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Title: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on June 25, 2015, 11:54:28 AM
Just wanted to introduce myself. I live in TN USA and have no drawing experience. I've been crusing the various websites and stumbled on this one. The three drawings of a ball below attest to my skill level, but the third one is after watching Nolan's video and i saw a big improvement and pulled the trigger on the course. Looking forward to this.  (can't figure out how to attach pictures).

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: ncwren on June 25, 2015, 01:28:54 PM
Hi Barry-Welcome to PB  :welcome:

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=504.0 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=504.0)
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: jillh on June 25, 2015, 02:05:26 PM
Hi Barry!  Welcome to PB.  I'm sure you will enjoy the course as much as everyone else has.  You will be amazed at how much you learn and how quickly you progress.  Looking forward to seeing your work.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on June 25, 2015, 08:16:59 PM
 :bigwelcome: Hi Barry, and welcome. You certainly clicked on the right place!  ;D   You will be amazed at how quickly your drawing improves, and even more so if you follow the lessons in order! Not like someone else I know....  :whistle:

I see Natalie has put you on the right track for posting your photos. Just give a shout if you have any problems, we're here to help.  O0

Come often and enjoy!  :yippee:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on June 25, 2015, 09:04:33 PM
:bigwelcome: Barry, looking forward to seeing your progress on the course :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on June 25, 2015, 11:37:54 PM
Thanks for the welcome and Thanks for the link, as that did not come up when i searched on Attachment.

So here is my first attempt. ( not sure why they rotated)

There was a second attempt but it was not much better than the first.

This is my third attempt at drawing a ball after finding and watching Nolan.


Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on June 26, 2015, 12:39:17 AM
 :heeha: You've made tremendous improvement right there! Your shading is very good, Nolan might spot something better than I can, but it looks great to me.  You will need to take note and keep the edges round, this will come with practice.  O0   That word practice you'll be hearing a lot!  ;D

Great work Barry, keep going.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: jillh on June 26, 2015, 05:08:28 AM
Progressing nicely  Barry.  The sphere isn't the easiest thing to do.  But as they say " practice makes perfect". :)
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Bellarina on June 27, 2015, 09:03:24 AM
Welcome Barry
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 27, 2015, 11:22:13 AM
Wow, Barry, you really made a leap up the skills ladder.

Welcome to PB.  Hope you enjoy being here as much as I do.

Look forward to watching your progress.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on June 27, 2015, 04:52:15 PM
Day 2 - Landscape


Thanks for the previous replies!
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 27, 2015, 11:49:52 PM
Barry,

Good work, Barry.  Isn't this fun!

I call that drawing lesson the "Instant Artist"  lesson.  I had never had any success with drawing until that one.  Then I said to myself, "I can do this."   Hope you feel the same way.


Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on June 28, 2015, 08:54:16 PM
that is some serious improvement on the ball study :heeha:

great job on the sunset drawing :clap: :clap: :clap:
what you want to do is rotate your paper when drawing so that when you draw a vertical, it comes out vertical. You will see your trees and their reflections are not vertical. Turning the paper while drawing fixes this. You just need to play around to find your personal "magic" angle O0

PS - You forgot the dude in the boat :whistle:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on June 28, 2015, 10:29:52 PM
Thanks mea, and i think it a bit early for me to think I can be doing this! The berry project is taking a lot of time.

Nolan, how about if I tell ya that the wind was blowing those trees! The wind was so bad it sunk the boat! Ya, that's it, the wind. Seriously, good feedback, and I'm enjoying the classes, thanks.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on June 29, 2015, 09:58:23 AM
Nolan, how about if I tell ya that the wind was blowing those trees! The wind was so bad it sunk the boat! Ya, that's it, the wind.

 :eek: Sank the boat?!!  :2funny:   Is that anything like the dog ate my homework?   :2funny:
Good job Barry, any hope of raising the boat? Hope that little fella made it to shore.....  :) ;D

i think it a bit early for me to think I can be doing this!

 :confused: What do you mean too early?     You are doing it!!!  O0    So we'll not be hearing anymore of that shall we?  :nono:
I'd hate to have to bring out the bat  :knuppel2: , I've got a sore shoulder!  ;D

Barry, as for the berries taking a long time.... we don't have punchclocks here so take your time.....we will wait.  :yawn: :sleep: ;) ;D
Besides....you've a long way to go to beat my 'time' record!!!  :2funny:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 29, 2015, 11:26:17 AM
I like your sense of humor, Barry.  It makes a difference in doing art!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on June 29, 2015, 09:10:44 PM
 ;D :2funny: ;D

okay I forgive you ???

