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Elena Roth - Circulism
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Published: January 27, 2006
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This is my first try using the technique circulism and no blending. The technique I used really made me realise how much more texture can be created by not blending the drawing. The only downside in this case is that it seems to give the skin an aged apperance. I tried to offset this by adding a rough background.

Ill definately be using this technique again but I may try something else with it.

Pencils used:
Wooden - H, HB, 3B, 7B
Mechanical - 0.3mm H, 05.mm HB, 0.7mm 2B, 0.9mm 2B
Image size
700x1010px 204.58 KB
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fengarm's avatar
fengarm|Professional Traditional Artist
maybe more contrast would be necessary, but overall it is very good ;)
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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nnicc|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you use this technique? It is a movement you do with the pencil or with the blender?
Maybe the circle must be very very little?
I can see you are right when you say that circulism gives much texture, but when I tried it made a very crappy effect.

Your drawing is very good.
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
Small circles with your pencil and no blending at all. Take your time - no rush :)
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nnicc|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much, I'll try this technique.
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cheekymonkeyali's avatar
I had never heard of circulism before this, so thanks for that - nice work :)
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
Give it a try, makes a nice change and helps you to feel more 'free' - well for me anyway

Cheers
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IreneShpak's avatar
You need to show me how you did that background, I've only just noticed how cool it is :date:
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
Easy peasy - I'll show you later :)
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imclod|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely awesome artwork :)
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks David :)
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b3nnu's avatar
good try mate!did you use the H pencil for the first layer of the skin?
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I dont draw in layers, but cant actually remember what pencils I used
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Enzolog|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent work!
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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mario-freire|Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastico FAV+ no ato parabens.
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E777Y's avatar
thats really cool, nice work for not doin a perfect celebrity! woot! im trying different shading styles too, so many ways to do it!!
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Stapic's avatar
Stapic|Professional Traditional Artist
what is this circulism everyone is talking about? using the stump in a circluar motion??
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
Shading in a circular motion
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jonathanvair|Professional Traditional Artist
Epic drawing. I love it. :D
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you! :)
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pat-mcmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
HOLY CRAP.....How did I ever miss this AMAZING drawing????????
Incredible work my friend! Brilliant results on her hair and great details in her eyes!!! Man, You did it all!!!
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GSkills|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Pat. What a great compliment from such a great artist :)
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