The Kiss


Beautiful, that iridescence in the feathers is great.

Love the sheen on the feathers Dawn.

Thank you, Linda and Heather.

Those pencils really do give a different look. Really like this...the bird's head in particular is so well done.

lovely piece, I didn't even know metallic pencils existed, it's a super effect

Thank you, Lewis and Elisa. The Derwent metallic pencils were half price in Hobbycraft.

Beautiful natural image Dawn.

You’ve achieved great texture and colour with your pencils Dawn. Extremely effective.

What a great image Dawn, very effective and a beautiful painting. I have some metallic pencils which I'd confined to my "rubbish" draw as I didn't really know what to do with them but you've shown they can work in the right hands.

Thank you Carole and Val.

Very nice drawing and I love the feather work!

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Just loving my bird art at the moment. The Kiss, ref photo by Chris Saunders. Derwent metallic pencils, signo pen and black ink on black paper.

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Dawn Halliwell

I started painting in Jan 2016 after the death of my youngest sister. I found it great therapy and still do! I love experimenting with different techniques and media. I mainly work in pastel or oils for pet portraits, but I also enjoy doing ink portraits with the odd landscape thrown in for good…

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