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Graphite portrait of my 'MUM' by Pen-Tacular-Artist Graphite portrait of my 'MUM' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
Finally finished my mums A3 portrait, after trying to figure out what to do with the background. I was originally just going to replicate the original photos background which was a field with flowers, but after alot of thought i realised that was pretty boring, so decided to go with what you see.

It's pretty different from my usual work because of the softness. But it is still partly like the original, but i went for a more unrealistic 'enchanted forest 'look, with a night sky with twinkling stars. I personally hate flowers but my mum loves them, especially this particlur style i've drawn, so i just went crazy and put them everywhere, and hoped she'd like it (which she did).

I must also point out that when i originally posted the wip,i had alot of comments saying what a nice son i am for doing this. Unfortunately i'm far from it (honestly), so i thought i'd better point it out as i feel like a bit of a hyprocrite otherwise.

Drawing was done A3 bristol board with graphite standard and mechanical pencils and white gel pen for the stars.

Here are some of my other graphite drawings.


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Mitsusuki Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
This is looking amazing!!! *OOOO* Of course you mom liked it u.u And ever if you don't think you're a nice son, just the fact of you reconigze it and still draw her it makes you a good son (in my opinion u.u) Make a draw for you mom is never hyprocrite u.u Well, and that's it all... I think, and hope you can undestand what I'm trying too say, I hate my english >.> Sorry
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wonderful work! :)
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconthewolftroll:
thewolftroll Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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thewolftroll Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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twinkle-little-bat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing and very detailed and I love the background as it makes your mum really stand out
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, the background was a last minute change, so i'm glad you like it.
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twinkle-little-bat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do it really works, as it detailed enough to look good. But does not draw attention from the main subject
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U-HaveCat2bKitten-Me Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
:dance: yay you finished! Did she hang it up somewhere for everyone to see?
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, i hanged it up in the living room in a frame, next to my other 'pen' portrait of her.
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U-HaveCat2bKitten-Me Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Awwww ;A; Thats so nice of you. Are you going to draw a picture of your farther next?
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Probably, but he would hate it, XD.
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U-HaveCat2bKitten-Me Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
hahaha rofl geeez you got yourself some tough parents there, good sir
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
To be honest it's kind of my fault, when i was younger all i would do was draw 24/7. I even truanted from school just to draw and left school with 1 qualification in art only (got a degree later though), so they kind of see art as a negative now.
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U-HaveCat2bKitten-Me Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Don't blame yourself, everything happens for a reason, I'm sure they love your art! They just have a hard time expressing it. Just keep your head up high and know that nothing can bring you down unless you bring YOURSELF down :#1:
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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FoxWithRedHat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
She should be proud :)
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, it's nice of you to say.
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Jodi-Mahaffey Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I think you did a wonderful job. I really like this.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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Shuttleformer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
It turned out really well! Fantastic job! :iconhappymeowplz:
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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Shuttleformer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You're welcome. :D
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EgorDemidov Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just looovely drawing! awesome!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, this was a bit of a change but it turned out ok.
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LordTchernobog Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You'r Mother must be proud :')
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i wouldn't go that far, as my mum isn't a big fan of my drawings.
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LordTchernobog Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Same here; you can't win everyone to follow your works :D
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is such a beautiful work of art :D
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i tried my best to make it beutiful.
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome :D
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NirwAnia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could draw a portrait of my Mom someday :) Great work :)
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, you could easily draw it now just try. I actually had drawn this 6 moths earlier and it was dreadful, but i still hung it up.
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nice work, wish i could draw one of my mom that will look so cool:-)
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, try it you never know. If not when i set up my commisions in the future feel free to ask.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very good composition! Congratulations!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, glad you mentioned the composition as i spent ages trying to get it right.
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I love the stars, it adds a nice feel to it, nice job on that one :D, definitely something different to the rest of your work :)
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, finally i've got the stars right, XD, but i had to tweak them as they looked to dull in the frame. And this drawing shows i'm pretty versatile.
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Yeah haha, I like how you put a big twinkle in them :). It definitely shows your range of skill
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Blackn-Yellow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is just fantastic! How much would you charge for a graphite portrait?
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i will send you a note and a link.
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Blackn-Yellow Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome! I look forward to it!
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Rocks-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
This turned out very nice! The flowers--which you were so worried about turned out awesome!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, the flowers weren't that hard, but they were boring as hell to draw though, which can be just as bad.
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MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is looveelllyy!! I love the enchanted feeling!!! And I still think this is a very nice gesture lol!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i wasn't sure about the background, but i think i made the right decision.
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