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 Post subject: My Latest Pencil Drawing
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:06 pm 
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My latest pencil drawing is of well known Norwich angler Dave Plummer holding a goliath grouper, caught during a recent trip to Islamorada, Florida Keys.

Tight Lines Macca
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david,
that is simply amazing. the detail on the grouper and of the water in the background is out of this world.

thanks for sharing
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v.singh wrote:
david,
that is simply amazing. the detail on the grouper and of the water in the background is out of this world.

thanks for sharing
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vikram
THANK YOU VIKRAM. your comments are much appreciated
ALL THE BEST MACCA


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Simply beautifull...I did a few pencil sketches myself but no where near as good...


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Nice one David,..thanks for sharing.


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Awesome mate.

Who needs a camera when you can do that!


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Great stuff David......wow !


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Great stuff David thanks for shareing
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Hi David,

Marvellous pencil drawing & great pictures.
Appreciate your hard work with minute details.
How do you start, i mean do you try to make a exact copy with the help of original photo..... Have you done a some course, since how long have you been doing this............(sorry to ask you so many questions) - its simply great, and i liked it.
If you dont mind i wanted to know more about it.
Wish you Good Luck, keep going.
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Ronald.


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RANNY wrote:
Hi David,

Marvellous pencil drawing & great pictures.
Appreciate your hard work with minute details.
How do you start, i mean do you try to make a exact copy with the help of original photo..... Have you done a some course, since how long have you been doing this............(sorry to ask you so many questions) - its simply great, and i liked it.
If you dont mind i wanted to know more about it.
Wish you Good Luck, keep going.
Regards,

Ronald.
HI RONOLD. TO START A DRAWING I MAP OUT THE PICTURE WITH DOTS IN VARIOUS PLACES WORKING FROM A PHOTOGRAPH ,AND ONCE I AM HAPPY WITH THE PERSPECTIVE, I THEN START WITH THE FACE.ONCE I AM HAPPY THAT THE FACE HAS A GOOD LIKENESS I THEN WORK FROM THE TOP OF THE PAGE DOWNWARDS IN ORDER NOT TO SMUDEGE ANY COMPLETED WORK.I USE SEVERAL DIFFERENT PENCILS AND PROBABLY SPEND MORE TIME SHARPENING THEM THAN ACTUALLY DRAWING .AS FOR CLASSES ,APART FROM A FEW SRIBBLES I HAVE ONLY EVER DRAWN 9 PICTURES IN MY LIFE AND I AM SELF TAUGHT."EARLY DAYS" ...THE ONLY WAY THAT I CAN CREATE A GOOD DRAWING AT THE MOMENT IS TO WORK AT A SNAILS PACE .
ALL THE BEST MACCA


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Theres a process and a method to everthing we do in life .. some knowingly ... some unknowling ... some by chance ... Lets say Macca that youres is a god given gift ....and theres a process to that tooo ... keep doing it becoz it brings so much joy to all of us .... may 9 become 900 .... keep going .. tight lines ... and yes thanx for sharing your pictures .. this is the second one going up as a screensaver after the mahseer .. but this ones a "salty " picture so get pride of place n my monitor


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Theres a process and a method to everthing we do in life .. some knowingly ... some unknowling ... some by chance ... Lets say Macca that youres is a god given gift ....and theres a process to that tooo ... keep doing it becoz it brings so much joy to all of us .... may 9 become 900 .... keep going .. tight lines ... and yes thanx for sharing your pictures .. this is the second one going up as a screensaver after the mahseer .. but this ones a "salty " picture so get pride of place n my monitor


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Theres a process and a method to everthing we do in life .. some knowingly ... some unknowling ... some by chance ... Lets say Macca that youres is a god given gift ....and theres a process to that tooo ... keep doing it becoz it brings so much joy to all of us .... may 9 become 900 .... keep going .. tight lines ... and yes thanx for sharing your pictures .. this is the second one going up as a screensaver after the mahseer .. but this ones a "salty " picture so gets pride of place on my monitor


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Those are some amazing drawings. It refelcts on your paitence as an angler and a great artist. Thanks for sharing.


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Thanks for your reply.

Wish you good luck and success. Keep going.
As Fred said " may 9 become 900"

Regards,

Ronald


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Hi David,

Amazing drawing!! Has to be one of the best pencil drawings I've seen.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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david.... is it really a pencil sketch
or use of photoshop plugin


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FaakhiR Rizvi wrote:
david.... is it really a pencil sketch
or use of photoshop plugin
100% pencil sketch


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Mighty Marlin wrote:
Hi David,

Amazing drawing!! Has to be one of the best pencil drawings I've seen.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR YOUR KIND FEEDBACK......MACCA :-) :-)


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its really unbelievable


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FaakhiR Rizvi wrote:
its really unbelievable


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Thank you Faakhir


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Superb sketch David, I love it. What grades of pencil do you use normally and how long did this piece take? Takes me hours to do portraits sometimes, so i was interested.. Only 9 proper sketches?? Unbelievable!


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Excellent sketch…. You really paid attention to details.


