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every now and then i like to do something different. something simple without paying too much attention to details, blending, grid or that kind of stuff, just for the fun of it, or to convey a certain feeling.
this is what i did last night. it's done with white pastel on black paper. i also used some photo references which i combined together to get the composition i had in my mind. i like how it came out (probably just because i love seagulls ;)) hope you like it too.

15" x 10"
about 4 hours


edit: added watermark. see also [link]
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:iconkarouj:
Karouj Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Very effective, Kj6ytht ( Apologies my cat walked across my keypad, but think I shall leave it for added emphasis)
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greyshade18 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
this is fab
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Dementophobic-Darco Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is just amazing. How long did it take you to get to this level of art?
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jadedjamboree Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
First of all, this is just supersuper cool. I've seen your gallery and quite a few artworks, including this one, looked like photographs to me at first.
It's inspiring because everything looks so..strategically beautiful, like the strokes of the pastel and such. :)

I'm wondering what you mean by 'grid'? Because when I want to draw a portrait I usually mark up the reference to see how things are placed in relation to each other. So yeah, I guess I'm curious about how you do it if I'm right about the way you mean grid. :)
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
As for your question, I found this article [link] which explains what a grid is and how it works.
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:iconjadedjamboree:
jadedjamboree Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Ohh, thank you so much for the article/tutorial/and such. It was helpful. :)
I usually just made lines as I saw fit, but I've never actually tried using a uniform grid for some reason...
Haha, thanks again!
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DevilRena Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok so let me get this straight, you DIDN'T pay attention to detail and it ONLY took you 4 hours?! AND IT TURNED OUT THIS WELL! that's just........ wow...wow. my mind is officially blown.
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:iconunamedstreets:
unamedstreets Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
love the movement of the right wing. Wish the bird's gaze was slightly slanted in the same direction as the body though.
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:icongvmtchz:
gvmtchz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Utterly beautiful. Feels like you captured the bird's essence.
Thanks for sharing!
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
Much appreciated.
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:iconsepiru:
sepiru Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
... it's fantastic!!!!.... :wow:
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:iconinhopa:
inhopa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
amazing
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:iconfuglerosa:
fuglerosa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
stunning:O
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Artistiane Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something beautifull about capturing an image of a bird flying. Your work is very good! It prodjects a ton of nise feelings to loock at!
I have had a loock at your other works too and I do like your drawing very much!
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akatsuki0itachi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist
nice...

It's so beautiful...!:D
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Eccentric-Zeal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I like seagulls, too. At first from far I thought it was a dove, but I saw the long beak. I can't stop faving things in your gallery! You're really inspiring. Do you have an FAQ somewhere? b/c I'd like to know how you came to be where you are now and how you start out your art pieces. =] Keep up the gorgeous work!
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
As for the FAQ, you can see one in my latest journal entry.
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:iconvesta-mohebbi:
vesta-mohebbi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Lord!!!! It's great!!!!
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:icondigitial-phantom:
digitial-phantom Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
wait....that's a DRAWING?????
I though it was a photo it's that amazing!
0.o wow....
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caillalune Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you use a reference photo? Wonderful job in short time
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:iconcinnamon87:
Cinnamon87 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
ooooh its a seagull! I was thinking it was some sort of deep sea creature, silly me. lovely lines!
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:iconshakz09:
shakz09 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
that's slik and perfect, nice work:)
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:iconhaiderali:
haiderali Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ive done something like this in charcoal... of course its no where near what you've made this is just AWESOME!!!! mines kinda off on the lighting :S
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afreespirit Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
simply stunning. i love the simplicity and the elegance of this piece. and how the bird is flying out of the shadows...:love: & :+fav:
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Samuki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
I really love your drawing tecnik it's brilliant I hope one day I could paint as well as you , I've been trying so hard for 6 years and I still can't , keep on working!
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you like it. You're doing very good yourself. I esp. liked your 'sweet eyes 2'. Keep it up!
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Samuki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
THANKS A LOT !!!!! it means a lot to me :hug: it's an honor for me your visit :D thanks a lot!!!!
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:iconsineddine:
sineddine Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-O what a . ......beautiful work....oh my lucky god......bravo!!!!!
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gostINaSHELL Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
i love your work..very simple but really nice :)
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:iconcj-t:
Cj-T Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
STUNNING!!!!
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ElvishTiger Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
You make my art look pathetic. Sheesh.
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:iconmarotiel:
marotiel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Beautiful. I love the balance the empty blackness gives the picture.
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GarbageCan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
your work is awesome
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EgYpTiaNoV Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
oh wow
what a cute pic !!
i wonder how you do this great thing !!
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underthemidnightsun Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006  Student
So powerful.... your work has an incredible realism to it.
I love the contrast and sheer force of emotion that this evokes. Freedom in isolation, and a moment totally captured.

You have an incredible skill.
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Baphita Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
un poco de esperanza me parece
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:iconkitster29:
kitster29 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
Stunning.
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AgnesPterry Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
lovely. This is also amazing. :-)
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:iconbreeder:
Breeder Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
Simply brilliant! :jawdrop:

Definitly a :+fav:
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:iconveraada:
VeraAda Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
What a kick arse sea gull. It's brilliant :) :+fav:
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xForgottenMemoriesx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006
wow, this looks like a photograph. Its awesome. :)
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tiger-croc Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
Seagull? I saw a dove, but maybe that's because of my recent losses and funerals. I do love seagulls too, but it still feels like a dove and I don't see lost, I see "found". This is beautiful. I think I may just need a break away from everything for a while.
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13TheWicked13 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
Beautiful.
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CorpusPineale Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
beautiful
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:iconhumansickness:
humansickness Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
amazing
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:iconxnovember:
XNovember Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
That's so lovely :O
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:iconhiroaphasic:
Hiroaphasic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006   Traditional Artist
I think this catches my attention because seagulls have been on my mind very much of late. I admire this.
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:iconangeliclawyer:
AngelicLawyer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
It looks superb! Very realistic, yet with a magical, mysterious atmosphere!
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Arbiter16 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, im featuring your picture for one week, [link] If you perfer that your picture wasnt showcased please say so, and I'd be happy to put it down.
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006   Traditional Artist
no i don't mind at all. thank you very much for featuring it!
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