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From the wonderful stock
I used:
Derwent watercolor pencils dry
Albrecht Durer faber castell watercolor pencils dry
White gel pen
On watercolor paper medium tooth

:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: all :iconlovelyheartsplz:
so very much for viewing and commenting!:iconbeauroseplz:
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Ito-Saith-Webb's avatar
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I grew up learning to do my art originally using color pencil work so when I see excellent control over this medium it always warms my heart and to break out my prismacolors. Your variation in color and value are awesome and your technique in your strokes have a style all to its own. I think that some of your shadows could have been a little cooler and perhaps color reflection from the flower would have been nice as well. The only other thing that I think that could have been improved on is the hair with perhaps few loose or wild strands. Over all this is beautiful and I would have to work hard to get this quality although I am sure I could do it <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>.
Willie51's avatar
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Outstanding piece, Christina. I'm in awe!!! I like the reflection of the flower on her face. The highlights are striking and used very effectively. The colors blend well and capture the essence of her skin-tone. You really did a good job putting this together. Her eyes are just captivating! I love the way you put in the reflections. The shades and background are well done also. Congratulations, you’ve created a jaw dropping piece of art!

Your work is really good and it only seems to get better. Your style is very good and the images are very precise. You work is near perfect and they look even better than the pictures they are done from. Your art bring out more highlights and contract which make the portrait standout better than a photograph. Your art will catch a persons attention quicker than the original photo would. So keep doing what you are!
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Christina is a wonderful portrait artist. One think I love about her work is how she captures the life and soul in the portrait. I always feel like she has infused even more life into it that a photo even can. Her mastery of color is excellent, the shadows and highlights are so well done to make the image pop. She just goes so far beyond mere accuracy, it is such a treasure. The detail in the hair, skin, lips, eyes is incredible. Plus I want to take opportunity to say that she is one of the sweetest and most wonderful people on DA. <img src="…" width="38" height="15" alt=":hug:" title="Hug"/>
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All  of your work is so inspiring and what talent you have ( i don'tusually like saying talent as it's hard work that gets you to where you are)  I just love your work, colours, tehnical ability and how you bring such beautiful life to your work, just stunning.  Just wish I could see more,  like you see through your eyes.
XRlS's avatar
I don't recall anyone else so far being able to realize that " ( i don'tusually like saying talent as it's hard work that gets you to where you are) " I am super impressed now:O (Eek)
People usually think this is some kind and ignore all the times i have burnt my chocolate cookies because i couldn't find the strength to drop the brushes and go check on my oven lol
Jannete i might be smiling now and joking about it but the bitter truth is almost all things in life happen because we make specific priorities. And the truth is it is almost impossible to be an artist when you have family and kids asking for this and that especially when you want to spoil your kids lol
i try to be the best i can and i will openly admit, being the best mother has far more significance to me than being the best artist out there.

I am very sorry for the late reply, (browsing all these messages can be a burden sometimes) but thank you so much for the lovely and wise comment Love 
polaczek13's avatar
Amazing work, really unique you can actually feel the emotions, nicely done. One of the very best works I've seen on this site!
XRlS's avatar
thank you so much for the kind words! :love:
BegetBaubbles's avatar
Your attention to detail is phenomenal.
XRlS's avatar
thank you! :cuddle:
OfTheMaggots's avatar
Stunning colour , this is breathtaking!
XRlS's avatar
thank you kindly! Hug 
kornellia2's avatar
Beautiful work+fav 
XRlS's avatar
thank you very much:heart:
DeeliaT's avatar
your artwok is charming!
XRlS's avatar
thank you very much! :love:
XRlS's avatar
thank you Mikey!!For You by kmygraphic
Dotterall's avatar
Gasp! I love the psychedelic little lines of light radiating around her skin! This is fabulous!
XRlS's avatar
Thank you very much for the lovely words!!
CaroleDamz's avatar
I can't stop starring at your art! My heart hurts, it's the most incredible drawings that I've ever seen. I mean that sincerely. ❤❤❤
XRlS's avatar
Every time i do this i am in my element. It makes me utterly happy to create my own world with the strong vivid colors i so much love. It gives me purpose my dear, it makes me belong. And it makes me smile.:) Exactly how you just made me smile.
IlseVerbeek's avatar
This is a wonderful piece! You are truely an inspiration to me. Thank you! :D
XRlS's avatar
Thank you so much Ilse for the lovely words!!

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