April 08, 2009

Juicy Dura-Lar :-))

Some days ago hubby seemd to miss me. *lol* I was busy with drawing and didn't watch the time so hubby asked me if I was in the wide wide universe *lol)
I laughed and answered 'No, just spending time with an orange or better a photo of an orange from Alyona Nickelsen's CP book.

I am not that enthusiastic about her book, I expected more if I'm honest. Although when I started to read the book I thought it is phantastic and it definately has some very good chapters on composing and color theory and so on. And of course it is good if you haven't seen other CP books before like Ann Kullberg or especially Janie Gildow.

However - I started the orange from her book - but my own way (I have no solvent yet - will come in a few days). And - I used the very first time Dura-Lar. It behaves very different from eg Stonehenge paper or Bristol board, doesn't take so many layers as I'm used to apply but -------------- I LOVE IT!I made some mistakes but I am pretty satisfied with the result.

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I now darkened the left peel. I'm not sure if it is better now or if I ruined it.

7 comments:

Christine said...

Gorgeous work Martina! You've done real well with this.

Pencil Sanity said...

Very nice work. I do like the darker version.

ANURAG MEHTA said...

I just want to sqeeze it into my mouth...great work done

Kain said...

Great painting Martina. You are doing it very well.

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi, I have just discovered your blog and I am enjoying looking around. In your previous post, you were talking about pencil communities. If you aren't familiar with Scribbletalk, you might like to check it out (www.scribbletalk.com). Now I am off to read some of your older posts. :-)

Teresa Mallen said...

Well hi again Martina, I just realized that I have been to your blog before...but it looks different now, I didn't recognize it. :-) Your background colour is very nice. Anyway, still enjoying my looking around...

Jade Erin Scarlett said...

Beautifully rendered Martina. I too have Alyona's book but I like it very very much. And isn't if funny how something that works for one artist doesn't work at all for another. I tried Duralar and hated it, couldn't make it work for me. Luckly it was just a sample given to me by a friend artist. If I had spent 20 something dollars for a small pad, I'd be mad as hell...
Then again, no matter how many papers I try, I keep going back to my old friend Stonehenge. Or my second favorites: Velour and Suede Mat Boards

Hugs,
Jade