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self portrate

i know its not gardening i know but it is relevent .im drawing a self portrate for my web site and because it`s snowing and its not spring yet.im a bit bored as it goes lol



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ooo its a bit scary.....:0}}

1 Feb, 2009

 

Looks a bit ghostly in black and white.......Im sure you don't really look that sinister............do you?

1 Feb, 2009

 

cool i wanted it to be result thanx.i split with me misses so just for once im doing just what i want.the eyes are going to be red tinged.im going to do a pentangle scar on my head .after that im going to make my head look on fire.should look dramatic with the black background.its not because im into devil worship at all.i just like that kind of art and now i can

1 Feb, 2009

 

ow no milky ive only just started it its going to look far worse lol. me personaly no im a good old boy i think .i just think outside the box.i like being different.if i can do something and feal like doing it without hurting anyone.ill go for it.i wont let convention stand in my way.im only going to live once.a lot of people want to do something a bit different but hold there selves back because of convention.

1 Feb, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Aw NP .. sorry to hear about the split , is that making you have darker thoughts , It sound like you expressing sadness :o(

1 Feb, 2009

 

i am and some other things im if nothing else passionate about my art.if i draw some ones dog if its still alive id rather go and see it.maybe go for a walk even though i will draw it from a photo .it seams to help .ive found people get there pets drawn a lot after they have passed away and they`ve nearly always just got one or two terrible pictures.im also trying some thing different to what i normaly draw and because i have know one to ask so i can do what i fancy

1 Feb, 2009

 

Sorry to hear about your seperation NP, so sad. im looking forward to seeing your finished self portrait, i know it will be "wicked" :))
just one thing tho because you mentioned it,did you have to ask for permission to draw what you wanted ? you dont have to answer this... Dee..

1 Feb, 2009

 

well hello there.this was in the pipe line anyway as it goes.i have other pictures me and mel wanted done eg an old rusty tractor.its more timing than the subject.i just think being as i want it devil like its probably a good time to do it.its not like ive got anything better to do just now lol.im starting that massive koi carp in a couple of weeks weather permitting so im looking forward to that.i was going to do my concrete fence between me and the neighbers .trouble is i need the neighbers help and hes just took some one of there motor bike in his car and killed him. i realy feal for him you can see the pain in his eyes.it just seams the right time is all realy.ive sat round doing nothing realy since the beginning of december its about time i did something

1 Feb, 2009

 

mel did see the self portrate a bit earlier and she liked it

1 Feb, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Oh NP .. I feel for you ... you are a softy at heart and taking on all the pain for everyone .. you can,t ... :o(

I love the Rusty Tractor idea , it would be brill ......... :o)

1 Feb, 2009

 

i cant weight amy it will be my very first dabble with paint so back to school for me as i know nothing apart from i dont want to paint it in oils and the bristly bit is the bit u dip in the paint lol

1 Feb, 2009

amy
Amy
 

LOL ... once you start it will flow from you ... your a natural .. the healing process will begin ... !

1 Feb, 2009

 

i cant weight its heavy on my shoulders but i feal it or i wouldnt of bean able to draw.i cant just draw on command i realy do have to feal like it.

1 Feb, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Perhaps you will feel it with the spring and the new life emerging everywhere , ... I hope so NP I don,t like to feel your sadness and not be able to help ... !

1 Feb, 2009

 

you already have helped amy thank you and spring is my time

1 Feb, 2009

 

Oh Leigh I'm sorry to hear of your split. That must be awfully difficult for you. And then for you to be so empathetic about your neighbour....as Amy says, you really are a softy !! Your artwork will be a release for you I'm sure. By the way, your self portrait is very good.

2 Feb, 2009

 

thanx gilli i believe your right

2 Feb, 2009

 

Ah....so....the artist in you rears it's ugly head.....lol....NP...life goes on right? I have had my time for sitting on my pity pot....and the GOY folks have sat there with me and commiserated and encouraged...lovely folks..I think you are about to move off of it and are looking for words of encouragement now...so spread your wings and rise from the ashes...you are a warm hearted, feeling artist....not the dark and grey one you are trying to show here...come alive with the spring...it is close now.

Very Best Regards....~Cat

2 Feb, 2009

 

like the phenix lol

2 Feb, 2009

 

excuse my spelling lol

2 Feb, 2009

 

Yes! NP...you..LOL...of course...my spelling is no better...I did not attempt it! LOL

2 Feb, 2009

 

me either lol

2 Feb, 2009

 

So what projects do you have in mind...NP?

2 Feb, 2009

 

my lovley self portrate ofcourse and when this bloody weather clears up i got a 15` ghost koi carp to build.im going to make it luminous and look like its in a tank of gravel and plants.ill just use cobbles and sink to big drums in for real plants.maybe just a couple of different colour flaxes or something.up light it you should be able to see it from space lol.if i dont get noticed bye then then i never will lol

2 Feb, 2009

 

WoW Lee, sounds Brilliant, is it for your garden ?

