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Somewhere in Africa by dloraas Somewhere in Africa by dloraas
Pencil-drawing :)

Except for the one gorilla- drawing i have in my gallery and some bird-drawings from years back.. this is actually the first animal-drawing(s) i've ever done...

...so i'm actually quite satisfied with how it turned out :D
There is always things that i wish i did better or used more time on to get the details right ( like all the wrinkels/skin-texture on both the elephant and the buffalo and some of the hair on the zebra closeup) .. but all in all and considering i never really done this before, i'm happy with it :D

Ref.: The closeup of the zebra is after a photo from Bandasphoto's gallery - the ref is this one: [link]
(thanks for letting me use your awesome photo :D )

The rest i don't know where they come from, i got them from somebody else... i think they are old postcards or something.. so if somebody recognize the pictures and know where they are from - please let me know :)

Edit: Seems like some of these photos is from a photographer named Nick Brandt - which apparently works exclusively in Africa. Nevertheless his photos is AMAZING. I love 'em :D

size: 48x52 cm
Time: some 6-7 hours + 4 days home sick :D
materials: mostly 2B, F and a little 6B and 3B for the dark areas - 6H for intending
tortillons for subtle details and blending
cotton-pads and brushes for blending
putty-rubber, blu-tack and tuff-stuff eraser stick for erasing
Paper: Mellotex ULTRA WHITE 250 gsm (first time i try this.. very good to work with :D )
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Lahki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
First I thought this were black-white-fotographs. Fantastic painting :)
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dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Thank you :)
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N0rks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning! I love the zebras! The details are great, you can actually see every strand of hair. :aww:
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dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you :love:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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UnlimitedXpinkie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just AMAZING!
I can't find enough words to describe this!
Wonderful work.
Also, I stopped blending shades because I'd get frustrated for them not blending in well enough and so on... What's your opinion on blending? I see you use it a lot.
Should I go back to blending shades and such? It would help a lot. Thanks :)
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dloraas Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thanks... if you like to blend or not all depend on what kind of drawing you like (style-vice) and what kind of texture you would like to portray... if portrait - i always blend... but that is really just about preferences... i you want to do it... do it (you can google blending and you will get loads of tips how to improve on it)
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UnlimitedXpinkie Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, I see. Thanks :D
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astounding!!:worship:
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dloraas Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank you :D
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