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  1. That would be great!

    That would be great!
  2. Sweetpea- Try the folks over at UC Berkeley...

    Sweetpea-

    Try the folks over at UC Berkeley Robotics lab. http://bleex.me.berkeley.edu/
    Read thru their info and maybe email someone to point you in the right direction.
    They are doing some cool...
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    Art: James- Check out my last post on your drawings....

    James-
    Check out my last post on your drawings. Using a grey scale will help judge your values
    better. Then when you go to add color you can use your values that you have painted
    to help you match...
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    Art: James- If you are having trouble with the tonal...

    James-
    If you are having trouble with the tonal values try using a photographers grey scale
    to help match your values. If you get the chance try going over and checking out
    rational painting ...
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    Art: MArine Blue- Very nice work! I would add that...

    MArine Blue-

    Very nice work! I would add that you need to punch up your darks to help
    model your forms. Check Rebbecca Kimmels work on this portion of this site.
    You'll see what I mean.
    Good...
  6. Art: wisteria- I paint on gessoed masonite panels...

    wisteria-
    I paint on gessoed masonite panels that are 1/4" thickness and have gone up
    too 40"x48" (which is pretty heavy in weight) with no cradling so using 1/2" plywood
    so you should not have to...
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    Art: Matt, The last four pieces... Great job! You...

    Matt,

    The last four pieces... Great job! You have captured the mood in each piece! My favs are
    #3 and #4 The use of color in #3 shows that you are understanding the use of color
    and #4 with just...
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    Sweetpea- PM me and I will scan and email you...

    Sweetpea-

    PM me and I will scan and email you a few examples. Also, check out "The Natural Way to
    Draw" by Nicholaides(spelling) they are examples on this site. I did numerous
    of these gestures...
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    Mastering gesture drawing?

    Sweetpea-

    You might want to take a look at James McMullan's Book

    "High Focus Drawing" There is some really great stuff and
    some examples of his work and his students and it covers
    gesture...
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    Art: Sidharth- I really like this one so much...

    Sidharth-

    I really like this one so much better. Even at the this stage you seem now to understand
    more of the process involved. Keep up the good work!!
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    Art: Sidharth- On the Barque: Depending on your...

    Sidharth-
    On the Barque:
    Depending on your paper density just try putting the 2 images over each other
    and hold them up to a window in daylight that will show you how far you are off
    on your...
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    Art: Matt- Very nice plein air of the bridge. Plein...

    Matt-

    Very nice plein air of the bridge. Plein air is very tough but rewarding! Again, nice job!
    Keep it up!

    Doug
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    Art: Hey Matt! PM with your email and I will send...

    Hey Matt!

    PM with your email and I will send you some pics.
    Later,
    Doug
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    Art: Matt- Nice Work! I especially like this last...

    Matt-

    Nice Work! I especially like this last piece with the minimal paint. That's a great
    exercise that everyone should do! It really teaches you about less is more
    and letting the eye put...
  15. Art: GriNGo- where did you obtain the drawings of...

    GriNGo-
    where did you obtain the drawings of Mariano Fortuny Marsal? I would like to use them
    for sight size drawings to copy. Great work on your part! People don't understand
    how difficult...
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    Art: GriNGo- where did you obtain the drawings of...

    GriNGo-
    where did you obtain the drawings of Mariano Fortuny Marsal? I would like to use them
    for sight size drawings to copy. Great work on your part! People don't understand
    how difficult...
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    Art: If you are going to to use masonite panels I use...

    If you are going to to use masonite panels I use untempered panels. Tempered masonite
    has a smooth dark red brown color. Best to avoid tempered, because they are treated
    with chemicals. I than coat...
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    Art: Lora, Very Nice! Your reference looks like Susan...

    Lora,
    Very Nice! Your reference looks like Susan Bourdet's work. She has a couple of good books to work from to practice watercolor. You need to punch up the darks in you background that would help...
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    Art: Elwell- Sight size is a process that will...

    Elwell-
    Sight size is a process that will eventually improve your relative
    measurement. Once you have mastered or understand how to
    measure with sight size you eventually are to use your improved...
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    Art: Maxine is right about the plumb line. Sight size...

    Maxine is right about the plumb line. Sight size is used to train your eye
    to see form and shapes of your subject so that when you start shading
    to give your subject that 3-d look you will...
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