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AWu-Tang

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Jun 2021
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    You may already have had these recommended but;
    The Kin - Peter Dickinson
    Northern Lights - Phillip Pullman
    Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransom
    The Garth Nix books - Lirael
    Hitchikers Guide
    Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

    Im sure there are loads more that will come to mind, but I loved these or enjoyed sharing them with younger cousins.

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    So cool, always wanted one of these.
    GLWS

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    Stone looks to be competing with broad, for the bowler who has most dropped catches. It's incredible how many drops England have inflicted on broad, I bet his average would be better than Jimmys if the team could be trusted to catch.

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    I was curious how you were going to progress that position, it was continuously threatening, but didn't force me to stop my plans.

    It was a really good game.

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    @doubleodavey I felt I had a stormer last game, but the start of this you have thrown me somehow. It's got pretty interesting.

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    I think there should be done proper flooring put in with the correct slip resistance for the wet environment. Clearly losing to many cricketers to sleepy floors.

    Or maybe mandatory crocs at all times in dressing rooms.

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    These are great.
    top right has a little of degas about the pose.

    where is your class? I'm probably going to try to find one around Farringdon next month.

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    Got bored in the rain so started a doodle.

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    I'm sure there are rules about composition and techniques you could learn. But in personal experience just putting pencil/pen/paintbrush to paper and trying really hard to observe, or invent is more fun. And keep ahold of your efforts to look back at, every now and again it pays to think about it.

    A sketchbook as mentioned by @AlexD is great for this. I also would focus on the positive, not the negative. Look at the things you have done that you like, not so much at the bits you don't. But that's a personal preference.

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    Not an art teacher, but I regularly do freehand technical drawing as part of my job. And have had some pretty talented teachers try to help me with drawing/painting etc. Some tips from what I've learned from those infinitely better than me:

    Do lots of free hand drawing on paper. Lots, and lots. Leave the drawings to one side for a bit then come back to look at it with fresh eyes and think about what you are pleased with, then think about why. Also don't be afraid to draw over something, ruin something, and stop before you are happy. Every now and again something that brings you joy will come out of it.

    Another excersize that I liked was doing several studies of the same subject in a very quick time frame 2min or 5min. Maybe do 5 very fast drawings of the same object. It limbers you up and stops you being worried about doing things wrong.

    Try different scales every now and again. Blow something up or shrink it down. Draw something on a big bit of paper sometimes and really free up you arm for large gestural movements.

    The key thing is to enjoy it, because otherwise you won't keep going. Sometimes to clear my head I just doodle wierd patterns and try different ways of making a mark.

    Long reply this, hope it's not boring or condescending. I'm sure people who are both better at drawing, and better at helping will be along soon.

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