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03-01-2012, 12:01 PM
Hi dear eighty, great sketches, still trying to get my energy back, it sure is taking its time, glad to see you got out for awhile to do your sketches:):):):):)

03-01-2012, 12:06 PM
Well done eighty+ keep knocking them out,the Sweeney sketch is cool!:cool::):):):):)

03-01-2012, 01:20 PM
Hi Katie Katie Coops Thanks I watched The football good game hope they make Peice the new manager think he deserves it you know with him he'll give it his full commitment ok :D:D:D

hi Pat Thanks I'm in the same boat seem listless u know what I mean :eek::D:D
Hi SCP thanks yeah that was moorse when he was young shame we lost

him :eek::eek::cool::cool::D:D

03-02-2012, 01:11 AM
hi female head by Picasso:eek: u know what a nut he was for those afican

heads I just got carried away but it made me laugh :D:D:D

03-02-2012, 02:35 AM
I didn't know You was with Pablo when he started collecting these ethnical artpieces. :D
Seriously You made an excellent interpretation of the African mask here, a pre-cubist decomposition of facets I'd say!

03-02-2012, 09:42 AM
Super additions dear Eighty:):)

03-02-2012, 10:40 PM
Morning dear Eighty and I like very much your last painting. I admire the fact that you will have a go at anything and come up with a beauty.:)

D Akey
03-02-2012, 11:04 PM
What a trip! Very cool and interesting that last Picasso interpretation. I can feel the painting taking on a life of its own, where the subject is less important than the painting. Mysterious. Dramatic. Well done, laddie!

03-03-2012, 12:49 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One Reckon your right :eek: :D :D

Manfig Thanks for looking :cool: :cool: :D

Katie Katie Coops sorry still lost in the nether world or could be ether or ither
I'll let you know when I get there ok :eek: :D :D :D :D :D :D

HI Mac Nice to hear your dulcett tone's :D:D:D Hoots Mon think I could
Drink a gallon of your brew do yuh think it would help or would I just fall flat
on my face :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D:D:D:D

bus sketch'es 1 to 5 yesterday before I fell asleep ok and 1 pratice fun 1
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D----E/S

03-03-2012, 12:52 AM
ok :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D

03-03-2012, 04:00 AM
Dear eighty, love the sketches, just think if you were doing all these sketches on real paper and pencil, you would be going thru thousands of pencils and sketch paper, LOVE AR:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

03-03-2012, 07:27 AM
hi Pat just think if they were on paper :D:D:D Pat all bus sketch'es are

done on a sketchpad with a pencil :eek: all 2750 of them then scanned to the

computer might be the reason why I'm tired :D:D:D:D:D:D

today's bus sketch'es 1st of 5 ok

03-03-2012, 07:31 AM
ok last 4 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D----E/S

03-03-2012, 07:35 AM
Geez eighty, I forgot about that, I can see why you are tired and sometimes fall asleep:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:DI bet you have gone through a lot of pencils:)

03-03-2012, 08:16 AM
HI Pat Yeah we both got a laugh out of it :D I no use Faber-Castell

automatic pencil Grip Plus 0.7 as couldn't keep up with the sharppening

regards E+:D:D:D

03-04-2012, 12:09 AM
hi Shiela :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S :confused: :confused: :confused::cool::cool::cool:

03-04-2012, 12:51 AM
Cool 80...female head by Picasso:eek::eek::eek:

03-04-2012, 01:56 AM
You should use color more often Eighty: the last two are really special:):)!

03-04-2012, 06:10 AM
Hi Doc Lima was coming to see you, keep getting these funny sketch'es

floating in my head :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

hi silvy thanks

D Akey
03-04-2012, 06:37 AM
hi Pat just think if they were on paper :D:D:D Pat all bus sketch'es are

done on a sketchpad with a pencil :eek: all 2750 of them then scanned to the

computer might be the reason why I'm tired :D:D:D:D:D:D

today's bus sketch'es 1st of 5 ok

Cor blimey, mate, yuh dun missed a coople citizens for their census pictures. Boot yer dooin' a right fine pooblic service for yer local Department o' Motor Vehicles. Saves 'em havin' ta use their personnel to take all them photos.

So yer catalogged in at 2750, are ya. . . Right, let's see then. . . Of the official best guess of population in Brighton, there's 155919 on the census rolls.

That still shows at least 153,169 left. . . or so we surmise from best population guesses. Now yer Coontray needs you to go all Charles Darwin and get oot there and catalog each an' every one of em. You can go to the mooter pool and requisition a boos to take yer oot and aboot on yer odyssey.

Ploos, Mister Ploos, we would like you to go under cover and start pootin' some faces to those what's runnin' round off the roster, what's been playin' bloody hell wif our ledger. We cannot pay you, but you will be strong in the knowledge that you have served your coontray. . .

So off ye get, pad and pencil in 'and, and have at, lad.

God Save The Queen. . .

03-04-2012, 09:55 AM
hi Mac I've had my nose on the grindstone today :eek: :eek: :eek: hope its ok

todays bus sketch'es 1st of 5 ok

03-04-2012, 10:00 AM
Hi 2nd of 5 ok :eek::eek:

03-04-2012, 10:04 AM
3rd of 5 ok FIN :eek::eek::eek: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-04-2012, 11:53 AM
Quite nice.

You have many time over more drawings on this thread than I have done in my whole life. You are so industrious and good at it. I tend to be lazy and use the trial, erase and trash can methods.


03-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Hi. Mountain Man. :D. E .B. I know I know. I know. :eek::D regards E+

03-04-2012, 10:52 PM
Morning there dear Eighty. I have a couple of days away and you really get cracking on many many sketches. All of them are terrific. Keep well my friend:)

03-04-2012, 11:55 PM
Hi. Katie Katie Coops good to see you see you :D was getting worried thought
You might be sick or something was getting ready to send out the St Bernard's
With their flasks of Brandy :eek: but there you are just out gallervanting around
Enjoying yourself :cool::cool::cool: regards. E +

03-05-2012, 12:41 AM
well its Sunday and Coleen is a Catholic :cool::cool::cool:

03-05-2012, 07:31 AM
Super dear Eighty:):)

03-05-2012, 08:49 AM
Hi Manfig Thank you:D:D rain stopped play so stayed in and tried to watch football but dozed off which goes to show how old I am :D:Dwwhen I
come too the rugby was starting as I had dozed already managed to watch quiet a good game a game of two half'es Irish the 1st then the French woke
up and took the 2nd was going to try sketching but got bogged down so
for a laugh done 3 impressions :D :D :D

03-05-2012, 10:55 AM
hi Rose ok :D :D :D :D :D :D :D----E/S

D Akey
03-05-2012, 11:33 AM
Noot quite tha shade o'green wha I thinks of bein' Irish. Looks like Coleen's a right proper limey, oh aye, lad.

Like a veritable flyin' ace, yer still rackin' oop tha scoore. . .

I'm ready to solve the game: Col. Ploos, on the boos, with the led zeppelin. . . er I mean, led pencil. . . Ye sure give me enough Clues. GO MAN GO!!!!!!

Oh, just now saw the rose. Aww, ye shood no' go givin a Scotsman a rose, lad. . . Me eyes are Wellington oop. . . :D Throw in some haggis and we'll seal the deal. . . yes, I'll marry ye. . .

Actually a really nice picture, Mr. Ploos! Well done.

