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Fruitful Holiday by kelch12 Fruitful Holiday by kelch12
This is my on-going Colored Pencil Megazine Monthly Challenge entry

I think the reference image has a very nice composition. The interaction between those apples and cones is interesting. It's like hide-and-seek with still life, peekaboo with them. It's a still life subject yet the idea is quite dynamic from my point of view.

The new learned concepts (hue, value, and chroma) of color has helped me tremendously in this piece. I was just introduced with the "chroma" aspect of color which I had not been aware of until the week before finishing this one. "Chroma" basically means "intensity of color" or "saturation of color" or "colorfulness." I figure that only in the mid tone area of the subject would have the highest chroma. light and shadow side would be low chroma (too white or too black). I've incorporated the two new colored pencils into this piece (black and white). As a result, the final drawing has better contrast and more realistic. I'm quite happy with it. What do you think?

Happy Holiday, everyone!

Pencil: Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Paper: 9x12 Strathmore 300 Bristol Vellum (cropped to 8.5x11.5)
Other: kneaded eraser, odorless mineral spirit (OMS), water brush
Duration: 11/02/2012 ~ 11/22/2012

Reference: [link]
Drawing: :iconkelch12: [link]

WIP: Previous: Next:

12/09/2012: The original (no watermark) full resolution 300dpi file is available for only 120 points. If you like it and want to support my art, you may get that for this limited time opportunity. Thank you! :heart:

12/18/2012 This piece has won Colored Pencil Magazine's November Challenge in Pro Category. :)
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:icontouchofthesoul:
touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so lovely!
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:iconswagsareus:
swagsareus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
can i use this faor a back ground of a holiday card foer the comntest??

i fi win something i will give you half!
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:iconlamzys:
LamzYs Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Beautiful 
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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:icondanikamilles:
DanikaMilles Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautifully done!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:icondanikamilles:
DanikaMilles Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:icontobyjo:
TobyJo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ultra realistic superb
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmarilisaargentieri:
marilisaargentieri Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
perfect!!!

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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :)
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:icondaws3:
Daws3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
So pretty!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icontheelvishdevil:
TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
This is incredible!
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:iconheartinart:
heartinart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning, intricate and skilful work
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! So much! :)
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:iconastr1:
astr1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:holly: This looks real. Thanks for the colored pencil information. Merry Xmas! :holly:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas to you, too. Thanks! :)
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:iconastr1:
astr1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're Welcome! I hope you enjoyed the Holidays! Happy New Year! :)
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:iconboykins:
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey you've been featured here in my da journal [link]
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for featuring :)
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:iconboykins:
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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:icondilhermandodidi:
dilhermandodidi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!!!:D I would have that patience when I do faces ...
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love drawing facs (portraits). Still life is still a very good study on shapes and colors. :)
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:icondilhermandodidi:
dilhermandodidi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm too... successes in the next work!
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:iconislammostafa:
islammostafa Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
amazing looks very realastic i love this kind of work
what colours do you use ?
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I layered different colors depends the value and hue. I would suggest learning "color theory."
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:iconislammostafa:
islammostafa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
you can make apage on facebook teaching this theory and put the link on deviantart
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
If you search google, you will find so many good tutorial on color theory. Wikipedia is one good source. When I become a master at it then I might share my unique tips with you. Thanks.
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:iconislammostafa:
islammostafa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
ok thanks alot i wish that
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:icondorothy-t-rose:
Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for offering this as a print. It will definitely go in my next order. :nod:

~D~
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your support! :)
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:iconphotorip:
photorip Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Speechless --- just amazing work.....
Happy you decided to allow us to purchase your work :clap:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'll see how things works.
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your support! :) Much appreciated.
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:iconvelvetvamp:
VelvetVamp Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Great result in the end! You've done it very well :).
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconthea-nu:
Thea-Nu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this one! The colors, the composition, and that it looks kinda peaceful. Well done.
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your feedback. :)
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:iconladyanneboleyn92:
ladyanneboleyn92 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't get over how amazing your work is! this makes my color pencil pieces look like crayon! Stunning stunning stunning!!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Keep on drawing. You'll get better. :)
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:iconspeck2:
Speck2 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!!
Cindy
:heart:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Cindy.
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:iconspeck2:
Speck2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome !! :XD:
Cindy
:heart: :hug:
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:iconirenegypsy:
IreneGypsy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm hungry now! That looks soooo good :D
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:icondorothy-t-rose:
Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is exceptionally well drawn! It's hard to find this sort of control, attention to detail, and subtle colour changes. Great job!

~D~
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for taking the time leaving me feedback. :heart:
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