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Author Topic: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias  (Read 33382 times)

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Reply #30 on: March 18, 2012, 01:39:47 AM
Gail you have made an excellent rendering of the Magnolia  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I only have one problem with it though. The main flower's petal on the right is overly large. Please check it again your template or did you draw it freehand?
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Reply #31 on: March 18, 2012, 03:02:15 AM
Here is my feeble attempt at shadows.  Hope I can get the pic attached.


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Reply #32 on: March 18, 2012, 05:12:44 AM
There you go. Now there is depth to the petals  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #33 on: March 18, 2012, 12:15:59 PM
 :clap: Nice work guys, fabulous magnolias.  :clap:


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Reply #34 on: March 18, 2012, 12:35:55 PM
Nice Job, Wshortstuff! :clap:
Christina


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Reply #35 on: March 18, 2012, 03:02:00 PM
Now that you mention it, it does appear larger.  I enlarged the picture a little to fit my page, so I must have made an error in the transfer.  Oops, it's watercolour so I can't fix it now.  Actually I have trouble with resizing most of the pictures.  Can't resize the pdfs to change the size.  In my own work I normally resize a jpg and print it out to whatever size I need.  Have tried the graph method, but don't have time/patience for fiddling with it.  Wondering if there is another method to resize and transfer without spending oodles of money on light machines.


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Reply #36 on: March 18, 2012, 04:33:06 PM
what you can do is to scan the printout of the template and the save it as a jpg. From there you can resize it.
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Reply #37 on: March 18, 2012, 05:39:09 PM
 :blush: Thanks all for the kind words.  Denise, it is amazing how much a little shadow can do.  Thanks.
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Reply #38 on: March 18, 2012, 09:07:59 PM
thanks dennis.  It is an additional step, but considering the fact that this has happened a number of times, maybe worth trying.  Here is a tip for you.  I notice that you spend a fair amount of time using a graphite pencil to transfer your images onto the canvas/watercolour paper.  I have a number of graphite sticks-about 1/2 inch diameter-one 2B and one 6b.  I use them to transfer my images and they are amazingly fast-seconds compared to the several minutes the pencil takes, and you don't need to be that neat.  Short work of a tedious chore.


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Reply #39 on: March 18, 2012, 09:49:03 PM
Excellent tip Gail  O0   :clap: I've never seen graphite sticks like that. Another addition to the list!  ::)


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Reply #40 on: March 19, 2012, 07:26:41 PM
There is nothing wrong with a dark background - specially for a light subject. The darker the background the lighter the light subject shows up. Your magnolias show up very well because of this.  :clap: :clap:

Your painting has a very nice fresh look to it. I know that you normally don't see this but I have found that if you add a small white highlight on the center (in the yellow portion of the stamens) it really makes the flower alive. I mention this in  the video.
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Reply #41 on: March 19, 2012, 08:21:20 PM
Martina, your magnolias are marvelous! ;D O0 I really like the colors.
Christina


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Reply #42 on: March 19, 2012, 08:52:20 PM
 :clap: Beautiful Magnolias Matina.  Nice 3D effect, I like the darker background....really makes them pop!


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Reply #43 on: March 19, 2012, 09:22:43 PM
Martina, YOU GO GIRL!!!! I like your magnolias!  O0 O0
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Reply #44 on: March 19, 2012, 09:42:45 PM
Brilliant!  I like the contrast of the blossoms against the dark background.  Great 3D effect too!   :clap: :clap:
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