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Something Beautiful
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Published: July 20, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 petebritney
I started this drawing the night i lost love . .
i told myself i was going to use all my abilities any chance i could to create something beautiful , whether that be with my drawings , or with my heart when another chance comes along . .

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Myself with the actual size drawing : [ [link] ]
Photographer: Paula Ohara at paulaohara.com [ [link] ]
Featured Article : [[link] ]
Models : Rachel & Albrecht
Tools used : A1 cartridge , 4H - 9B pencils , Mech pencils , Blending stubs , Tissue , 150 hours .

be sure to check out some of my celebrity portraits
Image size
3693x2336px 4.44 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
70 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Jul 20, 2010, 4:53:50 PM
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ta-y-lor's avatar
ta-y-lor|Student Traditional Artist

You can't pass by here and not add this drawing to your favorites.

You're one talented artist. I have never seen such  realistic drawing. I love it! :heart:

 

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WinterStriker3|Hobbyist Filmographer
It looks like Mila Kuins and justin Timerlake in friends with benifits.
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AlanonSilverblood's avatar
My gosh. This is so beautiful... I really had a hard time convincing myself that this was a drawing and not a photo from the sheer detail and shading.... So insanely amazing and created with such deep emotion... You have such amazing talent, never give it up.
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petebritney's avatar
thankyou for being so kind ! im so glad it gave you food for thought ! and dont worry i dont think i will ever completely stop drawing :)
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AlanonSilverblood's avatar
well good for you, hon!! It really is an amazing piece and it inspires me a lot. :)
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yellowacrylic|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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servieres's avatar
Like most of the others, I also thought this was a photograph at first. However, there are certain qualities that give it away as a drawing.

I have to say, though, that the hair on both subjects is beautifully done. Hair is always very difficult to render faithfully.

I did a similar thing at school for a competition. I copied a photograph of a cow in a field. I spent absolutely ages on it, completely freehand. They wouldn't accept it, because they said I had traced it. It wasn't even the same size as the original. My drawing was much bigger. I was totally destroyed by that. I've never attempted to do anything like it since. It hurts so much when someone questions your integrity like that.

Since you've spent so much time on this drawing, I wouldn't dream of being critical. I'll just echo everything that's been said before me. The main thing is that the two people in it adored it. What more can you ask?
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exactly , to embrace their love for each other and make it into a piece of art was a wonderful experience for me to be a part of . their love is genuine , humble and honest . i just wanted a traditional look to accompany that .
thats such a shame about your own story :( and in a situation like that theres nothing you can do but be honest and hope they see that - its their loss they didnt and you know it ! :)
but thankyou for being so kind (as always) i honestly dont mind anyone being critical about my work , if they find a flaw in one piece its a flaw i can stop from happening again in my next ! thus making me a better artist hopefully :)
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kevsterman|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is simply stunning :wow: Your cousin must've been blown away when she saw it. And it looks amazing in the frame. Well done! :clap:
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petebritney's avatar
she was :) its heartwarming beyond belief .
i chose the frame to make it more romantic and classic 'laura ashley' style , its sad that its gone to austria now to live with her i will most likely never see it again :( lol
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Funest|Hobbyist General Artist
Whow. This is amazing.
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petebritney's avatar
thankyou ! :)
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Angel-Tara-818's avatar
wow this is absolutely amazing!
at first glance i thought it was a photograph! Until i noticed what category it's under....and i must say, you have a wonderful talent, to produce such a work like this and make it look photographic. And i see no mistakes (not that i was looking for anyway), very well done, it looks so smooth as well, it's just perfect! Bravo, and keep it up! :D
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petebritney's avatar
wow , for someone to use the description 'perfect' always makes me gasp ! :) thankyou so much for saying such kind things , comments like yours make deviantart such a wonderful place to share artwork :)
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Angel-Tara-818's avatar
lol, you're very welcome, and i'm not a very hateful person, i wouldn't put any nasty comments on anyone's artwork, there's a few nasty people on here, but there's some really nice ones (like me :D) you have a really brilliant talent, really. I just wish you'd put more drawings up, is that the only one?
keep it up :) x
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petebritney's avatar
no no i have a tab on the left of my gallery for my drawing work :) but thankyou again for being so supportive !
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petebritney's avatar
on your car lol
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JungleAisling's avatar
HaHa, I never got it! Someone in Hatfield must have pinched it! You can't leave anything there!
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JungleAisling's avatar
What an incredible piece for them to have forever, reminds me of your other work of love for another family that will also treasure your work forever.

You're making a mark, I'm so proud x
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petebritney's avatar
:D awww aisling ! haha did you like my little note today ? :P
i know it was such a privelage to do it for them :') they truly truly loved it and you saying what you said means the world to me too <3
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dreamt-too-late's avatar
Wow. This is amazingly good, I love how soft it looks.
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petebritney's avatar
i love that too , thanks !
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TysonIsKetchy's avatar
you are absolutely a work of that and you can create one too. this is breathtaking:D

ps. love is never lost.
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