CurlTalk

Can you draw?

The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
I can not. If you can, care to post pics of your work?
montage-3.gif No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
«13

Comments

  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,424Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    I can't either. I really admire those who can.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm a pretty good fashion illustrator.

    Was phenomenal as a kid. But I haven't drawn anything seriously in about 10 years so my skills aren't as good.

  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    No. I'm hopeless. Like Gretchen, I really admire those who can draw.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    Not a lick. But my brother's can. How unfair is that?

  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    I can only draw something if I'm working from a picture... I can't just think something up and draw it. I also can't do still life pictures.

    If you wanted me to draw a basket of fruit or the person sitting next to me, it'd look like a three-year-old drew it. But take a picture of that same fruit basket or person, and I'm good to go!

    "And death is at your doorstep
    And it will steal your innocence
    But it will not steal your substance
    But you are not alone in this"

    “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey
  • adorame06adorame06 Posts: 572Registered Users
    I love to draw ( and paint and do oil pastels) I am better at doing animals, objects, or places, but I can not draw people. I just can't seem to get them right at all unless I make a stick figure and then they look at least like an attempt at making a person.
    CG on 2/16/2010
    My curls looks like the 3a pictures
    Hair length is to my bra strap, it's fine textured, but the density is thick, not much elasticity, Naturally Blonde but Color treated because of graying going on

    My hair loves
    coconut oil
    Homemade FSG
    Hair one for my co wash
    Ecostyler olive oil

    Princess Brandy Brat, Chief Jewel Crafter and Royal Nanny to the Court of the Red and White Rose for the Order of the Curly Crusaders.
  • CurlyCurliesCurlyCurlies Posts: 1,641Registered Users
    Drawing is one of those things where practice makes perfect. Sure there are some people that seem to just come out the womb with the ability to create amazing pictures, but being decent (or even great) at drawing is a totally attainable goal if you put in the time and effort.

    Here's a tried and true book to get you started...

    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Faw%2Fd%2F1585429201" class="Popup

    One of my goals this year is to make some time for drawing everyday, even if it's a timed 20 min drawing that nobody else will ever see.
    33abhqq.gif
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    ^^^Very cool.
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    I have no examples of my work because it has been a very long tome since I have doodled. I did take courses in fashion illustration because it was something I had enjoyed since childhood. I was rather good at it.

    Aside from that I do a few cartoon like characters. I can not do stills or actual portraits. I wish I could. I have friends and family that are so incredibly gifted at it.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    I can draw. I have some natural ability but it is really about practice. The book listed above is wonderful! I used to do pencil portraits years ago and am getting to start one as a Christmas present. Yes, I can say procrastination.

    I have a degree in Fine Arts; however I have worked as an instructor as well. Before my last child arrived, I did one-on-one sessions. I really miss that. I can draw from photos or from life. People are intimidating to think about drawing but you have to remember everything is just shape, shadow and line, period. Grab some paper, a pencil and draw your own hands and feet in 3 different positions a day. Keep all the sketches and you'll see your improvement!

    Also, set a timer! Do some 60 second sketches and move on to a new position. Do some longer ones.

    The most important thing to keep in mind when you are learning to draw is that your drawings are not "precious". Erase them. Repeatedly. Toss them aside and start over. Everything being mostly good doesn't make up for a serious issue. That issue will effect the rest of the drawing - fix it or forget it and move on. I used to want everything to be PERFECT. Once I got over that, I really improved.
  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    Yup. Drawing is really about lookong and I think those that are naturally observant are also better at drawing.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    I'm good enough to get compliments.

    I have to say, I can't stand that book anymore. I've had too many teachers use it as a lesson plan, year after year. Just thinking about all those exercises makes me stabby.
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    cympreni wrote: »
    I'm good enough to get compliments.

    I have to say, I can't stand that book anymore. I've had too many teachers use it as a lesson plan, year after year. Just thinking about all those exercises makes me stabby.

