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Irene Owens
United Kingdom
Current Residence: London
Hello, mes amis :wave:

I don't write journals very often but today I really feel like making an entry. I've been on DA for... let me have a look... oh dear, five years! In this time I have attracted almost two thousand watchers and I'm very grateful to everyone who liked my art enough to add me as a friend. However, I do realize that I have earned most of my watchers with my earlier work - color pencil portraits. Today somebody left a comment saying that they miss my color pencil drawings... Yes, for about two years now I have been painting and drawing children's illustrations and so those of you who like my old stuff might be disappointed. But please hear me out. What I used to do was copying other people's work. Lovely photos of celebrities mostly. I did feel the need to copy while I was learning color pencil techniques. After a while I felt a slave to reference photos, they allowed very little creativity. Now I feel like a true artist. I create my own images and I have at least one fan of my work - my son, whose face lights up when he looks at the pictures I have painted for him. So, even though I do realize a color pencil drawing of a sad girl on the bed might bring me hundreds of faves, I just can't bring myself to doing this kind of art anymore. Please feel free to remove me from your watch list if you are not interested in my illustrations.

  • Listening to: Nursery Rhymes
  • Reading: Derren Brown
  • Watching: Misfits
  • Playing: with Riley
  • Eating: whatever Riley hasn't stolen off my plate
  • Drinking: water


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stargateatl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Misc Emoji (Happy Birthday Bunny n Bear) [PMotes] by Jerikuto
artofmarek Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday :)
QCC-Art Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A gallery of fantasy images for you to enjoy:…

Compliments of the QCC Art Gallery :)
agaznamierowska Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing illustrations Heart  Drawing things like yours is my little dream ;)
Emily-Byrd Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, beautiful lady! I hope today is wonderful. Keep being you!
artofmarek Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday :)
LudasTheCat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Can you draw My OC Ludas?…
Subt1e0ils Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is very soothing. Thanks for posting.
IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Thank you very much :)
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