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    Hi everybody !

    I have my Wacom ArtPad II for years but never used it a lot.
    I love pen drawings, but never found a software to my likes, until I found out about ArtRage.

    I did not draw very much for 30 years or so, but decided to start again. Progresses will be slow, I know, and that's why I come here for cheers and advices.
    Thanks in advance.
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    IT SEEMS LIKE YOU GOT GOOD BASIC SKILLS, WAIT TO SEE MORE FROM YOU,

    BEFORE I USED ARTRAGE I HAD NOT DRAWN FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS


    WELCOME

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    Draw what you see!....not what you think you see!!
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    We Must each think of ourselves as an endless work in progress ....Harley Brown

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    Welcome Oldlink, I like your style, and as you have been away from drawing on paper for along time. Look forward to more work to come.
    Joules

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    Welcome!

    Not much to say about the drawing, this being in the crit section.

    Since most of your information is about yourself, I would address that by saying enjoy the ride

    Art is one of those skills that is perfect for later in life. It's harder in music, I would guess. One can listen to music and be put off by lack of polish. And if you are playing with others, you have to posess a modicum of skill.

    Conversely, art is much more solo. As such it's more free and encouraging. What is more, quirks can become more a hallmark of your artistry.

    Your drawing is a tenative step forward.

    My humble opinion - go for the big picture, and the needs and successes will reveal themselves.

    I would suggest you just start thinking in terms of picture making, and the details will fall into place in support of the picture. So I would suggest ignoring details until you have a reason for doing them. Otherwise you could get stuck in the mechanics and lose the joy of your expression.

    Again, welcome.

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    Thank you all for your welcome.

    Enchanter, Joules, thanks for your encouragement.

    D Akey, thanks for your kind words. Faces drawing was my favorite when I was younger. I quite lost it, that's why I started again by the eye that I've always found the most difficult.

    I'll post more work here and there as time goes by.

    Thanks!
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    Looks to me like the eyebrow is on backwards. Did you look at a resource photo. Usually the curvy stuff is at the corner of the eye nearest the nose and the more angular corner is near the ear. But cheers!
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    wacom pad.

    I have had one of those pads for quite some time. Haven't really used it. Now I have a newer computer with mostly USB ports. Have to figure how to hook it up to this computer. I have been using the mouse to do any work on ArtRage.

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    Bobbi,

    I use a USB to RS232 converter. It's mostly a cable that you plug into your USB port, and at the end of the cable, you can connect your Artpad II.

    Hope you enjoy.

    And Hello to the group.
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