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Mary Alice Peale- final by suburbanbeatnik Mary Alice Peale- final by suburbanbeatnik
This is the final for "Mary Alice Peale." (The original sketch is here- [link] )I gave the original to Kathleen Duey, the author of the book it was inspired by. This is an example of how I work; I usually do a color photocopy of the original sketch, if I wish to take it to a finish, and paint over it, after coating it with matte medium. That way, I preserve the original drawing, giving me an out if for some reason I completely screw things up.
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:iconhistoryfashionlovers:
WOW, you have such an amazing coloring style. It's so full of movement... what technique do you use?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Watered down acrylics, with lots and lots of layers. Glad you like!
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:iconhistoryfashionlovers:
WOW, I thought it was colored pencil... :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
A lot of people say that. ;P But I don't use colored pencil much, because it's hard to get the richness of color and the detail you can get with paint and really good brushes.
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very true... I've been trying to get to painting again lately but I'm so busy...
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Anyone who hasn't read "Mary Alice Peale" by Kathleen Duey should get a copy! The cover sucks, but the story itself is quite well written. :)
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m4g1c4lm3 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
wow, this is absolutely jaw-dropping. this is just amazing.
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KeeganYoung Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
That is so good. What book is it based on?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
"American Diaries: Mary Alice Peale" by Kathleen Duey. You can find it here- [link]
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
Very lovely!
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Ysa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
But you didn't screw things up at all! An artist is always too critical about his own works I guess, tough it is good to be critical to keep being progressive. I love the traditional medium and how you applied it, still seeing the texture, how you worked. The pose and especially facial expressions make it interesting to look at, you can clearly see there is a story behind it.
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
I like your method.
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SSMcLeod Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
Quite nice :D
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