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November 29, 2012
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Awaken by shirua Awaken by shirua
My latest artwork that I am hoping to submit for a contest.

Drawn with 2b pencil and A4 printing paper.

Color edited in Photoshop CS4 Extended.

Do comment and tell me what do you think about it :D
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Given 2013-01-21
Awaken by *shirua ( Featured by sTiViA )
wow... your asking for a critique I think you already know this is pretty remarkable. But let me explain why this is so beautiful. The portrayal of the hair is so defined in movement, value, contrast and shape. Im sorry correction the hair, the flowers and the dress are rendered good. The sense of light in the picture is evident. The detail again is breathless, but the face and the arm are barely touched. Only hint of shadow is shown but that doesn't mean it was done on accident, theres so much detail in everything else the lack of value of the face is overlooked. Also the way you've mirrored the flowers and the hair and dress is clever. As the viewer i feel that comparing the girls innocence to a flower. Good concept!! I would go on but I'm sure your aware of how beautiful this is,
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I'm not as good as you, but however, if you cold just put in a tiny but of. More substance like, her closing her eyes and the awkward pose..(sorry, but still) and you could try experimenting with that shade you used, I suggest, adding more 6B like dark tones, the drawing looks substance less, and could really do with shadows, Excellent drawing, most marvellous one ever seen, Keep it up girl!

What I reaaaaaaaaalllllllyyyyyyy like is the fluidity but yet stiffness of it all, it really is what keeps it together.

I think you should do paintings which require a lot of experimenting, (however, might kick you into an artist's block) so, can you do it?
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Daniel-Fontanini Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thanks for adding one of my work to your favorites its an honor, in loyalty i publish your picture in my fan page of facebook, have a nice day!
Daniel-Fontanini Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Your work is lovely!
Cocatrola Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
holy crap so detailed!!!!!
shirua Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, we all know that you are awesome, there is no doubt ;P
Is this done in one pencil color or multiple? I mean I know what editing can do, but I've seen so many of this color blending I'm just real curious.
This is beautiful, just kinda wish she was a bit more "moving" than sleepy. Naw, who am I kidding, I can't complain with THIS!!

shirua Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's done with one type of pencil. Most of my works are done with one type of pencil or mechanical pencil.
I'm trying to use 2 types of pencil now but still seems to like using one for some reason. @.@

haha sleeping face XD
ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
do you mean color pencil? how do you change the colors with one pencil?
shirua Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh no. what i meant was I used just regular 2b pencil. The artwork is originally in black and white. I edited the color in photoshop.
ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Gotcha. :)
beserker1983 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
:O ... yeah ... that's all I got.
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