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sunnysim12

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on: May 08, 2016, 12:35:17 PM
I just joined Paintbasket, and began the Pencil drawings, about three weeks ago.  Hadn't done anything before this - apart from when I was a child.  I would spend hours drawing, and writing poems, but nothing like this.  Strange how it began really; just like that. I never had any lessons - apart from school, but nothing since.  The past three weeks of Art have been fun, and I've spent hours on it all. Some I did quickly, but some took more time.  Love creating a drawing, and testing myself to see how much I can do.  My vision is to draw things like Fantasy Art, Spiritual scenes, Landscapes, Animals (love them).  I am a deeply spiritual person, and will get images in my head - like The Helping hand drawing I made.
I started with the pencil drawings; the eye was one of my first, and then bought my first Pastels about two weeks ago.   

Hope you enjoy my attempts - welcome any feedback, and I look forward to sharing with everyone.  Thanks to Paintbasket too for the opportunity to learn more, and learn from everyone on here.  There are some amazing paintings on the Forum. I do not consider myself an Artist, and I do need to work on my detail.  :thankyou:
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Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 02:41:31 PM
 :bigwelcome: Lovely to see you came out of the closet!   ;D   You are doing excellent....and all this in 3 weeks!!!  :faint:   

Listen closely as I will most likely only say this 1,000 or more times.... YOU are an artist. This may only be the beginning stages to becoming a great artist, but none the less you are already an artist on the most amazing journey of a lifetime!

We are all here to help and encourage you along the way, so you're never alone really. Should you hit a bump in the road, just sing out and there will be someone about to lend a hand.  O0

As you progress, post your work under the appropriate categories on the forum and you will get plenty of help and encouragement along the way. Let me know if there is anything you need a hand with.  Cheers and welcome to the family!     :heeha:      :yippee:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 04:18:57 PM
 :flowers: :bigwelcome: A great big Paintbasket welcome, Julia. I am happy that you have joined our forum. There are many of us here that are new artists..... And yes, Val said it so well, YOU are an artist.  :painting:

I have enjoyed looking at your drawings and paintings. Once you start copying them to your posts, you will get a lot of feedback and support.  :deal:

I look forward to more of your work  :clap:
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Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 05:45:32 PM
Julia,

So happy to have you join us.  We are family! Learn and enjoy. 

Look forward to watching your progress.

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Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 05:33:02 AM
Thankyou all so much for the encouragement.  I have been amazed so far at the talent on here - clever people.  Giving myself some initiation as to how the whole forum/ posting works.  Paintbasket are so helpful.  I'm slowly working it out, and I guess this is where I would see all comments to the drawings I post on my album?  :heeha:
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Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 07:58:49 AM
Julia,

I love to see what everyone is doing in every medium.  So, I have my browser set to make the last 100 messages to the entire Forum my home page.  It's 10 pages of 10 messages each.  But I only need to read until I come to the last batch I read. So, it doesn't take long unless I have been away for a while.

Most messages I don't have to respond to because they do not apply to me, but it's so fun to keep up with the PB family.

Here's the link:

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=recent

aloha

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Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 10:22:13 AM
 :welcome: , Julia, to the Paint Basket. Make yourself at home with all the other members.

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Some I did quickly, but some took more time.  Love creating a drawing, and testing myself to see how much I can do.

"Go slow now for speed later" I kept telling my students through the years. Don't be too hasty if you want to become a proficient artist. Go for quality instead of quantity. Take time to master the techniques and the rest will take care of itself. Looking forward to see your work as you progress O0
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Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 10:56:45 AM
Thankyou all so much for the encouragement.  I have been amazed so far at the talent on here - clever people.  Giving myself some initiation as to how the whole forum/ posting works.  Paintbasket are so helpful.  I'm slowly working it out, and I guess this is where I would see all comments to the drawings I post on my album?  :heeha:

Julia, In order for your work to be part of a post you need to copy and paste the BBC embed code that is under the details of your photo. Be sure you include the brackets.  Have fun posting  :clap:
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Reply #8 on: May 10, 2016, 02:13:23 PM
Thankyou for your replies, and help.  Yes, I agree that I must focus on quality, and detail.  So glad to be part of this family xxx Late here now, so I must say night night, and see you soon.  Guess it's morning in Australia, so have a nice day.  :thankyou: :hug:


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Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 02:26:17 PM
A very warm  :welcome:  to our PB family Julia.  Just had a look at your drawings/paintings which were lovely. You will really learn a lot here and most importantly, have fun while learning.  So welcome aboard and enjoy the ride with us.


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Reply #10 on: May 11, 2016, 03:09:57 PM
I worked out how to post new pics on here, but can someone tell me if it's ok just to post new drawings etc on the album, as people see them there don't they?  or do we always post new work here??  Where do people look for new Artwork on here? 

The Angel was one of my first three weeks ago before I bought Art paper (yes, you can see the lines on the paper).  All I had was an ordinary pencil, but wanted to share it anyway.   Forgot to post it when I joined-

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Reply #11 on: May 11, 2016, 03:17:15 PM
Julia,

I hope this will help you.  You have to put the photos into your gallery FIRST.  Then copy the BBC Embed Code (including the brackets) which you will find on the DETAILS of the gallery photo.  Paste that code into your message on the Forum when you want us to see and talk about your work.

We post the photos of the works we want to have people see and comment on.  Not everything that goes into one's gallery has to go on the Froum - only if you want to be sure we don't miss it.

As to how members find Forum posts, some only look at their favorite media.  Many of us comment on all media - I guess in the same way you would go to your brother's drum recital even if you didn't really like drum music!

Hope this works for you.

aloha

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Reply #12 on: May 11, 2016, 03:22:52 PM
Yes, I got it now thanks.  The one I just posted on here (Angel)  was practice, but do members see the albums?  Is an album visible to everyone because you can't post every piece of Artwork here..?  You would only copy and post on here if you want to talk about it?  So, for example, can I, or anyone else see your album? :D


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Reply #13 on: May 11, 2016, 03:35:18 PM
Julia,

Click on your Gallery and then click on My Albums (top right).  Then click EDIT and check to see that, in the PRIVACY section, there is a check mark in the READ column for members and guests if you want them to see your work.

Hope that helps.

We do enjoy checking out each other's albums.  Fun to see the progress people make.

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Reply #14 on: May 11, 2016, 06:53:39 PM
Let's see if this helps sort things out a bit.... When you complete a lesson, post your work under the appropriate heading on the forum page. ex: if you complete a pastel lesson, go to the pastel lesson heading, scroll through to find the lesson in the list, click on the lesson heading, click the reply button and make your post including the photo of your work. That's a bit drawn out but I think that explains it  :D     ;D   The same procedure is done for pencil, w/c, etc.   If it is an original piece of work, it would go in the appropriate heading under the encourager section. Let me know if I've confused you enough!  :crazy2:     :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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