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January 22, 2012
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Squish by zakkiya29 Squish by zakkiya29
Entry for *Senju-HiMe- Contest [link]
My first submission for January 2012 done for #Draw-Along
This is my version of the wonderful reference by *Senju-HiMe-
Her gallery is amaaaaaziiinggg!! :wow:

Materials used:
1.Strathmore smooth bristol ( a little less than A4)
2.Faber-Castell watercolor pencils
3.Graphite ( for slight shading)
5.Lots and lots of time( more than 25 hours)

The grapes were Phew! :faint:

If you like WIP's-

Thanks for looking and do critique me as this is my first fully fledged color-pencil piece.


Art Zakkiya Hamza
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Well, it's impossible not to love the "tutti frutti" photo series, and they are very tempting to use as reference. And what's more, I've seen this particular photo referenced at least 10 times, so that's why I gave you such a low mark on "originality" and "vision".

However, I do think that it was a wise decision to add some purple to the grapes. It compliments very well with the rest of the colours.

The technique is absolutely flawless. Obviously you have a lot of experience in this field. The blending of the colours is just amazing.

I would love to see some original work of yours, you're very talented and I think this is a very good piece if it's considered as study or practice.
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Serenstar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how vibrant this piece is.
zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!! :)
Serenstar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really enjoy the contrast in purple
zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
Andela1998 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this one. Excellent :iconthumbupplz: .And the photograph seems to be very good for drawing with colored pencils. I think that will be the first picture I'd draw with colored pencils when I get them :)
zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. It is a wonderful reference. You can see a lot of other pictures in her gallery as well that are brilliant for using colored pencils :)
Andela1998 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :heart:
Yes, it is indeed. And I have already seen her gallery a while ago.. must admit, her photos are brilliant for drawing with colored pencils and some also for graphite pencils :) I asked her for permission, she hasn't replied yet...I think this one can be used without permission because it's a present for everyone, right?
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot !! :)
sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Think this would stand out in a crowd, Colors go beautifully together, you've done an amazing job on it, I love it, thank you, Mike.
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