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Old 12-30-2017, 03:41 PM
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Polychromos, ink, and accents of acrylic.

on 14x16 illustration board coated with Golden Pastel ground.

I like the polychromos a lot. They blend well on this surface. I've done these old steps near my home in other mediums. A great subject.
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Beautiful work, Derek! All of those winter trees. You have far more patience than I.
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That's fantastic Derek, and so seasonal! You have a gift for capturing a scene.
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Dereck This is very impressive, Great job.
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Beautiful work Derek. You've really captured the feel of a crisp, clear, bright Winter day. I love the subject as well and you've rendered it with a great composition that draws the eye into the work.
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Very impressive work showing great skill. I like the subject. Snow is beautiful when you don't have to shovel it and when it is not salted and turned into slush.
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Thanks so much and Happy New Year to:
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Nice work! Good job :-)
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Beautiful drawing. It doesn't even look like pencil, looks like acrylic.
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Very beautiful! I especially like the clouds in the background shown through the tree branches. That must have taken a while to render!
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Very beautiful. Love the detail and the capture of winter essence.
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Youíre welcome, Derek! Iím learning to use acrylic paint to do an under painting on my portraits before I use colored pencil. Iíve found it tones the paper nicely as the acrylic hues peek through the progression of layers.
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That is an amazing piece of work Derek! The details and colour are superb, and your textures could't be more natural. The feeling of cold and warm sunlight come through vividly. Be proud!

Somewhere in another thread you said (if my memory serves me well) that it took you about 16 hours. My! I have never done a sustained CP in less than 30. You also recommended the Golden pastel ground along the line.

The first CP box I ever bought was Prismacolor, the second Polychromos, which I am sad to say is still intact, except for the skin "yummy" colours, the Dark Green and the Black. I don't use black in general, but I find the Black lays down beautifully and feels creamy. It worked very well to intensify background colour on dark blue CMT...

With your experience with Polys, would you know why it doesn't stay on my paper, which is not sanded, but toothy? I thought of making a tool (its name escapes me) painters use, a piece of wood that "floats", and therefore it doesn't touch the paper. Otherwise I use a sheet of acetate to protect the work done, but somehow the pigment disappears in front of my eyes. I'd really appreciate any advise you could have.
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