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Thread: A newbie... just getting to grips...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2019

    A newbie... just getting to grips...

    Hi to all - my name is Mike, I'm 75 and live in West Sussex in the UK.

    I've been using Artrage 5 - and now 6 - for about a year. My 8-year old grandson was bought a cheap art tablet and stylus by a relative and, when I gave him a hand to draw with it, thought I'd have a go myself. So, I bought a Wacom Intuos tablet and stylus and set to work on my Mac Book Pro.

    My particular interest has been recording the village where I live - I have an archive of 6,000 photos taken over 30 years - and I'm particularly fond of Tudor buildings, of which there are many. Painting them is an opportunity to clarify the lines of the building and cut out modern-day stuff like TV aerials, satellite dishes, burglar alarm boxes, telegraph poles, double yellow lines, etc. etc...!

    So here's my picture of a Tudor farmhouse out in the countryside. The land around it has been cleared for drainage, giving a good, if somewhat stark, view of the rear elevation. Painted with a mixture of ink, pastel and airbrush tools - and stickies...



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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rome (Italy)
    Congrats, dear new mate!
    It's pretty clear You are from UK looking at Your painting!
    Your start is really promising and at 75 You represent a quite new young generation among British Artragers in here .... ahahahah
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Faro, Algarve, Portugal
    Hiperealistic landscape i like very much . Very well done
    Visit my website here

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Thanks for the kind words. I'm just a sucker for Tudor brickwork!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Hi Mike. What a great thing to have a subject of interest you can really dive into. I can only imaging being in the UK just how many places would be calling to you to have their "portrait" painted.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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