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King of the sea by francoclun King of the sea by francoclun
Back to the animals. I love the sharks.
This is an A4 format. Pencil on watercolor paper Fabriano 300 gr hotpressed
Hope you like it
Reference Photo by Brandon Cole (www.brandoncole.com). Drawing feautured with his permission
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I can honestly say, the difference between a photograph and this drawing is non existant. You have an amazing gift! The texture is perfect and I have never seen anything like it :o. I know you have asked for critique which implies constructive criticism but this, to me, is perfect! I now have another 40 words or so to fit in so here we go, f f g r s s f t d df e e t y 3 3 u j j g r r g d e r t y y g, well done, this is amazing !
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It’s rare to see a realistic underwater drawing but you pull this one off spectacularly. Your attention to detail on the shark’s skin is amazing, you seem to leave nothing out, and upon close examination you even put the texture on the skin- where it counts. To me, this is a very raw and edgy drawing, placing sharp texture next to soft blending, such as by the gills. I particularly love the way you did the dorsal fin, where you can see the water pushing around it to further give the drawing a sense of motion- not just a floating shark.

As for criticism, I won't lie, it is hard to find anything wrong with this drawing and what I have found slightly displeasing is merely opinion and personal preference- as I have not looked at the reference...I never do when viewing art. The inside of the mouth, particularly the top seems overly soft, I would have liked to see some sharper detail- but that could just be me. Perhaps it looks so strange to me because of the lack of teeth on the top- but as I stated before, I have not seen the reference and it could just be the angle. The underside of the shark seems soft as well; I'd like to see a little sharper detail where the light touches near the fin and below the jaw.

Overall, this is a very well drawn piece and you have an amazing talent that I particularly enjoy viewing. Keep up the great work!
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Rumpumpelblitz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  New Deviant
The texture on the shark is striking.., you have amazed me once again!
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Maria-Korneliou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely incredible! I'm in awe of how realistic and unique the texture of this drawing is Clap
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SAibIRfan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
honestly, all i can say is WOW
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Nat-ti Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love sharks too. Questo disegno è bellissimo, bravo ! Clap 
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Balanyuk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oioioioio amazing  , ure my idol. check my Cristiano Ronaldo pls  :S
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francoclun Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. Your Cristiano Ronaldo is a good work :D
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gabrielwillames Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Artist
Friend of perfection
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eh, eh, thanks but I think the perfection barely know my drawings :D
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gabrielwillames Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Artist
if you say... haha Shark 
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Freya7 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Love 
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Freya7 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D
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hushsoundsplay Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   Photographer
I'd just like to say that I am a huge fan of your work, and every one of them is breathtakingly amazing! Love 
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francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Audrey! I appreciate the support and kindness. :D
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ivangelion030366 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Chazrobert Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As another artist, I have to say, this is gnarly. I love the use of negatives pace to create fantastic contrast, the shading and details are just filthy! If I had anything critical to  say, I would say I am way too critical! But I was wondering if maybe the drawing started from the bottom and worked it's way up, because in my infantile experimentation with photo-realistic art, I tend to want to finish a piece right after the hardest part is done, and the water above the shark looks just a tiny bit hurried, almost like the artist was timed in the event. I am totally guilty of this myself, if it takes too long, I get tired of looking at it, so I will get a wee bit sloppy at the very end. I only say this because it was SO good, I could only tell it was actually a drawing and not a photo by looking at the details above the shark, but that may well be by design , so it is an epic piece either way. I love it.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are right. This is not a finished work, but a sort of test with the fish subject. I love drawing water, but I know the process need time and patience :D
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YROSHIKU Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that you get that a lot, but it's just something incredible. So wonderful and beautiful. Perfectly done nothing more and nothing less.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very kind of you, thank you very much :D
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YROSHIKU Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome :D! Oh and just so I won't forget, you're the best!!

I'm looking forward to see more of your masterpieces!
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lesacorrine Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Beautiful x
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Thenightrider69 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great detail!! Real nice work!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thanks a lot :D
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, your wonderful artwork has been featured here silenigmaarts.deviantart.com/j…
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. thank you very much :D
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HelenePiet Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another fantastic piece from you dear Franco. Nice details, contrasts are mastered as well as shadings. Bravo! =)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't tell you how much I appreciate it :D, Thank you :D
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JowanaAlHindi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, great job! :D
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it, thanks :D
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duendefranco Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this look amazing! :D
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is mazing, I LOVE the skin texture, absolutely amazing :clap:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate your very kind words. :D
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twisted8 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Wow!!!!!  Your attention to detail is simply fantastic.  Thanks.  Not only going to my 'Fav's pile but if it is available for sale I might buy it.  Super stuff francoclun!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I sent you a private message :D
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philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I should try simple pencils on watercolor paper, it must give an interesting texture.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You could, but I use the smoothest quality (called satinata) you still have a texture, but is very little :D
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philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG this is very very good!!!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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fireflyally7 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
This is stunning! I can almost see the water passing through the gills.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very kind of you. Thanks :D
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crazy-kestral Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Nice depth and light!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thanks a lot :D
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stem75 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Tommy-Da-FAM Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freaking amazing!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm happy you like it, thanks :D
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Tommy-Da-FAM Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
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