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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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I'm real proud of this one, thought I'd share:



These are my parents at my Mom's Senior Prom, long, long ago.

This took about 15 hours to do. It's 11x14". I used 2H, HB, 2B, 3B, and 8B graphite pencils on Strathmore medium-finish 80lb drawing paper. It's too big to fit in my scanner, so it's a photo rather than a scan; it's a shame because a scan would look better. I need to find some information on how professional artwork photographers to their lighting.


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Bear Bibeault
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Each drawing you do seems to get better and better EFH! Fantastic. Just look at your mom's hair!


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marc weber
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Impressive!


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Arun Kumarr
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WOW. EFH, I didnt know you had such a talent. It's blatant.
Looks great.


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I saw some of your other art work as well (from the link in your signature) and I have to say they are all very impressive .
Keep the creativity flowing!
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Too good from Ernest's Art link.
Absolutely amazing


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Ashok Mash
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I don't know much about the art of pencil sketches, but I can imagine how well you have to plan it all in advance to get those that shine in the hair! Stunning!

I wonder can something like this be achieved with Photoshop and a Wacom tablet?


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:

I wonder can something like this be achieved with Photoshop and a Wacom tablet?


There are indeed people in the art community I belong to who draw with a tablet. The work has a different character, but can be quite beautiful. For some reason most people who use a tablet seem to be fantasy artists and draw Dragons and Fairies and things like that.

Personally, I like using physical materials -- it's a nice break. Good to get away from the computer once in a while!
Ashok Mash
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
For some reason most people who use a tablet seem to be fantasy artists and draw Dragons and Fairies and things like that.

Personally, I like using physical materials -- it's a nice break. Good to get away from the computer once in a while!


Thanks Ernest, you are absolutely right, that is a definite bonus!

The dragons and fairies, probably reflects the taste of target audience - after all, majority of the computer users are still relatively young.
John Smith
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Impressive! I'd love to see dragons and fairies in your rendition.
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One word. Superb


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