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That's a really good drawing of your son's face. One trick you can try...if you'll notice on the photograph, there is a bright reflection on the eyes. Usually, there is a light source which illuminates the face. Because the eye is spherical, the reflection will highlight the round surface. Your drawing has the eyes solid dark. Try to copy the reflection that you see in the eye by just leaving an unpenciled in highlight. Also, try not having a heavy outline of the eye...in some areas, just a light suggestion of the outline will be better than a heavy line.

(Edit...I never used them, but I do have a couple of degrees in art...but that's been 40 plus years ago. Also, my dad was a painter....but I still feel embarrassed giving someone advice, so feel free to disregard it!!)

Don't "overwork" it!!!

You are doing remarkable work for the very short time since your first drawing of the Victory Smith!!! Keep up the good work, and the best of luck in your fight against the Lyme disease.

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That's a really good drawing of your son's face. One trick you can try...if you'll notice on the photograph, there is a bright reflection on the eyes. Usually, there is a light source which illuminates the face. Because the eye is spherical, the reflection will highlight the round surface. Your drawing has the eyes solid dark. Try to copy the reflection that you see in the eye by just leaving an unpenciled in highlight. Also, try not having a heavy outline of the eye...in some areas, just a light suggestion of the outline will be better than a heavy line.

(Edit...I never used them, but I do have a couple of degrees in art...but that's been 40 plus years ago. Also, my dad was a painter....but I still feel embarrassed giving someone advice, so feel free to disregard it!!)

Don't "overwork" it!!!

You are doing remarkable work for the very short time since your first drawing of the Victory Smith!!! Keep up the good work, and the best of luck in your fight against the Lyme disease.

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If you look really really closely, you can see that on the right side of each eye, there is some reflection spots. They got kind of convoluted after drawing on it and darker than they should be. And I don't have a super sharp eraser. But I put them in when I started drawing the eye. And yeah, it would look so much better if they were bigger and brighter like the pic.

But believe me, the praise and tips alike are welcomed. I can learn from all the suggestions. So thank you!
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That art work is magnificent!
Good luck with Lyme also. Know what it`s like. Was parylized from neck down, hospitalized 10 months, almost lost both arms, did lose 6 toes.
Good new is my arms and legs are coming back but still can only move thumbs and trigger finger. All from a tick bite. I share all of the pain and weakness episodes but glad to still be here. Just turned 66. Went down in 2012.
But, again i commend you on your gift of art.
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Oh my LORD, you've been in the trenches too. I pray you continue to get better!!!!!!!

Thank you for the praise. Thank you for opening up and sharing your trials with Lyme. I'm really sorry you've had to go through that. Those freaking little bugs. Somebody rid the earth of them already..... Geeeeez.

I fully intended to be an outdoorsman, a weekend one mind you. But life had other plans. I deer hunted from age to about
34 and then that was it. And it wasn't from hunting. Camping in a camper...... Labor Day weekend. 2002. It didn't hit with a vengeance until 2007 though.

Hang in there man. I will add you to my prayer list for healing.
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You have amazing talent! Please continue to develop your skills.
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Keep drawing and please keep posting. A lot better than any freehand drawing of mine! Thank you.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:35 PM
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Thank you very much guys!
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JoesCuba is a member over at AR15.com and he always posts the coolest guns. This is his Dad's gun he posted over there. He served our country around the globe and for that I thank him! This was his Dad's gun that he got in a foreign country. You guys might really appreciate this one. According to Joe, that is the finish that was on the gun. I think the implication was that was from the factory. His Dad obtained it in Cuba. Which maybe that means it's older than 1961. When did we stop doing trade with Cuba? I don't know the history. (Quick Google says 1960). So this one is probably older than 61.

Rough draft, pre shading. This is one of the coolest Model 10's I've ever seen. Very unique.

I nearly gave up on this one after the first hour. I went through a bunch of eraser. I think I got it close now though.



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APBOS, keep up the great effort, I see an improvement with each attempt. Wishing you the best in dealing with your illness.
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Thank you very very much!!!!
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Wow! Still free hand? You’re getting better by the minute. Will be praying for you, even thou you’re a Badger ! Hawkeye dave
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I couldn't get the quote function to work, so
OP said "These were not done with a measuring tool, so I know some of the dimensions are wonky and somehow I managed to give a good slant to the back of the cylinder and not notice until about now. LOL. Oooops. Among other issues. Handle seems a bit off and tapered barrels are not easy to draw. hehehehe"

Looks to me like your Mark I Mod 0 eyeball is a pretty good measuring device - keep it up!
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:18 PM
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Yes Thinnes. Still free hand. Only tools I have are my bic pencil, and I use my controller for my sound bar for the TV for some straight lines. That's it. I'm thinking about getting a better eraser after this one though. My friend is a super great charcoal artist and he was telling me about all the different hardness pencils I should have and all that. But I'm not sure I want to be that complex about it. I do think a good erasure would helps. Especially when doing the shading. One you can make sharper for finer lines.

Thanks guys!!! It has been a lot of fun doing these. I want them to turn into real guns though.

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I added the knife today. I'm not sure I'm going to do the watch. I'm going to start shading the gun and knife and think about if I want to tackle that watch......




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A feller could durn near shoot those rascals. Keep it up.
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It's my hope that they will somehow magically turn real for me. LOL.
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You have great skills, please keep up the good work.

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Thank you. I'm glad people are enjoying them. I feel somewhat useful. LOL.

I'm not sure it's any better than looking at real pics of guns. But I did always find something cool about looking at peoples drawings.
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It's done. Still having a hard time getting good pics of the shading. Only way to get the real life shading is for it to be dark overall.....

I need to fix the placement of the screw on the frame. It's too low. Grrrrrr......

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Drawing #7 Nickel plated 2" Model 10

Pre shading and I left out the texturing on the grip for another day. Wanted to get pics before I lost outside light.

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I know there are a lot of imperfections on this drawing. Some bug the living **** out of me. But some of them I let it ride because the hassle for fixing them was greater than the desire to just let it be imperfect. I have to stop the obsessing at some level. Or maybe I don't. I don't know. LOL.

I'm definitely not as good as some guys. I saw some art done by a fellow church member this last week that just showed how talented some people are. And how taking their time and practice made them better. But seriously.....

Check these out, MSUbulldog would appreciate this guys work (His name is Tom Kalina, you can google his name and aviation art and see what he's done. They absolutely WOW!!):



My stuff looks like turds next to his. But that's OK. He gets credit for his talent. I guess he spends a year or so on them after work.... Or did. I'm not sure if he's still doing them.

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Pencil Drawing # 8 649

Pre shading mode.

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Abpos--Yr work definitely shows improvement each time. You have shown progress all along, so my all means keep at it. I think we all hope your health can improve in future. Keeping your fingers limbered up with pencil work will pay off when you can get back ro shooting again.

We all wish you good luck & better health to come!
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Wow, your kind words really mean a lot. I have been feeling better since I started drawing. But still have a ways to go. But man your encouraging words are like salve on wounds. I really appreciate it. I actually had a really lousy day today health wise. But hopefully it won't stay that way. Feeling better this evening. And getting encouraging words really helps the soul. So thank very much.
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I felt like snapping a pic of the extra details I did before I shade.....

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It's done.....

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Keep up the great work!!
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Thank you. I started another one the other day. I didn't get very far on it but it's of a member's gun on this forum.
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You truly have amazing talent. The rate at which you have progressed is astonishing. I'd say the sky's the limit.
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Thank you very much sir. Sorry I didn't say that earlier. I have another one partially done. Pre shaded mode.

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Finished her up.

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