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Old 01-09-2019, 05:50 PM
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Lots of wonderful sketches here.....
Maybe it's time for me to start sketching more...
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Iíve started a draw your day journal, which Iím having a great time with. Itís really getting me so much more drawing practice. My first pages were all colored pencil. But now Iíve started using more watercolor, which Iíve been terrified of in the past, so another good thing! Iíll post those in OTL. I highly recommend the book Draw Your Day by Samantha Dion Baker. (Ugh. They wonít upload. Iíll try from the computer.)

Success! The last one, except for the background, is all watercolor pencil.

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Hello everyone, there are some nice sketches here!

To ocmd123: I really love the idea of a draw your day journal, that sounds like fun!

I just joined WC recently and I thought I would share some of my colored pencil sketches with you. I put a limit of 5 colors only from a couple of different brands of pencil sets I have. I decided that I don't really like the paper in my sketchbook though but I'll keep at it until I finish the book.

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Very nice sketches! I like the challenge of limiting your colors. Iím drawing so much more since starting Draw Your Day. I never knew what to draw. Now Iím paying attention during the day and snapping ref pics.
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I think this will be a useful topic -- thanks!



Because I'm learning to sketch, I finally got one that was worth taking further -- of course when I was making the sketch, I didn't kknow that! lol


Here is the finished painting --
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Grinningbudgie Your bird sketches (and bunny rabbit) are terrific!
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clairmilanovich I like the abstract bright colors, seems fun!
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Iíve started a draw your day journal, which Iím having a great time with. Itís really getting me so much more drawing practice.
I love the draw your day journal idea, and your's are absolutely wonderful, and yet somewhat depressing ... possibly that's why it stopped the Sketchbook Thread for 2 months? LOL The most difficult part (for me) is making the page look really really cute, without using stencils because as your examples clearly show: absolutely beautiful drawings don't need stencils.
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My Draw Your Day Journal Page. (I'm sorry, I tried.)



Also worked more specifically blending & shading & layering. It's a red apple, seemingly flying through space.

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Elle Amde, your sketchbook page is wonderful! You have a lot going on there as you practice, very nice. My sketchbook is a bit of a train wreck...a bit of this, a bit of that......

The apple and plate are beautiful, your red is amazing and the background adds to the fun.

Now I'm officially jealous!

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Elle Amde -
Thanks for that -- I've since done it again in color pencil.


When I look at things I tend to see shapes --


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Elle Amde, your sketchbook page is wonderful! You have a lot going on there as you practice, very nice. My sketchbook is a bit of a train wreck...a bit of this, a bit of that......
Thank you! Now encouraged to continue sketchbook pages!

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The apple and plate are beautiful, your red is amazing and the background adds to the fun.
Oh, the blasted plate! Aggravating! It was first glass, then ceramic, and now metallics. And then burnishing, burnishing, burnishing! I think it was all the burnishing that made it tilted, because I swear it was even when I started. *drinks more daiquiri, sharpens more pencils*

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I've since done it again in color pencil.
I'm sure it's great! Please post!

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When I look at things I tend to see shapes --
Clair, not everyone sees shapes of things, so that's really a helpful tendency!

Shapes are part of the 7 building blocks of art elements: Line, Shapes, Form, Space, Texture, Value, Color.

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Ooh, how exciting! Nothing happened on this thread for ages and now lots has been happening!

Elaine
, your journal pages are just terrific! Really lovely to look at - they're beautifully laid out and it's fun to look the lovely illustrations and read the little notes and stories. Gorgeous work.

Grinningbudgie
- very nice bird sketches, though they look a little faint on my screen. I love using coloured pencil for birds, it's a great medium for them.

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- I've seen tutorials like that, they're very interesting. It's a good way to practice simplifying what you seen. I like the colours in yours.

Elle Amde - I love your bright red apple. The shading is good and you've caught the shine and texture. If you want to 'ground' something so it's not flying, try adding a cast shadow. Even a subtle shadow will give the impression that the object is sitting on a surface.

I've actually been doing some watercolour sketches myself lately. I must find some to scan and post. It's nice to see this thread active.
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Elle Amde - I love your bright red apple. The shading is good and you've caught the shine and texture. If you want to 'ground' something so it's not flying, try adding a cast shadow. Even a subtle shadow will give the impression that the object is sitting on a surface.

I've actually been doing some watercolour sketches myself lately. I must find some to scan and post. It's nice to see this thread active.
Glad to hear you'll be posting in Sketchbook Thread again!

Thx very much for the technical advice! Cast shadows do have their place, don't they? LOL

I'm going to leave the red apple where it is, because was only for practice, and use your advice for a different composition. Thx again!
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