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My Teddy Toy Joy

Giant teddy bear Christmas present for little girl

9 total reviews 
Comment from Renate-Bertodi

although I prefer paintings which deal with someone's life or thoughts, there is absolutely no shame in painting from something, as long, as in literature, you give a bibliography, a paintography if you like. When I was at Art College, every Thursday we were asked to copy a master, just to see how it is done, as well as read the life of one.. but anyhow, very topical, you could definitely use this on Christmas cards.

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 14-Dec-2018
    This is a memory of my daughter's love of her big teddy present more than 30 years ago. I agree that story telling is a large part of art and I do try and show this also. I have planned to use this for a card just for family especially as I won't be seeing them this year's Christmas. Your review was welcome and interesting. Thank you.
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan

This painting is very well rendered. Lovely smooth washes of watercolour!. Fineness of the features well drawn.The shading is just fine. Overall a very good effort.Good luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 11-Dec-2018
    Thank you for your complimentary review. Your comments appreciated.
Comment from jgrace

Very well drawn. The girl is made to look as though the big bear has dwarfed her and shows the size of the bear well. The color palette for this was well chosen as everything blends together nicely. The Christmas tree branches coming from the right hand side is a nice touch to add more interest. Shading is well done also. Very cute.

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 11-Dec-2018
    A very understanding review of my intentions thank you your comments very welcome. In real life the bear was almost my size of 4ft 11ins. My daughter used to roll him around then take him to a wall and sit on his lap like an armchair. Memories!
Comment from Dick Lee Shia

He's as big her!

Excellent choice of subject.
Fine facial features & varied textures.
An impressive artwork rendition.
Colorful creation with excellent strokes.
Good compositional style. Great overall impact!
Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 11-Dec-2018
    Thank you for reviewing, much appreciated comments and rating.
Comment from GaliaG

lovely entry for the contest, good luck with it

good story telling, good composition and presentation

good initial imapct and creativity

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 11-Dec-2018
    Thank you for reviewjng and rating. Your comments always appreciated.
Comment from MKFlood

Very nice painting. The facial expression is great. The body form and language is great. The depth is great. The shading is great. The blend of the colors is great. The only thing that brought down the rating is presentation. You capture this creation leaning back. To get better results is to capture it directly. Pained my soul to give this rating but it is to help. Great job overall

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 11-Dec-2018
    Thank you for reviewing and the rating is ok thats what its all about, your support and trying to improve with helpful suggestions which are always welcome.
    I am looking at this now but not sure if it's me observing that should be looking direct to get a better angle or the child is not correct in her posture. / angle
reply by MKFlood on 11-Dec-2018
    its not the painting itself..its how you captured the creation. its an easy fix..just take another capture of it but do it directly..wink
reply by the author on 11-Dec-2018
    Ok. The original was on a flat top and scanned corner to corner. Now I will have another go straight on thanks.
reply by MKFlood on 11-Dec-2018
    cool..i look forward to it..(thumbs up)
Comment from suzannethompson2

Very good entry for the contest. Lovely watercolour depiction of your daughter's giant Teddy bear, now residing in your loft. I think you've captured the joy of your daughter when she was little as she hugs her giant Teddy by the Christmas tree. Lovely use of colours.

As an artist myself, I know how we can get periods if we're not too well or we just seem to have run out of inspiration so I hope you soon feel better and can enjoy your art again. Best of luck in the contest. Suzanne

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 11-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much for reviewing and your supporting comments. I was diagnosed with Asthma earlier this year and it has so disrupted everything. Now learning to cope better so hopefully my inspiration will return.
Comment from alaskapat

When I was a young girl, I loved stuffed animals , this brings back that memory for me, this little girl with her dark hair pushed back and held with a headband is overjoyed at her Christmas present, it's a giant teddy bear with a pretty blue ribbon around it's neck! This is very well rendered with excellent detail and color choices , this little girl sitting by the Christmas tree captures the joy that she feels with her new Teddy Bear! Well arranged and presented! Best wishes to you in the contest!

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 10-Dec-2018
    A fine understanding and complimentary review.. Thank you. We also have a giant Tiger and Hehaw from Disney land ... my daughters wont part with.
Comment from dalebraatz

a wonderful story telling of happiness in a girl getting a teddy bear, love the feeling you feel when looking at this work of art, very nice colors used to create details and depth , the reason for my six is because you have created art that when looked at the person feels something from it, a pleasure to look at, thank you for sharing , dale

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 10-Dec-2018
    Wow your comments and award have so much honoured me. That my art gave an emotion is unreal. I told my partner what you had said as i was so thrilled and he said i think you can feel the cuddle she is giving the bear. Again thank you so much for making me feel good about This.
reply by dalebraatz on 10-Dec-2018
    Your very welcome, your work is worthy of a 6,