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We are the Massacre by pbird12 We are the Massacre by pbird12
EDIT: I'm really sorry for sending out an update to this deviation, I truly hate to do that, but this time I made an exception because the very wonderful *Rockinfroggi has made my awful video sooooo much better :happybounce: I couldn't not share, the link is under the materials list below :)




My first attempt at drawing and recording. It's not a professional operation here at house Paula :no: But I tried my best :)

There has been a sad update to this drawing, it came in the shape of a small 5 year old armed with a 'smudger stick' :crying: So all the hard work on the unblended skin has gone to waste. She looks alright blended, just not as I had planned :( Thankfully she looks much better than the felt pen witch said 5 year old created from one of my other drawings :sniff: ->

Materials this time:
Graphite - 3H - 6B (touch of 8B mars lumo powdered)
Erasers
Blue Tac
Time: About 15 hours
Reference: The beautiful *FurtiveLungs
The Title - I kept the same title as Anni chose for her photo, she had too much meaning involved there and I felt it right to keep it as is.
Ref Link - WIP - Video - [link]

Thank you very much for taking a look
Paula :heart:
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:iconlotr3005:
LOTR3005 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist
eyes ._.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:la:
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GemmaFurbank Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! So soft and life like!

I have just ordered some Powdered Graphite, to try something new. Never used it yet, so was wondering if you could advise me on the best brushes to use with it please?

Keep rocking!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :aww: 

You know, I prefer to use a cotton pad to apply powdered graphite when I can, it goes on lovely and smooth, but for smaller areas, something soft gives a really delicate effect, so a fine watercolour brush, but for harder edges a flat hard bristled brush works well too.  All of my brushes are watercolour brushes and they work really well, I hope that helps :heart:
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GemmaFurbank Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the advice.

I am hoping it may speed up the process for me too, as i seem to spend so long blending and trying to get my skin values right whilst remaining soft. I'm looking forward to trying something new.

Keep up the brilliant work! x
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AnnieLovato Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
thats amazing!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you again :hug:
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:iconannielovato:
AnnieLovato Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Sure :D it looks more real than the pic its so amazing wow!
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:iconmarmicminipark:
marmicminipark Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job, keep up the good work !!!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconroomania:
roomania Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Super work Paula..very striking.

all the best, Andy
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Andy :aww:
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:iconorsnai:
orsnai Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Just to let you know that this artwork is featured in the May selection of #Faces-Monochrome check it out here [link]

Please :+fav: the article so more people can see it!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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Anaisdrawings Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello,
This drawing is expressive, because this young girl seems sad, her strare is very intense, we can see the sadness inside of her clear eyes.
The texture of the skin is very real I like dark shadings, the rendering is very beautiful and it intensified the sadness , I like her hair and lips. :+fav:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for really looking at her :) I appreciate your comment and thank you too for adding me to your watchlist :love:
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Anaisdrawings Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconneira7:
Neira7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured:
[link]
:)
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:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such beauty :)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :aww:
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks exactly like the photograph :faint: This is truly a masterpiece, i love every single thing about it :love:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you again, your a kind on with all your comments, I know your playing a big catch up :tighthug:
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: Yeah that's what I get for being a lazy arse :ashamed:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: I've not been around for days either :hug:
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It happens ;)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:sniff: :nod:
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:iconfluffyaww:
FluffyAww Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eyes look so creepy, thats why I love it a lot! Amazing job!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you very much
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Blinding! lol. Do you think Britain is the only country that uses the word blinding when something is really good?

I'm on a major go-slow again- finding it really difficult to get motivated.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, come to Scotland, you get a pure blinding :laughing:

Thank you very much and for faving too :kiss: I hope you find your motivation soon too :fingerscrossed:
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and thanks. I hope I do.
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh Paula...putting us all to shame...yet again! :worship:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah rubbish, but thank you very much lovely :tighthug:
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not rubbish at all, miss! :no:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is stunning! I love the high contrast here. And her eyes... just wow. :clap:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :tighthug:
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm... not sure if I already commented here, DA should do some "You already commented here!"-thingy :giggle:
I really love that drawing! :icondancinglaplz: As always the skin texture and the hair are brilliant, also the lips and eyes! :heart:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That would be a good feature :nod:

Thank you so much again, I'm sorry for my very late reply too, I've not been around much the past few days :(
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Video was awesome!
The skin is amazing, so are the eyes and lips. Wow!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :huggle:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Fabulous portrait! The eyes are so mesmerizing, the skin texture is beautifully rendered, but most of all I love her lips, especially the lower one. Haven't seen more realistic pencil mouth in quite some time :nod:
The video turned out nicely! It was interesting to see how you draw :)

P.S. I'm sorry about the uncontrolled creativity of your daughter, but I think she just wanted to help you :XD:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you again lovely :hug: I'm so glad you like the lips, I think that's probably the thing I get wrong most :(

:laughing: yes, my daughter is a free spirit, there's no controlling her :D
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Sajestust8989 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Paula, I really hope you dont mind me asking but how do you use a fan brush to sketch?
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: I don't use it to sketch, I use it to clean up all the eraser bits during sketching :)
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Sajestust8989 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
lol, and is there a certain way to give the amazing texture that you have given to the skin?kind of like freckles.. dont mind pls, Im just eager to learn and improve..
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pbird12 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't mind, it's no problem at all :) I have a tutorial that covers how I draw skin, hopefully that tells you everything in there [link]
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Sajestust8989 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thankyou Paula :)
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Sajestust8989 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
hey, the link's not working :(
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AlexMahone Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im in love with her eyes.. Perfect.. and details.. wow!! just wow! again.. her eyes.. Bravooo!! :hug:
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