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Day 82 - ACEO by secrets-of-the-pen Day 82 - ACEO by secrets-of-the-pen
Day 82 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.

My 4th non-dominant hand ACEO drawing! Today I was actually able to let go and enjoy drawing without being so conscious of using the 'wrong' hand.

And space art is SO fun! :D

And I used a new paper that has been sitting in my studio for over a year because I had ordered the wrong paper. Ooops! Who knew I'd actually love the smooth texture?

>>Created with pastels and highlighted with acrylic paint 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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This ACEO card has sold! BUT it is now available for 8x10 giclee prints at LainyArt Etsy : [link]
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:iconstartwister1976:
Startwister1976 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that look. Strong, yet sort of fluffy and soft. Space art is fun, you´re absolutely right about that!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! It's definitely one of my favorite things to draw!
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anmeher Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning! And day 82? Wow. I have a lot to catch up on. :giggle:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconde5sertro5e:
De5sertRo5e Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Looks like one of those spray art projects.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah! I love watching people create those!
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:iconastridyldk:
AstridYLDK Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! this is great!:D
it's very original
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Breathtaking!! :heart: I can see your love for space art as well, just through your skills! :)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really do love them! They are each as unique as drawing a person! No two are ever the same. :D
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
As do I! :heart: That is very true! Thank you for sharing it. :)
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:iconerin-hippie-everly:
erin-hippie-everly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing colours! WOW! :dance:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconerin-hippie-everly:
erin-hippie-everly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yw!
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:iconcortosiskylee:
CortosisKylee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
:wow:
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:iconpaypaypie:
Paypaypie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAH! Absolutely amazing. o.o So realistic, it looks as though its a picture. Nice! :D
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconopenwindowmaniac:
openwindowmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Artist
dude ur art is pretty sick im new to DA but wen i get art up check me out
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:icontamiiforever:
TamiiForever Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT'S A DRAWING? THAT LOOKS LIKE A PICTURE TAKEN!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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UnicornKnight321 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
This is AWESOME, I love the colors and how you blended them all together so well.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconmindsetteler:
mindsetteler Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
another powerful performance,,,
:handshake: (with left hand) :D

nice FOGGY\MISTY effect..
very nice idea to use blue mist with dark black SPACE

nova, supernova, ultra novas,,, hmm,,,

and the largest Planet,, well ,, so many colorz in ther,, and u did and excellent job to blend them in together,,,
without making them look odd

and your trademark"- chalk highlights- are,,awesomely shiny.

but u know,,if i squint my eyes,,, i see a wolf,,with flames outta his nostrils,,, :D

well keep it up..!!!
i know u must be tempted to use ur right hand to draw,,,
but... "resist the temptation" ,, thats all i wud say.. :)

may the force be with you(r hand) :D

Cheerz!
:batman:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I love how people see different things in art like this! So cool!
My right hand is slowly recovering! I'm just going to have to be patient!
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nevlovesyou Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful! :D
And you drew this with your non-dominant hand (which I am guessing is your left)?? That is so incredible!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup! That would be my left hand.
And thank you so much!
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is really awesome... I love colourful space drawings, and yours looks really beautiful. And you have done it with your non dominant hand? Are you serious :wow: I can't draw with my left hand, no way :XD:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!
Have you ever tried drawing with your left hand before? :D
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silenoswithaleopard Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
whoa!
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:iconvictorhugo:
VictorHugo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful, that´s how i like the cosmos, filled with colorful space clouds.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too! The more color the better!
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:icontacsitimea:
tacsitimea Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
you are unbelieveable :D
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush: aww thank you!
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:iconleo729:
leo729 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
cool
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This really is the most amazing series. Your dedication and talent are so inspiring.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush: Thank you so much!! :D
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.

If you don't mind my asking - how easy/difficult is it to keep up? I'm very tempted to follow your example, as there are so many good causes out there in need of some funding, and it seems a nice way to give something back to those who donate. But it seems like it would be easy to get sidetracked and let it slide after a while. Not to mention that a piece of art every day is a pretty amazing feat. How do you manage it?
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a huge challenge to keep up with! Especially now that I'm nursing a hand injury!
But I'm still going and still drawing and I have honestly never committed to a project that has meant more to me(or so many others) before!
I'm learning every single day and finding new ways to challenge myself through this project. It has been nothing short of amazing and I wholeheartedly encourage you to try it out! Even if you can only commit for 100 days instead of a year.

It only takes a few hours every day and surprisingly - I manage to find those few hours here and there every day! Even if it's at midnight!
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OokamiAniyou Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow hon it's beautiful. Your non dominant hand works are just as beautiful as your dominant hand ones.

How is your other hand doing, my friend?
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much!!

It's recovering! Slowly, though. :( I may keep doing these left handed to give it more time to rest!
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OokamiAniyou Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, you astound me. It's awesome. :D

I'm glad it's recovering but it would probably be best if you let it rest for a while. They turn out wonderful anyway so no need to worry. If this weren't for a cause I would tell you to rest altogether and just focus on getting better.
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D

I agree - if I weren't so committed to it, I'd rest it for a solid week or two! But I've got it braced and I'm alternating heat and ice to help it along. :)You are so sweet and such an encouragement to me as I keep going and keep drawing! Thank you so much! :hug:
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OokamiAniyou Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm glad you're doing all you can to take care of it. And just remember that even though something feels better doesn't mean it's finished healing, so don't be afraid to give it extra time.

Awe I'm so glad to hear that. I feel like I haven't been around as much lately and I feel bad. I still care and I think about you and the project often. Something will make me think of you or what might be inspiring to you and then I wonder how you're doing because I don't want you to wear yourself out. You're great to put so much effort into this and I don't forget that. You have a lot of people that appreciate what you're doing, so remember you don't have to go through it all entirely alone. ^_^
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm definitely making sure I take enough time for it to heal. :) I've let my commissioners know that I need to take a break and I haven't drawn at all with my right hand for almost a week now.

And I'm still so happy to have your support. It means SO much to me!
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:iconookamianiyou:
OokamiAniyou Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good I'm glad to hear that. ^_^

Awe well I'm glad my support means something to you. And I hope it helps. :)
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