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Winter's Cross by Carol-Moore Winter's Cross by Carol-Moore
A piece I have been working on all month. Finally done.
The first of my seasonal series.
Had a contest over at my facebook page [link] for the title of the piece. The winner was Everett Neal. Thanks so much for the wonderful title suggestion! You can see the step by step progress at my FB page too.
Unfortunately, the iridescent acrylic is not showing up in the dress nor background.

NOTE: Because this piece was too large for my scanner I had to scan it in two images and then piece it together in photoshop and then adjusted curves so the scanned image would match the original. Oh and I put my copyright name on it using my own brush I created.

Thank you all for the favs! :iconthanks4fav:

Medium: Color Pencil, Iridescent Acrylic, and Watercolor Pencil
Size: 8.0" x 14.0"
Original for sale at my website [link]


Just another little note, I usually create my photo reference in photoshop using stock photos and brushes. I then will adjust curves, color etc., and then l print the image out for my reference.

Reference Photos/Stocks:
Model - The beautiful Jeanette Ardley
:icondagwanoenyent-stock:
[link]
Background photo references - Some of my own stock/brushes
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:iconthunderpaws101:
Thunderpaws101 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow I just adore your work!
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Thunderpaws101 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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ekukanova Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Beautiful! I love all the things in this work; composition, colors, movement, emotion- great!
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconmtjpub:
MTJpub Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconcreativemikey:
creativemikey Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
This has been featured here - [link]
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! :)
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NebelelfeNaemy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
:snowflake::rose: Hi, dear:heart:... Feature time:[link]
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the feature! :hug:
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:iconnebelelfenaemy:
NebelelfeNaemy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Digital Artist
:hug:
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Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I wish I could draw that well! Seriously, this is so gorgeous. Gonna have to buy a print!!! <3
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so very much! :)
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:iconcreativemikey:
creativemikey Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconrosebloodtears:
Rosebloodtears Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very skilled with pencils!
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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:iconartboy0128:
ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This works well on so many levels; monochromatic color, composition, emotion, concept . . . love it!
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! So glad you like it and appreciate your comment. :)
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:iconartboy0128:
ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The pleasure is mine! I would love 4 u 2 stop by my gallery when u get a chance! ;-)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful :heart:
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmckrauss:
MCKrauss Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Your artwork has been featured here! [link]
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the feature Mel! :hug:
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:iconmochamoss:
MochaMoss Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I love how the colors give you a wintery feel, without feeling to cold. Its still has a calm feel to it. The colors and values you got from the color and watercolor pencils is stunning. I believe that colored pencils are pretty hard to work with, because it can be challenging to get the right colors from them. This is just plain awesome.
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It just takes practice in knowing what colors to overlay - kind of like mixing paint til you achieve the color you want.
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MochaMoss Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :meow: I want to pratice more with colored pencils. I don't have much experience with them, but I would like to learn more about using them, and try to use them in some of my pictures. It looks like a fantastic medium.
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It is. Check DA for tutorials lots of them and wetcanvas has a huge resource for color pencil artists, as well as some tips on my own site.
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Carol :wave:
You've been featured in my journal! :heart: [link]
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Thank you so much for the feature! Much appreciated :) :hug: :heart:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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emilyl233 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is simply amazing. Very inspiring traditional artist right here. :) Love your work, keep it up
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! So glad you like it :)
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Really nice!! fantastic job!!
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
your welcome:aww:
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:iconlady-blueberry:
Lady-Blueberry Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful work :clap:
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, those eyes are incredible deep. Great details too :heart:
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Zindy! Means so much coming from you. :hug:
Eyes are the first thing I look at in a portrait, what they are trying to express or tell :)
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ShannonValentine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
You really captured the season beautifully with the cool colors and wind-blown hair. Love how faint, delicate trees in the background. Gorgeous work!
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! The background wasn't what I had originally planned, ended up changing it completely.
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is awesome, your style is very distinctive - with a great range of pale colours.
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :hug:
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WoodWitch45 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Love it, love it!! :love:
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's lovely! I really like the blue-ish tint you managed to lay over everything. It's not overwhelming, but it still is there and I think it really adds to the mood and the cold feel of this.
Great drawing! :aww:
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the comment! Exactly what I was trying to achieve - so glad to hear :)
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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