some more drawings

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  1. GoingNowhere

    GoingNowhere Active Member

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    critiques are welcome.

    One I did in colored pencil of the neighbor's dogs.

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    and another of another neighbor's dog in pencil

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    -GoingNowhere
     
  2. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    WOw your coming along nicely. Very nice work! Fur is very tricky and yours really looks like fur. You have it going in the right direction and i feel some depth. What are you using to draw with? For fur i like to use an o3 lead so i can get the lightest of lights and then i switch to and 05 or an 07 for my darkest darks. I have a hard time with smudging because to me it has a dirty appearance. Instead for the lightest of shading i use my o3 and go in very light circles so get a gradiated shadow.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    those are great :D Love them
     
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    Thanks :)

    Mainly, I just use whatever pencils are nearby. The colored pencils weren't anything special, just what I got from a craft store. Of the two actual "drawing" pencils that I've been using (honestly can't remember if I used them for the bottom pic), one is labeled "Design - drawing 3800 09107 HB" and the other is labeled "Design - Ebony". Obviously, the Ebony one gives the darker tones. But I don't know too much about specific drawing tools. I'd love any advice you have!
     
  5. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    YOu might try some water color derwents some time. Use them only in the dark areas and take a brush and lightly lift the color for your midrange. I think it is something you would do very well with.
     
  6. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Smkie's right, as always :) You are getting better and better all the time. Those look excellent to me!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    meant to say water color derwent colored pencils...just realized i left out the colored pencil part. You can buy them individually at most art stores. About a buck a each.
     
  8. GoingNowhere

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    thanks renee and thanks smkie! So are those pencils just darker colored pencils?
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    No..they aren't darker. THey work like regular colored pencils. You can just take a brush that is wetted with a little bit of water and pick up the color byt starting with the area you have colored and brush it out giving you a very nice gradiated stroke. Leaving your white areas only as your pure highlights.



    better price
    Derwent Watercolor Pencils

    some examples
    Berry Patch Surprise
    if i read this right this artist uses them on watercolor paper that has been dampened.

    HEre is some really nice work done with them.
    Original Watercolor Details

    YOu get a really nice depth with this medium that is hard to achieve with pencil alone.
     
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    Really nice work! I especially like the first one - it's got a lot of great texture to it. :)
     
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    Woah, those are impressive works of art! I like the fact that you're using a pencil as a medium. It's really hard to render an image using that. :)
     
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    Very nice !
     
  13. GoingNowhere

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    Thank you all very much! And thanks for the info on the pencils smkie!
     
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    You betcha. The only reason i mention them is they i think would be very suited to your style.:) Nice work!
     
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    these are all great art works.. a friend of mine who's majoring in art, had his dog dip his tail in paint and n just let him wiggle it in a plain canvas.. it was mixture of different colors.. an abstract piece which then got him a high grade for uniqueness and originality..
     

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