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C.Bodine

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on: December 29, 2015, 03:06:12 PM
My daughter received some Prismacolor pencils for Christmas. She was kind enough to let me borrow them! :) I am not very good at drawing, but the pencils are really nice to use. These are student quality, because of the cost, but even so, blend very well.


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Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 05:53:43 PM
Wow! Great job with these, Christina!  :yippee:  :yippee:  :yippee:

 I am starting to use Prismacolor pencils, too. Aren't they fun to use? I've just ordered some instructional books and paper (white & toned gray) and today I bought my odorless mineral spirits.
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Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 06:53:16 PM
Christina,

Gorgeous apple.  I just watched Nolan's lesson on Apple in Acrylics and I see so many of the techniques he used beautifully done in this apple.

Maybe just a more subtle fading of the dark at the bottom of the apple. 

aloha

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Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 06:57:37 PM
Christina,

Wish I had those fabulous eyelashes!!!  Nice reflections on the eye.

Outer eye looks well shaped but the pupil seems sort of squarish.  Does the eyebrow seem too small and low for the size of the eye?

aloha

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Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 09:56:31 PM
Thank you, Susan. They are a lot of fun! I didn't use any mineral spirits. I haven't tried that yet.

Mea, Actually, there is a lot of problems with the eye!   :2funny:   I really don't draw AT ALL and this was the first time I have ever drawn an eye!  Although, I am not sure why the pupil appears square. It is almost perfectly round on the drawing. Yes, the eyebrow is definitely too small and low. Something I realized after I finished, but just wanted to show the use of prismacolors. (even at the risk of embarrassing myself! :blush: HaHa!) Definitely need to work on my drawing skills! Maybe, I will try again!

Thank you for the suggestion on the apple. :)
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Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 10:38:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Tina, your apple is absolutely beautiful.  The colours are vibrant and really very well done with Prismacolor pencils.  I quite enjoy working with them but find it difficult to blend and yet you seem to have done so well with the blending. I have mineral spirits but I need to learn what to do. A year or so ago, perhaps longer, I did an apple too, I think I put it on the forum. Must go and have a look.  I have seen some beautiful work done with pencils and like anything else I suppose, it is practice, practice, practice.


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Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 12:13:42 AM
Christina,

Yes, I am a dues-paying member of the I-posted-it-too-soon club too.  Don't you just hate it when you see it on the FORUM and all the flaws appear!!

But, that's how we learn!

aloha

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Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 12:14:08 AM
Patricia, Nolan has just created a colored pencil section for us. Yay!  :yippee: I saw there some of the cp work you did, including those apples. Nicely done!
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Reply #8 on: December 30, 2015, 08:37:58 PM
Nicely blended Christina!
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Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 11:23:53 PM
amazing apple! :clap:
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Reply #10 on: December 31, 2015, 12:25:06 AM
Thank you, Zayn!

Thank you, Nigel!

Thank you, Patricia! Yes, I have seen some amazing work done with Pencil!
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Reply #11 on: December 31, 2015, 12:41:59 AM
Christina this is a great apple drawings.  you did a fabulous job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #12 on: December 31, 2015, 03:00:00 AM
 :heeha: You have done a brilliant job on the apple C.  You must have been hiding in the closet practicing! We'll expect to see more of this, you're already well and away!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #13 on: January 03, 2016, 04:53:51 AM
Another attempt with colored pencils.

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Reply #14 on: January 03, 2016, 05:44:34 AM
Christina,

These are lovely and delicate. 

The middle left flower has a petal that looks too short and squared off on its right side just below center.  It has a hold of my eye and won't let go.

Otherwise, it is really lovely - love the color.

aloha

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