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Posted by: CelticRose 11-Nov-2003, 08:31 PM
Thanks OldRaven! I will put in about three of my colored pencils. Hope this works as I have never done this on the computer before. unsure.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 11-Nov-2003, 08:34 PM
Owl in a Cactus

Posted by: CelticRose 11-Nov-2003, 08:36 PM
done with colored pencil also.... in sepia tones.

Posted by: Richard Bercot 11-Nov-2003, 10:35 PM
Very Good Desert Rose.

I love seeing Native pieces. Those are indeed Beautiful. thumbs_up.gif

I have a few in my Living Room by a Good Friend of mine.

You may know of his work, Hawk Pope.

Posted by: Castlehigh 12-Nov-2003, 12:24 AM
QUOTE (desertrose @ Nov 11 2003, 09:36 PM)
done with colored pencil also.... in sepia tones.

Your work is beautiful, Desertrose!

In particular, I like the portrait of the elderly lady.
May I enquire as to her tribe?


Castlehigh of Éire

Posted by: CelticRose 13-Nov-2003, 12:14 AM
Hello everyone! Many thanks on your nice comments on my artwork. I apologize profusely for my images being so large. I am not that computer literate and had no idea they would be that big, nor any idea how to reduce them. unsure.gif

Aaediwen -- wish I knew what you were talking about! sad.gif

Angel -- thank you so much for reducing my pics. If they need to be reduced anymore, please feel free to do so. wink.gif smile.gif Thanks also for allowing me to show my work. I hope to see more of your beautiful work as well as many other folks.

Castlehigh -- to answer your question about the older lady. I am impressed that you knew it was a woman. Most people think she is a man! But she is not very attractive,eh? biggrin.gif She was the wife of Jack Red Cloud, who was the brother of Chief Red Cloud. They were of the Cheyenne tribe. All my work is of real people. Mostly from my photographs (I still own an old Canon SLR) or from the history books, as was this lady.

Many thanks again everyone! smile.gif

Posted by: Angel Whitefang (Rider) 13-Nov-2003, 01:00 AM
you have added some absolutly gorgeous pictures. I am the one who should be thanking you!! THANK YOU!!!!! for sharing these Joys! I am so very excited with every one that has praticipated. Please keep them comming!!

With Love,

Posted by: Raven_Whitefang 13-Nov-2003, 02:06 AM
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OMG...Those are absolutely gorgeous desertrose!!!!! penciling is a mere inkling to what you do. Your detail work is absolutely phenomenal...I wish i had enough patience and less carpal tunnel to get down to details like that. So I suppose that I will stick to my comic genre.

I have worked in paints, and chalks before, but none of them grabbed me like pencil did. Working as tech support for a digital camera company kinda shot my urge to do photography

I drew this pic, and used photoshop to color it in. It turned out ok.

Posted by: CelticRose 13-Nov-2003, 03:06 PM
This one was done in colored pencil. Feel free to reduce these. I don't know how to, duh! unsure.gif

Posted by: myriad 13-Nov-2003, 07:53 PM
Desertrose... I adore your work. Are you Native American?

Posted by: CelticRose 13-Nov-2003, 10:10 PM
QUOTE (myriad @ Nov 13 2003, 08:53 PM)
Desertrose... I adore your work. Are you Native American?

Myriad -- thank you! No! Not a drop of Native American blood! My roots have been traced all the way to Italy, Scottish and English!! cool.gif Where I got this profound interest in the Native American culture, I have no idea, but it has always fascinated me and I have a special love for the people!

Aaediwan -- love the poem and the photo! Really beautiful!

Posted by: CelticRose 14-Nov-2003, 03:35 PM
QUOTE (myriad @ Nov 14 2003, 09:55 AM)
desertrose... Did you have subjects? Either way... your works are beautiful. I am Cherokee and Irish and am so pleased to see such beautiful works of Native Americans.

Hi Myriad -- thank you again. All my work is taken from real subjects. Real people who I have photographed through the years. I have attended Native American festivals and was even invited to travel with them for 3-1/2 years to sell my artwork and continue to photograph the Indian people that I met. A few of my works are taken from the history books, but most are people that I met and photographed.

so you are Irish and Cherokee? I used to live in Georgia and met a lot of lovely Cherokee people.

Posted by: dragonboy3611 08-Nov-2004, 03:09 PM
WOW! Those just take my breath away!

Posted by: greenldydragon 08-Nov-2004, 08:44 PM
Very very nice drawings DesertRose. You have a lot of talent to be able to create such breathe taking images. And you choose your subjects well. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by: JaneyMae 28-Nov-2004, 10:39 AM
Dang! You are good!

Question......I'm new to the art world and don't know when my pencil drawings are do you know?

Posted by: emerald-eyedwanderer 28-Nov-2004, 02:33 PM
QUOTE (JaneyMae @ 28-Nov-2004, 10:39 AM)
Dang! You are good!

Question......I'm new to the art world and don't know when my pencil drawings are do you know?

That's the beauty of art, only the artist knows when their work is done. If you feel it is finished, it is.

