Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesVisual ArtsPainting · 9 years ago

It's my first time painting. This is my first painting ever! How does it look?

I would like to get comments from the Professionals. And also those who loves painting. I am 25, female and I just want to know if I am capable of doing this if I pursue a career on painting. Nobody taught me how to paint. I love painting ever since I was a child, like around 7 and I think I got it from my dad. Please leave comments and suggestions will really be very much appreciated.

Thanks! :)


Ok. I will add a different link so you guys can see it. Thanks for the first comment. It's ok. I'm really open about suggestions. Painting is a hobby for me. I just want to know what people think about my work. :)

Update 2:

Yea, I think I need better brushes too. Thanks!

6 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    This is GOOD for your FIRST TIME painting! You can do ANY CAREER you want as long as you have the drive, the passion, the commitment, the patience, and the will power! Please note that the art world is a very hard market to get into. It can be done but it may take MANY YEARS to become a well established artist, so have a second career as a backup.

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  • 9 years ago

    its ok..i probably wouldn't need to want to see it again.

    its just kinda..ordinary. which is not a bad thing in itself, i like very simple art at times.

    i guess one needs to get busy and do a whole bunch of artwork. get the beginners attempts out of your system, view artwork from contemp sources and see what folks are up too.

    find something compelling for us monkeys to bother looking at.

    there are thousands of artists out there, and some very capable techniques do the most boring imagery.

    and some scratchy 'poor' drawing has a vitality to admire.

    its all going on at the same time.

    what is your thing?..

    you have to figure that out. by doing your work.

    are you capable of pursuing a career in painting? have the desire to paint i guess..that's a start.

    how it comes into being and moves out into the world to command prices.

    is the great unknown.

    see what you can do. test your self.

    'I just want to know what people think about my work.'

    that one is ok. but not compelling for me.

    Source(s): 20 years of drawing and painting. non professional. see my stuff if you wish.
  • 9 years ago

    The link didnt work for me for some reason, but to the first answer... How can you judge somebody's future career on their first real attempt? Experience comes front LOTS of trial and error.

    I bet when jimmy hendrix played in front of his parents the first time he sucked ***.

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    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    it's nice, but this is the same as my mom, she was good but didn't get to persue her career because she wasn't as good as the other painters out there. You are good, but not enought to persue a career, it can be a hobby to sell some of your paintings. You are better than most

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  • 9 years ago

    the silhouette doesn't show your skills

    the silhouettes appear very clumsy and the colors also clumsy

    you need lessons and practice

  • 9 years ago

    You obviously need more practice!

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