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:THE SOULCATCHER: by Angelstorm-82 :THE SOULCATCHER: by Angelstorm-82

I got some response that the right eye (in your view) looked a bit to small! I revised it. I made her iris a bit larger and draw a bit more eyelashes!

:iconfinallyplz: I like this plz icon :XD:

OK then please fullview :D!!

Complete handmade graphite pencil drawing! The eyes were made with Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils. They´re NOT digitally retouched!!!!

Drawn from the awesome reference from the awesome :iconbenoitpaille: !
Again many thanks to you :thanks:!

Size is A3 Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper with 190 gsm.

Stuff I used:

:bulletred: 4 different blue colours and a bit of bright brown for her eyes.
:bulletred: 3H, B, 2B, 4B and 6B normal graphite pencils.
:bulletred: 0,7mm HB and 2B mechanical pencils. 0,3mm HB and B mechanical pencils.
:bulletred: Sharpened erasers, brushes, q-tips and a tissue

Time: Lol I don´t know! What century do we have? :XD:
Seriously I don´t really know it but I guess between 30 and 40 hrs :)

WIP I: [link]
WIP II: [link]
WIP III: [link]

Hope you like it!
Thanks for looking :D

PS: Oh and I wish you all a happy dA birthday :party: :D
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Well, I normally really try to work something that needs to be improved upon into my critiques but I honestly can't even begin to find anything. You've absolutely astounded me with your level of detail, not to mention your skill; before reading your description I thought for sure that the eyes were photoshop but again, you astounded me further with the statement that they were pencils. Furthermore, the freckles are incredible! Not only do they look identical to the picture you referenced but they don't look at all like they were just sketched on. I seriously found a new favorite artist!! Can you recommend an equivilant to your materials that I might find in the US?
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158 out of 166 deviants thought this was fair.

I'm not going to say that when I saw this I thought it was a photo, because personally I think a better compliment is that I knew it was a peice of art. It takes skill to make something look exactly like the photo, but it takes more skill to give it an artistic impact. You have definatly acheived this.
First off the eyes, the colouring on them is beautiful and the shine works so well, so life-like. The idea of bold colourful eyes against a black and white face isnt the most original but that doesn't mean it's still not a great idea. I think it's exactly what this picture needed to give it the right dynamics, and it's been done so well.
Some other things I noticed were the hair, which looks so soft, but still you can see the strands. The way the backround blurs gives the picture perfect focus, and the freckles dont look drawn on. theyre not too harsh and they fit in with the skin.

The only problems I can find are with the lips. They are amazing, but I'm being picky because noticing problems is the only way to advance ;P But the little problem I saw was that the creases dont seem to fade out properly, they look a bit too much like pencil strokes.

All in all though, this is a fabulous piece, amazingly detailed and very inspired. An instant fave from me :)

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Gil59sixty Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I'm always fascinated to watch a beautiful job !!
SemplicementeMatita Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
neriokat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You are absolutely astounding lovely! When did you start drawing?
SnowWhite-Cherry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The freckles look absolutely perfect, i have freckles and it always makes me mad that most artists make them look like chocolate chip sprinkles but yours look like the real thing, great job!!
SheilaBrinson Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :wave:
You have been feature on my Journal Sunday Features #1 under Drawings :hug:
kcomplexity Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did a test with many of my friends and family and they all thought it was a picture not a drawing! How the hell is it possible to make a drawing so realistic! Really, congrats. I put you in my favorites, like many other people.
NirwAnia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing :jawdrop:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love blue eyes!
MadMegane Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
this is graphite? hot damn that's amazing!
jackofalltrades1978 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
simply just wow. I thought this was a photo that was edited. This is so amazing.
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