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Kobi by dreerose Kobi by dreerose
Commission - he's a cute kid!

11 x 14
Graphite on Strathmore windpower power smooth

Mostly mechanical pencils - & Mars Lumograph 7 & 8B (my faves :love:)

Around 8 hrs
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bunniesrpuffy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo cute!! I love this, you are so talented :)
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dreerose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much :)
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bunniesrpuffy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
What a cutie! Great job! 
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dreerose Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Lon - glad you think so! :blush:
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Tea-Rex Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
 
This is a wonderful portrayal, Dree.

I worked for many years as a studio photographer, where portraits were a steady portion of weekly craft.  Children were a particular joy to portray; they grow and change so fast that the creative challenge at the heart of each work for me was 'how to best convey this fleeting moment within a life without slipping into the trained skills of portraiture?'

I see this same approach here in your work.  This is not so much a portrait of a child as it is the personality of your subject.  What makes a wonderful portrait of a 'kid' is all about the stance and approach of the artist, whatever the medium.

Sometimes other photographers would ask for advice about photographing children.  My response would be the same each time: "The most important thing is that you must like children; absent that ingredient, stick to adults.  The other essential to good child portraiture is bringing yourself to their level.  Many photographers look down on kids with their camera from a 'big folk's' perspective.  We need to sit with a child eye to eye if we want to portray their world."

I see these essential qualities in your work, Dree, and they make me smile.

With warm regard,

Terry
 
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dreerose Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwww thank you so much Terry! what a wonderful well thought out response :) I'm glad you see that in my work - I do like portraying children I must say. I didnt take the photo myself (as this was a commission) but I was sent a few & this is the one that jumped out at me... You're certainly right about taking shots from eye level - I have messed around taking a LOT of my own kids looking for the perfect drawing reference & this is definitely the best way catch their personality :) :thumbsup:
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Dsitt7 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello,

Your piece has been placed in the "Traditional 6-10" category with a rating of a 7. If you would like a full critique, please note the group with a link back to this piece.


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dreerose Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
He certainly is. A wonderful job too, the hair is stunning.
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot Mark :)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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zukos-eyebrow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
this is really good!
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:icondreerose:
dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! this is utterly amazing! so lovely!
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sure thing!
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beans330 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dree this is so cool! You want to just pick him up and cuddle!:-) The hair is awesome, by the way!:heart:
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Cher, the hair was tricky but turned out ok:)
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Soyja Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
succeed ! the hair is exceptionally well done
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cheers!:)
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Laranjeiro Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love it :flirty:
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much
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xGriffinWolflingX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing attention to detail!!
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much :love: :)
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cheers Rick - glad you like it!
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww ,beautiful little face :aww:
This is really an amazing work :D
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Anna! - I really enjoyed doing this cute little guy:)
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure you did :D
And you did really a great work i love the light and the shadings , not mention the expression of his face ,that is so real .
This drawing makes me smile :D
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont know about you but I always find it funny that the parts that give me the most trouble end up being the best. I was pretty close to throwing this pic in at about 80% of the way through because I was just soooo unhappy with his hair!! (and eyes) Now everyone is saying how good the hair is, & if I look at it from a different perspective I'm pretty happy with it... Do you know what I mean? :)
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah it happens sometime to me too :giggle: i think it depends on our mood , when we are happy and possitive everything looks better and when we are sad we're insecure
Well i really love everything about this drawing :D That's all i know !
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks Anna - yeah your probably right - I'm probably just happy its finished!
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You must be proud Andrea :D You really are a great artist !
Your works are stunning and really carefully done to the most little detail :D
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you so much! :hug:
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Enjoymaadi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing shading!!!
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cheers :)
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Artfreakish Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing Andrea! I love the hair!
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Kevin, the hair was a killer, but it worked out alright :D
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Artfreakish Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It sure did :)
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Ri-a Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice:)
Amazing expression and the hair is great!
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you glad you think so!
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Ri-a Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome:)
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yoioana101 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love how you have done the hair. wonderfull
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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hubertperron Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist
it's great , bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks Hubert!
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MSzilvi95 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! :D The hair is very detailed and I lvoe his expression! :D
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dreerose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:phew: I'm relieved people are liking the hair - it was my nemesis - I was nearly ready to throw in the towel - but pushed. thanks muchly for the comment :)
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MSzilvi95 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the hair is the hardest part, I have more unfinished traditional drawing, where the hair is hard to draw, and I want to learn to draw it better. And I always like to see the better artist's works, like yours, because I can learn a lot from these drawings. :D
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