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Old 04-01-2011, 06:39 PM
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"The Earring" - Finished?

I started this piece a while ago... then I realized it had been done before, by greater talents than me. (Diana Lee and Lorna, if I'm not mistaken)

I normally work on wildlife, so I'm challenging myself to do some portraits. As part of the recent challenge, I did "Little Dutch Girl", and that was done at the same time as "The Earring". "The Earring" is 8x10.

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Old 04-01-2011, 07:41 PM
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Re: "The Earring" - Finished?

Great title because it really does highlight this piece Hector. Those hands are exquisite!
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:51 PM
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Re: "The Earring" - Finished?

Well done Hector...it was a tough piece and you did an admirable job! Patrick's right... the hands are exquisite!
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:26 PM
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Re: "The Earring" - Finished?

HANDStastic! ( new word....I just made it up..it means: Those hands are fantastic )..great piece .. whoa!
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:30 PM
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Re: "The Earring" - Finished?

I hear that painters never want to do the same picture as someone else because they will all look alike. I don't see that issue with scratchboard. Each artist tends to focus on something different and bring a different light and style to the piece. This is beautiful, and very handtastic.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:01 PM
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Re: "The Earring" - Finished?

I love the drama and energy of this piece. The extreme lights and darks make it a most interesting piece to view. Well done-Hector.
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Re: "The Earring" - Finished?

Comment? Magnifco! Critiscism? None!
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:27 PM
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Re: "The Earring" - Finished?

I've mentioned this before and will probably do it many times to come... I love how you handle negative space and shadow, with just a hint of line to suggest an entire area. It is so masterful... and this is a stunning piece.

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Re: "The Earring" - Finished?

Hector, I find myself studying your work. I so agree about the use of negative space. Bravo! Rick
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Re: "The Earring" - Finished?

Wow Hector, this is gorgeous! Loving the hair, bow and hands most. Great composition.
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