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Sweetcell (Sep 16, 2006)
Here is a non-castle, yes this is a non-castle. You can tell it's a non-castle because it has no castle thus it is a non - castle.
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Miss_DJ (Sep 24, 2006)
very soft and pretty draw!
Pseudonymous (Sep 24, 2006)
I don't think it needs to be sharper...I think it's perfect just the way it is.
Roytje (edited Sep 28, 2006)
It looks like an old painting. :)
shults (Oct 18, 2006)
I think you have pretty much came to your awsomeness level in this one.
This is just my kind of pieces. And exactly my kind of place. wish to have a small house with all this as a yard. I love your tree and everything.
now i'm goiong to save myself the trouble of commenting on another pic, so just know that your 'flame' pic is very beautiful too. love when people draw waters and fires. :)

-Nice day to everyone who reads this. be happy. I am. now. :-)
drawn in 5 hours 52 min with Lascaux Sketch Classic
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davincipoppalag (Sep 23, 2006)
Damn...that crap is hard... best I could manage
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Sweetcell (Sep 26, 2006)
I didn't comment on this? *doh* me. I agree with everyone about the reflection in the water and the highlights in the trees. What's the next challenge?
Aubrey (Oct 1, 2006)
It's definitely bright alright. The water has that really glassy look to it too, very noice. Love lightning :-D
davincipoppalag (Oct 1, 2006)
You love lightning?? lol You better not ever hug any!!! Thanks Aubs..
Amethysts (Nov 29, 2006)
Lightning challenge! I wanna see if I can draw lightning now :)
drawn in 1 hour 6 min with Lascaux Sketch Classic
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Miss_DJ (Sep 21, 2006)
new icon
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Miss_DJ (Sep 27, 2006)
pretty darn good! smilin' every chance I get!! you've been doin some great art lately lady!!
Sweetcell (Sep 27, 2006)
Thanks hon. Time on my hands, time on my hands. So when do we get to see the pictures? You know, the special Honeymoon pictures you took? ;D
Miss_DJ (Sep 27, 2006)
haha! those only exist in my
Sweetcell (Sep 27, 2006)
Really? Damn. Course there is that pirated copy going round the net......X]
drawn in 1 hour 38 min with Lascaux Sketch Classic
camadeon (Sep 22, 2006)
A mermaid.
I have search for mermaid pics to get some insperation to do
one my self, and this is how in went out.
... what ya think?
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elly (Sep 22, 2006)
I really like how the "fish skin" blends into the flesh and I love the color! I'm not so sure about the black in her hair but I like how the rest of it looks like it's floating in water. Very nice drawing! =)
senshi (Sep 22, 2006)
personally, I like teh black part. the texture of teh skin iz also kool
Emi-Sama (Sep 22, 2006)
This is beautiful. I love the shading.
camadeon (Sep 22, 2006)
Yepp, I like to blend parts of my pics...
drawn in 1 hour 10 min with Lascaux Sketch Classic
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elly (Sep 21, 2006)
Such an awesome site!! Reference found on the net. =)
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marcello (Sep 22, 2006)
it's also fake.
elly (Sep 22, 2006)
It is?? How do you know that? There must be a few more of these "fake" glaciers then. There were several other photos like this too. But, These days I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were all faked. Oh well, it was fun to draw anyway =)
Skai (Sep 22, 2006)
It's a photoshopped image (from Worth1000 I believe), but it's still a great one. Nice work. ^^
HunterKiller_ (Sep 22, 2006)
'Cool'. =]
drawn in 5 hours 33 min with Lascaux Sketch Classic
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Zimyoucoto (Sep 21, 2006)
Because every body seems to be doing a picture like this and I wanted to try it. Plus it's rainy and kinda stormy here because we are getting the tail end of a hurricane. And of course because I love the dodge button ^_^ (Note: My shortest every piece at 4 mins)
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tyler_da_bomb2 (Sep 21, 2006)
people are trying to draw lighting all of a sudden lol i like the color of it nice jobXD
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Sep 21, 2006)
mmmm... naw.
elly (Sep 21, 2006)
IT's a cool, sort of animated version of lighting. Yeah, 2draws on a lighting kick. I hope that doesn't mean anything.....
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Axil62 (Sep 21, 2006)
saw this photo on a google image search. made me wanna do it here.
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davincipoppalag (Sep 23, 2006)
LOL.. he was shy, is all.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Dec 1, 2006)
davincipoppalag (Sep 23, 2006)
Haahahaa..he was probably thinkin.."which one..which one" lol
martinimos (Jul 16, 2007)
I want to say something...but I find myself speechless.
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DeadlyBlondeArcher (Sep 20, 2006)
can be good guys, too.

