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Title: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 15, 2020, 05:47:59 AM
When tracing the berry drawing, should I not sketch the veins in the leaves? On the finished version the veins are open to the center vein. It’s different from the unfinished sketch. When I trace the picture, the lines detract from the drawing. I am very new to this & am just learning to draw. I am very pleased with the offered course, Let’s Draw, but am a bit confused on the differences between the starting & finished pictures. I appreciate any input given. Thank you.
Lynne Beggs
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on April 15, 2020, 08:59:08 PM
Hi Lynne
You can draw in the veins. They are very prominent in this drawing so I would draw them in as lightly as I can.
Generally though, when the veins are not prominent I would not draw them in.
So if you find the veins detract, then feel free to use your artist license to leave them out  O0
 :gl:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 20, 2020, 06:28:10 AM
I finally finished shading the berry drawing & I will have to say that it was much more difficult than I expected. I’m certain that I learned a great deal just by shading this picture. Thank you Nolan, for all you do. I couldn’t be more satisfied that I enrolled in this course. Your topic coverage and demonstrations have been so helpful. I’ve read several books & watched many YouTube videos, only to be left disappointed & frustrated, but your instruction is truly spot on. I have already written a review for the course & will be signing up for more after I finish this one. Finally I will be able to draw for my own enjoyment. Thank you again & looking forward to my next assignment.
LA Beggs
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on April 20, 2020, 10:09:27 PM

After you have uploaded the photo, remember to copy and paste the bbc embed code into your reply here.
Where you paste that code is where the image will appear when people read it. O0
Your drawing looks great. If you continue like this I can't wait to see what your drawings will be like by the end of the course :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Tip - I will shortly merge all your posts inside the Lets Draw area into one topic called LA BEggs' Lets Draw course. Then in future you can just go to that topic and reply to it, posting your next drawing. That way all your course drawings and questions will stay together and will be easy to reference later O0
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: lanastehle on April 20, 2020, 11:01:02 PM
I'm new to the course and I think your drawing is excellent!!  Molly
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Bill76434 on April 20, 2020, 11:16:37 PM
Great drawing Lynn  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 21, 2020, 09:27:08 AM
Thank you so much Molly. I am unsure as to your experience, but whatever it is, you will enjoy this course. I am 66 and have never drawn before but Nolan makes everything so understandable. Good luck!
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 21, 2020, 07:58:35 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Nolan. I was a secondary and college math teacher for 26 years…I know how hard it can be to convey a concept and I am so happy to see that you approach teaching art in the same way I taught math to my students…it’s very rewarding. I don’t know how you stay on top of it all. You’re fantastic!  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 21, 2020, 08:00:05 PM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: novsirion on April 21, 2020, 09:31:00 PM
Nice berry drawing.
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Trace on April 21, 2020, 10:14:42 PM
Great Berry drawing LA Beggs  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 22, 2020, 06:46:10 PM
Thank you for the message…this is pretty tough but I’m enjoying the course. It’s really nice having some connections right now…be safe!
 :thankyou:
Lynne B
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: JayJ on April 24, 2020, 12:57:40 AM
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Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 25, 2020, 03:48:25 AM
I hope I’m posting this correctly, Nolan. This was a hard project, but I loved shading all of the textures. I had to erase quite a bit & should’ve started over. I’m unsure of its presentation & may do it again for my own benefit. The bottom stones aren’t showing very well in the photo. I’ve always wanted to visit New Zealand so I googled your city…truly beautiful & I imagine a great deal of inspiration. Looking forward to the cup project.
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 25, 2020, 05:14:14 AM
Wow Lynne, well done  :clap: :clap: I love the looking in you have achieved  O0
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 25, 2020, 09:53:22 PM
Thank you…I overworked my paper & those bottom stones didn’t show well in the photograph. I’m loving the course but find it extremely challenging. It takes me a long time to finish a project. It doesn’t come naturally to me.
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 25, 2020, 09:55:09 PM
I felt exactly the same way when I did that course. I still take a long time with painting but it feels really good when it is all coming together  :)
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 25, 2020, 09:55:35 PM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Bill76434 on April 25, 2020, 11:06:13 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Looks good.
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 26, 2020, 09:14:17 AM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 26, 2020, 09:21:17 AM
Another tough one. I have a heavy hand & need to employ a light touch. Hopefully that will come with practice. I’m so amazed at the way it appears that Nolan barely touches the paper. As he moves his pencil, it just looks so effortless. I love watching him.



Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 26, 2020, 07:53:16 PM
Lynne

I have not been following Paintbasket as regularly (vision problems) as I used to so have not had a chance to welcome you.  Happy to have you with us.


Definitely stick with the drawing classes.   You are off to a good start with this cup.

I was a total non-drawer when I started and I have learned enough to enjoy drawing, but still need to learn more and practice every day. 

I bought a cheap blank page composition book so I can do some sort of sketching and watercolor sketch every day.  It's good discipline to know you HAVE to do the sketch every day or have a blank spot in your journal that will always haunt you.

Good luck. Keep at it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on April 26, 2020, 08:36:06 PM
You have done a great job with your hatched mug Lynne, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I can see you understood the concept immediately. Did you enjoy drawing this?
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on April 26, 2020, 08:38:22 PM
Your shading work is fantastic Lynne :congrats:

Continue to draw the rest of the rocks and the ground O0
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 27, 2020, 12:05:05 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looks great, well done.
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 27, 2020, 07:22:44 AM
I did enjoy drawing the coffee mug & I’m equally enjoying the so teddy bear. I love the cross-hatching technique...being a math teacher, the plane concept makes total sense to me & I can easily visualize the direction. So I have especially liked these last 2 lessons, although I enjoy them all. Also, I wanted to tell you that after I drew the coffee cup, I drew the teddy bear from the reference photo. I would’ve never attempted that before nor would I have known where to start. With all this practice in visualizing & shading, I’m understanding more about looking at an object & seeing the angles & shapes. I have learned so much already & I thank you for that. You’re a fantastic instructor & you really make it all understandable.
 :painting:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on April 28, 2020, 07:05:42 AM
Thank you, MaryAnne…it’s good to hear that you were a non-drawer as well but can now enjoy drawing. That’s exactly what I want but never thought I could. This course is giving me hope in that arena. It’s so nice to have this connection with all of you at Paint Basket.
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 28, 2020, 04:47:22 PM
That's great, Lynne.  The Paintbasteers are so wonderful.  We are like family.

Keep drawing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on April 28, 2020, 10:22:36 PM
we certainly are like family. It's amazing how we all think similar.
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: dennis on April 29, 2020, 05:34:24 PM
Excellent. Tremendous depth achieved  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Trace on April 29, 2020, 10:01:37 PM
Love your rocks Lynne, especially how you captured the little ones sitting under the bigger ones.
I like you started, not knowing and unsure of my drawings and spending alot of time on each, as it takes a lot of concentration for me to learn. But bit by I am growing in confidence and Always love the challenge and working through each step.

:) Tracey
Title: Re: Lynne's Lets Draw Course
Post by: LA Beggs on May 03, 2020, 05:26:52 AM
I just saw the video with you & Nolan. Your drawings are so captivating! Just beautiful!!
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