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Double portrait by markstewart Double portrait by markstewart
Graphite on Fabriano
Tools used: pencils 2B-7B+6B woodless pencil, tissues, cotton wool, home made tortillons, cotton buds and hog and nylon brushes (for blending), kneadable eraser, electric eraser and blutack (for erasing)
Grid method used for proportions and blown up to A3 for the final drawing.
I will leave it for a while now as i feel it is not quite there yet but i think it's pretty close. I might tinker a little later or end up leaving it like this. The bottom face was actually more difficult for me to do than the top face. Anyway it is for a traditional competition here [link]
Photo of drawing.
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:icon1gene2:
1Gene2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
HI Man, Great work !!! What is an electric eraser by the way ?:) (Smile) 
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks, oh yes i remember that thing ... it's a horrible tool in my opinion. You turn it on and the eraser head spins and you put it against your paper where it develops a mind of it's own and i will never use one again. Others may dissagree though and swear by them. I think you have to try at laest once though.
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1Gene2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OH ! I sort of get the idea. I can imagine hours of work being chomped by the monster in a mili- second ! Thanks for the heads -up !Nod 
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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Angeliesheart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I NEED more friends traditional artist on DV I check yours ur awesome artist LETS TALK ABOUT IT I hope you can giv me a visit :)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
I would suggest getting your work seen by more people, share your drawings in groups with common interests and this will change.
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Featured here [link]
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, very much appreciated :)
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:iconkarinclaessonart:
KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work so it was a pleasure:heart:
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliantly done.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :)
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has turned out wonderful!! Elsa will love it for sure :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love their smiles. You caught the expressions so good, as always.
Also the skin looks great!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconspaniard12:
spaniard12 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
You have capture it,thats so good :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
just like the photo :clap: lots of luck with the competition
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo - lovely and amazing! Wonderful work, as always! :clap:
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Dracularah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beyond amazing.
I Thought this was a photograph before I read the description. :wow:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconangelasportraits:
AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, love the skin tones:hug:
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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mariaanghel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure it's a competition you'll win easily. Your work is perfect and I haven't seen other entries that can measure up :)
great job!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, I hope there are more entries .. I would love to see more. Those kids have wonderful smiles and look great together
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow this looks amazing! I just love the details and perfect shading :D
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks Bud
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :D
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:iconmikephiloscia:
mikephiloscia Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks
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Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Fantastic Pencil Work! Congratulations!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconzawart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
What can I say? You are a master my friend! A Pencil Master!:ahoy:
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Cheers
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:iconmausergirl:
MauserGirl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Wow, this is fantastic.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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AuliaWijaya Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks so realistic !
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks
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AIart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work Mark, this looks alive, that's the best way I can explaine it. Some work looks good on a technical level but it lacks life, your work never has that problem.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, I appreciate that
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:iconkwalden:
kwalden Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. Such cute smiles.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Oh my Elsa is going to love this!!!
Really beautiful Mark! So very smooth and beautifully shaded!!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconheartinart:
heartinart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect!!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks
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