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Elena Roth - Circulism by GSkills Elena Roth - Circulism by GSkills
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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
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fengarm Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
maybe more contrast would be necessary, but overall it is very good ;)
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GSkills Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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nnicc Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  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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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Small circles with your pencil and no blending at all. Take your time - no rush :)
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nnicc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much, I'll try this technique.
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cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
I had never heard of circulism before this, so thanks for that - nice work :)
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
You need to show me how you did that background, I've only just noticed how cool it is :date:
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Easy peasy - I'll show you later :)
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely awesome artwork :)
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks David :)
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b3nnu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
good try mate!did you use the H pencil for the first layer of the skin?
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I dont draw in layers, but cant actually remember what pencils I used
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:iconenzolog:
Enzolog Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent work!
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmario-freire:
mario-freire Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastico FAV+ no ato parabens.
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E777Y Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
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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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Stapic Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
what is this circulism everyone is talking about? using the stump in a circluar motion??
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Shading in a circular motion
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jonathanvair Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Epic drawing. I love it. :D
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you! :)
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pat-mcmichael Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  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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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Pat. What a great compliment from such a great artist :)
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:iconzershyrum:
zershyrum Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
wow... how long did this took you? and how did you made the hair? :) good work?
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Took a long time!

I did the hair with...pencils ;)
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Rain-Fairie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful portrait, i love her look :giggle:
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :giggle: ;)
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petturi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:D okay, that's it, I lost my will to try to draw :D.
This is fantastic :). Eyes and lips and everything is so detailed... wow. ...faw :)
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush:

Thank you very much! :)
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groza Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
:faint: hair work is STUNNING, from where you have this shaolin-patience??? (mechanical pencil - you write? hah, but I must have too smooth 'hand', well... I still don't have ^^; )

please, upload high-res version of some of your artwork - it will be very good school ;)
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GSkills Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!

Hi Res shots would show how bad the drawings are ;)
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mruk4u Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Student General Artist
MASTERPIECE, again!
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, really appericate it. :)
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ghostx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once again awesome work. May I ask what circulism is?
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, circulism is shading in a circular motion :)
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:iconodavis:
odavis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Stunning!!!!!! :wow:
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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sanne707 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006   Traditional Artist
Amazing! Great range in values. I love the fact that you have considered everything: your subject, the background, the clothing. Once again-amazing.
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GSkills Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words.
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valeka Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconvaleka:
valeka Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconsassis:
Sassis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is Great! :)
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:icongskills:
GSkills Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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annesofielarsen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful portrait! Great job on the hair and shading. I always blend when I draw, but this looks great - maybe I should try it :) Do you have a close-up to give a better impression of the shading method?
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GSkills Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, you should definately try.
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annesofielarsen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) I probably will - sometime...
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
Stunning.
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GSkills Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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suedonym Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
Woah, nice hair! Always the hardest part for me... :P
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