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Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 09:09:28 PM
when you make the important changes, they can make a huge difference to the effect you get on the paper, contrast being the most important of them all O0


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Reply #16 on: April 07, 2018, 08:56:39 AM
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Reply #17 on: April 10, 2018, 02:08:25 PM
Hi Mea,

As soon as you mentioned shadows the little box next to the house jumped out as being wrong.  I made the adjustments you mentioned.  This leads me to a question though -- how do you know when a drawing is done?  I really thought it was done the last time I posted the picture.  Now that I've made the changes, I feel this time the drawing is really, really done.  But how do you know?

Here is the drawing with the fine tuning touches added.



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Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 02:14:26 PM
Clivus, now you've asked the age old question! When is it done?  :confused:   I personally can say that more paintings, drawings have been lost by that little voice which comes unbidden..."if I just...."  .   :doh:   I came to the conclusion that if after distancing myself for a couple of days, come back and look at it again, and there is only one tiny thing I can see to adjust... I sign it and walk away. Then it is done for me.

I have learned the hard way that if I keep looking hard enough, there will always be one more "if I just...."  It's a tough call sometimes.


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Reply #19 on: April 10, 2018, 04:56:25 PM
Clivus,

What Val wrote seems like the best advice.  That's what I would have said.

I am excited about your enthusiasm and looking forward to your next piece.

aloha

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Reply #20 on: April 10, 2018, 11:33:09 PM
Mea,

Did my latest draft accomplish the suggestions you made?  And is there still other suggestions?

 :thankyou: Thanks to you and Val for your answers to my other question. 



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Reply #21 on: April 15, 2018, 03:31:59 AM
I think the adjustments you made did the trick Clivius. Getting advice on Paint Basket is so helpful, isn't it?  :clap:


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Reply #22 on: April 15, 2018, 09:44:34 PM
your drawing has tons of depth and dimension now :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

A drawing is done when you start fiddling with small things


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Reply #23 on: October 04, 2018, 01:28:10 AM
Pulled out my pencils and some paper last week and drew this scene. I love the way the house looks like it is sitting down a hill. I am not sure what caused this yet but I like it. 
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Reply #24 on: October 04, 2018, 01:35:46 AM
Ginger,

Yes, the house looks nice in the hollow like that.

Wonder if the composition would look better if the mountain in the background was not so perfectly an arc shape.  Maybe  try higher on one side or dipped a bit at different points.

Keep drawing.

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Reply #25 on: October 04, 2018, 02:59:00 AM
Yes, good idea. It looks a little boring and after looking at other drawings, it looks a messy. Improvement with time.
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Reply #26 on: October 05, 2018, 01:36:34 AM
I added more detail to my drawing, I think it made it more interesting.
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Reply #27 on: October 08, 2018, 07:30:37 PM
Fabulous :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: What makes it look like you are looking down a hill is:1) There is a distinct ridge where the house and front hill meet which creates the impression that there is distance between the two2) Part of the house is behind the hill re-enforcing that fact.3) The roof of your house is not horizontal so it changes the perspective / angle from which you are look at the house. In this case it also confirms the down the hill illusion. If the roof was sloped in a different direction or been horizontal, then the illusion would have been broken


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Reply #28 on: November 17, 2018, 10:28:18 AM
 :heeha:   Excellent Ginger! You have shown so many different techniques in this one piece. Great use of values, viewpoint, and angles. Even when not intended you just can't beat happy accidents!  ;D     O0     :clap: :clap: :clap: