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Pencil Drawing (Graphite / Grey) => Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: Danielle123 on April 06, 2014, 06:47:10 PM

Title: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 06, 2014, 06:47:10 PM
I have finely finished my drawing of the maman and baby gorilla, if you can give me your critics so I can improve it please do.  Your comments are always appreciated.
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: jennylynn on April 06, 2014, 06:50:41 PM
Danielle this is beautiful you have captured the expression in the mother beautifully, my only comment would be, it could be a bit darker? but maybe the scanner or photo has made it appear lighter?  still an excellent rendition you should be proud very proud :yippee:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: doina on April 06, 2014, 06:52:51 PM
It is so beautiful, so real, so touching! Is like a picture! Congratulations  :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 06, 2014, 07:00:40 PM
 :thankyou: Doina for the advice, I though so too but I keept on adding darker tones, and I am starting to be afraid.  Maybe I will add more tonal later on once I can see straight. O0 :thankyou:

 :thankyou:  So much Doina for your comments.
 
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Val on April 06, 2014, 07:02:21 PM
Brilliant work Danielle.  :congrats:


Say.... how are you with cornrows?  :whistle: Just asking!  ::)
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 06, 2014, 07:09:22 PM
 :2funny: I have not tried that one yet, i am still struggaling with hair. You know what, Wednesday is our course on hair so that will be great, maybe Nolan will show us the cornrows. Ps I though I saw a short video on it from Nolan, but I can't remember where.    :gl2: all it is is to be patient. 
 :thankyou: for  your comments.
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: scribe on April 06, 2014, 07:52:33 PM
 :yippee: Beautifully executed drawing. They look so real.... Well done.

Peggy
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Tousabella on April 06, 2014, 07:56:48 PM
Danielle...you have captured the whole feeling of the picture. It's really wonderful.  Darker would be better, I think, but.....you go with your gut feeling.  If you aren't comfortable...don't do it!  LOL
It's a terrific reproduction.  Great job!     :flowers:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Steven on April 06, 2014, 08:21:03 PM
Your command of graphite continues to impress me Danielle! O0  Well done :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 06, 2014, 08:35:03 PM
Thank you so much Peggy, Retta and Steven for your comments/advice, it is greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 06, 2014, 08:40:43 PM
Yikes, Danielle.  You do fabulous work.

The drawing of mom and baby is so good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Val on April 06, 2014, 09:15:17 PM
Danielle, you are absolutely right, there is a    video for the cornrows.... Nolan made it for me a few years ago!   :doh:  I'm still trying! ;D
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: sally13 on April 06, 2014, 09:37:46 PM
Danielle, that is a beautiful drawing, so very well done as usual. You continue to stun me. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Happychappy on April 06, 2014, 10:21:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Danielle, a wonderful drawing of mother and baby.  You can see the love in the mother's face for her baby.  You are such a good artist and this picture just exhibits it.   Patricia
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 06, 2014, 10:27:14 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia  for all your encouragements.  I may have to darken the whole drawing as per PB family and my son's advice.
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: nolan on April 06, 2014, 11:40:55 PM
where did you get that baby photo of Dennis and me? and who gave you permission to paint us >:(

Great job Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:

PS - HERE  (http://paintbasket.com/studios/blog/2011/05/21/how-to-draw-a-face-hair-cornrows-dreadlocks/)is the cornrow demo
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Val on April 07, 2014, 12:34:10 AM
where did you get that baby photo of Dennis and me? and who gave you permission to paint us >:(

Great job Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:


 :2funny:


PS - HERE  ([url]http://paintbasket.com/studios/blog/2011/05/21/how-to-draw-a-face-hair-cornrows-dreadlocks/[/url])is the cornrow demo


  :eek:      :faint:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 07, 2014, 02:26:30 AM
 :2funny: Nolan I found that photo of you and Dennis in the web Ottawa news,  how do photos travel so far!!!  For a minute my heart whent up to my throught,  :sweat: I thought it was a photo that you guys had taken in Africa :whistle:
I had to darken it.  What is you comment on the wrinkles specialy the side right side of the cheek and nose top?
 
