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Violinist Oil Pastel by macys Violinist Oil Pastel by macys
Original from: =directionsforpest's beautiful photo: Violinist

The lovely OIL PASTELS :D done in strips. 20"x20".
Took me a good few hours, no more than 6. I'm rather a quick worker when it comes to traditional arts.

It was done on white illustration board and I pasted the 3 strips on a 'black on black' board with spacing in between each strips.

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I got a DD!! :dance: Never did I think I would ever get one!
Man was I so happy!!!!
Just ask ~Peanut-Olive for my reaction. He saw it all.
Out of my excitement, I ran straight into the bathroom door and all you heard that moment was a :clunk: and then a :squeal:
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=macys's Violinist Oil Pastel is an impressive composition with deep shadows and rich hues. ( Featured by limnides )
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bennartistic Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2014
wow, first I must state I love art and music, its a perfect marriage. you have done an extraordinary job
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PinkCarmine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love work with Oil Pastels, this has just pushed me to be better!
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IdNiDveifencetum Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous.
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West1Jess Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I am just now learning about oil pastels, so when I saw this I was intimidated, and very much impressed. Gorgeous.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Hi there! I featured this gorgeous
piece here. Hope you like it! Thanks
Quick warning it is a mature collection
so probably not safe for work viewing.
:tighthug:
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boxOFjuice Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
frickin AWESOME!
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penneyknightly Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is incredible. I just went to an art workshop today and was got a very basic demonstration of oil pastel technique. At this point in my educational arc, I can't hardly imagine how this beautiful of a composition was done with them. I was having difficulties in blending colors together, and everything looks so "dirty" and muddy - how did you ever manage to keep this so clean? Do you clean your sticks after each stroke?

I also heard that using turpentine or turpenoid can yield some interesting blending effects, too, but haven't tried it yet. It that a technique you employ often?

I am fascinated. This is outstanding. I hope you have it for sale in a gallery somewhere where others can appreciate it in person.
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macys Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I've been so absent from this site, I'm sorry for such a late reply. But for blending, I usually light my sticks with a lighter to soften the tip to prep it for better blending and I do wipe them down to keep them clean. Thank you :)
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Silvermare Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As a fellow oil pastel artist, I must say this is excellent! Truly, you are among the few who have mastered the medium.

Which brand did you use?
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macys Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Sorry for the extremelyyy late reply. But I THINK I used pentel. It's been such a long time.
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vuk99 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
nice! look my gallery meaby there is something good:)
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:iconvertelan:
Vertelan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant. I love it. I'm still trying to get the hang of pastels. >_<
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geonnacheri Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! Love the shadow! Bravo!
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nomarionette Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
lovely
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PoeticLotusCreations Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful portrait! Congrats on the DD!
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cleianz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!!!!! :XD:
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Masilustradora Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I enjoy with paints. Feel his touching, his pigment.... fantastic
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donsloveart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
great work! :)
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donsloveart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
great work! :)
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goodbyeinsecurites Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
this is so beautiful! would you mind if i did some strip thing like with a guitar. i don't want to do it without giving you permission. i just got oil pastels and want to practice.
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LithaCRozze Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!
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ParanoidPaparazzi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Oh wow, this is fantastic
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violinistdude Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol someone said "it makes the violin, as an instrument, look so awesome" correction it IS awsome! haha
Great job man, violin is the best instrument ever and you made it look so much more awsome :D
ehehe i suck at oil paste xD
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Link2you2me Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
You deserve it!
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comicrelief2jr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
well done!
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tot0o09 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
beautiful
i love it
^_^
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Ninotori Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I hate to be pesky, but could you maybe describe your technique for blending you used in this? I have an oil pastel project on illustration board myself, and I would love to incorporate blending like this. Your work is fantastic.
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kisskaktusz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student
added to my :+fav: i love it :) it is beautiful! check out my galery here too :D
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Trufanova Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
come join our group! we would love to have you!
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gaia-heart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
love the effect..of the oil pastel...
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lostandfoundmemory Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
this is beautiful.
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Easy-Livin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
I love the alternation of warm and cool colors.
Very nice.
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Very Lovely :)
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Aberleigh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Wonderful ^^ I love the hues too. Its so rich for a oil pastel Didn't really know such a thing could be done with them
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Zirkles Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student Photographer
wow ;o beautifull
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macturator Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student General Artist
cool :)
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DDexpress Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Hi! :wave:

Your DD has been featured in DD Express: June 8th - 14th, 2009.

Remember to :+favlove: this article to promote your art and this project.

:hug:
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ACW-IV Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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TheGirlWhoWasntThere Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Perfect.
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jeremyjosh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
A M A Z I N G!!!

I personally know how hard(at least to me) oil pastels are to control. Much respect + favage.
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cibazoll Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Student General Artist
very beautiful drawing!
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Sarahlizzio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
ah omg i LOVE this!!!
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7thnovember Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
wonderful!!
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spinning-rooster Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
amazing :O i always found oil pastel particully difficult to use!
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shayshady Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
What an awesome picture!
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mjuza Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Fantastic
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Takiouttio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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doublem1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
You've pretty much nailed everything there. You're playing with light, darkness, shape and colour, then coating it with rich soul.
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AndrewDBarker Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so beautiful.

I wish I could say more but seeing as I just woke up and I'm surprised how wonderful this looks, I'll leave that comment be. :aww:.
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Mellythepirate Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning
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