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Title: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on January 31, 2014, 07:54:49 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone stay on topic in this thread. Thank You

Get access to the class HERE (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/online-art-class.php?class=453)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 05, 2014, 10:02:27 AM
HERE  (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/pencil/3-onion-still-life-template.pdf)is the template for the class

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Maryna on February 05, 2014, 10:19:56 AM
Nolan, how big should I print the onions?
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 05, 2014, 12:39:43 PM
I m so looking forward to this :smitten: , I really hope I will be able to watch. Back in 2012 I have drawn one onion,


and had so much fun, but did it on my own. Watching Nolan and drawing three Onions will be a whole lot more fun. I'll try to get the template right, and hopefully I can draw along..and when not...I'll just wait for the replay.
Nolan,  :thankyou: so very much for these free lessons...I really love to pick up the pencils again.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: NHC50 on February 05, 2014, 01:50:15 PM
We'll Ryia I think you are half way there. You will have no problem. Good job on your onion.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 05, 2014, 01:56:49 PM
We'll :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:  be cheering for you Riya. The noise will be so loud you won't be able to think!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 05, 2014, 02:18:20 PM
Thank you so much Nina and Sarah, for your wonderful and encouraging comments I will need it  :) .
This onion was done righthanded, like all my former drawings, but doing these new drawinglessons lefthanded is a great challenge. I just draw the template, took me 'hours', the rest should be 'easy' :2funny: . We will see what kind of mess I 'll produce. Hopefully I will see you tonight
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 05, 2014, 03:26:18 PM
Riya. You are such an inspiration to us all.  Looking forward to seeing your new onions.  It might take you a little longer however,  my bet is that they will be as good as the first ones if not better.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 05, 2014, 04:20:30 PM
Beat drawing Ryia. For sure the next ones will be better :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 05, 2014, 04:23:04 PM
Excellent onion, Riya.  You are already an experienced onion artist.  I'm sure you will excel with Nolan's onion lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 05, 2014, 04:37:32 PM
Jill, Doina and Mea, thank you so very much for your wonderful and encouraging comments.  I think the new onions will be just fine, I am confident that I manage to make a decent drawing. I have more controle on my lefthand then before, I even learnd to peal the patatoes lefthanded..without cutting of some fingers :whistle: ...even it sometimes didn't needed much more  :2funny:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 05, 2014, 05:48:49 PM
Looks great Riya :clap: :clap: :clap:

Maryna, I have printed mine out to full A4 page width, but you can make yours any size you want O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 05, 2014, 09:34:43 PM
Loved the lesson but really frustrated as I couldn't comment due to my gmail account being linked to a my old school one and now everything I do seems to link back to that site which is run by an administrator and very limited. :tickedoff:  :'(

Lisa
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 05, 2014, 10:15:57 PM
oh dear, you should be able to unlink in your Google account settings.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Karen on February 05, 2014, 10:16:47 PM
Thanks for the lesson nolan. My first onion attempt so far. The camera has darkened it a bit.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 05, 2014, 10:18:21 PM
You would think  :-\ I am trying to open a whole new account and seeing if I can use that instead,  I will win :fight:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 05, 2014, 10:26:09 PM
beautiful drawing Karen  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Below is my draw-along sketch. I stopped drawing, after I was able to see that I can do it. For this I used a lower quality of paper (65lb). Now I am re-starting on a regular 90lb drawing paper. Doina

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 05, 2014, 11:01:03 PM
Hi all here is what I got achieved this morning (well morning for me anyway  ;D ) during the live lesson.

Couldn't comment on live fee but I have now sorted that    O0  :cheering: :cheering:

I can see that my little flap of peeling skin on the left needs some more work as it is lost but I am feeling positive at this point.  :yippee:

Karen and Doina they look great  O0 :twothumbs:  Karen you can really see the layers on your one.  Doina I haven't tried with different qualities of paper, does it make a big difference?

Lisa

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MSWcrane on February 06, 2014, 12:22:02 AM
Sigh, Life gets in the way and now I am behind by 2 classes for the live drawing classes     
Had a death in the family this past week and funeral today    :'(

Hope I can catch up this week   :run:
I will be at the next live class (if the 'pencil gods' allow)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: NHC50 on February 06, 2014, 12:22:41 AM
Nolan I was wondering if there is anyway that you can give us the original picture with the template so we can work on our drawing while we wait for the replay.

Doina and Karen great job. I have get mine on here.  :clap: :clap:

Nina
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 06, 2014, 02:52:37 AM
I have added my final drawing to the first post for you Nina
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tousabella on February 06, 2014, 06:18:20 AM
Thanks, Nolan, for posting the final picture. It's easier when you can "see" the tonal range, rather than only seeing what you are putting on paper. I got lost a couple of times ... lost lines, heck...I took a wrong turn!!  LOLOL
Thanks.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 06, 2014, 06:55:22 AM
I had to leave for a meeting so only watched the first part of the Garlic and Onion Show.  I have my template ready, waiting for the replay.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 06, 2014, 08:03:16 AM
Well, I did it  :heeha: I had fun last night, couldn't chat because I don't have, and want, a Google account. Had some diffuculties by holding my pencils, had to turn the paper almost up side down :2funny: . But I think I didn't draw that bad at all...Practised before on the chart, that one is almost done too.


What do you think? I did work on it a little more last night and some this morning, so Thank you so much Nolan, for uploading your finished drawing, (and did see the cute little doggie again  :smitten: ), that will help a lot.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 06, 2014, 08:56:04 AM
Looking good Riya  :clap: it's great seeing it come together isn't it 8)

Lisa
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 06, 2014, 11:54:58 AM
Riya, great drawing! You did it! Congratulations :congrats: :congrats: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 06, 2014, 01:24:39 PM
Lisa and Doina, thank you so much for the wonderful comments :flowers: :1hug: . I had fun but a hard time too :2funny: these 'stupid' pencils felt sometimes so  :tickedoff: in my hands, but I just kept trying, the biggest challenge was not to press too heavy on my pencils. I just finished my chart and sphere, looks so much better then my first left attempt in 2013 :smitten:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on February 06, 2014, 01:26:16 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well, all you ladies need a huge applause for the wonderful onions that you did.  Karen, yours was the first out and I was astounded, excellent onion.


Doina yours is looking fantastic so far, as is Lisa's and Riya, you are one special lady being able to draw so very well with your left hand .... better than what I can draw with my right hand.  You are indeed an inspiration to us all.


Good job everyone.


Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: scribe on February 06, 2014, 01:59:46 PM
Fantastic lesson and fantastic drawings! I just watched the lesson and will work on my drawing this weekend.

 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on February 06, 2014, 02:34:01 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan for a fantastic lesson and your generosity which is much appreciated.
 
Here is my rendition of the lesson.  My drawing was off in a few places. However, your helpful comments/critiques are always happily received.  Many thanks,  Patricia
 
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 06, 2014, 03:07:17 PM
Great job Patricia. You're the first to finish entire drawing. Looks beautiful!  :flowers: :congrats: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: NHC50 on February 06, 2014, 03:08:45 PM
Well here is my draw a long with Nolan. Have to finish it now.
Nina  :flowers:
Everyone is doing a great job.  O0 O0 O0 
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on February 06, 2014, 04:38:38 PM
Holey moley. . . you are some fast Nina. . .and really good!  :clap: :clap: O0
There's no way, no way at all that I can watch Nolan and draw at the same time. . .. if I look down to see where to put my pencil, when I look up, Nolan is on to another part of the onion. . .  :eek:  and I'm lost. Better wait for the replay where I can stop and start and stop and start and. . . . . . . . . . :2funny:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 06, 2014, 04:44:17 PM
Fantastic onions everyone.  I'm almost crying!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on February 06, 2014, 06:12:00 PM
 :thankyou:  Doina for your lovely comments, much appreciated.


 :thankyou:  Jill, had to laugh at your comments .... hope the tears have dried!


 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Nina, a great job on your onion so far.




Am looking forward to next week but may not be able to participate as I am off to Ft Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida for a week, leaving tomorrow.  So happy to get out of this snow/cold for a few days. I am taking my laptop but won't have access to a printer so may just have to watch the lessons   :'( and catch up when I get back.


Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jennylynn on February 06, 2014, 06:23:07 PM
  well  here are my finished onions  O0

well done guys on all onion drawings  :yippee: :yippee:

have a great holiday patricia  O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on February 06, 2014, 06:56:12 PM
I'm sorry Patricia. . . . how I missed your onions, I'll never know!! My eyes must have been all blurry from the onion tears. . . fantastic job Lady P, fantastic!!
 
Jennylynn your onions look fantastic too! I can't get over how fast you guys are. . . I must be the slowest thing next to a snail. . . .I am sooo impressed with the bunch of you  :not_worthy:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 06, 2014, 07:40:42 PM
excellent work for far guys, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: NHC50 on February 06, 2014, 08:13:31 PM
Well here is the finished product. Let me know if you see something that needs to be fixed.
 
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on February 06, 2014, 08:29:51 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jennylynn & Nina, lovely, lovely onions.  Great job. 


Thank you Jennylynn for the good wishes for my week's vacation.  I need it for it is so darned cold here and I am feeling that I need a little sunshine on my skin.


Oh! Bev, don't worry and no apology needed for missing my onions.  I understand but thank you anyway for your lovely comments.


Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 06, 2014, 09:42:57 PM
Patricia, thank you so much for all the wonderful, encouraging and warmhearted words , they are so much appreciated and help a lot to get more confidencs :smitten: .
Wow, I just love your drawing from the onions and garlic, great details and nice dark shading, you are really so talented, I'll just keep going back, it is such an amazing drawing. :clap: :clap: :1hug:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 06, 2014, 09:50:57 PM
Nina and JennyLinn, your drawings are also so beautiful and so awesome :smitten: , your skils have made so much improvement...and putting the standards way up. I love these great art pieces all of you have drawn, such an inspiration and such an enxouragement and boost to go on. I can't even envy your talent, I just admire what every one of you is able to...and I will too in a few months.  :)
Thanks my friends for the inspiration and power of these drawings. :clap: :hug: ...have to go and try my hand on the onions and garlic again...have to finish this :coffee: :sweat: .
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: NHC50 on February 06, 2014, 10:46:08 PM
 :thankyou:  Bev. and Patricia for your kind words. much appreciated.
Riya  :thankyou:  for thinking that I am an inspiration. That makes me feel good. Don't forget you also are an inspiration. God Bless  :1hug:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 07, 2014, 12:48:50 AM
Well here is my rendition. I'll try tomorrow to take another picture at natural light. This photo is not close to the drawing at all. Well, here it is

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 07, 2014, 12:54:28 AM
Looking great Doine, love the great shading :clap: . I hope I will find time to finish mine, I really love how I ende up last night. For the first time in a year i didn't have migraine today, I just felt só good and seing the drawings that I did the last few days...I am so happy with all the trust you all have in me, all the wonderful support...it is just a great medicine...loving and caring friends :smitten:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 07, 2014, 02:31:27 AM
Doina,

It sure looks good to me.

Nice work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 07, 2014, 02:50:43 AM
Wow, all of you are doing so well on the onions/garlic drawing.

