Monday, June 3, 2013

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81 comments:

  1. Yes! On sunny days, it makes me wish I had an outdoor art studio so that I could draw to my heart's content. Wind, rain, and snow makes me feel gloomy and doesn't put me in the artistic mood at all. Usually if I attempt to work in bad weather, it doesn't come out at all like I want it to.

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  2. If it is sunny and warm, I try to paint a landscape or seascape...If it's cool and cloudy, I usually stay in and set up a still life or floral.

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  3. No, weather does not bother some tomes angry skies call to me.

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  4. No. Mostly get inspired by People around me :)

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  5. No, I usually always go with some kind of fantasy theme. I think it depends more on what kind of mood i am in at the moment.

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  6. Weather doesn't affect my art, just my mood.

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  7. Of course! Wetaher has an affect on my mood, so its clearly changes the subjects of my drawings. Sometimes, if I have a bad mood and there is a bad weather I don't make a drawing despite I has got the inspiration. But: good weather + good weather = good drawings :D

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  8. Yes! I love sunny and warm days. My paintings became more colorful.

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  9. Yes the weather does play a big part in what I draw or paint. I find that on rainy cold dreary days I tend to draw darker black and white images. When the sun is shinning I feel the need to bring out the bright and vibrant colors. Winning that set would definitely give me a reason to you color even on the yuckiest days :)

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  10. mary ann coonrodJune 3, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Yes The weather and season and time of day have everything to do with how I start my drawing. I also love neon colors. They give me that extra twist when I need it.

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  11. Yes if it's warm and sunny I will try and draw outside with pencils, drawing the landscape. If it's raining I will stay inside and use other materials as well as drawing, but will use smaller objects and draw from still life instead.

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  12. Weather do affect us as the weather changes the color changes along with it.Different weather different hues.The canvas of God is nature and its colors creates magic in our mind,Isn't it ?Nature inspires us to create Art, so does the weather.

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  13. No,"Draw what in my mind." is my motto. The weather may not effect my mood, not to mention my paintings.

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  14. No not really. I do go out on beautiful days to photograph things in the garden and around the neiborhood. I paint in my studio with good light so the weather dosen't bother me much.

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  15. Yes weather affect the mood and help me to chose the subject of my canvas :)

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  16. No, weather don't effect my selection.

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  17. Surely yes, it has been raining for months here in France and today it's sunny for the first time after months and months and I really want to go into using colors to make my art.

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  18. Yes -- I do things with patterns. In the winter my patterns have lots of snowflakes and blue colors. In the summer I use lots of organic patterns in yellows and greens.

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  19. No as I do my best work in the wee small hours during bout's of insomnia :)

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  20. No but it affects if i can draw outside or if i need to set up a still life at home n it also changes the color of lite so i guess in that way it does affect wnat i draw ;)..(iglikamia)

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  21. Depending on what "type" of weather we are having usually affects the COLORS that I use. Grey days bring out more subdued colors where bright sunny days bring out the bright colors. I love sunny days and enjoy them the most!!

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  22. Yes I'm always trying to catch the beauty of the sun and the shadows it creates.

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  23. I tend to work indoors, so the weather doesn't have much effect. I actually may accomplish more in the winter months, since I have more time indoors!

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  24. Weather doesn't determine what I'll draw since I mostly draw in studio.

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  25. The weather is such an inspiration to my art! I live in Hawaii and love to try to capture the beautiful skies, powerful waves and amazing bright colors of the islands.

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  26. No the weather doesn't effect WHAT I draw, it effects IF I draw. I usually need a space heater in the winter.

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  27. Totally! Now I'm into flowers and water.
    sokolowski_l@yahoo.ca
    Lisa Sokolowski

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  28. No, I like to paint flowers and still lifes and the weather don't efeect my work.

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  29. Well yes....the weather plays a major part in how I feel which reflects my mood and my ability to feel motivate to draw but not what I draw

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  30. No- I pay little attention to the weather when it comes to making art. What matters is what is in my head already.

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  31. Here in central Florida, the weather doesn't change all that much. So, no, the weather doesn't influence my subject matter.
    -Kim Sturgis

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  32. Bright sunny days make all of the colors of my subject matter "pop", but dark, cold, wintery days greatly mute and grey the colors of the landscape I am drawing or sketching. I prefer the vibrant colors of summer for outdoor art creations.

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  33. Lynette PedersenJune 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Sometimes. When it's raining I tend to select more Gothic things with limited palettes because the rain sets that kind of mood. I go for lots of color in the sunshine. I suppose it also matters what season it is too, but that wasn't the question, was it? :)

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  34. Not really. It may affect the mood, but not usually the subject.

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  35. Well I'm kind of a night owl and enjoy figure drawing and portraiture.
    When I'm outside I can't help but be influenced by the beauty of nature and want to capture in my watercolors.

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  36. I never really thought about it before! Most of my art is a whimsical take on everyday things; the weather could have an effect on the mood, but I don't know about the subject. Anyway, I love to draw when it's raining. Everything's so fresh and calm. =D

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  37. I haven't really thought about it. I don't think it affects what I draw, it may affect how I draw as it does affect my mood.

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  38. Sometimes. If it is raining I love to paint sunny pictures with lots of bright colours. If the weather is good then I paint what makes me happy.

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  39. It may affect what I choose that particular day to work on. I may choose bright colors to cheer myself up on a gloomy day or go with the flow and use more subdued colors. I guess it just depends on my mood at the time.

