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August 29, 2011
The true violinist by *Ilojleen

Category: Traditional Art: Pencils, White-Gel Pen and Kneaded Eraser:

The suggester says, "*Ilojleen's technique is just great, and here she took artistic license to render a wonderful image with graphite pencils. I strongly suggest everyone to check her entire gallery, also her fanart works."
Featured by WDWParksGal
Suggested by ArielRGH
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The true violinist

EDIT: PLEASE REFRAIN FROM INFORMING ME IT LOOKS LIKE KAMELOT'S GHOST OPERA CD COVER. I know it :) It's because my drawing was based on the same stock photo, and I discovered it earlier, right after I had started drawing The true violinist. I had already had this concept in my head and the fact it's Kamelot's CD cover didn't affect on my idea at all.

A DAILY DEVIATION!!! MY FIRST ONE! Wow, I can't believe it :squee: Huge thanks and hugs go to ArielRGH for making my dream come true...I have never expected it to happen, so being awarded it made me incredibly happy! Thank you, Ariel :heart:
I'm also very grateful for accepting Ariel's suggestion and featuring my drawing, thanks a lot WDWParksGal :hug:
Thank you, devwatchers and random visitors, for your precious feedback! :iconcocoloveplz:

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Basic info

:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: pencils, H - 8B, a regular eraser and a kneaded eraser, a white gel pen
:pointr: time: I lost the track of time, but 30 hours I guess?
:pointr: reference photo: Girl with the Violin 3
:pointr: WIPs:…

The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency - half tiger, half poet.
Yehudi Menuhin

The violinist must possess the poet's gift of piercing the protective hide which grows on propagandists, stockbrokers and slave traders, to penetrate the deeper truth which lies within.
Yehudi Menuhin

About the drawing

Once I found this photo Girl with the Violin 3 by b-e-c-k-y-stock, I knew I had to draw it. This picture speaks with emotions. It well depicts how important they are for musicians while playing the instruments. The emotions which are visible at those moments confirm their credibility. An emotionless musician just plays. The true musician creates music, lives the music. It comes straight from their heart. He or she can get lost in music.
Music can't be properly expressed on paper - words can't describe it. However, music is described by notes. Each and every note symbolizes sound. The notes you can see in the drawing aren't random. It's "Toccata & Fugue in D minor" of Johann Sebastian Bach, written especially for the violin.
The stave is drawn from my imagination. It wasn't a piece of cake to draw all these curves of lines. I had to be very focused with the notes. As the lines bended, turned, diverted, I needed to change their positions, rotations - so, some of them are reversed horizontally and vertically. Unfortunately, I made two big mistakes by accident: I drew an extra note and drew the G-clef in the wrong place. It should have been placed in the right bottom corner as it's the 1st note which starts the composition.
I dislike the background :C I'm pretty sure I will never ever draw it as neatly as I want to. It always turns out dirty.

Hope you like it! It's important to me if you do, as it's not a thing I usually draw and I put a lot of my heart and soul into it :aww: Have a wonderful evening :huggle:

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GaryThaxton-Art's avatar

Beautiful and intense. Well done:star:

Lakesideartist1984's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

I think it's a beautiful drawing with many inspirational features. I think you should just put a bold red in the blindfold, it very much resembles the hair. It reminds me of lydsey Stirling radio, that's what I listen to when I create. I'd love to do something like this with her on top of a piano. I apologize but this thing is clearly going to make me type a hundred words. I wish I could just keep it simple anyway I am intrested in your gallery, this is the first image I've ran across. Just keep it up, I think you have amazing talent.
Ilojleen's avatar
Thank you very much for the kind words and high rating :hug:
no worries, I like long comments below my works :aww: You're very welcome to browse my gallery!
gregchapin's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Thank you for sharing an amazing drawing. It really shows how much emotion a pencil drawing can portray through the motion of the flowing hair, the flowing musical notes and the tensed fingers on the strings. The rectangle in the background us a wonderful contrast to the animated violinist who is breaking free of conventions. There's hardly anything that could have been done better in my opinion. There are a few items that I think would have made it even better. This is the picky stuff and by no means should take away the fact that this is a great drawing! 1. the contrast on the string fingers seems a little muddy. 2. The area of the mouth and nose seems a little overworked. 3. I would have softened the ear a little. 4.I may have added a little highlight movement lines around the bow to match the action of the hair and the flowing notes.
Ilojleen's avatar
Greg, thank YOU very much for your opinion! I appreciate this critique a lot :hug: I agree with yout tips. Unfortunately, my drawings aren't perfect, but I'd love to reach 'the perfection' one day, so I keep practicing. Nothing can help me more than the useful hints which you've provided. Thanks again :heart:
gregchapin's avatar
Keep up the good work... I love the added visuals in this piece!
Ilojleen's avatar
I will, I promise. Thanks again :iconeagerdummyglompplz:
roadsam's avatar

Geometrical, topological or fractal, depending on how we look at one or the other, or even observe the detail within the same work, but the truth is that it can be said that in his last paintings, Alejandro manages to produce beauty with balance and symmetry of forms and colors from a "topological" evolution of an imagined reality projected to the fractal. to recommend my favorite artists Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frida Kahlo, Roberto Matta Gabino amaya cacho and Pablo Picasso.

Janegael's avatar
I would not know where to begin to critique this. I've been sitting here looking it over and can find no flaws. I like the background because it's nicely shaded pulling the eye upward and other than that you don't notice it. You don't want to notice it and detract from the girl and the music. I thought it was stunning before I read that this is REAL music you've manage to weave and turn and float across the drawing. I keep saying your talent and skill awe me and this is why. You brought so much power into this work, a beautiful woman whose soul is bound to the music she is pouring into the room. She is fire and talent and represents all the beauty and creativity humans can produce from her form, to the carving of her instrument to the music it produces. She is Us captured in pencils--human creativity frozen in time. She gives me chills.
Ilojleen's avatar
Thank you so much for this beautiful comment, you've made me smile! The way you express your impressions about art never ceases to amaze me, it's admirable! Thank you from all my heart once again :heart: I'm really happy that you like this drawing! :hug:
JacekGlejzer's avatar
Niesamowita praca i nieprzeciętny talent ;)
Ilojleen's avatar
Miło mi to słyszeć [czytać :)] - dziękuję bardzo!
robi83's avatar
Wonderful representation of the music on paper! nice!!!
Ilojleen's avatar
Thank you so much :iconyellowkokorox:
Mayeaux's avatar
Ilojleen's avatar
Thank you so much :icondummylahugplz:
Mayeaux's avatar
You're welcome!:hug:
TheArtisticBookworm's avatar
Gorgeous! I love this! It's amazing! 
Ilojleen's avatar
Thanks a lot :iconcocoglompplz:
TheArtisticBookworm's avatar
No problem! :D I really love your talent! 
Ilojleen's avatar
Thank you again :love:
Lakesideartist1984's avatar
Great job, your very talented. Their is something I want to point out though that is disturbing to me. Is it a blindfold or hair, I think if you colored the blindfold red it would really pop. I don't mean to offend this is an excellent drawing.
Ilojleen's avatar
Many thanks! :heart: I'm not offended, thank you for the suggestion. As long as I agree that red touch often makes drawings more interesting, in this case I feel it'd be distracting, you know, too many details. Moreover, when I was drawing it, I was on holidays and I only took my pencils :)
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