasket.com/shop/how-to-draw-a-lighthouse/ (https://paintbasket.com/shop/how-to-draw-a-lighthouse/)

Keep at it.  You are doing great - your tonal values look good to me.  I think you need to apply the same pressure to each pencil - going from light to heavy pressure, depending on the tonal value you want from that pencil.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on April 17, 2019, 05:55:44 AM
Ok thanks Mea, I will try keeping the same pressure for each pressure, that’s great for me to hear, as I tend to think if I’m going dark with I have to go heavy with pressure, -good to know & train my brain! & ill check out Nolan’s Clouds  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on April 17, 2019, 12:26:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trace your tonal values have much improved and you have done a beautiful job. Carry on doing the good work.


Patricia
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: EmmaLee on April 17, 2019, 09:59:52 PM
Your barn looks very well done to me. Such a lovely scene.
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on April 17, 2019, 10:11:41 PM
Thankyou Patricia and EmmaLee for your encouragement. I just see so many things that aren't right, but I suppose it's a matter of practice, practice, practice and the finer tuning will eventually come :)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on April 22, 2019, 04:47:08 AM
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on April 22, 2019, 04:48:18 AM
Tone, Blend n Value. Using HB. In my haste to get cracking & draw something, I got more & more confused as to how to get value/tone out of so many pencils, pressing hard in dark areas & erasers, so now I've realised I needed to go back to Square 1. Just used an HB & tried not to press as hard through the continuim.. Is this right? Am I still not getting enough variations? I would appreciate any feedback thanks :)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on April 22, 2019, 10:53:17 PM
the way to remember it is : start with a hard pencil and press lightly, when you need to go darker, use the next softer pencil using the same pressure.It is only when you get to the B and softer that you can start to apply pressure to your pencil, but even then as little as possible. I only apply pressure on the pencil in order to get small changes in shading.