Nolan do you think I should delete the photo, after all it was in the news?

Thank you Doina and Tousabella for your suggestion, I have done the changes. O0
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: jennylynn on April 07, 2014, 09:51:56 AM
Danielle that is much better now on the mothers face, see what a difference it has made?  I really love this drawing  :yippee:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Val on April 07, 2014, 11:45:41 AM
There you go, well done.  O0 If the newspaper didn't show the name of the photographer, you could contact them and in turn contact the photographer.
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 07, 2014, 12:02:30 PM
 :thankyou: Jennylynn, it does make a difference, now I like it more with the tonal change.  Thanks to Pb family. O0

Thank you Val for the info, i shall look into this. O0
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Paulaj on April 07, 2014, 03:21:10 PM
Danielle,

This drawing cought my eye as soon as I signed on to PB.  You captured the loving facial expresion so well on the mom.

Great job.
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 07, 2014, 05:33:06 PM
 :thankyou: so much Paula, appreciated
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: ImBatman on April 07, 2014, 06:40:59 PM
Danielle

You have conveyed the feeling of the photo beautifully. Very realistic, well done.

Batman.
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: nolan on April 07, 2014, 09:02:10 PM
leave the photo. Just don't sell the drawing.

Darken the right cheek some more where the cheek ends and the snout starts, there is more contrast where they meet. That will make the snout stand out more. Other than that, the drawing is very realistic.

Notice how much more the faces stand out now that they have the highest contrast? You have just learned a very important lesson here - always leave your darkest darks and your lightest lights for the focal point O0

PS - If the photo was in the Ottawa news, it just shows how famous me and Dennis are ;D
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 08, 2014, 12:41:55 AM
 :thankyou: Batman for your encouragement.

Thank you Nolan for the advice, I will do that,, for the right cheek you mean the right side of my drawing. 
Yes you are getting pretty popular here in my region!!!  ;D ;D ;D you might get even more popular soon, I gave your site name to Wallacks store for people that want to do at home art.    :gl2:

I like receiving all those critics to help me better my drawing  :thankyou: all :hug:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: nolan on April 08, 2014, 08:42:06 PM
yes, when I right, it is always your right, ie. the right hand side of the screen / drawing O0

 :thankyou: for promoting us :flowers:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2014, 12:11:05 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan that is what I thought. :)
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Happychappy on April 09, 2014, 02:16:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Danielle, I had commented on this drawing earlier but every time I look at it, I smile for it is just too beautiful for words and you have done a marvellous job in capturing the loving expressions of mother and baby which really warms the heart.  An awesome job Danielle.   Patricia
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2014, 02:18:13 PM
Thank you so much Patricia, you are so sweet. :thankyou: ; :)
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2014, 02:22:47 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, did the correction and it has given depth to the snout.  O0 :-*
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Elizabeth on April 10, 2014, 10:35:43 AM
Danielle - A lovely drawing. So well done! CONGRATULATIONS!
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 10, 2014, 11:22:40 AM
Thank you so much Elizabeth for your encouraging words
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Karen on April 11, 2014, 06:48:16 AM
I really like the expressions on the faces. It's a really interesting drawing Danielle.
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 11, 2014, 11:40:15 AM
Thank you Karen, yes when i saw that picture i had to give it a go, because the love between the two was incredeable.
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: nolan on April 12, 2014, 10:29:49 PM
:thankyou: Nolan, did the correction and it has given depth to the snout.  O0 :-*

 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: cazza52 on April 13, 2014, 11:05:59 AM
So sweet! A lovely sensitive drawing. Well done!

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Pencil drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 13, 2014, 03:50:19 PM
 :thankyou: so much for your encouragement Carol