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drawn in 7 hours 2 min with Chicken Paint
elly (Mar 7, 2010)
I've been contemplating on doing this draw for quite a long time while waiting for the mood to hit me...and it did =) I think this will likely be my fav draw for a long time to come! I really enjoyed doing this one! Cool eh? =)
elly (Mar 7, 2010)
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elly (Mar 8, 2010)
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elly (Mar 9, 2010)
drawn in 19 min
backmagicwoman (Mar 9, 2010)
That is really good elly...looks like i could judt reach out and pick it up...:D
elly (Mar 9, 2010)
Thanks BMW! Go ahead, reach out and pick it up! =p
backmagicwoman (Mar 9, 2010)
I could use it for a weapon
It's amazing...:)
elly (Mar 9, 2010)
I'm sure it would work excellent as a weapon! I believe it's a paper weight =)
davincipoppalag (Mar 9, 2010)
thats beautiful miss elly
shell (Mar 9, 2010)
Awesome work, you're great with shiny crystals :B
Aakyra (Mar 9, 2010)
elly (Mar 9, 2010)
Thank you kindly, dave, shell, & Aakyra =)
Suntan (Mar 9, 2010)
I guessed right! hehee. What can I say?..Brilliant works! ;p
elly (Mar 9, 2010)
You would know for sure, sunny =) Nice to be recognized! Tankies!!
lynnandcharlie (Mar 9, 2010)
I love this
TumblingUpwards (Mar 9, 2010)
I am mesmerized by the reflections of light below the crystal and behind it and then the colors you put into the top is amazing, brilliantly drawn.
Flubbles (Mar 9, 2010)
Is that the original colour of the background from the reference photo? i think it would have more impact if the background was gradiated, the reflection at the front is nice then the rest of it doesn't gel so well, maybe there should be some more reflection on the clear bit of crystal.
firecracker (Mar 9, 2010)
This is totally awesome!! I can't imagine how you did this.....but I lUV it!!! :)
elly (Mar 9, 2010)
Yup! as close to the original color as i could get it. In fact, I tried to capture every possible detail as close to the original as I possibly could! There's a very slight gradiant effect along the top 1/4 of the canvas and across the lower half where the crystal sits on the surface. I imagine it sat on a curved surface/background for the photo shoot. If it doesn't 'gel so well' then we can blame that on the photographer and lighting guy because there was no reflection on the clear area of the crystal in the ref. The only thing I left out were a few more very faint shadows cast behind the crystal...I just picked up the two you see the most. Otherwise, it's quite close to the original. Thanks for your input.
Thank you lynnandcharlie & Tumblin' for your comments as well =)
Flubbles (Mar 9, 2010)
Where do you get these refs from? I'd like to try drawing one sometime, maybe you could pick me a nice one out and memo me ref.
elly (Mar 9, 2010)
I believe I just googled 'crystals' and started browsing thru them all...., there are also online stores that sell crystals of all kinds. They make great ref's cuz u don't have copyright issues to deal with...I'd love to see you tackle one, Flubs!
bette_davis_eyes (Mar 10, 2010)
wow elly! this is pretty much perfection in my book.. love how you do these sparkly, shiny objects!
elly (Mar 11, 2010)
LOL! Well thanks for the compliment, bette, but far from perfection =) You know me and my 'obsession' with shine and sparkle! =)
montezmaria (Mar 11, 2010)
Awesome Elly!!!! The reflections, depth and coloring is so beautiful. Your an amazing artist!
madscientist (Mar 19, 2010)
Beautiful draw, such clarity and creativity!:))
elly (Mar 19, 2010)
Thank you kindly for your generous comments, Maria & mad!
DorsY69 (Mar 21, 2010)
Holy Ssh ... this is so beautiful O.O still can not find my jaw!
elly (Mar 21, 2010)
LOL@Dorsy =) I'm glad you got the chance to see it! Thanks girly =)
lynx3jumper (Jun 2, 2010)
Do you use lots of layer? I cant figure out how to use the layer thing!!! I dont know how you do this...Its crazy and I love it to death!!!
elly (Jun 3, 2010)
Thank you lynx3 for your comment =) It took me some getting used to using layers but I just played with them as I could and got the hang of it...just think of each layer being a canvas of it's own over top of the last canvas. I typically start my first layer doing the furthest part away from the viewer and work my way forward...much llike yu would do on a real canvas painting. The best thing about layers is you can always go back, say to the first layer...a sky (or something) and change it without disturbing anything else you've drawn over that. I hope all that made sense!!! LOL! Thx again =)
backmagicwoman (Jun 3, 2010)
Yeah..elly just played with it until she got the hang of it..;)
elly (Jun 3, 2010)
Yeeup BMW! =p
Flubbles (Jun 3, 2010)
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