aparently my drawing looks poor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Art' started by arlia, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. redresonant

    redresonant Member

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    hey i like your art keep it up! are you from portsmouth new hampshire?
     
  2. arlia

    arlia Members

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    nah im form portsmouth,uk!
    hehehehe,
    may be in PA at some point this year tho!
    and thanks for the comment
     
  3. Hari

    Hari Art thou Art

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  4. arlia

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    ohhhhhhhhhh random but yay ok!



    it froze on me!
    il try again later!
     
  5. Anavarius

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    Seriously Arlia I feel your pain.

    When I was still in school, art class was thought to be one of my better suits, but to my horrible reality my teacher was a non artistic bitter woman who didnt even like art. She liked being the critic. She never had any work to show us of her own accord and she favoured people in my class who gossipped with her about trite crap.

    She told me I drew too boldly (too hard on the paper) so that if I ever needed to erase something on my piece it would look damaged. Then a week later she told me real artists dont use erasers. Talk about a contradiction and a moron in one set. Then when another teacher saw my stuff she almost passed out telling my evil art teacher I had amazing potential. My art teacher sneered and told the other teacher that my fault was too much confidence!!!
    The best thing to do is try to befriend the teacher. It seems once you become friends with them, they are less likely to be so stand offish with you.

    Besides if you feel your work is acceptable than thats really all that matters right. I mean you are in this for yourself not an audience.
     
  6. Crush

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    Just a little thing I just thought of. Have you ever heard of Andrew Loomis? He's a pretty damn good artist and he's written a lot of books on illustration and figure drawing. You might be intrested in it, he's got some intresting things to say. His books are out of print, but legally downloadable from the internet. Saveloomis.org I believe, if you look good you can find them in a zip file, don't have the link for that though.
     
  7. Disconformitized

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    Hmmm I might suggest (if u dont already do it) sketching out the human figures with pencil before hand, to give thier figure more distinction. Pay closer attention to proportion only when ur doin the first sketch. and then go nuts with the charcol or pastel (or whatever it is). Try and Make the human figures stronger subjects with more dimension. Like they should attract more attention than the back ground. Even though I like your use of sweeping/blending colors.

    From the Looks of the first couple pics it seems like every part of the piece is too jumbled. Not to say that your intentions are bad. I try sometimes to stand farther away when I viewing my work as aposed to being 1-3ft away while drawing.
     
  8. crystalstarr

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    i know what your saying, because i dont like it when people tell me what to do with my art. Sorry abstract and such dosent interest me(thats what people are always trying to shove off on me), and it annoys me that other people are always trying to conform me to what THEY LIKE.
     
  9. Shockey

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    arlia, I have to say I really do like your art, I like everyones art. I guess the only kind of art I don't like is like. Art that has no soul, no meaning, no purpose. Your art has all of that including love, you show your love for your art. And that is all that matters, I love my art as well, people try to tell me what to draw, and I can't do it. My mind draws. My hand moves and it follows through. You have greater ability then me on that matter. But I don't know where I am going with this so I will just say. Arlia your art is wonderful and never let a "art" teacher discriminate what she can't do.
     
  10. arlia

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    shockey i totaly know what you mean!
    i dont plan out what i draw becasue of research or watever,my mind just draws and it flows through my fingertips.i get lost in the moment,i kind enter this zone that all mine and it just carries on and on until the piece is fininished!
    its spontaneous,i cant do neat tidy i get frustrated,if it was neat and simple it wouldnt be me.............it reflects my lively bouncey personality!


    ANAVARIUS!!!!!!!
    are u sure we didnt have the same lecturer!
    it sounds so much liek her!
    she moaned at me for making a mess on the table today!
    'iv never known an artist to be so messy'
    she said?????lost the plot!
    i do think so!

    and thnks for all your ideas everybody.......basic pencil drawing could be a good idea,i used to do that,but i got told that i needed to be more confident and not use it anymore,i guess going back to basics for a while wount hurt
     
  11. Major Peacenik

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    arrrgh matey, I LOVE your style... it is mucho sexy :)
     
  12. arlia

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    heheheh!
    sexy?"!?!!
    LOL
     
  13. pato100000

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    I think that your ideas are good. All your art I have seen I have liked. When I was in high school, I went to a portfolio day where art school representatives saw my portfolio, and I was told that I needed to improve on my drawing skills. I felt much the same way as you probably do. I found that when teachers are like that, just try to go along with what they are trying to teach you (most likely it's something about proportion), but then, when it comes time for you to be creative, be yourself. Go ahead and try to incorperate what they are teaching you in the technique, but still do what you want to do when it comes to subject matter. Every teacher is different just as every person has an individual personality. Try to understand what kind of personality he or she has and always keep that in mind while doing your work. Above all, though, if anybody gives you really bad lip service anyway, just defend your work. I was taught that just saying something nice about the piece is like saying nothing at all; it is considered not helpful. The faculty at my college encourage art students to be very critical of others and your own work. It is thought of as healthy and helpful to the development of your personal style and judgement. This mindset creates stiff competition. I find being able to analyze work, but still be able to be respectful far more healthy than to look at others purely as competition. This is what I have learned. Keep in mind that no matter what, only you know what is best for yourself. Keep creating and good luck.
     
  14. Crazy Bob

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    Well, one thing's for sure: your art teacher wouldn't know a good painting if it came up in front of her and gave her a frontal labotomy. In other words, your art is fantastic. I GIVE YOU a thumbs up.
     
  15. NaykidApe

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    I hate it when teachers forget; they're not there to sway their students over to their particular style preference, they're there to help the student develop their talent in what ever style the student chooses.

    I think you've got a lot of talent.
     
  16. TARABELLE

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

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    And remember Van Gogh was considered nothing in his lifetime, but wouldn't we all like to have any one of his now?
     
  17. crystalstarr

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    i was thinking about this again, and i had a art teacher in HS like that. She was kinda a bitch. I remember her telling me i was sloppy, i just tried to let her crappy comments roll off. I look at it differently now, she was just giving me comments to sharpen up, pay attention to detail. I tend not too alot. I see this now. Like i will be drawing stuff now, i see a mistake and i just keep going just ignoring it, just little things. Then when im done i wonder whats wrong with it. Well duh i wasnt paying attention to details. Of course though in High school i thought she was a bitch.

    Every teacher is different though. The following year i had a different art teacher and he thought i was brilliant.

    Its hard to say if they are making comments to be mean or to be helpful.
     
  18. inbloom

    inbloom as the crow flies...

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    i really like these two, alot:
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    to me, art is just like, brainwaves that are all flowing throughout the universe, and when a certain wave comes in contact with a person, art is born. when you write a song, draw/paint a piture, sculpt something, or whatever, it's just the universe channeling through you. almost as if you're not even writing it, it's just an idea that was already there, but manifested through you. and like, no one can tell you what's right or wrong with art. art just is. don't let anyone bring you down on your style. just keep on going with your life and you'll be rewarded for it.

    peace
     
  19. lucyinthesky

    lucyinthesky Tie Dyed Soul

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    isn't my boyfriend so dreamy?! :rolleyes:
     
  20. arlia

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    its strange thyat you say that,because somebody prophecied that my paintings and draowngs would be fueled by manifestation of the holy spirit!LOL


    thank tou for your comments every body.........i was like drawing these figures last night for 4 hours!!!!!
    i only got 2 pages done,usually in that time id have about 8!
    gggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!
    i get so frustrated!
    im not very patient,im too excited
     

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