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Steve Weatherwax

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Reply #45 on: March 20, 2016, 04:56:01 PM
Interesting discussion!

I do a modified version of what DeKay does. I rarely work for long periods of time; usually around three hours in the morning. In between, I'll look at what I've done and if I spot something that doesn't look right, I'll either fix it then or wait till the next day. Even with this, I sometimes don't spot things until after the drawing has been posted.

Also, when working from my own photos, etc., I rarely draw it exactly the way it is. I usually find some small things to change that improves the composition. As for the drawings provided in the class, I usually just copy them unless I see something obviously wrong such as the mouth of the horse not extending all the way to the bit.

I'm not saying my way is the right way. I guess we all have to develop our own styles.
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Reply #46 on: March 21, 2016, 04:28:59 AM
great job so far Deb :clap: :clap: :clap:

I do agree that you need more contrast, so just keep working on it - take your time, there is no rush O0


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Reply #47 on: April 01, 2016, 02:23:23 AM
Hello All,
I started this still life way back at the start of week 3, I have moved on in the lessons but continued to work on this one. When I set up my box the only light I had was my desk lamp but it did what I needed, produced shadows. I couldn't finish the drawing before I took the box down so I snapped a photo with my phone. I like this drawing, I can see improvement here, I really like that it's the first drawing that is truly my own work. I am anxious to hear what you have to say, please suggest any improvements and call out any issues that you can see. How's the foreshortening on my ice cream scoop?

Deb - DeKay
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Reply #48 on: April 01, 2016, 02:41:30 AM
Very nice, Deb! O0 O0 O0 I love the reflections on the container and lid.  Maybe the shadows could be a bit darker. That aside, this is the best one you've done. Congrats.
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Reply #49 on: April 01, 2016, 03:13:45 AM
 :congrats: Wow DeKay, this is impressive. Your pot and ice cream scoop are beautifully shaded and really look like brushed metal and chrome. The Santa Cruz jar is amazing. I love the label.  Very fine work.  :clap:
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Reply #50 on: April 01, 2016, 06:20:26 AM

Nice work on this unique still life.  Interesting combination of objects.

Look at the scoop and see if you see an outline - same with the handle on the pot.  Always blend the outline to look like the edge of the piece.  That gets rid of the coloring book look.

The metallic shine on the top of the pot is really good.


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Reply #51 on: April 01, 2016, 10:47:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Deb, I am so proud of you for you are doing such wonderful work.  Your still life is gorgeous and you can be so very happy with your accomplishments thus far. 

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