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Old 05-31-2001, 04:55 PM
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Well, In looking at your work, I would say they are beyond the romance stage; they do "fit" together well so they could be the perfect couple; As for soul-mates, it is not what my image of that title would be, not that I know what the image should be though *grin* There is a lot of sensation going on in your picture and as I continue to look at it the more I like it

Why do I make it so hard?
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Old 05-31-2001, 11:32 PM
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Gee I like your work,its naughty but its nice ,but it is also serious fun.Great keep it up.
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Old 06-01-2001, 12:05 AM
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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter "A SERIOUS Multi-titled Drawing Based on the Work of Rodin"-(honest)

Image size: 8 1/4"X11"
Graphite and red pencil.

All comments, serious or otherwise, will be given serious attention.

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Old 06-01-2001, 02:47 AM
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Olika and Allan - Thank you both very much for you notes! Sometimes, these drawings "show up" so quickly..I'm really not sure what to expect myself!

In many cases..I just let them happen..they seem to just take shape as I draw. (Nothing in mind at all really, when I begin them).

I have the next couple days free..(I'll see what happens at the drawing table).
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Old 06-01-2001, 03:44 AM
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Serious? I just couldn't help but giggle when I saw the lipstick on his cheek and the tattoo. Nice and free Michael.
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Old 06-01-2001, 08:39 AM
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I love that little red splatt of lipstick on his cheek - made my day!
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Old 06-01-2001, 09:31 AM
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Ah...TIME OFF!! (I think this is going to be one of those DRAWING days!! I can feel it already..must be the coffee this morning.

Mayet...thank you. I think more "serious" work will sell..lol. This kind of "serious" work..well, uh...may take a special kind of buyer. But, I'm hoping it will brighten up their cell.

((((Cindy)))) There is another lip stick print on his forehead...on the side not facing us. (You just can't see it)

I think she has a thing for receding hairlines also.

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There are a few names on this list that evoke my immediate attention when they appear in the forum. Yours probably tops the list. Each morning, when I fire up this "Magic Box" and click on WC in my favorites list, yours is the first name that I look for. Now, I will clarify that is not neccessarily the subject matter, but your courage and freedom of your talents that you pour into every drawing that you post here.

You have the courage to to be free with your line work. Your drawings are always so loose and confident. I applaude your talents, and I envy your courage. I think we all could take a lesson from you to be more confident in our work, and break away from the bonds that bind us to what we think our art should be, and let it be what we feel.

BRAVO, Michael....BRAVO!!!


Hey, this is kinda fun!! http://www.toddjunck.homestead.com
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Old 06-01-2001, 01:18 PM
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(((Todd)))...not sure what to say except thank you!

Drawing, painting used to be quite a chore for me...none of my work measured up to my own expectations. I needed a way around (through) that..I needed to find a way to take the pressure off. I found that if I could appoach drawing with the attitude (I'm just going to have fun)..it made a big difference.

I think it helps to draw things that you really love drawing. For me, it has always been the figure. I think we can make conscious efforts to improve our skill-levels, but once we are comfortable that we CAN express ourselves (at a certain level)..that is where the real fun begins. Todd, I think that is were the "freedom" comes into play that you mentioned.

I think many of us...seem to want to (in all honesty) impress other people (and ourselves) with our drawing skills. Hey..I used to really like the breaks during life-drawing classes when I could walk around the room and look at other people's work. Yes, I always had the urge to compare other work in the room to my own. It was fun to know I was in the "ball-park" in terms of skill. How good you get is still up to you..your own discipline..your own goals, regardless of what the people around you are doing. I remember seeing drawings by people who were SO GOOD in school..I really think some people are truly.."natural" draftsmen. They REALLY made it look easy.

But...I feel I have never had the strong desire to become a "master" draftsman".

I've really only wanted to draw well enough..to express my points of view. I do feel that drawing has been an asset in terms of my painting, but I've never thought it was a fundamental requirement for an artist to create successful paintings.

Many of my themes or ideas are (quite frankly) only responses to things that I see. I mention Francis Bacon quite a bit, but often feel, my thought process is similar. Resource material (images other than my own), from magazines, newspapers..any of the visual media (as well as my own photos)..just generate a lot of ideas. Images primarily supply the gestural material for me (when I'm unable to work with a model--$$).

In re-reading your comments..I truly believe that if one continues to draw...you can reach a level of self-expression that is VERY!!!!!!!! natural for you...sort of like the way you think or talk.

Your comments mean a lot to me..thank you again Todd.

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