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Photographer's Niece by mmuch Photographer's Niece by mmuch
I decided to draw a photo of my grandma, her uncle Celestyn, who was a photographer, and several old cameras (they are beautiful, aren't they? :heart:). The photo was taken in Rzeszów, on 3rd of May 1940.
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I am proud of this drawing. It took me really long time to draw this. I focused on every single detail, I especially wanted to draw the cameras well.

I submited this drawing once today but I decided to delete it because of my grandmother's face. It was the hardest thing to draw. I have just improved it and, believe me, it looks sooo much better now. I am very ashamed of the earlier version but I think this one is tolerable, even if it still isn't ideal. :P

So, after fighting with this drawing, bringing myself almost to tears (yes! I was really disappointed when I saw it as an eyesore, after spending hour after hour on this drawing :P) and drawing my grandma's face again... I can say I am proud. And I'd love to know what do you think about this work. :)
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milenkadelic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice.
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave! :heart:
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:iconmilenkadelic:
milenkadelic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi. Your great artwork has been featured in a news article for #TheFavouriteShowcase - [link]
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel very appreciated, thank you so much! :glomp:
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work :-)
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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itbeMacKenzie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!!
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave! :heart:
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itbeMacKenzie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!! :D
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ffrencii Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
I especially love the atmosphere of this drawing! It's really nice :aww:
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm very happy that you like it! :)
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:iconffrencii:
ffrencii Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Weeeelcome dear :)
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Doberlady Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Beautiful shading and detail. Produces very strong nostalgic vibe. :clap:
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you think so! Thank you. :)
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RyanXR1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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RyanXR1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
so pretty! Love all the details of the camera's :) nice work, and studying into the pieces of the camera ( I guess)

anyways, very nice work :) great shading!
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing the details was pretty fun. :) But I wouldn't have been able to draw it if I hadn't had a great reference. It's incredible how detailed old pictures are!

Thank you! :heart:
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^
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ockbaenma Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
well done!!!
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconockbaenma:
ockbaenma Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Any time :happybounce:
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SonnyStitt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awsome, well done!!!
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
A wonderful drawing and great subject!
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Elremerle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Wow! i love it a lot!!!
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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PaulyDuck Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Damm youre very talented.. not only cause you have the artistic talent..because I think it was really meaningful. Id love to do the same for them someday :] Very very nice.
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for such a nice comment! :)
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nehalsadhu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
nice detailing..
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I hope you will soon enough be in a frame of mind where you can be immensely proud of this, because you so should be!!
I most definitely believe this took you a long time, because the amount of detail you put in here is astonishing! Especially the camera's obviously got a lot of attention and blood, sweat and tears from you! ;) The result is gorgeous!
The likeness and poses of your family members are great, too.
I noticed your earlier comment on how you thought the male was too small compared with your gran. For what it's worth, I don't think so. May seem like that to you purely because of him being hunched over???
Great job on this! You can really pat yourself on the back! :clap:
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mmuch Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for such a nice comment! It's great to see that you appreciate my effort. :heart:
Well, I am quite proud but I still can't stand her face, even if it looks better now. I know there is something wrong about it but I just can't find what is it. I noticed previous defects and I tried to improve them but there's still... something.
I am so pleased that you took a look at the details because those are things that I like the most at this drawing. :)
That's a pity you saw my earlier comment. It was pretty stupid and written under the influence of bad emotions. xD My mom also said that they look similar, especially uncle. I thought about him being hunched over, but it needs to look at him for a moment to notice that.
Thank you again, I'm so happy you think like that! I even started to look at it a little bit less critically. :heart:
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
We always are our own worst critics, aren't we? I'm glad my comment helped you feel better about it. I really think you should focus on the bits you're happy with (which is by far most of the drawing!) more. The rest is just, well, room for improvement, that's all. ;)
I know exactly what you mean by something is off and I can't pinpoint it! Terribly annoying when that happens!
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mmuch Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
On the other hand, it's good - we don't fall into self-love too much. :P And we can't be always perfect. I'm quite glad that I have something to practise and improve. Being perfect must be boring.
Yeah, that's even more annoying than the moment when your pencil breaks. Horrible.
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I haven't broken a pencil yet *knocks on wood*, but I do have one pencil of which the lead keeps breaking every time I try to sharpen it! Also véry annoying.
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mmuch Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
By saying that my pencil breaks I mean the lead. ^^' My B6 pencils break really often and that's awful because I like to use them the most.
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Perhaps an even darker pencil would be a solution? So that you don't have to push down quite as hard on your 6B and still get dark results?
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mmuch Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to buy some more pencils, especially several darker. I've never had too many of them, because I also don't draw too often. I like to buy about four pencils and slowly check how do they work. It probably makes no sens, but... well. :P
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