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« on: March 19, 2010 04:48:54 AM »

So I locked myself away from the public from a while so I could finish this. I was asked to create a piece for the National Zoo's annual event Zoofari. Hopefully it will be placed in their silent auction. I'm really excited about it because it's a pretty big deal and I was a nervous wreck about it. So I finally finished it. The mother is Mandara and the baby is Kibibi. It's 11"x14" in colored pencil. I can't believe I finished it. I'm so exhausted but I think it was worth it! I think I'm going to title it "Looking Forward."



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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010 04:56:53 AM »

Thats awesome!! You should be so proud!! They would be mad not to include it in their silent auctions!!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010 05:02:54 AM »

Thank you so much! They asked me close to the deadline, so I asked if they could give me an extension so I'm hoping that they will. Otherwise I'll save it for them next year. I'm looking at this piece as their property. It's going to be hard parting with it, because it was such a labor of love for me!
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010 05:14:52 AM »

Its perfect! How long did this take?
I love the look in the mother's eyes,
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010 05:23:51 AM »

Thank you, I really liked her eyes too.

I'm not too sure how long it took, but I know that I was working on it for roughly 2 weeks. I'm sure it was about 20 hours.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010 05:33:46 AM »

This is incredible. You can see the love the mother has for her child and the utter trust the child has in its mother.

So beautiful. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010 06:20:42 AM »

I just got chills! This is beautiful!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010 06:51:00 AM »

I'm such a fan of yours!  Last year you posted the panda and I LOVED it - and now these gorillas! Wonderful!  The Nat'l Zoo is so lucky to have you participate as an artisit!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2010 07:23:50 AM »

This is amazing! Beautiful. The detail is great. I'm sure if it is auctioned, it'll go for a lot!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010 07:42:27 AM »

This is absolutely wonderful!! I love the glassy look and sheen on the eyes. Very realistic!
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010 11:15:09 AM »

stunning!
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010 02:21:31 PM »

Thanks guys! I just heard back from my contacts at the zoo and they're so excited about this piece! So YIPPPIE!!!

Now if I could only afford the tickets to the fundraiser!  Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2010 04:57:48 PM »

Dude, some serious talent you have!!  You mean to tell me you're donating this and they don't give you a couple tickets or invite you?? 
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2010 11:03:39 PM »

beautiful.
i love the softness of this picture
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2010 12:09:04 AM »

This is totally amazing - so beautifully done, and you manage to make them so alive.  I love it.
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2010 06:06:46 AM »

Thank you so much for all your support!  Kiss
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2010 06:36:00 AM »

Oh wow you did an amazing job. Cant believe this wasnt a actual photograph. Great job.
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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2010 10:31:57 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2010 05:42:36 PM »

Beautiful! I love all the subtle colors.
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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2010 10:02:48 AM »

Great job! I am in awe Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2010 01:05:23 PM »

Your drawing is beautiful and I believe you gave it a very appropriate title. Smiley The gorillas' expressions are beautiful; I especially like the details on Kibibi. It's great that you devoted so much time and effort into making something so beautiful to donate to the National Zoo's auction, and I can't believe that they wouldn't even give you a ticket to the fundraiser for your time!  Sad But congratulations on having your piece placed in the auction!
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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2010 01:18:49 PM »

Thanks so much everyone! It means so much to me. I don't mind donating my time if it's for a worthwhile cause. It's really clear they use every cent they receive wisely. I'm sure a lot of people donate, so giving away tickets probably can't happen.  Undecided It's ok though, I'm sure someone will let me know if it's successful there! I'm going to make prints of this piece, so I'll be ok with parting with it.
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2010 07:37:21 AM »

I'm so excited that I'm in the Featured Projects! Thank you so much for voting for me! I so touched and moved to tears. (Silly I know, but I love craftster so much!)
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2010 12:53:27 PM »

Thanks guys! I just heard back from my contacts at the zoo and they're so excited about this piece! So YIPPPIE!!!

Now if I could only afford the tickets to the fundraiser!  Undecided

No surprise - your work is absolutely wonderful.

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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2010 01:06:25 AM »

Oooh, this is just beautiful work, I love it! It turned out perfect, great job!!
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2010 04:42:35 PM »

these are amazing! really realistic Cool
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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2010 11:55:50 AM »

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