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Reply #30 on: October 12, 2011, 02:46:24 PM
Wow thanks for sharing that Nolan.   I just wish I knew how to enter a quote!   :confused:

Just loved your saying......'LEARN AS YOU GO'!

The  best website ever.....I have just been fighting with Telkom re my so-called faster internet line  - need I say more....Nolan you will understand this one!!

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Reply #31 on: October 12, 2011, 07:16:22 PM
above each post is a "quote" text link. If you click that it will start a new post with that post inside quote tags.

You can then just delete the portions of the post you don't need. So it will look something like this:

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I just wish I knew how to enter a quote!   :confused:[/quote]



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Reply #32 on: October 12, 2011, 11:57:33 PM
 Ho-oly... we have the 'Geekmeister' in our midst!  :not_worthy:   :2funny:


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Reply #33 on: October 13, 2011, 02:41:21 AM
See?  I told you so.   :2funny:


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Reply #34 on: October 13, 2011, 07:00:18 AM
Wow thanks nolan.....still learning.    I agree...a BOFFIN  :eek:
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Reply #35 on: December 02, 2011, 02:57:57 PM
My goal is to just become a good artist. I'm not planning on selling right now, just want to get to where I am good and consistant.   I know I never paint very long on any given day..maybe an hour, sometimes not at all.  Their is alot of fear in just thinking of painting because I might mess it up (which has conditioned my mind so many times).

One goal is to get past that fear or at least know I am developing past the stage where am continually going over and over and over a painting.
I dream about being a good artist, but don't practice it nearly enough. We all have to know ourselves and our limits. I get frustrated fast, so I have found over a long period of time to regulate my painting sessions to very little amount of time per day. This keeps my enthusiam up at least until I can get the ball rolling eventually. I have very high expectations of myself when I paint. I have two choices, i can do what Nolan suggests and start out doing easier stuff, or i can do what i am doing...less time per session and expect alot of myself instead of that painting when it's completed. The portrait tutorial lately has really pushed me to my limit with color theory and mixing and memorizing so many things. I feel bad, in fact guilty, if I'm not painting hardly at all now, but the turorial is over and I will rest, then get to the actual painting part of it with solid understanding of so many insightful tools at my disposal.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.