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Title: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on January 15, 2014, 12:20:52 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

No template is required for this lesson. Just have a few sheets of paper handy so you can follow me as I demonstrate some techniques. We will try them out with some small sketches. Any paper, in any colour, and as long as it is not glossy, will do - no need for fancy expensive paper in this lesson.
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Post by: BeaSue on January 15, 2014, 12:07:13 PM
Looking forward to this, Dennis. Thanks!
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Post by: Daisyblue77 on January 15, 2014, 02:18:07 PM
What a great way to start  2014 !   I'm booked !  Thank you  !  :yippee:
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Post by: Happychappy on January 16, 2014, 12:17:29 AM
I am booked too and thank you Dennis and Nolan once again.  Patricia
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Post by: Ray3 on January 23, 2014, 08:36:28 AM
 Count me in.  Ray
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Post by: jennylynn on January 23, 2014, 10:44:43 AM
I am definitely in too dennis  O0  really looking forward to it  :thankyou:
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Post by: Val on January 23, 2014, 11:56:43 AM
Holding thumbs...  O0     
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Post by: sweetpea on January 25, 2014, 05:41:31 PM
HI,

I am interested in doing Lesson #2.  Did this already happen?    Do you send out notices when classes will be?  How do I get to watch Lesson #2.  Thanks.


Donna
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on January 25, 2014, 08:17:25 PM
Hi Donna, Lesson #2 is tomorrow. Just log into PB, press the big blue button at the top and you will be taken to the PBTV page. There is a countdown timer so you will know exactly how long to the start. Be on that page before the start of the class and it will automatically start.

Make sure you booked into the class. Then you will get the advance emails.   O0
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Post by: Riya on January 25, 2014, 08:28:00 PM
I just booked this class, looking so forward to this and all of you ofcourse.
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Post by: BeaSue on January 25, 2014, 10:38:22 PM
Oh, dear. My daughter and her husband and my grandson are coming for a visit. I may need to catch the replay.
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Post by: brony on January 26, 2014, 04:12:04 AM
hi the second class says 26th at 7-9 i am in australia and today is sun 26th, yet countdowns says in fouteen hours time which is around five in the morning. i am a little confused can anyone clarify this for me please. i believe news zealand is only three hours ahear of melb australia ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on January 26, 2014, 05:03:51 AM
Brony, the class will be on the 27th (Monday) for you in Australia and very early in the morning. The class is from 8 am to 10 am here in New Zealand. Take you time difference from our 8 am. If the time difference is 3 hours then it will be 5 am for you.
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Post by: brony on January 26, 2014, 07:39:05 AM
 :thankyou:Dennis
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Post by: NHC50 on January 26, 2014, 07:08:12 PM
I do not believe this. I signed up for this class. Got all ready. went in to watch it. and it said enter serial number. Did it 3x, still won't allow me in.  :tickedoff: :tickedoff:  stupid internet. I have never had to put a serial number in.  :'( :'(  Oh well that is life.
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: nolan on January 26, 2014, 07:23:01 PM
click the Youtube logo at the top of the page that should show the class link too
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Post by: SunRai on January 26, 2014, 07:24:35 PM
Thanks! :thankyou:
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Post by: Martina on January 26, 2014, 07:31:43 PM
The youtube Icon does not work for me. The youtube website also has the message that this video can not be seen in Germany due to GEMA issues. Seems to be something new, I never had such a problem. It seem as if the viedeo is blocked in Germany. GEMA is responsible for music copyright issues. ??? Any ideahow to get access to the class?
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Post by: JayJ on January 26, 2014, 07:32:40 PM
Still no luck....will just have watch the re run....thanks!
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Post by: Martina on January 26, 2014, 07:44:17 PM
I've found a solution  ;D
The is a add-on for firefox which solves the problem  :cloud9:
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Post by: nolan on January 26, 2014, 07:53:40 PM
yay
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Post by: Emmybear on January 26, 2014, 09:15:41 PM
I couldn't get in either, but the direct link above worked for me. It was quite interesting! I can't wait to try some of these techniques out. :)

 :thankyou:
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Post by: jennylynn on January 26, 2014, 09:17:28 PM
 :thankyou:  dennis & Nolan great class couldn't get in for ages, used the link on the forum  O0  learnt loads can't wait for next weeks class should be fun  :yippee:
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Post by: Happychappy on January 26, 2014, 09:19:39 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for a very interesting class.  I was mesmerised watching you transform the drawings into works of art ... you were like a magician.  I feel much more comfortable starting out with pastels now, in actual fact, I don't feel so scared anymore.  Thank you for your generosity too and I am looking forward to learning more.  Patricia
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Post by: claude on January 26, 2014, 09:20:48 PM
Could not get in. Kept asking for a serial number. Got in on the Youtube channel but no chatbox. Class with no chatbox is like taking a shower with a raincoat. Still enjoyed the show. Dennis looked great, saw Nolan's arm, seems ok. Hope to get in on the next one.
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Post by: eftpower1 on January 26, 2014, 09:24:18 PM
WoW Wonderful to re-learn and  ALSO learned NEW stuff.
Nolan, Picture in a picture is a great help
Thank you both for all the effort
Started to "paint along" AND  realized I would benifit more at this stage by putting whole focus on watching.
Looking forward to the replay so i can do the drawings

Thank you again
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Post by: nolan on January 26, 2014, 09:24:40 PM
I have no idea why the system didn't work today, even I couldn't get in via the PB site, had to use the Youtube link. Will have to do some investigating before the next class :crazy2:
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Post by: ncwren on January 26, 2014, 09:25:31 PM
Tried working upright-I'm going to have to figure something out so I don't have to fling my head back and forth.  Enjoyed the class-felt semi fast paced.  I'm sure all the wiping off and all that will become second nature at some point.  Very weird to be so "hands on".  Thank you Dennis-look forward to the year of the pastel.


