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AriadneArts
03-16-2002, 05:51 PM
NuPastel on Canson Mi-Teintes blue 9 x 12

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Mar-2002/Penguin_Love001.jpg

CathyD
03-16-2002, 05:54 PM
This is great, I love it! The whites are really nice against the contrasting colors!
Nice work!
Cathy

BlackTigr
03-16-2002, 05:55 PM
Soft, affectionate and gorgeous penguins. They don't even look cold on that background.

--BT

aria
03-16-2002, 05:55 PM
This turned out really well
Wondeful piece of work
aria

auntie_chaos
03-16-2002, 05:56 PM
Wonderful piece of work you've done here!! Like the coloring, shading and lighting you've done! And those babies are so sweet!! Gorgeous penquin family!!

onefromheaven
03-16-2002, 06:04 PM
Yeah! another penguin lover!:clap: :clap: well done! I love the colors you have chosen.

MKathleen
03-16-2002, 06:09 PM
Hi AriadneArts:
Lovely work and good handling of the pastel sticks.
Best,
Kathy:)

AriadneArts
03-16-2002, 06:44 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I'm having a great time with these drawing events.

MKathleen: Thanks for the comment re: handling of the pastels. This is only my 4th pastel, but I'm loving the medium and hope I'm improving.

orchidlover6
03-16-2002, 06:47 PM
these is great against the blue paper. I really like the shape and look of their heads. great job.

kitaye
03-16-2002, 07:16 PM
These are wonderful. I like the way the colour paper really helps the bring out the details in the adult penguins.

gsb
03-16-2002, 07:51 PM
Beautiful! The emperor penguins look really imperial. And it feels so cold!

dnip24
03-16-2002, 08:12 PM
lovely penguins! Excellent color combinations!

Caron
03-16-2002, 09:34 PM
Your really getting into this paper!! This has turned out just lovely!! The perfect contrast for the family!! I love the highlighting and the little bits of pink you put in the snow:D Nice touches!!!!

RuthT
03-16-2002, 09:59 PM
Good work Ariadne. I like the shading on the penguins, and the colours in the snow.

The blue paper was a great choice.

AriadneArts
03-16-2002, 11:48 PM
Thank you everybody for your kind comments. What fun this was! Looking forward to next week already!

pencils4me
03-17-2002, 02:06 AM
Your choice of colors is very nice and that background really sets these guys off nicely..


the image works great! nice job

TJ

greencook
03-17-2002, 02:22 AM
Wow Eileen,
You're really improving fast with your pastel work! I may know nothing about pastels, but this is really nice. As everyone else has said, you did a great job choosing the paper, then rendering out the subjects so well with your shading.

Keep 'em comin' :D

Surfinia
03-17-2002, 08:31 AM
Great job with those pastels :clap: and you made a good choice in the blue paper. This is a lovely drawing.

Irina
03-17-2002, 09:36 AM
This is really a treat, AriadneArts! Wonderful work with pastels. They look so much in love. :) I like the colors you added to the snow.

IrinA

AriadneArts
03-19-2002, 01:13 PM
Thanks Pencils, Greencook, Surfinia and Irina for your generous comments. Sorry I took so long to reply--I've been sick the last few days so haven't been on the computer. I'm getting better little by little. Hope I'm okay by Friday so I can join in the next event. These are great fun and I'd hate to miss one.

Geoff
03-20-2002, 08:41 AM
An excellent piece of work. The choice of the paper colour was a master-stroke.

Well done...:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

gladysharon
03-21-2002, 01:30 AM
This is a great piece of work!! :clap:
Great handling of pastels I must say!!

:clap: :clap:

AriadneArts
03-24-2002, 10:19 PM
Many Thanks, GladysSharon and Geoff.

Wow, it's great to hear that I may actually be improving. I really love working with pastels but they are a challenge. Well, I suppose any medium is a challenge until you gain experience. I'm getting ready to do another. This will be my sixth. I'm having so much fun with this extremely messy medium--like being a kid again (not that I ever grew up :D ) And I'm learning so much since I joined WC last January. You're all so supportive and helpful.

impetuous
03-24-2002, 10:50 PM
This is GORGEOUS Eileen! My two daughters are standing behind me going "awwwww, it's soooooo cute!" LOL, they sound like a couple of doves cooing!!!:)
Stunning!

AriadneArts
03-25-2002, 07:42 PM
Thank you, Impetuous! That is the sweetest compliment I've ever received! Please tell your daughters I thank them too.