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novsirion

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on: April 17, 2020, 01:36:05 PM
Hi every body, my pseudo is novsirion and I'm a french guy. :)

While the lockdown in France, I have decided to spend some times to improve my drawing skill.
I'm a true beginner and I would like to learn how to draw what I want.

I have found this course on the web by accident.

I think it's a good idea to follow the course in order to practice both drawing and english ;).

Here is my first exercice:
 
Here is my tonal chart:
I had some issues with pencil especially with 2H and H.
I have sharpen them to flat round but the tip put some marks on the paper even with subtle pression.

And the exercice on shadow and light:
Pfiouu it was hard. I have to do it again and again.
I don't get it especially the cast shadow. (Form, position,...)

That's all for me at this time.
See you soon.




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Reply #1 on: April 17, 2020, 10:37:48 PM
Hi Novsirion, welcome. Looks like you are starting well, I love your shadow and light  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #2 on: April 18, 2020, 12:35:49 PM
Great start!Lovely shadow and smooth shading!
Zayn


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Reply #3 on: April 19, 2020, 08:53:04 AM
 :welcome: Novsirion to the Paint Basket. It looks like you are already off to a very good start  :clap: :clap: :clap:
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #4 on: April 19, 2020, 12:34:48 PM
 :welcome: Welcome Novsirion. You have picked the best drawing course available. I also started with the “Let’s Draw” course 5 years ago as a complete beginner. You will not believe how much you are going to learn.
Your seascape and spheres are excellent.  :yippee: You are correct about starting at the beginning. Don’t skip any classes. Each builds on the other. Some you will enjoy more than others. I look forward to seeing your work as you continue.   ;)
Kathy S.


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Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 10:15:17 PM
:bigwelcome: to the PB family and the course Novsirion :clap: :clap: :clap:

You are off to a great start with the course  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
and please do follow these lessons in order as they do build on the previous.
Your tonal chart - You can make the darkest value darker by pressing harder. That will give you more contrast to make the middle values darker as well. In turn you will then find the lighter H and 2H value willnot seem so dark when you add them O0

Don't worry about perfect English, we are all here from many different countries and languages so spelling and grammar are unimportant. What is important is that we all enjoy our art O0


novsirion

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Reply #6 on: April 21, 2020, 10:02:52 PM
Thank you for your words.

Here is my berry drawing:

I take my time to do it and it was hard, especially with the cast shadow and smoothing.
I do it in 6-8 hours i guess :)



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Reply #7 on: April 21, 2020, 10:08:29 PM
I also recall the berry drawing taking me many hours when I first did Dennis' introductory pencil drawing course back in 1996. In fact I don't even think I finished it, it was taking so long I just ran out of time.
You have done a great job on the shadings, etc. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I do feel you can add more contrast to the berries themselves. By making the darkest areas darker, you will be able to do more shading towards the highlight area. The more contrast you have, the rounder your berries will appear O0


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Reply #8 on: April 21, 2020, 10:12:53 PM
Welcome Novsirion, Wow you are doing so well  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Tracey


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Reply #9 on: April 21, 2020, 11:32:17 PM
Yes Novsirion I remember the berries taking a really long time as well. Well done!  :clap: Once you do as Nolan said with the darker areas you will really see a difference.  ;)
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #10 on: April 22, 2020, 09:59:02 AM
Well done Novsirion :clap:
TeresaM
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Reply #11 on: April 22, 2020, 06:36:15 PM
Thank you for the message on the berry drawing and you are so right. This is way harder than I realized. Like you, I felt this would be the perfect time to learn drawing techniques. I’ve exhausted so many avenues searching for something like this & am so happy about this course…Nolan is great & your drawings are really good so I wish you all the best with this course and be safe during this really trying time.  :painting:
Lynne B
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novsirion

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Reply #12 on: April 23, 2020, 08:16:06 AM
Thanks for your feedbacks and advice.

I have increased the tonal range value for the berries.

Here is the result :

See you soon


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Reply #13 on: April 23, 2020, 09:26:58 PM
Just look at the difference :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #14 on: April 23, 2020, 11:02:26 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: good work


 

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