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The Sadness of Amber by JoeVeen The Sadness of Amber by JoeVeen
So here it is - my second charcoal illustration!

I tried a new techniques this time and actually busted out one of my old oil brushes to help soften some of the edges and shapes in the clothing. It worked like a charm, so I highly recommend this technique.

If you take a look a the original reference, you'll notice that I took some liberties and deviated away from the original reference to make it more of a high contrast piece, which put more emphasis on her mood and expression.

Actual size: 14x18

Special thanks to mjranum-stock for the great photo reference, which can be found here: [link]
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Xenonia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!:wow:
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MikeUnderhill Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008   Interface Designer
If Axel Rose cross dressed...
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JoeVeen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional
I like how your signature points back at whoever clicks on it. Very sneaky! :D
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MikeUnderhill Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008   Interface Designer
I has webfu.
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TWKeller Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
What media did you use & what did you apply it to?
Is that canvas?? Just charcoal, or something for the light areas?
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Tim
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JoeVeen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Professional
I used Derwent charcoal pencils (light, medium and dark) for most of the drawing. Generals charcoal white was used to pop in the highlights, draw in the hair and to outline the figure.

It was created on Strathmore charcoal white paper (500 series), which has a really nice grit and can stand up to multiple layers of charcoal, erasing, etc...

Finished with UV-Resistant Clear Acrylic Coating (Matte) and framed in a 18x24" black frame from Blick.

That should cover it. :)
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