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Mysti Vale

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on: July 16, 2017, 04:32:16 PM
Hello, everyone!  I figured it is about time I post a welcome message, although I already feel so welcomed here.   :1hug:

I found this site when searching for drawing videos and found Nolan's on YouTube.  For me, just learning how to use the different pencils was a big step!  I figured I learned so much from what he offered for free that I would support him and purchase his drawing course. 

Little did I know I would find such a cool family of artists here too.   :hug:  I am in awe at the fantastic work I see from everyone. 

I didn't think I could draw at all, but have always been interested.  One day I was home sick and couldn't do much more than hold my iPad while I laid in bed.  I found a program called Art Studio and played around with it.  I got a picture of my dog Max that I put on one layer, and used it behind while I drew on a new layer and made a cool drawing of him with just my finger and the iPad.  I was shocked at how it looked when I finished! 

Ever since then I have been looking at drawing off and on.  I am retiring in a few months and will have a lot of time to enjoy creating art.  I look forward to spending more time here with you and learning from both Nolan and Dennis.

Here is the drawing that got me started.  Say, "Hello," to Max.   :)

~ Mysti Vale ~
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Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 07:36:59 PM
Max looks delightful! Well done on your first drawing electronic or otherwise.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:

'Misti Vale' was the name of one of my brothers' bands many years back. Had a good giggle the first time I read your name.  ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 10:58:58 PM
Mysti,

We are so happy you found us.  You are an official part of the PB family! 

Yes, drawing is the key that unlocks everything.  The Let's Draw Course opened up a whole new world for me as it did for you.

Hi, Max.  You are so cute!  Mysti captured your spirit.

aloha

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Mysti Vale

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Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 04:03:53 AM
 :thankyou: Val!  What a coincidence that your brother's band was just one letter off.  Any chance he has something up on the Internet I could play?

 :thankyou: Mea.  I am so glad to be part of the PB family.   :hug:
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Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 04:28:36 AM
 :doh: That would be a spelling mishap!  ;D

No, no video for us back then. Just an old reel to reel recorder. They did make a demo, no idea if that has survived through the years.
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Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 06:38:57 AM
LOL!  I thought it was intentional.   ;D. Hey, it's his band's name, so he can spell it however he wants to.  :)

I was thinking older like MySpace.  Oh well.  I would have loved to hear it.
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Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 12:25:46 AM
We didn't have a computer back then either! I remember when I bought one of the first laptops.... it had a whopping 2MB of memory! WOW!!!   :2funny:
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Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 01:44:16 AM
It is amazing how technology has changed.  My first computer had 16K of memory.  It was 4 times the previous computer and way more than you could ever need!   :2funny:
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Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 01:13:35 PM
our first computer was a ZX Spectrum, also with 16k memory. We then upgraded to 48k and thought we were the bees knees :2funny: now you can't even create a blank doc without it being bigger than that


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Reply #9 on: July 31, 2017, 04:04:27 PM
That is pretty cool!  Mine was a Radio Shack brand TRS 80.  Mine was the later model with the numeric keypad and a floppy drive. 
http://oldcomputers.net/trs80i.html

I have not heard of the zx spectrum before, so I looked it up and found a kick starter for a new one.  No idea if it is any good or not, but it looks interesting.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1835143999/zx-spectrum-next
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Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 11:28:30 PM
very interesting. It seems like they got a decent response from their Kickstarter. :yippee:


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Reply #11 on: August 19, 2017, 03:17:39 PM
Love you pup drawing!


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Reply #12 on: August 19, 2017, 05:59:28 PM
Thank you!  He is a sweet doggie.
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Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 08:23:17 AM
Welcome Mysti, Ive seen you around but are yet to be formally introduced! From what ive seen you are very talented!  :painting: :welcome:
Trev


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Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 09:10:20 AM
Thank you, Trev!  Nice to meet you too. I am just starting, but having a great time learning. 
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