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Well, since I was down sick with sinus infection I pulled out my colored pencils and markers and wanted to share with you guys so here is what I have been up to in my grown up coloring books:

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Well there ya go that's what I do while I watch TV, or I'm sick, yep I have colored ALL these in about a month, I color about 2-3 a day......just wanted to share that it's ok to color as an adult!! so ya'll get out your crayons and get to coloring!!!!

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Wow Tal! Those are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors they are so eye-catching, they would look great on my wall ;) Hope you're feeling better, and hope Ben is doing well today. You definitely have lots of talent!

Steph and Rosco

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These are beautiful Tali!  You really do have a great eye for color!

 

I remember having a particularly stressful time in college.  So my roommate and I went out and bought coloring books and crayons.  What a stress reliever to just have to stay in the lines!

 

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What they said!  You have a very serious eye for color schemes, each of those makes the designs really POP!  That's a very impressive talent you have, thanks for posting.

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thanks guys, now if I can just motivate to the art studio and draw the designs myself I will have it made hahahaha, I have so many projects that I got started they are lined up assembly line style on the table tops waiting for finishing...I got some black canvases recently that I can't wait to paint something on and see how that works, I really want to try painting Ben or my collies Levi or Goofy I will have to snap a pic of my favorite horse protrait and stick in here I will snap those today.....

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Very beautiful Tal, you are so special.

Reminds me of my Dad, a liofe long architect. He would color and make incredible an repeating interlocking patterns with pens or pencils on 1/4" graph paper. I wish I had some of them.

Hows Bennie smooches to him from Bel

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Wow.. Tal.. the circular ones remind me of my first Kaleidoscope ( have fun with that one spell check lol) These are wonderful!! I love the bright happy colors..

Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us.

Ciao Bella!!

P.S. See Ben all the ladies love you!! You rogue!!

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Those are gorgeous!  A few of them would make really great mandalas. I've got some big ones to put on barns and stuff - 2' in diameter, and 4'.  Yours remind me of them a lot!

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Here are two more pics of my artwork now these I did free-hand draw myself then painted:

Sorry for the blurry and flashbacks but these are high on the wall and I was trying to snap one handed on one leg hahahaha lucky they even look like a picture hahahaah

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Amazing! You have a great eye for detail, the shadowing on the chestnut horse is beautiful..looks like my boy :) Love the little village too, looks like that one was hard to do. Keep up the great work Tali, it must be a great outlet espcially with all this stress. 

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I really love the depth and colors in the center picture.  Just beautiful, all of them!  

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thanks, guys, the little house pic is a folkart style that is very fun, the horses were a lot of time and mean alot to me they are two of my favorites.....

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Really amazing!  Do you sell your artwork, or is it just a 'fun hobby'?

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Beautiful artwork!

Love the 1st horse, tell us about him

xx J and PB

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Tal,

These are gorgeous - I am so impressed and had no idea that you were an artist! Love them all; the colors are stunning.  Really love the "primitive" one of the country scene.  I would put them on e-bay (if you want to sell any of them).

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Tanna - I do sell my work, I have a clientele that follows me there are some that just want specialized christmas ornaments, one girl had me doing ornaments for her tree for years then she got engaged and wanted me to do a christmas ornament, now the size is about 3" circlular wood and she wanted: two people sitting on a sofa in front of a roaring fireplace with stockings on the mantle, a decorated tree in the corner, with a black lab laying on a braided rug in front of the fire !!! now that alot to squeeze in a 3" circle but I did it and she was thrilled. So I do all sorts of special order things. I have painted furniture for others, murals on walls for others, I should post the murals I did in a little girl's room oh my it was so pretty; but it's more than a hobby......

I started drawing when I was 4 and can you guys guess what I started drawing??? ready for it??? my first drawing was of LASSIE!!! hahahaha love those collies.....I got in trouble in 1st grade for taking too long to color my apples and oranges we had to draw like 5 apples 6 oranges etc. and then color them in I was going back and putting stems and leaves on my apples and a shiny spot; and the oranges I was going back and putting dimples in them, hahahaha detail detail

Principessa - the horse is special to me, I went through "a horse phase" where I did nothing but paint horses for months, I just "felt" horses I was given some breeder horse catalogs and this horse's face spoke to me every time I flipped through that book he spoke to me, so I painted him and I have kept him for all these years, I painted a Morgan horse with full braided mane, a palomino, several appaloosas; lots of jumpers and even one that looked like an X-Ray version of a horse in purple with flames from the nose it was an arabian cause they have such large nostrils and everyone said they had fiery spirits and having met a few of them at the vet hospital that was true so I had to do the fire out the nose sold two of those types of paintings, sold alot of landscapes of the local scenery off the Parkway here, sold some of the biltmore house I had done and alot of others.......I went through a "bird phase" before the horse phase, did tons of birds, and when I don't "feel" the picture talk to me I can paint it but it will look horrible, if I "feel" it then it will be gorgeous....it truly is an art that comes from my heart.....

right now I wait till I have commissioned work to create large pieces as I have no where to store them, so I color in books cause I don't have to store those they are already bound and take up very little space yet it gives me the ability to blend colors and enjoy "painting"

I do anything; if it will take paint I will paint it; I use pastels, watercolors, watercolor pencils, pen/ink, graphite(pencil), charcoal, brush pens, acrylic, oil, airbrush, floral arrangements, beading, cards, jewelry, tile mosaics, stained glass, you name it I will try it, and I usually figure it out and do quite well with whatever medium I choose.....I really need to focus though.....but maybe later hahahaha

So who wants to come over and play in my art studio I have enough mediums to keep you entertained :)) I don't go in there alot cause my collies always laid at my foot and kept me company but I have no one to keep me company, Ben doesn't like to stay with me and the chihuahua puts himself in his crate so I am all alone, and I don't like it...I miss my collies.....

