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Trace

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on: March 31, 2019, 03:28:54 AM
Hi, I'm still slowly working out this tech stuff, sorry if I bombard the site with my very amatuer art. But I'd be most happy if anyone feels the need to give any critics, as I am fumbling in a joyful way, with playing with a treasure trove find.  :yippee:
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Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 04:18:56 AM
Trace

Doesn't look like fumbling to me.  Looks like you are making great progress.

Just remember the key to success is "dark against light."  Anything you think is your darkest, see if you can kick it up a notch!

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Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 09:48:20 PM
I don't see fumbling either. What I see is an big improvement already between the first berry drawing and your mug and rock drawing.
Your contrast and shading work is already improving dramatically :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

PS - I have moved this post to the Lets Draw section for you O0


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Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 07:04:50 PM
 :heeha:   Wow Trace! These are great  O0    No fumbling in my books.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: April 04, 2019, 05:43:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trace, you are doing very well.  Just love your rocks as they are very well done. Keep up the good work.  Patricia
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Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 04:50:24 AM
Hi, I really enjoyed drawing the fish. I'm struggling with confidence, but i soldiered on! Started timid, then went overconfident & rash, then had fun erasing, (felt like I drew "Goldie" mx  4 times today), but I felt really happy that I gave myself time & freedom to see where I overwork & when I should leave things alone. It was a great lesson, Thank you Nolan  :)
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Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 05:57:55 AM
Nice job, Trace.  That is one of my favorite lessons.

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Reply #7 on: April 07, 2019, 09:11:52 PM
very good scumbling, nice shadings, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
As you progress your confidence will grow O0


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Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 08:25:44 PM
Thank you so much everyone, I now can see a bit more clearer, that I have improved. I really appreciated your feedbacks and suggestions for creating more contrasts with dark & Light  :1hug:
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Reply #9 on: April 13, 2019, 12:32:38 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trace, your fish is excellent.  Carry on the good work.   Patricia
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Reply #10 on: April 13, 2019, 08:47:01 PM
Your fish looks wonderful! Great job!
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Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 06:24:29 PM
 :heeha:    Great work on your ´Goldie´fish!  :clap: :clap: :clap:     You are really coming on famously now.   :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Reply #12 on: April 17, 2019, 01:09:33 AM
Hi, if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can make some corrections, I would so appreciate your feedback :). I think my window is NQR. and there seems to be some other proportional things, but I'm not quite sure what it is that's a bit off. And I still find my drawings Heavy n Dark. I tried what Mena suggested and really work a bit more on my tones & values, but I'm not sure if that came through.
I put the cloud in, as i've been wanting to try & do a cloud for some weeks, & then that bit in the sky just spoke... "Do it...try a cloud here" Haha. Anyways , it looked weird, A dark looming cloud over such a lovely landscape, but then we are Soooo desperate here for rain atm, I decided to try rain falling for the farmer of the Barn.  :whistle:
« Last Edit: April 17, 2019, 01:18:41 AM by Trace »
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Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 02:05:30 AM
Trace,

I think you did a good job.  I, too, could not get that window right no matter how hard I tried.

Nolan has a great trick for drawing clouds.  See the lighthouse lesson.  https://paintbasket.com/shop/how-to-draw-a-lighthouse/

Keep at it.  You are doing great - your tonal values look good to me.  I think you need to apply the same pressure to each pencil - going from light to heavy pressure, depending on the tonal value you want from that pencil.

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Reply #14 on: April 17, 2019, 05:55:44 AM
Ok thanks Mea, I will try keeping the same pressure for each pressure, that’s great for me to hear, as I tend to think if I’m going dark with I have to go heavy with pressure, -good to know & train my brain! & ill check out Nolan’s Clouds  :thankyou:
Tracey


 

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