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December 2, 2012
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Cultivated Beauty (Bic Ballpoint Pen) by icee-bleu Cultivated Beauty (Bic Ballpoint Pen) by icee-bleu
Finally, my next drawing is finished :iconcheerplz:
This is my second ballpoint pen drawing ever, and I could not be more pleased. Although the composition of the drawing and use of space could be better, I think the technicality and rendering show some of the best things about my capabilities.
In this drawing, I used peacocks to show the beauty of this girl that I drew. As you probably know, peacocks typically symbolize a strong ego and/or high self-esteem. But the girl in the drawing gives off an overall shy persona, something that completely contrasts the show-off like personality of the symbolization of the peacock. Together, the introvert-like aura of the girl and the egotistic aura of the peacock combine to create something more beautiful. Something that is both shy and high in self-esteem. Beauty does not need to show off, but yet it does not hide from attention. So there you have it: the girl and the peacock combine to represent beauty itself.
Time: I don't remember.....
Tools: Bic Ballpoint Pen, a few graphite pencils to help with the shading of the peacock and the hair
Medium: ink
As with all of my drawings, please remember that I am only 15 years old before you go overboard with critiques. I don't mind constructive criticism, but I'm no professional!!! :)
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Let me first just say the first thought that entered my mind, "This piece is gorgeous." I love the softness of her face and the blend of realism with surrealism. :heart:

My favorite part of this devation is the melding of the peacock and her hair. The curls are lucious and the peacock's feathers really bring them out. The shading and texture throughout is amazing. If I had to make a small criticizm, it would be that her shouders seem a tad small, but it doesn't detract from her beauty at all.

You did a wonderful job of combining your message of beauty with the contrast of her timidness and the peacock's confidence. Keep up the great work! :clap:
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professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Beautiful. So creative and unique. Lovely.
PicaPicaMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful
pyararin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Reminds me of the style of Gabriel Moreno
icee-bleu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this style was inspired by Gabriel Moreno's work through a project that I had to do in school, so I'm glad you were able to see that :)
gangstalike Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Her eye! this is absolutely beautiful :love:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
chesya Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Enjoyable Durer-esque visual punning.
SageFillyLuna Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool!!!!
jessicachrome1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is amazing.
monkette Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Your linework is simply gorgeous! I love how you shade and create such contrast... it makes this beautiful piece really pop.

For constructive criticism, perhaps think more about composition next time? This piece has such a nice flow that I wish it didn't cut off at the bottom left corner. Otherwise keep it up-- you're amazing! :)
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