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This is my third attempt at color.... I'm pretty happy with it. I would like to thank *AnnemiekedW [link] for all her time and advice for this drawing. I used her drawing of her daughter Lisa as a color reference. [link]

Tools: prismacolor pencils

Here are a few wips:
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XTheWingedCatX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! I can never color or draw anything as good as this!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sunrayelle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think maybe it could use a little less pink in the light spots, and make the overall rest of her skin a little lighter, less brown. Right now it sort of blends in with the color of her hair and contrasts oddly with the pink.
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the advice!
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Sunrayelle Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pencil work!! :D:D
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Rick! I still need lots of practice.
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adamnitin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reaction, as usual I'm very much behind on all my comments and other stuff here on dA - my own fault probably for uploading lots of things at the same time :no:

Anyway :D this turned out really very well :heart: and for a third attempt :clap: Most of my first attempts have ended up in the paperbin :laughing: I really like the skin and although it's a lot darker than my drawing, it works really well (and Lisa is very very pale - half Scottish :-)) I think the hair looks really good too and I have to say you did pick quite a difficult photograph compared to mine : open mouth and therefore folds in the skin, whereas mine was relatively easy because Lisa had her mouth closed and was very smooth (but she has braces - that's why usually nowadays her mouth is always closed when there's a camera nearby :D)

I'm very much looking forward to your next coloured pencil drawing :hug:
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Anne. I like lots of contrast. I just need to learn when NOT to over-do it. lol
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roundtower Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).


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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It's a great feature!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure, dear friend! :iconwinner-plz:

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Letchbo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant Work Buddy.. Look forward to seeing more color pieces.
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Leon!
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece really worked out my friend I think she's beautiful! I loved watching your WIP's too! :D
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Kevin!
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're so welcome :D
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Tadpole7 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Excellent work. :)
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It's just a little more practice!
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charcoal1carly Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   General Artist
I've heard if you do mini circles over and over again when coloring the skin it looks better and not streaky. Is that how you accomplished the skin? I'm looking for tips on how to get colored pencil drawings to not look streaky. Great job on this!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks but I'm no expert in colored pencil. This was he first ime I used these prismacolored pencils. I did go over the drawing with a white pencil and it did smooth it out a lttle. I belive there are also some colorless blenders that should smooth it out as well.
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charcoal1carly Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   General Artist
Okay, thanks a lot for the advice!
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VianaArts Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This came out very good! I'm sure the next one will be even better!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Sam.
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She cam out beautiful and the advice you got helped lighten the piece up perfectly, great job and one to be very proud of.
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Ken. This photo was taken in poor lighting. I will upload a better quality... as soon as the sun comes up! lol
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srimant Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work .. nice to see you in colors :D
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I still have a ways to go...
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nathanbrancocaracho Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
so cool probably the picture not so good but your art is wonderful
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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