Take your time with the berries, there is no rush to complete the course, but getting a good grip on the techniques in important  O0
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw berrys
Post by: BarryC on June 30, 2015, 11:42:13 AM
This was a bit harder.  I am happy with it, but the veins in the top leaves (errr... The bottom leaves in the attached, not sure why these are getting flipped) could be thinner and I may work on that. I would never in my life have thought i could do this.

   

Hi Barry,   I took your berry's and flipped them!   :eek:    :stress:
Cheers, Val   :wave:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Happychappy on June 30, 2015, 11:54:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  STUNNING!!!  Your rendition of the berries are  top class.   Your shading is fantastic. Your drawing skill level ..... sky rocketing already!!!


Welcome to our PB family Barry, lovely to have you join us and we look forward to seeing lots more of your work.




Patricia
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on June 30, 2015, 01:37:37 PM
 :heeha: See? I told you! You are already better than you think...so stop thinking and just keep doing!  O0 Great job!!!  :yippee:

Pardon me for flipping your berries....  :blush: I'm going to leave now before I get in any more trouble!  :run:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: jillh on June 30, 2015, 03:37:13 PM
Barry, excellent rendition of the berries.  Isn't this a fun course? 
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on June 30, 2015, 08:55:34 PM
absolutely beautiful Barry :congrats:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Fiona on June 30, 2015, 10:43:40 PM
Great berries Barry  :)  Does that sound like a song title to anyone else ???  Maybe me just being a little odd ... (Well a bit odder than usual)

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on July 01, 2015, 12:46:09 AM
Thanks everyone for the feedback and support. Yes, this is fun! I do fear that it may consume to much time but, for now i think this is a great course and i will be plugging on! Off to labor in the rocks.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: ncwren on July 01, 2015, 02:47:22 AM
Looks great. :clap:
Title: Rocks
Post by: BarryC on July 04, 2015, 04:49:53 PM
This was a much harder project. I came close to ripping the paprer up and starting over, and even thought about ripping the paper up and skipping this project and jumping to the next. However I did learn a lot, and the difference between this drawing and the reference drawing is not being creative or artistic, but instead trying to correct for the many mistakes I made along the way. It was frustrating and I once thought that I never wanted to see rocks again! Although not a great piece I'm happy with it and glad I finished.


Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: ncwren on July 04, 2015, 05:15:13 PM
Looks great Barry

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on July 05, 2015, 03:41:22 PM
 :heeha: Yay Barry!!! This is a great piece.  O0 You have succeeded in showing the planes of the rocks very well.... and that was the main focus of this lesson. You aced it!  :yippee: Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Now stop being so critical of yourself!  :knuppel2: You're coming on famously.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: dragonmiroff on July 05, 2015, 03:46:45 PM
Hi Barry, I agree the rocks were incredibly hard. Yours look great! I like how you did the right edge and the highlights.  :clap:

You will love the mug in comparison btw ;)
Title: Teddy
Post by: BarryC on July 05, 2015, 09:55:48 PM
Thanks for the encourgement everyone.

Here is the teddy bear. I'm seeing a common theme in that i hate what I'm doing at the beginning, since it does not look right, but then as time progresses, I find myself smiling as it takes form - and I'm always surprised at the end!




I have a new grandson, and would like to draw his name across the shirt of the teddy with his birthday under the name, frame it and give it as a present. Does anyone know how to go about that so that is looks part of the shirt? That must be an advanced subject. I guess i could practice on a copy.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: ncwren on July 05, 2015, 10:12:27 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 05, 2015, 10:23:40 PM
Barry,

Nice looking teddy bear!!!

I'd try printing a few copies of the bear to practice writing the name on them.  Wonder what it might look like to have it in a bright color - like an accent color in the baby's room.

