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Antelope Canyon by Haydaad
Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

6"x9" Colored Pencil Painting
The mysterious and haunting beauty of Antelope Canyon awaits the adventurous traveler who seeks to discover one of the most spectacular – yet little known attractions of the Lake Powell, Arizona area. This slot canyon has just the right combination of depth, width, length, rock color and ambient light to make it one of the most beautiful and visited canyon in the Southwest. The often-photographed light beams occur mid-day April through September.

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I love Fall. The earthy colors, the cool crisp air, the amber and orange leaves, the smell of nutmeg, the taste of anything pumpkin... definitely my time of year.


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Rob Thornton
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I've been painting and drawing since I was a kid. I love drawing landscape and seascapes using Primacolor colored pencils. I like to challenge myself with each new artwork by drawing something I’ve never attempted before or using a new technique. Sometimes it works out well and others…well, let’s just say it was a “learning experience.” I call myself an “escape artist” because I draw pictures of places the viewer can “escape” to. If you look at my gallery you can see that common theme throughout all of my artworks.

Two other artistic hobbies are very important to me: photography and digital painting.

Taking pictures has been a passion of mine since my first photography class in high school. Though I've done a few weddings I prefer photographing nature.

As a gift, I recently received a Wacom Intruos5 graphics tablet that came with PS Elements and PS Lightroom. I have been having a lot of fun manipulating photos and learning how to use the many different PS tools. As of yet, I haven’t posted any of my digital artwork because to me they are just ‘experiments’ to learn the basics. I’ve been studying the digital artwork and tutorials of many fantastic artists here on deviantART to improve my PS skills. Hopefully, soon I will have the confidence to actually post what I’ve created thus far.

I really appreciate all those who have viewed my gallery and “faved” some of my artwork. The encouraging comments I have received have motivated me to create more artwork and expand my talents.

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gigi50 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
 :wave: Thanks for watching by Digithalie  :iconsomehugsplz:
BrettAZimmerman Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, Rob, thanks for faving and for watching!  Cheers from Toronto, Canada.  :happybounce:  La la la la 
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evlena Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which gorgeous scenery, great job!

Many thanks for adding me to your watchlist!Heart 
Haydaad Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Elena...and you are welcome  :^)
Floreina Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch. =)
Haydaad Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome  :^)
Kara-Storm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful gallery :dalove:
Haydaad Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much  :^)
Celem Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
Odditorium Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Watch, Mr. Haydaad ~ !
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