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    Love Birds, part 4 - Finally FINISHED!!!

    Hi,

    Hope you all like it!

    Sue a.k.a. terry0205

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    Hi, I just wanted to make amends for not telling you much about this picture. It's from a coloring book " Bird's & Blossoms" published by Dover. The color scheme is my own.

    It took me several years to color. It spent most of the time on my flash drive as a "work in progress". This meant "no work at all". What daunted me were all those flowers around the frame and the multiple backgrounds. At age 70 I finally buckled down to the flowers and the borders I painted by hand. The flowers were all pained by hand too as well as most of the lines in the picture.

    A true labor of love,

    Sue

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    It's lovely Sue - I can appreciate all the work it entailed. Kudos to you for plugging away.
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
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    Funny how sometimes there is this struggle between artist and painting.
    And the only thing to do is put it to one side and try again at some later date.
    I donít think thereís an artist out there that hasnít experienced this at one time or another.
    But eventually, with persistence, the painting comes together.
    And here we are! What a result
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    The lines on this look too clean to be scanned in. Was the original a digital file or did you redraw it?
    Great colours! Reminds me of stain glass at church.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitfireix View Post
    The lines on this look too clean to be scanned in. Was the original a digital file or did you redraw it?
    Great colours! Reminds me of stain glass at church.
    Hi spitfireix,

    Happy to hear from you. I scanned in an illustration from a coloring book then added the colored traced lines as I made my way along. I went from the layer for lines and details (so named) to layer for shape colors(also, so name). Elsewhere I explain about setting up the layers for coloring.

    Sue
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