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November 15, 2012
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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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Apr 8, 2010, 11:30:00 AM
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Everything and Nothing by teiirka Everything and Nothing by teiirka
9.5 x 12 color pencil and a wee bit of copics

Surprisingly, this photo came out fairly true to color with the exception of shadows and shading not being as dark as they should be. The piece is also much brighter than it should be. I will get a high rez scan soon.

A lot of experimentation on this one and I am reasonably happy with the results but I'm sure I missed something.

Yeah, drunk and lamenting lost love....or to inebriated to sit up and reach the dangly pull cord to turn out the light. :)

As always, critique is welcome.
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! (My first thought was that the king had been poisoned!) ; c ; 
Rouge-Etincelle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Stunning. This actually makes me think of a scene in the movie Alexander. Alexander the Great was sometimes portrayed as a lion and he died in the prime of his life. The scene that I'm talking about is when Alexander is on his deathbed after drinking poisened whine. Right before he dies he reaches out with a ring that Hephaistion, his lover (who also died because he was poisened), gave him when he married Roxana. The lion is looking far healthier than Alexander in the movie, but it just immediatly came to my mind when I saw this piece. 
Deefreethinker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your art you do +fav :happybounce:
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww a rare white lion!
Black-Feather Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The fur is just amazing. I love that you use the pencil strokes in the hair direction and just make it so real. If Bacchus were a lion...this would be him.

You need to put this up as a print.
Mununsah Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
you've truly capture royalty in it's most dasmel state.
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LupinHen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just drop dead beautiful. Dude, every time I look at this, I'm like "how can you do this with colored pencils"?

The fur is just breath-taking. You always use colored pencils to add so many details, it looks like you spend a decade on each piece. I love his expression. He looks so sad and depressed. His face is sort of "out there" too, like he's totally wasted on the wine.

And don't get me started on the fabric and the pillows. I can barely color a t-shirt, but you do amazing work with all those wrinkles in the sheets. Lovely piece.
teiirka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It does take a bit of patience to do these things. I think I worked on this one about two weeks. A little bit in the evenings and a few hours on weekends. I actually spend much more time looking at it than drawing on a piece. I definitely don't draw at all like the books try to teach because I suppose when I first got started, I had no books and no one to show me. I do use a technique on my fur that I've never seen anyone remotely mention before. I've also found that the brand of pencils and paper makes a BIG difference. With my style anyway.
I use Polychromos and Stonehenge btw.
LupinHen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Its better that you use your own techniques, half the stuff taught in books don't look so good. Thats cool you use Polychromos, I was thinking that it looked somewhat different than Prismacolors. I get exactly what you mean about brand of pencils, I started with cheap RoseArt colored pencils and I noticed a big difference when I switched to Prismas.

I need to try some Stonehenge paper sometime, everyone has been talking about how great it is. =)
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