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Susan Mulno
02-15-2016, 05:43 PM
Just a sketch. Not finished yet. This is how I doodle at work.

02-15-2016, 10:11 PM
Awwwwww. It's a sweet drawing and well done Susan.

Susan Mulno
02-15-2016, 10:22 PM
Thank you Terry :vs-kiss:

02-16-2016, 12:47 PM
Looking good!! :wink:

Susan Mulno
02-16-2016, 01:16 PM
Thanks Leighann!

02-16-2016, 01:39 PM
A non-artist could not capture this the way you have. I should try this and then post it so you can see the difference between a real artist and me.:biggrin: Can't wait to see the finished drawing.

Susan Mulno
02-16-2016, 07:26 PM
Thank you Dick, very nice of you to say! :vs-kiss:

02-18-2016, 05:20 PM
When I read "doodle" I tend to think about a fast sketch... something messy and not so well looking. You changed my mind >.<

Want to see it finished!!

Susan Mulno
02-18-2016, 05:52 PM
Thank you!

This is a pretty quick drawing actually.

02-20-2016, 03:16 PM
I'm with FanKi ...definitely not the way I doodle. Lol


Susan Mulno
02-20-2016, 03:29 PM
Thank you Leighann!

I have seen your doodles, they are beautiful!

Susan Mulno
02-25-2016, 10:10 PM
Finished! Just a doodle mind you.

02-26-2016, 05:05 AM
It looks great.

Are doodles ever really finished.

Susan Mulno
02-26-2016, 07:15 AM
Thanks Just.

This one is! :biggrin:

02-26-2016, 07:48 AM
If this is a doodle than I'm doodling all wrong. This is beautifully done.

Susan Mulno
02-26-2016, 07:54 AM
Thank you Dick.

I didn't put much time or effort into this, I thought it was a cute picture and was bored at work and viola! this popped out.

02-26-2016, 08:13 AM
I really like how this came out Susan. :thumb:

Susan Mulno
02-26-2016, 08:15 AM
Thank you Terry.

02-26-2016, 10:49 PM
"I didn't put much time or effort"

Pffff... girl, you don't need time or effort to make something awesome >.<
Well done ^^

Susan Mulno
02-26-2016, 10:55 PM
Thank you FanKi! ☺

02-27-2016, 09:57 AM
My doodles definitely do not look like this :vs_lol:

This turned out wonderful Susan Mulno :biggrin:

Susan Mulno
02-27-2016, 02:28 PM
Thank you Leighann.

Susan Mulno
02-27-2016, 04:13 PM
I forgot to give photo credit for my reference pic! :surprise:

A wonderful lady by the name of Rose Mary Bush. When she heard I like to draw, especially birds, she gave me a copy of a date book she made containing her own photography. :biggrin:

07-24-2016, 12:53 PM
Hey Susan, very pretty so far. Can't wait to like my shadings as much :smile:

07-24-2016, 02:16 PM
Well done Artist......:wink:

Susan Mulno
07-24-2016, 07:36 PM
Thank you Ese and Jim!

07-25-2016, 12:00 AM
Ohhh.. I hadn't even seen the finished work. Awesomee; matter of fact, I can see practical use of the tips just gave :smile:

One more thing... for color pencils; any recommendations? I see quite a number in malls around me but I'm extra careful not to get the wrong brand as I think most of the ones I see are for kids.


Susan Mulno
07-25-2016, 06:47 AM
You are correct, most of them are for kids.

You need to look for artist grade if you want the best or if you wish to spend less go for a good student grade.

It is amazing what can be accomplished even with cheaper pencils. Hobby Lobby sells a set of 48 called Master's Touch for $10.00 ish. They are surprisingly good and would make a nice starter for anyone thinking to get into color pencils. You can Google ddifferent pencils and read reviews, I learn a lot tthat way.

The "best" is up to each individual.

Hope this helps.

07-25-2016, 08:35 AM
I used Crayola pencils for this. Of course it isn't anywhere near Susan's level of work but I was pleased with it. I don't know if I got any better after switching to artist grade pencils. I moved on to acrylic painting before I had put enough time into this medium.

07-25-2016, 09:50 AM
Hey dickhutchings I hope you don't mind that I make a suggestion on your sketch. I think you should move the shadow from the left front area to the right back area because you have a highlight in the front of the apple slightly to the left. Also I think it would enhance the sketch to add more contrast -- even darker on the left side blending to the light front. It would make it more 3 dimensional.

Hope I didn't over step my bounds, sorry about hijacking the thread Susan.

Susan Mulno
07-28-2016, 09:22 AM
Not worried about a "hijack" TerryCurley am guilty of such myself.

@dickhutching, I like your apple, thank you for the complimen!

07-28-2016, 12:45 PM
I agree with most of that Terry. Right up until it comes time to actually do the work.:biggrin: Funny thing is, I'm pretty sure I copied this from the internet. Just shows to go ya. Maybe I should try a small oil painting with your tips.

John Snyder
07-30-2016, 08:05 AM
It looks awesome!

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Susan Mulno
07-30-2016, 02:15 PM
It looks awesome!

The apple or the Sandhill Cranes?

John Snyder
07-30-2016, 08:43 PM
The apple or the Sandhill Cranes?

I was in actuality commenting on your Sandhill Cranes, Susan; awesome work! But, now that you directed my attention to the drawing of the Apple in the comment section, it is really good too! I love this forum. It's very inspiring to see the work of such talented people.

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Susan Mulno
07-31-2016, 08:01 AM
Thank you John!

This is my favorite forum by far! People here have amazing talents and are kind and willing to help with constructive criticism.

08-08-2016, 10:35 AM
hi , i see your drawn apple is good i think that in nature you have not so perfect color of yellow and red little more shading of little will be better just think if u add a little (you are using premier color ) blue for shading will be more shown a depth and for shadow of object (im sorry if im so tutorials) i think u need to see from where light(sun ) is going and to do its shading

08-08-2016, 12:11 PM
Sorry Susan. Seems like my apple took the focus away from your thread a little. I'll have to be more careful in the future.

Susan Mulno
08-08-2016, 04:23 PM
No worries Dick. I am not that sensitive. :biggrin: I like your apple!