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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. =)
kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Beautifully done, as usual. You caught the emotion perfectly. It looks exactly what you wished to portray. He(?) is inebriated, yet it appears something is on their mind. It's not just the concept of 'being drunk' there is a /reason behind the souse./

Also one tiny critique. This is a male? I know lions in general do have the mane, and lioness don't. However it appears he is somewhat more efemistic than your standard lion. Since it's artistic licensing, it's hard to tell. It does look like they are a small-breasted female.

Oh I want to say too - you are dressing up my wallpapers on my main server. I have four pictures now, and this will be the fifth. :)
teiirka Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, this is a male and now that you point it out, I see the screwed up anatomy. :P The chest and abdomen was the last part of this piece I finished up. I become blind to what I'm working on at the best of times and I was rushing to finish it so I could get 2 hours sleep before I left to drive to MFF last Thursday night. I will try and go back in and fix the problem area fixative permitting. I knew I shouldn't have put fixative on it yet as I always find problems to fix but it was being transported.

Thank you for commenting, I'm always pleased to hear any of your comments and critiques. :D Please feel free to point out problems with my work, that is the most helpful thing to me and my feelings cant be hurt by criticism. I will only be inspired to improve.

BTW, do you have a Weasyl account yet? It is turning out to be a top notch site, small yet and quite close nit and so many of the more notable artists have chosen to set up there and many are abandoning their DA pages in favor of it . It is still by invite only but if you are interested, I would gladly send you an invite. :)

Let me know.
kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Oh I understand totally about rushing, and screwing up. Great spirit knows, I've done some bone-headed moves even with my own writing. But as you say, we can only learn and improve, if we embrace the constructive critique, and kick the hateful critique between the legs with a rock-hard hoof. :)

No I don't wave a Weasyl account. I would love to open one if I can have an invitation. Thank you kindly! I'm about to embark on a month long marathon story writing to start my next round of learning to write and I'll be glad to post what comes out there.

- Kan
teiirka Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I need is an email address and I'll get an invite right off. :)
kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012

And thank you!
teiirka Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The deed is done. See you there. :D
kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thank you! I got the invitation, and starting Monday :)
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very elegant :heart:.
SciPhiFox Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is very nice. I really like how you did the fur. It looks so fluffy. Nicely done.
liger0schnider Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
This work of art is amazing!
Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Pretty! I love the composition and the wine stain on the white bed sheet in particular.
TheSilverhyena Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Some times, I wonder if the world would look better when plastered like this, but I don't make enough money to get drunk. Anyways, fantastic work, as always!
Samurainoryuu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This reminds me of Robert Baratheon from A Song of Ice and Fire when he was drunk. Only he wasn't a lion, his wife was. This is a really nice piece!
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November 15, 2012
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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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1/2 second
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9 mm
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Apr 8, 2010, 11:30:00 AM
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