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    Elena's sketchpad

    Hello dudes and dudettes(?)
    Here are my sketches, lessons, weekly challenges. So far i have no doodles but here and there a crayon drawing to spice up my pages. So welcome to my Strathmore sketch pad.

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    April's exercises

    Mainly learning to shade and do value drawing from life and lessons, photos, etc.

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    my portrait at 16 months

    this is from a photo of incredible poor quality.(November 1955)
    It's done in a rush in HB2 pencil on Strathmore drawing paper.

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    Great studies here,Keep going.


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    Thanks a lot, HN I just restarted after 40 years.This time I hope I will be serious about it!

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    say cheese

    This is my first sketch/drawing of a puppy.While the puppy is OK,I am not satisfied with my drawing of hands here.

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    Hey El' nice start to a sketchbook. Good to see you using the pencil, i thinks it gets overlooked by a lot of artists nowadays. Be mindful of your shading direction tho, try to draw your strokes in the direction of the form when shading and don't be afraid to push harder in some places... keep it up ;-)

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    Thanks randalthor, still shy with shading. I'm learning it...

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    Unhappy my hand from reference photo

    This is a 48 year-old lady hand, (protecting my husband...
    First attempt to draw it is a failure and the blending is awful, but I am ready to try it again tomorrow, maybe.

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    the joy of crayons

    crayola coloring a rose from my garden in bloom.

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    real life drawing

    crayon coloring fruit on a small brass tray.

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    buddha head

    this is a statue piece from San Francisco's Asian arts museum.

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    Wink an eye

    this week challenge from drawspace.com. First try.

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    eye study

    graphite pencil and crayola.

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    mechanical pencil and oil pastels

    This is my first oil pastel work. Not thrilled with the result so i added some crayon on my dahlia.

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    painted face

    mechanical pencil, graphite, crayons on Strathmore drawing paper.

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    peacock and blossoms

    crayons and oil pastels on Strathmore drawing paper.

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    joy of spring

    Lavender and geranium in Crayons and tulip in CP

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    arabian nights

    value drawing in graphite HB2, B, B2, B4, B6 pencils
    The one on black contsructions paper is embarassing but i post it anyway. I used crayons and oil pastels.

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    alcazar

    this is from an illustration from my arabian nights book to which i applied values.I made mistakes but i'm learning shading with values.

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    more flowers

    crayola colored pencils

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    Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore

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    Bali Mask

    this is drawn from real life not from photo.CP on Strathmore sketch paper.

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    my left hand

    sketch of my left hand from real life. I believe that an artist should study anatomy parts from real life and not generic hands, ears, limbs from drawing courses or the masters.An example is the difforent styles and interpretation of human figures of El Greco with elongated faces and limbs and Rubens with voluptuous forms.

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    Welcome to CA! First I'll say good start for a SB, your hand and other pencil drawings from the beginning are very good and expressive but I noticed your smudge shading, get rid of it! It makes your work harder just make it with the top of your pencil! Keep going, best wishes and good luck!

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    small bowl of cherries

    oil pastels, crayola CP on watercolor paper. 1 1/2 hours.

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    friendship

    a real life oil pastels and crayola Cp inspired by an art friend.

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    ceramic study

    a few or more lines and touch up were added after scanning.

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    The rendering on these is nice, but they're not quite symmetrical - close but not quite. Look at the edges of the windmill vase. The left edge is bulbous, but the right one just goes straight down to the base. The olive oil canter is leaning to the left. These two objects should also have a mirror curve to their base. The small bowl has a lower lip on the near left side.

    With a little extra work this could be a really great portfolio piece.

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    a snail

    pencil#2 soft

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