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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: The Walking Dead - painting on: May 19, 2016 06:45:45 PM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

Thank you so much. How wonderful! The painting was detailed and ton of work; I am tickled it is appreciated. Thanks so much, again!! Smiley
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: The Walking Dead - painting on: May 17, 2016 08:25:57 AM
This is incredible! Really amazing work! You must have unbelievable patience!

Thank you! After a few rounds with jellybean painting everything else was a cakewalk.  Tongue Cheesy
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: The Walking Dead - painting on: May 16, 2016 02:17:30 PM
As a super WD fan, I love your art work!

So many details and it really is scary, just like the black and white movie of the Night of the Living Dead...

just one tiny thing: Where is Glenn??!!!! Grin


...and Maggie?? I had originally planned to add Glenn and Maggie in the windows of the farm house. But I had barely completed Shane and Laurie (she needs to be reworked - sloppy rush job) when I was told that the exhibit was to be in just two days. I rushed thru all that I could so as to be ready for that showing. Now the painting is hanging on the wall in the city's town hall along with the rest of the artists I work with. I didn't know the exhibit was going on so soon, I thought I had another month for that. You see I paint in a league with a bunch of other artists at the senior center where I live which meets regularly. We paint and exhibit our work at various libraries about 4 times a year; it's kind of fun! I thought the next exhibit was in June. Wrong!! That said, I had no time to add Glenn or Maggie never mind even finish up some other details I needed to get to. When I get the painting back I will add Glenn and Maggie and also rework Laurie. Thanks for your kind comments.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: The Walking Dead on: May 14, 2016 10:52:43 AM
Aaah, now I feel better about my decision not to do it.

 Roll Eyes Undecided Grin Wink
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: The Walking Dead on: May 14, 2016 10:46:44 AM
Wonderful montage - It looks like a charcoal drawing.  I love it.

Thank you! I tried to make it look like a poster type thing (sort've) then backed away from having lettering on it. Now in hindsight I think I should have stuck to my original idea. Well, there's always a next time.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / The Walking Dead - painting on: May 13, 2016 01:07:10 PM
I just HAD to do it! Grin  This is my first attempt at a montage so if it's off kilt bear with me. I decided to do the montage on my favorite TV show "The Walking Dead."  One of the characters needs to be redone, I was rushed to finish the painting and so that's what happens when you are nagged to death.  I will fix when I get the painting back. Painting was worked using 2 colors and was worked on aquabord size 24 by 18.
Hope you like!!














7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Dog Portrait on: July 25, 2015 12:32:44 PM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Grin


OMG!! WOW! What an honor! I am so thrilled. Thank you so very much for choosing this piece as a featured project.  Grin right back atcha!!
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Dog Portrait on: July 20, 2015 07:35:52 AM
Thank you my fellow crafsters!! I work in many mediums not just beads but no matter what...I always go back to them. I just love them and they are so easy to work with. Why? Because even tho they are small they have large easy-to-needle-thru holes in them. I have a taboret that has ten drawers that hold my beautiful Delica beads; whenever I need inspiration all I have to do is open the bead drawers and scan the stunning array of colors in there and I am ready to create again.   Smiley
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Dog Portrait on: July 15, 2015 05:55:52 PM
That is phenomenal.  What are the finished dimensions?  Your detail is wonderful and that is such a lovely tribute.

Thank you! The finished piece is 5" by 7" and contains 24,000 beads. The beads are called Miyuki Delicas and I work with size 11.0.  There are many different sizes but I like the tiny ones because there are over 1100 differnt colors of them. You can fit over a hundred of these beads (well over a hundred) on a teaspoon. Glad you liked it!!
Chek  Smiley
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Dog Portrait in Beads on: July 15, 2015 02:18:18 PM
...this was done using beads...very tiny beads, 24,000 of them. The person who requested this portrait (as her pet had passed on from old age) had asked if the dog could be made to look younger, hence the difference in the darker coloring in the replication.


and here is the photo I worked from:
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