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April 26, 2005
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Captured Gaze by genni Captured Gaze by genni
Medium: graphite
Tools: Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite pencils (HB-8B), kneaded eraser, illustration board, tissue paper
Size: 11X14"
Time: 7-8 hrs
Description: This is a drawing done from a combination of two photos I took of my sister and I. I really wanted to 'capture the viewers gaze' by creating an intense focus on the eyes. The title is a play on words in a sense. The gaze of my sister and I is essentially captured by the camera and then captured through my pencils, but hopefully our gaze, in turn, captures all of your gazes as well. I had fun with this one, the illustration board surface was pain and the camera didn't accurately pick up the correct shading tonal values so it's a bit warped compared to the original, but I'm happy with it.

You can see a WIP of this in my scraps as well
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4mel1e Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This looks like a photograph!
ejicvtumane Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Wow! That's just great)
KASHAfrica Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I was staring at the eyes for like an hour wondering why I suck so much at eyes compared to and then I saw the scarf and then I started hating you :)... but seriously this is really amazing
Sarahh94 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Love it. The scarf looks so real! At first glance I thought it was a photo. Nicely done.
r4ng3-hustle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the scarf is so awesome, the rest of the drawing aswell... but i find it more difficult to make a scarf look realistic than a person..

jpfeasy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
LaediOfArt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
4 years ago... WHERE R U MANN ?!!! i hope ur ok cuz man I would LOVE 2 see some recent stuff that u've been working on. ur work is FAB!!
your work is amazing- i had to enlarge the images to check if they were photographs or drawings, because the detail in the drawings is so spectacular!
THEteamkidd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
I must say,Without a doubt.YOU Are the best artist I have seen on DA.
666thSystemOfChaos Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wow even fullsize it looks like a photo... kinda like u took a photo and added filters with gimp r somethin.... (thats a compliment btw) very nice....
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