03-05-2012, 12:32 PM
What a beautiful rose dear eighty, I can smell the aroma, great thread you have:):):):)

03-06-2012, 12:01 AM
Thanks Pat.....Mac

pat a Flower in a Vase on a Plinth see you've got me at it :eek::eek::eek:

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D----E/S

03-06-2012, 12:17 AM
Morning dear Eighty and how kind of you to treat the ladies in here to some flowers. Great sketches again and beautiful paintings:)

03-06-2012, 12:46 AM
Hi Katie Katie Coops cheeky. :D:D. You'll have me doing Layer's next. :eek::eek:


03-06-2012, 01:06 AM
That pink rose is truly stunning dear Eighty:):)

Mairzie Dotes
03-06-2012, 02:08 AM
Well it's Monday and I'm still Irish!!! ;) :D :D :D As always,
wonderful paintings and sketches. I always enjoy stopping
by to see your latest entries. :)

03-06-2012, 03:17 AM
You're getting very gallant now, dear ATPlus! :p

03-06-2012, 03:37 AM
I like very much dear eighty, you have a nice day today and stay warm and snugly:):):):):):)

03-06-2012, 07:10 AM
Thanks Manfig looked at your girl I like the fine detail wish I could do the
same but think its going to take at least 2years to get to grips with the tools plus the Layer's :eek: thats if my old mate don't take me 1st :D:D:D

Mairzie SLAINTE SLAINTE SLAINTE :D:D:D yeah sorry to say but think
she was on the TT :eek::eek:

Hail O Caesar O Mighty One WOW comeing from a real gallant Charmer and a Ladies Man to Boot That is indeed a compliment :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Pat its taking me all my time trying to keep up with you I may not comment to
much as I'm always falling asleep so I've narrowed it down to just looking Ok
so Keep bashing them out :D:D:D:D:D:D

03-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Hi todays Bus sketch'es 1st of 5 ok fin :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-07-2012, 12:47 AM
Hi 3 quick sketch'es from the Commen's ok :D:D:D

03-07-2012, 01:10 AM
Well they say you can't see what's under your nose , last night whilst

looking through some paper's come across a little book Norman Rockwell

Painting took it up to bed and read his Biography looked at the painting

and went to sleep, on waking this morning grabbed the Ipad and had a

quick smash to get the feel was quiet happy with the result i know it

don't look like JFK but wasn't trying just going for effeckt ok might use

as a starter YEAH :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-07-2012, 03:51 AM
Wonderful additions dear Eighty:):)

03-07-2012, 04:07 AM
You're progressing very well. I like the last one in particular.
I'm sorry to notice that smiling people are quite rare on the bus You take ... :rolleyes: :p

03-07-2012, 05:31 AM
Hi Manfig thank you pleased you looked my regard's:):):)

Hail O Caesar O Mighty One Yeah but haven't you noticed how they

clam up when they relize their being Sketch'ed :eek: :D:D:D

frighted your going to pinch their Soul whatever that is :D :D :D :D :D :D

03-07-2012, 05:54 AM
LOL:p ... I hope they give You their best face side to portray at least ... :D:p

03-07-2012, 07:34 AM
:D:D:D yeah but mainly they can't move :eek::eek::D:D:D

03-07-2012, 07:50 AM
Thanks Mr 80+, once again a enjoyable stroll through your wonderful characters :D

03-07-2012, 08:57 AM
Great sketches dear eighty, tell me something, do they let you on the bus free, because I think they should, after all you are giving your talent:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:Dalso would like to see a sketch of the bus driver:):):)

D Akey
03-07-2012, 12:51 PM
Good smashups, Mr Ploos. I'm with Pat. I fully expect to see the back of a head. Hahaha. :D:D:D

03-07-2012, 07:48 PM
Hi. Jean. Thank you :D

Hi. Pat........Mac. Driver done at the request of Caesar some time back

Yes I do have a free bus pass :D:D:D

03-07-2012, 09:02 PM
Maybe You may recover Your drawings of the driver and a bunch of the most interesting passengers and make a collage putting them all together on the same drawing and inside the bus. :p

03-08-2012, 01:46 AM
O. Master You. Ask too much of this Humble One.

..............:eek::eek::eek: :D :D :D

03-08-2012, 02:37 AM
Afternoon dear Eight, hope that the day finds you well. Great sketches again and so much to look at and enjoy:)

03-08-2012, 03:25 AM
Hello good afternoon Katie Katie Coops wondered where you were

thought you must be girding your loin's for a grand Slam so I'm waiting

to see what you come up with next :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-08-2012, 05:36 AM
Katie Katie you haven't disappointed me :eek::eek::eek: :D :D :D

JFK nope havn't found him yet keeps dodging me remind's me of a

song they keep bashing my eardrums with :eek::eek::eek:

I'll find him..... I'll find him ..........You'll SEE

03-08-2012, 05:52 AM
Great Kennedy sketch dear eighty, and glad to hear you have a free pass on the bus, and that is a good idea that Caesars has:D:D:D

03-08-2012, 06:01 AM
hi Pat JFK not fin as said haven't found him yet ok

Pat I think that you and Caesar should be taken out and shoot Yeah


03-08-2012, 07:17 AM
So I guessed right when I saw the past stage of it! He was really JFK!

03-08-2012, 09:20 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One blimey must have dozed off after my last post
nearly 8.30 means I've been akip for 3.1/2 hour's :eek::eek::eek:

...... yes its JFK I hope when I find him as he's not there at the moment

more to do OK

03-08-2012, 10:21 AM
Very nice JFK portrait dear Eighty:):)

03-08-2012, 11:56 AM
Thanks Manfig but he's not there yet :eek::eek::eek: when he's there I'll know ok

03-08-2012, 01:27 PM
quick smash with Rockwell:D:D:D

03-08-2012, 11:12 PM
Ooohhh, the great Norman Rockwell, my favourite illustrator and a darn good artist too in my view! Excellent choice! Maybe You may change the face to have Your own features ...:rolleyes:

03-08-2012, 11:23 PM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One yes in full agreement he remind's me of

Dicken's if he had painted :eek::eek::D:D:D

a quick smash on the Ipad this morning ok :D:D:D

03-09-2012, 12:05 AM
Morning dear Eighty, my word you have been busy with lots of paintings but I really do like JFK. :)
Stay well:)

03-09-2012, 05:20 AM
Hi Katie Katie Coops good afternoon hope your keeping well , went along the front had some jellied Ells :D make's me feel like a day-tripper :) and
sat in the sunshine as was quiet hot , done a few sketch'es don't think
much of them , ( are they your old shoes :eek::D ) I think I could still
bonce along on my head :D:D:D SLAINTE pronouced SLUNTE I Think :D:D

03-09-2012, 08:09 AM
hi JFK looks like I've taken 10 years off him more like 1950 not 60

anyway have a look then be as critcal as you like as I would appreciate

it thank you :):):):):):):)----E/S

03-09-2012, 11:27 AM
hi Rhona .....Dave whose Wedding I went to in Ireland :):):):):):)

03-09-2012, 12:56 PM
hi todays bus sketch'es 1st of 5 ok

03-09-2012, 01:01 PM
2nd of 5 ok Fin :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Nice new entries. I love the wedding picture. I guess You also served Mass as altar boy at that ceremony ... :D Hopefully You also earned to kiss the bride. ;):p

03-09-2012, 09:23 PM
hail O Caesar O Mighty One As you can appreciate was in Catholic Country

So was kept subdued. :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D

D Akey
03-09-2012, 09:42 PM
Handsome couple. And the sketches are looking like each one has a story in them, just based on the character you captured in each face. :):):)

And ask not what your drawings can do for you, but what you can do for your drawings. . .

03-09-2012, 10:08 PM
And ask not what your drawings can do for you, but what you can do for your drawings. . .[/QUOTE]

Hoots Mon what does that mean ??? Do you mean like Rockwell's Gossips

Yeah :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D

03-09-2012, 10:42 PM
Morning to you dear Eighty, hope you are feeling well and ready for todays sketching. I love the picture of the happy couple and the sketch of the gent in the glasses and flat cap its really really so very good. I am away to the shops now and the sun is out. Ohhhhhhhh I love the spring and summer.:)

03-09-2012, 11:10 PM
Hi. Katie Katie Coops. Hope you shop by car as the shopping can get heavy

As I now know still debating wether to get another car or keep walking as I

think it's better for the legs , no sun here today as its overcast :eek:

Ok have a nice weekend. Regards. E+

D Akey
03-10-2012, 05:15 AM
Originally Posted by eighty+
And ask not what your drawings can do for you, but what you can do for your drawings. . .
Hoots Mon what does that mean ??? Do you mean like Rockwell's Gossips
Yeah :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D


Old Yanks would know it, laddie. It's a bastardization of one of the more famous JFK quotes. Thought it might have made it over the waves ta the island. "Ask NOT what your country can do for you, (rather) ask what you can do for your country."