You are well on your way!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on July 06, 2015, 08:59:35 PM
great job with the rocks and teddy Barry :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
the rocks are not an easy project, but superb practice for spotting and drawing the different tonal value, which you have done O0

Congrats on the Grandson :party:

I agree with Mea's suggestion with the name, that will give you practice curving the name around the chest of the teddy before you do it for real O0
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: sally13 on July 06, 2015, 10:44:03 PM
Great job Barry. Your drawing is coming along nicely.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: liz on July 09, 2015, 04:49:08 PM
I love your bear, Barry!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:   It looks like you had no trouble drawing it at all!  It was a challenge for me to try it!
-Liz
Title: Re: Fish in BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on July 10, 2015, 08:48:55 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Not sure i like the scribbling, but it does work for this subject.

Now onto the barn, after which there seems to be a big jumb!

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 10, 2015, 08:53:41 PM
Nice fish, Barry.  I found the scumbling to be such fun.  Comes in handy at times.  Faster than cross-hatching.

Keep at it; you are making good progress.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on July 11, 2015, 01:43:29 PM
Well done on the fish Barry. The only thing I'd say would be to keep an eye out on your values. The more variance in your lights and darks, the more dimension you will add to objects.  O0

Good job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on July 13, 2015, 10:21:22 PM
looks great Barry :clap: :clap: :clap:

I agree with Val - always look for places where you see dark values so you can add them in as well, like you di on the bottom left of the fish as these contrasts are the ones that show depth O0
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw - Old Barn
Post by: BarryC on July 14, 2015, 03:21:44 AM
Funny how each lesson is taking more and more time. I tried to add in items from an earlier lesson.

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 14, 2015, 05:04:41 AM
Barry,

You are doing so well with these lessons.

Don't be afraid of the DARK!  It took me a long time to realize how much better drawings look when you add the darker contrasts. 

Look this one over again and find where you could add some darker values.  As we say, make it "pop."

aloha

mea
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on July 15, 2015, 12:37:12 PM
Thanks for the advice Mea. I was actually thinking it was a bit too dark around the edge and the roof line on the dark side of the barn. It looks like a dark line. Perhaps if I make the darkside of the barn darker to blend in so those dark lines fade would be the right approach? Also the rusted panels should be darker?

Interestingly my wife thought the vegitation on the hills were cows!

Thanks agian Mea, and to all who have made previous comments, as drawing is so new to me the advice is greatly appreciated.

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 15, 2015, 06:15:47 PM
Barry,

When in doubt, always refer to the reference picture when it comes to adding darker values.  Remember darken slowly.  Once it's too dark, then there's not much you can do about it as the darks just do not erase well.

You'll catch on quickly.

I'm excited for you.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on July 15, 2015, 08:36:14 PM
Here's a tip for you Barry, always start light and add the value slowly. If you find an area has gone darker than it should....use a putty (kneadable) rubber to gently lift off some of the graphite. This will avoid smudging and if necessary, you can gradually rebuild the dark to the proper value.  O0
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on July 15, 2015, 09:30:41 PM
You have done a great job with this drawing Barry :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Great textures and the cows ;D

Good drawings do take time, but use that time as your relax / de-stress time O0
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: sally13 on July 15, 2015, 10:42:06 PM
Great drawings Barry, i like the little brick fence in your barn picture. The whole drawing is done well. :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on July 15, 2015, 10:52:44 PM
Thanks for the input everyone! It really does help. Here it is again with a bit more "color" , a befoe and after.


I do think I like the extra graphite.


Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on July 15, 2015, 11:45:23 PM
There you go! Looking much better overall.  O0   You could bring the darker value down a bit more in the doorway, more like in the first version.

Great job there Barry, good on you.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on July 16, 2015, 12:37:27 AM

I placed the new version in the previous post.

I like the light in the door.  It gives the impression that it is coming from the front windows. Thanks Val for that.

 I found it interesting that at first I did not want to touch the drawing, fearing that I would mess it up. thanks for all the input.

