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True Friend by XRlS True Friend by XRlS
Credits to :iconkarmensphotos: for after her kind permission!:iconlovelyheartsplz:
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I used:
Derwent watercolor pencils dry
Albrecht Durer faber castell watercolor pencils dry
and my white gel pen for the highlights

On watercolor paper medium tooth
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:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: all :iconlovelyheartsplz:
so very much for viewing and commenting!:iconbeauroseplz:
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*XRlS' rendition of ~KarmensPhotos' beautiful photograph "Green Eyes" is not only a loyal statement to the original source of inspiration, but also an exceptionally captivating, vibrant and technically accomplished work of art.

The clever use of white is, in my opinion, the main contributing feature to the impact of this drawing, next to the hypnotizing mixture of blues and greens in the eyes. Another noteworthy aspect is the way the softness of the original photo is maintained here, albeit conveyed with a more lively emotion, and of course, the artist's inevitable touch of personality.

My only negative remark would go to the faint white whisker stroke noticeable slightly above the center as it simply doesn't seem to go well with the overall flow of the drawing. Despite being a visible detail on the original shot (although much less distracting), I think this drawing would've been better off without it.

All in all, a fantastic contribution to the Traditional Art gallery! :) Well done! :clap:
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natsdacat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I have one negative thing..its not big and its perfectly fine. Theres a little whiskers that is on the top right on the cat, thats kinda like a border, I think the painting would have been ok without it, but anyways its truly stunning!
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XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
i know what you mean, i cant say it bothers me beyond words because i like the dramatic contrasts and little unexpected happenings in an artwork (its the ordinary that i dont like to be honest) but you know what? if i was doing this today it would have been very different. ;) Hug 
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xxcaramelxx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet Love in the Air 
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :kiss:
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XxSimply Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Artist
Looks real... AND HUGGABLE<3   Llama...an important part of life 
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!!! :iconarrioch::iconnoctuline:
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LionsRealm Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! So realistic and cute. :D Will definitely be watching now. 
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so very much for the lovely words and the support!!
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:iconlionsrealm:
LionsRealm Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Meow :3 
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Pontiac1968 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
before i zoomed in, i thought it was a photograph... good job!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly! :iconbeauroseplz:
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:iconpontiac1968:
Pontiac1968 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome! :aww:
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Saphira1334 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how did i miss putting this in my favorites?!?!?
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XRlS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
aww thank you! :heart:
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Riverlet Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Oh my god! This is sooo great! I love the cat, it looks so cute and innocent. The eyes are pearly and real. The picture is very colorful and looks like the photo taken. The fur look so fluffy I wanna use it as a pillow!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
hah thank you so much for the lovely and thoughtful comment!:heart:
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glimmer22 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely colours!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :iconaawplz:
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DarkLittlePeople Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
ok, now i need to know : how on earth can anyone have enough patience to draw/paint fur ????????
and, you must be at least 150 years old to have had the time to make all your stunning artwork - admit it ! :D
amazing. <3
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XRlS Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
good question this one..:O_o:
Imagine that i dont have patience (at ALL),no i am not 150 y old it seems i have become rather fast with pencils still i need to develop my skills with acrylics and oils and YOU my dear are a very sweet girl! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconbeauroseplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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DarkLittlePeople Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
hahaha, no patience ! :D
do you remember how many hours you spent on this one ? (i hope you don't mind all my questions, - i'm so super curious i'm forgetting all my manners)
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XRlS Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
actually i DO remember very clearly the hours i spent on this one.It was 3 days in all,if you consider that i am working 7-12h per day then this one took me around 23h in total.
And this is the time i dedicate to my drawings (in average) 3-6 days considering the difficulty and the size,but most of them are A4 so its not a big deal.
For me its harder to work with acrylics or oils on canvas because the scale is getting bigger there,noway i can finish an oil painting 70x100 cm in 5 days because i am no God.
I dont mind the questions at all,ask away.:nod: :giggle: :cuddle:
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DarkLittlePeople Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
oh my ! 12h in a day drawing tiny hairs ! i find it hilarious, but i think it's nervous laughter :D
anyhow, i admire your work and your willingness to share, so : thanks.
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MayaOsina Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful work.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!! :iconkisssplz:
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alanwoollett Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning works:0)!!
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XRlS Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are talking? :wow: Your color pencils are sublime!!!!!!:iconbravoplz:
thank you Allan!:cuddle:
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alanwoollett Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure....your works a pleasure to view:D
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AsiMakri Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my God,I can't stop looking it in the eyes.......................!!!!!! they are magical!!!!
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XRlS Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you sweetheart for the lovely comment!:love:
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Fnopka Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderfully! I love cats!!
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XRlS Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
well,i love cats too!!:iconannissina:
thank you! :aww:
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LiseBujold Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EXACTLY LIKE THE PICTURE BUT WITH BETTER COLORS! VERY GOOD!
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XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah i did change the colors to my preference.:nod:
Thank you so much! :heart:
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JaneParkerFairies Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
This is simply stunning - the best cat portrait I've seen...and I have seen a few.
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XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Jane for the support and the great comment!:love:
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MacAodhagain Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic eye's great drawing
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XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Adrian! :cuddle:
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DemonKourai Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
this is amazing
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XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much Ana ,very kind of you!:love:
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woospuss Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
omg, looks like my old cat charlie ( who ran away 4 years ago)
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
cats do that some times,i have lost my first one the same way and it did hurt. :(
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woospuss Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
my family have had bad luck with cats, never live past the age of 3
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RoxsuPoxsu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful i can't even describe it :iconpandablompplz: How long it took to make this? :3
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XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
All my pencil drawings take around 3-7 days to complete,depending on the variations of the background.
Thank you so much Milla for the kind words!! :love:
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JDFreedomArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Great cat picture, comes right out at ya,,,SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!John
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XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i love kittens!!!! :love:
they are adorable!:iconannissina:
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heART-Werks Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Better than the real thing! Beautiful!
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XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much Shane! :love:
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heART-Werks Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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