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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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:icongildedcage:
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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:iconalexmystic1324:
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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:icondarfishdesigns:
DarfishDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE this!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing and wonderful !
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:icondiogo-costa:
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!
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:iconjournal-chan:
Journal-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   General Artist
am i the only one who notices the little smoke heart?
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:iconccs1989:
ccs1989 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Really nice. You've gotten very good, keep it up.
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:iconakimbojinbo:
akimbojinbo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice idea. I like the series so far
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:icondividerofthelight:
dividerofthelight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
choice pencil.
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:iconfhalei:
Fhalei Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Simply beautiful ^_^
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:iconeynokey-seishin:
eynokey-Seishin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING she looks like shes pealing into paper reminds me of konan abit
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:iconlusus-naturae-l:
Lusus-Naturae-L Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is really incredible... So impressive.
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:iconeu-saama:
Eu-saama Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
//speechless
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:iconsakaaali:
sakaaali Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic drawing with great texture!
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Great details!
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:iconnora038:
nora038 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Your pencil work is amazing.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice drawing!!!very cool do you know ~moldyb? he has a similar way of drawing and painting...
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:iconkappakavi:
KAPPAKAVI Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Whyd didn't this make daily deviation?
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:iconstardust30:
stardust30 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
amazing
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:icondilago:
DILAGO Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
words of this world are not enough to describe how epic is that :iconhandspazzplz:
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:iconshiroiyuki-feza:
ShiroiYuki-Feza Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a little difficult at first to see what it was representing, but once I saw the eye, I got it. Regardless, the shading and shape are my favorite aspects here. ^-^

:+fav:
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:iconaldohyeah:
aldohyeah Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
so beautiful..
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:iconjobagjumping:
jobagjumping Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great art.
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:iconhiromanga:
HIROmanga Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Save some of that talent with the rest of us...
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:iconleayana:
leayana Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
OOoo, very cool - I love how you did the layers, and how you shaded it so it's got wrinkles in it.

And as always - very cool concept!
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:iconanimalsineveningwear:
That's really good.
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:iconashdancer:
Ashdancer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   General Artist
So, um, wow. I'm speechless.
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:iconcorentinchiron:
CorentinChiron Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really good job !!!
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:iconrayquazamaster:
RayquazaMaster Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is really cool! Good work! :D
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:iconpedrocorreia:
pedrocorreia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome picture.
for some reason it reminds me of Avenger from the Fate/ Series
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raetobksk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Okay.
I'm too wowed to write anything much right now but

At a first glance, it's a bit hard to understand this drawing, and I thought it had something to do with 'unfolding', and it takes a little more time to inspect the work and look at it before you start to get the message.
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:iconshady-dragon:
Shady-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Very good job!!
But I really can't understand what this one mean..
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:iconkurowno:
Kurowno Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Looking really good Kev, love the way you portray emotion. Keep up the amazing work!
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:iconneosword3000:
Neosword3000 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Dude, this is incredible!
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:iconnorthernmost:
northernmost Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
this one is just... very inspiring... so many beautiful details. human made of paper. deep concept. i love it.
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:iconart-shinobi:
Art-Shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
This really is great! How many pictures do you plan on creating for your "Stranger Series"?
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:iconkeh-ven:
Keh-ven Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
not sure. it may go on forever until I decide to start a new theme : p
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:iconart-shinobi:
Art-Shinobi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Ah.

~ also .. havent checked dev art in a while...

Merry christmas and a Happy new year to you! lol.

Even though its really late.
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:iconsubstantia-nigra:
Substantia-Nigra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woha!!!
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:iconnapoleonvanmozart:
napoleonvanmozart Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
It's really great!
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