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Primate ATC by pbird12 Primate ATC by pbird12
A late birthday gift for my friend Annika *JustABeautifulDream

This is an ATC so 2.5"x3.5" - I think it's showing bigger here than the actual drawing.

My reference is this image [link] by *hailstorm13 who gave me permission to draw it sooooo long ago now! I love it.

Materials this time:
Bristol Board
Graphite - 4H, 2B, 5B - Mech and Wooden
Eraser
Pin
Blutack
Time: About 4 hours

Thank you for taking a look
Paula :heart:
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The fur looks phenomenal! You captured such a wide vairiety of tones and were able to make the eyes look so expressive:heart:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug: I've loved this reference for such a long time, they're so sad and wise looking :)
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:iconsalmaashraf:
SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
oh wow.. how incredibly detailed and amazing. :heart:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job :heart:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Carole, it's lovely to see you around, it feels like ages since I have :hug:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this. Beautiful detail work! :clap: Gorillas often have this sad look on their faces and maybe they're not sad at all, but they still make you want to give them a big hug.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I loved drawing this big guy :) They do look so sad and almost human, hugs for them would be good :nod:
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh, it's been so long since I last visited your gallery but it's still as awesome as ever :love:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much for popping by :tighthug:
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Great detail!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Kinda a very emotional work, this shows that even animals have feelings like we have. Beautifully done my dear, especially love his eyes and nose, great work on its facial expression :heart:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :love: He does look full of emotion, the photographer has a few in his gallery and they are all amazing!
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah I have had a look on the original photo, it is really touching :heart:
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:iconart2sacrifice:
Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
4 hours on a tiny card and it came out looking like this?!?!?!?!

Insane. Completely insane and scary.

Once again you've completely blown me away! I've had to permanently wire my jaw shut thanks to you...
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you :huggle: I loved drawing this big fella :)
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:iconart2sacrifice:
Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are always welcome! :) I bet! For me it would be a nightmare trying to draw something so detailed on a tiny card. :P
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It was with the aid of a pin that did it :D
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:iconwhite-voodoo:
White-Voodoo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Stunning work!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magic Paula strikes again !
He looks so expressive one could start to talk to him :giggle:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: Thank you :love:
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:iconmychemplan:
mychemplan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow look at his expression brilliant !!! :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! It looks so real. I know how hard it is to draw at that size so this is really impressive. Lovely work as always, Paula! :clap:

I featured this here, if you want to check it out: [link]:hug:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :huggle: It was a load of fun to draw him :)

Thank you so much for the feature too :glomp:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
It looks great, who would think it's possible to create such an emotional portrait of a gorilla! :clap:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: I just love the photo reference for this big guy :aww:
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:iconlonnyclouser:
LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How'd you get the photo of my husband -- bwah-ha-ha ... seriously - this is awesome!! The detail is phenominal especially considering the size of the drawing - WOW!! :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:lmao: Aw, your poor husband :giggle:

Thank you so much .... I had to try and do a good job, it's for my very talented friend ... I didn't want her to send it back to me :la:
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:iconlonnyclouser:
LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think there's any chance of her sending it back. It's beautiful!
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW, this is absolutely amazing! :heart:
You should really do more animalwork, it really suits you! :iconlainloveplz:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Viki :hug: You know, I actually loved drawing this (fur and everything) ... I might have to investigate the animal kingdom :giggle:
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:iconneira7:
Neira7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many details on such a little piece of paper... you rock!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you :)
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
The details are stunning. And you got all of that in just 4 hours?! Amazing.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :aww: It's so very tiny, if this was full size it would be a lot longer :)
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:iconshirls-art:
shirls-art Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
oh wow,fantastic,i love that face
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconshirls-art:
shirls-art Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
your very welcome
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:iconlrfitch:
LRFitch Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! the detail is incredible! Love it :love:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Amazing Paula! the details on the hair are incredible. :clap:
Apes have that wondering sight so similar to human being and you manage to plasm wonderfully!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug: I'm glad you think I caught that okay :happybounce:
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:icondee58:
Dee58 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Lovely, so detailed!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:icondee58:
Dee58 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
welcome:)
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:iconcodinas:
Codinas Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm amazed :omg: how you draw all your fur and the way you manages to capture the expresion of my face :omfg:.......... in a good day. :aww:
(^_^)(^_^)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:laughing: Aw, your very cute and cuddly :nod:

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