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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / 'Smitten' A self-characterazation being smitten by the Love Dragon. on: December 23, 2007 08:32:38 PM
An attept at real art... Not much of a dragon, or self, even. It's not all the way done and I don't know if I'll finish it.

Like who would be scared of a red-dish-pink-ish dragon with a big heart on it's breast?  Roll Eyes Maybe a Care-Bear?  Grin Anyone like my nightgown? It's another of my 'fashion doodles'.  Undecided

Here it is in a small size so I don't waste valuable internet loading time:

Any input graciously accepted.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Argh! My pants got caught in the washer so now became a pleated miniskirt. on: June 24, 2007 09:57:33 AM
OK, stupid me. At least I'm in the right forum now.  Cry

My tan pants got caught under the agitator of my washer. Ugh. I couldn't free them. So I finished the other two loads while they churned at the bottom.

When they were finally freed , he handed the wrinkled pants to me with the inseam torn out and a big patch that looked bleached.

"No, not yet."

They sat in the spare room for a while waiting for insperation. Finally, the tan pants became a tan miniskirt with box pleats that looks like this:

OK.   It's too short,    but it's all the good tan fabric I had available to re-use. It was fun to make, though. It took a while because it's all hand sewn with contrasting brown thread. In this picture, I folded the elastic waistband under. I think it looks better this way. If I was to be bold and actually wear this outside my room    I would loose the elastic band, make a fitted waist, and add a rear zipper. So, I guess, it will hang with the dreaded red dress and my other ~not meant for my age and figure reconned stuff for fun~ things for a while. 

Here it is on the hanger. If you look close, you can see the contrasting thread.

and on my fuzzy chair:

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Mermaids and sea critters, anyone? on: June 19, 2007 08:58:23 PM
Hi.  Smiley

I drew a mermaid the other night, She's holding a seahorse in her palms and mimiking it with her tail. The horse didn't come out too awful bad, but the mermaid could probably be better. My fishies look goofy.  Lips sealed

I haven't been by in a while and have practiced even less. Time to doodle again.

Here's the mermaid:

and the cute little seahorse:

Let's all add some mermaids and sea critters!
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A portrait on: April 19, 2007 05:47:15 PM
Hi. I did this from a blurry mirror shot.

I guess it came out okay enough to show, but there is still something wrong with the eyes and the hair draping on the shoulder. Maybe I'll start over without the hair this way.

I've been browsing the Deviant Art site lately. There are so many great artists in the world.  Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Too Big Jeans > Skirt and Bag. on: December 06, 2006 06:31:36 PM
Uhhh... Hi. Embarrassed

This is the first time I've shown something in clothing. Embarrassed  I did this reconstruction a long while back and haven't written because I:
1. Am shy.
2. Only had bad mirror shots. Now have a bad 'straight on' shot.  Roll Eyes
3. Am lame when it comes to sewing 'cause I have to to it by hand. My machine is gone.  Cry I am not creative like so many of you are.

So,  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes I have jeans that fit in the hips but too big in the waist. They were free. OK, I'll practice on them. I did a simple conversion. I do this with old jeans for summer since I don't often wear shorts. But this one is a little different. Since they were bigger, I made the bottom pleated. What the hey... if it looks sad, I have scrap denim.

 Roll Eyes

Enough babble and on to the tough part for me, showing a picture. Embarrassed

I also made the bag out of a jean leg. I folded the waist-band under. I may cut it off to let fray on the top. I don't know...

The back pockets are ripped away. The front pockets are cut out and stitched closed. I 'borrowed'  Wink the sock idea from violentjayne who many times wears high socks with her creations.

I hope I can fit in with such a simple lame offering.

I'm feeling bolder. I may actually hit the send button this time. Ooopssss. I did it. Shocked Don't laugh to loud.

Edited: Fixed something that made me look stupid... Embarrassed
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Hand reaching out for Peace & Love. Art by Deana. on: December 03, 2006 02:55:54 PM
Hi. Just me again trying to draw and paint. You all are so good to me. I wish I could do something worthy of what so many of you can do.

So, without further adue...

 Roll Eyes

Pardon the lame symbolism. I'm not real bright.
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / It's Deana again with another portrait try with hands on: November 24, 2006 11:07:49 PM
Hi.  Lips sealed It's late. I haven't doodled in a while. I hope you all don't mind my lame doodling passing as art.

Sooo. Yes. Uh. Getting to the point.. I've tried again drawing a hand on a portrait.  Roll Eyes Her wrist this time isn't anorexic but her middle finger just doesn't seem right. She's supposed to be thinking deeply.

I tried coloring blonde hair. Blonde hair is hard. I sketched this late last night after I arrived home. I colored it just now.

8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Drawing hands: OMG! I REALLY want to cry! on: November 06, 2006 09:27:08 PM
Stupid Deana. I thought I would venture into the world of drawing a decent face with hands, you know, the type of portrait where the face and hands are visible to create a look.

OMG I'm babbling... Roll Eyes

Well I found out hands are very hard to draw. Anyone possess this skill?  Huh I do not. Embarrassed This poor girl looks anorexic! Look at her wrists. I gave up and didn't bother finishing it.

Look if you need comic relief at my attempt.  Cry  I'll promise to try and improve.  Undecided

I may delete this and replace it with a better attempt later. For now, it's bedtime.  Roll Eyes
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A Portrait with Progression Details! I'm HAPPY This Time! on: October 29, 2006 12:56:34 PM
First, thank you to everyone who helped me when I was crying for help in this dialogue:

So it's a lazy Sunday and I want to see if I can create a better portrait. First, I took a picture and divided it into 6ths with a ruler. What I noticed was where the mouth point of the nose, eyes, and hairline appeared at 1/6th. 1/2, 2/3, and 5/6.

So, I plotted thus:

I then erased the guidelines and added some detail:

I sorted out the light and dark areas of the face and added a neckline:

And finished with some basic coloring via my PC:

I think this is better than the attempt that cased me to cry. Please help me again with this one. Pretty please! Be honest.

Here, I did a little experimenting with the color:

10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Another portrait, but I wanna cry. on: October 25, 2006 09:22:45 PM
Cry  Cry  Undecided

I wanted soooo bad to do a good portrait tonight. I tried four times and spent over two hours.

Hopefully I got the eyes right this time. I used a couple of photos and a mirror (my hall tree). I set a kitchen chair in the living room by the mirror and went at it with great anticipation. I was inspired.

But as the night went on, I guess my inspiration waned. I finished with this sketch of a pout-y face:

and then set out to color it in hopes of improving it a little after scanning:

Please be honest pointing out my imperfections. I'm trying to move past creating doodles and making real art someday.
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