When asked about it, Kennedy said he 'stole' it from a slogan at his Summer camp. He just swapped camp out for country and they made him President of the United States.

So if there is ever any question about stealing and making something your own, this is probably the poster child for that concept of celebrating the spoils of creative larceny.

And the way I figure it, considering all those paintings you copy, I expect you should be getting a call from Parliament any second now to appoint you heap big Chief Constable. . . or at least a page Turner. :D

03-10-2012, 07:11 AM
hi Mac thanks for keeping me in fits :D:D:Dbut I reckon I've more chance

of ending up in the Tower :eek::eek::D:D the only thing I'm not keen is the

head stuck on a pike then paraded round the streets so everybody can

cheer :D:D:D Yuk Yuk any way back to Norman fast becoming my

favourite did he paint in oil or W/c and what size but his face

expressions are just the best:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----

D Akey
03-10-2012, 08:31 AM
Norman Rockwell was in my opinion the most brilliant at creating scenes with HEART and plenty of it. Artists and photographers have tried to emulate his staging, and even his characters with only limited results. While they may get the look, they just seem to miss that special Rockwell quality.

Yes, he painted in oils. He photographed all his models in the poses and costumes he wanted them to ultimately appear in, and projected the image onto a canvas, traced it, and then painted it from very clear photos (albeit with his own exaggerations already worked out).

Illustrators of his high profile strata had to present rather complete tonal drawings and sometimes color comps to show the editors to get approval to proceed. That means he had ample time to really know what he was going to paint, as opposed to just blowing through a job cold for speed as so many seem to anymore.

Sometimes they even had several top illustrators all competing for a cover of a famous magazine. Rockwell often won.

Keep studying his stuff, mate. Learn all his chops and even though it will turn into your own style, it will take you far.

Glad you are looking at him. He was GREAT! And when I was an art student many people thought him far to bourgeois. I thought they had their heads neatly tucked up their derrieres.

03-10-2012, 08:40 AM
Hi eighty, great paintings, Norman Rockwell was my favorites, my husband bought me his book several years ago and I painted many of his on traditional canvas, my kids have the paintings (at least I think they still have them) lol I have been tempted to do one on digital, maybe some day I will:):):)

03-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Thanks Mac for the info but must admit I was dissapointed to find he Traced but it seems to be the name of the game now I'm just old fashion :eek:

hi Pat good to hear you done trad keep getting the feeling to go back
to it but being a lazy bugger it only stayes in the mind :D:D:D as you can
see on this last one just more or less a block in should have carried on
with the detail but as said got lazy ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-10-2012, 09:53 AM
OK. Let's try all a Norman Rockwell as soon as we can then!;):)
I will soon, probably in parallel with another master painting excercise I roughly sketched.
I've got a book too on NR, with probably most of his illustrations (its in Italian so not an issue so easy to find).
I like him very much, both as an illustrator and as a humble, nice, honest and serious man (this was the impression I got, reading his life at least and looking to his works).
In many cases he actually reached a level beyond that of a very accurate, professional, most renowned and sensible illustrator of an absolutely excellent school; he actually reached, in my view, the level a real and masterful "fine art" painter.

03-10-2012, 11:22 AM
O Mighty one :D Waiting

03-10-2012, 11:17 PM
Hi weather overcast looks if it could rain :D ok

quickie on Ipad freedom to worship buy don't know about thoughts

think its ok if you think what they want you to think :eek::eek::eek:

will finish on computer ok Je espere :D:D

03-11-2012, 12:50 AM
Fantastic additions dear Eighty:):)

03-11-2012, 01:25 AM
Thanks Manfig like your girl skillfully executed :):):)

a sunday doodle but then it struck me that it would be easy to turn

into a circus clown a few bits stuck around :D :D :D

03-11-2012, 03:27 AM
Aternoon dear Eighty and sorry to here that you havent got the lovely sunshine that we have over here. Love you last painting which you turned into a clown. :)

03-11-2012, 05:10 AM
Hi. Katie Katie Coops was watching the Wales v Italian game seems lovely
Sunshine in Cardiff and I think a glimmer here but I dozed off as is my want it's all over Wales win at least I woke in time to see the end:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

D Akey
03-11-2012, 06:34 AM
Thanks Mac for the info but must admit I was dissapointed to find he Traced but it seems to be the name of the game now I'm just old fashion :eek:

Ach, lad, I forgoot ta mention that yer paintin' of JFK via Rockwell was smashin' - a real leap forward, oh aye. I think it shows that all your sketchin' has been paying off. You're looking at the model well and you're considerin' soome o' tha moore subtle aspects of the 'ead what make it read.

As to Rockwell tracin' his images, it's because he was a professional. I assure you, he could have drawn everything the old fashioned way. It's merely more expedient to get it done. Allocated 'is time like so as he could focus on the story he was tellin'.

Ploos, Mr Ploos, just because someone projects, do not mean he did no project his own drawings rather than merely a cold photo right out of the darkroom.

The projector was a tool for 'im just like back to the Renaissance where they had the same disagreement about it bein' a grand cheat. They have records of rivalries among artists back then when they said using the grid was no bein' a true artist.

And imagine bein' the bloke what was sittin' in a tent with all the tend flaps down, and seein' the landscape outside projected on one inside wall of the tent through a small hole on the opposite side. So when he went and grabbed 'is paints, it weren't no cheat. It was a proper discovery what he was usin'. I believe it was very popular among the Flemmish with all their detailed little landscapes, aroond the Seventeenth century (tho me dates could be a little off).

Any hue, the best way ta learn is to do it freehand tho, as ya do. Keeps your voice crisp and clear as opposed to being more of a copy what ye see. Boot those of us who were intent on painting bodies and heads and so on all did it. And those what didn't were either in no hurry or they were doing stylized paintings for the looser Artistic look.

And I love how your voice comes through your Art. It's the most important, I feel.

03-11-2012, 11:14 AM
Hoots Mon yuh mean I've got to buy a tent :confused::confused::confused: :D:D:D

Thanks Mac for the info feel better about N. Rockwell now I know he's

not just a paint by number's merchant :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-11-2012, 12:17 PM
Hi freedom of Worship rough copy of N .Rockwell

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D ----E/S

03-11-2012, 11:55 PM
quickie on Ipad this morning See even Presidents have Hangover's


03-12-2012, 12:03 AM
Morning dear Eighty, hope its as sunny where you are as it is here. These last one are really great. I do so enjoy looking through this thread:)

03-12-2012, 12:19 AM
Good Morning Katie Katie Coops looked outside Nope same as Yesterday

the sun might come late in the Day :eek::D like your girl you'll have all the

blokes running round in circles :D:D:D as for the elements now way can

we win just go and look at the star's and think how vast it all is :eek: :eek: :eek:

03-12-2012, 12:33 AM
I like very much Your latest experiments, dear ATPus!

I was certainly better for Italy the match with England where they seriously risked to win than with Wales. Anyway, sooner or later, I hope we'll have more than a limited bunch of people paying rugby, so as to have some more satisfaction ... :p

03-12-2012, 01:00 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One..... not to worry they played well its just that

Wales are on a high at the moment after year's in the Doldrums another

song spring's to mind " Your turn will come " :D:D:D

03-12-2012, 05:33 AM
hi had another go at IKE ok :D :D :D

03-12-2012, 06:53 AM
nope made a cock-up too bland :eek: :eek: :eek: :( :( :(

03-12-2012, 11:37 AM
Hi IKE hope he looks better :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D----E/S

03-12-2012, 10:20 PM
Your so good with the US Presidential Portraits that they will stipulate a contract for the entire gallery and make You US citizen ... :D
Seriously You're getting another excellent portrait!

