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In a Mind by gabbyd70 In a Mind by gabbyd70
Experimental charcoal drawing I made over the summer : )
I tried to keep it quick and simple. Drawn in about 45 mins I believe. I also used white charcoal for the highlights. (works well on grey paper)

Thanks for taking a look! 

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:icondaarka7:
daarka7 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
how big is a format ? :)
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
9x12 i think?
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:iconmbato:
MBato Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is crazy good!! love it
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
thanks!
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:iconsayuri4muu:
sayuri4muu Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Astonishing!!!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
thank you!
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:iconmireille31:
Mireille31 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done <3
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Thank you! :D
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:iconroxy-the-art-nut:
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome for a quick sketch :)
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
thanks!
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:iconroxy-the-art-nut:
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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:iconredheadhatter:
RedheadHatter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
from this quick drawing I can see that you understand a shape. It's so important for an artist. Most of "arters" just copy what they see. You analyze the shape by every line. And it's seen even in a quick drawing.

Wish you a lot of inspiration))
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Thanks so much!! :) I appreciate it 
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:iconpencilgizmo:
pencilgizmo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
thank you!
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:iconharmonicdischord:
harmonicdischord Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Love this.
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
thank you!!
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:iconelvio91:
elvio91 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
<font><font>draw bautiful ... </font><font>se volete vedere il mio disegno o andare sul canale di youtube</font></font>
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
thanks!
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:iconraxom90:
raxom90 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
thank you :D
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:iconjamesledgerconcepts:
JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent.
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
thank you :D
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:iconhiroshiparadox:
hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
I've been keeping this in my devwatch for a while because I REALLY like this sketch. It's amazing! I wish I could do a better job of expression why I like it so much, but I'll try my best.

I love the shapes of the features on the face -- the lips, the nose, and the eyes. The lips really stand out to me -- I like the soft but well-sculpted look they have -- there's such a lifelike sense of volume to them and they feel so believable and look amazing. I like how they puff out from the face just enough to seem lifelike, but how they fit really well on the face.

I like the nose a lot. I like how you used the lighting and the shadow to give is depth and dimension, but how it's still simple and subtle, implying a lot of the shape of the nose and the bridge of the nose without cluttering up the face with lots and lots of extra marks.

The eyes are really interesting. There's an intensity in the gaze, but the way they're cast in shadows makes hides them away a tiny bit in a way that adds some mystery and drama. Which is really captivating!

Your portraits are always so lovely! :+fav:
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
thanks so much for the kind comment! :D :D
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:iconhiroshiparadox:
hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
You're welcome! : )
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:iconcatinyourcloset:
CatInYourCloset Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Quick and simple is what has made this so absolutely gorgeous!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
thanks :D
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:iconchristopherwillmot:
ChristopherWillmot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant (as in shining?): the freshness of direct expression; movements that add what they should, stopping at just the right moment.  There is a balance of composition and tone that appears unstudied, natural, yet is probably the result of many hours getting it wrong bearing fruit in this one moment.
Thank you for this experiment.  It worked, in my opinion.
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconmusic3freak:
Music3Freak Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
...  in my head, this is where we all came from,

the dream we have, the love we share, this is what we we're waiting for.
:heart:
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:iconlittlerecklessheart:
littlerecklessheart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
What a great work! :)
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
thank you :D
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:iconthegroon:
thegroon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Ah yes, charcoal on gray paper is a great medium! Self portrait?
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
i did look at myself in a mirror haha doesn't look totally like me though
yes, always a fun medium! :D
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:iconthegroon:
thegroon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Haha it never does, does it?
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:icondragonflysunning:
Dragonflysunning Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work- even if not every detail is apparent, the feeling of roughness, of an emotion un-channeled is all the more present and fierce!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
thanks! :D
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:icondragonflysunning:
Dragonflysunning Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconcarmea:
Carmea Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honestly feel like I could reach out and feel how soft her lips are were I to run my finger across the screen. Your shading really inspires me to work harder on my own. Thank you so much for sharing this!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
thank you! :D
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:iconshona-roseart:
Shona-RoseArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice! I'm not too taken with charcoal... I'd probably just have to get used to it lol but this is really cool! great job!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
thank you :D yeah it takes some getting used to, but is fun 
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:iconshona-roseart:
Shona-RoseArt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool... perhaps I'll practice 
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:iconnieseln:
Nieseln Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great impressionistic self-portrait Gabby! :)
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
thanks!! :D
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:iconmagigrapix:
magigrapix Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
This reminds me of Jennifer Carpenter.
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:iconsjhowell11:
sjhowell11 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
thank you! :)
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:iconthanasistzortzis:
ThanasisTzortzis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful simple and powerful sketch if you ask me! I love this kind of work.
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