It's great to see everyone's progress.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tousabella on February 07, 2014, 05:28:05 AM
Oh my goodness!!  Ladies!!  Ladies!!  What wonderful pictures.  And...some awesome ones coming up. I'm really impressed with the work!! Wow....the way you are eating up the lessons, Nolan is really going to be handing out tough classes!!! 
 :clap:          :clap:           :clap:           :clap:           O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jennylynn on February 07, 2014, 09:19:29 AM
 :thankyou:  all so much for the lovely comments  O0

nina and doina great job on the onions and garlic  O0

riya thankyou so much for your lovely comments so glad to hear that you have no migraine and feeling much better  :yippee:  your drawings are an inspiration to me  O0  with all that you have been through and having to draw with your left hand WOW your drawings are fantastic and it is an honour to have you here with us  O0  :hug: :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on February 07, 2014, 11:52:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: Doina. . your still life looks so good. . .Nolan will be pleased!!! O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on February 07, 2014, 07:17:33 PM

Here is my attempt at what I thought was impossible whenI really wondered if this was too big a challenge for me.  What helped my doubts was how painstakingly Nolan explained and demonstrated how to do this drawing!
  :thankyou: , NOLAN!!!  and  :thankyou: to the others who proved it could be done!!! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
  Background filled in now and drawing straightened (2-8-14).
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 07, 2014, 07:26:01 PM
Great Liz! you have a nice background to the nicely shaded onions. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 07, 2014, 07:38:32 PM
Excellent drawing Liz.  Must say your garlic has been around for awhile. Some of it has started to dry out :))
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jennylynn on February 07, 2014, 08:41:56 PM
really great drawing on your onions and garlic liz O0  see you can do it  :yippee: :yippee:  knew you could  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 07, 2014, 09:06:33 PM
Nice work on the onions and garlic, Liz.

I can almost smell them from here!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 07, 2014, 09:11:25 PM
great work guys.

What I am seeing that many can fix is the backgrounds - even mine - make the background tonal value more even and use strokes in the same direction, eg. 45 degrees, then more strokes at a 90 degree angle to that
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 07, 2014, 09:24:40 PM
 :yippee: I have finished (does it count as finished when you keep adding touch ups?) my onion and garlic drawing. 

Feedback welcome  ;D


Doina and Liz I love how you have made the peeling skin on the right look like it is curling.  I really struggled with that bit.  :)

Lisa
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 07, 2014, 09:35:15 PM
looks great Lisa - use single direction strokes in the background so it doesn't go around the objects in front of it
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 07, 2014, 09:54:41 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan I was wondering how to improve that area.  I will try going back over it and see if it makes a difference at this stage.  Might be too late?

A quick question to artists using pencil... What paper do you use?  So far I have only used standard 80gsm copy paper and I notice on some of the drawings uploaded that my shading seems to have less texture than others.  :confused:

Appreciate any comments.

Lisa :-)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 07, 2014, 10:07:46 PM
I have been using for sketches Canson 85gsm=65lb, then for better drawings I used Art Alternatives 110gsm = 75lb,until I found Pentalic Meridian drawing, 147gsm=90lb. I love working on it. Is strong, not to rough but not to flat, and I can use the eraser more than on the others. I also use sometime the "Artist Loft" paper that I purchased for watercolor. For watercolor is the worst, but the back side is good for drawings (B&W or color). Doina
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 07, 2014, 10:15:11 PM
I have been using for sketches Canson 85gsm=65lb, then for better drawings I used Art Alternatives 110gsm = 75lb,until I found Pentalic Meridian drawing, 147gsm=90lb. I love working on it. Is strong, not to rough but not to flat, and I can use the eraser more than on the others. I also use sometime the "Artist Loft" paper that I purchased for watercolor. For watercolor is the worst, but the back side is good for drawings (B&W or color). Doina

 :thankyou: Doina I will look out next time I head to our closest city

Lisa
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on February 08, 2014, 12:19:21 AM
NOLAN, re the background it seems that from the reference photo it looked like possibly dark shadowy shapes behind the onion and garlic.  How to do tonal values that don't have a wild haphazard look is maybe what we should try to do, is that right?  Something eye pleasing that goes along with the beautifully drawn onion and garlic.  :)


LADIES, do you know how to buy good garlic? I tell my husband who does most of the shopping (because he did night shift for many years and shopped and I had a day job) that the best garlic is fresh by its firmness and is a tight and smooth bulb.  If it's starting to get loose and open up, it is already too old and baby plants are starting to grow with a thin green stem inside each bud and most of the flavor will be gone.  When I have too much garlic, I separate the pieces and freeze them.  Hope Nolan has eaten his garlic by now!  ;) 
~Liz
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 08, 2014, 12:33:45 AM
Thanks, Liz.  I just got some just like you described - neatly packed together.  I love garlic.

Also, just traced the template of the onions/garlic and hope to work on it tonight.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on February 08, 2014, 12:40:45 AM
 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Mea, I've been waiting to hear that from you!!!  Go for it, Girl!!!


And I just looked at my garlic and need to use mine up ASAP!   ::)


~Liz
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 08, 2014, 04:45:23 AM
After feedback about my background I have attempted to improve it.  I think it looks quite a bit better now.   :not_worthy:

Comments gratefully received  ;D

Lisa :-)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on February 08, 2014, 08:13:32 AM
Lisa, re paper- I found that 20# copy paper works best for me.  The graphite pencils glide over the paper easily since it's not a textured surface.  Since the onion and garlic needed a smooth look the copy paper worked well.  For the dog drawings I used Strathmore and other drawing pads 80, 88# dry media paper; dry and oil pastels Canson Multi Media 98#.  Keep up your good work!
~Liz


Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 08, 2014, 08:29:49 AM
 :thankyou: Liz

I just realise I never added my updated image  :blush:

It is

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 08, 2014, 02:45:55 PM
Very nice Lisa, and Liz. Pretty, pretty onions. Wow Lisa, the update is super!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 08, 2014, 04:13:01 PM
Lisa,

Good job on the onions/garlic.  I like your background. 

I am almost done with mine.  My background is too haphazard - wish I had done it like yours.  Will post it soon.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Ray3 on February 08, 2014, 04:34:53 PM
 Nolan gave a wonderful lesson with the onion subject and looks like the ones who have put their onions on the forum have done a fantastic job with the tonal work well done everyone.   looking forward to the rose drawing   Ray
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 08, 2014, 05:12:24 PM
Here's mine.


I seemed to have been a bit heavy-handed with the pencil.  Should I have blended it all together before submitting this?  It seems kind of scratchy.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on February 08, 2014, 05:14:17 PM
Lisa, that is a beautiful background!  :flowers:   It sure makes a difference and enhances the whole drawing!   :clap:
-Liz
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 08, 2014, 07:12:14 PM
 :thankyou: Liz, Mea and Sarah. 

Mea my background looked all over the place and Nolan suggested I do it at a 45 degree angle and again at 90 degrees to that, I wasn't 100% sure I went the correct way with the second direction but it made a huge difference.  I love your curly leaf on the right I had real trouble trying to get some kind of curl in it.  O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 08, 2014, 07:19:48 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  I must admit that I used yours as my guide for the final shading before I scanned it.  Easier to use yours than try to find Nolan's online.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 08, 2014, 07:26:45 PM
 :blush: awww that's such a compliment.  :thankyou:

I would have loved to have had a copy of the actual photo to work from so I can see if I can get the tonal values and shadows correct when I can't see what Nolan has done. 
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on February 08, 2014, 08:33:58 PM
 :yippee: :clap: :heeha: Liz, Lisa, Mea wow. . . great onion/garlic still life drawings!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 08, 2014, 09:08:47 PM
 :thankyou: Bev  :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 08, 2014, 09:51:14 PM
Thanks, Bev.  I think I'm with you in sticking with drawing, rather than branching out into pastels.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Harald on February 08, 2014, 10:15:19 PM
My try this time. Very fun to make.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 09, 2014, 12:57:12 AM
Harold,

Your onion/garlic drawing looks so nice in its frame.  I don't think mine will ever make it out of the sketch book.

Keep us the good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Harald on February 09, 2014, 01:02:18 AM
Thank you Mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 09, 2014, 09:11:00 AM
Liz, Lisa, Mea and Harald you have all done such an awesome job on the onions :clap: :clap: , and such an inspiration. I really have to try and get these done, but it is hard right now :sweat: . Done too much lefthanded lately, so have to take a rest and righthanded, ...well it still isnot that great even I can do a little like knitting, but just for less then an hour.
But maybe I will pick up the pencils this afternoon and will try to get some more 'colour' on my onion and garlic :smitten: .
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Steven on February 09, 2014, 09:14:34 AM

Another pic attempted in low light, might retake it tomorrow since the detail in the garlic interior is a bit muddled in this lighting

and the retake
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 09, 2014, 09:25:47 AM
Looking good Steve O0 , I think taking good photo's might be a bigger challenge then drawing the onion and garlic...I allways have to make a lot of photo's and still it is sometimes not perfect :2funny:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on February 09, 2014, 11:16:38 AM
Harold. . . yay! How nice to see you here in the onion patch!!! How are you? Your drawing looks good, Do you think that your camera has washed out some of the depth?
 
Steven. . . Nice still life. . . . how did you get that sepia tint over everything?  I'm back to my precious pencils after a short foray into the bewildering world of pastels. . . .  :help:

Riya . . you are so right. that is why I have abandoned the camera in favour of my scanner. Much better results every time. . . . with little or no thinking on my part!! ;D
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 09, 2014, 04:46:04 PM
Good job on the onion/garlic, Steven.

Now I see how the crackling piece of outer skin on the far right should have looked on mine.

Is the sepianess just an effect of the camera?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Steven on February 09, 2014, 06:11:16 PM
 :thankyou: for the comments..

The sepia effect is just bad camera work, I'm ready to give up and just scan, at least that way I don't get the distortions and "sepia"
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: scribe on February 09, 2014, 06:45:21 PM

Here's my drawing. This was fun..I got in the zone and wasn't aware what was going on around me. The garlic was a challenge, I was afraid I would get it to dark. Kept pulling out my tonal chart for comparison.

Nolan, I got a lot out of the Let's Draw course, but watching you do these drawings has shown me where I am making my errrors. I pulled out an old, old sketchbook and saw errors  in shading.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 09, 2014, 06:49:17 PM
Nice job on the onion/garlic, Peggy.

I like your shadows.  Mine did not come out that good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: scribe on February 09, 2014, 06:51:06 PM
 :thankyou: Mea.

Peggy
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 09, 2014, 06:52:44 PM
That looks great Steven you can really see the layers of skin peeling away.

Peggy looks good, it almost looks like you have a sun ray shining down on the onion  :) very cool.

I've thought about using my scanner but my desktop is sooooo slow  :pullhair: and my iPad is so quick that I am usually way too impatient.  What is a 2 min job on my iPad takes 20mins on the computer and that is before attempting to get the scanner to work correctly  :o

Question about the upcoming rose live lesson.  I am not sure if I will be called into work often until the day of due to being a reliever.  So I am not sure if I will make the live show.  If I want to see it later do I still book a spot or does that take someone else's chance?  And then how do I make it so I can get it later?  Sorry being such a newbie here  :blush:

Thanks
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 09, 2014, 07:38:33 PM
Lisa,

I always buy something I want when it is going to be live, even if I won't be there to see it.  It gets loaded in your "booked" classes, so you can few it as many times as you want after the replay comes out (usually a couple of days).

