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post #1 of Old 04-12-2016, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Death by pastel

Hi all don't think I will ever be any good with pastels this is another and probably my last go, think I will stick with pencils.
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post #2 of Old 04-12-2016, 12:50 PM
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What's wrong with this? The only thing that jumps out at me are the colors on the warehouse in the middle. Everything else looks like a good start!

Wowza! I love it, but then, I'm a sucker for a snow scene.

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I think it looks like my 2yr old granddaughter did it.

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I think it looks like my 2yr old granddaughter did it.
FWIW, about half of my watercolors look that way. The other half are as good as I would hope for them to be. But if you're not enjoying them, by all means give them up and switch to something fun. Art is enough work without forcing yourself to use a medium/technique you're not enjoying.
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I think it is a decent drawing. But I'm with bbbaldie, if you don't like them, don't frustrate yourself.

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I think it looks like my 2yr old granddaughter did it.
well dont feel that way. even if somewhere a 2 y/o manages to do this you will still be "more advanced" ( i dont want to use "better" ) than 80% of world populance if not far more...

if you dont believe me - ask people arround you to draw a landscape. 9/10 people will say something like "i cannot draw" or "i couldnt do it" or just laugh. without even trying. and you? you just sat down and did it. you knew it most likely will not look like van gogh just reinkarnated but something still made you try anyway. it takes courage to even try obviously since so many people hesistate to. if you put effort into it people will acknowledge it no matter the quality. cheers
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if you're not enjoying them, by all means give them up and switch to something fun. Art is enough work without forcing yourself to use a medium/technique you're not enjoying.
Not what I would recommend to an artist who would like to grow his talent. Art can be hard work and that's when it is more rewarding. Think about the work you've done. Weren't the ones that were not easily accomplished, the ones that stretched your abilities?
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Not what I would recommend to an artist who would like to grow his talent. Art can be hard work and that's when it is more rewarding. Think about the work you've done. Weren't the ones that were not easily accomplished, the ones that stretched your abilities?
I respect that point of view. However, it may be that pastels are not the right choice for kpnuts, similar to wood carving is simply not the right choice for me.

Ultimately, it's up to kpnuts to decide if pastels are simply difficult to learn or impossible to handle.

I know that I was scared to death of watercolor, but overcame that fear, and am now learning to make it sing. So yes, just, a lot of merit in what you say.

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It's all scary and hard to do at first but it's always worth it in the end. I'm in total agreement with Just.
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