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Cygnus Fantasy by kelch12 Cygnus Fantasy by kelch12
Influenced by my childhood memory of "Saint Seiya" (a Japanese anime), I am deeply in love with greek mythology and constellation. This time, I was inspired by the beauty of my youthful friend, Vanessa, so I had to capture the image I had in mind and put down on paper. It has been a joyful experience for the past 12 days of making. I hope I've done her beauty justice. :)

If you like this, be sure to favorite it and leave me your thoughts because I love to read them. :)

Pencil: 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, & 4B
Paper: 11x14 Strathmore 300 Bristol Vellum
Other: kneaded eraser, brush (for hair and wing only)
Duration: 05/15/2012 ~ 05/26/2012

Model: Vanessa Silva
Drawing: Kelvin Chen

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MandyMischievous4U Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really good :) you captured the expression wonderfully :)
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwaiting-for-wings:
waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its so realistic! Its very beautiful!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkatlewing:
KatLEwing Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Kaleo-B Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
This is really great! The whole drawing seems to glow. I can see your your pencil strokes, but they blend together so well that the lines add to the drawing in my opinion. It might look better if you could get some deeper shadows into the roses? I know it's tough with graphite.
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment. The roses are a bit underwork due to the lack of interest at that moment in time of drawing :P
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XamgnueL Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I think maybe if we put some shadow of the armlet on her arm, that could be even better.
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your feedback. It would certainly be better :)
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:iconxamgnuel:
XamgnueL Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
my pleasure :D
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:iconbluemysticart:
bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Awesome drawing :clap: I love it :love:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your support!
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:iconbluemysticart:
bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
You're welcome. My pleasure :hug:
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DarkSamurai-7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Really good shading
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DarkSamurai-7 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Np:)
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
You've been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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:iconsldelaney:
SLDelaney Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
You are Gifted!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconmarikit:
marikit Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
St. Seiya! <3 amazing!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) <3 Seiya.
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MickeyTheSaviour Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really Nice work.!! :) love the detailing..

Featured on :iconportraits-drawings:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for featuring :)
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:iconmickeythesaviour:
MickeyTheSaviour Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome ;)
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Igorxxx70 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
nice work
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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drawman61 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful on so many levels. All the different textures, the lighting and the detail in the roses alone tells me how much work you have put into this.
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I appreciate your comment.
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:iconmelancholyword:
MelancholyWord Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful and i love the way she smile :)
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconvianaarts:
VianaArts Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know genius when I see it, and this is it :iconlaexplodeplz:

Instant watch!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I appreciate your kind words. :)Thanks for the watch, too.
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gnohz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing hair as usual! :clap:
I have been away... :D
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome back!
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:icondinverno:
Dinverno Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student
Beautiful!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing!!!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing! I love the roses and her hair looks amazing! :)
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment!
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:iconangelngelz:
Angelngelz Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
this is perfect!!
beautiful work
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:icondirtloneous:
Dirtloneous Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmichaelnorwood:
MichaelNorwood Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work.
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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