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While on holidays I got this irresistable urge to make drawings with with large black shadows. I used reference pictures and played with a similar style as here (sometimes with crosshatching, sometimes without). I'll post the rest of things in a single file, but I wanted to show this individually because I think it has a nice atmosphere.

Let me tell you, gel pens and bulky markers are awesome tools to work with. I like anything that can create strong contrast that easily.

Referece: [link] . Thank you ~Litari-Stock!

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Ou-ren Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Love the bold ink shadows!
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keimonas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
this is a lot like that small brook near Suolijärvi, in Tampere o_O
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Ref pic actually had some rock wall in the background O_o
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retrolex Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Oh man, pen and ink is my favourite medium! I love the mood it evokes, either with toned crosshatching or those fantastic dense, black shadows... I really like how you used them here. Simple, strong strokes, and that nice big white negative space in the middle makes for a great composition. I love how you rendered those leaves in the upper right and left too - simple line work, but it works awesomely.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Aw man, you spoil me with these compliments :D Coming from you, this means a lot, seriously.

I kinda see this as an unusual stroke of genius, like do you ever make art that for some reason feels too good to be yours? I feel this way with this. I used to read French comics when I was little, and they had these realistic, dynamic and effortlessly elegant illustrations in black ink. They remain the epitome of ink art for me, and this is the only thing I ever drew that gets close to them.
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BlueVagabond Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the simplification here, though the image lacks a actual focus, as if something is missing in the middle. Wondering what lies behind this environment, theres the sensation of expectation here.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I suppose I made it with the intention to be a frame, with a bit of a text in the middle. Like a comic panel, I guess. Of course I won't add actual text on it, it would be cheesy :)
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paradanmellow Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
noice noice
vewy gud
noice.. noice..
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Greywolf42 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
I love this! at first glance I thought it was a black and white photograph! You definitely made it look dynamic...
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
I like that a lot! It's so dynamical :)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Thanks, I'm really happy you think so :D I rarely succeed to make things look dynamic.
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
You definitely did here. :)
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Rinkle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Awesome!
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thank you!
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sevenatenine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
unlike anything i've seen in yer gallery so far. really glad you got that scanner. drawing's not bad either
(i really <3 it actually)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
*happy*
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sevenatenine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
you should be!
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boris-bullet-dodger Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I'm really falling in love with ink, too, lately. Grafitul pare asa de 'meh' dupa un brushstroke de tus. Awesome!
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
O_O blasphemy! pencil is always hot.
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doodler89 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I love this style!:D
I've been experimenting with hatching and stippling with pens recently, I agree, lots of fun!:)
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I admire people who have enough patience to stipple. I've never even attempted, it seems scary o_o
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doodler89 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Yeah, it can be a bit time consuming, but the effect in the end looks beautiful.:)[link] I did this picture recently with stippling, the leaves took the longest.:)
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shases Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Fain, fain, arata aproape ca o gravura. Abia astept sa le vad pe restu'. :D
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Maine! :D
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DimMartin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I like how relaxed the inking feels. Particulary love the leafs.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Thank you! I'm actually pleased with the leaves myself (and general organic look of the drawing). My inking is finally starting to look like certain illustrations I loved when I was a kid, thinking I could never draw like that :)
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Lumysaara Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Abia cand am vazut the reference image mi-am dat seama cat de greu trebuie sa fi fost to convert all the colors and details into simple black and white areas. Eu as fi trisat, in sensul ca as folosi Photoshop ca sa fac imaginea alb/negru (fara niciun gri) and then draw after it ;P
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Well it's a bit of a challenge, especially when dealing with dark-coloured objects that are sunlit. But once you get used to hatching/texture it's actually kinda fun. Eu nu am trisat ;p
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