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Posted by GraphX12, on Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:25 am

Are there any fine artists out there that would like to share their work with other forum members? I for one would love to see it.

This is the first drawing I did following my illeostomy surgery and it played a MAJOR role in my recovery. I was near death prior to surgery and wasn't even sure I was strong enough to survive the 9 hour operation. Because of my long recovery I was terminated from my graphic design job which I had held for 13 years (nothing like kicking a guy when he's down). The silver lining is it gave me the oportunity to get back to my roots and start doing what I really love - creating fine art.

Fellow artists, please share your work in this thread. 



Last edited by GraphX12 on Mon May 21, 2018 8:13 pm; edited 2 times in total
Reply by Bill, on Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:17 am

Hello GraphX12,

Thank you for posting and inviting us to share. I was very impressed with your drawings as they are in a style that I used to practice myself many moons ago. I'm sorry to say that I cannot share any of my artistic work because it was all sold off when I gave up  drawing and painting to take up writing rhyming verse.  However, I hope you get lots of replies as this could be a very interesting forum topic. 

Best  wishes

Bill

Reply by mild_mannered_super_hero, on Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:44 pm

i consider myself an artist, but i do a different type of "draw", i made this belt and holster from scratch

 

 

Reply by GraphX12, on Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:11 pm
mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:

i consider myself an artist, but i do a different type of "draw", i made this belt and holster from scratch

 

You indeed are an artist, _hero! Did you tool the leather also? Beautiful work!

Reply by mild_mannered_super_hero, on Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:20 am

thank you, yes i carved that floral pattern. its an interesting and challenging hobby.

Reply by Ozzwood, on Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:55 pm
GraphX12 wrote:

This is the first drawing I did following my illeostomy surgery and it played a MAJOR role in my recovery: Click here to see drawing.


Wow... Very talented, indeed.  Beautiful work!! 

 

I of course can't draw a stick man, and was so very proud when I made my mom a macaroni necklace in the 2nd grade.  Smile 

Reply by Ozzwood, on Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:56 pm
mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:

i consider myself an artist, but i do a different type of "draw", i made this belt and holster from scratch


Beautiful leatherwork! 

Reply by lonestarszq, on Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:39 pm

There is one in Texas who is originally from Wisconsin.  In fact, I have a BFA from UW-Milwaukee.  Worked as a fashion illustrator for a department store there.

Your realism is amazing. I did life drawing and will have to ask my son to show me how to download a charcoal drawing to this site.

Reply by Ewesful, on Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:39 pm

your work is beautiful --- I love barns!!  I do not draw, but design quilts and wall hangings as well as creative srtained glass.

 

You might look into printing up some of your work into note cards - definitely would sell in the agriculture events --- 

Reply by GraphX12, on Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:10 pm
Ewesful wrote:

your work is beautiful --- I love barns!!  I do not draw, but design quilts and wall hangings as well as creative srtained glass.

 

You might look into printing up some of your work into note cards - definitely would sell in the agriculture events --- 

Thank you Ewesful!

I do sell full-size prints of the barn and have considered adding note cards. Currently I am a "low volume" artist trying to establish myself and have found printing costs vs sales too high for the note cards.

By the way, let's see some of your work!

Reply by bluejewel, on Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:02 pm

Graphx1,

The barn is beautiful. Is it mainly done in pencil. I did one similar to that years ago. But I did the opposite of you between the loss of my husband and my battle with cancer depression kicked in and I haven't drawn in awhile. Time to shake off and start drawing again. I hope to see more of your work, you have such talent.

Mild mannered SH , your holster and belt is so finely detailed, great work.

 

 

Reply by bluejewel, on Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:08 pm

I got the answer to my questions when I went back to look at the bsrn again. Excellent work.

Reply by GraphX12, on Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:10 am
bluejewel wrote:

Graphx1,

The barn is beautiful. Is it mainly done in pencil. I did one similar to that years ago. But I did the opposite of you between the loss of my husband and my battle with cancer depression kicked in and I haven't drawn in awhile. Time to shake off and start drawing again. I hope to see more of your work, you have such talent.

Mild mannered SH , your holster and belt is so finely detailed, great work.

 

 

Hi bluejewel. Thanks for your response. You've been through some tough times - will be praying for you. During my recovery from surgery I was terminated from my job of 12 years. The combination of the two sent me into depression, which is normal. The barn drawing you are referring to REALLY helped in my recovery.

I worked for many years as a graphic artist and the stress within this field is very high - meeting unrealistic deadlines, juggling multiple projects, etc. My 1st love has always been drawing but the demands of my career kept me from it. It was such a breath of fresh air to get back to my roots.

I urge you to get back into drawing smile  - it was so theraputic for me.



Reply by iMacG5, on Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:07 pm

I missed this last year and I'm so happy I got a chance to see it now.  Wow!  You guys are so talented.  Thanks so much for sharing.

With sincere appreciation,

Mike

Reply by coraline, on Mon May 21, 2018 10:16 am

I oil paint and sculpt, mostly in polymer clay, but I do have a kiln.

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