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    I did this piece a few years ago and recently ran across it. Thought someone here might enjoy it as a desktop background or something. Pretty sure this is an old painting or photo I saw and sketched from. Do any of you draw?
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    That's a great drawing Caleb, love the vivid contrast. Pencil or charcoal? Do you still draw? I draw, sculpt and work with ceramics though I find I get less and less time for it all these days.
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    My father did pencil drawings and watercolor paintings quite well. After he died, I took his drawing pencils and a fresh pad of paper. I have enjoyed trying to draw and it makes feel closer to my Dad.
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    Your drawing is quite well done with the contrasts in light and dark. Here is another I did recently. I have been doing this just about a year, so I still have much to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalasinar View Post
    That's a great drawing Caleb, love the vivid contrast. Pencil or charcoal? Do you still draw? I draw, sculpt and work with ceramics though I find I get less and less time for it all these days.
    Pencil, though a few different ones to achieve the dark contrast. Donít draw much anymore but am more of a writer these days. But sometimes a piece will call to me.
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    Do any of you draw?
    I did quite a bit of drawing about a decade ago and was actually selling some. I then got started doing a lot of volunteer photography at the high school (first theatre, then sports too) and that took over my free time. A drawing typically took me two to six weeks, but I could cover twenty events in that same time and make a whole lot more people happy!
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    I only rarely post on this forum, but I do draw quite a lot, so I guess this thread is an obvious place for me to step out of read-only mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb View Post
    I did this piece a few years ago and recently ran across it. Thought someone here might enjoy it as a desktop background or something. Pretty sure this is an old painting or photo I saw and sketched from. Do any of you draw?
    I know I have this image of the original painting somewhere on my home computer. I know I pinched it off the Cafe. Great rendering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gertz View Post
    I only rarely post on this forum, but I do draw quite a lot, so I guess this thread is an obvious place for me to step out of read-only mode.
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    Nice work! Is that Eva?
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    I found the original image on my PC. It has a creation date of Feb 3 2006 (when I copied it off the Cafe).Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEStanek View Post
    I found the original image on my PC. It has a creation date of Feb 3 2006 (when I copied it off the Cafe).Click image for larger version. 

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    That’s it. I probably saw it here for the first time.
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    This is probably one of my favorites of all time...
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    Nice work! Is that Eva?
    Indeed it is :-)

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    Haven’t been drawing nor painting in a while but here’s a vid that I took this morning.


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    Havenít been drawing nor painting in a while but hereís a vid that I took this morning.

    Looking forward to the sequel: Ukulele and police car.

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    Nice work folks! I love to draw too. This is a self-portrait/mandolin drawing that I did for my recital in grad school.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarrisonMandolin View Post
    Nice work folks! I love to draw too. This is a self-portrait/mandolin drawing that I did for my recital in grad school.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice work, and a very cool concept.
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    Excuse the typo. “Kerman”

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    I love the self-portrait, Harrison! And the woman playing mandolin, Gertz! Very nice work...I'm going to have to get my drawing pad and box of pencils back out now.
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    Looking forward to the sequel: Ukulele and police car.
    What scale length is the fire truck?

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    Great thread

    Unfortunately I don’t draw much, but I do enjoy looking at your works of art - keep them coming!
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    Iím not sure where lute ends and mandolin begins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanJean View Post
    Iím not sure where lute ends and mandolin begins.
    Beautiful painting, in her case we'll pretend it's a mandolin.

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    Nice art work! Very impressive work done by all!

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