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The Turtle - Pastel Painting by AstridBruning The Turtle - Pastel Painting by AstridBruning
30 x 10 inch Pastel on canson paper

A turtle I photographed in Vietnam


Kindly featured by :iconnaturalworldartists: Dec 2012...[link]


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Attyyay Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Ha, looked at all of them!  Turtles are a favorite animal, along with cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, horses...we seem to have that in common :)
I really enjoy your art, you have wonderful talent.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
thankyou again for all your positive comments, I do love animals as can be seen :heart: 
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Sondari Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazingly real! How can an artist be better than this?
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
thankyou very much for your kind words :iconsaaptewt:
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Sondari Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always there to help! :)
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crazy-pencil98 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it looks so real!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
thankyou very much :iconturtlesaxplz:
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FireBreathingDrago Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks absolutely amazing!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
thankyou very much :iconturtlesaxplz:
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Your fantastic artwork has been featured in :iconnaturalworldartists: [link]
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acrylicwildlife Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
The thing I notice about this work, is the beautifuly done reflections { clouds }, and the way the water distorted image fades out to give an impression of depth to the water. Like your other works this has an atmosphere to it. Another well executed piece.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
thankyou very much for your wonderful comment :iconsaaptewt:
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acrylicwildlife Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I have often thought about painting reflective surfaces but keep putting it off till later.I have an BAC lightning {natural metal finish, RAF jet aircraft} I was always going to paint, looking at the effects of the water around the turtle shows how these surfaces should be handled.
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I am pleased to read that this painting has helped. Draw and paint what you see, squint and you get the correct tones.:iconleartistplz:
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HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pastel ? This is amazing !
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
yes it is a pastel, and thanks for the amazing :iconturtlesaxplz:
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Cazamelia Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, especially the water. :o
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
thankyou very much, took quite a number of hours to get this water effect, pleased you appreciate it :iconturtlesaxplz::heart:
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GokkiVanGogh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This......this is just awesome.... I've lost my ability to say anything sensible, so I'll just say again, this is absolutely beautiful! :wow:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
thankyou very much for the :awesome: :iconhappyhappyplz:
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GokkiVanGogh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :love:
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Moley.

I never thought I would be commenting on someone's turtle-head but this is stunning.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: Your so gross :D
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Comment Stalker :laughing:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't deny it :laughing:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
thankyou very much, stunning is great :iconletylove:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow, a stunning drawing :D
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
thankyou very much for the Wow :iconhappyhappyplz:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:worship:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
thanks for the amazing:iconletylove:
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KatLEwing Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonder work!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
thankyou very much :iconletylove:
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome~!!!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
thanks for the awesome :iconletylove:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: I've included your beautiful work in my feature poll displayed on my page, I hope that's okay? :heart:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
thankyou very much, I am honoured :iconletylove:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your more than welcome, I love it! :love:
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croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT?! 8) amazing
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
thanks for the amazing :iconturtleplz::iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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MiroKuoo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! this cant be a painting.......ARE YOU SERIOUS?!! how can this.. the water is so realistic... advise please!!!!!
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
thankyou very much, if you saw it life size you can tell, but it did confuse a lot of people especially when its behind glass. :iconturtleplz:
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KaysThoughts Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
This is really wonderful and so realistic, I really love it :heart:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
thankyou, when it was at an exhibition many people thought it was a photo, and in pastel thats not easy to get that super realistic effect. :iconturtleplz::iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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KaysThoughts Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I can imagine that it isn't easy. That's why I'm very proud to show your wonderful work in our group gallery :hug: I wish you a great response of all your works, they are really extraordinary and I'm looking forward to the next one :heart:
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011   General Artist
Beautiful work!! The water seems so real...:clap::sun::heart:
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
thankyou very much :heart:
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011   General Artist
:heart: You're welcome!
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S-NOBLE Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Terrific work.
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S-NOBLE Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Terrific work.
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October 3, 2009
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Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK DX6490 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
10 mm
Date Taken
Nov 9, 2004, 10:01:53 AM
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