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You have amazing talent.  I am something of an artist myself, but sad to say nowhere near your caliber!  My biggest problem, I think, is I tend to get 'bored' after a while, instead of going in and layering the level of detail I should.  I did do a few pieces early this winter I was quite proud of, though!  My DeviantArt Gallery.  Those four in the 'Newest Deviations' section.  I have neglected my gallery since I didn't have a scanner for a long time and have only recently really gotten into digital art.  "Technically" they are photomanipulations, since I started with a photograph, but there's nothing left of the originals, the original layers got painted over then deleted.  But I seem to be able to 'finish' digital works more easily than hand-drawn pieces.  I also have a Zazzle Storefront, which is slowly but surely building me a little bit of an income.  Some of the images are all original, some have royalty-free image pieces.

I wish I could come play in your studio with you, haha!  I love drawing with pencils, but I keep wanting to get into some other medium, especially oil painting...  I really want to learn to use oil paints.  But it isn't exactly a cheap 'start up' cost.  :(

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So cool; I love art. Tal and Tannaidhe, you guys have mad skills!  Love the picture of the cardinal and pinecones.  Ladies, please post more of your art pics!!!

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Oh wow Tanna I LOVE that tiger fractal did you see the skull effect on the shoulders??? beautiful work, how did you do that, I do some graphic art but nothing like that I get frustrated with the time it takes, isn't that funny you find the art on the 'puter easier and I find free hand easier and together we have it all, hahahaha, the two drippy ones are GREAT too, I love this type of art....see we could teach each other !!!!! I am in NC where are you ???? hehehehe seeing if we can make it happen.......

Ginger - will do I will dig out my photos and scan them in and post for ya'......I should edit my pics above and shrink the size so there is room on the forum to have this many graphics.....

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It's using a filter for photoshop; if you have the software I can find the link for you.  I spent hours and hours and hours trying to figure out how to do it after seeing a similar effect...  then happened to see a pic that referenced the filter and it was one of those shaft-of-light-and-chorus-singing moments haha.  As for the grunge pics (the drippy ones), they were done using a tutorial on DeviantArt for photoshop as well.

It's not so much that I find digital art easier per se...  but having the layout done by the original photo it makes it easier to finish.  If you look at my drawn images, I'm fine at drawing the subject, but they tend to hang out on an empty white page lol.

We're down in Mississippi unfortunately (on a multitude of levels!)  Don't know anyone in your general area who wants to hire someone with a journalism degree with an emphasis on PR (my spouse) do you?  lol

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Tanna I will keep my ears open for that PR job :))

thanks for the info on the art, in my opinion there is no "easy" artwork except and I will say this one - those who take a projector and just trace a pic on the wall and color it in one dimensional and say they painted a mural; to me that's just "coloring" a huge picture hahahahaa, I think it's cheating, but then again I am probably outdated with that thinking....but I kinda like it that way....I do enjoy the new techniques that are surfacing all the time, like the sand art on the light boards those are amazing....who knew.....I am going to try some new ideas that came to my mind recently if it amounts to anything I will let y'all know.....otherwise consider it trashed in file 13 (garbage can) actually I have joked that I have thrown better things in the trash than some things I see being called art .......that is a whole new soap box that no one wants to hear about ahhahahaa

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Funny enough, this thread was apparently what I needed to tip the scales to get my butt back in gear and creating stuff on Zazzle.  No great works of art, but I've gotten multiple design product lines up almost every day, so I feel nicely accomplished (and hopefully my sales will reflect that haha)

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yayayayayay Bravo for you Tanna !!!!!! motivation sometimes comes from odd places :)) glad to help ya out, can't wait to see the new work!!!

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A few of my new stuffs:

I have each of the six colors, plus the rainbow, with customizable monogram in the seal.

 

 

I have about six more styles like this with different floral backgrounds that are new, each with the customizable name/text plate...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and I just finished uploading 16 color variations on a neat modern style image with stripes and bubbles, which will have a similarly styled seal with a customizable monogram on top.  Whew!  lol

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I LOVE the peacock feathers!! and the rooster, ladybug and mushroom they are all great but those are my favs probably because of the rich colors I love vibrant colors....thanks for sharing how did you do the peacock feathers???

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I took a base image of peacock feathers, went in and cleaned it up (combination pen, eraser and spot healing tools) so that it was a little more 'orderly', then boosted the saturation...  that ended up too yellow a green for my tastes, so I magic wand'ed the eyes, inversed the selection, then adjusted the hue towards blue until I was happy with the color, then used the fractalius filter I mentioned before, which gives it that neat hazy/stringy look, and also boosts the color and saturation.  All of them except the background-with-template ones are done using fractalius as the final step; it really changed my entire style, I just love it, and you can get so many different effects from it.  >.>

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These are amazing guys I love all of the colors! I am a graphic designer and I am in aww and jealious of the talent you two have!

Tannaidhe I would love to see the tutorial on the filter you were talking about, I love playing around with photo manipulations!

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I never used a tutorial, I just got it and started playing with it.  lol  This is the filter: fractalius

 

I uh...  didn't exactly pay their price for it.  *coughs*  Seemed very expensive for a single filter no matter how awesome.

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Oh my gosh this is my new favorite tool! I will be having some fun with this thank you for sharing!!

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Hahaha like I said, it totally changed my style!  Almost everything I make now uses fractalius.  Perfectum from the same people is also pretty nice, if you enlarge photos/images (gets rid of those annoying jagged edges beautifully), but none of the others are particularly more profound than the basic photoshop type filters.

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wow I will have to check this out, love the effects....