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'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'
This is an updated version of my third drawing in my series of artwork on animal cruelty and is titled 'Beauty and the Beast'. In total it took about 110+ hours over 13 days and is on A2 (420x594mm) paper. And was one of the most time consuming and difficult drawings I have done so far.

This piece of artwork is dealing with animal cruelty within the cosmetics industry. Animal testing on cosmetics is one of the most controversial areas of animal testing. Although it was banned in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1998, it does still occur in other areas of the world. The European Union (EU), introduced a testing and marketing ban in march 2009. And since March 2013, it has also been illegal to sell cosmetics products within the EU which have been, or which contain ingredients, newly tested on animals. 

Although it's encouraging that a number of countries outside the EU are also now seeking to adopt similar bans. However, in others - including China and the United States of America - animals are still used to test cosmetics ingredients and products.  Although they are not required by law, several tests are commonly performed by exposing mice, rats, rabbits and guinea pigs to cosmetics ingredients.

This can include, skin and eye irritation tests where chemicals are rubbed onto the shaved skin or dripped into the eyes of restrained rabbits who are confined in little boxes with only there head showing. Without any pain relief which causes serious injuries and leads to blindness. Repeated force-feeding studies lasting weeks or months to look for signs of general illness or specific health hazards such as cancer or birth defects. And widely condemned "lethal dose" tests, in which animals are forced to swallow large amounts of a test chemical to determine the dose that causes death.

At the end of a test the animals are killed, normally by asphyxiation, neck-breaking, or decapitation. Pain relief is not provided. In the United States, a large percentage of the animals used in such testing (such as laboratory-bred rats and mice) are not counted in official statistics and receive no protection under the Animal Welfare Act.

At present, cosmetics testing is generally faring well without the use of animal testing in areas where it is banned and hopefully, this trend will continue to take hold of other countries. And there are already more than enough cosmetics products available and thousands of existing cosmetics ingredients are accepted as safe. It is simply not justifiable to cause animal suffering to develop more.
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Private commission for 'Dilpreet kaur Bhogal' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
Private commission for 'Dilpreet kaur Bhogal'
Private commissioned portrait for a client named 'Dilpreet kaur Bhogal' of her Grandad, which was a gift for her father. 
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'Maharaja Ranjit Singh' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
'Maharaja Ranjit Singh'
Graphite and Charcoal drawing OF 'Maharaja Ranjit Singh' which took approximatley 110 hours over 13 days on an A2 (420x594mm) paper.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839), who was also know as the 'Shere-e-Punjab' (Lion of Punjab) was the founder of the Sikh Empire.  Which came to power in the Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. And was based in the Punjab region, and existed from 1799 to 1849. It was forged, on the foundations of the Dal Khalsa, under the leadership of Ranjit Singh from a collection of autonomous Sikh Misls.

There have been lots of paintings of Maharaja Ranjit Singh done after his death but only a few during his lifetime. But most of these do not portray him accurately, as he had suffered from smallpox when he was younger which left him blind in one eye and left his skin full of pockmarks. And like allot of other great military leaders from history like napeolean etc, he was described as being small in stature but is normally painted as large in stature.  

Maharaja Ranjit singh had a mighty and well-trained army which was formidable even for the all powerful British forces . So the British rulers dared not attack the Punjab during his life time. His army was trained by the French and other European generals. Although his rule was called the Khalsa Raj, which is name of the sikh warriors, it was actually a 'secular' and equitable state. There were people from all religions and backgrounds in his cabinet like Fakir Azizuddin who wielded a great power in his cabinet, was a living example of his secular credentials.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh is remembered for uniting the Punjab as a strong nation and his possession of the Koh-i-Noor diamond. His most lasting legacy was the golden beautification of the Harmandir Sahib, most revered Gurudwara of the Sikhs, with marble and gold, from which the popular name of the "Golden Temple" is derived.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh was to become the last Indian ruler of the Punjab. As the unity he created evaporated after his death in 1839 and resulted in-fighting. This ultimately resulted in the loss of the second Anglo-Sikh war and the British army taking control of his empire.




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'CLOSE ENCOUNTERS' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
'CLOSE ENCOUNTERS'
Graphite and Charcoal drawing titled 'Close Encounters' which took approximatley 110 hours over 12-13 days on an A2 (420x594mm) paper.
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Private commission for 'Amrit Kaur' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
Private commission for 'Amrit Kaur'
Private commissioned portrait for a client named 'Amrit kaur' of her Grandad, which was a gift for her father. 
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Before i give my life story i just wanted to highligtht that my drawings will mainly consist of graphite. And will encompass a wide variety of different 'fanart' especially sci-fi, games and comic book characters,aAs well as traditioal portraits (which is not my strong point yet).

Now for my life story. I have been drawing and loved art for as long as i can remember and graduated with a degree in 'Product Design' 13 years ago. And I also had my comics strip published in a national U.K newspaper when i was only 15. But for reasons that are way to complicated to go into here, i abruptly stopped drawing. And all self belief and confidence in my drawing abilties vanished which left me having no interest in art or design and I subsequently did not draw for a full 11 years.

But in mid 2012 i had an urge to draw again so opicked up my bic biro pen and haven't really stopped. And I loved using all types of pen's (hence my name) to draw, with my favourite pens originally being 'bic pens', 'magic markers' and 'rotring isograph pens'. But haveing started using graphite in sept 2012, it has now overtaken them and has now become my favourite medium to use.

I am only now at a point (since my spiderman drawing) where i should have been, due to neglecting my skills for 11 years. But i am making up for lost time and drawing every day and will not be happy till my work is up to the standard of some other incredible artists on DA, like 'Angelstorm-82' . So to all the other amazing artist on here thanks for the inspiration that you give me.
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gregginho23 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  New Deviant
You are the best artist i have come across so far on deviant,your work is fantastic
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PSRainpaul Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This artwork is amazing! I don't know how you do it! awesome job dude!
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice drawings, I like that you're not afraid of more shocking subject matter. Great gallery :nod:
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abhinav79 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are awesome!! :D
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D3LFY Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Keep up the good work :-) i aint been on much lately and nice to see all ya new stuff :-)
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Motherchipper Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely superb.  All best wishes for 2015
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baljit324 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
i love you work
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art-devi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Superb art I saw today....thanks to you sir. I really love what I saw because of the excellent artistry & the depiction of our glorious sikh heritage in your art.
Waheguru G has blessed you with His whole heart.
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M-JulZ Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Fantastic gallery! =)
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JalenHarrison Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy belated BirthdayFree Birthday Icon Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D happy DA B-day :3 
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