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CozmicStardust
« on: October 29, 2007 11:35:25 PM »

Hey all--
here are some pieces I've done in and for my 1st of many college drawing classes. Please tell me what you think! :-)

most are 18x24ish











Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
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blackxunicorn
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007 08:45:49 AM »

those are really good
i love using charcoal but it's sooo messy  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007 10:00:14 PM »

those are really nice still lives bore the heck outta me
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007 08:45:38 AM »

those are really good
i love using charcoal but it's sooo messy  Grin

Its the same here.

Keep up the good work, with your shading skills I can't wait to see some portraiture. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007 08:56:39 AM »

fo real, still lifes are so unfun to draw. =(  I had a 4 hour drawing class last year, & i wanted to die cause it was all still lifes 24/7, & all charcoal.  I just wanna use my pencils!
These all look real nice, though there are more of a range of values on them than you're showing.  The object that you captured the best in my opinion, is the little mug on the 2nd piece.  What's in the background of that one? I can't tell if it's an object or part of the backdrop. The last one looks well done too, but it's blurry. =(
Try not to use hard lines for the pumpkin lines, it makes it look more cartoonish & less realistic.

I don't know if you wanted critiques, but sorry, i gave them, haha.
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CozmicStardust
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2007 11:11:42 AM »

Thanks for the comments and critiques. I've started to really enjoy working in charcoal, even though it's so darn messy. I ALWAYS get it on my face. Without fail.

Yeah--my drawing class is 4 hours on Wednesday nights. It sucks because today is Halloween and I can't go out! booo.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007 01:45:53 PM »

My drawing class is 3 1/2 hours this semester and late at night (ends at 10:30).  It's 99% still life and I have fallen asleep in the class.  Esp when the lights are out except for a spot light in the corner of the room somewhere.  Mmm...nap

Oh, anyway, yeah, good job on your charcoals!  It's such a messy material but the results are always amazing.  You have awesome darks and lights! 
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