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baby, don't look back by Crimefish baby, don't look back by Crimefish
Let's pretend the black areas are black, shall we? I think I need to start shading properly.
I've been doing a little of this everytime I woke up in the night for the past week. I didn't look at the time when I started or finished 'cause I'm trying to stop rushing myself.
Miyavi (if you couldn't tell by the piercings and half-smile of his) riding a motorcycle (or at least pretending to) in mechanical pencil.
I might try to change the levels in photoshop. It feels like it's been ages since I did a graphite drawing.
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:iconmroku:
Mroku Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, it's cool, i like the shading on his face :heart:
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HorseSpirit123 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
ahhh, the half smile.. :D
how we love him like that.. xD
great work, it's beautiful (:
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:iconfracky:
Fracky Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Absolutely beautiful. From this angle, it isn't easy to show who it is but you did such a good job that even in thumbnail form I guessed it was Miyavi. <333
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itoshii-yume Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007   Writer
Without reading the text, the large white circle confuses me, but really, I don't have any critique for you, love. Really, it could even be symbolic...so it doesn't really bother me...alas, no critique.

I adore the stark contrast between your WHITE! and BLACK! (e.g. I adore you tonal range) Very nicely done. It helps Miyavi feel so much more 3D...

Interesting crop. Putting his face in that corner helps me look all around the pic. Great composition.

I love the texture on the hat, the reflections on the sunglasses...the multitude of shades on the strands of hair...the fact that the hair is a bit blurred (in motion!)

So. I like this pic muchly. :+fav:
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Whoa, what a great comment. 8D
I should start by saying the white circle is supposed to be a motorcycle headlight. I think the reference showed it much more clearly, but I've cropped off so much of the bike that it just looks kind of abstract.
Ah, the white and black - the thing that probably bugs me most about using graphite is it's hard to get white whites (after you're done smudging the whole thing >.>; ) and black blacks. Sometimes I even get so fed up I use a colour pencil to go over the areas that should be black. But this time, I was pretty pleased with the shades. Maybe my scanner liked me that day, too.

I spent a few minutes looking at that blurred clump of hair and wondering how to draw it, and thankfully I screwed up on the first try. Then I started to erase it, and found that my eraser gave a really good effect. So I left it like that. Sweet serendipity.

Thanks so much for such a thoughtful comment (and for the favourite!). I don't get ones like this often.
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itoshii-yume Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007   Writer
:heart: still lovin' it. :grin:
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:iconchigu:
Chigu Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
I think all the adjectives to describe this are
used already above, but this really is great and
outstanding drawing. Loving it :3
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:iconbeloved-kun:
Beloved-kun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
:clap: This is very nice! It looks good in pencil.
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:iconminako55nz:
minako55nz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Love it!!!! Sexy!
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:iconhugelena:
HugElena Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
wow omg I HAVE to watch you now ;_; alll the pretty jrock cannot compare to mine ._.

I love the shading on the face especially around the nose and mouth *-* it just looks so realistic <3
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
:blush: Thanks a lot! I thought that was the best part too.
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yami-chu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
yes- X3 a typical "Crimefish-Miyavi-art" xD
I love your work^^
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
Wow, thanks a lot! :D
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sapphire11 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005   Photographer
wow.......
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:iconetherealgirl:
etherealgirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
amazing... :omg:
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
:blush: Thank you very much.
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:iconnocturnal-doll:
Nocturnal-Doll Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think i'll steal the most commonly used phrase on this list of comments "HOLY CRAP." yes that about says it. Seriously....teach me your pencil ways.....O.O it astounds me. The realism, the texture.....the layout....and this has no faves? bullshit....it deserves like 1,000 and then some. seriously when are people on this site going to recognize true talent....this is effing beautiful and i for one am going to fav this marvelous piece of work. :nod: awesome job.

