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Old 02-05-2002, 09:45 AM
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One more time

Something went wrong. I'm gonna try again.

I've decided to send Lone Elk. I't is a pastel done in Painter.

I have studied art in school and on my own. This came from an art book from which I studied. They are books with subjects and assignments for you to draw so you can learn. I used to find them useful to draw from when I was working long hours and unable to get out and do studies or attend classes.

Painter allows a more natural feel to doing art. I love the textures possible.

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Old 02-05-2002, 10:16 AM
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Beautiful, Trish. I love the heavy coat on the elk.

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Old 02-05-2002, 10:54 AM
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Vicki and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Vicki

That book (Drawing on the Right Side...) is wonderful and by the way so are your skills at portraiture. I was thinking the other night while retouching and restoring a damaged eyeball how lessons learned sketching portraits came in handy. Any attempts I've done at portraiture have been a real hit or miss affair. I hold those who create portraits and watercolors in high regard. They are skills I never was able to master. My watercolors never were blessed with the happy accidents of which watercolorists often speak. Funny, you mentioned you used to sketch more before the computer -- me too!

The principles of squares mentioned in one of the other posts is another way to help you stay focused on what's in front of your eyes rather than what's stored in your left brain -- the hemisphere much better at math.

I used the squares method to draw the Lone Elk I submitted. I had not done any drawing for a long time when I did Lone Elk and using the squares method gave me the structure I needed to stay focused appropriately.

The sea picture attached was a study I did from no source other than mental meandering.

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Old 02-05-2002, 11:04 AM
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Thanks, Sharon!

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Old 02-05-2002, 03:06 PM
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Trish
Your work is absolutely beautiful!!!
The water looks so real with the spots of green showing through the foam. I love the vivid colors of the Elk and surroundings. They both look great. Both are true testiments to your artistic talent.
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Old 02-05-2002, 04:53 PM
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Trish -- Wow!! Your "mental meanderings" add up to a lovely image. I really like the elk image also. Keep making the time to create more images -- whether by hand or on the computer.
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Old 02-05-2002, 06:21 PM
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Thanks, CJ!

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Old 02-06-2002, 05:36 AM
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Just lovely Trish! I especially like the sky. I just love watercolors. Nice job on the elk too. You certainly have some talent!

For me, using squares is a good idea too. I think I need these type of visual aides as I don't think like a true traditional artist (I'm guessing). I may have too much left brain stuff going on.....one of my other favorite things to dabble in is Access databases - which is a total mind shift.

I'm usually in awe of others artistic talent, and wish I had the "gift", but still, the little bit that I have seems to come in handy once in a while, as you mentioned, for these restorations.
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Old 02-07-2002, 10:05 AM
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Left and Right Brain

Vikki,

Consider yourself a Renaisance Person (capable of readily utilizing both left and right brain.) I can't help but see significant talent in that portrait of your sister as I'm sure others on this forum would be quick to agree.

While nobody loves well done art more than me. The minimalism of an unfinished sketch is also very refreshing -- the art always is in a state of becoming and conveys only the essence of the subject. I love looking at the sketchbook examples of the great artists. I have many sketches never pushed to full completion and probably never will be. I like them as they are. Your sketch of your sister falls in this category -- it is lovely just as it is.

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Old 02-25-2002, 08:11 AM
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Digital drawing

Well I'm no artist but I will put one of my digital drawings up for critique or whatever.
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Wacom Intuos2 6x8 graphics tablet
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