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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.
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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
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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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IF you are interested in purchasing a print, you can buy one here: [link]
OR you could purchase a dA print, which is also available.
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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.
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PicaPicaMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful
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pyararin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Reminds me of the style of Gabriel Moreno
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:iconicee-bleu:
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 :)
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gangstalike Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Her eye! this is absolutely beautiful :love:
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Beauty!
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:iconchesya:
chesya Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Enjoyable Durer-esque visual punning.
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SageFillyLuna Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
so cool!!!!
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jessicachrome1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is amazing.
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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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BelievetoMakeADream Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah!! All the texturing and detail, I love it!!!! This is simply superb! :love:
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DonEmidioNavarroArts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
This is beautiful. You've merged the bird with her hair in a very delicate way. Congrats on this. :)
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:iconseaplume:
SeaPlume Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! I love the shading you achieved with the pen. (It looks more like a very dark pencil because it's so smooth.)
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:icondrakestard:
drakestard Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome work!!!! Very expressive!! congratulations!!
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:iconlottieta:
Lottieta Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing!
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:iconlakey:
Lakey Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're only 15?!

Awesome art and awesome concept

Crazy cool, great job
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shisleya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist
This is insanely good! I really love the creativity and the master pencilwork! I looked at your profile and I've read you're just 15...:faint: Omg you're already one hell of a good artist! Truly impressive, keep it up!!!
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Chalcodes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow.. This really is very lovely! The shading technique is very well done, and the fact that you were able to turn it into two 'separate' pictures in one is astounding to me. I couldn't do that! Keep up the wonderful work!
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GoofyArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very deep symbolic meaning... the style is really great
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:iconunpredictabloo:
Unpredictabloo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous detail. The whole piece is quite imaginative :)
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BenyiHS Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG!! This is very beautiful!!The technique and the details! Awesome!
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Toyona Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is beyond amazing~ and the fact that you used ball point pens makes it even more stunning
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Lion6255 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing concept on this piece...Very nice
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DettanKarmen7 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am amazed, no words can descrie how awesome it is!!!:iconwowplz:
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doolhoofd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Nice!
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:iconinuyashafan4-ever:
InuyashaFan4-ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shading! :) Love it very much
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Gambaransakti Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
cool, i like the way you make the girl face, its beautiful
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:iconerikari:
Erikari Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice use of black and white!
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:iconvkonzack:
vkonzack Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student
Very good work.
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BillieKlemm Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it is a very interesting concept i love the way you did the shading!
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MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've only seen your work once before but I knew this was yours before I clicked on it. Your style of drawing, I dig it.
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duralict Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work with the textures
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WhoMax Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good, I didn't even notice the face for a few seconds, haha!

(Also, it's nice to see a young teen on here, I'm 14 and I haven't really come by many people such as yourself :) )
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DarkGorn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice art!
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Caen-N Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
this is a beautiful work. wonderfully designed and balanced.
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IntoxiKat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is just so beautiful.
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Dead-Work Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Artist
this is amazing, I almost didn't even see the face
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afac86 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
beautifully done!!
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Mew-Sumomo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow, this is wonderful. Especially for this being your second biro piece. I love how the hair has been appropriated in such a lovely way, especially with the shape of the bird... and I'm also a sucker for hair. =P The patterning is also a great choice. I would've liked to see the contrast of the bird also present in the eyes, but that's mostly due to the watermark anyway. Great work overall.
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Kirinoru Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Artist
Strange vision! And I like it :heart:
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Nildrin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did not notice the peacock in the first palce, I was caught by her face and the knotork in her hair. And the my eyes were led to the bird's head. Great picture !
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Jefferson-Apgar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work
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merri5 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The contrast is awasome! Its just... awasome!! Nothing else to say ^^ Please take a look of my gallery too and give me any advice or whatever.. I'll be really glad! Thanks! :)
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xxchie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely!
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sweetpie2 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I love it, it's so unique and beautiful!
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SilviaDiMauro Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
very good pattern!
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:iconicee-bleu:
icee-bleu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :hug:
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pvtandersonbryce Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconicee-bleu:
icee-bleu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:DThanks!!
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pvtandersonbryce Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome :D
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