Paradise Crystal

I started on this project  about seven years ago. I was off on the perspective and anatomy in the pencil drawing and the paper became discolored. So I put the parts back together and reworked it. The head of the woman is from one photo and the figure is from another, and the dress I made up. The parrot and the woman is on the same scale and the scale of the tiger and horse are according to the distance from the viewer. I worked over the pencil with watercolor pencil, watercolor sticks, then colored pencil, and digital. About a month ago I bought a wacom tablet and so this week i have been working of redrawing parts of it and developing some of the details. I don't really know anything about skin tones so I have been just guessing at that and making more changes to it. I hope you like this version and would appreciate any comments.

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Charles Jones a.k.a. Bambootiger

About Charles Jones a.k.a. Bambootiger

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I grew up on the prairie cap rock of the Texas panhandle , and started to read on my own from the Encyclopedia Britannica before I started school. My parents had little education but probably never said no to any book salesman or book club. In the sixth grade I was reading at the grade level of 13.5 at three times the average adult speed with comprehension in the top percentile. When our daughter was four I noticed that on her own she was drawing a wicker chair. I had done some drawing as a teenager but there wasn't much I could show her, so I started doing research through the inter-library loan system and borrowed books from private and public libraries across the U.S. With this I added a little of my own ideas such as the little amount of spherical trigonometry I picked up to get a handle on perspective. So here I am, and at 51 I still have never physically been in an art class or art museum.

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