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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.
    Last edited by elenaM; April 14th, 2008 at 11:08 PM.

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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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    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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    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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