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I really got a great bunch of photographs from my most recent trip to the National Aviary with my fiance. Needless to say, they have been a huge inspiration in my pastel drawings. This is one of their famed Rainbow Lorikeets (you can feed them nectar!).
This piece is 240cm x 300cm (~9.5×12”)
I love the look he was giving me.
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This is a 3 dimensional painting on 8X8 canvas. The tentacles coming out of the canvas were made from MagicSculpt.
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And here is a little bit of the making of “I Hear You Have Crabs.”
This is “Ralph.” He lives at the National Aviary (go see him!). It’s my latest pastel pencil drawing. This is on 9.5″ x 12″ PastelMat and drawn with PanPastel and Gioconda Pastel Pencils. I’m pretty stoked with how it turned out!
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Here’s my first proper attempt at using PanPastels on PastelMat. So happy with how it turned out. Based on a photo I took at the National Aviary.
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