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Post by: Alice L Lemke on January 26, 2014, 09:26:08 PM
Once I figured out how to get in (about a half an hour wasted) it was fine.  Note to self, go to forum, start video then click on the "Youtube" logo!  That page with the "serial number" on it was too confusing!
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Post by: Germa on January 26, 2014, 09:30:21 PM
Could not get in. Kept asking for a serial number. Got in on the Youtube channel but no chatbox. Class with no chatbox is like taking a shower with a raincoat. Still enjoyed the show. Dennis looked great, saw Nolan's arm, seems ok. Hope to get in on the next one.

If you log in to youtube with a google account, you can chat on the youtube channel too Claude! (nice to see you again!)
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Post by: Riya on January 26, 2014, 09:30:57 PM
Well, I had booked the class, had my pastels on hand and some nice pastelpaper...and was so tired, felf 30 minutes before start asleep...and my partner just let me sleep. I just woke-up, ready to watch... :2funny: Missed it,  :blush: . Well next time better. Would have been nice to 'see' all of you again. Hope you have had a great class, I am sure it was...Sorry for missing class Dennis and Nolan.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on January 26, 2014, 09:32:50 PM
I had to go straight to youtube...open another account! At least I got in...and the chat worked!  :yippee:

I'm only showing you the one almost recognisable bit!  :2funny:




I may have figured out how to work these...... but I think I'm going to need more colours.  :faint:
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Post by: Lillian on January 26, 2014, 09:35:19 PM

Great class!  I wasn't able to chat, not a problem.

Natalie, excellent work!!!   :clap: :clap:


Riya, how nice to see you back on the forum!  You've been missed!  I hope you've been healing and are feeling better now.  Take care!!!   :1hug:
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Post by: Val on January 26, 2014, 09:37:29 PM
Wow Natalie!   :not_worthy:    :not_worthy:    :congrats:
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Post by: Lillian on January 26, 2014, 09:37:49 PM
Bravo Val!!!  Well done!


 :thankyou:  for the tip re opening another account on Youtube.  I'll try that next time.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on January 26, 2014, 09:39:43 PM
Lillian, now that I have a youtube channel...... what do I do with it?!   ???
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Post by: Happychappy on January 26, 2014, 09:40:56 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Nice work Natalie and Val.  Patricia
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Post by: lynn p. on January 26, 2014, 09:44:19 PM
Natalie and Val you are really mastering those pastels.  I watched on youtube also Val, couldn't get in via PB.  I love your drawings guys!
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Post by: Val on January 26, 2014, 09:50:31 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia.



Lynn, have you ever thought about giving extra classes on weekends?   :help:     :2funny:
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Post by: Bev S. on January 26, 2014, 09:57:34 PM
Wow. . .what a class!! Thank you Dennis. . .you really are the energizer bunny aren't you!  :run:
I started out trying to draw & watch but gave that up part way through the first green blob I did. . . . .I'll wait for the replay where I can slow you down to a walking pace. . . .  :2funny:
But sooo much information. . just packed full of stuff to know and remember. Thank you again!
 
 :congrats: Val you got a great apple/tomato? there and especially Natalie, stunning work there, girl! How ever did you keep up with motor-man Dennis?
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Post by: Val on January 26, 2014, 11:07:21 PM
 :confused: I've no idea what it is, but I thank you anyway.  ;D    I missed the whole apple bit, I'm sure I missed a lot of helpful tips there but I'll get them on the replay.

I tell you these gals are hopped up on something and I gotta get me some!  :2funny:
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Post by: Riya on January 27, 2014, 12:09:27 AM
WOW!!  Natalie and Val, I just love your work, looks just great and so colourful. I like pastels, but don't use then often...looking forward to the replay  :)
Thank you so much Lillian  :1hug: , I am so happy that I am allowed to use my right wrist again :yippee: , even just for an hour a day.  I still have a long way to go, but I hope this year will be much better then 2013. I have seen to many hospitalrooms, had too many scans, due to epilepsy that got worse. And the first thing that happend 2014..... was me missing that last step on the stairs and ended up hurting my wrist again, this time a very bad sprain.
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Post by: Dorothyofoz on January 27, 2014, 02:27:13 AM
That was great.  :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan.

