Art of the Month December '08!

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Art of the Month December '08!

Postby Em » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:22 pm

[align=center]This month's winner is Stay.Beautiful!



Could you tell us a bit about this piece? What inspired you to draw this man?
Like basically all of my pencil drawings, its of a musician whose music I like, this is Farris Rotter of the Horrors. I think he is very pretty and makes very good music and have been meaning to draw him for a while.

What tools did you use to create this? Was there anything special?
Its done all in plain graphite of different softness, from H to 9B. Smudging tools- fingers, and my amazing hand-made tools of rolled up cones of paper held together with sellotape to smudge things which are a bit more detailed. Plain eraser and motorised pointy eraser for details

Being that this piece is so detailed, could you tell us how you started it?
Used a propelling pencil to draw the outline/lines, and then started filling in with smudgy pencils.

What would you say is your favorite element to this piece? Is there anything you spent the longest on in particular to get it just right?
I really enjoyed doing the hands, hands and muscles and veins are always fun because you can make them look as realistic as possible. I didnt spend much time on anything at all though, he was done in I think a few evenings?

Looking back now, would you say there's anything you wish you would have done differently?

ake more time on the hair, I really rushed through the whole drawing tbh lol.[/align]
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Postby Punkrawk4all » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:15 am

Congrats Stay.Beautiful!

What the heck is a motorized eraser or a propelled pencil?

I knew you were an amazing pixel artist but this is fan-freaking-tastic!
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Postby LadyHazy » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:02 am

Congratulations stay.beautiful! Nice to see another fabulous pencil drawing of yours get an award. :D
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Postby Daenerys » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:41 am

It does not look rushed. It looks really great. Congratz on a well deserved oscar.
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Postby stay.beautiful » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:26 pm


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Postby Nyxiah » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:39 am

That is so fabulous!! Congrats stay.beautiful!
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