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1/30 second
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Nov 5, 2010, 2:09:13 AM
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Born to be Wild by SandieBlair Born to be Wild by SandieBlair
Materials used:
Pastel and colored pencil on black velour paper.
Reference picture from :iconceridwens-gallery:
Ceridwens Gallery [link]

This is the first time that I've drawn on black velour paper. It was quite interesting. The artwork is really exciting to look at in real life because you can see the softness of the paper which makes the monkey look quite real. :)

Came across this picture in the group :icon#Draw-My-Photo: and knew that I had to try this one. It's so beautiful. Thank you to Ceridwens Gallery for allowing me to draw this picture. Check out her gallery. She has some gorgeous photographs as well as traditional artwork.
Here is an example of her traditional work that I love:
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Born to be wi-i-i-i-i-ld :iconmusicnotesplz: - and AMAZING
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha... I always sing that song when I read the title too. ;) Thanks!
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DeniseSchingeck Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
love
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:iconsandieblair:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
THis is just amazing, Sandy
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Wonderful!!
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:iconsandieblair:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much Sandy! Merry Christmas if I don't talk to you before then. :hug:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
:):hug:You're so very welcome!!Thanks and :iconasnowmanplz::iconmerrychristmasplz:
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AngelaSchingeck Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I still think this is still real looking.
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:iconsandieblair:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Still?! :rofl: :hug:
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:iconmeltin:
Meltin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You certainly have an eye for details. It's apparent here. The eyes,are really well done. They're the first things I noticed. The fur is very...furry looking
and...everything is as it should be,in my opinion.lol Very nice work! :)
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I named it after you. haha... just kidding...kinda. ;) I'm glad that you like it. I was very thankful that I didn't have to draw his teeth! :giggle:
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Meltin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After me? I'm anything but wild. I'm actually pretty mellow. My goofiness,perhaps? Don't pay any attention to that.lol:)
Oh yea. That's what was missing. HUGE ivories. Yep! ;p
You're very welcome!:)
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OH yes, I should re-name it, born to be goofy. ;)JK...I love your goofiness. :thumbsup:
Yes HUGE ivories would really enhance it. Then it would be over the top awesome and I would get a DD. :nod: :excited:
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Meltin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just say you messed up and it's really a wip. You forgot to put the teeth in. You'd get a DD then,I'm sure.;p
It's nice to be entertaining. Thanks.:)
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:iconminzile:
Minzile Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010   General Artist
so beautiful!
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:iconsandieblair:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!! :)
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist
beautiful work!
the eyes are so expressive.. :)
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:iconsandieblair:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Vida. :tighthug:
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist
:)
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
So alive, the eyes :wow:
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:iconsandieblair:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Jasmin!!! :excited: I'm glad that you like it. :hug:
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:iconalannah-hawker:
Alannah-Hawker Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   Photographer
LOVE the detail and softness! :heart:
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:iconsandieblair:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, thanks Alannah! :excited:
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:iconjuliaa27:
Juliaa27 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: This is amazing! it's perfect, I can't see a single bad thing in it, excellent job!:clap:
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:iconsandieblair:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww....thanks Julia. :dalove: You're so sweet. I love your artwork too! :tighthug:
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Juliaa27 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks to you too!:hug:
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Ceridwens-gallery Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
:omfg: you did an excellent job on him :love: you really captured the depth of his sad eyes in colour and shading. Thank you aswell for the wonderful feature :icondragonglomp:
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I'm glad that you like it. When I saw how good your artwork was, it made me nervous to even attempt it. I like the way that it turned out, although the blue on it shows up quite bright on DA for some reason. I might take a new picture of it to see if I can get it to look a bit more natural. I also cropped part of the picture off when I took the picture of it with my camera. Maybe I should try my scanner, but that ususally makes things look even worse. :stupidme: Anyway, you are welcome for the feature. Have a great weekend! :dalove:
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Ceridwens-gallery Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
No need to be nervous. Your artwork is great! :love: I like the little bit of blue in it, cause it makes it look more alive (for some unknown reason) I wouldn't recomment scanning (if your scanner is equally bad as mine it's just not worth the effort) Have you done postwork on the contrast with your photo? I'd recomment a bit less contrast in the face with exactly this amount of contrast in the eyes. (you can do this with masking in photoshop, as you probably already know)
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thanks. I really don't know how to do masking on photoshop. I have photoshop 7 and a bamboo tablet, but I haven't a clue how to use either one of them well. :( Maybe I will try to figure it out. Yeah, I do have a pretty bad scanner which is why I usually just take a picture instead. Anyway, thanks again. :glomp:
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Ceridwens-gallery Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
oh... right. Watch this [link] that should give you some basics about masking. Have a go and if you can't figure out how it works you can also send me your original photo of the drawing and I can try to fix the contrast for you ..
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info. I checked it out... It seems I may have to upgrade my photoshop. My version doesn't seem to have the mask. Oh well, it doesn't really matter I guess. :shrug: Thanks for the offer of help though. You are so kind! :tighthug:
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Ceridwens-gallery Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
I've worked alot with photoshop 7. The mask is there.. just a bit more hidden. I've made you a screenshot to show what I mean: [link]
But you are right of course. It doesn't really matter. Your drawing is beautiful anyway!!
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:excited: Thank you soooooo much!!!!!!!!!! :dance:
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:iconpetritap:
Petritap Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Just great! :)
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Pete! :)
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful soulful eyes!
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:iconsandieblair:
SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MY pleasure! :hug:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent job!21
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks David. He's kinda cute, hey? ;)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yep!! Welcome!
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