"Bear Lora I just saw your reply to Michelle . In reference to you trying to draw a portrait . I was wondering if you ever used thr grid method . It really helps try googling how to draw using the grid method . Another thing to try is turning the…"
"Hi Patty! When I was a young single mom with 3 kids - I knew it would be really good to try and find something to do when the kids were awayl. I couldn't afford much of anything. So once every two weeks I would buy one…"
"Great idea! I have done the same once in a while - I will close my eyes and draw all over the paper - scribble actually - and then when I open my eyes I try to make something out of the shape. Sometimes a monster, sometimes a flower,…"
"Kenneth, you should see the 60+ "portraits" of my granddaugher. She's 5 and I bet she'd start crying if she saw my work! lol Her mom asked me to do this about six months ago. Maybe in another year I might be…"
"Dear Michele, I am exactly in your shoes, except I was a social worker instead of a teacher. It's hard to be home.
I get a little discouraged when I see all the wonderful art out there and on line. I LOVE to paint, draw, learning…"
"I would be delighted with this book! I would use it to learn and grow as an artist. I am working on trying to be more serious for my art to become more of my life. I've been disabled for years and don't have alot I am…"
"I thought of a beautiful, virgin forest we visited in Alaska - it was so incredible with moss growing all over and ferns. A bouquet of ferns growing from a log or rock or both. this forest is like the last forest in the world that has…"
"Hi Bob, I continue to bumble my way through painting...The oil paints were great but I wanted to do better. So I got into a watercolor class and that was helpful. So I did that for awhile. Then I figured acrylics would be the…"
Bear Lora I just saw your reply to Michelle . In reference to you trying to draw a portrait . I was wondering if you ever used thr grid method . It really helps try googling how to draw using the grid method . Another thing to try is turning the picture upside down. It forces you to stop looking at the person as you normally would. You look more at the shapes and lines and there relationship to each other. Good luck and feel well. Another good meditational art is drawing and coloring mandalas, and zentangles. I don't know if you tried any of these.
Hi lora, I am glad that you are enjoying your adventure into art. Believe it or not, we even have discussions on what to do with the artworks that "aren't a keeper". There's a discussion thread on it in the Beginner's group. A quick tip: when you upload your artwork, if you want a constructive critique do make sure that you ask for one - the more specific you are about what you want as feedback the more likely you are to get value from people's comments. Otherwise people will happily tell you if they like it, but they may not want to step on toes by giving a critique. I hope that makes the whole experience more worthwhile for you. I do look forward to seeing some of your work. Feel free to upload the "non-keepers" as well, if you choose, in some of the groups or forums where you can ask for help with them. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Art Colony, Iora! If you have any art-related questions, please feel free to post in the forums or groups, where your fellow artists will be happy to help you out. When you get the chance, it would be fun to see some of your art. Above all, enjoy the site! Thaneeya (Moderator)
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