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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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Dennis64 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
undoubtedly outstanding work
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mehdidaf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
جميل جدا
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Fynya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
I am not sure i already left a comment here.
This drawing is one of the works of art on deviantart i like to look at again and again.
This pencil drawing is stunning, the detail outstanding.
Very beautiful and eye-catching portrait!
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ioanabart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I love the eyes ^^
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ZidanA Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Just fantastic!
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SOF-TER Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This drawing is magnificent! At first I thought it was a photograph. I hope someday I will be able to draw as good as this. Well done!
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Davido1704 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so insanely talented!
Literally, this would be a food enough PHOTO, let alone a pencil drawing^^
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milind00 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
do u have a you tube channel ? i would love to subscribe.
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:iconnidhisingh13:
nidhisingh13 Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Really and truly this is awesome. Hug 
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PickyPepper Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. I love the lighting. I even love the way you've done the freckles. :) 
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:iconandrianalima:
andrianalima Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL, YOU ARE SO TALENTED
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
Clap Clap Clap 
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krystalroque Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
this is beyond beautiful! :)
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NanniTrueLove Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnifico!!! *-------*
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie mille :-)
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bonemine Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
tout simplement extraordinaire !!!!!
fred
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :-)
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:iconbonemine:
bonemine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Vous êtes un grand artiste !!!! Vraiment 
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SamAndStrawberries Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So stunningly realistic. I can nearly FEEL the textures.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really glad you like it, thanks. Much appreciate :-)
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Orionica Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
just unbelievable...
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very kind of you, thank you ;-)
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015   General Artist
Gorgeous. It's just bursting with light. 
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

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

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Heavensbee Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist
I can only stare at this in awe.
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you so much!! I'm so happy it pleases you! :D

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ainefinegan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
This is astounding work - better than realistic - really captures the essence of the moment, the light and the expression on the beautiful young woman's face............Iconic!!  Thank you.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I feel flattered by your opinion about my drawings :D Thanks a lot

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Serendipity1889 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Jaw-dropping. No words.
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Reilune Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Absolutely stunning.
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, very appreciate :D
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LotusBlum Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!!! i love your artwork!Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] 
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francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it :D
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Safesilva Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  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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francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, sorry for the late answer. I use normal mechanical pencil with normal graphite. Do you know circulism?
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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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Virus-Tormentor 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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Nat-ti 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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