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Drip Drop by disdaindespair Drip Drop by disdaindespair
Done, done, done! I still have some fine tuning to do-- most likely touching up on the jewels, but that can wait. It's amazing I kept my sanity the whole time-- what's left of it that is.

I have not added anything to my portfolio since November of last year so I thought I'd do something challenging and worth the break I took from my portfolio. Hope you guys like it.

Photograph by Greg Kadel of model Vlada Roslyakova.

-- Meks

Duration: 20 longgg hours
Medium: Primo Euro charcoal pencil B
Size: 9" x 12" Arches watercolor paper
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely breath-taking!! I really admire your ability with charcoal...there's something in your work that I can't quite put my finger on, but it's the sort of thing I'm trying to achieve in my own art. Very inspirational, and I thank you for sharing your talent. :)
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so sweet... thank you so much! You are very talented and I love seeing your work. I have spent the last couple of years trying to achieve my own "style," if you will. I wanted my own signature style, which is what every artist wants to achieve, I think? I wanted my charcoal work to be soft but with lots of overlaying texture. I think you'll notice that I don't have a lot of solid or raw, hard lines in my drawings except for things like hair or fabric texture because I use a brush to lay down most of my charcoal layers. I think that may be a difference that you're seeing in my work. Thank you for taking the time to leave a warm comment and browsing through my work. I really appreciate it!
amberj8 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. :) I really do love the way your work turns out...very soft. I think my own style has always gone the other way, towards sharper, darker areas, because I like a lot of contrast, but you get so much more depth in the skin tones than I can manage. Cheers. :)
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do like a lot of contrast too. I love light and shadow, but I think I love the in between grays a little more. I enjoy having a lot of values in my work because it makes it feel less 2-dimensional, if that makes any sense. I love textures and dimensions so I try to exploit them in all of my work. You keep doing what you do because you're awesome. You're very talented and you have so many wonderful pieces in your gallery. :D
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
NorthernSaga Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely awsome! :)
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
Brittany-Faith Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! ^.^ Wow!
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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