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Hey there, I'm new here. I decided to join this for art people to comment on my artwork. As you know, I'm only 14 and I do hope I get comments from people telling me how to improve. Ciel from Kuroshitsuji Tenryuuji Noa from Rhapsody In Heaven. Please leave comments. Thanks. :DDDD

LoganDreams

LoganDreams

 

new to this...

I was looking for some kind of art blog sight to use that wasnt all mainstream so a bit more freedom of expression instead of having to listen to people actually know critzing me and telling me how ridiculous my thoughts are, hopefully this will work out but i dunno i guess ill upload something later but for now im just trying to get the feel of this website and ramble a bit, although this website seems rather under used...:DDD Well i dont know what to say but i feel like writing, so yeah and as far as art goes im still crazy amateur but i dont care at this moment. ive been so strange lately, not that i was ever normal, but im just done worrying about things, but it feels like im drowning in apathy and i hate saying how apathetic i am cause it sounds like so such a poser emo kid thing. Just with all the drama that im always surrounded in and i dont see any point in wasting my time caring, although i always feel like im wasting my time but thats not the point. i dont know, some people express their frustration/depression/ectera with talking crap about people and i just write about irrelevant things and paint/draw. But i generally feel ashamed of things i make since im well aware they arent good enough but i have to do something to maintain sanity in way other than alcohol My mom and her boyfriend are fighting once again so im at my brothers grandpa like 30minutes from 'my' house and my mom was yelling at me to hurry up so i didnt get like any of my stuff so ima go shopping or something so i actually have something to wear, and i also forgot my sketch pad so im going to just doodle on computer paper. well i dunno im sure this website is more art gallery-ish then blog-age but i dunno, ill upload some stuff from my deviantart later so ill feel like less of a failure, lol well whatever talk if you want

robin

robin

 

Art Around Adams,

Art Around Adams, On January 6, 2009, 12 noon to 10:00pm See: www.artaroundadams.org Will host the all ages creative arts festival featuring four stages of lives bands, circus performers, a theater production, a stand up comedy, film screenings, large scale interactive art, a 21 and up fun zone, and lots more. The event is a public show of support for San Diego

Eduardo

Eduardo

 

hello there.....

Hello people...Sorry I haven't been on here but have had all kinds of things going on.....like new drawings and playing with digital painting.....What fun it is learning a lot and still more to learn I think its endless...lol...... And I am including a sample with me as the star....lol.....enjoy

ladyceridwen55

ladyceridwen55

Artistic inspiration and missed photo opportunities

I'm just on my way back to Manila after spending a very pleasant week in a very remote farm in Davao del Sur, Mindanao, (in the Southern part of the Philippines). 'Extremely primitive conditions but the hospitality was great and I had a whole stretch of clean, clear and warm river water to myself! And it was great fun riding a motorcycle with four of us on it, going to the local market... Me, the driver and two very pretty and innocent country girls - one 17 years young and the other one just turned 15.   I only wish someone could have photographed the smile on my face!!   Whilst I was there, I decided to give the family and the other people in the village a break from my prying camera. But I did manage to get loads of photos of light shining through tropical foliage, the rice paddies, the river etc., etc. I also spent a lot of time and effort trying to get a decent shot of a very beautiful cockerel. The chickens there are totally free range and the damn cock kept roaming around! I also spent some time taking photos of different types of light, (morning, noonday, evening, sunny, cloudy etc.,) shining through the water onto the river bed. Hopefully, these will provide some good practice material for learning how to paint natural bodies of water.   I only have two regrets with that trip - and both of these were missed photo opportunities caused by my own stupid shyness and lack of confidence with people photography...   The first one was when I was sitting in a nipper hut, right beside the path through the woodland along the riverbank. My camera was in my hands and I as already busy snapping away at the early morning sunlight shinning through some banana tree leaves. Like I said earlier, I had already decided to give people photography a rest during this recent trip - but then some opportunities are so fleeting and too good to miss. So you really have to grab the moment and take the shot? I was suddenly amazed to see three very young children, (probably aged between about 5 and 7 years old,) riding along the woodland path on a fairly large horse. No doubt, they were riding to school and they just looked so care-free and confident on that big beast! By the time I had rustled-up the courage to brave their inevitable shyness and laughter the moment they should see my camera pointing at them, it was too late and all I could see was the backs of the children and the horse's great bum! I hadn't even raised my camera from my lap...   The other missed photo opportunity was when, early on my last morning there, I was down by the river - busy trying to get some close-ups of some riverside flowers... So, obviously, I was ready and obviously, my camera was with me - primed, in hand and ready to go... But I wasn't expecting the family's 15 year-old daughter to come down to the river to say goodbye to me before leaving for school. And it wasn't until Jelyn turned to go that I realized what a pretty picture of carefree youth and innocence she was. With the beautiful, unspoiled rural scenery and that wonderful soft, early morning light on her cheeks, this was another rare and not to be missed photo opportunity. All I had to do was to call back to here and just mention the word "pictures!" It would have been so easy and Jelyn loves having here photo taken. But, again, I was just too damned shy to ask- and then she was gone...   Mind you, these lost photo opportunities may just be the prodding that I really need, in order to encourage me to start painting from the memory and using my imagination? Now that is definitely going to be a big step for me - getting away from painting exclusively from photographs...     Help to support ArtFreaks.com as a free website for amateur and professional artists and photographers: Shop discount arts and crafts supplies at MisterArt.com!

