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post #191 of 234 Old 01-19-2013, 03:53 PM
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Wow, that's amazing!
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post #192 of 234 Old 01-19-2013, 05:39 PM
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You do such beautiful, beautiful work! Prizmacolor oil pencil is my favorite medium...though when I went to HobbyLobby this past year to restock my supply, I couldn't find any of their oil pencils. There were just the standard colored pencils (also by Prizmacolor), but believe me, they are NOT the same. I went ahead and bought what I could find and used them, but was not happy with the result. Nothing on earth blends as beautifully as those oil pencils.

Anyway, you do amazing work, dear! :)
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post #193 of 234 Old 01-19-2013, 08:32 PM
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Your work gets better and better all the time Liz, beautiful!!

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post #194 of 234 Old 01-23-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Kayty. That means a lot coming from you.

I am taking a bit of a risk her in posting this picture as it's a baby gift for my friend and I don't know if she has a horseforum account. She has already seen the drawing before, but has no idea I touched up the drawing and am planning to frame and give it to her.

I did this colored pencil drawing several years ago and decided to go back and add more layers as I did with th big portrait of my 3 horses. I may have to go through my other old pieces and rework them with some of the time I have between commissions.

Here are the before and after pictures.
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post #195 of 234 Old 01-23-2013, 10:26 PM
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Fantastic! Its really amazing what you can do when coming back to old drawings and doing touch ups. The difference is shocking!

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post #196 of 234 Old 01-28-2013, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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I have been working on a very fun project that I want to start using for advertising purposes so prospective clients can see my own creative interpretation of their pets via photographs provided. I found a collage making web site to come up with these photo/drawing comparisons. The only downside is that sometimes I make modifications per the owner's request or my own artist's judgement and I hope prospective clients don't look at these thinking "well, why didn't she include the bridle?" or "Why is the forelock/mane like that? It doesn't match the photograph." Perhaps I am reading too much into this. Still, I've seen other artists do this and I like the concept.
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post #197 of 234 Old 01-28-2013, 11:55 AM
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WOW!! Simply stunning Liz! Wow!!!!!
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post #198 of 234 Old 01-29-2013, 01:18 AM
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Wow I love the comparisons!

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post #199 of 234 Old 02-03-2013, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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I posted this picture in the art requests forum for FaceTheMusic, but wanted to share it in here as well because I decided to step out of my mechanical pencil comfort zone and played around with a 9B pencil I hadn't used before. I wanted to really capture the very dark tones in this high contrast picture, something I can't really accomplish with a plain old mechanical pencil. Because this was a small scale drawing (5 x 7"), I had to sharpen my pencil alot to get in the fine details, but I think I might want to use this pencil more often for commissioned work.
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post #200 of 234 Old 02-17-2013, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Lulu...5 x7" prismacolor pencil.
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