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Rossie
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Posted -  29/12/2007  :  16:34
As there seems to be quite a bit of artistic talent around here, I thought I would start a pencil sketch section .....


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conty
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Posted - 01/11/2009 : 15:28
heres Tazz the drawing of the collie dog ive just started




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Stanley
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Posted - 01/11/2009 : 17:00
Nice to see you're working. No, I haven't hung it yet, still sitting here with it looking at me. I tend to take a long time about re-arranging my pictures, I like to get it right so I'm comfortable with the end result. Start doing more weights than activity. This is the time when you put bone mass on if you are working hard physically and eating well. Good insurance for later life, bone mass is a big component of your overall immunity system.


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belle
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Posted - 02/11/2009 : 17:07
I like the first two of her dad's drawings better as well. He just needs better materials and pencils and do it more often and he will be excellent..he has all the makings!


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conty
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Posted - 02/11/2009 : 18:36
heres an update of the collie (Tazz) taking form slowley


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Big Kev
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Posted - 02/11/2009 : 20:21


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Big Kev wrote:
A friend of mine has asked me to post a couple of her father's pencil sketches for comment. He doesn't think he's very good but she believes he is.....




I think he's pretty good and would value any comments.

Cheers

Many thanks for your comments on Daniel's pictures. They have been passed on and he is quite pleased with himself.

 Cheers

 Kev
  



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conty
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Posted - 14/11/2009 : 19:19


heres an update of Tazz, sadly she died last week, so i hope her owners are going to love this and the drawing not make them sad


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Stanley
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Posted - 15/11/2009 : 07:03
Don't worry Conor, the drawing can only remind them of an old friend. Nothing sad about that. It's looking good, you're as good with dogs as humans. I have an idea you'd be good drawing machinery, your mind works the right way. Purely on the grounds of improving your commercial attractiveness, why not try a steam locomotive? Have a furtle on the web for David Shepherd's paintings.

http://www.davidshepherd.com/


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Posted - 15/11/2009 : 08:05
Watch him Conor, he'll have you doing stationery engines next!! Nolic


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Tizer
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Posted - 15/11/2009 : 12:19
Tazz's owners are very lucky to have your drawing, Conor. I'm sure it's lifelike and is going to be especially precious to them now.


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conty
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Posted - 15/11/2009 : 13:03
my grandad was an engineer and an architect and built his own steam engine from scratch, he even made a spark eroder when he wanted to remove a tapcon, and he made his own machines to make screws and springs, he was a very cleaver bloke, but sadly he died a few years ago so i cannot pick his brains. the steam engine he made was called Doris and was large enough to sit on when we where smaller.
This is so weird that you mentioned David Shephard as i only looked him up two weeks ago, as i wanted to see his pencil drawings of animals. i havent seen any steam trains by him but your idea is a good one and might have a go at one when i finish Tazz

Tazz is the first animal that ive tried drawing, so thankyou for saying that you like it, i have been commissioned to do this by my coach at uni, but i feel that he puts so much work into my training that i am giving it to him and his wife as a thankyou and a christmas present, so i hope your right, i would hate to think ive made them sad

Edited by - conty on 15/11/2009 13:06:35


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moh
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Posted - 15/11/2009 : 13:30
They will love it - it may make them a little sad initially but will give them so much pleasure,   It is excellent by the way, so lifelike.


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belle
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Posted - 15/11/2009 : 13:45
Conty, you have a real knack at getting inside the outer skin of your subject . I have seen so many animal sketches and they are ok in their own way but very inert, your's however has a real sense of the dog behind it..they can't teach that!


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conty
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Posted - 15/11/2009 : 16:13
thanks tizer, moh and belle.  ive got loads more to do yet, but its all the fine tricky stuff that doesnt notice at a quick glance but will finish it off, like the whiskers, the muzzle has been left till the last minute as those tricky whiskers have got to be done and you cant draw white so i leave it true and add the shades around them, haha well thats the plan LOL


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Stanley
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Posted - 16/11/2009 : 06:21
Conor, very impressed by the spark erosion for the broken tap. Clever stuff. Ignore Comrade Nolic Thegn. The mark of a real craftsman  is versatility. I'll mail you a steam engine pic with plenty of detail that you could use for an exercise if you felt like it. I had a GP who was noted for his bad temper but when he retired I told him I had sussed him out. It was a defence and the reason I knew was because he had Shepherd paintings of elephants with steam locos in his office. I later found that in his spare time he made violins. Now how could a bloke like that not be kind and sensitive deep down!


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Tizer
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Posted - 17/11/2009 : 11:43
Conor, I wouldn't dream of deflecting you from your drawings of people and animals which you do so well, but Stabley mentioned engines and I thought it was worth showing a few examples of how drawing was used in the past when photography was not so easily available, or how drawing can be better than photographs. The first three are drawings made at the Bass Breweries circa 1900 (***click on any of the pictures for a bigger image***).

Bass Shobnall engine house

Bass Mosley engine house

Bass brewery locomotive

These three drawings are just a few of the many made on a visit to Bass breweries, Burton on Trent, around 1900 by Alfred Barnard and his colleagues. They are in a book called `Noted Breweries of Great Britain & Ireland'. The authors did a survey of the breweries and they made the drawings like we would take photos now, to help them recall what they had seen. But I think they are marvellous in their own right. (The authors were taken around the many acres of the brewery site on the loco in the picture.)

Botanical technical drawing

This picture shows a different use of drawing, to record the features of crop plants and related plants. It is a page in `The Best Forage Plants Fully Described and Figured' by Stebler and Schroter (1889). The best farmers would have had this book on their shelves to help them identify and assess the value of their grasses and other plants. Look at the amount of detail!

Drawings are still preferred over photos by people like botanists and birdwatchers because they allow you to emphasise the important points for identification.


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