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Old 05-29-2010, 11:11 PM
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Re: First Attempts From Someone Who NEVER Thought They Could Ever, Ever Draw

Anne-Marie, this is great stuff. It's interesting to follow your journey. Thanks for sharing. Your marker drawing reminds me of a thumbnail. Just blocking in color and shape to get an idea of what might work. The one in pastels looks like a refinement. Interesting color scheme for masculine tastes. I know my husband would like it.
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Thanks, Debby! Yeah, it's interesting in that men actually don't mind red, by and large, as long as it is in combination with neutrals. I like the process of figuring stuff like that out, how people's tastes lean, and how particular colors and styles affect people.

Thank you for looking! I've been enjoying your stuff, too! Your "fake international" journal is a hoot!
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Wow, rooms and beds! Great sketches.I'm a guy, but I love browsing furniture and interior design magazines. I've actually collected IKEA's catalogues. I also think they are great for color ideas. Personally though, I like bright colors in my room and toned down colors on my living/study room. Strange, I guess
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Anne-Marie - I actually like your first drawing on #30!! Its got a nice kinda "comfy" feel to it, "cozy"!! Just my honest opinion.... but the second one is lovely too and would feel very at home in either!
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Interesting concepts! I like your marker rendering, think it came out better than you think even if you traced to get the good perspective. It's loose and effective. Of course later marker rendering is probably tons better, but I still like it. Cool one with the Unisons used as watercolor, that was very effective.

The color scheme with the stamps is interesting, not my taste but interesting as a compromise to create a married couple's bedroom.

I normally hate neutrals, but this house has a tan neutral that I like a lot with the oak colored woodwork. It has enough color to be there and not look white-institutional and it connects with the wood without just being a lighter shade of it. I don't know why I like it, but it works and is tons better than white.
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Re: First Attempts From Someone Who NEVER Thought They Could Ever, Ever Draw

Hi Ann Marie!
I'm playing catch-up on my commenting in this forum and just ran across this inspiring post of yours. I LOVE that art can be a passion we come to either early or later in life and it can be just as exciting and rewarding either way. Your story, and your slow, timid progress feel so familiar to me. Although the details are different, mine was a very similar path.

You have ALWAYS had so much creativity bundled up inside you, and your journey has been largely one of discovery, revealing, uncovering, as well as developing what has always been there.
It's fantastic to be able to figuratively sit on the sidelines and cheer you on. I have come to believe that MANY of us somehow suffered that early discouragement that Robert talks about, but through our lives, that inate creativity will come out in one way or another. We may be creative in the way we approach child-rearing, doing our jobs, decorating our houses, arranging flowers, or care-giving our aging parents. But we still have that internal self-estime issue that keeps nagging at us: "You just don't have TALENT! You can't draw, you can't paint, you can't blah, blah, blah." It is so exhilerating to finally discover that drawing and painting and yes, even "blah, blah, blah" are SKILLS that we can actually develop and while some people seem to have the talent bestowed on them at birth, even THEY probably spent hours and days and months and years (maybe as children) honing and developing the SKILL.

Kudos to you for breaking through the fear, discouragement, and doubt and letting your internal creativity have a chance to reveal itself and then blossom and grow.

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