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Val

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on: January 01, 2014, 02:42:07 PM
Post your drawing for January Challenge here.

1/ Post only one drawing per person. Post only your finished drawing. If you need help, post it in the encourager section.

2/ Do your best to keep your entry as close as possible to the original Challenge photo. Please DO NOT make additions or changes to the subject. We try to maintain a fair and equal field for all entries from beginner to advanced.
Feel free to use the subject photos in your own creation BUT place it in the Encourager section, NOT in the challenge. Thank you for your ongoing support of these challenges.

3/ Graphite, Coloured Pencil (lead), Charcoal, or Ink may be used. If it is not specifically listed, DON'T USE IT! If you are unsure, PM me directly.

4/ When posting your entry, please list type(s) of pencil used. Not mandatory, but appreciated as it may help someone with less experience.   

5/ HAVE FUN !!! 


Cheers, Val

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Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 09:11:32 PM
Wow you definitely know how to challenge us!
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Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 09:13:56 PM
I thought he'd make a nice change from all the dogs ......  :whistle:        :2funny:
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Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 03:33:43 AM
 :eek: ...and be sure to keep your dogs away from this guy!


Interesting creature, Val.
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Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 11:47:12 AM
These Iguanas are common all over the Caribbean, and yes they really do bbq them. Not my cup of tea.
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Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 01:04:42 PM
this is a very interesting subject! Can you post a better picture? It is very small and dark. It is a challenge for my eyes. Thanks , Doina
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Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 03:22:02 PM
Hurray some more first's!
First to post.
First challenge of 2014
First time drawing a reptile!
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Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 03:27:26 PM
This is excellent Brian!! Well done, great tone variation.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I just finish drawing the outline. I have problems with the picture. Is very dark. again, congratulations for the Iguana and the firsts you have accomplished!   :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :congrats: :congrats: Doina
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Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 03:57:53 PM
Excellent Brian!  This is not far off the original.  Well Done!
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Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 04:27:39 PM
Well, firstly, I must say that you are ... first in line ahead of the pack
                                                             first to post
                                                             first to enter the challenge for 2014 and
                                                             first time to draw a reptile which is pretty darned good, I would say!


You have set the bar high Brian now let's see who will be the first to challenge you!!!  Certainly not me for I am still in love with drawing the dogs!  However, I will get to this soon although I hate reptiles of any sort.  They give me the creeps.


 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent job Brian.




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Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 07:02:37 PM
Great job Brian.  :clap: Good on you for being first challenge post for  2014.  :clap:

I'll see what I can do with the photo for you Doina. Won't be long  O0
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Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 07:10:42 PM
This is the maximum I can push it. Hope it helps Doina.

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Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 07:31:16 PM
Thank you Val, I'm going to take it to my photo software and see What I can do. Anyhow it is much better.  :thankyou: Doina
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Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 07:54:22 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Val, I was able to enlarge and lighten without having those big pixels in the picture. Doina
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Reply #14 on: January 02, 2014, 08:15:30 PM
 :clap: Excellent work Brian! Love the texture.