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Self portrait. Renaissance style.

Not because I like myself so much (in fact, I really don't like taking / sharing photos of myself).
No. It's because all the artists from back in the day used to make self portraits. I really admire their devotion for art! :eager:


Inspired by Study for the Head of a Girl by Leonardo da Vinci.


About my drawing:
:bulletblack: No erasing.
:bulletblack: One 0.3mm HB pencil
:bulletblack: Single pencillines only.
:bulletblack: Same technique as what they used 500 years ago!


I am not sure if it is finished or not. I want to keep the old Renaissance feeling of the drawing.
Until I have found a silverpoint to work with, I will keep using digital vintage layers to make my drawings look old.


Anyway, I used my own photo that I took a few weeks ago for fellow artists.


And now... I'm going back to work with one of my 1906409832509 unfinished drawings. Yay!

Cheers! :heart:
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:iconroy75:
Roy75 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Nod 
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MockingjayHallows7 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
at first i thought this was Anna from Mr Nobody
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Dsfunk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! no erasing?! thats talent! liked it a lot!
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huiqing22 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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LittleAngel324 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are lovely. I would love to draw like you do, it's absolutely stunning! The patience it must take to use such precision is more than I could probably bear. LOVE.Here's a kiss for you, my love! 
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Check-Mate1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my god! This is soooo amazing, can't believe you did it without erasing. You are so talented.
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DarkxNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww, you look sad D:

And younger x3
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WhollyJeff Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! I don't mean to be intrusive, but I think you'll find that doing at least one self portrait a year will be very valuable. When you have twenty or so to look at, you'll be able to remember each place you were. Thanks for sharing with us all.
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a very clever idea, but it would become an obligation, if you know what I mean :)
Besides, I don't feel very comfortable drawing myself again anyway ^^;
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WhollyJeff Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Humph. Do it anyway. If you don't, you'll wish you had. The things that are uncomfortable make you grow. Besides, you'll never be in need of a model if you use yourself.
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slayerchick303 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I am so impressed by this. You really did capture the style of Renaissance self portraiture. The fact that you didn't erase anything either makes it all the more wonderful. I'm horrible at drawing at all, but drawing myself is even more difficult in my opinion because the way we see ourselves differs from our physical appearance sometimes, but I think you did a fabulous job. :hug:


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Shaleco Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love Renaissance style drawings!!
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PapaJoJones Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Bravo! Great! I am so inspired. Keep your Light shining.
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh you are cute...
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
oh... :blushes: well, thank you!
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And of course supertalented. Your pencil work is amazing...
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're too kind Kerem :thanks:
And, of course, I can say the same about you. Your art is beautiful. Fantastic photography :heart:
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It means a lot when comes from an artist with your caliber :aww: If I hear those kind of words everyday... :superman:
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BladeWithin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very beautiful!~I love your eyes and hair *U*
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ^___^
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BladeWithin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome ^U^ :hug:
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RCUVyo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
awesome
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Ashencz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I ask what paper is this? :) Really wanted to buy this but didn't know where to look :(
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I added the vintage layer in Photoshop :) but the original drawing was sketched on white paper which I got from *naturalshocks
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Ashencz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's an ugly secret you've got there :-D You can't imagine how long I've searched for something like that :-D Thanks!
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ahaha, I normally add it to the description of my drawings, but forgot to do it this time :)
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diana-scribbles Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. I can't believe you can achieve such accurate proportions without erasing! Damn you and your talent! :shakefist:
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Arafinwe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
oh, nic, this is so gorgeous. and so are you.
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ULTIMEGA100 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Damn ... Not only is this drawing well done (as usual) But you are so cute !
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! And interesting. Love the clothes design.
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Whakeena Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, thats alot of unfinished drawings. and youre gorgeous! :) if i may say so
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Emazon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Beauitully done
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Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it does instantly show the renaissance influence. my favorite period of art history :heart: beautiful. leonardo was a genius, you're not far from it either :rofl:

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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely :aww:
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Mutemouia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been featured in my journal here : [link] :aww:
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luthor112 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Awesomeness! :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. :D
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AineReally Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
You remember me of Milo Manara's pinups (hope you don't mind). Great work, anyway!
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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adamnitin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you beautiful!
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Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
you look great :)
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty Pretty! Love the pencil strokes.
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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davejas777 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Wonderful work!
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great!! :D:D
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, my friend! :D
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bjarav Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
No erasing o.0
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Looks and talent. :)
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent =)
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