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Pencil Vs Camera - 63

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King of the place, here is the mighty lion.

You can view some details, the sketch in progress and the paper I'm using here.

Some innovations: drawing with colors and black paper... This is somehow
the "beta version" of "Pencil Vs Camera". Many more works coming soon.
I left the drawing unfinished on purpose (I wanted to attract the attention on
the lion's face mainly). I took this picture in Tunisia and I also made the drawing.

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I do believe, and say this, your art is very enchanting! I suppose you express your actual imagination in your art peaces. I actually love your originality, and how you provide everything to fit in place. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> I enjoy your art and hope most people will too! Your art's inspiring, if I say myself! Thank you for sharing you wonderful artwork with the world! I suppose you might have gone through difficult classes to make these wonderful sculptures of only paper and pencil! I will say again, thank you for showing your brilliant artwork! Congratulations in inspiring with magical imagination! I hope you will keep that with you.
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Many thanks. I'm mainly a self taught person in drawing
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I must express my sincerest congratulations to the author of this amazing, thought-out, and above all, flavorful piece!

Technique alone, this piece stands apart from a normal drawing, as much as a normal photograph. Combining the two into a seamless work of art is nothing short of incredible. Unless one were to make the notion that this was properly edited using a software application, it would most certainly take an extremely steady hand to achieve such a perfect degree of alignment between the drawing, and the photograph.

Now, as to the aesthetic appeal of the work. To sum it up in a simple word, one could hazard to guess that one word would be something along the lines of 'inspiring.' Anyone who is a love of the Fantasy genre, or a writer, will probably find this piece particularly to their liking. One cannot look upon the majestic lion careening down a deserted street without wondering who it is, what it's doing or how did it get there?

Perhaps even more so than the lion itself, one would probably be more interested in the creature catching a ride on the lion's tail. This blueish, semi-humanoid thing is most perplexing as to its nature, and more importantly, its purpose. Is the lion running away from the creature, or is it helping the creature escape from some unseen force? Perhaps it's something else all-together? Who's to say?

This incredible piece of art really brings home a sense of fantastical wonder and intriguing mystery as much as exiting adventure or unseen horror. An exhilarating scene that begs to be turned into a novel, or even a movie.

A fantastic job well-done!
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Thanks for this amazing critique. The small thing behind the lion is a creature trying desperately to follow the mighty animal
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You're quite welcome! You're very talented, and like I said, that scene has got to be put into a story. :)
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Your Pencil VS Camera series NEVER fails to amaze me NEVER ever ever ever, your Steller art style and imagination is always something to behold. You blend a sense of reality with that wonderful imagination of yours...kind of like Willy Wonka does with candy.

I'm guessing you chose to shoot here because of the writing on the walls...I see "ART" and "LION" specifically

I also must ask...what is that blue doo-dad on the lions tail...for some reason it reminds me of a Childhood computer game I used to play called "Pajama Sam" or at-least a character I would see in it. But as I said...Amazing as always

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Okay first off i love these pencil vs camera pieces, but this one disappointed me. I love the concept and the colors, and the face of the lion looks simply superb.... but the rest of the lion is very disappointing. the body and legs are drastically smaller than the body, even for foreshortening. A lions paws have four toes, not three, and they dont seem to flow, he looks very stiff, and oddly proportioned.however, his face and expression are brilliant, and the background, the composition and the concept are very well done and incredibly creative. I would merely suggest that you study a bit more of lion body anatomy before you try doing this again, lions are very hard, contrary to popular belief, and you did very well with the aggression represented in his face.
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This is amazing!! looks soooo realistic! Really matches the scene and I love how its morning but the picture is in the dark so its a nice contrast! The lions paws need to be a little bigger but other then that its perfect!! I love how you imagine the picture and find a perfect moment for it. Even though its a sketch it looks realistic untill you really looks close up. Very Good!! Cant wait to see whats nexts! If I had to grade it I would give it an A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++!!!!
Your totally amazing!! Im your biggest fan!! Nice work!
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Thank you. I left the body of the lion unfinished on purpose. My main focus was to make the lion's face realistic. That's it
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Ok. It was still amazing!! I really hope to get as good as you!! Your art rocks and is so fun to look at!
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I have to say that this is a nice piece. You have great imagination and originality. The way the picture flows from photography to drawing is amazing. You have a knack for making it fit. Your use of shading and values in the drawing really makes it 3 dimensional and believable. There were a few things that could be better. I feel that the lion's anatomy needs a lot of work, especially in the paws and legs. Also, the little man hanging unto the lion's tail-What purpose does he serve?
All in all, It's a good piece that i enjoyed
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I like tris kind of works, it's a godo way to remino everybody that using hands is better than using just a mouse on Photoshop.
Fantasy is better than digital stuff... Even if a computer can help us to create images of pur fantasy we should continue using pencils, brushes and hands!
I like it.
Keep on drawing and working tris way.

I finished my critique but I have to' write 29 more words... 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 bye!
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Thank you. I left the body of the lion unfinished on purpose. My main focus was to make the lion's face realistic. That's it
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I think that this is a stunning piece of art work. This paticular piece gets across the sense of the 3d across superbly. The technique used is done to perfection, the shading to is done perfectly.You can really get a sense of the lions majesity and power. I also love the little blob hanging off of the lions tail. I think that was a nice touch.

However i do not think the anotomy of the lion is one hundered percent correct. To improve this i suggest you practice drawring the paws so that they are more anatomically correct. But dont let this get you down because this whole art piece ties in very well to produce a simply stunning piece of art.

keep up the good job.
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I think it's great that you changed the daytime in the drawing. :)
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R.I.P. Mickey Mouse
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That's so creative, I love the unique perspective!
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