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December 26, 2011
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Dec 27, 2011, 12:47:56 AM
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The Sadness by HyperionDreams The Sadness by HyperionDreams
..:: If Sadness is a Color ::..
..:: Then it's Blue just like your Eyes ::..
..:: And Sorrow can be all over you ::..
..:: But it will Never Tear me Down ::..

Inspired by the Belgium Group 'Stash' and their fantastic song 'Sadness'

A3 Briston Board
Staedtler Mars Lumograph B2-B8
Staedtler Mechanical Pencils
Kneaded Gum, Pencil Gum
Tissues & Brush for Blending

About 24 hours of work.... I am glad it's finished :-)

Click below for the WIP overview:

Some more information about the Creation Process:

Reference Image by the wonderfull YunaArt
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First of all I want to say how amazingly real this looks. When I first saw this I thought it was a close up picture of someone's eye and when I looked at in more detail I was astonished to see it was all done in pencil. The skin on the eyelid is so well detailed and the highlights around the eye really makes the picture look real. Great job on this seriously! I'll make sure to check out the rest of your gallery. I'd like some tips on how you do this, to get the realism going, It's my favorite thing to do. :)
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truly amazing! it does look like a picture even when i zoomed in.. and the most "real" -better saying "live" part- are the arterioles.. :)
tears are the most common symbol of sadness and you've used a simple yet brilliant concept using it.. that's why I gave you 4.5 stars instead of 5..
the only part I can critique on is the eyelash, although they were stroked very well, but i think adding some dotted points that mascara usually leaves on them will make it look like real for 100% instead of 99.9%.. which I think is the current reality rating of this remarkable piece..;)
again.. it's a very well done piece and shows how great skilled you truly are..;)
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Thalis33 Apr 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I can feel the pain in this eye... so wonderful...
S3V4STR4 Jan 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow! :love:  beautiful work.  I love it
S3V4STR4 Jan 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome
this is sooooooooooooo amazing:) WOW I would like to draw like you:)
Smashing work! Bravo! How old are you?
You're Welcome! :iconluvluvplz:

Hey can you check out my artwork? It's not that great, I turned 13 in late February (as if my age should be an excuse for the poor quality!) Haha.
Thanks so much! :painter: :jedi:
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