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Pearls and Drops by ArielRGH Pearls and Drops by ArielRGH
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dA-friendly UK jack by ArielRGH "Pearls and Drops"
Graphite pencils (Staedtler Mars Lumograph 2H-6B) and accessories over Artel Block No. 180 20cm×30cm (7.87"×11.81")
Something short of 2 weeks

The reference is the lovely photo by Be-at: be-at.deviantart.com/art/Pearl… which he kindly gave me permission to draw. I preferred not to change the title. Beat is a great photographer from Switzerland, go check his gallery if you haven't done so already.

I have to thank the lovely Paula (pbird12) for her advice on papers, textures, materials, etc., her insightful videos and livestreams. I must also say thank you to the lovely Nathalie (LilaeaBluecoat) who sent me a couple of Tombow Mono Zero erasers, which I used extensively here, especially in the hair, necklace and blouse.

This was a lot of an exercise in realism, but remember: realism is overrated :giggle: We should learn to appreciate the beauty of colour and the expression, the feelings of an image, and the message the artist is trying to convey.

Check the rest of my gallery. I have done a lot of paintings and drawings since.

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dA-friendly Spain Flag by ArielRGH "Perlas y gotas"
Lápices de grafito (Staedtler Mars Lumograph 2H-6B) y accesorios sobre Artel Block No. 180 20×30 cm (7,87"×11,81")
Algo menos de 2 semanas

La referencia es la tierna foto de Be-at: be-at.deviantart.com/art/Pearl… que él amablemente me permitió dibujar. Preferí no cambiar el título. Beat es un gran fotógrafo de Suiza, anda a ver su galería si no lo has hecho ya.

Tengo que agradecer a la adorable Paula (pbird12) por su consejo sobre papeles, texturas, materiales, etc., sus reveladores videos y transmisiones en vivo. También debo dar las gracias a la adorable Nathalie (LilaeaBluecoat) quien me mandó un par de gomas Tombow Mono Zero, que usé extensivamente aquí, especialmente en el pelo, collar y blusa.

Éste fue un ejercicio en realismo, pero recuerda: el realismo está sobrevalorado :giggle: Debemos aprender a apreciar la belleza del color y de la expresión, los sentimientos de una imagen, y el mensaje que el artista está tratando de entregar.
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beleave Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
nice. not too exact to the photograph which is a common mistake i think, to get it so realistic as to be indistinguishable. great photo to use, sometimes hair and water is very difficult, nice. like how the color is lighter and more subdued than the source; fits the subject mefeels.
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! :wow:  I cannot believe how real her hair looks - it's like a photograph!  :deviation:
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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not2girly Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

love this though not fond of your signature placement - its distracting me!


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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The idea was that no one could crop the signature and claim it as theirs. :)
Thank you :)
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not2girly Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I can see that.  It's lovely.

Can you watermark things here? I'm new but I've seen some marked pics. maybe it's marked in a diff. program tho.

Nothing I have is good enough to worry about that yet haha ^_^


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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you can watermark things using dA, there is an option for that in the Edit deviation page. I just didn't want to do that here, I'm not a fan of watermarking.
Keep going at it :D It took me a couple of years to get to drawing like this.
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not2girly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the "wet stuff" scares the crap outta me haha so much patience required.. hats off - and thanks! I just started drawing again after way too many years - time to stick with it! ciao!~
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It feels good, I know! I went back to drawing in 2009 after a 5-year hiatus. Good luck! :eager:
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