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Love wins - selfportrait (13 hours) by Aadavy Love wins - selfportrait (13 hours) by Aadavy
    Yup, there it is. Most schoolchildren in Europe have got holidays now, including me. I've already spent those 13 hours of holidays working on this A4 motherf*cker and it has really payed off. It's A4 big, made with regular schoolpencils. It's a sweet revenge for me. I'm able to use my pencils in better way than just for underlining titles, see, teachers? Gotcha!
    I've never hated my face so much like after these 13 hours of staring at my photo, though.
    It was also a tiny challenge. I don't usually draw that much realistic-like like I did this time. I wanted to test my skills. It's not an art. It's not moving or emocional, it's doesn't make you realise something, it's not an outstanding or revolutionary idea, it's just my face made with pencils on a watercolour paper. 
And it's not hyperrealism aswell. I don't own bristol boards or airbrushes, you can't get that easily in my small state when you're 15y.o. and live in a village :C
    If there's anyone who reads this and wants to draw or paint stuff like this one day...I recommend you not to do so. Do something to make other people smile, or think. I worked 13 hours on one picture which is kinda just a photo-copy and I'm sure people will look at it for less than 13 seconds and say something like "yea, nice pic". That's not what art is supposed to be, at least I don't think so :) if you draw a beaten puppy, sensitive people will go and hug their own dog because they love him and they want him to be happy and not beaten or sad like it's in the picture - that's art for me. 
    Title "Love wins" is a reaction to the world news and gay marriages and parades and stuff. I don't have got colourful FB profile pic but I'm not homophobe. I'm glad that there is now more of happy people in the world because some of them really deserved it. I'm not a lesbian myself and I hope that nobody will take this title like "Yes, she just wants to get attention". No. I want to enjoy my holidays. I want to be happy, I want to be all colours of the spectrum, like the lady on my paper is, I don't want to cry during nights or sleep 3 hours daily like through my whole school year, I want my self-esteem back, I want to be as proud as I was when I've finished this image. I want love to win, I don't care how sugary or theatrically it sounds. 

I'm able to send my references or work-in-progress, or bigger resolution if anyone's interested! :) 
Autoportrait - backstage storyHey guuys!
Well, I was quite surprised from the poll I've made recently (not the one about marihuana, tho Weed. )

It seems like most of the people (I know that just 32 people said their opinion in the poll but it's stil clear result because I was one of those two person who voted for no :D ) would like to see my work in progress! So why not to start with the latest image I've made!
So enjoy this long post with 14 big pictures about my Love wins - selfportrait (13 hours)
All tools and particular colors what I've used are included





Here you can see as the light

 
In case you want to see WIPs :) 
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Daily Deviation

Given 2015-07-16
Love wins - selfportrait (13 hours) by Aadavy is wonderfully rendered pencil work with a cute backstory to match! ( Suggested by Wildphoenix22 and Featured by jempavia )
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I can't explain how much I love it! Everything is in case - the expression, that strawberry, that bandana.. I will always wonder how people draw the portraits with the colored pencils (all kind) I can do only with the graphite :D I always say- the eyes are the mirror of our soul, and it is the hardest thing in the drawing. You did it just great! I love the eyes, so alive, so beautiful.. The only thing that disturb my mind is hair. It seems you put a lot of effort on face, but on hair you didn't had enough patience :D It feels also that under the strawberry lacks shadow.
By the way like I said.. I love this drawing!! Really!! More.. It just made my day on DA ^^
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24 out of 24 deviants thought this was fair.

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m probably the only one who thinks this hair IS done, and well enough? Just saying, hair that are super realistic would be static and we know that thats all what hair is not.
Plus around a perfect face you need some lovely mess and this is just, just p erfect.
i am in deep love with this picture, eventhough the grey shading of your chin looks a little bit odd next to bright colored neck but that might just be my monitor fucking colors.
Aadavy this is by far one your best autoportrait and i tell you that all charles bridge portraitests would be the second in a row that i would have asked for a portrait by now.
your self esteem, your health, your love will be yours becoz they are. Fuck all and enjoy your restoration time. It will be over.
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untuox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
It's fantastic!!Heart 
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:iconjeremyosborne:
JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Wish you would draw more often, this is such an outstanding drawing!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Love wins and strawberries are delicious!!!
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JohnMustache Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
realmente muito bom!
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Muito obrigado! 
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meghasharma62 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent  
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! 
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YourLittleMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...I...I don't know where to start, honestly.I think I've fainted.  This drawing is too beautiful, gorgeous, amazing, wonderful to describe it in simple words! CURSE YOU!  And its description melted my heart.:happybounce:  I'm not a lesbian myself either but I truly believe that we should respect each other no matter what.Nod  I also love the way you used the colors and how realistic everything looks. La la la la 
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student General Artist
This comment of yours was just so positive and heart-warming that it almost made me cry! (I am way too oversensitive lately I guess :D ). Thank you so much for even reading the description! It's unbelieveably nice of you! ^^

