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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker View Post
    Lebowski will be offline for a while so he can save the past year's worth of grandkid pics....


    You have no idea. 10-15 per day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post


    You have no idea. 10-15 per day.
    The times we live in... we're getting 5-10 each day as well.

    When poet puts pen to paper imagination breathes life, finding hearth and home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    The times we live in... we're getting 5-10 each day as well.
    The best part of the day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    The best part of the day!

    So am I being a bad son if I don't send pictures to my parents every day of my kids. Mind you, my parents live about a 3 wood from my back porch.
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    "Yeah, but never trust a Ph.D who has an MBA as well. The PhD symbolizes intelligence and discipline. The MBA symbolizes lust for power." -- Katy Lied

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    That is really cool.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    That’s super cool. Some people are really gifted.

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    I couldn't stop watching it. Awesome find, wuap.

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    My son is doing a report on Butch Cassidy, who is a shirt tail relative. We also own the spot where the Sundance Kid planned a bank robbery. I thought it would be cool to take the picture of Cassidy with the wild bunch, put him on the porch of the bank robbery cabin from our place, and draw it inside a picture of Robbers roost. We projected the pictures on the wall and traced them. The cool thing about it is we used charcoal from our fireplace to do all but some of the detail around Butch. He’s pretty excited for his report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    My son is doing a report on Butch Cassidy, who is a shirt tail relative. We also own the spot where the Sundance Kid planned a bank robbery. I thought it would be cool to take the picture of Cassidy with the wild bunch, put him on the porch of the bank robbery cabin from our place, and draw it inside a picture of Robbers roost. We projected the pictures on the wall and traced them. The cool thing about it is we used charcoal from our fireplace to do all but some of the detail around Butch. He’s pretty excited for his report.
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    Looks like Bigfoot at the top of that peak.

    Good Job by the way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    My son is doing a report on Butch Cassidy, who is a shirt tail relative. We also own the spot where the Sundance Kid planned a bank robbery. I thought it would be cool to take the picture of Cassidy with the wild bunch, put him on the porch of the bank robbery cabin from our place, and draw it inside a picture of Robbers roost. We projected the pictures on the wall and traced them. The cool thing about it is we used charcoal from our fireplace to do all but some of the detail around Butch. He’s pretty excited for his report.
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    That's great and well done Cowboy. Larger drawings are challenging and your growing confidence.

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    Can you imagine how many cadavers that artist had to examine to come to know the muscles like he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    We saw that at the BYU art museum last week. My 15YO only comment was: "I didn't think they were allowed to show boobs at BYU".

    There is some great B&W photography also on display. Well worth taking the time to check it out, if you are on campus.

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    Maybe not the right thread, but I wanted to post some work by the son of a woman whom I tutor. I've mentioned it before, but I signed up as tutor at our local library to assist those who are new to the USA (or, in Trumpian terms, those who are infesting our country). I really wish those who fear the effects of refugees and immigrants would get to know some of them. No doubt there are unfortunate exceptions, but the large majority of those I've met are very motivated to better themselves and their families, and to make a contribution to their new homeland. One woman i've been working with for over a year came here from China. She's very bright, loves to learn and is raising two talented young kids. She has a son who is a sophmore in high school and (at least to my untrained eye) is a great artist--he's hoping to get into a top design or art school in two years. Here are three of his recent works in which he's tried different styles. The first is entitled "Night Falls in San Francisco," the second is an abstract piece reflecting his concern about poachers in Africa, and the third is a portrait he calls simply "Old Man in Costume." Having recently read the Da Vinci bio, I've gained a deeper appreciation for artists who use light and shading effectively--this kid's doing that at an early age (he'll be a junior this year).

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    That “Old Man” is excellent.

