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Bewitching by NoraBlansett Bewitching by NoraBlansett
Yeah, I'm really happy with this one. There's at least fourteen to sixteen hours of stippling, as usual. I put a lot into that. It's a 5" x 7", watercolour, ink, colour pencil highlights.

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JRd1st Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like your interpretation better than the reference. It's funny, if you go back and forth between them, your painting totally loses the hint of slyness it has at first.

I'm usually into Photography. Period. But your portraits are ... well... bewitching. Seriously. ;)
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NoraBlansett Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love photography -- but I have a hard time doing as much of it as I'd like. I've been painting since I was a kid and didn't really get serious about photography till about erm, five years ago. Painting relaxes me most of the time. (Sometimes of course, it makes me crazy and then I break out the camera and take some nice landscape shots.) XD
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JRd1st Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
All the nice landscapes are blocked by trees, here. I hate it. I can't see anything but oak trees unless I drive someplace far. That's why I do macros and birds, mostly. I've even done a few macro hdr shots.

You might like macro. It takes time to set up a shot unless you do it in the wild, then you have breezes to screw things up. lol
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NoraBlansett Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love macro... I really need a macro lens though. *pouts* It's a constant struggle though to decide "painting supplies or lenses"? LOL
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JRd1st Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, Sigma lenses are a little cheaper than Nikon or Canon lenses. The Sigma 105mm macro is nice because you can stay about a foot away from the subject. That's what I have for my Nikon and what I will probably get for my Canon. Or maybe I'll just use my Nikon for macros since I have the macro flash setup.

Argh, photo equipment is so expensive. But it's unwise to buy cheap because you always wind up wishing you hadn't. But the Sigma Macros have given me good performance.
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NoraBlansett Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, they've been recommended to me. I'm seriously considering trying one, too. I'd really like a portrait and macro lens. I have a great one for architecture (which is a favourite of mine) but I would really like a nice wide-angle lens for landscapes.

Basically, if I ever won the lottery, I could easily spend a fortune just on lenses. XD
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JRd1st Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
In my opinion, the 105 macro is more useful than a wide lens. I have a sigma wide and hardly ever use it.

What camera do you have?
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NoraBlansett Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a Canon Rebel XTi... Not the fanciest, but it gets the job done. LOL
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Throneofsouls Aug 29, 2012   General Artist
Quite exceptional art.
Top quality work.
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NoraBlansett Aug 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much! I've been trying to "evolve" with my work to more photo-realism. I thought it was time to work on my skillz... LOL
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