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Crazy in love with art - Searching for creative friends

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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello! My name is Diana. I'm an art student and I can't live without my pencils and brushes. I dream of a successful professional artist career. I'd be very happy if I could work as an illustrator and continue painting with oils on my free time. I'm searching for friends to talk about art stuff, search for inspiration together and maybe participate in some kind of fun projects. I'm also looking forward to learn something new and share my knowledge with everyone else. So feel free to express any of your thoughts and ask any questions you have. You can also contact me on facebook, I'm kinda active there and searching for friend artists to like and socialize with.

About my interests: I'm into games like Nwn, Dao, L4D, Portal, etc. I really like reading a lot. And I love dogs. I own a wonderful doberman Bruno.

I really hope to fit in here on Deviantart and find a lot of interesting friends!
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Celmarina Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness! Someone who's good with oils. I was mainly a digital artist, till last year, when I started studying art. I find oils really different from the mediums I'm used to. My teacher says to mix a bowl half of linseed oil and half of turpentine and use it instead of water, but it just makes my paint crack and dry! And my brushes get ruined so quickly, too. I've just started painting in oils and I would love it if you could give me some tips on the practicality of things :D
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
:la: yea! yes! I just love oils!!! :woohoo:
Well, first of all I don't understand why your teacher told you to do that... You can use the linseed oil and the turpentine singly. Just make sure you don't use too much of linseed oil, the paint should always be in a bigger amount. The main differences are that the linseed oil makes the paint dry a lot longer and after that it shines, and turpentine dries A LOT faster and there is no shine on the surface after that. Oh and if you use turpentine, you can make the paint very liquid. I like to make a drawing on the first layer with it. Tho in my opinion linseed oil helps to blend more neatly. I like to use it on details and whenever I need the painting to stay wet for a longer time. But I'm still thinking about changing it to some other oil that won't do the yellowish effect after some time the painting dries.
About the brushes. Use some turpentine first and then wash them with the laundry soap. It's cheap, but very effective. Don't brush it into the soap, but gently rub the soap into the brush. If that doesn't help, you can leave your brushes in some vegetable oil and wash them with the soap again. When I'm not lazy to do all this my brushes live a longer life :D
Sooo... Anything else? :la:
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Charlottejks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heyyyy! I'm looking for some art buddies too! :D I also can't live without my pencil but I'm also experimenting with watercolour and digital art :) I also love reading, my favourite at the sec is Game of Thrones! Pleased to meet you!
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey there! Nice to meet you, Charlotte! I love The Game of Thrones, but I didn't read it, just watched it. Can't wait for the next season! The last episode ended awesomely! :woohoo:
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Charlottejks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should pick up the books! But I agree the episodes are awesome :3 The next season isn't far away, have you seen the teaser trailer for it?
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, no! I should go search for it! :o
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! I'm more of a photographer, sometimes writer but I really like to doodle from time to time, especially cats.
I used to draw, paint and just create a lot when I was younger but then I got interested in writing and language in general and stopped practicing so I'm not good at all. I was only lucky enough to have had the opportunity to learn many different techniques like painting on the glass, batik, painting on silk, linocut etc. These are good memories.
Apart from that I just really like to talk so if you look somebody to chat with it would be nice. I love reading and watching films. I noticed that you mentioned Dostoyevsky above - I love him too!
I can't really talk about my art stuff as there is none but I could tell my opinion about yours and seek inspiration together :)
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey Ania! So nice to meet you! Are you going to draw and paint again or you gonna focus on writing? I looked at your photos and I really have something to say. I'll comment right away.
I learned lino cut too, also dry point, printing and stamping. It's always useful to try out different techniques.
And I cant believe someone else loves Dostoyevsky! :D I thought nobody would even know who he is.
And thanks for your opinion on my art. :hug: I'll add you if you don't mind.
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I bought a tablet last year so from time to time I try either traditional (pencil) or digital art but it's not very often. I plan to draw more when I'm done with my end of term exams (but it won't be very impressive as I don't have enough experience).
As for now I really love taking photos. I want to come back to writing too but I'm waiting for a decent idea to come to my mind first.
I still have quite many books by Dostoyevsky to read but I already knew after reading Crime and Punishment that he's amazing. I can even forgive him that he wrote very long books in order to get more money for them :D
You're welcome! I'll watch you too, I don't want to miss the portrait!
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Oooh! :D Jealous much! I'm still saving money to buy a wacom. I think you gonna do great in any art type you come back to. Again, your photos are great.
Yea, "Crime and punishment" was his first book I read and I rushed to find everything else. And I can't forgive him for not finishing "Netochka Nezvanova". :D But the most interesting thing is that every story I read helped my with some kind of personal problem. I was lost a few times and I found answers in his book. It's like if he would write everything personally for me and managed to give me the right book at the right time. That's why I'm so in love with him. :heart:
Uf. I don't know if I'll manage to paint that portrait any soon. I had another project on my mind. It has to be on a wood panel, but I'm still searching for the right materials.
