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Quintessentially Redhead - Ballpoint Pen
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Quintessentially Redhead - Ballpoint Pen on paper.



Red hair is the rarest natural hair color in humans. A DNA study has concluded that some Neanderthals also had red hair, although the mutation responsible for this differs from that which causes red hair in modern humans.

This is my final and last Redheaded Girl.

I would like to give special thanks to Ms  Maja Topčagić, photographer, for giving me permission to use her photo as reference.

Took almost exactly 365 accurately chronographed hours to finish over a period of 4 months. Lost about 30% quality during scanning. I was told at the shop only lab grade scanners could capture the lighter minute details.

The size is 15.5in x 10.2in or 39.5cm x 26cm.

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Materials: Bic Cristal Pocket Scents colored ballpoint pens 6+2: [Amazon, Staples] also Classic black Bic ballpoint pen and Classic Green Bic ballpoint pen on 300g/m2 A3 smooth normal paper.

Artwork © Samuel Silva - `VianaArts 2014 All rights reserved.
Reference photo © Maja Topčagić - All rights reserved.


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Vickiroo's avatar
Vickiroo|Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Ngl tho her hair reminds me a bit too much of yarn ehe 
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Dreanpinup|Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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Pheenix42's avatar
LOVE her freckles!!
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MorganMartini|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hyperrealistic!
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Majeeka|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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reverendspam|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work and interesting medium. I keep telling folks that art is not hard. It is practice, perseverance, and patience - something I am trying to get better at. You have mastered the craft and put your own twist on it. Keep up the good work I am looking forward to your next masterpiece.
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Feuersichel|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome colors *.*
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veeeester400's avatar
Very pretty! Looks extremely realistic, I thought it was photography~

I got red hair, too~ :D (Big Grin) 
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SarathkumarC|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Into the wild.
Hats off Sir. I switched to ball pen inspired by great artists like you. THanks for inspiring
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fernandocoutinho2's avatar
Great! Congratulations.

Fernando Coutinho
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carlos-salva-art|Professional Digital Artist
GIF Adventure Time - Blushing Intensifies Wow!  Woooooooooooooow la Fella (Smileys) Marco Is Amazed Emote Hinata Gasp Icon Cho Kyuhyun Clap OMG! -fella-(messages) 
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cogwurx|Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful work. I love the vibrancy of the colors on this.
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CarnivorousBeauty|Student General Artist
woah i thought it was a photograph. beautiful work! 
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Grathir's avatar
Absolutely stunning!
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D-Beyond|Hobbyist General Artist
I stumbled over that drawing on facebook and couldn't believe it wasn't a photo so I came here to check myself.
INCREDIBLE!
I'm blown away, really. You can't be human because there is so much detail.. it's incredible!!
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Deviant-C's avatar
Speechless. Amazing work. Would love to see a piece from start to finish as it prgresses.
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vasix|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've hit a slight snag in a recent drawing of mine...how can I stipple long hair...? It's feels a bit odd whenever I try. Do you have any tips? Should I perhaps add the hairs in using a size zero brush and white paint, plus use a bit of ink? Not sure how to go about it at this point.
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VianaArts's avatar
VianaArts|Hobbyist General Artist
You will have to use lines eventually I think. Otherwise with stippling the hair could look feather-like.
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vasix|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh...oh hell
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charchar1001|Student Digital Artist
wow...0_o
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Soft-boiled-egg's avatar
It seems totally impossible to manage something like this with ballpoint, this is incredibily good.
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VianaArts|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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