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Satisfaction at last!! :)

Benjemin - One (Pastel painting of a German Shepherd dog)   Well. The landscape background might be a bit crude but I can honestly say that this is the first painting that I have made that I am truly satisfied with!! I could say that I was deliberately concentrating on the dog, in order to "bring it forward" or something - but that would be a lie. Notwithstanding, after three years of trying hard, I can honestly say that I am damned chuffed with this one!   Four months in the making - (interrupted by the necessity to go back to sea four three months and earn some pennies) - but I got there in the end! And OK... I must admit, I am currently struggling with "Benjamin - Two" but, hey, after three years of struggle, I am not complaining if they don't all come out right first time. One good one that I am personally satisfied with is good enough for me!     Image Description:   From a photo of my friend, Mr Timothy Penycate's German Shepherd (Alsation) dog. I took the photo when I was out for a walk in the woods with Benj - and I think the excitement shows clearly on his face!! Soft pastels on Waterford rough watercolor paper       Help to support ArtFreaks.com as a free website for amateur and professional artists and photographers: Shop discount arts and crafts supplies at MisterArt.com!

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100 % organicl kids' fairy tale inspired clothing now in the stores in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Germany...

New organic kids' clothing brand LONVIG by MINYMO, based on Danish fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig's fairy tales and fairy tale characters, is now in stores and internet stores. Size 74 to 110. The autumn 2008 line introduces the fairy tale character Bernhard, a whimsical monkey. See more about it on www.LONVIG-by-MINYMO.com. Among other things you can read and download the fairy tales. See where you can buy the kids' clothing - in stores or internet stores - click here. If you are a store, an internet store or an agent please contact LONVIG by MINYMO (Export Manager Jesper Maansson's e-mail address is jesper.maansson@mco.dk) for authorization to sell the brand. Below you can see a photo of wonderful kids in the amazing kids' clothing:

lonvig

lonvig

 

Synergetic Effects

I am an International Commercial Counselor writing on behalf of the World of Art Award* winning artist, designer and fairy tale writer Asbjorn Lonvig. Lonvig has a very unique background as a trained Software Engineer by IBM and is world renowned for his determined use of IT and Internet in art, design and fairy tale writing. Lonvig works in simple shapes and bright colours. His Artist Statement is:

