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« on: December 01, 2009 07:13:52 AM »

this is one of my most recant pieces. its not a particularly large piece (just over 7/8 inches) but im kinda proud of how it turn out Smiley



i've included a magnified shot of the part of the picture to try to show both the detail in the actual artwork and hopefully give an idea of my techniques. This is about 3 times the size of the original art work.
my camera has a real problem with darker shades hence most of the greens in the background in the picture above have disappeared Roll Eyes
The pastels are a mix of faber castells and a few derwnet ones.




im still relatively  new both as an artist and to oil pastels as a medium so any comments or advice is more than welcome
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009 07:41:43 AM »

it looks so real, like you could feel the feathers. you did a very good job!!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009 08:17:09 AM »

wow that's just beautiful! it looks so realistic.  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009 08:43:09 AM »

this is beautiful!  Faces, eyes and such are so hard to do...you portraid this raptor beautifully..you should be proud.  Very nice job.
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009 11:30:16 AM »

Mad skills!
I do not understand how people create such beauty with oil pastel, thats just insane, i love it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009 05:43:53 PM »

so realistic, i thought it was a photo!
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009 07:18:58 AM »

This is beautiful and it feels like it could fly off the page! I like how you got so much detail in. I have done a couple of paintings in oil pastel mainly landscape. Do you use a tool such as those paper tortillons/sticks to blend? I cant seem to use/know how to use one. I just layer colour over colour. You did a great job.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009 11:20:31 AM »

This is beautiful and it feels like it could fly off the page! I like how you got so much detail in. I have done a couple of paintings in oil pastel mainly landscape. Do you use a tool such as those paper tortillons/sticks to blend? I cant seem to use/know how to use one. I just layer colour over colour. You did a great job.

i dont blend..with tools or finger. any blending is a result of layering rather than intent.
for the fine detail i cut the pastel with a craft knife to achieve a crisp edge.



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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009 03:04:01 PM »

I love how you captured the detail of all those tiny feathers around the eyes and beak.
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009 03:34:14 PM »

Gorgeous, so detailed.  Great use of the medium.
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