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Day 136 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-pen Day 136 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-pen
Day 136 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.

I've always wanted to draw the northern lights! I have this huge fascination with them. ^.^

>>Created with pastels and Prismacolor colored pencils on 2.5x3.5 ACEO Strathmore 500 Series charcoal paper in black. About 1.5 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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If you love this piece and the safehouse project, you can see the card to purchase at Etsy for $11 + shipping: [link]
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:iconpassionislife:
PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wanted to let you know that this gorgeous piece has been featured here: [link]!
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:iconm1-otherworldly:
M1-Otherworldly Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah yes, they're amazing, aren't they?
You have portrayed it beautifully.
Bravo! :)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww Thank you so much! :D
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:iconm1-otherworldly:
M1-Otherworldly Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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HandDrawnViolist Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! The northern lights are something I am currently working on capturing on the paper!
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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HandDrawnViolist Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconde5sertro5e:
De5sertRo5e Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
This is gorgeous! You really captured the feeling of the northern lights at night.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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OokamiAniyou Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this came out so nice. ^_^
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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MichaelHoweArts Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I saw the thumbnail and SAID "Oh, wow...." Great job!!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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stargateatl Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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lindsaydc Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is my favorite so far :)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's one of mine, too! :D
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fireleap Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Squee, the aurora borealis! My favouritest sight in the world. Totally want to go and see it in person one day. *ahem* This is so pretty, I especially love the reflection in the water and the mountains are shaded so beautifully. :D
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! It's a huge dream of mine to see them in person someday, too! So beautiful!
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fireleap Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Me too, they're so beautiful. I don't really know what I'd do once I saw them right in front of me there though. Maybe I'll just move to some place I can see them everyday so I can draw, write, think, sleep with them there, all the time. x)
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's so true! Wouldn't that be wonderful?
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Steeephanie Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Completely amazing! & how do you get the quality so great?!
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Do you mean the quality of the scan/photo of the drawing?
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Steeephanie Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course!
& yeah .
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I use photoshop CS4 to fix the tones when I take a picture. You don't really need a great camera, just a good editing program to restore your photos.
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Steeephanie Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, thanks!
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