lonvig

lonvig

Jumong and Shoubi

I haven't had much time for painting lately but one I did manage to finish recently was a little commemorative pastel for a lovely dog...     Jumong and Shoubi     Just a small pastel painting that I done as a way of remembering Shoubi's best mate, Jumong - who sadly died while I was away on my recent commission at sea.   The official story that I was given was that Jumong got sick and died. Not surprising really, as he spent most of the last months of his life in misery, tied up on a short piece of chain and hardly cared for. More likely though, he would have been killed for food? Despite the appalling conditions under which he was being kept, Jumong was a tough little dog...   Anyway, whether he died, or was killed, I know for a fact that Jumong's carcass was not wasted. He did not get buried and he certainly had no flowers. So I decided to use a bit of artistic license and put some in the painting for him...     Whilst in the mood for painting dogs, I decided to do a portrait for my Pit Bull Terrier cross, Shoubi. The first one came out a bit dark and Shoubi ended-up looking quite "foxy." I had another go and, for the first time ever, my second attempt at a painting resulted in an actual improvement over the first.       Shoubi - Two   Still far from perfect, I managed to get the coloring of her coat a bit more like the real thing. I need to work on getting the texture of the fur right, next time I try to paint a dog - but this will do for now...!!     Help to support ArtFreaks.com as a free website for amateur and professional artists and photographers: Shop discount arts and crafts supplies at MisterArt.com!

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NOTE ON DIGITAL PHOTOS

By 2007/2008, as I inched my way annalistically/incrementally to the age of 65 and as my latest photo album was becoming filled to its maximum intake, people in my world were beginning to send digital photos, enough to begin to fill this and future photograph albums to overflowing. Those who could afford it, and who had the interest, in the first years of this new millennium, had begun to make videos of their family/personal lives; still others had telephones with visual images of the person they were talking to. There were large screen TVs, computer monitors, CDs, mini-discs, indeed, a cornucopia of new technology that was making the old world of the photograph in an album, the idea of keeping even the digital photo in an album, somewhat passe even declasse.1 Time would tell just how I would respond to this change, this diversification, this amplification, in the technology of photography that had insensibly altered the rationale for the very existence of the old photo album. Photo albums had been delighting the eye, had been part of my memorabilia, for well nigh 60 years. As I write these words, fifteen months short of my 65th birthday, I have decided to continue to put digitals photo in this and future albums on the same basis as those photos from cameras that I and my family have been doing since early in the 20th century.-Ron Price, 18 April 2008. (1one rarely sees this word, declasse--acute accent on the last e--in literature these days, but it seems applicable here; it means lowered in social significance, relevance and standing.)

RonPrice

RonPrice

 

CARTOONIST AND POET

Reading about the work of cartoonist Gary Larson and how he works I could not help compare and contrast his modus operandi and my own with respect to writing prose and poetry. Larson draws inspiration from similar sources to my own: interests, experiences and memories. He is sensitive about his readers and whether they understand his work. And so is this the case with me and my literary opus. I have one eye on my readers most of the time, but another on the world and all that is therein. Sometimes I shut one eye and open the other; at other times I open both eyes one, I like to think, to

RonPrice

RonPrice

 

Pioneering Over Four Epochs

The industry I am engaged in is to create across the world-wide-web a tapestry of poetry and prose. At this site, readers will find my blog, one of the many parts of this tapestry. This literary creation, this industry created by a membership of one, this self-employed individual, this retired teacher and lecturer who is now 63 attempts to endow various themes and a wide range of social science and humanities subjects with many layers of meaning across the internet. I try to evoke a complex range of responses in readers who come upon my work. As initiator of this prose-poetry project it is my hope that over the many decades of my life I have developed a writing style which, while trying to fuse together material from many academic disciplines, from my own life and my religion, the Baha'i Faith, achieves a degree of both the provocative and the interesting on the one hand; and the entertaining and intellectually stimulating on the other. There are now many thousands of readers engaged in this tapestry, this industry, that I have created. It is my conviction that the Baha'i Faith has a significant role to play in the growing unification of the planet but I do not engage in any sort of aggressive proselytising at the more than 4000 websites that are part of this personal and industrious exercise. I do possess an obvious enthusiasm for my religion or I would not have been associated with it for over 50 years and I would not be promoting it in a multitude of forms as I do and have done since retiring from FT work in 1999, PT and casual work in 2003 and most volunteer work in 2005. It is my hope that what I write as a result of this self-employment resonates with both the novitiate, the veteran Baha'i and others on a multitude of paths.

RonPrice

RonPrice

 

Reflections,

Thanks Vic, This will allow for comments, as noted, independent of my postings in Poesias. Thanks Nicole, your observation was very thoughtful. Please, feel free to post any additional comments herein.

