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March 14, 2013
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D50
Shutter Speed
10/800 second
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F/4.8
Focal Length
45 mm
Date Taken
Mar 14, 2013, 8:35:13 PM
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GIMP 2.6.10
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Illuminate by Lmomjian Illuminate by Lmomjian
This was an interesting piece to do. I haven't done a still life drawing for over a year, and since there are so many good drawings of lightbulbs on dA I decided to try my hand at one.

Size: A4

Time: 50 h

Materials:

-Canson Smooth Bristol board
-Tombow Mono pencil set
-Pentel 500 Graph Gear mechanical pencils, 0.3mm (H and B leads)
-Papermate Tuff Stuff eraser stick
-Leather chamois/shammy
-Sakura electric eraser
-Staedtler Mars Lumograph 7B pencil (non-reflective black pencil)
-Staedtler eraser
-Stump; cotton ball

The background was a new thing for me. In my previous pieces I produced backgrounds with chalk pastel, but as my work got more detailed I decided that I was losing too many details around the edges of the drawings. This time I used pencil. I mainly used the H and B 0.3mm mechanical pencils, blending with a variety of different tools. It was probably the most difficult part of the drawing, and since I don't put paper over my drawing while working there were a few fingerprints I had to work around. Luckily they were not hard to remove. If you are thinking of doing a smooth, gray background such as this one I would recommend building up values with many, many hard (nothing above B) strokes. The background took me around 12 hours.

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I'd like to thank ~TheMinx for providing the reference. [link]

And thank you for looking! If you have any comments or critiques I would love to hear them :-)
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Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Excellent !!!
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning to say the least!
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Always :). Such an amazing level of skill!
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:iconlmomjian:
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome.
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
outstanding!!!
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome:heart::hug:
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