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justmagick  ·  276 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I guess that's the closest I can get to 'realistic' painting

Sick man, i love it. When I was younger I used to draw and I was very very good, well still am to an extent. I am amazing with a pen or pencil but I always wanted to learn to paint. Painting is super hard for me. It's a completely different ball game. You did an amazing job capturing emotion in this picture. I'm envious.

Devac  ·  276 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! Much appreciated.

I'm afraid that I don't have any magical fix for painting. Treat it like a stress-relief hobby, practice, experiment… buy a good solvent regardless of your motivation :P. Just remember to document failed projects. Otherwise, it's impossible to gauge how much you've improved.

user-inactivated  ·  276 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've been drawing since earlier this year, to help me relax. I'm not good at it, at all, though I think if that was my goal I'd stop finding it relaxing. That said though, it's a lot of fun. You should show some stuff you've made sometime, if you're comfortable with that, cause I'd love to see what you've made.

justmagick  ·  273 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hah, I think the last time I drew a real picture was about four years ago when my youngest son was born.... I drew a portrat of my son whe. He was born.My mom has the picture somewhere at her house but she is becoming cenile so she has probaby packed it away and forgot where it is, she is loopy as a straw in her old age, but my son's mom keeps asking about. So if I find it then I will post it on here for you.

user-inactivated  ·  273 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sounds like a fair deal to me. If you ever decide to draw something on a whim and post it, feel free to give me a shout out. I love seeing what people make on here. :)