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Title: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on January 31, 2014, 07:56:06 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=456)
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on February 26, 2014, 05:51:48 AM
HERE  (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/pencil/6-how-to-draw-apples-template.pdf)is the template for the class

Here is the drawing we will complete is class:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Mariep on February 26, 2014, 11:23:36 AM
Ghee, I'm so excited to start the apples....Nolan if I may ask, what are we going to draw after the apples?  My husband farms with Sussex stud cattle and tomorrow is his birthday. I thought of drawing him a pic of his Gold Cup winner of 2013....but my gosh, were do I start.....Impossible?
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on February 26, 2014, 05:48:02 PM
Look for a photo that has nice contrasts and just go for it O0
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: erika on February 26, 2014, 09:23:32 PM
Thanks for a great class today Nolan, enjoyed it!
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on February 26, 2014, 09:33:28 PM
Excellent draw along Erika :cloud9:

All Attendees : The raw replay of the class is available in your unlocked classes list
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jennylynn on February 26, 2014, 09:48:16 PM
  this is my draw along wondering if I have made it too dark? great class Nolan  :yippee:
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Post by: jennylynn on February 26, 2014, 09:49:20 PM
great drawe along Erica  :yippee: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: doina on February 26, 2014, 11:16:46 PM
Nolan, are we going to have a PDF file on pencil drawings classes?
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jillh on February 27, 2014, 12:45:43 AM
Erica your apple is good enough to eat.  You and Jennylynn did a great job on your draw-a-long.
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2014, 12:48:32 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Erika and Jennylynn, excellent apples. 


I didn't submit mine for I hadn't finished the second apple which I did this evening and will post tomorrow.  Not too happy with my sketch pad paper which has too much tooth and so the skin of my apples look like oranges. I should have used copy paper. 






Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Harald on February 27, 2014, 01:16:38 AM
Erica and Jenny-Lynn very fine Apples.
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Post by: Harald on February 27, 2014, 01:23:12 AM
My atempt to draw along. I think it`s not that bad.
Harald
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jillh on February 27, 2014, 01:27:07 AM
Well done Harold.  I would put money on the fact that you will do another one:)
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Steven on February 27, 2014, 03:07:29 AM
And a fine lot of apple polishers here! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on February 27, 2014, 04:48:20 AM
Well done Harald and Jennylynn :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on February 27, 2014, 04:48:45 AM
I have added my drawing to the first post
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Harald on February 27, 2014, 11:52:07 AM
Thank you for the encouraging komments. Here comes the finished drawing.
My first atemt, lots of work during the night.
Harald
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: lynn p. on February 27, 2014, 01:00:46 PM
Oh Nolan and all of you, WOW :yippee: :yippee: :smitten: :smitten: :clap: :clap:  Really just unbelievably gorgeous.  I must jump into this pencil class at some time!!!!
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2014, 01:29:40 PM
Here's my draw-a-long.  Thank you Nolan for such an informative and interesting lesson.  I was amazed at what you showed us about the ovals.  Gosh, I would never have known.  Thank you for teaching us so well and so many valuable things.  Bless you.  Patricia
 
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2014, 01:33:58 PM
Harald, you did a great job on the apples.  I also stayed up to finish my second apple and had to wait for morning to take the photograph to post it.  Good job  O0
 
Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: doina on February 27, 2014, 01:46:45 PM
Great drawing Patricia! :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2014, 02:55:40 PM
 :thankyou:  So much Doina.  I really appreciate the encouragement.  Patricia
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Post by: jillh on February 27, 2014, 03:47:21 PM
Awesome job on the apples Patricia.
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2014, 04:05:24 PM
 :thankyou:  So much Jill.  It was fun.  Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Bev S. on February 27, 2014, 05:13:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: O0 fantastic apples everyone! Apple pie coming right up!!!
Looks like I missed another top notch class!!
 
