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About Traditional Art / Professional Alice TeepleFemale/United States Recent Activity
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Custom Illustration Commissions For You Lovelies.
Would you like to have a custom portrait done for you by a professional artist? Say, me?

Send me your request and I'll draw a custom 8x10 for you in either coloured pencil or graphite, suitable for framing. If you want me to draw you with someone famous, I'll even do that, like I did myself with poor Benedict. 

A special, unique gift for a loved one or yourself - nothing says "I love you" than a drawing of George Orwell, n'est pas?

People I won't draw: Hitler; Miley Cyrus.

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by tnhop

A good, solid black and white portrait. I think you have basic composition down really well - it's an unusual angle, and it flatters th...

Nice work! I noticed a few things here that could be revisited, if you want to go back: the scribble on the neck under the chin is just...

The composition and lighting in this is outstanding. It's somewhat unconventional, since the face is hidden almost completely in the sh...

Your line work is outstanding! I think it provides a great sense of depth and texture. I like how subtle you were with the moustache - ...




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Alice Teeple
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Born January the fifth, 1979.
Artwork neatly executed.
Nothing sordid, vulgar or plebeian.
Deserving cases preferred.
Police no object.
I wince when I look at my last entry, but I think it needs to remain as a reminder to something.
This past month has been an incredibly soul-searching time, one that has been occasionally painful, but mostly full of joy. I can't really explain what happened, other than working on "Bye Bye Birdie" was a really beautiful spiritual epiphany and I am doing much better now than I was a month ago. I have wonderful new friends, I am open to new things and having fun, and I ended a relationship of four years because I woke up and realized neither of us were happy or wanted the same things. My anger about things has waned greatly.

Lessons I learned:

Do what makes you happy and you will be rewarded.
Use those rewards positively.
Fear is poisonous. Awe is beautiful.
Engage with others.
Talk with your friends.
If something is a negative influence on you, shed it.
It's really going to be okay. 
  • Listening to: Depeche Mode, Sweetest Perfection
  • Reading: The Stories of John Cheever
  • Drinking: water


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PeterLovelock Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hi - thanks for the fave!
COxymore Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fav =)
gingersfunkyphotos Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014   Photographer
Thanks for adding my Canned Child to your favs!
WhollyJeff Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you want to try something fun with your washes, drop a little fine salt on one when it is still wet. Alternately, try just a drop of soap - it changes the cohesion of the water.
filmshirley Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooh, I hadn't thought of soap! My boyfriend has done salt washes to some interesting effects, but soap I never thought of! I'll experiment with that later! Thanks!
SirMorgenStar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Happy birthday!! :D
Shingel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for :+fav:ing my Sherlock art!
There is more to come....promise ;)

Have a Happy New Year

roon1305 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
merci pour le fav""
ma galerie…
rephocus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks for the fav. Your gallery is excellent btw.
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