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Pencil Drawing (Graphite / Grey) => Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: EmmaLee on April 13, 2019, 08:11:12 PM

Title: Seagull
Post by: EmmaLee on April 13, 2019, 08:11:12 PM
After drawing the breaking wave I couldn’t wait to draw more water. I had some trouble with the seagull. Let me know if you see anything I should do to make this one better.

Title: Re: Seagull
Post by: dennis on April 14, 2019, 01:37:52 AM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just a little shading along the top of the head to show the shading.  O0
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 14, 2019, 02:08:46 AM
Cute one, EmmaLee.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Seagull
Post by: EmmaLee on April 14, 2019, 04:48:45 AM
Thank you Dennis! I will add that shading to the head.

Thank you Mea. I’m really enjoying doing pencil drawings.

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Post by: EmmaLee on April 15, 2019, 04:03:16 PM
I added a little more shading to the seagull.

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Post by: njnjgirl on April 15, 2019, 05:52:09 PM
You are a talented artist.  This is wonderful! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: EmmaLee on April 15, 2019, 06:02:25 PM
Thank you MaryLou!
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Post by: dennis on April 15, 2019, 06:26:44 PM
Just that little bit makes a world of difference  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: EmmaLee on April 15, 2019, 06:30:00 PM
Yes it did. Thank you for the advice, Dennis!
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Post by: dennis on April 15, 2019, 07:39:30 PM
That is why we started this site - to help others along the way  ;) What is great is when we see others passing this knowledge on to other who are starting off along the art road. This is our encouragement. We see many who started out as newbies become excellent and masters of the craft, for that is what it is - a craft and a skill. Actually talent has very little to do with it. All it takes is practice and perseverance and many miles (kilometers) of brush strokes.

A little story: Many years ago I belonged to a shooting club. As a newbie I went to my first National .22 Bisley Championships in the learner section. In my ignorance I asked one of the master shottists where I could buy a certain Badge he had on his shooting jacket. He was silent for a moment before answering. "Dennis," he gently said, "Unfortunately this badge cannot be bought. It will cost you many tires on your car, many thousands of kilometers, and hundreds of thousands of rounds practicing on the shooting range, and they you many not get one. You have to build up your skills before you receive one. You have to earn it." It humbled me. :blush:


Eventually, I did not get one, but I had a showcase full of medals, gold, silver and bronze and trophies to show my progress. It also cost me many kilometers and many thousands of rounds. Unfortunately I had leave the trophies and cups back in South Africa. I still have all the medals including medals for Karate.
Title: Re: Seagull
Post by: EmmaLee on April 15, 2019, 08:08:15 PM
An artist and a marksman! We are always learning interesting things about you!
It’s funny that you bring this point up because I just had a conversation with a lady who kept saying she wished she had my talent. I told her that she should take the online classes I have taken and she’d be able to draw and paint too. She laughed and refused to believe there is anyway for her to learn it.
When I was in 5th grade I drew a picture of clouds and the boy sitting next to me drew clouds that looked much better than mine. I made up my mind right then that I couldn’t draw well and art wasn’t for me.  I didn’t try again until after my first daughter was born. I’m so disappointed that I went all years without trying. People tend to think that if they can’t do it right now then they’ll never be able to. It’s a shame.
I’m so thankful I stumbled onto the Paintbasket tulip class after purchasing my first set of oil paints. Changed my life!  :smitten:
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Post by: Gita on April 15, 2019, 08:30:23 PM
Emma Lee, your sea gull drawing is fantastic! :yippee:
Dennis, your story moved me so much! Such a small story, but filled with wisdom and showing your path of success.
I am also very happy to have joined this site which is now almost like a companion to me (if a site can be called that way)..and it feels so good to know that both of you great teachers are there to give me guidance and useful hints through my art journey.
Surely, many others might feel the same. Thank you so much for your support.   
Title: Re: Seagull
Post by: nolan on April 15, 2019, 10:26:54 PM
Your water looks fabulous and the gull is much improved now.
You can follow my seagull class (https://paintbasket.com/shop/how-to-draw-a-seagull/) if you want some more seagull drawing practice O0
I am constantly amazed at what the Paint Basket members go on to achieve. All become good artists with a little perseverance. Through the years many have gone on to become professional artists and art instructors. It is very humbling to think that we played a small part in their growth as an artist. :smitten:
Title: Re: Seagull
Post by: EmmaLee on April 16, 2019, 02:01:59 PM
Thank you Gita and thank you Nolan. I will take a look at that seagull class.
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Post by: njnjgirl on April 16, 2019, 05:59:14 PM
Dennis, you are such an inspiration and a phenomenal teacher. :flowers:
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Post by: Trace on April 17, 2019, 01:46:42 AM
I love your seagul drawing EmmaLee,
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Post by: EmmaLee on April 17, 2019, 09:48:31 PM
Thank you Tracey!
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Post by: Val on May 05, 2019, 10:56:25 PM
Beautifully drawn EmmaLee, you are an inspiration.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: EmmaLee on May 06, 2019, 11:21:06 AM
Thank you so much Val!
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on June 22, 2019, 05:18:02 PM
Beautiful drawing and fantastic shadings
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Post by: cyril on July 03, 2019, 03:39:39 PM
Beautiful drawing Emmalee.  :clap:

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Post by: Happychappy on July 15, 2019, 11:28:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic EmmaLee.  Patricia
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Post by: EmmaLee on July 16, 2019, 09:28:06 PM
Thank you Maria, Cyril and Patricia!