    Really cool work you are doing PAC. I think I would enjoy doing something like that. Given that most ESL students have better grammar than I do, I’m not sure how much help I would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Maybe not the right thread, but I wanted to post some work by the son of a woman whom I tutor. I've mentioned it before, but I signed up as tutor at our local library to assist those who are new to the USA (or, in Trumpian terms, those who are infesting our country). I really wish those who fear the effects of refugees and immigrants would get to know some of them. No doubt there are unfortunate exceptions, but the large majority of those I've met are very motivated to better themselves and their families, and to make a contribution to their new homeland. One woman i've been working with for over a year came here from China. She's very bright, loves to learn and is raising two talented young kids. She has a son who is a sophmore in high school and (at least to my untrained eye) is a great artist--he's hoping to get into a top design or art school in two years. Here are three of his recent works in which he's tried different styles. The first is entitled "Night Falls in San Francisco," the second is an abstract piece reflecting his concern about poachers in Africa, and the third is a portrait he calls simply "Old Man in Costume." Having recently read the Da Vinci bio, I've gained a deeper appreciation for artists who use light and shading effectively--this kid's doing that at an early age (he'll be a junior this year).

    Night Falls in San Francisco[1].jpg

    FullSizeRender-1.jpg

    Old man in costume by Shangxi Wu[2].jpg
    Great work—he will get into whatever art and design school he wants.

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    Default MEET THE ILLUSTRATOR DIVERSIFYING AIRBNB'S IMAGE

    https://www.wired.com/story/jennifer...ations-airbnb/

    "IN HER FIRST few days working at Airbnb, Jennifer Hom saw that she had her work cut out for her. Hom had been hired as the company's first full-time illustrator, tasked with updating the bubbly cartoon figures spattered throughout the website and app. When she asked her coworkers what they most wanted to change about the illustrations—ones that showed stick-figures holding up cameras, or trading keys to their apartments—it wasn't the inconsistent style that bothered people. It was who the illustrated people looked like."

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/a...&region=Footer

    This is my favourite of the images:


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    This kid is 12 years old and helped us brand calves last spring. Most we're bigger than him by a couple hundred pounds. It took me 7 months, but I finally finished sketching this photo.

    I wanted it to turn out better, but I'm not where I'd like to be with my abilities. I'm in that no-man's-land of good enough to have people recognize what they see, but not good enough to hang it on the wall.

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    pix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    pix?
    It's a whiteout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    pix?
    I think I fixed it, but it's usually sideways when I post from my phone.

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    That first picture seems influenced by Nighthawks:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    At the risk of mockery at my childlike efforts, I've raised my coloring book skilz to the shading level. The latest rage among crafters with very little talent: you buy a coloring book, but instead of block colors, you shade in between the lines.
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    Why did I never see this post? Why would anyone mock you—your shading is good, what else have you done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    Why did I never see this post? Why would anyone mock you—your shading is good, what else have you done?
    Because mocking people is an entertaining past time for a few people here. I probably deserve it more than most, because this is an important community to me and I share a lot of things I probably wouldn't to my friends IRL. But it doesn't take much for me to clam back up, either. I used to post in this thread a lot more, and decided to pretty much stop. When people are self-conscious about their ability, it's pretty easy to make them stop sharing.

    I'm thin skinned that way.

    And I agree. KLs work is cool. I wish I could distinguish colors well enough to try painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Because mocking people is an entertaining past time for a few people here. I probably deserve it more than most, because this is an important community to me and I share a lot of things I probably wouldn't to my friends IRL. But it doesn't take much for me to clam back up, either. I used to post in this thread a lot more, and decided to pretty much stop. When people are self-conscious about their ability, it's pretty easy to make them stop sharing.


    I'm thin skinned that way.


    And I agree. KLs work is cool. I wish I could distinguish colors well enough to try painting.
    This post makes me sad, and it would be easy for me to just say to you ignore the comments and post anyway, but then I don't really share my art much so ... If it helps in some way I will post some art with the idea to encourage you and others to post more.

    Making art is like anything else—the more you do it the better you get at it. Drawing is a learnable skill, so is painting, and being colour blind shouldn't stop you. Peter Milton is colour blind:

    https://www.npr.org/2014/11/16/36409...lack-and-white

    Per my practice, I have been teaching myself / experimenting with new painting techniques. Below are two studies I completed in the past few months. They are abstract representational images made in response to my time spent in the conservation area where I regularly hike and related to many of the photos I have been sharing in the photography thread.

    25.625” x 19.5” - Water colour and Acrylic on paper



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    I don't recall anyone mocking your stuff cowboy. Is it in this thread?
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I don't recall anyone mocking your stuff cowboy. Is it in this thread?
    I don't recall you mocking it either.

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