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Yelena Shabrova Art
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fine artist who loves working with colored pencils
fine artist who loves working with colored pencils

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Gave Faber-Castell PITT pens one more try. A few years ago they seemed not to be dark enough, but things change with time, right? Not these ones, though... Ok, no big deal, I will stick with Derwent Graphik.

#penandink #ink #paper #coloredpaper #mxedmedia #horses #horseart #eqineart #smallart #experiments #drawings
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Was sorting out my old scans and found these. I think it's the very last of my attempts to make friends with brushes. I did not succeed and made a firm decision to stick to pencils and sticks of charcoal, graphite, and colorful pigments.

#oldart #brushandink #memories
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8/14/18
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What I thought would be a quick experiment turned into a long argument with the gesso surface. Mountains changed their look at least 4 times, and I am not touching them again. The future sunset sky is all mapped, and the gesso texture that gives me so many headaches is showing in its full glory right now.

#art #experiments #coloredpencil #gessoboard #artwork #fineart #drawing #Oregonart #Oregoninspired #doart #wip #workinprogress #artist #oregonartist #PDXartist #workingartist
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I've entered several drawings into the Landscapes Art Competition at https://www.lightspacetime.art/ and quite pleased with the results. "Truckee River" received a Special Recognition award, "River Of Light" got a Honorable Mention.

#coloredpencil #pastelpencil #artshow #awards #makingart #drawing #doart #workingartist
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6/9/18
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New toys!.. I mean, tools. They are tools of course.

#colorshapers #blending #arttools #makingart #drawing #doart

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I am working on this between other things, but here is what I've learned so far. Darks are more work on a gesso board than on paper. Even canvas is more agreable. It's not that the board doesn't accept dark pigments. It does, but the waivy texture lines on it that go vaguely vertical keep some narrow areas persistently lighter than the rest and require ongoing touchups. But I like the strurdiness of a gesso board very much. I am starting to wonder if maybe graphite or charcoal would be easier, but that's for the next test or two. Also need to look up other brands in case some have a really even texture.

#art #experiments #coloredpencil #gessoboard #artwork #fineart #drawing #Oregonart #Oregoninspired #doart #wip #workinprogress #artist #oregonartist #PDXartist #workingartist

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Sitting in the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts today, trying to figure out how to color pencil on a gesso board. This is take two. Take one happened two weeks ago and went so wrong that the piece could not be saved. I started with darker colors thinking I would lighten distant ridges later. But apparently at a certain number of layers pigment clings to the surface for dear life and refuses to be lifted with any kind of eraser. So I am going with a much lighter hand now, and it seems to be better that way.

#art #experiments #coloredpencil #gessoboard #artwork #fineart #drawing #Oregonart #Oregoninspired #doart #wip #workinprogress #artist #oregonartist #PDXartist #workingartist
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Finally mailed my postcard art to the Twitter Art Exhibit (TAE) today. I blame Creatacolor pencils for the delay. It was my first time trying oil-based colored pencils, and as a Prismacolor/Derwent girl I found their behavior way too different.

This year TAE helps an Australian charity, Pegasus Riding For The Disabled of ACT Inc., http://www.pegasusact.com.au/. All proceeds from postcard art sales go to the charity. If you feel like helping out, the deadline for submissions is March 19, 2018: http://twitterartexhibit.org/call-for-artists/

Character ~ colored pencil, 12 x 16 cm

#tae18aus #artonapostcard #arthelpingcharity
#coloredpencilart #colored pencil
#horseart #horseartwork #horseportrait
#art #artwork #fineart #drawing #artworks #originalartwork
#artist #oregonartist #PDXartist #workingartist
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