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Hank Hill
08 Jul 16 16:17
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Anyone on here do any? I hadn't done any since school, when tbh I was pretty terrible! I found a youtube channel where a guy does cartoon stuff aimed at kids so it was ideal for me to draw some stuff for my boy. It's only copying off a video, but it feels nice to finish the drawing and for it to look like what he did lol. I think I'd like to get in to drawing more now Happy

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By:
acey deucy
When: 08 Jul 16 16:22
No but i like to do a bit of colouring in.Plain
By:
jollyswagman
When: 08 Jul 16 16:27
in one school report (after coming last of 120 in the art exam) my art teacher wrote something along the lines of 'well done, jolly has tried really hard this year ........ to hide any artistic talent he may have and he has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams'.

funnily enough i wasnt encouraged by these awful words.

i havent got a creative or artistic bone in me but i wish i did.
By:
The Leopard
When: 08 Jul 16 16:44
I'm sure Julian Clary could oblige.
By:
Hank Hill
When: 08 Jul 16 16:47
lol jolly - I thought the same of myself, but following someone step by step you realize that although there are those with a natural talent for it you can definitely draw something pretty good with instruction. I've done about 20 pictures now for my boy and he keeps demanding more lol
By:
scandanavian_haven
When: 08 Jul 16 16:56
After school I used to try and copy what the guy on Art Attack used to do, he was too quick and too good so tried to record it on VHS to pause at certain parts and learn that way, thick black and white lines would blur the top, middle and bottom of the screen so gave up.
By:
jollyswagman
When: 08 Jul 16 16:57
Scared leo not today thanks.

hank that is lovely to hear. stick with it.
about 20 years ago i did meet a lady who said we are all able to draw/paint if someone shows us how. she was going to teach me but we parted company before this could happen.
By:
Jack Hacksaw
When: 08 Jul 16 17:34
so, she decided to with-draw from the relationship

hope you had someone else pencilled in....?
By:
Velasquez
When: 08 Jul 16 17:38
full time artist - pauper here.
By:
themightymac
When: 08 Jul 16 17:42
You'll hit the big time soon Vel. Keep at it.
By:
Gallivanter
When: 08 Jul 16 18:22
I use Daz 3D for bookcovers, both for my own books and for sale. The speed increase is tremendous. You can do photo-realistic or cartoons then tweak the pictures with paintdotnet. Movies too, if you like.
By:
crags
When: 08 Jul 16 18:28
By:
scandanavian_haven
When: 08 Jul 16 18:54
By:
themightymac
When: 08 Jul 16 18:56
LaughLaugh
By:
crags
When: 08 Jul 16 19:00
Not bad, SH - and I do appreciate the effort that went into your post.
By:
jamesdean
When: 08 Jul 16 19:01
Laugh
By:
Foinavon
When: 08 Jul 16 19:39
I draw and paint every day since I love doing it. As Vel said, there's no money in it, just personal satisfaction which is sometimes worth more than gold.
Very few are born with "talent", like everything it comes with having the right attitude and practice, practice, practice.

Pleased you have found the pleasure of creating drawings Hank. Don't worry if you make mistakes, it's only a scrap of paper. Stick with it and it will reward you more and more.
By:
Makybe_Diva
When: 08 Jul 16 19:40
Excellent post from Foinavon Happy
By:
jollyswagman
When: 08 Jul 16 19:41
if i chop off one of my ears will my painting subsequently be of a better standard?
By:
Foinavon
When: 08 Jul 16 19:42
Thanks MD Love
By:
Makybe_Diva
When: 08 Jul 16 19:42
Happy
By:
Foinavon
When: 08 Jul 16 19:43
Might end up lop-sided Jolly, Vincent knew.
By:
jollyswagman
When: 08 Jul 16 19:47
i probably wont do it then foinavon Happy