Hope that helps.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 09, 2014, 07:44:01 PM
This being a paid class, you will have to book it, whether you watch live on line or not. By booking you will not take anyone space. Then, when the replay is available ( about 2 days after the live one) you'll have to "click" on Paint Basket TV, then click again on "view my unlocked classes" - green button. Then you'll click on "pencil drawings" if you have other classes, in other media. Slide down on that page until you find the replay. At this time you can open the class as many times as you need. You also can run and stop the class as you go. Hope I was able to help you, Doina
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 09, 2014, 07:44:41 PM
Thanks Mea and Doina yes it helps heaps  :thankyou:  O0 :flowers:

I will go and book it  :D :yippee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 09, 2014, 10:49:07 PM
more great drawings, well done guys. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lisa your background looks great now.

I will show how to sort the background in next week's feedback O0

Harald, I would like to see a bit more variation in tonal value in your drawing. Have you done the tonal charts yet?
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MSWcrane on February 10, 2014, 01:41:33 AM
Lisa, I too book classes I want when they go live, even if I will not be able to attend the live viewing.  You may wonder why we would do this.  In the past (I am assuming now too) the live class has been at a discounted price from the class offered later on.  So I save a few dollars ordering the live version, and of course also get the replay along with it at no extra cost.  Win/ Win   :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MSWcrane on February 10, 2014, 07:46:21 PM
Nolan,
I finally caught up, just in time for tomorrows lesson. 
Here is my drawing of the Onions and Garlic

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 10, 2014, 07:55:39 PM
great job, well done Sue :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MSWcrane on February 10, 2014, 08:01:28 PM
thanks Nolan   :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 10, 2014, 09:29:32 PM
Gosh your garlic looks amazing  :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 11, 2014, 01:30:42 AM
Sue,

Your onion and garlic look good.  You got the crackly part of the onion skin to look real.  I didn't realize what it was when I did it, so mine did not look true to form.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 11, 2014, 03:37:54 AM
Finally finished my onion.  I have to say I had great difficulty with this one.  Had difficulty using the chisel point.
Could not keep the chisel angel right.  Found myself wearing away one side or the other.  Everytime I picked a pencil up I had to make some adjustment. I just could not lay a line of shading where I wanted it.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 11, 2014, 03:45:01 AM
it isn't an easy drawing, but you don't get better practice for spotting your tonal values, and looking at your drawing, the practice has paid off.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Soon you will find spotting those tonal values easy and this drawing will become a breeze to draw Jill O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 11, 2014, 03:51:45 AM
Thank you Nolan.  How true!  I can see a difference with each lesson.  It's always a thrill to learn something new and then be able to put it into practice.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 11, 2014, 03:54:12 AM
Jillh

Nice onion/garlic drawing.

Wish my background had looked as good as yours!!  It has a nice woven-textured look to it.  Mine looked like lines on a rampage!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 11, 2014, 04:01:37 AM
 :2funny: Mea!  Mine got that way cause I just got the hell in that the pencil wouldn't do what I wanted to do.
I pressed hard and blew of some steam:)
 
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 11, 2014, 05:51:35 AM
I like your style, Jill.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 11, 2014, 07:08:26 AM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 11, 2014, 07:15:23 AM
Jill you did a great job on the peeling and cracking skin.  I couldn't get the bit of onion skin on the left back of the onion to look like it was peeling no matter what I did but you have nailed it.  And I really like the way you made the pieces of skin that rolled on both the garlic and onion actually look like they were curling  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 11, 2014, 09:41:18 AM
I finally finished my onion and garlic drawing :yippee: . Saw a mistake just before uploading, so I had to changed that first... I am happy with it :smitten: , it is not perfect but it does looks a lot of that  :2funny: I think I start to get the hang of this lefthand drawing...and now all I have left to do is the spoon


 :-\ I think I might change the photo, try and make a sharper one, my scanner always changes the colours, just like my camera does, but at least that is sharp. With the bad light right now, it is very cloudy, I just can't take decent photo's.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 11, 2014, 09:57:33 AM
Sue and Jill...WOW!!! I just LOVE your drawings :smitten: , they look just AWESOME!!!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on February 11, 2014, 12:52:38 PM
Riya, what an amazing job you have done.  As I said previously, you are a born artist with both left and right hands. FANTASTIC!!   Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 11, 2014, 01:05:48 PM
Riya it is great! we can see that you're doing more and BETTER with your left hand! Keep doing it, you're doing marvelous :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: Doina
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 11, 2014, 01:26:39 PM
Patricia and Doina Thank you so very, very much for your wonderful and encouraging comments, it is so much appriciated. I am so happy that I am able to draw with both hands, my right wrist still gives a lot of problems, so I am really happy that my drawings look this good, this way my wrist can heal on a slow pace, without me being frustrated by not drawing.
It is going a little slower then 'normal' but I love it to see how much progression I have made in such a short time. These last two weeks really made a difference, and that awesome gift was the best that could happen. After the spoon I'll start the Landscape drawing course, so I can go on for a few weeks.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 11, 2014, 02:07:48 PM
Well done onion and garlic choppers! Not a weeper on the chopping block. Riya, you are keeping up with the best of the 'bunch' here, honey. Time to hitch up those britches and call yourself "artist" again. Just think, by the time your right is thoroughly recovered, you will be totally ambidextrous. So many artists suffer from shoulder pain, if not frozen shoulder. You'll be able to avoid that by switching back and forth. I will watch and try this lesson. I am intrigued by the background, which would be a good skill to have. But first will finish my son's dog. I'm about twenty hours in, I'd guess, and have almost as many left. They are getting anxious to have it.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MSWcrane on February 11, 2014, 04:44:08 PM
 :'(  Sorry all the Onions are so real, I can smell them from here    :2funny:

Riya, you are doing wonderful left-handed   :clap: :clap: O0 
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 11, 2014, 05:05:14 PM
Thank you to those who commented on my onions.   Great job on the Onions, Riya.  Now that I have done the drawing, I can appreciate the super job that everyone has done on their drawings.  Not an easy one for sure.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: dennis on February 11, 2014, 06:32:35 PM
Riya, a great artist friend of mine in South Africa, Lois Audie, who is one of the top artists in SA,  is completely ambidextrous. It was amazing to watch him paint a large oils or Acrylic painting with a brush in each hand and you could not tell the difference between the left and the right half of the painting.


You are well on your way to becoming like him  :clap: :clap: :clap: I can't even do what you do with your left hand .....yet O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 11, 2014, 07:44:57 PM
Sarah, Thank you so very much for youre wonderful, and warmhearted words, they really mean a lot to me. I am really looking forward to see your dogdrawing, I am sure it will be awesome.Thank you so much for giving me the feeling back from being a artist again.

Sue and Jill thank you so much for the very kind words,

and Dennis, thank you so very, very much for the wondeful story and encouraging comment. I think it would be really wonderful drawing and painting with both hands on the same level at the same time.
I am not there yet, but in a year...or two,...three ... I still have to find the most relaxed way of holding my pencils... but I really love it to be able to switch between hands without much problems.

I think to compare where I am now, I'll draw one of the drawings I did for Let's Draw again.
I am still surprised to see how good these onions look, I just picked up drawing again two weeks ago, after not drawing for almost a year. The last drawing was the ball again and te dragonfly, so not much practise, just these three free lessons from Nolan and your Pastel lessons....I still can't believe that I was able to draw this fast and still good...I really thought I would end up with a childlike drawing.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 11, 2014, 07:52:43 PM
amazing work Riya, as good as with your right hand O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Riya on February 11, 2014, 07:59:50 PM
Thank you so much Nolan, this means a lot to me...Thank you so much for this free lessons, they were awesome and I oved every minute of them. I hope to finish the spoon this week, still have to start filling in the outline. Na d I have to do the farhouse in pastel, I am looking forward to do that one too..
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: cyril on February 12, 2014, 04:38:15 AM


here's my free hand onion drawing.....it was quite a challenge....

everyone's drawing looks grt8   :clap:  :clap: ..... Riya your left hand drawing looks superb...... :clap:  :clap:




Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 12, 2014, 04:41:32 AM
Cyril you are so talented.  Excellent drawing.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: lynn p. on February 12, 2014, 04:59:42 AM
Riya--Really a splendid drawing dear.  You are such an inspiration in perseverance.  You are a natural with either hand.  That onion skin looks so paper thin and just perfect.


Cyril, a marvelous drawing!! How long did it take you all? :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 12, 2014, 05:46:04 AM
Wow, Cyril, you did it free hand!!!  Amazing.  Great job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 12, 2014, 07:47:35 AM
your freehand drawing is getting very good Cyril. Well drawn Onions  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 12, 2014, 02:12:36 PM
Well done Cyril! Since I am already behind, I think I will give this a try. I have become far too grid dependent. Time to shake it up a bit. Thanks for the inspiration.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: cyril on February 12, 2014, 06:39:25 PM
 :thankyou: Jillh , Lynn , Mea , Nolan , Sarah for ur comments.


 
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on February 13, 2014, 07:32:14 PM
Here we are, once again the last of the lot. . . . . .
This was without a doubt, the most difficult of all the things I have undertaken to draw! I mean white on white. . . really, Nolan how much harder can it get? ??? ? The beauty of this lesson was the way it made me see and develop all the different values. . . .  and there were tons of them!
Comments & criticisms are welcomed. . . . .
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 13, 2014, 07:53:55 PM
Great Job Bev :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I gotta challenge you so you can get better right  ;)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jennylynn on February 13, 2014, 08:16:50 PM
WOW bev fantastic love the way the skin is peeling, and the tonal ranges are brilliant  :yippee:  this drawing is really awesome  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 13, 2014, 08:30:10 PM
Great job Bev.  I'm sure you learned a great deal, as I did.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on February 13, 2014, 09:12:35 PM
My word Cyril, you are an excellent artist, drawing the onions free hand. Excellent.

Bev, your onions are very well done too. Gosh, I think everyone is excelling under Nolan's tutorship.  Wonderful and so exciting.

Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 13, 2014, 09:22:24 PM
Wonderful Bev! And you survived the challenge. Excellent.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on February 13, 2014, 10:05:47 PM
Very nice, Sarah, even if you finished later.  What matters is that you persisted and did a good job!  :flowers:
~Liz
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 14, 2014, 01:07:13 AM
Nice job on the onion/garlic drawing, Bev.

May have taken you a while, but the result is worth the wait.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on February 14, 2014, 10:55:35 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan. . . . you're right, can't grow unless we stretch those artistic muscles.
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Jennylynn, Jill, Patricia, Sarah, Liz, and Mea for all your kind supportive and encouraging remarks!  :blush:
I don't know if any of you found this lesson hard, but I sure struggled with it. . . . whew. . . glad it's done and dusted!
Now that we are done with the "stinking rose" as garlic is sometimes referred to, we are on to an actual beautiful rose.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tousabella on February 15, 2014, 02:59:58 AM
Frustration!!  I have only used 2H and HB ...I'm not only dark, but I have those little white pieces of paper showing through!  Help. What have I done, and how do I rectify it.....PULEEEZE!


Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: May lynn on February 15, 2014, 05:17:15 AM
Dear Tousabella;

It may not be the pencils you may have to have a lighter touch.

As Nolan has says  'let the pencil do the work'; you are only the guide
to where you want it to go.  Us a very very very light touch at first and
as you see needed tonal differences then and only then increase the pressure.

