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Making of a painting (green eyes ) / Pravljenje slike (zelenooka)

First of all, thank you for your feedback about what femininity means to you, I really appreciate it.  My thoughts on this subject are very much like your own. I might write more about that some day, but for today I have actually prepared and planned something else. So, let's talk about my painting of the day. Some people asked me (a while back) to explain my drawing/painting process, so I decided to make a few videos. I already posted some of them on YouTube and I will probably make and post a few more. I don't think I'm really qualified to make art tutorials, so this is more a 'making of' for the benefit of those of you who are curious to see it. Painting is a subject I'm still learning about. If you want, we can study together, but it is not something I can teach yet.

I'm qualified to teach and I actually studied to be a teacher but not an art teacher. I have my degree (and state certificate) in something else (I bet it isn't hard to guess what that something else is). I'm actually taking an art course myself in Michelangelo Gallery at the moment and it has been a lot of fun so far (great art teacher and class mates).  I do recommend it to other hobby artists. Anyhow, over the years I shared a lot of my work here on this little place on mine and I will probably continue to do so. I wrote about painting in a number of ways, sometimes in a  more personal way (like this essay here), other times those posts were more technical in nature as for example when I shared my experiences of painting with make up here and here


Prvo, hvala svima na povratnoj informaciji o tome što ženstvenost znači za vas, dobro su došli. Slažem se s onim što je napisano i možda ću o tome pisati više neki drugi dan, ali za danas sam planirala i pripremila nešto drugo. Pričajmo malo o mojoj slici dana. Neki ljudi su me pitali da objasnim svoj proces crtanja/ slikanja, pa sam odlučila napraviti par videa. Već sam ih nekoliko objavila na YouTubu i vjerovatno ću ih još par napraviti i objaviti. Mislim da nisam kvalificirana za pravljenje nekih umjetničkih tutorijala, tako da je ovo više 'kako se slikala slika' za one koje zanima to vidjeti. Slikanje je predmet o kojem i sama još učim. Ako želite,  možemo učiti zajedno, ali to nije nešto što mogu podučavati- barem ne još. 

Kvalificirana sam za podučavanje i zapravo sam i studirala za nastavnicu, ali ne nastavnicu likovnoga. Imam svoju diplomu i stručni ispit iz nečega drugoga (mislim da nije teško pogoditi što je to nešto drugo). Zapravo trenutno i sama polazim tečaj u Michelangelo Galeriji u Mostaru i zasada mi je baš zabavno (odlični učitelji i polaznici). Preporučujem ga i drugima kojima je slikanje hobby. Uglavnom, tokom godina podijela sam dosta svojih radova na ovome blogu i tako će se i nastaviti. O slikanju sam pisala na više načina, ponekad malo osobnije (kao u ovom eseju ovdje), a ponekad čisto tehnički i praktično kao kada sam pisala o svojim iskustvima slikanja sa šminkom ovdje i ovdje.















The point is, that if I think I have something interesting to share, I will. If I think I have some useful hack, a trick or whatever  you might use or enjoy, I will share it. That is what us bloggers (or content creators) do. We create content and we put it out there. It is not always as simple as it might seem. I think we have all received negative and even hateful comments at least once or twice in our blogging 'career'. How do you deal with negative or hateful comments? Have you ever had negative comments? What I think is problematic is not negative comments themselves, but those that are both hateful and negative. This is another topic I would like to talk about in more depth, but I will have to leave it for some other time.



Poanta je da ću ja ako mislim da imam nešto zanimljivo za podijeliti, to i podijeliti. Ako mislim da imam neki koristan trik, savjet ili što god bi vam moglo koristiti, to ću i podijeliti. To je ono što mi blogeri ( ili po novom stvaratelji sadržaja) radimo. Stvaramo sadržaj i stavljamo ga svima na raspolaganje. Nije to uvijek tako jednostavno kao što se može činiti.  Mislim da smo svi mi u našoj blogerskoj "karijeri", barem jednom ili dvaput. Kako se vi nosite s negativnim komentarima ili virtualnom mržnjom? Jeste li ikada dobili negativne komentare ili oštru kritiku? Ono što mislim da je problematično nisu sami negativni komentari nego oni koji su i negativni i puni mržnje. To je još jedna tema o kojoj bi voljela duže razgovarati, ali morat ću to ostaviti za neki drugi put.



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  1. WOW, bellissimo!!

