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First Snow or Powdered Donut? by Earleywine First Snow or Powdered Donut? by Earleywine
A 15 x 23 drawing on the handmade bark paper (you know I am loving that paper). LOL It is mixed media - Prismacolor Drawing Pencils - Sepia and Sanguine. Derwent Drawing Pencils - Wheat and Chinese White. Charcoal, of course. And, some white acrylic paint. Yes, I can do this - I am the artist! :P

This is not the best photo of the drawing - I will be replacing it with a better quality one within the next couple of days

This is "Lucy", a young grizzly bear cub that was somehow abandoned or separated from her mother in Alaska and rescued from starvation. She now resides at the Montana Grizzly Encounter, which is a wonderful bear rescue place about 10 miles from me. This drawing of her is from a visit a made this fall, during our first really good snow storm. I love going out to visit their 5 bears. I am trying to decide if I should name the drawing "First Snow" because of it being our first snow of the year, as well as Lucy's first good snow. Or if I should name it "Powdered Donut" because that is what she reminds me of. I am going to set up a poll on my page if anyone wants to vote.
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LullabyEquineArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I'm in love with your art omg Your paints are so PERFECT that are breathtaking. The colors, the lights, all of your art is awesome. Thank you so much for existing, really! :happybounce: Heart 
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juiceofclouds Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore bears, great job!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconnaneste:
naneste Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
whoa so much life and joy in this one! haven't seen anything quite like it! you're trully gifted
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. To me the most important thing is to capture the personality or soul of the animal. If you do that, the rest will fall into place
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How did I ever miss this :stupidme: What an incredibly beautiful drawing, I love the snow on the fur, it looks so real :heart: Is the background the natural colour and structure of this bark paper ? It looks wonderful !
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, thank you :). The bark paper has the swirls and a wonderful texture. Every piece is different. Hard to work with at times, but I think worth the effort in the end
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's incredibly beautiful, but I can imagine it can be hard to work with, you probably also can't just draw any subject on it, but I really like the effects :heart:
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It does limit you somewhat - if you want fine detail, you need a different kind of paper
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can understand :-) but it works so beautifully for this one :heart: and I also really love the horses. I'm looking very much forward to your next one :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cute. :D
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconaudie80:
audie80 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful drawing
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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jennymajeske Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
hmmm... i think she has just enjoyed a powdered donout and the first snow at the same time!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL !
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:iconrosa-aurea:
Rosa-Aurea Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is soo cute!!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :) :) :)
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:iconrosa-aurea:
Rosa-Aurea Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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lluvia-estival Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconmesmerizing-animals: Your artwork has been featured in our March feature: [link]
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Western-Artistry Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
this is very fun to look at, thanks for sharing!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It was fun to draw too, with the snow stuck on her face :). Thanks
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Western-Artistry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
you are welocme
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! The fur with the snow on it looks so real! I really love your style. :bounce:
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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Emi-Gemini Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wouah this bear is very beautiful !
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks !! :)
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:iconlenslady:
lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Really beautiful.
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. You're very talented.
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weida34 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing work!! looks so live-like :)
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ! :)
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weida34 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist
:iconhowdyplz: :)
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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zara2020 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this as I love all your art, and you know as well as anyone, a title really sells a painting. I'd call it first snow.
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I decided to name it "Lucy's First Snow"
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:iconzara2020:
zara2020 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one.
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:iconmrs-matsuyama:
mrs-matsuyama Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing! 8D
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Starlace Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Powdered donut! This is an amazing picture. The fur looks touchably soft.
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) :) :)
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fur is amazing! Truly an artist! ;)
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) :) :)
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yamihoole Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really cute! I love the level of detail and your use of the white against the fur
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ! :) :) :)
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twiggy-trace Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is so adorable!

How do you like the Derwent pencils? I've not been the happiest with the Prismacolor lately...they break too easily.
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sharpening any of the art pencils is a major headache actually. They all break easily because the leads are so soft. Electric sharpeners are worthless because they break inside of them and are hard to get out. The best way I have found is to sharpen them with a razor blade, then bring them to a point with sandpaper. But, in answer to your question, they are all about the same as far as breaking easily.
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twiggy-trace Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for such a detailed response! :)
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PoledraBehemoth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Wow this is very good, so cute! Well done :)
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