the daily sketch

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  1. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    That is really good!! It's not often you see something done on black paper, I love it!:D
     
  2. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    That's really cute Perla! It looks just like him!:)
     
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    perla123 New Member

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    thank! u I like drawing him and taking pictures of him:)
     
  4. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    No wonder, he is so gorgeous!:D Did you draw any more of him?:)
     
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    perla123 New Member

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    yes i did but i have to take pics of the drawins and I have more photos of him that I have of drawings sorry but when I have more pic of the drawings I'l post them up so u can see.
     
  6. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Susan the bear, i cant imagine what you would be like if you were "in practice"! that is a well done image, oh i so reallllly do like it very much:D you are an inspiration:)

    Perla what a nicely done graphic drawing.What kind of paper did you use? i like the texture, it really added to your line work. The daily sketch is beginning to take off and that makes me very happy indeed. Now i need to get busy too:eek: i have been bad about my new year's resolution.
     
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    ok i am a really i mean really bad drawer this is just one that i drew of my dog after i took a picture of her
    this is the drawing
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    i need some tips on the eyes that was just the sketch.
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    i am almost done with the drawing i just need to do the eyes,nose, and coloring. Can give me some tips on how to draw eyes?
     
  8. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    you are NOT a really bad drawer! There are quite a bit of very good in your sketch. If you are working off of a photo turn it upside down when you do the eyes. Our minds tend to give us a symbol that we pull up in our minds when it comes to the eye, sort of like the visine logo. IF you turn it upside down you look at it as if for the first time and see what the shape of the eye really is and that will make your drawing look totally different. I spend more time on the eyes then i do on any other part of the drawing being careful to get each little change in the line.:)
     
  9. susan the bear

    susan the bear New Member

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    hehe...was going to suggest that too.
    If you are working from a photograph, it's interesting to turn it upside
    down and draw it.
    It forces you to draw what you actually see...rather than what you
    think it should look like.
    Sometimes the left (analytical) side of your brain gets in the way of
    what your right (creative) side is trying to do.

    Another thing that's very good for practice (which used to
    make me crazy but it works!) is to draw the same subject
    over and over as a series of timed sketches.
    Start at 15 min, then do one in 10, then 5 and so on until
    you're down to 15 sec.

    DO NOT worry about how bad they look or how scribbly.
    They will be very scribbly!
    But it's good for getting you to loosen up and get comfortable
    with the "feel" of sketching.


    Oh yeah...eyes are tough to do.
    (you'll notice in that drawing of Fuzzy, they were conveniently shadowed
    in such a way that i didn't really have to draw them. sneaky, huh.) :p
     
  10. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    RD, that's really good!! I love it! :D
     
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    tempura tantrum Shiba Inu Slave

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    RD, it's adorable!

    My uncle has a basset, and you captured those soulful, droopy eyes perfectly.
     
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    That's really good RD!
     
  13. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Aww. Thanks :) I'm considering trying to draw Dakota or Ripley soon, lol that should be interesting. I'll post it if it isn't too hideous!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Simply a delightful sketch RD!!!! Glad you have come on board. You draw with good lines and a comfortable expression i think. I really hope you do more!!! :) :) :)
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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  16. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Those are awesome, smkie! :)
     
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    roughcollies Collie lover

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    It's not great, but for a drawing I did while laying on my stomach with a number 2 pencil on the phone, I like it, lol!
    Sorry for the picture of a picture. I don't have a scanner and I tried to take a couple shots to see if any turned out good.
    Black and Tan Coonhound

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  18. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    very nice fluid lines..l love your coonhound! will have to share with my friend Kelly, she has a lovely gurrrrl named lady that they adopted from the shelter. They have such a unique and elegant face. You did a great job capturing this!
     
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    roughcollies Collie lover

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    Thanks! I LOVE coonhounds. I really would like my own someday, but this was just a picture I drew. They are cool dogs. :) I have since finished the neck area on the dog. It looks much better now, lol.
     
  20. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Kelly says when she has Lady out she gets all this attention from all these old men...Coonhounds have quite the appeal;) especially pretty ones like lady. I have been wanting to draw Lady for sometime now but it is so far down on the list of what i want to do vs what has to be done i dont' know if i will ever get there.:(
     

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