Color Pencil. 12X16 Canson Bristol Board Vellum. Photo ref of the duck courtesy of the North Carolina Zoo. Winner of several awards at the PA Taxidermist’s State Convention and Competition including “Best of Show, Wildlife Art” on 3/7/2009.
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LOL….First, thanks for your comments! I didn’t keep track of the hours, and on this one, I’m glad I didn’t! It was VERY slow going. If I had to guess, I’d say about 45-50 hours total. (I work a little at a time, kind of piecemeal so it’s hard to say) But they were hours spent doing what I love to do, so it’s all good.
BTW, I scanned this in two pieces and those of you who know what to look for will see where photoshop put the pieces together. I’ll be posting a professional scan (that I’ll get tomorrow), but couldn’t wait to put it up.
Fantastic work Marlene. Beautiful colors. I have been through the scan thing too. Taking a digital shot works for some things but a scan is always better. This looks great.
Beautiful job! Love the variation of colour in the feathers!
Stunning detail (as all your work) Marlene,love it!!!!
Brilliant work Marlene. I’m sure you could write a best-seller book on ‘How to’ with your great talents.
Very beautiful colours.
You are really good. masterfully done and beautiful painting
Awesome work! This has been featured in ZOOPHORIA. Congratulations!
Thank you! I appreciate that Lisa.
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