I Like Art, Drawing and Painting

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    Just bought a new easel

    and I want to start finishing a painting each month or so. It's very therapeutic and I think I've finally got a handle on some solid brushstrokes.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 30, 2015

    so it isn't like museum worthy

    or anything . . . i'm more of a doodler (especially in class)
    GirlSerendipity GirlSerendipity
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 14

    a supposed self-portrait .

    . . though i don't look like this at all!
    GirlSerendipity GirlSerendipity
    18-21, F
    Mar 25

    currently working an old project,

    but I'm hitting a bit of an idea wall for his month's
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 5

    I did a quick black and white charcoal drawing.

    I know there's plenty to work on, but I would love some feedback :)
    daddyslittlekitten97 daddyslittlekitten97
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    3D art,realistic art,

    pen,pencil, copic. Could name loads of artist that to adore. Paintings look so alive. Colours just bounce up off the canvas. Realistic were the water looks so real. Paintings that make you wish you lived inside it. Hours on end I stare.
    Onli1Pebbles Onli1Pebbles
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 20

    Anyone out there who is a Star Wars: Knights of

    the Old Republic II fan? I did a drawing of Darth Nihilus.
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 14

      Wow !...I usually love coloured paintings

    but this one really caught my eye...dense and perfectly describing the shadows of the night...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Jan 24

    http://idealist4ever.

    com/these-disturbing-illustrations-expose-the-sad-truth-about-modern-society/
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 11, 2015

    I wish I had even a little talent.

    I wrote a story for Christmas for my grandchildren and really need it to be illustrated. It involves pets that we have so will probably use photos of the actual pets, but I do wish I could draw. I think that would mean more down the road.
    runningsage runningsage
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jan 5

    Though since I never see my style

    as other people's paintings I feel like no one would like my paintings.. It's very modern and geometric... I will turn this into a painting this weekend!!
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    This is my life long perfection

    and plans to teach, at a public high school, completing fine arts degree.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    Just finished this for an art project.

    Not my best, but it'd be great to get some critiques and advice on how to improve. ^^
    absorbingalpacas absorbingalpacas
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 14

    I like drawing and painting

    so much in fact, that I got my new site up. Feel free to check it out at http://slopez85.wix.com/salinkstudios
    Echolady Echolady
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 9

    Tried to draw me, ended up super cartoony

    looking but it's pretty much what i look like!
    RoronoaZoro123 RoronoaZoro123
    18-21, M
    Dec 30, 2015

    I dropped my paintbrush

    and i started to paint with my hands. It felt sooo good painting my structured wall. I could feel my fingers getting a bit numb and it just felt weird. It enjoyed it sooo much that i painted my kitchen walls with my bare hands! Husband started to laugh and that i had to cut the...
    orcaliber orcaliber
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2014
    imyourbunny2 imyourbunny2
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 19
    RoronoaZoro123 RoronoaZoro123
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 25, 2015
    sierra1997 sierra1997
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 14

    This is probably my favourite painting I've

    done. It was my first time using watercolour without drawing the subject first. Hope you all like it.
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

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    Arinae Arinae
    13-15, F
    Mar 24
    milkypink milkypink
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 10
    Hyst3ria Hyst3ria
    18-21
    10 Responses Jun 14, 2015
    daddyslittlekitten97 daddyslittlekitten97
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    My Outlet

    I have tried almost all outlets of art... I tried photography, drawing, and painting - with acrylics. I was terrible at them all, but I decided to try again... This time I paint with watercolors! And I am good at it!!
    laDamedeFer laDamedeFer
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 29, 2013

    I think there is no better motive

    than drawing women. I don't know why I just think there is something incredibly aesthetically about women's features and bodies - it's no wonder they are portrayed so often
    angelicSadist angelicSadist
    18-21, F
    Feb 13
    katexxcostello katexxcostello
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015
    Maxaimillion Maxaimillion
    16-17, T
    Dec 2, 2015

    I'm a self-taught artist.

    What do you think about this? The nose looks a bit lopsided to me, and the shading isn't really complete. Anyway! Thoughts?
    kristaamielarisadarwin kristaamielarisadarwin
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Feb 6

    I love it! I have never been the artistic one.