03-13-2012, 12:54 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One pleased you think its better :eek: myself not to
happy still haveing trouble with the colours and tools or just plain clumbsey

done a tart up on ( After the Ball ) whilst in bed this morning on the IPad
spent about nearly 2 hour's on it had about 5seconds to go when bingo
gone :eek: lost it :D:D:D so had breakfast then started again on the main
computer :cool::cool::cool:ok so here it is dunno wether it was worth the trouble :eek:

looks as if it might be small but don't ask me why as I might blow My
brain's out ( What little I've got ) :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-13-2012, 03:22 AM
Afternoon dear Eighty and I shouldnt have bragged about the weather here cos today its chilly again.
Love the last painting and I really think it would look great framed. The one of Ike too is excellent, well done and take care:)

03-13-2012, 05:31 AM
HO HO HO Katie Katie Coops Snap :D we've got the flaming ball just got back from shopping with my basket on wheels :eek: it was so hot I Didn't think
I was gunna make it home :cool::cool::cool: I'm a bit worried it maybe our summer :eek: so hang to your woolies SLAINTE :D :D :D :D :D :D :D----E/S

03-13-2012, 06:59 AM
Hi eighty, such a great job on all, but love Ike, you are so good at portraits:):):):):):)

03-13-2012, 10:41 AM
Hi Pat YUK YUK YUK wish it was true :D :D :D

Pat tried a Landscape I think some people got in the Way :eek::eek::eek:


03-13-2012, 12:16 PM
hi Just a change of View ok :eek: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-13-2012, 10:43 PM
Who's this cat-eyed lady? Great meeting on the bus, isn't it? ;)

03-13-2012, 10:53 PM
Super work dear Eighty always a pleasure to come a browse your thread:):)

03-13-2012, 10:54 PM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One :D :D :D nope its just Teacher Zhang said

keep bashing the paint so I'm trying :D:D:D

03-13-2012, 11:28 PM
Hello Manfig sorry I missed you :eek: Thanks

Hail O Caesar O Mighty One smashing the paint, :eek::eek::eek: I forgot how to

save a picture from the screen, for a ref; so took a camera shot then into

my computer but that cunning bugger who sits inside woudn't tell me where

so ended up viewing from the camera the trouble is only stay'es for a

couple of seconds and in the end the battery run out :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

03-14-2012, 02:31 AM
Good afternoon dear Eighty and may I say that you make my day when I read your comments, you make me chuckle. The paintings are really coming on a treat. Take care of yourself:)

03-14-2012, 04:15 AM
hi Katie Katie Coops Good afternoon yeah you can imagine how I felt :mad: :mad:

that teacher Zhang is a god send even if it drive's me cracker's trying to

copy his stuff :eek: :eek: :eek::(:(:(:D:D:D SLAINTE

03-14-2012, 06:19 AM
Hi sketch Yang ok.......:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-14-2012, 06:25 AM
Oh my oh my dear Eighty thats a stunner. LOVE IT. Well done my friend:)

03-14-2012, 07:24 AM
I really like this last one dear Eighty so full of character:):)

03-14-2012, 07:31 AM
Hi Katie Katie Coops Thanks :D I enjoyed doing it as it was like

Bus Sketching but with more time :eek: all down to Zhang being such a

good Teacher :cool::cool::cool: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ----E/s

03-14-2012, 12:41 PM
great new things to look at, Eighty+! :)


I forgot how to

save a picture from the screen, for a ref; so took a camera shot then into

my computer but that cunning bugger who sits inside woudn't tell me where

so ended up viewing from the camera the trouble is only stay'es for a

couple of seconds and in the end the battery run out :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

... taking a screenshot is not difficult - I wanted to explain it to you, but with the help of google I found a website which explains it better than I could ;)
please click here --> http://take-a-screenshot.org/

once you've taken your screenshot with the "PrtScn" key on your keyboard, you can paste it into Paint (which comes with Windows), or any other image software, including ArtRage! just open ArtRage after you took your screenshot, and go to "Edit" --> "Paste", this will copy the screenshot into a new layer.

you then can either save the file as an ArtRage painting by clicking "File" --> "Save Painting" or "Save Painting As" (result will be a .ptg file)
or export the image by clicking "File" --> "Export Image File" (you can chose between .jpg .png etc)
or go to layers panel, rightclick the layer your screenshot is on, and click "Export Layer" (chose between .jpg .png etc).

save it anywhere you like, just remember where :D ... I am sure you know how to use your new screenshot as a reference image in ArtRage :) if not, just ask!


just to clarify - may I ask why you wanted to take a screenshot in the first place? if you run across an image on any website and want to save it to your hard drive disk, you can just rightclick the image --> "save image" and then use it as a reference image for your ArtRage paintings :)

hope that helps!

03-14-2012, 01:22 PM
Hello Missie thanks for the info its just as you get older you tend to
forget things :eek::eek::D will look tomorrow ok I did remember the
Save as bit so I've had another go at Teacher Zhang hoola girl as i had
the ref; to look at I've smashed at with no regards to portions so it might out of alinement but was good pratice thanks again ffor helping
an old dodderer:D


Hoola Girl ok

03-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Better and better, dear mate ....

03-14-2012, 11:31 PM
Morning dear Eighty wrap up warm when you go out today cos tis chilly. Great sketch of the girl, well done once again:)

03-14-2012, 11:39 PM
Very nice dear Eighty:):)

03-15-2012, 01:06 AM
Morning Katie Katie Coops yes up late :D just had my cornflakes with some
oates banana and sultana's bunged in so I'm fit to face the day :eek: did look
out to see what the world looked like overcast as you say chilly :eek: back to
the woolies :Dhope your tucked away somewhere warm :D
HI Manfig my nose its not to bad at the moment , used to get a bit spotty
when painting in the old style as when standing back to look had a habit of
pinching my nose which didn't seem to like paint :eek::D now its the leg's which
seem to suffer to much sitting :D:D SLAINTE E+

paradiso isle good for snow/water skiing rock climeing snorkling fresh water
lake plenty of fish sea and fresh water wild boars no spider's or snakes and
the only predator's are .....us :eek::eek::eek:

03-15-2012, 09:36 AM
:eek::eek:wow Eighty, Yang is a great portrait!!:)
Very lovely the sketch of the girl too.

03-15-2012, 09:43 AM
Hi Rockwell just as well he could'nt do digital as there would be no

stopping him the mind boggles :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D

03-15-2012, 10:45 AM
Hello Silvy sorry missed your post thanks pleased you liked the sketch'es

as they were in pencil found it easy'er to do if you know what I mean

as me and colour are still fighting ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D ----E/S

03-15-2012, 12:35 PM
hi a copy of Teacher Zhang ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-15-2012, 08:46 PM
Good morning dear Eighty love the sketch of Yang and WOW WOW WOW you nail this one as to the copy of The Teacher thats beautiful Such great colours and brushstrokes. Take care if you go out as its cold out there.:):):):):):):):):):):):):)

03-15-2012, 11:35 PM
Hello and good morning. Katie Katie Coops just woke still laying in bed:D

The sun light is streaming in the window looks as if it's a nice day Yeah :D

So you liked Teacher Zhang Thanks but it's easy doing a copy then being

Original so it's lots more praticeing so the grey matter does it automatically :D

We hope. :eek::D. Anyway have a nice day SLAINTE

03-16-2012, 02:12 AM
Hi forgot to post :eek: Yesturday's Bus sketch'es only 4 ok :D:D:D

03-16-2012, 02:16 AM
Looking at Your last drawings and the expressions of those guys, I guess You must have done something slightly wrong or reproachable on Your daily bus! :p:D Great ones again though. :cool:

03-16-2012, 02:35 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One Yeah you can hear them thinking

OW my God not you again :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/s SLAINTE

03-16-2012, 02:39 AM
LOL :p:p:D:D ... and there's other people who pays for being portrayed ... :D

03-16-2012, 03:29 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One Yeah but not my Sketch'es:D:D anyway

I sketch for my own enjoyment pehaps 50 years ago to make a few bob

but then couldn't draw Didn't know how to :D:D:D

Flower's for Katie Katie Coops a quick smash as detail not done

more work ok copy Teacher Zhang

03-16-2012, 03:31 AM
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Sorry Katie forgot the Flower's :eek::mad::mad::mad:

03-16-2012, 03:38 AM
Always a treat to view your work....:):):)

03-16-2012, 06:07 AM
Hi Kenmo more settled now, it does take time, (I know )


another one from Teacher Zhang my copy

03-16-2012, 06:10 AM
hi now I can see her, I think her left shoulder is to high :eek: :eek: :eek:

what do you think :cool::cool::cool:

03-16-2012, 11:00 AM
hi trying Massing ?? or Blocking whatever :D:D:D but I'm trying:eek::eek::eek:

03-16-2012, 11:06 AM
Some more great work dear eighty, always a pleasure to view:):):):):)

03-16-2012, 12:07 PM
hello Pat see your still working like a mad one :D:D:D if you go to crictic
under What is Massing ?? then go down to u get to Lima you'll see he's
a book oline by Harold speed worth having a look ok SLAINTE

03-16-2012, 02:11 PM
Hey Doc Lima tried Massing :D:D:D how's it look :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D

03-16-2012, 02:18 PM
Hey Doc I forgot done a quick sketch from the book ok:D:D:D

D Akey
03-16-2012, 06:29 PM
Massin' to attack the canvas, Mr Ploos? Not sure what that means exactly. By tha' are ya meanin' 'Blockin' in the foorms' for compositional and relationship purposes?