ps. Miyavi tickles my fancy :heart: he he

pps or is is pss? how many works of yours have i faved XD ????? I just realized soon enough your gallery will be in my fav folder. lol
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
It's pps, and you fave a helluva lot of my stuff. I keep thinking "Maybe I should sit down and do something great instead of trying to complete a drawing every two days" but comments like this tell me i'm already doing that. :hug:
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Nocturnal-Doll Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yessum!!!!! your quite marvelous...and so is miyavi....have i informed you that you made him my new obsession!!!! :heart: lol..keep up the fantastic work!!!
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RustyDahlia87 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
*gasp* that kicks total ARSE!!!!!! wow!! the shading is beautiful! =D
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
:hug: Thank you! I like shading. :heart:
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RoseAsh Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
:omg:, this is amazing!
the shading is perfect and it looks very realistic :heart:
I agrea that the shading should be darker but it still look great :)

:tea:
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
:D Thanks a lot!
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Ashley-Himura Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MIYAVI! ^^ I think this is the best pencil version I've seen of him ^_^ you've done such a good job <333 it's absolutely amazing ^_^ :hug:
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pink-polkadot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
omg.......*goes crazy and starts spazing, then passes out*
excellent drawing, i nearly mistook it for a photo.
that 'typical meev half smile' is definately spot on ;)
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Thanks a lot! I love the half-smile. *fans self*
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:iconphantasmagoria57:
Phantasmagoria57 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Wow, Just amazing <3
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
Thanks a lot! :D
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x-Ame-x Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
I luff joo. *wishesicoulddrawrealisticj-boyslikejoo* >w< :heart:
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
It's hard. -_-; Sometimes I literally drool on the paper and I have to start again.
I luff joo moooore. o(^-^)o
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aikochan86 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
I see where ~FrozenIsh is coming from about the top left, but I think the face is just awesome, and I love the sunnies. :)
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
Thank you. :hug: I hope I can do something as good/better soon.
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FrozenIsh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005  Hobbyist
You don't know how extremely bitter I am right now.

It's completely fantastic, the only thing that gives away it's not a photo at first glance is the hair and assorted other things in the top left-hand corner. It just looks more like regular old pencil strokes than the rest does, I think because there's white space between the hairs which shouldn't be there. His face and sunglasses are amazing. The black areas look black to me, but then again, my monitor is really dark.

Anyway, I'm writhing with jealousy.
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
Crap, you're right about the hair and stuff. I need to practice. But I'm pleased with the face area. Thanks a lot. I'm writhing with, um... pleasure, apparently. I should probably change that to pride or something, but it's funnier this way.
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:iconfrozenish:
FrozenIsh Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Hobbyist
It's true, I have that affect on most people.
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:iconpendragon89:
Pendragon89 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Good heavens~! Did you draw that?? It's so real that it looks like a photo for me. You had me fooled, my friend ^^
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
:D Thank you very much! I think it's the best I can do so far.
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:iconmizznoja:
mizznoja Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
The face is so good! I honestly though it was a picture that you had edited at first. o__o
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
:D Thanks. I need to brush up on my stuff-other-than-faces.
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:iconmizznoja:
mizznoja Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
wtf. No you don't. It is all oh-so-awsome. Reaaally. <3~
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xXLolitaRoseXx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
beautiful
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
^^ Thank you.
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xXLolitaRoseXx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
you're welcome
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hiTokiRi246o1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Wow that's uber good! I can't do that with a mechanical pencil. CHARCOAL ALL THE WAY, BABYYY XD

*fangirl sigh* Miyaviii-kun <3333
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Thank you. I can't do it with anything but mechanical pencil. I love using charcoal, but I can't do any details with it, and it smudges so much. ._.
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hiTokiRi246o1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
I like charcoal BECAUSE it smudges so much o_o But my hands and like part of arms get all black afterwards x___x And sometimes I would have black smudges on my face 'cause my nose would itch or I would need to brush my hair away from my face XD
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
YES. I always get charcoal on my face. :aww:
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:iconstormyautumn:
StormyAutumn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Thats amazing~ And doing it all with an mechanical pencil gives you extra points~ :)
How did you get his lips so perfect? x_o
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:iconcrimefish:
Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Thank you very much. :D I don't know how I made the lips look good, I'm usually rubbish at it. I love mechanical pencil, it's so precise. But it takes a long time to draw anything with one.
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Princessdeath Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
I have no words...it's....it's...*_______* *____________________* Marvellous!
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