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« on: March 04, 2009 12:05:33 PM »



Close up on the detail



I went through my reference photos and I found some great Tamarin Monkey photos from the National Zoo. I decided to create a portrait based on them. I really like how this one turned out. It's 8x10 done on velour paper with pastels.

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009 12:30:48 PM »

Great detail.  His fuzzy lips make me smile.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009 12:36:31 PM »

oooh.
beautiful.
one of my favorites at the zoo.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009 01:06:43 PM »

Outstanding!  I thought it was a real picture of the Tamarin....Holy Smokes! your good Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009 01:17:22 PM »

From the thumbnail I thought it was a sculpture! Very well done Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009 01:34:21 PM »

I thought this was a photograph.  Amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009 02:08:50 PM »

you did a beautiful job
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009 02:56:02 PM »

Thank you so much RaeRaggs, Pi314, TwistedThread, elwynceltic, pinokeeo, and fusbdgt!

They're one of my favorites at the zoo too! The last time I went, I was so lucky because I got to see a baby one. Unfortunately, my camera died so I didn't get any pictures. These little guys are really hard to take pictures of by the way, they don't like to sit still very long.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009 04:59:47 PM »

gotta give credit where credit is due, non?

seriously, i've never seen anyone manipulate pastels like that, especially around the little whiskers, you make them prominent fuzzy and dry looking, all my experiences with pastels usually come out a smeary, blended mess.

everytime i scroll past this little guy i'm all "awwwww..." and it reminds me to go check what's new on cuteoverload.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009 10:29:04 PM »

This is just gorgeous I love the expression on his face.
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