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Old 03-19-2007, 07:31 PM
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 13 - Trees

Okay, here is my attempt at Assignment 1.

The first sketch was an attempt to try and get a "feel" for the roots. I've determined that it is much too straight, too long and there isn't enough flow from the root through the tree.

My second attempt is much better. I spent about an hour on this one. The roots are more fluid and seem more planted.

You folks are so fast, I hope I can keep up with you all!!!
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 13 - Trees

Thanks Diane.. Are we using the F and 2B .5 mechanical pencils for the trees also?
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Thanks for mentioning that Chloe - it would help if I mentioned lead weights and pencil types!!! Those are definitely my favorite ones to use! In fact, I used the F weight .5 mm mechanical pencil on these sketches.

I also used a tortillon to shade the ground area around the tree. Probably a better technique would be to use a circularism pencil stroke on the ground for a more true texture.

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Trees love all of them just planted Sunburst locust Sunday, guess I had better get to drawing.
Joane, nice detail.
Diane, Thanks for your time these class have opened up my eyes I still have a ways go.
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diane...yours looks great...started mine tonight..trying not to let it float off the page have been looking in on Mike Sibleys Trees and your extra tutorial...great info in both....!!!! tyree
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Here is my first assignment..with Staedtler pencils 4h..2b..3b...on canson drawing pad...your c and c's are welcomed...btw its a trunk tyree
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Tyree - good attempt! Looks like a tree trunk to me. You have good form and shading to suggest a cylindar trunk. Your shading on the left side of the tree might be just a bit too heavy. Here's some other suggestions...the root that is overlaying on top of the other one...is too straight. Additional shading is needed as well as some curvature to the root to make it look like it laying on top of the other one.

Also overlay some of the grass on top of the roots not just at the base. This will allow that root to be firmly implanted into the ground, not just floating on top. The grass seems to be consistently dark 'around' the roots. I know the photo reference does not have a strong light source, but there should be a difference in the shading of the grass 'behind' the root compared to the grass 'in front' of the root.

This is not an easy reference photo. I have started one of this too and will post it tonight. I'll have to try again because I don't like how it's looking.

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Diane-I know this is tree Class-but you still ROCK! I noticed on your webpage that you have the pdf's of your lessons there as well.
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thanks diane...for the points...will work on her some more tonight!!!! tyree
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Here's my first go at the roots assignment.
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Dave - you have a good tree trunk going there! The trunk has nice texture and shading, creating a nice cylindical form. Your roots are firmly planted in the ground. I especially like the delicate texture of the bark. The only suggestion I have is to push the shading a bit more around the roots to develop more depth.
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Dave - you have a good tree trunk going there! The trunk has nice texture and shading, creating a nice cylindical form. Your roots are firmly planted in the ground. I especially like the delicate texture of the bark.

The only suggestion I have is to push the darks and shading a bit more around the roots to give them more depth.
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And now my message is hiccupping and I've posted twice....
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And now my message is hiccupping and I've posted twice....

And there was me thinking my tree was so good that you posted twice in your excitement!
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Hi All Lots of lovely work already. I have read Sibley's chapter on trees and your lesson Dianne and thoroughly enjoyed them, but can see that there is a lot of work ahead of me. I am one of the slower workers, but just wanted to let you know that I am on board
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