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Commissioned sketch for a friend by Anovius Commissioned sketch for a friend :iconanovius:Anovius 0 0 Crystal ball sketch by Anovius Crystal ball sketch :iconanovius:Anovius 2 0 Face sketch by Anovius Face sketch :iconanovius:Anovius 1 0 First time drawing a face by Anovius First time drawing a face :iconanovius:Anovius 0 0 Goddess of Time by Anovius Goddess of Time :iconanovius:Anovius 6 0 Seven Years by Anovius Seven Years :iconanovius:Anovius 5 2 Huldufolk by Anovius Huldufolk :iconanovius:Anovius 5 2 Floating City by Anovius Floating City :iconanovius:Anovius 20 4 Stay with me by Anovius Stay with me :iconanovius:Anovius 15 8 Fortune Teller by Anovius Fortune Teller :iconanovius:Anovius 2 2 The Seer by Anovius The Seer :iconanovius:Anovius 1 0 Airlea by Anovius Airlea :iconanovius:Anovius 1 0 The Eye of Trileon full book cover by Anovius The Eye of Trileon full book cover :iconanovius:Anovius 0 0 Memories of the Seine by Anovius Memories of the Seine :iconanovius:Anovius 5 3 Independence Celebration by Anovius Independence Celebration :iconanovius:Anovius 1 0 From Sea to Shining Sea by Anovius From Sea to Shining Sea :iconanovius:Anovius 1 0


Storm at night 4k by Ellysiumn Storm at night 4k :iconellysiumn:Ellysiumn 1,921 160 Kirishima Touka by miura-n315 Kirishima Touka :iconmiura-n315:miura-n315 3,894 113 Lilith by LuneBleu Lilith :iconlunebleu:LuneBleu 990 53 Cheers! by Burtn Cheers! :iconburtn:Burtn 356 106 Passage in the tree by alanleal22 Passage in the tree :iconalanleal22:alanleal22 916 186 Paris...Au nom de quoi? by silviya Paris...Au nom de quoi? :iconsilviya:silviya 188 89 Deep In The Forest by silviya Deep In The Forest :iconsilviya:silviya 229 72 Only Way by guiambrosio Only Way :iconguiambrosio:guiambrosio 24 4 Elven Town by ChieuMua Elven Town :iconchieumua:ChieuMua 1,069 110 beyond the story by JavadJArt beyond the story :iconjavadjart:JavadJArt 94 18 Fullbody Characters - Commission by Precia-T Fullbody Characters - Commission :iconprecia-t:Precia-T 1,285 35 Daily Paint #1226. Lemmingade by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint #1226. Lemmingade :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 6,209 245 Welcome in the new age by Magic-Fox Welcome in the new age :iconmagic-fox:Magic-Fox 3,507 420 Moon reflection by nico-blue Moon reflection :iconnico-blue:nico-blue 1,204 119 Palace of the Mountain King by ErikShoemaker Palace of the Mountain King :iconerikshoemaker:ErikShoemaker 6,906 534 Drifting Away by alltelleringet Drifting Away :iconalltelleringet:alltelleringet 5,664 365



Commissioned sketch for a friend
After seeing my other face drawing, my friend, who has far too much faith in my abilities, requested that I draw a picture for his profile. I used a photo of him as a guide and, while not perfect, it's pretty darn good all things considered (namely, I'm not an artist and have no idea what I'm doing). I thought about posting a side by side, but didn't want to without his consent.

This is my first sketch of a guy (sorry, girls are cuter haha). I used a mechanical pencil for everything except the hair shading. I found an ebony pencil and used that to darken the hair a bit.

My favorite thing to draw is eyes now. Interestingly, I can only sketch photorealistic eyes. I cannot draw anime/manga eyes for the life of me, and I thought it would be way easier to do so.

I may move on from faces now, especially considering how much I love the crystal ball I drew. I want to draw a scene with a bunch of bubbles, but that may be overambitious. We'll see.
Crystal ball sketch
Okay, but for reals, how am I doing this? I don't know how to draw!

This one was a little bit of a cheat, because I looked at another drawing of a crystal ball on google images while I drew this, but still. As with my other sketches, this was entirely done with a mechanical pencil.

I'm really happy with this one and hope I'll be able to continue impressing myself. I'm more convinced than ever that I had a stroke or was struck by lightning (I currently live in a desert that gets about 2mm or rain per year, but you never know) and my brain changed.
Face sketch
This is my second attempt at sketching a face. The proportions are definitely better than my first drawing, but it's still completely freehand and I don't do the whole circle/line guide thing you're supposed to do when drawing a face because I'm a rebel.

I started with the eyes again, and though they are a bit too large for her face, they're my favorite eyes thus far. The kink in her hair over her right shoulder was unintentional. I stopped the hair and that point and decided to make it longer, it it ended up creating a dark line that I could not remove, as there was far too much graphite on the paper. It does look like its going over her shoulder this way, but I would have preferred it to be a smoother transition.

Once again, this was entirely drawn with a mechanical pencil and I still don't know how I'm able to do this because I have no drawing ability whatsoever!
First time drawing a face
I know this isn't perfect and the proportions off, but this is the first time I've ever tried drawing a photorealistic face and I'm damn impressed with myself. This was all drawn with a Kuru Toga mechanical pencil. I absolutely love that pencil, but I had no idea I'd be able to sketch with it as well.

I began with the eyes. This was my third attempt at drawing eyes. I used an online tutorial to help with the eyes. One of her eyes unintentionally ended up being lighter than the other, so it looks like she has heterochromia. I'm about it.

I tried using a tutorial for the nose to avoid giving her a pig nose, but I didn't like any of the guides online, so I winged it and just shaded until it looked good to me. I loosely used a guide for her lips. The hair leaves much to be desired, as does the hair in the two subsequent faces I've drawn (to be uploaded later), but that's okay.

I had no idea I had this ability and don't know where I developed it. In the past, I could barely draw a stick figure. I think my photoshop composites have helped because I am hyperfocused on blending and shading, which is necessary for traditional artwork. Either that, or I had a stroke.

I'm a little embarrassed to post this here when compared to the amazing artwork posted on this site, but I'm proud of it considering my past abilities, or lack thereof.



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Barry M
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I am new to Photoshop, but I am thoroughly enjoying using it for photo editing and manipulations. I'm no professional, but I thought I'd start sharing some of the things I've worked on, rather than keeping them on the computer where they'll never be seen.

I hope you enjoy my work!


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TinaLouiseUk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watching :) x
MJClArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Thank you so much for the fav :hug:
What I shall become (in the end) by MJClArt
Anovius Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :D (Big Grin) 
SybilThorn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for Watching - emote by SybilThorn  
Anovius Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :D (Big Grin) 
SybilThorn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fav  - emote by SybilThorn I'll Put A Spell On You by SybilThorn  
Anovius Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome! :D (Big Grin) 
sasha-fantom Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Thanks for the fav! :) (Smile)
Anovius Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! You're work is great!
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
flower ~ thank you for the fave 2 by AStoKo  Galadriel by Lolita-Artz
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