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Little Red by NicksPencil Little Red by NicksPencil
A3 Smooth Cartridge Paper. Faber Castell mechanical grip pencils B and 3B • Faber Castell Polychromos for the eyes • Cotton wool buds for blending • Eraser for highlights • Photoshop for background and hood.

Reference picture by the kindest permission of Carmine Flame carmineflame.deviantart.com/

Thanks to all who view, favour and comment on this - your thoughts are appreciated.

© All artwork is copyright of Nick Williams (NicksPencilArt) and cannot be used without prior permission.
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:iconu-ni-corn:
U-ni-corn Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So laborious... And so emotional, cold but tender. Fascinating art! Beautiful girl and a mix of colors.
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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toxkillfraex Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this one caught my eye

perhaps because it reminds me of hard candy which was well an above average but not superb movie I recently watched

the use of colour is quite explicit and shocking in a good way
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :) Hard candy, yes, an excellent performance by Ellen Page.
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SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
wow! i love the mix of digital and traditional here, it works really well and it looks awesome! :)
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Salma :)
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:icontharlis:
Tharlis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
my friend ! Your technique is incredible. Splendid! My teacher of HQ he was shocked...see you later.
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontharlis:
Tharlis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem. Haha thanks too.
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:iconalkanett:
Alkanett Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it's a nice contrast how you've left the hood with very little shading and such a vibrant red, really nice :)
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh wow, it really pops out at you Nick. I love the graphic style mixed with the realism. Great concept and execution :clap:
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Mark. This is attempt number 2, the red hood was a little too simple first time round.
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:iconthorn64:
thorn64 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
very nice...
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconthorn64:
thorn64 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
no problem..
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh much better my friend! :D
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers. Was a little bored this morning before the kids got up so thought I'd have a play with this image. I'm much happier now with it :D
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it looks much better too :D
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:iconbarfast:
barfast Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Great work!!
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconbarfast:
barfast Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
You're welcome.
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:iconvira1991:
Vira1991 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconvira1991:
Vira1991 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:):):)
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:iconmysterykids:
Mysterykids Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful !!!!! I really love it
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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ClimbToTheStars Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist

Wow, love how simplistic the hood is, and how it contrasts with her face!
Wonderful work! =D
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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jorani2194 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow very cool!
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnaruneyl:
Naruneyl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
her eyes are just wonderful, they are so touching and colorful, nice work :)
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpappimaster:
Pappimaster Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I love the touch of color you've added in the eyes. Great piece ad lovely model.
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Yes she is :D
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CarmineFlame Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so honoured, please feel free to use my pictures again, you don't need my permission each time because you always do such a fabulous job!
Love xxxx
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The honour is all mine. You are a naturally beautiful young lady with such expression in your portraits so it was a pleasure to draw this picture :hug:
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:iconvaleka:
valeka Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great drawing!
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconalels:
Alels Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done!
The contrast is very charming, but somehow the hood seems a little artificial...
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, but the hood was never intended to look realistic :)
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:iconalels:
Alels Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nha! I see =P
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HoudaShams Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really stunning work you have here!! i just adore her eyes!!
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:iconnickspencil:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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HoudaShams Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are very welcome :)
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, Nick.

I actually like the contrast of media. Straight away it made me think of the original screen adaptation of Lord of the Rings. You remember the stylised animation they used. I think the shade of red really sets of the pale tones in your pencil work. The coloured pencil work in the eyes is good too.
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks mate. I like the association with the Lord of The Rings animation - I remember it well. I just wanted to try something different and have always liked the mix of digital and pencil such as Akumu-Kurai [link] I was going to put some rough pencil shading in places on the hood before I coloured it but decided just to keep as line art.
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It works for me just as it is.

Thanks for the link.
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :D
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nick I really like this piece except the hood... I think you could've done a better job on it with colored pencils. The eyes are amazing! :D
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