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Ellis Ammons
05-06-2017, 10:22 PM
I think this is one of my best peices. Just finished, I really like it.

This is done with fabercastel colored pencils with black and white india ink.



05-06-2017, 11:06 PM

05-07-2017, 01:02 AM
Water looks like glass it is so smooth and reflective, and your duck is perfect. Bravo!!

05-07-2017, 01:11 AM
Gorgeous work!

Ellis Ammons
05-07-2017, 01:40 AM
Thank you thank you

Ive got another peice ill post soon. If i ever get to finish it.

05-07-2017, 06:47 AM
Fantastic work. Love the colours on the duck's head and back. The movement in the water is great, and the reflections in the ripples. :thumbsup:

05-07-2017, 09:33 AM
Great work, the water is amazing:cat:

chammi kaiser
05-07-2017, 10:17 AM
Stunning work. You are very talented. Love the smooth glassy water and the duck colours are great.

05-07-2017, 03:23 PM
That water is amazing. The duck is beautiful too, but the water... it's gorgeous.

Barbra G
05-07-2017, 10:01 PM
Great work, The water is fantastic.

05-08-2017, 05:58 AM
stunning... well done :)

Ellis Ammons
05-08-2017, 08:33 PM
Thank you thank you

It doesnt show but I actually used a lot of gold throughout. When the light hits the grey/brown it refects a gold color. Sort of like cameleon car paint.

There seems to be alot of talented artist on this forum. I will definitely have to post more over here.

05-09-2017, 02:05 AM
Wow, very nice

05-09-2017, 04:14 AM
Love the water, your colours work seamlessly together. What do you use to blend the pencils, and is there much tooth in your paper?

05-10-2017, 08:56 AM
I think he's lovely. Love the colours.

05-11-2017, 03:48 AM
Beautiful work!

Ellis Ammons
05-11-2017, 03:20 PM
Thank you thank you

I mostly just blend with my pencils. I used neutral thin solvent on this one but it wasnt a big difference. Its kind of good to create a cohessive effect with different color areas. The neutral thin seems weaker than oms so you dont have to be quite as sensitive with it. It was my 1st peice using it though.
However it did seem very much like glazing with oils

Rod Turner
05-11-2017, 07:53 PM
Love it!

Vivien Maloney
05-12-2017, 03:31 PM
Welcome to the Animal & Wildlife Forum! :wave:

What can I say but WOW! An outstanding painting - the water looks so much like water, the duck is wonderful and the whole painting is beautifully rendered!
Looking forward to seeing more of your work here in this Forum.

05-13-2017, 02:39 AM
Beautiful! I love the reflection, especially right under the chest. Great plumage too :)

05-16-2017, 01:53 PM
I love the colors and the smooth texture; the water is amazing, too.

Ellis Ammons
05-16-2017, 03:30 PM
Thank you thank you for the feedback and kind words.

Just realized I didn't put c&c welcome in the 1st post. But I'm always open to criticism.

05-17-2017, 01:58 AM
Nothing but superlatives from this quarter, great work!

05-17-2017, 10:54 PM
Nice! Great work on the water ripples. :clap:

05-21-2017, 09:27 AM
Absolutely stunning!! Love it!!