2 Feb, 2009

 

no i going to do it for nothing outside blooms of diss at the tropical/coldwater fish part.there paying for all the the stuff and the big bonus is you have to drive within feet of it to get to the big garden centre and the steam museam and i get to do one of my faverite subjects and im a pisces.i wish it was for my garden.going to uplight it to or downlight it.

2 Feb, 2009

 

not to mention great advertising

2 Feb, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Oh Brilliant that means I will get to see it ............... :O)

2 Feb, 2009

 

if you live that close you can come see my garden if ya want.

2 Feb, 2009

 

NP, sorry to hear about your split. I think that you should do whatever you feel like doing with your self-portrait. If you wanna go dark, go all the way. Get that poison out and like everyone else said, by the time Spring rolls along maybe you'll feel like lightening up, or maybe not...we all go at our own pace :) Best wishes and warmest regards :) Keep up the creativity, love it! TG

4 Feb, 2009

 

thank you i will tastey thats all ive got just now and my lovley dogs and fish

4 Feb, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Leigh thats very kind of you ... :o)

4 Feb, 2009

 

your welcome amy

4 Feb, 2009

 

With this plan in your mind...I am sure this weather is frustrating.....surely you are anxious to start your work there...it sounds delightful. I will be watching all pictures from space later on.....

4 Feb, 2009

 

cool yes im champing at the bit as it goes.i cant weight

4 Feb, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Sorry to hear of your troubles NP :-( Love your artwork, as always.

You said the tractor will be your first dabble with paint - is that right? I thought you painted too? Anyway, I use watercolours and oils and I know Lori in Canada uses acrylics very well, so if you need any pointers I (and I'm sure Lori) won't mind helping if at all possible :-)

BTW the koi sounds fantastic - I remember when you were wondering what to do at the tropical fish place - I think you were thinking of a lobster then ?!

6 Feb, 2009

 

yes the lobster was good but you got to think of the public . to many things to trip over .the koi is better as they sell a lot more fish than lobsters and it has smooth lines to .i would love to pick your brains as it goes much apreciated.thanx a lot sid bye for now.i dont even know what paper in need apart from it has to be ready stretched.

6 Feb, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Yes and they might have thought it was a fancy restaurant instead of an aquarium place x-D

If you're using watercolours, then you need stretched paper - but you can do that yourself really easily...do you know how?

10 Feb, 2009

 

I only ever used a watercolour paper Sid...hmmm...you must have another technique...sounds interesting...

10 Feb, 2009

 

not at all sid but im interested

10 Feb, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Weeeellllll, it goes like this....

Won't do this as a PM as others might be interested.

You need a wooden board (the size depends on the size of your painting of course, but it must be a bit bigger than your paper) and a piece of paper (I use cartridge paper of about a minimum of 135g, which is cheap. Heavier is better, but not necessessarily best. I prefer smooth paper, but you can use textured if you like. I think for you smooth would be best because you like to do detail. I wouldn't bother with expensive 'watercolour paper' if I were you. You also need 'gum tape', which you can get cheaply from an art shop - it's brown papery stuff that comes in a little role.

Right. Run a bath. About 1 inch deep, please. And put your peice of paper in the water. Make sure it gets wet all over, turn it over in the water, etc. Don't leave it in there for any more than a minute as that will weaken the paper (the glues it contains start to disolve and you don't want that).

Lay the wet paper on your board. Try to get it reasonably smooth, but don't worry about the odd ripple.

Wet your gum tape (not too much as the water will wash off the glue) and stick it down all around the edges of the paper, making sure you overlap it with the paper at least a half inch / 2cm. You might like to just blot off excess water with a clean spong, but it's not important.

Leave the board and paper to dry FLAT.

The paper should shrink while it drys and dry nice and stretched and flat and when you paint on it it should not buckle up.

Sometimes, it dosn't work and the paper pulls the tape off the board. Don't worry - this just happens sometimes, you probably haven't done anything wrong. Just try again...

Is this all clear NP? Tell me if there's anything you're not clear about...

Sarah.

10 Feb, 2009

 

brilliant sarah that realy suits me as an old boy gave me a lovley set of prints.another bloke gave me an easel and i already have good quality cartridge paper .much appreciated sarah .im going back to evening classes were i started taking drawing seriously just to get a feal for the paint .i will keep you updated thanx again.bye for now

10 Feb, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Glad I could help :-)

11 Feb, 2009

 

so am i lol but what goes around comes around sid

11 Feb, 2009

 

Hi NP...just joined and browsing and found this...looks like a negative...perhaps that's how u were feeling at the time? lol

10 Aug, 2009

 

very much the white and some

10 Aug, 2009



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