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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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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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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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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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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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