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, and I don't know "Netochka Nezvanova" but I can't forgive Kafka for not finishing "Amerika". I read the last page and only then noticed that something is not right. Such a disappointment!
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Yea, books can be cruel :(
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much ^^ I hope you'll save the money soon!
Do you know "Adolescent"? The proper action begins after 2/3 of the book but still it's captivating! I think I'll read another book of him soon, now when I started to think about it.
It's great what you wrote about solving personal problems with the help of a book and feeling like a book was written just for you. I feel the same when I read a good novel and I think it's wonderful. Aren't the books magical?
Oh, that's ok, I'll wait :) Wood sounds just as exciting to me.
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I know about it, but I don't remember if I read it :o
Yea, wood is cool, but I don't know which transparent primer to use. It shouldn't cover the pencil sketch, but at same time it has to be a good surface to paint with oils... :( I'm a little lost here.
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
It's not the main reason I paint, but when I feel bad or sick it helps a lot. I have no idea why. And I started to make art because I just couldn't not to. Yea, it's probably something to do with that pleasant feeling when you just created something... and a much better feeling when your creation is great and it causes different emotions. Anyways I'm still thinking a lot what is so special about art and why it's so valuable to people.
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
>_< this one had to be a reply...
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
>_< this one had to be a reply...
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TruthSufferage Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like talking about art, but I'm only good with using pencils. I like your paintings.
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you
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DaisyTailsMousery Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I'm more of a photographer than an actual artist, although I do enjoy painting and drawing. I'm always up for a good conversation, too, and I enjoy looking at art :)
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey, Daisy! Nice to meet you! I love photography too, tho I don't have much skills in it. I have a bad time photographing my art. I'm never happy with the quality of my photos.
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DaisyTailsMousery Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I just got a brand new camera. It's a lot better than my old one, but macro mode still comes out a little fuzzy sometimes. If I actually make a drawing or something I'm proud of I scan it in through my printer instead of taking a picture of it. Artwork never looks the same in pics as it does in real life.
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh you lucky! My camera is awful and I can't scan most of the works cuz they're too big or the colors get "eaten" by the flash. And the oil paintings are just a pain in my butt with all that shining. I guess I should find some tutorials on photographing art.
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DaisyTailsMousery Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
You probably could. :) I don't really need to most of my art is the photograph.
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Well I hope you'll make some more awesome photos with your new camera!
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DaisyTailsMousery Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I will eventually! It's just too cold right now
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wolfos96 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! I love a good conversation, so long as you don't mind chatting with someone who prefers to write rather than draw.
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi! Oh, I'm probably bad at discussing literature, but I'm still very pleased to meet you. What do you write about? What's your favorite author? My most beloved author is Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He is one of the most famous writers in Russian history. I also enjoy reading historical novels, fantasy stories, mystical and psychological stuff. I can just sit there for hours with a good book. Tho I'm bad with words myself and I can't impressively express my feelings or opinion. I guess that's why I'm using visual arts. Come to think of it, we are very similar - we are both telling our stories, just in different ways. I always wanted my art to be more than just a pretty picture.
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wolfos96 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, it'd okay. I'm not too sure how you could greatly discuss literature either. Although I'm a writer, I'm not much of a reader (which is odd). I like to write about many things, from personal experiences to adventures. I don't so much express myself through my writings as I do just try to get a story out there, but I enjoy it. How do you express yourself through your art?
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not used to talk about my art. I'm still working more on my technique than some kind of idea. Tho it really helps to process my emotions or feelings and relax. And I can just hope that someone looking at my art can feel or think the same thing I did. This makes me feel not that lonely.
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wolfos96 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So you use your art as a means of relaxing? Sounds like a good idea. I, however, just use my writing as a means of entertainment. I love that feeling you get when you make something new.
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
It's not the main reason I paint, but when I feel bad or sick it helps a lot. I have no idea why. And I started to make art because I just couldn't not to. Yea, it's probably something to do with that pleasant feeling when you just created something... and a much better feeling when your creation is great and it causes different emotions. Anyways I'm still thinking a lot what is so special about art and why it's so valuable to people.
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wolfos96 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looking at a great piece of work allows us to imagine what meanings it has behind it, and many times, a work of art can help one escape for a short while, imagining how they could apply that art to themselves. I wish I was good at art...
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Moliugele Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Why do you think you're not good at art?!
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