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Postby BYart » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:26 am

Hi all,
I finished up this piece from WIP(titled Beauty of the Beast) by taking some of the color back OUT! :lol: This was no easy task as this is in colored pencil, with a watercolor underpainting.
I like it much better now, as it has more of a softness.
It isn't perfect, I know, I made many mistakes on this one...but would value your comments and suggestions.
Thank you!

9 x 12 Canson Aquarelle
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Postby SaraDalene » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:36 pm

Hehe, he looks very smug. I love his expression, and the warmth of the colors, very well done. :)
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Postby kcortese » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:23 pm

I like the changes you did here. Nicely done work.
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Postby BYart » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:27 pm

SaraDalene wrote:Hehe, he looks very smug. I love his expression, and the warmth of the colors, very well done. :)

Hi Sara,
Thanks so much for your nice comment!
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Postby BYart » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:28 pm

kcortese wrote:I like the changes you did here. Nicely done work.


Hi Karen,
Thanks so much for viewing the Final and for offering your thoughts in WIP!
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Postby kcortese » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:41 pm

You are VERY welcome Barb, you are a fantastic artist. I look forward in seeing more work from you.

Don't tire yourself very much and take care.

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Postby Juliep » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:53 am

Beautiful work Barb,

I just read through your WIP section.... it's a job well done. Hair or fur is always difficult and this guys looks great. T

he only thing I would change....since this is the fury section.....is add a little speck of white to his eyes so there is some reflection in it.

Keep up the great work. What are you going to do next?

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Postby BYart » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:19 pm

kcortese wrote:You are VERY welcome Barb, you are a fantastic artist. I look forward in seeing more work from you.

Don't tire yourself very much and take care.

Karen


Thanks my friend! I am doing better daily! I am watching myself so I don't overdo, but I'm getting stronger daily!
I really hope I can start painting again soon, the pencils give my unsteady hands more control, but I really miss the freedom I feel while painting. I need to try to loosen up my painting style...then I think I could do it! Being anal about detail is my short coming :roll: .
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Postby BYart » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:24 pm

Juliep wrote:Beautiful work Barb,

I just read through your WIP section.... it's a job well done. Hair or fur is always difficult and this guys looks great. T

he only thing I would change....since this is the fury section.....is add a little speck of white to his eyes so there is some reflection in it.

Keep up the great work. What are you going to do next?

J


Julie,
Thank you so much! I have taken a couple of close-ups of the eye, I hope you can see it better in these images. I have several catchlights in the eye, but I can see they are not very visible in the photo of the original. In RL they are seen.
Thank you so much for your comments and suggestion!
I hope to do a watercolor of a horse(what else :lol: ?), I want to try freeing/loosening up my style a bit. We'll see how that goes! :roll:
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Postby weirdpuckett » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:41 pm

I think he looks fine . . .How did u remove the colored pencils?
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Postby BYart » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:47 am

weirdpuckett wrote:I think he looks fine . . .How did u remove the colored pencils?

Hi Mike and thanks for commenting!
I use a battery powered eraser to remove the colored pencil. If it isn't burnished(blended with a colorless blender), it comes quite easily off, but in this case I had already burnished, so it took some doing(very careful erasing). I didn't comprimise the surface, which is what I feared.
As you can see, I have sharpened this eraser to a point(using an emery board), makes it very workable for me. :wink:
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Majestic

Postby rrsum » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:57 am

Hi Barb!

Very nice! He's certainly a majestic fellow. It's nice to see you active and posting work again!

Nice piece! :wink:
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Postby Erika Takacs » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:37 am

Nice! That speck of white really does make a difference!
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Re: Majestic

Postby BYart » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:15 pm

rrsum wrote:Hi Barb!

Very nice! He's certainly a majestic fellow. It's nice to see you active and posting work again!

Nice piece! :wink:


Thanks Rich for stopping by for a look and your nice comment. It feels good to be creating again! :D
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Postby BYart » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:23 pm

Erika Takacs wrote:Nice! That speck of white really does make a difference!


Thank you Erika!
I had recently purchased a new Canon Power shot camera, now if I can just figure out how to take more focused pics :roll: :oops: . I suppose reading the instruction manual would be benificial, but I haven't taken the time to do so yet. :oops:
I know most go through trying to get a decent true to life picture of their art, but I really need to figure out what I am doing wrong...as mine never show up in photos as they are in RL. :roll:
I rarely get the opportunity to take outside shots here, as this time of year it is always raining/overcast...yuk!
I have a thread in Art discussion asking for help with studio lighting if anyone can give me any advice, would be appreciated! :wink:
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