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« on: July 14, 2009 02:57:49 PM »

In high school, I took Vocational Commercial Art classes.  In both my junior year and senior years I spent 3 hours a day off in art lala land.  I absolutely loved it.  After putting my portfolio together, I ended up never using it.  I wasn't ready to go to college and leave home.  It has been tucked away for a few years and has finally surfaced.  (My husband and I are revamping the basement, that in of itself will be another post... Wink)

These are two of my favorites.  Both will be re-matted and framed, and will be hung in the basement.

Photography is not one of my strong suits.  I always blame the camera but in this case, it is the camera.  I need a new one!

I remember writing words to songs in the shell piece!  Ask me what songs and where are they located?  I have no clue.  It is done on mechanical board with several Design Ebony pencils, razor blades and a kneaded eraser, a few of those as well.  approximately 70+ hours to complete.

Up close shots...

This one is done on the same board with gesso, acrylic paints, drafting curves, Prismacolor colored pencils and Design Ebony pencils.

Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009 06:04:05 PM »

The shells are great! I love the amount of detail you incorporated into it. My hat's off to you for doing it all in graphite, I've got no patience with it! I always drag my hand over it and smudge it up.  Angry

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009 04:14:46 AM »

Thank you.  Cheesy  I had black hands at the end of every day!

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009 06:12:00 PM »

You BETTER frame those, they are awesome!  The black and white one is really amazing, such detail. Cheesy
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