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Restless Soul by AleenaJ Restless Soul :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 37 7 Birds of a Feather by AleenaJ Birds of a Feather :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 57 4 Frostbite  by AleenaJ Frostbite :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 58 7 Cherry Lips by AleenaJ Cherry Lips :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 104 19 I See You by AleenaJ I See You :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 104 15 Linda Portrait by AleenaJ Linda Portrait :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 61 4 How The Roses Blossom by AleenaJ How The Roses Blossom :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 94 22 Caught Between The Lines by AleenaJ Caught Between The Lines :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 112 7 Geometric Sculpting by AleenaJ Geometric Sculpting :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 26 1 Haruko by AleenaJ Haruko :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 73 17 Captivate Me by AleenaJ Captivate Me :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 95 18 Taylor S by AleenaJ Taylor S :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 90 8 Oh Lorde by AleenaJ Oh Lorde :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 106 16 Hair Study by AleenaJ Hair Study :iconaleenaj:AleenaJ 33 2


Lake Eden Sunset by ExpressiveImagery Lake Eden Sunset :iconexpressiveimagery:ExpressiveImagery 5 0 Seven Sins by Seven-teenth Seven Sins :iconseven-teenth:Seven-teenth 333 4 As The Leaves Fall by Thinking-Silence As The Leaves Fall :iconthinking-silence:Thinking-Silence 129 5 Tranquility by Sigfodr Tranquility :iconsigfodr:Sigfodr 195 7 If These Trees Could Talk LXXXI. by realityDream If These Trees Could Talk LXXXI. :iconrealitydream:realityDream 196 3 Stormy Waters by aw-landscapes Stormy Waters :iconaw-landscapes:aw-landscapes 1,946 68 Mt. Mine by Bibwue Mt. Mine :iconbibwue:Bibwue 562 23 I am wild and I am free spirited by LucreciaMortishia I am wild and I am free spirited :iconlucreciamortishia:LucreciaMortishia 339 20 From the Heavens by AndrewShoemaker From the Heavens :iconandrewshoemaker:AndrewShoemaker 865 39 Kendo by snatti89 Kendo :iconsnatti89:snatti89 4,081 89 _.Art Trade - Shiranova._ by Daevaluque _.Art Trade - Shiranova._ :icondaevaluque:Daevaluque 126 14 Rat King by JohnSu Rat King :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 8,639 937 Rowan girl by Daywish Rowan girl :icondaywish:Daywish 1,301 340 Roses by AncA-P Roses :iconanca-p:AncA-P 40 7 Red Head Traffic Jam by ForlornTreasures Red Head Traffic Jam :iconforlorntreasures:ForlornTreasures 160 5



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Hey, Thanks for stopping by! Since I've started here on dev-art things have changed a bit. A group of friends and I now run this page and we look forward to sharing our artwork here with all of you fine deviants. You can also check out our flickr using the link below for more frequent updates! :) :) Have a wonderful day!


Restless Soul
This Is a piece that I did a long time ago (some years really). Their is no texturing whatsoever, just a plain black and white experiment that turned out to be quite provoking to the eye. In this particular case I think that its the simplicity itself that makes this picture seem so elegant and complete. 
Birds of a Feather
My latest digital painting. Originally its based on the structure of a raven, but of course I've added in a few of my own artistic adaptations to the beak shape and the eye. 
I See You
Classically realistic drawing of the human eye done in charcoal and graphite.

Tools used:
1) 6H, 3H, 4B, 5B and 6B Pencils
2) Hard Vine Charcoal
3) Kneaded Eraser, Regular PVC Eraser and fine pencil eraser
4) Blending Stumps and Tortillion
Linda Portrait
Tools Used:
1) Drawing Pencils 6H, 3H, 4B, 6B 
2) Hard Vine Charcoal
3) Kneaded Eraser, Regular Eraser, Fine Pencil Eraser

This is a portrait of Linda, a friend of mine here on dev-art.
Check out her photos here:
Another Day In Paradise (Prod. by ayokay) - SoundCloud

Listen to Another Day In Paradise (Prod. by ayokay) by Quinn XCII #np on #SoundCloud…
How The Roses Blossom
For this drawing I used:
1) 6H, 4B, and 6B pencils as well as a mechanical pencil
2) Hard Vine Charcoal
3) Various rulers including french curves, portractors and squares
3) Blending Stumps
4) Kneaded Eraser, Regular PVC Eraser and small pencil eraser

This is a drawing of Linda Smith; her profile is here:
Browse her photos and you'll find the ones I used for this.
Caught Between The Lines
This is a drawing of one of my new friends here on dev-art;
Check out her profile here:

And the photograph I used is here:
Selfie #1 by HarukoXiong

The tools used for this drawing are:
1) Graphite Pencils 6H, 3H, 4B, 6B
2) Hard Vine Charcoal
3) Mechanical Drawing Pencil (0.5 pt)
4) Blending Stumps
4) French Curves, Protractor, Squares and other rulers
5) Spring Bow Compass
6) Kneaded Eraser
7) Regular Eraser
8) Black Ink Pen
9) Red Colour Pencil