Tried to keep up.
  wonky effort.  :2funny:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 27, 2014, 02:52:38 AM
Love the hat!!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: NHC50 on January 27, 2014, 02:53:36 AM
We'll as I said before could not get in. Then a lightbulb went off, and I remembered YOU TUBE. Went there got right in. Dennis what I saw was great. Thanks :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: dennis on January 27, 2014, 06:02:19 AM
Great work, Ladies  :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent considering that they were paint-a-longs O0


If the introduction to pastels is starting off like this then I just have that feeling that this year is going produce a ton of first class  :painting: 


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Wow. . .what a class!! Thank you Dennis. . .you really are the energizer bunny aren't you! ....I started out trying to draw & watch but gave that up part way through the first green blob I did. . . . .I'll wait for the replay where I can slow you down to a walking pace. . . . 



Sorry about that, I'm so used to working fast that when I think I've slowed down a lot I'm still too fast for most  :help:

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Post by: thebryce on January 27, 2014, 06:45:47 AM
I will try the replay. Cell phone is not working on these new gigs. 
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Post by: anki on January 27, 2014, 02:40:04 PM
Thank you so much Dennis and Nolan for this wonderful class. I followed bouth on youtube and it worked perfectly. I like the way Dennis takes care of his materials. Everything in its place and a longer life! LOL
This was my first contact with the pastels. I never tried before. It was a very good class to get a general vieuw of what you can do. I must go and buy some pastels. I will do that when I go to France next week because I have not seen any pastels here in the village. I have some "pastel gras" that I got as a present a few years ago, but it is not the same thing. I read that on the forum.
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Post by: Bev S. on January 27, 2014, 03:46:50 PM
Dorothy. . . . how lovely to see you again!!! Have missed you and Snowy, or was that Blacky?? ;D
Tremendous work with the pastels and congratulations for keeping up with Dennis, and doing it so perfectly!! Some of us (me!! :2funny: ) are just so darn slow that Dennis would have to slow down to a snails pace for me to keep up and everyone else would be bored to death and he would only get one apple done in the whole class time!! I am talking s-l-o-w!!!
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Post by: scribe on January 27, 2014, 07:33:41 PM
some realy nice work came out of this lesson. I have to make tme to try. It is super cold this week, will try tomorrow. congratulations on all the wonderful paintings. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Ray3 on January 27, 2014, 08:26:56 PM
Stirling work Dennis I am afraid I had problems trying to get on in PB but then I was trying with my iPad which did not work at all, changed to my computer and whala I was in but on YouTube which I enjoyed watching your class   Great work.  Ray
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Post by: Dorothyofoz on January 27, 2014, 08:58:59 PM
Thank you Bev. It's been a long time. I've missed the interaction.
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Post by: Riya on January 27, 2014, 09:00:56 PM
Wow Dorothy, I absolutely love your work, looks just awesome and perfect to me. Unfortunately I fell asleep and my partner let me sleep. Life costs a lot of energy these days but looking at the drawings..I wished he had woke me up, well I'll wait till the replay.
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Post by: MSWcrane on January 28, 2014, 01:01:35 AM
Val you did a wonderful 'Red Bosc Pear' or a 'Red Anjou Pear'  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on January 28, 2014, 10:43:38 AM
Bev,  Slow....did you say slow? I'm still working on dog #2 !!!  :faint:    You're going to have to slow down a bit more if you're going to stay with me and Riya!  ;D

Excellent work Dorothy, you're going to do very well with pastels.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you Sue, I guess you could say I 'took' that apple and made it my own!   :whistle:      :2funny:
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Post by: Riya on January 28, 2014, 01:25:22 PM
Yeah, I am really slow, just saw your lovely dog and tree drawings Val...I think I didn't even finished the Let's Draw Course :( due to that stupid accident. And to get the hang of drawing lefthanded I started again ...still with the Christmasballs  :2funny: .

Wished I could follow one of these new courses  :( , the Watercolourclass or start again with the Acrylics class, but the hospitalvisits last year, due to my epilepsy and the last accident, left me with a huge...HUGE bill. The nexts two years all my pocketmoney goes to the Hospital  :tickedoff: ...I really have to take care of no more accidents...just can't efford them.

So, thats why I am so very happy with these few free lessons :yippee: , really give me the boost to pick-up the pencils again.
PS, I still hope I will finish the challenge drawing from this month in time  :smitten: .
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Post by: Val on January 28, 2014, 01:58:06 PM
Riya, between my eyes and your hands.... if we could switch out body parts, we might just come up with one good artist!  :heeha:

I'm being daring, but I'm going to have another go at some of these pastel exercises...will see if I can keep it off my face this time!  ;D
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Post by: Riya on January 28, 2014, 06:01:23 PM
Yeah...and ValRy is her name  :2funny:

I'll watch the replay tomorrow I think, or maybe right now. Looking at the drawings made...it has to be a full and colourful show  :)
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Post by: Val on January 28, 2014, 09:35:53 PM
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Post by: Riya on January 28, 2014, 11:12:48 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
I am sure ValRy would be a great artist but hopefully a lot faster then the two of us :whistle:

