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post #651 of 659 Old 03-14-2013, 12:53 AM
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Kayty they are all lovely! I'd sooner work in graphite than pastel......you know I have a smudge-phobia! Graphite for me is a little more forgiving:)
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Eek graphite makes me panic, I am at much more risk of smudging with graphite than pastel!! At least I can whack a pale background colour over any smudges on the paper if I need to with pastel, graphite I'm not brave enough to try that with yet. Crazy to think that graphite used to be my main technique, now I avoid it like the plague!

Funny, when my commissions are going a bit slow I desperately want more commissions. When I'm flat out with them like I am now, all I want to do is have some quiet time to do some 'different' pieces and try out some bolder, looser work.

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So true! When I get commission work, I'm at it all night every night until its done, I become a recluse! I find it becomes 'work'! My husband said ' don't ever say yes to another commission' haha!
I'm flattered that people will call upon me to do work for them.....but I find not having too much choice if any on the subject matter drains my enthusiasm!

I always say, I fall in love with a piece while I'm creating it, and when I'm done I'm ready to divorce it! (And that's usually 200hrs later if you include the hanging hardware and varnishing!)
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Sounds we like work in a similar way!!! I will lock myself in a room to do a commission, and just plug away until it's done. I enjoy doing them, and I love making people happy when they receive them, but hell it is A LOT of work. And now that I'm starting back on full time work doing 40+ hours/week, my time is going to be draining away very quickly. My art does turn into 'work' when I am really busy. I don't rush them to get them done, but I don't enjoy doing them so much as when I can pick up a pastel and add bits and pieces to it as I see fit.

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I like your pastel work! I recently started with oil pastels and still need to get the hang of them, they're very different from graphite pencils. Great work :)
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Last and largest of 4 graphite pieces due to be sent off to Germany. It's been a big relief to finish this project, particularly this last piece which took me well over 60 hours to complete. Not easy when you're training at the police academy 10+ hours each day, with a 1 1/2 hour commute, and 3 horses to keep in work. It'll be a nice break being able to do some of my pastel commissions again as they are so much quicker.


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post #657 of 659 Old 04-24-2013, 07:49 PM
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Wow! the detail is exquisite!! you know, I love B nW best! Great work, as usual.
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Missed admiring your work. That is just wonderful
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post #659 of 659 Old 04-24-2013, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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I love graphite Tiny, but hell it takes a veeeeeeeey long time to do, especially a big one like this!!
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