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Post by flute on 15th January 2011, 4:50 pm

Wow! Beautiful! I really love your pieces. I wish I was half as talented at 'proper' painting as you are.

(I call it proper because it comes purely from your imagination, not lots of other people's stuff put together which is what I do)

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Post by Hathorite on 15th January 2011, 5:33 pm

That's the thing though - funnily enough, I don't think I'm doing "proper" art at all; I wish I could do hyper-realism but I fail dramatically at it. As a matter of fact some of the stuff I see done on Deviant Art which puts together photo-manip collages is absolutely amazing. You still are coming up with what looks good, what would compliment or counteract something else, so that still makes you creative. I think women in general are just more critical about their artistic abilities for some reason, I know that was true of me at least.
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Post by polgara on 26th February 2011, 4:36 pm

Well managed to get my paints out today, first time for months.

Spent an hour learning how to do things but then had a go at the dragon.
Must say it is easier to paint one that draw one. Managed to start one & it is not too bad, still not what I want, but looks like one at the moment. I just have to work out legs & wings & then practise like crazy.

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Post by polgara on 19th April 2011, 10:30 pm

Yesterday I managed to draw a nice dragon. Not perfect by any means, but it looks like what it is. I was soooo pleased

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 19th April 2011, 10:34 pm

Pol, rich who used (still does?) post on the INEBG/GILF forum was a dragon-drawing person - I saw quite a few of his pieces and they were quite stunning. He is a very amenable fellow and i am sure would be more than happy to give you tips aplenty.

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Post by polgara on 19th April 2011, 10:40 pm

Was that his user name Billy?

I will answer my own question, yes it is & yes I know who you mean. He is in there sometimes. Thanks Billy


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Post by Compostwoman on 19th April 2011, 10:42 pm

Pol, I have his phone number and could give him a call to ask him about you making contact, if you can't do it directly via pm?

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Post by polgara on 19th April 2011, 10:44 pm

Thanks CW will think about it, but I can PM as he is still active, just a bit quieter than he used to be.

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Post by polgara on 3rd May 2011, 5:15 pm

I have just taken delivery of the most fantastic book on how to draw & paint dragons, faries,angels unicorns. Really looking forward to working from it.

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Post by polgara on 2nd July 2011, 4:23 pm

While away on holiday last month, I took a sketch pad, pencils & crayons. For the first time since I was a child I drew & coloured a picture during some quiet moments. I was thrilled that I had. I would not say it is good, but my goodness I did enjoy doing it & it does look almost how I wanted it to.

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Post by polgara on 29th October 2011, 4:39 pm

After a long time, I got me paints out. I was lucky enough a few weeks ago to be given a Paint a Calender Box. It is a box with about 100 picture sketches in, with a colour one to copy, & I have spent a pleasant afternoon making a start. When I say sketches, that is exactly what they are, so lots of chances to embelish as well.

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Post by freebird on 29th October 2011, 9:53 pm

I was out walking the dog today, and came upon a load of fallen Acer leaves - wonderful, wonderful colours. Some bright yellow, with a last vestige of green, others, red with yellow centres, and more yellow with red centres, and some deep crimson. I brought a few home, and photographed them initially, as I am not sure if the colours will stay overnight. They are currently in a bag in the fridge, and tomorrow I am hoping to get out the colours and drawing pad. I will probably use coloured pencils, or aquarelle pencils. Generally I prefer to work from the real object, but if they have gone all sad overnight, then I will at least have the photographs to work from.
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Post by flute on 30th October 2011, 12:49 am

I know when I was drawing/sketching, I found it a lot easier to draw from a photograph. Maybe my brain only works translating 2D to 3D, and not the other way round.

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Post by polgara on 24th November 2011, 6:29 pm

Finished another calender card today.

Newest favourite shop at the moment is "The Works" bought a colouring book called Doodle Designs Christmas Memories. Grown up piccys to colour, 48 of them, so I made a start today. How peaceful can you get?

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Post by Adrian on 24th November 2011, 7:35 pm

Any chance of getting young flute to take some photos to show off your work?

I have been trying to work out how raise $300 to buy a neat bit of equipment that will make my card making cost effective enough to sell them...

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Post by polgara on 24th November 2011, 9:14 pm

Not really that good AJ, but I just enjoy it so much especially when I am on my own with no interuptions.

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Post by polgara on 25th November 2011, 6:39 pm

Well, this might end up with the 2 calender piccys, then again it might not!! The small piccy is the one to copy & the bigger one is the one I painted.

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Post by polgara on 3rd December 2011, 4:35 pm

Managed to do some painting in my grown up books. I just wish I was better at it than I am, but at least I don`t have my Mum leaning over & telling me to be more careful or wash the paint box when I have finished. Bless her she always used to do it & it drove me mad.

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Post by polgara on 22nd March 2012, 6:57 pm

Managed to get Quick & Clever Watercolours yesterday in The Works. So started to spend the voucher I was given on Sunday. Good book & a great help as well.


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