If you are pressing and can't achieve the darkness or lightness you desirer then
move up or down to the next pencil level.  Hope this helps!

May lynn
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 15, 2014, 06:14:38 AM
Bella,

Sounds like you need to have more choices of pencil besides 2H and HB.

With more pencils to choose from, you should be able to do it more easily.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tousabella on February 15, 2014, 05:23:57 PM
Thanks Mea n May.  I've only put pressure where you see the dark shadows. I'm using faber castell, so will try the staedtler set.  My spoon was no problem at all!
I think I'd better start over.....my eraser won't take that much off!!  LOL
Thanks, again.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 15, 2014, 08:44:55 PM
Bella, maybe this paper has more texture that the previous? Seeing "bits" of paper shining through is normal and nothing to worry about - unless you want perfect coverage. In that case you need to use a paper with no texture at all
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tousabella on February 15, 2014, 10:25:17 PM
Thank you, Nolan.  I wanted to keep this course contained in my sketch book, so I've done all of it in there. My balls were my own mistake of not 'rounding' the tones so that they were one.
I did the spoon in my book, and it is fine.
Is my shading okay?  I can relieve some of the shading where there is the highlight with my eraser, but it seemed very dark. (It is the same color as the picture that I keep comparing to). Maybe it's just me cuz this is a little more advanced than before.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: GailBrown on February 16, 2014, 12:02:20 AM
Hi there.  Maybe keep going.  Once there are more marks on the paper, you will notice that the darks don't become so noticeable.  Right now there is a lot of white paper, so the darks may appear too dark.  Don't be so hard on yourself, just keep drawing, its not a test, and there is no perfect solution.  You will find the right pressure and touch as you go along.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: richkay on February 16, 2014, 02:04:46 AM
This is my onion shading.  I have trouble following the template sometimes.  But I am fairly happy with this onion.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: doina on February 16, 2014, 02:11:48 AM
Very nice drawing Richkay. The background is very even, well executed. The tonal ranges are great in the onion and garlic. Congratulations!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 16, 2014, 03:40:12 AM
RichKay,

My goodness, you have been very productive recently.  Great job on the onion and ball.

Keep up the good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on February 16, 2014, 12:00:36 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: good work, Rich!!
I too find the templates a bit confusing, so I have the original colour picture up on my monitor so I can see the "real" thing all the time I'm working. . . . makes it a bit easier.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 17, 2014, 07:29:51 PM
Bella, Gail took the words right out of my mouth O0

Rich, you can be very happy with this drawing, it looks great. You are getting the hang of the shadings nicely now. It's good to see you are not scared of your darks :clap: :clap: :clap:
I can suggest softening the edges on your cast shadows though O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: richkay on February 17, 2014, 10:08:44 PM
Thank you, Nolan.  I think all the free lessons were very good and I loved doing them.  I have always found shadows hard to do and feel I have made good progress with you.  I liked how you explained the use of the different hardness of the pencils and when to use them.  The tonal charts were helpful also.  I have already paid for drawing classes at my local community college starting in March.  It is only a 5 week course so I am sure I will be back!  Since I started drawing with you, I did not have time for watercolor painting and I miss it.  So, I am going to sign up for the weekly watercolor painting classes with Dennis.  Thank you for your encouraging comments on my drawings.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 17, 2014, 11:21:14 PM
I am going to sign up for the weekly watercolor painting classes with Dennis.

 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

 :gl: with the watercolours Rich.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Zilpa on February 18, 2014, 12:38:36 AM


This took me the most part of the day.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 18, 2014, 01:08:08 AM
Nice job on the onion/garlic drawing, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 18, 2014, 01:10:14 AM
very good Zilpa :clap: :clap: :clap:
just sharpen the edges of the found lines on the loose garlic bottom right O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Zilpa on February 18, 2014, 06:48:08 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Nolan will do.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on February 18, 2014, 11:05:51 AM
 :heeha: Yikes! Look at you guys!! Fantastic work.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'll really have to pick up the pace.....else you'll all be getting onions and garlic for next Christmas!  :heeha: :2funny:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Zilpa on February 18, 2014, 11:16:51 AM
 :2funny: Val. I am sure there is a heap of stuff I have to catch up with.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on February 18, 2014, 11:39:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job on the onions Zilpa.  Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Zilpa on February 18, 2014, 11:57:04 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Harald on February 18, 2014, 02:22:23 PM
Many thanks for encoraging comments and corrections. I have tried an other one, I think it`s better.
second try
Harald
first try
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 18, 2014, 04:06:10 PM
Yes, Harold.  Your second try is definitely better shaded.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on February 18, 2014, 07:04:55 PM
 :clap: well done Harald,  you can really see the different bits on the garlic now, your shading is heaps better.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 18, 2014, 07:36:17 PM
your shading work is definitely improving dramatically now Harald :cloud9:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MSWcrane on February 18, 2014, 09:19:13 PM
Nice job Harald, good shadings there   O0  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on February 19, 2014, 12:13:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Harald.  Yes, the second try is much better.  Good work.  Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: charlie07 on February 19, 2014, 10:05:33 PM
These onion drawings are great guys.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 20, 2014, 03:37:57 PM
Marie p,

Nice onion and garlic drawing.  Reminds me of the onion soup I made for dinner last night.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 20, 2014, 07:23:02 PM
good shadings, well done Marie :clap: :clap: :clap:
I would straighten the "wobble" in the background though O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on February 20, 2014, 09:40:49 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Great work Marie!  :yippee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on February 20, 2014, 09:50:40 PM
 O0 O0 O0  Very nice onions Marie.  Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Mariep on February 21, 2014, 07:30:49 AM
I tried to fix the backgroud but oh my, disaster.....next time I'll know...thanks Nolan
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Mariep on February 21, 2014, 07:36:18 AM
O0 O0 O0  Very nice onions Marie.  Patricia
Thanks to all the positive replies, drawing friends.........Nolan, LOL, the wobble is due to bad photography...I realy struggle to take proper pics. The light always seems to be falling @ the wrong angle....any suggestions.... :help:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on February 22, 2014, 02:18:52 PM
Your 'wobble' fix looks ok from here.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 22, 2014, 08:43:46 PM
the wobble was because the background contour was following the shape of the objects. Now that you have straightened that top "line" where the pencil ends, it is spot on O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bhavna on March 22, 2014, 12:54:23 AM
Here is my Onions. I really enjoyed doing this :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 22, 2014, 02:46:04 AM
Bhvana,

Your onion looks very good.

Looks like you had as much trouble doing the background as many of us did.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bhavna on March 22, 2014, 02:55:07 AM
Thanks Mea. Yes it was looking ok but when i took photograp then only realize that i need to fix this.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jennylynn on March 22, 2014, 10:25:35 AM
bhvana great to see you  O0  your onions looks great  O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on March 22, 2014, 01:48:32 PM
Nicely done Bhavna.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bhavna on March 22, 2014, 04:02:19 PM
Thank you Jennylynn and Val :flowers: :flowers:

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on March 22, 2014, 10:56:03 PM
great work Bhavna :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bhavna on March 23, 2014, 03:07:23 AM
thank you Nolan :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Mariep on March 23, 2014, 04:24:29 AM
Well done Bhavna :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 23, 2014, 06:39:55 AM
 :clap: well done Bhavna  :congrats:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2014, 11:45:56 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely onions Bhavna.  You have been somewhat quiet these days or am I missing some of your work.   Anyway,  it is lovely to see your work again.


Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bhavna on March 23, 2014, 06:31:02 PM
Thank you Mariep, Lisa and Patricia.
[/size]Patricia these days i am not getting much time to paint or draw. Lots of classes are pending on me.... I hope one day i will finish them all. My office is become crazy place :crazy2: [/size] from few months...so much work presser, deadlines, new product  :sweat: [/size] [/size]...never ending list. But i am sure it will be fine after some time :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: NHC50 on March 26, 2014, 01:49:46 PM
I must say everyone's onions and garlic is looking great. O0 O0 Add some sauce and we can have spaghetti.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ImBatman on April 21, 2014, 06:40:08 AM


Hi all


Well I was hoping to get this one and the rose done today, but we ended going for a few hours lunch in the park, games and duck feeding with my niece and a walk around the creek system that winds in the huge reserve taking photos of ducks, swans, lakes, streams bush land etc. I did however manage to get the onions lesson completed.
How to draw onions
How to draw onions
Batman.



Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 21, 2014, 07:45:07 AM
 :clap: looks great,

For feedback I think the shadows, especially under the right hand side leaf, seem to need a little more blending they seem to stop too suddenly.  Love the looking in effect you have  :)

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ImBatman on April 21, 2014, 10:20:29 AM
 :thankyou: Lisa

Mmm, will have to re-scan with my better quality one when I get back to Brisbane...

Batman.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 21, 2014, 10:43:31 AM
Looking forward to it  :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on April 21, 2014, 11:21:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Super job Batman.  I love your onion it is so well done, looks very realistic.   Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on April 21, 2014, 12:24:58 PM
Great work Bman, I'll wait for your new scan, but this looks great.  :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: scribe on April 21, 2014, 01:33:52 PM
Great drawing Batman. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Peggy
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ImBatman on April 21, 2014, 02:12:09 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia,  :thankyou: Val,  :thankyou: scribe

Batman.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 21, 2014, 02:35:32 PM
Batman,

great work on the onions/garlic drawing.  Nice contrast.  Smooth!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: cyril on April 21, 2014, 07:31:01 PM
great  stuff batman .......
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on April 21, 2014, 08:22:02 PM
lovely texture on the onion Batman :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: , agree with the great looking in effect and the shadows that need smoothing on their edges O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ImBatman on April 21, 2014, 08:45:03 PM
 :thankyou: mea :thankyou: Cyril :thankyou: Nolan.

I'm leaving for Brisbane in about an hour or so, and when I get home in about 6 hours will look at the softening of the edges a bit more and re-scan my drawings using my better scanner. Unfortunately, M&D's MFD scanner can't quite cut it like the dedicated flatbed I have.

Batman.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: NHC50 on April 21, 2014, 09:22:41 PM
Hey Batman,

Nice looking onions.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Danielle123 on April 22, 2014, 01:35:07 AM
Love your onion, you did great  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ImBatman on April 22, 2014, 08:07:32 AM
 :thankyou: Nina :thankyou: Danielle.


Batman.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Sherri on June 01, 2014, 07:26:24 PM
This was very challenging.  I don't think I have anything levitating this time!!  :crazy2:   Feedback please. 

Sherri

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 01, 2014, 08:24:54 PM
Sherri,

Your onion/garlic drawing is good.

