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nolan

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assembling the color buster


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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 07:32:04 PM
Hi Nolan
Happy 2014 to you and Dennis and to all the Paint Basket members!!! 
Sorry, I've been away too long.  Hopefully I can get back into painting this year.

Re: old vs new version of the Colour Buster - I bought the Paint Basket Colour Buster way back in 2011.  Just wondering whether there are major differences between the 2 versions; and whether I should buy the new version also.

Re:  Pencil Finder - I can't seem to find any info on this within Paint Basket.

Thanks ... Cheers for now.
Vangie


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Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 05:17:39 AM
 :wave:    Hi Vangie,    :bigwelcome: welcome back! Good question, I'll have to wait and see the answer as well!
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 05:56:20 AM
Great video, Nolan!   :thankyou:  so much!!!


 :wave: Hi Vangie!  So nice to see you!  I'm also waiting to hear the answer to your question.   O0
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Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 12:12:49 PM
There have not been any major changes to the Color Buster. The one in the video is what the current version looks like.

Pencil Finder:
I still need to set up the sales page for the Pencil Finder. Here is a video that shows you how to use it

pencil finder with colour photos


You can purchase it in the store HERE


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Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 04:08:31 PM
Thanks for that Nolan  O0   I'll have to get a new colour buster/pencil finder soon anyway. The laminating sheets didn't seal 100% so they're lifting.   :doh:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 09:20:57 PM
Nolan, in the drawing course there was a tonal chart that we had to print out. Should I still get the pencil finder?

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Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 12:33:19 PM
if you did the Lets Draw course, you already have a Pencil Finder Maryna  O0


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Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 05:49:32 AM
if you did the Lets Draw course, you already have a Pencil Finder Maryna  O0

I was just about to order the Pencil Finder, then I read your message, Nolan, to Maryna.  I bought the Lets Draw DVDs some years back ... would they have the Pencil Finder?  (Sorry,  :( I actually haven't watched them, just like so many other DVDs I've got ... I'll get there one day...)

It looks like a very interesting and helpful gadget! Very clever, Nolan!


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Reply #9 on: January 17, 2014, 05:55:42 AM

 :wave: Hi Vangie!  So nice to see you!
Hello to you too, Lillian!!!  :wave: :smitten:


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Reply #10 on: January 17, 2014, 10:03:40 AM
 :wave: Vangie, yes it is in one of the lessons. If I remember rightly I think it is in the one something about glass.? Maybe someone else remembers. Anybody?  :help:
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Reply #11 on: January 17, 2014, 12:32:58 PM
Vangie, pop DVD 5 into your computer. The manuals and Pencil Finder are in the "manuals" folder


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Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 05:45:20 PM
Thanks, Nolan!!!


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Reply #13 on: October 02, 2015, 07:10:48 AM
Hi everyone. What a fantastic gift this website is. I am a new practicing artist for these types of mediums. I am somewhat overwhelmed and want to jump right in and sign up for all of the classes. I think that I should start with the pencil drawing, although I love the painting classes because I love color. I have also worked with art glass and at the moment it is all in storage. I need some help figuring out how to get started. I did listen to the announcement videos and what I want to ask is, if it is recommended to start with the pencil drawing class first? And if so, will it have the color buster/pencil busters or will they have to be purchased separately?
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Reply #14 on: October 02, 2015, 07:34:18 AM
Hi GP,
I am very new at art, but the PB experts will tell you that drawing is imperative to good painting.  They will also recommend that you choose one painting medium and learn to master it before moving on to an other one.

Saying that pencil drawing and painting are neither exclusive nor linear.  I am doing both at the same time.   The drawing lessons (first I did the Let's draw, a 28 days course,  and now I will start the pencil drawing lessons)  and the oil painting lessons, in the order recommended.  It works very well in parallel.

You haven't yet found out how amazing this site is, beside the first class instruction, there is a full cohort of artists at all level of expertise who are more then willing to land you a hand, and all this in a friendly and relaxed setting.

Whatever you do, post it and you will see the replies you will get.

The color buster is very worth the small one time cost.

 :welcome: to PB
p.s. there is at least one free lesson in each medium that you can try before you invest... but fair warning, you will soon be hook on painting  :painting:
Cheers, Annie
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