You call that art?
I started taking art classes (once a fortnight) in August 2015. Going back to the basics, I started out with graphite pencil, and I do believe that you can see some real progress.
I received some proper watercolour paints for Christmas, so am going to give them a go, though I think I’m more included to work with mixed media. Now to find suitable subject matter that will be challenging, but not frustrating.
Moving on to something called Brusho, which is a crystalline powder that is activated with water. In other words, a form of watercolour. I’ve been warned that watercolour can be challenging, so be prepared for awful stuff to begin with, and watch me progress over the course of the year.
I’ve progressed to pastels. The idea of working with colour is really exciting, yet I’m a little hesitant, as I know that pastels can smudge quite easily. I hope to have a set of soft pastels of my own by Christmas – currently I’m using my teacher’s pastels – so that I can practise outside of class. They cost a lot more than graphite pencils though … there goes my chocolate budget for the next six months.
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25 comments on "Art"
I think that you have a real talent. Go for it!!!
Beautiful and thought provoking?
I have not one artistic bone in my body. But I recognize when I see the results from people who do. YOU are an artist! Very pleasing pics. Bravo Zulu!@
Primitive but better than I could ever do. You need to work on sizing and proportions. Your better artwork doesn’t have those problems, and the better artwork is simpler without the sizing requirements. Try landscapes it will help you get sizing and proportions down.
Why not use the artwork on the cover of your books? Just an idea.
I think you’re very talented, and your son is right about encouraging you. Keep up the good work.
beautiful work, keep it up
Thanks, Crystal. I’ll try 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback about my artwork, and of course for having been one of my earliest followers.
I am often my own worst critic and constantly have to remind myself that I do it for the love of it, and that I should enjoy the mistakes as well as the successes.
It has certainly been an interesting journey and I look forward to challenging myself even further.
What excellent work! Your art is beautiful in all media.