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Reply #45 on: May 10, 2012, 05:45:30 PM
Thanks so much for that Tony   :thankyou:   I certainly won't stop popping in to see how every one is doing  ;)  Love having a :coffee: and reading what's happening with everyone    :hug: 


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Reply #46 on: August 20, 2012, 06:47:38 PM
Hello Dennis:

I am thrilled with the drawing and sketching lessons.  I decided about 3 weeks ago that if I was going to paint, I needed to know how to draw.  It is definitely much more difficult to do than one would think.

I have done a couple of sketches, one of a brown eyed susan and a couple of cattails or bulrushes if you prefer.  But I don't have any idea how to upload them.  Can you shed some light on this for me?  Thank you so much for all that you are doing.

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Reply #47 on: August 20, 2012, 09:16:20 PM
Hi Bobbi, here is the link to tell you how to add a photo
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,1184.0.html
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Reply #48 on: August 21, 2012, 12:11:20 AM
Bobbi, I'm looking forward to seeing your sketches.  :gl2:

 
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Reply #49 on: August 21, 2012, 03:57:54 AM
 :wave:  Hi Bobbi, hope to see your sketches soon. Just in case I missed you....   :bigwelcome:


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Reply #50 on: August 21, 2012, 11:09:11 AM
Thanks Dennis et al.  I hope I have done it right.  I did some pencil sketching this past weekend whilst out to our cabin.  Then when I got home I found this lovely lesson awaiting me.  Thought I would share.  The one in the small notebook is a black eyed susan, a popular wild flower, and the second is the end of the rail fence near the drive.  Didn't have good paper I think as the pencil leaves very little markings without a great deal of effort.

Please let me know if they show up.  I can't find them; but then I am a computer dummy!

Bobbi


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Reply #51 on: August 21, 2012, 12:10:26 PM
Sorry Bobbi, went to your gallery but couldn't find them.  Have another go.


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Reply #52 on: August 22, 2012, 02:47:22 PM
Hello all:

I told you I was computer illeriterate!http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/confused1.gif  I can find my pencil sketch in my folder, but I can't find it in the gallery.  Therefore I have done it wrong and have now idea how to fix it.  Anyway, I am having fun and learning lots.

Bobbi


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Reply #53 on: August 22, 2012, 08:02:50 PM
Bobbi - one way to add a photo directly to a post is to click on   +Additional Options   right below the widow you are typing your post in.  Then you can "browse" through your computer files and click on the file for the picture you are trying to add.  It will insert the link right into the little search window.  Then when you hit Post, it will show up - or at least it should!  If is doesn't, maybe your file is too large. If that's the case you will need to make the picture smaller, and those instructions will have to come from someone else   :gl:

In another post this link was added as a way to change the file size of your photos - maybe it will help you, but I haven't tried it.

http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/

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Reply #54 on: August 23, 2012, 01:33:15 AM
Once more.  The size was too large.  Both were taken together and for some reason I can only separate and get one.  Oh well.  It is what it is.

Bobbi


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Reply #55 on: August 23, 2012, 12:40:04 PM
Hi Bobbi,

 :congrats:  You managed to post a photo!  Did you do the drawing on colored paper?  I have taken  photos at night and even with the flash, they turned out this color.   :)  Now I wait for daylight and they turn out better.  I'm not real great at fiddling with my camera.

Anyway, I love drawings of old fences.  Yours looks great!  What I would suggest is that you darken the area between the logs where they are in shadow and gradually lighten as the log comes into the light.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.   :flowers:
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Reply #56 on: August 23, 2012, 01:06:13 PM
Bobbi you've just climbed another rung up the PB ladder!   :clap: 
Your fence looks good, hard to tell from the photo but a bit of darker shadows will really make it 3D.
Great job, well done   :clap:   :clap:

 ???  When's the next one coming?   :whistle:   ;D


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Reply #57 on: August 23, 2012, 05:18:34 PM
 :clap: I'm glad you were able to get your picture posted!
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Reply #58 on: August 23, 2012, 05:43:34 PM
Bobbi, and everyone else - I stand corrected on posting a photo   :knuppel2:   :thumbdown:

Although what I posted was technically correct, Dennis reminded us that we should be posting into our Gallery albums, so that all may see them more easily.

YES - that makes sense.  SORRY DENNIS   :blush:  And thanks for the reminder and the link to the information on how to post a photo to the Gallery.

I'll try to be good  :angel:  from now on - but no promises that I won't flub up once in awhile!! :idiot2:

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Reply #59 on: August 24, 2012, 01:32:59 AM
Thanks everyone for all of your help and encouragement.  I love the idea of watercolor, but I am trying to set it aside for a bit and get a better handle on drawing.

I have several other drawings that I have done.  Last night I drew the pepper mill and salt shaker on the kitchen table!

I have a love of old wooden barns, stone buildings and bridges and old houses.  Hard to say what comes next.  Old barn I would guess.  :thankyou:

Thanks again for the encouragement.  And, I will post to my gallery. :hug:

Bobbi

NOTE by Dennis.   Place the cursor where you want it and then just click on one of the smileys above and it will place the code for it there. When you post the smiley will show up in the correct place.
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