I just watched the replay...awesome!!! Loved it...and didn't have my pastels on hand. It is now late for an other try, but tomorrowmorning I;ll watch again and try my pastels.
Have some Marie's, Koh-i-noor carrés, van Gogh carrés and Derwent pastelpencils.
 :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan for this awesome free class, loved it and will try the little paintings/drawings in the morning.
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Post by: doina on January 28, 2014, 11:21:09 PM
I am so glad that you have some pastels to work with. I am waiting to see your work. I am sure that it is going to be great, even if it take longer. Take it easy, not to hurt your hand again. Ryia, what would be the classes that you like the best from Nolan and Dennis? Which ones do you like the best? You are so good on all. I did watch your accomplishments last year, it was just great! Good luck :gl2: with your recovery, Doina
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Post by: Bev S. on January 28, 2014, 11:25:28 PM
:2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
I am sure ValRy would be a great artist but hopefully a lot faster then the two of us :whistle:
Are you two sure you aren't just wannabe Valkyries??? . . . . .  :2funny:
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Post by: Val on January 29, 2014, 01:01:25 AM
 ::)
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Post by: Riya on January 29, 2014, 01:13:23 AM
 :2funny: I don't think I would look great in that sexy outfit or shiny armour :2funny: Well...shouldn't be a problem for an artist...I just make me fit that dress  :whistle:

Thank you for your kind and encouraging words Doina :flowers: , I will take care...I had too much problems last year, I just pray that this new year will bring more happyness and good health.

I loved the Acrylic course :smitten: , but I had to stop in the mid of the portrait course :( . Would love to pick that up again, I would love to do the landscape and animals. I still have some lessons waiting, I bought some at the Sale in 2012, last Sale I didn't even look, knowing that I would be to sad.
I also would love to do the watercolourclass from Dennis, I did only the first free lessons and the one with the dragonfly. That was my first, and only, lefthanded painting.  I really don't not know wich I would choose :coffee: ...but ..I started the Acrylic course and would love to complete that first. I had so much fun with the first lessons, and I just LOVE my paintings.

And now with all the new classes...even more yummy lessons :smitten:
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Post by: May lynn on January 29, 2014, 09:48:58 AM
I got lesson #2 under my belt but, it took everything I could throw at it to get the job done.  I was grateful for the watercolour, oil and drawing class I 've taken last year.   I can see I have a lot to learn in this new medium.  I grabbed what every I had and it never seemed to be the right tone or color.   I guess it's going to be a steep learning curve for the next few month, but I am up to the challenge. 

If anyone knows of a great sale on Q tips I am in the market for a boat load.  I was going through them,
rubber gloves, blue tack and 3 different soft pastel sets, but, as a novice I never seem to find what I was
looking for.   

I'll learn!!!!! :confused:

May lynn
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Post by: May lynn on January 29, 2014, 09:51:55 AM
I forgot to post the paint sampler of lesson#2


May lynn        :doh:
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Post by: Val on January 29, 2014, 10:39:30 AM
Is that red apple what I was doing?  :o   Oh dear.  :2funny:

May Lynn, if this is what you produce while not being able to find the right 'thing', you are going to blow the doors off when you do find it!  ;D   You've done a wonderful job on all of these  O0 Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by: jennylynn on January 29, 2014, 10:48:40 AM
may lynn you have done a brilliant job on the pastels  O0   :yippee:
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Post by: Happychappy on January 29, 2014, 11:46:22 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: May Lynn, I'll go along with what the others are saying .... fantastic job and if this is the work you are putting out for a novice, I can just imagine what you will be putting out when you are more familiar with the pastels   :smitten:    Patricia
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Post by: Bev S. on January 29, 2014, 01:30:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: WOW May Lyn, great work! O0
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 29, 2014, 02:42:48 PM
Very nice sampler, May Lynn.

I'm almost tempted to start the pastel lessons, but I have so many oil paintings I want to do.

aloha

mea
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Post by: jillh on January 29, 2014, 03:19:30 PM
Gee May Lynn!  You really have a talent for pastels.  Looking forward to seeing your work as we get further into the lessons.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: May lynn on January 29, 2014, 05:29:32 PM
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement!!!!!     :thankyou:

May lynn
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Post by: Happychappy on January 29, 2014, 08:12:59 PM
May Lynn, Staples is currently having a sale on the reusable adhesive which is $2.66 ... I think I paid nearly $5 at Wal-Mart for my other supply.  So it is worth going there before the sale ends at the end of this week.  We don't get Blue Tack in Canada but this is the same stuff and it is also blue in colour.  As for Q tips, the Dollar Stores carry them but I prefer to get the regular kind as the ones sold by the Dollar stores have a soft shaft and bend very easily.  I got a whole box of gloves from Liquidation World for under $10 but would suggest looking at Wal-Mart. As for soft pastels, I purchased "Master's Choice" I think it was called from Hobby Lobby in the States. Faber Castell have lovely pastels too.  In fact, you have quite a large selection to choose from.  Wait and see what the more experienced Artists suggest.   Hope this helps you.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on January 29, 2014, 09:17:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: May Lynn, you are well on your way with pastels - excellent O0 Don't worry about the colours, it's techniques I'm teaching you. The tonal ranges are more important.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: May lynn on January 29, 2014, 09:59:03 PM
Dear HappyChappy; 

 I guess it's off to my local Staples.  Tks.     Also, I never thought
of the dollar store for Q tips I'll check them out.



Thank you, Dennis for your kind words it means a lot coming from ones teacher/mentor!!!

