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she is going to kill me by dholms she is going to kill me by dholms
and yes,...she probably will kill me.

what you're looking at here is a major reason for
my not having submitting anything recently,...
it's a part of something i've been 'attempting' to
complete,...but, i just can't seem to get it right.
this particular sketch is a likeness of a fellow
deviant,...i'm hesitant to say who it is,...i'm not
sure she would want me to although she gave me
permission to use it,...
the thing is, my first attempt just didn't seem good
enough, so i started over,...heck,...i may never
get it right.

should have put the link to susurro here long ago.
i wasn't thinking. sorry.
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:icondesertdogg2006:
desertdogg2006 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this is so awesome. I just love the eyes and the tones. is this all pencil or is there some charcoal here as well. great job. ;]
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:icondholms:
dholms Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you really are being too kind now.
this is nothing but a number one pencil on some crap paper if i recall. heh.
the subject was/is a sweet friend of mine. this one was special to me as well.
thanks again.
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:icondesertdogg2006:
desertdogg2006 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you very welcome.  you have a great talent belive me it sometimes the pieces will but the least effort in turn out to be sometimes masterpieces.  I know I had people comment on a few of my pieces and they were just random drawings I did out of bordom. ;]
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:iconstemerrigan:
SteMerrigan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is just perfect))
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:icondholms:
dholms Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ha.
that's too kind of you.
this simple sketch and the finished piece has a special place in my old heart.
thank you for taking the time to find it.
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:iconstemerrigan:
SteMerrigan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Welcome :) I love the finished piece too
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:icongaryea:
GaryEA Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's like a panel from a Jon J. Muth book! Great job!
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:iconhassan739:
hassan739 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
i feel a dark soul....something is being said by the eyes here
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:iconprettyspider:
prettyspider Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
I can't believe I never noticed this piece before, while wandering through your gallery...


This is so incredibly beautiful. And honestly, I think that the shading/rendering is perfect. It's almost unsettling, in a way- which is what I take it you were going for?

Either way, it speaks volumes about the person whose likeness this is in...very interesting indeed, and totally mesmorizing. :)
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:iconln452:
ln452 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
beautiful work, beautifully shaded, lighting is brilliantly done. :D
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:iconangelaobscura:
angelaobscura Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004
i'm not sure if this is a compliment or an insult to her beauty but she looks like johnny ;) i would say that's a cmpliment, but the fact he is male... maybe not x
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:iconunicronwarrior:
unicronwarrior Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
I'm confounded as to how you get that softness to your drawings, but retain quite sharp edges to certian tonal areas. I'm guessing you use soft grade pencils and a lot of reworking and layering. It really is a lovely technique, however you do it!
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:iconbloodfaerie:
bloodfaerie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2004
wow - this is very well done - the shading is so precise - lovely
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:icondaxserv:
Daxserv Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2003
There is an uncertain reneisance look about this I like it
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:iconnubbz:
nubbz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i was to be drawn...hmm...wonder what thet'll look like...love it so deep ;)
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:iconscylla:
scylla Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2003   General Artist
I second/third/etc. all the comments above. I like how soft you've drawn her and I love the shading. :) (Smile) Clap The lips look a bit weird though. It looks like the top lip gets wider and comes down on the right. Perhaps that's how it looked in the photo. Very very good!!!!!
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:iconbelletrist:
belletrist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003
You have an amazing talent. Rose
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:iconstolenwings:
stolenwings Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2003
Oh I recognized her...beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman. :) (Smile) very impressive
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:iconardentsoul:
ardentsoul Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2003
Justice done, good work. :) (Smile)
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:iconsilentkitty:
silentkitty Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful.. from the thumbnail it looked almost like an edited photo. :D (Big Grin) Those eyes are almost haunting.. I'm not sure I'd want to meet her in a dark alley, lol. Beautiful work.. Feel like giving lessons in portraiture..? ;) (Wink)
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:iconchaoticparadox:
chaoticparadox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2003   Photographer
lovely girl! I don't think she's going to kill you since you did such a great job :P (Lick) This is wonderful.. again the texture of this image is very lovely. And the look is her eyes is very alluring :) (Smile)
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:iconka-os:
ka-os Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2003
doh'!.....wrong button, I wasn't done.

never seeing the original I have nothing to compare it too and will assume your mark was dead on. to touch another person in a way as to transfer your feelings/interpretations thru your skill and relive it on paper is an amazing thing. I love to see artists pour their emotions out on to their canvas's or what have they. What a intense pair of eyes. Could be hunting, wishing, hoping, craving, longing.........could go on and on. Nice to let the viewer decide. Excellent work my friend. Tis a lucky person who has you to render their very essense to canvas.
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:iconka-os:
ka-os Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2003
Now see what you done......your comments above me actually made me stop and feel warm inside. You bastage!!! Now I must release it.

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:iconthe-wanderer:
the-wanderer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2003
reading the last three comments made me smile ;) (Wink)
I love the drawing, I haven't seen the orignal pic nor do I know the person you've drawn.
But on it's on the picture is quite pleasing to the eye & the shading adds a lot of ambience.
I like your prescise crosshatching and the depth you've built up here.
Even if it doesn't come out the way you want it, it's the process of realizing it that tends to be the best part of every drawing.
-k
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:iconsusurro:
susurro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003
uh-oh
indeed








:p (Lick)
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:icondholms:
dholms Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
uh oh.

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:iconsusurro:
susurro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003
everyone has left lovely comments.

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*blush*
I think you've sketched me wonderfully, d.
[thankyou]
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:iconnenina:
nenina Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003
wow!!!
this is great!!!!!!!!! I saw the original pic Aww

U did a really beautiful work!!!!!! +fav

Heart Ninja
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:iconmemmin:
memmin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003
Ohhh I love the soft edge state! And i really love how the eyes are so dark and everything was given such a softness! It all makes me sigh and smile :3 Love yum love! :D (Big Grin)
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:icon-slip-:
-slip- Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003
i really like the expression, the eyes are almost piercing :o (Eek) i like it, even if it isn't perfection.. it's still damned good
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:iconstoneduck:
stoneduck Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003
You have captured a pair of very intense eyes,well done
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:icondiabolic-r00t:
diabolic-r00t Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003
Man, you're so good you stink. =D (Big Grin)
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:iconagarash:
agarash Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003
It's incredibly beautiful, man. Unfocus your sight and it looks real.

+fav
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:icongetcarter:
getcarter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003   Photographer
man, Im more than deeply impressed. :) (Smile) this work shows not only your great artistical potetial, but also a chaming gesture twords someone you obviously "like" - I love it. +fav
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:iconfangedfem:
fangedfem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2003
Just simply beautiful~ indeed a lucky deviant =) (Smile) Gorgeous shading!
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:iconpiqument:
piqument Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the soft tones and the framing. Wonderful work.
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:iconlasseman:
lasseman Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2003
love that stare, very nice hatchin werk there mate. nice shades!

cheers
~ L
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:iconni9elives:
ni9elives Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2003
u know, i really love this the way it is. it's perfect. that stare says it all...
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:iconsmartmonkeee:
smartmonkeee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
lovely and soft and your shading is fabulous.

lucky deviant to have you do a drawing of her

:D (Big Grin)
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:iconwildangel:
wildangel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2003
She's very beautiful.
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:icontemabina:
temabina Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2003
she is very beautiful deviant...
killer?
cat
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