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post #11 of Old 11-25-2015, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Neil. I appreciate any advice you can give me.

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Susan: I bought some pale pencils as you suggested. They work great.
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So you're looking for an oval at the opening. The further down your point of view is the skinnier the oval. The bottom line where it meets the table is going to be the exact same line as the bottom of the oval you use for the opening. It changes a little with foreshortening but so little i wouln't worry about it now. So your intuition was correct to make the coffe line in the cup the same as the lip but continue that for the bottom of the cup. You might look at some images of cubes, cones, spheres, ovals and cylinders and try using a ruler and compass. Keep erasing until you get them right. Tracing paper may help but don't rely on it. You want to be sble to make these shapes in your sleep. Next when you are ready look into 1,2 and 3 point perspective to get a real challenge. Keep working with shading but learning will be more effective if you hold off on color and get value under your belt first. Make sure you have fun though and if color does it for you do that seperstely. Good luck! Keep drawing!
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So you're looking for an oval at the opening. The further down your point of view is the skinnier the oval. The bottom line where it meets the table is going to be the exact same line as the bottom of the oval you use for the opening. It changes a little with foreshortening but so little i wouln't worry about it now. So your intuition was correct to make the coffe line in the cup the same as the lip but continue that for the bottom of the cup. You might look at some images of cubes, cones, spheres, ovals and cylinders and try using a ruler and compass. Keep erasing until you get them right. Tracing paper may help but don't rely on it. You want to be sble to make these shapes in your sleep. Next when you are ready look into 1,2 and 3 point perspective to get a real challenge. Keep working with shading but learning will be more effective if you hold off on color and get value under your belt first. Make sure you have fun though and if color does it for you do that seperstely. Good luck! Keep drawing!
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I don't think there's much wrong with the colour the bottom of the cup should not have square corners and the curve at the top should match the bottom, I bet if you corrected them it would look 100 % better.sorry missed a page again and repeated what has already been said.

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Yippee for all the help with colored pencils. That is a medium I want to excel at, but haven't made the time yet to sit down and really mess with it.

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It's funny to see this come up again. I haven't touched a colored pencil in quite a while. Painting is soooo much more fun.

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