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on: April 28, 2016, 03:59:46 AM
Hi everyone, I am Drew Waylander, I am a Graphic Designer.

I have spent a long while reading through the forum, and I believe you are a warm and friendly bunch of people that want to offer and share your skills to those of us that are still forever on the learning curve. This I applaud.

I hope too at some point, wish to join a beginners class for drawing.

You may wonder about this as I have stated 'I am a Graphic Designer' already.

Well I recently found out that after using the computer to generate my art/ designs that somewhere along the way I have lost the connection between my mind's eye and my hand. Yes while drawing I do keep reaching for the CTL + Z and not for the rubber. Doh.

So here I am now open to learning how to place marks on paper with forethought, and possibly with some level of (at least mediocre) skill.

I am sure you can help me on my journey from what I have already seen.

So please be kind to this old dog if he posts less than perfect work.

So once again I am looking forward to being shouted at for doodling in class....

Drew Waylander.


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Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 12:58:18 PM
Hey there Drew!  :wave:      :bigwelcome:    At last!!!! Someone who will post less than perfect work alongside me!!!  :2funny:   Please, please tell me you are a bit pokey as well and we shall get on famously!  O0    ;D

Do try one of the free drawing classes, the Let's Draw lessons are the best place to start and will have you drawing  things that will outshine you computer stuff in no time! In the meantime, do join us on the forum while you decide.

By the by, I am totally open to any suggestions of improvement you may have.  :fight:     :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 04:11:53 AM
Hi Val,

Well I do love the quirky side of things and the use of semiotics in studies, but that comes from my advertising side I guess.

And just so you know, I have started the free drawing class with the exercises to get me started; so I am having fun arguing with my hand to do as it is asked atm (think I am losing this argument though).

As for improvements; well non that I can see really, only thing I see missing, if I looked hard enough, from this forum is and open general chat area. Somewhere where all peeps can talk openly about styles, influences, just a general arty chat-room, as you have one for each subject/ class.

Cheers again



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Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 06:06:12 AM
Hi Drew
Welcome aboard!  You will have fun learning on this site.

Yes, we do have more open forum discussions.  Go way down the Forum page, under OTHER you will see a section called ANYTHING ARTSY.  You can start a topic on an thing you wish there.   We have an interesting one on woodwork for example.
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Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 08:49:31 AM
 :bigwelcome: Welcome to Paintbasket, Drew.

Yes, I agree that this is a warm and friendly bunch. Everyone has been so supportive and encouraging as I have embarked on the artistic journey.

As Val stated, the "Let"s Draw" class is fabulous. I was amazed at all I learned in a short while with these lessons. You can't go wrong with that course.

I Look forward to seeing your artwork and posts!  :yippee:
Kathy S.

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Reply #5 on: April 29, 2016, 09:47:50 AM

Welcome to Paintbasket.  As you have already observed, it is a warm and welcoming place.

Look forward to seeing your work.


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Reply #6 on: April 30, 2016, 02:57:38 AM
A big Hi to everyone and a Big thanks for your encouragement :)

I will endeavour to do my best and have fun along the way.

But as they say 'Talk is cheap' and 'The prof is in the pudding' so I better put my pencil where my mouth is and get some work done.

Thanks again



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Reply #7 on: April 30, 2016, 03:45:02 AM
:bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket family Drew. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

You are going to love the pencil drawing and I look forward to watching your progress O0 :gl:


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Reply #8 on: April 30, 2016, 02:51:46 PM
A very big WARM  :welcome:  to our Paint Basket family Drew. You will really enjoy the "Let's Draw" course which will provide you with a firm foundation on which to build. We have the most fantastic tutors in Dennis and Nolan and the best bunch of members you could wish for.  If you need any help at any time, just give a shout and someone will come to your aid with kind suggestions/advice to help you on your way. So welcome aboard and enjoy the ride with us all.

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Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 05:42:56 PM
Drew:  :welcome: to our Paint Basket family.  You will really enjoy the lets draw course.  Dennis and Nolan are great teachers.  All the forum members are warm and caring.  Post your work and you will be encouraged and kind critiques.  Enjoy.


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