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Iron Maiden by Camelia-07
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I wanted to take a photo of every progress to collect them like this, I hope you like it! x)

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Imagine with me by Camelia-07
Imagine with me
Hello my dearies, it has a been a while I didn't post any new artwork because I had a baccalauréat exam, I prepared so much for it & I finally got it with a good mention. :giggle:

So, I'm back with an oil painting, this one is my 5th one, I don't often work with oil but I wanted to try it, I find it magical even it takes ages to finish the painting.

Well, this is my reproduction of the amazing oil painting by the persian artist Iman Maleki, I find it very expressive & I hope that my work is good like the original one.

Oil painting (pébéo) on canvas (1mx80cm), 2 months and 24 days of work.

Hope you like it! :lol:


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Colour and graphite drawing tips and tricks

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 4, 2011, 3:02 PM

Hello everyone ! :wave:

I receive too many questions about drawing techniques and tricks, how to blend, how to shade, how to color. So I decided to give a few advices which can help you as well :D

- So first, what do you need :
For colour drawings :
:star: Paper : Bristol A4, or "C à grain" paper (24x32cm), or Canson 180g sketchbook A4.
:star: Coloured pencils as Faber Castell Polychromos, Maped Color' Peps - For colour drawings - Faber Castell graphite pencils (From 6H to 8B) Staedtler graphite pencils, 2B 0.5 mechanical pencil, 2B 0.5 pencil leads staedtler - For graphite drawings -
:star: F graphite pencil for grids and outline
:star: Kneaded eraser
:star: Sharpener
:star: Tissues and Cotton buds.

-  First, choose your photo to draw, if it was from Internet save it then open Gimp program to make grids.
- Make the same grids on the paper you want to draw on it.
- Then start to draw the outlines, for the portrait starts to draw the eyes and the nose...
- When you finish, erase the grids and save the sketch.
- Return to the original reference and began to colour/shade
- Start on part by part, begin with eyes, the nose, the mouth... If you are left-handed start from the right to left and if you are right-handed start from the left to right.
- When you shade, don't push to much the pencil on the paper, just work with layers.
- When you color, don't make highlights with eraser until you finish the whole drawing.
- When you think that the drawing is finished, compare it with the reference on every part, you'll definitely find all the mistakes.
- When you blend with tissues, take one tissue and cover your finger with it, and blend your drawing just like making circles! And for cotton buds, don't push on it, it will make some smudges. And remember, DON'T BLEND WITH YOUR FINGERS.

I think I gave the enough tips concerning drawing techniques, I am looking to make a video tutorial about drawing a celebrity or something like that... I hope you'll find it useful and interesting. ^^

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FortySixand2001 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing stuff! keep it up
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GeraintRamon Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was about to ask you about 10 questions & I thought I'd check your bio 1st and found my answers. I'm definitely going to use grids in the future It usually takes me ages to draw someone and get everything in the right place I think this will speed up the process and I won't be so bored of the drawing I'll make time to colour too. Never used colouring pencils either so gonna give that a try! Thanks for the inspiration :D (Big Grin) 
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Happy B-Day :party:
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Happy Birthday :party:
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Happy birthday! :D
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It's April 5th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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