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jennylynn

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on: March 08, 2012, 09:36:01 AM
sorry have enclosed clint eastwood drawing on this post
   redone nose
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Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 11:48:07 AM
Very good!  I see you have made a slight change to the nose area. (it's still slightly over to our left though).
It certainly looks like Clint Eastwood. Strangely enough, my first serious drawing was of Clint Eastwood and I sold it when I was 15 for £30. I was pleased but, regretted letting it go after spending the money on cigarettes (I don't smoke now though and that was a long time ago. I'm 47 now!).
Keep up the great work.  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 12:10:22 PM
 :thankyou:  for your most welcome comment   I see what you mean now I will have another go at his nose,  Your clint eastwood pic must have been fantastic, to have sold it , what you do for cigarettes!!!   ha! ha! 
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Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 02:55:34 PM
:thankyou:  for your most welcome comment   I see what you mean now I will have another go at his nose,  Your clint eastwood pic must have been fantastic, to have sold it , what you do for cigarettes!!!   ha! ha!

When I did drawings as a teenager, I didn't have a clue what to do or, what pencils to use. Sometimes I'd use a pen from school! I even managed to create tonal values with this and sold a few! The best pencil drawing I created was a religious one of Jesus on a cross with light rays shining through dark dramatic clouds. I got £80 for that one & it was hung in a Church somewhere. 
Unfortunately, my drawings were just an an 'escape'/switch off from a bad home situation, with parents who argued and were violent on a daily basis. The drawings turned out really well despite the circumstances.
I wanted to take the drawing course to improve but, even after all these years, drawing with pencils triggers the panic attacks I used to get back then. A terrible, permanent result of those years where I bear thei mental abuse scars from being hit, stole from, regular forced prison visits to step father, poverty, ridicule and being educationally subnormal with not being able to read or write much. (I later took home study courses as an adult and, taught myself music theory in my late 20s. Meeting my wife at 19 was the best thing in my life and, I'm still with her to this day 28 years later!).
 
I used a plastic false cigarette to help me stop smoking. It worked a treat once I got over the chemical addiction (4 months) and, the habitual 'addiction' (10 years!).
 
« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 03:01:13 PM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 03:02:12 PM
Jenny, good work on Clint.  O0
Tony, I hear ya. 
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 05:27:13 PM
Jennylynn, no room for doubt, that's Clint Eastwood!!!   :)  Nice work!

Tony,  :1hug:  I'm glad you survived that toublesome childhood.  Your story has a happy ending. 

May each year of health and happiness cause those hurtful memories to fade.
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Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 07:52:33 PM
JennyLynn, your drawing is well done!  :clap:

Tony, sometimes we live through things that could destroy us, if we let it! (Have my own personal experiences with some of those things.) It's what we decide do do with our own lives that defines who we are or who we will become! It sounds like you have learned from your experience and became a better man, because of it!
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Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 11:23:28 PM
Seeing this Clint Eastwood drawing reminds me of skills that are required to carry out each work of art. From what I have read on the forum, I can see people use different techniques and different hardness of pencils to form the tonal values. The drawings have been a real eye opener and, and underpin Dennis & Nolan' painting tutorials.

Lillian & C. Thanks for your comments.  :flowers: It's very true that we don't choose our 'parents' or have much influence over our childhood experiences. For those who are unfortunate to suffer years of emotional & physical  abuse by aggressive dominating parents, they bear the lifelong consequences.
My personal experiences left me with SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder) where I'm uncomfortable in groups of people and, I suffer a form of 'shyness'. Panic attacks were something I suffered for years and, can still be triggered by 'association' reminders of those times like pencil drawing.

They say 'life begins at 40'. There's no truer words spoken because, for me & Sue it's true. Life did get better from 40 and, continues to be good to this day despite the past being ruined by other people.
 
 

     
« Last Edit: March 19, 2012, 04:21:45 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 03:21:56 AM
tony  I was appalled and horrified to hear off your past life,  But so glad to hear that you have come through it all, May love peace and goodwill be with you forever! 
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Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 03:27:20 AM
Great work Jenny, just a tweak of the nose and he'll be fantastic!  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 04:01:47 AM
The likeness of Clint Eastward....my childhood hero.....is definately there.   Well done.  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

Tony sorry to hear about the way you had to endure all the abuse throughout your childhood.   I just want to tell you that you are special and we all enjoy your here at PB.   Through all that,  you now come across as someone who has a kind warm heart.   As for your daughter...prayer works!    :hug:
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Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 06:47:03 AM
 :thankyou: again,  Nolan and Dennis for Paintbasket.

What a great place!

A place of sharing, learning, encouraging.
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Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 08:04:21 AM
Sorry I veered this thread off on personal issue  :blush: It feels more than just a art forum sometimes. It's like Like a 'family of personal friends.  :hug: (I must remember it's public too!  :o
I'll steer back to the drawing subject now  :)

Are charcoal pieces better than lead pencils?
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Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 04:34:35 PM
Tony, I think it's amazing how we start to feel close to friends here and sometimes we do need to vent. 

Paintbasket is a therapeutic place in so many ways.

I think this close community is attractive.   
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Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 06:34:13 PM
Tony, the one thing I don't think I would like about charcoal is how messy it is!
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