Art

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. The images are in order of newest to oldest, so if you scroll through using the right arrow you’ll see my work gradually deteriorate, but if you scroll through using the left arrow, you’ll get to see it improve.

UPDATES:
27 January 2017
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.

20 November 2015
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.

Enjoy!

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  1. From what i am seeing it looks pretty good, i am starting to get into painting with acrylic paint trying to do a landscape not but stuck trying to get the right mixture for the mountains, but ill get it and continue. irt a ongoing learning process.

  2. Wow! Wonderful work! I rather like some of your earlier stuff, and agree that you excell with animals. I love the black and white drawings, or those with minimal color. Your details make the animal drawings almost come alive. It’s interesting and exciting to see the progression of skill, but it is obvious you have a natural talent. Looking forward to following your continued development.

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  3. I love the cat! I am particularly fond of cats. 😉 your sketches are quite good. I agree with your son, continues to go. You have a natural talent outside of writing. I also love the pansy and tulip. Keep it up!

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      Thanks, Yvonne! As long as it doesn’t interfere too much with my writing, and I can keep coming up with ideas of what to draw (and eventually paint), I’ll keep at it.

  4. I enjoy your books and you may be better at writing. But please don’t sell yourself short on your art. I’m not an art critic in any sort of way. But I do know I’ve enjoyed seeing it. I’ve seen worse being sold in craft fairs.

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      Thanks, Steven. I am probably my own worst critic, but I have seen an improvement in my art over this past year, so there’s hope for me yet!

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      Thank you. I still think I’m better at writing than drawing, but I enjoy being able to express my creativity in different ways.

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