What interested you?

Australia
January 17, 2009 8:28pm CST
I have only recently become interested in painting. I first got interested when our art teacher near the end of the year had nothing set for us to do so she just told us to paint what ever we wanted.. Well I'm an anime fan so I drew an anime picture and for the first time, I did a proper painting. She gave me no tips or anything, I just turned out to be a natural at it. So now instead of hating painting, I love it. What got you interested in painting?
2 responses
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I love roses.......and always wanted to be able to paint one.....some I learned by myself by watching a program on public television....well I do painting now on old windows and sell them at craft sales.....I do other things too now...and love doing it!
• Australia
18 Jan 09
That's great! Learning to paint because there was something you were so passionate about that you wanted to learn how to paint it. I think roses are really beautiful too. Still, roses can be used to represent happiness but also to represent darkness. I've been using roses in my drawings and I usually use them for dark purposes, I also often put in a lot of thorns mixed in with the roses. It's great that something so beautiful can grow amongst something as ugly as a thorn though. I've become more interested in painting than drawing lately so I might start painting roses too soon. They look very fun to paint.. Do you draw them first then paint? I'm more of a cartoonist than a realistic painter so my style might be different to yours.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Jan 09
No....I don't sketch them first....I do a base of my color then start building from there....I love painting. You'll have to share some of yours with us here at mylot!
• Australia
21 Jan 09
I see. So your style is much different to mine. I might try different styles one day but I'm happy with the style I currently use. I attempted another style recently and did a very bad job of it. Anywho I may share my works one day.. I just really dislike scanning/taking photos and sending photos to my computer to actually get the images on here in the first place! _
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
wow... congratulations... Me on the other part had always been interested in writing.. I've tried writing a story with anime characters in my mind, since I was in Grade school.. haha.. It entertained my friends but when I re-read those notes I made, I couldn't help but feel ashamed of em.. hahaa... lots of grammatical errors and others haha... ^_^ I think I was inspired to write because of watching anime