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Pencil Drawing (Graphite / Grey) => Lets Draw Pencil Course => Topic started by: Diana Hayward on July 13, 2020, 11:18:52 AM

Title: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on July 13, 2020, 11:18:52 AM
This was my attempt at the berries and very nearly gave up. As you can see the paper ended up a real mess and I was just so frustrated. Any way I let it go for a couple of days and moved on to the planes and that got me hooked.
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on July 13, 2020, 11:24:47 AM
Really enjoyed this exercise, even though it was a real challenge.
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: njnjgirl on July 13, 2020, 12:36:09 PM
This looks good.  Once you add a few more darker values it will be great. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: njnjgirl on July 13, 2020, 12:36:50 PM
Looking good! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on July 13, 2020, 08:44:42 PM
Great job so far :clap: :clap: :clap:

You can still add more contrast to the berries themselves - the more contrast the rounder they look. To do that darken the dark areas then also lift out a highlight on each using your eraser O0
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on July 13, 2020, 08:45:23 PM
this is a challenging drawing but you have done a great job :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on July 13, 2020, 10:47:35 PM
Thankyou for your comments Nolan. I’ll leave this one alone as a reminder of the struggle, but will attempt it again once I become more proficient
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on July 13, 2020, 10:52:00 PM
Really enjoyed the teddy, and cross hatching
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on July 13, 2020, 10:55:13 PM
This was really enjoyable and didn’t take very long. I was so surprised as it looked very complicated.
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on July 13, 2020, 10:57:29 PM
Thanks Mary Lou, I’ll go back and give it a go, really appreciate your support.
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on July 20, 2020, 11:12:03 PM
You have done a great job, the fish is nice and round :clap: :clap: :clap:

Scumbling is a lot more fun than you initially think O0
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on July 20, 2020, 11:13:28 PM
your teddy is spot on Diana :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I feel the cup can get more hatching to show the rounding better though - this should be easy now that you have completed the teddy and understand the concept better O0 :gl:
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on July 20, 2020, 11:13:46 PM
sounds good :gl:
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on July 21, 2020, 10:27:11 PM
Thanks Nolan will redo the mug today
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on July 23, 2020, 09:35:11 PM
 :gl:
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on August 04, 2020, 10:08:07 AM
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on August 04, 2020, 10:11:24 AM
Really loved tackling this horse, even though it was quite a challenge
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 04, 2020, 10:14:28 AM
Looks great well done. :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on August 04, 2020, 10:20:23 AM
I really didn’t fancy doing a traditional still life, so decided as I’m a keen walker and cyclist to draw a selection of related items. Got some bits together and then looked at my shoes and there they are. Loved drawing them but got a bit carried away and couldn’t resist using some colour, sorry.
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on August 04, 2020, 10:53:12 PM
great job Diana, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:

What I am missing is tonal value changes to show the dark values. For example the tonal value gets darker as you look into the shoe. I can see you have made it darker, but it can go a lot darker. The more contrast you have you better the looking in effect will be O0
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on August 04, 2020, 10:54:27 PM
This is your best drawing yet :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Tip - when copying the smg code, be careful to also copy the leading [ otherwise the picture doesn't show O0
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: nolan on August 04, 2020, 10:55:08 PM
Nice, good contrasts in this drawing and I like the roof textures as well :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Tip - I have merged all your Lets Draw drawings into one topic called Diana's Lets Draw Course. So you can just open that topic in future and reply to it with your new course drawings. That way all your course drawings stay together and it is easier to track your progress O0
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on August 06, 2020, 08:31:26 AM
Thanks Nolan
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Diana Hayward on August 06, 2020, 08:34:22 AM
Thanks Nolan I’ll see if I can get the paper to hold more pencil.
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: Badart on September 10, 2020, 01:01:05 PM
Hi Diana, like you I'm a beginner but for what it's worth, I think you are doing fine. Seems to be a common error with us beginners that we don't go dark enough in some areas. Your pictures are great
Title: Re: Diana's Lets Draw Course
Post by: njnjgirl on September 10, 2020, 01:06:32 PM
You are doing well, love the running shoes. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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