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Title: Twisted roots
Post by: linley.plester on July 25, 2017, 04:07:46 AM
Copied from a book on Cape Arid in Western Australia. Husband and wife team who have spent years drawing the local vegetation. Philippa & blank Nikulinsky. Reminded of places I've been so much that I had to copy a small portion (for personal use only.... no intention of infringing copyright.) This tiny drawing  (about an eighth of one of their double spread pages) took 6 hours. What wonderful dedication to stick at it for years to produce a whole book, in colour too.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 25, 2017, 04:57:56 AM
 :smitten: such a beautiful drawing, Linley.
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Post by: Annie. on July 25, 2017, 05:06:04 AM
Beautiful and well balanced subject  :clap:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on July 25, 2017, 08:29:46 AM
Linley,

What a masterful job you did on this.  It has such a calming effect on me.

I do not use "masterful" very often.  But it seems to fit this instance.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Win on July 25, 2017, 11:32:10 AM
Very nicely done  :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2017, 03:49:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely pen and ink drawing Linley, so neatly done.   Patricia
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Post by: dennis on July 25, 2017, 07:29:51 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: linley.plester on July 26, 2017, 04:42:31 AM
 :thankyou: everyone for your kind comments. But all I can say is.... you should see the book! Wish I could afford to buy it. The whole book has that calming effect, Mea.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 26, 2017, 08:19:35 AM
Your dedication has paid off, Linley - this is fantastic!! And copying old masters is how many artists honed their skills in former times. I think it's the perfect way to perfect your skills - and it's paying off!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: linley.plester on July 26, 2017, 04:23:38 PM
Thanks Sharon... I have gotten to the stage where I can draw/copy most photos and other people's art work, in outline anyway. It's translating it into paint that causes angst and frustration. I'd also like to do some original drawings and paintings... I'm still working on that. Watching Gita's dedication and the expansion of her capabilities is quite inspiring too. You and she are becoming "role models". Well, all the Forum contributors are inspiring really. I love this site.  :smitten:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 26, 2017, 06:38:12 PM
You've really progressed so much in such a short time period, Linley. Keep going!!