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Re: Basics 101:Class 10 - Still Life

Lyn -
The proportions are almost perfect . If you compare very carefully with the reference, the pot is a tad too narrow.
But I see an issue with the "freehand perspective" of the pot as a cylinder. This is an extremely common error, the reality seems to be counterintuitive.
Still it is easy to prove:
Take a mug or glass, look at the top rim while moving it up and down before your eyes. Observe the direction of the change in curvature.
Now observe how you made the top ellipse of the pot more curved than the bottom.
Indeed, even taken on its own, the bottom ellipse is a bit squashed.
This is easy to correct, you'll off to a good start
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Thanks Arnoud. I tried to adjust the ellipse and the width in the pot as you suggested . I dont like the fabric at all but not sure what else I need to make it look better.
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Lyn -
Again a very nice drawing .
The top of the creamer came out a bit crooked , but otherwise well done.
Fabric, folds, have a class on their own (class 16).
Please move on .
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Heya Arnoud, its been awhile since my last post as I have been doing some painting. The drawing skills foundation is a must for painting though so I am still fairly active as it is. I am posting this fruit bowl that was part of the step-by-step instruction in this class. This is a watercolor but it is more heavier on drawing than anything else.

The reds on the fruit are awful as I was trying to lift color and my economy paper started to protest
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Sorry I have not been posted for a while, new job, new home, new location, anyway here is my initial line work for the still life class 10

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iqaluit - Welcome back .
Good job so far . Two remarks: a - the angle of the top is too steep, that is only important as an exercise. But more essential is b - remember class 2 further away looks smaller - the difference is not very pronounced, but in your drawing it looks the other way round.



Apart from that, the proportions and locations are very well reproduced. Looking forward to your next installment .
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Re: Basics 101:Class 10 - Still Life

wip still life post #2
I think I could have gone further with the blending and hope to really get those gradual gradations that seem to elude me as I progress.

Not completely satisfied with the cup but I was playing with so much I just decided to post
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Very well done, iqaluit , I like how you've finished it.
One remark, be on guard when working on reflections: the reflection of the cup's rim on the pot lets us look into the cup. That is not possible, you made that up, the reflection is from the underside of the cup!
Good job, please move on to a next class
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Re: Basics 101:Class 10 - Still Life

Thanks Arnoud. I not really sure what that cup reflection is supposed to represent, I knew that cup would come back to bite me!
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Hello, there is the outline. Could You let me know if that's ok, please?

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Very well done, Magdalena .
I like how you mapped the highlights/reflections.
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Dear All,

It is my first attempt. Pls be generous with your comments. Regards. Bindu



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Re: Basics 101:Class 10 - Still Life

Bindu - Welcome .
It is a bit difficult to give meaningful advice when you jump in from the blue. Did you read the "Start Here!" thread? Admittedly you have already a good foundation, but what do you want to improve? Accurate drawing, "realistic" rendering, ... ? As the rendering strokes are loose and separately visible, I assume you are not after a realistic rendering.
On the subject of accurately striking the forms and proportions, check often before starting the shading or coloring.





Pay particular attention to the ellipses: the teapot is OK, only the bottom should be a bit deeper, but both top and bottom of the flower pot look squashed.

As for the rendering, the graphite drawing is well done. But the color one is rather bland, as a old, bleached photo. The principle is to go in many layers. You'll find more and better advice in the Colored Pencils forum.
Keep up the good work .
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Hello Arnoud, there is my class 10 assignment. Could you review it please?




And I am going to do fruit bowl as well, but I do not know what to use: graphite pencils or try watercolor pencils (in color)? What do You think?
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