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Old 02-24-2007, 06:33 AM
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

eventhough i cant draw at this moment these are faboluse.
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Hi all, actually made a start on my rocks so a little tomorrow again and progress. Got some use of my drawing hand now so should be away with it.
Seems I have to see a Surgeon sometime now. What happened to youthfull health.
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Hi Les - good to hear you are beginning to get some use in your drawing hand. At the same time, sorry to hear you have to see a surgeon - am I allowed to ask if this is for your hands? [no offense taken if I'm not ]
Looking forward to seeing those rocks roll onto the screen!
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Thankyou Dave . yes thats great ive got one at home here already . thanks again from jasmine
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Hi Ruth, I dont think the problem is drastic, seems a number of my spinal disks are squishy as they say, causes intense pain across shoulders and or intense pins and needles down arms palms etc. The dog tripping me up didnt help. Treatment 4 times a week been a failure hence time to see a specialist.Seeing some one specializing in muscles and nerves problems Thurs, they say if they cant fix it in 1-2 sessions their unable too. Main problem been missing my concentration and inability to draw thro this, but who said life is fair anyway. great grandson knocked down a few hours ago, a 7 yr old, is in Hosp and understand will be ok but test proceeding. No more about me please, keep the piccys acoming. best therapy for sure. I am getting better, just impatient.
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Sorry to hear of your shoulder and arms problems, and also of your grandson's being knocked down. I hope your situation will improve under a specialist's care Les, and that your grandson is out of hospital and on the mend.
I didn't get much done yesterday as I went to the hospital for a four hour stress test. I changed doctors in September as my previous doctor is retiring, and my new doctor is following up closely on my annual check up results.
They tested my blood pressure before starting the test and it was way down from what it normally is, so I told them " I must like this place"
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Oh dear Ruth, you have your problems as well.
Thought i would show the effort to date, Taking a long time, waiting for the pins and needles in the arms and hands to disappear.
Its a piccy I took some years ago intending to do something with it sometime.
Afraid the concentration gets disturbed somewhat, only three months of my problem to date.
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Oh the boy is back home, had some surgery, has a hair line pelvis fracture, bruised liver and lungs etc, massive abrasions cuts etc and beaut black eyes, lots of swelling. lucky to be alive.
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Hi Les You and your grandson have surely "been in the wars" as my Mother used to say. I'm glad to hear that you are both recovering.
The photograph is a very interesting one with lots of textures and different distances in it. I think you have done a marvellous job on it so far. Such fine lines on the twigs, and tiny pieces of gravel, and some lovely tones.
I had hoped to have an electric eraser by now, but it is very icy underfoot and I cannot get out very much. The one store I managed to get to on one of the rare milder days did not have one in stock (WC! needs a smilie for gnashing of teeth ) The forecast is for a couple more weeks and then hopefully some milder weather, meanwhile it's ideal weather for drawing indoors
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Hi Diane I'm here tooo

my rocks

I didn't have the H4 lead so the second sketch is not completed will be getting some next week



steps to a complete landscape

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Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Hi. This was hard for me. Not totally happy with the outcome but I guess they look like rocks! I don't have an electric eraser, maybe put one on the shopping list. What do I need to do to give these a bit more punch? The cast shadows aren't good enough I can tell that. That is supposed to be water too at the back of the rocks!!
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Lyn,

A battery operated eraser is less bulky and cheaper than an electric one. Staedtler has a really nice one for under $10. I use it sparingly but comes in handy for small highlights.

There are a couple of things I would like to offer. First, when drawing rocks, think angles. Each angle is hit by the light differently creating various degrees of shadow. If you think of this as you shade, your rocks will look more like rocks. You have achieved this on a number of the smaller rocks. I'd recommend emphasizing this a bit more.

Rocks also cast very strong, short shadows. By darkening these areas, will give them the punch you are looking for. Remember, use the full spectrum of values (darkest as black, lightest the white of the paper).

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Re: Basic 102 - Class 10 - Rocks

Thankyou Diane. You are very kind to pass on all your valuable knowledge and experience. It is because of people like yourself that make WC such a wonderful resource for students like myself, so a very big thankyou for all these tutorials you have put together. Lyn
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You are most welcome. I had a lot of help from other artists when I started, so I am just reciprocating!

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