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Reply #30 on: September 25, 2016, 04:44:38 PM
Val, it used to be so simple.  Now I am getting confusier 😆 (is this a word?  I sort of like it) by the minute. :banghead: :crazy2: :tickedoff:


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Reply #31 on: September 25, 2016, 06:51:49 PM

Colored pencils - i've been getting into this and have joined the Colored Pencil Club. It seems every one invloved in the world of colored pencils call it painting, not drawing. I think this is because of the amount of blending and mixing of colors that goes on.

What about if I use oil based CP, or wax based CP, will that make a difference? Personally I think the binder should be irrelevant.

So do I enter a piece using CP under painting or drawing? It does not seem right to go under drawing as CP is clearly a different media than graphite - just because you hold the tool the same does not make them equal. If that was the case, then all those who use a brush would fall under the same catagory.

If we want to capture "pure" in our categories, then oil is oil, graphit is graphit and each media should have its own catagory. However, adding any two different media is mixed.  But the problem is that we sometimes use another media because the main media just can't do what we want, like adding a highlight the way we want it.

But since we are amoung friends and not redefining the world, Perhaps, as a suggestion, we could think about our catagories not being pure, but maybe some percentage of pure, like 90, 95,98% of one media, then it goes in its catgory.  So if a jellyroll is used to add a highlight, or a different media used to fill in a background quickly,  but it's not used extensively then it could remain in the catagory. Mixed media would remain for those who relish, create their art using mutiple media intentionally for the effect they're looking to achieve.



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Reply #32 on: September 25, 2016, 09:38:52 PM
Barry,

I think your last paragraph has really defined a sensible solution - at least regarding PB Forum categories and the challenges.  Everyone's contributions to the conversation seem to be of like mind.  Not sure what percentage would be appropriate, though.

Val, would  Barry's explanation work for the challenges? 

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Reply #33 on: September 26, 2016, 11:35:31 AM
I shall take this under advisement.  ^-^      :stress:
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Reply #34 on: September 26, 2016, 07:02:29 PM
Barry,
This is one of those topics where the more you learn and think about it... the more you realize that you know very little.  Ignorance can be blessful at times  :crazy2:

P.S. but you make a good point of course
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Reply #35 on: September 27, 2016, 02:32:08 PM

Colored pencils - i've been getting into this and have joined the Colored Pencil Club. It seems every one invloved in the world of colored pencils call it painting, not drawing. I think this is because of the amount of blending and mixing of colors that goes on.



Colored Pencil Club? That sounds very interesting, Barry. Can you tell us more?  :D
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Reply #36 on: September 29, 2016, 03:39:58 PM
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