In other words rather choose a softer pencil than press hard.
It is only when choosing a softer pencil doesn't get you dark enough that you start to apply pressure to the pencil.
The reason we do this is so that you can fix mistakes. It is easy to erase marks added softly and impossible to erase dents in the paper due to the pressure applied by the pencil.
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on April 22, 2019, 11:06:40 PM
You have drawn a really good barn :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
If I was fussy I would suggest darkening the inside of the window - use horizontal strokes this time. To get it dark, now you can apply pressure to the pencil as it is the darkest tonal value in the sketch O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: dennis on April 23, 2019, 01:35:00 AM
Great work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on April 28, 2019, 11:24:08 PM
 :heeha:   Fantastic exercise Trace!  O0    I must start doing things like this again and get this carcass moving!  :run:       :2funny:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on April 28, 2019, 11:27:01 PM
 :heeha: Fabulous barn Trace! Just get that window darkened as Nolan said and it´s a home run.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 16, 2019, 03:06:33 AM
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 16, 2019, 07:55:10 AM
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: EmmaLee on July 17, 2019, 12:27:43 PM
I really like the reflective ball! Great job!
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 17, 2019, 10:30:11 PM
Thank you EmmaLee.  :)
Picking up where I left off on my drawing course, I realised I hadn't done this Day prac...it was like finding the missing piece of a jigsaw. I found it challenging, but now makes so much sense in working on tonal/values, that i couldn't quite understand in the drawings i had progressed to.
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: dennis on July 18, 2019, 04:07:17 AM
Well done on the reflective ball  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 18, 2019, 06:56:15 AM
Thank you Dennis. I did really enjoy doing this even though it was very challenging. 😁
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: dennis on July 18, 2019, 09:09:37 AM
Improvement only happens when going out of one's comfort zone  O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Gita on July 19, 2019, 06:50:41 AM
How right you are Dennis!
You’ll be surprised yourself how far you’ve come one day...Trace. Post more!
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on July 19, 2019, 11:41:54 PM
 :heeha: Great job Trace, this was a tough one for me. Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on July 20, 2019, 12:03:10 AM
 :heeha:   Great job on the reflective ball Trace!  O0   I have to laugh when I think back to working through those drawings. Oy, what a muck the first few(dozen) were!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on July 22, 2019, 11:42:42 PM
you certainly did level up big time when going from the shaded ball to the reflective ball. :heeha:
I can see that the tonal value concept suddenly made sense :congrats:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on July 22, 2019, 11:44:35 PM
Great job with the flicks and the tonal values Tracey :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Just flick in a few more tail hairs on the left hand side O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 23, 2019, 01:13:11 PM
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: TeresaM on July 23, 2019, 01:13:59 PM
Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 23, 2019, 01:17:12 PM
Thanks Val & Nolan. I will give the tail some more flicks, really appreciate the advice :) Cheers Trace
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 23, 2019, 01:19:37 PM
Thanks Gita, Val & Nolan.
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on July 23, 2019, 04:48:51 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trace, your reflective ball is very well done.   Patricia
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on July 23, 2019, 04:49:50 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Trace.  I found this one extremely difficult.   Patricia
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on July 23, 2019, 04:51:56 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Trace.   Patricia
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on July 23, 2019, 08:15:38 PM
Wow Tracey, that's fabulous and the eye is alive :congrats:
One small improvement - darken the left hand edge of the neck a bit more to make the rounding more pronounced O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 23, 2019, 10:55:21 PM
Thank you Patrica, you are such an amazing artist, i am encouraged to hear that it too was difficult. It was amazing though seeing it emerge from the page.
Thank you Nolan, I will darken the neck edge. I really appreciate your feedback  ;D I'm having a hard time with the left side eye (horses right eye), should I make it smaller/lighter?
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: EmmaLee on July 24, 2019, 01:42:22 PM
Beautiful job on the horse!
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on July 24, 2019, 08:32:59 PM
if you can make it smaller and even lighter so that it doesn't attract much attention O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 25, 2019, 12:18:53 AM
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 25, 2019, 12:19:47 AM
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on July 25, 2019, 08:50:21 PM
there you go :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on July 25, 2019, 08:51:06 PM
the tail is nice and full now :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 28, 2019, 12:02:34 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan for your suggestion, it has helped me alot
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 28, 2019, 12:05:38 PM
Yes  :thankyou: he wears a bushier tale better :)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 28, 2019, 12:19:02 PM
I can see there's a host of things that need improving, but I can't decide which to have a stab
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on July 28, 2019, 08:18:26 PM
I would leave this drawing as is. It is fabulous with good contrasts :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Gita on July 28, 2019, 10:19:21 PM
Lovely drawing!  :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on July 29, 2019, 12:47:25 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Trace.   Patricia
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on July 29, 2019, 12:48:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful Trace.  Patricia
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 29, 2019, 12:42:27 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, Gita & Patricia, I’m just so amazed that these are appearing from the page. It’s like magic. I do think that the Llama looks like he thinks he’s a Spunk  :2funny: My son has 4 llamas & I hope to one day draw them
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 29, 2019, 12:48:41 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I love horses, & I’d love to do this one again, & practice on refining, but then there’s sooo much more to learn, I hope to come back to it again  :)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on July 29, 2019, 08:24:28 PM
why one day - there is no time like now ;)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: dennis on July 30, 2019, 12:07:35 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on July 30, 2019, 06:55:24 AM
Not quite right, somehow my LHS V.P. was off the page & maybe I should do on a bigger paper?
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: dennis on July 30, 2019, 11:09:13 AM

Very done for a difficult subject  :clap: :clap: :clap: The chimney needs to be straightened. All vertical lines need to be vertical. The top half of the brick pillar is correct, but you got lost on the lower half  O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Happychappy on July 30, 2019, 01:47:07 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Trace, your perspective drawing is very neatly done.   Great job.   Patricia
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on July 30, 2019, 08:18:14 PM
it looks fine to me. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
The important thing is that I can see you understand the whole vanishing point concept :congrats: :cloud9:
This will help you in so many ways while creating your artworks O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on July 31, 2019, 09:18:40 PM
Fabulous job Trace! This fellow seems mightily pleased with himself over something.....     :2funny:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on July 31, 2019, 09:19:36 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on August 04, 2019, 10:05:33 AM
 :heeha: Very nicely done Trace!  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on August 04, 2019, 10:07:06 AM
 :heeha: Great job Trace!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on August 04, 2019, 10:13:47 AM
 :heeha: Great job Trace! Vanishing points do not necessarily have to be ´on´ the paper. It does make things a bit tricky at times, but once you´ve caught the concept as you have, you´re far and away. You´ll be able to draw anything at any size and keep correct perspective!  O0 Good on you.  :congrats:
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Post by: dennis on August 04, 2019, 06:34:26 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on August 05, 2019, 11:31:51 AM
Well done Trace  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: TeresaM on August 05, 2019, 11:33:05 AM
Good job  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: scouserl41 on August 05, 2019, 02:36:02 PM
For a VP that's off the page sometimes if you are working on a table, a piece of tape for the VP works. If working on your lap, put something on the floor to help. I find that if I can get the top and the bottom lines correct then the ones between are easier to get correct I think of a fan with the horizon being the only line that is flat. Practice, practice, practice is of course the best teaching tool!!

