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by kelch12

Hi Kelvin. Once again you've done another stunning drawing, and you continue to make me glad that I added you to my watch list months a...

This'll be my first official critique, I think. I hope I do well. You are very beautiful, by the by. Positives: I think this painting i...



REFERENCE UPLOAD: Mother 'n son Selfie
This is my reference. It was given to me by the woman in the picture. She took this with her iPhone.

I am using this reference to draw a portrait for her.
"Friends don't lie."

Character "Eleven", from Stranger Things. Character property of the Duffer Brothers.

Start date: 1/09/2017
Completion date: 1/17/2017
total hours spent: approximately 50


This shot is from the end of episode 1, where Eleven is running from the "bad" after they shot Benny. It is raining out, and Mike and his friends are trying to find Will, but find Eleven instead.

11x14 black drawing paper (Canson XL)
Prismacolor Premiere colored pencils
Lyra Rembrandt colored pencils
Reference: 'Eleven'
This is not my drawing, nor my photo. This is being added so that I can link to it as a reference for the drawing I'm currently working on.

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Character property of Netflix and The Duffer Brothers.


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Tonya Ohrel
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I do commissions. Please contact me through DeviantArt, Facebook, or via email.

I've been drawing on and off since I was about 12 years old. I had the chicken pox and had to stay in bed all day for 2 weeks, in the middle of my summer break. I got bored with coloring in my "Rose Petal" coloring book, so I started trying to draw the pictures from the book instead.

In the third grade, my son, :iconarcticwolf2002:, was placed into his school's "Gifted and Talented Program" for artistic talent he has displayed. I manage a separate account on DeviantArt for him, so that he can have his own favorites collection and such.
As I am sure most of my friends here already know, I discovered, and began to participate in, Colored Pencil Magazine's monthly challenges.

Since March, I have participated in 6 challenges, shown below:
March: "Veiled" and April: "Wildflowers"
Veiled by Nephthys76Wildflowers by Nephthys76

May: "Rocket" and July: "Lilac Roller"
Rocket by Nephthys76Lilac Roller by Nephthys76

October: "Sweet"
Sweet by Nephthys76
And finally, November: "Apparition"
Apparition by Nephthys76

Quite happily, I was informed last week that my drawing, "Apparition", was selected as the winner of the "Beginner/Student" category for November!

I encourage anyone who is reading this journal entry, who has ever drawn, or wanted to draw, with colored pencils to look into these monthly challenges.  The challenges are supported by sponsors, who base their amount of support on how active the participation is.  It's a great opportunity to support other artists, and also get support from them.  Also, it's enlightening to see how each interpretation of a single reference differs from the others (one of the reasons I also like the :icondraw-along: group).

You can learn about the current monthly challenge on their DA page: :iconcoloredpencilmag: and also by joining their Flickr group.  Each challenge must be at least 90% in Colored Pencils, and it must use the reference from that month in some way.

If you subscribe to Colored Pencil Magazine, look for my winning entry to be featured in the monthly challenge section in the January issue.


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Cicatrix73 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
By the way, my congrats on your efforts to reproduce realistic works in COLORED pencil as well as graphite. Inspirational achievements!
Nephthys76 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :heart:
tocaimacomics Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016   Interface Designer
Happy Birthday!
Chazzier Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Happy Birthday!
Chazzier Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Happy birthday.
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Happy Birthday
ArtInHerVeins Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Decided I'd watch. Have a blessed day my fellow Artist :heart:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!Airborne Huggle! 
MrEyeCandy66 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Tonya!! :cake::party:
Chazzier Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Happy Birthday.
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