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Pencil Drawing (Graphite / Grey) => Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: Alan Dixon on December 21, 2014, 02:27:11 AM

Title: Lighthouse Composite
Post by: Alan Dixon on December 21, 2014, 02:27:11 AM
This is composed from 3 separate pictures. The main purpose was to practice using the electric eraser.
Still have a lot of practice ahead of me, but it's fun.




Alan
Title: Re: Lighthouse Composite
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 21, 2014, 03:02:49 AM
Alan,

Good to see that you are practicing with the electric eraser. Took me a while to control it, instead of having it control me!

Off to a good start.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lighthouse Composite
Post by: Bellarina on December 21, 2014, 04:02:42 AM
Luv those clouds
Title: Re: Lighthouse Composite
Post by: nolan on December 21, 2014, 09:07:07 PM
great composition and drawing :clap: :clap: :clap:
I feel the clouds need some shading though, they are too spotty, try shading them with the eraser, but don't switch it on when you do to see what happens O0
Title: Re: Lighthouse Composite
Post by: Alan Dixon on December 22, 2014, 08:44:39 PM
Thanks Nolan. I didn't like my original clouds and couldn't figure out why. Your suggestion that they were too spotty was bang on. I must admit that I am still puzzled by what you mean about shading with an eraser because to me that implies making darker. Anyway I have expanded the cloud sizes and hopefully they don't look so spotty now. I think it's still not quite right so any more suggestions are appreciated (by anyone)
Alan
Title: Re: Lighthouse Composite
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 22, 2014, 09:09:10 PM
Alan,

Looking better now, except for the empty spot up above the lighthouse.  Looks almost like a fingerprint.  Just drag out the clouds on either side a little bit to make it look blended.

After I did this drawing, I got hooked on making clouds that way.  Whenever II get a free moment, I practice them. Messy work, but I love it.  Once I erase out the basic cloud shapes, I use a pencil to shade under them (the part I erased) to make them stand out.  Then use the eraser again, to brighten the tips on the sunny side.

Practice some and you'll catch on in no time.

You are getting better all the time. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lighthouse Composite
Post by: nolan on January 04, 2015, 08:27:27 PM
great advice Mea :clap: :clap: :clap: