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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 12:11 PM

REPOSTED from the ARTist group. (Pictures!)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1028579

This is the drawing I drew for my English class binder: (Ignore the thumb)


This took six hours straight for me to draw this: (Sorry that it's sideways, dunno what's up with that.)

That took six hours straight. Someone said to me once, "This doesn't have smudges like how I get when I draw, that's impressive." I said, "Yeah that's bullshit." And showed him this picture of what my hand looked like after drawing this picture:


The next picture was just obsessively compulsively drawing lines: (Sorry it's sideways again.)


Mexican Mad Hatter:


My first colored picture done in photoshop: (Coffee man!)


The next pictures are from the book I take "on the go." I colored the front of it with a silver sharpie:


All of these are from that book.





I feel like I'm getting better at drawing. I found out that you can get colored led for mechanical pencils, and I might decide to try coloring my artwork. I'm just not there yet.

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Reply REPOSTED from the ARTist group. (Pictures!) (Original post)
Neoma Dec 2013 OP
polly7 Dec 2013 #1
Neoma Dec 2013 #5
bluesbassman Dec 2013 #2
vanlassie Dec 2013 #3
rrneck Dec 2013 #4
nolabear Dec 2013 #6
Neoma Dec 2013 #12
Throd Dec 2013 #7
Neoma Dec 2013 #9
Locut0s Jan 2014 #17
Xyzse Jan 2014 #20
LWolf Dec 2013 #8
kwassa Dec 2013 #10
Neoma Jan 2014 #13
kwassa Jan 2014 #14
Neoma Jan 2014 #15
kwassa Jan 2014 #16
HappyMe Dec 2013 #11
Locut0s Jan 2014 #18
Neoma Jan 2014 #19

Response to Neoma (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 05:53 PM

1. Love them, Neoma!

I wish I had half your imagination.... and patience. Excellent, I'd love to see them colorized (is that a word?)

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Response to polly7 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:02 PM

5. Yeah, colorized is a word.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 06:06 PM

2. Cool stuff Neoma. Has a Peter Max feel to it.

Keep it up.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 06:18 PM

3. I could get lost in those! Love Coffee Man!

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 06:31 PM

4. My fave...



It offers lots of places to go.

I like coffeeman too. "We all live in a yellow coffee pot... "




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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:07 PM

6. That's wonderful Neoma. Ever seen "Raw"? It's an "outsider arts" magazine and your style fits.

I have always liked outsider art. There are some real masters. Your detailed style makes me think of some of them.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 11:19 PM

12. Nope.

I don't venture out too much in the art world anymore...

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:11 PM

7. You'll never get "there", but keep striving anyhow.

I have been drawing every day since 1985. I somehow manage to make my living at it. Always reach slightly beyond your grasp and you will constantly improve.

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Response to Throd (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 09:18 PM

9. I used to hate drawing, but did it anyways...

Now it's done as an obsessive compulsive type thing to do. "Oh! I have to make similar lines over here and there! How wonderful." The starting point was realizing that I suck at realism. That's how my art evolved after that... "Fuck realism."

I usually never know what I'm going to draw when I start drawing. You could credit me for having imagination, but it's nothing like what I actually want to draw... I guess that's what I mean by "getting there." Besides that, I'm a black and white artist that is obsessed with colors. Coloring would be a huge step.

I don't want to make a living at this, though I've had people encourage me to do that. I might proclaim my job to be an artist to get a tax write off on supplies and sell some paintings for the meantime, but only to help pay for random bills here and there while I'm in college. I'm still off to become a doctor in the end.

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Response to Throd (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 11:12 PM

17. Seems rather needlessly harsh?...

Unless I'm misinterpreting something.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 09:47 AM

20. I think they meant

Always strive for something beyond yourself and you will improve.

Getting "there" can mean different things to different people, so it is better to look for improvement where you can.

Which I can agree with, and I do. However, as a secondary piece of advice...
"Be happy with all stages of the process, since if you place your happiness in a distant edge on the horizon, you'll never reach it since it keeps getting moved."

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:30 PM

8. I like the book cover the best.

I used to doodle to help keep my attention focused as a student. I'm no good at "drawing," although I can handle geometric designs okay. As a college student, I used to fill my binder with dividers that had intricate "coloring" pages and color them with colored pencils while I listened to lectures. I could take notes faster than the professor spoke, and was taping the lecture for repeated listening anyway, but I couldn't keep my brain from wandering unless I had something to do. I once had a fellow student look at me, shocked, and tell me I was being "disrespectful." My professor heard, and walked over to explain that she knew I was attending, and absorbing the material, because I could always add something to any discussion, and because my comments and questions were always on point. She didn't mind that I "colored" to help stay focused on the topic.

This may be why the multimedia generation has left me behind; I don't like video much. I can read information so much faster than watching and listening, it always seems like a waste of my time.

Edited to add: that was quite a trip down memory lane, but that's where your drawings took me!

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:48 PM

10. Doodling in study hall got me into art school.

and the pictures I drew of other students in my class ended up as the liners in the school yearbooks. I did the covers, too.

See what doodling can do?

Also, keep some scrap paper under your drawing hand and forearm, and you will get less on you, and less smudging on your drawing.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 10:22 AM

13. I've never really doodled in school like that.

I was taken out of school after 3rd grade (9 years old.) Adult education by 18, and after becoming sick by age 18-19, skipping out of college until last semester. (At age 24.)


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Response to Neoma (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 06:32 PM

14. I don't quite get all this ....

you are just now in college at age 24? Just asking, to understand your answer clearly. I hope your health problems are resolved.

Were you home-schooled as a child?

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Response to kwassa (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 10:02 PM

15. Unschooled, I had to teach myself.

First semester of college when I was 18, I got double pneumonia and was 60 pounds underweight. It was full of physical/mental abuse on top of it. With a lot of other trauma pushed into all of that from too many other crappy life events, my mind broke. Since my now husband was an outlet for me to express my feelings, I pretty much exploded the cap off the bottle. Since then things have calmed down. Besides getting hit by a mini van as a pedestrian last year I guess. Shit happens.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 11:09 PM

16. wow. wish you the best.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:59 PM

11. I like them all.



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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 11:17 PM

18. Cool Neoma...

Your works seems to all share a kind of stunned, anxious quality to the faces. In the case of coffee man I'm guessing he's just a little TOO caffeinated I like your imagination. I've enjoyed doodling and drawing too but I rarely save much of what I draw. And I have a habit of doing abstract shapes, sci-if themed stuff and the like.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 09:33 AM

19. I haven't gotten to the point where I make my creations do something.

That would require planning what I'm drawing ahead of time, and I almost never do that.

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