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By Xaydes
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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.
Image details
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756x570px 86.22 KB
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
14 mm
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midnightbluesonata's avatar
This is beautiful. I agree with you, it doesn't matter who's holding who at all. (:
Helewidis's avatar
: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:
Celt-Vampire's avatar
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 =)
Xaydes's avatar
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!
kaiya880's avatar
the detail and meaning of this is just pure awesome.
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Thank you so much! :aww:
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:thanks: Thank you!! :aww:
adrenaddict's avatar
I should do some hand studying myself argh if only I could find the time *pulls out some more hair*
tough subject - great execution
Xaydes's avatar
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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Thank you!! :)
bongoshock's avatar
wow! wonderful work here. the drawing is just awesome. You even managed to get the texture in there! very nice job
Xaydes's avatar
Thank you very much!! :D
The paper was good for doing the hands, because it was kind of textured too... helped alot!! :thumbsup:
FTW! *shock* are one fucking 1337 woman.
Xaydes's avatar
:blushes: I take it you like the pic then :P Thanks :aww:

(I'll your 1337...)
not-sleeping's avatar
Much love to your hand work :) I always find hands such a challenge.
Xaydes's avatar
Thank you! :) They are challenging, heh, nearly gave up half way through :P
not-sleeping's avatar
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
Xaydes's avatar
Hehe!! :) It won't be for a while, again, though :P Thank you for your compliments!! :aww:
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Scarladawn's avatar
Fantastic job on the hands!
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