• Val
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    • Carol
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    • Connie
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      Such a good “looking” exercise!image
    • Giuliana
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      I'm definitely starting to feel more comfortable, but I'm working hard on chiaroscuro because I still feel that is quite hard to distinguish the lights and darks on an object or composition
    • Linda
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    • Kathy
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      It is clear that all my skills will be needed to sketch realistically! I need a great deal more practice I think before I can use both light value and 3D markings both accurately and relatively quickly. I think practicing all techniques together will be the most useful for me. It is gratifying to see tiny improvements!IMG_5327IMG_1284
    • Nancy
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      Oranges are hard to texture.  But I think this shows Chiaroscuro, the 3D, I am not as sure of.          I thought I submitted this last night but don't see it this morning so if it is duplicate, I sorry. Orange  Chiaroscuro  040820
    • Margaret
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      How can I show an area of whiteness that occurs at the edge of the object?  It becomes white on white page!  I'm am becoming less hesitant to open my journal and am enjoying the exercises.fullsizeoutput_6fd
    • serena
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      I'm getting quite comfortable, but it's still a bit hard to find the reflective light.WIN_20200408_12_19_01_Pro
    • Eliana
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      Yes it was easier
    • Nancy
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      I have been working from photographs because I find I can see the light better.  The fur on this vixen was a challenge.  Tomorrow I will try some realVixen  040720 fruit.
      • Eliana
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        O M G that is soooooo good! I love it keep up the good work
      • Nancy
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        @Eliana Thank you Eliana. I would love to see your drawings.  Nancy

    • Dorothy D
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      IMG_7243 I am always using value scales, still life set ups with my students to keep them in practice depicting every day objects. I use pencil,charcoal and graphite with them so I ache for color at the end of the day for me sometimes. I think I need it just to give me another challenge. Still learning....
      • Carol
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        Love these and feel like I could just slice right into them and see the juice come out! I am amazed at the way you used color - makes them look so real. I started looking at the discussion posts before learning the content here, but it’s hard to imagine myself ever getting to this level!
      • Cynthia
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        Your color work in this painting has so many lessons!  Thank you!  It's gorgeous and alive.
    • ann
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    • Nancy
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      I am really enjoying drawing,  I am getting much more comfortable with the process.  You make learning these skills controllable.  I am so glad I signed up for this class. 20200407_072132 oak leaves 2
      • Anna
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        Love the fluid movement you’ve managed to bring ti these leaves. Very inspiring. Thanks
    • Holly
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      Chiaroscuro 4-3-20I
    • Rafael
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      Yes, thank you very much. I send this example.DSC00309
    • Leah
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      Now that I have practiced a lot, I have gotten used to knowing where different skills should be applied. I am definitely a lot more comfortable now with these new skills! So far I have done great with all of these exercises, so I am ready to do more!
    • It us easy to see which components are being applied.I am starting to fell more comfortable using these techniques, that said i do think I need to work on the core shadow. ]IMG_20200330_173915
    • Lynley
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      Have been doing a bit more practice with capturing the light values of objects, I think there is some improvement! and I feel more confident of putting pencil to paper to create an image. Drawing Basics - Light & dark-practice sheet2Drawing Basics - Light & dark-practice sheet3
    • Lynley
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      Drawing Basics - Light & dark-practice sheet1   Have been enjoying playing with the texture and getting the light & dark thing happening.  This is a start but lots more practice to go!
      • Leonora
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        Hi, Lynley. Your Value Scale is so well done, and I like the way you used the texturing techniques that we’ve been practicing on your scale - wish I’d thought of that! Your drawings are all so nice too. I especially love your little cardinal peeking onto the page. Keep up the great work! 👍🏻
    • Matt
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      IMG_5937 It has been a long time since I've done much sketching. It is coming back to me though.
    • Suzy
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      Attached is my zombie looking face with a tangerine, tomato, and carrot. I noticed taking a picture highlighted the shadows even more. I went back and added in a few more shades using the photo. Practice makes perfect. I would like to get better at conveying the different textures. Chiaroscuro
    • ann
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      • Amy
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        Fabulous! 😁
      • Jeanie
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        That’s awesome!  I hope you get some more TP soon. Lol
      • Cynthia
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        What a delight!  Thank you for the good laugh, and the great drawing.  I love the folds especially.  The soft lines really define the winding of the paper at the top.  I'm so impressed by how few lines can be as important to the image as the complex set you have for the folded edge and the column.
    • Juan
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    • ann
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