My daughter's sketchbook

Canada
July 7, 2016 3:11am CST
She's working hard to be a published author and she writes impressively. She's hoping to catch on with one of the bigger publishing houses, which is hard to do. My publisher is interested but she is holding out from talking to them. I don't doubt her at all. She started drawing without ever telling me and tends to be pretty quiet about it. What amazes me about her work is that she draws from her mind. She can do this without looking at a model or a picture. Neither my wife or myself can really do that. Remains to be seen how far she will pursue this obvious talent. She could at the very least do her own amazing book covers. My wife and I just say wow!
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@LadyDuck (147850)
• Switzerland
7 Jul 16
She has the gift, this sketch is really beautiful. I think she can pursue a career as art designer.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
She definitely has the skill to take this further.
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
7 Jul 16
Tell me I am wrong please. Artists are quiet. They are recluse about their work. Though they consider what others might say about their art, they don't want it to be part of their art. They only need some solitude. A place. Some material. And the inspiration to be with their work, alone.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
Honestly that would describe her approach to art quite accurately.
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
8 Jul 16
@koopharper It is also who I see in the sketch.
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• Canada
8 Jul 16
@Bluedoll You can see personality in her work. I think that is easier to see in art done from memory. My pseudo-adopted daughter at work has artistic ability as well. It has clear dark themes which bothers some people. It should, but not because the little lady is evil. It's a reflection of the hell she's been through in her young life. I've advised her to allow herself to express that because it is potentially therpeutic for her.
@nomus24g (21514)
• India
7 Jul 16
WOW indeed...she should nurture this part & pursue it as a career
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
She's certainly good enough. At some point I will corner her and have a discussion about what she plans to do with this talent. Until less than a year ago, she pretty much hid it from the rest of us.
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@nomus24g (21514)
• India
7 Jul 16
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@Platespinner (16530)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
7 Jul 16
There's a lot of art talent among the cousins! Beautiful sketch!
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
A tremendous amount of art talent indeed. I am curious what she wants to do to pursue this.
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@skysnap (17822)
7 Jul 16
That is some nice art right there.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
It is excellent. Thank you.
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@1hopefulman (26174)
• Canada
7 Jul 16
And looking at the posted picture, I also say wow!
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
I'm blown away because this is her first foray away from Manga and Anime.
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@1hopefulman (26174)
• Canada
7 Jul 16
@koopharper Great! Hopefully she wil do well!
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
She's one talented girl and I wish I could draw like her.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
I wish I could draw from memory like that. I need something I can see to work from.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@koopharper I have a friend who can do that as well. She's very creative and could draw from her mind without looking at a subject.
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• Canada
8 Jul 16
@toniganzon It's a step above what my wife and I can do. I'm very impressed with artist that can do this.
@sunrisefan (17122)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
Tthat's a great sketch your daughter has done! She has a very special talent and that will carry her a long way if she decides to make a career of it in the arts.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
I am curious about what plans she has in this regard. Her talent is quite special.
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@sunrisefan (17122)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
@koopharper I hope she continues with her sketching till she decides what to do with it.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
8 Jul 16
Nice work! I especially like her shading and detail. Especially god for not using a model or photo, she must have a great visual memory.
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• Canada
8 Jul 16
She must. I was especially impressed with the detail of the hair. Not something I'd seen her do before.
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@LoriAMoore (4808)
• United States
7 Jul 16
She is a fantastic artist, she should be an illustrator.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
I am going to suggest to her to considering doing her own book covers at the very minimum.
@JESSY3236 (6095)
• United States
7 Jul 16
She's great artist. That's beautiful.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
She is and I not sure she quite comprehends how good she really is at this point.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
Your daughter is very talented! She sketched so beautifully.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
It is beautifully done. Thank you.
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• New Delhi, India
7 Jul 16
Piece of art, damn pretty
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
I know something like that shouldn't just languish in her sketchbook. It should get framed.
@ptrikha_2 (7414)
• India
7 Jul 16
Sure it is a great ability and she should continue pursuing it in earnest.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
We'll see where she wants to go with this. She does have some decisions to make.
@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
And.wow! She has the gift
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
Wow was right. We'll see where she takes it.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jul 16
It really is a gift isn't it? Even being able to copy accurately is a gift I think. Good luck to your daughter with her art and her writing.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
Definitely a gift. We are not able to teach her that and she hasn't worked with any YouTube tutorials. Completely self taught.
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@MarymargII (9406)
• Toronto, Ontario
7 Jul 16
She could at least be a wonderful graphic artist- but you do need some schooling in it. but it would give her more exposure.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
I will pester her some about what direction she wants to take this in.
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• Toronto, Ontario
8 Jul 16
@koopharper Yes she certainly would do well in an Artist's career!
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• Canada
8 Jul 16
@MarymargII We'll see how she pursues this. I honestly don't know I far she wants to push her skill. Maybe she doesn't either because she herself doesn't think this particular drawing is very good.
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@sallypup (26343)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Jul 16
Nicely done. Good luck to her.
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• Canada
7 Jul 16
Thank you.
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@sallypup (26343)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Jul 16
@koopharper My daughter is also an excellent artist. @rohvannyn. She has a degree but makes a living in a call center.
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• Canada
8 Jul 16
@sallypup The arts is a tough field to make a living in.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
8 Jul 16
Perfect!She has plenty of imagination to draw without looking at a model or a picture. Did she get any drawing class before? If not, she can take a class for advanced study. Talent and training will take her further. I like drawing and can draw well too. However, i give up drawing as my career for some reason. Nomatter whether your daughter make drawing as a career or hobby,hope she can realize her value in her job.
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• Canada
8 Jul 16
She has not had any real art classes. Her mom and I both have some artistic ability. My wife paints and draws and is hoping to gain a small income that way. I simply don't have time.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
8 Jul 16
@koopharper Your daughter has tremendous talent, study further, never waste such talent.
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• Canada
8 Jul 16
@Sun7788 I think this effort of hers shows that she doesn't want to waste it. The fact that even though she wasn't satisfied with it, she let others see it anyway is a good sign too.
@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
That is a pretty impressive illustration of a pretty woman. She is quiet but has talents she can show to the world. I can see a bright future lies ahead of her. You are very blessed to have a daughter like her.
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• Canada
8 Jul 16
I think she has the ability to go a long way in the arts. Yes, I feel blessed.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@koopharper That is very nice.
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