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Reply #75 on: August 05, 2019, 02:36:02 PM
For a VP that's off the page sometimes if you are working on a table, a piece of tape for the VP works. If working on your lap, put something on the floor to help. I find that if I can get the top and the bottom lines correct then the ones between are easier to get correct I think of a fan with the horizon being the only line that is flat. Practice, practice, practice is of course the best teaching tool!!

You obviously have almost got it. Great job.
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Reply #76 on: August 06, 2019, 06:22:52 AM
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback, I really appreciate your support  :) .. I found this quite challenging (in a good way) & my concentration fluctuated. I'm going to revisit this, as somehow I didn't print/read the 2nd lot of instructions, also to practise setting up the V.P.s again and trying all that you have suggested :) , & to practise concentrating on task @ hand & not allowing my mind to skip all over the page wanting to try new things, before I've even finished. 
Tracey


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Reply #77 on: August 06, 2019, 09:36:15 PM
we all suffer from that nowadays because of our instant society, but you have the relearn to slow down when it comes to art. Let it be your relaxation time O0


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Reply #78 on: August 07, 2019, 12:09:19 PM
This made a lot more sense 2nd time round. Kept the perspective focus (& your tip thanks Brian) helped alot :)
Tracey


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Reply #79 on: August 07, 2019, 12:12:43 PM
I know this needs tweaking, (something about the mouth. & perhaps the eyes ), but I'm not sure what, where & how. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
« Last Edit: August 07, 2019, 12:16:08 PM by Trace »
Tracey


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Reply #80 on: August 07, 2019, 08:20:56 PM
The drawing is well done, it is just the placing of the features that are off
When drawing portraits you will find that you need to work extra accurate as any areas where you are off tend to show.
You can either use the grid method or one of the other methods from the course to draw the outlines. Once they are in place then you know that the basics are where they need to be. From that point on you can make many mistakes and get away with them without anybody noticing O0


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Reply #81 on: August 07, 2019, 08:21:23 PM
spot on O0 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #82 on: August 08, 2019, 12:15:07 AM
Thank you Nolan :) yes I can now see that overall it’s the layout that’s made it NQR, & I need to do this again & grid it up. It was fun doing this after all the linear concentration of the perspective drawing, so I went into winging it mode... Lesson learnt!,,
Should I colour in the black part of the jaw 1st & then rub out the whiskers? (For this try, I attempted scratching the whiskers & shading over that). Cheers
Tracey


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Reply #83 on: August 08, 2019, 08:31:45 PM
yes, but try not to press to hard otherwise the whiskers will not erase.
when erasing use the paper cutout trick to create a mask O0


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Reply #84 on: August 09, 2019, 12:39:01 AM
 O0 :thankyou:
Tracey


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Reply #85 on: August 11, 2019, 10:50:48 AM
 :heeha:   Banner job Trace!!!   :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #86 on: August 11, 2019, 11:19:22 AM
Trace, this takes me back to my first attempt at grid drawing. I laughingly referred to him as my drunken lion  ;D

I think you have done a great job, especially since you ´winged´ it! Good for you, every time we attempt something new it builds on our past efforts and teaches us something. Keep going, every step takes you further along your road to mastery.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #87 on: August 11, 2019, 06:38:00 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: Now you have it right  O0
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Reply #88 on: August 11, 2019, 09:48:10 PM
Good for you, every time we attempt something new it builds on our past efforts and teaches us something. Keep going, every step takes you further along your road to mastery.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Couldn't have said it better myself :heeha:


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Reply #89 on: August 14, 2019, 08:19:38 PM
Thanks Val & Nolan, Haha Val, He certainly looks like he's been on the plonk for many years :)
Tracey


 

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