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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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:iconlahki:
Lahki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
First I thought this were black-white-fotographs. Fantastic painting :)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Thank you :)
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:iconn0rks:
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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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you :love:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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:iconunlimitedxpinkie:
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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:icondloraas:
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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:iconunlimitedxpinkie:
UnlimitedXpinkie Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, I see. Thanks :D
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:iconangelasportraits:
AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astounding!!:worship:
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank you :D
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:iconsdr-art:
sdr-art Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing work!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thanks :) and thank you for all the favs and for watching :D
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:iconsdr-art:
sdr-art Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Don't mention it. ^^
You have cool gallery. :-)
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:iconbluecacique:
BlueCacique Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I think the photographer who's photos you've used is Nick Brandt. I also drew his photo of the two zebras when I was 15, but yours is much better... :) The way you've arranged the pictures is also amazing!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Thanks :) i will definitively check him out (I'm doing another drawing just like this right now, with photos from him too i think ) :D
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very nice! I like it, keep up the good work :)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
You've been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks again :)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconblackspongebob:
BlackSpongeBob Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!! Perfection :heart:
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconbloodwillow:
BloodWillow Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the zebras eyelashes! Great work on the shading
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thanks again :)
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:iconeveryoneloveskoko:
EveryoneLovesKoko Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing! I can't imagine the amount of time you must have put into this! Nice job on this one! ;D
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you :)
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:iconsheepily:
Sheepily Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow I can't believe these are all pencil. this is awesome.
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconshousetsu:
Shousetsu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Fantastic drawings!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Thanks :)
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:icondemonflair:
demonflair Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
damn man this is great, every frame has great attention to detail
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Thank you so much :D
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:icondeeprift:
DeepRift Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work. Attention to detail in the fur is extraordinary
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Thanks:)
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:iconzeroliver:
ZeroLiver Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing collectoin of drawings!!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconmizuchan12:
Mizuchan12 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
wonderful! O.O
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconbolbec:
Bolbec Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing! I love the zebra in the top left in particular, but the drawings as a whole looks fantastic! Probably the best drawing I've seen on this site in months, you are crazy talented :)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thank you :love:
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:iconhochmut:
Hochmut Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutetly stunning.
Your first animal pictures and they are so awesome.
The details are amazing...
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
thanks :)
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:iconhochmut:
Hochmut Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :3
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:iconbillionairere:
Billionairere Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAT detail.... love it
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Thanks :)
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SuperMissKitteh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks AMAZING!!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thank you :)
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Fallen-Immortal Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredibly astounding. I swear, they look like photographs. Especially the zebra eye. This is just beautiful.
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dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks :)
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