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Something Beautiful by petebritney Something Beautiful by 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
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ta-y-lor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  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 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
It looks like Mila Kuins and justin Timerlake in friends with benifits.
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AlanonSilverblood Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
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 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
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 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
well good for you, hon!! It really is an amazing piece and it inspires me a lot. :)
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yellowacrylic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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servieres Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
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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petebritney Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whow. This is amazing.
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petebritney Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
thankyou ! :)
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Angel-Tara-818 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
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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Angel-Tara-818 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
oh ok, must of missed it, lol, my bad ..shall try to find them :) and you're welcome x
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JungleAisling Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Your note?
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petebritney Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
on your car lol
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JungleAisling Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
HaHa, I never got it! Someone in Hatfield must have pinched it! You can't leave anything there!
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JungleAisling Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
: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 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Wow. This is amazingly good, I love how soft it looks.
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
i love that too , thanks !
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TysonIsKetchy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
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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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
:D thankyou for the breathtaking comment :D
love is never lost its true , it is considered less or it is missed :)
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One-of-those-boys Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Student Photographer
Oh My God !!
This is just amazingly breathtaking !!!
Love irradiates from the drawing !!!!
Gosh I love it !!!

PS: Hairs are really well done !!!! and it's not the easiest thing to draw !!!! BRAVO !!
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
love does radiate from every aspect, i think so too :)
thankyou im glad you do, and yes the hair takes a looong time haha but im pleased with my work !
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Un-Willing Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so incredible! The level of detail is just amazing, nice work! :)
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
:) thanks !!
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Valegra Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a PERFECT picture..it's so nice and well-done!...great work!
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
to call it perfect is such a privelage , thankyou :)
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The gentle tones are just perfect in this picture. And what a lovely mood, very well done! :clap:
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
i know , so blissful and romantic :) thanks !
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Pencil-face Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I just can't look away! you're tones are so beautiful and it's so inspiring
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
the photo to begin with was incredibly inspiring too , thankyou so much i just tried to keep it not 'harsh'? :)
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LifeAnomolous Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Gorgeous. The love radiates from the picture, one can really tell that you poured yourself into this.
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
it certainly does ! and that was the hardest thing to do , to draw a couple so in love in my own time of heartbreak . .
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LifeAnomolous Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I can't imagine. But maybe your heartbreak adds to the emotion. I'm sure you will find your Love and be drawing your own bliss one day soon.
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
one can only hold their head up high and hope :)
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LifeAnomolous Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Good Luck
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Ich-liebe-fishes Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
this is beautiful.
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
thankyou so much !
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DaroRoss Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply amazing in its detail and realism. How long did this take you?
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
150 hours plus over a period of just under 3 months :) thankyou
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puppyqueen14 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I thought this was honestly a photograph. Your skills amaze me. Bravo! :clap:
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
aha awww :D merci !
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puppyqueen14 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
je vous en prie! :hug:
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incredibledictu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
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that's great, you're so talented.
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
thankyou so much :D
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