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Carpernicus wrote:
Superb sketch David, I love it. What grades of pencil do you use normally and how long did this piece take? Takes me hours to do portraits sometimes, so i was interested.. Only 9 proper sketches?? Unbelievable!
GREETINGS MR CARPERNICUS.
VERY DIFFICULT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. AT THE MOMENT I AM WORKING 40HRS PER WEEK AND PIKE FISHING DURING THE WEEKENDS.SO THIS PARTICULAR DRAWING WAS DONE DURING EVENINGS WHEN I COULD BE BOTHERED TO GET THE PENCILS OUT.DON'T GET ME WRONG...I LOVE DRAWING,BUT IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET ENTHUSIASTIC WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN TO WORK ALL DAY.I DIDN'T DRAW EVERY EVENING,BUT OVER A 2 MONTH PERIOD I WOULD GUESS IT TOOK 60HRS TO COMPLETE.THIS MAY SEEM LIKE A LONG TIME,BUT I TRY NOT TO COMPROMISE WITH THE DETAIL FROM THE ORIGINAL PHOTO.I HAVE IMPROVISED ON OCCASSIONS WITH SCALE PATTERNS WHEN DRAWING, BUT I FIND IT BEST NOT TO,AS SHADOWS...SCALES..CLOUD FORMATION..ETC.,IS THE WAY IT IS FOR A REASON.THE PENCILS I USED WERE...H-2H-3H-4H-AND 6H.
IF YOU ENJOY DRAWING,THEN I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU TRY THE ULTRA SLOW APPROACH..THIS WAY,IF YOU FEEL THE DRAWING ISN'T GOING QUITE TO PLAN,THEN IT'S EASIER TO HAVE THINK OVER A CUP OF TEA,AND RECTIFY ANY MISTAKES...DON'T FORGET....ONE DRAWING YOU ARE HAPPY WITH IS WORTH A HUNDRED YOU ARE NOT !
PS ...I ALSO USE A PENCIL SHAPE RUBBER TO DRAW WITH...I HOPE THIS IS OF SOME USE TO YOU
ALL THE BEST MACCA


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you are welcome

i am graphic designer so when i saw this sketch i thought that its plugin of photoshop (photocopy).

its cool


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here is example of that adobe photoshop plugin (photocopy)
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I work with the adobe suite and there are a lot of plugs available. The one above is good but there are some finer ones with more controls. The point of these plugs is to mimic in detail a very good 'human' artist. So it remains to to be seen which is original. Personally I want to and do believe Macca. Such talent is really great.


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Mahaseerken wrote:
I work with the adobe suite and there are a lot of plugs available. The one above is good but there are some finer ones with more controls. The point of these plugs is to mimic in detail a very good 'human' artist. So it remains to to be seen which is original. Personally I want to and do believe Macca. Such talent is really great.
greetings guys....if you go to my other drawings and schroll down to STUMAHSEERUK' he wouldn't have left those coments if it was anything other than a pencil drawing. also i am useless on a computer !
cheers...Macca


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Well I do belive David and I have a family full of artists so I know the difference between a hand drawn and pencil Drawn sketch.

Photoshops plugins are good but they are just that.

If you look close you will find that an artist uses a vareity of strokes and smudges in his drawings but the computer will only process the lines ain a single shadow/prespective way and to create a complex drwaing you will have to mask and then apply the plugins to specific areas. This makes it quite a tedious task if you are processing a raw format digital or a 4x6 scan.

Ruler of Sun.


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I do not think that this essue is worth debating. When david says its a pencil drawing, its a pencil drawing and an amazing one at that. Hats off for the skill of this man as an artist..

Regards,

Ali..


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Hear!!!! Hear!!!!


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the picture is really splendid and it certainly reflects the hard work and some extraordinary skills that u possess. thnks for sharing.
regards,
spoonangler.


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 Post subject: Amazing stuff
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Great art, so deeply you can think, true feelings for the passion,

and wow you can even see the reflection in glasses

10 out of 10

Mobeen


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 Post subject: Re: Amazing stuff
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mobeensiddiqi wrote:
Great art, so deeply you can think, true feelings for the passion,

and wow you can even see the reflection in glasses

10 out of 10

Mobeen
many thank's Mobeen. :D


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I have to agree with you on treating it as it is Macca, no stylization, as brightness and contrast are critical with such a detailed picture. Call it a fine equilibrium.. Much different to when you're on location, putting up with changes in light, surroundings and surrendering to the elements sometimes.

Keep 'em coming and thanks for the handy advice! :-)


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Hi There everyone

I thought I'd put my pennys worth in here. I've got one of Daves drawings framed on my wall at home. Daves drawings are very good. With an exceptional amount of detail! The scanned images you are looking at on this forum simply do not do his drawings justice.

There are one or two people on this forum saying that the result has been achieved with a cheap photoshop plug in, or that the scanned images have been worked on in photoshop. But I can assure you that the originals are vastly superior to the scanned snapshots posted on this forum

By the way, I think this website is wonderful. A great resource for all budding mahseer anglers!

And....Dave, I'm looking forward to seeing your next drawing mate!

Tight Lines

Andy


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hoseman wrote:
Hi There everyone

I thought I'd put my pennys worth in here. I've got one of Daves drawings framed on my wall at home. Daves drawings are very good. With an exceptional amount of detail! The scanned images you are looking at on this forum simply do not do his drawings justice.

There are one or two people on this forum saying that the result has been achieved with a cheap photoshop plug in, or that the scanned images have been worked on in photoshop. But I can assure you that the originals are vastly superior to the scanned snapshots posted on this forum

By the way, I think this website is wonderful. A great resource for all budding mahseer anglers!

And....Dave, I'm looking forward to seeing your next drawing mate!

Tight Lines

Andy
Cheers Andy..."Happy Barbel'ing"...Macca


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nice drawing....can i get shades in that pattern? lol


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