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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby PogArt » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:04 am

-- FINISHED --
Hi dear friends.
I know I know ... it's been a long time since I talked to you...
At least I've got some good excuse ;)
My Photoshop has gave up, and it wouldn't let me open it due to some software issues, regarding updating manager of PS and LR on my computer, which I were simply struggling to get right ?
It's been weeks I couldn't use the PS then ...
Hopefully It's seems get back to normal , so first thing I'm doing is to update you with the final of the Grandpa drawing.
Some people do like it, some even if they don't - they don't telling me it aloud ;)
I don't ...
There's something I just don't feel it's looking right, you all know I'm much after photorealistic arts...
This drawing is more on drawing side than photorealistic rather...
It's not too bad looking, but I'm not happy with the way it's turned out.
Thank you for following the progress anyway and I'm appreciated for your keen encouragements and great support ;)
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby kennyc » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:51 am

I like it, but agree with your comments.

We all start somewhere, but I may or may not ever try a color portrait.

Onward!
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby PogArt » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:05 pm

Thank you much ;)
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby Laurene » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:23 pm

Hi Artur. Computer problems are so aggravating!!!!

I like it too, like I said on facebook. Looking at it here I'm able to compare it with your reference and I admit I do see and issue with his left eye. Mind you your reference doesn't show tight detail so I know that you had to improvise, but I'm absolutely certain that if a member of your family saw this they would instantly recognize their grandfather!

Best of luck with you airbrushing Artur! How is it coming along?

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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby PogArt » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:26 pm

Cheers Laurene for your keen words ;)
I must confess I were hurrying that drawing at the final, just to get it done...
I know I know, I shouldn't...
But I didn't want to spent more time on it, to work on details even more, and everything else ...
Unfortunately this portrait were blocking me to start airbrushing...
I've got not much space in my room, so I can work only on one piece at a time...
This is why I believe I had finished it just too early, not putting enough attention - in my mind was airbrush already ...
I feel sorry for that, because I were behaving like a child, craving to start playing with new toy ...
Thank you for asking about airbrushing Laurene...
I think it's going not too bad...
I were struggling to match the texture of the fabric, so it's not looking good , I need to correct the nose, it's something not right , and I have to make it look better ;)
You know, as usually artists on Facebook trying to encourage rather than tell you truth, so I'm receiving positive comments ;)
Actually it's good moment to ask, why you are missing from Facebook Laurene ? Are you well, everything fine ?
It's been a while since I've heard from you on Facebook ;)
I hope you're very well, and thank you for your keen comment regarding this last pastel portrait of Grandpa ;)
Best regards !!!
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby kennyc » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:51 pm

Good for you! Will be looking forward to seeing your airbrush work!
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby Laurene » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:44 am

Still getting used to facebook! I didn't see new posts from you on my newsfeed so I just thought you were practising your airbrushing. I'll have to look into that tomorrow. Facebook has its benefits but boy, it sure takes up a lot of time!!!

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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:47 am

Laurene wrote:Still getting used to facebook! I didn't see new posts from you on my newsfeed so I just thought you were practising your airbrushing. I'll have to look into that tomorrow. Facebook has its benefits but boy, it sure takes up a lot of time!!!


Should I sign up? I've avoided it like the plague so far, not interested in contacting old 'friends' or family ... but is it worthwhile for art, reading, writing, creative aspects like drawing?

I'm always thought not and that the negatives outweigh the positives. Thoughts?
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby Laurene » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:37 am

I was averse to facebook for years. Swore I would never go near it. That's because all I had ever heard of facebook was that it was a silly platform for people to post what they had for dinner last night etc...

Fact is, whether or not to add facebook to you social media depends on your goals, and how you use it is entirely up to you. I decided to try to sell some prints this year. I set up a website but had no clue how to drive traffic to it. "Build it and they will come" does not apply to websites!! Turns out that the single most effective way to advertise and reach the most people for free is still facebook. After studying the matter I decided to try a facebook page designed for business use. It's called a fanpage and it's still free but it's geared toward someone like me. I try to post entries that will guide people to my website through my blog. It's been almost 4 months now and I'm already getting a respectable number of followers. No sales yet, but I am finally getting a little name recognition. We'll see how it goes.

The point I think is to not even try to compare it with something like this forum. It's a different sort of medium and serves a different purpose. It will never replace this forum as a learning tool. This forum is indispensable for learning and growing. On the other hand although it does get a lot of traffic based on the number of views, there isn't much interaction any more. I think and I hope that this is a trend and that it will reverse in time.

As far as connecting with old friends, since I only use facebook for artwork the only old friends I've reconnected with are familiar names from this forum and the old Artpapa forum. I have to admit that's a nice aspect of it, but communication is limited to short posts and the occasional thumbs up etc... You just have to take it for what it is and as I said NOT try to compare it to a forum like this one.

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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:41 am

Thanks Laurene!
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby PogArt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:31 am

kennyc wrote:Good for you! Will be looking forward to seeing your airbrush work!

Actually I'm not posting it in here, because it is ...
Hmmm ...
The DRAWING forum ?
Do you think Kenny I'm allowed?
Lol ;)
Honesty ...
Hahahaaa ;)

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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby PogArt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:38 am

kennyc wrote:Thanks Laurene!

Kenny I'll give you quick example regarding old friends on Facebook ;)
Just yesterday my friend, that I haven't keep in touch for ages, had sent me a friend's request ...
Well, I did accept that ;)
Then she sent me message on messenger that she loves my arts, and she's got two girls, and she would love me to draw them for her ;)
Well...
I've provided her with the link to my website, and I did advice how she can place a commission order, and she can see the prices then, and choose what she likes ...
Then she went like, she's got not job at the moment ...
Lol ;)
You know I mean ;)
This is about how you finding friends on Facebook lol. ;)
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:49 am

Yep, there ya go then Artur!

Drawing with an airbrush.....yeah, sure....not my forum though. :)
Not that different than pastels...

Will continue to mull facebook or not...
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:56 am

Sorry but just have to post this one more off topic post as I just read this follow the above posts....

today's 50 word story: Helpless by Viv Burgess.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: "Grandpa" - pastel drawing

Postby PogArt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:34 pm

Hehehh ;)
Good one Kenny ;)

All the best. ;)
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