    As a lesson plan? WTF? I used it for myself and my own drawing when I couldn't go to classes. I always thought of it as a general guide for someone with no teacher. If I had a teacher I'd expect more individualized guidance, even in a class with many students.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I did a short stint in art school and yep the teachers used that book extensively. I hated....HATED the exercises.

    I can't do landscapes, still lifes, or anything with shading....color either. Actually I think I could be good with color. But I'm best at drawing people.

    For some reason I can't draw men, or buildings. My men look so feminine, it's sorta sad :/

    The only experience with portraiture was as an adult in art class. I don't like it at all but I could produce crude, yet good portraits of people.

    I like drawing with ballpoint pen the best, lol. Just line drawings. I actually hate looking at stuff and trying to draw it. I'd rather just sit and draw stuff from my head. My dad swears that none of my people look alike. He says all of them are different just like real folks.

    And I can't do requests. It's like I get an instant mental block.

    I need to draw more....my NP and therapist used to stay at me to do it more.


    Sent from my SPH-M580 using Tapatalk 2
  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,380Registered Users
    Don't let your heart be broken. Let it love.
  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I used to do it for a living but the economic crash took care of that - temporarily! I'm determined to find a way to do it full-time again.

    beth elliott's art
    < member since 2006 (no idea where 1969 came from :toothy10:).

    [FONT=&quot]Med/high porosity; color treated; med [FONT=&quot]d[/FONT]ensity 2c/3a.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Summer: (high dew point) co-wash [FONT=&quot]& leave-in [/FONT]Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Curly Hair[FONT=&quot]. [/FONT]Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel.[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Spring and Fall: (perfect dew point) co-wash & leave-in Curl Junkie Repair Me! or [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]BeautiCurls Strengthening Hair Conditioner; f[FONT=&quot]ollo[/FONT]wed by [FONT=&quot]CJ Pattern Pusha & [/FONT]Curl Queen.[/FONT][FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot] W[/FONT]inter: (low dew point) add in [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]Coffee-Coco Curl Creme Lite[FONT=&quot].[/FONT][/FONT]
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    cympreni wrote: »
    I'm good enough to get compliments.

    I have to say, I can't stand that book anymore. I've had too many teachers use it as a lesson plan, year after year. Just thinking about all those exercises makes me stabby.

    As a lesson plan? WTF? I used it for myself and my own drawing when I couldn't go to classes. I always thought of it as a general guide for someone with no teacher. If I had a teacher I'd expect more individualized guidance, even in a class with many students.

    Yeah. If I ever have to do a blind contour drawing of a wadded up piece of paper or cabbage again I think I might lose it.
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    The most important thing to keep in mind when you are learning to draw is that your drawings are not "precious". Erase them. Repeatedly. Toss them aside and start over. Everything being mostly good doesn't make up for a serious issue. That issue will effect the rest of the drawing - fix it or forget it and move on. I used to want everything to be PERFECT. Once I got over that, I really improved.

    The best advice I ever got from an art teacher was to cut up my work. He saw me fussing over this very detailed, photorealistic drawing I was doing. He was all, “Let it go!” I was horrified. A while later I gave in and did it and it was very liberating. That process changed the way I draw.

    I am a graphic designer who does some illustration. I don't get much illustration work right now, but I'd like to change that. I like to draw using charcoal or on the computer, mostly.

    My most recent project was a logo for a local animal rescue group. I do a lot of logo work.

    logo.jpg

    This project was pro bono and I have no problem releasing the rights to it. But any other work I've done I would be unwilling to post here, because this website’s terms of use give the site’s owners the rights to any artwork or photos you post.
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i would say i'm not a natural drawer but i took a class here and the instructor was great. we did many drawings in class and it came kind of easy. she talked to us about keeping drawing/sketching type journals. made sense to me.

    i've painted a lot (in class environments) and i do makeup so drawing feels like a natural extension of that. i don't really spend a lot of time doing it (so many other hobbies) but i think it's a fun thing and i think however somebody decides to express their thoughts/feelings whether writing, drawing, collages or any other form of art is really great. obvious professional artists are jewels since we are a visual culture. i appreciate people who love to create images.
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    eche428 wrote: »
    I used to do it for a living but the economic crash took care of that - temporarily! I'm determined to find a way to do it full-time again.

    beth elliott's art
    I love your stuff! You're so talented! That copper leaf necklace is fantastic, as is the stained glass, illustration, all of it!
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Stuff I always end up doodling at work:

    bugyguze.jpg

    I always end up doing one I really like, then cutting it out with scissors and putting it in my cube to look at. I used to belong to a couple of "Post-It Note Doodler" groups on Flickr; it's fun to see what people doodle during everyday life tasks.

    My dad and many of his 14 siblings can draw. Almost all of my dad's siblings had kids so I have a HUGE amount of relatives--I have 35 first cousins--and it is AMAZING to see who inherited the drawing abilities.

    Sent from my SPH-M580 using Tapatalk 2
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    That's awesome Sinistral!
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Well thanks! :D There are plenty more where that came from, lol.

    I love when people post their artwork...

    I was on FB, where 95% of my friends are family members. I was randomly browsing when a young cousin posted some doodles of hers.....I couldn't believe it!

    I have another cousin closer to my age, who can't draw a thing--except horses. The most beautiful horses you ever saw. All these family members I mention are on my dad's side.

    It's like, all these people you think you've known all your life until you see their drawings.

    My daughter did an AWESOME dragon in her art class that I plan on framing one of these days. When I had it in my cube, people were always commenting on it. Her dad can draw too; I have no idea where THAT came from because NO one else in his family can draw. I take that back--all of his sisters are really good with crafts. Still, none of them can draw/paint.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    eche428 wrote: »
    I used to do it for a living but the economic crash took care of that - temporarily! I'm determined to find a way to do it full-time again.

    beth elliott's art
    I love your stuff! You're so talented! That copper leaf necklace is fantastic, as is the stained glass, illustration, all of it!


    Yes!!! All of it!

    I have no idea of the process but I absolutely LOVE stained glass and always wanted to see how it is made.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    eche - your work is beautiful, the glasswork in particular, is stunning. I really hope you can get back to making a living out of it - your work deserves to be out there!

    Alas, I have not an artistic bone in my body.
    3b in South Australia.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I don't draw, but I have mad skillz at painting nude men in watercolor:

    NudeMan01-vi.jpg
  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you all for the compliments! The changes in my life due to the economy have been really soul crushing which really effected my confidence in my creative abilities. So a very heartfelt thanks to you all!
    < member since 2006 (no idea where 1969 came from :toothy10:).

    [FONT=&quot]Med/high porosity; color treated; med [FONT=&quot]d[/FONT]ensity 2c/3a.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Summer: (high dew point) co-wash [FONT=&quot]& leave-in [/FONT]Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Curly Hair[FONT=&quot]. [/FONT]Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel.[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Spring and Fall: (perfect dew point) co-wash & leave-in Curl Junkie Repair Me! or [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]BeautiCurls Strengthening Hair Conditioner; f[FONT=&quot]ollo[/FONT]wed by [FONT=&quot]CJ Pattern Pusha & [/FONT]Curl Queen.[/FONT][FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot] W[/FONT]inter: (low dew point) add in [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]Coffee-Coco Curl Creme Lite[FONT=&quot].[/FONT][/FONT]
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    eche428 wrote: »
    Thank you all for the compliments! The changes in my life due to the economy have been really soul crushing which really effected my confidence in my creative abilities. So a very heartfelt thanks to you all!

    You're very talented! Love the stained glass. Your hair is beautiful also.
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly and PROUD!!!

    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

    * represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    Sinistral, you must be my doppel ganger because women in barroque outfits is all I ever drew in class last year. And I got my ability to draw from my father too.

    I can't by the life of me remember which webiste I use for storing images...I remember I posted my "playing mantis" on a thread here...something like "share your art". Anyone remember it?

    Hold on...

    Here's the thread.

    And here's my mantis:

    6411026475_278277e40b.jpg
«13