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    Tom Babbey
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    This is the Study Group for all lessons that are included in “Drawing Fundamentals Phase I.” Feel free to post all relevant work, both based on our video lessons and from your own personal studies, in this thread. You’re encouraged to ask for help, and give advice and critiques on other student’s work when they ask. Have fun, and study well!

    -Tom Babbey, Watts Atelier Support

    #8243

    Gooee
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    Starting fundamentals – cube

    #8246

    Gooee
    Participant

    Gosh I thought these fundamentals would be a doddle! Harder than I imagined!

    #8248

    Gooee
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    …getting a little more confident now….however I should have marked the dark side with the darkest line, I guess.

    …so I re-marked the dark side and I think it’s much better

    #8251

    Gooee
    Participant

    A cylindrical box (which did contain some lovely champagne truffles at Xmas)

    #8291

    Tjoyl
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    Gooee I think these are a great start. The hatbox is my favorite. I like the shading a lot. Looking forward to more.

    #8308

    Joe
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    Good to see this study group started. I am currently working through Fundamentals Phase I, so I will be joining in to post my work here.

    #8336

    Gooee
    Participant

    …best of luck with your study Joseph, I’mm enjoying it so much!

    #8429

    Joe
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    Well here goes my first post. This is a mix of my warm ups and drawings from the first phase during the past 3 days. I plan on staying with the Phase 1 exercises exclusively for a while, but still do them even when I move to the next phase. I would appreciate any and all critiques. My main thing I hate right now is my spheres… I just seem to have too many hard edges going on..

    Also there is a lot of warming up going on here, as I really like to mess around a bunch before starting to draw. I really cannot draw lines straight unless I warm up a lot.










    #8438

    Tjoyl
    Participant

    Joseph I wish I could offer some constructive criticism but I think these look wonderful. And this last warm up page? You got kind of a Kandinsky thing going on here. I think that’s pretty cool. But the basic shapes? I wish mine looked this great.

    #8498

    SConrad
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    Well, here goes, I had done these fundamentals at the end of last year and then had a new baby end of November so my free study time got seriously depleted, but now things are getting back on track so I went back and started these fresh. Here goes:
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    #8501

    SConrad
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    SConrad
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    #8503

    SConrad
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    #8513

    Joe
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    Looks good SConrad. For me, the cylinder works the best.

    Your cast shadows, especially on the sphere, seem too short. On the sphere, try drawing a line tangent to the point where the core shadow begins and go all the way to the ground. This is approximately where the shadow ends on the ground. Light travels in a straight line, so if you follow a line from the light source to the ground, hitting the edge of the sphere on the way, you can get a good idea of where the shadows fall.

    By the way, this is unrelated but your painting of a boat in the other thread is really wonderful.

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