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Goewyn
06-17-2007, 04:46 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2007/10940-monkeypastel061707a.jpg

No, you are not seeing double. :) I'm doing this same image in pastel now (I also have a colored pencil version in the works).

The main reason is because, as I was working on the CP version, I kept saying to myself how well this image might do in pastel. Soo, here's the start of it.

Most of the areas are just blocked in underlayer colors, and still need to be refined a lot.

9x12 on La Carte.

-- Linda

wildart129
06-17-2007, 05:03 PM
Looking' really good so far, that left eye looks fabulous.:clap: :thumbsup:

jody007
06-17-2007, 07:06 PM
Wow I am loving it! Beautiful eyes!
Jody

PatrickHedges
06-17-2007, 07:41 PM
LoL. Good experiment. I often want to do something like this but once I've done one, I can't be bothered to do the other. It'll be interesting what you end up with - both side by side.

Here's a challenge - then do it on colourfix, canson and velour so we can all see :lol:

Goewyn
06-17-2007, 08:25 PM
Ha ha Patrick, you wish. :)

Although I did consider doing one in oils... :evil:

-- Linda

Goewyn
06-17-2007, 10:58 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2007/10940-monkeypastel0617071a.jpg

Thanks all. :)

Moving pretty quickly on this one, probably since I've done it before I don't have to think so much about the color scheme. About 4 hours so far.

-- Linda

FaeLynn
06-17-2007, 11:44 PM
Hi Linda,
Aww I really like this:) You're doing great with the color and detail. I am looking forward to seeing how you finish this one, and I will also look for your CP.
Keep going! :-D
~Fae Lynn

Goewyn
06-18-2007, 03:39 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2007/10940-monkeypastel0617072a.jpg

This painting is going very fast for me, and this image was only about 30 minutes after the last one. I had to stop and remember to take a picture!

Still a bit more to do, but going quick.

-- Linda

aRt4us
06-18-2007, 09:21 AM
Loving your style in CP's
Watching for the finish
Gary

VeronicaF
06-18-2007, 05:31 PM
wow Linda!!!!! outstanding!!!!!love his eyes too

alicat
06-18-2007, 11:24 PM
He's coming along beautifully, love the colours and depth in his fur and the lovely expression in his eyes. I can't do a painting twice, my brain just sort of tunes out the second time looking for something new. I'm so slow I get sick of my paintings once they're done! So good on you!

annj
06-18-2007, 11:26 PM
I thought it looked familiar... <g>

He's looking great Linda! I love the lively strokes of the fur surrounding the thoughtful looking eyes.

Goewyn
06-19-2007, 03:47 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2007/10940-monkeypastel061807a.jpg

This is a record for me, 2 days and I'm done, lol!

I'll try to get a better picture tomorrow morning in the daylight.

-- Linda

PatrickHedges
06-19-2007, 04:36 AM
That's got some gorgeous depth to it. I love it. It has my vote over the other one which was also excellent

uuglypher
06-19-2007, 09:14 AM
This expression of calmly focused consideration/reflection is rarely captured so well in primate portraiture. Really nice job.

By-the bye, I think you suggested (when posting the CP version) that this might have been a South American species. Although I can't recall the species of the top of my head, it is definitely an "Old World" monkey. They do have long tails; they just aren't prehensile as are those of the "New World" monkeys.
Dave in SD

Goewyn
06-19-2007, 01:01 PM
Thanks! Here's the final.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2007/10940-monkeypastel061907a.jpg

-- Linda

jody007
06-19-2007, 07:31 PM
Wow! I just love it! That fur and those eyes magnificent work!!!!!!
Jody

PatrickHedges
06-20-2007, 05:52 AM
Well done Linda. A great picture