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Okay, I played with that tree piece again, and changed its name, because there was a space I needed to fill for a convention art show. Yes it is going to Westercon 68. Keep in mind that my favorite poetry form is Haiku, and one of my favorite paintings on a Japanese folding screen is of a flock of geese that has just taken off .... the only evidence in the painting is the ripples in the water, and the last goose, straining to catch up with the rest of the group. So, find the dragon. According to an 8 year old in the family there are two dragons in this.

I will probably get banned from my own art shows, some day, for constantly sneaking back in and "correcting" my paintings. That said, the tree canopy looks much better.

Bear with me here; I, our house, and my computer (as a result of our contractors), have been undergoing serious repairs this year. This piece was about 10 minutes from being scanned when I had to pack it away. The new twain for my trusty scanner and I are still learning to communicate.

This is pretty much what it says. I haven't used watercolor pencils since I was in grade school. :D Things have changed a bit in that amount of time.
Original: 10"x14"
Derwent Studio colored pencils
Derwent Watercolour pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Strathmore Series 300 140 pound Cold Press Water Color Paper
The line art was printed onto the watercolor paper; then I went at it with the pencils. I used the Studio colored pencils for the tree trunk and the Watercolour pencils for everything else. The foliage, tree leaves and grass; and the ground are equal parts Copics and colored pencils, if I recall correctly. A couple of spots were dabbed with the Prismacolors as well as acrylics.

Excuse the perceived spam folks, I couldn't figure out how to just update the corrected image, so I re-posted this. The earlier versions will go into my scrapbook.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional General Artist

Gorgeous color combinations and a captivating scenario; lovely!
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Thank you so very much, Sam. I am seriously delighted that you like the piece and the concept so much. Thanks for the fave, my friend.

I am pleased to say that this piece was one of fourteen pieces sold at the art show attached to Westercon 68. The eight that didn't sell there, were sent across town to SDCCI, to be put in that art show.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Nice!
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Very, very, nice; especially considering I left my hard-copy show control sheets at home, unprinted; and as I discovered when I went to check them, missing the last three pieces that were on the Excel control sheet I HAD properly emailed. I tell ya, don't do something for three years, get a late start because of a late request by the con program director, and the brain can't get with the program. Sheesh!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You, Katherine Wadey, are a gem and a delight. :nod:

(And a nut.)
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Why thank you, sir; as are you.

(And that's why I call you brother.) :D
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gz12wk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
very nice! I always love seeing your work!
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Thank you Gary! I always enjoy hearing from you and seeing your posts.
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I can see a tail sticking out there on the left, with a thin, little whisp of smoke giving him away.... Not sure I see anything in the grass, but I can imagine a dragon's face in the canopy of the tree!
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keight Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2015
The sproot saw the blue flowers as its dorsal spines, with the head and muzzle between the rock, and the path on the right of the tree. He likes Asian dragons.
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I can see that, with its "tail" wrapped around the tree.    :-)
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
The one I have trouble seeing, because I know I was painting a cloud, is the dragon in the cloud that another artist sees. ................
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, not sure about that one...
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ansuz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
I like how the title and description make you stop and take a second look. (And I can see how the possibility of a second dragon could open up even more ways to look at it. Maybe in the shape of the cloud? Or a shadow cast on (or from within) the leaves?)

Really pretty piece.
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Thank you very much. He saw it in the grasses at the base of the tree..........
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Rimwor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colours and details! *.*
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keight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Thank you very much for those kind words.
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Rimwor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!!! :rose: :)
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Laurazee Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's lovely!
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keight Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2014
Thank you very much, Laura.
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Laurazee Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:-)
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keight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
:hug:
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Angelii-D Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow so awesome love it Love 
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Thank you very much.
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!!
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Thank you very much.
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MattiaCremonini Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Lovely
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thank you.
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JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Thank you.
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foureyes Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
:)................................... Karkat Spin
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thank you, amigo mio. I think.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely, Kath :love:
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keight Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Thank you, my dear. :glomp:
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely scene.
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keight Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Thank you, Andy. It has been an "interesting" time. :D
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The mysteries of life, and the loveliness.
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keight Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
How does one edit a deviation with a corrected image? I couldn't even move the earlier version to scraps; I ended up deleting it, instead. That wasn't a polite thing to do to the young lady who had "faved" it.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There's a little arrow box thingie up by the top right of the image block on the edit page.  "Change main file."

To change to scraps I select "My scrapbook" as the category.
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keight Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Thank you. Between having to cope with a slightly different version of Win 7 than I'm used to, and all the new drivers I've had to install, my computer isn't the same machine it was last week. :D I feel like such a dunce when I can't see what is right in front of me.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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keight Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
:no: :D
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