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sketch in light by Loopydave sketch in light by Loopydave
Something a little different... Portrait study for a painting.
An idea I've been wanting to play around with for a while… washing a figure out with light, emerging from the brightness but leaving detail lost in the white.
Its tough having such gorgeous friends to help you out with your ideas! :D (the very beautiful and very talented :iconoilin:)
Pencil on paper.
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DreamBliss Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Professional General Artist
This is pretty amazing man! I would like to learn how to execute the play of light in pencil this way. I shall be studying your work sir!

Found you in the book, "Sketching from the Imagination", in case you were curious.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional
2h and Hb pencils -lots and lots of lines. Sometimes use my finger to smudge. Weirdly I'd heard of a tortillion or blending stump before your comment... must got try one just for the heck of it now! :D
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FK-Anderson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dave,

Do you use any blending tools? Tortillion, shammy, or blending stump, etc...? It's just hard to tell here. Thanks.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional
Must be the light.. coz it looks just like you to me :D
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:iconlil-el-art:
Lil-el-art Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I look about 15 years younger in this!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional
Thank you kind sir!
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diffuseness Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful model and great execution of the light study ;-)
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional
:D Thanks! Its all in the practice!
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:iconrosstarot:
Rosstarot Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
How do you do that, that's not fair ._.

haha, awesome skills man ^^
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:iconlil-el-art:
Lil-el-art Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Cool - I'll look forward to seeing them :)
I'm ok. Dealing with some stuff but will be ok :heart:
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
No problem El.
I've slowed down my DA presence as well.
Hope you are doing well these days.
I have been creating lately and plan on posting new things soon.
All my best to you!
Take care
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Lil-el-art Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Ha!!! I'll pass that on! I've not been on dA for over a year, so my sincere apology for the rather tardy reply :O
I hope you are well and creating wonders as always :heart:
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional
Indeed she is... not sure my pencils really did her justice!
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ravenaudron Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's lovely. :heart:
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Multiimage Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
np...great work!
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
very good use for composition. I really snap to the beautiful face because of it! Well done
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:iconwillie51:
Willie51 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional
I need to play around with white space more often I reckon. Cheers Lon!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional
I live in a small country town making my inner urban kid is a bit rusty - so I appreciate the explanation of 'Damn, yo..' :D
Appreciate the compliments/flattery! Now, who do I make the cheque out to? ;)
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional
Thanks John - lovely you to say, particularly as you certainly seem to know your way around a pencil! Nice!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional
Thanks Willie!
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
For some reason I really enjoy the extra white space. What a gorgeous portrait.
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Maxx-Marshall Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful... At first I wanted to post, "Damn, yo..." and hope that your inner urban kid would understand the thoughts behiind the statement. Thoughts like, "Wow, Dave's just switched it up and left a whole new pack of realists in the dust." and "Do you think Dave knows he killed it? He made those arms SING!!!"... stuff like that...
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow this is really beautiful work, I love it!!!
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:iconwillie51:
Willie51 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent job!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional
Thanks Mark!
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:iconmultiimage:
Multiimage Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Beautiful .....nice work! so natural the character looks alive...amazing!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional
Thanks Sam!
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SamKC Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
fine & precious!...
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Your welcome :hug:
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional
Thank you :)
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Beautiful...
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:iconcayiika:
cayiika Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
Thanks fishburger!
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:iconcayiika:
cayiika Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is really impressive. You never cease to amaze me. :D
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
Thanks man, nice of you to say! :)
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:iconmajin88:
majin88 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
inspiring as always!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional
Thanks, thanks, thanks! :)
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:iconboykins:
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! :wow:
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional
Thanks for the thumbsup! :D
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional
Thanks Daniel, super nice of you and muchly appreciated!
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JwichmanN Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconboykins:
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey you've been featured in my da journal [link]
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labguyinwa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
agreed
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional
Thanks man! Mixing it up stops you being stale I say!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional
:D Glad you like!
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Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
fantastic stuff,ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaah,great.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional
Thanks Stefan!
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labguyinwa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Dave this why....talent shouldn't get stuck in a rut of sameness, you never do....brilliant work, as always.
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