I copied the following text from a newspaper clipping I found in a photo album at my Mammy's (grandmother's) ranch. I scanned the actual article and was going to put a link to it here, but some of the text was not legible, so I just typed the whole danged thing. :)

If I understand correctly, The Wylie brothers were my Mammy's grandfather and great uncle, the little boy mentioned in the story was her Daddy's brother. This took place during the "range wars" in Texas. I had heard of this "cattle rustler/gunfighter", but had never seen anything written on him till this... I think it's interesting and I don't care if you don't think so. :)

Palo Pinto County Star, Thursday, January 22, 1981, p. 9

An excerpt from:
Vanishing Texas
By CL Yarbrough

A Texas Gunfighter

He touched the chords of history seldom and lightly, leaving few clear impressions on his turbulent passage through life.

His legend, held in trust only by the sons and grandsons of those he served, has grown dim. James Highsaw came with his parents and brother to Eastland County, Texas, about 1855. By 1860, Indian depredations had all but emptied that frontier country and the Highsaws moved back a few miles into Erath County. The family name was perpetuated there by Highsaw Cove and Highsaw Creek.

The Wylie Brothers, prominent Texas cattlemen, got their start in Erath County, and the Highsaws went to work for their neighbors.

After the Civil War, organized mobs, started to combat Reconstruction government and the hated state police, gained control of several Texas counties. As happened with many another such organization, the actions of the mobs were often diverted to personal vendettas and to arbitrary, violent enforcement of right by might.

Many decent men who had at first subscribed to the mob disassociated themselves, and many others, more cautious or better able to forecast the future, never joined at all. As time passed, some of these men openly opposed mob rule. Highsaw had not stolen, robbed or done anything else except be a passionate young man of his violent times. Yet, he found himself headed west to the safety of New Mexico, then a haven for hundreds of men wanted in Texas.

Many of these wanted men were real outlaws, and Highsaw thus entered into an association with the worst kind of people. A Hamilton County historian, writing sometime after the facts, called him ďas unholy a thug as ever wrote a chapter in Texas criminology.Ē

The Wylies, highly respected in a dozen or more Texas counties, didnít think so. They regarded Highsaw as a friend and as a valuable ally. When their ranching interests spread to the Pecos River country, rustlers were so bold that they took several herds away from Wylie cowboys in broad daylight.

The Wylies sent for Jim Highsaw.

Highsaw knew the people who were doing the rustling: He had been living among them.

When the next herd was taken, he, at the head of a small army of cowboys, caught up with the rustlers. Being acquainted, neither side immediately fired on the other. The rustler leader suggested that they kill a beef and discuss the matter over fresh steaks. The plan was, apparently, that the man designated by the rustler leader to shoot the beef would swing the rifle around and kill Highsaw instead. Highsaw, however, saw the gun start around to his quarter, was able to draw his pistol and get the first shot which was fatal to the rustler.

The Wylies were anti-mob, but they were careful and diplomatic. Young Jim Highsaw, on the other hand, was strongly influenced by the views of his employers and he was fiercely protective of those views.

When the Witcher and Clary families in neighboring Hamilton County demonstrated their defiance of the mob, Highsaw was one of several young men attracted to their style. The Witchers and Clarys found a place in history as outlaws, but a great many important facts are missing: they may have been guilty of nothing more than opposition to the mob.

Be that as it may, Jim Highsaw was one of a half-dozen men with James Witcher, Adam Witcher and Bill Clary when they attacked a church in Hamilton on the night of September 21, 1872.

The meeting inside the church that Saturday night may or may not have been for religious purposes: it was the wrong time of year for revivals, but the assumption since has been that it was religious, and no investigation of the question has ever been made.

It was afterwards reported that Clary and the Witchers wanted to kill at least two of the men inside the church, but no one recorded their reason. It is difficult now to condemn their actions except to say that they apparently started a gunfight in a situation that could have proved fatal to innocent bystanders.

