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[10 Sep 2004|10:11pm]

eeah
Does anyone know of an active LJ community dedicated to charcoal or oil pastels?

Thanks in advance.

- Sarah
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[26 Mar 2004|01:41am]

amethystleigh
[ mood | artistic ]

This is the classwork from my drawing 2 class. I got a 5/5/5 on it : ) yay! anyways, it's on 18 x 12 canson #400 series and it's done in charcoal (vine and pencil). We spent 2 four hour classes on it. I like it. I like the softness of it. now if only I could do that with portraiture : ) darn, guess I'll have to practice...lol

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[26 Mar 2004|01:38am]

amethystleigh
[ mood | artistic ]

Here's phase 2 of myself-portrait, i don't think i've put it up before. the eyes need work, and some other stuff that i can't remember off hand. I also need the time to finish it. I've added the kerchief because well, I always wear, to keep the hair out of my face.

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[26 Mar 2004|01:27am]

amethystleigh
[ mood | artistic ]

This is an apple I did in pastel chalks. It's maybe one of 3 little things I've ever done in pastels so not too bad if do say so myself. : ) it's maybe 8 x 8 and on recycled newsprint. maybe about 30 minutes worth of work.

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Alone No More [20 Mar 2004|09:15pm]

dying_to_die
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likker! but i hardly know her... cough [15 Mar 2004|11:22pm]

amethystleigh
This is one of the still lives for homework. it's a 2 week assignment, so I'll be able to fix the f-ed up shaker. I don't know how, but the ellipse is off and it makes me angry. Prof. Adkins said my work was "painterly" and that I have lots of natural talent. that was a self-confidence booster and a half. : ) : )
It's charcoal (vine and pencil) on Canson #400 series. this is the first week, about 5-6 hours of time. I can't wait to get the still life from class back. : )
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[08 Mar 2004|11:37pm]

amethystleigh
[ mood | artistic ]

This is phase 1 of my self portrait. I have most things blocked in and some details redefined. I have been having issues with the nose and the placement of the irises. It's about 18 x 24 on Canson #400 drawing paper. It's done in my new favorite medium, charcoal. It's the Chiaroscuro method (a charcoal base is rubbed on. the lights are erased out and the darks are penciled in, the two are blended, etc.)

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Nemo [04 Mar 2004|07:01pm]

dying_to_die
[ mood | distressed ]

HI This is my First enty.

This picture i did for a friend. Its ok but the blending needs work.

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[24 Feb 2004|02:24pm]

amethystleigh
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[02 Feb 2004|11:42pm]

amethystleigh
[ mood | tired ]

1st day of spring semester. different.
have my drawing 2 class before my Bio 1 class. not too bad. an hour in between for me to chill and eat dinner and what not.
Jim Adkins teaches the drawing 2 class, he's really good at art, nice, recognises me and my work, crucial because he's the Director of the Art Department: )
The Bio 1 lady... nice, very very very very very thick accent, uses the CD-ROM like a bible. oh and our book, yeah... i think i can handle this class. um, yeah....."if this than that..." what is this called? um a triangle? lol : ) the book over explains everything with ridiculous examples. Sammy and his Science Fair Project...BAH!
Thought about picking up another art class but the only two I'd want to take are out of the question.
i could do a class on wednesday, but i may not want to take one after all.

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drawing of dad [20 Jan 2004|11:23pm]

amethystleigh
[ mood | artistic ]

I was in the living room measuring the sides for my desk when I did this. Dad was watching TV on the loveseat. It's on the particle board I'm making my desk out of. : ) it's maybe 14 x 16 or so.

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Van Gogh Reproduction [11 Jan 2004|01:44am]

amethystleigh
I did this for my drawing 1 class. it's about 16 x 20 and is done in charcoal on recycled newprint. It's by far my favorite.
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fresh off of the easel [30 Dec 2003|04:56am]

amethystleigh
[ mood | discontent ]

I just did this last night. It's about 16x20. Charcoal on Newsprint Paper. I tried to stay with 3 tones but got lost in the idea and now I have many tones. It is of me from behind, I've never drawn myself from this angle and all I can say is WebCam's are great for these shots : )

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First Post! [30 Dec 2003|12:02am]

amethystleigh
[ mood | amused ]

WELCOME! I think this is the most fitting picture I have.

This is the second portrait picture I've ever completed. It is of a good friend of mine, Dan, back in our High School days...
I'm pleased with the accuracy of the drawing though I think that the blending could be better in the extremely dark areas. It took about 8 hours of time. I used graphite pencils and tortillions on 8.5" x 11" Bristol Paper.

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