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At 10:23am on February 4, 2014, Lyn Pilgrim said…

Thank-you Nelson glad you liked  my moo, enjoy your day, Lyn x

At 10:28pm on February 2, 2014, Debbie Rippie said…

I didn't even get through them all, but didn't find a one that I didn't just love!  You really do need to make a color book for adults!  They have them at Michaels.  Your ladies are just beautiful!

At 10:20am on January 31, 2014, Kat said…

Thank you, Nelson!

At 3:08pm on January 26, 2014, E.S.Perez said…

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.

At 12:09pm on January 25, 2014, dee harris said…

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

At 9:56pm on January 24, 2014, dee harris said…

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

At 1:05pm on January 24, 2014, dee harris said…

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 

At 11:12pm on January 23, 2014, dee harris said…

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. 

At 11:07pm on January 23, 2014, dee harris said…

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.

At 10:24pm on January 11, 2014, Erin Bailey said…

I have to say Nelson...your art is mind blowing...you are truly a gifted artist!

At 4:19pm on January 11, 2014, Alisa Manning said…

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

At 12:15pm on January 8, 2014, Mika vahlqvist said…

thx for commenting and liking :)

hope you get over your artist block soon ;)

At 12:33pm on January 1, 2014, Kat said…

Happy New Year my friend....Super job you did at the Center!!!!!

At 3:40pm on December 27, 2013, dee harris said…

hi nelson...yes, but t i wasn't satisfied until i could get the proportions right on my own...gridding helped me get started, so it was useful. toods

At 8:10am on December 26, 2013, dee harris said…

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.

At 6:27am on December 26, 2013, Lyn Pilgrim said…

Thank-you Nelson for your kind comments, best wishes to you for a very happy New Year, Lyn x

At 7:01pm on December 14, 2013, daniel lamb said…

Hello Nelson Thank you for all the nice comments!  It is greatly appreciated. :)

At 4:47pm on December 11, 2013, Jan Heck said…

Hey Nels, Miss hearing from you whats up or is it what sup  haha.  You and Des have been way to quiet.  Shake the world up and say something funny.  Miss you that is all. Check out my tangles.

At 1:55pm on November 15, 2013, Jason / Stargambler said…

thku :)

At 12:44pm on November 13, 2013, Jason / Stargambler said…

thx for all the comments!!

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