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Aphrodite by deanreevesii Aphrodite by deanreevesii
2012 Dean Reeves II

Ἀφροδίτη or "Aphrodite"

12x18" charcoal and pastel pencil on gray toned paper.

Thanks to Xaneras for granting me permission to source his amazing photograph!! Check out the source photo here: [link]
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navmun6485 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
nice
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a ton! :)
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:iconwilliamir:
WilliamIR Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Fantastic
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconpevansy:
Pevansy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice drawing!
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:iconsebus195:
sebus195 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
interesting interpretation! :-) beautiful light!
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnieseln:
Nieseln Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wondeful perspective & uplighting, with downward gaze work to great effect ! Nicely cropped from source link.
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D I can't take credit for the lighting though, just the rendering ;)
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:iconlucineia:
Lucineia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Excellent work Dean! you managed to capture Marilena's
beautiful face details and expression and give through gray tones
a different, somehow sad but always sensual feeling.
No wonder why Iraklis is happy about the result!
Well done my friend!:clap:
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks so much Pat!! :)
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:iconfantafiction:
fantafiction Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:omg:
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:icondanielag82:
danielag82 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful :love:
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconbassistofclosson:
bassistofclosson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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AlanaMajesticLlama Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
how long have you been practicing art?
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil, but stopped when I was in high-school (1993ish) and I decided I was going to be a rock-star.

When THAT didn't pan out I went to school for Graphic Design (2005) and took art back up. I've only started knuckling down on drawing again in the last year or two.
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AlanaMajesticLlama Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
very nice work
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, thank you!! :D :hug:
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:iconmollythomas:
MollyThomas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unbelievable work! I really aspire to be as good as artists such as yourself. Instant fave. x
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww... :blush:
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:iconmscajax:
MSCajax Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is a great portrait.
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :D
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:iconmickeymousmnstr:
MickeyMousMnstr Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your use of light.
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wish I could take credit, but the lighting was all the photographer's doing. Check out my the source image in the description! :D
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:iconmickeymousmnstr:
MickeyMousMnstr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
That is brilliant !
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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RainbowMoonJuice Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
This is so absolutely gorgeous. i like the diagonal direction of the lines. :]
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconladamantynel:
lAdamantynel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Amazing!
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! :D
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:iconmisbeavin:
misbeavin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Beautifully done!!! I love the feeling of this one!
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmisbeavin:
misbeavin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Welcome
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:icondcorrigan:
dcorrigan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unbelievable... and breath-taking results.
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconebanezernevermind:
EbanezerNevermind Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful image.
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Don't forget to check out the source image's photographer's gallery (link in description) :D
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:iconmarinamaral:
marinamaral Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmarinamaral:
marinamaral Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I who should thank you!
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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01vultur01 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great light effect... congrats
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:iconxeneras:
xeneras Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is actually better than the photograph!Nice work my friend!
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:icondeanreevesii:
deanreevesii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That means so much! I couldn't have drawn it without your eye for light though! Thanks man! :D
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Canon EOS REBEL T3i
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