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    Creating Drama using shadows...

    I have been playing with graphite powder...I love the drama in black and white photos and by using shadows to add drama...

    This is graphite powder on watercolor paper... the second one is graphite and brown charcoal ...
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    She lost herself in the trees,
    among the ever-changing leaves.
    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
    She could not live an ordinary life,
    with the mysteries of the universe
    hidden in her eyes....
    Author: Christy Ann Martine

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
    Author unknown.

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    Juls, these are fantastic! Dark, multi-layered (just like your poety...)



    I love woods and you done my favorite gift of nature justice. There's a real haunt here. This would make for a great Visual Prompt!

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    A fine medium to capture a dramatic scene of nature and the other element of ability must be admired...
    The only one who can heal you is you.




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    Now, don't get me wrong. I love the graphite on watercolor, but this graphite and brown charcoal work is sublime. NICE!

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    Wow! Really nice, Juls.
    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination.
    Living there you’ll be free
    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

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    Thanks everyone! I appreciate your comments so much... if you have not tried graphite powder, you should... you can use an ordinary pencil, with a nice long point, take a knife and scrape the lead over a piece of paper, this creates a fine powder, then smudge it all in with a paper towel... use your eraser to start erasing the long trunks of the trees, and start adding detail as you go... it is a blast and there are some really cool YouTube videos that will inspire your creativity
    She lost herself in the trees,
    among the ever-changing leaves.
    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
    She could not live an ordinary life,
    with the mysteries of the universe
    hidden in her eyes....
    Author: Christy Ann Martine

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
    Author unknown.

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    I love it! I need to get back into drawing, painting and whatnot. It's so easy to let your creativity fall by the wayside.

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    Of course! What else would speak to Fire except charcoal?
    “Fools” said I, “You do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you”
    But my words like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed in the wells of silence : Simon & Garfunkel


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    If I could create art like that...

    I'm basically echoing everyone else's statements here, but I adore both pieces. I like the use of charcoal in the bottom piece, but that top one is probably my favorite of the two. it's so haunting.

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