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the red string
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Published: October 25, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 tigrin
thank you to the people in my life
for putting up with me...


.. man this is a crappy scan. ..; well. I started this drawing uh... maybe back around April or something, I honestly don't remember. I did most of the drawing and shading, then stopped once I got to the three on the far left side. just got around to finishing it tonight. really unhappy with the proportions and everything, but this meant a lot to me at one point, so...

these are friends, both 'real' and not, that have had some kind of influence in my life. there isn't /really/ any particular order... I don't know... obviously I couldn't fit EVERYONE in one picture, I decided.. somehow... anyways... back row from left to right: Jenny, Adaeze, Dana, Kelli (~Reich ), Lauren (~mirrinight ), Anne, Eric, Jenna (*jennadelle ), Vampiress, Silence, Kry/Kal, Chelsea (=spiritwolf77 ), Julie (~toastytook ), Jorie (~talawolf ), Arash, Andrew... front row: Tigrin, myself, and Tai

this is all done in mechanical pencil. except for the string, that was done with red ballpoint I think.

yeah, I have a headache.
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frankieroismyidol23's avatar
frankieroismyidol23|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How Big Is Your
Paper?
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tigrin's avatar
tigrin|Professional Filmographer
I can't remember, this was at least a standard illustration board size... either 15"x20" or 20"x30", not sure.
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frankieroismyidol23|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O Wow.
That's Pretty Big.
Great Job BTW.
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Wildbluesun's avatar
Does the string mean/represent anything? It's the focal point, so...

Or was your life just a bit of a cat's cradle when you drew this?
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tigrin's avatar
tigrin|Professional Filmographer
The string is taken from, I think, an Asian myth that a person is connected to their soul mate through an invisible red string tied to their pinky finger.
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Wildbluesun's avatar
Oh riiiggghhhttt. Thanks. =)
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RikuDragon's avatar
That´s a very lovely piece of artwork, and it seems to be full of emotion.
Your pencilwork is very nice.

I recognized Jennadelle immdeiatelly even though I just know her from a few photos.

Does the red string mean something special?
She´s in the middle and everyone seems to look at it, which gives me the idea that she´s a big source of inspiration. Just my own interpretation, though :>
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JonathanW's avatar
Jeez, I love the Charachter design and distinction! Great Work :D !

JonathanW
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Amoked's avatar
love the expression :aww:
beautiful drawing !
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toastytook's avatar
man i remembered when you told me you were doing this.... i was wondering if it had fallen through or i had somehow missed it.



......and all i have to say is wow. i really really love this. your pencilwork is fantastic and... theres something about the angle/pose on you that i absolutely love. wonderful piece, krystina.
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Ashkevron|Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. Great composition, too.

Tigrin looks a lot of tougher as a human, somehow. And by that I don't mean he looks in any way wimpy as his Furrecat version, but the human Tigrin looks... mischievous? :)
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tigrin|Professional Filmographer
The human version is a bit different... when I drew this, he had an attitude very similar to Tyler Durden from Fight Club, but also kind of stern.... since then he's kind of split into two different people, Frantic and Tigrin... Frantic kept the Tyler attitude, a big ball of energy, cusses a lot... Tigrin is extremely logical and serious. I can't explain how but there is a difference between the "personality" and the furrecat character.
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Ashkevron|Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. [nods] I see. I'd just never seen Tigrin's human version before [and "logical and serious" was how I thought of and knew Tigrin]. But now it makes some sense. Cheers for clearing that up for me. :)
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thenotquitesane1's avatar
Had to stop doing my homework to comment on this. (Not that I mind anyways. Homework is evil.)

It's awesome, I really can't say anything more then what's been said, other then it looks great!
I shall favorite it now. Yis yis... :heart:
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vervex|Professional Digital Artist
Very touching.
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bAnGmYhEaRt's avatar
Wow, this is beautiful! Was it done with charcoal? Excellent job. :3
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AmzarahGunn's avatar
the one on the back row, the 6th, looks like me o__o

I think it turned out fine, the shading is wonderful and god knows how you manage to fit so many people in one picture and make it look good...the proportions look fine, and i love the poses and expressions. I imagine it would have taken a really long time to finish.

I especially love how you drew Jenna, the expression is awesome.

Well done! :heart:
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Rachel1987|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holey crap! Thats all mechanical pencil!? O.o

But thats awesome. ^_^ I know they'll all like it. After all, your never alone when you have so many friends to fall back on.

Really cool picture.
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MissJacky's avatar
the kid on the far end to the right looks like harry potter! <3
kinda sort
well, not really
...
okay I'll shuddup now ):
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HyenaKlown's avatar
thats really cool, ur really good at drawin ppls faces. i suck at drawin realistic humans.
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AdmYrrek|Hobbyist General Artist
nice... what is the relevance of the red string tho?
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tigrin|Professional Filmographer
There are a lot of different stories about the red string in different cultures, but the basic idea is that it's a string of fate holding people together.
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Celestial-SeraphiMan's avatar
That is a very good group drawing!

Please excuse me if this posts more than once.
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Celestial-SeraphiMan's avatar
That is a very good group drawing!
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