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There is Hope by Rahll There is Hope by Rahll
Prismacolor pencils on green Canson paper at 19"x25".

I think I put somewhere around 12 hours into this, can't be sure anymore. Thanks for viewing.

WOW. Holy crap on the DD you guys! I never thought my traditional work would make it like that... digital has always been my strong point, so this is amazing to me.

I put a lot of thought and hard work into this piece, so I'm ecstatic. Thank you so much ^zeruch, you rule.

I'll try to get to all your comments guys... I'm dealing with a lot right now, especially with school, so I'll do my best, take care!
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Given 2008-02-01
There is Hope by *Rahll. There is indeed hope, and it springs eternal. This image holds both that glimmer, and hints at the chaotic situations that seek it out. As an image it has a tonal palette that makes me think of dusk in the desert, which adds to image as a composition. ( Featured by zeruch )
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please accept submission of this piece to:
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It will make a great addition to our group gallery.
Make sure You visit us, best regards! :D
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BlackCherri Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There sure is hope... :-)

I really like your traditional stuff.
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ccalder007 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I love it. All demanding hands, save for the one coming from the top as if its a helping hand, the hope. I love it
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katheebah Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
you busted some serious ass here, nice job!
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juliathedrawer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
this is amazing +.+
love the position of the hands :)
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metalsan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very cool :)
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cruel-dreams Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I've already commented on this but I have a question.....I recently found out that I'm pretty decent, not great, but decent at drawing......the thing I have the most problems with are the hands, any advise on a way to make it easier to do them without them looking like chewed up mittens like mine do? :giggle:
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Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hands are very often quite a challenge, even for talented artists. In many ways, they're just as expressive as the face, so a lot of care has to be given to them when trying to depict them.

First and foremost, I would recommend buying a book or looking up some tutorials on the matter. They'll give you good advice on drawing structurally and with proper proportions instead of with contours as many people tend to do. George Bridgeman has a book all about hands, and it's relatively cheap.

In addition to that, I've found that the best way to learn is to draw from photographs of hands, or draw your own in expressive poses. Keep in mind, though, that there are many different hand types, so you'll want to draw more than just your own, so taking photographs of friends' hands is also a good idea, especially because you can get different angles than you can get on your own.

Many people tend to draw what my instructors like to call "sausage fingers." It's when everything is too bulbous and rounded, the joints not defined... the sort of effect you might get from drawing an outline of your hand on a piece of paper to make a turkey.

A lot of times, people including myself draw hands too rigid and stiff, so you have to keep in mind the energy of the pose as you draw. Always keep in mind the structure of the hand, all the joints and angles. Don't round the knuckles too much, remind yourself that they create distinct angles. Worry about adding the subtleties and detail later after you've gotten a good structural gesture and underlying drawing.

Start simple, don't get caught up in the detail right away. For hands, I know that's hard, but it's the only way you'll be able to nail them.
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cruel-dreams Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, that helped a lot. I didn't even know I could draw, I just picked up a pencil and did it a couple of weeks ago. I want to get to drawing more lifelike pictures but since I am new I'm feeling my way through it and just drawing pictures from my mind and seeing how that plays out, so far so good. Someone told me today that they looked really anime and I don't mind but the hands always look so stiff and small instead of realistically sized in proportion to the rest of the body.....thanks again for this, you rock. :excited:
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Rahll Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
No problem. But keep in mind, if you want to get better at drawing realistically, observing the things around you properly and using reference are absolutely essential. Whenever I do a painting, no matter how basic or simple it might be, I always hunt around for good reference first, or take it myself. It makes the process much easier, and the results waaaay better than they could be otherwise. Good luck :)
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cruel-dreams Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Thanks, seriously. The way you explain it makes it sound a lot simpler than what I was doing. I think my problem is I tend to make it harder than what it is. I'll be sure to do that, thanks again. Hope you are doing well. :glomp:
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RRRR4 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
ok ... i see that you believe in 6 !
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cruel-dreams Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome piece....as usual.....Congradulations on the DD you deserve it.....
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giulio539 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008   Traditional Artist
So good!
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hazonku Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
One of your very best by far! I think when a good artist feels the need to show exactly how killed they are, all they have to do is draw some hands in assorted poses, & then people are like, holy crap! LOL. This is very good though & I really like the poses you chose.
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Rahll Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! It was really interesting to do.
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cachupa Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student General Artist
dude...speechless...
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Rahll Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks :D
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SeanSkanda Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
You have done a splendid job @ colors & finishing.
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Rahll Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm really proud of this one.
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miss-cannibalistic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Great shadows/shading. I like trying to guess what things like this mean, but I guess that's the best thing about it, it could be interpreted in many different ways. Anyway, nice work.
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miss-cannibalistic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
You're welcome=]
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Rahll Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's what I like about it too :D Thanks!
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Sincerelyciara Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student Digital Artist
well im goin to comment another one of yours.
(i didnt look at your gallery, the first time)

i really like this, hands are really tricky things.
you captured them well.
i suck at color.


bahh i dont even have any of my good stuff on DA
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... so many emotions, showed only by hands... instant fave :)
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Rahll Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad it came across as emotional as I'd hoped.
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MaxLeChat Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
very nice :)
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Rahll Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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none4ROMiR Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hands are so dynamic... What I feel here is the struggle to find hope... the light shows that it's there but I really feel the desperation and the longing from the movement of the hands. IMO 'Is There Hope?' for a title would be more engaging but nevertheless, you did an excellent job:D
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Rahll Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D I'm glad you like it.
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Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Awsome work!!
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handangel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Hallo....sakti....Ok bgt jago sket manual jg ya...
good job...!!!
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midniteBLAZE Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Amazing work... I can definitely feel the hope radiate from the image. The lighting and shading around the anatomy of the hands are just so beautifully rendered, more than I can say because I'm not that good in that particular field XD

Though, macabre/horror category? Wouldn't have thunk it ;P Congrats on the DD!
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Rahll Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm really glad you like it :D
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Lazy03Moron Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow....i am in a very low level...wel, acctually, i'm not even in a level for coloring like that...WOW...and i mean wow :O
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Rahll Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you so much.
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Lazy03Moron Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he welcomesss!!! xD
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an-xperience Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
we're all in it together
from the lavas on the flow
to the mantles and our crusty floors
coral reefs sandy beaches
sea creatures and all space aliens
we're in it together
thanks for handing us a hope
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Rahll Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hehehe :D
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yangandyin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
This is a really chilling piece with an ironic touch of warmth with the colours... I LIKE MUCHO!!
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Rahll Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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t91camp Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Christ, what a late DD. :P
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Rahll Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:o
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bullfango Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Student General Artist
YES. i love hands. fun to draw. i got a few peices on mine. yours are great
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Rahll Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D I always enjoyed hands myself.
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Storm-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
That's pretty amazing. The emotional content of the piece really shines through quit brilliantly. I wish I could draw hands like that.
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Rahll Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I often feel the hands are just as expressive as the face, if not more so.
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MissusHow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Student Artist
That's...really frightening.
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Rahll Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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Ms-Russ Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Wonderful piece.
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