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Soizic

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on: February 15, 2019, 01:08:09 AM
Hello All,

I have been enjoying so much the Pencil Drawing course that I do not intend to stop after the course is over. I will keep practicing and creating my own art and take more courses.
I have been wondering what would be a reasonable progression. Should it be ink, color pencils, pastel, watercolor, acrylics, oil? Do you recommend to follow certain courses in order to be successful? Do you just choose according to your preferences? I know pencil drawing is a must to paint and that is why I started by the basics.

How do you approach it?  :thankyou:

Soizic


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Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 03:57:39 AM
Soizic,

You were very smart to start with drawing.  Yes, it is the key to it all.  PaintBasket has a recommended order for its classes that you will find helpful.

I love trying new mediums.  I think a fun progression for you might be "Line and Wash" because you can use your painting skills, then ease into watercolor. 

Here are a couple of my first line and wash.

This is a Paintbasket Lesson.

Here are a couple I did on my own:
Hood Lighthouse in South Africa

Starry, Starry Night over Diamond Head. 

Best wishes for art success,  I look forward to seeing your progress.

aloha

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Soizic

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Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 12:53:42 PM
Oh wow, your paintings are impressive. Here it is then, my next one will be Line and Wash. I did not even see it in the list of courses. :thankyou: :painting:


Soizic

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Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 03:32:11 PM
Mary Ann, I did not find the class you mentioned, "Line and Wash". Does it still exist? :confused:


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Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 10:31:55 PM
The class MaryAnne mentioned is HERE O0
Personally I would now stick with the pencil drawing for at least another 10 classes before trying your hand at another medium. The reason I say this is because you have now learned the basic skills, but they are very fresh in your memory. In order for them to become permanent you need to use those skills. Follow the extra classes will help to embed those skills  so you don't lose them again.
After that I would choose one medium and add that to the mix. In other words, you would still continue with the drawing along with the new medium.
Which medium you choose is up to you - it depends which one attracts your attention the most. My personal recommendation would be oil painting because it is the most forgiving of the lot and gives the most time to paint before the paint dries on you.
 :gl: with your decision. Either way you will have heaps of fun O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 12:39:26 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan