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Rossie
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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 .....


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moh
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Posted - 13/12/2009 : 11:58
Yes it did get a bit boring - well done with your selection.


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conty
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536 Posts
Posted - 14/12/2009 : 20:03
thanks moh

no ive not got anything yet, but what do you get for a mum thats got everything? well maybe i have a little something but i have to be careful on here cause i know she uses my computer when im out, cant spoil the suprise!!!

oh and stanley youll love this, those women i worked with on my work experience went mad hugging and kissing me as i took them in a present on my last day, i was mobbed!! mum was with me and she couldnt stop laughing at them, theyre completely mad. but they were happy with my goodbye gift, i got them a 3 second boil kettle for their staff room, and they gave me a free photoshoot and put the photos on a CD for me, got a few good ones too, might be a clue in there somewhere!! LOL


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 15/12/2009 : 05:52
What did I tell you? Enjoy it, there's nothing wrong with affection as long as you keep your head. Mind you, there's many a good tune played on an old fiddle! Enjoy.....


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belle
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Posted - 16/12/2009 : 09:04
Moh, how I remember the awful Art exams..like you Connor i always talked or listened to music when I paint..so the silence was awful..we had to do a still life, a figure composition, and a design (not my strong point!) the apple in the still life got eaten to the core (which was carefully placed back in position) by some bright spark during the break ( i had already done my apple so thought it very funny! no it wasn't me who eat it!) the repeat design had to be drawn out using light boxes ( a bulb in a desk under a glass top, you put the pic on the glass and your paper over it, and the light shines the pictue through) between the heat of the bulb and the sweat form nerves my pencil tracing used to get all smudged and look a right mess!
I even threw the desk over in the middle of one exam as all the paint had turned to khaki, and i was in a deep hole I couldn't get out of..ended up crying in the coats in the cloakroom!! Ahh artisitic temprement!!


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conty
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Posted - 18/12/2009 : 07:19
aaaahhh belle!! how awfull, its a wonder it hasnt put you off of art. its a worry when your sat in an exam that you dont mess up cause youve just got the one shot at it, i guess having the course work during the year now helps take some of the pressure away, but just knowing its an exam makes you sweat, my hands sweat with nerves but i picked up a little tip from an artist, i stick sticky notes to my hand while i draw so i dont mark my drawing, that wouldnt of helped you though painting


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belle
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Posted - 18/12/2009 : 09:45
How old do i sound when i say, they weren't invented I don't think, and yes it was the pencil that suffered, what a great tip but doesn't it annoy you? Funny it didn't put me off Art, but then I was always top of the girls in our exams (for some reason our results were divided into boys results and girls results!) so I had slight confidence in  myself...my two male rivals were my very good friends so no angst there either, one went on to study at the Slade and the other now teaches at a secondary school (I think he runs the dept) a third friend opened a gallery and did very well with Betty (can't remember her last name but she paints the very large old ladies enjoying life!)


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/12/2009 : 05:23
Don't worry Belle, I'm older than ball pens, TV and heart surgery.....


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Posted - 19/12/2009 : 05:31
Tinker, your Betty's a Beryl - Cook.

Comrade ball pens and heart surgery I'll give you but not TV.

My dad was quite good at drawing but I never really took after him. Art at school was a bit of a pain and as I had no talent and probably little interest I wasn't encouraged in any way.

One of my early heroes was a lad a couple of years older than me - Stuart Robertson who lived on Bank St. He could draw anything and it was so realistic. His major talent though was being able to let out lound, long belches  - a great asset at primary school. Nolic


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Sue
Senior Member


4201 Posts
Posted - 19/12/2009 : 09:55
I never did Art exams, in fact I never did Art, until 4 years ago. Now Biochemistry exams , they certainly gave me the shivers, but no where near as much as Physics. Physics I hated but I reckon i can remeber more Physics now that I can biochemistry!!!

 Must go , out to battle the ice and snow to get some food for lunch and the weekend. we don't  keep alot of stocks here in france. A freezer is no good as they often have power cuts , and frequently our freezer thaws completely . We have thrown more than one freezer load of very smelly food away. We keep to a minimum now

 Sue


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wendyf
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1439 Posts
Posted - 19/12/2009 : 09:56
I used to draw and draw as a child, loved art at school and was always considered to be one of the best in the class. Unfortunately all we did for O and A levels was figure drawing and "composition". I went on to teacher training college with Art as a main subject and it was like a whole new, alien world. Incredibly trendy, arty lecturers and a curriculum that didnt include drawing at all! I was overwhelmed by the whole thing, lost all confidence and stopped going to the Art department. I failed that part of the course, and finally redeemed myself by turning to pottery. I didn't draw again for nearly 30 years.


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belle
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6502 Posts
Posted - 21/12/2009 : 18:01
Funny I had about thirty years off too! I got chucked out..not my indiscretion but another family member, and they just got shot of all of us. I was forcibly re-instated by the education authority but the verbal bullying I had to endure was awful. I lost a year and was not allowed to stay on to get a portfolio together..do these power mad teachers ever realise they are ruining lives?


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conty
Regular Member


536 Posts
Posted - 22/12/2009 : 20:30
oh my god!! arts not sounding good at all, i had a fantastic art teacher, mrs baker but sadly she left our school but i still go to her house now and again to paint with her, thinking about it ive not seen her for months im gonna have to give her a call, shes lovely. anyway i popped in after a hard training session to wish you all

          A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!    hope santa comes to you all and you are all surrounded by loved ones.... dont forget to hang your stocking!!


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 23/12/2009 : 05:31
All the best to you Conor and give your mum a hug from me......


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Posted - 23/12/2009 : 07:46
Best wishes to you and your family Conor. Nolic


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Tizer
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Posted - 23/12/2009 : 10:53
Thanks Conor. I remember that as a child one of my Christmas presents was often a paintbox or a set of coloured pencils. Santa obviously wanted me to be an artist but he eventually gave up after seeing the results and gave me a chemistry set instead. That proved more interesting to me even if slightly perilous. Anyway, I'm still here with all fingers and toes but I still can't paint! (Except for Dulux Weathershield on my rendered house.)

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