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Happychappy

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Reply #30 on: March 12, 2018, 12:13:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Donnie, a huge difference, your teddy is beautiful. Amazing how the lights and darks affect the drawing. I was always too afraid to go dark and Nolan kept telling me to go darker and finally after I listened, I am so much happier with my drawings as they have much more dimension to them.  Just wished that I had the nerve to go darker at the outset for when I compare my earlier drawings to current ones, I am totally amazed at the difference and I am so much happier now.


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Carrots & Onions

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Reply #31 on: March 12, 2018, 07:39:32 PM
Thank you all, for advice and comments  on Teddy.   If you look at Teddy's left foot where it overlaps
his arm, I erased, put in a thin highlight to better delineate his foot from his arm.  There was no depth between his
foot and arm before I did this. It might of been better to darken the area of the arm where it meets the foot, but I think it looks good. I do think that by adding the suggested dark's the highlight does a better job.    Any thoughts? :thankyou:
Donnie from Galveston Island, Texas


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Reply #32 on: March 13, 2018, 08:52:18 PM
you have to be careful to add those little "halo's" to separate objects. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. The trick is to make the line as thin as possible so that it is visible but not obvious.

I usually try to rather get a small change in tonal value between the two objects if there is distance between the two in order to separate them. If the objects are touching each other then I don't mind that you can't see where they meet as this is called a lost line O0