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Sep 6, 2007, 1:57:59 PM
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Asmi and Monkey Uncle by RTyson Asmi and Monkey Uncle by RTyson
This is a drawing for my friend :iconshivluvzmusic: I have drawn it as a gift to welcome him to the UK as he has just arrived here to study. He told me he was really going to miss his little niece Asmi, who calls him Monkey Uncle :giggle: and showed me her picture...so I drew it for him.

It took me around 24 hours, I think.

WIP 1 [link]
WIP 2 [link]
WIP 3 [link]
WIP 4 [link]
WIP 5 [link]

Stats A4 Bristol Board
2H, HB wood pencils and HB, 3B & 4B mechanical pencils

I struggled a bit getting a half decent photo, but you lot already know how they never look as good anyway so I wont fret....as long as the original looks okay to Shiv when he gets it. :)
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:iconconworth:
conworth Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!! I recognised him straight away!!! What a fab job Ruth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet it looks fabulous in real life. I just bet it does. @_@
Anyway, it looks good enough here! Your work is so intricate... eep. I love the way you render blacks, like the hair, while retaining a depth and volume to them, so they're not too distracting from paler areas.
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Buble Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ruth !! this is fantastic!! :clap: Im so happy for Shiv that you made this for him.... and that I finally got around to 'meeting' you here, Shiv has metioned your name in the course of the months, but I never thought to ask him who you are here (silly me!! ) anway you got big tallent my friend!! super!!! :clap: :winner: :love: it :dance: :hug:
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:iconlivneeson:
livneeson Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
it looks excellent :D
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
thanks liv!
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:iconlivneeson:
livneeson Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
you're welcome :)
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:iconshivluvzmusic:
Shivluvzmusic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I m finally able to comment on this :dance: as days go by this s starting to mean a lot to me :hug: gee i wanna tell your watchers that thi is 100000000000000000 times better in real life. I really could nt make out any pencil lines anywhere in it :#1:
Ah btw I went to St.Andrews today , with the italian girl of course ;) bloody hell yeah :D
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Yay Shiv!! I'm so happy that you like it so much! :boogie: can't wait 'til you visit with your drawings. :hug:
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:iconshivluvzmusic:
Shivluvzmusic Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeahmaybe in a couple of weeks for sure..my life s a mess now :O will take a few more days to settle in.
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:iconjotariona:
jotariona Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
fantastic!! ^^
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the title and this beautiful drawing certainly lives up to the title in charm and delight. Brilliantly done.
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:iconnsmoerebroet:
NSmoerebroet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so sweet! I love their expressions :D
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:iconbazookabubblegum:
bazookabubblegum Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
it looks more than ok...it looks great!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
what a beautiful gift :clap:
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
thank you Katerina! :D
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:icontsartwork:
tsartwork Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Beautiful!!
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
thanks!
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:iconartizd:
artizd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007   Traditional Artist
Beautiful finish Ruth! I like the details on her little t- shirt and of both of their expressions. I'm sure there'll be tears of joy...
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
thanks Dina. I'm looking forward to hearing from him when he gets it :)
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Arkade89mcr Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
wowerz!!!
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
:D
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:iconargentinian-queen:
argentinian-queen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww shiv!!! he will love it for sure! what a good friend you are!
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Yay for Shiv!!! thanks Nadia :hug:
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:iconbonerhole:
bonerhole Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Very impressive! :clap:
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
thanks boney. :D
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:iconbonerhole:
bonerhole Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
LoL No prob!
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
nothing to fret here, looks so perfect to me, such details for pencil work, amazing :)
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
thanks J.O. :)
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome, always :)
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
:hug:
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:iconsimzzzz:
Simzzzz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Loooooooking great ruth as usual ! and what a great present he will love it,
very kind of you

infact if I can think of a good enough excuse can I get a drawing ? please ? I am off to the shops tommorrow and will be gone for at least half an hour does that deserve one ????
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Thanks Simon!

hmm... let me see....half an hour shopping?...not quite moving half way around the world on your own now, is it? I've got an idea...you do me...and I'll do you!!! when you've got a spare mo...maybe about 15-20 years?!
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EuroFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
I'm sure he's absolutely going to love it, this is a really thoughtful gift to give him. I have a quick question for you... how do you keep the really dark areas of graphite from becoming really 'reflective'? I find that, whenever I try to use it and get to a dark spot, it gets a horrible shine to it. I absolutely hate the glare of the light hitting it, since you can't really see the picture anymore, so I'm wondering if you have any tricks that you use? I've been told that just layering the graphite is a way to go, or to use a workable fixative (mind you, I haven't tested that method yet) but in the end it just doesn't seem to become as dark as I want it.
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Thanks :)

I'm afraid I don't really know, this does have some shine, especially on the hair. I find that if I want my blacks really black then layering doesn't work, the softest pencil needs to go straight onto the paper. Spraying with fixative does help a little by diffusing some of the light, but not completely. I took the photo of this before I sprayed it. I have a method for taking photos to eliminate the shine. I photo them in a room with two windows so the light source isn't from one place and I put my drawing upright on a wheelie chair and move it around the room so that it is between the light sources but not facing them (if you know what I mean) then keep my camera parallel to the paper and keep taking shots, with the flash off, adjusting the position if I see any shine. I've pretty much got the hang of it now in that I know roughly the position of the chair for the best photo. :)
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:iconeurofoxx:
EuroFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Ah ok, good to know that I'm not goind something totally wrong then. :D Thanks so much for the info!
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Stars-Go-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist
It tirned out beautifully! Great job :thumbsup:
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
thank you!
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Stars-Go-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist
No problem :D
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
There is a tendency with your work to look for technically perfect images, mainly due to your heightened proficiencies in art, particularly with pencil drawings. That would be a mistake here, as I can see that you drew this with your heart, and rather than approaching it as a technical objective, you came at it with caring eyes. And that is what shows here. Caring eyes. It is at once a blissful piece and a lovely gift well worth waiting for.
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Thank you Denis...I did indeed approach this differently...I was sneakings and just used a pic Shiv once linked me to as I wanted to see his reaction when he first realised I was drawing one for him...had it been planned, it would have not been as much fun for me.
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:iconerikasxoxo:
erikasxoxo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
It looks beautiful! Oh, he's going to love it!!! You did an excellent job :+fav: !
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Thanks Erika....he phoned me today :dance: , he's a bit tired from such a long journey....he asked about his picture and when I said it was finished he said he might go to an internet-cafe tonight to look at it, but I said maybe he should get some sleep.
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erikasxoxo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Yeah, airplane rides tend to drain out your energy :yawn: ... :( But he can always check tomorrow, right? ;)
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
:nod: they do....yep it'll still be here, I was thinking of sending it to Shiv before I uploaded to dA but I think he's looking forward to seeing it so I wont make him wait for the postman. :)
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:iconerikasxoxo:
erikasxoxo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Yeah, i bet he's dying to see it :D
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:iconcrhino:
crhino Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
I bet he'll be well chuffed with it. Nice gift. :D
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Thanks Dave. :D
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:iconsimplyacat:
SimplyACat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work :heart:
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
thank you
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Dabull04 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Stunning what more can you say and i bet he has a tear or two in his eye's when he gets this :)
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