Hola Nelson...thank you for for accepting the friend addy. I know it will also be a pleasure getting to know you as well . I am looking to your future masterpieces. Thank you for the warm welcome. appreciate it.
lol...nelson, outside art, the only other place i show patience is w kids. i always knew i had a degree of natural talent, but i thought a class would teach me basics. it didn't. so i use books, internet, anything or anyone w knowledge to move me along. including folks like yourself...thanks...lol
yes nelson, gridding is exactly the process used in doing murals. and yes, you divide what you want to draw AND your blank sheet to the exact same proportions. the artist's job is to make sure to place precise markings, shading, etc. in the exact same places. i felt that it didn't allow me to go through the process of getting it right on my own. so, i felt that each portrait i did was a fluke. i always felt that i wouldn't be able to do another. more important for me was using my own "whatever" to produce a work. i didn't want to rely on using a grid. i knew i could, 'cause i'd done it before. so once i began to paint i just never did another. patience is not one of my greater assets, either. but doing any type of art work forces me to find some. when i do, i'm pleased. i nearly ruined the fantangle prince by hurrying his hair. i slowed down, scounged up some patience and did something that pleases me. you my dear, will have no need for gridding. you are comfortable in your talent. gridding would hold you back. toods
nelson, i'm self taught as well. i took a beginners drawing class, thinking, i'd get some basics. the one drawing lesson i got was to grid. the object is to divide a subject and a blank sheet equally. then precisely place the markings, shades, etc. onto your blank sheet. i was initially pleased; the more precise i was with my markings the more exact the drawing. i stopped gridding, bc i wanted to draw start to finish on my own, even if there were imperfections. it served a brief purpose and gave me the confidence to move forward on my own. over time i've discovered that fantastic artists don't necessarily make fantastic teachers. i'm exclusively on my own and quite satisfied. you'll never need to grid and i won't again. toods
nelson, when i took my 1st drawing class the teacher taught us to divide our reference and our sheets equally using a ruled device. we were to mark corresponding spaces as accurately as possible. initially it gave me confidence, but i prefer scribbling, scratching and struggling on my own. thanks again; hope i answered your question.
nelson, i've also been meaning to tell you that i'd checked out pinterest...but forgot. i'm always exploring new stuff. it would have been helpful when i got interested in tangling. i didn't know where to go for help. this is one of many great reference points...thanks again.
Namaste Nelson - the feeling is mutual about friend addy as well as just being blown away by your art! You've inspired me to go back to doing what I truly enjoy - and that is just drawing, doodling and having fun...im at the 'need to restock' phase of art supplies - but I always have my trusty supply of sharpies that I just cannot live without (im sure I increased their stock several fold by my lifetime purchases lol) - I'm so inspired by your drawings im back at creation mode and the muse is demanding to work! Blessings xx
lol..hello nelson...i learned in beginner drawing to divide a picture and a sheet into equal parts. then place corresponding markings into the corresponding spaces. initially, i felt good about gridding, but i wanted to do faces freehand. today, i tweak 'til i get what i want.
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