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#4677
Re:An attempt at drawing 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Well I really like your cat drawing and it was very interesting to read the feed back that you received and the step by step help!!!.


BTW Every time I look at Mightyfineart's tiger picture my eyes well up! So beautiful it makes me cry!
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#4683
Re:An attempt at drawing 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
I agree Blu, so beautiful.
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#4696
Re:An attempt at drawing 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Cathy- well done! You got his expression spot on, which is the hardest bit, you just need a bit of practice, get back into it. More confidence means stronger lines and more contrast. If you do others you'll also learn the pictures that will translate well into a drawing, as its slightly different for a painting.

Have you tried charcoal pencils? I dont use the blended ones, just the cheap packs which I find actually give me better results Just don't do initial layout in graphite pencil as charcoal wont go over it.

Play with different papers too- I use watercolour paper for my figure studies as it takes a lot more abuse in terms of blending.

Mighty fine's tip for whiskers was a great one, I also sometimes use a scalpel blade or sharp needle to pick out details if I've already gone over an area.

Looking forward to seeing the next one
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#4698
Re:An attempt at drawing 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
I think I'll just make a horrible mess with charcoal. I have tried but I don't feel I can get enough detail or it smudges. I'm using quite smooth paper because I felt that I would get a more realistic feel then. I could be totally wrong about that! lol

The needle tip is a good one, will have a go at that. Thanks so much!
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#4699
Re:An attempt at drawing 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
*grins* I make a terrible mess too, but thats why I like the pencils- I can get them to such a sharp point I get all the detail I could wish for but the extra contrast brings things to life. At some point I'll get one of my figure studies up on here, see if I can convert you

The only trouble I find with really smooth paper is that the oil from your hands stops the pencil taking after a while, but maybe thats just because I take so blimmin' long drawing anything:)
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#4700
Re:An attempt at drawing 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
I see what you're getting at. With the charcoal I could get more black and white going on. OK, I'm going to be brave, I think I hold back too much, I'm too tentative. Will have another go in a bit.
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