Drawing.. have you ever?...

January 26, 2007 9:56pm CST
I lost the passion of drawing, in my younger teen years i used to do it all the time. art and football was the two things i did the most but a didn't like a teacher, so i didn't take it as a gcse option. Recently i've been getting back into art, after starting an online community and now i'm wondering if others have done the same or simular? I should take it back up + draw more often. lol =) any interested in art? show me some if you'd like to share you talent. =)
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@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I used to draw when I was younger and was pretty good. However..as I grew older I just lost the interest. I haven't drawn in years. I also used to write poetry...and so now I am more focused on that part of my creative side...but I have been thinking about taking up drawing again...or maybe even photography..as well as writing and poetry...
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27 Jan 07
Thank you icequeen for sharing this with us. If you do take it up please share some of 'em, if you'd like to of course? i'd actually love to see more art work from people. Photography is something i like but i've never really got into the whole subject. maybe i should + retake up some of my older hobbies, which are long forgotten. Cheers! i feel inspired =)
27 Jan 07
when i used 2 be at school i enjoyed art just know i wasnt really that good at it so aint really kept drawing really since leaving school.
27 Jan 07
With time you could grow grass hopper. If you enjoy something you should continue to do it regardless of what people think, it's yours and yours alone. Kudos!
27 Jan 07
i spend all my time drawing, well all the spare time i can, which isnt enough really. as i spend most of my time doing craft work and my scrapbook that im working on at the moment. i didnt do art for gcse either, i did ict :S wish i didnt though, as the teacher for ict was awful and annoying, lol.
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27 Jan 07
Yeah my teacher was annoying. My first senior school (art teacher) got me into it more and when she left this wrinkled old witch took over. she was very annoying, could draw a stickman and asked me + other pupils to draw basic things like fence or a bird. lol anyways keep up the good work! especially the scrapbook you posted on p&a (poetryartonline.com) ~Joey
27 Jan 07
i love drawing, i find it really helps me to relax...I also find it helps me to express feelings and things too. I have a habbit of drawing for my other half, hehe...which he doesn't complain about :D
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@Wanderlaugh (1625)
• Australia
27 Jan 07
I draw nearly all the time. I do cartoons too, and getting sick of grids I started to figure out how to use the drawings in them. This thing is just scanned pencil, but you can see how it works. Online, in your community, you can do a lot with some pretty basic software. Might be fun.
• Australia
27 Jan 07
Dog training - Pencil and scan, add digital, this one's not finished yet. Pretty basic stuff, but incredibly easy.
Ahem. Three upload errors in a row. Murphy's Law is still being enforced, apparently. Have a look at my profile, there's some other stuff on there. I was trying to show you a pencil scan, but not at the moment, apparently.
27 Jan 07
Hehe.. Hey wanderlaugh, cheers for sharing your picture with us(me). so was it done with ms paint? looks very good + quite funny. lol Kudos!
• Australia
27 Jan 07
Yep, MS Paint. I've tried a few others, but it's quick, it formats easily, and doesn't get neurotic when you work on it. Even JPEGs can be made less quirky.
@Bizziebod (3526)
12 Feb 07
I haven't drawn for absolutely years, although I didn't think I was very good at it then!! I do like to paint and draw when the whim takes me, although my daughter is 10 times better than me now as she's studying art at college!
12 Feb 07
Hey Bizzie!!! I wished i could bac into the swing of things but i don't seem to be insired. Cool! show she takes after you with her art? Thanks for sharing buddy =) ~Joey
@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
8 Feb 07
when i was in second year highschool (around 1993 to 1994), i was forced to take up painting and drawing lessons because it's part of the whole curriculum. and i was really depressed at first. i don't like to draw! but when we were introduced to the basics and the techniques, i started loving it. i wasn't much drawn to drawing. my attention was a lot focused onto painting. and i got good grades for atleast 5 projects. and i really loved it by then. but when i reached my third year in highschool, my talent was shifted to writing. my mentor found that i have this talent when it comes to writing. and i was sent from school to school and places around the philippines just to compete. i did bring medals most of the time ( i hate failing) and that drove me to focus more on writing...setting aside my love on painting. years back, i tried again to paint. but my hand can't do it anymore. sad, but true, i can no longer paint well. now, all i do is do crosstitches and scrapbooking. but i am still hoping to get back into painting.
8 Feb 07
Great! it was nice to read about your experience. I've alaways liked drawing and i can recall the first one i ever did in nusery. (i gave it to my bother and she very proud)
@babyjane (1395)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
me too... i like to draw and paint...
29 Jan 07
kudos babyjane =) keep it up!
• Australia
28 Jan 07
I used to do a lot of drama and acting in my younger days until a bad teacher really really put me off. I didn't do any drama at all for about ten years until a friend of mine told me about a role in a local play, which I landed, and since I've done a fair few tv commericals and even a couple of films roles. It's never too late to get back into these things, or to start. At 27, I've just started painting for the first time in my life and I'm loving it!!!
28 Jan 07
Hey zempnsazza. =) If you post any of painting online, let me know buddy. i'd love to see 'em =) Plus well done for keeping up the acting/drama + cheers for sharing this. ~Joey P.s your right... (no ones ever too late)
@good1030 (673)
• China
28 Jan 07
I used to drawing when i was young, and i drawed a series of comic story too, but now i seldom draw, and already forgot how to draw actually.
