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doina

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on: December 28, 2013, 06:46:31 AM
This is my first color pencil drawing. It is different than anything I have done until now. I found it very relaxing, and less mess when working. I appreciate any comments on how to improve. Doina

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Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 07:44:15 AM
Excellent, Doina!   :smitten:   


Well done!  I like everything about this, the colours, composition, beautiful in the frame!   :flowers:


I enjoy coloured pencils, of course I enjoy everything.


With coloured pencils, I have found it difficult to get enough darks in the drawings, maybe it's the paper I've used ???
I know I have lots more to learn about using coloured pencils, but, only one life to live! :)
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Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 07:55:38 AM
It is beautifully done, Doina!  :clap:
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Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 08:01:15 AM
Wow, Doina, you did a really good job on the trumpet vine.  All your colors look rich.

I've tried colored pencils but my results were like little-kids coloring book level.

Nice work, dear lady.

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Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 08:06:23 AM
 :thankyou: Christina and  :thankyou: Lillian for your encouragements. Lillian, I have learned a trick on YouTube. I start with the dark color first aka with an HB pencil I make my first round by playing with the tone/shades. Then I take the next darkest color and add, ... and so on. After the third or forth color added, I will go over with white and start the coloring process al over. If I can find the YouTube lesson I'll PM to you. Doina 
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Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 11:44:18 AM
Well done, Doina  :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely work.
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Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 12:49:53 PM
Absolutely lovely Doina. I would never have guessed this was your first attempt. Good on you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013, 01:01:36 PM
Thank you Dennis, I appreciate very much. Val, I was surprised too! But I have tried a lot of  color combinations on a separate sheet. I purchased a set of Crayola pencils ( 50) with $7.00 to try. I did not wanted to use the good ones. Now I can try to use the Prismacolor. If I'll screw up, I'll go back to Crayola until I will get it right. Thank you for your comment, Doina
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Reply #8 on: December 28, 2013, 01:23:43 PM
I have tried a lot of  color combinations on a separate sheet. I purchased a set of Crayola pencils ( 50) with $7.00 to try. I did not wanted to use the good ones. Now I can try to use the Prismacolor. If I'll screw up, I'll go back to Crayola until I will get it right. Thank you for your comment, Doina

I'd say you were more than ready to use the Prismacolor set!  Nice work on the flowers, they look like a botanist study!  O0
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Reply #9 on: December 28, 2013, 01:54:40 PM
 :thankyou:  Doina, I'd be interested in the Youtube link if you should come across it again.
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Reply #10 on: December 28, 2013, 06:55:07 PM
 :thankyou: Steven, I appreciate your comment, and I took your advise. I started another drawing using the Prismacolor pencils. What a difference in quality!!!! Working with them is like having butter in my hands. I love them. Doina
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Reply #11 on: December 28, 2013, 08:01:38 PM
Exactly!  No reason to torture yourself with the Crayolas!  I'm using the same logic to justify buying myself some CARAN D'ACHE - LUMINANCE pencils.  They are pretty proud of them though...  they list @ $5.20/ea.  I almost have myself convinced!  :idiot2:
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Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 08:16:43 PM
Wow, that's beautiful Doina!
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Reply #13 on: December 28, 2013, 09:07:13 PM
What a fantastic job, looks great to me. Well done Doina :clap:


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Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 08:33:13 AM
Beautiful  O0 O0

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