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Who's the boss? WIP by pbird12 Who's the boss? WIP by pbird12
A couple of WIP's of my new drawing.
I'll pop all the reference details in the finished drawing :)

About 4 hours on this one so far :heart:

UPDATE1 - Another couple of hours on this one, I'll just do one more WIP after this. The scanner has started to freak out at the dark and it's all going weird, but we'll see :P
UPDATE2 - Last WIP on this one. It shouldn't take too long now.

Quick Note: I was asked if the black on this is a digital edit, no it's not. I don't add ANYTHING digitally (if I did it would be in my comments) .... it's just not my thing. You can see at the bottom left my first layer of graphite, that's only there because of the negative hair and I need to erase, it's 2B and applied messily, it wont be there for long. The dark in the top left corner is 8B Mars lumo, it is jet black and completely opaque and covers the paper like a thick layer of charcoal. On top is 6B applied using circulism. No digital, no edit, just patience :D
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Onyxmaymay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is why I'll never be able to draw like you - such patience. :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course you can, it's just practice ... I still have loads to learn too :hug: Thank you very much for the faves and the support, I appreciate it :heart:
Paula
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Onyxmaymay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D you're welcome
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Missvirginia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Aw, layers. That how you get it dark. One day I will have that patience. One day I will get there; I will not give up!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Never give up :D
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ICHARA Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*O*

this is too awsome~
>_<
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: Thank you
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oooooh, this looks like it's gonna be another awesome drawing from you! I love it already. Can't wait to see it finished! :hug:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :huggle: I hope it all turns out okay, onto the last hurdle now :dance:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm sure it will! ;) But good luck anyway, you never know. :XD:
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sexy! Can't wait to see it finished :) keep it up!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you lovely :hug:
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nikki-ns Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
BEAUTIFUL and also ULTRA-SEXY :woohoo: :iconsexyplz:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and much emote :laughing:
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anmeher Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished one!!!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Now this is just looking fabulous! :clap: and in such a short time too! :blowkiss: I've been up all night working on a new piece and it's no where near this close to being done! :ashamed: Keep up that good work my friend :hug:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:hug: Oooh, what you drawing?
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Something naughty! ;-) If I can ever get her hands to come out right She should be pretty cool... I hope :-) One of my favorite photographers has been after me to draw one of his models so I'm finally getting around to doing it :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooooh a naughty pic! Sounds intriguing :)
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Here's the reference picture [link] I'm going to change her up just a little but still be naughty :-)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, it is a bit naughty but in a cheeky way, I like it :) I'll look forward to seeing your version :nod:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ... I'm having difficulty with her hands at the moment but I'll get it there :-) I've not started on her face yet either but I want to try to capture that look! I think that's what'll make or break the piece :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Her face is priceless, loads of character, I'm sure you'll get it ;p

If it makes you feel better, it's the hand on my drawing that's taking FOREVER too :( I kinda suck at drawing hands most of the time :P
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SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
you shade so well
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I have a secret, I'll tell you if you like? :aww:
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SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
:O yes!!
sits comfortably
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, it is my secret, I'll so a note :D
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing! :) So to get the black, you use a Mars Lumo? I have a few, but I have a pic with some black, and wonder if I should use those, or cheat with some charcoal :D I'm worried that it's hard to get that black without sealing it like you did with the 6B, but my 6B's are not Staedler so they aren't as black :(....wondering if it will look wierd ;) Might have to see how black I can get it with just the 8B :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:

I do, it has to be an 8B mars lumo, all the other grades are just the same as any other brand :nod: Nooooo don't use messy charcoal or carbon, I swear this pencil does this same thing, but better and neater and with almost no mess at all :la:

You also wouldn't have to seal it really until your finished, it stays put. I only go over the top because I like it all to look shiny but it's matt just like charcoal it doesn't even look like a graphite pencil, it looks like carbon.

The only thing is, it doesn't layer over the top of anything well, it works best just on it own, just the same as charcoal really.

Okay, waffle much Paula? :faint:
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rubbish Waffling skillz! My waffling > your waffling all the way! :D I re-read my original message to you and hardly recognise a reasonable sentence! :D Right so you mainly go over it to get it shiny! :D Ah that's ok then :)

Yeh I discovered after I bought my 8B's that they don't go over normal graphite pencils as they are a totally different makeup it seems...they have to go on first or not at all hehe :D I'll do that then...I have so much I want to draw, but keep seeing lovely new references to have a go at! :(
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:laughing: fellow wafflers :D

I hope you like them, if you've used charcoal before, I know you will :nod:

Aw, do eeny meeny on all your refs to pick a surprise one :)
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I really should finish my butterflies pic...:) I was going to do two...but now just doing one :) I've done a tiny bit more on it, but can't post any more WiP's as it will give away the final version...must try and get that done this weekend :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Good plan! I am looking forward to seeing the little fluttery guys :eager: I'm all over the place too your not alone, I have a Jack Sparrow thing I have on the go, I drew it on A3 and it's so awkward! I like my little drawing board in my lap, it's putting me off finishing it :(
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww :) Well I still haven't attempted my first A3 piece...I know what I want to do, it's just there is so much in the queue! Been talking to my brother about a website, but struggling for a name heh. I had a few ideas, but most are already taken or have something very close to it...so need a rethink :) Going to look at starting a small part time business for doing a few portraits and commissions...see if there's any interest :) Should be fun :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I've done only one till now :P

Oooh, your own website, exciting!!! That sounds very good, I'm sure you'll do great :la:
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PaulTHutchins Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Looking good so far....type of photo i would enjoy drawing, if not to your standard......i will have to invest in this 8B pencil, i find getting a black finish almost impossible...
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) It's a great photo, he's a very talented photographer and a real nice guy too :nod:

This pencil is very very good, I keep waffling about it, but it's true :giggle: It has to be the Staedtler Mars lumo though, it's one of a kind :D
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAAAT??? WOAH!!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle:
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Priestess-Of-Ra Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Can't wait to see the finished product.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:blowkiss:
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Shila-Shinya Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perfect till now :3
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
:plotting: I predict RSI or blisters if you carry on at this rate, come to think of it, it'll be me getting both of those typing bloody comments to you :iconconfusedplz:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, I wouldn't be surprised for RSI on both counts! The tips of my fingers hurt and I broke a nail :sniff:
Have you answered all your fan messages yet? :D
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Haha, God only knows how you could break a nail drawing. :turbopoke:

Yeah, all done, I had to resort to copy and pasting the same thank you to everyone.:tighthug:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I know not how, only that I did :confused: It's not the first time I've caught my nail in the sharpener :P Clumsy!

That's good, I copy my thank yous too, it doesn't mean that they mean any less :no:
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