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Fiona

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on: August 09, 2014, 02:15:54 PM
Okay it seems I've finally lost my mind ...... I woke up this morning and thought  "Wouldn't it be fun to do the Big 5 in Pastels" ......

So here goes with the first, the Cape Buffalo, now I've seen these beasties up close and they are huge, I mean really huge!! So using the reference photo. I'm hoping that the final work will look something vaguely like the real thing ....  I must be  :idiot2:



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Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 03:04:51 PM
You will do fine Fiona, just remember have fun. If you mess up go at it again.  O0

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Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 05:25:03 PM
 :idiot2:   

 ;D

I look forward to seeing your work-have fun with it!  O0
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Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 09:47:39 PM
Go for it, Fiona.  You CAN do it.

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Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 10:46:05 PM
That's the beauty of pastels they are forgiving and you can have a lot of fun in using them you have a great subject look forward to the finished painting.  Ray
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Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 03:36:02 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fiona, you CAN do it for sure.  As Ray said, you have a fantastic subject and pastels are really lovely to work with.  Can't wait to see your finished picture.   Patricia
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Reply #6 on: August 10, 2014, 06:20:50 AM
 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:   Yay Fiona!!! You can do this.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Reply #7 on: August 10, 2014, 09:37:22 AM
Thank you all for your encouragement - it has certainly spurred me on   :D

Here is the Buffalo so far, I think it's coming together quite nicely, but as always comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Fi

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Reply #8 on: August 10, 2014, 09:44:06 AM
Absolutely a great start :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: August 10, 2014, 11:21:36 AM
Looks great.   :clap:
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Reply #10 on: August 10, 2014, 01:34:15 PM
Looks great so far Fiona, can't wait to see the end result. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: August 10, 2014, 08:49:43 PM
Wow, Fiona!  It's coming along nicely. Can hardly wait to see the finished picture.
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Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 01:35:33 AM
Nice blending  O0  This is going to look fantastic!   :clap: :clap: :clap:  I feel my suspenders tightening!  ;D
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Reply #13 on: August 11, 2014, 03:03:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fiona, you are doing so well with the pastels on the Cape Buffalo.  Looking forward to seeing the finished painting.   Patricia
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Reply #14 on: August 11, 2014, 03:19:18 AM
Thank you everyone - I'm really having fun with this one. Who knew there were so many colours to mud!! And as a bonus I get to cover myself in various shades too - I looked like the "Swamp Monster from the Deep" when I finished off the first layers   :heeha:

Cheers
Fi
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