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SPIKE by pbird12 SPIKE by pbird12
This one is for you Simone :heart: I do hope that the Spike you were referring to was Buffy's Spike and not MLP :crying:

Anyway, this is Simone's :icondreamarian: prize for winning the CCC [link]

Materials:
Extra Smooth Bristol (the prize was A5 size, but this a wee bit bigger and a bit of a random shape)
Graphite - 3H - 6B
Blue Tac
Time: Not very sure, about 12 hours at a guess
WIP: [link]

I'm sorry that I have an ugly big watermark through the face and it's a bit smaller than usual, but since my work has now been pinched a number of times, I'm kind of being forced to do it :( If anyone want's a closer detailed section, give me a shout :)

Thank you for taking a look
Paula :heart:
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:iconwriter512:
writer512 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Writer
I am a published writer looking for an illustrator for a collection of graphic novels.  The main character is "Spike" related.  If you would be interested, please e-mail me at: hollisjay980@gmail.com.  I would also love to have you on my radio show, which you can find at: myriadspodcast.blogspot.com/. Let me know what you think.  Thank you!
hj
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

Hi, thank you for your kind interest, unfortunately I am not an illustrator so I don't think I'd be the person your looking for for your project.  I wish you well in your novels.

Paula

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writer512 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you.  :)-hj
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:iconlonnyclouser:
LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spke - sigh! After Grandpa Munster, he's my favorite vampire.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, I loved The Munsters!
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SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
i dont know if i've commented on this or not, but dayum.. this is amazing. his hair <3
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: He's really good to draw with that bone structure :giggle:
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:iconsalmaashraf:
SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
sure is an amazing cheek bone :)
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! You achieved an incredible ammount of realistic looking skin texture. Also doesn't hurt for me to love it he's my favorite Buffy character:D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug: He's my fave character too, it was fun drawing him, he has great bone structure!
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! You definietly did his great bone structure justice:D
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:icongiantdragon:
giantdragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome work.
Your gallery is amazing with all the realistic portraits and so.
:iconclappingplz:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :aww:
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:icongiantdragon:
giantdragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Your welcome.
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow, really great job, Paula! Love the contrasts and the intensity of the stare (which, imho, is even greater with only half the face showing).
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much :heart: This one was a lot of fun to draw :)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's turned out brilliantly, great job :heart:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconartussell:
aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great.. Lurve the cheekbones :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and for faving too :blowkiss:
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:iconartussell:
aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome and welcome :D
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:icontwins72:
Twins72 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG what a wonderful drawing :love:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Lovely drawing Paula! Gorgeous skin as always, and such a great balance between dark and light! The dude has a weird ear though... I've noticed this before on photos...

It's too bad you don't feel comfortable putting up a larger image though.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Nat :hug: I feel as though I've not spoken to you for forever :( I hope you doing okay and feeling a bit better?

He does have very odd ears, I almost changed it to a regular ear, but i thought I better not :giggle:

If had three different instances of pinching now, so I feel a bit forced and I'm not impressed :shakefist:
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SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
very nice :D
the hair looks amazing!!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Salma :heart:
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:iconvahnkira:
VahnKira Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing :clap: and the signature change is awesome !
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
I guess I am the only one who didn't watch Buffy :B

Anyway, wonderful job as always, especially on his skin :clap: The edge of his ear seems to be a little bit to sharp, but it's a small detail! ;)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I lurve Spike and Buffy is fun :)

Thank you very much, yeah his ear is a bit sharp looking, he has kinda funny ears, they weren't so fun to draw :(
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, sorry then, I didn't think he might actually have ears like that :slow:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh no, don't be sorry, I quite often miss these things, I like when it's pointed out :hug: It does look a bit sharp to me too :nod:
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconcarameldansenplz::iconlovepurpleplz:OH SO FINE!!!:iconlovepurpleplz::iconcarameldansenplz:
...the drawing too :giggle:
THANK YOU PAULA, I friggin' love it!
SPIKE RULES....the end.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:happybounce: :iconspikethumbsupplz:
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:iconmiss-reptilian:
Miss-Reptilian Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Spike is awesome ^_^
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug: I agree, he is awesome :nod:
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh.. Spike! He actually grew up where I live. I'm not a fan of Buffy, but surprisingly my husband is? Weird.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I kinda like Spike a lot, I would have liked to grow up where he lived! :eyes: Buffy is very lame, but I like it a lot too :giggle:

Thank you for the fave :hug:
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uhhh.. trust me, you don't want to grow up in Modesto. Stupid city with stupid people every-stupid-where. Sometimes I wonder why am I still living here? If it weren't for the great autism programs they have here in this county for my son, I would have been long gone.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:(
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Codinas Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Big watermark".......It's a shame we have to take these steps to safeguard our art of undesirables, who unscrupulously are dedicated to plagiarizing our work. :threaten:
By the way, finally you have achieved excellent results with your skin. :omg:
Now you must be very relaxed!! :smoking:
(^_^)(^_^)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: it is a shame, but I guess it has to be done :shrug:

I'm glad you think so :hug: I do like drawing skin :happybounce:
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Codinas Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And you have a great talent for it. :iconcool-smileplz:
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ninthandash Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist
this is amazing!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :aww:
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful details and textures. Great impact as always !

:whisper: You often link to the WIP, but never link back from the WIP to the finished piece, but maybe you think it's useless. I personally don't need it ;-)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :blowkiss:

Oh yeah, I hadn't thought about doing that before :P I think because I move my WIPs to scraps, I never think anyone looks in there :giggle:
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand what you mean, but what if a visitor getting to your finished piece, goes to the WIP you link to ?
He still can go back with the left arrow of the browser, or even with the keyboard (Alt + Arrow left) but you don't offer him the comfort of a link back. That's not important at all, I absolutely agree, and I probably waist you time reading these lines :giggle:
But what if a watcher gets directly to the WIP? (s)He doesn't know the piece is finished :(
That's it ... for the moment ;-)
Don't worry, just a little bit excited tonight with my first exhibition starting ... tomorrow !! :spin:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's very true, I'll start popping a link in there too :hug:

Oh my goodness, how did the exhibition go? :happybounce:
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