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Together by clive64 Together by clive64
pencil study of a mother and calf african elephant
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ArtisticVibes Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! I thought it was two photographed Elephants!! 
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billharrison Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice.  I like the way you cropped the image, so that the arch of the little elephant is repeated in the arch of the mother's head.  Great detail... Really nice lighting, too.
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clive64 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks bill,elephants are a gift to a pencil artist and strong lighting and its resultant contrasts really help to make the drawing very 'punchy' 
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ParagonofAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you made a mistake, for some reason you labeled this under 'traditional art' This looks just like a photograph!!! well done
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clive64 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
What a proud mother with her cute little calf! Beautiful work! :clap:
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clive64 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much :-)
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
My pleasure! :hug:
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Rustamova Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Oops!  It's amazing! How did you do that! It's just unreal! Clap 
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clive64 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much :-)
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eliziabrittian Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I love this sooooooo much! 
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clive64 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much :-)
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eliziabrittian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
You're very welcome!
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kennethkangaroo Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
This is just amazing... I just love the natural beauty that this drawing possesses. ^^
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clive64 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much,its one of my favourite pieces :-)
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klmt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
After looking at this drawing for a while I am still amazed at the small nuances that really bring this piece to life. Every little shade change and bit of texture and every shadow and wrinkle seem so realistic. Congrats on a very successful piece in my opinion.
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clive64 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
appreciate your comments a lot,thanks for looking.elephants are a gift for a graphite artist and i love drawing them but they do take it out of you :-)
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ddmozart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing! I especially love Elephants, you have great details!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks,elephants are a gift to a graphite artist:-)
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Iris030380 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Perfect depth! Awesome example of supreme drawing! Hand > Camera Forever!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks:-)
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AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
#StarGroups has featured you here [link]
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clive64 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much for the feature,thats very kind:-)
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ericstavros Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PERFECTION!!!!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou:-)
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NatalieEgles Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow they look so real. Great stuff :)
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much:-)
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clarapnaraujo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so amazingly detailed!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much clara:-)
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clarapnaraujo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :)
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BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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shell31 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is so cute!!!!! Really beautiful work!!!!!!
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stanghawker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I love elephants, and this has to be one of the best representations I have ever seen......kudos....excellent job!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks for the compliment
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ImeriBridzhet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You gave a good anatomy
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clive64 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much
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The-DarkBunny Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just...wow.
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clive64 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe thankyou
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enigmatic-freak Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow !! this is absolutely amazing ! each and every fold of skin , so brilliant !!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much for the compliment
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Ale-Isis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow: amazing!!! totally cool!!! :)
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clive64 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much
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AnonymousGurlie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Hi! um i was wondering how you get your drawings to look so realistic (other than time). Have you taken classes or studied in art?

I am an amateur and all self taught so i don't know specific tools or techniques. I would love to learn to draw like this and i know it takes time and practice but do you have any tips???????
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clive64 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hello,and thx for faving a couple of my works.like you i am an entirely self-taught artist and everything i do is learned through trial and error until ive found a way that suits me.as you can imagine i get asked a lot about techniques etc and so to avoid having to re-write after every enquiry i started a blog at www.artofclivemeredith.blogspot.com i also have a facebook page entitled clive meredith graphite art where you can see drawings and paintings coming together as well as explanations on techniques used.do have a look and i hope it helps.best wishes
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AnonymousGurlie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Okay, thank you!!!
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salt25 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice drawing, this is how i like to draw, just the subject, no backgrounds....images stand out
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks,i think some images need backgrounds whilst others stand on there own merit without.The important thing is that the image has impact and doesnt get lost amongst the myriad of other drawings out there.
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salt25 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
totally agree thanks, i think sometimes i fear putting a background in,in case it ruins the image, you seem to have mastered this, any tips?
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fear is good it helps your concentration!
i always draw the backgrounds first to overcome this particular anxiety,its also easier to judge the required depth of tone on your main subject once the backgrounds in.nothing worse than having to re-work an image to suit a background applied later!
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salt25 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks will give it a go, any particular preference regarding paper, GSM etc?

I usually use 110 or Bristol board.
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