have a great day! 
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YourLittleMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I apologize for the late reply. Sweating a little... 
You're welcome.Hug  It was a pleasure to read the description.:) (Smile) 
And have a great day too !La la la la 
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PeaTree-Creations Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember doing a self portrait drawing- it was horrible and took me forever. This is absolutely incredible. You know the artists that are just so damn talented? You are one of them! Happy cry (Tears of joy) 
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww..but that's really SOMETHING. When I was little I was always browsing the internet and saw those super ultra amazing pictures..and I never realised that I'm improving and increasing my artistic level :) but I'm sure there are plenty of things I can improve :) 
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PeaTree-Creations Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are doing just fine! Poppy 
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JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is awesome.
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm really glad that you like it! And thank you so much for the watch by the way! :) 
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Begominola Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Beautiful! :D
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :) 
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alexandersinnelius Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Lovely expression...yet almost creepy. Not at all realistic, but very expressive!
I think you should sell this painting :D
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student General Artist
That's true. I think it's creepy aswell when you watch it for a long time! :D and thank you so much! :) 
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keight Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2015
This is an excellently rendered anatomy study. How else are we, as artists, to understand how the difference of a half a line-width can make or break a portrait, or how to capture light's actions on translucent skin if we don't take time to practice, once in a while? It was time very well spent, description included. Congratulations on your DD.
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for spending time reading the description and writing so nice comment :) I feel little bit odd and nervous since you're from the USA and I think I've made lot of grammar mistakes there. Sweating a little... 
Really, thank you once more :) 
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
There is no need to feel odd and nervous; but I do understand why you do. :) When I lived in Germany for a while I found out what not being able to speak the local language was like. I was especially afraid of being impolite because of saying something the wrong way. I had studied French and Spanish in school, and I could read and write a bit in those languages; but had never studied German, or Deutsche, at all. I could manage speaking simple questions and answers, "please" and "thank you"; reading some directions and instructions; but I couldn't write in it at all. You write current spoken "American" grammar well. And I applaud your skill. :clap:
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww, thank you so much for encouraging me, it is so nice to read this :) I'm little bit jealous of English native speakers, they have got it so much easier since nowadays everyone usually speaks English everywhere :) 

Czech language is overall so useless in the bigger world, it's hard and very tiny amount of people from other countries want to learn it :D :) 
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Treasure it, though, because it is an ancient tongue with hints of others that are just as old.
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:iconpugio-signifer:
Splendid!

Why did I not Favor this sooner?  

Sad Sackboy

                                          +fav
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww, better late than never! Thank you so much! :) 
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Pugio-Signifer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Thank you.  It really is special.
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CaptainMexico Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
What a real hair!
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :) 
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :) 
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! 5 seconds hug by Bad-Blood
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Really, I'm glad that you've added this to your Daily Deviation highlights! ^^ 
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It is an amazing piece and i feel it deserve even more recognition :nod:
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student General Artist
That's really so nice of you. Thank you much much more again :) 
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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binukuttan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work! 
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
And thanks for faving my doors aswell! :) 
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for soo nice feedback! :) 
and here's a llama back! :) 
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ChaseAvano Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: A MASTERPIECE!! WELL DONE!! INCREDIBLE ARTWORK!!!! :happybounce:
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww, thank you so much for this enthusiasm! ^^ 
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Birdiemagic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
I love it!
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! And also for the watch, that's completely nice of you! ^^
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evangeline40003 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student
I love the overall playfulness of this piece~ the bright colors and the happy look on her face :D plus the thickness of her hair! BRILLIANT job! and a thousand congrats on the DD!! 
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Well, it's my face, at all, you know, so doubble thanks to you! ^^
thank you so much for so nice comment! 
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evangeline40003 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student
you are very welcome!! :D :love: 
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:iconaadavy:
Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student General Artist
and thanks for the llamaback! ^^
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evangeline40003 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Student
You're welcome!
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Luz-Vi-Minda Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow a self portrait this is so adorable and also silly but I think that is why I find it charming ^_^

I will try to decipher the secret of how a pencil portrait can look this good
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Aadavy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Awww, thank you! Adorable and silly...people are using so many nice nouns together with this artwork, it really makes me soo happy!

that's not a secret, that's totally random effect! 
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