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post #21 of 38 Old 11-11-2009, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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post #22 of 38 Old 11-11-2009, 11:05 PM
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Wow it looks great!

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post #23 of 38 Old 11-11-2009, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thak you...

One thing I just LOVE about the soft pastels is my ability to do quick and simple backgrounds. I hate doing backgrounds with a passion, but I like how I can be carefree with my backgrounds and then do the main subject in more detail to make it pop rather than just having it on a flat white surface.
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post #24 of 38 Old 11-11-2009, 11:37 PM
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Love it love it love it Liz!!! Well done I'm very impressed
Only other main thing you need to learn with pastels now, is just how to get the detail of the outline of the drawing, it's a little fuzzy on the edges so to speak around near the forelock, but that will come as you use pastel more, it's hard to get fine details ;)
Absolutely beautifull though, the owner will be very proud to have had you draw her foal, it's just lovely!!
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Oh, and please don't spray it with a fixative, it murders the colours after a few months!!!!! Just tell the girl not to touch the surface, and to mount it behind glass with a trough in the bottom of the matting to catch any particles that drop off over time ;)
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post #26 of 38 Old 11-13-2009, 04:16 PM
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WOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!! You are so talented! This is amazing!

To ride or not to ride? What a stupid question! :roll:
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post #27 of 38 Old 11-14-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Well, here it is...the finished piece!!! I think...lol.

Any further critiques or should I just leave it as is?

Can't wait to start on the new pastel drawing!!!
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post #28 of 38 Old 11-14-2009, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah, and Kayty...I REALLY appreciate all your advice. This drawing wouldn't have been half this good had it not been for you. I still need a lot more practice, but this is definitely a medium I want to continue to work with and eventually advertise for commissions. Thank you sooo much.

And thanks to everybody's kind comments :)
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post #29 of 38 Old 11-14-2009, 11:47 PM
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Gorgeous Liz really very impressive!!!! It looks much sharper now too that it is finished. Only thing I'd do to it now it see how around the chest where the neck comes down to the shoulders all your lines are very blunt? I'd just blend those in a little more, so that the neck 'flows' into the shoulders a little more, particuarly his left shoulder, you just need to get a little bit of darkish brown and 'drag' the shadow slightly more into the highlighted area, just so it dosn't finish so abruptly.
Other than that, don't touch a thing! Can't wait for you to start the next one
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And so glad you're enjoying pastel, TOLD YOU SO :P It's the best!
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