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Title: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Abbietaya on July 03, 2017, 10:41:08 AM
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Val on July 04, 2017, 07:57:12 PM
Totally recognizable, well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Win on July 04, 2017, 10:37:52 PM
A good likeness  :clap: interesting  use of colours .
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Abbietaya on July 05, 2017, 11:41:47 AM
Hi, thank you both.
It was drawn from a photo taken by a roady from the side of stage the lighting was only on freddy though not bright. The picture was a friends.

I tried to  convey the mood  of the concert..

 :smitten: :thankyou: :painting:
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: linley.plester on July 06, 2017, 04:38:56 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent. You've captured not only the chiseled featured, the teeth, the chest and the attitude, but also the mood. I'm green with :envy:
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Abbietaya on July 06, 2017, 05:58:31 AM
Hi linley,
Thankyou so much, that means so much to me. this is my 4th pastel drawing.. i started properly june 16th and to my surprise i found i really enjoyed the medium after shying away for a long time.
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Win on July 06, 2017, 12:22:56 PM


I tried to  convey the mood  of the concert..



You managed that perfectly  O0
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 06, 2017, 01:28:48 PM
I think you perfectly captured him - and am stunned that this is only your 4th pastel painting - bravo!!!
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Abbietaya on July 06, 2017, 03:03:34 PM
Hi there
 Thank you, it means alot all the encouragement  you all give here.
My first real pastel was done at a vic bearscroft workshop a black cat called leon, on the 16th june. I am now practicing portraits for awhile to see if i can eventually draw my mum in pastel.
 :thankyou: :smitten: :painting:
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: dennis on July 06, 2017, 11:32:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   Maybe just a touch of a highlight to show up the hand  O0
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Abbietaya on July 07, 2017, 10:40:55 AM
Hi dennis thank you, i did think of it but in the photo the hand exxcept for a slight lightness on the index  finger was completely blacked out.  i wasn't confident enough to add it ,
 :smitten: :thank you: :painting:
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Happychappy on July 08, 2017, 03:14:13 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  You are doing incredibly well.  Carry on.   Patricia
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Fiona on July 10, 2017, 02:16:48 AM
Lovely work Abbietaya, you have captured him brilliantly. You obviously have a flair for pastels - keep going  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Abbietaya on July 11, 2017, 03:20:13 AM
Hi, thank you everyone for your lovely comments. For a long time i was reluctant to do colour, i dabble a little but i decided to do the vic bearcroft workshop and to my surprise found i really enjoyed it !  One thing that had put me off was getting diry hands! I'm not prissey , i'll get stuck in to most things but i really don't like getting paint and stuff on my hands. But i managed to use pastel and kept relevtively clean. Surprise surprise!
Take care all  :thankyou: :smitten: :painting:
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 12, 2017, 11:10:28 AM
Fabulous, Liz.  You can almost hear the words coming out of his mouth.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Abbietaya on July 13, 2017, 09:42:09 AM
Thank you mea
Take care
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Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: TeresaM on July 14, 2017, 12:24:53 AM
Well done  :clap:
Title: Re: My attempt at freddie mercury in concert
Post by: Abbietaya on July 14, 2017, 11:12:03 AM
Thank you teresa
Taje care
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