The Horse Forum - Conversation Between toadflax and 3neighs
Conversation Between toadflax and 3neighs
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  1. 3neighs
    07-01-2010 04:55 PM - permalink
    Yes, I noticed that which is unfortunate as I can be impatient waiting for replies. :) I did check out some WIP threads that were so informative!
  2. toadflax
    07-01-2010 10:35 AM - permalink
    Well, don't let that scare you off, there really are all abilities and you will fit right in if you decide to post. I's much slower moving than the horse forum, I'll warn you, though.
  3. 3neighs
    07-01-2010 08:07 AM - permalink
    Thank you so much for the link! I joined, but haven't posted anything yet. Wow, some amazingly talented artists on there!
  4. toadflax
    06-30-2010 04:41 PM - permalink
    Well, art classes are nice, particularly life drawing, but there's no need for someone of your skill level to feel intimidated by a lack of formal training. I'd bet you can find out most everything on line or in books these days, about tools and techniques, if drawing is your primary interest. It's good to know what different papers and pencils or charcoal will do. Artpapa is a first rate forum that welcomes people of all skill levels and where you can get lots of advice and critique on your work, if that sort of thing appeals to you.Animal and Wildlife Drawing with Mike Sibley..
    I'm happy to chat about art any time, and share whatever I can, too, I don't mind that at all--harder to get me to shut up sometimes...
  5. 3neighs
    06-30-2010 09:40 AM - permalink
    Thank you for the compliments! You're right, practice makes perfect. My problem is that I've never taken a formal art class and I feel very ignorant when it comes to techniques and tools that are available for achieving certain results. I have learned so much studying your and several others' drawings on here. I do have a few books, my favorites being by Lee Hammond, that have been great helps. I'm just going to keep experimenting and plugging away. I may want to pick your brain occasionally if you don't mind!
  6. toadflax
    06-30-2010 08:40 AM - permalink
    'kay I just looked through your drawings, you have a natural eye and bucketsful of ability.
    I wasn't being facetious when I said practice, it's really the most of what you need, you're already very good and will only get better. It does help to look at art you like and see if you can figure out how they did what they did. Often in art school teachers will assign the kids to copy a master work, to get a feel for how the end result was achieved. Sometimes books or tutorials help, you pick up something here and there. But truly the most important thing you can do for yourself is to draw as much as you can manage between kids and horse and dogs...
  7. toadflax
    06-30-2010 08:27 AM - permalink
    Heh, thank you, you're very sweet!
    If you did that I'd make you practice practice practice...
  8. 3neighs
    06-28-2010 11:18 AM - permalink
    I just looked through your drawings album and every one of your drawings looks like a photograph. I wish I could come study under you!
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