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He goes to my brother's school and his older sister is in my brother's class. I took a photo of him by accident, really. I didn't delete it though and kinda liked it when I saw it after all the pictures had been transferred to the computer. Then I decided I liked it enough to draw it. So, here it is :D

9x12 Bristol paper, BIC mechanical pencil (cuz I can't be bothered with actual art pencils lately :P ) kneaded eraser and pink pearl for erasing, and blending stump and chamois for blending. Approximately 6 hours.

This was done just for the fun of it, and it really was fun to do :boogie:
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IamSpOOk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anyone scanning my faves will probably notice a theme... This one has that kind of moody undertone and quality that fits in nicely. Great portrait here.
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hereshestands Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009   Photographer
You have an incredible talent. Lovely.
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Thanks a bunch :D
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hereshestands Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009   Photographer
You are welcome.
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Silank Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Something strange in his eyes, impressive, well done!
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Thank you!
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if4ooo Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
great work!
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Thank you!
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Miheer Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
u have a very good sense of lighting..
another coool one!
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Thank you, again!
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michaelporter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007   Photographer
this is amazing! especially the lips and hair. wow.
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fastback73 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
You know when you watch someone and you only veiw there current work. Well after I saw your latest submission I realized I had not looked at your gallery in a while. After going through some of your work again I found myself drawn to this one. I like it alot, its such a great angle and the dark background gives it substance.

Very well done and a Fav for sure...

I can't remember if I mentioned this before but I enjoy your work a great deal.
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Lorelai82 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
wow that looks great..like the hair very much..it looks so realistic! :)
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rollagasper Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
Lovely!!! Did you colour the whole background with a pencil? If so, then i applaud you for your patience!!!
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
Thanks!
Yea, the whole thing is pencil. It's partly patience, partly compulsive shading habit :giggle:
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gryphonfish Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
beautiful work. i totally envy your pencil skills. :)
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
o my, that hair is amazing! the layering of it is superb, it almost looks as if he just got his haircut, and the barber did a half-decent job, leaving incosistencies in the hair lengths...and the face is so luminous! very very good job!
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a-girl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005   Traditional Artist
:wow: that hair looks unbelievably amazing... he's a cute little fella :aaw:
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Stillwater Featured By Owner May 31, 2005
Love the angle! :D
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ilovebobmarley86 Featured By Owner May 28, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just sooo awesome!!! :)
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halcEh Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005
Really love this piece. Incredible work, amazing attention paid to minute details. Absolutely fantastic!
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finity4 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005   Writer
Gabs, this couldn't be "just for fun." Real artists (haha not that you aren't one) take years to do work with that level of detail.

Honestly, fun or not, this is beyond a doubt your best work. The shading was more consistent than your past few pencils, the blending along the boy's collar is superb, and as usual you have the tendency to trap your audience into what your subject is thinking. Phew... I think I'm actually sweating.

Don't just submit this on DA... this is worthy of a pro gallery!
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
Thank you mucho :hug:

I've been trying to find info about art contests and such around this area, but haven't had any luck. :(
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purplerose Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005   Photographer
Very nice job. I like the hair!
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AmyClark Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005   Traditional Artist
Love love love love how you render hair! It's so...perfectly hairlike! :) Cute picture, and a stellar job!
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
Thank you Amy-phoenix-lady! :blush:
I like drawing hair a lot. More than the actual features of a person.
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
It looks great; very nice :D
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
Thank ya!
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devilicious Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
:faint:

like a photograph

your talent is insane - as i tell you constantly

:worship:

:+favlove:
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
:blush: Thanks Mary :blowkiss:

One of these days I'll get to drawing your little dude. One of these days... :lol:

*royal queen of procrastination*
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indy-me Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Fun to see that too, really nice & clean job ,..congrats. :)
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Thanks :D
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
THAT IS FANTASTIC!! I love the pose, and his bright face against the black background. This one is a must fav!! :+fav:
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Thank ya m'lady! :glomp:
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toosmall772 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Great work... love the hair and the eye.... very nice...
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Thanks Dawn!
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toosmall772 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
your so welcome..you have such great talent... and it is always a pleasure to look at your work.... as I droole....lol
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gabbachoo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
:blush: Thanks again :hug:

I'm looking through your stuff right now and I really like your most recent one.
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