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  40. Weather does sometimes effect what I do in my artwork, like wishing for warmer weather when its cold. Once I was doing an artist residency in Vermont. It was so cold yor nose burned to breathe. I went right to the art shop bought six feet of canvas ,put it on the wall and painted a tropical ocean scene with palm trees. Then when I took a break Id sit in front of it and it worked.
    Elizabeth Boles

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  41. I love to draw and usually, unless I'm very tired or sick, I draw everyday. On sunny days I find myself with less "me" time so I usually just doodle or sketch. On those days I'm usually busy outside or cleaning. On cold days or rainy days, when I have more "me" time, I draw longer or more complete drawings. On those days, I also like to finish those "started but stopped" art projects. So, for me, the subject matter is usually affected by time and not the weather.

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  42. Nope, the weather doesn't affect what I draw, just where! Sunny, I'm outside, rainy, like today, I'm in!

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  43. It's always hot here in AZ, so weather doesn't much affect my art inside.

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  44. Yes, the weather affects things for me.

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  45. Nah, the weather doesn't affect the subject matter. It affects whether I draw or paint. If it is weather in which I can work outside, then I don't paint.

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  46. No, weather does not effect what I select as my subject matter. In fact, it enhances what I do. Especially if it is sunny, the subject matter is more bright and happy. If it is rainy, then my drawing is more moody.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  47. Yes, love to draw and/or photograph moody clouds!

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  48. Not so much; here in the Pacific Northwest it is grey and rainy a lot, That's when I want to work with bright colors. Then in the Summer when it's warm and beautiful, I want to work with bright colors.

    webster@harbornet.com

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  49. The weather doesn't affect the way I draw or what I draw. I live in Florida so it is either hot and humid or hot and rainy. It does get cold in the winter months and that feels good so I'm outside more but I draw depending on what I feel like at that particular time

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  50. The changes in weather does not really effect my way of painting subjects. Well, when its raining I really like to have a nap and relax. This way I feel fresh and then decide on botanical subjects to draw and paint. Other seasons like summer, I like to work with water and do a few watercolor paintings.

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  51. Yes, it is better with bright weather, you can see the colors better.

    Vh Jette P. M. Nielsen

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  52. Not really. I just draw what I feel like. Maybe because I don't live in a house and in an apartment and the weather rarely dictates the theme of what I'm drawing :)

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  53. In a way. The weather effects my mood, and that effects my drawings.

    Sunny days are more colored Pencil days, because I can see the colors better. Rainy days are graphite / charcoal days :D

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  54. Weather does sometimes effect, but not usually.

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  55. Weather sometimes dictates my color choices. I do tend to use brighter colors in the warmer months and darker colors in the colder months. but it isn't a hard and fast rule. Thanks for the giveaway. Deb Prewitt

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  56. Yes it does, especially rainy days can get me moving to capture the atmosphere, the colors of rain and cool, bright morning sunshine just brings out the happy side and inspires me to capture a lighter mood. facebook fan : Shake Maj

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  57. yup weather as well as time both effects a lot..i like to do colour more when i have a whole free day like vacation or holiday..when i have less time i use to do
    pencil drawing making portraits and especially in rainy monsoon days i do colour but in summer i never... thank you for "fun give away" by colored pencil...kinjal parikh, india..

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  58. Yes it can make it difficult to capture the right moment in bad weather

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  59. Sometimes, I will wait for rainy weather if I want to get a specific look. (on facebook as Mary Helene)

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  60. not unless i want a specific atmosphere. usually i just go with what i see or take a photo for future reference.

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  61. The weather usually has nothing to do with my muse. When she's active, then so am I. :-) My subject matter is determined by what's running around in my head trying to get out. :-)

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  62. Absolutely not...if it rains it rains :)

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  63. Unfortunately the weather plays a large roll in my decision of subject matter. I have severe arthritis in my hands and wrist so I choose things like flowers instead of portraits. No need to be exact with the flowers so I just let it flow!

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  64. No, the subject depends on my imagination. But on winter's day I use more colors.

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  65. Sometimes...when its rainy weather I love to read my stacks of Art magazines that I seldom have a chance to do...especially CPencils....and on sunny days I'm out with the camera...then, try to squeeze in studio time inbetween.

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  66. yes. Art is an expression of oneself and all surrounding elements effect emotion and mood.

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  67. It is sunny here 360 daya a year. On the days it is not, we are at the window is awe :-) . The weather does not effect my subject. I am usually focused on the project in progress. in hot weather, I am more productive and less distracted with outdoor fun.

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  68. I guess so, because the weather and my emotions definitely affect each other. Cloudy and sunny days are my favorite, I'm drawn to draw and paint happier things and rainy and stormy days get me a little darker. :)

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  69. Yes, because I'm much more inclined to draw from nature on warmer days. During the winter I'm more likely to draw human faces and still lifes.

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  70. The weather doesn't really affect my subject matter, but then again I live in Northern California where we have 9 months of sunshine and around 3 months of rainy season, so the weather here really doesn't change from day to day.

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  71. Definately, on bright sunny days with blue skies my art work really bursts with colour, on a dull and wet day i am inclined to draw in darker shades

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  72. Yes the weather does affect the subject matter , because nature inspires my work, my mood and outlook on life. I love to take my pencils outside and just draw what i see , it is so relaxing ....and colorful

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  73. Yes it does! It can affect my desire to create. Too many rainy days in a rain can cause the blahs! I find it hard to create then.

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  74. Yes, a little. If I can take the kids outside to do science stuff they love it so much more!

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  75. Yes, when it's raining I usually get more inspired to create something.

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  76. I can only draw some things so the weather has no effect.

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  77. Only when it's sunny! It makes me want to draw nature.

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  78. Weather doesn't usually affect my art, though I'm very inspired by clouds, especially nice cumulus clouds at sunset. I like to work those into my paintings.

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  80. The weather does effect what I do because there can be interesting subject material in different weather conditions. I look for things that catch my eye no matter what the weather is.

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