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Don't hide from the reality by lightrainbow Don't hide from the reality by lightrainbow
In my drawing practice I got used to use only black, grey and white. But I always wanted to try colors. I don't know why, but I'm afraid of them. When I saw this reference, at once this idea came to my mind. I like the combination of color accents and black/white.
So this is also my first experience (did I say that I like to experiment?:)) with using colors in drawing. This was really difficult, especially when I have to turn my attention from one color to another. I need more practice.
I'm really proud of this drawing, because I wonder how she was becoming alive step by step. These eyes are just looking through your soul. It makes me want to say: "Don't hide from the reality...".

I used:
- reference picture - the cover of the magazine "Vokrug sveta" № 2 2009;
- my imagination;
- regular and mechanical graphite pencils, graphite stick, coloured pencils;
- kneadable eraser;
- q-tips, blending sticks, cotton puds;
- Fabriano Accademia drawing paper A4.

Time: 15 hours.
Size: 21x22,5 cm.
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Svetlana ~ I think this is my favorit in your gallery. I love the bright green color of her hijab next to the B&W of her skin. Very visually stimulating. Exquisite detail and quite stunning. :^)
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really happy to read such lovely comment!:aww:
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s-w-a-z-e Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good. The color enhance your drawing. Don't be afraid of color. It's so much fun playing with them ;-)

I went also throught the step of using only black and white and i got the chance to meet somebody who challenged me using color. And he was right :-)
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:iconlightrainbow:
lightrainbow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for your support! Now I also like colour and like using it, even if I don't use it so often. I'm drawing by watercolours at my drawing classes and really having fun.:)
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subhankar-biswas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
fantastic!
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:iconlightrainbow:
lightrainbow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate it.))
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skeroro Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sometimes draw black and white with another color (you used green !) like you! It's a very interesting effect, isn't it? :)

+fav!
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it's great addition to usual b/w drawing.))
I saw your drawings and I like how you draw on the black paper. Didn't you use another colour paper?

Thank you so much!))
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skeroro Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
only 2 of the drawings are made in white paper, all the others are drawn in black paper (Fabriano).. very hard to find here in Spain :(
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It's strange that Fabriano is rare in Spain. It's italian paper and I thought that it's popular in your country.
I only once tried to draw on the black paper ("Lullaby for you") and it's also was Fabriano black paper.)))
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SimpleSmile13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Очень необычно! Глаза действительно замечательные. И зелёный цвет здесь очень гармоничен. Работа цепляет, спасибо Вам за неё :)
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:iconlightrainbow:
lightrainbow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ко мне можно на "ты", даже нужно.)))
Тебе спасибо за столь приятные слова, для меня это очень важно, потому что именно на этом рисунке я почувствовала свой прогресс. И я рада, что рисунок не оставляет равнодушным.)))
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SimpleSmile13 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
:hug: мне очень нравится, как ты рисуешь :) Буду ждать новых работ
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Спасибо!)) Буду стараться и дальше радовать.;)
:hug:
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aurelia-acc Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really a great portrait, Svetlana :thumbsup:
And color is such a great addition here.
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!)))
I'm very glad that you like it.;)
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aurelia-acc Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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Anna999 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! Nice details, especially the hand :D
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate it a lot, because this drawing means to me much.)))
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aixado Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
beautiful work!!
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:iconlightrainbow:
lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!))
Especially it's very pleased to here from such excellent artist as you.:aww:
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aixado Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
it's a pleasure !!:hug:thanks for your nice words. I like so much your work!!:iconrbyw:
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Once more thank you! :blush: :cuddle:
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aixado Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
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Aniren Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Very nicely done! Good idea to blend in colours with B&W :)
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!))
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Aniren Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
You´re welcome :)
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!!!!!
:omg:
This is beautiful dear!!!
Amazingly you mixed up the colours and the black & white...
Especially, her eyes, fingers, the cheek where the finger was pressed, it is as realistic as the real cheeks.. also the hair...
wonderfully done...
Really a tedious job, but you had done it in style...
:hug::blowkiss::rose:
"Crazy Joe on my Bujji"
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:iconlightrainbow:
lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Joe!))):hug:
I'm very glad that you liked this portrait, especially because I wasn't absolutely sure that it'll turn out good. This green is very specific here.))
But in spite of everything it took me not so many time and it wasn't so difficult for me as I expect.))
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yes Of course dear, it was wonderful, and i said the colour combination was unusual and out of the world..
:hug:
Am surprised that you took less time to finish off compared to the time you expected..
Oh No.. For me it looks very difficult, you grooming up very well in terms of drawing, thats why it wasnt difficult...
Am sure the next work would be something different...
Now we can expect different type of works from you...
You always successful in experimenting...
:cuddle:
I wish you all the best...
:blowkiss::heart::rose:
"Crazy Joe on my Bujji"
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
So I could astonish you, didn't I?))))
I think that it's because of paper, it was easy to blend on it.)) So I could put all my attention on drawing details.
Joe, do you know such good words (I don't know who told them): "People like to be wondered, but at something customary".))) So I have to be careful in experimenting.;)
Thank you very much, Joy! :blowkiss:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yes Of course dear, not because you are not capable of, but it was more of a professional touch...
:hug:
AM SO GLAD FOR THAT...

No, I didn't know about those good words...
I want you to be successful while experimenting...
I understand how difficult to experiment also...

Its always my pleasure to exclaim or admire your works...
"Crazy Joe on my Bujji"
:heart::blowkiss::rose:
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Joe, I hope that now I'm also in your favourite artist list.:D
:hug:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Very soon, i will update a journal, you are in top of my list...
:hug:
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Joe, I was just joking!:D But if you really consider like this, I'm very-very pleased.))) It's very kind of you.;) :hug:
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madeOFcoffee Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
ммм обожаю, когда графит разбавляют еще каким-нибудь ярким цветом )) очень нравится
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Большое тебе спасибо!)))
Я тоже очень люблю цветовые акценты в графите, поэтому и решила попробовать. Уверена, это будет не последний опыт.))
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AncientDreamcolletor Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Какие глаза пронзительные... замечательно.
Немного необычно смотрится тут зеленый цвет, но он скорее плюс. Потому что лично меня он сбивает с толку и дает ощущение легкой паники, а взгляд женщины ее только подчеркивает.
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Спасибо за то, что делишься своими впечатлениями.)) Мне это важно.
Да, глаза в этом рисунке - моя отдельная гордость. Мне хотелось наполнить их эмоциями.)))
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Myra-S Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Hey, I featured your beatiful work of art here in my journal. If you want me to take it down just let me know.
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm so pleased.)))
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Eugial Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
кстати сразу вспомнила вокруг света )
очень понравился рисунок. особенно тень на щеке такая правдоподобная
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Просто я очень люблю этот журнал и не смогла удержаться, увидев фотографию на обложке.))
Большое спасибо!)))
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