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On the drawing board WIP by pbird12 On the drawing board WIP by pbird12
I made a start on this one today, my coloured pencils were calling on me. This is about 4-5 hours work so far, much more to go :)

I don't post very pretty WIPs, I'm sorry :D Oh, can anyone guess who it is yet?

WIP2 - Another hour or two in and it's starting to build up now. Everything is still just underlayers and sketches, but it's getting there :) My photography 'skills' are shocking as ever, but I'll scan the next WIP and the final drawing.

WIP3 - The third and final WIP on this one. The scan is showing the details a bit better. I'm thinking another 6-7 hours and he'll be done :dance:

The finished drawing -
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Bluszczus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing!!!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Good to see you and colored pencils getting along! This looks amazing :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think for the most part we are good friends now, but not best friends .. maybe next year we can go there :giggle:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That sounds great Paula I look forward to many more of your terrific works :D
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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the skin tone, it's gonna be awesome :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He's almost done now, thank you :hug:
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Nandale Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love how you can handle colours with your pencils..
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconnandale:
Nandale Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking good:love:

What paper have you used for this?
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:

This one is on HP Watercolour [link] I use the orange one. I think I might have sent you a bit of this one? Maybe :P
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, you did:nod:

I didn't get results like this though:(
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I might forget my head one day :lol:

Aw no :( Your drawings are always lovely and smooth, maybe I sent you a dud one :ashamed:
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you:hug:

Oh no, the paper was lovely:nod:
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VahnKira Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwww. Love the progress ! How do you do the skin? :D Are those polychromos ?
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) Well, it's kind of difficult to explain, but I'll try and make sense for you :giggle:

I pretty much always lay down a layer of Ivory or white under everything, I think the colours go on smoother this way. I do this using circulism as always, but using really light pressure and loads of layers and I work mostly from light to dark. I also use a white pencil to blend the colours together, this works great. I pretty much just build up and add layer upon layer until I'm happy. This skin has a good 10-12 layers of pencil on there.

I do use Polys, I :love: them :heart:
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VahnKira Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see ! They really look good, yes blending them with white is
really great :) The circulism here really turned out great :) :squee:
thank you for some help :)

I wish Polys are available here in Phil :eager:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No probs. Aw, what a shame you can't get them :( I also really like Caran d'Ache Pablos they're lovely to work with too if you can get those :heart:
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Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
insanely good! :la::la:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :glomp:
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Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
most welcome :heart:
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Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I know who he is XD
Bad memories from older films with him lol (AKA Hitckhiker's Guide To The Galaxy)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I like him a lot, I've not seen him in the movie you mentioned, I think I remember him from Love Actually first :giggle:
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Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I should probably watch him in another movie then XD I was scarred from the one I mentioned.
It's a really dumb yet hilarious movie and Ireccomend and don't reccomend it at the same time ^^
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He is really really good, he's brilliant in the TV Show Sherlock especially :)
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Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'll have to go see those :)
He is a good actor, that I can agree with.
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mdv39 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow if you didn't take a shot witht he pencils, I would have thought you drew him on an Intuos art tablet.
Yay!!!! Amazing color blends, detail, Great background too!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I appreciate you having a look :aww:
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Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe how soft it looks. Are you using regular coloured pencils or special ones? It would be interesting to see you working "live" like in a video or something :-)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I used Faber-Castell Polychromos for this one, they're artist grade pencils, but just regular coloured pencils :) I love them and find them superior to anything else I've tried.

I've done a few livestreams, there are some dodgy webcam videos around :lol: I did colour on black for my Grasp drawing, there is a link in the artists comments if you like that kind of thing :)
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Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
why.... Why... WHY ARE YOU SO GOOD!?
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush: Thank you :)
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acjub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're killing this! Like in the very good way :la:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: I'm looking forward to finishing it off now :)
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acjub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I watched the film last night, it was amazing! Martin Freeman is the perfect Bilbo! :heart:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so glad it's good and you enjoyed! :hug: I love Martin and can imagine him being brilliant! :eager:
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acjub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What, you havent watched it yet? :XD: I thought you had and was inspired to draw this :la:
Apparently they have a 48fps version and a 24fps(normal). They say the 48 one is hard to watch :ohnoes: I must have watched the normal one :XD:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Not yet, I'm so excited to go and see it but need a babysitter before Hubby and I can go :crying: So, a drawing is getting me in the mood :giggle:

I read about that with the 48fps version, did it have weird things happen to people or something? :P
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acjub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just that there ate a lot more frames per second, so it's more realistic. But I think it just freaks people out a bit cause they've never seen it before. I havent seen that version, but most people seem to like the 24fps version the best. I'm not sure if they even show the 48 one in my theatre :XD:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't remember what it was that I read now :P Something about it making people feel funny or something :o I have no clue what our cinema is offering either tbh, but I don't care, I'll watch it any way I can :giggle:
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acjub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, yeah! But I cant stand 3D, so 2D for me :nod:
Bilbo was so adorable! :heart:
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Martin Freeman! Bilbo!! Hobbit :D
I can't wait to see the movie and for this to get finished. Love it :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:happybounce: Me too, I'm looking forward to a cinema visit :)
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yay, Bilbo! Can't wait to see the movie in the cinema, can't wait to see a finished version of your drawing either :happybounce:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm excited to see it too :la: Hopefully I'll have him done in a day or two :D
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
That's good news :woohoo:
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I see him now, good skin tone:clap:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D The likeness isn't great yet, I'm working on it :lol: Thank you :hug:
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nonsense, it's soooooooooooooooo like him:hug:
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