I found that blending the pencil marks with a tortillion (or even a Q-tip) makes the painting look less scratchy.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on June 01, 2014, 10:58:36 PM
Well done Sherri.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: sally13 on June 01, 2014, 11:00:24 PM
good job Sherri, I havent tried that one yet. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Sherri on June 01, 2014, 11:23:21 PM
Thanks Val, Sally and Mea. Mea, I will have to try the blending technique.   I am ready to move on to the next lesson!!  So much to do but not enough time. 
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on June 02, 2014, 09:43:32 PM
no levitating onions this time :2funny:

wonderful drawing, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Danielle123 on June 02, 2014, 10:24:14 PM
Well done Sherri. :clap:  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: NHC50 on June 04, 2014, 12:06:15 PM
Sherri nice looking onions.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 07, 2014, 01:52:28 PM
Gosh! Took me ages to get through and catch up with the posts. I'm in tears now with all those Onions!
What brilliant works and determination you've all shown in drawing these.
Well done all  :clap: :clap:


PS> I'd like to see a Pen 'n' Ink version of this one too.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on June 07, 2014, 02:40:54 PM
Well then.... get out your pens!  :knuppel2:     ;D
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 07, 2014, 03:29:58 PM
Well then.... get out your pens!  :knuppel2:     ;D


Oh Val, I'd love to but I just can't seem to get motivated or, find the time. Even when I find the time, I feel like I've GOT to do some art and that actually puts me off!
Perhaps once I get some MORE goodies on my Birthday on Wed, I'll get going.  :coffee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on June 07, 2014, 07:33:50 PM
 :nono: Tony, Tony, Tony..... you can't possibly be expecting more 'goodies' when you haven't been using the ones you've got! Come on then, just give us a little sketch or three......  ;) I'll send extra sweeties......  ;D
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 07, 2014, 08:47:20 PM
:nono: Tony, Tony, Tony..... you can't possibly be expecting more 'goodies' when you haven't been using the ones you've got! Come on then, just give us a little sketch or three......  ;) I'll send extra sweeties......  ;D


Okay, I've got a free day tomorrow so I'll try crack on with something or, finish off previous work! I've gotten lazy and need to discipline myself!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on June 08, 2014, 11:42:41 AM
:nono: Tony, Tony, Tony..... you can't possibly be expecting more 'goodies' when you haven't been using the ones you've got! Come on then, just give us a little sketch or three......  ;) I'll send extra sweeties......  ;D


Okay, I've got a free day tomorrow so I'll try crack on with something or, finish off previous work! I've gotten lazy and need to discipline myself!

If it's discipline you are after, Val and I can supply loads of that in a hurry!!! :knuppel2: :knuppel2:  Where has that terminator got to?
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on June 08, 2014, 01:40:55 PM
Not sure Bev, but his cousin is about......   (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50399/1508597.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)        :2funny:


There's a good lad Tony, I'll be pleased as punch with whatever you do.....even if it isn't (British Racing Green)   :whistle:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 08, 2014, 03:10:11 PM
Oh dear! look like I've got the Firebrand Girls at me!  >:D :2funny:  I best behave or the tears from these Onions will be flowing big time!
Confession time: I haven't done any yet  :o  Too tired all day after poor nights sleep with Sue's snoring!
Now I'm about to pick her up from work and take her straight the hospital 'cos she's had chest/lung pain from this morning after calf pain yesterday. Seriously, I told her it needs checking. So once all is clear, I'll try draw some onions in Pen 'n' Ink.
I'll be back on later.

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 08, 2014, 03:12:54 PM
I've now purchased access to this class  :yippee:
 After I do the drawing, I may draw an additional version of the Onions too, just so they look different as a coloured Pen 'n' Ink version.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on June 08, 2014, 07:40:31 PM
Hope Sue is ok Tony. Give her my best.  :1hug:   
Look forward to seeing your bunions...no, onions!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 08, 2014, 09:08:42 PM
Hope Sue is ok Tony. Give her my best.  :1hug:   
Look forward to seeing your bunions...no, onions!  :2funny:


I knew she'd be fine! She's now back cooking the tea! Good girl Suzie!
Hey, you! I'm gonna make you cry buckets of tears at my Onion drawing when I slice it up and squirt some juice your way!  >:D :2funny:
 
I'm having a drink of Shandy (without Gluten 'cos I'm Celiac to wheat & Hops!) this eve and may watch the video lesson in a bit. I might get an onion out and give it some caressing!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: CarolHorvath on June 10, 2014, 04:26:15 AM
Okay, I am catching up on everything. I love it when I want to keep drawing--like some kind of pencil adrenaline or something. But I am stopping for the night.
BTW, everyone has done a wonderful job on their onion. Just great!!!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: sally13 on June 10, 2014, 04:52:14 AM
Great work on the onions Carol. I must do this one day. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 10, 2014, 05:07:12 AM
Carol,

Your onion/garlic drawing came out so smooth.  The onion skin looks real.

These drawing lessons are so much fun - really get you hooked.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Danielle123 on June 10, 2014, 05:28:19 AM
An other beautifull drawing from you Carol. Keep it up. :clap: :clap: :clap:  Yes pencil classes are very interresting.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on June 10, 2014, 05:48:10 AM
You're really cranking out some terrific drawings with your pencils, Carol!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


I'm kinda lazy like Tony, but with the summer heat.  Going to the beach again with the grandkids tomorrow.  I have an unfinished seascape and lots of drawing to catch up- when there's time.  ::)
~Liz
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 10, 2014, 07:29:32 AM
Well done on your Onion drawing Carol. Looks good viewing on my mobile phone.
 :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 10, 2014, 07:32:34 AM
I've watched half of the video so far.  Nolan's instructions are great.  We're off for 3 nights to Southport to celebrate my 50th tomorrow but, I'm taking iPad so I can continue to watching.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on June 10, 2014, 10:50:48 AM
Good on you Tony, you're off. We are moving at last to the west end of the island for a day or two. Then back to Utila, and wait for a weather window back to Guatemala. This is one trip I'll be glad to see the backside of.

Will be nice to get back in quiet waters for a few months and catch up (  ::) ) on my artwork. One can but try!

Have a safe trip, have fun!


Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 10, 2014, 11:19:32 AM
I'm all set for my Onion adventure but, disaster has struck with my 1st senior citizen moment. I've put £50 of unleaded petrol in on top of half tank of diesel!
Tears from Onions will be my punishment after garage bill where it's now in. My birthda Holiday is now delayed till later this eve! ;)))
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on June 11, 2014, 07:34:53 AM
 :eek:      :faint:    Crikey!   :o    That really puts a nut in the works! Good thing you were at the petrol station..... you didn't drive it......did you?

Hopefully you'll be happily motoring along soon. beep-beep!!       (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50246/1507626.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/) ............   (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50246/1507626.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)     (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50136/1507121.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)



                                                                   (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/129715/1514232.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)           :bday:          (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/129715/1514232.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)                         
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 14, 2014, 09:27:01 AM
Thank you Val!
Yeah, I did drive it! Arghhhhh :blush:  6 miles until I was told the further I drive the more damage will occur. So I sought help in Facebook. I drove to local garage who ended up being a past friend. He charged £30 to drain it. It took about 4 hours to sort. I then got a large canister and went to get some diesel in the car. After putting this is the Motorhome I then returned to fill up.
I'm pleased to say, it drove perfect and off to Soutport we went for what turned out to be a fabulous time for my 50th Birthday!  :yippee: :yippee:


So now I'm back home with tears of joy, I need tears from Onions!  ;D

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on June 14, 2014, 12:18:03 PM
Glad the motor wasn't damaged, must have been your lucky day.  :yippee:

Now we just need to see a red weepy eyed fellow   :'(   holding up an onion drawing. Then you can have a break for a day......maybe!  >:D        :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bev S. on June 14, 2014, 01:25:30 PM
Oh dear me, a terrible disaster narrowly averted. . . thank goodness and all the Angels looking after you!!
 
Yes, as Val said we are all looking forward to the red eyes & a lovely onion drawing. . . .we have all been there  :'(  . . . . . .
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on June 15, 2014, 09:06:04 PM
Wow Carol, I really do like your drawing style. The scene actually looks very nice with the white background as well :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 16, 2014, 12:35:09 PM
I'm now watching the second half of the video, at last!  Arrived at Southport for 4  days.  Time to myself for some artwork and contining this lesson.  Sue's stayed at home!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 18, 2014, 08:57:33 PM
I'm really in the slow lane!
I walked to Morrisons in Southport to buy these Onion and Garlic because, I've only got my iPad with me and can't print the lesson guide! So I'll have to use my own photo arranged similar.


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Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 19, 2014, 09:40:06 AM
I've drawn the outline of the Onion and Garlic using the iPad. So this makes it a digital using the 6b pencil tool.
I'll do the drawing as the lesson requires in pencil when I get home but, for now, I'm just getting some practice in!


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Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Danielle123 on June 19, 2014, 04:39:34 PM
Great start Tony, can't wait to see the final drawing.  Have fun drawing.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on July 05, 2014, 06:42:57 PM
 Do you see an onion? (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/125927/1512039.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  Garlic? What garlic!  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/125927/1512039.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  Whatever is that boy up to?   ???

Come on Anthony....let's have a looksee!  ;)    ;D
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 05, 2014, 10:37:16 PM
Oh Val! I'm in tears but not from Onions! I want to get on with them but you'd never believe what's been going on:
I just got back from the Hospital after I lost feeling in my right arm from severe pain in my spine! Diagnosed as spurs squashing the nerves that may need surgery later if it gets worse.
All this is as a result of a vicious circle of poor sleep. Sue's snoring caused me continual loss of sleep that lead to me over-eating (strange I know but, I can't stop eating when I'm tired). This lead to my weight going up. That lead to me exercising excessively to try stop the weight gain. This has lead to arthritis in my feet and today's spinal problems, all because my body hasn't been able to heal. I've also got gastric reflux as a result.
 
Seriously, I never knew a partners snoring could have such bad consequences for my health. My Doctor has asked Sue to call to see him about ways to treat snoring. In the mean-time, I'm 'sleeping' in another room after taking a regular concoction of medication! Codeine, Cocodamol, etc.
So, once I can hold my head up without severe pain, I'll continue. (pain relief at the hospital is working tonight!).
I'll post a photo of my messy new art room set-up soon (I tried to post it from York during week but, it wouldn't work via mobile phone).
Oh, then I'll continue with these Onions!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on July 06, 2014, 01:00:38 AM
so that is why my wife eats so much  :-\

Seriously though - I hope you get yourself back up on your feet again soon Tony O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on July 11, 2014, 05:24:57 PM
Aw Tony...if only I'd known. I wouldn't have been so hard on you...highly unlikely, but it's the thought that counts!  ;)

I truly am sorry for your pain and discomforts. I sincerely hope another course other than surgery can be found. Do be wary of those painkillers, they can lead to more troubles than one might suspect.

At least now I know who to blame for my up and down weight variances!  >:D
  :idea: I shall have to banish Lloyd to sleeping in the trees with the monkeys upon my return!  ;D
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on July 12, 2014, 05:50:15 PM
Tony, trust they will find a quick solution to your problem.  Get better soon!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 13, 2014, 02:22:23 PM
Aw Tony...if only I'd known. I wouldn't have been so hard on you...highly unlikely, but it's the thought that counts!  ;)

I truly am sorry for your pain and discomforts. I sincerely hope another course other than surgery can be found. Do be wary of those painkillers, they can lead to more troubles than one might suspect.

At least now I know who to blame for my up and down weight variances!  >:D
  :idea: I shall have to banish Lloyd to sleeping in the trees with the monkeys upon my return!  ;D


Ah Val! You are such a sweetie!  :1hug: :knuppel2:
You'll be pleased to know, today I'm beginning to feel a bit better!  :yippee:  Constant pain is starting to ease but my fingers are still numb. Clearly the trapped nerve and bone spurs won't budge.
I've ordered a Inversion Table to decompress my spine! Have you ever heard of one? It's like a torture chamber gadget!  :crazy2: :D
Anyway, I haven't done the Onions but, I did sit down for 20 mins just to draw something free-hand. I just had to do something to get going!


