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Bev S.

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on: November 18, 2013, 07:02:10 AM
Perhaps I have confused some of you buy using my "real" name, but yes, I am really the old Roxy!!
Here is something I was experimenting with just for fun. . .Coloured Pencils on Mylar Film. That's the stuff engineers and geologists and other professional types draw on. My hubby has a great huge roll of it lying around from his days of drawing maps, so I started playing with it and this is the result.
Since Mylar is a translucent plastic, you can put any coloured paper behind it and presto, you have a different BG. In fact, you can even draw on the back and draw in your own BG. . .slick eh?
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Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 07:30:46 AM
Bev-Roxy.....Roxy-Bev.... Who knew?!  ;D

This is stunning. Fabulous detail, great colourings. Banner job Bev!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 07:37:55 AM
STUNNING!  Love the details.
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Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 08:59:03 AM
Hi Roxy,

That is some mighty fine detail work you've got going on there. O0

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Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 09:55:00 AM
hey roxy, your still roxy to me  O0    this is stunning, I love it the detail on the bird and the feather this is fantastic  :yippee:   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 11:13:07 AM
Amazing!
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Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 11:24:04 AM
beautiful Bev :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 11:33:53 AM
WOW!!  Awesome experimenting Bev!!....Roxy!!    An awesome job, and the detail is super. Looks like he'd fly right off the page.

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Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 04:01:59 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: THANK YOU to everyone; Val, Jill, Batman, Jennylynn, Zayn, Nolan and Bella!
I'm so happy that you all like my little experiment. He is actually the first in a series of three little birds I'm planning on doing. I hope the next two turn out okay. Mylar is quite fun to work on, as it has almost no tooth and the colours blend quite easily. It erases like a dream and will take a royal beating before it gives up.
I have to have something to occupy my time while I wait impatiently for January to get here and for Nolan's new classes to start. . . .what better way to pass the time? Sketch out a whole bunch of projects and then go for it!!!!
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Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 08:28:36 PM
This is just so beautiful Bev! The fine, delicate detailing is just gorgeous - such a pretty birdie  :smitten:
I love the way the colors glow on the head feathers....
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Reply #10 on: November 18, 2013, 10:05:23 PM
Bev/Roxy,

Wow, Double WOW!  Your little bird is so beautifully done - so delicate.  The pine (or is it spruce) on the branch is so nicely done, too.

I want more of these!!

aloha

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Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 05:09:08 AM
Roxy, James Audobon would be jealous.  So gorgeous!!!


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Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 05:37:03 AM
Oh my, oh my you are much too kind but I'm loving all the praise!  :blush: :blush: :blush:
 :thankyou:  Denise. . there are about 5 different colours in that little head, and about 5 hours of work too! The snow might just be a shredded white napkin. . . . who knows!!!!! ;)
 :thankyou:  Mea. . it's an evergreen tree of some sort and some very, very sharp pencils were used!!
 :thankyou:  Lynn. . what a lovely thing to say!! Thank you so much!!!
 
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Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 06:22:43 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: I have just seen this Chickadee Roxy!  Sorry, but you will always be fun loving, comical "Roxy" to me.  It is just too gorgeous for words and you have done a wonderful job. The detail is outstanding.  I hope that a Cardinal features somewhere in your next bird paintings.  They are so special to me for I love their brilliant colour. Lovely to see your work Roxy. It feels like old times.   Patricia 
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Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 06:58:14 AM
Woohoo!!!! Well done Bevoxy! Boxy? Soooooo...it was finally fess up time, and your true identity has been revealed. Well your chickadee is lovely and I look forward to the series!
Sarah


 

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