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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Mindless Inktober2019 on: October 02, 2019 09:08:57 AM
Inktober 2019 Day two prompt is Mindless. At first I thought I'd make a social statement about the overuse of smartphones. But that felt crotchety and angry and I would be a hypocrite.  Wink
So, as a mother of 5 kids ages 20 to 11, and getting to be an old lady, I was thinking of something that would free my mind and body, and flying through the air sounded good. So, this is what I came up with.

"Mindless" 4.5" x 6" watercolor , Sharpie marker and Pilot G-2 Ball point pen on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper reference: Pixabay
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Ball point pen Ringtail Lemur on: October 01, 2019 04:28:34 PM
Anyone here participating in Inktober?
October 1st prompt is Ring
"Ringtail Lemur" 4.5" 6" Pilot ball point pens on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper reference: Pixabay

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Eye C U COLORED PENCIL Portrait on: September 30, 2019 07:55:19 AM
This is my nephew. When he was 2 years old I was holding him in my lap at a restaurant and had an impression that he was autistic. I have autistic sons, and have developed a 6th sense about these things. His mother struggled with this announcement, but, they were able to start early intervention. Autistic people are extremely intelligent, awkward and a pleasure to be around, most of the time. Most pictures of this little boy are of him clowning. This photo was taken when he was not aware.

I decided that since people on the spectrum see and feel things differently, that his portrait needed to be bright! The puzzle pieces in the background also hint autism.

"Eye C U"
8" x 10" Prismacolor Colored Pencil, odorless mineral spirits, and white gel pen on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Reference photo used by permission: Rachel Jonker

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Re: Autumn Lanterns colored pencil on: September 26, 2019 06:55:13 PM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
Wow! THANKS!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Re: Autumn Lanterns colored pencil on: September 26, 2019 06:54:39 PM
Girl, you have found something in yourself that I am so glad you share with us.
Thank you, friend.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Re: Autumn Lanterns colored pencil on: September 22, 2019 12:25:04 PM
https://coloredpencilmag.com/challenge/

I finally looked it up... WOW... compare her previous pencil drawings to the real life... Paulette you are amazing... go rockstar!...
You just for real made me cry happy tears. THANK YOU! Made my day.
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Autumn Lanterns colored pencil on: September 21, 2019 10:52:25 AM

Autumn Lanterns 8.5" x 11" Prismacolor and Odorless mineral spirits on strathmore colored pencil paper.
Reference photo used by permission: Sally Robertson

Another colored pencil magazine challenge.
I played around with the image and made the colors more vibrant from the original.
I've been using Prismacolors which are so creamy, and I can see why people use a harder pencil to get a sharper line. The difficulty with this drawing was having all of that dark pencil dust land on the lighter parts and having to brush it away, so that it didnt get worked into the lighter areas.

8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Re: Sand Babies COLORED PENCIL on: September 15, 2019 04:41:56 PM
Gorgeous! So much better then a photo. I bet she got emotional when she saw it. Being a Grandma I would.
She asked to buy it from me. I was going to give it to her anyway.
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Sand Babies COLORED PENCIL on: September 14, 2019 02:42:03 PM

8" 10" colored pencil and odorless mineral spirits on Strathmore colored pencil paper.
I was so pleased when my mother's friend allowed me to draw this portrait of her grandbabies. I loved every minute of it.
I used the OMS to create a watercolor effect with the colored pencil. The clothing was blended with a colorless blender, and the skin was blended and burnished using peach and white colored pencil and then glazed over the too for more blush and the blue cast from their clothing.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Re: Pepper A Pet Portrait COLORED PENCIL on: September 11, 2019 07:56:07 AM
you are crazy amazing... I have never tried to replicate with colored pencils but I am so impressed by your precision...

Some of it is precision, others  could be resist techniques like masking and embossing and scraping and white gel pen. CPs have come a long ways since the 90s when I started using them.
In this portrait I used a lot of embossing and gel pen for highlights.
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