140 Visual Arts

Jason is a digital artist. He talks about his art and web site.


Todd: Now Jason, you're an artist.

Jason: That's right, yep.

Todd: What kind of artist are you?

Jason: I draw all sorts of things, but mostly I like to draw on the computer, using photoshop.

Todd: Oh, really.

Jason: Things like that.

Todd: OK, was it hard to learn?

Jason: Oh, not really. It's just practice. You know if you feel like you want to draw one day, that means you're an artist I guess.

Todd: Wow, I didn't even know that, I mean I do pictures for the web site, but I didn't know you could draw on the computer.

Jason: Yeah, yeah, that's right. I've made my own web site as well, so.

Todd: Cool. OK, what's the web site address?

Jason:  www.geocities.com/replicated280781

Todd: OK.

Jason: A bit of a mouthful though.

Todd: Yeah, I'll have to write that one down. That's pretty tough.

Jason: No worries. OK.

Todd: So when people go to your web site what can they see?

Jason: Not a hell of a lot but I did draw everything on there myself, every button every single piece of graphic you see on there I drew, just photographs of me, my friends, drawings that I've done and posted up and not really much else, but it's good if you just want to check it out. Check some photos out.

ITodd: 'm sure it's great. Actually I'm going to check it out later tonight. So, I'll link it from my web page to your web page.

Jason: OK.

Todd: Is it OK if people write you?

Jason: Sure. Not a problem. Not a problem. I'd enjoy it.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson


It's not hard, it's just practice.

To 'practice' something is to do it many times to improve your abilities.  Notice the following:

  1. After she practiced her violin she started her homework.
  2. He practices soccer for one hour every day.


If you feel you want to draw one day.

In the example sentence 'feel' basically means 'think.'  It refers to a future plan.  Typically we use this word to refer to emotions about something.  Notice the following:

  1. What do you feel is the right thing to do?
  2. Does she feel that she wants to get married some day?


The web address is a bit of a mouthful.

In this sentence 'mouthful' implies that the address is either a lot to say or difficult to say.  Notice the following:

  1. Although it was a mouthful, the server at the restaurant repeated our order.
  2. Her name was quite a mouthful.


My drawings are on the web site.

A 'drawing' is a pictured created by a person using their hands and many connected lines.  Drawings are the work of an artist.  Notice the following:

  1. What kind of drawings do you like to do?
  2. His drawings of trees were average, but the ones of people were fantastic.

check out

I'm going to check out the website later.

If you 'check out' a website you look at and explore it.  Notice the following:

  1. She always wants to check out new museums.
  2. Do you want to go check out that new Thai restaurant this weekend?


Answer the following questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
practice • feel • mouthful
drawings • check out
  1. The front of my notebook is full of .
  2. I like you aren't paying attention to me.
  3. The plan is to the art museum and then go out for dinner.
  4. My teacher wants me to the piano for 30 minutes every day.
  5. He has like five names. It's a real .