They fired about fifteen shots into the church, and those inside fired perhaps ten shots back at them. Only Adam Witcher was hit in the exchange, and his wound was not serious.

The Witchers and two unidentified associates were captured and placed in the Hamilton County jail. On the following Thursday, the mob rode into town, overpowered the guard, and shot both Witchers to death. The body of the younger Witcher, Adam, showed the signs of personal hatred; it was shot seven times, while only one shot was used to kill James Witcher.

Jim Highsaw was now an outlaw. He had not previously killed, but when he killed two thieves a short time later, and threw their bodies into the Pecos Canyon, the stories that made the rounds made it seem that he had killed numerous men.

The indictment against him in Hamilton County, and his growing reputation as a gunfighter, made Jim Highsaw a wanted man who could never afterwards remain in one place more than a few weeks at a time. He drifted, and the Wylies lost contact with him.

Dick Wylie, a small boy on his fatherís Erath County ranch in the 1890ís, had never seen Jim Highsaw, but he had been raised on the Highsaw legend.

One day, an old, tired-looking man wearing a brace of heavy pistols appeared in the Wylie yard. Dick, peering around the corner of the house, thought at first that he must be a lawman. His father seemed almost joyous to see the man, and invited him into the house, where he told his awed family that here was Jim Highsaw, come home at last.

Dick ran under a table in fear. Highsaw unbuckled his pistols and laid them aside. Then he pulled Dick gently from under the table and assured him that he had nothing to fear.

The visitor had not been there long when three riders appeared at the Wylie gate, where they stopped and seemed uncertain of their actions. Jim Highsaw, without speaking, put his pistols on again.

Dick Wylieís father went out and talked with them for a few minutes, then came back into the house and sadly told Highsaw that it was the Erath County sheriff and two deputies. They were trailing Highsaw, but they didnít want to close in on him while he was in the Wylie home.

Highsaw quietly said that he would ride out the back way so there would be no trouble on Wylie land.

Dick Wylie was never certain, but it looked to him like his father had tears in h is eyes as Jim Highsaw rode away toward the northwest. He was never seen or heard of again.

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Gigandas (edited Sep 27, 2006)
Every time I see this, I wanna squint. Thanks for hurting my eyes DBA :P...

-It's like driving around 6pm, sun is right in my eyes
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Sep 27, 2006)
You're very welcome... :)..."Riding off into the sunset" is rather blinding around here.
Sweetcell (Sep 28, 2006)
You see, another one I thought I commented on and didn't.

It's beautiful, the sun and the reflections and the warm tones, just lovely. But what get's me is if you go from every version, 1 down to 5 it looks like a sunrise caught with progressive snaps of the camera. In V1 the sun is just peaking at the horizon, and as you click gradually on 2, 3, 4, it shows the sun getting higher and stronger till you get to 5. It's an amazing thing to see and I wondered if you'd meant to paint it that way. Astunner Cindy, one of my favorites of yours.
Deino (Oct 3, 2006)
I'm drooling. That should say it all.

(Beautiful, beautiful use of colors!!)
drawn in 4 hours 32 min with Lascaux Sketch Classic
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Miss_DJ (Sep 18, 2006)
you like my balloon, birdie?
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Miss_DJ (Sep 20, 2006)
drawn in 27 min
This is my balloon.
davincipoppalag (Sep 20, 2006)
Bloon gots a face on it! hehe
elly (Sep 21, 2006)
this looks very "art deco" to me....LOVE IT! "Ooooo the colors! I see colors!" LOL
Miss_DJ (Oct 14, 2006)
thanks Elly and poppa...thit's fun to be completely off the wall when creating here...I think it's the only place where I feel completely free!
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Axil62 (Sep 20, 2006)
Cindy's right. Lightning is a bitch to do. I'm a little disappointed in this, but I think it's as close as I'm gonna get.
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DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Dec 1, 2006)
davincipoppalag (Sep 23, 2006)
You didn't ..and I agree..this is the lightning winner
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Dec 1, 2006)
Orkdoop (Sep 23, 2006)
"15 bean and what do ya get?" say now. I like this one.
drawn in 53 min with Lascaux Sketch Classic
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