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 16, 2015, 03:23:07 AM
OH, yes, Barry.  Now you have the knack!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Happychappy on July 16, 2015, 10:06:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Barry, your progress is phenomenal.  I have just had another look through your thread and am amazed at how well you are doing.  It is lovely to see.  You see, you can do it!!!      Patricia
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on July 16, 2015, 09:03:35 PM
or maybe the barn door on the other side is open O0
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Danielle123 on July 16, 2015, 10:46:42 PM
Nice drawing Barry,   I would add more value on the tree behind the house, at the moment it appears to be too much of a thick straight line.  Make it larger and fadding as you get the sunny side.   Hope this helps.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on July 17, 2015, 12:06:19 AM
Thanks Danielle, i was thinking that as well,  or,  place a chimney right there on the roof!
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Yeodmo on July 17, 2015, 11:48:43 PM
 :clap: All your drawing are fantastic. For a new artist your doing superb. It's amazing how far you've come from that first shaded sphere. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to seeing a Barry original.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw - still life, balls revisted
Post by: BarryC on July 26, 2015, 02:04:49 AM
This still life did me in. I found that to finish it was a problem. Not sure why, but between my schedule and being away, there was just no desire to get back to this one. So I made an executive decision not to finish it and move on. I did revisit the ball lesson and enjoyed that. Unfortunately when I drew the reflective ball the picture was too far away and all that detail on the left looked like a dark shadow. I tried to correct with what is becomeing my trusted friend - the eraser!



Thanks every one for your encouragement and advice.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 26, 2015, 02:32:39 AM
Barry,

I can understand.  I never finished that one either.  My problem was that I could not relate to the subject of the drawing.  I find that with a lot of art.  I can't get into doing it if the subject is not part of my world.

Fabulous shine and reflections on the ball on the left.  Wow!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Happychappy on July 26, 2015, 10:25:01 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Barry, the shine on the ball is magnificent.  Looking at your drawings brings a smile to my face because for someone who "could not draw", you are doing fantastically well.


Patricia
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on July 26, 2015, 11:54:37 PM
your reflective ball looks excellent, well done Barry :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I would add a bit more contrast into the non reflective ball though by darkening up the shadow side one or two shades more.
then soften the edges of the cast shadows - rewatch
Day 4 - Light, Shadows & Reflected Lightto see what I mean O0
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw-chipmunk
Post by: BarryC on July 29, 2015, 11:08:27 PM
I called this a chipmunk as this is what they look like in north america.


Had e very difficult time with the hands and feet.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Happychappy on July 29, 2015, 11:54:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A great job on the squirrel Barry.  Your shading is excellent and the feet and hands look good.  I think you are doing so well with your drawings.


Patricia
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: sally13 on July 30, 2015, 05:42:08 AM
You are coming along in leaps and bounds with your drawing now, I think that freehand drawing is a difficult one, I remember ending up with only half a pencil by the end of mine. Your chipmunk turned out well. :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 30, 2015, 06:17:17 AM
Barry,

Great job on the little critter.

Not sure if that is a tail, or lots of hair on the floor to the left of the picture.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on July 30, 2015, 01:49:22 PM
Great work Barry, I'm thinking this little fellow is a footballer.... take a look at his shoulder, if you smooth that area down a bit he will loose the shoulder pads  ;)

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on July 30, 2015, 09:46:27 PM
great job Barry :clap: :clap: :clap:
what you must just be careful of when drawing animals is to not start shading, the hair must be done with less or more flicks in order to get the different tonal values - don't worry, I also made the same mistake when I first did the course way back when (I still remember Dennis moaning at me for shading instead of flicking and me thinking to myself, but shading is easier ;D )
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on July 31, 2015, 03:15:17 AM
Nolan, were you a contrary student?  :whistle:   Poor Dennis!
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on July 31, 2015, 12:54:24 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I too thought something wrong with his shoulder, but did not notice it until after I uploaded it. I was ready to call him the hunchback of PB!

Nolan I did indeed start to shade in some areas for speed sake, I'll watch for that in the future.

Here is a revised version with the tail, neck and shoulder re-worked. I think it is much better drawing with your suggestions, thanks again.

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 31, 2015, 02:34:48 PM
Barry,

The little critter is so much better now.

Good job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on August 01, 2015, 12:22:32 AM
 :heeha:   Well done on the fixes!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on August 02, 2015, 09:05:12 PM
much better, well done O0
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw -horse
Post by: BarryC on August 07, 2015, 12:30:56 AM
Finally here is the horse. There is a message stating that it needs approval. Approval for what?

What is the code to flip or rotate the picture? I've deleted the image, tried img flip and rotateangle codes.

Again, your c&c are greatly apprciated. i can't believe I'm almost through with the class! One week left. What a difference from the tree Nolan had ya draw at the beginning.