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  2. Drago mi je što ideš na tečaj jer talenat svakako imaš :) Baš me opušta da gledam sam proces slikanja i kako "ni od čega" nastaje nešto tako divno <3
    Ono poslednje je možda neka druga tema. Normalno je da neće svi znati da cene i da vole sadržaj koji delimo, ali to svakako nije razlog za ispoljavanje mržnje radi mržnje. Takve komentare jednostavno treba ignorisati jer u većini slučajeva nemaju veze sa osobom kojoj je namenjen već sa tuđim nezadovoljstvom. Konstruktivna kritika je nešto sasvim drugo. Uvek se setim kako sam negde pročitala da će se nekome svideti ono što radimo, nekome neće nikako, a većina će zapravo biti ravnodušna... I jeste tako...

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    1. konstruktivne kritike ima jako malo...i mislim da si u pravu, većina je svakako ravnodušna, no dobro i ne trebamo očekivati da sve zanima što i nas.

      Na tečaju mi je baš super, traje još do kraja mjeseca.

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  3. Fantastic videos dear <3
    I love your works, beautiful music too :)

    Kisses

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  5. Your art course sounds really fun and interesting! I think no matter what level you may be at something, it's always enlightening to continue learning. I feel that way about photography and I'm with you on sharing helpful hacks or advice when it's relevant. As for negative comments, I haven't really had any but I think I wouldn't mind them as much if they were actually constructive which I think is what you're saying as well.

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    1. you're right, we always need to continue learning. I feel the same way when it comes to languages...Often when I'm teaching somebody Croatian, I end up learning new words- even if it is my mother tongue, there is always something new I can learn about it. Same applies to English and other languages.

      Yes, constructive comments are always good, but sometimes I see comments that are just pure envy---and those kind of comments are best ignored.

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  6. Wow...it look super amazing...thx for sharing Ivana...:-) xx

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  7. Good choice of accompanying music! Who was it, Butterworth, Ivor Gurney or someone? It was very therapeutic seeing you put paint to paper!xx

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    1. I'm not sure, I selected it from Youtube classical opinion. I always use the same music, so I will look up the performer the same time.

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  8. This is so cool! I like how you combine different materials! (media? I'm not sure what the correct word is haha). Usually I only stick to one but I will have to try mix and matching! :) xx

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    1. I think that media is the correct words but sometimes I also combine different materials for example when I add pieces of cloth or other material.

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  10. Thank you :D You must try :D Have an amazing results :D

    OMG :o I didn't know that you have youtube channel :o So incredible :D

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  11. Bellissimi questi video, tu hai un grande talento Ivana!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  12. Che bello!
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  13. Davvero interessanti questi video Ivana! Io adoro l'arte, dipingo e disegno anche io (ho anche lavorato come illustratrice per un paio di anni e visto diversi concorsi)quindi l'argomento non può che piacermi! :)
    Oltretutto ho notato che tu tendi a sperimentare moltissimo, mentre invece io tendo a perfezionare al massino una tecnica per colta ma difficilmente provo qualcosa di diverso come fai tu, e questo rende i tuoi disegni ancor più interessanti dal mio punto di vista! :)
    Per quanto riguarda i commenti negativi: se sono costruttii e fatti in modo civile magari lì per lì ci rimango male ma poi ci penso su e magari provo a capire se in effetti c'è qualcosa che potrei migliorare, mentre quelli che sono cattiverie gratuite non li considero minimamente e spesso li cancello pure (non perchè non voglio che si leggano, ma per non dar inizio ad una catena di commenti del genere)!
    Baci!
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  14. Another beautiful painting, Ivana. I love reading your posts-always.

    I completely admire positive feedbacks, because I believe it usually takes a good heart to appreciate someone's hard work. I feel bad when I receive negative comments, but I also believe that it is their perception of the "subject," and it's okay if they don't agree with me sometimes; and many a times those negative comments show an extension of that person- the part of them they share with ourselves, with the world. So if those hateful comments hurt you- just delete it, ignore it..and move ahead. Focus on them who loves you, and your work.
    xo
    Epsita

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  15. Dear Ivana, always highly appreciated you share here your broad know-how! I'm concinved you would be also a very good teacher for art and who knows one day maybe you will even teach art? Love the painting as usual.
    About negative comments: fortunately I got them practically never on my blog - there have been only some in the Internet but I didn't react in this context. You deserve for sure only good comments!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  16. It's interesting to see how you paint and how you go on with the work, Ivana. Thx for sharing with us.
    xox
    Lenya
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  17. Hello dearest Ivana,

    I love this painting - very pretty! – and thank you for sharing your painting process, this was very interesting!

    Lots of hugs, Traude

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  18. Prelepo! Drago mi je da si krenula na tecaj, jer stvarno mislim da si izuzetno talentovana umetnica i veoma se veselim novim ilustracijama :-*

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All your comments mean a lot to me, even the criticism. Naravno da mi puno znači što ste uzeli vrijeme da nešto napišete, pa makar to bila i kritika. Per me le vostre parole sono sempre preziose anche quando si tratta di critiche.

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