• Jennifer
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      Chirps: 7
      Still lots of exploring to do with the different techniques. Would like to excel at chiaroscuro : )B500814B-21EA-4D00-97D2-61DCDACD7057
    • Susan
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      Chirps: 3
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    • Norma
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      Chirps: 2
      I'm starting to get the shadings and seeing the dark and light. Right now I would like to work on the pressure of my pencil... It seems to be another level of shade and light.
    • Johanna
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      Chirps: 6
      I am definitely a beginner at this!  I wonder if I should somehow draw in the general outlines first.  When I do not do that I find that I get involved in one small section and make too many marks so that, in the end it looks kind of muddy.  Also, the drawing tends to get lopsided or out of proportion. But, when I draw in the outlines it makes it hard to do highlighted edges.  Still working on the types of marks to use for different textures too. IMG_8577IMG_8576
    • J Daniel
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      Chirps: 3
      Of all the new techniques you have put forth for us, I like most the BLENDING.  At least for me, it has a nice way to cover/hide many of my sketching sins.
    • Linda
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      Chirps: 12
      3 D lesson garden Not always easy to identify the different values .  Trying to squint to see more clearly.
    • Cindy
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      Chirps: 14
      I'm still a bit frustrated that my drawings don't look exactly like I would like them to look. I certainly can see how the shading could work just am not quite there.
      • monique
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        Chirps: 6
        Just keep practicing. It will!
      • Marissa
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        Chirps: 4
        Don't worry. A new concept can always be a bit tricky at first. If you keep working hard at it, it will turn out! You can do it!
    • Amy
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      Chirps: 3
      Harder than I thought but hopefully you can tell it’s a spaghetti squash. Something I want to keep practicing and observing.
      • Marissa
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        Chirps: 4
        It looks like a spaghetti squash to me. Good job!
    • Amy
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      Chirps: 3
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      • Cindy
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        Chirps: 14
        Nice! Love the detail on the stem.
      • Amy
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        Chirps: 3

        @Cindy Thanks

    • Kim
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      Chirps: 9
      ChiarscuroI understand much more how to use light and shadow to create a 3D effect.  It seemed like a mystery or some artist alchemy before, but now I see it is just a skill of observing the basic shadow elements.
    • Marta
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      Chirps: 11
      Chiaroscuro_marta_24.09.2020 I loved to learn the mark-making techniques, the value scale, squint test and chiaroscuro. I'm fascinated by how much ligh and dark can transform a drawing that, at first, looks "plain" (not 3D)! I need to practice light/ dark more, though! I find it much easier with sunlight, during the day, than drawing at night with artificial light; that's what happened with this banana. I'll give it another try, during the day :)
    • Maria
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      Chirps: 4
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      • Johanna
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        Chirps: 6
        This is interesting...I will try your scale as it helps to see how different techniques show lighter and darker.Thanks!
    • Caroline
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      Chirps: 17
      I can't believe how much progress I made in such a short amount of time. Applying the various techniques doesn't come natural (obviously), but I really enjoy the process of thinking hard and also making mistakes. I'm very excited and I feel more confident with each try. IMG_0027IMG_0028
      • monique
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        Chirps: 6
        Great job on the apple.
    • Richard
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      Chirps: 6
      Chiarosco Drawing 2 Struggling with the actual drawing and making it look real. Working each day will hopefully improve that. Also need to work light to dark
    • Hilary
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      Chirps: 3
      IMG-8376I really like the techniques you showed us. I like the options of using the hatching, stippling, and blending. The Chirascuro is hard for me to do. At first I couldn't even see it, but now I am starting to. This is something I need to work on.The squint test has to be the coolest thing ever!!
    • Kimmai
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      Chirps: 13
      IMG_4141 The mid tones, seem to be my struggle. I have a heavy hand and removing pencil can be an issue.
    • Patricia
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      Chirps: 8
      imageI found it interesting to practice the chiaroscuro technique both outside in natural light and inside with filtered light. The notes from this lecture were very helpful.  I was pleased with my drawings and more comfortable capturing the light. 
    • Patricia
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      Chirps: 8
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    • Barbara
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      Chirps: 4
      25F86C82-036A-450C-82A7-E7C469CA85A0 58AB5726-A2D2-436A-A492-AB78AB3CBBF7   It was difficult for me to capture the gentle curves of a tomato and still show light and shadow.  It had so little actual contrast that too many lines seemed too many.   It seemed overworked.  Not a good subject for this topic.  But the idea of chiaroscuro is excellent.  I liked the cloud attempt better.
    • Lumi
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      Chirps: 12
      I don’t find it the hardest thing to find the shadow, highlights, etc. I am getting a bit more confident using various shading techniques, like cross-hatching, that I have used before some. I think I should work on making shadows a bit darker, so the highlights seem lighter.image
    • Peggy
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      Chirps: 5
      I can recognize the highlight, light, etc. Blending the different light is difficult. I an not a natural.
    • Bridget
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      Chirps: 13
      This course is AMAZING! Whilst I'm not exactly confident nor super comfortable making the first marks, I now feel it's okay to start and that I might even be surprised by what's possible. This is an empowering and exciting feeling! I loooove blending as it's so forgiving, I was surprised by how good scribbling can look and how simple hatching can be so efficient when there's limited time. Wow. Who knew I could draw a chilli?! IMG_20200814_193033
    • Jessie
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      Chirps: 6
      I still have trouble with depth perception in getting proportions correct, and do "just some more here" with shading that it doesn't always get the light quite right to look 3D enough to me.15963053461596573721324329073229
    • Jeff S.
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      Chirps: 3
      Since it's a rainy day, I chose to draw an exotic ornamental just outside my home.  The intricate pattern of the scales and the harsh indoor lighting made it a bit more of a challenge. Deodor Cedar Sketch-JS FYI:  This tree holds a special place in my heart.  The top is dead and makes a great perch for Merlins, Coopers Hawks and Great Horned Owls.
    • Victoria
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      Chirps: 14
      I have really enjoyed my drawing practice, I usually work with colors not only in my paintings, but also in my Photography. Going back to the basics is like opening a window to when I was younger and I sketched everything I saw.IMG_2729IMG_2721
      • Hilary
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        Chirps: 3
        This is amazing!!
      • Caroline
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        Chirps: 17
        Wow!