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Old 03-11-2007, 09:23 AM
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Looking good Herb. How many more little drawings to go? My Dad was an engineer. I think even if you don't go through with it and become one, it is still in your DNA.
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Made some progress today. Two steps forward, one step back.
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Made some progress today. Two steps forward, one step back.

Well, the line dance method of drawing seems to be working for you! and admittedly? that's how I do it, too.

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Looking good so far Some very nice textures going on
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Really making progress now Herb...I'm looking for the BACK Bit...but it all looks forward to me...Oh, there it is...no, that was a fly on my screen..
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Herb, you sure know how to pick a challenge! Amazing so far... your work keeps getting better with each piece. I've tried the dark blue colorfix and found it difficult (for me) but you're sailing away like a champ! Looks great!
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I've never tried a grid on anything...is it difficult? In any classes I've had, we trace a picture with tracing paper, then transfer it with a stylus and transfer paper.
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I've never tried a grid on anything...is it difficult? In any classes I've had, we trace a picture with tracing paper, then transfer it with a stylus and transfer paper.

I would hate to trace the piece that Herb is working on.
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Making slow progress. I keep going back to re-work what I've already done. I'm curious what you all think of the color and contrast so far.

I'm almost finished with the leaves that I think require the most detail. As I move left and up, I will attempt to show less and less detail. I'm thinking that transition may be a challenge for me.

I not sure what part of the grid you think might be difficult, Dotb. Drawing it takes 10 or 15 minutes. You just measure and mark each side then use a straightedge and soft pastel pencil and light touch to draw the lines.

I think the grid is a big help with all the detail I'm trying to capture. It helps me focus on one small part at a time. However, I think it would really get in the way if you were drawing something that needed broader strokes.

I really appreciate all the comments and encouragement! Thanks, everyone!
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This is looking incredible, Herb!!

That's a neat idea to render it with less detail as you move left and up - the foreground itself will be the focal point, right? And you'll have an even greater feeling of depth. You sure have patience, and it's paying off. Thanks for doing this as a wip.

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Still watching and marvelling at your patience Herb.
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I think you all are the ones who will have to be patient. I'll try and make more significant progress before posting again.
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Still loving every bit
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Yes - is an adventure to watch the unfolding, the 'clearing of the mist'....
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Here's some more of the sausage being made. I'm sure there's a better way to do this, but I haven't learned it yet.

(By the way... If these frequent posts are becoming annoying, somebody please tell me.)
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