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October 2, 2013
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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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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:
ColdAsSnow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The emotions are so strong and the details..  fantastic work :clap:
y611s Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Artist
very shock,itˊs good!
BlockPainter Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
very nice for the first time you ever drawed someone crying! 
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!
chaunguyen123 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
AMAZING! Lol Eyeless Jack XD 
chupapi257 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
impressive as always :D
mariaalex Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
so expressive!!!!!!!!!

HASHB Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was dam touching..dude...awesome..awesome..
thewolftroll Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
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