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Hi all! I could really use some of your wonderful opinions for a project of mine I'm working on.

Long story short: I'm working on a website AAALLLL about learning art! Right now I'm focused on the visual arts (particularly drawing, because that's my main focus so I can say more about it), but in the future I'll be expanding into crafting, music, culinary arts, whatevs!

theartfulgeek.com/ The site is down for a total reconstruction for the moment, but you can check out my Coming Soon page, I suppose!

This place is gonna be focused on people just starting out, so I would really LOVE to hear some opinions on the kinds of things you guys would be interested in seeing on a site like this. Here's what I've got planned so far:


Introduction Pages: So these will be right out front; you choose what topic you're interested in (drawing, painting, etc.), and it will take you to a page full of quick tips, books, websites, and all that to start you on your journey!

Resource Page: This will have all the BEST resources I can find on each subject, such as books, websites, and tools I or other artists have used and highly recommend.

Forums: Because forums are cool! I'm sure you all know what forums are for, so I will not elaborate.

Blog: This is where I plan on writing about creativity 'hacks' and answer some common questions I or others hear in their area of study. (For instance, for drawing I would answer questions like 'is using reference cheating?' or 'is it good or bad to listen to music while you draw?' You get the idea.)

Courses: I will be offering guided courses and potentially one-on-one teaching in drawing to start, and as the site gets bigger, I plan on expanding to other top-notch artists that would love to offer their wisdom as well!


So that's the plan! I'm really curious what you guys think...anything I should add? Remove? I'm desperate for some opinions over here! Thanks in advance for the guys who took the time to read this, and extra thanks for anyone that gives me some insight!
Hey all! I have an awesome creativity challenge for all of you! Give it a shot, it'll be fun! (Really!!) Check out the details here:

www.theartfulgeek.com/creativi…

Post your results here, or on the site in the forums or on the blog post itself! Here is my result:

Cowboy Werewolf Portrait! by aylap

Let's start the new year right with some silly, fun art! :D
Cowboy Werewolf Portrait! by aylap
Cowboy Werewolf Portrait!
This is the portrait of what will (hopefully) be a full picture! This was a creative challenge that I posted on my site's blog. I wanted to participate and show everyone just what kind of creative ideas you could come up with by a simple method that I call Mix-and-Match! If you're interested in participating in the challenge yourself, check out the blog post with all the info right here:

www.theartfulgeek.com/creativi…

This particular challenge really stretched me out of my typical comfort zone. I have never finished a piece in color, I have never worked with this particular color scheme, I have never rendered most of these particular materials, and I tried some new brushes and techniques in this painting that I've learned recently from a tutorial by a wonderful artist, Dan Luvisi.

This was a really fun (but exhausting) experience! It really showed me I need to work on my endurance with my larger, more time-consuming pieces. So, to challenge myself further, I plan on finishing this piece, but don't be surprised if it never sees the light of day. ;)
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  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Sehnsucht by Rammstein
  • Reading: Marketing books...
  • Watching: Sleepy Hollow
  • Playing: Music
  • Eating: Roast
  • Drinking: Tea
Hey hey hey everyone out there! I've recently just started a new website called The Artful Geek! It's aaaaaalllllll about art and creativity, and how to learn it! So anyone here that's interested in pumping up those art skills should definitely take a look-see!

www.theartfulgeek.com/

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aylap
Ayla P.
Artist | Varied
United States
I am a character artist who works with a variety of mediums!
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  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Sehnsucht by Rammstein
  • Reading: Marketing books...
  • Watching: Sleepy Hollow
  • Playing: Music
  • Eating: Roast
  • Drinking: Tea
Hey hey hey everyone out there! I've recently just started a new website called The Artful Geek! It's aaaaaalllllll about art and creativity, and how to learn it! So anyone here that's interested in pumping up those art skills should definitely take a look-see!

www.theartfulgeek.com/

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pantherwarrior370 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful and extensive advice you gave me on clay sculpting. I'm sorry I haven't replied sooner but I wanted to keep the original message so I could go back on the information you gave me. Thank you again.
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aylap Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   General Artist
Oh, it's my pleasure! I love to share any knowledge I've got! Just let me know if you need some help, and have fun sculpting!
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pantherwarrior370 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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CrazedTheratis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday!! <3
I hope it's a good one! :party:
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XxBloodiedAngelxX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
[link] Here you go sis ^_^

I hope you like it!!!
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XxBloodiedAngelxX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heeey! You got on DA!! :DD
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:iconaylap:
aylap Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, it's been a while, lol.
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XxBloodiedAngelxX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It has been xD

Liking all the new updates and crap?

:iconyayslendermanplz:
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aylap Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   General Artist
Lol not really.
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LP-chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
happy lat eb-day
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