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No, listen to me! by SerenaVerdeArt No, listen to me! by SerenaVerdeArt
Sooo, few of you may remember that last year I organized a sort of collaborative project called "You Sketch, I draw", in which I basically asked people to make a sketch of their choice for me to complete as an illustration...
NINE MONTHS LATER, I'm finally ready to show you my pick among all the sketches presented, which is the one done by :iconbistraja:, featuring her characters Derek and Kayleen from her novel "Blood and Gunpowder".

I actually choose the winner sketch right after the end of the project, but never really got around to start working on it until now, and I'm kinda glad I waited, since I don't know what I could have done of it last year :°°DD... but since I decided I really need to improve my perspective and backgrounds, this was a perfect way to practice!

Mechanical pencils, some copics and digital adjustment of contrast and light
You can see the process from Bistraja's idea to my preliminary sketch in my Tumblr photoset [link] or here on DA

Characters and illustration concept belong to *Bistraja
Art by me
Don't use this picture in any way without my explicit permission.


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Azeher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just amazing!
ilmarren Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The shadows in this work :heart:
Cstinne Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Verry strong! :-)
ArisenKikyou Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
This is a jarring art piece, it catches the eye.
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work, this idea was a great one!:love: I love how it ended!
touya-dono Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah god I love these characters so much!!
Bistraja Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, omg, omg! *-* I can't belive you chose my sketch! :la: *flails all over the place* My heart stopped when I saw the thumbnail and realised what it was, haha! xD You really did a marvellous job with it! The perspective and background is fantastic, you really got it. And as always you get the textures right, the wood really looks like wood and the you can tell apart the different textiles :D
All the details in their clothes and Kayleen's hair looks so stunning, and don't get me started on the light! *__*
Thank you so much for chosing my sketch and making this! I love to bits! :tighthug:
And now I'm gonna stare at this forever. Ktxbai.
DiscreetMemories Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I wanna do that!O.O
dragondoodle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is awesome! Great job on the angles and body language :nod:
NonieR Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Wow! That's an amazingly powerful piece--in concept, layout, and every single detail. Most striking: The claustrophobic narrow way, the light and shadow, and her squarely sane and fragile opposition to his massive, off-center force and rage-blind gaze.

I do believe this is your best work ever, and that's saying a lot.

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