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One of my first portrait. Pencil on watercolor paper.

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:iconriimut:
Riimut Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
how do you get such deep blacks for the background?
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conor921 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! What do you use to make the dark areas so dark?
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. I use a 6b pencil with circulism technique (and dry brushes for merge the graphite) :D
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conor921 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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artlover-us Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
love it!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm happy you like it. Thanks :D
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eyeqandy Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
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.
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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 :D
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Pevansy Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful picture :)
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Paul :D
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Pevansy Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem =D
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negativesora2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is absolutely amazing!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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jthompson007 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your portraits are stunning! How...HOW do you get your blacks so perfect??
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, Jake. My blacks are made with the circulism technique, using 6b mechanical pencil :D
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jthompson007 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting. It's more commonly used for skin texture, but I guess doing it with the mech pencil gives you a really smooth finish. I'll definitely be giving this a go. Keep up the good work!
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beans330 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you didn't produce something that wasn't jaw dropping, I'd be surprised! Love it!! :-)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind of you. Thanks a lot :D
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Azure-Mermaid Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Do you photograph your drawings or scan them to get them on DeviantART? My drawings lose so much their shading when I scan...do you have any suggestions? I love this drawing by the way! :)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I photograph, but I have the same problems you have, so I can't help you, sorry. Thanks for the lovely compliments :D
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Azure-Mermaid Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Maybe I'll try taking photographs next time to see if the result is any better. Your welcome! :)
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Marieland Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're so talented!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy if you think so! Thanks
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Lenna343 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Wooah! She is wonderful <3
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, a nice compliment :D
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She so Beautiful.
Unbelievable likeness of storm, just very beautiful art work here.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate your very kind words. :D
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An Amazing Likeness of the Actress.
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Statham75 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey friend, I was wondering, how is watercolor paper different than smooth Bristol board? I've never tried watercolor paper for pencil before
Marshall S.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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? :D
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Statham75 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That makes sense:) I think I'm going to have to try watercolor paper, also:D
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nev777 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconclapplz:Love your gallery :iconwowplz:just want to leave it at that and stand back and admire..
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, You flatter me. Thank you so much :D
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fab!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem always a pleasure..
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shosansharma Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, awesome, and awesome!!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! That's very kind of you. :iconredbullglompplz:
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shosansharma Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most welcome Sir!
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TheArtofScott Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really glad, thanks! :D
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Joilieder Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
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!!:iconemoteclapping1plz::iconemoteclapping2plz:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Carol. Maybe your watercolor paper is rougher than mine. The paper I use is very smooth (satin) :D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are some pictures that when you see how high the quality is, you already know that they can only come from a select few artists on DA - you are one of these, another fantastic piece of work.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, Paul. You flatter me. You are too generous with your comment. :D
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Catluckey Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconflowerplz: 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! :clap: 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. :faint: Could u give me a hint?
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, really very nice of you to say. :D
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 ;-)
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Catluckey Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: No, but I've heard of negative drawing. Indention, I'm not familiar with. Hey, here's my email right now. catluckey@hotmail.com
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Done :D
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Polishchuk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, I remember this character from old X-Men. Great work.
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