    But I've recently discovered that I can paint! I've been painting over 5 times a week. My room is flooded with canvasses and doodles. I don't draw real life, I draw whatever comes into my mind. I don't think or plan. I just dip the paint brush in paint and take my hands to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 9

    even though I'm really terrible at doing

    paintings and drawing and stuff, I really love doing it with a passion. it calms me down in a way nobody has ever been able to do.
    goodatnothing goodatnothing
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    I like painting on canvas.

    I like mixing the colors and the smell of the paint and how the brush feels when I paint. I like choosing what to create and focusing on the details.
    MissAnnieJ MissAnnieJ
    26-30, F
    Mar 4

    Tried a womens portrait again

    after a long time. Do you like it? Maybe some advice?
    angelicSadist angelicSadist
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 16

    I draw this. Do you like it?

    It took me 2 weeks to finish
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    when your out of the one color you need to make

    a painting. staring at 4 empty bottles of the same color smh
    EndlessBummerz EndlessBummerz
    26-30, M
    Feb 1
    Eclecticelle Eclecticelle
    36-40, F
    Dec 1, 2015
    WildWolfGirl WildWolfGirl
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Nov 24, 2014
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone
    13-15, F
    9 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    When I need to escape,

    and fall into another world. I just grab 4 colours. That's all it takes to create art. When I'm stressed or a bit down. I put on some music and the tooth brush sticks between my teeth as I think of ways to drag it through the canvas. When I'm bored....I just dip the brush in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 26
    Eclecticelle Eclecticelle
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I haven't been able to draw lately,

    no ideas or inspiration. every time I pick up a pencil with an idea in mind it just disappears and I'm left with a horrible scribble-doodle and a couple balled up pieces of paper
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 11

    I love how other people paint

    and draw, it's awesome, I suck at drawing or painting even with practice and art class. The closest I've been to being artistic is coloring in a coloring book. -_- go me. -_-
    Typingkeyboard Typingkeyboard
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 11
    Eclecticelle Eclecticelle
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015
    airbrushmyworld airbrushmyworld
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2

    i love painting but it takes a lot of patience.

    . I prefer drawing is easiest... I've got about 3paintings and 3/4 drawings from long ago was about 17 yrs old i think.. anyway recently I did some sketches was OK got rusty.. what do you recommend for rusting? lol
    mergirl123 mergirl123
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    Even though I'm not really good at it,

    I can appreciate all types of art. Especially sketching and painting. It's so relaxing and soothing. It practices patience, focus. I actually painted this earlier this morning. It's not the best looking lol and was suppose to be monochromatic, but the black came out looking...
    alxvii alxvii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    Echolady Echolady
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    Anyone conflicted with poor self-esteem in

    their art? I love to draw but at the same time I hate it ... because I feel its not good enough and envy eats at my heart so much. Any other artists who have or had this sort of issue ? and if so, any advice to actually ENJOY drawing? my art is in my photos album if youre...
    bloodyborgiabastard bloodyborgiabastard
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    And you thought all I did was write long posts

    on EP?  Hah, fooled you.   I do digital paintings.In my secret life as a digital painter, I have actually done some paintings on sites like Tumblr that have gotten somewhat famous.   To me it is a fun distraction from life.   It would be fun to get paid for...
    pone22 pone22
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    Just another drawing

    that I was making a long time ago,I think I should draw more ,I feel empty inside then I can't do anything creative.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jun 12, 2015
    RoronoaZoro123 RoronoaZoro123
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 7

    I love to draw. I always drew

    since I was a child, both in schools and at home. And always followed my art classes with great interest.
    mumjenny mumjenny
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 10

    I paint like a 3rd grader

    but I'm gettin there lol
    alxvii alxvii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    hi :) i really want to make a comic,

    i don't know the story... can you guys give me some ideas??
    Yisa Yisa
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 11

    Finished a white charcoal drawing of a Lion.

    Would love some feedback :)
    daddyslittlekitten97 daddyslittlekitten97
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    hmm I love drawing, it's a way of escaping this

    world, my mind just floats away into another place when I draw ??
    Lai96 Lai96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    I mostly sketch, without color.

    I wanna start painting and see if I can't do better at it then drawing. I'm not good with colors and shading with them, but I'm gonna try. I like oil paint but I think I should start with acrylic
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

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