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 Posted: Sun Jun 28th, 2009 11:21 pm
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Well it must be said that I'm no artist, but if there's one thing that this forum has taught me it's to look at things properly.

Your posts on painted backscenes have been one of the things that has made me be more observent and I'm sure has improved my modelling greatly. Often it's not what is actually there, but what appears to be there that counts.

My comments are not based on my ability to paint, far from it, but rather on my ability to observe and therefore to "see" what I would like. That's why my comments are often coupled with questions, I can "see" what I would like, but how could that be achieved.

 How I wish that I had your ability to draw and paint, Mike, I suspect that it's a talent that can't be taught. :thumbs:thumbs

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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2009 10:26 am
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How I wish that I had your ability to draw and paint, Mike, I suspect that it's a talent that can't be taught.

TTttttoooooooo true!  I'd still be prattin' about tryiing to do all sorts of unnecessary details in the far background to no effect, I suspect.

I think it is a lot to do with being able to see the end result in your head, before you pick up the paintbrushes.

My best 'woodworking' jobs, for instance, have usually been the result of following plans by cleverer people, or when copying a subject from real life.

Lovely work.



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MikeC, I have just caught up with what you have done in this thread. What can I say? You have explained it, shown what tools and colors to use, even tried to explain how you were thinking while creating it. What more could anyone ask for?

One thing I did notice in this thread, different from your other ones, was I could actually see that you know what is going to happen with that brush in your hand, before you use it, and when you make what I would call a serious mistake (on my part), you turn it into perfection with your finger.

Said another way, when you make a mistake, you don't let it bother you and actually turn it into an advantage.

My only hope would be if the tears that dripped down on the wet paint would blend it in properly!

A truly great thread Mike, and I look forward to more of the details.

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My thanks go to all who have commented.

I'll finish this off soon with some photos of brushes, paints and mixes, with maybe a couple of gratuitous loco shots thrown in.

Mike

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