Looks right 'andy, it does. Bravo you for yet anoother stretch. Great stoof, lad.

D Akey
03-16-2012, 10:14 PM
. . . Furthermoore. . .

I forgot ta mention that is one foo. . . flippin' hot drawing of that bearded fellow. The rhythm of the lines is super, and the way you are using the 'atchin' (hatching) to fill in the values is perfectly used. As ya know, the trick to it is the way ya can add line by line to the mass of dark slowly and as suits your work in a thoughtful way. The result is really quite good. And the structure is very good as well.

You'll soon need noothin' from me Mr Ploos savin' for me splendid demeanour. You're addin' to yer arsenal (I said arsenal) of tricks and tools right quick like, in marathon fashion. They ought to put you in a track n' field magazine, Mr Ploos. Slip ye a rugby ball, and watch the endorsements fly in.

03-17-2012, 01:35 AM
Hoots Mon What are blethering abot a Captain cannie leave a bot in the

Middle of a Cruise yuh ken :eek: + have'nt reached my Prime :eek: + your the spur that drive's me on :p + i've reached the pop off stage :( the sand
is getting low + you make me laugh :D + you've got Scottish blood in
your boots :cool: ++++++I'm thinking Yeah yuh cannie leave as I've got
your passport?? how's that :D:D:D:D:D:D SLAINTE E+

one for Doc :D:D:D the White Stone's Pool:eek::eek::eek:

03-17-2012, 02:40 AM
Afternoon dear Eighty, lovely day here although a bit breezy hope all is well with you.
Love the paintings, so thik with paint and the last drawing of the gentleman is terrific. You really nailed that one. Take care:)

03-17-2012, 04:23 AM
Hello Katie Katie Coops good afternon hope your keeping well I havn't
been out and I think its too late to go now :eek: so I'vr been practiceing
with Teacher Zhang just done the 2 boxer's water colour yuk yuk yuk :Dits funny stuff , did you see the flower's I done for you :D:D there not finish yet just blocked in all the detail to follow ok have a nice day SLAINTE

03-17-2012, 04:27 AM
Dear Eighty, so sorry I missed them. They are beautiful and wow what a great painting it is. THANKS SO MUCH they are very much appreciated and they smell lovely too.:)

03-17-2012, 05:03 AM
Katie Katie Coops ok

Thanks Pleased you found them are they a bit wilted you better get them in

water quick :D:D

by the way katie as your the Gallery girl have you ever given a thought

for a gallery for our family critic I'm sure you would get a good reponse

from the member's wether with paintins or saying's ok :D:D:D

03-17-2012, 06:38 AM
Thanks dear eighty I will check that Massing out, great sketches and painting you have here, have a great day:):):):)

03-17-2012, 07:20 AM
hi Pat nice to see yuh see yuh nice :D good you've seen it looks like one

hell of a book it be aright for me as I can look at the Picture's :D:D:D:D:D

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D ----E/S

Katie's Flower's :cool: :cool: :cool:

03-17-2012, 10:11 AM
hi Lord White well thats is what I called him cos he looks like a

Lord White :D:D just found who he is :eek: Sandio Botticello ?? Painter or

Priest ?? ask Caesar he'll know ok donn't know why but lost 20% ofthe

paint so it looks as if its back to the drawing board :eek::eek::eek: ok

03-17-2012, 12:01 PM
Nice work on Sandio...

03-17-2012, 12:25 PM
Hey those are beautiful. Your Massing is terrific. Great book that one isn't.
Great work young fellow.:D

03-17-2012, 02:29 PM
Thanks JW liked your Norman :D:D

Hi DOC nice to see work always give's me some to copy :D :D that

massing is ok as i just bash the paint on then fight like a maniacetill I think it ok i think the last 6 I've done is by massing this one I've just done realy made me sweat the hardest so far have a look and tell me what u think
and don't pull your punches ok nice to have you back :p:p:p

A girl my copy by Teacher Zhang :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

D Akey
03-17-2012, 03:10 PM
Acturally, the Florentine chappie is a painter from the Renaissance whose name is Sandro Botticelli. You can Google him. You must have already looked him up cause you're doin' 'is ruddy portrait a couple times. Maybe only looked at the picture though.

He's the bloke what painted the puff piece: The Birth of Venus (or Venus on the 'alf Shell). . . The model was probably the wife of a certain bloke, though she was also the side squeeze of one of diMedici boys, Guliano, who was also Lorenzo's brother who you may have heard of as super patron of so many great works of art. But Guliano was later assassinated while in chapel owing to a running business rivalry. And as any screen writer would have it, Lorenzo escaped the assassination to turn the town upside down in vengeance against the family what had it in for 'em. . . but I digress. Watch the Godfather. It's shorter. :D

Anyway, Botticelli was one of their painters. Among modern Art Critics and collectors, he was considered a lesser artist until around the 1970s or thereabouts when prices of paintings went through the roof. Suddenly everybody started scramblin' ta collect 'im. And voila! Instant street cred.

His style is considered a linear approach which then gets colored in, as opposed to the tonal approach that Michelangelo used.

Botticelli has become very famous, almost iconic owing to some of his grander paintings like the Venus one.

I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't an old relative of Roger Daltrey the lead singer for The Who. Give 'im a fringe coat and a hand held megaphone and strike up the Renaissance tune favoured by wandering minstrels: "m-m-m-m-my g-g-g-generation baby. . ." and then tell me I'm wrong, eh?

D Akey
03-17-2012, 03:20 PM
Oh, laddie, you have me chooklin' . . . very witty to study the master forger. . . hahahahaha. Looks like yer both about doing copies. Master Zhang and the Right Honourable Xerox-san Ploos. . . .

Zhang and Xerox, forgers extraordinaire! Side by side you two would look like ZZ Top. :D You should call yourselves ZZ Rox.

You are a clever fellow, I must say. Very funny but also there's a wee bit o' the research scholar coursin' through yer veins, Master X.

And what's got me so pleased is your work is really shapin' oop.

03-18-2012, 02:36 AM
blimey Mac I think You DDDDDirress I'll go back and read it later

when brain has woken up ok :D :D :D :D :D :D :D----E/S

Sando Botticelli hey Mac I've even spelt his name correct:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

03-18-2012, 05:21 AM
hi Smashing and Massing Flower's for Katie :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-18-2012, 05:25 AM
You're surfing on a big wave of art, dear ATPLus!
As for spelling You're almost perfect, just Sandro instead than Sando (it's the short form of Alessandro, i.e. Alexander).

03-18-2012, 06:52 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One :D:D:D Yeah just got a new Massing board

the old one was worn out so know when a big Wave come's along bingo

I'm on it brain enjoy's it but legs not to happy says the salt water is

drying the skin the've all gone Wringley :eek::eek: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-18-2012, 07:02 AM
Beautiful flowery painting AT, really like it. There's so much much color in here recently, is that the coming of spring?

