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female nude blue ink
Thanks for looking! ;-) In my case, I always look at the photo; then, look back at the drawing; and, wonder to myself what the hell is that I’ve just gone and drawn; because, In no way at all do they match?!
This is brilliant Paul, your doing really well
Brilliant, doing well; if only I could think that myself; then, I would indeed feel happy. As it is, I mostly feel just sore…like how is it possible for one person to keep on making so many mistakes?! Am I complete idiot or what…???
Paul, I am like you, I am still not happy with my art work, you are doing really really well,,believe me x
I keep on thinking to myself; that I’m going to have to stop replying to people who come here and comment that it’s GREAT! Because, all I have to add to that is just purely negative comments. Maybe, I should just completely ignore them; and, let them continue thinking that it’s GREAT… ;-) On the other hand, it sure is flattering to hear people praise your work; and, that does tend to ‘inspire’ you to continue drawing, I suppose. I often wondered to myself, what would happen if everybody came here and said, “what a bunch of TOTAL CRAP!” Would I still be tempted to continue drawing; or, would I just simply stop; or, at least, stop posting for other people to see online, anyway. People are funny, on the one hand, they want to hear the truth being spoken; and, on the other hand, they can’t always take hearing the honest truth.
a good pen is a great friend……and this is a nice drawing, true and well blue :)
Thanks! ;-) Still trying…still not too pleased with my own work, though?! Thanks, too, for being one of my biggest inspirers; simply, by creating as regularly you do/not just regularly…but, also, extremely well. Unfortunately, I only ever seem to do quantity; but, not quality; or, at least, not yet…nevertheless, I’m always hoping to be able to improve one day, either sooner or later.
very nice Paul. alot of vitality in this drawing and the way you use a scratchy stroke imbues the piece with an energy that almost makes you wonder . . . did she just move? :))I enjoyed your thorough critique of your piece, it is such a good way to learn and grow. I think actually know . . that drawing what we love is the best place to start and your love of the form comes across well.one tiny suggestion to help with the placement of the image on the paper . . is to begin with an HB pencil used very lightly to map out a few reference points of where to start the placement of the figure. It’s just another way to work. Oh, maybe crop off the top of the pages, a little distracting.Give yourself a pat on the back Paul – it’s good.
Thanks, it was very interesting to read your well observed comments. ;-) I agree, it seems to me…for beginners, at least…using an indelible pen is not necessarily a good thing; not until you’re already a master of proportions. When you keep on getting proportions wrong; then, a pencil and rubber are a really good thing; that way you can get to correct things. My problem is, I’m lazy, I like to start at the top; even if I’m not at that level, yet; rather than go work my way up from the beginning. However, I frequently find when we try and take short cuts; usually, it leads to a dead end…especially, when we don’t know what we are doing?! Then, you have to retrace your steps; and, go back and take the really long way…! Truly, I think, there are no short cuts to learning art; or, how to go about mastering ‘form’ properly.
wonderful drawing Paul, raw, alive and real.
Thanks! ;-) What can I say, sometimes, making mistakes actually works. Maybe, if I were far more precise…which, indeed, I’m not actually capable of doing, yet…then, the form would seem a lot more static; as it is the sheer scratchiness makes it move. But, in reality, I only drew scratches because I was totally unsure about how to get form down in just one single line; a master like Picasso can do it all in one single line; but, certainly, not me.
thanks for your up front appraisal of your own work hereit encourages me though i am no place near you in ability i do try to draw and sketchin fact i know i have improved but again i must say i am not in your leagueanniex
“…not in my league.” LOL I’ll tell you the honest truth; as I’m the type who tends to be totally upfront; after all my long years and years of drawing practice; self teaching/going to lessons/etc.; amounting to whole entire decades long; I still draw like I first did with absolutely no training/or, practice at all. It’s a real shame, and, I don’t fully understand why, exactly; but, some people like me never seem to be able to learn…we just stay stuck remaining at square one, forevermore! I look at some of the drawings I do today; and, some I did decades back; and, frankly, absolutely nothing has changed; there in no improvement, none. Nor am I happy with anything I ever went and created. In fact, quite honestly, many is the day when I think to myself…might as well take down all this rubbish; but, then, I think, no; I did put some time and effort into it; so just leave it up there; maybe, in a far better mood, I might be able to appreciate it some day. Or, as I’m always hoping, whenever my work does get better; i will be able to look back at all this complete crap I go and create; and, say, yea, I finally did it…improved. ;-) But, boy, I’m nowhere near that stage, yet…; still haven’t taken the next step up the ladder. I see myself as pure ‘beginner’, always; never got to ‘intermediate’; and, without the necessary ‘talent’ I don’t see how I’m ever going to get to ‘expert’ ever!
NICE WORK! It’s been a long time since I done any real drawing.
Thanks! ;-) Personally, speaking I find drawing to be extremely difficult, still learning how to do it correctly; but, also, tremendous fun; especially, when you’re in the right mood; not feeling too tired/lazy/etc. Other times, it’s rather like meditation…a form of escape…letting go of all other thoughts…and, just completely empty your mind…thinking of just one thing, alone, how to go and capture form.
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