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"All That You Have is Your Ticket" is the full title. Pastel on black paper.

I used this charming reference for this painting:
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Filiale Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amazing compliment thanks...

Nice to be able to go to a piece like this to study it, and sharpen where I know that I need the challenge. I did bring up the piece a little larger and can see the strokes. Love running into works like yours, it inspires me to, once again, open up that box of colors and scratch my head...

It's outta my comfort zone... but then again... that's where we [artists] are all comfortable right?
:D
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oponok Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
If you do try pastels or using color in a way similar to this, I recommend not using black at all, or using it as little as possible, and to mostly draw with the sides of the pastels to keep it loose. I guess that's the only advice I would offer. Seeing your drawings, I'm confident you already know where you need to be specific and where you don't. Or you may already be somewhere beyond that or thinking outside of it. Either way, I wish you good luck.

Yes, we do have to keep ourselves on our toes. You never know what you may learn from one medium that can translate to another, right?
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Filiale Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is amazing work...
...really.
I am humbled.
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oponok Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, but you've got a great gallery going, and it would only be a matter of practice to go from great graphite/charcoal drawings to equally great pastel paintings.
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QueenBeePlush Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful :) I wondered who draw this in the studio. I'm happy to know it was you! Amazing artwork style. I love using the color white to bring out the picture more. When I color in Traditional. My younger sister loves Capri Sun's too! She won't drink soda just tons or Capri Sun!
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Gas-Masked Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
I like how it looks so spontaneous! :D
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oponok Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
I feel pastel really gives you the potential for spontaneity, and I don't use fixative, as it dampens the colors, ruining the effect. Thanks for the comment!
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Gas-Masked Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I never really used pastels, it sounds fun though!
You inspired me to try it. Thanks for the tip! :D
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graphite220 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
love it!!! :-)
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AlexVersolatto Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
wonderful!
makes me want to use my new pastels.. :)
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Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That kinda looks like chalk.. But I really like it. Good job ya?
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oponok Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's hard pastel, which essentially is chalk, but with more binder. Thanks for the comment!
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Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo ^_^
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
a very cute piece! :D
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M--Art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
GREAT WORK
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olandojordan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!!!!
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ArtEnthu Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
wow!
post it for the online competition at www.ArtEnthu.com
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