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Happychappy

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Reply #30 on: August 19, 2016, 03:11:39 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Kathy and Val for your reassuring comments which inspire and encourage me tremendously.


Val, as you well know, I struggle with the darks and I must thank you for your wisdom which you imparted to me, for I kept on seeing your words .... "use a darker pencil" and that is what I did.  When Nolan used a 6B, I took an 8B and I think it is visible in my drawing. My sincere gratitude Val.


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Reply #31 on: August 19, 2016, 03:19:49 PM
:thankyou: :thankyou:  Kathy and Val for your reassuring comments which inspire and encourage me tremendously.


Val, as you well know, I struggle with the darks and I must thank you for your wisdom which you imparted to me, for I kept on seeing your words .... "use a darker pencil" and that is what I did.  When Nolan used a 6B, I took an 8B and I think it is visible in my drawing. My sincere gratitude Val.


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Patricia, one of my first observations was your use of the darks. You did a beautiful job with them.  :yippee:
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Reply #32 on: August 19, 2016, 03:34:48 PM
Well, Patricia, you achieved a softness that I could not.  I love your owl.  I'm going to go back and study the two side-by-side to see how you got yours to look better.  I probably should rewatch the lesson, too.

Wasn't it fun to draw this guy!

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Reply #33 on: August 19, 2016, 03:37:54 PM
Excellent work, Patricia! :yippee::yippee: l love the detail you got in the owl and I really like the understated background. :)
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Reply #34 on: August 19, 2016, 03:40:12 PM
Thanks, Steve.  The eyes have it! (pun intended)

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Reply #35 on: August 19, 2016, 04:01:37 PM
 :thankyou:  Kathy for always being so encouraging, you are special.


 :thankyou:  Mea for your lovely comments. In order to get the softness of the feathers, what I did was lay down my darks first and then went to the white feathers and used my eraser very gently. Hope this will help you Mea.


 :thankyou: Steve for your lovely comments too.


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Reply #36 on: August 19, 2016, 05:38:08 PM
Thanks, Patricia.

I'll give that a try.

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Reply #37 on: August 20, 2016, 09:27:24 PM
After three hours of tweaking, I am pronouncing this pueo finished!  (Unless someone has a major idea for improvement.)

The problem I was having is this owl chest does not appear to have the rounded feather.  It looks more like fluffy fur in some places.  Plus it was blown by the wind, making it go all helter skelter.


I'm sure my friend is going to be thrilled with it, no matter what.

Nolan, if you had not chosen the owl for the lesson topic, I never would have known that my friend wanted an owl drawing.  Using the skills from your lesson, I was able to adapt them to my pueo.  Plus, I still have your owl who can watch over me in my studio.  He's my new mascot!

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Reply #38 on: August 21, 2016, 12:20:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mea, a beautiful drawing and the breast feathers look much softer.  Good job.   Patricia
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Reply #39 on: August 21, 2016, 02:45:11 AM
 :clap: yes, I like the softness of the feathers too. Your friend will be thrilled.  :yippee:
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Reply #40 on: August 21, 2016, 04:29:12 AM
Good drawing  :clap:  The owl looks as if it's deep in thought.
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Reply #41 on: August 21, 2016, 06:34:35 AM
Thanks, TheresaM, KathyS, and Patricia.

I gave my neighbor the pueo today and he was visibly moved.  He loved it and really appreciated that I took the trouble to make the Hawaiian owl for him.

I felt really good.

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Reply #42 on: August 21, 2016, 10:09:09 AM
It is always such a treat when a piece of work brings such joy to another. Good on you Mea for having a good heart and sharing your talents.  :congrats:


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Reply #43 on: August 23, 2016, 01:31:54 PM
Way to go Mea and Patricia.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Reply #44 on: August 23, 2016, 06:24:12 PM
Thanks,  Nina.

Thanks, Val.  Yes, I know my neighbor and his family will treasure the pueo.

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