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No Idea by imaginee No Idea by imaginee
Hi there, I finished this drawing last night. Have to say it was a lot of fun to draw something this different. The meaning behind the title is simple, since the bulb is broken to me it represents "no idea" as opposed to a working bulb. I drew this one as a study in metal and glass, I've drawn both before but never to this degree. I wanted to draw both parts as real as I was capable of, as many of you know I love to challenge myself.

What I've learned and would like to convey with this piece is: drawing is fun, yes it's common to look at other artist's work and say "I've got no idea how they can do that" well trying to do it is where the fun lays my friends, challenging yourself is one sure way to grow as an artist!

"No Idea"
16 x 20
Smooth Bristol
Graphite 4H, H, 2b
35 hrs

Here is a close up image: [link]
Here is a detailed WIP: [link]

EDIT: I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments, I have read each and ever one! I was asked if I used a reference photo and yes I did, I also had a lightbulb close by for reference too. Oh I reworked a few tiny areas and rescanned the drawing, and I uploaded a wider close-up image too. Take care ~Linda

EDIT 10-9-08: I am now offering prints of this drawing!!
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:iconvytra:
vytra Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
    Remember Old Times by vytra     Alphaosiris 
 
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moshimoo94707 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waaait,




that's a drawing?


THAT'S NOT A PHOTO??


:mindblow:
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:iconbrainlatch:
BrainLatch Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Great job! How long it took to complete that?
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:iconmrcarlitos4u:
mrcarlitos4u Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Very great idea! Awesome work.
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:iconhavocyte:
HavoCyTe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This drawing is amazing. It looks more like a photograph than a traditional drawing. Very impressive!
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:iconmerdenelecubranza:
merdenelecubranza Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
besides the obvious flawless technique, I loved the pun in the title. :) amazing work!
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:iconescultormike:
escultormike Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn good work, impressive.
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:iconlegendarymoonwolf2:
LegendaryMoonWolf2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! I thought that was a photo! This is amaising! Youre a very good artist!
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:icontannievanrijn:
tannievanrijn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn amazing!
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:iconcristianpucci92:
CristianPucci92 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a great artist!! :)
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:icondayrobot:
Dayrobot Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
This one I'll take from, truly different, it could and will go further, awaiting next installment
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:iconenchantedsummers:
EnchantedSummers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The simplicity of this drawing is the most beautiful thing about it. It's spectacular. 
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:iconpachat11:
Pachat11 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is so wonderfully done. This is inspiring 
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:iconnadasi:
Nadasi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Traditional? :O Awesome!
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:iconarg-bigboss:
ARG-BigBoss Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 
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TaliaxLatia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
See, this is one of those things that makes us go "I've got no idea how they can do that."  Story of my life.  This is beautiful for being so simple.  Awesome.  C:
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abrahamalviarez Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
esta espectacular !!
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AshleighStone Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...I can't believe your talent! I mean, if I hadn't read the description, I would be thinking that this here is a photograph! :wow: :omg:

NO KIDDIN' >.<
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blackorquidae Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Photographer
And it looks amazing ... and real ;)))
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:iconmaura24:
maura24 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! looks like a photo! great job!
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:iconshnbwmn:
shnbwmn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Damn, 35 hours worth of work. Totally paid off :)
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:iconbrendoui:
brendoui Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
WOWW this is amazing. I am so inspired by this. The shadows are perfectClap Clap 
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:iconheartbrokendeath:
heartbrokendeath Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Brilliant :) My favourite style is fotorealism. 
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:iconslashclaws1:
slashclaws1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good:) (Smile) 
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garlickkk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
OMG. It's a drawing! :o (Eek)
I saw the thumbnail and came here to fave because I liked the concept. But I was totally, completely sure that it's a photo!
You're super cool! Clap Headbang! I think I've fainted.
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mimosa2 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
:O :O :O !!!
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:icon3eira:
3Eira Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can't believe it's a drawing! Amazing!
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:icontekedomk:
TekedoMK Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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:iconnagini-chan:
nagini-chan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
It looks fantastic. I'm currently working on a traditional art piece with an hourglass and since I've never attempted to draw a glass, I had to check how other artists do it. VERY IMPRESSIVE! :)
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iamJanPencil Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
it looks totally real!!!!!
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:iconkg-eisentraum:
KG-Eisentraum Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
If I could draw like that, I would never leave the house.
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miamary123456 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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dohaahmed Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
first it's more than wow for real you're sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo talnted and i hope you see my works and give me some advices pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease
it's blow my mind for real
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Klah420 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
narly!
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:iconsombie69:
Sombie69 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
One time i will draw like u :-P
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ShiningEspeon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
THIS IS A PHOTO
Jk lol, this is amazing, I still can't get over the fact that it's a drawing, not a photo. I mean, THE REFLECTIONS O_O
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sunnytally Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best drawing I've ever seen, I think!
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:iconbabsac:
BabsAC Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!!! loving how you made the glass part :O
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Michelle313 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME! it looks sooo real! :) i love it :aww:
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UrbanGerbils Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   General Artist
Unbelievable! I really like the way you've captured the randomness of the blown filament and the pieces of ash inside the glass along with the worn screw fitting details.
One question, why not a bayonet fitting?
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theartisticnerd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!! It is SO real... I thought it was a photograph... outstanding. I love how you captured the light on the bulb and the metal contact. You have amazing talent. :)
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the-lostartistictype Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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knot8head Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on Facebook today because deviantART's Facebook featured it. My dad and I are both artists and we LOVE this!
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RipperBlackstaff Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's impressive
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Cassavus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Freakin incredible! I can't convince my mind that it's a drawing..
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InTheDeepEnd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...HOW? just...HOW?
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cursed-love-wolf18 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW this is beyond amazing!!! i hope one day to be able to draw half this good. you are an amazing artist!
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Willowwolf23 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning work! :heart:
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kireiiHoshi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at first sight i tought it was a photo!! very good drawing!!
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