Let's see, we  have wineglasses, apples & onions. . . . well, I don't think we can make wine with the onions and the apples. . . .hummm, wanna bet Nolan is going to get us to draw grapes next week?? Great bunches of grapes!!!!!! Oh goodie!!
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jennylynn on February 27, 2014, 05:16:15 PM
great drawings herald and patricia  :yippee:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Tousabella on February 27, 2014, 05:27:16 PM
WOW!!  What wonderful drawings already! They are all wonderful.....even yours, Nolan!  LOL
I am so very impressed, and this was a great class....sure learned a lot.
 I'm really bringing up the rear, but I'm 'acomin!!  Slow...I've gone back and done more pencil tone charts....just not making the mental 'switch' quick enough from one pencil to the next. I'll soak it in!! It's fun, and guess that's the main thing.
Great jobs, everybody.
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2014, 07:01:02 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:   Bev, Jennylynn and Retta for your nice comments.  It certainly was fun but then all the lessons are fun.  Retta, there is no race, take your time and enjoy what you are doing for that is the main thing and we look forward to seeing your drawing when you have finished it.


Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on February 27, 2014, 07:06:31 PM
Harald, you really do just keep amazing me, each drawing is steps better than the previous. :heeha:
Awesome work Patricia, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2014, 07:35:18 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan.   :urwelcome: to you for being such a wonderful  :smart: .  We can only but improve with you leading us and showing us the way.


Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MSWcrane on February 28, 2014, 01:33:39 PM
My apples are done I just need to Photograph them.  Not sure they are very good, tough one, those apples.   ::)

Have Master Gardener class this morning, will take picture of apples this afternoon.

Nice job seen on those who have posted already.   O0  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nolan was right, its not easy, quite a lot of work.

Gotta   :run:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MSWcrane on February 28, 2014, 05:30:47 PM
OK so here is my Apple drawing, not totally happy with it  :(

Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MSWcrane on February 28, 2014, 05:58:29 PM
Maybe this is better  :-\

Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 28, 2014, 06:24:43 PM
Sue,

Them's good apples!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MSWcrane on February 28, 2014, 06:42:52 PM
Mea, they do look a bit better   ;)

Before they looked squished and bruised   ::)
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on February 28, 2014, 08:22:46 PM
in other words the contrasts where too high - not often I say that, usually the contrasts are too low, but with apples...
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 01, 2014, 06:01:29 AM
Finished my apples  ;) fairly pleased with them but I think I may need to go darker to get that real shiny looking apple? What do you think    :help: welcomed


Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 01, 2014, 06:25:47 AM
Lisa,

They look good to me.  They seem shiny enough.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 01, 2014, 07:46:42 AM
 :thankyou: Mea  :)
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on March 01, 2014, 08:29:26 AM
look shiny enough to me as well. My wife walked in as I opened the page and she immediately said WOW, so there you have it :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 01, 2014, 08:39:18 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan and to your wife as well.  That has made my night  :)  :flowers:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on March 01, 2014, 12:31:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lisa, don't fiddle, they are PERFECT as they are.  Excellent job.
 
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sue, you also did a good job on your apples, I don't know how I missed them.
 
I think that everyone's apples were done very well which is testament to Nolan's expert teaching.
 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: cyril on March 01, 2014, 04:18:50 PM

just finished my apples drawing....... Took me bit long as the paper texture was very rough instead smooth... :)

Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on March 01, 2014, 04:51:46 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Cyril you are such a good artist.  Your apples are expertly done as all of your work is.  It is a pleasure to look at what you do.  I have the same problem in that my sketch book paper is very rough, I had to shade and shade and shade in order to get rid of the tooth as the skin of my apples looked like the skin of an orange with all the pock marks.   I would actually prefer drawing on smoother paper.   Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on March 01, 2014, 09:10:04 PM
Great job Cyril :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just soften up the contrast / shading on the front apple, bottom left. Rather make the very bottom lighter and the top part of the light shading a little darker. Take a look at my final drawing to compare
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 01, 2014, 11:09:54 PM
Looks great Cyril  :clap: love the shininess  :)
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 02, 2014, 01:38:40 AM
Great, shiny apples, Cyril.