It's just a quick sloppy drawing of a building I took a photo of in York. I may draw it detailed but, I've got too much work to catch up with so, I'll probably leave it with this rough sketch and get on with my Onions for this thread:


Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 13, 2014, 02:26:02 PM
Your building is off to a good start, Tony.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 13, 2014, 02:32:37 PM
Your building is off to a good start, Tony.

aloha

mea


Ah Mea! Thank you but, it's nothing serious. It was a loose sloppy drawing just chosen at random to get me back to drawing. I've got lots of serious work lined up waiting and this will probably go in the bin!
I was astonished at how my patience has taken a knock. I'm returning to my keeping focused now and getting on with my Onions!
Cheers  :1hug:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 13, 2014, 03:16:44 PM
I beg to differ.  Look at all the lines in that drawing.  They look well done to me.

Keep at it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on July 16, 2014, 07:27:21 PM
  This is lovely Tony! I'm just flapping my ears with Joy   (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50479/1509412.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  (this is Joy, not me)! This drawing has so much promise, you really mustn't bin it. If you bin it....I want it, I can see a lovely line and wash here.... or perhaps a pastel (I have some now)...not very sure how to use them yet, but I will...Dennis is going to show me!   :yippee:

Very happy to hear you are doing better, now dry your eyes and show me your onions!  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50136/1507126.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on July 16, 2014, 11:05:24 PM
Lovely work Tony-hope you're feeling better soon!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: sally13 on July 16, 2014, 11:39:53 PM
I hope you are back up and running soon Tony, I feel your pain as I have had back problems for many years. Hopefully it wont be long before you are in full swing and into your art again. That drawing looks like a good start.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 17, 2014, 05:57:16 AM
  This is lovely Tony! I'm just flapping my ears with Joy   ([url]https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50479/1509412.GIF[/url]) ([url]http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/[/url])  (this is Joy, not me)! This drawing has so much promise, you really mustn't bin it. If you bin it....I want it, I can see a lovely line and wash here.... or perhaps a pastel (I have some now)...not very sure how to use them yet, but I will...Dennis is going to show me!   :yippee:

Very happy to hear you are doing better, now dry your eyes and show me your onions!  ([url]https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50136/1507126.GIF[/url]) ([url]http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/[/url])



LMHO!  :2funny:  Joy is a proper flappy chappy!
The York pic has been binned! I'll be doing it again though  ;)  but only after I've done the onion drawing for this thread. I'll post the York pic to a new thread once I start it.
PS. My back pain and finger numbness remains despite me buying an Inversion Table (You lay on it and gradually tilt backwards until you are virtually upside down....with a blue head as blood rushes to send 'ya spinning dizzy! (It gives relief all the time I'm upside-down but, results in nausea all day!
Anyway, back to my Onions...
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on July 17, 2014, 06:57:01 AM
Shame the York pic got binned, glad you'll be doing it later though. It's a very nice scene.

You lay on it and gradually tilt backwards until you are virtually upside down....with a blue head as blood rushes to send 'ya spinning dizzy! (It gives relief all the time I'm upside-down but, results in nausea all day!
Anyway, back to my Onions...

Are you trying to tell me you're a blue-blood now? Right then your Lordship  ::)  we shall look forward to whatever you can manage. You might want to try adjusting your inverted time a bit, might help keep the nausea to a minimum. Sincerely hope you can get put to rights soon. Cheers love, just a thought ...try and keep the pints to a minimum before inverting yourself, eh?  ;)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 17, 2014, 10:20:31 AM
I fished out the York sketch and used a Art Pen and water brush to slop some rough tonal colour on! Added a frame after using a sepia fx and whalla! Turned it into something better! I won't post it here so as to keep in line with the thread. Its on my gallery.
Now back on with my Onion drawing. (I'm in the car with my art gear at the moment!)
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Post by: Danielle123 on July 17, 2014, 01:03:11 PM
Happy to here that you are a bit better,  hope your inverted table device helps,  i will go and see your gallery, i am sure that sketch turned into a lovely painting.  Realy like the subject.
Thinking of you, get well soon.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on July 17, 2014, 07:27:30 PM
I fished out the York sketch and used a Art Pen and water brush to slop some rough tonal colour on! Added a frame after using a sepia fx and whalla! Turned it into something better! I won't post it here so as to keep in line with the thread. Its on my gallery.
Now back on with my Onion drawing. (I'm in the car with my art gear at the moment!)


I am so happy to see this post, I'm grinning ear to ear.  Very nicely done, welcome back.  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50394/1508562.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 22, 2014, 04:00:42 PM
I'm just onto another York drawing/painting but, I haven't forgotten the Onion & Garlic! I'll be back later to do them.

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Post by: ncwren on August 05, 2014, 05:34:52 PM
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jennylynn on August 05, 2014, 06:10:07 PM
great drawing on your onions Natalie love the way you got the skin to curl  O0
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 05, 2014, 06:41:42 PM
Natalie,

Nice work on the onion and garlic. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Zilpa on August 05, 2014, 08:19:53 PM
They look fantastic Natalie.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Fiona on August 05, 2014, 08:24:00 PM
Excellent work Natalie - as usual   :D
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on August 05, 2014, 08:41:03 PM
Thank you ladies!  :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on August 05, 2014, 08:46:56 PM
Very well done, Natalie!  Those who did it earlier had a lot of 'fun'.  Hope you'll lead the pack of the rest of the PB folks in doing this drawing!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
-Liz
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on August 05, 2014, 08:55:22 PM
 :thankyou: Liz...I think you all have already done that!  ;)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on August 05, 2014, 09:56:54 PM
perfect :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on August 06, 2014, 01:57:56 AM
Well done your oignon. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sherri on August 06, 2014, 04:55:31 AM
Natalie - great job!!!  Sherri
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on August 06, 2014, 05:18:45 AM
Thanks Nolan, Danielle and Sherri-much appreciated!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Judylh on August 15, 2014, 04:59:48 AM
Here is my 1st attempt at this one still a challenge getting my hand to do what I want it to do ... so grateful for erasers!

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 15, 2014, 05:41:01 AM
Nice onions and garlic, Judy.  How did you get the impressive sepia tone?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Danielle123 on August 15, 2014, 11:46:19 AM
Busy Judy, very nice oignon and garlic. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on August 15, 2014, 12:59:48 PM
I'm betting it's reflected color from her room where she took the photo Mea!  ;)

Nice work Judy!  :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Judylh on August 15, 2014, 02:19:34 PM
 :thankyou: everyone! ?

Mea Natalie is correct!! The sepia impressions are due to taking the pics late last night or should I say in the wee hours of the morning (no flash and very low lighting in the room)

I usually take them during the day in natural light but the "mood struck" to take pics and upload everything I've done this past week late last night so I just went with the flow (of my mood) and actually kinda like the sepia effect!  :yippee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on August 15, 2014, 10:26:21 PM
beautiful Judy :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Judylh on August 15, 2014, 10:37:29 PM
Thanks so much Nolan! ?
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Paulaj on August 17, 2014, 07:04:34 PM
Here is my Onion and Garlic drawing.  Any and all comments or suggestions would be appreciated  :)


Paula
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 17, 2014, 07:31:53 PM
Nice work on the onions and garlic, Paula.  I found it so valuable to take these drawing lessons.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on August 17, 2014, 07:45:01 PM
Nice work Paula!  :clap:
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Post by: Fiona on August 17, 2014, 07:55:38 PM
Lovely drawing Paula   :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on August 17, 2014, 08:36:05 PM
Beautiful! Great textures!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bev S. on August 17, 2014, 08:46:49 PM
 O0 O0 Good job, Paula!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on August 17, 2014, 08:58:02 PM
great job Paula, leave it as is O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Paulaj on August 18, 2014, 02:06:00 PM
Thank you Mea, Natalie, Fiona, Val, Bev and Nolan   :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kedde on September 24, 2014, 09:08:09 PM
I used 4 hours on this, time flew by like 10 minutes. Am I ready for work tomorrow!, it's like a vacum cleaner.

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on September 24, 2014, 09:27:27 PM
excellent drawing :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just complete the background so it is all dark O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 24, 2014, 11:47:16 PM
Kedde,

Nice job on the onion/garlic drawing.  I really enjoyed doing this one, too.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kedde on September 25, 2014, 04:18:07 PM
Thanks Mea and Nolan, will do the background :).
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 26, 2014, 02:25:00 AM
Nice work on your oinion Kedde.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kedde on September 26, 2014, 09:51:28 AM
 :thankyou: Daniele
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on September 26, 2014, 02:44:59 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Juan Carlos on September 30, 2014, 01:07:11 PM
Nice work everybody with those helpful onions and garlics!!! What would have been without those important ingredients?

That's why I'm submitting mine too. This is my rendition to onions and garlics.

Cheers

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on September 30, 2014, 05:39:42 PM
 O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on September 30, 2014, 07:24:13 PM
You have done a great job Juan :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
You may as well fill up that last bit of background on the top left as well O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Juan Carlos on September 30, 2014, 07:45:30 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie.

 :thankyou: Nolan for your kind comments. I filled up the background and looks much better.

Pura vida

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 30, 2014, 07:57:51 PM
Great job Juan. It was harder than I thought it would be.
Here is my attempt.
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Kris
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Juan Carlos on September 30, 2014, 08:11:15 PM
 :thankyou: Kris. Yours is an excellent job too. I would like to suggest to fill up the background just as Nolan said to me.

Cheers
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: NHC50 on September 30, 2014, 09:59:46 PM
 :clap: O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on September 30, 2014, 10:09:19 PM
Looks great Kris  :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 30, 2014, 10:43:00 PM
Thank you Nina , Natalie and Juan. That is a great idea Juan. I will do it.
 :thankyou:
Kris
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 30, 2014, 10:46:22 PM
Dnaleri,

I like your onion and garlic drawing.  These lessons make you feel like an artist in no time.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 30, 2014, 10:57:08 PM
Juan Carlos,

You did well on the drawing of onion and garlic.

Keep at it!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: dnaleri3 on October 01, 2014, 12:09:37 AM
Thank you Mea.   :thankyou:
Kris
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Danielle123 on October 01, 2014, 01:50:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Juan and Dnaleri you made a nice oignon drawing.  Wasn't that fun!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Juan Carlos on October 01, 2014, 02:38:15 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Danielle. Certainly was a lotta fun!!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on October 01, 2014, 07:25:17 PM
much better Juan O0
awesome drawing Kris :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
you can fill up your background too O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: dnaleri3 on October 01, 2014, 07:40:04 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan. I will do that. On to the glass.
Kris
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Post by: Sherri on October 01, 2014, 08:14:51 PM
Way to go Kris and Juan.  Lovely drawings.

Sherri
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: dnaleri3 on October 01, 2014, 11:52:15 PM
Thank you Danielle and Sherri.  It was fun. On to the next!
Kris
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Juan Carlos on October 02, 2014, 02:29:16 AM
 :thankyou: very much Sherry..
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on October 04, 2014, 09:53:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Congratulations Juan on making it into the Newsletter with your drawing of the Onions.  Great job.


Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Maryna on November 09, 2014, 09:33:05 AM
Here is my rendition of the Garlic and Onion class.

Photo taken with my phone so quality is not the best.


Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 09, 2014, 02:47:41 PM
Nice job on the garlic and onion, Maryna.  Like how you sort of cross-scratched the background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on November 09, 2014, 08:57:55 PM
baie mooi, well done Maryna :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
continue cross hatching the background to get the top and sides a bit more square, that will add the last bit of polish to the drawing. Then you can frame this guy O0
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Post by: ncwren on November 10, 2014, 01:46:04 AM
Good drawing and good photo!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Maryna on November 12, 2014, 02:01:07 PM
Thanks everyone  :blush:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Liana on December 04, 2014, 05:05:29 PM

Don't  :'(  but I had to add more Onion and Garlic  :)

Please let me know if I need to make any adjustments    :thankyou:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 04, 2014, 05:36:55 PM
Liana,

Nice job on the onion and garlic.  Love the cross-hatchec background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on December 04, 2014, 07:46:53 PM
beautiful Liana :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just soften the edges of your cast shadows some more O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on December 04, 2014, 08:42:09 PM
 :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Liana on December 04, 2014, 11:42:08 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Mea and Val

Nolan, Another awesome lesson  :thankyou: I will soften those shadows O0

Now on to the rose   :flowers:    Following the numbered lessons. After the Let's Draw Course I hit lesson plan and next up on the list was the dogs.... so I did that  ooops! Good instruction can help you  :fight: through!! Anyways think I am on the right path now  :2funny:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on December 05, 2014, 02:52:41 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Very nice work, Liana!  I thought this was an amazing lesson to do!
~Liz
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Liana on December 05, 2014, 03:51:37 AM
Liz, Thank you!  :)


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Post by: Bellarina on December 05, 2014, 12:03:51 PM
Great job on the onions Liana.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Liana on December 05, 2014, 04:01:20 PM
 :thankyou: Robin 
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on December 05, 2014, 08:24:23 PM
looking forward to seeing your rose O0 :gl:
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Post by: Bellarina on December 06, 2014, 02:05:42 AM
Me too ^^^
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on December 09, 2014, 11:12:37 AM

Hi! I see a lot of nice drawings of onions and garlics here on the forum. I have also made my own version of onions and garlics. I liked the lesson a lot.  ;)







Bryndis
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Post by: JayJ on December 09, 2014, 12:37:50 PM
Very impressive .......Bryndis,Liana!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Liana on December 09, 2014, 02:17:16 PM
Well done Bryndis!   :clap:

Thank you Zayn
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 09, 2014, 03:58:43 PM
Bryndis,

Good job on the onion and garlic.  Love the background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on December 09, 2014, 08:28:39 PM
excellent job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 10, 2014, 12:02:02 AM
Bill,

It's good that you are taking these drawing lessons.  I know that many of us have done the same thing and are so happy we did.

You are off to a good start.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: liz on December 10, 2014, 08:49:24 AM
 O0 BRYNDIS and  O0 BILL, you did great on your drawings!  When I first saw the reference picture I thought 'no way', but slowly and surely my onion and garlic took form like yours did!  :) :flowers: :flowers:
~Liz
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bill.King on December 10, 2014, 09:38:44 AM
Here is my first attempt since taking Nolan's advice to start my journey into art that most things stem from an ability to draw a bit. Look forward to your comments sorry not a great picture originally so I have added a new one.
Mark
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on December 10, 2014, 04:08:07 PM
Nice job Bill  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on December 10, 2014, 08:05:15 PM
off to a great start Bill :clap: :clap: :clap:
You can still increase the contrasts some more O0
then also be careful of pressing too hard when you transfer the template, you don't want dents in the paper
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bill.King on December 10, 2014, 08:50:04 PM
Thanks everybody, I think I have a hang up with weight Nolan as I often end up with heavy colours in my watercolours, something I am trying to cure.
Mark
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Liana on December 11, 2014, 04:13:17 AM
Nice job Mark!    :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on December 11, 2014, 09:12:12 PM
You will find the balance soon Bill, I can see it isn't going to be long O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bill.King on December 11, 2014, 09:18:51 PM
Thanks Nolan, I will keep trying.
Mark
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on December 12, 2014, 07:38:15 PM
Thanks for your comments.  :thankyou: Nice job Bill.  :clap: 


Bryndis
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Marsha A on December 15, 2014, 08:24:13 AM

Enjoyed this class very much. Was ready to be done it seemed to take a long time.
Marsha :D
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on December 15, 2014, 01:44:48 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 15, 2014, 03:08:30 PM
Marsha A

Your garlic and onion look great.  Shadows and background are really good, too.

This is one of the most realistic I've seen.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on December 15, 2014, 08:44:29 PM
great contrasts again, beautiful :congrats:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: sally13 on December 15, 2014, 10:58:20 PM
Wow. Great work Marsha, your contrasts are fantastic. :yippee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bill.King on December 15, 2014, 11:32:15 PM
Nice job great detail
Mark
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Sherri on December 16, 2014, 10:06:22 PM
Great work. Lots of detail. Sherri
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Danielle123 on December 17, 2014, 01:33:46 AM
Well done Marsha :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 13, 2015, 04:43:47 PM
At last I finished it. :sweat: :sweat:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bellarina on January 13, 2015, 05:56:58 PM
 :yippee:
Nice job Louisa, might be your photo, but looks to me that your darks could be darker.  :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 13, 2015, 07:23:32 PM
 :thankyou:Bellarina, I think so too, it's not the photo. I am very heavy on pushing down on pens and pencils and was scared that it's going to be too dark.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bellarina on January 13, 2015, 07:30:47 PM
A lot easier to make darker than the other way around.  ;D
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: BDEddy on January 14, 2015, 01:05:19 PM
Here is my drawing of the onion and garlic - a real challenge.

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=19244)

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on January 14, 2015, 09:01:15 PM
great job Louisa and Brian :clap: :clap: :clap:
both of these drawings - don't be afraid of going dark, especially on a rounded item like the onion. If you don't go dark enough your items don't look round
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 14, 2015, 09:03:46 PM
Thanks Nolan, will re-post :1hug:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: BDEddy on January 14, 2015, 10:27:28 PM
Thanks Nolan, I appreciate the feedback.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on January 21, 2015, 04:44:23 PM
Good job guys, look forward to the reposts.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 21, 2015, 04:48:30 PM
 :thankyou:Val :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 03, 2015, 07:19:26 AM
Darkened the shadow on onions.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bellarina on February 03, 2015, 08:42:26 AM
 :clap:  :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 03, 2015, 08:06:05 PM
Robin  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: jillh on February 03, 2015, 08:17:10 PM
Nicely done Louisa!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 03, 2015, 08:44:58 PM
Thank you Jill :1hug: :flowers:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on February 10, 2015, 09:03:19 PM
much more depth now, well done Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 11, 2015, 05:51:10 AM
Thank you kind sir. :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bobthebuzzed on March 10, 2015, 11:43:20 PM
So here's my first attempt. Really got into this one and basically stopped looking at the reference photo. It was a fun exercise. Thank you Nolan for coming up with it and all your hard work putting it together. 


and now  :coffee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bellarina on March 11, 2015, 03:52:59 PM
Nice job  :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 11, 2015, 04:45:34 PM
Bob,

Good job on the onion and garlic.  Fun subject.

The very center of the garlic looks too round; needs to be blurred bit and less rigidly shaped.

Good effort.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on March 11, 2015, 04:54:14 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on March 11, 2015, 08:22:47 PM
great job Bob, beautiful shadings and good contrasts :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I agree about the roundness of the garlic center, just flatten out the shading by lifting the darks with your kneaded eraser O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: latti on March 12, 2015, 10:17:26 PM
Everybody is making so many good drawings! It is so much fun, to look through everything :D 

Here is my attempt at the onion and garlic :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 12, 2015, 10:48:53 PM
Ann-Mari,

Good work on the onion and garlic.  Lots of texture with your shadings.

I notice the blue in the background on the right.  Did you try a watercolor wash or is it a reflections that the camera picked up?  I kind of like it that way.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 12, 2015, 10:52:45 PM
Ann-Mari.


Happy to hear that you looked through the forum entries so that you got a chance to see what everyone else did before you started.  That was something I had wanted to mention to you when you started.  So good to see how we all can make the same thing look so different.

So good to see your progress.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: latti on March 12, 2015, 11:38:37 PM
The blue is just reflections from the light of my computer screen actualy  :2funny: Didn't really notice it  :tongue:
It is so much fun to look trough what others have done before me, and see how everybody makes it a little bit different, kind of giving it their own unique touch :D
I also think it is good to look through before I take the lesson myself, so I can read some of the feedback, so I have a few things in the back of my mind when drawing myself.

I learn so much, by all the talented people on PB. I love PB  ;D :smitten:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 13, 2015, 12:53:02 AM
Smart girl, Ann-Mari.  You are really catching on to this.  Looks like you have a good following already of PB-ers who are on your cheering squad.

Great to see young talent coming along.  We're here for you!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: latti on March 13, 2015, 01:34:41 AM
aww :thankyou:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Liana on March 13, 2015, 02:52:37 AM
Great job on the onion and garlic  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on March 13, 2015, 08:39:32 AM
 :heeha: Excellent onion & garlic. Two of my favourite foods! Lovely shadings, textures, and detail.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: latti on March 13, 2015, 11:36:33 AM
 ;D  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: ncwren on March 13, 2015, 04:13:36 PM
Great job on the contrasts-especially the darkness of the wall.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on March 15, 2015, 07:50:22 PM
really beautiful version of the Onions and Garlic, well done :congrats:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bellarina on March 15, 2015, 11:16:46 PM
Wow, this is very well done
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: latti on March 15, 2015, 11:24:55 PM
 :yippee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bobthebuzzed on March 17, 2015, 07:06:49 PM
Thank you everyone for the feedback. I'm apologize for not responding sooner, been fairly sick lately and didn't feel like logging on.  :(

Anyway  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bobthebuzzed on March 17, 2015, 07:12:08 PM
Ann-Mari
I know I'm late to the party here but I think you nailed it!

and for some reason a boxer emoticon  :fight: (I guess that's you nailing the garlic and onion drawing  :2funny:).   
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 17, 2015, 07:49:49 PM
Bob,

Hope you are feeling better now.  We missed you!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on March 22, 2015, 07:34:45 PM
glad you are feeling better Bob :yippee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Elize Sauer on May 08, 2015, 06:42:20 PM

I am totally addicted to this drawing classes!!! :D :D :D

I enjoyed this drawing of an onion so much.  Can't wait to hear from you guys!



XXX

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: latti on May 08, 2015, 10:06:12 PM
Nicely done Elize :) good job on the little one, I found it really hard to Get right ! :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: sally13 on May 08, 2015, 10:48:12 PM
Great work Elize. The drawing class is just so fantastic isnt it. :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 09, 2015, 02:58:02 AM
Elize,

Good on the onions and garlic!  The background doesn't do them justice, though.  I personally hate doing dark backgrounds on a drawing - hard to make them look attractive.

Hmmm, other than cross-hatching, does anyone have a good suggestion for dark backgrounds?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Elize Sauer on May 09, 2015, 06:25:01 AM
Ann-mari, Sally and Mea

Thank you for the feedback!  It is just amazing to see how one grows and develop skills to see like an artist!!!!  A week or two ago, actually when the class started I'd thought that I would never be able to draw the onions.

