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Have any of you tried the diamond painting kits? I have been studiously ignoring them since I first saw them, but so many people in the coloring community are getting into them now. I saw one that I liked but didn't want to spend $45 so trotted off to amazon and found one for a more reasonable $12.99 that I decided to try for one of Mini Fluffy Bunny's christmas presents. I just started it yesterday and I am really enjoying it. I find I get the relaxation effect like I do with coloring because I have to really think about the "drill" placement. This might be a great option for those of you that are worried about "ruining" a picture or not being able to make color choices. I've watched a few videos on Youtube and a lot of people order from aliexpress.com. I know a lot of people order art supplies from there and wish.com. I've ordered from wish before with good luck. I checked out the pricing at aliexpress and it's quite reasonable. I will probably order my next one from there. Reading reviews for each "shop" there is very important if you do try them out. There are several "shops" on aliexpress where you can use your own picture to create one. There are some review videos about different shops on YT and there is a rating system. Depending on how long it takes me to complete this first one (and I think I've sped up a bit since I first started already), I might order a custom one of my husband's beloved papillon who passed away a few years ago. I can work on it while he's at work and keep it a surprise, I think.
I'm surprised there's no topic in painting yet, I hope it's okay that I started one. I really love Water coloring and I've been doing it for about three years now. It's my absolute favorite medium, I just got some Daniel Smith watercolors from my sister for Christmas (She knows me so well!) Admittedly I mostly do fan art, lots of A Song of Ice and Fire fanart at the moment. What about everyone else? what's your favorite paint brand? Favorite thing to paint?
47of74 posted a topic in Quiverfull of Creative ArtsSome people are doing some serious pearl clutching about some art work at a high school. I'm glad the school officials are standing up for their students. And I bet cash money some of these parents would have felt quite different when they were in high school.
I've recently been playing around with watercolors a lot (mostly because I wanted to paint something nice for my bestie for her birthday) and I just kinda wanted to show off some of the things I've done recently. So this post now exists. Most of these are from my #drawweirdaleveryday project (which I gave up for a long while but am now doing again) but the cat is my friend's cat Khéops. I painted that for her birthday. I've got one more I could show, but it's not quite done (it's also meant to be a surprise yet and its recipient hasn't seen it yet). ART!
I need a really good laugh at the moment. We were laughing on the Munk thread and I did not want to derail it. http://www.cracked.com/article_19947_the-11-most-unintentionally-hilarious-religious-paintings.html I will post a few highlights and some I found. This man looks so annoyed at Jesus.
So I have this project for Conceptual Development class. One of my themes is sociopolitical, specifically purity/rape culture. Technically it's a "drawing" but it doesn't have to be a literal drawing. It simply needs to convey the formal elements: line, texture, color, etc... My background is going to be a quilt. Now the part I need help with is, beyond the quilt itself, the feminine squares & whatnot... what suggests rape culture? When you think of either if these cultural ideas, what items come to mind that you would or could associate with either one (or both)?
Disclaimer: I am not skilled (at all), but there is a school of thought that you can teach yourself to sketch reasonably well with a bit of time and effort. A couple of years ago I bought Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, and made my way through most of the exercises. I liked it, although it got a bit too mystical at times (get yourself into a trance, etc.) I did find some good tips and help in there. Recently I just picked up Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson and though I've just started, I'm liking it better. It's very direct and practical. Anyone else like to draw or sketch?
So. I'm in art school. Aannddd in ceramics class our latest project was our own propaganda. Anything we wanted to say. I took the opportunity to voice my little opinion on the huge families & the dozens of children who get lost in the fray of being in said huge family. I had a rough time finding an appropriate statement without straight up jacking one off the 'net. It's not 100% finished... But it's about 95% there . Here is my clay propaganda piece.