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Two Girls by hank1 Two Girls by hank1
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14 x 16"
2001

The background is made up of many cross-hatched layers, each layer completely covered with the orange and reds of the girls' skin tones, a blue layer from their dresses and a final few green layers from bright green to the darkest green I have. Every two layers lightly blended with fingers so the colors below show through. The final two layers of darkest green lightly blended. The girls done in reverse, starting with greens building up to the orange, reds and yellows of their skin tones.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Marvelous work :nod:
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hank1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Danny.
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christiana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
oh wow, you are amazing. just brilliant!
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hank1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Christiana.
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
It's beautiful...Such a lovely captured moment!!!....Dare I say...much more intimate than a photograph!:D..Pastels have so much luminosity,especially on the dark background:love:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Thank you for saying how you did it.It really is beautiful!..Now I know why my pastel pictures tend to look flat....You have made me want to have another try,,,,It will probably never be seen!:D
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hank1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Patricia.

The girl in front is the niece of a friend. The girl behind her is her friend. My friend was a patron of my art. He owned 7 of my originals. He took his life in 2004.

You got me thinking, so I've included the technique in artist's comments.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, Sir, this is a beauty, love those facial expression on the girls, so happy and the lighting superb :w00t:
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hank1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Miss Jasmin.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pleasure, Sir :)
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