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Here's a figure study done with an Indigo Blue Prisma-Color pencil. Most times I dislike the look that traditional graphite gives a drawing, and I'd rather use some other color to do my sketches. Blue and brown are my favorite colors to use, and I suppose this is due to my background in animation where I always worked with colored pencils, especially blue.
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DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful (does it get old to say that?), like a pin-up from some '50's master. The composition is a perfect balance of curves and angles, the hatching gives it the look of an old engraving or woodcut, and her hair is flowing and full of energy, like the mane of a wild and spirited horse.
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THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Un très beau croquis !
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A fine drawing that depicts a lady who appears both 'at ease', and one who is extremely easy on the eyes. But both her left hand and her face look as though they might be anticipating the arrival of something in the distance.
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DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I see a drawing in blue pencil (non-photo blue?) I think, "animator", from the days of Preston Blair and Chuck Jones. When I see such exquisite beauty and precise anatomical rendering, I think, "years in art school, particularly anatomy classes". And you paid attention in those classes. Wow, did you ever. I hate your guts for being this good, I really do. :)
Also impressive is your use of hatching, as opposed to the blending one sees in traditional graphite-based media. I'ts almost a sculptural line, and makes the image much more interesting than simple shades of gray. Has a nice, quaint, Renaissance feel to it also. Would love to see one like this in sepia or the three crayons.
Please do more of these, Tarz. Your superheroines are delightful work, but this is classic.
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Hey, thanks man for your comments. You kind of got it pretty close with your assessment. I started out working in animation, and got very used to working with blue pencils; I've loved them ever since. I think it was all the comic book work that gave me the practice with figures. In art school we had one of the most beautiful models I've ever seen for our figure drawing classes, so that was great inspiration for wanting to pay attention. And I agree with you about the crosshatching and the drawing technique I employ when using it. I don't really understand those artists who try to perfectly copy a photograph with every shade of grey perfectly smooth and photographic looking. That bores me, and I've always felt that using the crosshatching gives the viewer something else to consider and contemplate.
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Shulkie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Beautiful detail and beauty:heart:
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stojk34 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Did you do this from life or from memory? Either way, it looks great.

Rarely do you find a such good-looking woman posing in a study.
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AlejoDz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
great
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KammyChops Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
This is really nice! Different color pencils do look better than graphite
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bezfaery Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Simply beautiful
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hot damn- great work Dave!
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mikemaluk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
this is great!
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blightedangel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find I have odd preferences also, like black ballpoint over blue--blue in large quantities tends to hurt my eyes a little. And the black ballpoint ink canNOT have any red hint to it, it must be a COOL black. Stationary stores hate me.
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Jetichor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
this is awesome but im telling youman boobs atract people so keep it up i like boobs myself
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Boobs and more boobs, comin' right up!
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Jetichor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
get them while they are hot lol
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Kagome-Miko-207 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Nice anatomy.
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Thanks!
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Kagome-Miko-207 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
you welcome :icongrin--plz:
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RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful study and I agree also ,I like using either blue or brown and sometimes red .It seems to give more life to the sketch in my opinion .
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Your are so right, and thanks!
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RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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blurhead Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work.
I agree with your comments regards to graphite pencils, I now use the cool grey and black from the Polychromos range for my black and white drawings, have you tried these ? (they work very well on Stratmore Bristol smooth)
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I'll have to try the pencils you mentioned. Are they Prisma-Color or some other brand? And thanks!
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blurhead Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
They are made by Faber Castell, "Polychromos" is just the brand name I guess.
They make a range of cold greys (1-6 shades) and also Warm greys (1-6 shades) plus of course black.
I would be interested to see how you like them......

(P.S. I am sure that Prismacolour are also available in grey but I prefer the polychromos as the leads are slightly harder)
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
The one thing that drives me a bit crazy at times is the fat that the Prisma-Colors are so soft. I will definately try the pencils you've mentioned.
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JPCespedes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Very nice, the right thigh looks too thin or low though, however you seem to have fixed that area.
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Amaraude Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're right. If the drawing had been in graphite, it would've made the drawing appear dull and boring. The blue really does give it some life.
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Thanks!
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Amaraude Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. ^__^
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Jeff1966 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Very well done. :+fav:
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Thanks!
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Jeff1966 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Welcome.
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gordeenhooow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing job. I really liked ur style man!
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Thanks so much!
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dreadwolfclaw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is the first i've seen a sketch of yours that still had the extra lines to cause the other are like cleaned up nicely done
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J-Mobius Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
suh-weet!
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Tha-anks!
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PatCarlucci Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
She is gorgeous Dave!
The blue only makes it EPIC!!!!
Well done!
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DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hot and sexy!!!! any plans on doing a mary jane piece in the future? my faves of yours are the dejah pieces and rogues!!!
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. I love the contrast between lighter and heavier linework.
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sinsenor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
WOW WOW VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL AND SEXY WOMAN MY FRIEND
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WillPetrey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I envy your control of the human figure. But I always look forward to your deviations. Thank you for your efforts. :D
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sharpiemark Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well it turned out lovely, sir. Great work. :)
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VSConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
She's very beautiful. :nod:
Slight disruptor of the eye where her thigh meets her forearm on the "inside" edge.
The upper line of that thigh doesn't seem to be "continuous" as it traverses behind the forearm and re-emerges to lead into the knee. (Does that make any sense? Honestly I am a little confused as I type it, but I don't know how else to describe it)

Still. That detail aside.. She's VERY beautiful and YOU... Are quite brilliant. No proverbial sunshine up your proverbial dark place. Just... Damn dude... This is good!
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