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February 7, 2013
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One life to live by XRlS One life to live by XRlS
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More children portraits:
I used:
Derwent watercolor pencils dry
Albrecht Durer faber castell watercolor pencils dry

On watercolor paper medium tooth

:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: all :iconlovelyheartsplz:
so very much for viewing and commenting!:iconbeauroseplz:
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You did a gorgeous job of handling the pencils with regards to blending. Even where someone might have been tempted to create hard lines in the hair, everything just blends seamlessly into the next area. I am also quite taken with how you took a just OK photo and made it so much more intense while remaining true to the subject. The balance and sense of depth in the painting are just fantastic. I feel as if I could reach out and touch this person's hair and skin in the pic and there would be no falseness to it. Simply amazing work!
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hmmm... this is my first time critiquing... hmmm, great composition. her blue eyes stand out marvelously from her warm skin. You place very important details in her cheeks, lips, and hair (eg. freckles, hair, light). This is very bold in contrast which shows confidence, you don't seem afraid to make dark marks. The whole picture seems well unified in color, in other words, a good amount of variety in colors. This is a very emotional theme with the thought that children make honest expressions.

i believe every artworks has flaws but i can't see them here. i think you're the only one that will ever be able to know where there .... i can't wait to see more from your work.
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muneeraart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
love it so much Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
XRlS Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
aww thank you so much! :love: :kiss:
marmicminipark Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O M G this is just killer, it's now in my favs, keep up the good work !!!!
XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Mick for the lovely words and the support :love:
MarisaOriginalArt Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is just amazing!! Its so perfect that I had to wonder like a few others here whether it had just been digitalised from a photo, but its not. Do you ever do requests from ppl? I'd love you to draw my daughter some day cos I will never be able to draw like you with such precision and detail. Just beautiful works.
XRlS Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
In all honesty i dont think it is perfect, i look at it and i see many things i would have done differently right now(and this is the reason why i revisit so many of my pieces so often:roll: ), but i am not disappointed either on how it turned. Yep we can definitely arrange something for your girl, whenever you are ready for it, i would be glad to work with you on that. Note me when you feel like it. Little girls are my greatest joy to paint.:love: 
Thank you so much for the lovely words and the support:heart:
MarisaOriginalArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh you are your own worst critic, so ppl always say lol. Am like that too with mine, see stuff wrong. But am coming to the conclusion that no art is wrong. Everyone's style is different. But yes yours is truely amazing!! Yes will let you know thankyou. How much roughly would it cost please? Thanks. And you are most welcome. Just glad I found you. :-)
XRlS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
have just sent you a note, sorry for the delay:cuddle:
CaroleDamz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been Featured in my journal my talented friend! ❤️
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
aaah i love you!!! :iconsomehugsplz: Thank you for all the support, it really warms my heart! :love:
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