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April 27, 2010
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Child's Toy by aurelia-acc Child's Toy by aurelia-acc
Original artwork.

This artwork was created thanks to a picture from Tracie76Stock's stock gallery.

Done with color pencils (Faber-Castell Polychromos and Derwent Studio) on watercolor hot pressed paper
size of the artwork: 20x30 cm
size of paper: 26x36 cm
time to draw: 35 hours

Available as original and prints. More info:…

There you'll find all the steps of the WIP as well as the full size picture.

Also available on Society6 as: prints, stretched canvases, stationery cards, cases (iPhone, iPad & iPad mini,..), skins (iPhone, iPod, laptop & iPad), mugs, tote bags, wall clocks, throw pillows, rugs...
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Critique by isissousa Apr 27, 2010, 9:21:17 AM
Hi Aurelia! Most of your works are really nice! This one is also good, but it could be enhanced in some points.
The weathervane (is it the right name?) has 3 colors that are calling more attention than the face of the girl: red, purple and dark blue. You coudl still use these colors, but less saturated.
About the girl's face itself, notice that her maxilar and cheeck are bigger than on the original photo you were based on. This gives the idea that she is not so child anymore. Her eyebrows are also more defined than the original model. The cilium, too. Those elements as they are displayed in this image contributes to the idea that the girl has a more adult face, while her hand actually belongs to a much younger kid.
I'm only writing this, because I understand that you would like to have some constructive critiques to help you enhance your work. I hope I have contributed to that.
So you can think about this for the next productions!
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EhrenThibs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aurelia-acc Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Ehren :hug:
Haydaad Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Gorgeous colored pencil portrait. I love all the detail you drew into her, the shading, blending, the layers of color in her flesh tones, the texture of her hair and how you were able to accuratly capture her expression. Amazing work of art. Thanks for sharing.
aurelia-acc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thanks for your kind words, Rob :hug:
subhankar-biswas Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
is this a commissioned piece?
aurelia-acc Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No, it's something I had had in mind as soon as I saw the reference picture. But I wouldn't mind selling it lol
subhankar-biswas Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
...and now, it's featured in my journal! [link]
aurelia-acc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
subhankar-biswas Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
a pleasure, as always! :)
kumalein Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student General Artist
In my humble opinion, if you could have changed the colors and tones of the pinwheel a bit to give it a more realistic feel to match the girl, it would have been more awesome :) But overally you did a lovely job, I totally love it! :heart:
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