Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Friend Chicken Farming - Finished

Here is the final version of My Friend Chicken Farming which I hope to enter in the Color Pencil Society of America Explore This Exhibition by tomorrow. I am hoping to finish Buddy's portrait by then also. Will be working on it the rest of today for sure.

I spent some time experimenting with whether I could comply with the entry requirements of preparing the photo of the work. Turns out that if I had not had to get a new computer I might not have been able to prepare the photo of this piece as required. The instructions talk about using Adobe Photoshop, I was about ready to give up when I saw that a free program to accomplish the required tasks, Paint.Net was available. Not only was I able to prepare the image as specified, but I now have a more powerful photo program at my disposale for free! It is amazing that this program was available for free! Check it out. It did take me awhile to figure out how to do what was needed, but after spending some time, I was able to do it. I am glad I spent the time early, because I would have been pulling my hair out if it was the deadline day. The instructions do require an entrant to enter all pieces at once, so I am waiting until tomorrow to hopefully enter them both.


  1. PS. I can't believe I haven't been on here for so long! Some of the portraits that I missed seeing are stunning!

  2. What a beautiful drawing, Angela. Great detail. Wishing you the best of luck.

  3. Thank you so much, Pat and Linda! Some pieces just flow, and this one did for the most part for me. I started it as a Christmas present for this friend. I decided to enter it in the exhibit as and after thought. I have my fingers crossed.



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