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This review is also available on my blog at danielleducrest.blogspot.com/2…. ----- "Mocha Petals" by NikidaEve I admire NikidaEve's wor...

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Clock Bauble Steampunk Necklace by DanielleDucrest
Clock Bauble Steampunk Necklace
Materials: Raw brass, antiqued brass, one actual watch cog, silamide beadstring

Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

Now available on Etsy at: www.etsy.com/listing/214723568…
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Cogwash - Beaded Bobbin Steampunk Necklace by DanielleDucrest
Cogwash - Beaded Bobbin Steampunk Necklace
Materials: Steel washers, cogs that are former watch parts, nickel, gunmetal-plated nickel, steel bobbin, antiqued silver nickel chain, silamide beadstring

Total Time: 3 hours and 50 minutes

Now available on Etsy at: www.etsy.com/listing/215355762…
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After way too many months, here's another review of a piece of art available here on DeviantArt. I made a new year's resolution to post a review of artwork on my blog every week for 2014, and this is my first.

I've also published this on my blog at danielleducrest.blogspot.com/2….

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"Investigating" by Bestiolina

This is a three-panel comic that shows two Doctor Who characters in drawn form. They are identifiable as Amelia Pond and the Doctor, even without the dialogue that mentions their names. They are investigating a strange symbol on a wall. The symbol would be recognizable to Supernatural fans as an angel banishing symbol, but the pair in this strip have never seen it before, so they speculate what it might be. I think my favorite part about this strip is in the dialogue: that both of them are partly right and partly wrong. They're equals, just like they're portrayed on the show (no matter how often the Doctor tries to be the leader and give orders). In the strip, Amy thinks it's a satanic symbol and that it's painted in blood. She's right on the latter count and wrong on the former count. The Doctor thinks the symbol is an "emergency ejection system" painted in something other than blood, and he's only partly right. Both of them are fully in-character; the Doctor even licks the blood and promptly spits it out without any regard to where his companion is standing, which is normal for him.

Amy's at least half a foot shorter in this strip than the actress who plays her. And though, in the third panel, the lack of a background places greater emphasis on the action in the foreground, I'm not a fan of suddenly absent backgrounds after panels that included background details. Maybe I'd be happier if the negative space in the third panel was gray-yellow instead of light blue and therefore matching the other panels. I'm not sure, and it's a minor detail, anyway. Bestiolina did a great job drawing the Doctor's face--especially Matt Smith's cheekbones and hair. I also like the dialogue, as I already said. I also like the little visual clues that indicate they're in a dilapidated room, such as the tears in the wallpaper and the stains in the corners and at the base. This is a short, funny strip, and I have fewer criticisms for it and more compliments.

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Danielle F. Ducrest
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I create beaded jewelry, boxes, magnets and other pieces professionally. I sketch, paint, photograph and create digital art for fun.

Clockwork Bits & Bobbins, my online beadwork & jewelry store - clockworkbobbins.etsy.com

My official website - danielleducrest1.angelfire.com/#1

My blog - danielleducrest.blogspot.com
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EndersJane Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks for the fave on Ezri. <3
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Flautist4ever Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Thank you for the favorite! Your steampunk necklace is really cool!
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LittleWheat Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Student General Artist
Hello! I just wanted to drop by and thank you for the favoriting! Honestly, that is something I appreciate so very, very much. Such support is always appreciated! 

Thanks, again!
Cheers! :popcorn:
-Cas
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Stars--At--Night Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
thanks for the fav!
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scheinbar Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Boo! thank you Boo!
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martaraff Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you *:heart:*
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memysandi Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:s : )
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Elizabeth-Darkness59 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for fav ^^ =)
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RavynSoul Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for adding Darklings-Comic to your favorites!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means bunches to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned!
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