i associatethe word therapeutic with painting/drawing, but for me with my lack of talent i'm afraid the word would be frustration
By:
Foinavon
When: 08 Jul 16 19:56
You might surprise yourself Jolly. An age old technique is to turn a drawing upside down and copy it. You will then just be copying lines and negative spaces without being distracted by your prior knowledge of what the object "should" look like. Set aside half an hour and try it then tell me you don't have any talent.
By:
jollyswagman
When: 08 Jul 16 20:06
thanks foinavon, this thread has got me going and one day next week i will give it a go.
By:
Foinavon
When: 08 Jul 16 20:09
Great, post the result on here.
By:
Hank Hill
When: 08 Jul 16 20:21
lol SH cheers foinavon - I am finding drawing very relaxing - wish I had started sooner! and yeah I'm not bothered about making mistakes or not being very good. The look on my boys face is enough satisfaction Happy though he thinks I am now some kind of conveyer belt of pictures! CryLaugh
By:
zorrostrikes
When: 08 Jul 16 20:25
drawing on the right side of the brain
has a chapter about turning the image upside down.
thought it was a one trick pony.
best drawing tutorials I've seen is by Andrew Loomis.
i think there's a few on PDF for download on the net.
you could just open a tv guide and draw the celebs.
4b pencils and sandpaper, or papermate pencils?
By:
Foinavon
When: 08 Jul 16 20:41
I don't think anyone can claim copyright to the technique zorro, it's at least as old as camera obscura. The surprising thing is it works. Eventually you learn to look at any image as just a collection of shapes and can dash off a reasonable drawing in a few minutes.

Kids love painting Hank. I keep aprons,paper, watercolour paint and coloured pencils ready to go for when friends and relatives with young kids visit. An old ice cream tub makes a handy water pot. keeps them happy for ages and they can take their works of art home with them afterwards.
By:
zorrostrikes
When: 09 Jul 16 01:14
Oi vey - Just referenced that book because it made that technique popular. I am aware of art history. Did it for years.
By:
Foinavon
When: 09 Jul 16 13:16
Sorry I misunderstood your post. Do you enjoy drawing and painting zorro?
One good thing about the internet is we can find an enormous variety of images at the touch of a button. There's also a tool which allows you to "square up" images if you want to draw an accurate copy. Having a pause and slow motion facility on tv images is also useful for finding interesting subjects to draw.
By:
zorrostrikes
When: 09 Jul 16 13:51
can knock out a painting every day.
but it's selling them that slows you down.
galleries are fickle.
one month they want landscapes.
the next month they want abstracts.
keeping up with their preferences
drives you bananas.
Ebay is good at body swerving them,
but I did a search one night
4 million paintings at any one time.
your paintings have to be good to sell.
swamped with fake paintings from china.
over painting a printed canvas?
people buying prints etc.
By:
Foinavon
When: 09 Jul 16 14:02
It can be a problem if you want to sell your work unless you have a recognised "name" since cheap framed prints are everywhere. The important thing is to enjoy what you do.
By:
Mc Moonbeam
When: 09 Jul 16 14:12
I'm v artistic .. got A+ in my GCSE (only one) Graffiti was my thing though .. also bought & sold a lot of prints on ebay (not my own) Banksy's etc

But i found the best way to do say a cartoon picture for a kid, would be simply to Cheat & trace the outline from say your TV screen Grin then basically black outline & paint it yourself! Wink
By:
zorrostrikes
When: 09 Jul 16 14:37
therapeutic in a way - you can lose your
sense of time doing it.
A bit like a trance.
I don't like the mystique around
art though. This gifted individual crap.
It used to be a artisan job.
like a stone mason or textile maker.
somewhere it morphed into mind games.
i blame critics. If you enjoy doing it.
just do it. stop listening to some nut
who judges the validity of it.
everyone is different and if you put down
an apple in a class and ask them to paint
it, you get a different outcome every time.
It's decoration not a religion. Too many
people treat canvasses like holy relics.
By:
Foinavon
When: 09 Jul 16 14:53
Yes, agree with all that Zorro.
By:
Foinavon
When: 09 Jul 16 14:58
I painted copies of several works by Walter Langley for decorating the house because I (and more importantly Mrs F) like them.
A friend said "that's not art because you have copied someone else's idea".
"True," I said "it's craft and your point is?"
By:
Gallivanter
When: 09 Jul 16 15:22
Foinavon,

So Leonardo da Vinci's mate, looking at the Mona Lisa, said, "That's not art because you have copied someone else's idea."

And da Vinci said the same as you did.

Well done!

LaughLaughLaugh
By:
Roger The Butler
When: 09 Jul 16 15:28
scandanavian_haven   
08 Jul 16 16:56 
After school I used to try and copy what the guy on Art Attack used to do, he was too quick and too good so tried to record it on VHS to pause at certain parts and learn that way, thick black and white lines would blur the top, middle and bottom of the screen so gave up.


Yes those nonsense lines used to ruin my porn viewing too.
By:
Roger The Butler
When: 09 Jul 16 15:30
Hank, post a few up, would like to see them. Share the joy!
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