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Charcoal Drawing WIP by GabrielleBrickey Charcoal Drawing WIP by GabrielleBrickey
Current work in progress :) Willow charcoal on grey paper. 
I'm loosely following this reference here- Feathers of Blue 11

Thanks for looking!
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:iconadonis2k17:
Adonis2k17 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Gabrielle. 

I had read on fixatives before, but was concerned that it might change the texture. However, a suggestion from an artist of your brilliance is an immense reassurance.

Also, although a tad late, do accept my heartfelt wishes on your marriage. My sincere wishes to both of you for the years to come. Stay blessed. -)

(World is a better place for creations of your kind and it is a pure joy to witness your artwork. We will always be inclined to expect lot more from you all time.) 
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
Thank you so much! :) Really appreciate it. :)

My suggestion with fixatives though- do a test spray. Once, I had a bad fixative (not one of the brands I recommended) drip on my drawing. Thankfully it was a drawing from my younger years and it wasn't great lol! But just do a couple test sprays and make sure it's coming out smoothly and not spurting. 

Also- the fixative may appear like it darkens your drawing at first spray. But this is just upon first contact. After that, it goes very close to the original value. Again, I would recommend a test spray on a scrap paper/drawing to make sure you're okay with the ever so slight darkening. 

Best to you! Thank you again!
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Adonis2k17 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was my pleasure Gabby and thanks much for the heads up. -)
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Adonis2k17 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive. I had bumped into a form of this art on Pinterest but was not able to locate the artist. Now that I have, do accept my congratulations. 

All your work is awe inspiring.

However, if I may ask, I would like to inquire how you are able to retain your charcole works intact over the years. The ones that I have do smudge every time i try to move or carry them.
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
Thank you! :) 
And it is the same for me! Charcoal is annoying that way. I spray my favorite works with fixative. I like prismacolor fixative and blair fixative. Then I put them in a portfolio or some are framed.
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bIue-skies Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could never draw like this in a million years! Absolutely beautiful! 
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Thank you! :D
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bIue-skies Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, and btw, it's true! True That Stamp 
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Wandlerin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning :) (Smile) :) (Smile)  her face looks as if it will come alive any second, it's amazing :O
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Thank you so much!
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MysteriousDots Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i need to learn to do that too .... i.. i feel rusty doing that..
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mirandaslade Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
beautifully done! 
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:icongabriellebrickey:
GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
thank you! :)
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tlatoanicoyotl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Impressive Gaby, you keep getting better and better
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:icongabriellebrickey:
GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Thank you :D
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tlatoanicoyotl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Can I buy this?
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:icongabriellebrickey:
GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thanks for your interest! I actually dropped this one off today at a show. I have it for sale there, but if it does not sell I can let you know if you wish :)
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thegroon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Wow, just gorgeous!
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
thank you! :)
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yoyobustin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've noticed that you like to draw that particular model, you draw her beautifully :)
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
I find her look very inspiring :)
I also find she has a changeable look, and great proportions. 
Thanks!
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orezNbatata Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student Photographer
oh, can i ask who is she?
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
link to the reference in the description :) 
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alexanderzart Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow is very great is nice
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:icongabriellebrickey:
GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
thank you! :)
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alexanderzart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
is nothing
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niauropsaka Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Digital Artist
:)
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
:)
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:icongerimib:
gerimib Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Beautiful portrait!
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
thank you! :)
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SaffronBreeze Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your skills are amazing. It makes me wish I had a talent! :love:
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
thank you! :)
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ChrisHdzArt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's really awesome! I'm going to take a stab at it :)
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
thank you! :)
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DreamGirl24 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
That's really good. :) (Smile)
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
thank you! :)
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Dodos24 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Face !!! :D
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Thanks!
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tcsam Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Incredible beauty.
Why, again, is beauty bad and firearms are vehemently defended?
I don't get that.
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Thanks :)
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Jerzee-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Wow!  So beautiful! :)
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
thank you! :)
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xxxRubensxxx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work :)
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
thank you! :)
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
excellent
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Thank yoU!
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TheMiddle17 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
That's really good. :)
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
thank you! :)
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FradiMaggio Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
wonderful!! :lel: 
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
thank you! :)
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