You obviously have almost got it. Great job.
Brian
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on August 06, 2019, 06:22:52 AM
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback, I really appreciate your support  :) .. I found this quite challenging (in a good way) & my concentration fluctuated. I'm going to revisit this, as somehow I didn't print/read the 2nd lot of instructions, also to practise setting up the V.P.s again and trying all that you have suggested :) , & to practise concentrating on task @ hand & not allowing my mind to skip all over the page wanting to try new things, before I've even finished. 
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on August 06, 2019, 09:36:15 PM
we all suffer from that nowadays because of our instant society, but you have the relearn to slow down when it comes to art. Let it be your relaxation time O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on August 07, 2019, 12:09:19 PM
This made a lot more sense 2nd time round. Kept the perspective focus (& your tip thanks Brian) helped alot :)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on August 07, 2019, 12:12:43 PM
I know this needs tweaking, (something about the mouth. & perhaps the eyes ), but I'm not sure what, where & how. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on August 07, 2019, 08:20:56 PM
The drawing is well done, it is just the placing of the features that are off
When drawing portraits you will find that you need to work extra accurate as any areas where you are off tend to show.
You can either use the grid method or one of the other methods from the course to draw the outlines. Once they are in place then you know that the basics are where they need to be. From that point on you can make many mistakes and get away with them without anybody noticing O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on August 07, 2019, 08:21:23 PM
spot on O0 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on August 08, 2019, 12:15:07 AM
Thank you Nolan :) yes I can now see that overall it’s the layout that’s made it NQR, & I need to do this again & grid it up. It was fun doing this after all the linear concentration of the perspective drawing, so I went into winging it mode... Lesson learnt!,,
Should I colour in the black part of the jaw 1st & then rub out the whiskers? (For this try, I attempted scratching the whiskers & shading over that). Cheers
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on August 08, 2019, 08:31:45 PM
yes, but try not to press to hard otherwise the whiskers will not erase.
when erasing use the paper cutout trick to create a mask O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on August 09, 2019, 12:39:01 AM
 O0 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on August 11, 2019, 10:50:48 AM
 :heeha:   Banner job Trace!!!   :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on August 11, 2019, 11:19:22 AM
Trace, this takes me back to my first attempt at grid drawing. I laughingly referred to him as my drunken lion  ;D . 

