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MY HOBBIES ARE DRAWING AND FISHING. FOR ME THE ACT OF DRAWING IS POSSIBLY MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE FINISHED ARTICLE, IF THAT MAKES SENSE. IF THERE IS A PICTURE OR A PART OF A PICTURE YOU CAN USE, THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE AS YOU WANT, WHOLE OR PART; ONCE POSTED ON DA AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED THEY ARE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND FREE FROM CONSTRAINT. WOULD BE NICE TO SEE WHAT YOU DO WITH ANYTHING YOU MIGHT USE, BUT NOT NECESSARY.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ME ON A WATCH AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE FAVOURITES, JUST IN CASE I FORGET TO THANK ANYONE.

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I'm short by a few days of my first year on DA. It has been great fun and I believe that my drawing has improved as a result, particularly with the encouragement I have been getting from other members. More importantly I have been exposed to an amazing range of talents and mediums. I have expanded the stock of materials I am using from the original pencil or pen and ink. I have experimented with biro, various makes of coloured pencils, pastels (including Russian sauce) - which I love, watercolour and finally, a week ago I gave acrylics a go. My first effort with acrylics is below. That has been the steepest learning curve of them all. I quickly found out that painting acrylics straight onto a graphite and pastel drawing on paper wasn't an easy first choice; It dries quickly but my choice of surface made it dry even quicker. Once I can work out what I am doing with the acrylic I think it should afford me some interesting possibilities. I didn't buy it, I was given some small freebie tubes from the people I buy my pastels from. I buy a few pastels every now and then, small quantities are not noticed trickling into the house and my stock gradually increases, I buy by name rather than knowing what the colour actually is so I've sometimes had some weird ones delivered. My latest purchase had Phthlo blue in it -- how could I resist a colour with Phthalo in it - and it is the most beautiful blue imaginable. Win some lose some. So looking forward to some more creativity and this year I will try to draw more things rather than relying on my subconscious. I can't decide, but the picture is probably upside down.

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I draw, read and fish.
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:iconephemeral-d:
ephemeral-d Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank youfunny gif by Luckygay
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Andaelentari Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
omg thank you for the support! :la:
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Sol-Caninus Apr 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Powerfully organic, yet simultaneously abstract.  The suggestion of viscera repeats in much of it, perhaps all.  Maybe that's related to your other hobby, fishing?  Or maybe it's the surgeon in you . . . or the serial killer? 

In any event, I think the power comes from having sounded the fundamentals so that the became second nature and, now, forgetting them and investing fully in the process.
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Thanks a lot for the feedback. I'm at the early learning stage right now so what comes out tends to be secondary to how I did it, not really sure what a lot of it means to be quite truthful. Once I've experimented with various mediums around I'll be concentrating on learning to draw, so recognisable things should appear at some point. Got some small tubes of acrylic as freebies from my pastels supplier so I'm off down that rabbit hole for now, first attempt  namtar57.deviantart.com/art/Ac…  on top of a pastel and graphite drawing, fascinated by the ability to paint over errors so will work this one to destruction or tedium, whichever comes first.:D (Big Grin) 
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Sol-Caninus Apr 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: :)

I know what you mean.  I experienced something similar with ink - the happy accidents.  But then one analyzes how the accident happened and makes it a technique.

The abstract/organic quality of your work in general reminds me of Jon --> :iconbibire: Maybe you know him?
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Yes, have been in his gallery, for me it is his handling of texture and tone which amaze, it always seems just right. His "Alien encounter on the beach" is one of my favourites, a very strange yet calm picture.
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beyzayildirim77 Mar 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch...:)
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:iconnamtar57:
No problem, you have some brilliant images.:D (Big Grin) 
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crazyruthie Mar 13, 2014   General Artist
thank you so much for your generosity! it's really great that you just did it out of the blue. your donation will cover one prize out of three, so it's a huge help. 
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