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My drawing for the December :icondraw-along: and also for :iconrealism-art: 'Holidays' contest. I'm entering into the Christmas category :holly:

I'm feeling kinda Christmassy now :santa:

Materials for this one:
Hot Pressed Watercolour paper (drawing is about 8"x10")
FC Polychromos Colour Pencils
Graphite
Tortillions
Eraser
Blue Tac
Tiny amount of white acrylic
Time: 12-13 Hours

Refs: I used 2 references, the candle image is the December reference for #Draw-Along and can be found on the groups home page. The second reference is by :iconvikoc: who gave me permission to use her beautiful photograph

Thank you for having a look :heart:

WIPs are here - [link]

Some details here -
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:iconsuejowen:
SueJOwen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Writer
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:iconanndreamy:
AnnDreamy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like details and colours :D Great! 
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:iconflickeringshadow:
FlickeringShadow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
This makes me think of Christmastime when I am on the outside looking in, the pain of loneliness tempered by the beauty of the love and warmth that surrounds others, their arms open, waiting for me to take that step and come in.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think this is what this feels like too :hug:  Thank you for having a look
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:iconflickeringshadow:
FlickeringShadow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
my pleasure, thanks again for sharing :)
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful stunning work, so neat and precise too, it's so cosy and warm
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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:iconzyari:
Zyari Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Beautiful :)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and for faving too :heart:
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That is an amazing drawing! Very beautiful!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thank you too for the fave on Sands of Time :heart:
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really no problem! you do beautiful drawings:rose:
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:iconendless-spirit:
endless-spirit Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ah. This great drawing is from you!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconaahutton:
AAHutton Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Amazing!!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and for adding to your faves too :aww:
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diana-0421 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow great work. Look's better than the ref you used :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for everything :huggle:
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:icondiana-0421:
diana-0421 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No I thank you :D
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:iconwhizziewhizzer:
WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
really beautiful work Paula!!
you should have got a DD for this piece, brilliant!!!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay John! Your not gone, we were all very upset :sniff:

Thank you so much, this one was a lot of fun :) Thank you too for the faves and watch, I appreciate it :aww:
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:iconwhizziewhizzer:
WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
sorry about that, been here all along, just split my account into 3 new ones, portraits, machinery & nudes........ =D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah I see :) Glad your still here :w00t:
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:iconwhizziewhizzer:
WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, glad to be here :hug:
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:iconartbykassie:
ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
:winner: Congrats on winning 1st Place & "Best of Show".
You're feature is here, [link]

:icontiggert-i-dblg-rrrr:
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:iconartbykassie:
ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
:winner: Congrats on winning 1st Place & "Best of Show".
You're feature is here, [link]

:iconthe-kitty-brigade:
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:iconartbykassie:
ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
:winner: Congrats on winning 1st Place & "Best of Show".
You're feature is here, [link]

:iconfineartgalleries:
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:icondeviant666-aj:
Deviant666-AJ Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Interface Designer
aww it's amazing :-) $ congratz 2
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thank you too for faving :aww:
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:iconeajna:
eajna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
congratulations, Paula :clap: It's a very well deserved win on the contest! I'm still admiring this drawing! :love:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much lovely :hug: I never win anything, so this was lovely :dance:
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:icondoberlady:
Doberlady Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Lovely idea, perfectly executed. Especially the red limited to the ball, it is like a spirit of Xmas radiating with warm light into gray mundane world. :heart:
And congratulations! It is a win well deserved :aww:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for such a lovely comment :iconjoyloveplz:
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:iconrockinfroggi:
Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Well ferkin pickled dickles, the 'Plaid Maid' has gone a bagged "Best of Show" and 1st Place: Traditional :faint:

So, soooo well deserved and just goes to prove how good you really are despite what that horrible nasty frog usually says. :icongoldendaplz: :icongoldstarplz:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: I can't believe it, I never win anything :happybounce:

Thank you much you pretend mean frog you :iconkermitretardfaceplz:
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:iconrockinfroggi:
Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Well, you're a winner now and I'm sure there will be many more to come.:iconknowsplz:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:blowkiss:
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured here [link] :hug:
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured here [link] :hug:
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beyond amazing. The colors are so stunning and I think it was a very smart choice to render the girl in pencil. It creates incredible contast.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you again, I really enjoyed this drawing :aww: Thank you too for the faves, your a sweetie :love:
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! It's always a pleasure to comment and fav you impressive work:hug:
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:iconbondofox:
BondoFox Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn! What an incredible pic!

I went over that media list. You had to have put in at least an hour doing this! ;)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :) You know, it was more like 45 minutes :giggle:
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:iconchrista-s-nelson:
Christa-S-Nelson Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this definitely deserves a DD
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you for being lovely :tighthug:
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:iconchrista-s-nelson:
Christa-S-Nelson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no problem! haha
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StrictlyAshleyDee Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece of work is so alluring. Honestly, the choice in materials- BRILLIANT! The person, the clothing- basically the surroundings you chose to keep mundane compared to the fiery bursts of color used in the glass ball. Really eye catching and pleasantly warm, with the hues of red, orange, yellows, I see a pinch of violet outlining the petals and the cracks in the wax of the candles. And not to just praise what lies in the glass ball but not to also mention all the details in that scarf and the wrinkles upon the lips. I greatly appreciate the shading and shadowing and see this is time well spent. Instant :+fav:!

This gives cheer for the Holiday season, bravo on executing that quite well indeed!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are such a lovely person taking all this time to write such thoughtful comments, thank you again :aww: This was such a lot of fun to draw, I'm glad you like it :tighthug:
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ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcongratssignplz:

Congratulations on being entered into the November/December contest at :iconthrough-emilys-eyes:! Go here for links to the contest polls: [link] . Please do not vote for your own work. :P Please remember, it is also against the rules to advertise or ask for votes in any way (doing this will be cause for disqualification). The winner will be announced one week from today. Good Luck!! :D

Emily
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