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Mother by AudreyBenjaminsen Mother by AudreyBenjaminsen
This is a portrait of my lovely Mother - done with watercolor, colored pencil and permanent marker (about 2' by 2.5' ish)
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LIDIAMARINA Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
lovely painting, very expressive and great details!+fav Heart Hug
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Brookiethecookieface Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful!
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VirunVIICrest Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MOM'S SPAGHETTI
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KattheMew Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dammit, beat me to it!
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labirynt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I remember favouriting it a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (aka my previous account). I like it even more now.
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cassannder Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
So rare to see a realistic looking woman on DA... thank you so much!
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Bilosgos Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very goood!
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pillowtags Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
does your mother teach physics/chemistry O.o
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
nope but she is quite the mathematician! :)
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pillowtags Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
hmmm. she looks exactly like my chemistry teacher...
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photoman356 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the technique. Nice job.
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ChristinaMandy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:omg:I LOVE THIS!!! so much!! :heart::heart:
Great work!:clap:
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sythere Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
amazing . . . . . .
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank ya
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yinkheay Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with AmazingWonderTurtle. The reflection on the cheese grater is very real!! You did this with watercolour and colour pencil? OMG! It looks like a photo edited with some special effect from photoshop! You're brilliant!
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center555 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   General Artist
This is a great illustration, nice job. (I especially like the transparency of the water and the reflection of the chrome of the cheese grater and the faucet.)

However the Italian in me feels the need to implore you to tell Mama that you don't pore water on cooked pasta! :)

Olive Oil, butter or a little of the sauce you are cooking with to keep it from sticking please. My heart can only take so much. :)
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ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I just adore the mix of mediums here! The marker lines really pop with the color. :D Nice work.
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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Irreverent1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
freaking kill me
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
hahha nOOoOOoo XD
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, featured:[link]
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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LaaTeeDoe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Artist
Gosh, I hope you know how insanely talented you are. This really is somethin' else, and that goes for all of your art work. Keep it up. Really is great.
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CheckMyBrain Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Love the combination of the soft realism with the hard lines.
I also love how this isn't the standard "mother" portrait. It's
different and outside the box.
Absolutely wonderful work :)
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Octopus-in-Boots Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
This is just amazing. Good grief.
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wondernez Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's FANTASTIC. So real looking and you did such a wonderful job on the reflections on the sink and cheese grater and water. It looks so REAL. You remain one of my favorite artists on this site. <3

Ahh, cannot get over how good this is.
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks <3 My Mum likes he cheese grater too! XD
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ChrisSabre Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
she looks like a tough mum. You really pulled off the metallic look with the kitchen supplies.
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KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Saw this at the show. Your whole portfolio was FANTASTIC - awesome work. Hope you get a national Gold Portfolio ; )
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aww thank you Kelsey - that means a lot :) I'm crossing my fingers... you just never know how nationals will go XD
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AislinCade Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Your mom looks like Jane Lynch! (that's a compliment.) I love the contrast between the wonderfully blended and shaded colouring and the stark black lines. This is really quite awesome.
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
HAhhaha I've actually been told that before! Thank you so much! :D
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Colour-T Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011   General Artist
oh, this is pretty good.
she's aking spaghetti *-*
this really really really looks good :D
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Spaghettiiiii yummmmm <3 :D
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DreamerOnTill3 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Wow. The outlined bits offset nicely with the softness of the pencil shading.
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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StrigidaeofChrono Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, very nice.
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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brookelynp Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Woah, awesome! I love your art! :D
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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evenstar1221 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
This is absolutely GORGEOUS. It took my breath away when I first saw it. You are so talented, dear. Your mom seems like a pretty awesome lady. :) Wow. I just can't get over how amazing this is. I love it. <3
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks girl!!!! :D I love my mommmaaaa <3 You are the best!
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CorvusRaven Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I love this style! Very interesting!
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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MyDearAloysius Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent composition. The balance of the dark colors versus the lighter yellows and greens is brilliant. Wonderful job. :clap:
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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