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Demo revisited by graFXmachiniac Demo revisited :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 Thursday 45 minutes demo sketch by graFXmachiniac Thursday 45 minutes demo sketch :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 5 0 Carrying in the groceries and taking time by graFXmachiniac Carrying in the groceries and taking time :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 5 0 Waiting in Line.   Two views by graFXmachiniac Waiting in Line. Two views :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 7 0 Waiting room with accent marks added by graFXmachiniac Waiting room with accent marks added :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 9 0 Waiting room art by graFXmachiniac Waiting room art :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 7 0 Pencil sketch sans pencil by graFXmachiniac Pencil sketch sans pencil :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 7 0 New pencil and demo sketch by graFXmachiniac New pencil and demo sketch :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 5 0 Draw quickly, VERY quickly by graFXmachiniac Draw quickly, VERY quickly :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 Hipbone Studio Wednesday evening by graFXmachiniac Hipbone Studio Wednesday evening :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 Waiting, fast food joints and places to idle by graFXmachiniac Waiting, fast food joints and places to idle :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 New toys, or tools of the trade by graFXmachiniac New toys, or tools of the trade :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 Waiting room models by graFXmachiniac Waiting room models :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 8 0 Grapes and graphite at 45.5903 N by graFXmachiniac Grapes and graphite at 45.5903 N :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 8 0 Graphite and grapes at 45 N by graFXmachiniac Graphite and grapes at 45 N :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 5 0 Ancient arts by graFXmachiniac Ancient arts :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 8 0


Can u luv me again? by kazarinakristina Can u luv me again? :iconkazarinakristina:kazarinakristina 4,263 319 ANN by kazarinakristina ANN :iconkazarinakristina:kazarinakristina 368 16 Naya by photoport
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Forgotten Faces by peterpicture Forgotten Faces :iconpeterpicture:peterpicture 5 0 Connie Stuart by peterpicture Connie Stuart :iconpeterpicture:peterpicture 6 0 Elven Sisters. by LucreciaMortishia Elven Sisters. :iconlucreciamortishia:LucreciaMortishia 422 25 Little Red Riding Mika by DethOnTwoLegs Little Red Riding Mika :icondethontwolegs:DethOnTwoLegs 15 5 Self Portrait Commish II by IleanaHunter Self Portrait Commish II :iconileanahunter:IleanaHunter 1,310 280 7 august 2014 by helloiamlli 7 august 2014 :iconhelloiamlli:helloiamlli 32 5 lliGloom series by helloiamlli lliGloom series :iconhelloiamlli:helloiamlli 32 3 Red study by bronart Red study :iconbronart:bronart 168 9 Spirits by artofinvi Spirits :iconartofinvi:artofinvi 321 20 Narcissus by dihaze Narcissus :icondihaze:dihaze 41 8 restlessness by eikoweb restlessness :iconeikoweb:eikoweb 178 14 Depression by JenniferHealy Depression :iconjenniferhealy:JenniferHealy 11,855 497


Thursday 45 minutes demo sketch
Done for my Thursday drawing session at Assumption Village here in Portland, Oregon.

Experimenting with Orange pencil "lead" by Pilot (Eno) and Uni (Nano). The Uni Nano is the darker of the two orange color.
Orange on blue yields something in the tan (brown) that suggests skin tones of Europe, the Americas and some Asian peoples.
Carrying in the groceries and taking time
As cliche as it is I did stop to smell and admire the flowers along the sidewalk to the door.
Waiting in Line. Two views
While others are just frustrated at the wait time (which they see as "wasted"), with paper and pencil always at hand I see the same time as "opportunity to draw".
Waiting room with accent marks added
Waiting rooms are the starving artists' atelier with live models, albeit draped, not nude. However, summer temperatures in Portland, Oregon, and it's often difficult to make the distinction between draped and not.


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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mrsbadbugs Featured By Owner May 14, 2019  Student Digital Artist
thx for Nobu favety plz by Ggeenss & Nobu Llama Thanks plz by Ggeenss
Chloe1280 Featured By Owner May 11, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
Fairka Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :huggle: It means a lot for me :love:
Fuyu-H Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019
Thanks for the Watch !
  Merci (2) by Fuyu-H  
KittenNeedsHerDaddy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019
Nice artwork! :)
IvoryGriffinBlood Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed it is
jeremiahkauffman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019  Professional General Artist
Greetings Jeff! I wish you a great and very Happy New Year!
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Happy birthday!
AceOfSpadesProduc100 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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