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'TEARS' by Pen-Tacular-Artist 'TEARS' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
This has been a pretty tough drawing to do, not just technically but more the emotional aspect of it. As I've wanted to draw someone crying for a while for the first time. So I tried to find a photo of someone crying, but most of them just looked fake, until I saw this photo of a women crying.

I was reluctant to draw it at first, as I knew the grief was real and wasn't sure why she was crying but obviously she seems like she's in a lot of distress. So I initially decided to leave it as I thought it might be inappropriate. But unfortunately it was one of those photos that I just could not get out of my head, so reluctantly I had to draw it.

I've made some changes to the original reference photo, with the main one being the tears. As there was not many visible tears on the original pic, so she looks a lot more distressed than she really was. I also changed the clothes and jewelery a bit so it does not resemble the reference photo exactly.

Here are some of my other graphite drawings.


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Once again, you have delivered a stellar piece. The emotion is raw and real, this woman has clearly experienced some sort of terrible tragedy, The power of this piece cannot be understated.

Your attention to detail is very well done. The texture of the fingers, the hands, the tear tracks down the cheeks, all are flawlessly rendered onto the paper. A fantastic job. Even the lips have texture, a detail that is often overlooked in most other paintings.

There are no smudges or other mistakes that can be noticed anywhere on this piece. A stellar piece that is sure to be a massive hit in this excellent gallery.
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artlove40 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can almost feel her pain... Awesome work.
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Jojemo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is so lifelike, it takes my breath away.  What patience you have, to put in every detail, no matter how tiny it is.  I am at a lose for words, trying to express my wonder and amazement at what my eyes are beholding.  Keep them coming. You have an exceptional gallery.   I am particularly impressed with the human faces you have drawn.  :icondesmo100:
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ColdAsSnow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The emotions are so strong and the details..  fantastic work :clap:
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y611s Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Artist
very shock,itˊs good!
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:iconblockpainter:
BlockPainter Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
very nice for the first time you ever drawed someone crying! 
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:iconlovelyartofpeople:
lovelyartofpeople Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
great expression! like many of your works it's hard to see it's a drawing. Really great!
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chaunguyen123 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
AMAZING! Lol Eyeless Jack XD 
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chupapi257 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
impressive as always :D
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:iconmariaalex:
mariaalex Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
so expressive!!!!!!!!!

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:iconhashb:
HASHB Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was dam touching..dude...awesome..awesome..
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:iconthewolftroll:
thewolftroll Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
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MayteEsk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oohh boy, this is so freaking amazing !! you're so talented! congrats! :D
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FleshCemetery Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oaaaawwwww this is Amazing !!!!!!!!Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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danielramosruiz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good drawings!!!
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Haharius Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
beautiful endresult !
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Good work - hard subject !
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MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dang man....just....:iconclapplz:
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Redbuck Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student
Incredible as always my friend :) your talent does not cease to amaze! By the way, you are a huge inspiration to all the rest of us! You perseverance is like nothing I've ever come across in real life. What a come back you have made!!!! Keep it up and poste more of your phenomenal art soon!! PLEASE?!!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot, I always appreciate your kind words and feedback. And i'm not planning on stopping so expect a lot more in the future.
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anne-summer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a amazing finish. I Love the result.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You`re welcome
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:iconbadusev:
Badusev Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sad, yet professionally superb. Must've been pretty tough drawing tears using a graphite pencil/eraser.
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot, its not as tough as I thought it would be.
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GigiSovereign Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
another best work! :D
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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GigiSovereign Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconwhite-warren:
White-Warren Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you captured what you intended for very well.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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DO-anotherstory Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Wow, all the emotion you got in this artwork is really well made! Keep it up.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous...wooow:wow:
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome:heart::hug:
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KristSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Great job on this and the expression is very powerful.
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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Sparkyrx2 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Your art is simply spectacular!!!!!!!! You are truly blessed with a skill few have ever had!!!! Thank you for sharing.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot, appreciate the feedback.
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JCecalaIV Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! 
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Fantastic job! Most dramatic. Love the textures and great dark tones! 
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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Bjizzle161616 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!!!!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot
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LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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JimmiGilbi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been watching the progress of this piece and it has come out well. 
Very emotional piece to draw, adding your own touches and the technical ability you've shown in this piece ties it all together in a powerful way.
Congrats.
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