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December 15, 2011
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK Z740 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
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1/64 second
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11 mm
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Dec 15, 2011, 9:25:24 PM
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Daydream by dlapastel Daydream by dlapastel
Sometimes the best reference pics come when you're not even trying. After the photo shoot had ended, the model and I wandered into another part of my house to chill, and while relaxing, I took some more pics. The lighting was very weak, hence the straight ahead camera flash appearance of this portrait. I hate that light, but loved the pic, and knew I had to paint it. The model hasn't seen this painting yet, but I'm hoping that she'll like it enough to do another photo shoot, in bright colors, to contrast with her dark complexion (Are you reading this Geeky? That orange sundress of yours? Yummmm). I'll probably touch it up a bit in a few weeks, but I have to stop working on it for awhile to do some other projects. I hope you like it.

Daydream: pastel on 600 grit Uart sanded pastel paper. Approximately 13x17 inches (33x43 cm).
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lexxii Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding & colorful painting of this beauty:) :iconmourningdoveplz:

*Submitted to :iconcutieshots: For Your Aopproval:)
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
I'm honored and happy :) .  Thanks for the support.
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synthetikxs Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
gorgeous!!!
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dlapastel Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thanks!!! :D
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LuisdeBurg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
nice work my friend, congratulation
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thanks again. I'm well underway on another painting of this model - one with a different mood from this one - and schedule permitting, will post sometime in mid January. (I've been in the mood to refine figures for future pastels lately, so I've been doing more pencil and less pastel work than usual.) Love your pics.

Talk to you later.
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LuisdeBurg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
your model is wonderful, beautiful body and very angelic face, I like, it's sexy, and you, you're a wonderful artist, my photos do not compare with your art, it's great, congratulations
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LuscyArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   General Artist
You're portraits are stunning, and for some reason I particularly like this one. It might be the spontaneity that you mentioned.

Featured here: [link]
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Thanks for the support. I am honored to have my work featured. May your holiday eggnog be tasty and spiked.
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LuscyArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   General Artist
The eggnog is tasty, and spiked with the best whiskey I could afford. You're very welcome!
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DoodleArtStudios Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!!
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Thanks. Her hair's a little wonky, but all in all I'm happy with it. I tried to push the realism a bit more than usual, match colors closely, etc., and as a result tried too hard to follow the reference pic's hair. I should've simplified the masses more than I did. Oh well, live and learn.

I put a second painting of the same model aside for awhile to work on some other projects, but I'm back to it now, and am kind of stoked, though it will be a challenge.
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very gorgeous work you never disappoint :D
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Thanks for the fave and comment. I might disappoint a little. I don't think I left enough time to finish my Christmas painting. I'm giving myself through Sunday, and if it's not done, . . . wait until next year? (I'd feel like a douche-bag posting it late.) Oh well, if it becomes obvious that it won't be done, I'll be able to chill a little more and enjoy football this weekend. Why bust my ass if it won't be posted 'till 2012? Anyway, I'm going to get back to it - maybe I'll surprise myself and finish on Sunday. Have a great Christmas.
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D. I can understand I had a problem with my internet and I wasn't sure if it was going to come back on before Christmas so I can post something lol. But luckily it did but if it didn't I would of waited until next year lol. But I hope you can get it finished like you want. You have a great one as well :D
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
nice.
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Thank you very much. Great quote.
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh dear friend, it is a great one :hug:
happy holidays
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Thanks Christine. I hope you have an amazingly, phenomenally, incredibly merry Christmas. :hug:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
if i look at the packages piling up under the three, it looks promising
the food will be excellent, i am sure, i am preparing it myself :rofl:
happy holidays to you and see you here in 2012 for lots of art, mine and yours
big holidays kisses
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Dear Friend
Your Fantastic Artwork is featured in
:iconart-portraits: ...and...:iconaction-portraits:
ART-PORTRAITS's member you are welcome!!! ...:heart:
regards
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Thanks. I'd of submitted it soon, but haven't yet (new upload - haven't put her in many groups yet). Enjoy your holidays. May your eggnog be spiked and tasty.
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Pleasure is shared...
Have a nice day ...!!!:heart:
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
another beuty by you.and merry christmas :santa:
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Thank you very much, and merry Christmas right back.
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great painting! I was missing you already :)

I got myself some UArt 400 and 500, but first I'll use it to retry my full blown landscape. Can hardly wait till I can use it.
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thanks. Why aren't you studying? Don't you have a presentation of some kind on Monday?

The 400 and 500 grit both feel a little rough to me. Uart is definitely rougher than the corresponding Ersta Starcke that used to be the norm. God, I miss that paper. I have ll 21x27 inch sheets of 400 grit Ersta Starcke left, so I'll use it again soon, but I'll probably get drunk and depressed when I pull out my last sheet of Ersta. I'm stoked to use Pastelmat again. I loved it on Titties n Heels.

Go study. I'll talk to you later. Good luck Monday.
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Work smart, not hard :XD:
Nah, I'm done with my presentation, I'll rehearse it soon but I know my stuff. I am also waiting for the feedback of my rehearsal today. I have shown it to several knowledgeable people already and they all seem to like the idea .
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I like the confidence. It sucks when you suspect that those who hold your future in their hands might bring bags of rotten tomatoes to throw at you. Hope you enjoy the new paper.
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