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Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 11:17:37 PM
Good on you Mark. You've done quite well with it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:   This is the exercise that will carry you through your drawing, painting, anything you want to pursue artistically. Blending, shading, values, dimension, it has it all. The most important exercise in my book!   O0

The sphere is a tough one first few tries...  :whistle: ....     I like to use it as a warm up.


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Reply #16 on: November 05, 2017, 09:03:43 PM
you are off to a great start Mark :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

On your shaded ball, work on getting a slower, more gradual change in tonal value between the dark and the light area. Seeing as you are not scared to repeat core drawings a few times (the shaded ball is one of them), here is what I suggest you do:

1) Take a dark pencil like a 6B then shade the ball using only a change in the pressure you apply to the pencil - press super soft in the lightest area, then gradually harder as you progress towards the shadow side.
 This will teach you how to control the amount of pressure you apply to your pencils.

2) Shade the ball using the same pressure on the pencil at all times, instead change the pencil to a softer and softer one as you progress to the shadow side. This will teach you when to use which pencil O0


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Reply #17 on: November 08, 2017, 02:04:05 AM
Thanks for the tips Nolan! One of my questions was actually going to be "How do you know how hard to press"? I was trying to press lightly with my 2h pencil, and still felt it was to dark. I thought as I was moving through my pencils I was adjusting my pressure, but guess not . I like the tip about the light pressure with different pencils. I will work on doing a few more of the balls and take into account your tips.


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Reply #18 on: November 08, 2017, 02:06:56 AM
Thanks Mea and Val for the tips. Work got in the way this week :(, but I'm doing a little each day for practice. I think I have a ways to go before I'm comfortable with my pencils and do what they are capable


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Reply #19 on: November 08, 2017, 03:10:35 PM
Just keep doing a little each day, repetition is the key. Or as we like to say here... 'practice, practice, practice'!  ;D (you'll be hearing that a LOT!)  ;D


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Reply #20 on: November 15, 2017, 11:51:23 PM
Well done keep going  :clap:
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Reply #21 on: December 12, 2017, 05:08:06 PM
Keep going keep practicing, you off to a good start  :clap:
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Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 05:06:52 PM
Wow, time flies the older you get! Can't believe I've been away from PB for over six months. I got side tracked on other more important things, so my drawing had to take a back seat temporarily. I'm looking forward to "re-starting" the drawing course where I left off. I just finished watching the video on drawing berries. Looking forward to posting my progress once again when the new PB site is up and running. Thanks for all the previous encouragement. I'm still determined to learn how to draw.


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Reply #23 on: April 13, 2018, 06:16:21 PM
Happy to see you back, MarkK.

Looking forward to watching you progress with your drawing.

aloha

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Reply #24 on: May 06, 2018, 11:12:46 PM
Looking forward to seeing your work again Mark. It's one of the things I love about PB.... no punch clocks!  :2funny: