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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

Gesso

Started by Becky Bailey. Last reply by Margaret Hamm (Maggie) 19 hours ago. 2 Replies

Do you gesso, even when using pre-primed canvas? If so, do you use colored gesso or add color to it as a part of starting the under-painting?  Any thoughts on best brands of gesso?  What about consistency?  Is thick better?READ MORE

Floating colors

Started by Beth Scrozzo. Last reply by Becky Bailey yesterday. 1 Reply

HELP~~ I'm doing an exercise where I need to float the acrylic paint. I've watched a few videos on YouTube..but now I'm even more confused.  Can someone please explain this process to me??            Thank you!   BethREAD MORE

Media Change !

Started by Reham A. Lasheen. Last reply by Reham A. Lasheen Jun 9. 9 Replies

Hey there , I have been drawing since , well a lot ..but only in pencils , mostly  mechanical pencils & I've  been thinking about trying something new , maybe paints ?  , but it's so confusing for a beginner in   " painting " to decide , which…READ MORE

Blending color pencils..

Started by Tina Rich Jun 5. 0 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

the eyes have it

Started by michele josiane martin. Last reply by michele josiane martin May 21. 2 Replies

coloured pencils and pastels are the coolest…READ MORE

i love pastels

Started by michele josiane martin. Last reply by michele josiane martin May 20. 7 Replies

and charcoal and graphite, …READ MORE

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

Started by michele josiane martin. Last reply by michele josiane martin May 13. 5 Replies

hope these are ok to look t!…READ MORE

how long do you spend on a realistic drawing?

Started by michele josiane martin. Last reply by michele josiane martin May 12. 3 Replies

new tryREAD MORE

Sharpies?

Started by Rebecca Medley. Last reply by Lynn Wilkinson May 12. 18 Replies

Can anyone tell me if Sharpies leave marks/lines when coloring with them?  I've used connector pens by Faber-Castell in the past and find that when I am coloring in a big area, I get lines and marks in each section where the marker goes over itself.…READ MORE

My very first painting

Started by kim fryer. Last reply by kim fryer May 11. 10 Replies

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

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Comment by michele josiane martin on May 21, 2014 at 6:53am

just finished. toison d'or pastel background on reeves 110gsm, crayola washable markers, crayola supertips, glasochrom pencils.

Comment by michele josiane martin on May 21, 2014 at 6:44am

erm, i fell over yesterday. this picture is called 'my head'. then i have a W.I.P.

Comment by michele josiane martin on May 19, 2014 at 3:52am

my first lion sketch on ingres fabriano coloured using HB clutch-type staedtler mars technico pencil.

no reference photo - one would have helped, i'm sure. this was from a you tube tutorial.

i think i need to study form. some practice with form and perspective. what are your comments? please consider constructive feedback for my work. thank you, friends. 

michele xx

Comment by Kenneth A. Haines on February 13, 2014 at 1:15pm

Patty, I started using Rangers Glue n Seal, works well, also I here multi medium works good. Never used modge podge, but gesso and other acrylic medium work as well depending on what you want the finished project to look like! Hope this is helpful, I am a newbie to scrapping!

Comment by Donna Duquette on February 13, 2014 at 12:14pm

Hi Kathleen, This answer is really tardy but...

Egg tempera paint, which was the primary medium for Medieval panel painters, is simply powdered pigment mixed with egg yolk and a little water.  It dries very quickly so the paint is mixed in small amounts and is usually applied with a small brush.  The colors you get with egg tempera are very vibrant and highly saturated, and the paint is extremely durable.  I've seen some absolutely stunning paintings done with egg tempera.

Comment by Donna Duquette on February 13, 2014 at 12:02pm

Hi Patty, welcome to the group!  I'm sure everyone has their favorite products, but I usually use Mod Podge or acrylic gel medium.  The acrylic gel medium costs a bit more, so I tend to use Mod Podge when I'm just goofing around.  I also use contact cement (mine is called Amazing Goop Craft) to glue "stuff" like charms, buttons, etc.

Comment by Patty meiners on February 12, 2014 at 5:41pm
What type of glue is best for gluing pages of altered books together, gluing items into an altered book, and gluing items to the paper in drawing, doodle, entangle, etc.? Thanks
Comment by Lisa Booker Bown on December 17, 2013 at 8:29am

I have just bought a set  of Faber Castel pencils and they are great.. i also have water soluble graphite set which is  Dewent.. both are nice quality that dont keep breaking of when you sharpen them

Comment by Kat on November 8, 2013 at 11:12am

Hi guys, can anyone explain "egg tempura paint"? Thank you!

Comment by Jan Heck on October 8, 2013 at 4:50pm
Welcome Justin, here is the best place to grow your art, have fun, make new art friends that enjoy what you do, you will find laughter and serious artists and most of all everyone here will be great encouragers. Have a look around you will be amazed at the wonderful art you will see to enjoy.
 

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