Visit the historic Lancashire Textile Project with over 500 photos and 190 taped interviews|2|0
Go to Page
  First Page  Previous Page    11  12  13  [14]  15  16   Next Page  Last Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Rossie
Regular Member


847 Posts
Posted -  29/12/2007  :  16:34
As there seems to be quite a bit of artistic talent around here, I thought I would start a pencil sketch section .....


Kalh mera oi filoi mou
Replies
Author
Go to Page
  First Page  Previous Page    11  12  13  [14]  15  16   Next Page  Last Page
 
TOM PHILLIPS
Steeplejerk


4164 Posts
Posted - 02/04/2009 : 21:41
Thank you Belle/Bradders,he's a cool guy ..in the photo he has electric blue eyes..aye Bradders iv'e still got my dads old Hohner ,its buggered now though,ive just bought a few months ago a C harp(blues) and an E harp(for some reason),should have bought a G,great fun learning to play,they're Hohners as well..




"Work,the curse of the drinking class" Go to Top of Page
tripps
Senior Member


1404 Posts
Posted - 02/04/2009 : 21:54
Calluna used to call it a "gob iron". I think harp is nicer.


Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 03/04/2009 : 07:13
I have a couple of chromatic harmonicas somewhere, and a tutorial book!  I never got round to it...


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
conty
Regular Member


536 Posts
Posted - 13/05/2009 : 20:29
nice drawing tom, ive been busy trying my hand at oil painting, a bit out of my comfort zone but i have to use other mediums for my GCSE'S anyway heres my first attempt at an oiloil painting


http://www.conorfarr.co.uk/ Go to Top of Page
TOM PHILLIPS
Steeplejerk


4164 Posts
Posted - 13/05/2009 : 20:45
Thanks Conty..Well done with the oil painting,ive never done any oil paintings but ive got some oils that are about 10 yrs old ,it always seemed too difficult for me,erasers dont work the same on oils,hehe..



"Work,the curse of the drinking class" Go to Top of Page
Another
Traycle Mine Overseer


6250 Posts
Posted - 14/05/2009 : 05:55
Tom,  don't need them - just paint over your "accidents". Can't do that in watercolour though.

 

Nice painting Conty, flesh tones really good.. Nolic


" I'm a self made man who worships his creator" Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 14/05/2009 : 07:02
Young Tom doesn't do accidents. It's against the jack's religion.


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
belle
VIP Member


6502 Posts
Posted - 18/05/2009 : 17:13
Conty I like that ..somehow it reminds me of Toulouse Lautrec and the follies bergere...you will do well in your gcse.


Life is what you make itGo to Top of Page
conty
Regular Member


536 Posts
Posted - 31/05/2009 : 07:37
thanks belle, well spotted by the way i am studying Toulouse Lautrec and this is a copy of one of his oil paintings its called the girl with the red hair, im way out of my comfort zone here and i am not enjoying it one bit!!! id rather use pencils anyday

as for my GCSE'S im not holding my breath, i have been given a B for my coursework so far, cant begin to tell you how frustrating that is, ive just started another oil but in the same style as Toulouse lautrec but a self portrait, and im hating it, every second!! in fact i wish i could just give it up and just not bother anymore, mum and dad are pissed off with me as they say what a waste of talent but thats how my teacher makes me feel, why bother?



http://www.conorfarr.co.uk/ Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 31/05/2009 : 08:58
Forget the teacher, stick to what you know you do best and enjoy doing. In the end it's what you'll do anyway.....


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 31/05/2009 : 10:52
A 'B' are they blind or what? should be A*


Say only a little but say it well Go to Top of Page
belle
VIP Member


6502 Posts
Posted - 31/05/2009 : 12:49
Conty..the logic behind GCSe art is,it's geared to all who have enthusiam for the subject...but I think it discriminates against fine art, as does art college in general...take heart that many more people prefer Art that shows the skill of the artist, than the unmade beds of Tracy Emin...you certainly are worth more than a B ...you could always go completely beserk and paint everything in yellow like a friend of mine did at school..he always got A's and went on to open his own gallery in Edinburgh. But he didn't continue painting, all my friends who were A's have not sold any art...but i got a C and my last pic sold for £125 ...there's a future for you.


Life is what you make itGo to Top of Page
conty
Regular Member


536 Posts
Posted - 14/06/2009 : 20:23
thankyou but i think i am just too fed up at the moment with my art teacher!! he keeps changing subjects and then going back to it, i dont know where i am with any of it. my headmaster promises me i wont have him next year so i will see next year otherwise im not going to bother doing A level, cant see the point, he keeps leaving the class to pick up his kids and gets me to draw for the ones that cant, then gives them A's ?????

anyway on the up side if i stick to what i love, i am now doing athletics, and i LOVE it... i am now avon county champion and ranked one of the best throwers of discus in the country for U17 boys, i won 2 gold medals yesterday and have qualifyed to go to uk school games, i am throwing 43 meters at the moment, but want to do better.

and ive also been doing some male modelling, i have a 3 year contract and have just done an advertising campaign, and that is ssooo much fun, hopefully it will make me some money!! i need to save up for a car, though i think the insurance will cost more than the car!!

anyway back to the drawing. mum and dad are paying for me to have outside art lessons with my old art teacher, she is lovely and i do enjoy my art still when i am with her, so i am hoping she will get me by untill my art teacher changes in september, the peice im working on at the moment is a self portrait, cant say that i am enjoying it but im slowley getting it done, i will post it when ive finished, but its not that great!! thankyou for trying to spur me on, i will try


http://www.conorfarr.co.uk/ Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 15/06/2009 : 07:52
Don't worry too much. It sounds as though you are a talented and perfectly normal person. Do what you enjoy most, explore all the avenues and keep your nose clean. All will be revealed inside ten years!


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
belle
VIP Member


6502 Posts
Posted - 15/06/2009 : 08:43
The good thing about Art is you don't need to  have qualifications in it to do it! oops hope mum and dad don't black list me for saying that!
Try not to let one failing teacher put you off something you have loved and done so well.
 I got thrown out of art (we are talking pre flood! ) between gcses and A level then forceably reinstated by the education authority, so was taught by people who disliked me to say the least and yes it put me off going to Art college..i did get a c in my A level but i had lost a bit of pep!
I put the whole thing to one side for many years...but the thing is if you are an artist you can't just cut it off and thrive..eventually life ground me down and I couldn't work out what was wrong then someoen advised me to do something I loved and felt comfortable with..ooh yes..thirty years on i rediscovered my drawing hand. So you can enjoy your sport, and do all sorts and still come back to it..and if in between you start to feel a bit like summats up ..you'll know it's time to get those pencils out! But.............
If you asked me know though whether I had any regrets at not continuing Art after school, i would say yes, I lost years and all because i let some bad teachers get to me and destroy my confidence.


Life is what you make itGo to Top of Page
Topic is 124 Pages Long:
Go to Page
  First Page  Previous Page    11  12  13  [14]  15  16   Next Page  Last Page
 


Set us as your default homepage Bookmark us Privacy   Copyright 2004-2011 www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk All Rights Reserved. Design by: Frost SkyPortal.net Go To Top Of Page

Page load time - 0.922