La bonne d'Orleans by somerset

La bonne d'Orleans

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Added: Dec 03, 2006
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Artwork Description

She won over the souls of proud warriors
The Divine luster of Heaven's messenger,
Her pure gaze, her fiery words
Were able to make bold brows give way...."

"St. Jeanne D'Arc is modelled by Kellie McKain, the daughter of my good friends John and Anne Smile

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somerset's picture

Thank you, Renata, such a lovely comment Smile

queenofchaos's picture

Amazing work James....It is exraordinary what you can create with pencils

somerset's picture

Thankyou so much, Katerina, I think she suits the part so well Smile

katerina's picture

Incredible pencilwork james!! i love how you did the clothing,the chain part looks so real!! fantastic look i also like the soft look on her face Smile

somerset's picture

Aaaaah great to hear from you pal!!! thank you Uwe my friend!

j-art's picture

Just marvelous! James you are definitly the KING of colored pencils, awesome creation!

somerset's picture

Thank you R, of course you know that practice is all there is to it....practice my friend and you'll make it Smile

Guest's picture

The details in this are astounding, I really wished I had pencil skills like these. I especially admire the background work - staggering beauty.

somerset's picture

Thank you so much, Rita, you always say the lovliest things Smile

rita's picture

James, I really dont know where to start to praise your work - it is fantastic! I think I love her hands, hair and chain best Smile

somerset's picture

Thank you, Dear Guest, I think this angle of her face gives her the strong confident look of a warrior rather than that of a demure maiden....after all she did lead an entire army! Smile

Guest's picture

This is very beautiful. i love the detail on everything. I only have one critique. It appears that her chin is sticking out a bit too much. Other than that, I love the whole picture!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Scott, I was so pleased that the chainmail worked so well! Smile

somerset's picture

Thank you, Bonnie, such a lovely comment! Smile

sdavis123061's picture

You never cease to amaze me with what you can do with those pencils James! The detail in the ringmail alone is just fantastic. Beautiful work as always! Smile

bonniej's picture

Exquisite as is all of your work. Such detail is just awe inspiring.

somerset's picture

Thank you so much, Matt, yeah the chainmail did take a bit of time....I think it was worth it, glad you appreciated it my friend! Smile

mattbradbury's picture

Hi James, exquisite detail in the face, very lifelike. I also really like that delicate chain mail, that must have been a real pain! Really great work as always!

somerset's picture

As "La bonne d'Orleans" or "The Maid Of OrleanS" I guess you are, Kellie....the perfect model for this in my opinion, thank you, I am so glad you like! Smile

Guest's picture

wow its me I'm famous!!! kellie xx

somerset's picture

Thank you, Malcolm, it's weird I guess...but I feel the same about your marvellous creations....different strokes for different brushes I guess! Smile

fantasist's picture

You are still creating magical effects with coloured pencils, James. I don't know how you do it.

Art at its best.