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Reply #15 on: October 16, 2018, 05:51:30 AM
Brendan,

You are making progress.  Yes, Nolan has given you good advice.

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Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 07:30:15 AM
Thanks Nolan,
I have fixed my teddy's corner I think here.




Here is my goldfish, and some animals.


Barn to come..









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Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 04:18:46 PM
Brendan

You are on a roll.  Love your scumbled fish.  Great personality!

Isn't scumbling fun?

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Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 10:05:18 PM
Wow, you really are on a roll. Look at these fabulous drawings :heeha:
The hatching on your teddy looks good now :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Fish - Nice flowing strokes on the tail and good scumbling technique too. Just add that transition scumble where the shadow and highlights meet to round the body a bit more O0
Squirrel -  spot on :clap: :clap: :clap:
Horse - fabulous, your best drawing yet :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Elephant - What I am missing here are the shadings to create a 3 dimensional effect. To make anything look 3D you need 3 tonal values (shadow. mid tone and the highlight). Take the elephant leg for example - start by adding the shadow tonal value to it - just like on the teddy's arm or body. That will start rounding the leg off. Now add a mid tone to the opposite side of the leg. Now you have your 3 tonal values and the leg will look 3D. Do the same for the body and other legs and you will see the huge difference it will make O0


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Reply #19 on: October 17, 2018, 10:22:14 AM



Thanks so much Mea and Nolan.   :thankyou:
I do like scumbling, yes. 
Thanks so much for the coaching.  Helps me believe I can become quite proficient if I work hard enough and long enough! :sweat:
Before I began, I wouldn't've thought I could draw a horse like that.  Now I look at many pictures thinking "how would I draw that?"
Should the horse be shaded a bit darker?
I'll fix the goldfish and yes i see the flatness of the elephant and will get on to it. 


Here is an old barn.





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Reply #20 on: October 17, 2018, 08:28:35 PM
I would leave the horse, he looks fab as is O0 Great barn drawing with nice textures - I like the bit of cross hatching you have added to the side wall as it gives extra character :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: If I had to improve on something, then it would be the contrast between the left and right hand walls. A contrast there which ends in a sharp line will show the corner better (sound familiar? ;D )To fix it , make the left hand wall darker where it meets the right hand wall O0


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Reply #21 on: October 17, 2018, 08:41:09 PM
Brendan

You did a good job on the barn.  Hope that big window did not give you as much trouble as it gave me.

I would probably have given up art if I had not taken the Let's Draw class.  It really gave me the foundation I was lacking.

Keep going.  You are progressing so well.

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Reply #22 on: October 18, 2018, 10:06:50 AM
Excellent.  That's my weekend sorted! :thankyou: :thankyou:
Barn, fish, but mainly elephant! 
Such a crazy course.  Been ages since I've engaged in something quite so satisfying.
Back with more drawings soon. 


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Reply #23 on: October 18, 2018, 12:05:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Brendan, you are doing so wonderfully well.  So pleased you are enjoying the course as we all did.  The dog course is also phenomenal.  Lovely to see your progress, keep up the good work.


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Reply #24 on: October 23, 2018, 10:35:38 AM

Hi All,


Tried to 3D the elephant.  I THINK I have made the front leg quite a bit better and maybe the back.  The rest, not sure.
Time to re-visit days 1 - 22. ::) :)






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Reply #25 on: October 23, 2018, 04:40:13 PM
Better, Brendan, but I think the legs still seem a bit sexy/shapely for an elephant. 

Good to see you enjoying the course.

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Reply #26 on: October 23, 2018, 07:41:45 PM
there is a big improvement to the legs already :clap: :clap: :clap: