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Scarab from Kabuki
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Another challenge for the Battle-Artist group, I've gone a bit more lo-key with this one. Photo reference used (Vanessa Mae).

Pencil on a comic book art board, whole page not used, H clutch pencil
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Good work !
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much =D
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EgoProduction Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very expressive, many details are here, very good shade.
Still so :D
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks =D
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mumitrold Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
ooh dunno why i didn't see your scarab piece. It's really gorgeous!!
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much mumitrold, I'm really enjoying the Battle-Artist group =D
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mumitrold Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
yeah me too, such a cool concept! And really happy, positive, awesome people there. And so inspiring :D
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RickMays Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work, man! :)
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Rick, really appreciated =D
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jactinglim Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow nice Scarab!
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much =D
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redskullrudd Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
phenomenal piece for sure.....the choice of pose is very reflective of the tone of the books and brings a great shot of elegance into this. This is a great piece and def. gets two thumbs up.
All around great choice, great shading, but I'm loving the pose you went with as a ref on this.
On another side note, real interesting you used Vanessa Mae for a reference....only because, sheer coincidence I was talking about her the other day....like what the hell happened to her?
Awesome stuff.
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man, yeah I really wanted to go with the look of the Kabuki books and Vanessa Mae just popped into my head. Was alwasys a fan of hers. Her last album I got was around 2000 and she did some work with Prince since then. Don't know what shes doing now but she still looks amazing =D
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redskullrudd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
you def. captured the feel from the books for sure, based on the pose alone i'd have taken it as kabuki inspired.
really impressed on this.
And cheers for the Vanessa Mae info - settles that mystery. Making violins cool again lol.
great work.
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again man, really appreciated =D
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RAYN3R-4rt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh very nice dude very nice!
this is the running for best piece dude
amazing pencils great work
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much man and for the fave too =D really appreciated
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TeppoYlitalo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Artist
Looks like the queen of Diamonds like card, haha. Awesome result.
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, thanks, i didn't intend for it to look like a playing card, oh well =D
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TeppoYlitalo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Artist
Nah, it's only positive. :) And usually the illustrations are unique and gorgeous in those cards. :)
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, thanks =D
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Plugin848y Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job with her, she looks amazing!!
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, glad you like =D
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