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Day 354 of my 366 Drawing Project by secrets-of-the-pen Day 354 of my 366 Drawing Project by secrets-of-the-pen
Day 354 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 started drawing these tiny little music notes and seriously questioned my sanity. :P But this one has quickly become one of my favorites!

Special Thanks to ~nothingbuteverything for the stunning photo: [link]

>>Created with charcoal and chalk on 2.5x3.5 ACEO gray 500 series Strathmore charcoal paper. About 3.5 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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The original card has already sold, but you can pre-order matted prints here: [link]
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:icongothic-romantic99:
Gothic-Romantic99 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love it. It's a great concept and even more beautiful picture.

I thought it was a photograph at first, you have some real talent. :)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! This one was a wonderful challenge for me! I love working with those tiny details. :)
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:icongothic-romantic99:
Gothic-Romantic99 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow I love this concept! I like the crumpled look to it too!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I loved creating that crumpled look!
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Well I love it!
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
love the concept, unique
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmusic---junky:
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful (:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpencilsandmore:
PENCILSandMORE Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
beautiful!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpencilsandmore:
PENCILSandMORE Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
you're welcome!
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
As a piano player, I LOVE that! :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish I could take the time to learn!
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I wish I had time to get better.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha fitting in practice is always hard! I took lessons FOREVER ago and never wanted to practice. But now I wish I'd stuck with it. :P
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, well I'm a strange kind-of student. My teacher tells me I would be a child prodigy if only I practiced more. Of course, everything in this world takes practice if you think about it. I just have so many other things to practice. :D
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:iconpowerfulstardust:
PowerfulStardust Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Excellent and fantastique - this is to fall in love with! :iconmusicnotesplz:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconpowerfulstardust:
PowerfulStardust Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
You are very welcome! :star:
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:iconmindsetteler:
mindsetteler Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Wohhh!!! this is something. :D
i have seen the music sheets in your cards, and the MUSIC SHEET ROSE,
and hv also seen Piano keys, often,but this is something really awesome.

i had to look at it twice, to check if it was real paper.The crumpled/wrinkled effect is awesome, thts even better than the ref pic as this has more dark tones to it.
And as u hv been drawing keys for long , uv made the keys look 3D, better than the ref pic :)

The best thing is, the CONTRADICTING EFFECT of horizontal STAFF and vertical KEYS, that sharply cut each other.
SO if one concentrate on heart the paper looks raised,
and if one concentrate on paper, the KEYS look raised.
SO its kinda optical illusion :p (which does not appear in ref)

A definite 8x10 piece.:)

Cheerz!!

:batman:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really loved all the angles and the challenge of the wrinkled paper in this one!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:icontoriamason:
toriamason Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
I'm not actually huge on music; I am horribly musically challenged. But I just adore this! It's so beautiful and has such a nice flow.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconvolker03:
volker03 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic and so wonderful. This is a must seen image. :thumbsup: :clap:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconvolker03:
volker03 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so welcome :D
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:iconde5sertro5e:
De5sertRo5e Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
By far this is my favorite out of anything you've done. I saw it and literally did a double take. I know it's a simple concept, but it has been executed so well, and your shading is perfect. <3
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D It's probably my favorite, too! I'm a huge music lover - and details, but we already knew that! haha
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:iconchristieb1:
ChristieB1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! You are very talented :)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconclc1997:
clc1997 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
that's fantastic!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconkniggets:
kniggets Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:wow: that one is awesome too!! :D
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you! :D
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