Redrawing old Artwork

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  • #65555

    Ariel Ashira
    @ashira

    @chalice Not yet…I really want to but I have lots of art projects already going that I am trying to get done before Christmas! 😀

    "No matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets, or how hard you fall, you are never out of the fight."

    #65620

    The Fledgling Artist
    @the-fledgling-artist

    @chalice Oh I know exactly what you mean. I feel the same way about charcoal! xD

    "Where there are dreary streets come dance with me"

    #66311

    Chalice
    @chalice

    @ashira, Oh yeah, I totally understand. Don’t overwhelm yourself. 🙂

    @the-fledgling-artist, XD I love drawing with charcoal! I think the reason I haven’t gotten into watercolor (and rarely use my acrylics, or play my saxophone for that matter…) is because of the set up and clean up time. I like being able to just pick up my pencils and draw, but I probably need to get over that. XP

    ENFP-T/Artist/Writer/Musician
    “Creativity takes courage” -Henri Matisse

    #66352

    Ariel Ashira
    @ashira

    @chalice Thanks!

    "No matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets, or how hard you fall, you are never out of the fight."

    #66368

    The Fledgling Artist
    @the-fledgling-artist

    @chalice That makes sense I guess haha. 😀 (Super cool that you “play” the saxophone though!!) What I like to do with watercolor is start earlier in the day and just come back to it every now and then. That way I’m always working wet on dry. Unless of course I want to go wet on wet for what ever reason. Then at the end of the day (or when ever the piece is done) I put everything away. I suppose that would require having enough space to leave everything out like that though.

    "Where there are dreary streets come dance with me"

    #66494

    Chalice
    @chalice

    @the-fledgling-artist, Oh, that’s a smart idea. I just don’t really have a space like that right now. Just curious, have you ever done any pastel paintings?

    ENFP-T/Artist/Writer/Musician
    “Creativity takes courage” -Henri Matisse

    #66615

    The Fledgling Artist
    @the-fledgling-artist

    @chalice Hmm… Well, kind of? I’ve played around with oil pastels a little. Though I wouldn’t call that “painting” haha. It was more of a mess of scribbles. What about you?

    "Where there are dreary streets come dance with me"

    #66815

    Lillian.Parks03
    @lillian-parks03

      @chalice

      Danke, and symbolism? Always. I rarely do anything without a second deeper meaning beneath it.              In this case, the symbolism is fairly straightforward. In both sketches, the centre of focus is quite obviously the artistic depiction of an Angel. Angels are often thought of as strong, proud, sinless creatures of light.  By the form of its wings, you can see immediately that this at one point was a noble creature. This angel, however, doesn’t appear to be strong, proud, or filled with light. This angel is captive, weak, crying over its chains, and curled in on itself, the exact picture of defeat. This angel is not a fallen angel, this signified by the fact that the creature still wears its halo. We now see the centre of this sketch is a defeated creature who was once strong, and a sinless creature imprisoned without cause.  Injustice. The angel has done nothing, it is sinless, but yet here we see it stripped of its robes, clamped in chains, cast into darkness, barely clutching onto hope. The central theme of this particular sketch is the injustice that so often happens. The darkness surrounding the angel, however, is not empty. There are stars, tiny glimmers of hope through the darkness.

      That was far more long-winded than I meant to be. Sorry!

      https://www.pinterest.com/parkerlillian2003/
      https://www.facebook.com/lillian.parker.182940

      #66833

      Evelyn
      @evelyn

      Wow, this is such a cool thread! I haven’t been drawing long enough to improve much, but this has been encouraging to see. All of you are so talented! 🙂

      #66901

      The Fledgling Artist
      @the-fledgling-artist

      @evelyn I didn’t know you liked to draw too! (So many people are secretly artistic… 😮 )  What do you like to draw?

      "Where there are dreary streets come dance with me"

      #66939

      Evelyn
      @evelyn

      @the-fledgling-artist You mean secretly wanna be artistic. xD

      I do a lot of zentangle and just sketching in general. I’m hoping to work on my watercolor and painting once I get some time. 🙂

      #66944

      The Fledgling Artist
      @the-fledgling-artist

      @evelyn If you do art then you are, an artist! (skill don’t got nothing to do with it 😉 )
      Zentangles are really cool! I can’t ever get any of mine to look cool though haha. Probably just ’cause I don’t practice them.  Have you ever tried sketching any of the characters from your books? It’s super fun.

      "Where there are dreary streets come dance with me"

      #66953

      Evelyn
      @evelyn

      @the-fledgling-artist I have sketched characters before. It wasn’t until a couple weeks ago I actually drew one I liked. 🙂

      By the way, I really want to improve. Any resources you would suggest for me to use? I’d appreciate all the help I could get. 😀

      #66967

      The Fledgling Artist
      @the-fledgling-artist

      @evelyn Sadly, I don’t really know of any resources to recommend. (If you find any I would love to hear!) It’s not really what anyone wants to hear, but the best way to improve is to just keep drawing. Getting critiqued can be helpful too. If you would like though, I could suggest some methods for practicing. (Not like I’m an expert or anything xD) I could also look for good books to help you get started, though I find that books are more helpful simply because they get you drawing, then because they are actually informative. (I’m sure there are some good ones out there, but I don’t think I have found them yet.)

      "Where there are dreary streets come dance with me"

      #66995

      Eden Anderson
      @eden-anderson

      @the-fledgling-artist

      *dashes in*

      *COUGH* I must bring to your attention that @evelyn is indeed quite a FINE artist, with the darling-est style! I could quite frankly, RAVE over it!

      @evelyn my dear, you are far to humble! ❤️

      *dashes out*

      "But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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