Any artists in your family?

United States
May 13, 2008 1:01am CST
I've got a cousin who can draw anime like its just breathing, I write but stick people are my favorite to draw. My son has a little art in him, when he was little they looked like rorschach tests but he's always improving. I play guitar and piano, so I can create art from an instrument other than a pen. How about you? Got any art in you or your family, show it off!
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@myklj999 (22263)
• Olney, Illinois
19 May 08
I used to be a fairly good rhythm guitar player before I lost the ring finger of my left hand in an oilfield accident. I am still an artist of sorts, though; I can draw flies on a hot summer day!! I have a younger brother who is an excellant percussionist, and several of us kids (I use that term loosely; the oldest is 52 and the youngest 39) have pretty decent singing voices. Music kind of runs in the family.
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• United States
19 May 08
Sorry about the finger, you kinda need that one for chords and soloing. Sounds like you had a house band for a while.
@myklj999 (22263)
• Olney, Illinois
19 May 08
I still can play some using open and alternate tunings, but it really bugs me. I played for almost 20 years when it happened, and there's so much I used to be able to play that is just impossible now. It's very frustrating because I really enjoyed playing, but what can you do? At least I still have my voice4, and can play a fairly mean bass.
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@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
14 May 08
my father can draw but he became a doctor. one of my brothers can draw but he became a dentist; but he had a minor in theater design. i am a graphic designer, novelist, and photographer with executive mba and i self-published my first novel on lulu.com, The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh. i did the whole work, including write, edit, drew the covers, designed promo material, and now marketing. i am trying to draw a graphic novel now.
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• United States
14 May 08
Whoa! The talent meter at your house is pegged on 10! I'll bookmark your site and look around. I written some children's books so that site might help me, I might call on you for some direction if that would be okay. I like graphic novels, especially when they get made into movies like Sin City or 300. I recently got into them while trying to sell some comic books.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
15 May 08
for gitfiddleplayer... ok. sure. i can help you self-publish your book on lulu.com...there are free book covers on lulu if you dont want to design your own cover. i preferred to draw my own to display my art skills. lulu is do-it-yourself publishing...they just print and distribute. i am currently procrastinating on 2nd chapter of my 2nd novel...wondering if my drawing are flowing the way i want them to or i should make changes before i continue...i am currently doing forensic research since i am trying to make it a mystery crime drama...
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
13 May 08
Actually yes there are quite a few of us come to think of it....there is myself, my two kids, 2 nieces, my bf, his sister, (both of them are just AMAZING) and thats all I can think of at the moment..Thats just when it comes to drawing, painting, crafting etc....There are also dancers/former dancers in the family, myself (ballet and jazz) and a few nieces..THEN there are also singers in my family LOL another of my nieces actually tried out for Canadian Idol recently YAY..she didnt make it but I'm so glad she tried..she's been singing for yrs now and has a beautiful voice....
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• United States
13 May 08
Sounds like you have a troupe of talent. Cool!
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
13 May 08
LOL yea actually we are a pretty creative bunch to say the least..
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• United States
13 May 08
yes.i'm the 5th artist in my family.i have a link in my profile if you want to check out some of it. my cousin's daughter is starting to doodle also,so i think there's a potential 6th there.
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• United States
13 May 08
Pretty cool stuff! I'll bookmark it and check around.
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• United States
13 May 08
thanks-i appreciate it:)
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19 May 08
yeah my brother is avery good painter and my mom s agreat singer..so very artistic family i wud say...lol
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• United States
19 May 08
Very cool, very cool.
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
19 May 08
I am working as a graphic artist in a hotel. I felt bored in my job 'cause most of the time my companion is the computer. I don't have time talking with other people.
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• United States
19 May 08
Hey I was your first reply post, cool, welcome, you'll love it here. Keep after your graphic arts, you'll be published someday.
• United States
13 May 08
Sure there are. Everybody in my family can do something. I play guitar, the bass, and keyboard. I also enjoy writing and I have been praised deeply for it. Since I have four aunts and a mother, I have noticed how in tuned we are with the arts. My mom is a writer and into making things. One of my aunts is a guitar player as well as a writer. Another aunt is a painter, sculptor, and is into drawing. And another is into graphic arts, like building websites and creating looks in magazines. And my fifth aunt is into making her own special dolls.
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• United States
14 May 08
I play guitar and piano, I checked out your site on Helium. I write for Assoicated Content under Jeff Rogers. I'll bookmark your page and read some of your stuff. Sounds like your family supports the arts by keeping them alive.
@chirantani (1382)
• India
13 May 08
My uncle can made abstract modern sculptures with clay,these statues are very beautiful,and generally used for decorating . But Iam sorry, I cannot show these right now,as I don't have photos.
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• United States
13 May 08
Ah, you gotta get some photos, post them on your site.
• New Zealand
13 May 08
Hey there someone on my dads side is an artist a.
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