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The beginning of a New Year

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:00 PM
I am so honored to have been selected to be part of Ann Kullberg's DRAW PORTRAITS book. I will post any release dates and links as I have them. I can't post my latest piece because it is part of this book, but as soon as I can, I will - in the meantime, I will be starting on my next piece!
Here is a link to the site where you can pre order the book: annkullberg.com/products/portr…

CURRENT WORK:
"Enchanted Audience"  20% complete!

Dean Rogers | Facebook Photos

And here is a great group on Facebook, dedicated to Colored Pencil Art!
www.facebook.com/groups/CPALme…

Contact me at cheetahspirit37@hotmail.com

Bullet; RedHIGH QUALITY PRINTS OF MY WORK ARE AVAILABLE!!!
Bullet; Blue ORIGINALS may be for sale - prices are listed in the descriptions...

All of my artwork is copyrighted. This means that ONLY I have the right to copy my artwork. If you would like to purchase a print from me, email me. Thanks!

UPCOMING CLASSES, SHOWS and PROJECTS

Bullet; Green DUALL DRAFTING AND ART SUPPLY CP CLASS
February 17 and 24,  12 -3pm
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:bulletgreen:FARMINGTON CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION COLORED PENCIL WORKSHOP
April 3, 11am - 4pm
Heritage Park Stables Art Studio
24915 Farmington Rd

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Bullet; Green SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE COLORED PENCIL CLASS
May 2 - June 27 MONDAYS  6 - 9pm (8 week course!)
18600 Haggerty Road • Livonia, MI 48152 •
To register: 734-462-4426

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cheetahspirit
Dean Rogers
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a Colored Pencil artist from Novi, Michigan, USA. Welcome to my site!
Personal Quote: "In art, as in life, everything is possible so long as it is based on love."- Marc Chagall
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Artist Mission Statement

Why Do I Create All this Crazy Stuff?

What a great question. Such an important question. But to answer it, I think it is only fair to detail exactly what goes into one of my portraits – so please bear with me for a moment!
Generally, first off, I have to find the courage to ask a girl to model for me (this is much easier now than it used to be). Then I have to come up with a theme. I almost always ask my models if they have a fantasy they would like to portray. After a bit of brainstorming on that theme we have to decide on a costume and a setting. Then we have to juggle schedules to plan a photo shoot. I usually have to go out and buy some sort of fanciful costume or accessories, if I can't borrow one from someone. I take about 150 photos during a photo shoot. I use multiple photos to draw from. I try not to add things that aren't physically there, for added realism, but sometimes I do have to use a different background (it's hard to find castles in suburban Detroit). A few hours of sketching out a mechanical drawing are followed by over 100 hours of drawing, usually from right to left, meticulously analyzing every inch and adjusting brightness, contrast, color, and sharpness, to improve upon the reference I started with. After a lot of "blood, sweat, and tears", and sometimes a little cursing, going back to parts I thought were done but now all of a sudden are not done, I am…about half-way done… Once I do reach that final pencil stroke, I have to assemble the paper, board, and mat together into a frame which I have previously planned out and ordered.

Alright already! Cut to the Chase - Why do you do it?

I put the time and effort into creating these crazy portraits…

For the joy it brings me to know that I have created something beautiful, and hopefully added something beautiful to the world.

For that euphoric sensation that comes when the shadows and light come together to form a very realistic image, that makes me say "wow" out loud.

For the look on my models faces when I unveil them, and the joy it brings to them when they see their fantasy come to life. That is a thrill that words cannot convey.

I'm not gonna lie - for the admiration and praise of my friends, relatives, and the general public. And for the pride of seeing my art on display in an exhibition. And for the occasional award and prize money. This doesn't make me a fame monster, or negate the previous reasons, it's just human nature, and it's important to me!

To make someone feel some sort of emotion – be it joy, sorrow, wonder, nostalgia – whatever story the viewer wants to create is the right one. Sometimes, to create controversy or make a statement. To have some sort of an impact on someone's life.

To inspire someone – anyone, from anywhere across the globe, to have the courage to pursue their art or the desire to do something greater.

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ArynChris Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Happy birthday! :cake:
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cheetahspirit Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
thanx
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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cheetahspirit Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
thanx
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untuox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Happy Birthday, Dean!
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cheetahspirit Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :dance:
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untuox Featured By Owner 3 days ago
you wellcome!
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HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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cheetahspirit Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
thanx B-)
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!Huggle! Airborne 
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cheetahspirit Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!Love 
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MidnightsBloom Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
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cheetahspirit Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! B-)
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