Is there anyone who draws or does oil painting?

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  1. Ileana

    Ileana Member

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    Looks really good, I try my best at pencil drawing. I love drawing mostly been colourisations and such of black and white photos. But also watercolourings and pencils drawing. Mostly things that pops up in my head and doddles a bit. If I focus something I hardly draws good. But love it still none the less. It is my go to when I feel down, after all it reveals things and gives an outlet for ones mind.
     
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    Same here :)
     
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    There are water based oil colours now which dry faster than usual oils but slower than acrylics. Great thing is you can blend both water based oils and acrylics. Maybe gouache and water colours too, and of course use different types of paints for different things and for different effects in the same picture.

    Mind, all paints are expensive, even if you just buy the basic rainbow colours and mix your own colours and shades. However, the good news if you haven't seen is that you tube has so many excellent video tutorials, many using less expensive pencils, and pen and ink to amazing and satisfying effect :)
     
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    I draw and paint in most mediums, but my favourite is oils. I do mostly animals and wildlife. It's a hobby rather than a profession, although I do sell cards and prints occasionally. Years ago I did a portrait of one of the soldiers from my past, but as he was in SS uniform I felt guilty about it and destroyed it. I regret that now. I've never tried a self-portrait from those days, but that might be an idea.
     
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    Thanks I might want to look into those. I usually do more drawing and illustration then painting but I do like painting as well.
     
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    Yesterday, I saw 'leaf art'. Amazing. I called up more on google images :)
     
  7. Ebeth199

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    I Do!!! I do acrylic painting mostly because i am messy and tend to get oil paint everywhere. But i prefer oil paint because of the vivid colir and longer working time. I also draw and work with clay. I do anything in art that catches my attentio . oh and I've done a book cover too
     
  8. Deborah

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    I'd like to see your book cover Ebeth199. Oil's the best IMHO
     
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  9. truthlove

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    i mostly do oil painting. and also water colors. here are some of mine. i just took small thumbnail images and the resolution may be poor. Oil painting gives a lot of ability to control the color tones and blending but indeed it is very messy. Water Brushes are great for water colors. In the photo attached , the 3 on the left are Oil paintings, One on the right, the lotus plant is water color
     

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    Hi Deborah,

    I just looked back and saw your samples from the prior page!!! Beautiful. Likewise kudos to truthlove and Jim78! Lots of talent here. I'd love to see some samples from some others who have indicated that they do art/painting (like Tanker).

    I drew throughout my childhood and my class notes through grad school were always covered with random drawings. However, that was not a direction I chose to pursue (to my regret at this point in life). Hence, I only took a couple of courses. A basic one in High School and another basic one in College. I got A's. The only thing I have to show for it is a pen and ink (attached) from High School about 50 years old. I left it at school when the school year was over. When my little sister went through the same class about 9 years later, she found that the teacher remembered me and had saved it. It had been folded by me at some point while I was doing it (for which my art teacher gave me a hard time) and is yellowed and stained with the years. Anyhow, my sister brought it back to me and my Dad framed it at some point (like Dad's do), but it has never hung at my house (too sad looking!). I referred to it as Nicodemus, but my father called it The Frenchman.

    Anyhow, I'd like Nicodemus to have some company. So, a question for you. I don't do fencing, but one of my sons did. The usual sequence for learning is foil, epee, saber. That is not because foil is less of an art form and saber is more of an art form. There are specialists in each, and each is an art form. However, it is considered that there are lessons to be learned in a certain order that are best taught in the order I have given. So, since I am interested in cultivating art in my old age (which is now!), is there a usual order for approaching the various media in this field? I tend to like the idea of pen and ink and watercolor. Ultimately, I'd like to get into oils, especially as I have books of portrait paintings and love this subject matter. However, I really don't know where to start at this age.

    Cordially,
    S&S
     

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