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Old 02-09-2016, 05:09 AM
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playn with markers/ pencils and hair.
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playn with markers/ pencils and hair.
Wow . . I'm envious . .
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Here's a trial-run, 9" X 12" sketch for a new drawing I hope will turn out well . . experimenting with color . . objects . . etc.

Considering adding more pictures on the back wall, removing the divider in the window, moving the lamp forward . . etc. . .

Any suggestions/thoughts on the back wall . . ? color? . . warm? . . cool? . . am tending toward cool . .

Suggestions, critique welcome . .
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I would try to make area's that don't have direct light hitting it darker to make the focus/light pop. Like the top corner of the wall I would have that completely shaded in with the light from the lamp chasing the shadows away.

Your lightyears past me though I'm sure. I've never even attempted to draw something like that. lOOkin good
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I would try to make area's that don't have direct light hitting it darker to make the focus/light pop. Like the top corner of the wall I would have that completely shaded in with the light from the lamp chasing the shadows away.
Thanks, Ellis, I like that idea . .

I'm leaning toward a grayed-orange for the background . . what do you think . . ? Anyone . . ?
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I'm leaning toward a grayed-orange for the background . . what do you think . . ? Anyone . . ?


That would balance well with the green outside the window. I looks like you're going orangish with the shirt, though.
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The hair looks great, Ellis! Lots of movement, and the marker makes the color really saturated.

L and M from my alphabetical journey. Simple drawing practice.

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Thanks, Elaine & Ellis, for the comments and suggestions . .

. . further experimentation . . try Ellis' idea for a darker background, changing the shirt color to red, further defining the pencils . .

. . comments, suggestions . . ?
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I would continue to shade the wall above the guy leaving where the lamp light hits unshaded. I maybe would have only shaded the top corner of the wall totally black. It looks a little strong around just the lamp like that. A nice shade for most of the shading would be the area between the lamp post and face.

Someone said there is no light without dark. I find this to be a good thing to remember.
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Sketchbook ideas. All of them could incorporate colored pencil. Taking time to play and explore does wonderful things for your art!
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quick experiment on a piece of foam board. Also 1st time drawing on something besides white. It was interesting to say the least. 2nd time drawing glass. Didn't try to get all the proportions correct. It was fun though I'm probably going to experiment more on this stuff.
signed it because I thought it was cool but really I would straighten everything up and work more on the shadow and stuff to call it finished.
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Did you use green on your glass, Ellis, or did the white do that on it's own on the gray paper? I like that gray paper.
Quick sketch of a jar of mixed nuts we keep on the kitchen counter. Graphite and cp.
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Hi all, I am new to drawing, just started this year (well since I graduated high school in 02) and I have been focusing on CP (prismacolors) and graphite. I feel like I'm learning so much and seeing things in my work in progress that I want to do differently on my next drawing, that I have no motivation to finish the one I'm working on. Therefore I tend to start something new and it happens again... I guess I need to make myself finish no matter if I feel like it's not worth it or not. I get so excited to try something new, lol.

My current WIP is a graphite cat drawing with colored eyes. I recently watched some youtube videos in which the artists used odorless paint thinner so I tried that method on the eyes in this drawing.

Neither of these pics are up to date with the actual drawings, both are farther along now (but I'm not at home at the moment to take new ones).

Anyway thoughts and advice are appreciated!



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Terrific hannarain. These are looking excellent. It's funny never finishing a piece. I'm kind of the same way. I skip around and promise myself I'm going to go back and add more detail. But I get a feeling like the piece is done and I move on.

[quote=ocmd123]Did you use green on your glass, Ellis, or did the white do that on it's own on the gray paper? I like that gray paper.
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I did use green. Just wanted to see if I could give the glass color. The paper was actually black. Using that paper was interesting because instead of using white paper where colors seem to add shading. Instead drawing on the black the colors all seem to create light. It just seems more natural in some ways adding light instead of taking light away with colors which are light anyway.
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