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Afternoon all, hope you're all having a good week so far (only Monday)!

Finished my art course, handed in my final piece a few weeks ago, I've uploaded a photograph to my gallery. Was pretty pleased with it, I actually took some time to finish it and that's something I never do with any of my work, I seem to have a complete lack of patience and feel I need to produce a perfect drawing straight away, its something I'm learning to overcome. I've got to keep telling myself that, with time and practice, I might start to produce clearer and better pictures, and even sometimes match the high expectations I seem to place on myself before I even start.

The course I undertook itself was titled "Drawing and Painting Techniques" however, I found in reality this wasn't a very broad selection of techniques, and mostly focused on Water Colour painting, and specifically landscapes. Not being a confident artist in any sense of the word I struggled to do anything but follow the guidance of the course and the tutor, and so produced a Water Colour landscape of Eliean Donan Castle in Scotland (Famous for appearing the movie Highlander).

I was pretty pleased with the result, I used a mix of water colour paints and water soluble coloured pencils, I also used fine liner to add more detail to the foreground to try and create depth to the picture (I'm not sure I entirely succeeded with this). If I were to repaint I know which areas I would work on improving. I would like to have to spent more time on other techniques as I've never been a huge fan of water colours, but I've learnt to take on board what I was taught and some of the techniques we learnt were genuinely useful in producing our final piece of work.

Since finishing the course I've found I'm doodling a lot more. Having lost any motivation and patience for art (for a long time) this seems to be something new for me, especially as I'm producing these 'doodles' on a regular basis. It seems to a good starting point for my confidence, and hopefully something I can build on. The doodles seem to be primarily based on favourite cartoon and gaming characters, ones I can doodle from memory at least. 

All the best for now!

James
  • Listening to: Seren Myamoto
  • Reading: Frankenstein
  • Watching: Babylon 5
  • Playing: Assassins Creed IV Black Flag
  • Eating: Apples
  • Drinking: Pepsi

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Maleiva Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave ;D
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Flamesthebad Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconchuplz::iconsaysplz: yay thankyou for the fave!!^^
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KenjiArtWorks Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs your artwork is awesome ^-^ keep up the good work!
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Its-Ntini Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fav!:D
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Piromanova Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the faves and the watch! ^___^
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KenjiArtWorks Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem your work is awesome :D thanks for sharing!
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Piromanova Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:hug:
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KenjiArtWorks Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime :) keep up the good work!
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EdwouldZilla Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thank you very much for the watch (:
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