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Old 02-20-2017, 06:33 PM
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Re: Are you an art medium jumper?

Right now in various stages, I have an acrylic painting, oil painting, pen & ink drawing and wood burning piece on the go.

Between that, I decorate cakes, make costumes, crochet, and draw in graphite, pastels, and coloured pencil.

So, yes, I definitely qualify as one who jumps, dances or otherwise meanders through media and I'm quite happy as long as I am creating.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:09 AM
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Re: Are you an art medium jumper?

A nice spring day and this week is acrylic paints in soft spring colors.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:51 PM
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Re: Are you an art medium jumper?

Definitely a jumper. If you get something out of it, and aren't just mindlessly mark making, I think it's definitely beneficial and can help you bring thought processes and techniques from one medium to another. You'll see graphite and charcoal artists who make broad gestures like painters (because they also paint). You'll see painters who seamlessly employ cross hatching and overlapping edges (because they also draw). Etc.

I've dabbled in:
-Ink and copic markers
-Oil pastels
-Digital painting/drawing
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:53 AM
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Re: Are you an art medium jumper?

My list of art (and craft) media is rather eclectic. I have done leather work, woodturning, beadwork and jewelry making, weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, tatting, all sorts of needlework, drawing, oil painting, and just recently, watercolors. Some of these I still do regularly, and some I haven't done in 10 years or more. There's a cross-stitch project in my studio that I started 20 years ago and I don't know if I'll ever finish it...
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:51 PM
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Re: Are you an art medium jumper?

Most of my jumping is to conclusions, but it's good exercise.

Artistically I enjoy, but do not excel in, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, oils, color pencils, and drawing. I do not excel because I do not give any, or any combination, of the media the necessary diligence. But I enjoy the learning process and completing projects.

One word description for my artistic endevors might be dilettante, but I am having a heck of a good time being it.
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Old 06-13-2017, 03:31 PM
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Re: Are you an art medium jumper?

yeah,,im a jumper I do believe. I keep thinking all things I have done are going to accumulate into one thing. no idea what that is yet tho ha ha.

Like many, I started with pencils. I found I liked inking a lot, with a quill pen and spent many hours in my teens doing trees and dragons and the like. I was a draftsman by trade and became an accomplished inker with rapidographs. I move up the design ladder as computers came into life and became a digital designer and drafter which led to digital art. I still have the original WACOM 12 x 12 board. I also took up oil painting in my late teens but didn't have a lot of money so that didn't last long. I started playing the drums and played in bands for the next several years. still inking tho. I learned how to do basic car pin striping, and airbrushing. painted cars , motorcycle, helmets.....I made lots of logos for people and got into digital arts and did a little bit of conceptual art for a game or two, none of the big ones. I did many cross media cartoons and hot rods for quite a few people for their personal cars. I also started doing wall murals for peoples houses. I didn't care much for it tho. just water based paints in nurseries or studies. I picked up leather tooling a few years ago and make stuff for people from time to time, its fun but you have to stay current or you lose your skill faster than most other media it seems. (im surprised there isn't a forum somewhere on wetcanvas for that). I bought stuff for doing hand held manual metal engraving. I cant seem to even get the gravers sharp enough to start lol.... but would like to be able to do that. of all that, Missed oil painting. I have purchased stuff and as soon as I can settle into my next job, I think I will work on that some. when I did it before this lady had a study on merritt island fla, and you would go once or twice a week and set up and she had a class of maybe 10, and she would walk around and help then leave you alone. I tried to find that in savannah, and you would think with SCAD and all the art it would be easy. simply doesn't exist. I don't, on my own I guess.

so I think that's bouncing.lol. Its all good to.
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Old 06-13-2017, 04:03 PM
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Re: Are you an art medium jumper?

If you are doing whatever as a hobby, what does it really matter if you jump around? Are you enjoying yourself that is the question? Can you actually force yourself to stick to one medium? I can't. I do acrylics, but also like to sew,do paper quilling, etc.

However, if you are considering a career in a certain medium then perhaps focus on one medium may be necessary.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:12 AM
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Re: Are you an art medium jumper?

Onestrokeartist, I agree. Any medium is good if it's for fun. If it's serious, then one might need to devote serious time and focus to the particular medium.

I'm a jumper. I do hope to focus on one or two mediums, once I decide on which ones, so I can really learn how to obtain the desired effects. For now I rotate between oils, oil pastels, soft pastels and watercolors. I think I've found my calling until I try the next medium on the list and then that one becomes my favorite. I'm relatively new to these and I haven't quit my day job so bouncing around is still a great and fun option for me.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:14 PM
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Re: Are you an art medium jumper?

I have currently jumped into oils. This is going so well that I am glad for the switch. Untill I take up writing that is.
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