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Grace Catherine Spengler

Grace Catherine Spengler

Grace is a Grad Student majoring in Information Systems at UCD. She works part time at a bank in the security department
Hi! Iím a 40 something Grad Student in Information Systems at UCD. I work in the security department of a bank when I need money. However, thatís real life and its only purpose is to finance my art and writing, right? Iíve drawn for as long as I can remember and Iíve [hopefully] gotten better over the years. Youíll see a lot of dragons and other mythical critters here done mostly in pencil with color pencil applied to an inked version. I use PhotoShop for cleanup but havenít gotten more imaginative with it than that. The other subjects I dabble with will all be fantasy humanoids - because I love doing faces and costume. Heraldry will also show up from time to time because I love the stylized form of it and it encompasses a lot of mythical creatures. Thanks for visiting and enjoy!

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2 Jul 200345 Steven B. Madewell <Loading...
Grace, Love your artwork! I'm the Founder of the Association of Amateur Heralds. If you're interested in heraldry ... you might wanna think about joining. Just a thought. Be well....

9 Jul 2003:-) Shara E Donohue
Hmmmmmmm... Trace and simplify these. They would all make excellent grown-up style coloring books. (i.e. for older kids) Fantastic work, love your stylew Reminiscent of Timothy/Oberon Zell. C'est magnifique! Huzzah! (Oh and yay for heraldry, I'm a Ren Rat m'self)
16 Oct 200345 Calypso Mist
I enjoyed your drawings very much. The dragons especially are amazing.
24 Jul 2006:-) Anne Wipf
You have a beautiful gallery here, I cannot choose. I particularly love your dragons and all your flowered backgrounds. Some of your flowers looks like old china, it's very nice.
16 Apr 200745 Feysiriel

I've taken your phoenix as pattern fpr embroidery. If you give me your mailaddy, I can send you some pics.


30 Oct 2007:-) Kim A. Peterson
Wow! You're an undeniably awesome artist. I love your style and how you detail things, it is one that I have loved for a long time from other artist and you use it wonderfully. Great coloring, shading, contrast, and you all in all make me jealous of your skills. Kudos to you and I hope to see more works soon^^
18 Feb 2008:-) Sandra Leigh Wagner
All right, Your linework is AMAZING. You could design coloring books they’re so clean. However, your coloring technique is what you need to work on now if you want your art to be phenomonal. Style-wise, shading and color choices are wonderful. The problem as I see it is your MEDIUM. You either need better pencils (May I recommend PRISMA, they have softer leads for more complete coverage (if you press harder) and have a blender pencil too. ) or maybe watercolor pencils, which, thinking about it, might be a good choice for you and the style you’ve chosen. Watercolor pencils you apply like you’re used to, but you follow up with a wet paintbrush and smooth out the colors so you have the watercolor look, without the graininess of pencil and crayon or the unforgivable aspect of laying down watercolors from scratch. (you just have to monitor your water levels cause it can still run). The only other option I can see is coptic marker (which can also lead to uneven coverage) or photoshop or another paint program.
18 Feb 2008:-) Sandra Leigh Wagner

Please, for the sake of your ENORMOUS talent, seek a better medium for coloring. You have all the basics, you just need the tools! (Incidentally, both prisma and the watercolor pencils can be bought fairly cheaply in a starter set (found my watercolors at Wal-mart) at any art or craft store) so you can take them for a test run and see if you like them before investing)

Great work and keep it up! I’d love to see more of your work.

(Sorry, it wouldn’t let me send all in one)
7 Aug 200845 Evee

if you still use this account can you contact me please? i really would like to use one of your drawings as a blueprint for a tattoo i have in mind. i was wondering if you have a higher resolution of the drawing. thank you!
5 Mar 2009:-) Jeanette M Thomas
Your pictures embody the most delicacy and loveliest colors I have seen in Elfwood. Viewing them is like a breath of sandalwood or gentle flowers on a summer evening breese. I NEED such beauty. Thank you.
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Grace Catherine Spengler

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