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« on: November 26, 2007 06:06:40 PM »

Hi, all,

Not sure whether I should post this in "holidays" or "more art, less craft," but here it goes. . . . as I am now a real, official Art Student, I am wondering if y'all think it'd be okay to give friends, family members, etc, drawings or other works of art I've created as gifts.  For instance, one project for my drawing class was a Mucha/ Art Nouveau style self-portrait.  I'm wondering if my grandma would like it.  And I think my sis would probably like a drawing of me and her in a wine bar in Italy (drawn from a photo).  What do you guys think?  Ideas, tips?

Thanks, and happy Clownza!  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007 06:17:55 PM »

I think its a great idea. Make sure the people you give it to appreciates how much work has gone into them though. I would love someone arty to do pictures for my wall!
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007 06:29:26 PM »

I think it's a great idea!  Probably mat/frame the pieces to give them a "finished" look.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007 06:34:07 PM »

My father was an artist. Over the yrs he gave paintings, with mixed results. If the piece has a personal touch , goes great. As your self portrait to Grandma and Sis. Also if it is of something dear to receiver.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007 11:56:17 PM »

Yeah I think it is a great idea!
I am doing the same myself.
It is good to present it realy nicely for them too...
For example I am incasing mine between two perspex sheets held together with nails.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007 02:32:11 AM »

Definitely a great idea. I think I'm giving my boyfriend an illustration for Christmas. I second the framing, if you can afford it - gives it a really professional look!

Over the years I have given friends modified photos and doodlings, and I think everyone has loved them. (At least that's what they tell me!)
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2007 03:37:14 AM »

I agree they should be framed.  It's amazing how a frame can change something from "homemade" to "art".  It's all about perception  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007 04:20:25 AM »

yes me three! lol the frame makes it!
i am currently painting a landscape from a holiday me and my brother went on for his christmas pressie this year. but some of my friends/family wouldn't appreciate the work which has been put into it so i would make sure you know they will like it.
if i get time i like to decorate the frame too! though i never really get time to do that so it goes in a simple glass frame. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2007 02:54:22 PM »

Thanks for the help, everyone!  Framing and/or matting the drawings is a great idea.  I would probably see if I could get Michaels to cut me a mat, if I went with that route.  No way I could afford custom framing, though, so I guess I'll see if they have some right-sized frames in stock.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2007 02:55:06 PM »

Hobby Lobby has a hugggge section, too.

If you go to Michael's, be sure to get/use a 40% weekly coupon.  I'm all about saving moola! Smiley
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