Eduardo

Eduardo

 

Greetings everyone!!!!

How is everyone doing????? This is a picture of a state park near us....Kool ....huh......hope you are checking out my art work ????? I will be adding on more soon.......everyone is really nice on the website artwanted.com......and here also.....Plan on doing some xmas presents that include my artwork for friends an relatives this year so i will busy but i will stop in here from time to time......Take care everyone.......and Blessed Be...... Ladyceridwen55 Hello again!!!! I hope everyone had a happy new year!!! I have been busy with my new art work.....have posted some new work hope you will all check it out...Will be working on more....There has been to much snow going on here this month so farwe have gotten 52inches so far seems we get dumped on every otherday.... ..wish it was spring again......cant wait ....... Blessed Be........................... LadyCeridwen55

ladyceridwen55

ladyceridwen55

 

new art work coming

Well I am working on a very kool drawing will be posting it very soon and it will be for sale on artwanted.com.....I like it alot and so do my coworkers......will post it tomarrow thats 11-22... so just check an see.....what i have come up with.......Thanks everyone ........blessed be.......

ladyceridwen55

ladyceridwen55

Manic-depressive painting and trying to get back into the swing...

I've been manically busy with this and some of my other websites for most of my present vacation, (from my work as a seaman.) And yes - I have also been going through one or two pretty minor depressions. Nothing serious, you understand - just the normal stuff that anyone would suffer, when they have been putting their heart, sole, all their energy and almost every waking hour; day after day into a task that they know may or may not eventually reap rewards - or might just as easily end-up in complete failure!!! Not to mention the fact that although I do enjoy building websites - I'd much rather be painting. Or taking my lovely Pit Bull terrier for long walks!   Anyway, when I was just about at breaking point with the amount of time and energy I was spending on constructing and running websites, I decided it was time to take a break and get back into some painting before I got called back to my job at sea.   The below effort was about my third attempt at painting a pastel portrait from a photo of a lovely Thai girl, called Tussinee. Each attempt was getting progressively worse than the previous. When I finally realized that I just wasn't in the mood for painting, I lost my patience with it and defaced the thing completely. Then again, when I looked at it, I just thought; "Hey! I'm going to keep this one!"     Tussinee - One (The Manic-Depressive Art Version!)     The disaster with "Tussinee - One" did help to get something-or-other out of my system. Somehow, I quite like that painting. I decided to keep it, as it represents a small part of my life... Anyway, the fact that I had something that I actually wanted to keep - rather than burning, along with all the other failed attempts, prompted me into starting my 4th attempt at doing justice to the lovely Tussinee...     Tussinee - Two (The 4th Attempt!!)   Still not quite what I wanted... In many ways, more scary than my "Manic-Depressive" version of this painting in Tussinee - One!! Still... I feel myself getting back into the mood to paint - which has to be a good thing. At least, it has to be more healthy than sitting in front of a computer screen the WHOLE day?!!     Help to support ArtFreaks.com as a free website for amateur and professional artists and photographers: Shop discount arts and crafts supplies at MisterArt.com!

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A bit about myself

I grew up in Wisconsin USA....Haven't been hardly anywhere just a few states . Grew up on a beef farm, feed cows, chickens, sheep etc. We had lots of cats and a dog. Love the country life - none like it. Our family is full of artists both my older sisters are artists and I have followed also had a great great aunt that was a good artist even have her painting from the early 1900's....kool huh.....anyway I have drawn from the day I picked up a pencil I am very sure its in my blood....lol...... Now late in life I have started school to get my art degree from Art Instruction Schools of MN... just ending my second year ....should have done this in my 20's but thats ok...I have learned a lot with the school and learn more every day.....If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask I will try to answer the best I can.....

ladyceridwen55

ladyceridwen55

A Disastrous First Exhibition

Originally posted in the Forums: Oct 16 2007, 09:44 PM



I just had my first - (totally disastrous!!) exhibition - where I didn't even sell a single painting...
I was ripped-off for PHP40,000 by the Lilet Artista Art Gallery in MH Del Pilar Street, Ermita, Manila. The half page press release that I was supposed to get in the Manila Bulletin, ended up as a single paragraph in Tikatik - or some such cheap rubbish tabloid newspaper. 😂 No flowers, as promised - and not even a tin of Skyflakes for the opening ceremony... 😕 All my paintings were crammed together on 3/4 of ONE wall of the gallery in question. No attempt at any form of curating - and they were up for less than 36 hours!!!!!!!!