I think you have done a great job, especially since you ´winged´ it! Good for you, every time we attempt something new it builds on our past efforts and teaches us something. Keep going, every step takes you further along your road to mastery.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: dennis on August 11, 2019, 06:38:00 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: Now you have it right  O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on August 11, 2019, 09:48:10 PM
Good for you, every time we attempt something new it builds on our past efforts and teaches us something. Keep going, every step takes you further along your road to mastery.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Couldn't have said it better myself :heeha:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on August 14, 2019, 08:19:38 PM
Thanks Val & Nolan, Haha Val, He certainly looks like he's been on the plonk for many years :)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on August 14, 2019, 08:24:48 PM
Well Tiger 02 is better, but I struggled with the lower jaw & Whiskers. I don't know how to remove the grid lines that are still showing & I think he's eyes could be a bit bigger too, along with a few other bits n bobs. Any suggestions most welcome :)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: EmmaLee on August 15, 2019, 02:38:59 AM
Great improvement! You should be really proud of this one!
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on August 15, 2019, 11:19:15 AM
It seems most of my sketches/drawings have vanished from my gallery... I did find the final version in my computer archives. Just looks a bit hung over now!   :drink2drop:       :2funny:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on August 15, 2019, 11:33:55 AM
The tiger looks great  O0    As for the grid lines, I learned through trial and error a few times!  :doh:   It took almost as much practice as some of my drawings, but try to keep the grid lines light to the point of just being visible. Then I make certain that my lightest lights are a shade deeper than the grid.
Have you tried lifting the lines with a very soft warm putty rubber? I have found if you try rubbing them out with a regular eraser they sometimes seem to become even more engrained in the paper.  :gl2:       Perhaps Nolan has some better ideas....
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on August 15, 2019, 08:32:52 PM
much better on the proportions. As you go along they will get better and better :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
As far as the grid lines are concerned - I never draw them directly onto the drawing paper. I lay sheets of photocopy paper onto my drawing paper so it fills it exactly. I then stick the photocopy paper together using clear tape. I then put my sketchbook aside, flip the tiled photocopy paper over,  and grid up the photocopy paper. I can then draw scratch and erase as much as I want to without worrying about the paper getting dirty.
Once I am happy with the sketch I take another sheet of photocopy paper and a 6B pencil. I then rub over the entire sheet of paper to fill it with graphite - what I am basically creating is a sheet of carbon paper.
This is then carefully placed onto the sketchbook, graphite side down, as you would with regular carbon paper. The tiled photocopy paper with the sketch on it is placed on top of that. I then use a pen or pencil to carefully trace the outlines of my sketch onto the sketchpad leaving me with a perfectly clean sheet of drawing paper which only has the correct outlines on it and no construction lines to erase O0 O0
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on August 15, 2019, 08:34:05 PM
He certainly looks like he's been on the plonk for many years :)
That's a classic :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Gita on August 16, 2019, 08:19:59 PM
You are improving in a fast pace, trace!
Why don’t you just draw something and present it to the August challenge?
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on August 19, 2019, 12:16:35 AM
sounds like a good idea to me :heeha:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on August 22, 2019, 08:00:55 PM
 :thankyou: EmmaLee, Val & Nolan, I really appreciate your support & suggestions :)
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: dennis on August 22, 2019, 08:24:39 PM
This is a vast improvement  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on August 22, 2019, 09:48:34 PM
 :doh: Aw-boy!!! You´d think I would have remembered that Nolan... I knew there was something I was doing wrong! I´m good at making extra work for myself!  ;D Where´s that soppy old cow in my memory file  :knuppel2: ... probably got her thumb stuck in the drawer again!
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on August 23, 2019, 07:41:12 AM
 Val: our lion & tiger look like they both belong in the wall of classics - The ole Long Tooths  :2funny:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on August 23, 2019, 12:05:12 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: nolan on August 25, 2019, 09:09:28 PM
don't let me catch you forgetting the stuff I teach you eh :knuppel2:
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 26, 2019, 02:31:23 PM
Looking really good, and improving.  Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on August 28, 2019, 08:20:37 AM
Well done Trace  :clap: your work is progressing wonderfully
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Val on September 05, 2019, 03:54:10 AM
don't let me catch you forgetting the stuff I teach you eh :knuppel2:
:o     :run:
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Trace on September 15, 2019, 02:38:45 AM
Having a play with texture
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Gita on September 15, 2019, 06:19:15 AM
Like your drawing, Trace! The textures around the vase have come out well!
Title: Re: Trace's Lets Draw course
Post by: Bill76434 on September 15, 2019, 09:46:25 AM
Looks good
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Post by: nolan on September 15, 2019, 08:32:42 PM
nice shine on each fruit and good shadows making them look natural, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Val on September 15, 2019, 10:22:14 PM
Nicely done trace, I particularly like how the vase appears to be set back into a ´liquefied´  woodgrain. Love it!!!  Yes I know, I tend to see things a bit off the wall at times!  :crazy2:     ;D
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 16, 2019, 12:33:21 PM
Lovely shine and shadows!  Good job. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Trace on September 17, 2019, 01:00:50 AM
Sat at a distance. Well gosh this was a bit skewiff
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Post by: Trace on September 17, 2019, 01:05:34 AM
 :thankyou: so much Gita, Bill, Nolan, Val & Mary Lou.

I can't believe how different things look when i get them onto here, than before my eyes.

