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StarDuck
« on: December 04, 2010 05:46:48 AM »

This took me a ridiculous amount of time to do - I had never painted with acrylics before, I don't really ever paint, period, so it was very trial-and-error. I made it for a friend's birthday, it took me 40-50 hours at least, I redid the sky literally at least 15 times. I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

Although I loved doing it, my memories of the painting are quite bittersweet (I gave it to my friend... and then we had a massive fall out, and despite my best efforts I never saw him, or the painting again) and I don't have any good photos of it. These are pics I found saved to my laptop, they've been moved around, so the quality has reduced. The original photos were on my phone, which was stolen by communists*.

This is the closest to the actual colours


I love those skies - I spent ages getting them approximating what was in my head


I love those camels!



*in Cambodia (they chose to 'redistribute' my wealth! Cheesy)
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010 06:30:52 AM »

I LOVE this painting. The colours are simply fabulous. When I saw the thumbnail I was like "ooh intriguing. *click*" So sorry to hear that it's no longer in your possession and that you don't talk to your friend anymore. But I do love that painting.
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rjannelle
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010 11:02:03 AM »

That's a very unfortunate story Sad The painting is beautiful though. I love the vibrant colors and the way you've blended them. My favorite part is the way you've done the camels in such a minimalistic way.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010 02:30:56 PM »

Beautiful painting! It's very unique! I have such a hard time parting with my artwork.  I can't imagine giving it to someone and then not being friends with them anymore Sad
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010 10:43:20 PM »

Oh my God, I love this painting!!! I would hate to give something this cool away and then not be friends with the person anymore Cry
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