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Gecko on Rocks by heavenhel Gecko on Rocks by heavenhel
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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!

*happydance*

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
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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 )
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Eublepharis Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome
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styx-leagon Jul 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Really amazing work on the rock.
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RANDOMPERSON-1 Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is so pretty!!
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TheLostTargaryen 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)
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Wicked-Illusion Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: This work has been included in Traditional Art Favorites of 2012 feature! :aww:
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heavenhel Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks so much for featuring!
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MayumiOgihara Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :heart: Happy Holidays! :holly:
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Morphine-Cloud Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured : [link]
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