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AriadneArts
03-06-2002, 11:48 PM
2nd try at pastels:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2002/Night_Heron_pastel003.jpg

6 x 9 Strathmore 300 series

dolors
03-07-2002, 01:05 AM
Nice bird. For me the backgraund is a bit too red, but the bird is perfect.

AriadneArts
03-07-2002, 02:34 AM
Thanks, Dolors.

Sorry, everyone, my mistake. This was supposed to go into the "Pastels" forum.

RuthT
03-07-2002, 09:27 PM
Glad your little bird flew in Ariadne, even if it was by mistake, he is lovely.

I like the way you have worked with the texture of the paper on the wings. It is very effective.

AriadneArts
03-08-2002, 02:37 PM
Thanks, Ruth. This little bird was fun to do.

Axl
03-08-2002, 10:44 PM
I like the different colours and stuff you used to make the feathers. I love it. And just for the record, I think the red is just great - but then again I'm a real fan of bright colours that get one's attention. lol.

AriadneArts
03-11-2002, 11:48 AM
Thanks, Axl. I take your comment re: color as a real complement because I love the colors you use in your dragon pics.

light
03-11-2002, 11:34 PM
I love your pastel bird, too. But you know what would really look dramatic? Take soft pastel and rub it into it real hard, make it solid but don't smudge, just rub the pastel into the paper with the stick. Then make the feathers real black, too. Don't let the dots of white show through.

You see how you did the wonderful eye? It is solid color and looks great. Leave the lighter colored areas with the white sparkling through. It will look very dramatic.

Or you can leave it as it is because it looks great this way, too.

AriadneArts
05-01-2002, 02:13 PM
Very belated thanks, Light, for your kind comments and suggestions. Trying to catch up on threads I've somewhat lost track of--sorry for my lack of manners. I appreciate your suggestions. Cheers!

gnu
05-02-2002, 05:23 AM
IMO this makes a great contempory piece ... I want to try this background thanks...:)
PS I'm glad he flew this way too...:D