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Title: Oh! Baby
Post by: Abbietaya on June 18, 2017, 11:53:23 AM
From a royalty free photo
Using pastel pencils

This is my fourth attempt with pastels; i wasn't sure whether to put in a background or not! Decide to just have the babe.

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Post by: mea hamo pena on June 18, 2017, 12:34:10 PM
Oh, wow, Liz, that's really good.  Hard to believe you could get it looking that good with little experience in pastels.

Looks fine without a background because the mom might be putting him down on his bedsheet after a bath. Not sure whether there needs to be more of a casted shadow on the background, though.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on June 18, 2017, 12:39:33 PM
Well done Liz!!!  :heeha:     :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think I'd leave as is, to have a cast shadow you would need something solid close behind for the shadow to fall on.
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Post by: Abbietaya on June 18, 2017, 12:50:03 PM
Hi vsl mea,
Hope your both well;

I only have 5 pastel pencils , they are caran d'ache . But luckily there was a pale lemon, and 2 shade of a fleshy pink.
I did wonder what to do about the background, i thought if i put a background then i would have to consider where the light was hitting for shadow. So decided he is resting  on mum's arm in mid air as you say mea going to his crib for his naptime..i noticed an american pastel artist used foam board to rest on. I had a pack of 5 A4 black foam boards delivered to me by mistake, when i inform the retailer of the mistake they said i could keep it. So i decided to use it for my graphite drawings so attached it to my drawing board. Here is my rather scruffy drawing board with the pic of baby taped to it.
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Post by: Win on June 18, 2017, 02:20:11 PM
 :smitten: Gorgeous
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Post by: Abbietaya on June 18, 2017, 02:25:48 PM
Hi win, thank you, first time doing a figure other 3attempts were furry babies lol
Take care  :thankyou: :painting:
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Post by: Cath on June 19, 2017, 02:04:23 AM
 :clap: Well done, Liz!  :clap:
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Post by: Abbietaya on June 19, 2017, 03:12:36 AM
Thank you cath,
Take care  :thankyou: :painting:
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Post by: Happychappy on June 19, 2017, 12:38:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Liz, this is excellent.   Patricia
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Post by: Abbietaya on June 19, 2017, 01:08:48 PM
 :thankyou: :smitten: :painting:
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Post by: Fiona on June 22, 2017, 11:45:58 AM
Well done   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
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Post by: Abbietaya on June 24, 2017, 06:57:21 PM
Thank you all

Take care :thankyou: :painting:
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Post by: Zilpa on June 29, 2017, 10:40:32 PM
Great work.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Abbietaya on June 30, 2017, 01:39:43 AM
 :smitten: :thankyou: :painting:
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Post by: dennis on June 30, 2017, 01:52:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: you caught the emotion well  O0
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Post by: Abbietaya on June 30, 2017, 06:50:11 PM
Thank you dennis, this mean alot :smitten: :painting:
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Post by: TeresaM on June 30, 2017, 10:45:26 PM
Beautifully done.  :clap: :clap:
My daughter had a similar photo taken when her babies were born. They are now 9 and 7yrs old.
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Post by: Abbietaya on July 01, 2017, 06:35:33 AM
 :thankyou: teresa, nice memories
Take care
 :thankyou: :painting: