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Time flies by quickly by graFXmachiniac Time flies by quickly :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 3 0 Quick draw. by graFXmachiniac Quick draw. :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 8 1 Accents or just kitsch by graFXmachiniac Accents or just kitsch :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 8 0 Smudges of a different hue by graFXmachiniac Smudges of a different hue :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 8 0 The Pencil never rests by graFXmachiniac The Pencil never rests :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 7 0 Circuit Analogy of artsy drawing by graFXmachiniac Circuit Analogy of artsy drawing :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 11 0 Making the transition by graFXmachiniac Making the transition :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 12 1 Toolish to artsy but still toolish by graFXmachiniac Toolish to artsy but still toolish :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 12 0 From toolish to artsy by graFXmachiniac From toolish to artsy :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 10 0 How Brain Functions to Draw by graFXmachiniac How Brain Functions to Draw :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 9 0 Bright sunlight by graFXmachiniac Bright sunlight :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 9 3 How drawings Evolve by graFXmachiniac How drawings Evolve :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 10 0 Thin Wall Buckling 01 by graFXmachiniac Thin Wall Buckling 01 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 12 2 Minimum Carrier 04 by graFXmachiniac Minimum Carrier 04 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 9 0 Minimum Carrier 03 by graFXmachiniac Minimum Carrier 03 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 9 0 Minimum Carrier 02 by graFXmachiniac Minimum Carrier 02 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 8 0


Watching Her Work by CandiTheWildPig Watching Her Work :iconcandithewildpig:CandiTheWildPig 86 68 Leaving Home by alltelleringet Leaving Home :iconalltelleringet:alltelleringet 654 79 Impact by alltelleringet Impact :iconalltelleringet:alltelleringet 3,514 220 Miracle by o0w0o Miracle :icono0w0o:o0w0o 41 20 Wonderful life. by OliviaMichalski Wonderful life. :iconoliviamichalski:OliviaMichalski 384 37 COMMISSIONED WORK: More Die of Heartbreak by kerbyrosanes COMMISSIONED WORK: More Die of Heartbreak :iconkerbyrosanes:kerbyrosanes 1,867 125 Yo-Shi-Dwaddup (TRAD DUMP) by BayneezOne Yo-Shi-Dwaddup (TRAD DUMP) :iconbayneezone:BayneezOne 216 16 Studio Room by Ahkward Studio Room :iconahkward:Ahkward 105 16 Daily Work by Hellobaby Daily Work :iconhellobaby:Hellobaby 783 30 The door of hope by Hellobaby The door of hope :iconhellobaby:Hellobaby 3,179 54 Figure Drawing by AaronGriffinArt Figure Drawing :iconaarongriffinart:AaronGriffinArt 558 19 Clever Little Alice by AbigailLarson Clever Little Alice :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 8,194 356 A Mad Tea Party by AbigailLarson A Mad Tea Party :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 4,196 174 Flower Time by lolzcupcake Flower Time :iconlolzcupcake:lolzcupcake 24 2 Flame by ringustav Flame :iconringustav:ringustav 54 1 Bud by ringustav Bud :iconringustav:ringustav 103 10


Time flies by quickly
..... when you're having graphite.
A playtime piece done at a rest-stop on my drive back to Portland from Los Angeles.
Quick draw.
Not a reference to old time cowboy movies and their"gun fights" but rather restaurant sketching. The ladies at the next table challenged me to draw their portraits in less than 300 seconds each (5 minutes a piece).
Some people cooperate (upper right) others make a distinct effort to be as difficult as possible (lower right). And then the lady who sat still for about 30 seconds (left center) then simply turned around.
Fun exercise.
Thank you "Watchers", 5000 page views. Just three months ago I was thrilled with 50
Accents or just kitsch
When is enough enough and one should leave well enough alone.
Smudges of a different hue
Experiment in combinations of paper tint and pencil "lead" colors. So many variations to explore.


Jeff T
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
A scientist, engineer, and artist. Drawing is an essential tool for anyone in the engineering/science business.
Completely self taught, haven't had any instruction since the 3rd or 4th grade and that was more than 60 years ago. However, I have enjoyed drawing from the time I could hold a crayon, moreover, my father actively supported and encouraged my drawing (but did not push me to follow any particular career path).
There seems to be a considerable difference in the mental process of generating a piece of artwork depending on the purpose of the art:  "artsy" art where the artwork itself is the end product; or "toolish" art where the art is a tool used in making an object (designing and machining a new shape of gear for example, or investigating how things work -- heat loss of your coffee in a new design of a coffee cup).
It would seem that the artsy art process is an expression, primarily, of emotions, feelings and personal thoughts.  This makes the experience of producing a piece of artsy art a fairly cathartic process.  At the other end of the spectrum is "toolish" art (I made up the word) where the artist (usually an engineer, scientist or person of similar interests and training) uses artwork (any graphic image) as a tool to make or investigate real objects or events.  Making a model of an imaginary character is still in the artsy category as it has no counterpart in reality (where the performance of things can be tested and analyzed).
The idea of art as a tool might be analogous to the role of paper plates and bowls on a picnic, along with the disposable flatware.  The pleasure of a picnic meal is the end product and the tools (disposable paper utensils) are merely a convenience.  After the event the tools are not kept or put on display.

The performance measure of most of engineering is "maximum output for a minimum input."  Terms such as "miles per gallon" for your car are part of our common evaluation of performance of cars -- more is better.  Which means the car can travel farther on a minimum input of gasoline.  The styling of a car is only secondarily considered as part of improving this performance criteria.  The shape of cars is evaluated largely as an artsy art object -- how it looks.

To grasp this range of this spectrum of artsy art to toolish art over the next few days or weeks I'll illustrate the idea with a challenge to design the most efficient carrier possible to transporting a sphere and a cone together at the same time.



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Biguemac Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
Thanks a lot for the watch :)
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Thirrinaki Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch :hug:!
SkankinMike Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for the llama and watch! :dance:
Niniwine Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello dear ! 
Just to thanks you very much for the watch ;w; 
~Have a nice day ! ~
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Entropician Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional General Artist

Hi thanks for the watch! very kind! I'll try to show you something new and interesting (I hope XD) as soon as possible;) have a good day, bye!

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thanks for the watch!! 
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