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Striped Reality by XRlS Striped Reality by XRlS
Credits to :iconsultan-alghamdi: for
He is doing a magnificent work and he was very kind to allow me to use his photo as a ref.
So its only fair to dedicate this piece to him!:iconflyingheartsplz:

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I used:
Mechanical pencils 0.5 (leads 2H-2B)
Graphite pencils 4B-7B
Derwent charcoal pencils (dark black and white)
Soft pastels (black and white)
on textured watercolor paper.
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I found Christina's art not very long ago. I myself am trying to learn how to do portraits, so of course her work had my interest right away, even before I knew what a wonderful person she was.
This particular piece, I found to be very amazing. To do this subject would be very daunting to me, particularly to get the bars of shadow and light to look right. But Christina pulled it off beautifully!
The texture and detail is phenomenal. It is very intense and emotional. I know she referenced a photo, but I feel she enhanced the emotion and gritty feel that is appropriate to the image and subject itself. In that sense, it is an improvement over the photo, which is a difficult thing to achieve. That is the trick to a portrait like this in my opinion...Unless it is for the sake of exercise, one might think, "why not just do a photocopy?' But Christina made a portrait here, that is better than the photo, great as it was. That is the sign of an exceptional talent.
I would have given full marks on everything, but I took off just a bit on vision and originality, just because it was using the photo. But I could not give less than 4.5 stars, because she did so well at making this have even more impact than the photo.
Christina, you are awesome! :heart:
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:icondidaska:
didaska Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Really beautiful work :)
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much:love:
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kmitzel1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Shading on this piece is blowing my mind! So good.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You have picked my favorite piece from my whole gallery Kyle.I really LOVE this one.Thank you! :cuddle:
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manojlovic Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much my friend! :aww:
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dev-t Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
are you serious!!! This is so so AWESOME...... the light & shadow effect.. it is so amazing. love it :)
btw how much time it took to make this masterpiece..!!
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XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
all my pencils drawing take around 3-6 days,full work every day.
Thank you very much Dev for the kind words! :cuddle:
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dev-t Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
hmmm...ok..nice..!! seriously you have got a new fan of tyours.. :)
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:icontclark:
TClark Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great stuff
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Tyler! :love:
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the details !!

Really so realistic , better than the photo :D lol
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
usually i alter my refs in..certain ways lol
it is kinda weird,but in the end it feels like i am doing my own traditional *manipulation* :D
It is the truth though that in basics i do respect my refs :)
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well , i have to say that as a viewer i'm impressive , your work is really stunning ! :D
Kisses and Hugs !
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museofpubali Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
BRILLIANT
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much my dear!:iconaawplz:
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museofpubali Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
u r most welcome
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valwolfpaw Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Oh wow. This is gorgeous. This is phenomenal. This is outstanding!!! The shadows on his face are fantastic! BEAUTIFUL work!!!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Its one of my favorites truth to be told...it was a pain to achieve the skin texture so i love the way it turned :)
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nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful !!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Nicolas! very kind of you!:iconflyingheartsplz:
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is beautifully drawn Chrissie, the detail on the skin of his nose is great, well worth the effort to draw them in............ :glomp:
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XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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how did you just do this?:confused:
from my whole gallery you have choose the one that means something to me..
i love this drawing and it makes me very happy that you can actually see it! :happybounce: :tighthug:
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess, cause when I look at it I can see you have pored your soul into it, by way of spending more time on it.......... you do that when you have a strong connection with a work............ and it fricken rocks!!
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XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you know what they say my friend?
it takes ONE, to know ANOTHER. ;)
so i ll make a coffee and come over for some quality time...(i mean your page not your doorstep:lmao: )
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hahahaha mate that sounds like a plan :hug:
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M0NY11 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ZE SKIN TEXXTURE!!!! BUT WHY
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Trixzey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
All your art is very beautiful, I'm in love with how realistic it is!! ur so awesome ;p
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha and you are so cute!!!:iconaawplz:
thanks so much sweetie:) :iconfrostymorningbliss:
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Trixzey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
you're welcome :tighthug:
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Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi :heart: *XRlS :heart:

Your :bulletgreen:beautiful artwork:bulletgreen: will get :+fav: from me and :+fav: for five (5) days in my group :iconflartograph: #flartograph

:bulletpurple:Hope you don't mind , it's a simple way to support you and your art and hope you keep up for this best artwork .


see ya :hug:
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dearest, so much,for all the support :heart::iconaawplz::heart:
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Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Our pleasure :hug:
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Chazzier Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Amazing drawing.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :iconplzhug:
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:iconhelanker:
helanker Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Fabulous drawing.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: very very much!! :heart:
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ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
one of your very best pieces at least on DA.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
And it makes me very happy that you are able to see behind the obvious :)
Thank you very much Chris for the kind words!:iconpinksparklesplz::iconkisssplz::iconpinksparklesplz:
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ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I went and looked at the photo if it helped me. I also was attempting to figure out what to say for about a week.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know..
Some times its hard to find the right words.. weird huh?
Well its ok really :)
usually i think faster than i speak (or type for what matters :p ) so you see it can be awful for me too! :giggle:
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ChristianKolle Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
dredging through them still no need to respond though if you wish you may.

Mine issue more with words comes from having known and knowing to many single syllable twits, may have told you this before.
Swore I was working on Dharma.
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EmzLP Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is such a beautiful portrait, I can only imagine the hours of patience to get all the details in (Totally worthwhile after the texture it gives!) - fantastic job :)
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XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Emma,so sweet of you!:iconpinksparklesplz::iconaawplz::iconpinksparklesplz:
Admittedly this one took all the time needed and it was a hard lesson to me...patience is NOT my strongest point :p :giggle:
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist
...wonderful drawing,:clap:exceptional expression!Bravo!:iconlovesplz:
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XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much Flori for taking the time to view my work!:iconplzhug::iconkisssplz:
You are sweet as a pie!:iconflyingheartsplz::iconshinyheartplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist
...I ahd a glanceat Your gallery,as mentioned,and I think ,it's beautiful!:iconlovenodplz:Oh..;sweet as a pie:giggle::iconfuncakeplz:never got this compliment,but I appreciate!:iconcookieteaseplz:
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Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Άπαιχτα τα μολύβια σου!!
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XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ευχαριστω πολυ πολυ Χρηστο!!!:iconredsparklesplz::iconbeauroseplz::iconredsparklesplz:
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dreerose Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work!
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