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Day 112 - 366 ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-pen Day 112 - 366 ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-pen
Day 112 of my 366 daily art project! A lot more are on the way! Please read all about my project and charity below and in my journal.

So... I accidentally fell in love with this one. :love:
I'm putting in my own $8 for the Safehouse Project and will keep this one for my own little collection. :D

>>Created with charcoal and highlighted with chalk on 2.5x3.5 ACEO Black Strathmore 500 Series charcoal paper . About 2.5 hours.

:bulletred: See all my ACEO's in my gallery here: [link]





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♥ For every day of 2012, I will be drawing one ACEO sketch card. Every single one will be for sale - ALL proceeds to be donated to charity at the end of 2012.

My charity of choice is a local foundation called Alternatives to Violence, who is currently raising money to build a safehouse. This safehouse will provide a secure shelter to men, women and children who have recently escaped physical and sexual abuse.

With the safehouse, 312 individuals every year will receive crisis intervention, counseling, safety planning, advocacy and shelter.

Together, through art, we can help make a difference.

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This original has sold, but Prints are now available! 25% donated to the Safehouse! [link]
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:iconsearleit:
Searleit Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I just love the way you use lighting in your  pieces.
It's so fluent, and natural, and not many can do
that the right way. This is just lovely and I can't 
take my eyes of it. 
Btw what brand of charcoal do you use most often?
(I know that tinted charcoal is made by Derwent, but 
quality chalk, or "white charcoal" as some call it is
rather difficult to find).
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really love playing with light and contrast. :)

I almost exclusively use General's charcoal. I've tried several other brands and keep going back to them! I find that other brands can have a brown hue to their black charcoals, and General's is a nice pure black. They sharpen really well, which I love for detailing. And their white charcoal pencil is my absolute favorite pencil. Clean, crisp white that's perfect for highlighting details. I always have about a dozen on hand! haha
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:iconturtlesarethebest:
TurtlesAreTheBest Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Magnificent!!!!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
It's perfect in every way. Blue, black, darkness, and a tree in one!! Awesome job! :)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome so much! :D
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:icontwelvefingers:
TwelveFingers Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so pretty, no wonder you wanted to keep it!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Anaisdrawings Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The floor and the branch seem confound, they they add a touch of fantastic.
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