Art Schooled by Deelock

DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in Artist's Corner
So last Friday I spent the afternoon teaching my 9 year old sister how to paint.

We set up a still life in the studio, grabbed some paint and some canvas and got to work. 4 hours later we both came out with completed paintings.

We started with vine charcoal drawings, very simple and straightforward.

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Some constructive criticism (I was surprised at how well she took suggestions and criticism without getting discouraged and frustrated)
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We got into painting after about half and hour to 45 minutes of drawing.

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Sister's piece: Acrylic - 12" x 16" on Illustration Board
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Mine: Oil - 12" x 16" on Illustration Board
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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Can I come over? I really need to start doing some traditional work. It's not that I'm dissatisfied with digital, but I just don't feel arty enough doing it. I tried an art beret and an aloof asshole attitude, but it's just not the same.

    And for a 9 year old, that's a pretty kick ass first attempt at still life.....actually it's a kick ass first attempt for anyone of any age.

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Yeah, she did a good job.

    It's because I'm an amazing teacher.

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  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    :lol: And so modest too!
    Really cool you two.

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  • robotsintheskiesrobotsintheskies Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Best brother ever?!? Awesome job the both of you

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Cool idea.
    Jesus, I'm old.

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  • JawaJawa Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Wow, I'm surprised you were able to get your sister to do something that requires patience. I remember she was a little ball of energy. This is awesome though.

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  • SurfpossumSurfpossum A nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves.Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    She did a good job with the highlights, but I feel like she could have used some darker colors for the shadows. She needs to draw from life some more as well, since the bowl and the stand have some problems with their forms.

    I kid, this is obviously great. I was pretty pleased when I managed to get my 8 year old brother to actually draw something before putting paint on it, so I can also respect the fact that you got her to go through the entire process.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    That's adorable.

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    she handles paint a lot better than i do

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  • TheMorningStarTheMorningStar Registered User
    edited September 2009
    I like her's better. The table is fantastic.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Nice, Dee. I like the rendering in the fruit.

    I really hope your sister stays interested too.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :D

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