28 Jan 07
Sweet. I used to want to draw 'em, i've never actually tried. is your avatar (display picture) one of yours? it looks cool either way buddy. =)
• India
28 Jan 07
you made me remember my olden days when i was a child i was good painter won many state level competion but after that i can get much out of this i left this.
28 Jan 07
=) It's actually nice recalling the days when i used to draw, fun part of my life i miss. (your reply) it's a shame alot of people choose not to carry on (i include myself here) do you ever draw? or are you like myself a long forgetten hobbie? I did try taking up early last year but i never stuck to it, due to feeling like i lost it. (my artistic skills) oh well. it's cool talking about inside of hiding/forgettinga about it. kudos (i ramble to much) lol
@MrIkki (89)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
im not really into drawing art but im into animating using adobe photoshop programs, i consider it art becuz u are working with pictures and making them animate, u can also make cartoons and mini movies, i guess u could call it art.
28 Jan 07
hey MrIkki, alot of things are art (or an art) i'd say anything which involves creating images which go together is excatly that. (i'd also agree with you about computer gfx being an art =) Kudos! Cheers for sharing your comment with us.
• Sweden
27 Jan 07
I draw ... everyday. It's probably my biggest hobby. I have been interested in drawing since the age of 6 or something thereabout and I've never lost the interest. I would share some of my art but unfortunately I don't have a scanner, but perhaps I should take some photographs of them. I'm working on quite a lot projects right now for an art exhibition that my class will have in a few months. I'm really looking forward to it.
27 Jan 07
hey. yes please do take some photographs of 'em. (as mentioned above, i always enjoy seeing art, especially when there's alot effor and talent there!) goodluck with the exhibition. hope it goes well! ~Joey
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
27 Jan 07
in school, i hated art, i don't know why i was bad at it, and i didn't enjoy it. shortly after i finished school, i saw this movie incognito and was so inspired, i then took up oil painting and tweaked out a few portraits as well. i guess we all just need our own inspirations.
27 Jan 07
I think when as infants i didn't like it, because our teacher would always make us draw either the same thing or draw what she told us to. (which i didn't enjoy) When i moved schools the teacher in yr 6 (was an artists) and we often went outside to draw, this is where my passion for art come from. loved the trips to the art gallery etc =) oil painting cool vega! i can't use colours because i always end up messing the pictures up. more of pencil tone person here and your right we all need our own inspirations. kudos!
• United States
27 Jan 07
I love drawing and I do it all the time, although I'm not very good at it. But I don't think you have to be talented to enjoy it. Sadly, it's really difficult to actually make money making art. Artists deserve to be appreciated more!
27 Jan 07
i couldn't agree any more buddy! If you enjoy something thats a great thing, even if you don't feel that your good at it. you need to start somewhere with these things, so kudos and goodluck! Appreciate your reply buddy =)
@Zaphry (233)
• Finland
27 Jan 07
Well im still young and starting to draw again -.-..... Currectly im only drawing people cause i need to learn how to draw them.....
27 Jan 07
hey Zaphry, learning draw people realisticly is a great thing to learn young. i'm better at drawing people from a distance but i can (could) draw people close. oh well, we'll all get there in the end. keep it up, it's great thing to help unwind!
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I always loved drawing, even though I haven't done it in a while. I'm more the fashion drawings type. I even took two college semesters in fashion. I ended quitting because it wasn't what i thought, the employement opportunities in this field here weren't all that glamourous. But I didn't stop drawing when i quit the program, and 2 years after, i participated in a fund raising fashion show, where some of my designs were created and paraded on the runway.
27 Jan 07
Thats great to hear buddy! I'm not into fashion design, but i did enjoy drawing things like this in projects we had to do. especially in wood work when we had to draw a table which was currently in fashion and then attempt to make one ourself. =) Kudos jewel!
@milott (2649)
• India
27 Jan 07
Drawing is definitely not my favorite subject, in fact i hated it. I really hate drawing classes in my school days and would try to avoid it any way. Even my school projects which involve drawing like practicals, etc i would be depended on others and would give it to others to draw it.
@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
8 Feb 07
when i was in my 4th of highschool, i got this class about letterings and an introduction to engineering stuffs like perspectives and so. and i really hated it. i hate calculating angles and distances. but nevertheless, i never let my works be done by someone else. i did not get good grades on most of my works but atleast i know it was me who did it. and i am proud about it.
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
If one is good in art right from their very age, it means it is the talent that must be cultivated in them. Visual arts is enjoying various fields of work nowadays. In fact its application includes architecture, interior designing, landscaping, different aspects of painting, drawing, fashion design, sculpture, so many more. To be able to cultivate it will be most advantageous to you. Do not be discouraged. The situation we were in before is very much different. We did not know how to deal with the inherent talent we had; until now, my sister and I still feel sad about the opportunity we had lost because there was no one who encouraged us then.
27 Jan 07
I can relate to this to. I feel sad by not keeping to it + dropping it because i didn't like the teacher who was taking care of the subject. =)
@andak2007 (3230)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
In my younger years and school days i use to draw a lot using my pencil and when i got sick for two weeks i did nothing but draw and draw and even made a watercolor painting using my fingers..it wasn't the best but somehow when i made them it made me feel better about myself so drawing and sketching is very special to me. Now that i am all grownup and busy i miss the old times and wanted to do it again.
27 Jan 07
Hi andak07 I was just the same, for some reason i think i was alot better as a kid. since stopping i've lost the ability to draw something with actaully paying alot of attention to the subject, before i just picked up a pencil and i could do it. now i find myself having to look more. lol (i know - i should look and build on the detail) :P ~Joey