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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Devotee

Charcoal and pastel on toned paper
12"x16"
Glad to share another drawing with charcoal and pastel pencils.Intended to be monochromatic but I could not resist some color and ended up doing a colored drawing instead of a tonal sketch.I must say I am getting the hang of my pastel pencils after all.I am loving building up the color stroke by stroke..just like oil paints.One more thing I like about this medium- I can use white for highlights!So much fun after watercolors' worry about leaving the paper white for highlights.
Please do let me know what do you think of this effort.

38 comments:

  1. This is WOW ! Love the details. Initially thought it was a photograph. Fabulous.

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    1. Thanks Asit..I had not meant to make it photo-realistic,I guess its just the habit.

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    1. Thanks Meera,pastels are new medium for me but I am enjoying them.

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  3. I thought it was a photograph too, It´s really amazing.
    Great!

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, Sergio.

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  4. What a life like painting !!!! Bravo awesome.

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  5. Another wow from me - I'm a huge admirer of yours - oh to be able to paint like this!!!

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    1. I am so glad, thank you so much, Sharon.

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  6. Absolutely positively beautiful Arti. I love it!

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  7. This is magnificent. Looks like you have been using pastels for years. Wonderful work.

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    1. Thanks Tony.It could be a find!I will try some more pastels now.

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  8. WOW!! I have no words....this portrait is absolutely fabulous! Bravissima!!! Ciao Arti.

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  9. This is really fabulous, Arti!!! BRAVO!

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  10. Bravo Arti. Wonderful work. I don't think I would attempt anything like that. The beard would give me major problems. You have handled it brilliantly.

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    1. Thank you so much, John,This painting goes into an Art show coming up in March here.And the beard did not give me any problems- just white strokes over darkened base!

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  11. Holy crow, this is a good portrait!

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  12. You are one talented Lady, Arti!!!!! I'm speechless!!!! This is fantastic!!! Congratulations!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Hilda.you are too kind!

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  13. Pfffffff Arti:) My comment? Read the one from Hilda and all the others. I agree with all of them:)

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Renate :)

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  14. This is absolutely stunning Arti! Great work, you are quite a genius :)

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    1. Thank you, Urmi. This one has been accepted for an upcoming exhibition, SO I am quite glad!

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