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Beginners

This is the place or beginners to gather and ask questions, seek feedback, and share their thoughts and experiences. Experienced artists willing to provide encouragement and share what they know are also welcome here.

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Welcome

Hello and Welcome to the Beginners Group!

 

This is the place or beginners to gather and ask questions, seek feedback, and share their thoughts and experiences. Experienced artists willing to provide encouragement and share what they know are also welcome here.

If you are a beginner and would like to share your art, you can either post in the Show & Tell thread or start your own discussion.

If you are a beginner and would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can either post in the WIP thread or start your own discussion.

Experienced Artists--please don't share your artwork in this group unless you are using it to answer a beginner's question.

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

Just two simple rules:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to beginner topics.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

Thanks for joining & have fun!

 

Discussion Forum

Acrylic on Cardboard

Started by carollee adams. Last reply by C. Andrew Wolfe Jun 14. 4 Replies

I have been painting on Cardboard since Jan.   My goal has been to do something with Paints 5 days a week.   Cardboard has been wonderful for me...not intimidating, easy to throw out and free...just cut boxes apart.READ MORE

My very first painting

Started by kim fryer. Last reply by Nikki May 25. 11 Replies

After weeks of following discussions on this site, researching for tips on painting with acrylics, I finally did it.  …READ MORE

hello, i've done some more pieces…i'm drawing every day!

Started by michele josiane martin. Last reply by Nikki May 25. 6 Replies

hope these are ok to look t!…READ MORE

sooooooo intimidating

Started by Jennifer Gibson. Last reply by Andrea Stables May 18. 1 Reply

I always wanted to try to draw. And I always wanted to paint. I started sketching in February to keep my hands busy because I was trying to stop smoking because I just was hospitalized on the 14th and I had 2 blood clots in my lungs. So to keep my…READ MORE

sooooooo intimidating

Started by Jennifer Gibson May 17. 0 Replies

I always wanted to try to draw. And I always wanted to paint. I started sketching in February to keep my hands busy because I was trying to stop smoking because I just was hospitalized on the 14th and I had 2 blood clots in my lungs. So to keep my…READ MORE

Blending color pencils..

Started by Tina Rich. Last reply by Leeton reed Apr 21. 5 Replies

I am trying to learn how to blend color pencils and I am not doing a good job. Does anyone have any tips on blending?Thanks....TinaREAD MORE

Painting Skies

Started by Sarah Tansey Apr 21. 0 Replies

I have created a painting still in progress of a big sky over the sea.  I have deep violet over the sea horizen and it going to pale blues the higher it goes to top of canvas.  Do these combination of colours appear in nature.  I have looked at this…READ MORE

This is a oil painting "lonely boats" just trying!!

Started by Margie le Roux. Last reply by Barbara Erickson Mar 31. 2 Replies

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Help needed - drawing - how to finish?

Started by Carole M.. Last reply by Carole M. Mar 31. 2 Replies

...after always saying  "I wish I could draw" -  this year I've been putting pencil to paper and 'practicing'.  I know my limits - and it will have to fit into the category of whimsical, or quirky I guess!  Having gotten this far with this houses…READ MORE

My Take on Automatic Drawing

Started by C. Andrew Wolfe. Last reply by Jess Mar 21. 5 Replies

Something I did last year when I decided to get back into the swing of things.…READ MORE

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Comment by Nell Peterson yesterday
Hello I'm a cartoon artist and I'm about to go to college to get a degree on art and teaching, so I need to be criticize on y work so I can improve it.
Comment by Sarah Tansey on April 20, 2015 at 2:06am

My art i call expressionism.  I like to think of it being art therapy.  I usually find inspiration from the dark places and paint to either expell negativity or paint positively more often than not.  It helps me recover.:)x

Comment by Alice on April 10, 2015 at 7:59pm

h-hi

Comment by Carole M. on April 6, 2015 at 4:44am

started out with a scrap of white cardboard with this - not expecting I'd get this far. From a photo taken of young emu through fence on emu-raising-farm in the Warrumbungles, inland N.S.W.

Comment by Mary Lee Parker on March 27, 2015 at 8:33pm
Hi to very one I'm a Artist too my name ie Mary Lee
Comment by Pat on March 27, 2015 at 7:38pm

Welcome..........You will find a great deal of knowledge here from a great group of people.

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on March 27, 2015 at 7:32pm

Hello and welcome to all the newcomers. I'm a crafter, not an artist. I'm the only one I've been able to find on this site. So, I am not here to help you with your already new found or experienced talent.

But I will tell you, you will meet the most wonderful people on this site and make friends like never before. There are so many of us that are friends and would love to have you all as friends. It is an amazing thing.  At least in my life it is.

You will learn from the greatest and will be amazed at the artists on here. You'd think they would be in galleries. The diversity and creativity is beyond your imagination. Have fun with us!

Cathey DeRosa

Comment by Shem Anyayahan on March 26, 2015 at 12:27pm

I'm new here in The Art Colony and I consider myself as a beginner in Drawing. I wish to learn more and improve my skills in drawing and sketching. I'm just a school aged girl. Nice meeting you, guys! :)

Comment by C. Andrew Wolfe on March 17, 2015 at 4:07am

Hello!

Not much of a visual artist here. I write better than I draw, really. But I'm trying to improve. I've been keeping fairly abstract lately just to get used to the media I've chosen. Most currently I am attempt to blend (or layer) colored pencils. I started with really poor results but I feel like I'm finally starting to catch on.

Anyhow, I look forward to improving and maybe even becoming a decent artist.   :D

Comment by Katie Hawke on January 29, 2015 at 11:24pm
Hello, I'm new to drawing have just discovered I love watercolour drawing. I get the impression that it is more about the blending & washing colours than the detail of the picture. Leaving it up to the viewers imagination so to say. What do other more experienced people say? Any tips? Many thanks, K
 

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