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Arctic Circle
I am proabably having too much fun making these Celtic crcle pieces. I'll try to do something different next ;)

7inch diameter, Colored Pencil on Artagain paper
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Night Ghosts
I have had a lot of requests for owls, but have struggled to decide how best to depict them. I think I finally settled on a good way, and it allows me to depict SIX owls :)

India Ink, Prismacolor pencils and Silver ink
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Long Necks
Colored Pencil on Artagain paper approximately 9 x 9 inches

Its hard to get tired of doing these trio pictures :) This one represents the great waders... Crane (Whooping), Egret (Great White) and Heron (Great Blue)
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How Heavy is Your Heart?
Not my usual culture, but I wanted to draw Anubis. However, I didn't want to draw the usual Anubis and wen't with more of the realism side of things.
Colored Pencil on Suede board.
9 x 12 inches
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Cheese Days has come and gone, and with it my last show/convention of the year. I am still not sure what next year will hold as convention dates continue to elude my schedule. I'll keep you all updated as I know :) In the meantime, I did update Etsy. I updated the HECK out of Etsy! I had not realized there were so many pieces that I had never made listings for! But they are there now :) I also updated the shipping for almost everything so it is calculated by location, made the listings auto-renew (no more "Oops! That one expired!) and added some better photos to older listings.

ALSO! If you use the coupon code "HOWLIDAY" you can get 15% off any order of $20 or more until the first of the year.


www.etsy.com/shop/Arikla

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Emily Weichbrod
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Monroe, WI
Favourite genre of music: Irish/Celtic
Personal Quote: No Lete Te bastardes Carborundum
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Skyedancer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
you're welcome ^_^ I'm glad I was able to make your day a bit better
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PictishPics Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017   Artist
Thanks for the watch.
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arikla Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! Your works are awesome :)
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DeliaSullivan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
heyyyHi!  thaaaaank you so much for all the fave and for the watchGiggle light cherry blossoms h Clap +fav :squee: Huggle! that means a lot me that you watch me.... Your art is sooo awesome
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arikla Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite welcome! Your art is awesome too!
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DeliaSullivan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
thank you very muchHeart 
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Lobster-Ball Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Thanks so much for the watch! ^_^
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arikla Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite welcome! The book I was trying to think of when I talked to you at MFF was "Next" By Michael Crichton (about transgenic animals).
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Lobster-Ball Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Ah, I will have to give that one a try. It sounded really interesting when you were describing it.
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lantairvlea Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First I want to say thank you for your support of my work. I enjoyed looking through your gallery and the following are my thoughts and impressions on your work.

I love that you predominantly work in real media. I am sure you have come to appreciate what these media have taught you about color, texture, and value.

I really enjoy your knotwork. It's something I find interesting and I love the intricacies of it. You have done some interesting experiments with shape and I think you could benefit from playing more with line. Keeping the lines all the same can allow them to fade into the background, but at the same time it ends up being a bit monotonous. By giving more weight to some lines over others you can subtly control the composition and give greater visual importance to the parts of the piece that you want.

It appears you have a tendency to work in a high key when you aren't on dark paper or directly working from a reference. Being aware of the full range of values and also making sure that working in a narrow value range is a conscious choice and not something that happens because you aren't paying attention is important. It doesn't quite feel like a conscious choice right now.

When you are working with more complex pallets don't forget to incorporate your background colors into your subject and vice-versa. Like in your Fledgling Robin piece and Jungle King the greens in the background feel disunited with the rest of the piece and a bit flat because there isn't much color unity between it and the subject.

Overall I think you have some pretty solid skills in your ability to render in your chosen media, but could push it just a little more to create more dynamic and visually interesting work (not that your work isn't interesting now, but you could push it more). There still seems to be a little underlying uncertainty about your subjects' base structure, but overall you seem to have a decent grasp of anatomy and form.

I wish you luck as you continue in your artistic journey! Let me know if you have any questions about the above.
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