Posted by: JaneyMae 30-Nov-2004, 10:07 AM
Guess I'm just insecure about my work since I'm just starting. Maybe this weekend I'll take a pic and post so you all can help me. Believe me, I need all the help I can get. Thanks!!!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: emerald-eyedwanderer 01-Dec-2004, 05:57 PM
I look forward to it. I keep meaning to add some of mine but I don't have a scanner and don't know of too many people who do have one. Maybe someday...

Posted by: JaneyMae 04-Dec-2004, 11:53 AM
I don't have a scanner either, just the camera. Now, if I can get the picture and the camera in the same place at the same time I can go about posting it. I'd love to see your work, Em!! J

Posted by: CelticRose 04-Dec-2004, 06:00 PM
Janeymae! I would love to see your work! My problem is is that I don't know when to quit. I had an art teacher tell me that once too! I finally just get to the place where I am sick of the piece and quit! biggrin.gif

Someone asked earlier what tribe the elder Indian lady is and to answer the question, she is Navaho. I photographed her in New Mexico. Thanks everybody!

Posted by: phoenix07 09-Jan-2005, 08:02 PM
real great drawings celtic rose wub.gif i loved your first painting soo much, im downloading it & will put it as background to remember you hug.gif

i had some few drawings, but i have hard time drawing the eys cry.gif
but once i learn i will surely add the drawings up in CR artist.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 10-Jan-2005, 02:23 PM
Well thank you Phoenix! I take that as a compliment. Hope you enjoy her. She is a Cherokee Indian girl done in colored pencil.

Posted by: emerald-eyedwanderer 13-May-2005, 01:21 AM
Alright well this isn't quality. I had to use a friends' scanner, which didn't turn out very well. This is just a quick sketch I did awhile back. Any potential?

user posted image

Posted by: CelticRose 13-May-2005, 05:46 PM
Hey Em! That is a wonderful drawing! Everything looks balanced and in proportion. You have a light source, especially in her hair and face, which is good. I think you did very well and would like to see more of your work!

I know how scanners can be. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: emerald-eyedwanderer 13-May-2005, 11:03 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 13-May-2005, 06:46 PM)
Hey Em! That is a wonderful drawing! Everything looks balanced and in proportion. You have a light source, especially in her hair and face, which is good. I think you did very well and would like to see more of your work!

I know how scanners can be. rolleyes.gif

Thank you, it means a lot especially coming from you; smile.gif being very talented.

Is there any scanners types that I should look into? Or avoid?

Posted by: CelticRose 14-May-2005, 12:00 AM
Ooh! Scanners? Maybe you could ask or start a thread in the computer forum. I would like to know that myself. I think I have a pretty good one made by Acer, but scanners can't compare to digital photography.

Posted by: emerald-eyedwanderer 14-May-2005, 12:03 AM
Good idea biggrin.gif Do you just take pictures of your work then?

Posted by: N0LIKA 19-Jun-2005, 06:02 AM
I know that art work. I'm your number one fan (next to your family of course )biggrin.gif

Posted by: N0LIKA 19-Jun-2005, 06:04 AM
DR nice to see a familiar...err...face.

Posted by: CelticRose 19-Jun-2005, 10:51 AM
NOLIKA! It's wonderful you! I am SO glad you have joined us here! This is a wonderful site that I have been a part of for a few years now. Have met many wonderful people here and where Rindy and I met and became good friends! I first heard CAD on this site through the Highlander radio! I hope you love it here as much as we do and will be an active part. I hope to see some of your work posted in here too! wink.gif Welcome, friend! smile.gif

Posted by: N0LIKA 19-Jun-2005, 11:28 PM
It's great to join a forum where I already know people. Maybe I can take a few pics of my art and figure out how to post them.

Posted by: CelticRose 19-Jun-2005, 11:44 PM
That would be great Nolika! If you need help, there are plenty of us here who can give you tips on how to do that. Aaediwen is the mod here and if I don't know, he surely will.

Love your avatar! Everyone will be jealous! I was! wink.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Aaediwen 20-Jun-2005, 04:04 PM
Looking forward to seeing some of that artwork smile.gif If you need help posting, feel free to shoot me a PM wink.gif There's at least 3 ways I can think of

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 20-Mar-2007, 08:26 AM
cr-awesome pics! Those are soooo good, I only wish I was half as talented as you. How long did it take to do those? Those are truly magnificent!!!!!!!

Posted by: thecelticgiraffe 28-Jan-2008, 06:18 AM
Incredible work! I AM jealous!!!

Posted by: Rindy 30-Jan-2008, 08:31 PM
Celtic Rose beautiful work as always...I love your art work. I just thought of about one of the Wicked Tinkers??? They would love it.. I still love the Native American ones you do. Thanks for sharing this wonderful talent that you have.... thumbs_up.gif


Posted by: AngeliqueMoorman 08-Oct-2019, 10:41 PM
I think your work is beautiful.
Art with colored pencils is far too often undervalued.
Your work proves the opposite.

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