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« on: February 03, 2008 07:21:40 AM »

EVERY year, I vow to draw more. I grew up in a family whose members learn to draw at the same time they learn their ABCs. A decade ago, doodling was my therapy. Then life got in the way. I got rusty. A couple of years ago, I started dating an artist. He is extremely talented. I got insecure about picking up the pencil again.

My boyfriend, though, has always thought that I should start drawing again. He gave me a sketchpad on our first Christmas together. It remained blank. Sad But he hasn't given up on me. He even got watercolor supplies for me because he wants me to "be the best watercolor painter in the world." Those were his own words. Impossible but sweet.

So I decided to be mature this year and get into drawing again.

I miss the sound of pencil against paper.

I whipped this up tonight. A mini sketchpad.

Whole:


Leaf:


Open:


Colored pencils holder. Just black garter:


The pages held together with one screw. They open like a fan:


Sample drawing:


Unfinished drawing. Forgive me:  Undecided


With my everyday bag for scale. No reason not to bring it with me everywhere. Smiley


That's it. Thanks for looking. And thanks, Craftster, for the push. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 07:38:57 AM »

that is great! i love the leaf and the way that it swings.

great resolution and that's a really really great way to help you out, i think! good luck with it, too. i can tell you're very talented by what you've drawn so far. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 07:39:52 AM »

It's nice. I especially like the leaf. It looks almost golden from distance!
And keep drawing, I miss it, too, when I don't do it in long time. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008 07:43:33 AM »

I love it ! I totally understand what you are explaining. My mum is an artist and as a kid I felt I could never do as well as her. Now she teases me to draw and paint and so on. Which sometimes difficult because it's quite late to learn the bases ! I hope you will carry on drawing !
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008 08:01:39 AM »

Wow - you certainly are talented! Whenever you doubt yourself, if you can't ignore that little voice inside, perhaps you could shut it up by making the WORST ART POSSIBLE! I'm not as talented as you in drawing realistically, but for some reason, when I deliberately try to break something or create ugliness that's what turns out good. Have you watched Suzi Blu's videos? www.suziblu.net
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008 08:10:46 AM »

A wonderful idea, and just maybe one more push and inspiration for me as well Cheesy
I really like the unfinished drawing btw.. and as long as YOU are having fun drawing, draw!
You don't have to show anyone the results if you don't want to :-) Just remember to have fun ^_^

@Weddy in paris: It's never to late to learn anything that you like to do (except maybe some extreme sports;-)
You may not be in the top ten of the world's best ___ (fill in the blank).. but it's about you doing "your own thing/something you like" not about the rest of the world;-)
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008 05:34:00 PM »

hi guys, thanks for the kind words. Smiley

if ever Craftster decide to monitor the progress of this resolution, i would happily present this sketchpad at the end of the year. it would be full, i promise. Smiley

and hopefully, i'd improve. i'll try to read my boyfriend's art books.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2008 05:56:29 PM »

and thanks for the link, antigone. the website looks fun. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2008 07:23:40 PM »

 Now you have no excuse unless you break both hands at once, but then you can try drawing with your feet I suppose? or mouth? Cheesy

Great little sketch pad!
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2008 07:38:40 PM »

You inspired me to try and make a sketchbook too. I was just complaining to my husband that I needed a bigger one so I might as well use up all our recycled paper first! Thanks, mewyam! Good luck!
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