May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Riya on January 30, 2014, 12:31:50 AM
May Lynn, you have done a great job your pasteldrawings/paintings look just great.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Bev S. on January 30, 2014, 06:38:36 PM
Oh boy did I ever make some goof's. . . . LOL!!! I find the chalks very large and unwieldy after so much delicate pencil work but, it's a poor workman who blames his (her) tools, as my Momma used to say!!!So for your entertainment, I present . . . . .
:2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
In defence of myself, I picked up the wrong chalk when I went to do the water drop and then had to just keep on keeping on and when I did the grapes, I forgot to pile them up so I have a bunch of ??? green marbles?? who knows. . . .funny green things anyway!!! And. . . such a small bottle. . . medicinal, perhaps????
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Steven on January 30, 2014, 07:23:40 PM
That water drop is what I would deem a happy accident, I like it better in blue (don't tell Dennis)! :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: jillh on January 30, 2014, 07:34:51 PM
I really enjoyed doing this lesson.  The big challenge was my big fingers.  Dennis makes it look easy.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Happychappy on January 30, 2014, 08:37:04 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Bev & Jill, very nice work indeed.  Bev, I understand what you are saying about the pastel sticks, when laying them, I can't see where they are going and I feel that with the pastel pencils you have more control.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on January 30, 2014, 09:06:53 PM
Jill and Bev, Excellent work.


About the pencils: They are for fine work only - don't use them too much at this stage as they do not work too well when covering large areas. Train with the sticks at the moment. O0 Don't be too much in a hurry to use the pencils.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Bev S. on January 30, 2014, 10:03:59 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis. . . . I don't have any pastel pencils yet, just graphite pencils  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on January 30, 2014, 10:13:40 PM
That was just a general statement for others to read  ;)  as some were talking about pencils in the thread.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: jillh on January 31, 2014, 12:45:47 AM
Thank you Dennis.  I don't have pastel pencils yet.  It will be awhile before I can afford any so I just have to work carefully.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: lynn p. on January 31, 2014, 01:44:33 AM
Wow, really nice work everyone.  Drawing with these fat sticks is such a challenge that I entirely missed the bottle edge sometimes.  Thanks Dennis for an awesome class! Here are mine from the replay:


Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: jillh on January 31, 2014, 01:48:45 AM
Nice work Lynn.   Aren't we all so clever!  I guess we all have problems with big sticks and big fingers LOL
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 31, 2014, 03:19:03 AM
Lynn p,

Nice work on the individual pastels.  That really looks challenging.  I am still debating whether I should try the pastels.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 31, 2014, 03:32:07 AM
Really nice pastel drawings, jill h.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on January 31, 2014, 04:06:24 AM
Lynn, another excellent painting :clap: :clap: :clap:


If you all have thick fingers, then I have tree stumps to hide behind  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: jillh on January 31, 2014, 04:18:59 AM
Thank you Mea.  Try it,  you will like it!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Bev S. on January 31, 2014, 10:00:39 AM
 :clap: :clap: Lovely. Jill. . . I think you have much more delicate fingers than I possess :2funny: 
Perhaps the secret is to draw larger. . ? ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Happychappy on January 31, 2014, 10:35:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  You gals have all done lovely work with the pastels. 


Dennis, thank you for your instruction with regard to pastel pencils and I can see your point for I have finished a cat pastel painting done predominantly with the pencils with the exception of a large body area in which I used the sticks.  The pencils wore down pretty quickly and they were not cheap so I will have no option but to use the sticks as much as I can in the future.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: jennylynn on January 31, 2014, 10:41:36 AM
wow well done girls really nice pastels very nice pastels  :yippee:  want to do mine but life keeps getting in the way  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 07:49:18 AM
WOW!!! Bev, Jill and Lynn I just love your drawings, so colourful and just looking great. I still haven't done anything, life kept me away from my notebook and watching the replay again...Hopefully this weekend. Looking at all the drawings I just have too :smitten:

It is some years ago I last used my pastels, I love the soft pastels and the carrés, the pencils...not that much they are way to hard to my liking. Well, I didn't use them the right way I think...I will use them just for detailing as Dennis says...filling up big spots is not possible but tiny details for that the pencils are just great.
Thanks all for showing your colourful and awesome drawings. :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Bev S. on February 01, 2014, 12:37:42 PM
wow well done girls really nice pastels very nice pastels  :yippee:  want to do mine but life keeps getting in the way  :2funny:

Thanks Jennylynn, but you gotta tell all that other "life" stuff to just shove over and give you time to paint!!  :2funny:  I do know what you mean though. . . . so many little things seem to take so much time away from my drawing table.
 
 :thankyou: Riya . . . slowly, I'm getting the idea!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Riya on February 01, 2014, 09:20:19 PM
This took me almost the whole day, and I am exhausted :sweat: ...but so happy with these little drawings.  Ofcourse I started too small, my paper is just 24 x 31 and I really messed up the grapes, and my winebottle... :thumbdown: it is more a green milkbottle  :2funny: .

