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Title: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 15, 2011, 04:43:40 AM

Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 15, 2011, 04:47:16 AM
Welcome to the course Kattnerd O0

You are only the second one to have the guts to show us their before tree :clap:

You have done a great job on the erasing exercise :clap:

What you can do is in the center (where the trees end) make each row of trees end random. At the moment they both end in a sharp line, like a wall. Add maybe an extra loose tree or so to each side.

Well done, off to a great start  :yippee:
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: tshow on August 15, 2011, 06:32:24 AM
 :) :clap:
Good start!  I must say your tree looks like a tree, compared to mine.  :)  Your first drawing looks good, you got the shadows, your mountains have good formation.  WELL DONE   :clap:  :smart:

Tom (Dad)
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 15, 2011, 12:04:01 PM
Yay! Thank you both!

Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 18, 2011, 03:01:15 PM

This is my 3rd or so attempt at the balls... I feel like I just can't quite get them right?? Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 18, 2011, 08:20:32 PM
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 18, 2011, 08:43:08 PM
The balls take a LOT of practice to get right. It must be one of the most difficult drawings to do - not because the techniques, etc. are difficult, simply because you need to be able to spot the smallest differences in tone.

I have added it into the course to help you hone that skill and I think you have done a great job. :clap:
What you should do is leave it as is, then at the end of the course give it another go. By then your eye will have had a lot more practice spotting those small differences and you will be able to draw it a LOT easier O0

Your berry drawing is awesome  :heeha: well done  :yippee:
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: dennis on August 18, 2011, 08:53:22 PM
Agree with Nolan - the berries have been very well executed. Keep it up - you're well on your way  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 18, 2011, 11:57:22 PM
Thanks to the both of you for your comments!!

And thank you so much for providing these courses!! For those of us that before could hardly manage a stick man or a cotton candy tree... it's just about unbelievable that in 6 days we can make something.. that actually looks like what it is supposed to!!! So... Thanks!!! I am lovely my new-found appreciation for art!
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 19, 2011, 12:24:47 AM
we are only providing the direction, but You are the one handling the pencil. O0
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 21, 2011, 03:27:59 PM
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: dennis on August 21, 2011, 08:26:04 PM
Excellent.  :clap: :clap: You have done the shading very well and I can see the 3d effect in your drawing. Looks like you have a very sensitive touch with pencil work. 8)  8)
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 21, 2011, 08:32:54 PM
Yay! Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 21, 2011, 08:57:28 PM

This one is terrible.
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: dennis on August 21, 2011, 09:29:59 PM
I'm going to let Nolan answer you on this one as this is his baby. Just be very careful when doing shadows and texture of the table. You have made the individual lines very dark and definitely spaced apart. Remember that any line you put down will indicate the contour of the object in hand and a lot of them are going in the wrong direction. Keep the table texture much softer and the shadow must not be too overpowering in relation to the  subject.

For a beginner the cup is not an easy subject, specially the hatching, and ignoring the shadow work, it is also well done. There are a few small comments but Nolan will pick up on that.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work :)
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 21, 2011, 09:36:31 PM
 :heeha: your rocks are just as good as mine, awesome drawing Deanna :clap:

Your mug is great :clap: it is just the table that still needs a bit more hatching. You want to look out for the directions there. You will notice they are not all at the correct angle. If you just refine that you will have a great drawing O0
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 21, 2011, 10:28:15 PM
yeah I just got really frustrated and impatient with it :(
Will be better next time hopefully!!
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 22, 2011, 12:11:34 AM

Been a busy bee today... Still not where I want it, but I think it's a vast improvement of that crazy mug??  :-\
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 29, 2011, 12:42:34 AM
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 29, 2011, 12:44:12 AM
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 29, 2011, 12:52:59 AM
Your fish is looking great Deanna :clap: All suggestion I have there is to solidify and darken the pupil in the eye, and lift out a small dot for the highlight using your Bluetac O0
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 29, 2011, 01:12:14 AM
on the barn there are a few improvements that you need to look out for.

