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Overall, this is an effective work, eliciting what I am sure is the intended reaction of the viewer... a sort of inner "EEeeek!". The cropped composition suggests that the viewer is peeking through the crack of a door and Gollum has come up close to point and say menacingly, "I ssssee you!"

The only area I think lacking is your technique. The likeness is spot on, and in every other way a great drawing. But the lines in this drawing, as opposed to many of your other works, has a rather haphazard appearance. I really think the addition of colored pencil is the culprit here. You work on smooth card stock for good reason, it is the best ground for the sharpie markers, but conversely, it is the worst ground for colored pencil. If you want to colorize these kind of drawings, you should invest in some art markers designed to be used on this sort of paper and that blend: Prismacolor art markers, or Copic markers. They are spendy, though! Perhaps as an alternative, very light washes of watercolor, but not too much water, as it buckles card stock. A very striking way to use color on an otherwise pure black-and-white drawing is a single color to highlight a feature. In this case, I think just the shockingly blue eye would be best.

You're a very talented artist! Keep up the great work and never stop learning! :D
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend..i think that colored pencils are just not my bag baby..lol...Im just going to do what i do best..Sharpie marker..:)
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
your sharpie work is awesome! :heart: But don't be afraid to keep experimenting, too! :D
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend..:)..i may up load Gandalf i colored him to but i really don't think he looks that great..i keep wanting to shade with my sharpie..ill upload him and you let me know what you think..:)
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You can certainly shade with a sharpie, but it has to be treated like an old fashioned engraving: shading with lines, cross-hatching, dots, etc. and also consider that if you put too much ink in an area, you can bring out details again by using liquid paper (I'm pretty sure it covers sharpie ink, test it on a scrap first), just be sure it's a fresh bottle that flows easily, it gets globby as it ages. Try a toothpick to apply the liquid paper because the brushes that come with it are too crude for fine work. The work should scan well, but be careful that the liquid paper is completely dry, I've dirtied my scanner bed with white spots on more than one occasion! :lol:
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gandalf is uploaded in colored pencil..tell what you think..i really don't like it to well..he looks great in sharpie and looks like him..then when i use my sharpie and colored pencil..it doesn't..my colored pencil drawings are always missing something..they just look really weird..lol..:)
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