I have a lot of things I want to say about this drawing and drawing in general. Firstly, the techinque used here that really makes this drawing stand out and that gives it, its own unique style comes from blending mechanical  drawing with artistic drawing. Traditionally drawn portraits usually utilize various graphite and charcoal tools and (as with most works that deal with replication), the level of techinque climaxes at what we refer to as photorealism. There is a long standing criticism with photorealistic work that simply being able to recreate an image is not really a show of artistic ability because in essence you are recreating something without any input of your own creative ability. As an artist it's easy to understand the sentiment that lies behind this criticism but truthfully, in the world of art any piece of work that can emote feeling or connect with the person watching deserves to be known as a great work of art in its own right - regardless of technique.
However, as a person that loves to draw I have steered my own work away from photorealism; I think that capturing the essence of a photograph or scenery does not require the photorealistic approach and furthermore I think that on a certain level photorealistic drawings destroy the integrity of what a drawing is, in so far as drawing is viewed a technique with its counterparts being painting, photography, impressionism etc. And as such, all
photorealistic work absconds the tools used and must be regarded as a category of its own. That being said, the main objective of this style was to preserve the hard lined nature of drawings while capturing the essence of the picture and adding my own creative embellishments. I utilised graphite, charcoal, ink and just
for the hell of it I threw in a little colour pencil just to break that old black and white taboo. I consider this combination of tools used in this style to be my own personal Frankenstine of techniques. If you like it you can check out my page for more cool stuff. Enjoy your day! :) :) :)  
Geometric Sculpting
This is a drawing that I did a couple of years ago before I dropped out of engineering. Its a combination of technical drawing and artistic drawing. At the time I really didn't like the rigidity of mechanical drawing and I just did this as a goof to see what it would look like. It was difficult to bring both styles together and even this drawing doesn't really merge the two styles as much as it just places them side by side - which is why I never really thought to develop it further. But I've had a lot of free time and I think I finally understand how to properly integrate the essence of both styles and my next post as well as a lot of my further works will focus on exploiting the relationship between these two types of drawing. Stay Tuned for some awesome stuff!
1)Pencils: 6H, 3H, 4B, 5B, 6B
2)Hard Vine charcoal
3)Blending Stumps
4)Kneaded Eraser
5)Regular Eraser

This is Haruko. You can check out her profile here:

I stumbled across her profile and her pictures caught my eye. This is the one I used:
Selfie # 4 by HarukoXiong
I think she looks great. I did this drawing a little differently than I usually do. You can download the zip to see the full progression of the drawing from start to finish;
The structural development as well as each layer I added in graphite and charcoal is photographed so the sequence of development is clearly shown and labeled starting from image A and ending at  image R.
Please let me know what you guys think in the comments.
(And I hope you like it Haruko!)
Captivate Me
Drawing Pencils (6B, 5B, 4B, 3H, 6H)
Hard vine Charcoal
Kneaded Eraser
Regular Eraser
Blending Stumps

I'm not sure who the model is in the picture. I was browsing and I happened to come across her picture and I couldn't help myself - I had to draw her. Her face has such a unique structure and her red hair and short hairstyle was captivating. She is absolutely gorgeous.
Whats your favourtie type of art?
52 deviants said Digital
45 deviants said Traditional
10 deviants said Photography
Taylor S
I used 6H, 3H, HB, 4B and 6B pencils for this, including:
    Hard Vine Charcoal (for deeper hues and a better blend)
    Blending Stumps
    Kneaded Eraser
    Regular Eraser
    Pencil Eraser (for finer highlights)

This is Taylor Swift. If you don't know who that is then crawl out from under your rock and proceed towards the daylight. Admittedly, I didn't spend as much time on this as I would have liked. There are a lot more details that I could have added, but all things considered I think it looks pretty good. Please let me know what you think!
Oh Lorde
I used 6H, 6B, 5B and 4B pencils for this in addition to Hard Vine Charcoal to help bring out those deep black hues.
I also used blending stumps, tortillion, kneaded eraser, regular eraser ( and a pencil eraser for some finer detail).

This is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor - the singer/songwriter that we all know and love as, Lorde.

This one I finished recently. It took me a little while figuring out the hair placement; I love big hair curls
like hers - I think it's sexy - but it is an absolute nigthmare to draw as compared to straight hair.

I used the following photo as a reference:…
I'd like to think that life is as simple as a drawing. You start out with rugged lines and hard edges, and with a lot of time, work and adjustments eventually you have something of worth.  
Hair Study
An older drawing of mine. I used a bit of charcoal in this one to help capture the more subtle nuances of the hair.


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thewolfcreek Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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hey, thanks for the watch, sorry for being late Sweating a little... 
LittleWheat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Hey! I just wanted to drop by and thank you for the favorite! Honestly, it just means a lot to have people support me as an artist- so thank you for the encouragement and support!

I do have a tumblr should you care to follow me there as well, I do have a tendency to post there more frequently these days:
And Instagram:…
And Twitter:

But seriously- thank you so much!
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Hello, that you for the watch! I know I took forever to say this, but I really appreciate it!
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Thanks for the watch :)
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