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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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well my advice keep pursuing it..worst case you could do tattoos 4 a living and thats good a$$ money
edit on 6-12-2011 by mik3ymik3 because: spelling error




posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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Kudos Saint's sista! Self portrait by chance?
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I wish....it was inspired by a pic of Angelina Jolie (hence, the lips) Thanks for your opinion Brother Saint!!



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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I never thought of that!
Hmmmmm



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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Terrible, what an abomination


Are you joking or serious? It's ok if you really don't think it's any good...I want honest opinions...just wondering.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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Just started my arse!


Just started trying "people and faces"....and try to do it realistic.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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They are really good!


If you just started you must be using some kind of a system to get that good, Are you taking classes or teaching yourself with a book?
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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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Getting a portrait just right is very difficult.
These are good, you should continue and master it.
The pictures will get even better.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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I do love drawing....I do it when I'm on the phone, whenever I have time. I have always loved art, and sketched different things, but never seriously worked at it or took classes....just learning from online sites etc. What I am trying to learn is faces....portrait drawing. You're right, it's not easy.....getting the proportion is hard. These 2 were the only ones I felt were close to getting it right. I had another but it looked goofy
The face looked way too long. I really want to try oil painting. Do you have any of yours I can see? I would love to. These 2 I did with a #2 ticonderoga penci and a sketch pad from Walmart
oh...and a "smudger" to blend.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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I'm using online sites that show how to do it, then I find a face of someone I like and use it as reference. I googled "drawing faces" or "portraits" and there are all kinds of sites which show you step by step.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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Yeah mate those are pretty damn good; as with any expression there is no 'right' way to go about it. If what you create makes you happy then of course you should pursue it, if not then don't.

Never be insecure about showing people your work, you should always be up front with your expression and whether you want to pursue it seriously or not, I encourage you to keep making art with what ever vigor you can muster. How long did it take you to get that good? You should be proud.

Godspeed friend.

(P.S. I would happily display those if I had drawn them).



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by StealthyKat
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Do you mean you don't think they are really mine? Yes, I assure you they are....I have been drawing just for fun for most of my life, but I have just recently tried "realistic" faces. I was just trying to look at the photos and draw the face from that. So these are new to me. I adjusted the shadows some on picasa a little so they would show up better. Thatnks for your advice, I appreciate it!


I didn't mean that at all! I had no doubt whatsoever that these were yours.
Not sure what I said that led you to believe that. But I was attempting to compliment you on your work - it doesn't appear to be the work of a beginner at all. Better.

I taught art for 25 years. I've seen a LOT of beginner work. Yours rises above that level.

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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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Thank you....I appreciate that. I had some experience with just sketching things (not people though) Those are 2 of a few I just started doing (faces)....I really had not drawn that type of thing before...I just "took to it"...a couple here don't seem to believe me, but it's something I just started. There are a few very good sites which show you about how to do each specific facial part, proportion, shading etc...here's one that I started with before drawing these 2

this one is EXCELLENT
www.portrait-artist.org...

www.artyfactory.com...



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Thank you so much...I appreciate that....I misunderstood. I'm just a little nervous I guess



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by StealthyKat
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Thank you....I appreciate that. I had some experience with just sketching things (not people though) Those are 2 of a few I just started doing (faces)....I really had not drawn that type of thing before...I just "took to it"...a couple here don't seem to believe me, but it's something I just started. There are a few very good sites which show you about how to do each specific facial part, proportion, shading etc...here's one that I started with before drawing these 2

this one is EXCELLENT
www.portrait-artist.org...

www.artyfactory.com...


The first site is using Betty Edwards' book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." I used to use that a lot to teach drawing. It's just excellent.

I BELIEVE YOU! lol

You show some ability. If you love it, go for it!

(I thought of something else. Drawing is drawing. If you have the knack of seeing and rendering accurate shapes, it matters little whether you are drawing a face, a rock or a pile of dirty laundry. It's all the same thing. Drawing one thing is no 'harder' than drawing another accurately. It's the accurate part that gets you. People just don't notice as much when a tree has too many leaves. Some things are just visually more forgiving.
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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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Not bad stealthykat, I would say try to work on the shadow and depth of your sketches, to make them less flat, and more defined. Especially in face sketches it's the little subtle lines and shadows that gives it the more life like appearances...But it all just depends on what you are going for.

But all in all, it's actually pretty good. I used to doodle face sketches and things a little in school, usually during math class.
When I actually showed up and didn't skip that is.
Not that I was any good at it, but you know.

But I have stopped trying to do any of that long ago. And just so you know what they say is true. "Practice makes perfect" and the more you doodle, and look at things compare and contrast with others works and real life, and the more you try different things, and learn from different sources, the better you will get.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 05:48 AM
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i think your paintings are beautiful .
even though some technicalities could be just a lil more technical , but that isn't what art is about to me anyway id much rather see some art that makes me feel happy inside . you just did that



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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To be very honest... I don't like them at all.
They lack emotion. The most important ingredient
for *me* in any image. They are dead, flat and
poorly shaded.

I'd suggest you put more time in them.
Then again, very brave of you to put them online!
.



edit on 7-12-2011 by snewpers because: You want opinions or a pat on the shoulder?



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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Good job ,keep up the work.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Yes...that's the hard part....bringing out depth etc. (and for me, proportions LOL) I'm going to start working at it more. Until recently, I just haven't had time....but it's something I've always wanted to do. I love the fantasy art genre (warrior women etc).



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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Thanks Bob! Yeah....I could have made those better, but they were quickies. I have a LOT to learn for sure. You all have inspired me....so I'm going to go for it now!





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