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post #1 of 40 Old 01-07-2012, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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CONTEST! FREE oil pastel drawing!

I am offering a contest for a FREE oil pastel drawing. I bought a set of oil pastels a long time ago and would like to get in a little practice before I begin offering them as commissions. Please, head shots only at this time.

I will take a look at all the photo submissions tomorrow morning and pick a photo that "speaks" to me. Then I will post the finished drawing and PM the winner for their mailing address so I can ship it out.

For those who have used oil pastels, what type of paper is best, rough or smooth? Is there a good fixative to seal oil pastel drawings with or does a fixative just ruin them like with soft pastels?

I need to give commissions a little break and would like to work with new mediums such as the watercolor set I have never opened. Stay tuned for future contests.

Let the posting begin!
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post #2 of 40 Old 01-07-2012, 07:30 PM
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Sorry they're so big! Here's a few pictures I've taken:

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post #3 of 40 Old 01-07-2012, 07:39 PM
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I dont' know if I have any good head shots, but it will be so cool to see what you come up with.
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post #5 of 40 Old 01-07-2012, 07:48 PM
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Here we go, hope one of these guys calls to you.





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Here is my boy Spyder

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I have a few!(: Maybe they'll tickle your fancy (is that a saying? haha)

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Here are a few of my horse




And Charlie

Sorry for the overload :P
I have better quality versions of these as well ^

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post #10 of 40 Old 01-07-2012, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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WOW, so many beautiful pictures in here!!! This is going to be a VERY hard decision!
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