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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. :^)
lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really happy to read such lovely comment!:aww:
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 :-)
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.:)
subhankar-biswas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
lightrainbow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate it.))
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? :)

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!))
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 :(
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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