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show user profile  STRAT
I'm sure a lot of you are budding creatives in your free time when your pc if switched off.

Personally, i havent put pen or brush to paper in over 15-20 years, so cant find any examples of my own to post at this time, but i'm desperately keen to take up water colour painting again. i have all my brushes and paints ready to go (i love landscapes), but just need to find that time and enthusiasm to kick myself into doing it again :)

So lets see some of your work. Seth is a shining example, but i know there's probably a lot more here too.


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1/21/2014 3:47:41 PM (last edit: 1/21/2014 3:47:41 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Good idea strat!

- Portfolio-

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1/21/2014 4:23:50 PM (last edit: 1/21/2014 4:23:50 PM)
show user profile  Lazmo67

Haven't done any in along time either but here's some old stuff.
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1/21/2014 7:19:54 PM (last edit: 1/21/2014 7:19:54 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Great stuff, Lazmo!

Visit my Portfolio

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1/21/2014 8:35:35 PM (last edit: 1/21/2014 8:35:35 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Larry, these are just smeggin awesome. That JW image would sell for a lot of money!

Can you (and everyone else who posts) just give us a quick run down on work flow and methods pls? If for nothing else i've certainly got a strong interest. You too Seth. I know a painting is a painting and all that, but even so, please divulge :)


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1/21/2014 8:46:46 PM (last edit: 1/21/2014 8:46:46 PM)
show user profile  Lazmo67
Thanks Sir Manfed/STRAT

The JW was a gift for a friend who got me England Rugby tickets.

No particular method. I choose a nice image, sketch it lightly and get stuck in. I build up pretty lightly and dab out any errors quickly, leaving all highlights clear (less is more, the ballerina and jonnie's shirt have very little colour added) , no paint. when i'm happy with the base I add details and finally add the dark background. I make my own black by mixing brown and blue. Less harsh that way. Can't remember what I use to make up skin colours they haven't come out that accurately in the scans but it's basically variations on yellow ochre, maybe one with a bit of blue, another with a bit of brown.

I used to really struggle with watercolours and consequently didn't do them much. I then made a conscience effort to tackle them.

If I were to recommend one thing its good quality watercolour paper, paint and brushes. It really does make a difference. Prepare your paper by masking it to a board and a water wash, then leave to dry thoroughly before beginning (sure there's tutorials on prepping paper out there) but i'm sure you know that. I basically only use 3 sizes of brush and mostly 2. one very fine, one medium and a bigger one for the backgrounds once i've edged the detail around the central image.

Hope that helps.
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1/21/2014 10:14:48 PM (last edit: 1/21/2014 10:14:48 PM)
show user profile  donvella
nice color temperature Laz!

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1/22/2014 4:56:37 AM (last edit: 1/22/2014 4:56:37 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby

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1/22/2014 6:01:26 AM (last edit: 1/22/2014 6:01:26 AM)
show user profile  Error404

I really wish I could draw and paint, but i cannot! i don't have the skill and the patience to draw or paint.

However, my art work out side of my job is physical. Metal work and wood work. Mostly furniture and jeep stuff and muscle car parts.

Happy little tables. [/bob_ross]

And my jeep. Worked on it alot, my lunch breaks, my evenings, my weekends, my vacation time, and even some of my sick days haha. And finally I'm able to proudly drive it every day :-) -

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1/22/2014 8:35:59 AM (last edit: 1/22/2014 8:32:49 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
nobody can draw/paint, it's a learned skill and it takes a lot of time and practise. Everyone can learn it though, we can't be all equally good at it but it can be learned. It's a like learning a language, a means to communicate. It's just technique.

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1/22/2014 9:34:26 AM (last edit: 1/22/2014 9:34:26 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
I dunno Seth, i kinda disagree. I think we can all paint and draw but our abilities can certainly be honed and further skills and techniques learned and practised.

Error, I'm the opposite - i'd love to have more of a manual ability. I'd love to be able to do mechanics, electronics or tinker around with an engine or make furniture. I look under a car hood and it's all double dutch to me.


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1/22/2014 9:43:35 AM (last edit: 1/22/2014 9:43:35 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
because you lack the knowledge and experience, that's it. I can learn how to play the piano, I would be terrible at it, but I could learn given practise and time, and that's about as far fetched as I can come up with as playing the piano seems like a very very hard thing to learn. Give me electronics or car mechanics anytime, don't know shit about it but bring it on.

I'm not particulary giften at drawing myself, I'm just stubborn. I know a lot of guys that got way beyond me in far less time. I just got to a point doing 3d where I said I need to learn how to draw now because I need it to be a better 3d artist and I'm stuck (that's a long time ago). So I started learning and I'm still at it, it's not easy but it can be done, I'm the proof.
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1/22/2014 9:59:53 AM (last edit: 1/22/2014 10:00:28 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
great stuff Lazmo67!!
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1/22/2014 10:16:56 AM (last edit: 1/22/2014 10:16:56 AM)
show user profile  Lazmo67
Thanks Seth

I think you're doing yourself a disservice saying you're not good at drawing. I do believe you can be taught to a point but you have to have an aptitude/gift towards it to produce the quality of work you do. I think if someone doesn't possess that you could spend all day everyday and they still wouldn't get there. Having said that there are so many different aspects to art, it may be a matter of finding the one right one.

I try and play the guitar and no matter how much I practice and how good I get at copying something parrot fashion i'm never going to be a musician but I enjoy it.

I Wish I was good engineering and metal/ woodwork too and I could learn to a point but it would be parrot fashion again. Ask me come up with an idea for a table, Fine i'm there I could draw it. Actually make it, no amount of time is going to make me a carpenter. I know i've tried.

I guess it comes down to how much you enjoy it and what your expectations are.

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1/22/2014 12:43:19 PM (last edit: 1/22/2014 12:43:19 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt

Learning C#. This is how it feelz.

I did fraps a little video for the game I've built - but the quality is terrible, any pro tips on screen recording?
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1/22/2014 1:16:32 PM (last edit: 1/22/2014 1:16:32 PM)
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