But I think it looks ok, not great but not too bad also  :smitten:

Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Bev S. on February 01, 2014, 10:59:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Riya. . . awesome!!! Your grapes actually look like grapes, and your wine/milk  bottle is tons better than mine!! I too started way too small. . . .but this is how we learn. . .  :yippee: See you tomorrow in class!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: doina on February 02, 2014, 01:27:54 AM
Great Riya, It is a great drawing.  :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 02, 2014, 04:52:31 AM
Good work, Riya.  I wonder if the wine would taste funny coming from the odd-shaped bottle.

Nice colors.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on February 02, 2014, 05:00:15 AM
Riya, Excellent. Very well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Keep it up O0
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Riya on February 02, 2014, 07:45:34 AM
Bev, Doina, Mea and Dennis,  :thankyou: so very much for your wonderful and encouraging comments. I loved doing these little pasteldrawings, and found it not that difficult drawing them lefthanded., aldo it tooke more time  :sweat:

Only blending was difficult, but that I could do with my right hand...looked not so messed up  :2funny: I had to take a rest after every drawing, but that is the way to start again, step by step.
Dennis, thank you so very much for the free lessons, I enjoy them a lot and looking forward to class tonight :smitten: .
Have a nice Sunday, my friends  :1hug: :coffee: :painting: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on February 02, 2014, 02:24:26 PM
Super job Riya  :heeha:   and your hat doesn't look like a splatted flan! Mine did...  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: jennylynn on February 02, 2014, 03:22:31 PM
   
    well here are my pastel drawings nt aure what happened to the" wine"  bottle  :2funny:   

riya great job on your drawings really well done and with your left hand  :yippee: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Riya on February 02, 2014, 03:58:37 PM
Looking great JennyLynn, and looking at your winebottle...I think we bought them in the same store  :heeha: :2funny:
Thanks Val and JennyLynn for your nice comments, I am really happy with how the drawings look and it was a great encougarement too, I have proved myself that I can do more than I thought... Maybe one of these days I'll finish my Vermeer Girl with the Pearl.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on February 02, 2014, 04:21:23 PM
Well done, Jennylynn :clap: :clap: :clap: 


The problem with the bottle is that the neck is too thick and short. Another point to watch is the solid black for the shadow of the grapes. Look at the shadows of the apples. One should always add some colour over the black. Black is normally used to deepen a colour. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 02, 2014, 04:56:36 PM
Hey, what gives.  Another wonky wine bottle.  Wonder if these girls are drinking from them first.

Jennylynn, just teasing.  You've done a good job and used some nice vibrant colors.

The more I see this pastel work, the more I am tempted to try it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: jennylynn on February 02, 2014, 06:22:58 PM
 :thankyou:  dennis will remember that about the black  O0

 :thankyou:  mea "hic"  you should try the  "hic" pastels, great to use, especially "hic" when you have to "hic" draw an empty "hic" wine bottle  :2funny:  see you in class ?
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 02, 2014, 07:35:26 PM
Ok, Jennylynn, I'll give it some thought.  All that "hiccing" might make for some interesting smudges.

aloha

mea (pass the bottle, please)
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: cyril on February 09, 2014, 05:17:12 AM

i have done this with oil pastels which seems very hard to render when doing by fingers.. i need to do this with soft pastels  which i have ordered.


 
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 09, 2014, 05:59:57 AM
Cyril,

I want to eat that Granny Smith.  It looks so real!!

Great apples.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Tousabella on February 10, 2014, 12:02:18 AM
I finished it!!  Forgot the label went ALL around the bottle!! 
I have a farm house to finish before picking Canna's.


Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 10, 2014, 03:24:47 AM
Retta,

Your assorted pastels drawings are so well done.  Looks like you are enjoying working with pastels.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on February 10, 2014, 07:38:40 PM
Cyril, well done with an even more difficult medium than soft pastels :clap: :clap:


Retta, also well done :clap: :clap: :clap:  I see the bottle is celebrating with the ghost hat :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Tousabella on February 10, 2014, 08:25:32 PM
Thank you, Mea, for your comment. Always love to hear from you!


Dennis...you're right. I boobooed the first hat and tried to erase all that I could!  LOL


I had fun with these, and look forward to finishing the farm house.


Thanks, again.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on February 17, 2014, 02:25:54 PM
Well done Cyril. I haven't used oil pastels in hmmmmm, 40+ years! When did that happen?  :2funny:   Good job.  O0

Bella, you are doing wonderfully well with the pastels. It appears our misadventures do have a bright side....I haven't been able to get at mine!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 06, 2014, 06:58:20 PM

This was fun - I felt like a little kid again using pastels! Very messy - and challenging since I have a cut on my pinky so that was no use to me for the blending!  Oh, and it took me forever to figure out what ear buds are - q-tips!!   Looking forward to trying the farm house next!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: jennylynn on March 06, 2014, 07:10:20 PM
well done on your pastels Cyril, retta and Sharon  :yippee: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 07, 2014, 06:14:45 AM
Nice work on the pastels, Sharon.  Your colors are quite lively.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on March 07, 2014, 06:46:20 AM
Nice work, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Ear buds - Q-tips :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  I have great fun with the meaning of words during my stints overseas. They can cause great laughter or get you  into trouble :blush: :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 07, 2014, 10:34:09 PM
Initially I thought ear buds were those things you used to plug up your ears so you can't hear your husband snoring!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on March 08, 2014, 12:11:36 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: thebryce on March 11, 2014, 04:12:17 AM
My wife was wondering why I had gone looking for her package of earbbuds. Funny ya'll.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: fruhulda on March 11, 2014, 06:14:09 AM
Bryce, she was afraid you wouldn't listen to her.  :2funny:  My understanding of ear buds is the ones you plug into your ear to hear less. Should have had some this morning because my cats wanted out at 4 a.m. and told me so! :coffee:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Tania on March 11, 2014, 09:26:58 PM


