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« on: March 16, 2011 06:33:09 AM »

So I decided to giving Ampersand Pastelbord's (http://www.ampersandart.com/pastel.html) a shot. I was mostly interested in it for a couple reasons it can be used for colored pencil, acrylic painting, and pastels. I'm still researching using it as a platform for colored pencils and acrylics. (Apparently colored pencils can be varnished and possibly framed ...wait for it....without glass! GASP! Shocked I don't know if I would be so bold, but one can dream.) I decided to start with what the platform was designed for, pastels. I'm really happy with how it came out. It's 11x14 and I decided to title it "This Is My Happy Face"

Any comments are appreciated  Grin Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011 06:54:52 AM »

oh my god! That is sooo cool!
I love the way you did the eyes!
The nose is so cute ^^

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011 07:02:15 AM »

Wow! This looks like a photograph! I love all the tiny details in the fur and the reflection in the eyes make them look so shiny Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011 07:04:17 AM »

Riechan and tcmatteson, I actually picked this photo because of the eye reflections. I know that might sound weird but I knew I would add blue into the reflections and I wanted to see how it would turn out. I also added blue and blue gray into the nose to balance it out.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011 07:05:39 AM »

This is amazing - I really thought it was a photo!

« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011 07:14:19 AM »

Thank you seeuudee! Grin

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011 07:32:30 AM »

Wow! This is so amazing - all of the details are incredible Smiley

« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011 08:03:51 AM »

Thank you jellybean89, not sure I would say incredible but I'm happy  Grin I think I'm getting closer to photo realism work so I think I'm aiming in the right direction. I know I'm a hard critic.  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011 08:45:42 AM »

It's amazing!
You are very talented.

« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011 08:57:58 AM »

When I opened this thread, I did so assuming that the photo on the main board was the picture that you painted from. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that was your work and not the 'before'. If this is your first time working with a new medium, I can only imagine what later projects will look like. That said, I'm not sure how much you can improve as this is already so absolutely amazing!

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