I always wanted to try to draw. And I always wanted to paint. I started sketching in February to keep my hands busy because I was trying to stop smoking because I just was hospitalized on the 14th and I had 2 blood clots in my lungs. So to keep my self busy I borrowed my daughter's art sketch book and started trying to draw. Well right away I realized I could learn a few things I went to the local Michael's craft store and went and grabbed a book on how to draw and sketch in art that was way harder than I expected . There were like 1 million books on how to draw and paint and sketch. I finally found one that had everything in it that I thought I would need to learn . I then proceeded to buy all the things it said to have to learn to sketch and draw and paint . I husband seemed fine with it at the time because it wasn't a carton of cigarettes I was buying I was buying art supplies which was actually cheaper than cigarettes. I started sketching first found out I was okay with the smudging and charcoal and oil base pastels. So I was good at blending I was not so good at direct lines and curvatures . I'm still practicing everything that I see and look at and I hope to some day be able to paint it after a while. So looking forward to learning more and spending time with people that can really teach me something thank you .

Views: 92


New to the site? Check out our Guide to Getting Started.

Please take a moment to read our Member Guidelines. Thanks!

Need help?

If you need assistance with this site, please visit the Site Help forum where the moderators and/or other members will assist you.


The Art Colony is a fun online art community for artists of all abilities working in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and handicrafts! Join us and share your art, ask questions, receive tips, and make new friends!


It is 100% FREE to join the Art Colony and always will be!


Artist and Owner of The Art Colony                      

The Art Colony is co-run by a fabulous team of enthusiastic moderators:






© 2018   Created by Jane Miles. All Rights Reserved.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service