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Portrait on PAPER by Sheridan-J Portrait on PAPER by Sheridan-J
Traditional Art .....Wtf is that?? Haha.

So, a few days ago, I had a brief run in with a "Digital Art is Not Art" type of person (on another art site) and it certainly got me interested (and wondering).

It's been nearly 7 years since I made a piece of finished art on paper with pens and pencils before I took up digital, and I wanted to see how I would do with it now. I figured it's like riding a bike. :lol:

And I'm not kidding, I actually had trouble drawing/shading lines and just being able to USE the pencil. I'm so used to "drawing" with a stylus and looking at my monitor that I couldn't accurately get the pencil in the right spot. It took a couple of hours into the piece (and a few warm-up scribbles) to get my hand back into it (Kinda like drawing with your opposite hand, but with your good hand).

Really, really weird :O

So here we are. Doing Traditional Art. :lol:

I'm also sorry that I couldn't think of anyone else to draw. It's the only face I know how to draw these days :laughing: It was either him or Dr House.

A4
HB, 2H, 4B and 6B were the only pencils I could find.
And an eraser.
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:iconmikeymikeny:
mikeymikeny Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
welcome !
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks :XD:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmikeymikeny:
mikeymikeny Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
ya still got it !
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:icondraweverywhere:
draweverywhere Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice drawing!
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NatashaErdeiDrawings Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it looks very good.
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:iconfridasofi:
FridaSofi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how it is, when you pic up a pencil and just can think one thing: HOW?
And this happens just after a month or so to me :c
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:
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:iconzaishe5757:
zaishe5757 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
its like i have to favorite each and every item of yours in your gallery!
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconmefispolar:
Mefispolar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
W.A.O.H.
Amaxing.
:hugs:
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, I tried :XD:
Maybe next time! :D
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:iconsandeepthapar:
sandeepthapar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice....smudging could have been better...nonetheless gr8 work :)
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cc-cyborg Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Wow this is still really incredible, I wouldn't be able to tell you're not used to traditional art by looking at this. You're really amazing!
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:iconhyo-ikitsuky:
Hyo-Ikitsuky Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks :la:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Check out the work of `Cataclysm-X. She has some pretty good tips and tutorials :D
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:iconhyo-ikitsuky:
Hyo-Ikitsuky Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student General Artist
I want to draw like this... I'm just begining and I'm having problemas with the lighting xd
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Nero-DLS Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
am going to draw him to al let you know dont it :)
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:iconjamseye:
JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I could be of any help ;) .
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for exploding my brain :laughing:
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmmmyeah... Let's sort this out one at a time. The equation is simple. First you needn't worry if you procrastinate, it's quite normal. By the way... if you think of it, procrastinating is an awful waste of energy while you need to just be lazy. In the meantime you've realized you can't do both at the same time, haven't you? Both are incompatible and mutually exclusive.

So next is to persuade yourself you actually *want* to be lazy, which should stop you from procrastinating — at least while you're working at it since that'll distract you from procrastinating, oh, unless you can do more than one thing at a time but let's just suppose you don't, will we, it'll be easier for the demonstration.

That *will* take quite a bit of time. So finally being used to spend all your time trying to convince yourself you want to be lazy, you'll end up doing just that, which is in the end quite the same as not doing much else, right? And by the way you'll realize that you are just lazy and don't care about the rest. Cured.

Quod erat demonstrandum.

Am I making sense?


:crazy:
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meissa2112 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
funny enough,now that I grabbed the color pencils the wacom seems difficult! :fork:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:nod:
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I feel terrible if I have a lazy day and get nothing done, but at the same time, I am a horrible procrastinator, so I'm kinda screwed there! :lol:
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natesaint Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Writer
What.

Well, I guess you showed that guy up.
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foxspectra Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Perfect *--* good work
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:iconjamseye:
JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
> and not feel guilty about being unproductive [...]
:rofl:

Bwahahaha! Love that! [I wouldn't say it's been a long time I'm being unproductive but I don't feel any remorse at all since... oh, a long ago ;) .]

> I guess I should thank him for inspiring me! :laughing:
Better off thanking yourself for being such a wise-ass ;) .
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dvn225 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's actually a pretty good comeback :lol:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I tell you what though, it was a really nice change :D

I sometimes get pains in my back or legs from being on the computer for hours at a time (I swear it feels like a few minutes on some nights haha) so it was great to take my work out of the office and curl up on the sofa and watch TV with the sketchbook in my lap and my lunch beside me and not feel guilty about being unproductive :lol:

I guess I should thank him for inspiring me! :laughing:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You can argue with them all day, and they still won't budge :no:. But if you go by their logic (the computer does the work for you) you can just as easily say "The 6B pencil does the work for YOU" which usually leaves them a little gobsmacked :lol:
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zelaznostopy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O

Aw... OK! :D I think I know him! ;P
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dvn225 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Have they even TRIED using a mouse + MS Paint? It's almost impossible to create anything without special skill (and I HAVE seen some great MSPaint-work before).

It's not cheating... they're just jealous of your skill!

And I love detail too, although I primarily use pen :P
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny to consider that the comment he made had just the opposite effect: instead of being deeply affected you took it as a challenge in the end, demonstrating how wrong such idiots are.

«What doesn't kill me makes me stronger...»
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de-vin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, hope so, it'd be an neat little project, I'm sure a lot of artists of both persuasions would find interesting! :) thanks for replying.
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Kaos-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, not the best return to pencil work then :D
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MatthewZikry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Tell me about it :)
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) I used a little grid to get the proportions right, but just keep practicing :D
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Me too! I just worship the artists like *TortilloN and `Cataclysm-X :la:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ummm, Prison Break, The Dark Knight, Date Night, Armageddon, Blades of Glory, Entourage, Black Hawk Down, Drive Angry- to name a few :lol:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, I think I got a little blister in my index finger from the pencil. Ahhh the good old days :lol:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Some people consider Digital to be Cheating, Easy or that the computer does all the work for you and it has no imagination/soul/whatever that makes art "Art"<-- Whatever that is :lol:

But thank you! I'm a sucker for detail, and it really is quite tricky with a pencil :D
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
What he said didn't phase me (I didn't even understand his language to begin with :giggle:) because I see it all the time- especially on websites that support Digital Art yet appeal more to Traditional Artists (*cough [link] *cough*).
I guess you can say he inspired me to look back to my roots as an artist :XD:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ROBERT DE NIRO!!!!!!!
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yus :)
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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