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patindaytona

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on: December 01, 2018, 03:56:58 AM
Alot of work! Adjust adjust!Too bad on the basket one with eggs....on the right side of it it' has so much shine from literally smearing...the graphite so many times (oil). I had to use a bit of photoshop to edit it out some because of the reflection there. Hopefull it doesn't always reflect no matter what the light.  Oh well, just another drawing. I have so many already.The other is Dunn's falls in jamaica. It's from my own reference photo when i went long time ago.  Photos NEVER capture a painting or a drawing well because the range of tones is cut short in a photograph.On the other hand, the drawing looks perhaps better? than it actually is because it's a bit more contrasty in photo...but it's close anyway (by this time no one is reading this anyway...haha

« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 12:57:24 PM by patindaytona »
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 05:32:33 PM
 :) Keep drawing, Pat!  I especially like the light effects on your still life' :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: -Liz


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Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 07:27:30 PM
I like the still life, good composition as well :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: I find the landscape a bit dark - if I squint my eyes the drawing the drawing has the same tonal value all over - you want different tonal areas in your drawing. O0


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Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 10:43:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Coming along nicely Pat.    Patricia
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Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 03:13:23 PM
Nolan,this is for you..........ha ha, i spent about 4 or 5 times i'd say as much time doing the landscape as the eggs one. Maybe 18 hours total??   Ok, so i'll go re-adjust it in photoshop.ha.. but yes, i know it's the truth, but the other thing is...............what do you do when the actual reference is really like that pretty much? I mean the tonal values ARE fairly similar overall. Oh boy, this is tuff. Should i be looking for subject matter that is more compatible, or (which you;ll most likey say......) use what's the word...artist' .....change some values my own way instead.I don't know about that, i don't see anything in the drawing where i'd want to alter something too much. It's the truth though about the value range.  I think it would be easier on any artist, to PICK a reference image that has a greater value range than to deliberately change things on his own without the possibility of running into problems and you KNOW i would do that. I have my own personal frustrations i have to cope with anyway and i know that too, so when i draw or paint, you can understand how i';m hard on myself, it makes me edgy, but i persist anyway and it's not easy for me.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 04:41:26 PM
jUST spent a couple hours more on it...please check it for me...will post today yet.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.