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02-05-2012, 10:27 AM
Sorry, Im new here and wasn't sure where to post this as the picture is pastel pencil and not soft pastels !
Opinions appreciated, thank you.
02-05-2012, 11:13 AM
yep- pastel pencils go here too.
It's beautiful. very soft and gentle looking. Nice work!
John Palmer Fine Art
02-05-2012, 11:30 AM
Wow just beautiful Debs ..... the little girl and your portrayal of her.
02-05-2012, 01:36 PM
absolutely gorgeous drawing of this young girl. The fur is incredible as is the face and hair. You stated u didnt know which way to go animal or human.. I dont see that you would have a problem with either one. Your work in very good in both. Must say her expression is mesmerizing. Love it
02-05-2012, 02:05 PM
Welcome! Yes, you are in the right place and this is quite lovely. The fur adds a perfect, soft touch. Nice.
02-05-2012, 02:30 PM
Great job Debs love the expression and the beautiful soft loking fur.
02-05-2012, 02:53 PM
Hi Debs and welcome to WC!
I saw your other post in A&W forum and wanted to come to see this one as well. Very glad I did!
You have obvious talent and in this piece, you have handled not only proportions very well, but also flesh tones(which for me are a personal challenge in pastels). Her expression is lovely as well, and agree with others that the fur rug is a nice softness and just adds to the overall feel of softness and innocense.
As to the question you posed over in A&W about whether animals or people? Why not both? Many pet/animal lovers would love a portrait including themselves with their beloved pets!
Follow your heart, that passion you have for your subjects, that is the direction you should take.
I also agree with others' postings as to advice that you disregard those comments from your family that art should only be your hobby. You can certainly create saleable artwork, as reflected in your work you posted for us to enjoy.
I think we all, from time to time, go through periods of self doubt...gosh I do daily..LOL...but with encouragement, tips to improve, and honest critiques from members here, I can honestly state I have grown for it.
Keep painting! and I look forward to seeing more of your work.
02-05-2012, 03:14 PM
02-05-2012, 11:19 PM
What a wonderful painting. She looks so sweet and peaceful.
I agree with the others as well. You have talent and you shouldn't let anyone discourage you from what ever it is that you want to do with your talent.
You don't have to choose. You can paint both animals and people if you like to paint both. I think we grow from experimenting in areas that we find more challenging.
Keep painting we want to see more.
02-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Lovely comments from everyone - thank you so much x
I've had a good spy around on this forum and can't believe how many fantastic artists there are. I'm so pleased there are sites around like this to help those of us who could do with a confidence boost and tips on how to improve ! :clap:
Best wishes to all
02-06-2012, 11:52 AM
Welcome to the Pastel Forum! Beautiful work, there is a lovely softness to her expression, and the fur does add such a wonderful touch. I think your work is just beautiful, keep painting, it will feed your soul. And, as an added bonus you'll probably sell by doing commissions, how nice is that?
Never let anyone tell you what you should do with or about your art. It is an expression of who and what you are, and I believe it is the one thing you have total control over in life. For what it's worth, I paint everything from people, to animals, landscapes, still life and florals. There is no reason why you cannot explore whatever subject moves you. That is what art is all about, painting what moves you. I just happen to be moved at different times by different things, not everybody is. There are those that only want to paint landscapes, or portraits, or animals, or florals, or still life, or a combination of anything. Paint what you love, that's what it is all about.
I popped over to take a look at your animal portrait, what beautiful work as well. You should post it here in the pastel forum also, as it is a pastel. I am sure there are lots of people over here that would love to see it! It is okay to cross post a painting in both a subject and a media forum.
You have a wonderful talent, it would be a shame to waste it. Life is short, enjoy what gifts you are given! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!
02-07-2012, 02:32 PM
I just couldn't stop looking at this! It's wonderful!
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