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Free of the Reflection by XRlS Free of the Reflection by XRlS
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I used:
Mechanical pencil 0.5 lead 2B
Charcoal pencil(dark black)
on canson 90gsm acid free
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For Traditional-Art-Only's Group Challenge "Black" [link]
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:iconnjones97:
Well, wow.. That is beyond amazing! Rarely do I see anything that I see as worth mentioning, but that is absolutely magnificent! How big is it? Seriously with everything that i know about portraiture in photography and drawing this is just beautiful and honestly verging on perfect. It may just be my strong opinion, but you need a trophy. I'd be interested in buying if possible? Phenomenal job with the facial shading on both reflection and the figure, the water ripples look good and are just basic enough to not stand out, yet clear enough to indicate they are ripples
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:iconvallelux:
vallelux Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
just... wow!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! Hug 
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: Hi ..Featured here [link]
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so very much Carin! :love:
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome dear:heart:
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:iconsylver-dali:
sylver-dali Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Sylvia ! :aww:
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:iconsylver-dali:
sylver-dali Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome
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DrPlethora Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely stunning :o
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much my dear! :iconplzhug:
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:iconjmralls2001:
jmralls2001 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   General Artist
That's beautiful.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly Josh :iconplzhug:
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:iconmovieman410:
movieman410 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is this natalie portman
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
somehow i doubt it:O_o:
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:iconleviathen-death:
Leviathen-death Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
respect!! bravo...
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :iconaawplz:
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:iconlife-of-art:
Life-of-Art Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
such amazing work :)
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my dear!:iconredsparklesplz::iconbeauroseplz::iconredsparklesplz:
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:iconnxriot:
Nxriot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Featured in my journal <3 ^^
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you again my dear:iconflyingheartsplz::iconplzhug::iconflyingheartsplz:
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew that refererence, and already thought about drawing it (I have several of those, but not enough time to draw them all :shrug:)

I love the serenity you rendered there, like and 8 pm bath to get rid of the stress of the day, or a meditation gap.
Great work on skin texture.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you should see my ref folder!:lmao:
theres never enough time for everything in this life dear..
and that's why we are called to make priorities :(
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A recipe : create a new piece from different refs, some time it could be possible, and that way create and express more :)
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i do this a lot.
Some times it takes me 14 dif refs to create a new piece lol :giggle:
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Kayla7621 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. I love what you called it. It matches it perfectly. Wow. I wish that I was able to do something this wonderful. I'm truly amazed right now.
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XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much my dear:iconaawplz:
Free of the reflection means to be free from people's expectations,leave your own self behind and move your reality one step further.
I am sure you will do something much more wonderful than this,one day if you pursue it,if this is what you really want in your heart,and if you are dedicated to your passion for art :iconbeauroseplz:
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Kayla7621 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Thanks. I am dedicated and I would love to be free of other people's expectations but sometimes for me that's not possible. I use my art to create a fantasy that may never come true. but it's my fantasy to live in. When I saw your drawing, I saw a little bit of my fantasy in there.
That's why I loved it.
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XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats the essence of art itself.
We create a brand new world to fit in :)
Now if we happen to share the same point of view with more ppl then..what can i say?
the more..the merrier! ;)
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Kayla7621 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For me, art is something I can count on to escape. When I draw, I'm no longer in the real world. I'm in my own world. If there were more ppl like me in that world? Then definitely the more...the merrier!
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Adherance Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Feature you here [link]
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for doing so,very kind of you :)
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dmsketch101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent work
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much my friend,i had a great time doing this :iconflyingheartsplz:
Although its one of the very few where i am not exaggerating:giggle:
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dmsketch101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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Ivan-Connolly-1995 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent love how well you've managed to capture the reflection, nice work! :D
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much Ivan,so kind of you!:iconflyingheartsplz:
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Ivan-Connolly-1995 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
anytime ;)
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Frodometer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't have the strong feelings of anger and sadness that some of your others but a very good piece. I really do like the idea or at least the idea I'm getting out of it. I am not sure if water was supposed creating the reflection, I will admit I turned it on its side and liked it from that view also, as if she were stepping out of a mirrior. Thanks.
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XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not water. And i am glad you could see it :)
Its not mirror either..its a state of mind.She is leaving behind,her old self :)
That's why anyone can view it on any side.
Thank you Dennis! :iconredsparklesplz::iconshinyheartplz::iconredsparklesplz:
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Frodometer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know people are just stating thier opinions but it bothered me, and it shouldn't, about the couple other comments I read about different details missing or should be different. Maybe because I wasn't sure if they saw the same meaning behind it as I did, which makes the image stronger to me. I look at it not only from the leaving of ones own self image but also the idea of being able to step away from the imposed images of what other people want a woman, or man if it were drawn that way, to be and also to step into the future without preconcieved images of what a person should be and to just be yourself. Thanks again for the good work and sorry for such a long winded response.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You do see!:wow:
and you have no idea how happy you just made me!:hug:
its wonderful to share a vision that can be hidden but obvious at the same time!:iconannissina:
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M0NY11 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think more detail can be added here like some water droplets, more hair wet effect. but otherwise the drawing is perfect the symmetry is the most realistic thing well done!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this one had to stay minimal :)
Thank you very much my friend!:iconredsparklesplz::iconbeauroseplz::iconredsparklesplz:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Steven,very kind of you! :iconplzhug:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
You're welcome.
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).:iconlovesplz:


* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group). :iconhugheartplz:
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
awww Nuria you are an angel!:iconflyingheartsplz::iconplzhug::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure!!! :iconangel-1-plz:
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ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
the eyeball lid feels too dark the double blur a little to concise.

I swear I saw a version of this same image just yesterday in blue and green they said it came from a photographer whom I looked for 2 hours at their work never seeing the original.
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