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Bright Eye by shelleysupernova Bright Eye by shelleysupernova
Bic Ballpoint Pens on A3 Bristol Smooth
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This is my entry for May's Draw Along Challenge:[link]
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AMusoke Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, really impressive :D! The minute i get those colour pens ima try this out :XD: 
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you, biros do seem to give a richer, more vibrant colour which is what I love about them :-)
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous drawing Shelley. I love the colors and reflections in the eye. Amazing work of art. Thanks for sharing.
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you. I have the wonderful photographer to thank for providing such an inspiring image to work with. :-)
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aggelikhxiarxh Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
awesome
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   General Artist
amazing detail!
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi. Your artwork has been included in a feature for :iconthefavouriteshowcase: - here - [link]
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much. What an honour to be featured! :-)
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :)
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good work ! :aww:
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure :aww:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What a beautiful drawing!well done
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :-)
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conniekidd Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The iris is stunning! :love: I love the colours and detail, and it's so swirly :giggle:
It's even more incredible that you drew this in ballpoint pen! How long did it take you?
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I'm really happy with the iris but wish the skin and eyebrow/lashes had turned out better. The piece only took me a week to complete and I probably do a couple of hours a day on it. :-)
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conniekidd Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome. :tighthug:
You put a lot of time into it. :O It really shows
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LonnyClouser Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EXCELLENT!

You are dangerous with a pen!! :D
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thank you Lonny. Good to see you back here. It's been quiet without you! :-)
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LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks Shelley. Hopefully I'll be back on a regular basis - life keeps interfering with my drawing, but I really wouldn't have it any other way.
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stay with it Lonny, we all love seeing your work!
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LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Shelley!! :D
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freethin Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Nice work!
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :-)
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SebHarrington Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
this is phenomenal. well done!
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :-)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. I love this composition and style. Really great work!
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thank you. I can't take the credit for the composition as that is down to the great reference photo provided but I'm happy to get such positive feedback :-)
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namtar57 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Wow, that incredible, excellent drawing.
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :-)
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive one ! :)
A3 with ball pen, I would never have thought such a size with that media :confused:
My go was just a try with ball pen of 10 cm long :giggle:
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you. I am pleased with the actual eye but not happy with the skin tone or the eye lashes. I don't know about you but I find colouring large areas with biro really hard to keep it even. I also found the eyelashes and eyebrow really hard to make them realistic
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, at any scale i find it difficult to be accurate with eyebrows and eye lashes. On my side I overdrew them at first. At your size, it's probably the reverse problem : having thm thick enough :)
I have not enough practice with biro drawing to be of any help about being even on large areas :( but probably ~ArtisAllan or ~LopezLorenzana could be
Anyway you art bith biro is great. Keep it up!
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes you've hit the nail on the head. I found the eyebrow and lashes really hard as they needed to be so thick. Thank you for the suggestions of other artists. I have already been following these two amazing artists (and another called Viana Arts) for some time and they are an inspiration!

Thank you for the compliments. You are pretty nifty with the biro too. Looking at this month's Draw Along entries, there is going to be a good competition me thinks :-)
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need more practice with biro, but I like this media. I start thinking with some references that biro would fit perfectly :)
Sure this month's choice will be tough on :icondraw-along: The new reference looks interesting too.
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great drawing :)
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :-)
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Apernie Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
So beautiful!
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :-)
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Apernie Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
You're welcome! c:
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