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Old 01-28-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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im more of an impressionist type of guy myself- or modligliani.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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ok this is a question that i have always wanted to ask on this forum. So ok, i sometimes draw pictures of women that i speak to online and i upload it and send it to them, yet i never seem to get any reaction from them at all. It is somewhat disheartening because i only mean it as a friendly gesture, and to try to make an effort- if nothing else. What would you think if someone drew a picture of you and sent it to you? Is it something that i should stop doing? do women not appreciate these type of things?
here is some of the artwork that i have drawn and sent- i have only three of them saved on the computer.
Honestly? I'd think you were a little "off", and I'd probably stop all contact with you. It's one thing to do that for someone that you are close to, in REAL life. Totally wacky to do that for someone you are only talking to online.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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Also, do you have permission to post their photos on a public forum like this? I feel it's an invasion of their privacy.
I agree, but that's the thing about digital pics now. If you send it or post it, that's the chance you take.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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Honestly? I'd think you were a little "off", and I'd probably stop all contact with you. It's one thing to do that for someone that you are close to, in REAL life. Totally wacky to do that for someone you are only talking to online.
so your trying to say that its wierd to draw a picture of someone that you know in real life?
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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so your trying to say that its wierd to draw a picture of someone that you know in real life?

No - that is the OPPOSITE of what I said. It's fine and wonderful to do that for someone you actually KNOW.

Totally wacko and creepy for an online contact.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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On drawing portraits: Most people who want their portrait done only think about analytical drawings and they expect you to draw them as they see themselves. You, as an artist, will probably see them in a different way than they see themselves. You'll see the flaws that they don't see themselves. Unsolicited portraits or poses are hardly ever welcomed and, in my experience, the only time that they have been welcomed was when I went out of my way to omit the flaws discussed earlier.
Women are more self conscious than men are. I once had a friend pose for me so that I could get some assignments done. When we were finished, she showed me her other friend's drawings which were basically copies of Jim Lee (a comic book artist) art. His art is highly stylized but very popular. Every single woman he draws looks the same. Anyway, my friend asks me, "How come you don't draw me like that?"
I tell her, "Because you don't look like that and my assignment is to draw what you look like."
She then gets mad and tells me that her nose doesn't look like that. I apologize and tell her that I guess it's something that I have to work on. She was right, I didn't do her nose properly; I made it smaller but she got mad at me pointing out that she didn't look like her ideal of herself. She never posed for me again.
I always tell people who offer to sit for me that I will have to do two sittings, one to draw everything that I see and one to omit "my mistakes". If they still want to sit for me I still warn them that the first sitting will not be flattering at all.

The point is that not everyone will understand that this is your interpretation or that it's a particular style. Let's face it; it's not a flattering style and especially not to a person who only thinks of analytical art when they think "portrait".

So, in answer to your question, no; there is no romance in art. Art is too calculated to be romantic. Even if there was, your style probably wouldn't be considered romantic unless, like Picasso or Dali, you had already become famous.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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so your trying to say that its wierd to draw a picture of someone that you know in real life?

drawing is not weird

what you do with it (send it to someone) and what you expect out of it (as in using it to hit on a woman) and the respect you show someone (it can be seen as invading someone's privacy and creepy inappropriate personal attention ) those can be weird

be honest with yourself about your motives
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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drawing is not weird

what you do with it (send it to someone) and what you expect out of it (as in using it to hit on a woman) and the respect you show someone (it can be seen as invading someone's privacy and creepy inappropriate personal attention ) those can be weird

be honest with yourself about your motives
i just meant it as a friendly gesture. nothing more, nothing less. pure and simple. using it to just get some acknowledgement- maybe a thank you.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Look, even Salvador Dali and Picasso didn't exactly depict women in a flattering way.
I don't know about Dali, but it's a pretty well-known fact that Picasso made his female subjects look attractive as long as he was attracted to them. Once he grew bored, they morphed into monsters.

So if you extrapolate that into what the OP has done to his subjects; you'd be uncomfortable with his interpretation from the very beginning.

And yes, I studied art too.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Hmm...when I was a child, if I really liked someone, I'd draw them a picture, and it was often of a "portrait" them. If someone did that now for me (someone I knew pretty well...as I stated in my last post), I would be flattered. Even if the drawing did not make me into the beauty queen I am not. I tend to like more stylized and interpretive drawings than exact true-to-life or idealized though.
And whatever happened to "it's the thought that counts"? :P
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