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    Wow, they are really good Lala! I think you should definitely finish the one of Chevy. And I love the ballerina!
    I barely passed art in college, I got 1 out of a possible 6 points so don't take that to heart. It just takes practice really, learning to use light and shadow.

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    I'll put up a bigger one... this bird was dark brown pretty much all over, but I have left a good portion of it white.
    If I had have colored in the whole thing to show the bird was dark I wouldn't have been able to get the details like the eyes and the beak to "pop".
    That one was just out of boredom so I got lazy with the wings
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    wowza! crested thats awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I'll put up a bigger one... this bird was dark brown pretty much all over, but I have left a good portion of it white.
    If I had have colored in the whole thing to show the bird was dark I wouldn't have been able to get the details like the eyes and the beak to "pop".
    That one was just out of boredom so I got lazy with the wings
    Thats for your kind words CL

    that falcon is amzin.

    Im soooooo f***ing jealous LMAO

    I would love to be able to do that.

    I mean I know im ok, I could get the out line and all the feather lines etc, but then I would just stop . Itd be like the cheap version of your drawing LMAO.

    I completely failed art. Got probably about the same as you except in a percentage. I wanted to do surrealism and my theme was going to be good vs evil using dragons and pegasus's to represent each side.

    The teacher told me I couldnt do that as I couldnt ""see" dragons to draw and paint them. I told her id use crocodiles and lizards and bats etc...she said no so I just handed in a few pencil drawings LMAO

    WTF is art if not stuff you can see in your mind?

    Anyway, I bow to your superior talent. If you could though, I wouldnt mind some advice on doing shading and detailing etc. Also some advice on tools liek types of pencil and eraser etc (Personally, I just use a pencil or pen I can find as I dont know how to use the different ools). Just to get me started...I would love oyu forever LOL

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    My teacher sounded the opposite to yours, I used to draw horses all the time and my teacher hated it, it wasn't "creative" enough.
    So I spent most of my second year making the most f**ked up things I could possibly imagine and THAT is what got me that 1 point!

    One piece I did was an old violin, I took that and then cut a dolls head in half, glued the dolls head onto the bottom of the violin and then painted the whole thing purple.
    Then I painted broken carnival rides and put burnt lace around the dolls head.
    It was to represent a "troubled childhood".
    My teacher went mental over it, he loved it... I thought it was a piece of crap
    Plus it had absolutely no meaning to me as I certainly didn't have a troubled childhood.

    With shading the easiest way is to start off very light, you can always make it darker later by adding more layers of pencil. If you go too dark straight up it's hard to fix.
    I am hopeless at explaining sorry.
    The pic below is a charcoal, so less detail, but I think it shows how using black and white can show depth and shadow. When I did this one I started out by just lightly shading in the waves on the ears and then gradually making them darker and darker until I got the effect I wanted.
    This poodle used was black.

    (Sorry for taking over this thread!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I'll put up a bigger one... this bird was dark brown pretty much all over, but I have left a good portion of it white.
    If I had have colored in the whole thing to show the bird was dark I wouldn't have been able to get the details like the eyes and the beak to "pop".
    That one was just out of boredom so I got lazy with the wings
    I have phobia for birds but I love this bird with a rather placid eye...lovely
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    LOL CL at your teacher. The only time the teachers thought one of my creations was great was a sculpture I made out of wire and toilet paper. It had to be something from nature and I did these seed pod thingys and I twined them together.

    The teacher thought it was brilliant...I couldnt really see what the fuss was about LMAO

    So with the shading, I get start light and go dark, btu how do you get the highlights? See how you have the white highlights on the poodle, how do you put that there?

    WHat kind of pencils or tools do you use?

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    Thanks hachna I love birds of prey, but I'm scared of a budgie

    The white highlights are just bits I haven't colored in with charcoal.
    Forgive the crude drawing but below is what I mean by building up the shading...
    Start with the outline, then sketch out the major shadows in the photo (marked with black). Then add some more finer details and lesser shading (marked in grey) and finally start adding the really fine details of the individual hairs and small shadows.
    If it looks like there is too much white when you have done that, then just start going over it again until you are happy with it.

    It all takes practice.

    I mostly just use regular 'ol 2B pencils, but sometimes use graphite or charcoal sticks.
    Graphite pencils are good, they come out much darker than a regular pencil, but not as dark as charcoal... and they don't smudge!
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    Such is Life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Thanks hachna I love birds of prey, but I'm scared of a budgie

    The white highlights are just bits I haven't colored in with charcoal.
    Forgive the crude drawing but below is what I mean by building up the shading...
    Start with the outline, then sketch out the major shadows in the photo (marked with black). Then add some more finer details and lesser shading (marked in grey) and finally start adding the really fine details of the individual hairs and small shadows.
    If it looks like there is too much white when you have done that, then just start going over it again until you are happy with it.

    It all takes practice.

    I mostly just use regular 'ol 2B pencils, but sometimes use graphite or charcoal sticks.
    Graphite pencils are good, they come out much darker than a regular pencil, but not as dark as charcoal... and they don't smudge!
    Ahh I see what you mean. That example was perfect.

    The odd time I have tried shading, I do a tiny bit at a time including all the detail. I can see though that doing the shading and then the details would work better.

    Thanks heaps for that....

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