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Four Stars, Two Roses - Commission

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This piece was designed for ailanor to commemorate the loss of her friend. It will be a memorial tattoo for the top of the hand. Nod 

You can watch the timelapse of this drawing here!
Prismacolor pencils, ballpoint pen, white gel pen, and white acrylic wash on Strathmore toned tan drawing paper.
Image size
1440x1942px 2.5 MB
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 17, 2017, 10:32:11 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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WOW.. So beautiful
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Beautiful! Is there's a way to trace a drawing without tracing paper or a light box?
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Thank you! I used to take my line work drawings and rub white chalk pastel or charcoal on the back of the paper. Then I'd place it (pastel side down) onto my tan paper, tape it in place, then go over my lines a second time with a pencil. It should transfer your lines to the new paper, but pastel and charcoal wipe away very easily, so I would recommend that you trace the pastel lines on the new paper with a white colored pencil. 
Wipe away the extra pastel/charcoal and you're good to go. (I still do this process, but only when I draw on black paper as the light can't pass through the paper.)

It's a bit tedious, so I'd definitely recommend getting a light box lol.
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Thanks! Very helpful
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You should draw designs for tattoos, even if you don't tattoo them.
You'd make so much money.
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Hahah 99.9% of my commissioned works are tattoo designs. It's not very lucrative. :P
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It's incredible though; If not tattooing, larger pieces would make outstanding wall pieces.
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Amazing art work. Very brilliant colors and very beautiful final result.
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Absolutely perfect. Thank you for this! I can't wait to get it tattooed!!!!!!! <3
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Holy heck! How do you do that with pencils?! It's so amazing!
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So colorful, I love it!
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This looks amazing!
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