When drawing buildings the perspective is very important. We will be doing perspective in week 4 so don't worry too much if the perspective is not quite right, you will soon learn all about the correct way of drawing perspective, but for now you can look out for these things:

Red lines : always ensure vertical lines remain vertical. You always build a wall vertical, even if the building is on a slope.

Green lines : The lines formed by the corrugated roof will follow the angle of the roof. So they need to remain at that angle all the way from left to right.

Blue distances : The width of the roof will remain constant from left to right so the width on the left can't be bigger than the width on the right. When we do get to the perspective lesson you will learn that it should actually be the other way around, but I don't want to run ahead on that. Just realising that the widths would remain the same left to right for now is enough O0

Otherwise you have done a great job here again. The lesson was all about putting your knowledge of textures into practice and you have done a great of creating the textures of the barn, well done  :yippee:
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 29, 2011, 01:16:07 AM
I drew this about 6 times, I got lost on which might be best... I just played with different elements on each one.  This was my final drawing, I think I may have been a little burnt out by then... Think I need to stop pushing myself so hard!!!!  :P Also, this is the 2nd drawing "free-hand." Definately need some work on making what I draw look the same as what I am looking at!!! So looking forward to mastering this!!
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 29, 2011, 01:20:11 AM
Don't worry too much at this point about trying to draw freehand - that is what next weeks lessons are all about O0

Also don't rush to keep up with the course - work at your own pace. Your forum access is permanent and you have the videos on your computer so no rush to keep up with the release of the lessons. Me and Dennis are not going anywhere either  ;D Take as much time as you need O0
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 29, 2011, 01:26:08 AM
Hahaha, I was just telling my husband this evening of the need I feel to keep up!!! I am so glad you said that, it makes me feel so much more relaxed! Although, I must admit, I am a bit obsessive and perfectionistic, so I'm not sure if I CAN slow down!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 29, 2011, 01:36:28 AM
yeah I know - once that bug bites he never lets go  ;D
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: dennis on August 29, 2011, 11:33:19 AM
Remember:

Slowly, slowly, catchee Monkee!
Too fast and he runs awayeeee!

My favourite saying: "Go slow now, for speed later!"
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on August 30, 2011, 02:45:02 AM

Worked on this ALL day.... Think I got a wee bit ambitious with the crystal! I'm going to try my silver tea set next!!
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: dennis on August 30, 2011, 02:54:18 AM
For this type of subject you have done a great job  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Glad to see that you have got the ovals correct - many battle to do this properly.
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on August 30, 2011, 10:06:58 AM
 :heeha: great job Deanna

I agree you were very ambitious, it is certainly a LOT of work, but you have done a superb job  :twothumbs:

 :gl2: with the tea set, looking forward to seeing the result
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on September 08, 2011, 02:20:27 AM
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on September 08, 2011, 02:21:21 AM
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on September 08, 2011, 04:26:13 AM
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on September 08, 2011, 07:57:23 PM
well done Deanna, great job on the squirrel and horse. I have two suggestions to improve :

Squirrel : darken his back (right hand side) slightly and lighten the right hand edge of his front leg slightly. This will reduce the amount of contrast between the leg and body to help with the tie in between them.

Horse: just work a little more on the shadows in the drawing. I have shown you where below. Other than that you have done a superb job.

Looking forward to seeing the improved versions  O0
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on November 16, 2011, 10:57:41 PM

first unfinished rough draft of my first portrait.... feel like something is... off. Help?!
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on November 16, 2011, 10:59:16 PM
and the photo it was referencing
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: nolan on November 16, 2011, 11:09:32 PM
looking good so far Dianne :clap:

Your problem is on the mouths. The shapes are now quite correct, eg., your DH's top lip doesn't appear as wide on the photo as on the drawing. Check them again with the grid.

Once you continue to add shadings to the rest of the faces, you will have a great portrait study O0
Title: Re: Kattnerd's Drawings
Post by: kattnerd on November 16, 2011, 11:19:28 PM
Ok, great thanks!!