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« on: June 14, 2006 01:05:56 PM »

These are a few of the things I've done. I mainly enjoy conte crayon, dry pastel, and charcoal (I love how messy I can get with them Smiley ) These were all projects for various classes so I wasn't able to get too creative with them. And unfortunatly the flash from my camera really washed them out. They are much more vibrant in person. (Obviously I'm no photographer...) Anyway, on to the pics:

This is a still life in dry pastel:


Another still life in conte crayon (the background is pastel):


This one is charcoal (and my first drawing, so be kind)


This is done from a photo of my grandpa, in charcoal, conte crayon and pastel. Sorry for the flash, its wrapped in shrinkwrap since I submitted it for a show at school. Also, the contrast between the conte and charcoal isn't as obvious in person:



This one is also conte crayon and pastel:


And finally this piece is black ink, white paint:



What do you think? I know I have far to go to develop techniques, so I would really like some constructive criticism (but please be kind, my fragile ego can only take so much Wink ) Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006 10:46:11 AM »

I like them. My fathers a fireman so I really appreciate the one of your grampa. I really like the effect of the lines sorounding the little boy it draws you in.
I can't draw(unavoidably uncontroled hand shakiness) so I definatly envy your ability. but all and all they are really good.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006 02:33:19 PM »

I LOVE the second one, well i love them all but ESPEcially the second one! they are all fantastic! great stuff!
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006 08:26:23 AM »

Thanks! You're very kind. I think the second is one of my favorites too, because I really like the contrast between the black shadows and the white box. And of course the one of my Grampa is special for sentimental reasons. The photo I based the drawing off was taken as he was coming out of a burning building, hence the smudgy looking stuff (it was soot). Thanks again for the nice comments. Its always nerve racking putting something creative out there for criticism.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2006 08:05:01 PM »

i don't think you should worry about putting things out there for people to see!!! you're v. talented! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2006 10:24:48 PM »

I think you are doing super!
I know it's been said... but really and truely the most important thing AND the thing that develops talent is to have fun and love what you're doing. If you are enjoying it, you will do it more and more and get better and better. So dont worry about critiques and perfections...just enjoy.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2006 05:52:00 PM »

I know exactly what you mean. I'm in drama (heh obvious isn't it) but it feels like no matter how many years I've been doing it and how many cappies and other critics I've performed in front of I about have a heart attack before I finally calm down enough to read their review.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2006 12:40:08 PM »

hahaha I thought the little boy was a monkey for a second there
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