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Daria meadow by francoclun Daria meadow by francoclun
Daria’s meadow

This is the first drawing that I would never do without DA. The above three, Monnalisa, Gregory House and homeless warrior, are all children of DA and somehow they owe to DA their existence, but this one in particular is all branded DA.
For the first thing the reference is a photograph that Daria Pitak [link] kindly allowed me to use, and you can see the original here:
Thanks again Daria.

Secondly, it is a drawing that took me a lot of commitment. I would not have thought of doing, for the amount of time, before seeing many artists struggling with the same time’s problems.
It 's the fourth of the 'new series' and is a portrait. I really liked the look of the original photograph and the way the light play on the beautiful face full of freckles.
I did my best and I tried to capture her original beauty, I hope I have done a enjoyable job.

start: 20 August 2012
End: 27 September 2012
Total time: about 70 hours
Paper: Fabriano watercolor art, 300 gr
Dimensions: 30 x 45 cm
Pencils from 6b to 6h and watercolor pencil

I apologize in advance to all those who will be so kind to faving my drawing: this time I can’t thank you all one by one. For the last two drawings I had to spend two weeks in front of the computer without having time to draw. It 's something that makes me very happy but is too demanding because I have (luckily) many friends.
However, to answer all your comments and I thank you in advance for the fav that are always very welcome

My works was feautured here:
Amazing artist by ivy-ashe [link]
Features From Worth-DDs Group #17 [link]
showcase traditional feature: people and portraits [link]
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The reference chosen for this piece contains everything one would desire in a portrait - good lighting, interesting angle, and above all a beautiful expression on the subject. Far too many pieces are ruined due to a lack of thought given to composition, and I am pleased to see that this was not ignored by the artist.


The execution of this piece is simply masterful. The attention to detail in the skin texture, eyes, and especially the hair is the mark of a true realist. There are not many people capable of such accuracy, detail, and downright dedication, but Franco Clun is one of such people.

Since this is a critique I must mention one thing I noticed about this piece: The facial texture seems too pronounced on the right side of the face, especially in between the two wisps of hair (the one dark one and the one light one). Other than this slightly unnatural aspect, this piece is in my opinion flawless.


A good portrait will capture the soul of the subject. Through a wonderful reference and incredible technique, this has been achieved. I look forward to seeing more of the artist's work!
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Betsy075 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Your work inspires me. I hope to be half as good as you are now one day! What a talent!
francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Many thanks for appreciating my drawing. I'm glad you like it! I' sure you will very good :D

ValentinoJorno Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wow !

I hope that I get someday to such level, maybe within 30 years :) if I'm lucky.
francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure you will quickly :D
LeadAndInk94 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
This is stunning. Could I have a bit of your talent, please?
francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Off course you can ;-) If you have time and patience you are half way :D Thanks a lot for the kind words
HPRADO Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
One of the most beautiful drawing that I ever see. Congratulations you capture no just the exterior os a photograph also you drawing a soul. hope some day my art will be close to this fine art.
francoclun Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel flattered by your opinion about my drawings :D Thanks a lot (I'm sure your drawings will be greats, and actually I think are good :D)
HPRADO Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
lol! thank you for replay my commentary. you inspire me to keep going in this beautiful style of life.
Soudersjd Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. Do you do tutorials on your methods or no? 
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