I can see that I have created a similar texture in some parts of the vase as to the fruit, also hoping one day i will be able to "flow" better with fabric texture. :)
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Post by: Val on September 17, 2019, 02:37:41 AM
Both good goes Trace. Did you find any preference between using the dividers or the grid?
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Post by: Annie. on September 17, 2019, 09:05:22 PM
Very good!
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Post by: nolan on September 17, 2019, 09:28:02 PM
great start Tracey. The more you practice, the easier it gets O0
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Post by: Trace on September 18, 2019, 01:10:38 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Annie & Nolan.
I find the Grid easier to use atm Val, but messier rubbing out all the lines.
Nolan, I'm not sure if it's my homemade PD or me not using the PD properly, but when seated observing from a distance,  I don't know how to line up the vertical lines correctly - i.e the heights of objects. My arm seems to get in the way.
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Post by: Trace on September 18, 2019, 01:13:14 AM
Hi Nolan, I'm not sure if this Noton of my still life looks right/pleasing/too complex?
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Post by: nolan on September 18, 2019, 09:21:11 PM
your notan (note the a ;) ) looks almost perfect, just the black on the just juice needs to be marked as well.

I can clearly see you understand the concept of a notan :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Looking at your notan I can see this will make a very interesting still life too. Well done!
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Post by: nolan on September 18, 2019, 09:23:37 PM
To measure vertical lines, I twist my wrist 90 degrees so that the divider is pointing left to right instead of up and down
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Post by: Trace on September 19, 2019, 12:03:43 AM
Thanks so much Nolan, I think the whole juice wrong angle was throwing me off, but for the sake of not having to rough sketch for 3rd time, thought i should check with you, as to whether the Notan was on track. i'll fix up the juice position & the black & that might help me see a better flow.
Notad the Notan  ;) Cheers T
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Post by: Trace on September 19, 2019, 12:07:25 AM
Thanks Nolan, finally had a Aha moment and sorted out with what you described. Cheers t

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Post by: Annie. on September 19, 2019, 01:11:17 AM
Take heart Trace.  The first time I heard Nolan describing this in one of his video, I head a Nolan.  It was only when I saw the word in print that I saw it was a Notan.
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 19, 2019, 12:51:35 PM
This will be a nice still life. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on September 19, 2019, 08:38:09 PM
Notad the Notan  ;) Cheers T

 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Post by: nolan on September 19, 2019, 08:38:43 PM
 :clap: :dance:
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Post by: Trace on September 22, 2019, 01:38:03 PM
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Post by: nolan on September 22, 2019, 08:19:33 PM
fabulous job on your still life Tracey :congrats:

Just one thing - your shadows - make them darker against the object, then fade lighter. This will give you a better 3D effect. (I do this even if the actual shadow doesn't look like that O0
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Post by: Val on September 23, 2019, 07:48:28 PM
 :heeha: Great still life Tracey!  O0    That little tweak on the shadows and it will be brilliant.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on September 23, 2019, 10:07:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 24, 2019, 01:19:00 PM
Very well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Trace on September 27, 2019, 04:51:41 AM
Thank you so much Nolan, Val, Dennis & Mary Lou.
I enjoyed & learnt so much with this exercise, so I'm going to repeat the process, as there is a lot of things to consider :) & i will fade out the shadows with the next one - thanks Nolan for that
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Post by: Trace on September 27, 2019, 04:54:39 AM
Not sure with this one if I've got it right balance with the dark & light contrasts &/or composition?
* After seeing it here on big screen, I've swapped the bird & vase placements & that looks more balanced with the contrasts
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Post by: dennis on September 27, 2019, 06:45:15 PM
One of the main objects of the notan is the see the placing of all the dark areas.
Apart from the fact that they must have a good visual balance, they must also link closely with each other. You have them them nicely linked to each other and they form a pleasing pattern.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Another point. In one of your previous still life drawings you had the objects spread out. Study all the good still life paintings and you will notice that all the main characters are very close to each other, actually overlapping slightly, to form a complete whole.

 
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Post by: Trace on September 27, 2019, 08:53:27 PM
Thank you Dennis, I'll have a play a bit more with the placements, as I can see it seems to be disjointed, may be also its the objects I've chosen & I should ditch the gloves? The glove was to prop up the secateur, so that it wasn't flat.
I wanted to include the vase to give height, but also try my hand @ doing a shiny object.
and the bird & the bonsai were to be the focal point, but I'll do a bit of study of still lifes & see if I can pull these together in a better way :)

