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Gecko on Rocks by heavenhel Gecko on Rocks by heavenhel

Oh man guys a DD!!? Immense! I am so so grateful - I honestly have no idea how I'm going to handle all these comments and favs and watches so please know now, even if I don't get around to replying - THANKYOU!


Also - really sorry I've had to add the watermark - I hope you all understand, as it's a commission and the commissioner was kind of weirded out by all the attention her art got! Hope it's not too intrusive

This is a finalised commission for Kim and Pete of a kaikoura gecko on river stones. This is an A3 mixed media piece, with watercolour wash, watercolour pencil, coloured pencil, and a little bit of white acrylic thrown in too!

There’s a certain amount of therapy to be found in just texturing such large areas like a rock. Some of the stone veins were drawn in clear wax crayon which held up nicely against the watercolour pencil as well as the watercolour wash base. The watercolour pencils were Derwent Inktense pencils – My sister generously gave me a set of 72(!?) for my birthday and whilst they will take a while to seem familiar, I have certainly become acquainted with a good proportion of them now! They are very lovely with great strong colour, I admit. Also I found that for small areas of very deep colour, wiping a slightly damp brush directly onto the pencil lead and then painting with it worked really well for fine crisp detail.

I hope this one fits in nicely in it’s new home! And it’s on to the next one now…
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Given 2012-09-29
A wonderfully shaded piece with subtle texturing, be sure to give Gecko on Rocks by ~heavenhel a closer look. ( Suggested by animalartist16 and Featured by Astralseed )
Eublepharis Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
styx-leagon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Really amazing work on the rock.
tadeuszek Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Real or art
RANDOMPERSON-1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is so pretty!!
RedFangReptiles Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Lovely Work!
TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the detail in this is absolutely stunning! Beautiful job, you are an amazing artist! (And congrats on getting a DD, even if it is a little late - you fully deserve it! =P)
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: This work has been included in Traditional Art Favorites of 2012 feature! :aww:
heavenhel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks so much for featuring!
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :heart: Happy Holidays! :holly:
Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured : [link]
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