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Lighthouse by MJBivouac Lighthouse by MJBivouac
Pencil on STRETCHED Brostol Board. watercolor added with airbrush. Highlights added with white Cell Vinyl.
This started as a simple two hour sketch at my local Michael's Art and craft store art demo, where I teach a Satuday morning painting class.
Upon arrival and set up, I discovered that I had forgotten the photo I had planned on drawing, so I grabbed a $1.00 calender of lighthouse photos(sold at Michael's) and started drawing one of the images in the calender. I didn't copy it exactly, and didn't care as I figured I'd never do much more with the drawing after the demo. The drawing came along well enough that I decided to add the color and the next thing I knew, I was actually kind of happy with the piece.
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NelRios Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
Just taken from a photo...and thanks.
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NelRios Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But you made it into such beautiful piece of art!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
You are so kind.
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AvidArtist1836 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's beautiful! can i use this as my twitter background?
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Be my guest. Glad you like it.
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AvidArtist1836 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank u! =3
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Please send me link when ready.
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AvidArtist1836 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course :D
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blurhead Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely drawing, and interesting back story.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Thank you for the kind words
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Hillbillybiker307 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconmjbivouac:
MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you very much. It is appreciated.
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Lady-Koper Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's so peaceful, fairytale-like, I love it ! Most beautiful colours ever...
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you very much.
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tammi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
So serene...what a lovely piece of artwork
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you very much
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ReBri Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Excellent work!!!! :love:
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you very much.
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I bought this one as a postcard and just received it! It looks fabulous! :)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Did you now? thank you very much. By the Way, I have the ORIGINAL art if you're interested.
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ILikeGreenTea Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This is such a beautiful composition <3 xx
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Oh, it's based on a photo and the composition was mostly that of the photo so don't give me too much credit.
But Thank You.
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ILikeGreenTea Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Still, It's beautiful <3 I'd love to hang a piece like that in my room :D
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I am avaiable for commissions, young lady. I could create you something even better quality than this one.
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ILikeGreenTea Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
:O :D I'd love that, but I have no monies :3 I'll keep watching you though :D If I ever get some monies, I'll ask though X3 xx How much are they? xx
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
One Million Dollars!

Just kidding...it all depends on what YOU want...how large, medium, etc. Tell me your ultimate desire and I'll give you a price...perhaps we can work soemhting out.
MJB
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ILikeGreenTea Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
SOunds great :)
I'll get back to you when I can u.u sorry, what a busy life :V xx
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I'll be here and always happy to talk commissions no matter the outcome. Money is tight with me too. That's why I do commission work.
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blackcatlover11 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Writer
It's amazing. It reminds me of my childhood. I lived in a small town in Maine near the ocean and there was a lighthouse there.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I worked from a photo in a calendar, so it may BE the lighthouse you remember.
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazing :)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
You're too kind. I submitted this to a local art show and it was turned down.
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
why? it's so beautiful and creative :)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
They didn't like it. That's all I know.
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
:( that is ridiculous in my opinion. in my local art show there is a lot of so-so art. if we got such great art like that they would be more than willing to have it in the show.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I guess I live in the wrong area.
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
i suppose so :(

that sucks; but it is still an amazing peice :)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
You are most kind. Thank you.
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sadeepate84 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
love the way you used the media, very simplistic and charming :)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thank you.
You are most kind.
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, love the pastel shades
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Thank you very much. It was a fun project.
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encylias Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
its almost perfect, except i feel it leans a taddd bit to the right
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
I agree...this was started as an in-store demo at my local Michael's where I briefly gave art lessons on Saturday mornings. I never really expected to finish this beyond what I got completed in the store demo. But I did, and it's certainly NOT perfect.
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serel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here: Lighthouses
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you!
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MikeMS Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very gooooood!!! I like it! :)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Thanks very much.
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Mechaice Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student
love this piece...
like the colours...fav+ (:
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