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on: May 27, 2016, 09:56:33 AM
Here is my drawing from the class:

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Reply #1 on: May 27, 2016, 03:30:13 PM
 :heeha: I love this, Nolan. I have just added to my list of "must do" classes!  :yippee:
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Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 06:36:31 AM
Beautiful, Nolan.  I will do this one once I get caught up.

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Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 07:02:29 AM
I purchased this class about a year ago and then life got busy so never got a chance to sit down and do it.  Well today was a nice, relaxing Sunday and decided it was time.  Here is my attempt at the house in the snow.  I noticed that the two big trees on the right side are angled.  I must have had the paper at an angle when I was working on them.  I tried to add another tree to each to help straighten them out.  I don't think I got the angle of the ground to show a slant and the terrain as well in my drawing.  Any other thoughts?


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Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 07:21:46 PM
Hi Clivus, nice to see you are still drawing.

I think with this the darks need to be more pronounced to add depth to the picture. Notice on Nolan's drawing the changes in value from the foreground, middleground, and background.  Wouldn't take much to take this from a good drawing to an excellent one.  O0


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Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 11:49:38 PM
Your drawing looks great Clivus :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I wouldn't worry about the slanted trees as trees usually have a "hangover" and trees in the same area will often slant at angles as the same forces are working on them O0


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Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 12:23:33 AM
Thanks for the input Val.  I completely see what you are saying when I looked at my picture compared to Nolan's.  Part of it was the picture I took.  I used my phone.  I took a picture again today using my camera and I think the contrast shows up much better.  Plus I don't think my hands shook this time which caused the other photo to be a bit blurry.  I can see where I can darken a few areas though and maybe even lighten some of the snow areas on the ground.  I think I got carried away with the smudging for the ground and its not as white in some areas as it could be.  Here is a better picture of my drawing:



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Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 03:56:45 AM
Better  O0


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Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 05:01:27 AM
Much better, Clivus.  Good that you made the second try.

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Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 12:55:45 PM
Hi Val,

I spent some time darkening some areas like the patches of grass, parts of the house, and some of the trees.  Does this "pop" more like you had in mind?



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Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 01:56:23 PM
Your last photo and this one look great. Shows more depth/dimension. House and trees look  O0        :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 03:19:39 PM
Clivus,

Good for you for sticking with this.  Maybe just darken your darks a bit more especially its cast shadow around the bottom of the house to make it stand out even more.

Looking forward to your next drawing.  You are making progress.

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Reply #12 on: April 05, 2018, 08:37:18 AM
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Reply #13 on: April 05, 2018, 01:31:46 PM
Hi Mea,

I've darkened the area under the trees behind the house and darkened up a tree or two in the background to contrast with the other trees.  I think that accomplished what you suggested of making it stand out more.  I'm kind of surprised how much the drawing has changed since my first picture of it to now even though its been such minor changes.



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Reply #14 on: April 05, 2018, 01:51:16 PM
Clivus,

Yes, Clivus.  You have learned a very valuable lesson - that by slowly increasing the darks, your picture will get better and better.  Every little tweak is important.

Look at it again.  Where can you vary the tonal range some more?
    How about that little box-like structure on the shaded side of the house?  Shouldn't the right side be shaded
   darker like the house?     Wouldn't the house be casting a shadow on its top? 
   How about the underside of the roof line where it meets the side of the house, wouldn't it be darker?
   More shadow cast on the roof from the trees?
   More texture/darks on the ground, especially the foreground to add depth.

It's like magic!

aloha

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