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Limerick of Dave Hopkins (St. Patty's Special) by GirlKirby Limerick of Dave Hopkins (St. Patty's Special) by GirlKirby
It has been years since I used my water colored pencils because I lacked the right kind of paper.  My teacher gave me a piece when I brought my pencils to college and I create this beaut!  I had trouble with my strokes, though.  Every time I add a new layer of color and apply water, it would wash off.  Plus, every first stroke washes some pencil off and it can't be re-applied.  I hope to get answers since I may use this media again.

Anyways, this is my first masterpiece featuring my Irish-Aussie OC and I might as well take some time explaining who this guy is (or could be since I'm still playing around with ideas).  His father is from Australia and his mother is mostly Irish and heavily influenced with her nationality.  The parents met when mom took a trip to the land down under.  They eventually married in the US and have Dave and his two sisters.  The sisters enjoy outdoor exploration while Dave preferred to stay indoors and play on his guitar.  Dave was the first to graduate highschool, but he was overwhelmed by the complex after-school life that lies ahead.  He left the home and moved into a far away patch of forest to live as a hermit because he believes that people shouldn't pay to do anything an animal can do for free like eat.  He goes to the nearby city to play the guitar on the streets and sleep in the homeless shelter during the cold winter.  The limerick explains a bit more about the man. ;)

Critiques on the artwork and the character are more than welcome.
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FinalMassacre Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
You should do more art like this! This'd be something to enter into the county fair! :D
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GirlKirby Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
If Norman Rockwell was denied in the same way I was back in his glory days, I should just not bother with art shows and such any more.
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FinalMassacre Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Your logic escapes me... Well, what ever you want to do, just keep in mind first of all that I think this is a really good piece, and second of all, this is the kind of work they are looking for.
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GirlKirby Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I know that phrase was kind of random, but that fact was my final straw.  I don't want to be involved in art competitions anymore because I cannot bear to spend hours on a piece and get nothing in return.
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Free-faves Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
woah great human anatomy :dummy:
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GirlKirby Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks.
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