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Postby stardove » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:51 pm

does anyone else find it easier to draw with mechanical pencils then the regular drawing pencils. I am having a hard time drawing things and I don't know why everytime I draw I don't like the way it turns out and I want to throw it away but my husband says no. Can anyone help me with my problem i want to start drawing again but since my dad told me I was never good I quite but know I want to start back up please help with any suggestions.
I am a new I have been drawing since I was 5 but I stopped because my dad said I was no good. Juanita
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Postby Singular » Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:44 pm

I personally prefer regular graphite drawing pencils. Maybe you should experiment with different mediums for drawing that better suit your style. Maybe charcoal or conte crayon, who knows. Also try drawing different things and experiment with different techniques. After all, all we have is time.

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Postby SONIC » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:57 pm

Hey Juanita.
Rule number 1 if you are to be an artist.
Don't be deterred or stopped doing the thing that you love
because someone else says you shouldn't.

If that was the case I'm guessing all of us would be doing other things.
The medium is never the culprit.
You can draw with twigs and sap and still be creative.

You are approaching art with your dad's perspective
of your talent.

You need to approach it as if it is something that makes you
and only you happy.

There are many critics. It is an easy thing to be.
It is far harder to create and there are many levels of that.

If you don't have access or the ability to study
books or the internet or li
aries or whatever, then take your
sketchbook or paper and pencil and before you even start to draw,
really LOOK.

Your eyes are the best teacher.
Look at what surrounds you.

See how the shapes of things present themselves to you.
Take the images you draw to heart and re-draw them
each time with patience doing them over and over until you
start to see on paper what you actually saw.

Once you get to that point, begin to explore.
Just let your imagination flow.
And sometimes, let the images come
and don't try to control them.
Try alot of different styles.

Throw away nothing and always go back through
your images because
they can never be considered trash.

There is always a gem waiting to be found
amongst those pictures.
Feel art in your soul and heart.

The rest will follow when it is time.

Enjoy who you are and not what others want you to be.

You will find the joy in art that you seek.

If you like birds study them.
Flowers, insects everything......
The universe is vast.
Your imagination stretches at least that far.

Have fun!
Best to your husband.
He supports you.
Good!
TO KNOW ME IS TO KNOW THYSELF.
JOY IS WITHIN AND WHEN IT IS SO
IT WILL BE NOT ONLY MANIFESTED
WITHOUT BUT FELT THERE AS WELL.
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