Like so many of you, this was my first attempt at using pastels - I had a lot of fun doing it!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on March 11, 2014, 10:27:03 PM
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Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Tania on March 12, 2014, 02:13:18 PM
lol  :thankyou: , Val!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: thebryce on March 12, 2014, 10:20:51 PM
Dennis, are oil pastel techniques pretty much the same? Light over dark etc..
 
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on March 14, 2014, 06:15:38 AM
TheBryce, The way oil pastels are applied is totally different to the soft pastels although you can apply the light colours over the darks. I personally am not much of a fan of oil pastels although I have used them and sold paintings. I have seen excellent work done in oil pastels O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: thebryce on March 14, 2014, 08:00:10 AM
I just invested in a large case of soft pastels. The quality seems much improved over the other box I got from Wal-Mart's craft section. I can't wait to take it to the next level. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on March 14, 2014, 07:41:48 PM
Good that you have got a decent set of soft pastels. Unfortunately the next class is only in a week's time as this week is a miss. I will also start using some pencils but all the lessons can still be done with the normal pastels and produce very good drawings. See you then O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: thebryce on March 18, 2014, 06:17:29 AM
Dennis,  I finished the lesson. As you can see I am surrounded by Wal-Mart low budget pastels on the left and my soft high quality ones on the right.  There is a big difference in pigments. Wow! This lesson was a fail when I tried to blend with the Wal-Mart ones.  Once I reattempted the lesson with the 1/2 size super soft pastels the change was immediately apparent. I think I like pastels now. I was not pleased after my 1st try was a bust.  Quality does matter with pastels, it seems. Thanks for your tutelage.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on March 18, 2014, 08:36:57 AM
Bryce, Looks very good indeed :clap: :clap: :clap:  My, but your setup looks very professional O0


Sorry Tania Somehow I missed your post. You are also well on your way getting used to the pastels. keep it up :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just wondering what happened to the wine glass?
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: ncwren on March 18, 2014, 05:19:04 PM
 O0 Nice pastel haul Bryce!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: thebryce on March 18, 2014, 07:55:53 PM
My wife is out of town so my daughter and I are painting at the kitchen table. Shhhhh!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on March 18, 2014, 08:29:42 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:  Go for it. Hurrry before she gets back O0  Don't forget to wipe all the dust evidence away :whistle:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: fruhulda on March 18, 2014, 08:35:48 PM
Shhhhhhh! :whistle:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on March 18, 2014, 11:51:10 PM
 :smiley6600:   :jk:    :stress:   :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 04, 2014, 11:26:39 PM
here is my pastel samples
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on April 04, 2014, 11:42:35 PM
Oh my stars!  :heeha: These are brilliant Danielle. Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 04, 2014, 11:46:59 PM
 :thankyou: you are so sweet Val. What nice compliments you have for my art. :thankyou:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on April 05, 2014, 05:28:53 AM
Excellent work, Danielle. Keep it up :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 05, 2014, 06:40:41 AM
Danielle, your little pastel sampler is so well done.

You are an amazing artist.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 05, 2014, 12:53:20 PM
Thank you Dennis and Mea.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: cyril on April 04, 2015, 09:35:38 AM

my version and first time using soft pastels

 :thankyou: dennis for the great class.

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on April 04, 2015, 11:15:40 AM
Cyril, absolutely excellent for a first time :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just be careful with the ovals in the glass in the bottom left of the painting. The top of the water drop needs a bit more dark in it and then add the  highlight O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: cyril on April 04, 2015, 02:06:49 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis  i will go back add more dark n highlight...thanks for the critique..
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 04, 2015, 03:17:31 PM
Cyril,

Nice work on the sampler.  That looks like so much fun to do.

You have really done well, and it is your first time with pastels! Wow.

Just a technical question -- the blemish on the red apple has dark spot at the top right.  It looks more like a hole than a blemish on my computer screen.  Was that the intent?  If the dark were move to a different spot and softened more, would it appear more blemish-like?

 I'm going to play around with that concept and do an apple blemish sampler.

Keep us the good work, Cyril.  I enjoy seeing what you are going to try next.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Happychappy on April 04, 2015, 03:41:21 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Great pastel work Danielle and Cyril.   Nice to see you trying your hand with the pastels which are lovely to work with and it certainly makes a nice change.




Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: cyril on April 04, 2015, 06:54:47 PM
 Thankyou  Mea and  Patricia.

