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Published: June 30, 2013
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I would like to thank :iconzieniu: for allowing me to use his beautiful photo as reference.

I really enjoyed the process of this drawing, despite a few major setbacks. The details on the lingerie was very fun to do. Seeing it go from a blank area to something textured with depth really brings life to the drawing. The silk background is another fun object to draw, though "fun" is used very loosely here. There was just so much detail that I had to simplify some areas a bit, out of sheer laziness :ashamed: The hardest part was perhaps the tummy. I could belly barely stomach the gut wrenching repetition of shading and erasing :D Puns aside, it was a really difficult portion because I shaded and erased over and over again to get the perfect contour of the stomach, but in so doing, really screw up the texture of the paper, making is very rough. This in turn gives the area a texture that is inconsistent with the rest of the drawing. I tried my best to fix that but it's definitely not as good as it could have been.

The reference is really great but the transition to black and white was not very smooth. The problem is that there is a lot going on in the photo. In the colored version, there are colors to differentiate everything but when drawing, the messy background really draw the attention away from the main subject, which, if you have not noticed, is the very attractive lady lying there in lingerie. I tried my best to differentiate the subjects by altering the darkness of certain areas while giving extra highlight to others.

This is my first time drawing on bristol board in a really really long time. Took me a while to ease into the new texture of the paper, and when I did, I found it to be a lot more fun than my usual drawing block. Too bad Singapore doesn't sell bristol board in a pack. I have to buy a giant piece and then cut out the desired dimension myself. But worse is the fact that the giant piece is very prone to creasing while being handled. A short trip from the shop back home is enough to turn it to toilet paper.

I hope you guys like the drawing and thanks in advance for any fav. I may receive :)

Stats:
30x24cm Bristol board
2B, 4B, 6B and 8B
I can't remember how long I took to do this since it was done over the period of almost 2 months
Reference:
WIPs:

EDIT (02/07/13): I've reuploaded a new version that is sharper.
Image size
1000x805px 527.94 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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NavkaranKharoudStudent General Artist
Simple amasing, sexy and seductive
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bm23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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AnsavnukrProfessional Interface Designer
Dude you're a huge inspiration on passion & hard work on your drawings!
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bm23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Sorry for the late reply. I've been taking a break from dA (and pretty much everything that's not schoolwork). Anyway, thanks so much for the compliment :glomp:
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ImRandallStudent Photographer

Absolutly Epic!! 
The detail and shading are really clear and give depth to the drawing
Well done

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bm23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really flattered :glomp: I apologize for the late reply. 
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Andrzej17Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible breathtaking skatch at first i was wondering if is some foto or computer work until i see it's a skatch  and i coulden't belive
i've alsowe skatch from zieniu as reference but after seeaing your work it seams pointles
one's againg great work hope to see more from you  :-)
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bm23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Sorry for the super late reply. I took a long break from dA. Anyway, thanks so much for your compliment, I really appreciate it :hug:
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Andrzej17Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem and my pleasure :) (Smile) 
irfanwasiq's avatar
This kind of detailed work need soooooo much patience
amazing work
love the details
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bm23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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markstewart Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD bud, well deserved and what a great way to end your year.
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bm23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yup, it was a pleasant surprise, icing on the cake called Christmas Presents :D
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Wonderful drawing!!!
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bm23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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MarlenNaessEriksenHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, I love the details of the lace, the anatomy is perfect and the fabric looks extremely realistic!
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bm23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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This was promoted here -> femaleexcellence.deviantart.co…

Before it was cool (a daily deviation) ..... ;)
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