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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 Jun 19, 2012
ya still got it !
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks :XD:
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mikeymikeny Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
welcome !
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draweverywhere Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice drawing!
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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NatashaErdeiDrawings Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it looks very good.
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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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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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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:
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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 Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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sandeepthapar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice....smudging could have been better...nonetheless gr8 work :)
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, I tried :XD:
Maybe next time! :D
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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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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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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 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks :la:
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:iconnero-dls:
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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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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:iconanne4:
anne4 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
It's really good! I'm kinda used with paper but I cannot drawn something like this =s
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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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CarolineRaquel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i love portraits like these!
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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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Tamster224 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! This is fantastic! :D <3
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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zelaznostopy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! I know this guy! :O
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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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zelaznostopy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O

Aw... OK! :D I think I know him! ;P
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Kaos-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, welcome back to traditional art :D Awesome work! :D
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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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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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dvn225 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
How is digital art not art? It even has art in its name...

Anyway, this is a well-done piece! I especially love the detail around the eyes! Some of the details are a little off, but then again, his face is tilted a bit so I'll let that slide.

Overall awesome! And impressive digital work too! :D
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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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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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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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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 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:nod:
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m17qt17 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
very very good work here
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you're all forgiven for choosing Will, of course ;) . But I find it interesting to notice that you haven't been unaffected by the comment of that moron, the other day... A matter of one's own pride and sensibility, I guess — wouldn't blame you on that, quite the contrary as he deserves a big slap in the face. Did you want to reassure yourself that you are a complete artist? ;) You are to me, no doubt on that. (And for us all, too, which I'm certain.) It's about passion, sweat, time and patience, what you put in a work that makes it art. You're even such a hardcore artist that you've done the texture work by hand :D .
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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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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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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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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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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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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?


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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for exploding my brain :laughing:
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Hennesey Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Heat!
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ROBERT DE NIRO!!!!!!!
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