Going to make a pie?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: cyril on March 02, 2014, 05:20:06 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia , Nolan, Lisafromoto , mea.

 hi Nolan - tried darkening the top and lighten the below for the front apple.... i don't think it comes exactly as yours.

 

 i may try  a 2nd fresh attempt on a smooth paper....
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Steven on March 02, 2014, 07:42:52 AM
Good looking apples Cyril! O0
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jennylynn on March 02, 2014, 02:19:33 PM
  thought I would complete apple drawing  O0  not made it quite so dark this time, but not happy with 2nd apple, shadings do not seem to be right  ???

Cyril, lisa and mea great apple drawings  :yippee:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: cyril on March 02, 2014, 02:38:53 PM
Well done jennlynn , I think this is one of the best apple drawing so far :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on March 02, 2014, 03:25:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice apples Jennylynn.  I marvel at how dark you always manage to get your drawings which I so admire.   Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 02, 2014, 06:50:20 PM
Thanks Jennylynn,  your apples look lovely and shiny :)
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 02, 2014, 07:29:25 PM
All of your apples are looking good enough to eat. Yum, yum to all. :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on March 02, 2014, 10:09:42 PM
 :thankyou:  Danielle, it was fun for sure.  Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: sally13 on March 03, 2014, 12:16:42 AM
Hi all, I have been away unexpectedly for a month and I am very surprised to see the work done by all of you. What a great job you have all done. I cant wait to draw again and get back on track, I am so far behind now. Wonderful work, well done. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on March 03, 2014, 08:15:52 PM
Looks great now Cyril, that side is now a continuous rounding O0 :clap: :clap:

Jennylynn, what is missing in your sencond apple is the final darks, darken the darkest parts and you will see the difference O0

Sally - take your time, don't rush to catch up, rather get the techniques, etc. mastered O0
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Tousabella on March 04, 2014, 03:24:31 AM
Super jobs on the apples.  They really turned out great. Learned a lot from the lesson, and from the 'tweaks' from this forum. I will try to apply it to all of my drawings. Thanks for the hints, Nolan.
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Mariep on March 04, 2014, 06:17:14 AM
All the apples look njummies......
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Post by: Mariep on March 04, 2014, 09:20:37 AM
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Post by: jennylynn on March 04, 2014, 10:21:46 AM
marie great drawing of the apples , nice shine  :yippee:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Happychappy on March 04, 2014, 02:00:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent job on the applies Marie.   Patricia
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Mariep on March 04, 2014, 03:05:10 PM
Thank you so so much Jennylynn and Patricia. Bussy on the March chalenge.  My husband is a farmer ....never thought it were so difficult to draw a S H E E P.....Trying.
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 04, 2014, 03:42:24 PM
Marie p

I think your apples look fine.   Your little stems are particularly realistic.

Good job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jillh on March 04, 2014, 06:55:04 PM
Okay!  So officially the most difficult drawing I have attempted.  Now I can say,  great job to everyone who has done this drawing.  Really appreciate the work you have done.

Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jennylynn on March 04, 2014, 07:26:16 PM
another great apple drawing jill  :yippee: yes certainly harder than they look  :2funny:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jillh on March 04, 2014, 07:48:23 PM
Thanks Jennylynn.  The right one looks like it's been bruised.  I'm not rushing to repeat this excercise.  I admire those who did.  At this point I'm totally squint.
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on March 04, 2014, 07:54:53 PM
 ;D Jill. Now you see why I said that an apple is one of the most difficult objects to draw. There are terribly small changes in tonal value that you need to be able to see in order to render it correctly

Both you and Marie have done an excellent job on your apples and can be very proud of them :clap: :clap: :clap:

Marie, I have added drawing sheep to my list as it sounds like a fun drawing and would make a good class exercise learning to draw the wool
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jillh on March 04, 2014, 08:42:55 PM
Thanks Nolan.  Sheep, that sounds like fun.  But too late for this months challenge :). I've finally caught up so I'm going to finally get to drawing doggies.  In between I need to finish the lets draw course.  Not enough hours in the day it days in the month.
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Val on March 04, 2014, 09:03:36 PM
Marie, I have added drawing sheep to my list as it sounds like a fun drawing and would make a good class exercise learning to draw the wool

My thought exactly Nolan  :idea:   Since everyone was so chuffed drawing furry animals, I thought the sheep would make for some extra fun.... will be interesting to see how they turn out. Me thinks we may all need that class soon!!   :2funny:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Mariep on March 05, 2014, 11:19:07 AM
Just want to let you know Nolan.....eating mutton is farrr easier than drawing wool.... My poor sheep.....havent got the foggiest idea how to draw wool.... ??? :heeha:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Sherri on June 07, 2014, 03:21:44 AM
My next lesson submission.  Apples!!!  comments/critiques please.

Sherri


Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 07, 2014, 06:08:25 AM
Sherri,

You've got the shine, girl.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 07, 2014, 01:13:28 PM
Wow! These are some stunning renditions of the Apples! Shiny and very realistic. Very beautiful! Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on June 08, 2014, 07:35:05 AM
you are getting better and better Sherri :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Sherri on June 08, 2014, 11:58:49 AM
Thanks Nolan   Never thought I would be able to draw!!!  On to the next class.  Sherri
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Danielle123 on June 10, 2014, 03:12:43 AM
Beautifull apples Sherri, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on August 10, 2014, 01:22:54 AM
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 10, 2014, 05:42:03 AM
Nice apples, Natalie.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Sherri on August 10, 2014, 10:53:10 AM
Nice Applies Natalie.  Looks like you are on a roll!!   :cheering:

Sherri
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: ncwren on August 10, 2014, 01:43:20 PM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on August 10, 2014, 08:22:34 PM
spot on :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Danielle123 on August 10, 2014, 09:31:07 PM
Delicious apples Natalie. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: ncwren on August 10, 2014, 11:14:43 PM
Thank you Nolan!
 :)
Thanks Danielle!
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on January 02, 2015, 05:36:12 PM
Hi!

Here is my drawing of the apples. ;) I liked the lesson a lot. :smitten:



Bryndis
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Val on January 02, 2015, 07:36:41 PM
Very nicely done Bryndis. My only suggestion would be to increase your darks a bit to add more dimension. ie: the shadows in close, and to help give more curvature to the apples. Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 02, 2015, 07:40:56 PM
An other beautiful drawing Bryndis.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: sally13 on January 02, 2015, 08:45:43 PM
Great apples guys,  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: ncwren on January 02, 2015, 08:48:45 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on January 02, 2015, 09:54:41 PM
you really got good shine on your apples, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Bill.King on January 03, 2015, 08:39:35 PM
An interesting yet hard effect to achieve, no wander they say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, although it might leave you with a headache ha ha.
Mark
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: ncwren on January 04, 2015, 04:22:00 AM
Nice work
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on January 04, 2015, 05:16:55 PM
Thank you for all the helpful and inspiring comments. And a happy New Year to everybody! :smitten: ;)

Bryndis
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on January 05, 2015, 10:51:34 PM
looks good Mark :clap: :clap: :clap:
just smooth the transitions between the dark areas and their surrounds  O0
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Bill.King on January 05, 2015, 10:54:44 PM
Thanks Nolan, I will do that.
Mark
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Bellarina on January 06, 2015, 02:52:22 AM
Nice job on the apples , the shine is really good  :)
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Marsha A on January 08, 2015, 12:14:38 AM
Yikes. I haven't posted mine yet.  One bad apple in this case will make all the others looks awesome!   :2funny:

Been out of ta an but do get to draw. Will post tonight  hopefully.
Marsha
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Marsha A on January 08, 2015, 05:08:54 AM
Tada! Still wanting to have a softer, lighter, overall tonal value to the whole thing. Heavy hand.
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Bellarina on January 08, 2015, 09:07:10 AM
Marsha, very realistic apples, well done
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Post by: ncwren on January 08, 2015, 01:53:56 PM
Nice and shiny!  :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 08, 2015, 05:28:15 PM
Mark and Marsha,

Nice shiny apples, just begging to be bitten.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on January 08, 2015, 09:53:34 PM
beautiful apples, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just soften the edges of the cast shadows O0
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Lisa gale on January 14, 2015, 12:45:37 AM
Only did the apple in front.  I am recovering from rotator cuff surgery so I have limited movement. Of course it was my right arm!!!!  So no pastels for a while but I can manage the pencils fairly well because I can do the drawings on my lap!!!!

Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Danielle123 on January 14, 2015, 01:06:15 AM
Nice appleseveryone.  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: nolan on January 14, 2015, 08:51:52 PM
looks great so far Lisa :clap: :clap: :clap:
hope you recover soon so you can get back to the pastels as well :flowers:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 18, 2015, 09:33:03 PM
Who would have thought that drawing apples can be so difficult? Not me. :sweat: :sweat:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: BDEddy on January 18, 2015, 09:47:10 PM
Nicely done Louisa. Good job.

This will be my next drawing.

Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: ncwren on January 19, 2015, 01:45:05 AM
 :clap: great job!
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Bellarina on January 19, 2015, 03:44:18 AM
 O0
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 19, 2015, 05:42:44 AM
Louisa,

I need to get out my rolling pin to bake a pie with those fine apples.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 19, 2015, 08:44:08 AM
Thank you my PB friends, Brian, Natalie, Robin and "MEA". Mea you are a tonic. :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :hug:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jillh on January 20, 2015, 12:35:17 AM
Those are two apples good enough to eat.  Well done Louisa.
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: BDEddy on January 20, 2015, 05:32:22 AM
My Apples - quite a challenge.

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=19313)
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Danielle123 on January 20, 2015, 05:39:10 AM
Louisa and Eddy you did some great apples good enough to eat.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 20, 2015, 06:41:59 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:Jill and Danielle, you are so kind. :1hug:
Brian your apples looks really good, congrats. :flowers:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: BDEddy on January 20, 2015, 04:04:46 PM
Thanks you Danielle and Louisa :thankyou:

Looking at the picture posted it looks lighter than when its right in front of me. I could probably go darker.

Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: Bellarina on January 20, 2015, 05:09:13 PM
Awesome job with your apples Brian.  :clap:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: jillh on January 20, 2015, 06:37:48 PM
Beautiful drawing of a most difficult subject!  Well done!
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: BDEddy on January 21, 2015, 09:16:36 AM
Thanks Robin and Jill.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 6 - How to draw apples
Post by: sally13 on January 21, 2015, 09:18:52 AM
Great job of the apples guys. They look good enough to eat, even in black and white. Lol
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Post by: Val on January 21, 2015, 05:38:37 PM
Fabulous apples guys  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on January 25, 2015, 10:13:47 PM
great shading work Brian and Louisa :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Louisa, just darken the shadow between the two apples a bit more O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 26, 2015, 06:04:50 PM
I thought I would get my hands in drawing for a bit, so here is my apple practice.   Thank you Nolan for the lesson,  very informative. 
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 26, 2015, 06:36:51 PM
Will do Nolan, thanks
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 26, 2015, 07:20:10 PM
Danielle,

Your apples look great.  I'm beginning to think that you achieve perfection(or close to it) on anything  you attempt.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on January 26, 2015, 07:33:02 PM
great job Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:
just soften the edges of your cast shadows O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 26, 2015, 08:33:23 PM
 :thankyou: Mea so sweet of you.  I am looking for perfection and sometimes I do not feel that I am there, and I do appreciate receiving advice to get to where Iwant to be.  :smitten:


 :thankyou:  Nolan,   I will do the corrections, TY for the advice I truly appreciate. :smitten:   Just did the correction it looks softer now and not so hard.  TY.
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Post by: jillh on January 26, 2015, 10:19:58 PM
Lovely apples Danielle.  question?  Do you get any sleep?  The way you turn out paintings and drawing makes me think you are not.  Or maybe you have learned Natalie's trick lol
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Post by: BDEddy on January 27, 2015, 02:36:50 AM
Very nice apple drawing Danielle
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Post by: Bellarina on January 27, 2015, 02:41:27 AM
Love your confidence Danielle
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 27, 2015, 03:19:16 AM
 :thankyou: Jill you are  :2funny:,  yes I do sleep , that is when I can fall asleep.  Seriously I try to do some every day but it is not always possible. 
 
 :thankyou: BDEddy

 :thankyou: Robin,  confidence (never was confident) but now these courses and all of you and family have given me more confidence then I ever had. 

Something I would never have done before, I went to the Dr. for some minor  surgery for my daughter  (costly for us, no freebe on that one)  and asked him if he wanted to do barter with my painting and his services.   Then on the day of the surgery I brought my painting to show him what I can do.  Got to see him again, don't know if anything will come of it.   Will see.  Ps so far I have paid for his services.   
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Post by: Bellarina on January 27, 2015, 12:28:06 PM
  Do want to point out that doctors are not
allowed to barter for services,
 they can lose their license.
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 27, 2015, 02:01:31 PM
 :thankyou: Robin for the info.  I did know I would have to pay because of paper work, but I am hoping he will commission me for his new office. 
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Post by: Bellarina on January 27, 2015, 02:13:18 PM
 :gl2: Danielle. 
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Post by: Bellarina on January 27, 2015, 02:15:56 PM
Perhaps he would let you hang your art for sale, if anything else.
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 27, 2015, 02:21:01 PM
Yes Robin that is a great Idea, I might just do that.   :thankyou:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 03, 2015, 07:15:55 AM
Darkened the shadow
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Post by: Bellarina on February 03, 2015, 08:58:37 AM
Well done Louisa
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Post by: BDEddy on February 03, 2015, 12:28:29 PM
Nice Louisa.
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 03, 2015, 08:46:07 PM
Thanks Robin and Brian, appreciate. :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: sally13 on February 03, 2015, 09:04:36 PM
Great job.
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Post by: nolan on February 10, 2015, 09:04:14 PM
now your apples are grounded Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 11, 2015, 08:53:03 AM
Yepee!! Thanks Nolan. :thankyou:
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Post by: latti on March 17, 2015, 12:01:34 AM
Not too happy with this one, but not unhappy either :)
Some of the highlights looks a lot lighter in the picture than on the paper  :-\


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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 17, 2015, 12:09:00 AM
Ann-Mari

The apples look well formed.  Nice stems and great indentation where the stem comes out of the apple.  I have trouble making that spot look real.

The part that seems the hardest is how to get the dots to not look unnatural.  I think that with the tiniest bit of shading on one side, they might look more settled into the skin.  But, oh, no, that's a lot of dots to shade.  Maybe try a few and see if it even makes a difference.  Actually, yours seem pretty believable as they are.

aloha

mea
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Post by: latti on March 17, 2015, 01:53:51 AM
Thank You that was a good tip, will try IT out :)
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Post by: nolan on March 22, 2015, 07:33:59 PM
great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
what I suggest is to loose the reflection on the bottom left edge of the front apple. It is making the apple loose it's rounding in that area O0
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Post by: latti on March 22, 2015, 08:23:58 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan I see what you mean now  O0
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Post by: JayJ on March 26, 2015, 09:27:14 AM
Brian, Louisa,Danielle,Ann Mari....lovely shiny apples!
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Post by: Elize Sauer on June 21, 2015, 07:41:19 PM
Hi there everybody!

