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Reply #1365 on: October 31, 2017, 01:15:51 PM
Harold:  Great drawing of the dogs.  Each one is better than the next. :clap: :clap:
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Reply #1366 on: October 31, 2017, 01:51:21 PM
Love the eagerness in the eyes.


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Reply #1367 on: October 31, 2017, 02:33:21 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Harald, you are doing a superb job on your dogs.  Isn't it a wonderful course???  I just loved it as did so many others.  Carry on the wonderful work.


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Reply #1368 on: October 31, 2017, 04:08:13 PM
Woof, woof, Harold.  You are really doing a great job on dogs.

The eyes of the middle good are so good.  He keeps watching me.

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Reply #1369 on: November 01, 2017, 07:32:11 AM
Harald I agree with everybody else, your drawings of the dogs are excellent. :clap:
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Reply #1370 on: November 02, 2017, 06:15:01 PM
 :clap: :clap: great job Harold
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Reply #1371 on: November 05, 2017, 09:33:25 PM
you have done a great job Harald. I really like these drawings of yours :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #1372 on: November 05, 2017, 10:03:04 PM
Good work, Harald!
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Reply #1373 on: November 06, 2017, 01:44:42 AM
Love your dog drawings, Harald.  Wonderful!   :clap:
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Reply #1374 on: February 08, 2018, 03:41:56 PM
  I'm very much a beginner so any comments will be gratefully received.  I started with the short haired dog rather than the light-haired because I'm keen to draw my whippet.
I don't know why, but I find it hard to get a chisel point on my pencils - cracking this would be helpful. I also struggle with tonal values and don't seem to get my darks dark enough.



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Reply #1375 on: February 08, 2018, 07:59:25 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful drawing of the dog Sally.


 I also had such a struggle to get my darks darker until Val mentioned that I should use a darker pencil to what Nolan was using in the demonstration.  While this was such an easy solution, when you are in the problem, it is hard to think of what to do to rectify it. This changed my entire drawings and I did so much better. Hope this helps you too.


As for the chisel point. Do you have a craft or Stanley knife?  Place the pencil with point resting on paper and continuously "shave" off one side of the pencil with the craft knife first and then turn it over and do the other side. Alternatively, you can take the pencil and rub the one side of the lead on a scrap piece of paper and when it looks like it is getting sharp, turn it over and do the same on the other side. Rather laborious and time consuming though. Hope I am explaining myself O.K. If not, I am sure another member will come along and help you out.


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Reply #1376 on: February 09, 2018, 01:28:52 AM
Great job Sally. Patricia has explained making the chisel point well. Nolan does a good video demonstration of it in the sharpening video in the beginning of the Let's Draw course.
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Reply #1377 on: February 11, 2018, 08:36:57 PM
Great job Sally :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Just keep practicing creating your chisel points, it is a skill that needs to be mastered. O0

To get your darkest darks, remember to choose a softer pencil (4B upwards) and gradually press harder - softer pencil first, then only start pressing harder O0

 :gl: drawing your whippet :)


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Reply #1378 on: March 11, 2018, 04:50:17 PM
This is my attempt at dog no3.  I struggled with the scribe and ended up abandoning it.  Are there different thicknesses of scribe? I also got lost, so to speak, in the mane and went a bit awol. But I really enjoyed   drawing this dog - perhaps because he's such a happy looking fella.



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Reply #1379 on: March 11, 2018, 04:54:11 PM
Wow, Sally, you are really making progress.  Should the shadowed side of the dog's nose be darker?

Yes, it looks like a happy, friendly dog.

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