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Thread started 01/11/20 8:23am

alphastreet

Drawing or painting?

Which one are you better at if you’re into art?
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Reply #1 posted 01/11/20 9:42am

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Reply #3 posted 01/13/20 7:06am

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Struggling with that very issue right now! I go to drawing first. Piece of paper and a pencil and I'm off. I want to do more painting though and just bought a pad, 11 x 15 in, 30 sheets, 140 lb cold press for watercolor. I'd like to develop skills and not necessarily in watercolor. And, I'd like to get bigger but that requires space. At least, I'm drawing every day. My requirement is 5 minutes!

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Reply #4 posted 01/13/20 8:40am

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If i didnt have to waste my time working so many hours a day; I definitely would do some painting very regularly. You can hide much better your non-talent in paintings than in drawings razz

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Reply #5 posted 01/13/20 8:41am

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Both with an Apple Pencil

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Reply #6 posted 01/13/20 12:30pm

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I have two Fine Art degrees, and did generally a mix of painting and printmaking for those, but I draw more often than either of those now. It's more 'immediate' if you're in a situation (like I am) of not having a huge amount of free time outside the office.

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Reply #7 posted 01/13/20 2:49pm

alphastreet

barnswallow said:

Struggling with that very issue right now! I go to drawing first. Piece of paper and a pencil and I'm off. I want to do more painting though and just bought a pad, 11 x 15 in, 30 sheets, 140 lb cold press for watercolor. I'd like to develop skills and not necessarily in watercolor. And, I'd like to get bigger but that requires space. At least, I'm drawing every day. My requirement is 5 minutes!



How about watercolour pencils? Once you get the hang of them it’s fun
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Reply #8 posted 01/13/20 2:54pm

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KingBAD said:

"Now give her the EYES!"

most likely paintin...

i can no longer hold a pencil

Arthritis? Or? You can make everyone laugh though. Strewth.

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Reply #9 posted 01/13/20 3:02pm

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S2DG said:

Both with an Apple Pencil

That's cool. I wonder if I'd chafe at the size limits, if I had an iPad. I like the reduced carbon footprint aspect. No need for a studio. Or a storage place. No toxic pigments. Do you love it?

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Reply #10 posted 01/13/20 8:07pm

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barnswallow said:

S2DG said:

Both with an Apple Pencil

That's cool. I wonder if I'd chafe at the size limits, if I had an iPad. I like the reduced carbon footprint aspect. No need for a studio. Or a storage place. No toxic pigments. Do you love it?


There's still nothing like real paint, charcoal, pencils and the mess that comes with it because it adds to the experience of creating something but...

Adobe Fresco on the iPad is next level for oil and watercolor. Water color; control water flow and drying layers. Oil paint abilities to mix color live on different substrates, it's amazing. Then the masking along with a ton of brushes with controls to tweak on each of them, lots of possibilities.

Haven't add any size limitations other than it slowing down a little on a huge canvas.

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Reply #11 posted 01/14/20 7:39am

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S2DG said:

barnswallow said:

That's cool. I wonder if I'd chafe at the size limits, if I had an iPad. I like the reduced carbon footprint aspect. No need for a studio. Or a storage place. No toxic pigments. Do you love it?


There's still nothing like real paint, charcoal, pencils and the mess that comes with it because it adds to the experience of creating something but...

Adobe Fresco on the iPad is next level for oil and watercolor. Water color; control water flow and drying layers. Oil paint abilities to mix color live on different substrates, it's amazing. Then the masking along with a ton of brushes with controls to tweak on each of them, lots of possibilities.

Haven't add any size limitations other than it slowing down a little on a huge canvas.

I went to check out Adobe Fresco on YouTube. Interesting. I have no experience with digital drawing/painting. I'm confused by the 'huge canvas' comment. Do you have the option of working on a big scale? Aren't you always limited to using the stylus on the iPad surface?

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Reply #12 posted 01/14/20 4:00pm

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barnswallow said:

S2DG said:


There's still nothing like real paint, charcoal, pencils and the mess that comes with it because it adds to the experience of creating something but...

Adobe Fresco on the iPad is next level for oil and watercolor. Water color; control water flow and drying layers. Oil paint abilities to mix color live on different substrates, it's amazing. Then the masking along with a ton of brushes with controls to tweak on each of them, lots of possibilities.

Haven't add any size limitations other than it slowing down a little on a huge canvas.

I went to check out Adobe Fresco on YouTube. Interesting. I have no experience with digital drawing/painting. I'm confused by the 'huge canvas' comment. Do you have the option of working on a big scale? Aren't you always limited to using the stylus on the iPad surface?


There's 2 specs that make a digital image "huge" - Physical size (18" x 24" is a standard poster) and then resolution, which for printing is 300 dpi (for monitors 72 - 100 dpi).

When I reference "huge" that's what I'm referring to as I typically will build art at 24" x 36" at 300 dpi which generates a files size of a gig or more.

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Reply #13 posted 01/18/20 7:48pm

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Reply #14 posted 01/19/20 11:47am

alphastreet

Is anyone into colouring books? I have a few but only used one all this time
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Reply #15 posted 01/20/20 5:16am

KingBAD

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Is anyone into colouring books? I have a few but only used one all this time

i've been sick a couple of years

when i got out of the hospital

i did coloring book for a month

or so...

(i'll look for them and post a couple)

they (colorin books) really are a

stress reliever...

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
evilking
"KingBAD, well you are just a troll" (an emotional fan)
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Reply #16 posted 01/25/20 10:14am

alphastreet

KingBAD said:



alphastreet said:


Is anyone into colouring books? I have a few but only used one all this time

i've been sick a couple of years


when i got out of the hospital


i did coloring book for a month


or so...


(i'll look for them and post a couple)


they (colorin books) really are a


stress reliever...



Thanks for sharing, would love to see. I hope you’re in better health now.
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