After a few weeks of absence I am back in the Paint Basket  :D  Wow but the apples is quite a difficult exercise!
:sweat: :-\  I really am not sure what to think.  Comments will be welcomed.


Xxx
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Post by: nolan on June 21, 2015, 08:56:28 PM
As I said at the beginning of the class, for some reason apples are not so easy to draw as you would expect.
You have done a great job with yours though :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just be careful of pressing too hard with drawing your outlines, it mustn't damage the paper
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Post by: Val on June 21, 2015, 09:30:50 PM
 :wave: Hi Elize, welcome back!   :yippee:   Well done on the apples.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by: Elize Sauer on June 22, 2015, 01:17:07 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: for the kind and encouraging words! 
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Post by: jillh on June 22, 2015, 10:37:21 PM
Eliza your apples are good enough to eat.  Well done.
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Post by: Class Mac on August 03, 2015, 07:38:28 AM
Still working on pencil techniques, Ryan finished off his apples today.


Rachel must have been too busy to finish today:

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 03, 2015, 05:49:43 PM
Rachel and Ryan - great work on the apples.

Ryan - super shine on those apples.  This seems to be your best drawing so far.  Your skills are really improving.

Rachel, Nice to see how you have planned in your next move on this.  Good to see thought before action.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Class Mac on August 04, 2015, 12:16:41 AM
Thank you Mea. Ryan isn't satisfied with his apples. I've bought smoother paper for their sketching which might help. I've also told him that different artists represent things differently..
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Post by: nolan on August 05, 2015, 09:52:33 PM
both are looking great :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Ryan to get the apples smoother, go back in with a lighter pencil, eg, HB in the 2B areas. That has the effect of smoothing the contrast between the graphite and the exposed paper between
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Post by: Danielle123 on August 09, 2015, 01:56:57 AM
beautifull Ryan,  with Nolan s advice it will be great.  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: KathyKuz on November 07, 2015, 11:11:44 PM
  Here is my apples from the drawing class.  Thank you Nolan for a great class.  I enjoyed it. Kathy
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Post by: KathyKuz on November 08, 2015, 07:29:54 PM
  After looking at the apples I thought they were too light.  Comments welcome. Kathy
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 09, 2015, 12:09:04 AM
kathy,

Yes,, the darker version is much better. 

I think a tiny bit of shading to the shadowed side of each dot will make it set better on the apple. 


Hmmm   a slice of warm apple pie would be nice right now - or better yet, less work and calories with some poached apples slices and a bit of sprinkled cinnamon.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on November 09, 2015, 06:23:35 AM
 :yippee: the darker ones look great  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on November 09, 2015, 09:06:14 PM
great depth, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: GPeachy on November 13, 2015, 08:28:24 PM
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Post by: GPeachy on November 13, 2015, 08:29:07 PM
Wow, lots of apples lately. Good job everyone.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 14, 2015, 01:34:20 AM
Nice apples, Ginger.  Great shine.

Might be good to lighten the outside edge of the shadow - looks too outlined.

Hmmm...maybe I can make an apple tart for dinner.

aloha

mea
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Post by: GPeachy on November 14, 2015, 11:29:34 AM
Oh good point Mea, I can see that now.

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Post by: GPeachy on November 14, 2015, 01:47:16 PM
Softened shadow.   
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 14, 2015, 03:00:38 PM
Yes, better, now, Ginger.  Love how you achieved the really random look of the dots on the apple.

aloha

mea
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Post by: KathyKuz on November 14, 2015, 06:58:17 PM
Ginger:  Your apples look great. Kathy
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Post by: GPeachy on November 14, 2015, 07:11:47 PM
Thank you Kathy, they were interesting to draw.
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Post by: nolan on November 15, 2015, 08:24:42 PM
looks great with the softened shadow Ginger :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Val on December 15, 2015, 10:53:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: