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liz

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Reply #105 on: December 06, 2013, 04:50:44 PM
Just to let you know that when I found PB Emily and I were starting to do art together.  That was summer 2011.


 After that she really forged ahead of me, having success with drawing, water color pencils, pastels and painting. See her art on my gallery. She was doing art in school, too!  I miss doing art with her.  Since then she's gone into jewelry making for herself and gifts for friends.  She even learned bread- making last summer, and with being on the school volleyball team, her days are filled.  She is 12 going on 16, my youngest granddaughter.  Makes me a little Sad. Only got my old man for company now.  And art...
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Reply #106 on: December 06, 2013, 05:04:50 PM
My pencils were driving me crazy yesterday.  I had too many pencils in front of me and I had to keep looking at what number was on the pencil and try it out first.  I think I have to separate the ones with points from the chisel ones.  But most importantly keep from using only one or two pencils down to a stub, making them unrecognizable.  In other words, stop drawing and sharpen pencils as needed!  Maybe that's why I had trouble with the nose!


Nolan, how do I find the Pencil Finder I bought?


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Reply #107 on: December 06, 2013, 05:45:22 PM
Hey Liz, I had the same thing happen when I started the "Let's Draw" course. I ended up wrapping masking tape around the very ends of my pencils and writing the pencil number on it as large as I could and several times around. I keep the chisles separate...

Drawing is challenging enough without having to struggle with just picking out the right pencil!  ;D  Going to check out your drawing now  ;)


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Reply #108 on: December 06, 2013, 05:55:48 PM
I'm here :wave:

Bev, I also have my doggie sketched out and hoping to start shading today!


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Reply #109 on: December 06, 2013, 05:59:26 PM
haha, cute Liz. The top one actually looks pretty good to me!


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Reply #110 on: December 06, 2013, 08:01:35 PM
  well this is my first attempt of the light hair dog, made a few mistakes ???   but this course is so very very good Nolan explains everything in detail  :yippee:   which believe me, I need  :2funny:
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Reply #111 on: December 06, 2013, 08:35:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jennylynn, your shading is superb and the fur very realistic. I think you have done an excellent job. I would however, darken the eyes a tad. It could be the photograph which makes the eyes look like the dog is blind but as I said, I think you have done the most marvellous job. However, wait for Nolan's or the more experienced artists to give their advice and suggestions. Nevertheless, you have done very well and I look forward to seeing your other dog drawings.  Patricia
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Reply #112 on: December 06, 2013, 08:48:36 PM
 :thankyou:  patricia you are always so encouraging  O0   I agree the eyes could be a bit darker, patricia I always value your advice, and you are an experienced artist  O0
 
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Reply #113 on: December 06, 2013, 08:50:21 PM
 :thankyou:  Val for your encouraging comments and having such faith in me. I hope I won't disappoint you.
 
 :thankyou:  Bev for your lovely comments too.  If your Arctic Pup sketch is anything to go by, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about and you are more than up to the task.  Looking forward to seeing your finished dog which no doubt will blow us away!!! 
Denise I am so looking forward to your drawing too.  Isn't it exciting???
 
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Reply #114 on: December 06, 2013, 08:50:46 PM
lol I also think the top one is pretty good too  O0
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Reply #115 on: December 06, 2013, 08:57:51 PM
Bless you Jennylynn.  I honestly wished I was an experienced artist but am very far from it.  I had my first art lesson in 2012 when I joined a Senior group and completed two watercolour paintings in 3 months!!!!  That is when I took a serious look at the Paint Basket and have never looked back.  THANK YOU for your encouragement and inspiration which means so much to me.   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
 
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Reply #116 on: December 06, 2013, 09:01:46 PM
Me too!  Liz, I actually found the nose quite difficult and Nolan made it look so easy.  Good idea to keep practicing.
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Reply #117 on: December 06, 2013, 09:24:19 PM
You'll always have me Liz  :1hug:
So....cheer up and smile!  :goofy: Oh dear, now look what you've done. You've made her cry  :'(   I promise Liz... no more funny faces...  after this one!   :nana:    :wave:    ;D
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Reply #118 on: December 06, 2013, 09:24:59 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Liz

Your top dog nose actually looks great to me  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #119 on: December 06, 2013, 09:27:53 PM
when we start the pencil classes next year I will show a little trick I use to instantly recognise which pencil is which. You will also see another trick in the next set of lessons  O0

Liz you should have been able to instantly download your pencil finder, plus received an email with download info as well. Let me know if you didn't receive the email and I will PM you your download info