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Dryad-Ballpoint pens by XRlS Dryad-Ballpoint pens by XRlS
In Greek Mythology a Dryad is a tree nymph. Such shy creatures can only be seen around Artemis, goddess of the hunt (as it was well known that Artemis was extremely friendly to all Dryads) and daughter of Zeus.
My Dryad  is actually my second attempt with ballpoint pens, while my first one was here ----> Ocelot-ballpoint pens-complete by XRlS

With her i will close my small detour with this media as i am satisfied and content with its course so far. In my heart it feels i have revealed its potential and i will openly admit, its a very challenging and demanding tool, also a very rewarding one.:heart:

My wonderful ref Lovefool by ideea from
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The beauty of this painting lies in the way the colors have been put together. The colorful hues of the fruits, and the greenish background gives it the nature- like feel, which, obviously, is what should be brought out since it's a dryad. You have done fantastic job, and considering the fact that you did with ballpoint pens...
The second thing I love is the texture. The slender branch looks quite realistic because of that texture. And plus, the usual texture you give to all the faces you paint... I just love it!!
One thing I felt, though, is that the eyebrows could have been more prominent. But the hair is very well drawn, and so are the lips!
Kudos to you on this amazing painting, Christina!
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untuox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Awesome work!
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XRlS Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you by KmyGraphic :kiss:
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untuox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
You must wellcome!
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AlessVD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job! What brand ballpoints do you use?
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XRlS Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
i use Bic cristal pocket ballpoint pens, Papermate inkjoy ballpoint pens, Staedtler ballpoint pens you can find a visual here Ocelot-Tools i used by XRlS

thank you for the lovely words :heart:
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AlessVD Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing! Amazing what you can achieve with ballpoints!
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StarGazer596 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!! 😍😍
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XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Jasmine! Hug 
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StarGazer596 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!! ☺️
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Kmacmcglikesart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that is good. Her hair really flows quite nicely and the shading is just epic as well.
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XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Kevin!:happybounce: 
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Kmacmcglikesart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, Christina! :heart:
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.  How many different colour ballpoint pens did you use to create all these colours, XRIS?
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XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
not sure my dear but you can see them here 002 by XRlS its the middle pencil holder! :D
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for that. I :love: seeing people`s tools of the trade 

You make super drawings.  Makes one happy to draw and use so many colours, doesn`t it:icongrin--plz:
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Karitaart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely colors and details!
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XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much! Hug 
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xxcaramelxx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :happybounce: 
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XRlS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you by KmyGraphic :iconkisssplz:
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SaimGraphics Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Vivid, Vibrant, Magnificent & Exotic Piece of Art!
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XRlS Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
i did enjoy this a lot and i am glad you like it! :)
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Awesome work. How's things going?
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you my friend :)
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
You're welcome. How's things going?
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XRlS Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
everything's fine. :) thanks for asking thats very thoughtful of you.
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
You're welcome :)
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done! 
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XRlS Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks by KmyGraphic
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured your wonderful work fav.me/d7y281t :blowkiss: remake 
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XRlS Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hug by KmyGraphic
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Vichy-08 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is so amazing, fantastic, beautiful!!!!!!!! you're very talented!!!!!!!!!!!!Clap ;) (Wink) :happybounce: La la la la pewdiepie gasp 
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XRlS Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
aaah thank you very much my dear! :love:
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Vichy-08 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh you're welcome!!!!!!Heart Hug Love 
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome work! :)
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XRlS Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
glad you like it my dear friendPanda Emoji-32 (Happy Blush) [V2] 
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You kicked ballpoint's ass!  Crudely put but I'm still in shock from the absolutely stunning piece of art you have created.

You say that you think you have reached the end of your foray into this media but I've got to say that I think you have FOUND your perfect companion.  Yes, it's a bitch to work with but when the outcome is something like the above work, how can you put it down?
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XRlS Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
my dear if there was a way i could use my ballpoint pens in BIG sizes trust me i would be very happy to do so. But as i have jumped recently to big projects i am forced to pass to other media that can cover massive areas fast. That would be acrylics, pan pastels and more of this kind. Not to mention i cant really use ballpoint pens on canvas on wood... but of course i loved using them and believe me i WILL go back to them when i am asked to work on A4. Thank you for your lovely words! :love: :kiss:
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent reasons and I love your work no matter what medium you're using.  Take care!
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satishverma Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome.
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XRlS Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :cuddle:
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satishverma Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome.
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on your first place!
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XRlS Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you my friend :iconaawplz:
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome:heart:
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diana-0421 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I just can't believe this was drawn with only pens O.o
Wonderful piece :)
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XRlS Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
its ball point pens yes.:nod: The yellow was almost finished in this piece and i haven't yet got a new one. :roll:
Honestly i didn't know i could do it either, but how can you possible know what you can (or cant) do unless you give it a try? ;) :cuddle:
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diana-0421 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yep, that's absolutely true :hug:
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Opheliac-noire Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congratulations on winning the competition ^_^
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XRlS Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you my dear sweet friend!Thank-you by KmyGraphic
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FloriCello Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Τέλειο... *_*
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