Heh. On the bright side, you know I must really, really think this is a good drawing, since I requested it to be in one of my groups (Famous Faces), and then when I saw it again months later (the other day) by another artist (the one who took it from you), I requested it again.
I left another reply for that guy on his page, the one who took your drawing. He's now saying his version is a digital copy based off your pencil drawing, but his version is 100% identical, only a bit blurry due to having been enlarged than your copy on this page.
His also has what appears to be small wrinkles or folds (maybe hair you drew?, but they look kind of like wrinkles in the paper - which isn't bad, I'm not knocking your drawing for that) in the same exact places in his version that are in yours.
I've done digital drawings and paintings by using reference photos, and there's really not many artists I've seen who can copy another image 100% by hand in that way, to the point they get even minute details to match up from the source image, such as stray hairs, etc.
We had an exchange of messages. I have no problem to grant permission to use my original, if the source is mentioned. He preferred to remove the digital 'drawing'. I ask to myself the same questions you did, but I don't have an answer. Thanks for the support anyway
Well, Marshall, the watercolor paper is made to resist to the water, and offers superior resistance to the action of the rubber. For the same reason it's excellent for indentation. The quality that I use (satin) has the same qualities of the best drawing paper, so, why not?
Wow, this is excellent! It doesn't look like watercolor paper that I'm used to. Mine's much more texturized (a new word I just made up). Her eyes and lips are stunning and you draw skin tones like I wish I could. Great job on the hair. Bravo!!
This is breathtaking and so photographic. I love how you control Hally's hair strands. I'd love to exhibit that kind of skill. Her lips are fantastic! Bravo to your talent & expertise. BTW, how long did it take for you to draw this? Did you use any charcoal or pastels for darkening? I never could get that wonderful control with the kneaded eraser for fly away hair strands. Could u give me a hint?
Thanks, really very nice of you to say. I'm glad if I can help you. Do you know negative drawing and indentation? If not, send me a note with your e-mail, and I will send you some material about that. In all my drawings I use only pencils