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Untamed - Dream Traveler pen drawing by HoshisamaValmor Untamed - Dream Traveler pen drawing by HoshisamaValmor
Thanks kindly to :icondream-traveler:*Dream-traveler:icondream-traveler: for allowing me to draw his beautiful photo. I hope I didn't mess it up much.

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I will start with the end. Because I use a very cheap brand of thin paper, the consecutive layers of pen make everything look waved, and that became utterly evident in the scanner. It's not like that in the real piece.. To me, it was too striking and diverged attention from the whole picture. So I decided to take a photo with my cheap camera, and increasing the light killed it even further. Ergo, I went for the simplest and more faithful to the paper drawing. A photo.

First challenge was to choose the medium in which I'd draw: pencil or pen. But considering the high contrast and black areas of the photo, it was a topic easily overcomed with the natural choice of pen.

Likewise, after 2 days of sketching the outline in pencil, I started inking the dark contrasted parts first. Seemed like the easiest way to get interested and really engaged in finishing the work, and also to see how I would have to plan the lighter parts and the whole shadow/light play that the original photo is gorgeusly full of. And that indeed worked. It's extremely good to look at one's drawing and thing "Damn I like this".

I know I fail at anatomy and that was one of the reasons why it took me 2 days to just sketch stuff in their overall place. I tried to disguise it a bit with the pen shading later, but it's quite hard to disguise something that relevant. I hope it's not too monstrous at least. I got lazy with the background, so it took me over 3 days just to finish it.

I do love the photo and wanted to attempt to draw it, but the main reason why I did it was because my mother loved the shot.



Reference image: , model and photo by :icondream-traveler: . Do check his gallery because it's fantastic
Size: slightly smaller than A4
Time taken: almost 2 weeks, around more than 15 hours probably
Materials: slightly smaller than A4 paper, pencil with no measures and rubber for the outline sketch, 1 black BIC ballpoint pen
Music list: For All Seasons [link] and the cover of Storm (original by Vivaldi) [link] by Yanni's orchestra. If you've never listened AND watched these people playing, you simply lack an important piece of your culture. They are inspiring to say the least.
And yes, I admit I would find myself attempting to sketch at the same speed and in sync with Samvel Yervinyan's and Sayaka Katsuki's violins ^^; it's quite funny though.
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:iconshinku15:
Shinku15 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
this is awesome ! I love the detail in his body and hair ~ awesome job ! 
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
thanks a lot. I have another drawing of a photo of =Dream-traveler for a long time but I still haven't finished it, I hope I'll do it soon
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Shinku15 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I hope you  finish it soon too ! :)
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Featured in my latest journal [link] . :aww:
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
thank you kindly :aww:
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SquirrelInsomnia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing~
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
thank you, and for the fav as well
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that I like your drawing more than his photo, actually. XD There's something really emotive and grungy about it. This is fantastic. :3
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
ahah well that is quite the compliment! ;) but the original photo is always better, it's a gorgeus shot, so I'm very happy people think I've done a good work. Thank you kindly for your feedback!
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :la: Really, though, I adore this drawing. And the fact that you did it in pen, too--holy cow. XD
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poluptukha Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
well done!!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
thank you kindly
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:iconpoluptukha:
poluptukha Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
youre welcome
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mippieArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning. The energy portrait with the dynamic lighting!!! Great work!!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
thank you kindly for your words
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:iconmippieart:
mippieArt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
YOu are welcome!
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KGX347 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh girl. Why my vocabulary is so poor? This is a masterpiece. That photo is really interesting and full of emotions, your drawing is just perfectly, so beautiful, so wonderful! I can't stop staring at it. I think that the way you did the hair is simply gorgeous. And the backround looks "dynamic", so everything is more than good.
And I love your artist's description (:
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
:blush: you are far too kind, thank you so much. Yes, :icondream-traveler: 's photo is excellent, I love his gallery and I was quite thankful to be allowed to draw him. The hair was really the striking aspect of the original photo, and I was affraid I was starting to over-do the hairstrings in a way that would stop losing the detail, but I'm glad not.

lol, what's so interesting about my descriptions? Is it because of my "And yes, I admit I would find myself attempting to sketch at the same speed and in sync with Samvel Yervinyan's and Sayaka Katsuki's violins. it's quite funny though." or something else? ;)
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MmeLizzard Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
A beautiful shot, and you absolutely did it justice in your drawing. Not a single ounce of that movement was lost. You've got mad skills. :D
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
thank you so much, it's an honor to hear I did a good work to such a great photo :)
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MCR-BVB-FOB-forever Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! this is fantastic! I've tried to use pen before, and I'm ok at it....but I could never do anything like this...... *favorite*
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
thank you kindly.
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MCR-BVB-FOB-forever Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sure thing!
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abbienana Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oohhhh~ I love this. The way you used the pen is really amazing. I don't think I can do this ever.
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
thank you kindly.
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:iconfeta19:
Feta19 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good! Probably one of your best works!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
thank you so kindly :hug: it's good to hear from you!
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BlueSaint89 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow :wow: this is amazing :heart:
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
thank you so much :tighthug: means a lot coming from you
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BlueSaint89 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww::blowkiss:
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Embers Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Ah, love the hair here - the more I see of your gallery, the more I wonder what your problem with hair is. :P I think you've done justice to the beautiful ref with your drawing, and still made it your own. I'm no way an anatomy expert but there's nothing in this that would bother me. Your style allows you certain freedom and because of the strong emotion this conveys, I don't even see any reason for over-analysing it. Dark, vulnerable and strong at the same time - not so easily achieved, but you have it right there.
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
lol, there's no highlights here, so it's a lot nicer and easier to draw :) thank you so much one again for your kind words, and for point out that it transmites some emotion.
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GabrielGrob Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is very good drawing :)
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
thank you very much :)
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GabrielGrob Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
You´re welcome :)
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RaveLDG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
WOW!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I'm glad you like it, thanks for the fav too
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InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning piece, the details and shading are amazing. The hair movement/capture is my favorite part of this.
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
thank you kindly. *Dream-traveler 's image was so beautiful and captivating that I had to try to draw it, so I'm glad I made a good work.
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InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its a good thing you did because its an amazing piece!
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Indigo46 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Iḿ untamed, but Iḿ bald........ :D
It does seem more convincing with hair.....:eyepopping.
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
:XD: well yeah, hair helps creating an ambience in this and the "untamed" theme, but I'm sure bald could certainly create a cool effect too ;)
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Indigo46 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Thanks, I feel better now...:D
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FGRecords Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
very good ! :devart:
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
thank you~
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Brilliant! It's very alike! =) Damn, the photo is also awesome. O_O I wish I could have his hair.
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
thank you kindly. Yes, the photo is amazing, *Dream-traveler 's gallery is great
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7DefectiveCookies Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
This looks so amazing! I really love it and the fact that it's pen makes me love it more :D
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
thank you kindly
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