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Koba Pencils

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And here's the next villain on the docket: Koba from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Both a fine film and an even better cautionary tale about apes with guns.

I'll be working on the ink videos soon.
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Sol-Caninus General Artist
Wow.  So different from other pencils of yours I've seen.  I zoomed in on this as much I could to see what you did.  It gives the impression of a wash on my screen.  Did you do this with hard graphite?  What grade?
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JosephLSilverProfessional Traditional Artist
A combination of 2h and b pencil leads
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Sol-Caninus General Artist
I see.  TY.  And did you ghost it with a gum eraser? 
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JosephLSilverProfessional Traditional Artist
No, I only erased where necessary with a white eraser.
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Sol-Caninus General Artist
So, then, you draw with an exceedingly light touch?
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JosephLSilverProfessional Traditional Artist
When working on pencils that detailed I tend to work the same way as I do with my inks: as controlled as possible once the image has been fleshed out.
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I can understand how that would work when you're working from reference.  Is that what you're doing here?  But working from scratch, from imagination, things start messy.  I don't see any construction lines or signs of stages of development.  So, if this isn't copied from reference, is it, then, a clean light box tracing? 
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JosephLSilverProfessional Traditional Artist
It is from a reference, yes. And not a light box tracing.
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RattlesireProfessional Digital Artist
Damn son! Your pencils are about as good as your inks!
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JosephLSilverProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I do try to work at both.
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N8Dogg5kHobbyist General Artist
Lookin' sweet dude!

Koba looks legit furry and scarred. 
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JosephLSilverProfessional Traditional Artist
HUMAN WORK!!!!!
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minionsultdHobbyist Traditional Artist
Guns don'ill people. Apes with guns kill people.
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JosephLSilverProfessional Traditional Artist
And many of them are in the NRA!
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