A Drawing In Progress

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zoobyshoe said:
I've met. The very first drawing, for instance was 4-5 hours a day for the 4 days I worked on it. The colored pencil drawings take even longer. That "root system" one isn't even finished: you can see a couple of blank patches I still want to fill in. I have quite a few partially finished colored pencil drawings, more of those than finished ones. Every one is different, and I can't even give you an accurate average.

I did some portrait work in high school and it took me anywhere from 30-80 hours to complete a single piece. They were fairly large, though: about 3x4 ft or so. How big are the drawings that you are posting here?
 
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Gale said:
Zoob, those're all so amazing. i'm way impressed. the colored pencil drawings are soo cool.
Thanks so much, Gale. I'm happy you like those.
i was traumatisized in second grade and haven't used color since. but that's really inspiring. i feel the urge to maybe start drawing again. kinda feel like maybe i need a few lessons or something eh.
As a matter of fact, I had the same trauma. I didn't start playing with color again untill I was in my 40's. The impulse behind those colored pencil drawings is just doodling: playing. The first time I fell into doodling with the colored pencils it ended up looking cool to me, so I just kept going till I'd filled the whole page.
 
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loseyourname said:
How big are the drawings that you are posting here?
They're all 11X14 inches.
 
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The_Professional said:
Very nice!! I like them all.
Thanks, Professional. I'm glad you like them.
 
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zoobyshoe said:
I've always loved this face:
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looks familiar, who is he?
 
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Smurf said:
looks familiar, who is he?

Ivan Seeking.
 
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Smurf said:
looks familiar, who is he?
That's Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, who presided over what was probably the most turbulent period in our history; the civil war, a conflict in which several states in the Southern US tried to band together and withdraw from the United States to become a separate nation.

Every US citizen knows his face instantly, not just from history in school, but because it has been on our five dollar bill for a long time: most of us probably see this face a couple times a day as a result.

This drawing, though, is from a photo taken before he became president, and lacks the beard most people associate with him. I wanted to do a different take on him.
 
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zoobyshoe said:
That's Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, who presided over what was probably the most turbulent period in our history; the civil war, a conflict in which several states in the Southern US tried to band together and withdraw from the United States to become a separate nation.
Every US citizen knows his face instantly, not just from history in school, but because it has been on our five dollar bill for a long time: most of us probably see this face a couple times a day as a result.
This drawing, though, is from a photo taken before he became president, and lacks the beard most people associate with him. I wanted to do a different take on him.
Ah. It's the beard, that's why I didn't recognize him. My first reaction was Jackson.
 
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zoobyshoe said:
That's Abraham Lincoln, ...
This drawing, though, is from a photo taken before he became president, and lacks the beard most people associate with him. I wanted to do a different take on him.

clever zoob...:smile: :tongue:
 
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zoobyshoe said:
How did you get the image? I'm not very computer savy, and was wondering if there were a way someone might do that.
If you have Windows, you can right click on the image with the button on the mouse that is on the right side, then click on the option that is something like "set image as background."

If you are running Mac OS X you must save the image, then open System Prefrences> Desktop & Screensaver. Then double click on "Choose Picture..." (probably the ninth one down on the left frame), under the Desktop part, and navigate to where you saved it.

Can you draw what you see in your head well, or only what you see outside your head?

So far all we've seen are abstract works and faces, have you done anything else?
 
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If you have Windows, you can right click on the image with the button on the mouse that is on the right side, then click on the option that is something like "set image as background."
Yeah, he PM'ed me and explained it. I really don't mind if people do this.
Can you draw what you see in your head well, or only what you see outside your head?
I can't draw the stuff in my head at all. The colored pencil stuff is made up as I go along. I'm not working from a mental image.
So far all we've seen are abstract works and faces, anything else?
No, all I do are people and the colored pencil stuff. Never got into landscapes or architectural stuff.
 
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thats totally different from me. i draw whats in my mind mostly, which is why i get the really weird, dali-esque sort of pictures when i draw. the only time i can look at something and draw it is if its already a picture, then i can just redraw the lines i see. but i can't look at like something in front of me and draw it very well.

Ever done a portrait that wasn't a picture first... i fail miserably at those everytime.
 
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Hmmm, when I looked at the FloweryThing I got a brief wiff of Patchouli. Just a beautiful use of color and form!
 
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Gale said:
thats totally different from me. i draw whats in my mind mostly, which is why i get the really weird, dali-esque sort of pictures when i draw.
When I try this all that happens is the page get's filled with a bunch of disconnected sketches. My imagination doesn't create pre-composed, Dali-esque scenes.
the only time i can look at something and draw it is if its already a picture, then i can just redraw the lines i see. but i can't look at like something in front of me and draw it very well.
This just takes practise. I can't do it very quickly, and it's always a struggle, but this is the best kind of excercize.
Ever done a portrait that wasn't a picture first... i fail miserably at those everytime.
I used to torment all my acquaintances by forcing them to sit for me. You're really lucky if you find someone who'll sit for an hour for you, and you always feel like you're imposing on them. This is mainly why I gave up and switched to taking photo's of the people I wanted to draw. A photo will sit still forever for you. Plus you can scale up from a photo with proportional dividers or a grid system and get very good proportions.
 
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i envy how you could make things so very beautiful...i also wish i can see and draw things the way you did. :cool:
 
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lol I never had any talent with art in general, but hey I never practiced much.
 
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Hmmm, when I looked at the FloweryThing I got a brief wiff of Patchouli.
Hmmm...am I getting a brief whiff of syaesthesia?

A few months ago I met a woman who said the colored pencil drawings made her hear beautiful music. She said she could play it for me on her keyboard sometime. We never got around to it, but I wish we had when I think about it. I'm very curious to know what my drawings sound like.
Just a beautiful use of color and form!
Just for that, I'm going to title it "Detail Of A Hypatia In Bloom".

("FlowerThingy" isn't a title: just something to call it since it had no title.)
coffee na lang dear said:
i envy how you could make things so very beautiful...i also wish i can see and draw things the way you did. :cool:
Just for that, I'll name one after you, too. (What does your name mean, anyway?)
 
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Zooby, I love them!!!! The colors are beautiful, the way the lines flow is so soothing. I would love to have these in my house.
 
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:smile: Lovely, zooby.
 
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Evo said:
I would love to have these in my house.
How much could you sell them for? Like upwards of $2,000? Just slap "Van Gogh" on the back and that gets you extra at ANY yard sale !!!!!!!!!!!
 
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zoobyshoe said:
Just for that, I'll name one after you, too. (What does your name mean, anyway?)

'coffee na lang dear' means 'just coffee dear' and i really do love coffee and that's my sweet way of asking a cup of coffee:smile: by the way my name's Pam...:wink:
 

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