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Old February 5 2014, 05:16 PM   #91
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Finished the water color.
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Old February 5 2014, 05:34 PM   #92
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^awe some ness..

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Old February 5 2014, 08:29 PM   #93
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I like it. I dabbled in watercolors when I was younger. My medium is almost entirely ink and pencil, but sometimes only watercolors express the image you want to convey.
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Old February 17 2014, 03:22 AM   #94
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Today I was bored and snowed in, so I drew a dragon with a cup of coffee.

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Old February 17 2014, 04:19 AM   #95
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Super kewl.
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Old February 17 2014, 09:04 AM   #96
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Drawing dragons isn't nerdy enough, so now I've drawn a dragon on the TARDIS:

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Old February 19 2014, 01:37 PM   #97
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I like your dragon.
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Old February 19 2014, 03:45 PM   #98
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Love the dragons, tsq! The cup of coffee is a nice touch, too!
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Old February 19 2014, 07:37 PM   #99
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tsq is creative and eccentric. Those are awesome traits.
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Old February 19 2014, 08:28 PM   #100
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I had the last class of my Watercolor class I'm taking. I wanted to do a stylized American flag, so this is what I came up with.

My rough pencil drawing


Final Watercolor, I'm not happy with my stars. I originally thought I wanted these big, bold stars. However after finishing it, I should have gone with smaller ones. Oh well, still pretty happy with it.
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Old February 19 2014, 08:49 PM   #101
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Nice! And that's the cool thing about classes, they help you refine your craft. I took a photography class a couple years back, and just the practice and attention to detail really helped me.
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Old February 19 2014, 11:21 PM   #102
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Classes definitely help sharpen and refine inborn talents, that's for sure. I've always been a good artist but when I took art classes back in school my skills got a more consistent workout and consequently my artwork tended to be more elaborate and eclectic.
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Old February 19 2014, 11:48 PM   #103
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When I was younger I was a decent drawer and painter. I have very limited 'natural' gifts when it comes to art. So I always looked for ways to improve. I've read a ton of books, asked for tips and help from friends that were way better then me. I drew or painted somewhat regular until about 10/15 years ago. I kind of just gave it up, I just didn't have time or passion for it anymore.

I'm trying to rekindle that a little bit, starting off with something that always boggled my mind, Watercolors. I'm not really into Chaos, especially in the art I try to produce. So this has been a real learning process for me, I signed up for the next class and it starts in a few weeks. If you look at the Watercolor I have done so far, I'm still treating it like Acrylic paint. Trying to force it to bend to my will instead of letting it flow. I hope to embrace it more in the next round of classes.
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Old February 19 2014, 11:56 PM   #104
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It's my understanding that watercolor can be quite challenging to master. One of my favorite watercolor artists is Jon Muth (I curated the collection that these originals were a part of - they're amazing. His work in Zen Shorts is also incredible). Best of luck in your next class and beyond!
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Old February 20 2014, 02:12 AM   #105
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My last art course was in school and that has been a while. But during a postgraduate study, I met some skilled graphic designers and that got me excited again about drawing. Since I've got a lot of free time at the moment, I would like to delve deeper into the matter. One person recommended me the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. Has anybody read it?
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