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Self-portrait by AnaviTil Self-portrait by AnaviTil
I've spent way too much time on this, simply because the structure that I laid at the beginning was wrong. Not too wrong but wrong enough to complicate the process. Even something trivial as the placement and angle of a nostril can throw the perspective off. The paper has been abused so much by my frustrations :D

And than I was like - yep done. I had fine lines of 4H pencil laid on top to give it nice texture, grabbed my fixative of poor people (hair-spray) and then...  Rage it became darker and grainy and all the detail was gone.... F$ck it! I had to go back into it.

But I've finished it. Braaaaains...  Now I want to burn it, but I wrote some important shit on that page too so...
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Redsterfish Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Bloody striking.
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AnaviTil Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Yoshidemeyer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017   Traditional Artist
Waw amazing shadow play! Love it 
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AnaviTil Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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sketchgrind Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this one!
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AnaviTil Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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riberma Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Clap Anyway the result looks great and I think it was worth the effort! The expression on the look is great! Congratulations!
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Fallenswordsman Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
Frustrating but still light years ahead of the stuff that I do - may I ask what media you used with this? I'm assuming some sort of charcoal.
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AnaviTil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I started with pencils and it was my intention to keep it a pencil drawing, however, I messed it up. So I used white charcoal to blend it in and black charcoal to bring out the darks (basically I blocked it all in again esp. the face) and added finishing touches with pencils. Hope it helps. Don't be too hard on yourself, drawing is hard!
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Fallenswordsman Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write this and thank you for the information. I suppose we all get frustrated at whatever level we are at. I really need to start using charcoal though as messy as it can be at times. And I suppose all we can do is just keep practicing!
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AnaviTil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem. That's right, some just don't talk about it. But I think we need to be honest about our struggles, because sometimes it's what drives us forward. Use it or not, let your art lead you but practice and keep growing. Hard work always pays off!
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Fantastic light and shadow relationships, love it.
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AnaviTil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Love your work Athan, you're doing a great job!
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks, it goes both ways!
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Mahrfra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Student General Artist
The composition is very original and intriguing :)
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AnaviTil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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