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on: June 27, 2013, 12:21:12 AM


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Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 12:23:36 AM
Thank you Happychappy, i managed to put my duck in this forum with your  "how to"help. :thankyou:

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Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 12:35:01 AM

That painting is ducky!!  Really fabulous job.  Even the reflection on the water is great.


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Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 03:00:01 AM
Bella- I know NOTHING about colored pencils.  This is so detailed and just stunning.   O0   I can't say enough.  What in the world is blue velvet paper?


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Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 04:13:35 AM
 :thankyou:  The blue velvet paper is kind of like hard cardboard, covered with a soft velvety material.
I bought it a while ago in an art supply store. Its very nice for colored pencils. They sell it in different
colours. I started doing my first art learning works with colored pencils, now i am learning watercolours, oil painting and taking the drawing course to find out how to improve myself, in order to get to projects i have in my head that i want to be able to do in the future, hopefully.

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Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 05:52:27 AM
Nice colour pencil painting there Bella! It's very interesting to hear about the type of paper you've used. It's certainly saved time colouring in the blue of the water! Very clever and wise ;)
I look forward to seeing your progress on the other media, drawing, oil and watercolour. If it's like your Duck painting, we're in for some nice surprises.
Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 11:26:29 AM
 :clap:  Love this, Bella! You did such a nice job on it!


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Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 11:46:22 AM
Bella, It was such a pleasure to be able to assist you in posting your gorgeous duck drawing on the forum.  It is really so very well done, just beautiful. This way, you will get such helpful feedback and besides that, it is so encouraging not only for you but for others too, as you can impart your experiences with the medium which will be beneficial to others wanting to learn.     I am ecstatic to hear that you are trying out watercolour, oil and the drawing course too.  You will be delighted with what you learn, trust me.  Patricia  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 01:13:56 PM
What a gorgeous duck!   :clap: :clap: :clap: Your reflection is awesome, too!  O0


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Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 01:40:30 PM
I love your colored pencil work, Bella!  :smitten:   It's just beautiful and well done.

And I'm glad you are taking advantage of all that Paintbasket has to offer. 

I'm looking forward to seeing more of what you do as a result of this good teaching.

Thanks for telling us about the paper you used.  The right paper makes such a big difference.
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Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013, 04:38:10 PM
Very Nice Bella O0
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Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 12:00:58 AM
Absolutely stunning!  :heeha: Brilliant!  :congrats:

Wood Ducks have always been a favourite of mine. You have captured this one flawlessly.  O0
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Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 03:22:40 PM
That's absolutely an amazing duck.
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Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 04:02:47 PM
Realy a fantastic male wood duck drawing you did . Superb colors and the water reflection is like real.

A masterpiece  :clap: .

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Reply #14 on: July 24, 2013, 05:51:34 PM
Oh, I love wood ducks! (and they are not made of wood, just their name  :2funny: )  They are so colorful,...and they nest in trees and the babies have to take a leap of faith into the water when they are ready to be on their own!  Love your duck, Bella, very well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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