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The mirror and the mask by markstewart The mirror and the mask by markstewart
Graphite on A4 smooth Bristol.
reference used [link]

It's my first attempt at doing a drawing from my imagination and regardless of it's faults i'm quite pleased with it. If i were to do it again i would definitely use a reference for the male. It was good to get some practice with the softer darker grades though.
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ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frighteningly beautiful. Great work.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Franksavagesart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That black in the background mark? anything in particular to achieve that darkness?
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
I used an 8B Mars lumograph pencil on this drawing .. just pressed hard on this one. Usually i will use a stiff small paint brush to scrub the black in using small circular motion to get rid of stroke lines and get a nice uniform covering and a nice black. My favourite pencil for darkest blacks is a Koh -i-Noor Progresso woodless 8B pencil, nothing else i have comes close to it for a nice dark.
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Franksavagesart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for that Mark i shall check out the Koh + Noor pencil. Great work!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :thumbsup:
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0bsidio Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: :wow: :+favlove:
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You certainly have an amazing talent, this is a beautiful work!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconrolandboyce:
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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Sheree26Brittney Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student
Do you just use a pencil cuz I can never get my shading to look that good 
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
It's all pencil but layered many times with some blending in there too.
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Paul2960 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow awsome drawing :)
you can draw!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
FANTASTIC!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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ronsongreen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
YOU ARE A GREAT ARTIST
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, i appreciate it :D
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Oki--Kurmi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
the medusa reminds me of citra from far cry 3. great drawing it is amazing
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, haven't played that yet .. on my wan't list though (loved the others). Wont get a lot of drawing done when i get my hands on that game that's for sure ;)
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Oki--Kurmi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
It is great and after you beat it you can do multiplayer like death match and stuff and make your own maps
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes i love their map builders .. hours of fun :D
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Oki--Kurmi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
They are good
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Most dramatic! Love her face and the attitude.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Comicalfreakazoid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
Stunning!! one of my favorite works of yours :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :D
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So brilliant!! :la: Creative and unique!!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Excellent, excellent work Mark! My hat's off to your imagination and ability to make something really good with it!
She looks positively evil and his stone texture is really convincing (although he still reminds me of the KFC guy :giggle:)!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, wow this was hard to do and so slow too. Now you know why i did the stones .. so i could draw the KFC guy ;) :giggle:
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HayleyLV Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Wow. Amazing work.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This turned out brilliantly! :clap: It really does look like a statue, great job! :love:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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powergirl46 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how the stone is somehow softer than the woman.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing and even more so because you drew it without a reference :faint: The woman looks so familiar but I don't know who she reminds me of - could be someone from the village here :laughing: or maybe a bit her from black-eyed peas, especially the eyes :shrug:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, it was an interesting challenge. Yes she does look familiar, i used the reference pic because of those striking eyes :)
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hats off Mark! Your imagination should be explored more often. This is brilliant for a first try :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, i promise i shall ;)
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work my friend I just love the detail you've been able to capture in this piece. My imagination isn't as good as this I'm afraid :-) I just love this piece! :D
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks bud, really enjoyed doing this :D
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it shows too! :D
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Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely magnificent!!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work! I'm just starting to work on drawing without a direct reference and it's a whole other universe - cudos to you for doing such an amazing job! :wow:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks. yes, totally different.Bloody good fun though :D
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