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KarenESP
03-12-2012, 06:31 AM
This crocodile got more "likes" on the facebook acrylic board that I post to then any other painting I've done, even paintings that turned out much better and that I spent much more time on. I actually threw it out because I considered it a failure. If I had known it would be so popular, I could have at least sent it off to the charity auction. It's about 12"X12" or so.

KarenESP
03-12-2012, 06:35 AM
It even did better than this one that I thought turned out MUCH better...

8 X 14

KarenESP
03-12-2012, 06:53 AM
I got hooked on crocodiles after seeing this painting of an alligator titled, What Lies Beneath. http://www.kathleenwiley.com/2010/10/peoples-choice.html

Here's a young Cayman that alluded me... About 12" X 30"... bought a fancy gallery wrap canvas 'cause I was so sure I was going to get him to turn out. I would have chucked him out mid way if it hadn't been for the money I paid for the canvas :lol:

MaryThompson
03-12-2012, 06:56 AM
I think both of your are equally good. You've inspired me to have a go at reptiles now. ;-)

KarenESP
03-12-2012, 06:57 AM
Here's another one I was working on... But I think I just found a better ref. photo, still addicted! :lol: This was maybe 8" X 16" (I was just using the bottom of a 16X 20, then if I turned out, I was going to make my boyfriend cut it off for me)

KarenESP
03-12-2012, 06:58 AM
Mary Thompson, have a go it at, it's really fun

KarenESP
03-12-2012, 07:28 AM
Sketch I did at work. (I have a LOT of time at work....)

lisapencil
03-12-2012, 08:55 AM
Wow these crocs look fantastic, well done :cat:

Barb'sArt
03-12-2012, 09:05 AM
They are all very well done. I can see the first image being very popular as that eye is just incredible!

KarenESP
03-12-2012, 09:26 AM
Thanks Barb's art - I had to do that eye over three times before I got it right (;

ullahennig
03-12-2012, 09:57 AM
Love your crocs - makes me want to have a go myself!

KarenESP
03-12-2012, 10:01 AM
You go girl - Ullahannig

birdlady
03-12-2012, 10:35 AM
each one is great but also see the top one as a winner. That eye really grabs ya

Laurie

KarenESP
03-12-2012, 10:44 AM
Really?! Thanks bird lady, maybe I'll try another similar to get out of this slump I've been in for two long whole weeks LOL

evartpat
03-12-2012, 12:51 PM
These are a lot of fun! :D

I am thinking it is the depth and luminosity of the eye in the first one that really draws you...:)

PatrickHedges
03-12-2012, 05:39 PM
I love your crocodile phase :clap: My favourite is the second one but they are all good.

nickib
03-12-2012, 11:55 PM
Shame on you for throwing that first one away!! From now on any thing you don't want??? I will take it,:lol::lol::lol:Seriously , I love all of them!!!!Nicki

skappy
03-13-2012, 05:12 PM
Nice bunch I love the eyes close up
Robert

FaeLynn
03-13-2012, 05:15 PM
lol Nicki beat me to it! Next time ya feel like tossing anything, pm me for my addy :-) Seriously, nice work, all of it.

KarenESP
03-13-2012, 08:01 PM
Thank you ....