Almost enough to put me off panting for life!! (I gave the bloody lot away - every single one of them!) ...'Only saving grace was, there were plenty of eager takers for the free paintings among some of the Ermita bar girls!

When one potential customer tried to haggle the price of one painting down to, basically, the cost of the frame - I decided to withdraw the whole lot from sale!

Later that same day, I got a friend to come around with his little "owner" jeep. We gathered up the entire collection of exhibition paintings and proceeded to go around Ermita, Manila - giving them away for free!!

I am very happy to report that Hotel La Corona were willing recipients of two of my paintings, (although, I suspect - because I have been a long-term guest of the place - this may have been more out of politeness than anything!?!!)

Anyway, the rest of the paintings went to various people like, as I said, some of the local bar girls - who really could not afford to buy one; not even at cost price for the materials.

I am happy to report that there was something of a scramble for the paintings - with the whole lot gone in less than an hour and nowhere near enough to go around for all the people that wanted one! It done me a power of good to see my collection going to grateful recipients and, for the time-being at least, I am going to forget about even trying to sell any of my own work, for the time-being - and just concentrate on painting for fun... Basically just giving away the finished paintings to anyone that wants them.

Cheers!     Help to support ArtFreaks.com as a free website for amateur and professional artists and photographers:
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The Finished Product!

Originally posted in the Forums: Jan 21 2007, 11:58 AM And the finished product: Pastel painting of a pretty, smiling teenage country girl in the Philippines, sitting on her elder sister's motorbike. Jelyn Nakaupo sa Motor ni Ate - (More-or-less finished) I will probably have to work on the hen and chicks some more. Jelyn's shirt could also do with some more white and shading. But, if at all, I will do this immediately before framing... Help to support ArtFreaks.com as a free website for amateur and professional artists and photographers: Shop discount arts and crafts supplies at MisterArt.com!

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Not Quite so Much of a Struggle Now!

Originally posted in the Forums: Jan 2 2007, 08:04 AM Not so much of a struggle now! Here's my latest 'work in progress...' Jelyn Nakaupo sa Motor ni Ate! - (In progress) Who knows how this will turn out. All I can say is that I am enjoying myself here!   Watch this space!   Please help to support ArtFreaks.com as a free website for amateur and professional artists and photographers: Shop discount arts and crafts supplies at MisterArt.com!

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Sheine Mae and Jelyn

Originally posted in the Forums: Dec 25 2006, 06:08 AM Here's my latest attempt... Sheine Mae and Jelyn It should have looked something like this... Sheine Mae and Jelyn I'm not aiming for photo-realism here - (even if I did have the skill and the patience to do it). In fact, I like a little bit of style... But, looking at the photo and the painting together like this, I realized that I made Sheine Mae's head far to big. I'll have to try this one again some time...   Please help to support ArtFreaks.com as a free website for amateur and professional artists and photographers: Shop discount arts and crafts supplies at MisterArt.com!

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One I Didn't Burn!

Originally posted in the Forums: Nov 13 2006, 03:51 AM Oh, Here's one that I didn't burn... I know that most people will think it is a pretty corny painting but, who gives a damn?! I enjoyed doing it, and I like it! And, I have to admit, it was done mostly in Rembrandts... So why am I getting hot under the collar about Rembrandts? Because I have completely run out of my Schmingke SOFT pastels, I can't afford to order any more over the internet, at the moment - and I couldn't have done this... without them! ...Reason being that the above painting uses a lot of acrylic modeling paste, mixed with sand, in order to get the textures for the grass and the rocks. If you try to use anything other than a really soft pastel for this, when you try to cover up the sanded modeling paste, most of the pastel ends up as dust on the floor. And, if you are not careful, you can wear your fingers down to the bone!!   Please help to support ArtFreaks.com as a free website for amateur and professional artists and photographers: Shop discount arts and crafts supplies at MisterArt.com!

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