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Happychappy on August 07, 2015, 12:36:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Barry, you have done exceptionally well with your drawing and I can feel that you are amazed at yourself.  Let me tell you, it gets even better when you continue to do other drawing lessons as Nolan is an excellent tutor.  I have learned so much.  I would highly recommend the "Dog Drawing Course" especially if you love animals. I had the time of my life during the course, as did so many others who were doing it at the same time. We still talk/write about it.  Anyway, it is lovely seeing your progress, keep it coming.




Patricia
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: jillh on August 07, 2015, 05:51:52 PM
Barry,  you are doing so well.  It's wonderful to see your progress.  Isn't it such fun?
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on August 07, 2015, 06:49:16 PM
Thanks Patricia and Jill, along with everyone else on the previous drawings, the encourgement means a lot.

I am indeed beginning to think this is fun. At first it was a curiosity thing  founded on a long past desire. However, once I started seeing the results I was starting to pull away due to fear of the time commitment, and the thought of "just what I need, another hobby!"  Yet the classes do make learning straight forward, easy and fun, so I do plan on continuing and see where it leads me.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Danielle123 on August 08, 2015, 09:18:07 PM
:Great horse Barry  :yippee
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Yeodmo on August 08, 2015, 11:40:36 PM
I love your animals. They both came out great! I too would classify that "squirrel" as a chipmunk. Your horse came out so life-like. Wow, one more week to go. I never saw your beginner tree. You have come a long way since that first shaded sphere. I've found that with drawing it doesn't take up so much time since I do it when I'm waiting for the doctor or when I'm in between doing things such as waiting for dinner to be ready. Just something to think about. The best thing about drawing is that you can put it away and come back to it days later and the long wait doesn't affect it. That's a big plus around here since I'm the sole caregiver to two disabled persons.

Happy  :painting: !
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Bob2759 on August 09, 2015, 01:38:59 PM
Wow! Your doing great with your progress. Drawings looking life like. Thanks for,posting good inspiration to keep pushing forward.
Bob
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on August 09, 2015, 10:18:50 PM
Awesome job on your horse Barry. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

We were working on the gallery the other day, maybe you were uploading your drawing at that time, hence the funny message? Let me know if it happens again
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: liz on August 09, 2015, 11:05:21 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Keep up the good work, BARRY!  Go and draw dogs now, then landscapes with DENNIS!
PB taught me how to draw and I had never drawn before ever!  :clap: :clap: :clap: FOR BOTH OF US AND MANY OTHERS!
~Liz
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: BarryC on August 12, 2015, 12:32:07 AM
Val in case you see this, I'm posting here so I don't hijack the eye post. I'm essentially finished. I will not do the technical drawing because I don't want to think too hard (the two point perspective). I went throught the lesson and understand it, and may come back to it another time. I will do an outside landscape when I can get away - no clue when that will happen. But I am combining a couple of the last lessons into one - drawing a glass and creating a still life freehand, which Im workimg on now. I finished the composition and have my sketch complete and I'm happy with the proportions. I used the proportional dividers at arms length. I just need to trace my sketch onto my drawing paper and complete it. Kinda exciting.
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: Val on August 12, 2015, 04:32:20 AM
 :yippee: Way to go Barry!  O0 I really look forward to seeing this one.... exciting doesn't even begin to cover it!  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw Last, the still life
Post by: BarryC on August 16, 2015, 09:39:55 PM
Here is my last drawing. Could not get the composition right, then I cut a vine of Morning Glorys out of the garden and that seemed to balance.

I used the divider at arms length method, and surpprised that the proportions/placements were not exact. I'm the type of guy that if A=B and B=C, then C=A, but I found that was not the case using my dividers.

In retrospect I think there was not enough tonal value difference between the very dark flowers and the tobacco jar. I see that I need a lot of work on the flowers.

The tobbacco jar was cut from a solid piece of marble, so it had all the neat multi color veins through it, was not going the attempt thst - thank you crosshatching.

Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 16, 2015, 10:56:04 PM
Barry,

I think you gave yourself a challenge with too many elements.

Should the wine glass be taller than the tobacco jar?  I do like the tobacco jar (for its shape, NOT its contents).

aloha

mea
Title: Re: BarryC Lets Draw
Post by: nolan on August 17, 2015, 10:17:18 PM
you sure did make a lot of work for yourself with all the elements, but you have done a great job overall, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What I suggest you do is add more contrast to the table shading so it is even darker at the back - that will make the table even more horizontal O0