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Old 03-27-2012, 01:03 AM
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Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge MARCH - Dryads!

Thanks so much for the comments everyone I've been refining the Tree Dancers for a while now, and they are starting to work rather nicely, I think.

FWIW I alway use photo references in my sustained drawings. And I have a library of my Lady's face from different angles and expressions so she can grace all my Tree Dancers (she says that so long as I visualize her face while looking at photos of nude models then everything is ok).

This next one is like a variation on a theme. Which I am perfectly ok with so long as something is being honestly tried out. Again, the proper scan will come in good time. Again, the title may change.

A Sweet Moment 14" x 17" pencils on a Strathmore medium weight drawing pad.

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Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge MARCH - Dryads!

One last one to slip under the wire. I've been busy the last while in the hotel room here in Kuwait City while my Lady is working. Tomorrow it's back to Canada and the day-to-day that eats up art time. But I can get the work scanned properly and then tucked into frames

Gracious Haven 14" x 17" pencils on a Strathmore medium weight drawing pad.

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Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge MARCH - Dryads!

This last one should be called the three sisters. Very nice. But the one just above it has such gentleness. I'd love to have a loving tree like that in my yard!! It still amazes me how you do the trunks at the bottom at their legs. They are so real.
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Kramus I love all your dryads!
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Yay! My first art post and my first time participating in a challenge...combined!

This is a watercolor on Arches 140lb, coldpress. I was following a tutorial by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. C&C welcome.

My apologies about the blurring in the upper left, the wire binding doesn't allow the book to lay perfectly flat on the scanner. I tried photographing it, but the white balance on my camera is approaching death and the painting didn't look right.
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Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge MARCH - Dryads!

lapine, I think this dryad got to be a friendly one even though she has long fingers. Nice interpretation of her head. Hope you will post often.
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Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge MARCH - Dryads!

Wow Lapine, bery cool! Makes me think of a Georgia O'Keefe painting!
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This last one should be called the three sisters. Very nice. But the one just above it has such gentleness. I'd love to have a loving tree like that in my yard!! It still amazes me how you do the trunks at the bottom at their legs. They are so real.
I am so glad that comes through, the emoting. I want to take these Tree Dancers to the next level of connection, where they are not just clever, but also work that a person feels some emotional reaction or response to when spending time with them.

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Beautiful Lapine, I love the texture of the white tree bark and the face combined with the happy looking blue background, very nice!
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Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge MARCH - Dryads!

Oh boy - I just love all the dryads. These challenges are so inspiring - must get my act together and actually join in soon. Gail
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Gail I hope to see you in this month challenge! I agree the work was amazing! I was not sure everyone would love the theme, but it has been my favorite so far!
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Dandelion dryad fairy. Graphite, conte and colored pencil in sketchbook
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Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge MARCH - Dryads!

I know this is an old(er) thread but the "Tree Dancers" are just stunning.

I love the use of the branches and leaves to make the figures without them being in your face; they are so beautifully done and very clever - it must take a lot of planning to get everything in precisely the right place to make it all work.

bet seeing the series next to each other on the wall is just a lovely sight.
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Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge MARCH - Dryads!

I agree!

I thought about bringing these threads up again, but we have not had much participation, so I did not start it this year ...
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Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Monthly Challenge MARCH - Dryads!

Good idea, I missed this one!
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