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Itís not everyday that you get to curate a show with your favourite artists, including those who inspired me to draw in the first place. Inviting these artists forced me to work harder, anything less than my best would be pointless-no excuses allowed. I wanted to put everything I learnt from my moleskine experiments into one sketch page, using crushed pastels and iridescent oil paint and every media I had.

I struggled from start to finish, had to combine three photos of a model I photographed, I redrew, repainted the face so many times I lost count. The scariest thing about committing my best was that I had no excuses, no matter how embarrassing the mistakes, or how long it took. The entire show is what I am most proud of and how it has brought many of us together. I went against good advice and included over 50 artists- an enormous task on top of my already busy schedule (4 group shows this month).

Itís funny that it happened because I couldnít provide enough work for a solo show (too many group shows). I seem to always feel like Iím failing, and somehow with enough luck it works out for the best.

I am super humbled and inspired to be a part of it, and this is the first time Iíve felt part of an art community. Thanks to everyone who submitted inspiring art and for the support (you know who you are), I am looking forward to the show tomorrow night, see you there at Spoke Art, San Francisco!
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This beauty is featured in my journal!!!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
a very creative and beautiful piece! :thumbsup:
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rodluff Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
you're absolutely welcome! :)
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siunt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I love it. The colours are great!
Really amazing. I also like the mix of realistic drawing and the a little more abstract. :)
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rodluff Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words :) Much appreciated
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abcartattack Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great art work, I featured it here [link] :)
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOW! SOOO AMAZING!
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rodluff Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! this one got hardly any comments, didn't think anyone liked it!
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love it! :D I'm a HUGE owl fan, so it may have swayed me a little, but it's really beautifully done, and the colors are stunning :D
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