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Old 03-03-2007, 10:54 AM
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 11 - Water

Connie - what a challenge! But you did an excellent job. It really shows that you were concentrating on really exploring the textures of each element.

Tyree - I really love your drawing! Everything about it is just wonderful...the soft edging and the flow of the water with just a few hints of foliage. The shortening of the entrance is subtle but effective. Your waterfall looks just fine...I don't have any particular suggestions. Just remember to concentrate on the spaces and shadows between the water (negative drawing) streams. By doing so, the water 'draws' itself.

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Ruth - You finished before I even got a chance to comment on your steps!!! (Sorry I'm late for class). I really like your cropping and that is all part of the creative process...

The splash is excellent and your rocks are solid. What a great finish!!!
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Connie M - What a beautiful, restive scene! You have captured the reflections wonderfully. They don't overpower the scene and provide enough clues to emphasize the stillness of the water. EXCELLENT JOB!!
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Thank you for your comments tyree and Diane. I noticed the dramatic line of dark rocks leading to the splash in ArtistGary's photograph right away, it is part of its great composition. My dilemma is whether to sacrifice this drama to make my drawing look better as a whole, or keep my less skillful parts of drawing in order to keep the drama. Not a decision I have to make in a hurry though so I will relax and go on to assignment 3.

Here is the start of it. I know the diagonal wave looks like a wall at the moment, but I don't want to soften it at this stage, I'm going to try put other darks in to match it and thus make it less prominent.
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 11 - Water

Ruth, very nice finish on the splash!, the rocks are great, the background water and the splash so powerful!
The next one is off to a great start, very very nice!
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this is the crop ive decided on..worked on the darks between the streams...left top of drawing slightly vague for effect...think ill call it done thank you diane..for kind comments and critiques...tyree
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 11 - Water

Thank you frieda I think the water is more difficult than the skies, but I'm beginning to enjoy working on it as much as I liked the clouds. I'm also looking forward to working on trees, and hope to see you there!

Lovely work tyree. I think the vague effect really helps to show off the beautiful water and leaves. Hope I'll see you among the trees too!
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Ruth - what a wonderful start. I have to say that I am so impressed by these waves. I can just feel the flow and rush of water.

Trees....now that's my favorite subject... we'll be getting to them in just a couple of weeks. And then watch out folks...you guys are going to rule in creating landscapes!!!

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Connie M- That is lovely! You have done a great job and lthe perspective of the builings looks pretty good!

Ruth-I have to say that is looking quite impressive too! And so is your splash!!!!

Susan-I love it! That crop is divine! Loving the stonework and the fading you did there as well!
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Thank you Diane and Judi for your encouraging comments. I was a bit daunted by the idea of drawing water at first, but am beginning to enjoy it now
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I'm still working on a review assignment. The tide is coming in rapidly I still want to put some more darks in it, but need time to think about where they should go. I'm tempted to use an 8B to achieve them and trust it will blend in with the rest.
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Ruth,

It's looking wonderful! If you find that the 8B creates too grainy of a texture, you can apply a harder lead (2H or 4H) on top. This will smooth out the graininess and create a rich even tone.

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Thank you for your advice Diane I'm using Arches hot pressed for this one, so am going to practice with this information and a spare piece of paper to see whether the 2H or 4H [or possibly any other H ]works best.
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sorry Diane, this is a little late..
This is my assignment 3, I loaded the reference also. Thanks, take care....
Oh, done on canson recycled paper 140lb, graphite pencil; 2b, f, 2h, 4h, and hb. Blu-tak, and kneadable eraser, and electric eraser. Thanks...
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 11 - Water

ruth...ive been using my 4h for blending..learned it from diane and its really amazing..i really love that wave at the top of the drawing..has such strength!!! tammy ..i really like this one..especially the rocks under the splash..how youve made them lighter in tone..good job...tyree
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