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Reply #210 on: August 30, 2015, 10:10:44 PM
Cracking the whip to get Rachel onto her artwork. She has an English exam and a Uni assignment due this week but to me her art is just as important  8)

So continuing with portraits here is her sketch of the mouth. (I'm a hard taskmaster!)

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Reply #211 on: August 30, 2015, 11:09:29 PM
Good work, Rachel.  You've got real dimension on those teeth.

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Reply #212 on: August 31, 2015, 01:07:55 PM
Beautiful Rachel, your doing fantastic!  O0

Note to Rachel & Ryan..... Since mum has now begun to play with pencils, it is your job to make sure she completes her assignments!  :knuppel2:     :whistle:    :2funny:
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Reply #213 on: August 31, 2015, 09:22:14 PM
great job Barry and Rachel :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Barry I really like your second mouth :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Rachel beautifully smooth shadings :congrats:


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Reply #214 on: August 31, 2015, 10:10:00 PM
Oh now Val, that's just not fair!   :2funny:  I've got a long way to catch up to those two  :crazy2:
Jen


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Reply #215 on: September 01, 2015, 02:34:57 AM
 :eek: Not fair? Quite the contrary, you have two personal tutors right at hand!!!  ;)    :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #216 on: September 01, 2015, 03:37:09 PM
Rachel,  your drawing is awsome, keep  drawing you are verry good.  :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #217 on: September 07, 2015, 07:52:51 PM
Nolan - when you showed the colours of the teeth, reminded me of an amazing illusion
http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/checkershadow_illusion.html

Hard to believe the 2 squares are the same shade.
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Reply #218 on: September 07, 2015, 08:48:46 PM
yeah it is amazing how the eye can fool you - this nicely proves the "you can't have bright lights without dark shadows" principle as well O0


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Reply #219 on: September 09, 2015, 11:13:19 AM
Well, I've had a go (still no blending stick though!) - nowhere near as smooth as Rachel's!

One thing I have noticed is that I seem to be using 1 or 2 levels darker on the 'B pencils' and 1 or 2 level lighter on the H pencils.

When Nolan says 'put down some light tonal value to get rid of the white (using 2H)'.... I try that and it seems too dark - even when really light. I then move to a 3H or 4H to get a light cover... trouble is that the 4H really seems scratchy when used really light.

Not sure if this is something in my 'technique' (or lack of!) or whether it is the actual pencils that I use. I guess, not all pencils are the same...?
Adrian


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Reply #220 on: September 09, 2015, 08:13:31 PM
great job Adrian :clap: :clap: :clap:

Different makes of pencils give different result. The harder pencil do unfortunately tend to have little hard bits in them.  :-\ Sometimes you have just resharpen the pencil to sharpen past the hard bit.


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Reply #221 on: September 10, 2015, 08:59:14 AM
Adrian, who needs blending sticks? I think Rachel tends to get inventive and often uses cotton buds (Q-tips?) or tissues rolled into a point...

I'm starting way back on pencil techniques and have noticed some pencils are more 'scratchy' than others. Your sketch looks fine to me!
Jen


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Reply #222 on: October 29, 2015, 02:04:24 PM
My attempt to draw the mouth.

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Reply #223 on: October 29, 2015, 04:05:23 PM
Vidar,

What a nice job on the mouth.  The teeth look so pearly white.

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Reply #224 on: October 29, 2015, 07:56:18 PM
very happy with the mouth, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What you can still do is "polish" the skin some more by going over it with a lighter pencil, that evens out the tonal value difference between the pencil used and the paper. eg. if you have used an HB, then an H or 2H will even it. If you have used a 4B, then you even out using an HB and so on O0