N.B.
I think I'm happier with this SL setting. I didn't realise that Still Life objects should overlap, thanks Dennis :) Still need to do a Notan for it.
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Post by: nolan on September 29, 2019, 08:53:10 PM
see how quickly the notan allows you to place with the composition to get the balance right? :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on September 29, 2019, 08:53:40 PM
 :gl: with the next one Tracey
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Post by: Trace on October 01, 2019, 01:20:38 AM
Really rough, but the practice of getting the placements, steady my arm with the PD & fading the shadows was good to do.
The vase was meant to be simpler, just touching on shading & highlights, but I found it totally absorbing, intriguing and at the risk of been permanently cross eyed decided not to mess with this any further
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Post by: Bill76434 on October 01, 2019, 01:27:23 AM
The vase looks quite complicated you have done well.
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Post by: Trace on October 01, 2019, 01:31:16 AM
Haha YES it was Bill! I didn't realise it was going to suck me in to all those angles. :)  :thankyou:
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Post by: Annie. on October 01, 2019, 01:46:56 PM
Nice drawing, your shading are improving  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on October 01, 2019, 07:44:38 PM
you have done a fabulous job with this drawing, well done Tracey :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Trace on October 01, 2019, 08:57:31 PM
 :thankyou: Annie & Nolan :) I'm learning so much each day, it's hard to see if there's improvement! Now that the weather is improving down here in the southern land, I'm looking forward to getting outdoors & attempt some landscape :)
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Post by: JayJ on October 02, 2019, 07:40:30 AM
Great drawing Trace!
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Post by: TeresaM on October 03, 2019, 10:14:52 AM
Good drawing Trace  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Trace on October 03, 2019, 10:28:50 PM
 :thankyou: JayJ & Teresa.
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Post by: Trace on October 07, 2019, 07:18:15 AM
Hi Nolan, I hit a blimp in the outdoors module and I've spent 3 days studying the old masters, tried doing small tile sketches of parts of the above pictures and perspective revision & I'm now really confused and i don't know if i should be working on fore shortening, 1,2 or even 3 perspective & which lines to follow with lost & found.
I quickly became overawed with the scale of what i was trying to draw & with the old farm ute; the horizon was blocked, so I guestimated that & the VP.
Sorry I started the Booey tree as a grahite, but again i quickly was overawed with all the complexties of what's in/out & lines dimensions, that I ended up enjoying the moment of colouring.
Is there any practicle drawings you might be able to suggest to help me through this failing logic moment? :)
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Post by: nolan on October 07, 2019, 07:27:03 PM
My suggestion at this stage would be to continue with the course. I don't want you to get overwhelmed with anything at this stage.

En plein air work is not easy when you are first starting out. In the course I just want to introduce you to all the various aspects of drawing. That way you will have a feel for which part you enjoyed the most.
After the course you can go back and specialise on the aspects you liked, eg. drawing still life, while practicing the more challenging aspects, like plein air O0
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Post by: Val on October 09, 2019, 10:16:55 PM
Well done Trace  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Trace on October 13, 2019, 10:32:27 AM
Thanks Val :)
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Post by: Trace on October 15, 2019, 06:09:43 AM
I started off outdoors, was just going to practice sketching, but got carried away. i Don't think the form is quite right. Happy for any critiques to let me know what may be glaringly obvious.
This is just with Graphite, but I forgot to add some white to the irises & now I've rubbed too much to bring them alive, so am thinking i will dab some white pencil. Is this ok to do that?
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Post by: Bill76434 on October 15, 2019, 07:44:47 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on October 15, 2019, 07:56:38 PM
Looks great Tracey, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What I often do is use one of THESE  (https://amzn.to/35yljQ9)correction pens to add the highlight in the eye O0
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Post by: Trace on October 16, 2019, 09:32:12 AM
Thank you Bill & Nolan. much appreciate your encouragement :)
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Post by: Val on October 19, 2019, 09:14:14 AM
Beautiful drawing Tracey  O0    Great tip on the pen Nolan... cheeky monkey keeping that to yourself all this time...  :knuppel2:       :2funny:
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Post by: Trace on October 19, 2019, 10:10:57 PM
Thanks Bill, Nolan & Val, I will do Mia again as I think I did too much damage to the paper - so stay tuned -  :whistle: In the mean time I played with the colored pencils & practised some cliffs, clouds & water in the drawing & popped it in my mixed media folder :)
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Post by: Trace on November 06, 2019, 01:45:40 AM
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Post by: Trace on November 06, 2019, 01:47:52 AM
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 06, 2019, 05:23:58 AM
Really good detail Tracey. Subject to the way I am looking at it I see the top rim as the back of the glass and the lower rim as the front. I might suggest to strengthen the leading edge of the lower rim across the poured water. Hope that makes sense?
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 06, 2019, 05:25:24 AM
Really good. Looks like a difficult subject to work with.
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Post by: Cath on November 06, 2019, 07:21:28 AM
You have caught the unusual growth of the tree, Tracey, and the background distance in your drawing.  :)
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Post by: Trace on November 06, 2019, 11:09:03 AM
Thanks so much Bill & Cath. From a distance I thought it was 1 tree, by the time i realised there were x 2 hugging each other I just got lost in having to draw them. :)
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Post by: Trace on November 06, 2019, 11:11:53 AM
Thanks so much Bill, I really appreciate your comment. I see what you mean, I couldn't work out either which rim was the front & back, but couldn't work out how to differentiate. I'll give your tip a go :)
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 06, 2019, 01:20:38 PM
This is good, almost an optical illusion.   :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 06, 2019, 01:22:28 PM
Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on November 06, 2019, 08:18:20 PM
beautifully drawn tree with lots of texture :congrats:

Just add a touch more contrast (darker values) to the bush bottom right, he is currently in ninja mode O0
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Post by: nolan on November 06, 2019, 08:21:11 PM
very good drawing Tracey :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I actually think you have the rims the correct way around because your eye level in this drawing is lower than the rim of the glass so you are in fact looking up at the rim. In that case you would be looking through the glass at the lower back rim. What do you think?
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Post by: Trace on November 06, 2019, 08:27:12 PM
 :thankyou: MaryLou. & Nolan. I see what you mean Nolan... haha Ninja mode is a great description. It was my attempt at doing the spinifex grass that surrounded the tree. Like the white hairs on animals I need lots of improvement  ;)
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Post by: nolan on November 06, 2019, 08:30:58 PM
in a case like this when the object itself is light, you use your artistic license to give the background enough contrast for the object to stand out O0
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Post by: Trace on November 06, 2019, 08:39:31 PM
This is the reference pic. To me it seemed as you have said Nolan, but the more time spent drawing it often had me caught in that optical illusion of which rim is which. I wondered if I darken the space between the 2 rims may have resolved some of that, but i thought i would probably muck it completly, so left it as is.
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Post by: JayJ on November 06, 2019, 09:42:45 PM
Wow Trace it is a bit tricky don’t blame you.I kept looking at it.Only after Nolan said about the eye level..suddenly I could see it!
he is the Master Artist after all! :)
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Post by: JayJ on November 06, 2019, 09:43:29 PM
Lovely drawing!
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 06, 2019, 09:57:19 PM
Looking at it with Nolans (Correct) view, as we are looking through the glass I would lighten the furthest rim ???   :-\
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Post by: Win on November 06, 2019, 11:06:21 PM
Its very good Trace, and you have it correct, but my humble artists eye suggests you look closely at the dark line around the rim of the glass in the reference photo and darken your shading accordingly, especially noting the sides.
Not sure if that makes sense 😉
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Post by: Win on November 06, 2019, 11:12:13 PM


Just add a touch more contrast (darker values) to the bush bottom right, he is currently in ninja mode O0
:2funny:

Lovely interesting tree Trace. Well done.....Did you compare it to your first tree you drew(if you did) at the begining of the course.
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Post by: Trace on November 07, 2019, 05:58:53 AM
Thanks Zayn, & Win. Here's my 1st Tree
. Needless to say I'm pretty chuffed how far I've come. :)
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Post by: Trace on November 07, 2019, 06:04:08 AM
Thanks Zayn, Bill & Win, It will be good to now try both your suggestions, it will be good to see the effect :)
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Post by: nolan on November 07, 2019, 07:10:05 PM
I also want you to compare the tonal values of your drawing vs the reference. Tell me which tonal value is missing
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Post by: nolan on November 07, 2019, 07:10:46 PM
wow, that is a huge improvement :congrats: :cloud9:
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Post by: Trace on November 08, 2019, 01:32:33 AM
I thought it was the dark Tonal value missing Nolan. But now I'm not so sure  :-\
I added 6B to the dark areas.
Also, I think I need to do my tonal chart again. I seem to get variances between the many different brands of pencils & now that I've been practising more with my hand positioning & sharpening, I'm trying to let the pencil inform me of the tone, not my hand pressure.... If that makes any sense?
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Post by: JayJ on November 08, 2019, 09:23:07 AM
It’s looking great Trace!!.If you can just lighten  the  top wall of the glass under the rim on right hand side just a little bit more.Also the bottom splash lighten a touch more.
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Post by: Win on November 08, 2019, 10:57:59 AM
 :clap: :clap: looks great
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Post by: Win on November 08, 2019, 11:00:34 AM
You have made great progress,  :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 08, 2019, 01:34:38 PM
Looks great now! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 08, 2019, 02:17:38 PM
Beautiful drawing!

