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tshow

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on: March 14, 2018, 08:27:42 AM
Love drawing fishermen!  New cap type in this one, comments appreciated
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Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 03:47:59 PM
Tom

Looks like you are enjoying drawing.

Don't be afraid of adding more darks to get your drawings to come alive.  For example, where the hat meets the hair should be darker because the hat will hide some light from hitting the hair.  Maybe extend the side edge of the hat a bit where it meets the hair.  (If you have a hat like that, put it on and look in a mirror to get a better idea.)

Hope that helps.

It took me a while to really get the importance of how dark against light can make such a huge difference.

Stay with it.  Continue to have fun.

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Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 04:47:52 PM
Thanks, I worry about the dark being to dark.  What the photo shows and what the drawing looks like are different values.  So, .....
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Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 07:17:36 PM
Tom, I find your photographs very light and I can't see your drawings too well.  However, like you, I was always afraid of going too dark and Nolan always tried to impress on me to "go darker".  Val even suggested I use a darker pencil which I did and when I go back and look at my early drawings and compare them to the latest, the difference is huge. My drawings now have dimension whereas before they looked completely flat. So I would encourage you to go darker and see the difference it makes.  Hope this helps you.


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Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 09:27:03 PM
You are doing OK Tom. Maybe it's the settings on the camera that is not bringing out the darks?


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Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 03:40:18 AM
Patricia,Bill, thanks for commenting.  I'm working on one where I'm using darker values.  I appreciate your input.
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Reply #6 on: March 15, 2018, 09:21:03 AM
Just practice shading some simple shapes from dark to light, or even just patches will do. The important thing is not to be in a rush, take your time. It's the dark against the light that will create the illusion of contour and depth. The most important thing is to keep drawing.  O0
 :doh: Almost forgot... watch for the direction of your light source. Your lightest lights will be closest to the source, the further from the source the darker the shading/shadows.

Carry on Tom, you're on your way.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #7 on: March 15, 2018, 11:47:02 AM
Thanks for the encouragement.
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