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Reply #105 on: February 11, 2014, 04:01:37 AM
 :2funny: Mea!  Mine got that way cause I just got the hell in that the pencil wouldn't do what I wanted to do.
I pressed hard and blew of some steam:)
 
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Reply #106 on: February 11, 2014, 05:51:35 AM
I like your style, Jill.

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Reply #107 on: February 11, 2014, 07:08:26 AM
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Reply #108 on: February 11, 2014, 07:15:23 AM
Jill you did a great job on the peeling and cracking skin.  I couldn't get the bit of onion skin on the left back of the onion to look like it was peeling no matter what I did but you have nailed it.  And I really like the way you made the pieces of skin that rolled on both the garlic and onion actually look like they were curling  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #109 on: February 11, 2014, 09:41:18 AM
I finally finished my onion and garlic drawing :yippee: . Saw a mistake just before uploading, so I had to changed that first... I am happy with it :smitten: , it is not perfect but it does looks a lot of that  :2funny: I think I start to get the hang of this lefthand drawing...and now all I have left to do is the spoon


 :-\ I think I might change the photo, try and make a sharper one, my scanner always changes the colours, just like my camera does, but at least that is sharp. With the bad light right now, it is very cloudy, I just can't take decent photo's.
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Reply #110 on: February 11, 2014, 09:57:33 AM
Sue and Jill...WOW!!! I just LOVE your drawings :smitten: , they look just AWESOME!!!
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Reply #111 on: February 11, 2014, 12:52:38 PM
Riya, what an amazing job you have done.  As I said previously, you are a born artist with both left and right hands. FANTASTIC!!   Patricia
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Reply #112 on: February 11, 2014, 01:05:48 PM
Riya it is great! we can see that you're doing more and BETTER with your left hand! Keep doing it, you're doing marvelous :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: Doina
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Reply #113 on: February 11, 2014, 01:26:39 PM
Patricia and Doina Thank you so very, very much for your wonderful and encouraging comments, it is so much appriciated. I am so happy that I am able to draw with both hands, my right wrist still gives a lot of problems, so I am really happy that my drawings look this good, this way my wrist can heal on a slow pace, without me being frustrated by not drawing.
It is going a little slower then 'normal' but I love it to see how much progression I have made in such a short time. These last two weeks really made a difference, and that awesome gift was the best that could happen. After the spoon I'll start the Landscape drawing course, so I can go on for a few weeks.
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Reply #114 on: February 11, 2014, 02:07:48 PM
Well done onion and garlic choppers! Not a weeper on the chopping block. Riya, you are keeping up with the best of the 'bunch' here, honey. Time to hitch up those britches and call yourself "artist" again. Just think, by the time your right is thoroughly recovered, you will be totally ambidextrous. So many artists suffer from shoulder pain, if not frozen shoulder. You'll be able to avoid that by switching back and forth. I will watch and try this lesson. I am intrigued by the background, which would be a good skill to have. But first will finish my son's dog. I'm about twenty hours in, I'd guess, and have almost as many left. They are getting anxious to have it.
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Reply #115 on: February 11, 2014, 04:44:08 PM
 :'(  Sorry all the Onions are so real, I can smell them from here    :2funny:

Riya, you are doing wonderful left-handed   :clap: :clap: O0 
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Reply #116 on: February 11, 2014, 05:05:14 PM
Thank you to those who commented on my onions.   Great job on the Onions, Riya.  Now that I have done the drawing, I can appreciate the super job that everyone has done on their drawings.  Not an easy one for sure.
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Reply #117 on: February 11, 2014, 06:32:35 PM
Riya, a great artist friend of mine in South Africa, Lois Audie, who is one of the top artists in SA,  is completely ambidextrous. It was amazing to watch him paint a large oils or Acrylic painting with a brush in each hand and you could not tell the difference between the left and the right half of the painting.


You are well on your way to becoming like him  :clap: :clap: :clap: I can't even do what you do with your left hand .....yet O0
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Reply #118 on: February 11, 2014, 07:44:57 PM
Sarah, Thank you so very much for youre wonderful, and warmhearted words, they really mean a lot to me. I am really looking forward to see your dogdrawing, I am sure it will be awesome.Thank you so much for giving me the feeling back from being a artist again.

Sue and Jill thank you so much for the very kind words,

and Dennis, thank you so very, very much for the wondeful story and encouraging comment. I think it would be really wonderful drawing and painting with both hands on the same level at the same time.
I am not there yet, but in a year...or two,...three ... I still have to find the most relaxed way of holding my pencils... but I really love it to be able to switch between hands without much problems.

I think to compare where I am now, I'll draw one of the drawings I did for Let's Draw again.
I am still surprised to see how good these onions look, I just picked up drawing again two weeks ago, after not drawing for almost a year. The last drawing was the ball again and te dragonfly, so not much practise, just these three free lessons from Nolan and your Pastel lessons....I still can't believe that I was able to draw this fast and still good...I really thought I would end up with a childlike drawing.
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Reply #119 on: February 11, 2014, 07:52:43 PM
amazing work Riya, as good as with your right hand O0