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Graphite and Ink work
« on: April 28, 2017, 09:15:42 AM »

We all have our loves and talents and we all only have so much time in the day to do these things.  Graphite sketches, Ink and Oil painting are things that I did growing up and loved which is what led me to being a designer.  I miss doing these but I am pretty sure my skills have atrophied from non use.  I will have to find some pics of my Oil paintings.  I sold and gave away many and in some cases never thought to take a photo first.

When I was about 11 my mom had a full set of Time Life books on the masters of art.  I would look through these every day and study Degas, Brugel, Rubens, Sargent, Delacroix, Michelagelo and Rembrandt among many others.  Rubens, Delacroix and Michelangelo were my favorites and I would try to draw their famous works.  I used to stay up till 2 or 3 in the morning working on a sketch in my teens and loved it.

My later work such as the horses I sketched on plate finish Bristol board which has a polished surface.  It brings out a light in the piece such as in the eyes but of course that comes with a dark side in that you can't ever make a mistake.  Any eraser used on the paper brings up the tooth in the paper and any graphite put down after that will show the repair.  You have one shot at it.
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 09:30:04 AM »

OMG, Steve!  Those are beautiful!   :Worthy:
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 12:23:57 PM »

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.   :drool:
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 12:43:58 PM »

Very nice. My mother was an artist. Oil and acrylics. I have a number of her paintings. I had some talent but never kept up with it.  I guess you get too busy working and raising a family.
You have some real talent, you should get back
Into it.
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 12:44:45 PM »

Drool warning indeed!
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 01:23:47 PM »

Your work is exceptional Steve.  No wonder you're able to craft such artistic cabs.  Kudos! 
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 08:33:50 PM »

Thanks for the great comments.  I really miss it but am almost afraid to see how bad I might be now.  I looked through some old boxes of photos and found one of my paintings.  This was a 30"x 30" of a hummingbird.  The other photo was a painting of my wife before we were married also 30 x 30.  She has never let me hang it in our house. Still looking for a pic of a blue-jay I did.
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2017, 08:05:18 AM »

Holy cow, your skill is impressive!  Those are truly beautiful.
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2017, 11:48:50 PM »

You are very talented. It is a skill you never loose so get back into drawing and painting. You will always regret it if you do not
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2017, 09:42:33 AM »

Those are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. Always keep sketching- it never does go away, just gets a little rusty.
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Re: Graphite and Ink work
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2017, 01:07:02 PM »

Very impressive as was the explanation of how hard you worked to master these skills.
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