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Title: Sand dunes
Post by: pencil point on January 30, 2015, 08:58:21 PM
It had been a long rough winter but after having a knee cap and a shoulder out of place it can only get better! :injured: I finally finished a drawing of the sand dunes.  I'm not real happy with the right side of the picture and not real sure I like the foot prints.I think I should draw it again but would like some feed back first :confused: :clap:

Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: Bellarina on January 30, 2015, 10:47:45 PM
Nicely done  :clap:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: Danielle123 on January 30, 2015, 11:02:43 PM
 :clap: Nice  one, you would have to add more tonal value though.   we all had fun with that one mostly with the sand.   You should see the others that were on the forum it might help.   Ps you can also follow the thread under sand dones and put yours to it. 
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: ncwren on January 31, 2015, 12:13:33 AM
Nice job Shirl.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 31, 2015, 01:28:38 AM
Hey, Shirl.  Good to see you back on the forum.  Hope you'll be all healed up in no time.

I had trouble with the-footprints-in-the-sand drawing, too. 

Yes, as Danielle said, it's good to go through the forum thread and see how others did it.  Yours seem too uniform - little soldiers-in-a-row kind of footprints.  Not sure I know how to tell you the best way to fix that.  I think sand prints have sloping sides, whereas snow prints look more like the ones you have.

Regardless, you did a good job for your first try at it.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: pencil point on January 31, 2015, 07:35:12 PM
 :clap: Thanks everyone! :clap:  Danielle are you taking about the plants next to the water?  Mea after looking again I see the soldiers in a row   (:twoguns: soldiers)
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: Danielle123 on February 01, 2015, 02:01:55 AM
On the right hand side it is very light, you could add more tonal value. 
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: pencil point on February 03, 2015, 01:35:54 PM
 :thankyou: for your input it will  :help: a lot when I  :painting: the next try  :hug:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: nolan on February 10, 2015, 09:01:27 PM
great job Shirl :clap: :clap: :clap:

The right side grass is too light, add more contrast there.

The footprint technique is fine, the shapes are just too round. You would see them like this if you were looking from overhead, like in an aeroplane. Flatten them off so the are narrower from to top to bottom.
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: pencil point on February 11, 2015, 01:21:41 AM
After several tries I got this.  I messed up a weed on the right side then messed up the sky trying to fix the weed.  :thumbdown:  while I know they are far from prefect I hope they are a lot better than last time  :confused:

Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 11, 2015, 01:31:33 AM
Oh, yes, Shirl.  Definitely better footprints-in-the-sand now.  Right side weeds have more umph to them now.


Good girl for sticking with it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: pencil point on February 11, 2015, 01:55:03 AM
 :clap: thanks Mea :clap:  I can see the foot prints in the sand as foot prints in the snow too.  I actually see more snow where I live than sand.  I would like to get good enough some day to draw trees covered in ice it is really beautiful. :clap:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: Bellarina on February 11, 2015, 03:13:25 AM
Looking good,  :clap:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: JayJ on February 11, 2015, 05:51:47 AM
Looks beautiful!
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: pencil point on February 11, 2015, 06:09:59 AM
 :yippee: Thanks so much Robin and JayJ
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: Val on February 11, 2015, 10:21:22 AM
Much improved  O0   Well done Shirl  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: nolan on February 11, 2015, 08:03:32 PM
what a difference, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: pencil point on February 11, 2015, 08:06:11 PM
 :yippee: thanks  :yippee:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 27, 2015, 07:20:08 PM
Sand dunes. I cannot do the shadows. :-X
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: Bellarina on March 27, 2015, 10:27:40 PM
Never say can't Louisa.
Say, "yes I can, yes I can, yes  I can"
Great start.  :clap:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: ncwren on March 28, 2015, 12:11:10 AM
Louisa all of your drawings look great.  :clap:
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: Danielle123 on March 28, 2015, 01:26:50 AM
Louisa, very nice, but You should  try to make a straight horizon line. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 28, 2015, 03:30:32 AM
Grasses look good, Louisa.  Do you need a straight horizon line on this?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: Val on March 28, 2015, 09:47:50 AM
Grasses look good, Louisa.  Do you need a straight horizon line on this?
mea

The horizon must be straight where the sky and water meet.
Title: Re: Sand dunes
Post by: nolan on March 29, 2015, 09:55:04 PM
grass looks great, just that horizon O0