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.:Surrounded:. by Cataclysm-X .:Surrounded:. by Cataclysm-X
Commissioned for Christmas :xmas: by
:iconbreakdancingbob:

Thank you Amber :heart:!


This was a fun project to work on. I haven't drawn a lot of children in my drawing career, and this was a nice challenge! I really like the way it came out :)


Not much to say actually. I'm celebrating my birthday at the moment. I got a whole bunch of A-MA-ZING coloured pencils!
Wait... I should get back to my visitors, lol! :cake:



Stuff I used:
  • 2H, H, HB, B, 2B 0.5mm mechanical pencils

  • tissue for blending

  • tortillion for blending the details

  • reference image

  • Pergamos Skizzenblock A4 sized paper

  • Time spent: can't remember, I drew this back in November!



    P.S.: I'll be posting something very unusual in my gallery soon. Ôôôhh... what will it be!
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    :iconxcesskinavira:
    xcesskinavira Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Really good! It seems as if his right ear is more detailed than the left a smidgen.
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    :iconjerinian:
    jerinian Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Good day! May i ask if you could somehow teach me or give some pointers on how to shade properly. Thanks in advance :dance: i like this portrait!
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    :iconjuststarted36:
    Juststarted36 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
    Great done :)
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    :iconthesignmaker:
    TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
    very well done, I love drawing children cause they have the most amazing eyes...
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    :iconserennac:
    serennac Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PHOTO! :faint: Amazing, and sooooo cuuute!
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    :iconzeeenon:
    zeeenon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
    This is crazy
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    :iconcindysart:
    CindysArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
    Omg!!!! You are so talent and so good!!! I love your work!!! This is so cute and so well done!!! :clap:
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    :iconjlaramie:
    jlaramie Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Impressive!
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    :iconjustins-girl:
    justins-girl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
    OMG, he's adorable! :heart:
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    :iconmarianne-art-world:
    Marianne-Art-World Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
    GODDD!! it's amazing !!
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    :iconsileaux:
    Sileaux Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
    How do you create such a wonderfully blended background like that? When I try, it never looks right, and always looks smudgy and blotchy. Do you use a tortillion or something?
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    :iconclairecollyer:
    ClaireCollyer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
    This is :faint: :wow: you have a wonderful talent and i am looking forward to seeing what you come up with next! :glomp:
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    :iconpencil-stencil:
    Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    this is unbelievably cute ^^ :)
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    :iconkoolkitty752:
    koolkitty752 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    I feel like I'm looking at a photograph every time I look at this. The contrast of light and shadow is just done so well...
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    :icondick216:
    Dick216 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
    WOW! Amazing and Great work. I love it.
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    :iconladytorono:
    LadyTorono Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
    So realistic- this is fantastic! :D
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    :iconshe-rocks:
    She-Rocks Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
    Beautiful and a nice work! I like a lot his expression and looking... so cute and adorable... And the texture of his clothes is great!!! :D Congratulations once again!
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    :iconstargate4ever23:
    stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Amazing work, especially on the shading! :clap:
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    :icongeminilycapricorn:
    GeminilyCapricorn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
    Love your drawings :D
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    :iconblackfire-dragon:
    Blackfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
    such a sweet and cute expression on his face:love: and it all looks so real!!:omfg:
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    :iconlorelai82:
    Lorelai82 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
    aw that looks so cute and it´s very well drawn :)
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
    thank you :glomp:
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    :iconlorelai82:
    Lorelai82 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
    welcome :cuddle:
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    :iconmewmewmizuno:
    MewMewMizuno Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
    It's kinda weird to me: my grandfather passed away a few weeks ago, and I wrote a poem for him. And the title of the poem is 'Surrounded'. So to me, this drawing is special.

    By the way, it looks really awesome!
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    :iconastarlen:
    Astarlen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009   Photographer
    where does the title come from?
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    :iconsykotifachan:
    sykotifachan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
    AHH How could I miss this?!? this is soooooo cute!!
    I really truly aspire to draw like you someday <333
    :3~ now that I started art school I been given the materials and starting art class hope it helps me become as amazing someday X3~
    *squeals* fav :3
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    :iconherhighnesskushina:
    herhighnesskushina Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
    Oh my freaking gosh, this is insane! How do you do it? I could never shade like that (I always shade too light) and I'm terrible with hair; I usually do it strand by strand instead of shading so it always looks kind of flat. Any pointers?
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    :iconyaminayugineatema:
    YaminaYugineAtema Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
    no wai..
    jij vierde je verjaardag ook de 28ste?! toevallig!! :D
    ehm, hier kwam ik niet voor..^^;
    maar waar ik wel voor kwam heeft de rest toch al gezegt....^^;
    maar vooruit, het meisje [tis een meisje toch?] staat er mooi op zo ook wegens het licht achter het kindje :)
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    :iconinuyashakid28:
    InuYashakid28 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
    b-e-a-utiful
    again the eyes amaze me like crazy!!!
    love it and adore it =]
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    :iconpegahoul:
    Pegahoul Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
    totally cute!
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    :icongertxxx:
    gertxxx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
    Mooi dat licht rondom het kereltje
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
    haha dank je
    het is een meisje trouwens ;)
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    :iconcyrionb:
    CyrionB Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
    How precious -- the model and the art!
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
    Thank you!!! :)
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    :iconemilyahedrick:
    Emilyahedrick Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    wow.. I thought this was a photo from the thumbnail :jawdrop: awesome work
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    :iconcataclysm-x:
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
    aww thank you so much!
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    :iconemilyahedrick:
    Emilyahedrick Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    welcome :D
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    :iconmeggy-sj:
    Meggy-SJ Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
    It´s perfect, I wish I could draw like you one day! :clap:
    Have you studied too much?
    :hug:
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    :iconanimeartist67:
    animeartist67 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
    you are truly an inspiration.... this is amazing! i really want to draw like you!
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    :iconcapnjamestkirk:
    CapnJamesTKirk Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
    stunning, it looks like a photo
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    :iconchibi-tri-edge:
    Chibi-Tri-Edge Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
    woow, die ogen...echt betoverend :D
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    :icononeiromancernjv:
    OneiromancerNJV Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
    This is nothing less than a miracle of human ability.
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    :iconthali-n:
    thali-n Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    You've captured such a sincere and innocent look in his eyes .. it's an incredibly beautiful portrait ♥
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    :iconscheherazadenerai:
    scheherazadenerai Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009   Digital Artist
    The lighting on this is amazing. Great skin tones as usual :)
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    :icon2753productions:
    2753Productions Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
    Incredible! :wow::faint: the eyes! wow!
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    :iconsmileysmell:
    smileysmell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    sweet child :aww: nice captured :clap:
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    :iconshdwdancr:
    shdwdancr Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
    Wow, this is really amazing. I think the haloed background was a great choice and adds to the overall innocence of the work. :clap:
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    :iconwacko77:
    wacko77 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
    Amazing! ^^
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    :iconnonam:
    nonam Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    wow :wow:
    echt fantastisch :clap:
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    :icontwilightbutterflies:
    TwilightButterflies Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
    ok, your artwork + small cute child.

    that equals obvious love.
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