I agree on the background..... I actually regret starting with it.  Must first asked help!!!  But that is how we learn.

Have a nice day!!!

Xxxx
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Bellarina on May 09, 2015, 12:33:46 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on May 10, 2015, 09:00:07 PM
Beautiful Elize :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
To go the background more even, just continue to add more layers, each one in a different direction. O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 11, 2015, 09:54:20 AM
Well done Elize, I am also addicted, so glad I'm not the only one. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on May 12, 2015, 03:25:25 PM
I'm late chiming in, yes do as Nolan says and keep layering to smooth it out nice and dark. Then your onions will pop right off the page.  :heeha:    O0

Excellent job so far.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Elize Sauer on May 13, 2015, 03:58:05 PM
 :thankyou: everybody for the nice replies and advice - it is really welcome and I use every single word of it!!!

Hope you experience the same satisfaction I experienced.  Wednesdays are my art-day - can not wait to start  a Wednesday morning for my appointment with Paint Basket.  My husband thinks that our parrot, Charlie, speaks like Nolan  :2funny: :clap:

XXx
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on May 13, 2015, 09:28:37 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 13, 2015, 09:35:51 PM
But can the parrot draw and paint like Nolan!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on May 18, 2015, 01:49:29 PM
 :think: That's funny that Charlie sounds like Nolan.....but does he have a 30 second rewind?  :whistle: :2funny:

I've got a vision of poor Charlie spinning about on his perch to repeat!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: GPeachy on October 06, 2015, 08:48:02 PM
Yeah, I am getting there on how to use the forum. I will admit that I had smudges everywhere....
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on October 06, 2015, 09:06:09 PM
I will admit that I had smudges everywhere....

Wouldn't worry too much at this point Ginger. Look at it this way, with your fingerprints all over it...nobody can steal your homework!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
  ;D
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 06, 2015, 10:37:01 PM
Ginger,

Nice work.  Great shading.

Looks like you are about to make a really tasty sauce.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: GPeachy on October 06, 2015, 11:35:32 PM
Oh thanks everyone. I am so happy that I joined, lots of love in here.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Lisa From Oto on October 07, 2015, 06:33:49 AM
Hi Ginger, well done with the adding of the photo and your drawing of the onion and garlic  :clap: O0 I remember when I did this one and Nolan suggested I shade the back in evenly at  a 45o and then again at 90o angles. It made a huge difference. If you look on page 4 of this discussion and then page 5 you will see my first post and then the touched up background if you want   :blush:  :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on October 08, 2015, 12:57:06 AM
great job on this drawing - just the background to even out as Lisa mentioned :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: KathyKuz on October 27, 2015, 09:13:05 PM
  Here is my onions and garlic.  It took a lot of time but I finished. Kathy
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 27, 2015, 10:25:43 PM
Good work, Kathy.  Like the cross-hatched background.

Maybe a bit more blending where the skin shadow shows on the onion.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: KathyKuz on October 28, 2015, 01:49:27 PM
   :thankyou:  Mea:  I lightened and blended the shadow behind the loose onion skin.  It looks better.   Kathy
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 19, 2016, 04:28:48 AM
 ?????? It sure felt good to get out my pencils and draw. It's been a couple of weeks.  :thankyou: Nolan for another fabulous class. I really enjoyed the lesson. I feel pretty good about how this turned out but am certainly open to any suggestions for improvement!
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 19, 2016, 06:22:18 AM
KathyS,

You have every reason to feel good about this  - you did a great job.  Your cross-hatched background looks really good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 19, 2016, 04:18:16 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, I really love pencil drawing.  :smitten:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on May 19, 2016, 07:09:11 PM
Beautiful job, Kathy. I love it. My only criticism is "Practice, practice, practice." You get better with each drawing you do. O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 19, 2016, 09:03:19 PM
 :thankyou: Steve for you encouragement and suggestion. I promise to practice, practice, practice. That is the easy part because I LOVE to draw!  :heeha:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: KathyKuz on May 19, 2016, 10:01:21 PM
Kathy:  I really like your onions and garlic.  You have done a nice drawing.  Keep going.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 19, 2016, 11:32:54 PM
 :thankyou: so much Kathy K. I promise I will. :hug:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on May 23, 2016, 11:20:23 AM
personally I wouldn't change a thing, it's awesome as is :congrats:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on May 25, 2016, 11:48:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  KathyK and KathyS, your onions and garlic are so well done and such a pleasure to view.


KathyS, you are progressing at breakneck speed.  Wonderful and keep on going.   Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 27, 2016, 07:43:40 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you, Patricia and Nolan, for your compliments and strong encouragement. Each lesson is an exciting adventure. To have all of you at PB to teach, encourage, and share is just amazing!  :hug:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Win on May 29, 2016, 02:56:42 PM
Lovely drawing as usual KathyS,  PB sure makes drawing and all other art an adventure. :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Win on May 29, 2016, 03:25:28 PM
I'm not sure if I should post my drawings from the classes on here or on onlineartlessons page? 

I as usual enjoyed this class , each time  I learn a little more.

The background looked smoother until I uploaded it onto the computer so will have to have a re-look at it. The small garlic clove on its own looks like its not sure what it wants to be :) :)

Win





Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 29, 2016, 04:33:58 PM
Win,

You can post your work in both places.

The background looking fine.  Both onion and garlic are well drawn, although the inside of the garlic could use some more darks.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 29, 2016, 06:13:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice job on the onion and garlic, Win. I know what you mean about the little section of garlic on its own. I felt the same way in my drawing. Without the rest of the drawing, it would have been hard to identify.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: KathyKuz on May 29, 2016, 06:28:08 PM
Win:  You have done a great drawing.  The onions and garlic look good. A little more shading on the inside of the garlic would make it recede into the center.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Win on May 29, 2016, 07:11:07 PM
 :thankyou: Mea  and KathyKuz for your feedback, I see what you mean about the garlic needing more "dark" to give it depth.   

Win
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on May 31, 2016, 11:29:19 AM
great job, good contrasts in the onion :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Win on June 01, 2016, 08:39:25 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 10, 2016, 08:26:24 PM
Here's my try at the onion & garlic still life.

I didn't follow Nolan's class exactly. The major differences is in the background and foreground. All the graphite work was 98% done with hatching....very time consuming. The background is charcoal and some carbon pencil. The remainder is all graphite. Since the garlic is really pale by nature, I used a lot of 5H and 2H pencils. I also used HB and H pencils and in a couple of small spots I tried 9xxB graphite.....which is mostly graphite with some carbon in it.

I drew this on Bristol Board with the smooth texture. I don't really like this paper for graphite work; it's more suited to pen and ink. Doing charcoal on it was a bear. I found that a really smooth paper for graphite work that suits me better is the Arches hot-pressed watercolor paper...the back side.

Anyway, it took a while to do this as I was experimenting a lot. I learned a bunch. Hope you like it. :)


Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on August 10, 2016, 09:10:37 PM
 :heeha: Lovely textures in this Steve, great sheen on the onion skin  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: KathyKuz on August 10, 2016, 09:12:51 PM
Steve:  Excellent drawing of the onions.  Beautiful contrast.  I like the background.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 10, 2016, 09:17:20 PM
 :heeha: Wow Steve! This is beautifully done. I love the contrasts you have created by changing the background. Your cross hatching it so fine and even. It makes a wonderful surface for your garlic and onion. You can be very proud of this.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Happychappy on August 11, 2016, 01:14:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Steve.  You have done a great job of the onions and garlic.   Patricia
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 11, 2016, 01:19:28 AM
Thank you for the encouragement Val, KathyK, KathyS and Patricia. :) Your opinions rare important to me.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Ribezla on August 11, 2016, 07:19:24 AM
Steve, you have done a really good job on this drawing.  O0 I like the table cross hatching and all the details much. I just miss a little bit darker shadow at the root on the last onion skin on the right.
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Win on August 11, 2016, 10:19:53 AM
An excellent drawing Steve so much work on the background has paid off in showcasing the Onion and Garlic  :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 11, 2016, 12:40:22 PM
Thanks,  Win and Sarlota.

Sarlota, the cast shadow on the far right is interesting. The reference photo showed it being considerably lighter than the other shadows. These were photographed under a very strong light. Hence the well defined cast shadows. So I assume that the far right shadow is being lightened by light passing through the translucent onion skin. Thanks for pointing it out, though. :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 11, 2016, 03:28:58 PM
Wow, Steve. 

The paper thinness of the peelings is incredibly well done.

The shapes are beautifully drawn.

Fabulous job on blending.

Love the smooth black background.

Your hatching is so fine that it is almost undetectable.

Super wow.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 11, 2016, 05:26:44 PM
Thank you very much, Mea! Yes, the hatching and the blending with only the pencil was very time consuming. Not that I'm complaining; I just didn't realize how long it would take. :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on August 23, 2016, 11:11:56 PM
fantastic job Steve :congrats:

I too miss a little extra contrast on the shadow side of the peeling skin to the right of the onion - that darkness lifts the onion itself up in the same way as the shadows on the table do O0
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 24, 2016, 12:55:37 PM
Thanks for your criticism, Nolan! Now all I have to do is pry the drawing away from my wife to make the adjustment. She decided she liked it well enough to frame and hang in our living room. :)
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2016, 10:17:23 AM
if it is framed already, then leave it and remember for next time O0 you don't want to upset the boss :-\
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Jholmes on September 25, 2017, 04:33:18 AM
After 3 or 4 days of working on it, I've finished my onion. I welcome and look forward to any suggestions, tips, and ideas for improvements!


Thanks guys,


Jon
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 25, 2017, 05:02:09 AM
Jon

The shapes are really well drawn.  BUT, like most of us when we started, you seem afraid of the dark.  Go dark, young man!  Check your darkest spot against the reference photo and go from there.

So happy to see you are posting your work.

You are on the right course to better drawing.  Keep at it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Jholmes on September 25, 2017, 06:00:46 AM
Mea,

Thanks! I had actually thought I'd gone to dark in some spots, but I suppose contrast is the name of the game with pencil drawing.

I think the photo came up a little lighter than the drawing itself, I might try one with my DSLR and see if it's any better.

But, I certainly will try to make my darks darker in my future work!

Thank you so much Mea. It's actually a real pleasure for me to be able to post drawings and get feedback from all of the art veterans on this site!

Jon
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 25, 2017, 06:43:28 AM
Jon

You'll find us all willing to help.  We love learning from and sharing with each other.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Val on September 25, 2017, 06:17:58 PM
 O0 You can't have light without the darks!  ;D   You're coming on famously Jon. Keep those scribbles coming!  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: Win on September 26, 2017, 10:20:16 PM
You will hear those words often... Dont be afraid of the darks  :)... You doing well so far keep going  :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: KathyKuz on September 27, 2017, 01:07:09 AM
Jon:  You have done a great drawing of the onions.  Your tonal values are good you just need to go darker.  That is what we all need when we start. darker, darker.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 3 - How to draw Onions
Post by: nolan on October 01, 2017, 09:23:39 PM
Jon I think you have done a fabulous job on your drawing - really nice contrasts :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

PS - I have added your name into your signature so you don't have to type it at the end of each post, the system will automatically add it for you now O0