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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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juiceofclouds Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore bears, great job!
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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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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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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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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