03-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Hi Belvrog hope so :D:D:D I like your girl is she with you or have you

left har at the station :eek: :eek: :eek: :p :p

03-18-2012, 12:49 PM
hi three quick ty sketch'es

no1 should be monty don showing us the Italian gardens the 1st four
open to the Public the last one is still Private

no2 this is the bloke who own's the Private garden

no3 actor Italian who play's a Detective

sorry about the sketch'es but didn't have much time as didn't get ready

to sketch done on the spur of the moment ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-18-2012, 02:37 PM
Hi Mr 80, enjoyed catching up with all your great faces and flowers, love the graphite of Zhang

D Akey
03-18-2012, 06:56 PM
Well, presently we 'ave a coopla keen replicators of works of Art all tasty like:
Mr Ploos is seen first. And next is the ootha great copyist Zhang. :eek:Separately not too confusin'. But together they strike an uncanny resemblance to ZZ Top, oh aye, that they do. . .:cool::cool:

:rolleyes: Boot our lads be releasin' a digital juke box what presses oot the 'its of Art 'istory. Noomba one then and noomba one now, ye might say. . . :D

They call it ZZ Rox. :cool::cool:

D Akey
03-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Hey, Mr Ploos! Lookie here!!!!!!!!!

You got a right proper complaint!!!! Congratulations, Sir! You have arrived :D:D:D:D

I personally thought you were going to rile 'em up when you included breasts on a naked woman <shudder>, but sadly the reaction was modest. . . unlike your model. But I felt pained that nobody thought it dirty enough to move it to After Nine <bummer>

So I shall give you a blatant accolade for achieving being the focus of a vocal cheering section at your rapid progress.

As to my Zhang reference. The one I thought you were referring to was the Chinese master painter and forger of every Chinese painting style. And that it was in keeping with the Picasso quote: Good artists borrow, great artists steal. In other words he's saying great artists make what they are influenced by their own. And Xeroxes copying and copying. . . well I thought it was funny anyway. . .


03-19-2012, 01:14 AM
Afternoon dear Eighty and my flowers are really looking beautiful and can almost smell them from here, thanks dear friend.:)
I really am enjoying your latest editions both paintings and sketches so keep em coming.
As for copying well someone enrolled to the forums stole one of my paintings in the past week and its now on the cover of a DVD, makes me wonder how many more were copied at that time but as he is nowhere around anymore cant ask. I guess I have to look at it this way, he liked it enough to use it LOL.
Keep em coming dear Eighty and keep giving us such enjoyment.:) Take care:) I'm off now for a Mothers Day lunch, yummy yum:)

03-19-2012, 05:39 AM
Hi Sorry I haven't Replied this morning its just I wanted everybody to

have chance to Read it ok

Thanks D Akey Katie Katie Coops

been watching F1 race then had a doze then Tarted up a copy I had

done which I called a fav; of Renoir :eek: then thought by now everybody

must have read it ok my regards E+

D Akey
03-19-2012, 12:47 PM
Ah, the e-mail that I was commenting on with the complaint was deleted. Seems I'm going to have to quote anything just in the interest of continuity and not sounding completely off-the-wall.

I'm rather sorry you couldn't have read it because you would have likely been flattered that someone would have thought your stuff good enough to complain about copying too closely without crediting (What they said anyway).

So, Mr Ploos, love the lady in pink.

03-19-2012, 02:04 PM
Hi Mac Yes I had read !! was suprised amazed :eek: the only thing I Didn't
like was the tone . still being digital you see works of art now that
would make the old master's turn in their graves as there is no hold's
barred with digital if you can see it you can do it :D :D :D
here's an example if you look you'll see the sun has changed and the dog
fishing line and enhanced the rest of the picture and if i was Skilled with
the tool's and layer's could moved stuff around but it was done for my
own enjoyment not for showing. as for Accolades not sure Don't think
I've ever tasted them SLAINTE E +

03-19-2012, 09:14 PM
Morning dear Eighty, hope the weather is as good with you as it is here, the sun really has got his hat on. You lady bathing would be ok here as it is also warm, yipppeeeee but I think the neighbours might have something to say should they see her. Have a good day:)

03-19-2012, 10:05 PM
Good morning Katie Katie Coops your in fine fettle today and so early I've had
To get up out of bed to see :D. Yes the golden ball is here as for the bathing
Girl it's how the mind work's when thinking Renoir:eek:But what you said
Brought into mind Norman's gossip's :)., Ow how do you know that somebody
Had pinched your stuff???:confused:Ok keep well and have a nice day ok ,
.............. SLAINTE. E+

03-19-2012, 11:45 PM
hi The Blessed.................. by Signorelli :cool::cool::cool:

03-20-2012, 02:38 AM
hi pratice harry ok :cool::cool::cool:

03-20-2012, 06:57 AM
More super additions dear Eighty some really super work:):)

03-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Flipping heck dear Eighty did you forget your bus pass and they put you on the hell bus, good job happy harry was there to put you straight hehehehe. Seriously thought the paintings were great:)
Anyway thank you again for the flowers and here are mine to you:)

03-20-2012, 09:36 AM
hello Manfig Thank's sorry I havn't been looking much lately just

got caught up trying to do copy's of teacher Zhang , but will ok

ha ha ha Katie Katie Coops I like that Hell Bus :eek: not just yet :D

There's still a drop more sand in the glass, but when nobody's looking

I'll turn it over :D:D:D Thanks for the Flower's so delicate don't know

how you do it one thing is for sure I'll never be able to Copy your stuff :eek:


D Akey
03-20-2012, 09:51 AM
Cor blimey, mate. . . You sure do talk in pictures. Worth 1000+ (let alone the eighty) words, I reckon.

Still tryin' ta put me finger on the accent tho it be a sharp crisp one.

Dante's got noothin' on yerself, lad. Been on a quick tour o' Hell, and now ye got yer scheduled on a side tour of Heaven, lifted oop by a high flyin' Beatrice.

So our 'arry's playin' the part of Virgil the bus drivin' royal in this one, eh?
Should be quite a ride. . . stoppin' at the beach looks like is scheduled. Cowabunga, dude!

Nice paintings. :):):)

03-20-2012, 10:19 AM
Hoot Mon Thought it would be safer diving back into the past as the

sassenach are jumping :D:D:D I don't think Picasso will mind Spect

he'll bung his signature on it as I've been told he'll sign anything :D


03-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Hey Sir, did you visit Rio. :D

03-20-2012, 01:50 PM
Hi Doc I should be so Lucky :D:D:D

03-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Hey. Doc. Scuse me my bad manner's of coarse I've been to Rio every

Time you send your colourful painting's always a joy to see plus a bonus

As when I try to copy them have the joy of paddling in lovely colour 's

So once again thank's Doc ..... Never did find what you hid up that

Mountain.....:D:D:D:D:D:D:D---- E/S. SLAINTE. E+

03-21-2012, 01:43 AM
Afternoon dear Eighty hope alls well with you, lovely day here and I have been gardening OHHHHHHHHHHHHH my back hurts
I dare ya, I double dog dare ya nope triple dog dare ya to do my flowers dear Eighty:):):)
Your last painting is coming on a treat, well done you:)

03-21-2012, 02:22 AM
I think human bodies and composition have no more secrets for You, dear ATPlus the Old! :eek::cool: I'm just sorry to see that going into the underworld some attributes are left behind and lost ...:D

03-21-2012, 02:25 AM
Ow Mien God yuk yuk yuk Katie Katie Coops A challenge is a challenge :D
I will try but don't laugh to much, remember the primroses:eek: or should I say
white stones :D:D:D and as you know I haven't a clue how to use Layer's
plus your skill with the tools is something I can only dream of, being a
thickey i can only use tools in their basic state :cool: But you've slapped my
face, so I picked up the gaunlet :rolleyes: only wish I was religious then I would have
someone to give me help :D:D ......have a nice day :D:D

overcast here :eek:

03-21-2012, 02:34 AM
Hey Sir, are you tracing:mad:???:D:D:D

03-21-2012, 03:00 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One......... Katie Katie Coops
.............came in the door today.......
do you think somebody is talking to me prehaps they want me to be the
Archbishop of Canterbury but I'll have to decline as I haven't got that
Voice training that goes well from the pulpit :( I'll take the job if they
let me Sketch :D

Hello Docter Lima tracing is ok to those who can't draw :eek:

but its a dirty word in my book as i like the excitement of drawing
OK DOC :):):)

03-21-2012, 03:06 AM
:D:D:DHey young fellow, your last 2 paints are stunning.:)

