Great job. I love the shading techniques, and I hope that everyone saying that you "copied" this realizes that you used stock as reference, which is completely fine, and you shaded on your own, and everything else. I love it-- you're very talented!~
I did actually draw this back in 2000 using either an HB or 2B pencil on heavyweight paper based on photo reference.
I scanned it in 2001 so i could submit it and the scanning process gave it the mild sort of sepia tone it has which I preferred to the black and white original. In 2002 I made some minor alterations to increase the dark in the dark areas and I changed the shadow behind the jawbone.
Violent-RainbowFeatured By OwnerJan 22, 2014Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry to hear there's gossip going on about your art
that's not good..
I just didn't want to be rude to anyone... I never even saw anyone else upload this drawing. plus, why in the world would a staff member upload a drawing they didn't make? maybe it's kinda like a game of 'telephone', where one person tells someone else something and they hear it or perceive it wrong.
They don't do a good job making sure art isn't stolen. While this isn't stolen, this admin let a traced image go just, because the person who traced colored it differently, an made a different hair style. Everything matched line for line, but tracing is accepted on DA. So if I went into your gallery right now, traced something and posted it as a different color with something ever so slightly altered this good sir would not mind at all =3 It's pretty awesome really, we get to trace and claim stuff as our own on this site ^_^
Violent-RainbowFeatured By OwnerJan 17, 2014Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah.. hmm that's not good he would do something like that... do you know who really drew this picture? Maybe he'll take down the picture if the person who made it asks him politely. I had someone trace my art and when I asked the person to take it down they did lol