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Bev S.

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Reply #75 on: February 08, 2014, 08:33:58 PM
 :yippee: :clap: :heeha: Liz, Lisa, Mea wow. . . great onion/garlic still life drawings!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #76 on: February 08, 2014, 09:08:47 PM
 :thankyou: Bev  :)
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Reply #77 on: February 08, 2014, 09:51:14 PM
Thanks, Bev.  I think I'm with you in sticking with drawing, rather than branching out into pastels.

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Reply #78 on: February 08, 2014, 10:15:19 PM
My try this time. Very fun to make.
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Reply #79 on: February 09, 2014, 12:57:12 AM
Harold,

Your onion/garlic drawing looks so nice in its frame.  I don't think mine will ever make it out of the sketch book.

Keep us the good work.

aloha

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Reply #80 on: February 09, 2014, 01:02:18 AM
Thank you Mea


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Reply #81 on: February 09, 2014, 09:11:00 AM
Liz, Lisa, Mea and Harald you have all done such an awesome job on the onions :clap: :clap: , and such an inspiration. I really have to try and get these done, but it is hard right now :sweat: . Done too much lefthanded lately, so have to take a rest and righthanded, ...well it still isnot that great even I can do a little like knitting, but just for less then an hour.
But maybe I will pick up the pencils this afternoon and will try to get some more 'colour' on my onion and garlic :smitten: .
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Reply #82 on: February 09, 2014, 09:14:34 AM

Another pic attempted in low light, might retake it tomorrow since the detail in the garlic interior is a bit muddled in this lighting

and the retake
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 06:08:29 PM by Steven »
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Reply #83 on: February 09, 2014, 09:25:47 AM
Looking good Steve O0 , I think taking good photo's might be a bigger challenge then drawing the onion and garlic...I allways have to make a lot of photo's and still it is sometimes not perfect :2funny:
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Reply #84 on: February 09, 2014, 11:16:38 AM
Harold. . . yay! How nice to see you here in the onion patch!!! How are you? Your drawing looks good, Do you think that your camera has washed out some of the depth?
 
Steven. . . Nice still life. . . . how did you get that sepia tint over everything?  I'm back to my precious pencils after a short foray into the bewildering world of pastels. . . .  :help:

Riya . . you are so right. that is why I have abandoned the camera in favour of my scanner. Much better results every time. . . . with little or no thinking on my part!! ;D
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Reply #85 on: February 09, 2014, 04:46:04 PM
Good job on the onion/garlic, Steven.

Now I see how the crackling piece of outer skin on the far right should have looked on mine.

Is the sepianess just an effect of the camera?

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Reply #86 on: February 09, 2014, 06:11:16 PM
 :thankyou: for the comments..

The sepia effect is just bad camera work, I'm ready to give up and just scan, at least that way I don't get the distortions and "sepia"
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Reply #87 on: February 09, 2014, 06:45:21 PM

Here's my drawing. This was fun..I got in the zone and wasn't aware what was going on around me. The garlic was a challenge, I was afraid I would get it to dark. Kept pulling out my tonal chart for comparison.

Nolan, I got a lot out of the Let's Draw course, but watching you do these drawings has shown me where I am making my errrors. I pulled out an old, old sketchbook and saw errors  in shading.  :thankyou:
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Reply #88 on: February 09, 2014, 06:49:17 PM
Nice job on the onion/garlic, Peggy.

I like your shadows.  Mine did not come out that good.

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Reply #89 on: February 09, 2014, 06:51:06 PM
 :thankyou: Mea.

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