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August 16, 2020 at 6:21 pm #674573Joshua JacoboKeymasterNo badges. No points.
John, You’re right. I was wrong. There was some content missing. What happened was we did a re-edit and changed the chapter structure but it wasn’t updating on the page. It should now be fixed! Please let me know if it’s working for you. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and my apologies for missing the mark.
August 22, 2020 at 5:53 am #682275John RileyParticipantNo badges. No points.
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Thank You, Thanks You, so much!August 22, 2020 at 5:56 am #682289John RileyParticipantNo badges. No points.
Thank You, Thanks You, so. much!October 11, 2020 at 9:30 am #812010Nir MesicaParticipantNo badges. No points.
Hey, I have a question regarding chapter 11. Does the 2 center line of the ellipse needs to go through the two VPs?
ThanksOctober 12, 2020 at 11:37 am #814424
Hi Nir, I think I understand your question, but to be clear, can you send the chapter and time code you are referring to?December 14, 2020 at 1:27 pm #1009035Susan BParticipantNo badges. No points.
In Lesson 4, part 11:Basic Form Drawing:Household Objects, Chris talks about drawing through to the vanishing point. I am confused as to what this means. I know that you continue your lines out, but how can I tell where the vanishing point is, or at what angle the lines converge? Thanks. Susan B.
December 14, 2020 at 4:06 pm #1009633
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Hi Susan, if you have trouble measuring the angles from life, you could try doing it from a photograph like this, I quickly did this in ms paint just to get the idea across, probably not 100% accurate.
But i highly recommend that you watch this lesson on measuring from observation
https://www.nma.art/videolessons/russian-drawing-course-part-3-measuring-from-observation/December 14, 2020 at 5:29 pm #1009946Susan BParticipantNo badges. No points.
Thank you, Daniel. It makes sense to me now that I’ve seen your drawing! I’ll also check out the lesson you referred to.December 29, 2020 at 8:03 pm #1054100Brandon WilsonParticipantNo badges. No points.
Awesome lessons and teachers, very grateful to learn from your school. I’m curious on a few of these beginner courses, sometimes it looks like graphite but sometimes it looks like he’s using charcoal (light and values lesson). Is there a good way to tell the difference visually? So that I can use the right materials in my practice and studies. Much appreciated! BrandonJanuary 4, 2021 at 10:59 am #1066453
Hi Brandon, for these lessons with Chris, it doesn’t matter very much whether you choose charcoal or pencil or pastel. Charcoal tends to be closer to black than graphite. Graphite also has a glare when you hold it at an angle. Pit pastel is closer to charcoal in looks, but could be thought of as somewhere in-between
I believe the materials Chris uses is a mechanical led pencil,
A carbothello pastel with a gray painted end on the backside
and a cretacolor graphite pencil shaped solid stick (you wont be able to see the wood at the sharpened end)
Bill uses a variety of materials, but he talks you through it.
at 2:54 of Ch 16 he says “I’ll use wax pencil to start, and I’ll also go over charcoal and a pen and ink wash
and graphite pencil.”January 6, 2021 at 6:55 pm #1076520Brandon WilsonParticipantNo badges. No points.
Thanks Daniel!February 7, 2021 at 5:27 pm #1170860Rachel HerringtonParticipantNo badges. No points.
A Beginner’s Guide to Drawing lesson 4 won’t play past 5:23 mark. even if I advance the mouse to further along it won’t play.February 8, 2021 at 12:27 pm #1172397
Hi Rachel, if the issue still persists, Please contact support at “firstname.lastname@example.org”February 20, 2021 at 1:16 pm #1204964Tommy PicklesParticipant
In chapter 5 of lesson 4 he draws a bunch of perspective lines and says we should know them because there was a chapter on it but this is the first time he’s introducing perspective in the course. Is this how it’s intended to be or am I missing something?February 20, 2021 at 1:18 pm #1204976Tommy PicklesParticipant
i am running into the same problem as John
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