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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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VISION/ORIGINALITY

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.



TECHNIQUE

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.



IMPACT

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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Safesilva Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
It's perfect!!! I really love your drawings.. I wanted to know how you darken all your drawings? What material do you use!! Thanks :)
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scene360 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Your drawing has been featured here: illusion.scene360.com/art/7410…
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francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thenks a lot. Great pieces :D
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lelemax7 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i dont know how but you make the picture be more realistic i really like the Absurd amount of time this waste you are a true artist.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, I really appreciate your comment :D
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otherdruid Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! :omg: :clap:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it, thanks a lot :D
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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wwwcine Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Clap 
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francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :D :D
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AlexanderNesterov Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
can you make the video how you drowing, because many people do not believe that you have drawn this
or you take a picture and put under glass and redraw it?) After you have edited a bit in photoshop, texture of the skin,
no?)
very hard to believe you...)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I don't have the equipment for a video. From my point of view is funny must prove to be a drawer (you can buy the original drawing and see yourself if is a drawing or not), but just for you, if you send me your e mail, I can send you back a coupple of picture with the ongoing process drawing
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cindylou120 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Amazing! Do you ever teach drawing workshops? 
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francoclun Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. No I never did drawing workshop :D
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carlusdarienus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very very good
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francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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carlusdarienus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is photo realistic very very good
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Andreea8 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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maurodleon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow awesome :O
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francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you think so. Thanks :D
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Betsy075 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Your work inspires me. I hope to be half as good as you are now one day! What a talent!
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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

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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.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure you will quickly :D
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LeadAndInk94 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
This is stunning. Could I have a bit of your talent, please?
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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
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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.
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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)
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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.
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Soudersjd Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. Do you do tutorials on your methods or no? 
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Sorry, I don't have any tutorial, just some wip :D
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FrozenHeartGirlie Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:Squee:
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :D :D
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McHaneyIllustration Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude so beautifully done!  Inspiring me in my own work.
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really glad, thanks :D
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McHaneyIllustration Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I look forward to seeing more of your work.  Would you mind if I picked your brain on how you achieved your level of detail?  As you can see from my work, fine detail still eludes me.
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Freya7 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely magnificent work Heart 
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you think so, thanks :D
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Freya7 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :D
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IoanaGhira Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually thought it was a real picture! Very nice! <3
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francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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volker03 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks very real.... Great work!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it, thanks a lot :D
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volker03 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome :-)
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martawanda Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unbelievable, incredible, amazing! :love:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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The-Cosmic-Trumpeter Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speechless  :heart:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But you have found the right word. Thanks :D
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