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    Critique Request Another attempt at Blackleaf

    Thanks Joey and Evgeni
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    Critique Request Another attempt at Blackleaf

    I like Mr. Churchill’s tapered vine but pease let me know if I have crossed the line in regard to copying.
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    Critique Request Black Leaf?

    “Elegant” is a great descriptor. Not forcing anything. Well, back to the drawing board... ☺️
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    Critique Request Black Leaf?

    I am thinking your new book will be of great help. Not past tense. Getting tired and the words are not flowing any better than my design. ☺️
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    Critique Request Black Leaf?

    Thanks Sam. Are you referring to the Churchill Eaton Colt 45 book? I was hoping that your new one would be of great help. DAN
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    Critique Request Black Leaf?

    Thanks Roger, that is what I figured. I will study Ron Smith’s book a bit more before I try another. Or do you suggest a different resource?
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    Critique Request Black Leaf?

    Layering in Procreate makes fixes a whole lot easier. While I was drawing I figured that when cutting the parallel lines of the vines that I should cut one and scribe the other from the first to assure parallel.
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    Critique Request Black Leaf?

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Sam, I see what you mean. In this pic I isolated the vine and can see many issues to fix.
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    Critique Request Black Leaf?

    Admittedly I spent a lot of time on the shading design but after reading Ron Smith’s book and looking at other designs from Sam, Phil and others I realized that shading is critical to black leaf. So I thought I had better practice getting the 3D effect. Dan
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    Critique Request Black Leaf?

    Thanks John but not cut yet. That is just a procreate design so far. Dan
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    Critique Request Black Leaf?

    This is my take on black leaf design. Not sure that it actually qualifies as black leaf or if the design is pleasing to others. What does or doesn’t look right? Dan
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    Question for those with experience.

    Great feedback Mike. Thanks. I will save and use that site. Dan
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    Question for those with experience.

    I recently picked up a 1st gen that has already been devalued and poorly plated. Looks more like chrome than nickel. I got it cheaper than a gen2. I assume in that case it would be ok to strip, polish and engrave it? Dan
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    Critique Request Finished design?

    Hi Lee, i decided to put a little more time into the scene after making the cat changes. Looking better?
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    Critique Request Finished design?

    posting again with layers hidden to see if the cat image would be sharper
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    Critique Request Finished design?

    Thank you again Lee for your help. I wish I had a fraction of your talent. With either a graver or pencil. I did my best to follow your advice. I need to either learn how to do better paws or better grass. Still a work in progress but hopefully better than my last post. Pics are with and...
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    Help, please: Single scroll

    I agree with Sam. #1 and #4 are best. #1 is either slightly humped at 12:00 or slightly flat between 1:00 and 2:00. #4 is really good and the only thing I can see is that the line is slightly thicker at the 12:00 position but I am stretching to find something wrong with it. Over all very...
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    Critique Request Finished design?

    Thanks Dave and John. I think I am ready to call it done. I’m sure there will be tweaks along the way but this is about as far as I can take it for now. I also need to thank everyone for your help and advice. I remember it was not too long ago when I claimed to be self taught. What a...
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    Critique Request Finished design?

    I see you point John. Interestingly I didn’t change the outline of the hump from the previous posting, just the shading. This one is reduced.

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