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Published: October 25, 2008
© 2008 - 2020 imclod
44x35 cm, 25+ hours, HB, 1B, 3B + mechanical pencil.

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Very good realist drawing!! :)
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DyunHobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work! Nice job on the skin texture and freckles. He is very alive-looking. :thumbsup: :)
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Jana :) I'm glad you like the skin, I really tried to focus on it; there are like hundreds of little dots to imitate the pores/skin structure/color variations; it was quite tedious - to the point I decided not to draw something equally big and detailed for some time :p
Seems that I can't see your last journal for some reason, so I think I could ask here: how are you lately? Still pretty busy I suppose, but I hope things are working out better for you now. Drž sa :hug:
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DyunHobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! That drawing deserves praise. :nod:
I got rid of the journal. I posted it in the heat of the moment and in the end decided it's best if I take it down. Things are a little better now. :) They are still not fully resolved, but much better. I'm not experiencing as much stress anymore as before. Now I'm just extra busy with work. How's things in Slovakia these days? I don't hear too much news but am always curious. :) I wanted to go for Christmas this year, but I need to save money instead of spend it. :lol:
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
I just still have sort of a weird feeling about it... When I draw someone that I know, I think a lot about what we've experienced together; during drawing this one, I was thinking not only about my father, but about my grandpa and similarities between them too. He was a great person and so is my father :) Maybe drawing is only a way to keep my hands busy while thinking about others after all :D

I'm glad that your life is a bit easier now :) Oh, there will be no snow, just mud all around as usually, tons of stressed people running around mindlessly and so on - the Christmas will suck, don't regret you won't be here... you can come at summer, it's only a couple of months away anyway :XD: Ok, so much for "fun"... Well, things here... I was thinking about what to write, so it would not look like I'm complaining (yeah, reason for late replies!) but I have to at least a bit - so skip the next paragraph if you don't feel like reading it.

Slovak-Hungarian relationship is pretty messed up currently; influenced by extremely nationalistically oriented parties on both sides. I don't know much about the situation in Hungarian government, but having SNS (slovak national... "strana") with their idiotic leader, whose predicaments against Hungarians are well known ("v tankoch na budapest" a podobné kraviny), in our government is surely not helping. Some people view the Hungarians as the bad ones; referring to the actions of extremists. Sure, there are idiots in every nation, but generalizing like this is plain wrong, even stupid. "Normal" people have nothing against them, and they have nothing against us.
Well, this issue concerns me more than some others; I have partial Hungarian heritage and some distant family members there too. I feel so ashamed by some of my countrymen sometimes...

In short, using words of Armin Mersmann:
"...un-controlled patriotism [that] brings a lot of evil to our planet."
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ďakujem pekne :)
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Tatínek vypadá trochu zamračeně, ale jinak krásná práce - nejvíc se mi líbí, jak sis vyhrál s očima a s vlasy :)
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
To je tými vráskami nad nosom ^^; Boli sme na výlete loďou a sústredene sa pozeral na more, tak som ho "cvakol" (voda sa k nemu fakt hodí ). Máš pravdu, trocha sa mračí, našťastie nie od hnevu, ale skôr od svetla, čo mu padalo do očí :lol:
Vlasy a oči teda boli piplačka, skoro som to nestihol dokončiť :D Ďakujem za fav :)
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Není zač :) To je dobře, že se taťka mračí jen kvůli slunku a ne kvůli něčemu horšímu :)
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Taťka je veselý človek, málokedy ho vidieť zamračeného; ešte k tomu dokáže aj mňa rozveseliť, keď som mrzutý :)
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LucieOnHobbyist Traditional Artist
To je fajn, mít takového veselého tatínka :) Závidím :)
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hej, to je; pred týždňom sme boli na rybách po dlhom čase, náramne som sa bavil :D
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nellusatkoStudent General Artist
Dobrá práca :clap:

Tie vlasy sa ti fakt podarili! :worship:
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky moc :hug:
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nellusatkoStudent General Artist
welcome :iconkimberely:
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JoaneHobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that problem about not getting the shapes of lips right.
even the tiniest differences are so apparent- it's a lot easier with eyes^^
it still is a very great drawing though ;)
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe because we have more experience with drawing eyes? At least I have :D Thankies :)
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BellaelysiumHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Look good! I'll bet your dad loves this. Very realistic, like the hair esp ^^
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Esther; yes, he liked it (and that makes me feel good too) :) And thanks for the fave too ;)
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BellaelysiumHobbyist Artisan Crafter
welcome :D
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JoaneHobbyist Traditional Artist
close to perfect I'd say!
especially the eyes and all the details on the skin!!!
I only miss a few more details to the lips I'd say but they still look really good ;)
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imclodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Joane, thanks for the comment :) I really tried to focus on the skin on this one; maybe I could make it better if I sat my dad next to me for a couple of hours, but that way it wouldn't be a surprise for him anymore :D His lips were troublesome, they're quite narrow (I take after my mother in this aspect...) and I couldn't find the right shape and shade even after many tries.
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