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Hall of Immortality by JRD-artistry Hall of Immortality by JRD-artistry

There it is; my largest work so far. It was great fun experimenting with a complicated background.

"Hall of Immortality" - graphite on paper

19" x 19"

If you want to see more works and progresses, go to my facebook page: www.facebook.com/art.dielemans

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vinhtran27 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Student
really amazing , btw, could i ask what did you use for the darkest black accents, i have tried with some mediums but they look hard to blend into graphite ( especially when i put them on many graphite layers ), at those areas, they look stand out graphite, too much shiny or duty...thanks
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! The darkest parts are simply 8B graphite pencil. :)
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Cresynchro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work!!!
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:iconjrd-artistry:
JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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Cresynchro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
You are very welcome❤️
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ah man, I can never understand how to convincingly draw blurred background. Yours is just perfect! :O Do you have any tips and/or tricks?
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I use tissues to blend these areas, but in order to blend it smooth, you'll need to draw really stripeless as well. Also it helps to use a very soft pencil (6B to 8B) and use that for the blurry areas, because it can be blended much easier than a harder pencil. :)
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Alright, thanks! Will have to try that some time.
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:iconjrd-artistry:
JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure and good luck!
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Jooleya Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heerlijk, you've done an amazing job. That hair in particular is fantastic, so real looking, and I like how it gradually fades out of focus. Fantastic gloss effect on the back of the chair, too. I'm doing my best to learn how to achieve realism in my drawings and pictures like yours are very inspiring. 
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah Danke! I am very glad to hear that you are inspired by my works! You will get there, just keep practicing. Just remember to really look at what you are drawing. I mean REALLY look, try to become the subject. ;)
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Jooleya Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the suggestion. At the moment I'm stuck really looking at hair and trying to figure out how to use my pencil to re-create it on paper. I'll... uh... try to become the hair! ;) :D Looking at pictures like yours helps remind me that it's possible. Somehow.
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh hair, I love drawing hair, but only because I have this little fellow; Tombow Mono Zero eraser. It's a MUST if you want to maximise the realism of hair!
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Jooleya Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got this little baby last week and I must say it makes a big difference indeed! The amount of control and precision on fine detail highlights is incredible. Though I must admit that with my first time using the Mono Zero I cheated a bit by choosing an image that's very dark, so I only had a few highlights of hair to do. :D (Big Grin) Now I have to learn to use it for real in normal light. Wink/Razz 
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh once you're able to put in a few highlights, you can do many. But don't overdo it or it will look fake. Just subtly put in a few in the sharpest places. Good luck with your little baby!
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Jooleya Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the tip and the good wish! :) 
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Emmania Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016  Student
Supergaaf! De glans in het haar, de stoel, de achtergond.. Verbluffend mooi Love 
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah super bedankt voor alle complimenten! Ik zag dat je hier nog maar kort op zit, dus welkom op Deviantart. :)
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Emmania Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student
Bedankt! :)
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63splitwindow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Great piece.
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Costellomunteanu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Gr8...
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cloverpowell Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I really appreciate the clouding of the background. It adds to its photorealistic quality and focuses on your wonderfully rendered subject. Well done!!!
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very glad you picked that out, thanks! :)
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Xeny-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you even a real person or a magic craft? haha...more than amazing!Grump 
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha I pretty sure that am a real person, although it could be that I have been dipped into a pot of elixir when I was a baby, because my memory doesn't go back that far. :P Haha, thank you so much!
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Xeny-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm pretty sure you were definitely have been dipped into something magical, because at age of 18, your works are mind blowing! Would love to see your journey in future, keep on going
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thank you! That's really kind of you. :)
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ArTRefugiuM Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
Still sneaking around your work here ... and I must say it's unbelievable :o In general, but this piece catches my eye. It's incredible how you work with the sharp / unsharp contrast here ... I'm amazed, very well done! :clap:
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justinr623 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
soooo goooood. the texture in the wood/her shirt. Can't praise you enough, such awesome work.
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Justin! That is really kind of you! I have looked at your work, and I am quite impressed, so I gave you a little watch. :)
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asiek14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooow! ^u^ Mate, it's A-MA-ZING! That realism, shading... *.*
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it! 
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asiek14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dat shading! :heart:
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Monique--Renee Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't get over how incredible this is. The chair even has little screatches on it!? Oh my goodness.
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:iconjrd-artistry:
JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thank you so much for this and watching me! Yes it's all in there!
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Monique--Renee Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, thank you for watching me as well <3
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
Those details are stunning. :clap:
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:iconjrd-artistry:
JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sercy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
supermooi ;w;
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:iconjrd-artistry:
JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah je bent gewoon Nederlands! Dankjewel voor je complimenten!!
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Sercy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Heel erg bedankt dat je je kunst met de wereld deelt ^^
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:iconjrd-artistry:
JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Die heb ik nog niet eerder gehoord, maar ik doe het graag! Sterker nog, ik maak het om te delen :)
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Taiyo-ta Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Awesome!Clap 
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for all your compliments! You're too kind to make that efford! 
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Exquisite, especially the textures of wood, hair and cloth compared to the background. Was this copied or is it your own composition using references?
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I make my own photo's with models and in this particular case I combined two reference photo's; the model on the chair and the background picture. I use these pictures mainly for proportions and from there I work pretty freely, inventing my own details and blurrings. Thank you for the compliments! :)
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zusse Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wat een mooi zacht portret en heel goed gedaan met die achtergrond... Ik kan bij deze tekenng zo een heel verhaal bedenken, top!
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Dank je wel! Dat is precies de reactie die ik hoop te krijgen met dit werk, dus leuk om te horen. :) Ik heb ook even jouw profiel bekeken en ik ben echt onder de indruk van de unieke interpretatie die je hebt op gebied van dierenportretten. Je hebt bewezen dat ook dieren heel interessant kunnen zijn in portretten in plaats van cliché. Ik heb gelijk ook even je Facebook pagina geliked. :)
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