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Little Sunflower by dloraas Little Sunflower by dloraas
Charcoal-drawing after a photo from weirdmee ([link]) I love her b/w photos, and i'm happy i could use one as a ref for a drawing :) Thanks :)

Size: 45x57cm
Materials: faber-castell charcoal-pencils, vine charcoal, charcoal-powder, brushes, whool, paper for blending; kneaded eraser, blu-tac, tuff stuff eraser-pen, a stylus for intending, and a white charcoal-pencil for some highlights, a tea strainer and a lot of coffee
Time used: not the slightest idea...
Paper: Mellotex ULTRA WHITE - brilliant white 250gsm (95lbs)
Ref: [link]
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:iconartbyfieldsofsage:
artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is amazing!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Thank you :)
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:iconartbyfieldsofsage:
artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome:)
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:iconzakkiya29:
zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! :wave:
Hope you don't mind that I have featured you in my blog here-www.inkstruck.com/2014/02/insp…
I would love your thoughts, so please don't hesitate in leaving a comment :)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014

Thank you :) i really don't mind, and will take a look, but just not today( i don't really have any mental capasity left for anymore comments today..)

But .. i really priciate it :love: 

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AniKFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the hair and the flower...
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Thanks :)
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. :winner:
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thanks... and thank you so much for the favs, badge and for watching :)
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Always a pleasure, my friend. Gland to have you onboard. :salute:
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:iconartifex29:
artifex29 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unbelievably beautiful !! I am speechless at the amazing textures you achieve ! Kudos !
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thank you... thanks for watching  too :love: 
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:iconartifex29:
artifex29 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really admire your technique and I would love to get some pointers from you especially on blending and the materials you use.
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013

Thanks :) Well.. i don't really know what to say... for blending - if i blend - i usually use a brush, but depending on what texture i want i also use leather, papertowels, printing-paper, tortillions... i just experiment to see what gets me the result i want... for matrials its always faber castells charcoalpencils - they are pressed and with oil - and vine charcoal. 

I use a stylus from an old phone to indent highlights in like stray hair. 

If you want some good tutorials on charcoal you should see distaindespair's deviant page... ( if you see my favorite folder there is a charcoal FAQ from her there - its really good)

Hope that gave some answers :) and if you have more spesific questions just ask more :)

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:iconartifex29:
artifex29 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thnx....that helps a lot. I use Derwent charcoal pencils and a zero number brush and charcoal powder to blend....and most of the detailing and sometimes entire areas are done with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil with 2B graphite lead. I am just not satisfied with the blending the brush gets me. I will try out other materials in my next piece. Please do let me know if you see any areas I can improve in....maybe try different material for the texture...or anything. I will upload my current work shortly. And again....thnx a million !
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Glad to be of help :) you're welcome :D
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Beautiful "vintage feel" portrait. 
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconzeinabhussein:
zeinabhussein Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so interestingLove  
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kakzaly Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconmumuku:
mumuku Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thanks and thank you for watching too :)
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:icontea-rex:
Tea-Rex Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
 
This is a delight to view.

The combination of such fine detailing with your shadowcraft has produced a portrait which breathes with life and resonates with character.  One wants to know her and all the stories which are just waiting behind those soulful eyes.

Inspiring work!

With warm regard,

Terry
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Thank you :)
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:icondmkozicka:
dmkozicka Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I admire your technique of drawing ... ( this hair looks beautiful ! ) Great drawing !
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Thank you :)
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! :D
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconzdenosuchy:
ZdenoSuchy Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Thank you :D
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:iconrealisticartsachin:
realisticartsachin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is mind blowing!! Must have used up a lot of patience, just awesome! Please do check out my gallery :)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconsuesturges:
SueSturges Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic work!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh that's gorgeous .. love it :D
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconzakkiya29:
zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliantly done!!! Love it :)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you :)
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stevenbeattie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing i like the added value
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thanks :)
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:icondilhermandodidi:
dilhermandodidi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant! Wonderful job! Very impressive flower! and girl... Looks like an 1900's photo!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconmichaelnorwood:
MichaelNorwood Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning! Incredible job. Love it. :clap:
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you :)
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing work! :)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Thank you :)
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are welcome! :)
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inormal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
very nice...
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