03-21-2012, 03:36 AM
hey Doc Thanks , ..........by the way Doc I think tracing is old hat

now as being Digital you can Tart up photos by slaping a bit of paint

on vwala a masterpiece :D:D:D:D:D:D:D just a thought tracing

would be hard on a bus :eek::eek::eek:

03-21-2012, 04:07 AM
Hi eighty, have been busy for a few days, so catching up, great, great painting I must say, and catching up on that sense of humor of yours:D:D:D

03-21-2012, 05:51 AM
Hi Pat Cor don't tell me you've missed all the fun :D I've been hanging

by my toes :eek: which didn't do my sense of humor any good :( sorry you

missed as it would have had you rolling on the floor :D:D:D are you

showing should I ask :eek::eek: ( I have a brush I'm The fastest Gal this side

of the limpopo , that have you wondering :D:D:D

03-21-2012, 09:57 AM
Hello Katie Katie Coops :eek::eek: sorry I Cheated like a nutter :D as didn't
know where to start so import your pic; and crashed around like an
Elephant :D anyway I think its better than those White Stone's yeah
stand back 20 pace's half close your eye's then it looks quite good


03-21-2012, 11:49 AM
EIghty, it must be the spring air that makes you talk so cheerfully ...:-)... beautiful pictures all done in a bus studio...should be judged in for a prize.I love people, who love to draw freehand... so ... you are one of them...i admire. :-)

03-21-2012, 01:03 PM
Thanks ATTA yeah I draw Freehand I did think there was only 2 way's
With the pencil or painting direct with the brush which I've tried lately
but found it hard not like traditanal but it just wants more pratice :D:D
but now we're in the digital game u can trace or import photos so
anybody with the skill's can turn out masterpiece's everyday the only
problem as I see it is the art world will be down graded anyway I havn't
seen your colourful stuff lately have you been resting


03-21-2012, 09:29 PM
Dear ATBishop of Canterbury, You're a great humourist and a quite curious and fertile artist jumping, with an original approach and personality, into any genre and historical period. Chapeau!

03-22-2012, 12:30 AM
HAHAHAHAAAA and good morning to you dear Eighty, I just knew that you would give it a go and the outcome was lovely dear Friend.:) Have a great day and sketch and paint and post more :)

03-22-2012, 01:36 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One Vot ish dass chapeau?? ish goot Yavol Ja
AR c'est pour m'tete :D:D:D
Good afternoon Katie Katie Coops I've looked out lovely sunshine :D
Katie I'm sorry the mess I made of it,:( may have another go :eek: :p
as tied with the blessed,:cool: legs arms heads everwhere :confused: I'd show u but
me and Comp are at loggerheads keeps hiding stuff just to make me
mad so I took the wind out of his sails switched him off:D:D:D

( anyway as you know I Digress ) ( Political chat ) have a nice day

................. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-22-2012, 02:04 AM
Hi Katie Katie Coops forgot to ask How do you know when somebody

has pinched your work ??????? :confused: :confused: :confused: :eek: :eek: :eek: :( :( :(thinking:D

03-22-2012, 02:26 AM
Hi Eighty, you never know cos once it is on the internet anyone can pinch it but this chappie joined Artrage for a day and sent me a PM asking if it was ok and then the same day took himself out of Artrage but he left a link so I could see what he was doing with the painting. By the way just incase he contacted anyone else his name was MOONRIVER. Hey ho thats the chance that you take. Enjoy the rest of your day:)

03-22-2012, 03:02 AM
hi Katie Katie Coops well he did ask and left a link :cool: as he could have not asked you :eek: and then you would have been none the wiser :D it is a
interesting thought so a (person) could take you work then show it in
another programe as their own work is this possible YEA or NAE :(:(:(

ok its late in the day and the legs want walking :eek:

..............:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S SLAINTE E+

03-22-2012, 08:58 AM
Great to visit and catch-up on your Art and humour.Keep it going,full steam ahead!;):):):):):)

D Akey
03-22-2012, 09:14 AM
hi Katie Katie Coops well he did ask and left a link :cool: as he could have not asked you :eek: and then you would have been none the wiser :D it is a
interesting thought so a (person) could take you work then show it in
another programe as their own work is this possible YEA or NAE :(:(:(

ok its late in the day and the legs want walking :eek:

..............:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S SLAINTE E+

Oh aye. Not only that but they could print it out and sell it, with the buyer having no idea that it was not authorized (ie. rip off). That does happen to fine artists all the time.

In the early days of the internet, artists would put all their work online with good resolution to be seen, as an electronic portfolio as it were. And they did get taken.

Artists are free to do what they want and present how they will, of course. But I've noticed that many of the older artists don't have nearly as much art up as in the past, and they put watermarks in and try in all manner to prevent that form of theft. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

It's probably the biggest can of worms an artist faces -- once it's left the artist's hands it gets really dodgy.

But look at what it's done to professional musicians, or software designers. At least with musicians so many had gotten into contracts where they sold the rights to their songs away, and thus it became a screwy situation where they had to pay royalties to perform their own work. So that's a different shade of the situation. At least with bands the internet helps them sidestep those funky deals and go more independent. But that doesn't mean they can get paid for the music out there once it's out.

But Peter Pinckney our own forum chappie, he got screwed royally by some outfit in a foreign country publishing his music without paying him. And there was little he could do to stop it. And believe me he tried.

As to painting professionally. . . I don't know. They can pick your bones. If you sell your services as an artist, that's a possible way to work it. But. . . it's a new business world.

03-22-2012, 09:18 AM
Chapeau! is an international expression.
It's French and it means literally hat, to shortly mean "I raise my hat as a sign of respect or admiration", more or less ...

03-22-2012, 10:06 AM
Hi just come to from a doze looked in at the gallery to see what was happening was down near the pit when SCP lit the fuse :eek: before I could
move BAM Mac Was bashing my ear:confused: then my old mate Caesar wants me to wear a Hat :D
''''' SCP thanks for the excitement:D:D:D
Mac Dodgy aint it If I was young would go back Trad but too late
now ?? but I've no worrie's as nobody would want to pinch my Crap:eek: :D:D:D plus digital suits me as I'm a lazy Sod ok
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One scuse my informal address but was not quiet awake so please don't hold it against your humble servant ATP old
...........But thanks for the Hat :D:D:D

03-22-2012, 11:36 AM
Hi sorry I'm late been Dozing :eek::eek: todays bus sketch'es only done 5

as too much CHAT :D:D:D ok 1st of 5

03-22-2012, 11:42 AM
OW the last one from tv og some Italien guy taking us round Napeli

quick sketch 20-30seconds ok his name Fransico molti ???????

03-22-2012, 11:48 AM
Hi eighty. Nice additions and good rendition of Katies wonderful painting.

03-22-2012, 11:51 AM
my humble Thanks Belvrog as I thought I had made a Pig's ear of it :D:D:D

03-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Just had to pop in and say hi dear eighty, checked out all your great sketches, love to go on your bus journey with you (as long as you dont fall asleep on me):D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

03-22-2012, 07:30 PM
Well done


03-22-2012, 11:19 PM
Morning dear Eighty, hope alls well with you and that you have the sun too. Its a lovely day here.
I really like No.2 of your last sketches, keep em coming dear friend:)
I'm off into the garden now byeeeeeeeee:)

03-23-2012, 03:23 AM
Hi Pat. Thanks yeah I drift off even when at the computer :eek::eek::eek::eek::D:D
Thanks EB Sorry I haven't contact you just gone lazy ok. :::D
Hi. Katie Katie. coops. Good afternoon it's 2oc just woke up looked out there must be sea haze as the sunshine seem at half mast ok :eek:Looks like I won't
Be going anywhere today as still laying in bed must have stayed up in the
Early hours last night you know how the time fly's when painting :D
So it's back to the blessed to try and get it fin it's one that you get sidetracked with and find it hard to get going again so nose down and see where all the
Arms heads legs go. Yuk yuk yuk:D:D hope your enjoying sprucing the
Garden up ok have a good afternoon. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-23-2012, 06:49 AM
hi had to come away as eye's are twitching ok :eek::eek::eek:

D Akey
03-23-2012, 08:37 AM
Your eyes are twitching or they in the picture are twitchin' gettin' down and gettin' their dance on. . . and clothes off. . . You throw one hellova party, Mr Ploos! :D:D:D

03-23-2012, 09:40 PM
Hoots mon. Have yuh been Blessed? If yes ok you can join the party me

Being a heathen I have to keep some distance away that 's why my eye's

Are twitching hard to see all the going on :D:D:D:D:D:D---- E/S

"............. I digress. :eek::eek::eek:

03-24-2012, 01:43 AM
WOW eighty, this looks like someones nightmare:D:D:D:D:Dhope its not in mine:D:D:D:D:Dgreat drawing tho:):):):)you have a great day and happy bus hunting:D

03-24-2012, 01:55 AM
Hi Pat. Think it's mine at the moment:D:D:D have a nice weekend no painting:D

03-24-2012, 02:16 AM
Afternoon dear Eighty and its another sunny day so lots of gardening to do.:)
You latest painting has got lots of work in it but I really hope I dont dream tonight.:)
Have a great day my friend:):)

03-24-2012, 03:03 AM
Great goodness! They've all been out in my hedges. I warned them 'bout those chiggers. Mean little things they are and dancin' won't do them one bit of good. Nothing but a cold bath with baking soda and vinegar.:rolleyes::D
Have a great weekend dear E+.

03-24-2012, 04:00 AM
Hi Katie Katie Coops blimey see the time must dozed off after chatting to Pat
Cricky I gotta get down the shop or won't have anything for the weekend
Suppose I could dine out but being Jewish on my wife's side it goes against
The grain :D I digress. :D have a nice time in the garden Katie ok:D:D

Hi. Sandro :D Caesar tells me it's short for Alexandra. Ok
You've got me running round in circles what are c higgers as for my lot
Having a bath I think they would shudder at the thought soda vinegar :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D

03-24-2012, 07:33 AM
Hi I've been looking at them for some time they now tell to bugger off :eek::eek:

I said what about the greek god who's popped in :eek: they said he's ok

He's one of us but we can't Heathen's :(so I've slung away :eek::eek::eek:


03-24-2012, 09:23 AM
:Dvery nice!

03-24-2012, 10:22 AM
Thanks Silvy at least you don't wan't to bath them in Vinegar

STARTER'S Birth of Venus Botticelli :eek: :eek: :eek:

03-24-2012, 10:24 AM
sorry forgot the sketch :D:D:D:D:D:D

03-24-2012, 11:35 AM
Hi 5 quick TV sketch'es ok :eek::eek::eek::D:D:D

03-24-2012, 11:41 AM
crikey that's twice I've forgot the sketch'es do you think I'm losing my

...........Marble's :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D----E/S

03-24-2012, 03:20 PM
... inspired by your example ... have taken to mentally sketching fellow passengers on the Portland bus system, as I don't have the courage to draw in public ... I communicate via telepathy: "Don't get off at the next stop, I'm not finished with that tattoo on the bridge of your nose" :)

03-24-2012, 04:19 PM
Thanks Pete for a good laugh :D I sketch with a sketch pad not my IPad

Thought is was to awkward to sketch in bus plus was told being an old dodger

Could get it pinched I agree takes a bit of nerve to start sketching in bus

But once started its go man go I've done about 4000 sketch'es and of that

Total only had 6 complaints but for me be a late starter it's helped my

Sketching. But looking at your work you've been drawing a long time ok

SLAINTE. In Irish means. Good. Health. Regards. E+. or. ATPlus

03-24-2012, 08:34 PM
Looking at all your recent works here has been a real delight dear Eighty:):)

03-25-2012, 12:32 AM
Hi Manfig Good Morning hope its sunny up there looks good down here :D

thanks pleased they keep you laughing as that's the joy of Art YEAH :D

just post my 20 min bash ended up about an hour as nealy fin bam gone:eek:

so started again this time kept bashing save button :D so can see by

her expresion she's not amused :D:D:D:D:D:D:D---- E/S

03-25-2012, 07:07 AM
Hi today's Bus Sketch'es 1st of 5 ok :eek:

03-25-2012, 07:11 AM
hi last three ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

03-25-2012, 09:33 AM
Hi dear Eighty it has been lovely here all day I got to do some more to my garden oh yay:rolleyes:(I hate gardening but I have been putting it off for to many years to leave it another one:D:D:p).
Some really good sketches added my dear friend:):)

03-25-2012, 09:36 PM
Hi. Manfig. Looked out. Yes it looks good. So get into the garden and sort :D
The wife loved gardening with me as the general dogsbody she would have
Loved the garden's in Italy that Monty don has been showing on tv the last
Couple of night's went out down the beach yesterday and tried a bit of
Skateing. On my head :D caused a few laugh's as they picked me up so now I've
A plaster over my Left eye had to go to the shop to get the glasses straighten up as gone all skew iffy :D:DAs they say Springwent to my head :eek::D:D that
Will learn me not to try hurdling. Over low walls:D:D. Ok. SLAINTE. E +

03-25-2012, 09:47 PM
Hello Katie Katie. Coops. Goodmorning a day of rest then or out seeing the
Family Yesturday :DSunshine again blimey has the planet tilted a bit more in
Our Favour. :D:D:D. SLAINTE. E+

03-25-2012, 10:52 PM
Hi and good morning to you dear Eighty. Yesterday was sunny and so out in the garden and today its again sunny so off to clean the car Yukkkky. You latest sketches are once again terrific and they so make me smile. Have a great day:)

03-26-2012, 12:04 AM
Hi Katie Katie Coops Car cleaning not one I bothered with not being
a car person as long as it went it was ok used to make it smile at odd
time's with a car wash when the wife moaned about the state of it :eek::eek:
was thinking of getting another one but having a bus pass didn't bother
anyway the bus is better for sketching :D:D:D and the price of fuel is
off puting... yeah :eek::eek::eek:..........:D:D:D have a good day :D

03-26-2012, 02:35 AM
Hi. Sandro :D Caesar tells me it's short for Alexandra. Ok
You've got me running round in circles what are c higgers as for my lot
Having a bath I think they would shudder at the thought soda vinegar:eek::eek::eek::D:D:D[/QUOTE]

80+-it is just a warning should you ever venture to my neck of the woods and think about any activities in the natural so to speak with nature.:o As your lovely painting before.
I wouldn't know...but certainly have read about such things.:p:D
These little bugs hang out near shrubs and hedges...just looking for warm skin to burrow under. Not pleasant and believe me...you will do anything to be rid of them....again I wouldn't know...just have read about such things.

03-26-2012, 05:16 AM
Hi Sandro :D:D:D if I was running in the Buff those poor Chigger's
would run the other way shoughting yuk yuk yuk whats that bag of old dry
skin with a big bellee we want the soft pink stuff so you better start running

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:......:D:D:D:D: D:D:D----E/S

03-26-2012, 09:43 AM
hi Copy The Birth Of Venus By Sandro Botticelli


03-26-2012, 11:04 PM
Maybe I should have knocked first. It looks like I got here before you got her clothing painted.

Just kidding


03-26-2012, 11:09 PM
Wow thats terrific dear Eighty well done you. Hope weather is good with you its beautiful here:)

03-26-2012, 11:30 PM
Hi EB come in its ok she covered her ither nither nether part's :eek: :D :D :D

Hi Katie Katie Coops she said would be happy to help you in the garden if

it stay's sunny that's if the neigbours woudn't mind :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

.............SLAINTE :)

03-26-2012, 11:31 PM
BLIMEY ITS MONDAY :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

03-27-2012, 05:12 AM
Fab Venus dear Eighty:):)
still doing my garden should be done soon I hope just put lots of flowers in so hopefully they will grow.
Hope the weather still good where you are.:)

03-27-2012, 05:45 AM
thanks Manfig you and katie both gardening thought I'd better have a
look at mine so I've been in the garden hacking pruning smashing now I've got 4 black bags full of debris and still more to do but thought it was time
to pack in for today back out tomorrow if sunny looks like art is going to
take a back seat for the time being :eek::eek::eek::(:(:(:D:D:D