 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 04, 2015, 07:27:02 PM
Great first try at pastels Cyril,  nice transparency on the bottle. :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: ncwren on April 04, 2015, 07:27:53 PM
 :heeha:  :clap:
Enjoy the pastel classes-you are off to a great start!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on April 04, 2015, 07:31:40 PM
Yes, Mea, that was the intent. Just to show that two different tones (values) next to each other can fool the eye into believing that it is a dent in the apple. If I leave the two values as is and shade the apple as if the light was coming from the opposite direction then it would show up as a bump ;)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 04, 2015, 08:34:15 PM
Thanks, Dennis.  I hope to get time today to practice doing apple shadings.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Tousabella on April 05, 2015, 12:41:06 AM
Cyril...great start to pastels!!  You will really find them interesting and forgiving.  I love them...second best to watercolors!
Great job.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Bellarina on April 05, 2015, 10:25:19 AM
Great starts for Cyril and Danielle  :clap:
Looking forward to both of your future pastel paintings
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: cyril on April 05, 2015, 04:53:48 PM
Thank you  Natalie , Danielle , Bellarina and Tousabella.
Redone the glass and drop,   added the missing grapes in earlier picture...



Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on April 05, 2015, 07:32:37 PM
Excellent revisions to the glass and drop, Cyril :clap: :clap: :clap:  The individual grapes have not yet bee separated. You need to do this by adding the darker shadows between each of them O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: cyril on April 06, 2015, 01:26:12 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis, i will certainly do the correction on the individual grapes...  :thankyou: for taking some time to comment on this.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Elize Sauer on August 20, 2015, 10:50:48 AM
This is my first post on the pastel drawing exercises. 


Thanks for feedback!

Xxx
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2015, 02:39:24 PM
Wow, Elize, you are off to a good start with the pastels.  Nice reflections on the fruit and wine bottle.

I just cannot wrap my head around this medium.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 20, 2015, 03:41:44 PM
Good start Elize and welcome to the wonderful pastel medium!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: ncwren on August 21, 2015, 04:59:32 PM
Enjoy the classes-great start!  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on August 21, 2015, 11:44:02 PM
Excellent start, Elize :clap: :clap: :clap: Be careful of sharp corners at the base of bottles - must be sightly rounded.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Lin1945 on December 31, 2015, 11:54:21 PM
here is my lesson two.. with the drunk glass blower bottle and goblet... I never could draw two sides alike, unless I took hours.. and lots of erasers.. I need to get a kneaded eraser, umm putty eraser.. lol  and learn to take photos straight :(  (http://enchanted.bw-forums.com/paslesson2.jpg)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on January 01, 2016, 12:07:53 AM
Lin, except for the shape of the bottle, all the rest is very well executed :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Lin1945 on January 01, 2016, 12:15:28 AM
thank you :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 01, 2016, 02:36:31 AM
These pastels look cute - the lopsideness gives character to the piece.

I love it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on January 01, 2016, 02:35:00 PM
Your colourings and blendings are excellent. You are going to do exceptionally well with pastels at this rate  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Lin1945 on January 01, 2016, 03:33:18 PM
Mea -   :2funny:  Character huh.. LOL thanks..  Guess they are unique..   ::)

Val,  thank you :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Lisa gale on January 10, 2016, 08:03:48 PM
Another nice pastel Lin, well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Lin1945 on January 11, 2016, 12:48:11 AM
thanks Lisa :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Juan Carlos on February 04, 2016, 01:32:20 AM
Very well executed Lin. Your shapes in all figures are just fine. Congrats!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Lin1945 on February 04, 2016, 05:12:39 AM
Thank you Juan  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Win on August 12, 2016, 10:31:30 PM
The start of my Pastel painting journey  :)  My bottle and water droplet remain closeted in file x  :thumbdown:  hopefully a second attempt will be more successful.

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 12, 2016, 10:59:24 PM
 :clap: Oh fun, Win. Your hat and apple look great. I love the look that pastels create. I want to try them eventually too! So much variety to explore here at PB.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 12, 2016, 11:54:40 PM
Nice start, Win! O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 13, 2016, 12:40:06 AM
Love the hat and apple, Win.

Aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Val on August 13, 2016, 01:33:26 AM
 :heeha: Brilliant start Win! I can tell already that you are going to be a natural at this.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Gita on August 13, 2016, 01:57:02 AM
Looking forward to your creations along the pastel journey, Win. Great apple and hat. I personally would have put more shadow for the hat.  :D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on August 13, 2016, 10:44:18 PM
Excellent, Win, for a first time with pastels :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Win on August 15, 2016, 11:11:57 AM
 :thankyou: Kathy, Steve, Mea, Val and Gita for your kind encouragement. it is a very different kind of medium to anything Ive done before,  I think its going to be fun to learn but perhaps a little challanging as well.

 :thankyou: Dennis for your comment. I unfortunately bought a 24 box of pastels so dont have the variety of colours you used so had to try compensate.

Win
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: dennis on August 15, 2016, 08:27:05 PM
Win, as I have said before, I'm not too worried if you do not get the colour exactly as I have it. I look to see if you have grasped the techniques. O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 19, 2016, 12:17:59 AM
Welcome to pastels Win. Nicely done with the apple and hat.  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #2 - Techniques
Post by: Win on August 21, 2016, 12:07:58 AM
Thanks Juan, Im quite excited to learn and work with  this medium