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Cameron by imclod Cameron by imclod
Summer Glau as terminator Cameron from "The Sarah Connor Chronicles".
Also, my entry for for "Inhuman" contest - [link]

I really have a good feeling about this one :) It's the most complex drawing I've ever done, mainly due to all those shiny metallic parts. The reference picture was really good this time. I added some extra hair and made some small modifications around the jaw axis "black hole" :D
I used a new kind of paper too; heavy, grainy and durable (it was meant for paintings but what the heck). Unluckily the scanner emphasized the grainy surface way too much, so I decided to rather post a photo instead. I'll do a new one tomorrow though; there was not enough light for good shot today (rainy, cloudy day).

Size: 23x21cm
Tools: HB, B, 3B, 8B pencils, mechanical pencil, kneaded eraser, earbuds, tissues.
Time: I rather didn't count but somewhere around 25 hours. And I thought that I'll finish it on Tuesday.. and it's Friday now. The neck and middle head sections took most of the time.
Reference: promotional poster for the tv series [link]
Wips: [link] [link] [link]

Thanks for watching and support :)
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:icon8mato811:
8mato811 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Krasa !
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky :)
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TiaDanko Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
velmi dobre
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ďakujem :)
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The reference poster link is not working... would have liked to seen how you interpreted from the original concept on the poster.
Nice rendering! :clap:
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
I should update the description then :) Until then, try this link: [link]
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
that one worked!
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:icondontheunsane:
Dontheunsane Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Great picture, good work on the metal parts.
The heavy papers definetly are better to work with, I sometimes use watercolour paper for this reason (the smooth side is generally good for pencil work, heavy paper specific for pencil is somewhat more expensive - but sometimes necessary).
Scanners are a bugger for highliting the graininess of paper, digital cameras generally give a better image but require a bit of photo editing (generally playing around with brightness and contrast is all that's needed). No matter what light you take the picture in you will probably get some colour cast to the picture, this is easily edited out. The important thing is sharpness of image (I generally take 6 to 10 pictures, that way at least one will turn out right).
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
It took me some time to find a paper that would suit me well, but the one I used here is almost perfect. Its only drawback is, that it's a bit yellowish; it's not very apparent, but it's clearly visible when I put it next to a clean sheet of office paper. Paper specific for pencils is hard to get around here; I'd like to try the Bristol papers once, but it seems I'd have to order it from some another country.
I should take another photo of this one, small amount of border area is missing on this shot. The color cast is not a problem, I shot in grayscale usually :) I agree, taking more shots is better. I try taking shots with different light conditions too, when I have the time.
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Dontheunsane Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
I've heard of Bristol paper but if it's available here it is only from specialist art stores and I'm frightened of the price they are likely to ask.
I used to just use drawing cartridge but of late I find it to be a bit light for what I now do. I use good, but cheaper paper for developmental sketches and when I am satisfied with the sketch transfer it to heavier, better quality paper by light box. Just bought a book of 300gsm sketch paper, haven't tried it yet but it feels good.
The copying takes a bit of playing around to get right but I find the camera often does a better job than the scanner, especially with grainy or textured paper and painted canvas comes up woeful on scan. Photo editing programs really help, some media don't copy well and tend to turn out washed out (might be different with a DSLR where you can set everything manually but they are a bit beyond my means at the moment).
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've no idea about the price... but I draw just a couple of realistic drawings per year, so a few sheets would last me for ages.
I used office paper way back (is it the same as cartridge paper? I guess so), but I find it too smooth nowadays. And I have plenty of sketchbooks, so why not use them. I used to do separate sketches and copy them by putting the two sheets on window and tracing - that's almost like using a lightbox, but less comfortable. Now I often start sketching on the final, heavy paper.
I wonder why the camera makers don't include full manual mode in their compact cameras. I find it hard to believe that it would make the camera more expensive or less usable for novice users. Luckily I don't have to cope with colors most of the time.
DSLR would be nice, but it's beyond my budget too... like for forever.
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Dontheunsane Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Most cameras have a manual mode but it tends to be hard to find, difficult to use and doesn't work. I found mine and tried them, the manual features either didn't work or did really strange things to the picture.
Was a time where any auto function sent the price way up, now to get a camera with genuine manual functions you have to spend a lot of money (even a bottom end DSLR second hand is around $500 here). I don't like full auto, makes me feel like the camera is taking the picture, not me.
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't adjust much either - I can pretty much just set the white balance and adjust the exposure slightly.
The full auto is good for casual situations like if you just want to do a couple quick shots at vacation or something (most of the people use cameras this way, just point and shoot), but as one starts to dig in photography slightly, it tends to get in the way.
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Dontheunsane Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
I have been doing a little more playing around with mine and figured out the shutter and aperture setting, but it involves a lot of mucking around compared with my old film SLR.
The digital cameras have so many gimmicks and tricks that using them to their full potential is something very few people will ever do. The time it takes to engage and set some of the special features takes too long and involves too much mucking around. Often a picture opportunity is fleeting, waste five minutes setting the camera to give the best picture and you are too late.
The auto is handy but for serious photography you need something you control.
Yesterday I pushed my little Fuji to its limits and it didn't take much to reach them. I think the results were worth the extra effort but I have only just started to look at them (over 600 pictures to sort through).
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nellusatko Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Featured: [link]
:hug:
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:iconnellusatko:
nellusatko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Student General Artist
:wow: gratulujeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem :boogie::party: :boogie::party: :boogie::party: :boogie::party:
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ďakujem :D
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:iconnellusatko:
nellusatko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Student General Artist
Welcome :)
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StandingRockStudio Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Congrats on your 2nd Place win!! :clap:
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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artmapassion Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
congrats on ur winning..
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconartmapassion:
artmapassion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
ur welcome :)
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:iconbolsterstone:
bolsterstone Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009   General Artist
Nice work, but I have to ask -- earbuds? (To drown out noisy neighbours?)
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. By earbuds I mean this: [link] I use ear buds/q-tips for smoothing small areas or removing excessive graphite.
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:iconbolsterstone:
bolsterstone Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009   General Artist
Ah, so that's what you meant. Thanks!
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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:iconhartie:
hartie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Nicely drawn. I like the contrast in textures that you were able to get between the metal and the soft face. Also, great photo choice--really interesting angle.
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) The photo has quite some potential; I think it would be interesting to draw her looking at her robotic hand holding some natural/living object - a little bird perhaps.
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Anna999 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! The metallic parts are amazing, and I like the concept. :)
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, the metal was fun :)
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:iconpaulineaubey:
paulineaubey Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Great work, very striking!
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Pauline :)
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
How cool that you are participating the competition :) .
Your work is great. I wish you good luck :thumbsup: .
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do it for the first time :) Thank you very much, Joanna :)
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Congratulations for the second place in the competition :winner: !
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Joanna :)
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very nice!!! I recognized her right away!
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconbellaelysium:
Bellaelysium Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Look amazing! :D I like the metallic look you did.
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Esther :)
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Very very nice buddy!
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Mike! You really saw it coming right from the start :D It would be unthinkable for me to do this just a few years before...
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Now that's worth something, aye?
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it is :) We've gone a long way, didn't we... I hope you'll feel at least as good about your drawing after you finish it :)

Btw. my brother moved to Netherlands, so you may stumble upon one of my drawings in real life version :lol:
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
THAT would be nice! Were does he live?
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Utrecht.
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
That's about 100 km from me :)
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:iconimclod:
imclod Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And unluckily way too far from me. But I think I'll go there, once I have a regular job and some spared money aside.
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing! Seriously... krásně zachycená podoba a navíc ú;plně úžasně propracovaný kov (a to není žádná legrace). Vážně máš důvod cítit se ohledně tohoto obrázku dobře :)
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