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on: April 27, 2017, 03:42:14 AM

My first drawing and I decided not to trace.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 03:53:48 AM by slanwar »
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Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 04:46:44 AM
slanwar,

Wow, pretty good for a beginner or have you had some experience?

Just be careful not to make things look like they are outlined - check that top middle berry.

Looking forward to more of your work.

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Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 08:53:02 AM
 :heeha: Wow, your first drawing and a freehand to boot!!! Well done you!  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:

The shadings on the berries need to be softened to take away the striped effect. By softening the values you will also gain more spherical 3D effect. Blending to get the correct variations does take a bit of practice, but you are well on the way.


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Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 11:52:36 AM
Well done! Careful for the outlines.

I have to say this. Your profile pic of the dog looks just like my beautiful Chloe.  :smitten:
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Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 03:06:37 PM
slanwar,

Wow, pretty good for a beginner or have you had some experience?

Just be careful not to make things look like they are outlined - check that top middle berry.

Looking forward to more of your work.

aloha

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Thank you. I don't have any experience and when I was a kid I used to draw but my dad was against because he didn't see any future for me, well my dad was an artist himself (oil paint, drawing, etc) and he had a lot of difficulties to pay bills, now with 1 kid in college and the other one already done college I found some time to learn drawing.
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Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 03:09:58 PM
:heeha: Wow, your first drawing and a freehand to boot!!! Well done you!  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:

The shadings on the berries need to be softened to take away the striped effect. By softening the values you will also gain more spherical 3D effect. Blending to get the correct variations does take a bit of practice, but you are well on the way.

Thank you. I think I'm going to draw circles and blend them in to a spheres until  they look good.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 04:23:55 PM by slanwar »
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Reply #6 on: April 27, 2017, 03:41:01 PM
slanwar

Good for you.  Happy to hear that you are making time for art in your life.  You will find Paintbasketeers a willing audience to view your work.

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Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 04:25:37 AM
Just finished the fish, I didn't trace the drawing. Is past midnight here in New Jersey and my dog wants to go outside  :o

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Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 05:01:07 AM
Luiz,

You did a great job on the scumbled fish.

Free hand?  You are brave!!

You can take the dog out now!

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Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 01:29:37 PM
I'm guessing your dog has the same look on his/her face as your fish! Getting worried!!!  :-\     :2funny:

Excellent job on the fish, welcome to the pond!  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 05:26:16 PM
Just finished the barn and I did it a bit too fast because I was on my lunch time - work  :whistle: I used the "best pencil in the world" #2 HB  ;) and a mechanic pencil 0.5 HB, also I used a tissue and my finger, I should bring a blending stump to my office.

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Reply #11 on: May 04, 2017, 05:48:09 PM
Excellent, Stan.  You are making good use of your time by drawing.  Barn details are so neatly drawn. Nice clouds and fields, too.

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Reply #12 on: May 04, 2017, 10:34:14 PM
Good to see you're accomplishing something while at work...  :whistle:      :2funny:    Good on you!   :yippee:

Nicely done, complete little scene. The only thing I would suggest is to work in some darker values to give more contrast and depth.    O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #13 on: May 05, 2017, 01:31:25 AM
Drawing during a lunchbreak sounds like a really good way to relax unwind and refresh your mind, eve if you are rushed. The only problem with such right brain activity is that sometimes you lose awareness of time and the boss isn't please when you are late back from lunch. ;)


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Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 02:22:44 AM
Just finish the squirrel, used HB and 2B pencils on a printer paper 8.5x11

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