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Stranger Series - The Unearthing by Keh-ven Stranger Series - The Unearthing by Keh-ven
Stranger Series - The Unearthing

"Your skin tears and withers, but your soul calls for its freedom."

2B Graphite Mechanical Pencil
16 x 20 in. Bristol Board
Roughly 2 weeks
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This is very amazing. The detail and composition shows that you took a lot of time on it. It is very thought provoking. I think that it is close to finished but I would like to see a few more spots with darker darks. The black of the eyelid (?) should also be in the creases on his chest. Not too much but it would give it even more depth. Maybe define the collar bone a bit. Since the bones aren't well defined the shoulder looks a bit off but a bit of definition should fix it. Other than that I don't have any other suggestions. Beautiful work! It is very impressive :D
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You amaze us all again with your attention to detail! Especially those tiny white lines separating the layers.
My first suggestion is to use different pencils. 2B is great up until this point, but using at least a 6B in the very dark areas would just take your work to the next level contrast wise. I understand that you're trying to get that smokey and faded look on the shoulder on the left side of the picture, but it does not work so well in the bottom right. The peeling skin is too light and ambiguous against the white background. Putting a little more smoke just behind that skin may help. Lastly, the top layer of skin (on the left shoulder) needs a little more work. Maybe it should be a different tone than the inside layers? Or maybe defining that collarbone would fix it.
So first priority should be to invest in some darker pencils to make your drawings pop even more, and keep doing what you're doing. When you finish your portfolio, you will feel so proud and the rest of us will be stunned by your talent (like we already are). :D
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DarfishDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE this!
cloudmilk Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing and wonderful !
Diogo-Costa Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Digital Artist
This is quite an amazing work, a really complex composition and a lot detail. I love the theme. Brilliant!
Journal-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   General Artist
am i the only one who notices the little smoke heart?
ccs1989 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Really nice. You've gotten very good, keep it up.
akimbojinbo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice idea. I like the series so far
dividerofthelight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
choice pencil.
Fhalei Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Simply beautiful ^_^
eynokey-Seishin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING she looks like shes pealing into paper reminds me of konan abit
Lusus-Naturae-L Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is really incredible... So impressive.
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