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"Who's holding who?"

This picture is quite small, only 15x20 cm. 6B, HB, 2B, & 4B pencils. It is a sketch from the cover of Geo magazine, and I thought the pic held a beautiful concept. It was fun/challenging to draw hands for the first time, took me about 5 hours I think.


:heart: The inscription I wrote on the back of the picture reads "You and I shall walk hand in hand down the path of eternity."

The picture, to me, represents eternity - the hands, captured holding one another so gently in a photograph, won't let go, as a symbol of unbinding love and fidelity. Such a pure, simple expression/picture. With the three words 'Who's holding who?', I guess it's not so much a matter of whether one is holding the other, they are holding each other. There isn't a way to look at this and be able to determine Who is Holding Who. This is True Unity.
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:iconmidnightbluesonata:
midnightbluesonata Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010   Digital Artist
This is beautiful. I agree with you, it doesn't matter who's holding who at all. (:
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008   Photographer
:wave: Hi!

I've featured your artwork in my last news article. You may want to see it, hence the notice: [link]

thank you for sharing your art with us! :blowkiss:
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Celt-Vampire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
This is realy beautifull! Fav!

And also do you mind if i use this pic for a tatto on myself! I´m going to tattoo the quote: "For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother tomorrow" And i realy want your pic to go with the text =)
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Xaydes Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Hee, crazy! That's so awesome!
No, I don't mind at all, the image is originally from a cover anyway, so go for it! :)
Glad you like it!
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kaiya880 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Student General Artist
the detail and meaning of this is just pure awesome.
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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Rain-Fairie Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Looks great :clap: :aww:
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Thea-Nu Featured By Owner May 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful! :blowkiss:
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner May 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks: Thank you!! :aww:
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adrenaddict Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
I should do some hand studying myself argh if only I could find the time *pulls out some more hair*
tough subject - great execution
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, yeah, you should, hands are awesome to study ^^ Yeah, it is a bit annoying when theres not enough time to do all the things you want! :P
Thank you very much! :aww:
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yarmshmee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
Nicely done!
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :)
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bongoshock Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
wow! wonderful work here. the drawing is just awesome. You even managed to get the texture in there! very nice job
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :D
The paper was good for doing the hands, because it was kind of textured too... helped alot!! :thumbsup:
:)
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morbicae Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
FTW! *shock*...you are one fucking 1337 woman.
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: I take it you like the pic then :P Thanks :aww:

(I'll your 1337...)
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not-sleeping Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Much love to your hand work :) I always find hands such a challenge.
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) They are challenging, heh, nearly gave up half way through :P
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not-sleeping Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
But you didn't :) And as a result you have all that lovely detailing to spur you on if you ever get discouraged drawing hands again :D
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe!! :) It won't be for a while, again, though :P Thank you for your compliments!! :aww:
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not-sleeping Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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Scarladawn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic job on the hands!
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :aww:
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hades2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
I think the one on the left is clearly holding the one on the right :p

....nah, I'm just playin XD That's really well done (as per-usual), I struggle with hands myself ;)
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Xaydes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, you little stirrer :P

Thank you very much! :aww:
It's tricksy and time consuming to get all the little wrinkles and knuckles and everything looking right.. :S
Have a nice Monday!! :D
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nakiro Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
Quite nice, and really realistic.
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Cosette2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
Hands are really hard to draw I think and this drawing is so beautiful!
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
They can be pretty difficult, I'm really glad you like this one, thank you!! :)
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replicant Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Amazing
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:iconxaydes:
Xaydes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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