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Robert's Marbles by robertsloan2 Robert's Marbles by robertsloan2
5" x 7" Prismacolor Premier and Prismacolor Lightfast colored pencils on white Rising Stonehenge 100% rag paper.

Robert's Marbles was inspired by a photo reference and exercise in Masterful Color by Arlene Steinberg. Rather than just do the exercise based on the cover illustration verbatim, I rearranged the elements, made some of them larger and thus increased the depth of field, and fooled around with the colors changing the reference dramatically. I had to figure out how the highlights and reflections would look done with these changes by my imagination. The results took my breath away. This painting is absolutely not for sale.

But it demonstrates specifically what I mean by colored pencil painting. It is completely saturated with at least a dozen layers on every area of it, even the background, smooth realism with crisp edges and a painterly stroke that blends easily, then burnished thoroughly.

In person it shimmers and bounces off the wall, it looks as if the marbles are going to roll out of the painting.
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
i just got the book and cant wait to try these
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DrawDesign Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so gorgeous! Great job!
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful
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Holidayrush Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Damn! I wanted to draw something like this! But how can i POSSIBLY top this??
Damn you and your skill!
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maiziedog Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I love this! Gorgeous details; it's just beautiful! I haven't been as active as before...college does that to ya. Haha.
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
thank you! It is my new favorite colored pencil piece ever.
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maiziedog Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Me too!
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kulideb Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Wow!
love the light!
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Thank you! This is my own favorite of all the colored pencils pieces I've ever done.
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psychorchestra Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
This was definitely and instant fave! :+favlove:
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