My eyes play a trick on me. If I look at the right side of the glass, I see the superior ring as being the front one.  But when I look at the left side I see the opposite.  I see the same in the reference.  My eyes, or the relation of the dark right at left corner of the rim?  Maybe it is correct, anyone else sees that?
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Post by: Trace on November 10, 2019, 08:52:30 PM
Thank you Zayn, Win & Marylou. This has been an amazing lesson on the small variations of tonal value & the perceptions created.
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Post by: Trace on November 10, 2019, 08:55:25 PM
Thanks Zayn & Win. I feel so grateful to Nolan & Dennis & the Paint Basket support :)
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Post by: nolan on November 10, 2019, 09:30:31 PM
spotting those small tonal value differences is what allows you to draw realistically :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Trace on December 19, 2019, 05:31:59 AM
I've been struggling to accomplish anything in the great outdoors. It seems to overwhelm me.
So thought I'd practise the flowers exercise - Value & shading, lost & found lines.
Little realising how complicated the rose is, & now I'm really lost - Is this nearly finished? Do I have enough values? have I created lost & found lines that define the petals?

Thank you if you wish to give a comment/advice :)
Cheers Tracey
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Post by: dennis on December 19, 2019, 06:28:07 AM
I think you have done a fabulous job with the rose. It is not easy but you have nailed it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: EmmaLee on December 19, 2019, 11:52:47 AM
I think your rose is Beautiful!
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Post by: njnjgirl on December 19, 2019, 01:29:16 PM
Trace, you can be proud of this accomplishment.  Your rose is beautiful and well done.!!! :yippee:
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Post by: Win on December 19, 2019, 05:52:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: you have done well
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Post by: nolan on December 19, 2019, 06:28:33 PM
You most certainly have nailed it. Great contrasts and textures. The tonal values have been beautifully spotted :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:
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Post by: Bill76434 on December 19, 2019, 09:30:08 PM
Fantastic Tracey,  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on December 23, 2019, 07:12:34 AM
Wow you have done a fantastic job. :clap: :clap: The detail is amazing.
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Post by: Trace on January 04, 2020, 02:03:29 AM
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Post by: Trace on January 04, 2020, 02:07:37 AM
 :thankyou: so much everyone for all your wonderful comments  :hug:
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Post by: Bill76434 on January 05, 2020, 12:09:55 AM
Looks Good Trace, I think Nolan  :smart: would like more 'values'?
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Post by: Trace on January 06, 2020, 01:10:22 AM
 :thankyou: Bill, I'll add some more :)
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Post by: nolan on January 07, 2020, 07:25:49 PM
Great job Tracey :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I am happy with the contrasts. If I had to be very fussy I would say darken the area under the petals that curl upwards some more. They cast a shadow on the petals underneath so you darken where the petals meet and then fade lighter downward. You do have those shadings but they can go a touch darker on the right hand flower O0
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Post by: Win on January 09, 2020, 07:52:48 AM
Well done Trace :clap:
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Post by: Cath on January 09, 2020, 11:04:27 AM
 :clap:  :clap: Tracey
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Post by: Val on January 10, 2020, 11:02:24 PM
Great job Tracey!  O0       :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on January 15, 2020, 08:56:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trace, I have just seen your work and you are doing so very well.   Patricia
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Post by: Trace on February 08, 2020, 06:20:15 AM
Thank you so much everyone for such wonderful support.
I haven't had been able to do much art lately, we are very busy doing make safe work from the Bushfires. I've so missed doing art each day & esp all @ Paint Basket  :flowers:
I can see what you mean Bill & Nolan re: adding a touch more shading to the leaves. In a sense it's good to notice those subtle things after having a break...it's like the eyes see it with your suggestions, it will look better.  Thanks again :)
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