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Ordering Online by rodfern2011
Ordering Online
Color pencil drawing on 12" x 16" blue Canson pastel paper. First color pencil drawing in as many months after devoting a lot of time to watercolor.
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The Gunslinger Girl by rodfern2011
The Gunslinger Girl
Watercolor and color pencil on rough watercolor paper.
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Backpack-Girl by rodfern2011
Backpack-Girl
Many years ago, I watched a Ken Burns documentary on the American Civil War on PBS. At the beginning of the fourth episode, the one dealing with the Battle of Gettysburg, an interview with an author named Shelby Foote was conducted. In that interview, the author remarked about a photograph that he had longed admired; three captured Confederate soldiers were standing along a rail fence with the backpacks slung over their shoulders. One soldier in particular faced the camera directly, placing his hands over his chest as if to suggest that he had wanted to carry himself in a dignified manner, despite the fact that he was a captured enemy soldier whose army had just suffered a decisive defeat. I could see why the author liked that image (i1.wp.com/listverse.com/wp-con…)

Recently, I came across that image in a book, and I thought to myself, what a great pose that would be for my next drawing. Of course I change a few things here and there, the most obvious one being the gender of the subject, and the other the colors of her clothes. I had thought about trying to recreate the color scheme of the Confederate soldier's clothes, but I decided against that. Plus I didn't really know what the colors were. After all, I was working off a black and white photograph, so I decided to create my own color scheme.
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Girl at Sunset by rodfern2011
Girl at Sunset
Digital image from an original watercolor and color pencil drawing.
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White Dress by rodfern2011
White Dress
Watercolor and color pencil drawing, enhanced digitally in Photoshop using the accented edge filter.
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I don't write a lot. A lot of it has to do with the fact that I don't feel I have anything interesting to say or write. If I were a writer, you could say I have writer's block. That's not to say that nothing happens in my life. Obviously things do happen. It's just a little hard to come up with the right words to describe what transpires in my life.

I work, as I always do. I eat and sleep as everybody does. Maybe I don't eat as well or as healthy as I should, despite the fact that my doctor has given me a clean bill of health. And maybe I could get some more sleep so I won't be so worn out, and as a consequence, be more lucid and clear headed. Despite all that, I have been productive in my life.

Since my last blog, I have bought myself a digitizer tablet and started dabling in digital art. So far, results are mixed, hence only a few pictures have made it to my Deviantart gallery. But, when I am not distracted by work or by lazyness (which in my case manifests itself by me watching an inordinate amount of Youtube videos; what can I say, its very addictive), I do manage to find time to practice. I do find that without the benefit of an instructor's help, my progress is very slow. But what can I do. Digital art classes are not cheap, so in the meantime, I just make do with what I can do. In addition to practicing with the digitizer tablet, I still carry on doing pencil drawings. I would have had a lot more drawings posted, if not for those annoying distractions.

Anyway, I starting to run out of things to write here. So I will end this entry for now and bid you all good day.

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:icontetrasnake:
tetrasnake Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016   General Artist
BTW: Feel free to view my galleries too!
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tetrasnake Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016   General Artist
You have some fantastic work!
I'll be Added to my devWatch!-ing you!
Have a Llama Evolution too!
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Amarna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the fav ^3^
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gschwindt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thx 4 the fav!
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Nudeartfun Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Writer
Happy birthday! 
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sweetride442 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, I love your work, I hope you have a great day!
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Tymestalker Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Happy Birthday
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untuox Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Happy Birthday Fern!
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dartbaston Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav man!! Loki approved 
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gschwindt Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thx 4 the fav!
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