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self portrait with ink..mmm... by childproof self portrait with ink..mmm... by childproof
To keep myself from going to sleep in the middle of the day, I started this. 'tis moi!
I was planning to do something like this, with ink washes, for a while, and today seemed like the best day to do it.
Took me 5 hours and done with ink and a wee little paintbrush!
there are many things I don't like about it, but for my first ink portrait, it's pretty darn good, if i do say so myself.
I forgot to draw in my eyebrow ring...what a daft person i am :p
Was supposed to lay horizontal, but I thought it looked much MUCh better this way up.
Enough of my crap, go forth and mingle!
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:icondmkozicka:
dmkozicka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful ! I really like this drawing ...
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youthedesigner Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Nice work! We featured this on our blog: [link]
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RafaCM Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! Congrats!!
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:iconpaulmellor:
paulmellor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
great :)
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:iconchicken-priestess:
Chicken-Priestess Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is simply gorgeous <3 amazing work
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:iconm--art:
M--Art Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Dam stunning, makes me want to work with ink, any tips
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:iconf33b:
f33b Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   Interface Designer
its a very nice work, light and shading are well done, but i have to agree with the fingers =)
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:iconkorakri:
KoRaKri Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
nice!:)
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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:iconsuburbanangst:
SuburbanAngst Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Beautiful rich modeling you achieved with the ink washes. Thumbs up!
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! glad you like it :)
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:iconsushiekat:
sushiekat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Amazing! I always suck with any kind of art that has to do with water but here you controlled it very well. Keep up the great work~
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KaitlinCarter Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive never seen a drawing like this. I dont even know how you did that! I love love it though ;)
Extremely amazing.
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thanks so much :) sometimes I wonder how I did it, since I can't reproduce it in any way :P
Thanks for your kind words :) I'm glad you like it
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admeister8 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
nice work

i was wondering how you got the gradient wash with the ink?did you use a thick brush and dilute the ink with water? my inkin always comes out solid and i need to hatch to create gradient.
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks for the comment!
to get that gradient for the face, i soak my brush in ink and then dilute it (which probably wastes ink but ah well haha), test is on a scrap of paper and then paint a very light basic shade. then repeat the process, making layers as i go.
With the background i wasn't sure how to do large spaces, so I wet the paper first and used lightly siluted ink and swept over it with a bigger brush.
Hope that made sense!
Glad you like it :)
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admeister8 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
cool, i'll try that out. thanks for the advice;)
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no worries! good luck and have fun with it :D
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really your first work with ink? can't believe it, it looks so expressive, very very well done!
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:iconataratis:
AtarAtis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
I think this one is particluarly good because you went with the flow rather than controlling everything about it!
Very nice! Very pieceful!
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Lainiexox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional
Hello, I just featured your lovely art in my latest journal: [link] :aww:
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, thank you so much :) thats very sweet of you, and i'm glad you like my picture :)
and thanks for faving it :)
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Lainiexox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional
No problem. It inspired me to go out and buy some ink and try doing a portrait as well. :) (It's still in progress).
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:iconmezzacaine:
mezzacaine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Really loving the mood and feel!

I've just started inking recentley and this is a great inspiration : )
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw thanks :) i'm glad i could inspire you!
sorry it took so long for me to get back to you.
Hope you have fun with inking! best advice i can give: put down LOTS of newspaper if you're doing it on carpet! or maybe even better, don't do it on carpet. Every ink drawing i've done (and every one on carpet) i have spilt the ink. it's not worth it! loL!
thanks for the comment!
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Jennapolis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student
this is stunning. i love ink art. bic is my ink medium however. good job
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! your bic art is amazing! just having a look now :)
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joshifreak Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty darn good indeed!
lovely picture!!
:deviation:
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thankyou so much :)
glad you like it!
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AnneaGoewin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome o.O
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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AnneaGoewin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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Life-takers-crayons Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
Thai is amazing work, just love how you've created this and how the image has been cropped so it doesn't all fit in :love:
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much :D i'm very glad you like it!
i wish i could recreate what i managed to pull off here, but i gues its just a one off lol

thanks again! :) and for the fave!
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Life-takers-crayons Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Sometimes the best stuff happens by accident and trying to recreate it never works, it can be very frustrating :(
It's a lovely piece of work and a pleasure to fav it :hug:
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SinkingHigher Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
I have to say I am very impressed.

I really like the technique you've got going on by using the ink in layers. Especially right above the nose and on the chest.

I think there is something missing though. It doesn't really seem 3D. Which can only be because of shade/tone.

Perhaps if the background was lighter you'd "pop" out more.

And I'm sorry to say this, but the hand seems a little wonky. Around the fingernails. Hands generally are full of wrinkles and texture and lines. It would look awesome if you cropped it out.

Nonetheless it still looks awesome! :D Great job.
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mollyhamon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
beautiful
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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:iconrlehmann:
rlehmann Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
This is excellent!
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much :)
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BubbleWrapKills Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
The ink you use, is it oil based?

Anyroad, I absolutely love the features of your face(I'm hoping I don't sound creepy saying that! lol If I do, my apologies!^^; ). The shading is just amazing, and I love the water-colorish look the wet ink gives it.(If that makes any sense lol)

I all around love this picture. Going into my favorites!
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Annemie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woow.. amazing painting! I really like the details and ur style! Definetly a :+fav: ;)
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much :) i blush! the fave is extremely appreciated as well :) :hug:
i'm glad you like it!
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EvilSmix Featured By Owner May 16, 2006
Could you tell me more about how to use ink like that?? I've never tried it before.. I'm doing a self portrait for school, and I love how this works. You did a beautiful job.
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childproof Featured By Owner May 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thankyou so much! of course i can tell you how i used the ink!

first to begin with , i drew a really light outline of the main features (the outline of the side of the face, the lips etc). i put the brush in the ink and then put it straight into a little cup of water to really dilute it. i check how light it is by quickly brushing it on a scrap of paper. after seeing if it's the right shade, i paint in all the parts needed for that shade (and leave the white highlights white). i always start insanely light and work my way layer by layer into darkness.
the most frustrating part was trying to get the blacks really black! and now, because i put on so many layers, the ink is chipping in some places...damn! so, i guess, try not to put as many layers as i did lol

hope that helps. my thinking power is totally shot today, so i'm not sure if anything i write actually makes sense :P
take care! :boogie:
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HopOnTheYacht Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
simply amazing, everything about it too, kudos!!
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thankyou very much :)
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DecadeOfTherion Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006   Photographer
I love ink! WOOOoooo I love you!!!!! LOL"
it looks very spiffy, ima jealous. :wink:
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:iconchildproof:
childproof Featured By Owner May 4, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thankeee!
i misses ya! when can we chat again?
ive been living in a hotel for the past weeks :) its been posho!
thanks for le comment :)
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sharem Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing and beautiful...:)
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