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post #1 of Old 04-12-2018, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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Howdy from Texas

I'm 54 years old and just started drawing again (non-computer based drawing anyway) after a 30 year break. From early grade school til my early 20's that's all did. Then the Mac came out and I migrated to digital. 3 months ago I bought some dip pens, gouache, and a giant lot Arches paper off a retired artist and dived in. Now I have close to 200 pieces and no idea what to with all of them. Hoping to find advice/feedback (even the mean kind) on whether I'm producing anything viable to eventually sell at local art fairs.

The must "fun" thing I have noticed is how much artwork varies based on how stressed I was that day (I draw every evening)... if the day was bad its more abstract and angry, if the day was good its the opposite. Maybe if I didn't work 11+ hours a day it would even out )

Worse case scenario - burn everything done so far and consider this last 90 days as practice. I'm still learning what works (patience) and what doesn't (waterproof dip pen ink is not always waterproof). Fun to practice regardless.

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It's a please to meet you. I absolutely LOVE your work!

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Welcome rickwtexeas! Loving your art pieces, can't wait to see more

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