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on: August 15, 2011, 04:43:40 AM


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Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 04:47:16 AM
Welcome to the course Kattnerd O0

You are only the second one to have the guts to show us their before tree :clap:

You have done a great job on the erasing exercise :clap:

What you can do is in the center (where the trees end) make each row of trees end random. At the moment they both end in a sharp line, like a wall. Add maybe an extra loose tree or so to each side.

Well done, off to a great start  :yippee:


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Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 06:32:24 AM
 :) :clap:
Good start!  I must say your tree looks like a tree, compared to mine.  :)  Your first drawing looks good, you got the shadows, your mountains have good formation.  WELL DONE   :clap:  :smart:

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Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 12:04:01 PM
Yay! Thank you both!



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Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 03:01:15 PM

This is my 3rd or so attempt at the balls... I feel like I just can't quite get them right?? Any suggestions?


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Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 08:20:32 PM


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Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 08:43:08 PM
The balls take a LOT of practice to get right. It must be one of the most difficult drawings to do - not because the techniques, etc. are difficult, simply because you need to be able to spot the smallest differences in tone.

I have added it into the course to help you hone that skill and I think you have done a great job. :clap:
What you should do is leave it as is, then at the end of the course give it another go. By then your eye will have had a lot more practice spotting those small differences and you will be able to draw it a LOT easier O0

Your berry drawing is awesome  :heeha: well done  :yippee:


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Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 08:53:22 PM
Agree with Nolan - the berries have been very well executed. Keep it up - you're well on your way  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 11:57:22 PM
Thanks to the both of you for your comments!!

And thank you so much for providing these courses!! For those of us that before could hardly manage a stick man or a cotton candy tree... it's just about unbelievable that in 6 days we can make something.. that actually looks like what it is supposed to!!! So... Thanks!!! I am lovely my new-found appreciation for art!


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Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 12:24:47 AM
we are only providing the direction, but You are the one handling the pencil. O0


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Reply #10 on: August 21, 2011, 03:27:59 PM


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Reply #11 on: August 21, 2011, 08:26:04 PM
Excellent.  :clap: :clap: You have done the shading very well and I can see the 3d effect in your drawing. Looks like you have a very sensitive touch with pencil work. 8)  8)
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Reply #12 on: August 21, 2011, 08:32:54 PM
Yay! Thanks so much!


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Reply #13 on: August 21, 2011, 08:57:28 PM

This one is terrible.


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Reply #14 on: August 21, 2011, 09:29:59 PM
I'm going to let Nolan answer you on this one as this is his baby. Just be very careful when doing shadows and texture of the table. You have made the individual lines very dark and definitely spaced apart. Remember that any line you put down will indicate the contour of the object in hand and a lot of them are going in the wrong direction. Keep the table texture much softer and the shadow must not be too overpowering in relation to the  subject.

For a beginner the cup is not an easy subject, specially the hatching, and ignoring the shadow work, it is also well done. There are a few small comments but Nolan will pick up on that.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work :)
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