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"I'd forgotten I could draw"

Discussion in 'Members Hobbies' started by Sian in Belgium, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Sian in Belgium

    Sian in Belgium Total Gardener

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    My friends can't believe it, but after wanting to persue art, and then stopping (local art college didn't recognise clay sculpture as art) I sort of forgot about it for years....many years....

    Then last October an illustrator friend was challenged to take part in INKtober, where you are challenged to draw to a daily theme, for every day of the month. I said I'd join her - and I haven't looked back since! (Why I've been quite quiet recently).

    Here are some of my ink studies, i hope you like them!

    My first attempt at drawing in 35 years...IMG_2796.JPG


    A study of a full-blown roseIMG_2172.JPG

    A wasp
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    Can't remember if the theme was "pigeon" or "flight" for this oneIMG_2268.JPG

    ...no, I think this one was "flight"IMG_2284.JPG
     
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      You are very talented Sian.
       
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      • Sian in Belgium

        Sian in Belgium Total Gardener

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        After a little practice, I am getting better!

        I re-visited my first drawing, in mid-November
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        The theme for this was "busy"
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        And this one was "creepy"IMG_2517.JPG

        People started to allow me to use their photos, which was great...IMG_2674.JPG

        ...and I love drawing sheepIMG_2542.JPG

        They are just so full of character!IMG_2779.JPG
         
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        • Zigs

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          Lovely Sian :spinning:
           
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          • "M"

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            :wow: :love30: :wow:

            I am sooooo poor at art I can't even draw Hangman! :rolleyes:

            You have a natural talent there Sian. How wonderful that INKtober reawakened your interest - thank you for showing us your work, I think they are smashing! :thumbsup:
             
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              Thank you for your kind comments!

              It has been a real joy to draw again, although I will have to ration myself in the summer, or the garden will turn into a jungle! I'm averaging about 2 drawings every 3 days at the moment....

              I've even started to do some commission work, as people ask me to draw their pets for them. It is lovely to be earning money again, after so many years of being a "kept woman".

              Here are some of the "commission" drawings...
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                Fantastic :) :thumbsup:

                I can draw too :)

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                  Very impressive Sian. You certainly have a natural talent that has been hidden for far too long.
                   
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                    I don't believe you. Everybody has art in them. Different people have different ways to express their art. Some draw. Some paint. Some make stuff. Some dance.

                    Personally, I like to throw people at the floor, but even more, I like being thrown at the floor. The more different ways I spin out of control as I'm thrown, the better. It's all art. Life is art.
                     
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                      Truely Billiant!!!!
                       
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                        Wonderful drawings Sian! :dbgrtmb: There is a lot of talent amongst members here on GC and a lot still to be discovered. :)
                         
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                          a friend asked me to draw some Swaledale sheep - they are wonderful animals!IMG_2791.JPG

                          I've always loved horses...
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                          And trying to keep challenging myself, here combining watercolour and pen-work, interpreting one of the photos my father took, many years ago...IMG_2842.JPG
                           
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                            Love a good sheep :)
                             
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                              Reminds me of a joke I know.

                              In fact two.
                               
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                                Beautiful drawings Sian! :dbgrtmb:
                                 
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