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BeaSue

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on: January 07, 2016, 02:10:21 PM
My first colored pencil painting. Whew! This took a long time--many layers & much burnishing. After getting comfortable with watercolors, I am really at the bottom of the learning curve here.

9" x 6" Prismacolor on Strathmore Toned Gray 400 Series

--Susan

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Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 02:34:34 PM
Wel Sue you did a great job on the kiwi,  they look delicious, and real looking.    :yippee:
   I was tempted to buy a new set of coloured pencil myself to do some colour drawing but I will wait for sale as the ones I want are the faber castle polychrome.   
 
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Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 03:17:40 PM
Nicely done Susan  :)  :clap: :clap: :clap: Coloured pencil does take a long time with all that burnishing and layering!

Cheers
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Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 03:21:31 PM
Wow, these look so real!  Wonderful work! O0 O0
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Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 03:28:12 PM
WOW!!  Susan, this is really stunning.  Even the fizz on the kiki skin looks good.  I marvel at how you were able to make such thin slices!

I'm in awe!

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BeaSue

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Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 04:02:22 PM
Thanks so much for the encouragement, ladies! I think it will take me a while--and I'm not giving up on watercolors (my first love)--but it is fun to tackle a brand new medium.
--Susan

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Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 04:54:09 PM
This is excellent Susan and looks like a watercolor painting! A kiwi is my next WC project so you've set the bar very high for me!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 05:47:29 PM
Thanks, Sharon. I know you will do beautifully.
--Susan

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Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 09:31:02 PM
Susan, So realistic! Beautiful! :clap:  :clap: I don't think you are at the bottom of the learning curve! It looks like you jumped right to the top!
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Reply #9 on: January 07, 2016, 09:40:27 PM
Excellent! Susan.  Looks good enough to eat.
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Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 11:01:55 PM
My thoughts exactly Christina!.....Susan you have done really really well!
I took to colour pencil...because I love to draw and it would be easy transition and you don't need so much equipment...but I soon realized you need a lot of patience!!!
Once you know your way around CP it can be very relaxing ...but it takes a lot more hours ..!
I totally understand Nolans hestitance to do a class! :)
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Reply #11 on: January 08, 2016, 04:35:08 AM
 :thankyou: very much, Christina, Jill and Zayne. Since I am retired and am painting for pleasure, not profit, I am fortunate I can take the time to do some CP paintings. It is very enjoyable.
--Susan

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Reply #12 on: January 08, 2016, 05:50:21 AM
You are right Susan...it is very relaxing and enjoyable.In no way I wanted to sound discouraging...wish I had more patience...as I am super slow to begin with with any medium.....so can u imagine..CP!.lol!

It took me more three weeks to do A4 size strawberry ! ::) :)
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Reply #13 on: January 08, 2016, 06:14:26 AM
Zayn, I did not take your comment as discouraging at all. I am also a slow worker, so I can well understand that 3-week strawberry!
--Susan

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Reply #14 on: January 08, 2016, 04:44:38 PM
great job Susan :clap: :clap: :clap:

just darken the cast shadow, it is too light against the fruit O0


 

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